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Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
06/2014
ISBN:
9780231169547
Format:
Pbk 104 pages

The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account...

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Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

by Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter and Kane Race The MIT Press
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9780262029414
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

How did branded bottles of water insinuate themselves into our daily lives? Why did water become an economic good - no longer...

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Conservation: Linking Ecology Economics and Culture

by Monique Borgerhoff Mulder and Peter Coppolillo Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2004
ISBN:
9780691049809
Format:
Pb+ 368 pages

Nearly 90 percent of the earth's land surface is directly affected by human infrastructure and activities, yet less than 5 percent...

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What We Know About Climate Change 2ed

by Kerry Emanuel The MIT Press
Pub Date:
12/2012
ISBN:
9780262018432
Format:
Hbk 120 pages

The vast majority of scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere--most...

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Beach Book: Science of the Shore

by Carl H Hobbs Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
06/2012
ISBN:
9780231160551
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

For those with a curiosity about shores or a desire to better understand them, The Beach Book shares the basic science behind...

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Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate

by William F Ruddiman Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2010
ISBN:
9780691146348
Format:
Pbk 240 pages

The impact on climate from 200 years of industrial development is an everyday fact of life, but did humankind's active involvement...

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Global Environment: Water, Air, and Geochemical Cycles 2ed (ISE)

by Elizabeth Kay Berner and Robert A Berner Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2012
ISBN:
9780691136783
Format:
Hbk 488 pages

This newly revised edition of Global Environment discusses the major elements of the geochemical cycles and global fluxes found...

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Question of Balance: Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies

by William Nordhaus Yale University Press
Pub Date:
01/2015
ISBN:
9780300209396
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

As scientific and observational evidence on global warming piles up every day, questions of economic policy in this central environmental...

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Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options

by Jefferson W Tester, Elisabeth M Drake, Michael J Driscoll, Michael W Golay and William A Peters The MIT Press
Pub Date:
07/2005
ISBN:
9780262201537
Format:
Hbk 872 pages

Human survival depends on a continuing energy supply, but the need for ever-increasing amounts of energy poses a dilemma: How...

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Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future

by Orrin H Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
06/2009
ISBN:
9780231132138
Format:
Pb+ 248 pages

Noted coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey and environmental scientist Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show that the quantitative mathematical models...

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Understanding Environmental Issues

by Susan Buckingham and Mike Turner Sage Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2008
ISBN:
9780761942368
Format:
Pb+ 288 pages

There is now an unprecedented interest in, and concern about, environmental problems. Understanding Environmental Issues explains...

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Motors as Generators for Micro-Hydro Power 2ed

by Nigel Smith Practical Action Publishing
Pub Date:
10/2007
ISBN:
9781853396458
Format:
Pbk 112 pages

New edition of this useful and practical handbook.* This is a guide to the use of induction motors for electricity generation...

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Plato's Revenge: Politics in the Age of Ecology

by William Ophuls The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9780262525282
Format:
Pbk 270 pages

In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: 'sustainability' is impossible....

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Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

by Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer The MIT Press
Pub Date:
04/2012
ISBN:
9780262517652
Format:
Pb+ 360 pages

Predictions about global climate change have produced both stark scenarios of environmental catastrophe and purportedly pragmatic...

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Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift

by Raymond De Young and Thomas Princen The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/2012
ISBN:
9780262516877
Format:
Pb+ 376 pages

Energy supplies are tightening. Persistent pollutants are accumulating. Food security is declining. There is no going back to...

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