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Go Wild is a new style of native forest restoration manual, combining the “how to” with the stories of people who have done it, inspire it and live it. The Go Wild manual guides you through the restoration process, from choosing a site and plants, to establishing “pioneers”, feeding native birds, prot... read more

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Air sustains the living. Every creature breathes to live, exchanging and changing the atmosphere. Water and dust spin and rise, make clouds and fall again, fertilizing the dirt. Twenty thousand fungal spores and half a million bacteria travel in a square foot of summer air. The chemical sense of aphids, the ultraviolet sight ... read more

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In this revelatory book, Callum Roberts uses his lifetime's experience working with the oceans to show why they are the most mysterious places on earth, their depths still largely unexplored.
In The Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they ... read more

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Author:Dara O'Rourke
Series:Boston Review Books

"Buy local," "buy green," "buy organic," "fair trade"--how effective has the ethical consumption movement been in changing market behavior? Can consumers create fair and sustainable supply chains by shopping selectively? Dara O'Rourke, the activist-scholar who first broke the news about Nike's sweatshops in the 1990s, conside... read more

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Author:Robert Gottlieb
Series:Food, Health, and the Environment Series

In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributo... read more

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Bestselling author & environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts personal & global story of fight to build &preserve a sustainable planet. With characteristic empathy and passion, he reveals the imperative to work on both levels, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting.

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"From the world-renowned photographer of the bestselling "Earth from Above for Young Readers "comes a new look at the world on a grand scale." The long-term consequences and the personal stories of people around the world "going green" make up the focus of this beautiful book. The scientific and technical advances of the last... read more

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The Carbon Forest is an ideal book for those wanting to know: What are carbon sinks? How do they work? How do I go about setting one up? Carbon sinks are the most effective way for New Zealanders to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Energy bills have skyrocketed in North America, and traditional energy sources can be as damaging to the environment as they are to your pocketbook. The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy will show you how to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprint. Completely revised and upda... read more

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Sustainable architecture is gaining in popularity as people develop an ever-greater commitment to preserving the Earth s resources. This practical new guide contains an illustrated reference section covering all aspects of sustainable building and decoration, from insulation to solar panels and from light bulbs to kitchen cou... read more

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Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pu... read more

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Qualified nurse, personal trainer, fitness instructor, massage therapist and mother of two, Rachel Tomkinson, has spent the past four years researching ways to prevent her youngest daughter from suffering the severe eczema and 24 food allergies she was diagnosed with. Her investigation has brought to the fore that real food p... read more

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The Declaration of Interdependence - both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action - was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This compelling statement of environmental principles progresses through th... read more

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In the growing debate over eco-friendly living, it seems that everything is as bad as everything else. Do you do more harm by living in the country or the city? Is it better to drive a thousand miles or take an airplane? In No Impact Man, Colin Beavan tells the extraordinary story of his attempt to find some answers - by livi... read more

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A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. For decades people have unquestioningly accepted the idea that our goal is to preserve nature in its pristine, pre-human state. But many scientists have come to see this as an outdated dream that thwarts bold new plans to save the environment and prevents us from having a f... read more

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As urbanization, environmental degradation, and poverty become increasingly urgent problems, understanding the links between sustainability and poverty reduction is imperative. A sustainable urban future for all requires raising the quality of life of the most vulnerable. Existing at the margins of urban life, low-income resi... read more

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In the tradition of "A Civil Action"--this true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed will "make you want to head for the mountains" ("Raleigh News & Observer").
Living alone in his wooded mountain retreat, Jay Leutze gets a call... read more

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The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion - a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil, coal and natural gas, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earth's habitable areas already in use, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. "The Race for What's Left"... read more

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Making a New Land (New Edition) presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of New Zealand, first published in 200... read more

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'As the rest of the world stood by and watched, Laurens risked everything to defend these extraordinary mammals from extinction. A truly powerful and inspiring story.' Susan Sarandon Laurens de Groot was a detective for the Dutch police, specializing in organized crime and environmental pollution. He was rapidly promoted thr... read more

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