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Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

"A decade after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers, acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that Earth's climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast running out. Atmosphe

Flannery, Tim

Australian Environment

"The book covers 30 years of consistent landscape / environmental photography. My work attempts to transcend the standard collectible tourist photograph, looking instead at documenting underlying structures and qualities, choosing the vernac

Manietta, Siegfried

24 black-&-white illustrations 320

In 1980, the iconoclastic economist Julian Simon challenged celebrity biologist Paul Ehrlich to a bet. Their wager on the future prices of five metals captured the public's imagination as a test of coming prosp

Sabin, Paul

Carbon Crunch

Despite commitments to renewable energy and two decades of international negotiations, global emissions continue to rise. Coal, the most damaging of all fossil fuels, has actually risen from 25 per cent to almost 30 per cent of world energy

Helm, Dieter

Chasing Water
black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures 208

Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approache

Richter, Brian

Climate Change Denial

Humans have always used denial. When we are afraid, guilty, confused, or when something interferes with our self-image, we tend to deny it. Yet denial is a delusion. When it impacts on the health of oneself, or society, or the world it becomes

Washington, Haydn & Cook, John

Complete Ice Age

In this book, four leading scientists present the most up-to-date discoveries in the different fields of Ice Age Research. They reveal how the epoch was discovered, the profound climatic fluctuations it generated as ice sheets waxed and wane

Fagan, Brian

Cradle To Cradle
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 208

'Reduce, reuse, and recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visi

Braungart and McDonough

Deceit and Denial
21 b/w photographs 446

"Deceit and Denial" details the attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about the dangers that their deadly products present to workers, the public, and consumers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosne

Markowitz, Gerald, Rosner, David

Deep Future : The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth

In this major new book, paleoclimatologist Curt Stager vividly shows how what we do to the environment in the 21st century will affect the next 100,000 years of life on this planet. Most of us have accepted that our planet is warming and th

Stager, Curt

illustrations 400

"It's impossible to grasp the whole planet or integrate all the descriptions of it. But because we live here, we have to try. This is not just an artistic compulsion or an existential yearning, still less an academic exercis

Rhodes, Frank Harold Trevor

Earth Moved

In the tradition of the bestselling book "The Botany of Desire" comes this fascinating exploration of the world underground and one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its role in the ecosystem

Stewart, Amy


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 po

Monbiot, George

Four Degrees of Global Warming
48 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables, 33 black & white line drawings 288

At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of hum

Christoff, Peter

From Apocalypse to Way of Life

"From Apocalypse to Way of Life" is the most stirring, comprehensive account of the environmental crisis since Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring." In vivid prose, Frederick Buell illustrates the growing complexity of our ecological catastrophe

Buell, Frederick

Geology of Australia

This book documents the rich and spectacular heritage of the Australian continent over the last 4400 million years. Now in its third edition, The Geology of Australia provides a comprehensive overview of Australia's geology, landscapes and Eart

Johnson, David, Henderson, Bob

Happy Countryman

With the deft, sure eye of master craftsmen, they portray the mellow stone of country towns, spray swept seaside promenades, strolls among sand dunes, Mr Pimpkins the jobbing gardener, roach fishing at dawn, the art of pear growing, and much

Bates, H. E., Tunnicliffe, C.F.

Harvesting the Biosphere
16 b&w illus. 320

The biosphere -- the Earth's thin layer of life -- dates from nearly four billion years ago, when the first simple organisms appeared. Many species have exerted enormous influence on the biosphere's character and productivity,

Smil, Vaclav

Holy Order of Water

Long gone are the days of drinking naturally pure water from flowing rivers and streams. It is already common today for people to use bottled water or home water filtration systems for their drinking water. How have we come to such a predica

Marks, William

Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie

Though separated by thousands of miles, the United States and Australia have much in common. Geographically both countries are expansive-the United States is the fourth largest in land mass and Australia the sixth-and both possess a vast amo

Bradshaw, Corey J. A., Ehrlich, Paul R.


Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape

Macfarlane, Robert

27 black and white illustrations and 3 tables 288

If our oil addiction is so bad for us, why don t we kick the habit? Looking beyond the usual culprits Big Oil, petro-states, and the strategists of empire "Lifeblood" finds a deeper and more comp

Huber, Matthew T.

Militarizing the Environment

As the seriousness of climate change becomes more and more obvious, military institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental concerns, engaging in climate change war games, and preparing for the effec

Marzec, Robert P.

Myth of Human Supremacy

In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail; the para

Jensen, Derrick

Myth of Progress

A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective

Wessels, Tom (Antioch University New England)

Nature Guide : Rocks and Minerals

Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides.

From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals, a beautiful guide profiling the world's

Dorling Kindersley

Nature Wars

This may be hard to believe but it is very likely that more people live in closer proximity to more wild animals, birds and trees in the eastern United States today than anywhere on the planet at any time in history. For nature lovers, this

Sterba, Jim

New Wild
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 288

Veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce used to think of invasive species as evil interlopers spoiling pristine 'natural' ecosystems. Most conservationists would agree. But what if traditional ecology is wrong, an

Pearce, Fred

Planet Without Apes

"Planet Without Apes" demands that we consider whether we can live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth. Leading primatologist Craig Stanford warns that extinction of the great apes chimpanzees, bon

Stanford, Craig B.

Plastic Water
36 b&w illus. 288

How did branded bottles of water insinuate themselves into our daily lives? Why did water become an economic good -- no longer a common resource but a commercial product, in industry parlance a "fast moving consumer good," or F

Hawkins, Gay, Potter, Emily, Race, Kane

Poisoned Planet
208(Ht mm) 138(Wdt mm) 224

From morning to night, we are surrounded by man-made chemicals, most of them untested, many of them toxic. It's the price we pay for convenient, cheap products. The effects on our health are just now becoming known. In

Cribb, Julian

Settling the Earth
35 b/w illus. 32 maps 57 tables 396

In this worldwide survey, Clive Gamble explores the evolution of the human imagination, without which we would not have become a global species. He sets out to determine the cognitive and social basis for ou

Gamble, Clive

Silent Spring Revisited
Illustrationsstrations (black and white) 352

American scientist and author Rachel Carson is said to have sparked the modern day environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring in 1962. She made vivid the prospect of life without bir

Jameson, Conor Mark

Sprinter and Sprummer

Sprinter and Sprummer challenges the traditional four seasons, and encourages us to think about how we view changes in our natural world. Since 1788, Australia has carried the yoke of four European seasons that make no sense in most parts o

Entwisle, Timothy J.

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change

This book is a call to action on climate change, filled with clear and detailed information on the strategies we need to adopt to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. Unlike other books on the subject, it brings together both the tech

Diesendorf, Mark

Ten Commitments Revisited
Photographs and line art 352

What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment? In this follow up to the highly successful book Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment, Australia's l

Morton, Steve, Lindenmayer, David, Dovers, Stephen

Virtual Water
Paperback , 216 x 134mm. 256

How much water does it take to make a cup of coffee? The answer may shock you: 140 litres! That's the true amount of water used in growing, producing, packaging and shipping the beans you use to make your morning cof

Allan, Tony

Weather Makers
Paperback , 198mm. 352

Flannery, Tim

What's Really Happening to Our Planet?

What's Really Happening To Our Planet? is the only book to fully review the current state of the planet and the way in which our unchecked human activity could change the world forever, with a perspective on what we can do to reverse the dam

Juniper, Tony, Charles, Prince of Wales

Why We Argue About Climate Change

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 miscon

Knight, Eric

Wildlife in the Anthropocene
15 264

Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange to be human, too captive to truly be w

Lorimer, Jamie