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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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Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping explores the remarkable role bees play in keeping wildlife thriving and cultivated crops blooming. It combines practical beekeeping information with the environmental and spiritual lessons we can learn from the bees. Meditations based on Buddhist practice help you experience the simple ple... read more

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This book not only brings home the imminence of climate change but also examines the campaign of deception by big coal and big oil that is keeping the issue off the public agenda. It examines the various arenas in which the battle for control of the issue is being fought--a battle with surprising political alliances and rele... read more

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A very diverse range of marine mammals live in New Zealand waters, representing almost half of the world's species. Maui's and Hector's dolphins and New Zealand sea lions are found nowhere else in the world. There are small resident populations of orca and bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand, and a group of Bryde's whales livi... read more

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You have been wondering how to reduce your footprint, but are intimidated by the idea that nothing less than installing solar panels and going off the grid will work. Nonsense - no need to be scared off by all that 'green' noise. You have two goals: saving your money and saving resources - and you can do that by making quiet,... read more

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Eucalyptus has long been known for its excellent medicinal properties, but did you know it has untold uses around the home too? Whether made into a fragrant disinfectant, a handy insect repellent or used to soothe a headache, eucalyptus will do the job, and is a fantastic natural alternative to other products. Discover a mult... read more

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Climate change, one of the most polarising issues of our time, has reached a political deadlock in the battle of sceptics and believers. But it doesn't have to be that way. In Why We Argue about Climate Change, Eric Knight unpicks the misconceptions that keep us arguing about, and stop us seeing, the nature of the problem - a... read more

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Take one complex scientific discipline. Add the future of energy, economics and geopolitics. Season with human nature ... Entertaining and authoritative, The Burning Question reveals climate change as the most fascinating intellectual, social and political puzzle in human history. It shows that ?despite increasingly dire warn... read more

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When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner... read more

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