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Our Choice: a plan to solve the climate crisis, Al Gore.
1 Al Gore. Our Choice: a plan to solve the climate crisis
Emmaus: Rodale Books 2009 1594867348 / 9781594867347 1st Paper back New Not issued 7.5 x 1 x 8.9 inches 
It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will. Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations, giving them a chance to live healthier, more prosperous lives as they continue their pursuit of happiness. Our Choice gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action—not only on an individual basis but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us. There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far, quickly. We can solve the climate crisis. It will be hard, to be sure, but if we can make the choice to solve it, I have no doubt whatsoever that we can and will succeed. 
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The New Entrepreneurs: building a green economy for the future, Andrew Heintzman.
2 Andrew Heintzman. The New Entrepreneurs: building a green economy for the future
Toronto: House of Anansi Press 2010 0887842275 / 9780887842276 Hard bound New New 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm 
In The New Entrepreneurs, author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman introduces us to the innovative business leaders who are at the forefront of the green economy. From forestry, water, and energy to transportation and agriculture, Heintzman profiles the enterprises that are developing cutting-edge, clean-tech products and innovations for export to a vast and rapidly expanding global market. In a world that faces growing threats of climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity, Heintzman shares his vision of a new and prosperous way forward. Highly engaging and a powerful call to action, The New Entrepreneurs offers a fresh and visionary approach to redesigning our current economic system, one that uses the powerful forces of capitalism to act as a catalyst for broad social change. 
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Dirty Water: One Man's Fight to Clean Up One of the World's Most Polluted Bays, Bill Sharpsteen.
3 Bill Sharpsteen. Dirty Water: One Man's Fight to Clean Up One of the World's Most Polluted Bays
Berkeley: University of California Press 2010 0520256603 / 9780520256606 Hardbound Very good like a new (Former library copy with usual stamps and stickers) Like New 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches 
Dirty Water is the riveting story of how Howard Bennett, a Los Angeles schoolteacher with a gift for outrageous rhetoric, fought pollution in Santa Monica Bay--and won. The story begins in 1985, when many scientists considered the bay to be one of the most polluted bodies of water in the world. The insecticide DDT covered portions of the sea floor. Los Angeles discharged partially treated sewage into its waters. Lifeguards came down with mysterious illnesses. And Howard Bennett happily swam in it every morning. By accident, Bennett learned that Los Angeles had applied for a waiver from the Clean Water Act to continue discharging sewage into the bay. Incensed that he had been swimming in dirty water, Bennett organized oddball coalition to orchestrate stunts such as wrapping brown ribbon around LA's city hall and issuing Dirty Toilet Awards to chastise the city's administration. This is the fast-paced story of how this unusual cast of characters created an environmental movement in Los Angeles that continues to this day with the nationally recognized Heal the Bay. Character-driven, compelling, and uplifting, Dirty Water tells how even the most polluted water can be cleaned up-by ordinary people. 
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Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way, Bob Henderson (ed.) & Nils Vikander (ed.).
4 Bob Henderson (ed.) & Nils Vikander (ed.). Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way
Toronto: Natural Heritage Books 2007 1897045212 / 9781897045213 Paperback New 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches 
Nature First combines the Scandinavian approach to creating a relationship with nature (known as friluftsliv) with efforts by Canadian and international educators to adapt this wisdom and apply it to everyday life experiences in the open air. The word friluftsliv literally refers to "free-air life" or outdoor life. A word saturated with values, the concept can permeate deeply and playfully into ones cultural being and personal psyche, thus influencing the way one perceives and interacts with nature on a daily basis. For centuries, the North American approach has been one of domination and bringing nature under control, in many cases abusing our natural environment in the process. The friluftsliv way of being on "talking terms with nature," developing an "insider’s" relationship with nature, offers the rich potential of allowing us as cohabiters on the Earth to recreate, rejuvenate and restore the balance among all living things. Nature First is the first English-language anthology to bring together the perspectives and experiences of North American, Norwegian, Swedish and other international outdoor writers, all friluftsliv thinkers and doers. Here, the thirty contributors’ use of history, sociology, psychology, philosophy and outdoor education writings blend to provide an understanding of how friluftsliv applies to everyday life. The book presents an alternative to much of the personal growth/adventure-based literature that tends to dominate our current approach to the outdoor activity. Folklore, heritage, adventure travel, crafts, place-based education and the daily outings of families all have a role to play in promoting an understanding of both the ordinary and the mystical importance of this Nordic tradition. Dedicated to parents, travel guides, educators and generally to participants in the outdoors, Nature First provides a compellingly fresh approach to life in the out-of-doors. 
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Child health and the environment - A primer, Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment(CPCHE).
5 Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment(CPCHE). Child health and the environment - A primer
Toronto: CPCHE 2005 0919764606 / 9780919764606 Paperback Like New 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.3 
This book systematically documents environmental threats to child health and will interest persons in public health, pediatrics, environmental health, epidemiology, and toxicology. Its overarching themes are children's susceptibility to environmental toxicants, uncertaintics surrounding environmental exposure limits, the influence of modifyingfactors, the role of health outcome and exposure monitoring, and the importance of timely intervention. Consistently organized chapters cover the role of key environmental hazards(metals, PCBs, dioxins, pesticide, hormonally active agents, radiation, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and water contaminants) in developmental, reproductive, neurobehvioral, and respiratory effects, and cancer. Each topical chapter addresses environmental exposures, interventions, and standards, and concisely summarizes key issues. This is the first textbook to focus on the epidemiology of child health and the environment. 
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The World of the Salt Marsh: Appreciating and Protecting the Tidal Marshes of the Southeastern Atlantic Coast, Charles Seabrook.
6 Charles Seabrook. The World of the Salt Marsh: Appreciating and Protecting the Tidal Marshes of the Southeastern Atlantic Coast
A Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book 2012 0820327069 / 9780820327068 Hard bound New New 23.1 x 15.7 x 2.8 cm 
The World of the Salt Marsh is a wide-ranging exploration of the southeastern coast—its natural history, its people and their way of life, and the historic and ongoing threats to its ecological survival. Focusing on areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Charles Seabrook examines the ecological importance of the salt marsh, calling it “a biological factory without equal.” Twice-daily tides carry in a supply of nutrients that nourish vast meadows of spartina (Spartina alterniflora)—a crucial habitat for creatures ranging from tiny marine invertebrates to wading birds. The meadows provide vital nurseries for 80 percent of the seafood species, including oysters, crabs, shrimp, and a variety of finfish, and they are invaluable for storm protection, erosion prevention, and pollution filtration. Seabrook is also concerned with the plight of the people who make their living from the coast’s bounty and who carry on its unique culture. Among them are Charlie Phillips, a fishmonger whose livelihood is threatened by development in McIntosh County, Georgia, and Vera Manigault of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a basket maker of Gullah-Geechee descent, who says that the sweetgrass needed to make her culturally significant wares is becoming scarcer. For all of the biodiversity and cultural history of the salt marshes, many still view them as vast wastelands to be drained, diked, or “improved” for development into highways and subdivisions. If people can better understand and appreciate these ecosystems, Seabrook contends, they are more likely to join the growing chorus of scientists, conservationists, fishermen, and coastal visitors and residents calling for protection of these truly amazing places. 
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Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia's Water Crisis, Cheryl Colopy.
7 Cheryl Colopy. Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia's Water Crisis
New York: Oxford University Press 2012 0199845018 / 9780199845019 Hard bound New New 9.3 x 1.1 x 6.4 inches 
Dirty, Sacred Rivers explores South Asia's increasingly urgent water crisis, taking readers on a journey through North India, Nepal and Bangladesh, from the Himalaya to the Bay of Bengal. The book shows how rivers, traditionally revered by the people of the Indian subcontinent, have in recent decades deteriorated dramatically due to economic progress and gross mismanagement. Dams and ill-advised embankments strangle the Ganges and its sacred tributaries. Rivers have become sewage channels for a burgeoning population. To tell the story of this enormous river basin, environmental journalist Cheryl Colopy treks to high mountain glaciers with hydrologists; bumps around the rough embankments of India's poorest state in a jeep with social workers; and takes a boat excursion through the Sundarbans, the mangrove forests at the end of the Ganges watershed. She lingers in key places and hot spots in the debate over water: the megacity Delhi, a paradigm of water mismanagement; Bihar, India's poorest, most crime-ridden state, thanks largely to the blunders of engineers who tried to tame powerful Himalayan rivers with embankments but instead created annual floods; and Kathmandu, the home of one of the most elegant and ancient traditional water systems on the subcontinent, now the site of a water-development boondoggle. Colopy's vivid first-person narrative brings exotic places and complex issues to life, introducing the reader to a memorable cast of characters, ranging from the most humble members of South Asian society to engineers and former ministers. Here we find real-life heroes, bucking current trends, trying to find rational ways to manage rivers and water. They are reviving ingenious methods of water management that thrived for centuries in South Asia and may point the way to water sustainability and healthy rivers. 
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Conservation (Studies in Biology), Clive Hambler.
8 Clive Hambler. Conservation (Studies in Biology)
New York: Cambridge University Press 2004 0521000386 / 9780521000383 Paperback New (Slight shelf wearing) 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches 
Conservation gives an overview of all aspects of this rapidly changing and controversial field. With the decline of species and our encroachment on natural habitats, conservation is increasingly in the public eye. Maintaining the diversity of life on this planet and using our natural resources in a sustainable manner is important to protect the options of future generations. An understanding of conservation biology is essential to debates and action on the environment. As with all books in the Studies in Biology series, Clive Hambler's text will act as an aid to learning and to field work, and can be used as an introductory text and a study aid for examinations. 
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The Drinking Water Book: A Complete Guide to Safe Drinking Water, Colin Ingram.
9 Colin Ingram. The Drinking Water Book: A Complete Guide to Safe Drinking Water
Berkeley: Ten Speed Press 1991 0898154367 / 9780898154368 Paper back Like New (Slight shelf wearing) 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches 
THE DRINKING WATER BOOK takes a level-headed look at the serious issues surrounding America's drinking water supply. Unlike water purifier manufacturers and public health officials, Ingram presents unbiased reporting on what's in your water and how to drink safely. Featuring all the latest scientific research, the book evaluates the different kinds of filters and bottled waters and rates specific products on the market.‚Ä¢ The completely revised comprehensive guide to making tap and bottled water safer, covering the toxins in our water, how to test for them, and how to get rid of them. Honestly and thoroughly tackles a subject vital to ongoing environmental, health, and safety concerns.Shows how to avoid bogus safety tests, scams, and unnecessary expenditures. Details which toxins aren't regulated by federal and state water standards. 
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Contested grounds: Security and Conflict in the New Environmental Politics (Suny Series in International Environmental Policy and Theory), Daniel H. Deudney (ed.) & Richard A. Matthew (ed.).
10 Daniel H. Deudney (ed.) & Richard A. Matthew (ed.). Contested grounds: Security and Conflict in the New Environmental Politics (Suny Series in International Environmental Policy and Theory)
Albany: State University of New York Press 1999 0791441156 / 9780791441152 Hardbound New Not issued 1 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches 
Since the end of the Cold War, the relationship between international security and the environment has been subject to intensive policy concern, scholarly debate and research. Contested Grounds brings together many of the best known researchers on this emerging topic as they present sharply conflicting views on the relationship between the environment and security and conflict. The book puts the contemporary debate in historical and theoretical perspective by demonstrating the important, but overlooked, role that environmental factors have placed in historical developments and in earlier geopolitical theories. The contributors present diverse and often conflicting answers to three questions: What are the relationships between environmental change, degradation and protection and traditional natural security concepts and organizations? How useful are security concepts and organizations in mobilizing political responses to environmental problems? What role do environmental factors play in stimulating international conflict and cooperation? In-depth case studies on transboundary resource issues are explored as well as the implications of Chinese environmental decay for political conflict, and the use of military satellites for environmental monitoring. 
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The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate, David Archer.
11 David Archer. The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate
New Jersey: Princeton University Press 2009 0691136548 / 9780691136547 Hard bound New New 22.2 x 14.6 x 1.8 cm 
If you think that global warming means slightly hotter weather and a modest rise in sea levels that will persist only so long as fossil fuels hold out (or until we decide to stop burning them), think again. In The Long Thaw, David Archer, one of the world's leading climatologists, predicts that if we continue to emit carbon dioxide we may eventually cancel the next ice age and raise the oceans by 50 meters. The great ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland may take more than a century to melt, and the overall change in sea level will be one hundred times what is forecast for 2100. By comparing the global warming projection for the next century to natural climate changes of the distant past, and then looking into the future far beyond the usual scientific and political horizon of the year 2100, Archer reveals the hard truths of the long-term climate forecast. Archer shows how just a few centuries of fossil-fuel use will cause not only a climate storm that will last a few hundred years, but dramatic climate changes that will last thousands. Carbon dioxide emitted today will be a problem for millennia. For the first time, humans have become major players in shaping the long-term climate. In fact, a planetwide thaw driven by humans has already begun. But despite the seriousness of the situation, Archer argues that it is still not too late to avert dangerous climate change--if humans can find a way to cooperate as never before. Revealing why carbon dioxide may be an even worse gamble in the long run than in the short, this compelling and critically important book brings the best long-term climate science to a general audience for the first time. 
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From naked ape to superspecies: A personal perspective on humanity and the global eco-crisis, David Suzuki.
12 David Suzuki. From naked ape to superspecies: A personal perspective on humanity and the global eco-crisis
Toronto: Stoddart 1999 0773731946 / 9780773731943 1st Hard bound New New 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches Author's sign on first page.
Human beings have acquired enormous technological muscle power, and - coupled with our numbers and our soaring consumption - we are now having an impact on the planet that no other species has ever had. We are trying to dominate nature, but we are still part of it. Foresight has always been a key to our survival and we have never needed it more than we do now. As we look ahead to an uncertain future, we have to examine some of our most cherished notions, like the ability of science to give us the power to manage nature, the benefits and hazards of genetic engineering, the real impact of information explosion, and the need to keep the global economy growing forever. As you will hear in the programs, despite the sophistication of our technology, we remain biological beings, animals, inextricably embedded in the natural world. We must redefine progress and find ways to live in balance with each other and nature. Produced at the state of the art recording studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Approximate Duration 4 Hours 
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The Do's and Don'ts of Wetland Construction: Creation, Restoration, and Enhancement, Edgar W. Garbisch.
13 Edgar W. Garbisch. The Do's and Don'ts of Wetland Construction: Creation, Restoration, and Enhancement
Maryland: Environmental Concern 2002 1883226066 / 9781883226060 Paperback Very good (Excellent condition wise; Former library stamp embossed on first page) 0.5 x 8.8 x 11 inches 
For those interested in wetland construction today, there is a wealth of information and experience on which to build. That is not to say that the book is complete, but a strong foundation has been laid upon which new theories and methodologies are sure to be built. This book is but one chapter in the story of wetlands construction based on author's experience. The information contained within will assist the wetland practitioner in making professionally sound decisions regarding: ● Site selection for the wetland construction projects, ● plans and specifications for the wetland construction projects, ● pre-bid and pre-construction meetings, ● contract bidding, ● construction of the wetland, ● post-construction maintenance and success determination, and ● post-construction monitoring. To ensure success, it is important to understand the various steps in the construction process, and to appreciate the complexities and dynamics of wetland systems. This book will help you do just that. 
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Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth, Gar Smith.
14 Gar Smith. Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth
Chelsea Green Publishing 2012 160358434X / 9781603584340 1st Paper back New Not issued 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm 
Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or safe. With Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the nuclear industry's record of catastrophic failures now averages one major disaster every decade. After three US-designed plants exploded in Japan, many countries moved to abandon reactors for renewables. In the United States, however, powerful corporations and a compliant government still defend nuclear power-while promising billion-dollar bailouts to operators. Nuclear Roulette dismantles the core arguments behind the nuclear-industrial complex's "Nuclear Renaissance." While some critiques are familiar-nuclear power is too costly, too dangerous, and too unstable-others are surprising: Nuclear Roulette exposes historic links to nuclear weapons, impacts on Indigenous lands and lives, and the ways in which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission too often takes its lead from industry, rewriting rules to keep failing plants in compliance. Nuclear Roulette cites NRC records showing how corporations routinely defer maintenance and lists resulting "near-misses" in the US, which average more than one per month. Nuclear Roulette chronicles the problems of aging reactors, uncovers the costly challenge of decommissioning, explores the industry's greatest seismic risks-not on California's quake-prone coast but in the Midwest and Southeast-and explains how solar flares could black out power grids, causing the world's 400-plus reactors to self-destruct. This powerful exposé concludes with a roundup of proven and potential energy solutions that can replace nuclear technology with a "Renewable Renaissance," combined with conservation programs that can cleanse the air, and cool the planet. 
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Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning, George Monbiot.
15 George Monbiot. Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
Toronto: Doubleday Canada 2006 0385662211 / 9780385662215 1st Hardbound New New 5.9 x 1 x 8.5 inches 
George Monbiot’s Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning marks an important moment in our civilization’s thinking about global warming. The question is no longer whether climate change is actually happening. The question is what to do about it. Monbiot offers an ambitious and far-reaching program to cut our carbon dioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tipping away from catastrophe. (But not before he devotes a chapter to unmasking the vested interests that have spent fortunes funding the specious science of the climate change deniers.) He does not pretend it will be easy. The threshold for disaster, he argues, is a rise of two degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels. Past two degrees, science tells us, the ability to control climate change passes out of our hands. At that point, the world’s forests will fall into decline, changing cloud formation patterns and releasing the billions of tons of carbon the trees store. Past two degrees, the permafrost begins to thaw, releasing billions of tons of methane, a greenhouse gas far more destructive than CO2. At the same point, the polar ice begins to melt, affecting ocean currents and water levels. This is called a “positive feedback loop,” and it means that once we’ve passed two degrees, nothing can be done to stop it rising to three. And once we hit three, four will follow. Two degrees is also the point at which the globe slides towards increasing water scarcity and, eventually, food deficit. And the fact is, we’re already seeing the consequences of climate change around the globe: collapsing ice shelves, the failure of the cyclical rains in Eastern Africa, drought in Australia, the spread of tropical diseases into new territory as temperatures rise, pollution of aquifers with salt water in Bangladesh. Global temperatures have already risen 0.6 of a degree, causing huge damage to the natural environment and inflicting suffering on vast numbers of people. The only way to avoid further devastation, and forestall the catastrophe of positive feedback, Monbiot argues, is a 90% cut in CO2 emissions in the rich nations of the world by 2030. In other words, our response will have to be immediate, and it will have to be decisive. 
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Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Power--A Dispatch from the Beach, Gerald Posner.
16 Gerald Posner. Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Power--A Dispatch from the Beach
New York: Simon & Schuster 2009 1416576568 / 9781416576563 1st Hard bound New New 24.2 x 16.5 x 3.6 cm 
From its beginnings in the 1890s, Miami Beach has been a place made by visionaries and hustlers. During Prohibition, Al Capone had to muscle into its bootlegging and gambling businesses. After December 1941, when the Beach was the training ground for half a million army recruits, even the war couldn't stop the party. After a short postwar boom, the city's luck gave out. The big hotels went bankrupt, the crime rate rose, and the tourists moved on to Disney World and the Caribbean. Even after the Beach hosted both national political conventions in 1972, nobody would have imagined that this sandy backwater of run-down hotels and high crime would soon become one of the country's most important cultural centers. But in 1981, 125,000 Cubans arrived by the boatload. The empty streets of South Beach, lined with dilapidated hotels, were about to be changed irrevocably by the culture of money that moved in behind cocaine and crime. Gerald Posner takes us inside the intertwined lives of the politicians, financiers, nightclub owners, and real estate developers who have fed the Beach's unquenchable desire for wealth, flash, and hype: the German playboy who bought the entire tip of South Beach with $100 million of questionable money; the mayoral candidate who said, "If you can't take their money, drink their liquor, mess with their women, and then vote against them, you aren't cut out for politics"; the Staten Island thug who became king of the South Beach nightclubs and, when his empire unraveled, saved himself by testifying against the mob; the campaign manager who calls himself the "Prince of Darkness" and got immunity from prosecution in a fraud case by cooperating with the FBI against his colleagues; and the former Washington, D.C., developer who played hardball with city hall and became the Beach's first black hotel owner. From the mid-level coke dealers and their suitcases of cash to the questionable billions that financed the ocean-view condo towers, the Beach has seen it all. Posner's singular report tells the real story of how this small urban beach community was transformed into a world-class headquarters for American culture within a generation. It is a story built by dreamers and schemers—and a steroid-injected cautionary tale. 
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Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6th of a Billionth of the Planet, James Glave.
17 James Glave. Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6th of a Billionth of the Planet
New York: Skyhorse Publishing 2008 1602392862 / 9781602392861 1st Hardbound New New 6 x 6.3 x 9 inches 
"Reading Almost Green is like getting a new pair of glasses when you thought you could see just fine. Many important shades of distinction and subtle insights fill the book. A smart, contemplative read."—Douglas Coupland James Glave, a self-proclaimed "child of suburbia," learns about the real implications and sacrifices involved in sustainable living when he practices it at his home on Bowen Island, British Columbia, where "eco-yuppies" and local hunters are engaged in a turf war. Employing gurus and energy-savvy builders, Glave sets out to build a "green" writing studio on a budget of $50,000. But he remains skeptical of the current trends in the eco-movement, and questions the high-and-mighty "conservationist" rigmarole. How can a family man on a modest salary afford to live a green lifestyle? At what cost to his children? How do you get rain to go to your garden? How much eco-destruction is too much? The book that results from Glave's attempts to answer questions such as these is a surprisingly funny, informative, and refreshingly irreverent take on green issues and a candid look at the costs and benefits of living an eco-friendly lifestyle. 
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Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future, Jeff Goodell.
18 Jeff Goodell. Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006 0618319409 / 9780618319404 Hard bound Like New (Slight shelf wear/handling) Like New 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches 
In the tradition of Rachel Carson and Eric Schlosser, the veteran journalist Jeff Goodell examines the danger behind President George W. Bush's recent assertion that coal is America's "economic destiny." Despite a devastating, century-long legacy that has claimed millions of lives and ravaged the environment, coal has become hot again -- and will likely get hotter. In this penetrating analysis, Goodell debunks the faulty assumptions underlying coal's revival and shatters the myth of cheap coal energy. In a compelling blend of hard-hitting investigative reporting, history, and industry assessment, Goodell illuminates the stark economic imperatives America faces and the collusion of business and politics -- what is meant by "big coal" -- that have set us on the dangerous course toward reliance on this energy source. Few of us realize that even today we burn a lump of coal every time we flip on a switch. Coal already supplies more than half the energy needed to power our iPods, laptops, lights -- anything we use that consumes electricity. Our desire to find a homegrown alternative to Mideast oil, the rising cost of oil and natural gas, and the fossil fuel-friendly mood in Washington will soon push our coal consumption through the roof. Because we have failed to develop alternative energy sources, coal has effectively become the default fuel for the twenty-first century. 
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Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer.
19 Jonathan Safran Foer. Eating Animals
Little, Brown and Company 2009 0316069906 / 9780316069908 1st Hardbound New New 15.9 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm 
Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell. 
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The Best Nature Writing of Joseph Wood Krutch, joseph Wood Krutch.
20 joseph Wood Krutch. The Best Nature Writing of Joseph Wood Krutch
University of Utah Press 1995 0874804809 / 9780874804805 Reprint edition Paper back New Not issued 21.6 x 13.9 x 2.7 cm Lydia Rosier 
For those who do not know Joesph Wood Krutch (1893-1970), this volume will be an admirablt introduction. Contemporary to Rachel Carson and Loren Eiseley, Krutch moved against the odds of a distinguished career as Columbia professor, philospher, and drama critic after rereading Thoreau and taking his advice to heart. Captivated by the Southwest, he moved to Arizona and concentrated his literary energies on moved to Arizona and concentrated his literacy energies on the desert environment. These natural history essays, full of wit, wide-ranging allusions, and a compassion for life in all its forms, show Jeseph Wood Krutch at his best. Whether writing about peers, saguaro cacti, Monument Valley, dam building, or conversation policy, Krutch always writes with charm, beauty, and lucidity. 
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