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Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World
Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World
by Lara J Hansen
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Climate change demands a change in how we envision, prioritize, and implement conservation and management of natural resources. Addressing threats posed by climate change cannot be simply an afterthought or an addendum, but must be integrated into the... (read more)

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Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World
Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World
by Andreas Schafer
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andlt;Pandgt;In the nineteenth century, horse transportation consumed vast amounts of land for hay production, and the intense traffic and ankle-deep manure created miserable living conditions in urban centers. The introduction of the horseless carriage... (read more)

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Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate
Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate
by William F Ruddiman
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"Bill Ruddiman's provocative suggestion of early human influence on the atmosphere will draw fire. But I stand with Ruddiman: the simultaneous upward departures of CO2 and CH4 from climate indicators, unique in 420,000 years, is probably an early... (read more)

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Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement
Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement
by Jonathan Isham and Sissel Waage
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andquot;Global warming is depressing. Ignition is not. In fact, itand#39;s hopeful, sometimes irreverent, and always inspiring. Its authors and#39;get itand#39;! They understand that combating climate change is a long-term struggle that will require... (read more)

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Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North
Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North
by Nancy Lord
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In Shishmaref, Alaska, new seawalls are constructed while residents navigate the many practical and bureaucratic obstacles to moving their entire island village to higher ground. Farther south, inland hunters and fishermen set out to grow more of their... (read more)

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The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
by Tim Flannery
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Not only is paleontologist Flannery's urgent call to arms about global climate change fascinating and terrifying, it is also the most accessible book on the topic around. Flannery writes beautifully, clearly examining every angle of the debate... (read more)

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Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North
Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North
by Nancy Lord
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In Shishmaref, Alaska, new seawalls are constructed while residents navigate the many practical and bureaucratic obstacles to moving their entire island village to higher ground. Farther south, inland hunters and fishermen set out to grow more of their... (read more)

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Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years
Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years
by S Fred Singer
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Admitting the existence of global warming, but denying that there is scientific consensus surrounding its causes and the threat it poses, Singer (George Mason U.) and Avery (of the Hudson Institute) argue that recent warming is part of a natural cycle... (read more)

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How We Can Save the Planet: Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe
How We Can Save the Planet: Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe
by Mayer Hillman and Tina Fawcett and Sudir Chella Rajan
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An outstanding overview on global warming---and what we can do about it---from a distinguished world-class authority Climate change is the single biggest problem that humankind has ever had to face, as we continue with lifestyles that are way... (read more)

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With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change
With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change
by Fred Pearce
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Nature is fragile, environmentalists often tell us. But the lesson of this book is that it is not so. The truth is far more worrying. Nature is strong and packs a serious counterpunch . . . Global warming will very probably unleash unstoppable planetary... (read more)

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Wildlife Responses to Climate Change: North American Case Studies
Wildlife Responses to Climate Change: North American Case Studies
by Stephen H Schneider
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"Wildlife Responses to Climate Change is an important contribution to understanding the implications of our continuing consumption of fossil fuels. Based largely on research by an outstanding team of graduate students, this book demonstrates the... (read more)

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The Hot Topic: What We Can Do about Global Warming
The Hot Topic: What We Can Do about Global Warming
by Gabrielle Walker
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE HOT TOPIC andldquo;This is a fantastic book. Itandrsquo;s just what the world needs right now.andrdquo;andmdash;Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers andldquo;A masterful book, wonderfully well-written. It should become the... (read more)

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Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
by Chris Mooney
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PRAISE FOR STORM WORLD   "Mooney chose to walk a minefield in attempting to assess a controversial and quickly evolving field in climate research. He not only succeeded in producing a fair and accurate description of the science, but produced a... (read more)

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Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth
Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth
by Elana Freeland
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We are entering a Space Age, but not the kind President Kennedy originally envisioned. This Space Age is replacing resource wars and redefines planet earth as a "battlespace" in accordance with the military doctrine of "Full-Spectrum Dominance." This... (read more)

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Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods
Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods
by Richard B. Primack
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Never has there been a president less content to sit still behind a desk than Theodore Roosevelt. When we picture him, heand#39;s on horseback or standing at a cliffandrsquo;s edge or dressed for safari. And Roosevelt was more than just an... (read more)

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The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning
The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning
by James Lovelock
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The global temperature is rising, the ice caps are melting, and levels of pollution across the world have reached unprecedented heights. According to eminent scientist James Lovelock, in order to survive an assault from her dependents, the Earth is... (read more)

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Infinity's Rainbow: The Politics of Energy, Climate and Globalization
Infinity's Rainbow: The Politics of Energy, Climate and Globalization
by Michael P Byron
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Byron (PhD, political science, U. of California at Irvine) applies systems theory to the environmental and resource crisis humankind is bringing upon itself. He traces these crises and the impediments to solutions to the sociopolitical institutions... (read more)

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Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth
Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth
by Anthony D Barnosky
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Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research... (read more)

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The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet
The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet
by Heidi Cullen
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From Heidi Cullen, one of Americas foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes The Weather of the Future, a fascinating and provocative book that predicts what different parts of the world... (read more)

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The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
by Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman Ph.D
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Climate change is no laughing matter — but maybe it should be. The topic is so critical that everyone, from students to policy-makers to voters, needs a quick and easy guide to the basics. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change entertains as it... (read more)

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