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Par Diana Beresford-Kroeger. 2010
Weaving together ecology, ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality, science, and alternative medicine, the author describes trees' untapped ecological and pharmaceutical potential. Beresford-Kroeger…proposes how trees can be planted in urban and rural areas to promote health and counteract pollution and global warming. c2010.
Par Chris Turner. 2007
To offset the grim predictions of environmentalists, Turner describes solutions already at work around the world, from Canada's largest wind…farm to Asia's greenest building and Europe's most eco-friendly communities. He also seeks out the next generation of political, economic, social, and spiritual institutions that could provide the global foundations for a sustainable future, including the parliament houses of Scandinavia and the villages of southern India, where microcredit finance has remade the social fabric. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.
Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par William Dietrich. 1992
Par Charles Clover. 2006
Clover describes how fishing with modern technology has nearly destroyed entire ocean ecosystems: New England's fisheries have collapsed, the fish…stocks of West Africa's continental shelf are overexploited, and few cod are left in Newfoundland's Grand Banks. He blames trawlers with huge nets that destroy everything in their wake, celebrity chefs with endangered species on their menus, the European Union, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, and countries like Japan and Spain that persist in illegal fishing. 2006.
Par Marjory Stoneman Douglas. 1997
Fiftieth-anniversary edition of the 1947 history and folklore of a North American region that had been viewed as a swampy…"wasteland." This volume includes two new chapters, describing efforts to restore and preserve this valuable source of wildlife and water. c1997.
Par Andrew Nikiforuk. 2012
A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. Nikiforuk makes a comparison between slavery…and fossil fuels. Like slaveholders, we feel entitled to surplus energy and rationalize inequality, even barbarity, to get it. But endless growth is an illusion, and now that half of the world's oil has been burned, our energy slaves are becoming more expensive by the day. What we need, the author argues, is a radical new emancipation movement. c2012.
Par Brian J Harvey. 2008
A biologist searches for a solution that will save many fish species from life-threatening dams. His adventures take him from…a fisheries patrol boat on the Fraser River to the great Tsukiji fish market in Japan, with stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and assorted South American countries. Portrays fishermen, fish farmers, and even fish cops in a new light, as well as scientists, shysters, and some very drunk, hairy Brazilian men in thongs. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Par Peter Christie. 2008
The world's first empire, Akkad, was toppled 4,000 years ago by a disastrous drought in Mesopotamia, Ancient Rome experienced 18…months of darkness, possibly from a volcanic eruption half a world away, and Mayan society in Mexico began to crumble when fresh water became scarce. Christie explores climate shifts of the past, from ice ages to a World War II El Niño that frustrated the battle plans of Hitler. Grades 4-7. 2008.
Par Gabrielle Walker, D. A King. 2008
A concise guide to both the problems and the solutions of global warming. Guiding us past a blizzard of information…and misinformation, Walker and King explain the science of warming, the most cutting-edge technological solutions from small to large, and the national and international politics that will affect our efforts. They propose specific ideas to fix a very specific problem, and offer hope that we can still do something about it. 2008.
Par Robert Hunter. 2004
Eleven landlubbing environmentalists and one old sea captain planned to pilot a small, aging fishing boat across 3,800 kilometres of…the Gulf of Alaska in the middle of storm season to try to stop a hydrogen bomb test - and possibly be incinerated in the process. Launched from Vancouver, the 1971 odyssey failed to stop the bomb but did ignite a world-wide environmental movement. Written by a member of the expedition, the book captures the idealism and hope of the psychedelic '60s, while also telling a sea story, full of the debates and misadventures of the characters on board. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and violence. 2004.
Par Laurie David, Cambria Gordon. 2008
Laurie David educates young listeners about the ecological crisis called Global Warming.The dangers posed are very real, and the planet…may undergo drastic changes within this century. People do, however, have the power to fight back and save the earth, and they can start by listening to this audiobook. Grades 4-7. 2008.
Par John C Kricher. 2008
Wheaton College professor John Kricher presents an absorbing analysis of the diverse ecosystems that exist on Planet Earth. He provides…a factual study of the many fragile and threatened portions of our biosphere while describing the interaction between each system and the effect of man's presence in these ecosystems. He also explains the amazing variety of flora and fauna that inhabit the individual ecosystems and addresses current ecological issues facing mankind. 2008.
Par Paul Hawken. 1993
Provides a blueprint for a marketplace where businesses and environmentalists work together, showing companies how to redesign and manufacture products…in innovative ways, re-educate customers, and work closely with government toward a profitable, productive, and ecologically sound future. 2005, c1993.
Par Gwynne Dyer. 2008
Dwindling resources, massive population shifts, natural disasters, spreading epidemics. Drought, rising sea levels, plummeting agricultural yields, crashing economies and political…extremism. These are some of the expected consequences of runaway climate change in the decades ahead, and any of them could tip the world towards conflict. 2008.
Par Amy Miller. 2013
Award-winning documentarian Miller focuses on the real meaning of Carbon trading, where countries can buy and sell anothers' carbon emission…through a system where carbon credits are traded like stocks and bonds. It’s really a zero-sum formula where the amount of carbon-based pollution is not being reduced, only moved by brokers among countries. Credits are then given which are used to bankroll huge industrial operations, many of which are ravaging both the world's poor and their environments, many of which are aboriginal. 2013.
Par Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
Par Jane Drake, Ann Love, Pat Cupples. 1992
Discusses endangered species and endangered spaces such as condors, orchids and rain forests. Includes practical ideas on how to take…action and various programs that some schools have tried. Grades 4-7. 1992.
In its search for oil and gas riches, Alberta is plunging ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling…its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, and filling its southern half with tens of thousands of gas wells. In so doing, it is running out of water, destroying its range land, wiping out its forests and wildlife and spewing huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. 2007.