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Latin American Development - A Geographical Perspective

By: Alan Gilbert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Pelican / Penguin Books: 1974

Seller ID: 001249

ISBN: 0140217924

Condition: Very Good


A Pelican Original. 365 pages. Cover photo of Sao Paulo by Bruno Barbey. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Environment / Planning; Reference; Geography. ISBN: 0140217924. ISBN/EAN: 9780140217926. Inventory No: 001249. Paperback View more info

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The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for The Amazon Rain Forest

By: Andrew Revkin

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1990

Seller ID: 235471

ISBN: 0002155001

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is a biography of Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper and homegrown environmentalist who was killed in December 1988 by ranchers intent on ravaging the jungle for short term gain. It is also a celebration of the beauty of the rain forest and a plea for its preservation. 317 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Environment / Planning; Environment & Ecology; ISBN: 0002155001. ISBN/EAN: 9780002155007. Inventory No: 235471. Paperback View more info

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The Greenhouse Effect - Living in a Warmer Australia

By: Ann Henderson-Sellers and Russell Blong

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, NSWU Press: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 155715

ISBN: 0868402672

Condition: Good


Bottom edges of first pages have some creasing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Environment / Planning; Reference; Australian. ISBN: 0868402672. ISBN/EAN: 9780868402673. Inventory No: 155715. Paperback View more info

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Soils: An Outline of their Properties and Management [Soils Series]

By: CSIRO

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO: 1993

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 248563

Condition: Very Good Condition


41 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Environment / Planning; Environment & Ecology; Inventory No: 248563. Paperback View more info

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Climate Change Begins At Home: Life on the two-way street of global warming

By: Dave Reay

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2006

Seller ID: 247606

ISBN: 0230007546

Condition: Good Condition


Packed with provocative case studies, calculations and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology understandable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of 'doing their bit'. The paperback edition features a new preface from Mark Lynas, author of High Tide: News From a Warming World 203 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Environment / Planning; Environment & Ecology; ISBN: 0230007546. ISBN/EAN: 9780230007543. Inventory No: 247606. Paperback View more info

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Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape

By: David T. Hanson [Essays and Photographs]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: USA, Aperture: 1997

Seller ID: 247876

ISBN: 0893817260

Condition: Near Fine Condition


In Waste Land, photographer David T. Hanson presents a picture of our environment that is unfamiliar and deeply disturbing. It is, however, a picture that must be looked at and contended with if our environment is to survive. In the words of the writer Wendell Berry, Hanson has "given us the topography of our open wounds." Waste Land is a powerful book that will not permit us to turn our backs on the declining state of our environment. During the past fifteen years of his career as an artist/photographer, Hanson has documented-- often in aerial photographs that are deceptively, inexora... View more info

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Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

By: Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis Meadows

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Earthscan: 2006

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 248657

ISBN: 1844071448

Condition: Very Good Condition


In 1972, Limits to Growth shocked the world and forever changed the global agenda by demonstrating that unchecked growth on our finite planet was leading the Earth towards ecological 'overshoot' and pending disaster. The book went on to sell millions of copies and ignited a firestorm of controversy that burns hotter than ever in these days of soaring oil prices, wars for resources and human-induced climate change. This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition follows on from Limits to Growth and its sequel Beyond the Limits, which raised the alarm that we have already overshot the p... View more info

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This I Believe and Other Essays

By: E. F. Schumacher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Resurgence / Green Books: 1998

Seller ID: 247536

ISBN: 1870098668

Condition: Very Good Condition


Twenty years after his death, the ideas of E.F. Schumacher still resonate through the environmental movement. With his deep spiritual vision and rejection of Western materialism and economic exploitation, Schumacher saw the need to give societies, communities and individuals practical tools for change. He is best known for his book Small is Beautiful:?economics as if people mattered, which became an international best-seller. This I?Believe is l the only book that covers the whole range of Schumacher's thinking l essential reading for all admirers of Schumacher and his work l published to mark... View more info

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The Australian Climatic Environment

By: E. Linacre, J. Hobbs

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Australia, John Wiley & Sons: 1988

Seller ID: 232617

ISBN: 0471333921

Condition: Very Good Condition


The primary focus of this book is on Australian climates but the rest of the hemisphere is not ignored. The basic physics, chemistry and biology of the atmosphere are universal, and they are so treated in the book, even if weather maps differ so much between the hemispheres because of the reversal of the Coriolis effect. The book goes from the basic universal science to the impact of climate on the human economy and health. The text is reinforced by quantitative problems and a comprehensive bibliography. 354 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Environment / Plann... View more info

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Children of a Toxic Harvest

By: Eve Hillary

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Lothian: 1997

Edition: Softcover

Seller ID: 230585

ISBN: 0850918502

Condition: Very Good Condition


The chilling, true story of Eve Hillary and her children who were the unwitting victims of pesticide abuse. Their family life and health were devastated by this acute environmental attack and they found unsympathetic ears in the medical profession -- from doctors who were completely ignorant of her symptoms and could find no basis in medicine for her condition. Fighting alone, Eve battled hardship and isolation, eventually having to move to an isolated area of the country where she could have a garden unspoiled by pesticide usage.-- A terrifying true story about the perils of using pesticides ... View more info

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The Last Generation

By: Fred Pearce

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Eden Project Books: 2007

Seller ID: 248407

ISBN: 1903919886

Condition: Good Condition


Climate change is not a matter of gradually increasing temperatures. New scientific findings about how our planet works show that it does not do gradual change. Under pressure, it lurches into another mode of operation. Man-made global warming is on the verge of unleashing unstoppable planetary forces. Biological and geological monsters are being woken, and they will consume us. Virtually overnight Nature's revenge will be sudden and brutal, like a climatic tsunami sweeping across the globe. No question, we are the last generation to live with any kind of climatic stability. In this impassione... View more info

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The Hot Topic

By: Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Arrow: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 242638

ISBN: 0747593957

Condition: Very Good Condition


We all know that global warming is a problem, but the blizzard of information and misinformation on the subject makes it hard to know what to do. The Hot Topic is the first book to set out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden agenda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts. Science - how the climate is already changing and what the future is likely to bring Adaptation - preparing for the changes we can't stop Technological solutions - new, clean ways to live, travel and keep the lights on Political solutions - the inside track on what it will take to bring the whole wo... View more info

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Technological Risk

By: H. W. Lewis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co: 1992

Seller ID: 247414

ISBN: 0393308294

Condition: Good Condition


Risks seem to abound in our everyday lives, especially the risks flowing from the explosion of our modern technology, with its pesticides, pollution, nuclear power, microwave radiation and chemical trace elements in food of all kinds. Two questions face all of us: how real are these risks and, if real, how do we manage our lives in order to avoid personal damage from them? The book examines these questions, delving into the nature and true seriousness of risk (as opposed to how bad the risk seems to be), into how we measure risk and how we regulate it. Lewis includes the latest scientific info... View more info

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Feeling the Heat: Dispatches frm the Frontlines of Climate Change

By: Jim Motavalli [Editor]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Routledge: 2004

Seller ID: 247637

ISBN: 0415946557

Condition: Near Fine Condition


For an increasing number of people, global warming is not an academic and scientific debate, but a matter of survival. As the planet warms at a rate of four degrees Fahrenheit per century, violent storms are increasing in frequency, icebergs are melting, sea level is rising, species are losing their habitats, and temperature records are being broken. Feeling the Heat consists of chapter-length visits by well-known authors to actual world "hot" spots, where people are already coping day-to-day with the consequences of climactic disruption. The locations for the book were strategically c... View more info

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How Many People Can The Earth Support?

By: Joel E. Cohen

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton: 1995

Seller ID: 247415

ISBN: 0393314952

Condition: Very Good Condition


With the world population now at 5.7 billion, and increasing by about 90 million per year, we have clearly entered a zone where we can see, and may well encounter, limits on the human carrying capacity of the Earth. In this penetrating analysis of one of the most crucial questions of our time, a leading scholar in the field reviews the history of world population growth and appraises what can be known about its future. 532 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Environment / Planning; United States; Environment & Ecology; ISBN: 0393314952. ISBN/EAN: 9780393314953. I... View more info

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Viticulture and Environment

By: John Gladstones

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Winetitles: 1997

Seller ID: 248469

ISBN: 1875130128

Condition: Near Fine Condition


An analysis of the interaction of environment with viticulture, with special emphasis on site selection, variety selection and cultural practices. Detailed climatic analysis of Australian and viticultural sites, taking into consideration possible future climatic changes. 310 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Cookery, Food & Wine::Wines; Environment & Ecology; Environment / Planning. ISBN: 1875130128. ISBN/EAN: 9781875130122. Inventory No: 248469. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Paperback View more info

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Far from Paradise - The Story of man's Impact on the Environment

By: John Seymour and Herbert Girardet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, BBC: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 226978

ISBN: 0563203579

Condition: Very Good Condition


216 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Environment / Planning; Environment & Ecology; ISBN: 0563203579. ISBN/EAN: 9780563203575. Inventory No: 226978. Hardcover View more info

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Don't Drink the Water: The Essential Guide to Our Contaminated Drinking Water and What You Can Do About it

By: Lono Kahuna Kapua A'o

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1996, Kali Press: 1996

Edition: Updated Edition

Seller ID: 247826

ISBN: 096288829X

Condition: Near Fine Condition


The author brings you information you need to make intelligent decisions about the safety and treatment of your water. Don't Drink the Water also contains a complete resource guide to assist you in becoming active in one of the most important issues of our time 97 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health; Environment & Ecology; Environment / Planning. ISBN: 096288829X. ISBN/EAN: 9780962888298. Inventory No: 247826. Paperback View more info