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Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World
Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World
by Alan Weisman
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Los Llanos--the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia--are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told. Here, in the late 1960s, a young Colombian... (read more)

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End of Growth (11 Edition)
End of Growth (11 Edition)
by Richard Heinberg
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Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning... (read more)

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Living a Land Ethic: A History of Cooperative Conservation on the Leopold Memorial Reserve (Wisconsin Land and Life)
Living a Land Ethic: A History of Cooperative Conservation on the Leopold Memorial Reserve (Wisconsin Land and Life)
by Stephen A. Laubach
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In 1935, in the midst of relentless drought, Aldo Leopold purchased an abandoned farm along the Wisconsin River near Baraboo, Wisconsin. An old chicken coop, later to become famous as the Leopold “Shack,” was the propertys only intact... (read more)

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Encounters with the Archdruid
Encounters with the Archdruid
by John Mcphee
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The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and... (read more)

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Toyota Way (04 Edition)
Toyota Way (04 Edition)
by Jeffrey Liker
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"This book will give you an understanding of what has made Toyota successful and some practical ideas that you can use to develop your own approach to business."--Gary Convis, Managing Office of Toyota Fewer man-hours. Less inventory. The highest quality... (read more)

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Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing
Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing
by Doug Mckenzie-mohr
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We are consuming resources and polluting our environment at a rate that is outstripping our planet's ability to support us. To create a sustainable future, we must not only change our own actions, we must educate and encourage those around us to change... (read more)

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Prosperity Without Growth (09 Edition)
Prosperity Without Growth (09 Edition)
by Tim Jackson
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Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? In this explosive book, Tim Jackson, a top sustainability adviser to the UK government, makes a compelling case... (read more)

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The Future of Value: How Sustainability Creates Value Through Competitive Differentiation
The Future of Value: How Sustainability Creates Value Through Competitive Differentiation
by Eric Lowitt
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Praise for the future of value "Creating value in a crowded marketplace is always difficult; doing it in a sustainable fashion is downright painful.?The Future of Value?provides insightful analysis of how successful businesses have been able to make... (read more)

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Environmentalism (07 Edition)
Environmentalism (07 Edition)
by David Peterson
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Environmental movements have produced some impressive results, including cleaner air and the preservation of selected species and places. But movements that challenged western prosperity and comfort seldom made much progress,... (read more)

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Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture
Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture
by Monique Borgerhoff Mulder
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"Balancing the rights of local people with the obligation to preserve viable ecosystems for future generations is the single most pressing challenge confronting global citizens in the twenty-first century. In this book, Borgerhoff Mulder and Coppolillo... (read more)

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The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences
The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences
by Leslie Bedford
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Leslie Bedford, former director of the highly regarded Bank Street College museum leadership program, expands the museum professionals vision of exhibitions beyond the simple goal of transmitting knowledge to the visitor. Her view of exhibitions as... (read more)

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Managing the Design Factory
Managing the Design Factory
by Donald G Reinertsen
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The first book to put the principles of World Class Manufacturing to work in the development process, Managing the Design Factory combines the powerful analytical tools of queuing, information, and system theories with the proven ideas of organization... (read more)

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Making in America: From Innovation to Market
Making in America: From Innovation to Market
by Suzanne Berger
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America is the world leader in innovation, but many of the innovative ideas that are hatched in American start-ups, labs, and companies end up going abroad to reach commercial scale. Apple, the superstar of innovation, locates its production in China... (read more)

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Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services
Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services
by Geoffrey Heal
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In recent years, scientists have begun to focus on the idea that healthy, functioning ecosystems provide essential services to human populations, ranging from water purification to food and medicine to climate regulation. Lacking a healthy environment... (read more)

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Social Partnerships and Responsible Business
Social Partnerships and Responsible Business
by May M. (edt) Seitanidi
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Cross-sector partnerships are widely hailed as a critical means for addressing a wide array of social challenges such as climate change, poverty, education, corruption, and health. Amid all the positive rhetoric of cross-sector partnerships though... (read more)

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Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (08 Edition)
Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (08 Edition)
by Jeffrey D. Sachs
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In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world's most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty- offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty... (read more)

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The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks (American and Comparative Environmental Policy)
The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks (American and Comparative Environmental Policy)
by Raul Lejano
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For as long has humans have lived in communities, storytelling has bound people to each other and to their environments. In recent times, scholars have noted how social networks arise around issues of resource and ecological management. In this book... (read more)

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Design for Reliability
Design for Reliability
by Daniel T. Daley
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None of the few Design for Reliability (DFR) books currently available addresses the process from the owners (or buyers) perspective. Instead, they approach DFR strictly from the sellers (or manufacturers) viewpoint. As a result, few assets are designed... (read more)

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State of the World: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society (State of the World)
State of the World: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society (State of the World)
by Worldwatch Institute
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Since September 11, 2001, many governments have reasserted the centrality of traditional, military-focused security. Yet the aftermath of the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq underlines once more that lasting security is not found in soldiers... (read more)

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Standards and Audits for Ethics Management Systems: The European Perspective (Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy)
Standards and Audits for Ethics Management Systems: The European Perspective (Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy)
by Josef Wieland
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Today's management is faced with the new task of implementing and dealing with standardised ethics management systems and values programs. It is a widely accepted fact that these have to be designed individually and firm specific, if they are to be a... (read more)

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