|Author:||William Bryant Logan|
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
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
|Author:||Maggie Atkinson and Michael North|
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
|Author:||M. Fukuoka & C. Pearce (translation)|
This a record of the regeneration of land and society in Japan through an imitation of an American model of development and economy.
The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment.
Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a de... read more
Most books on beekeeping describe how to perform beekeeping tasks. These books talk mostly about the mechanical parts of beekeeping. There are many beekeeping books on the market for you to choose from. You could, in most cases, remove the title from one of those books and post it on another without noticing any differ... read more
Perch Hill is the story of the years spent in finding and building a personal Arcadia, sometimes a dream, sometimes a nightmare, by writer Adam Nicolson and his wife, cook and gardener, Sarah Raven. Adam Nicolson was determined to leave metropolitan life but the rundown farm in the Sussex Weald was not qui... read more
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
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
|Author:||Editors of Creative Publishing International|
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
|Author:||Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister|
|Series:||PRS - Polity Resources Series|
Timber is a vital resource that is all around us. It is the house that shelters us, the furniture we relax in, the books we read, the paper we print, the disposable diapers for our babies and the boxes that contain our cereal, detergent and new appliances. The way we produce and consume timber, however, is changing. With inte... read more
Since the industrial revolution, the economies of developed nations have grown at the expense of the natural world. But the earth's resources are finite, climate change threatens to dramatically transform how and where we live, and the global economic system is in disarray. One way or another we will have to change. The l... read more
An expose on the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, examining the inhumane and environmentally devastating story behind the clothes we so casually buy and wear. Coming at a time when the global financial crisis and contracting of consumer spending is ushering in a new epoch for the fashion... read more
Fashion consciousness interpreted as modern, ethical living - Eco Design considers every project a life-cycle that has to be well thought out, from production to disposal. This new "green" approach reflects a dynamic lifestyle that imaginatively brings together design, innovation, and the responsible use of resources. The ... read more
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
In Feral, George Monbiot, one of the world's most celebrated radical thinkers, and the author of Captive State, Heat, The Age of Consent and Amazon Watershed, follows his own hunger for new environmental experiences, in a riveting tale of possibility and travel with wildlife and wild people 'The suburbs dream of violence. Asl... read more
In his own search to reconnect with the land George Monbiot, takes you on a journey through time, looking at the human relationship with the earth and its ecosystems. The book explores how humans are linked to the land, and how they have shaped and changed it. 'Rewilding', not only of the environment but of us, is the ce... read more
|Author:||Wade & Jan Doak|
Diver, undersea explorer and passionate conservationist Wade Doak has lived near the Tutukaka coast with wife Jan since 1968. Well known for his pioneering dives at the Poor Knights Islands off the coast of Whangarei, Wade has gradually shifted his focus over the years from the sea to the land. He and Jan have spent year... read more
This book provides a unique insight into the knowledge and wisdom David Suzuki has acquired over the years, and points to his legacy for generations to come.
Foreword by Margaret Atwood.
|Author:||Robert Emmet Hernan|
For thousands of years, humanity has considered itself the earth's custodian. With our vast potential we are capable of preserving the earth for future generations or causing irreparable harm. For the first time here, environmental lawyer and activist Robert Emmet Hernan provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of what ... read more
|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