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Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras Éditions Marcel Broquet (September 10, 2014)

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City

by Andrés Duany & Emily Talen New Society Publishers (May 17, 2013)

Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism—negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world.


EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

by Lauren Mandel New Society Publishers (April 26, 2013)

From roof to table – urban food has reached new heights.


Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

by Leila Darwish New Society Publishers (May 31, 2013)

Resistance is fertile – bioremediation techniques to heal the earth.


Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

by Bill Powers & Art Berman New Society Publishers (June 14, 2013)

What the frack – exploding the myth of the natural gas “one hundred-year supply.”


The Boom

by Russell Gold Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

The ?best all-around book yet on fracking? (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: ?Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism? (Booklist).

First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing,...


Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Home and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems, 2nd Edition

by Paul Gipe Chelsea Green Publishing (May 05, 2009)

The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way.

Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe...


The Toilet Papers: Recycling Waste and Conserving Water

by Sim Van der Ryn & Wendell Berry Chelsea Green Publishing (August 01, 1999)

A classic is back in print! One of the favorite books of 1970s back-to-the-landers, The Toilet Papers is an informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the...


Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras Éditions Marcel Broquet (September 10, 2014)

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


Unruly Waters

by Sunil Amrith Basic Books (December 10, 2018)

From a MacArthur "Genius," a bold new perspective on the history of Asia, highlighting the long quest to tame its waters

Asia's history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith...


The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup

by Mitchel Cohen & Vandana Shiva Skyhorse (January 08, 2019)

A Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons

Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives – housing, agriculture,...


Siesta Lane

by Amy Minato Skyhorse (January 24, 2009)

A poet at heart, Amy Minato rejects her life of consumption in Chicago to go back to naturespecifically, to a commune in Oregon, where she rediscovers herself.


Inconspicuous Consumption

by Tatiana Schlossberg Grand Central Publishing (August 27, 2019)

From former New York Times reporter on climate change and the environment comes a book to empower readers to make informed choices to improve their ecologic footprint.

As we become a more digital society, the...


Planting in a Post-Wild World

by Thomas Rainer & Claudia West Timber Press (February 04, 2016)

“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune

Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we...


Performance-Based Contracts (PBC) for Improving Utilities Efficiency

by Jan Janssens, Didier Carron, Philippe Marin & Philip Giantris et al. IWA Publishing (August 15, 2018)

Scientific and Technical Report No. 24 Performance-Based Contracts (PBC) for Improving Utilities Efficiency: Experiences and Perspectives is a compendium of articles written by members of the PBC taskforce....


Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste

by Amy D. Cabaniss Bernan Press (August 10, 2018)

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is a topic that affects every individual and community given the nearly universal use, storage, and disposal of chemical consumer products. Yet many communities lack the basic...


Sustainability and Innovation

by Salah M. El-Haggar & Lisa Anderson The American University in Cairo Press (May 04, 2016)

One of the most urgent problems facing the world today is environmental sustainability. Current practices of pollution control, waste treatment, and environmental protection are not only hugely expensive and...


Greenhouse Gas Emission and Mitigation in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

by Xinmin Zhan, Zhenhu Hu & Guangxue Wu IWA Publishing (January 15, 2018)

Advanced wastewater treatment processes and novel technologies are adopted to improve nutrient removal from wastewater so as to meet stringent discharge standards. Municipal wastewater treatment plants are one...


Technological Forms and Ecological Communication

by Piyush Mathur Lexington Books (August 30, 2017)

Investigating the phenomena of technology, science, technique, and mass communication, Piyush Mathur contends that the enterprise of science communication may be misleading vis-à-vis technology—if in part...


Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment

by Juan M. Lema & Sonia Suarez Martinez IWA Publishing (June 15, 2017)

This book introduces the 3R concept applied to wastewater treatment and resource recovery under a double perspective. Firstly, it deals with innovative technologies leading to: Reducing energy requirements,...


Hydrology

by M. Robinson & R. C. Ward IWA Publishing (February 15, 2017)

The book comprises nine chapters, with seven core chapters dealing in detail with the basic principles and processes of the main hydrological components of the water cycle: precipitation, interception, evaporation,...


Science of Seeing

by Adelheid Fischer ZQ Books (July 01, 2017)

Welcome to the first in a series of books that showcases writings from Zygote Quarterly magazine. The Science of Seeing collects firsthand reports from the field by ZQ columnist Adelheid Fischer. Whether tromping...


The Sustainable City

by Steven Cohen Columbia University Press (November 21, 2017)

Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine. The transition to a green economy depends on cities. For the first time in human history, the majority of the people...


Green Washed

by Kendra Pierre-Louis Ig Publishing (March 27, 2012)

The message that our environment is in peril has filtered from environmental groups to the

American consciousness to our shopping carts. Every day, millions of Americans dutifully replace conventional produce...


Shrinking the Technosphere

by Dmitry Orlov New Society Publishers (November 28, 2016)

The harmful side of even relatively benign technology is plain to see, but is hardly ever discussed. This book is critical of many aspects of technology, but it intends to evaluate each aspect of technology...


Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

by John Schaeffer New Society Publishers (October 20, 2014)

What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand...


Serious Microhydro

by Scott Davis New Society Publishers (October 12, 2010)

Waterpower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world today, and microhydro is a mature, proven technology that can provide clean, inexpensive, renewable energy with little or no impact on the environment....


Microhydro

by Scott Davis & Corrie Laschuk New Society Publishers (July 01, 2003)

Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest—and cleanest—source of renewable -energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology...


Design for Water

by Heather Kinkade-Levario New Society Publishers (June 01, 2007)

In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil. The entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at...


Solar Water Heating--Revised & Expanded Edition

by Bob Ramlow & Benjamin Nusz New Society Publishers (July 01, 2010)

Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology.

Beginning...


Wind Power Basics

by Dan Chiras New Society Publishers (June 01, 2010)

Wind energy is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and by the year 2020 it is projected to supply at least 12 percent of global electrical demand.

Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding...


Green Transportation Basics

by Dan Chiras New Society Publishers (August 31, 2010)

Our automobile culture is devastating for the environment, but private passenger vehicles are unlikely to disappear from our roads anytime soon. Greener cars and fuels will be a necessity for many years to come....


Solar Electricity Basics

by Dan Chiras New Society Publishers (July 01, 2010)

The future will be powered by renewables. As we transition away from finite and polluting fossil fuels, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable technologies such as solar electricity will become the mainstay...


3rd Grade Science: Life Sciences in Eco Systems | Textbook Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

What is an ecosystem, and why is it important that it be balanced? Open this educational book to find out! Your child will love to learn using this book because it presents information in a direct but fun manner....


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Korea 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 16, 2017)

pOECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...


Flushed

by W. Hodding Carter Atria Books (May 23, 2006)

Hodding Carter writes, "The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber.... The Irish may have saved civilization,...


Beyond the War on Invasive Species

by Tao Orion & David Holmgren Chelsea Green Publishing (June 17, 2015)

Invasive species are everywhere, from forests and prairies to mountaintops and river mouths. Their rampant nature and sheer numbers appear to overtake fragile native species and forever change the ecosystems...


Abundance

by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler Free Press (February 21, 2012)

The New York Times bestselling “manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care...


The Energy Reader

by Daniel Lerch, Tom Butler, George Wuerthner & Richard Heinberg Watershed Media (November 21, 2012)

The Energy Reader takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for energy—including supposedly “clean” renewable sources. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, and mountaintop-removal...


Ten Technologies to Save the Planet

by Chris Goodall Greystone Books (May 01, 2010)

Respected, authoritative, award-winning author Chris Goodall tackles global warming reversal in this engaging and balanced book. Ten Technologies to Save the Planet — popular science writing at its most crucial...


The Green Career Ladder: A Step-By-Step Guide to Profitable Careers In Sustainable Energy

by Bob J.D. Oedy eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Why choose between making a difference and making a living? In this ground-breaking guide to Green careers, sustainability expert Bob Oedy reveals the emerging career opportunities that make it possible for...


The Engineering Project

by Gene Moriarty Penn State University Press (March 31, 2008)

We all live our daily lives surrounded by the products of technology that make what we do simpler, faster, and more efficient. These are benefits we often just take for granted. But at the same time, as these...


Citizen Planners: Shaping Communities with Spatial Tools

by Bernard J. Niemann Jr., D. David Moyer, Stephen J. Ventura & Richard E. Chenoweth et al. Esri Press (January 01, 2015)

Citizens want a say in what their communities look like, where development makes sense, and how natural assets can be protected. By applying geospatial technology and collaborating with planning professionals,...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: France 2016

by Collectif Oecd (October 06, 2016)

pemOECD Environmental Performance Reviews /emprovide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Chile 2016

by Collectif Oecd (July 21, 2016)

pemOECD Environmental Performance Reviews/em provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...


Extended Producer Responsibility

by Collectif Oecd (September 20, 2016)

pThis report updates the 2001 emGuidance Manual for Governments on Extended Producer Responsibility /em(EPR), which provided a broad overview of the key issues, general considerations, and the potential benefits...


The Unnatural World

by David Biello Scribner (November 15, 2016)

A brilliant young environmental journalist argues that we must innovate and adapt to save planet Earth in this enlightening “trip around the world to meet people working out new ways for humanity to live as...


Flushed

by W. Hodding Carter Atria Books (May 23, 2006)

Hodding Carter writes, "The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber.... The Irish may have saved civilization,...


Mother Earth's Beauty: Types of Landforms Around Us (For Early Learners): Nature Book for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Did you know that there the Earth is home to so many kinds of landforms? This exciting book will take you to the deepest valleys and the highest mountains in just a few minutes. Here, you will learn about the...


Mother Earth's Beauty: Types of Air Around Us (For Early Learners): Nature Book for Kids - Earth Sciences

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

You breathe in oxygen and you breathe out carbon dioxide. But do you know that there are other types of airs around you, and each has its own functions? This amazing book breaks down the complexity of science...