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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. 
Price: 26.99 USD
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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options, Daniel D. Chiras.
2 Daniel D. Chiras. The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing 2004 1931498164 / 9781931498166 Paper back New Not issued 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches 
Shelter, like many other elements of human existence, comes at an extraordinary cost to our planet and its inhabitants. In the U.S. alone, construction of 1.2 million new homes a year results in a massive drain on Earth's natural resource base. Today, nearly 60 percent of all timber cut in the U.S. is used in building houses, not to mention construction wastes and the huge amounts of resources used in the day-to-day operation of the "modern" household. In addition to environmental costs, there are the personal economic costs—the thousands of dollars each homeowner spends each year to heat, cool, and power our homes. Today, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating homes that meet human needs for shelter while causing only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available or will be in the near future. Author Daniel Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future. Included are chapters on: The Healthy House Green Building Materials Wood-Wise Construction Energy Efficiency Earth-Sheltered Architecture Passive Solar Heating and Passive Cooling Green Power: Electricity from the Sun and Wind Water and Waste: Sustainable Approaches Environmental Landscaping 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate, David Archer.
3 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. 
Price: 22.95 USD
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Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth, Gar Smith.
4 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. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6th of a Billionth of the Planet, James Glave.
5 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. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics, Jennifer Gabrys.
6 Jennifer Gabrys. Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press 2013 0472035371 / 9780472035373 Reprint edition Paper back New 1 x 6 x 9 inches 
This is a study of the material life of information and its devices; of electronic waste in its physical and electronic incarnations; a cultural and material mapping of the spaces where electronics in the form of both hardware and information accumulate, break down, or are stowed away. Where other studies have addressed "digital" technology through a focus on its immateriality or virtual qualities, Gabrys traces the material, spatial, cultural and political infrastructures that enable the emergence and dissolution of these technologies. In the course of her book, she explores five interrelated "spaces" where electronics fall apart: from Silicon Valley to Nasdaq, from containers bound for China to museums and archives that preserve obsolete electronics as cultural artifacts, to the landfill as material repository. Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics describes the materiality of electronics from a unique perspective, examining the multiple forms of waste that electronics create as evidence of the resources, labor, and imaginaries that are bundled into these machines. Ranging across studies of media and technology, as well as environments, geography, and design, Jennifer Gabrys draws together the far-reaching material and cultural processes that enable the making and breaking of these technologies. 
Price: 31.00 USD
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Sun Rise: Suncor, The Oil Sands And The Future Of Energy, Rick George.
7 Rick George. Sun Rise: Suncor, The Oil Sands And The Future Of Energy
Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers 2012 1443408921 / 9781443408929 1st Hard bound New New 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches 
Over its twenty years with president and CEO Rick George at the helm, Suncor Energy went from being Canada's "unluckiest oil company" to a stock market darling and the second-largest publicly traded corporation in the country. Both a contrarian and an optimist, George often made multi-billion-dollar moves despite deep skepticism within the industry. His $2.8-billion expansion into the oil sands ignited massive growth in Canada's most valuable, and controversial, natural resource. And his $19-billion merger with Petro-Canada in 2009 made Suncor a true global player in the rough, big-stakes game of international oil. All of this from a guy who grew up in a small Colorado ranching town to become one of Canadian business's most transformative figures in a sector fraught with controversy. Rick George is a man of contradictions - both a conservationist and a leading proponent of sustainable development of the oil sands. Sun Rise is about leadership, strategy, environmental concerns and boardroom drama; it's also about the future of oil sands development. This is the story of an optimist whose faith in people and innovation leads him to believe that we can overcome today's challenges and continue to advance. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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The Retail Green Agenda: Sustainable Practices for Retailers and Shopping Centers, Rudolph E. Milian.
8 Rudolph E. Milian. The Retail Green Agenda: Sustainable Practices for Retailers and Shopping Centers
New York: International Council of Shopping Centers 2008 1582680841 / 9781582680842 Paper back New Not issued 1.2 x 7 x 10 inches 
Well-illustrated with color photographs, and a few in black and white. A very comprehensive book, with many examples of sustainable practices from the retail community. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman.
9 Thomas L. Friedman. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008 0374166854 / 9780374166854 1st Hard bound New New 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches 
Thomas L. Friedman’s phenomenal number-one bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his brilliant, essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: America’s surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11; and the global environmental crisis, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests. In this groundbreaking account of where we stand now, he shows us how the solutions to these two big problems are linked--how we can restore the world and revive America at the same time. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is “hot, flat, and crowded.” Already the earth is being affected in ways that threaten to make it dangerously unstable. In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things--unless the United States steps up now and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean energy, energy efficiency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code Green. This is a great challenge, Friedman explains, but also a great opportunity, and one that America cannot afford to miss. Not only is American leadership the key to the healing of the earth; it is also our best strategy for the renewal of America. In vivid, entertaining chapters, Friedman makes it clear that the green revolution we need is like no revolution the world has seen. It will be the biggest innovation project in American history; it will be hard, not easy; and it will change everything from what you put into your car to what you see on your electric bill. But the payoff for America will be more than just cleaner air. It will inspire Americans to something we haven’t seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, boldness, and concern for the common good that are our nation’s greatest natural resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge--and the promise--of the future. 
Price: 27.95 USD
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Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World, Tom Rand.
10 Tom Rand. Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World
Toronto: Eco Ten Publishing 2010 0981295207 / 9780981295206 1st Hard bound New New 27.6 x 24.8 x 2.6 cm Author's sign on first page.
"If the climate crisis had struck fifty years ago, we should have had no alternatives to fossil fuels. Today, there are many alternatives, and Tom Rand's book, Kick, is a superb introduction." -Gwynne Dyer, Journalist - International Affairs Kick is richly illustrated and accessible, it addresses achievable solutions that will have a real and meaningful impact on the future for our children. It's been conceived to appeal to a broad range of readers on multiple levels. For those who skim read and pull quotes and captions, Kick provides an engaging glimpse of this fascinating subject. For those who seek deeper understanding, the lively, factual text provides an easy-to-understand summary of the technologies and supports all claims with scientifically verified endnotes-from a politically neutral technology expert. Kick will engage, entertain and educate the public about one of the most important subjects of our time. The book deals with Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Biofuels, Hydropower, Ocean, Smart Buildings, Transportation, Efficiency and Conservation and the Energy Internet. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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