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Nature By Design : People, Natural Process, and Ecological Restoration (03 Edition)
Nature By Design : People, Natural Process, and Ecological Restoration (03 Edition)
by Eric Higgs
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Ecological restoration is the process of repairing human damage to ecosystems. It involves reintroducing missing plants and animals, rebuilding soils, eliminating hazardous substances, ripping up roads, and returning natural processes such as fire and... (read more)

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Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control
Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control
by Kenneth M Vigil
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Clean Water is a book for anyone concerned about this precious resource who wants to become better informed. In straightforward language, Kenneth Vigil provides a comprehensive introduction to the many scientific, regulatory, cultural, and geographic... (read more)

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Eaarth
Eaarth
by Bill McKibben
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Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not... (read more)

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Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach
Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach
by Ian (edt) Maddock
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Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approachprovides a research level text which highlights recent developments of this emerging and expanding field.  With a focus on interdisciplinary research the text examines:-the evolution and scope of... (read more)

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Solving the Climate Crisis Through Social Change: Public Investment in Social Prosperity to Cool a Fevered Planet (New Trends and Ideas in American Politics)
Solving the Climate Crisis Through Social Change: Public Investment in Social Prosperity to Cool a Fevered Planet (New Trends and Ideas in American Politics)
by Gar W. Lipow
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Solving the Climate Crisis through Social Change: Public Investment in Social Prosperity to Cool a Fevered Planet offers a new approach to battling the climate crisis, arguing that the massive waste that caused the current environmental crisis resulted... (read more)

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Data Analysis in Community and Landscape Ecology
Data Analysis in Community and Landscape Ecology
by R H G Jongman
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This edited volume explains data analysis methods, examples, exercises and case-studies.... (read more)

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New Catalyst Bioregional Series #9: Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
New Catalyst Bioregional Series #9: Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
by Mathis Wackernagle
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Equipped with useful charts and thought-provoking illustrations, this book introduces a revolutionary new way to determine humanity's impact on the Earth and presents an exciting and powerful tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to... (read more)

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The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered
The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered
by Daniel B. Botkin
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Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel... (read more)

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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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Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World
Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World
by Bruce Lourie
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The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. Following the runaway success of their first book, two of North America's leading... (read more)

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Endgame, Volume 1: The Problem of Civilization
Endgame, Volume 1: The Problem of Civilization
by Derrick Jensen
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The Future of Nature: Writing on a Human Ecology from "Orion" Magazine (World as Home, the World as Home)
The Future of Nature: Writing on a Human Ecology from "Orion" Magazine (World as Home, the World as Home)
by Barry Lopez
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The western mindset is arguably one of the greatest threats to the worlds ecological balance. Corporatism and globalization are two of the obvious villains here, but what part does human nature play in the problem? Since its inception in 1982, Orion... (read more)

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Reading the Environment
Reading the Environment
by Melissa Walker
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With 63 essays, 22 articles and editorials, 6 short stories, and 7 poems by naturalists, corporate executives, journalists, politicians, philosophers, economists, developers, scientists, poets, fiction writers, and historians, Reading the Environment... (read more)

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Mother Country
Mother Country
by Marilynne Robinson
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At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in... (read more)

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High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them
High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them
by Jeanfranco Rischard
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In this age of instant communication and biotechnology, on this ever-smaller planet, what kinds of problems have we created for ourselves? How do we tackle them in a world where the accustomed methods used by nation-states may be reaching their natural... (read more)

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An Island Called California: an Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities, Second Edition
An Island Called California: an Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities, Second Edition
by Elna S Bakker
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Bakkers classic of ecological science now includes three new chapters on Southern California which make the book more useful than ever. Striking new photographs illustrate the diversity of life, climate, and geological formation.... (read more)

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The Waste Makers
The Waste Makers
by Vance Packard
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An exposé of "the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals," The Waste Makers is Vance Packard's pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of disposable consumer goods was... (read more)

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The Great Lake Sturgeon
The Great Lake Sturgeon
by Nancy Auer
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Nancy Auer teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University and is a renowned expert and field researcher on lake sturgeon. Dave Dempsey won the 2009 Michigan Author Award and has served as an environmental and policy... (read more)

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The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God
The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God
by Rupert Sheldrake
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Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's preeminent biologists, has revolutionized scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe. In The Rebirth of NatureSheldrake transports us to the threshold of a new paradigm in which traditional... (read more)

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Language Older Than Words (04 Edition)
Language Older Than Words (04 Edition)
by Derrick Jensen
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At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. This... (read more)

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