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Going Green - Books on the Environment KEYWORDS: RELATED: Air Pollution and ControlEnvironment & Energy Policy EconomicsEarth SciencesNature & EcologyWater Pollution & Control

Now more than ever the environment is a central issue. Whether it’s politics, sociology, business, education, science, or individual action, whether it’s changing light bulbs or learning how power structures are adapting to shrinking resources—these books can provide enlightenment about the changing world.

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Thomas Dunne Books

The World Without Us

A penetrating, page-turning tour of a post-human Earth In The World Without Us, Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of...

"...of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil refiners, marine biologists..."

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Picador

Rewilding the World

Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year If environmental destruction continues at its current rate, a third of all plants and animals could disappear...

"..., water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change. Now Caroline Fraser offers the first..."

Caroline Fraser

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Picador

No Impact Man

The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a...

"...that individuals are not helpless in the battle against environmental degradation and global warming..."

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Holt Paperbacks

Beyond the Wall

Essays from the Outside

In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of...

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The Fool's Progress

An Honest Novel

When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up...

Edward Abbey

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Holt Paperbacks

The Big Necessity

The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

“One smart book . . . delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name.” —Newsweek Acclaimed as “extraordinary” (The...

"...is on its way to removing the taboo on bodily waste—something common to all and as natural as breathing..."

Rose George Rose George

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Thin Ice

Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains

“One of the best books yet published on climate change . . . The best compact history of the science of global warming I have read.”—Bill McKibben, The New...

"...“One of the best books yet published on climate change . . . The best compact history of the science of global warming I have read.”—Bill McKibben, The New.... “One of the best books yet published on climate change . . . The best compact history of the science of global warming I have read.”—Bill..."

Mark Bowen Mark Bowen

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Waste and Want

A Social History of Trash

An unprecedented look at that most commonplace act of everyday life-throwing things out-and how it has transformed American society. Susan Strasser's...

"..., disposability, fashion, and constant technological change-the rise of mass consumption has led..."

Susan Strasser

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Resource Wars

The New Landscape of Global Conflict

From the oilfields of Saudi Arabia to the Nile delta, from the shipping lanes of the South China Sea to the pipelines of Central Asia, Resource Wars looks at...

"...scramble for oil, natural gas, minerals, and water. And as armies throughout the world define resource..."

Michael Klare Michael Klare

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Picador

The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges...

"...In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges.... In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman..."

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The Value of Nothing

How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy

Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved, is an activist and an academic who has been hailed as "a visionary" for his prescience about the food crisis and...

"...that the larger failure beneath the food, climate and economic crises is a political one..."

Raj Patel Raj Patel

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Picador

Deep Water

The Epic Struggle over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment

A Discover Magazine Top Science Book of the Year A Northern California Book Award Finalist There are more than 45,000 of them in the world. They...

"...bounties of water and power but end up producing blights on the citizenry and landscape. Deep Water..."

Jacques Leslie Jacques Leslie

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Picador

The Little Green Handbook

Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Our Planet

Published for the first time in the United States, The Little Green Handbook is a unique reference work that illustrates the most important global developments...

"...important global developments facing us today, explains them, and suggests area for positive change..."

Ron Nielsen, D.Sc.

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Metropolitan Books

Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

The New Geopolitics of Energy

From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world’s diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the...

"...by the ownership of mammoth reserves of oil, natural gas, and other sources of primary energy. Hence, Russia..."

Michael Klare Michael Klare

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North Point Press

Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other...

"...-- clean air, water, soil, and energy, as well as food, medicine, resources. Whatever we do, that's what..."

By William McDonough and Michael Braungart

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St. Martin's Griffin

The 100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet

A Climate Crisis Solution for the 44th President

When the 44th President of the United States is elected, he will face urgent crises on three major fronts: the American economy, the wars in Iraq and...

William S. Becker William S. Becker

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High Tide

The Truth About Our Climate Crisis

"President Bush and his Administration have risen to the global warming challenge with responses ranging from obfuscation to pretense to outright denial...I'd...

"...to global warming,' he said.2 Was the minister right? Had climate change indeed come home to Britain..."

Mark Lynas

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St. Martin's Griffin

The Bill McKibben Reader

Pieces from an Active Life

Powerful, impassioned essays on living and being in the world, from the bestselling author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy For a generation, Bill...

"...relationship to our world and our environment. His groundbreaking book on climate change, The End of Nature..."

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St. Martin's Griffin

Fight Global Warming Now

The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community

Bestselling author Bill McKibben turns activist in the first hands-on guidebook to stopping climate change, the world’s greatest threat Hurricane...

"...are greening up, while entrepreneurs are building a clean-energy alternative economy that has..."

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Annals of the Former World

The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began...

"...-delta system, with natural levees, and with splay deposits going out from the levees into overbank..."

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St. Martin's Griffin

Enough

Staying Human in an Engineered Age

Passionate, succinct, chilling, closely argued, sometimes hilarious, touchingly well-intentioned, and essential.” —Margaret Atwood, The New York Review of...

"...York Review of Books Nearly fifteen years ago, in The End of Nature, Bill McKibben demonstrated that humanity had begun to irrevocably alter and endanger our environment on a global scale. Now he turns his eye to an array of technologies that could change our relationship not with the rest of nature but with ourselves. He explores the frontiers of genetic engineering, robotics, and nanotechnology..."

Bill McKibben Bill McKibben

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St. Martin's Griffin

Deep Economy

The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

“Masterfully crafted, deeply thoughtful and mind-expanding.”—Los Angeles Times In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest...

"...climate change and peak oil—that continuing to expand the economy may be impossible; the very..."

Bill McKibben Bill McKibben

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St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

How We Can Save the Planet

Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe

An outstanding overview on global warming---and what we can do about it---from a distinguished world-class authority Climate change is the single biggest...

"...outcome of global warming. But climate change is also distinctive for several reasons. Humanity..."

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It's the Crude, Dude

Greed, Gas, War, and the American Way

George W. Bush says he invaded Iraq to bring democracy to the Middle East. Some people believe that. But if you have nagging doubts, you'll be intrigued by the...

"...to develop Venezuela’s considerable oil reserves.   Oil is the lifeblood of the global economy..."

Linda Mcquaig

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