| Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. By David W. Orr. Argues that much of what has gone wrong with the world is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that alienates us from life in the name of human domination, causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are, overemphasizes success and careers, separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical, and deadens the sense of wonder for the created world. Discusses topics such as biophilia, the disciplinary structure of knowledge, the architecture of educational buildings, and the idea of ecological intelligence. As Kindle | More...
Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. By Amy
Stewart. In a witty, offbeat style, Amy Stewart takes us on a subterranean adventure and introduces us to our planet's most important gatekeeper: the humble earthworm. It's true that the earthworm is small, spineless, and blind, but its effect on the ecosystem is profound. With Darwin as her inspiration, Stewart investigates the earthworm's astonishing realm, talks to oligochaetologists who have devoted their lives to unearthing the complex web of life beneath our feet, and observes the thousands of worms in her own garden. As Kindle | Amy
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The Earth Policy Reader. By Lester
Brown. Award-winning environmental analyst Lester Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building an eco-economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem. Bringing together “Eco-Economy Updates” that are distributed worldwide and published in leading newspapers, The Earth Policy Reader monitors the shift from the old economy to the new. It explains why wind-generated electricity is emerging as key to the new post-fossil fuel energy economy as well as why an eco-economy relies heavily on recycling materials already in the system, such as steel and aluminum. As Kindle | More…
Houses: How to Build an Affordable Underground Home.
Roy. Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including the added comfort and energy efficiency from the moderating influence of the earth on the home's temperature, low maintenance, and protection against fire, sound, earthquake and storm. An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet. As Kindle | More
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By Joan Moody and Richard Wizansky. Outlines job search steps and
provides information for entering the environmental field. Sections
cover recycling, air and water quality, toxics, wetlands, and hazardous
Earthfuture. By Guy Dauncey. Earthfuture provides us with a vision of
positive and achievable alternatives. With its mix of utopian fiction
and reportage of near-reality, it skillfully sows the seeds of an
alternative future. More...
| The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values. Edited by Linda Kalof and Terre Satterfield. Offers analyses of critical developments in environmental values, bringing together the most influential scholarship in the field. Provides students with a framework for understanding the intellectual progress and future development of the study of environmental values. Emphasizes that environmental values must be understood not only as economic, cost-benefit or "willingness to pay" considerations, but also as normative principles fundamental to behavior and management practices. More...
By James Ball and Robert Kourik. This book tells you how to manage
yard and kitchen waste and transform it into a rich, dark, humusy
soil amendment. It describes the options available and the information
Edited by Mark Roseland. Many global environmental concerns are
rooted at the local level. Eco-City Dimensions demonstrates
that movement is definitely under way toward implementing the vision
of eco-cities. More...
Building an Economy for the Earth.
argues that, like the Sumerian and Mayan civilizations, our economy
is fast destroying its environmental support systems and threatening
future generations. The challenge is to restructure the global
economy, replacing our fossil fuel-based, automobile-centered,
throwaway economy with a new one that is environmentally sustainable.
This new economy will be powered not with fossil fuels but with
solar and wind energy, and its urban transport systems will be
centered not around the automobile but around light rail and the
bicycle. As Kindle | More
Troll. Eagles and logging had ended up on a collision course in one Alaska town’s effort to chart its future. “What good is an eagle if you can’t eat it?” The answer evolved into a pragmatic philosophy aimed at changing the jobs versus environment script into jobs and the environment. Through the use of nine eco-nomic principles, the objectives of economic development and environmental protection are melded into a platform for government officials, businesspersons, environmentalists, citizen activists, and students of resource management and environmental policy. More...
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Building Cities in Balance with Nature. By Richard
Register. Describes the place of the city in evolution, nature and history. It pays special attention to the key question of accessibility and transportation, and outlines design principles for the ecocity. This visionary book by the leader of the ecocity movement outlines a plan for developing existing cities in a way that lessens their destructive impact on the environment and increases their support of healthy social interaction. Ecocities is both a philosophical discussion and a call to arms by an activist who has worked for decades to restore and transform blighted urban areas. More...
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Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future.
Register. Offers innovative city planning solutions that would work anywhere and a vision of what the future could be like with thoughtful advance planning. This book is intended to inspire enlightened city planning, and could be used by advocates for planning improvements in any large city. Written for environmental activists, it should be helpful to anyone looking for serious planning innovations. Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia, writes that it is "a trailbreaking book, essential reading for anyone concerned with the future." More...
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Raising Children Who Care for the Earth. By Dan
Chiras. Because schools and the media cannot be counted on to produce an Earth-friendly citizenry, the task falls to parents. Yet even aware parents often lack the understanding and resources to take on such a task. EcoKids presents a coherent plan that helps parents foster love for nature, teach children the importance of environmental protection, promote environmental values, and inspire actions that will last a lifetime. A hopeful and motivating guide. Includes a resource section listing helpful books, articles, videos and organizations. As Kindle | More
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Ecological Design. By Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan. A vision of
how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking
ecology as the basis for design. Weaves together case studies, personal
anecdotes, images, and theory. As Kindle | More... | Original Edition
Diversity in Sustainable Development: The Vital and Forgotten Dimension.
Maser. Apart from the beauty diversity brings to our lives, it is also absolutely necessary to the sustainability of life itself. Planners tend to ignore ecological diversity because they don't understand it. This book tackles the problems of how we can maintain sustainable diversity in both the Earth's ecosystems and in our cultural systems. It explains how natural and cultural diversity have been reduced by altering the linkages between climate, soil, water, air, forests, animals, and people. More
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Literacy. By David W. Orr. Ecological Literacy asks how the discovery
of ecological limits affects the content and substance of education.
Given the limits of the Earth, what should people know and how should
they learn it? More...
of Place. By Timothy Beatley and Kristy Manning. Describes
a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are
vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together
to create places of enduring value. As Kindle | More...
Economics and the Environment.
Goodstein. Provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the “standard analysis,” including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. This text examines a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. It presents in-depth treatment of important issues at the cutting edge of environmental policy debates. The focus is on equipping students with the tools necessary to analyze current environmental issues as an economist would. As Kindle | More
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Putting Purpose and the Planet Before Profits.
Ivanko and Lisa
Kivirist. Shows how we can earn our daily bread on a local
or regional level while saving money, strengthening the economy,
and helping restore the planet to ecological health and social stability.
Part small business manifesto, part personal finance primer, Ecopreneuring
is essential reading for small business owners, prospective entrepreneurs,
and anyone who dreams of a livelihood based on independence, creativity,
passion, and a commitment to green practices and sustainability.
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By Bernard Jensen and Mark Anderson. Empty Harvest tells
us about dangers in our agricultural system - about the demineralization
of our soils, the declining nutritional value of our food, and the
resulting weakening of our immune systems. As Kindle | More...
Rivers and the Conservation Movement: The Case for River Conservation. By Tim
Palmer. Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic. The first edition is now updated and includes two new chapters that chart the course of conservation during the past twenty years and explore how the movement will likely change in the future. This book will fascinate all who care about rivers, and it will engage those who seek to understand environmental history, resource management, and the evolution of programs in response to changing needs. As Kindle | More
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| Energy and National Security In The 21st Century. Edited by Patrick L. Clawson. A collection of papers concerning national security and the energy market. They consider energy prospects in key countries from the point of view of security, either because the countries are in volatile regions like the Persian Gulf or because they are major military and energy powers like Russia. These analyses represent an exchange of views among people from two rather different communities: those concerned with national security and those concerned with energy and economics. More...
Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror And War.
By Guy Dauncey. Confronts the reality of a world awash in weapons
and the belief that war is inevitable. Describes the culture of
violence that has led the world to this precipice of hopelessness,
and then points to signs of hope that a different future is possible.
Outlines the steps being taken to build a culture of peace. More
the Watershed: A New Approach To Save America's River Ecosystems.
Doppelt et al. Recommends a comprehensive new approach to
river protection and restoration based on principles of watershed
dynamics, ecosystem function, and conservation biology. It describes
in detail the existing level of damage to rivers and species, analyzes
flaws and gaps in existing policy, provides the framework necessary
to develop new policies, outlines the scientific underpinnings and
management strategies needed, and makes specific policy proposals.
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| Environment, Health and Sustainable Development. By Megan Landon. Examines the underlying concepts and history of environmental health, and covers the key factors that affect public health, including air pollution, water contamination, industrial hazards, and agricultural hazards. The increasing impact of global environmental issues is explored as they affect countries throughout the world. As Kindle | More...
| The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy. By Mark Neuzil. Looks at how the tradition of environmental journalism, starting with authors like Pliny the Elder, John Muir, and Rachel Carson, now defines issues and sets the public agenda. Argues that the relationship between the media and its audience is an ongoing conversation on what matters and what should matter. As Kindle | More...
| The Environmental Case: Translating Values Into Policy. By Judith Layzer. Gives readers a unique, first-hand feel for some of the most interesting and illuminating controversies in U.S. environmental policymaking. Includes the disaster at Love Canal, the dispute over snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, and the global warming debate. Covers the spectrum of environmental issues, from habitat conservation through air and water pollution and overfishing to environmental justice and urban growth management. More...
| Environmental Crime and the Media: News Coverage of Petroleum Refining Industry Violations. By Melissa L. Jarrell. Explains that while there are many federal petroleum refining industry violations, only a limited number receive media attention. The lack of attention suggests that this crime is considered less important, despite the harm it does to the environment and human health. Examines print news media coverage of federal penalties assessed against the petroleum refining industry, and suggests that criminologists use the mainstream mass media to become more involved in the public discourse. As Kindle | More...
| Environmental Ethics: Intercultural Perspectives. Edited by King-Tak Ip. These nine essays explore the foundations of environmental ethics in the Western philosophical tradition as well as from the religious perspectives of Christianity, Islam, Daoism, and Buddhism. Proposes morally responsible attitudes towards nature and the environment. More...
Justice. By Bunyan Bryant. Leading thinkers of the environmental justice
movement look at the failure of "top down" public policy. Provides
a startling look at social and environmental problems and charts
a course for action. As Kindle | More...
Weinstein. More and more of us want to ensure that what
we eat doesn't deplete resources, cause animal or human suffering,
or lead to pollution. At the same time, we also want delicious food.
A guide for finding and cooking environmentally friendly and ethically
produced foods, this book provides 100 healthy, sophisticated, and
mouthwatering recipes and features creative ways to use eco-friendly
vegetables and legumes, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised
animals. As Kindle |
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Sustainable Development: Giving People a Voice in Their Destiny.
Maser and Okechukwu Ukaga. Presents principles and tools
for participatory evaluation of sustainable development. Participatory
evaluation empowers anyone impacted by a proposal to determine both
what is to be evaluated and how it is to be evaluated. Acknowledging
that the specific concepts, challenges, opportunities, and circumstances
surrounding sustainable development differ significantly from one
place or group to another, the book provides an adaptable framework
for developing an evaluation plan as well as the tools for collecting,
analyzing, interpreting and presenting data. More
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| The Everything Green Living Book. By Diane Gow McDilda. An introduction to the green lifestyle, it shows you how to get involved through grassroots efforts or volunteering, build or buy a green house, select and use nontoxic cleaning supplies, reap the benefits of organic foods, use nonpolluting modes of transportation, recycle more efficiently, find all-natural clothing and personal care items, and educate your children on living green. As Kindle | More...
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