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Food and Famine
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Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer -- And What You Can Do about It: A Participant Guide

Karl Weber

Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—its an important movie.”... (read more)

Alternative Energy
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Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel

Lyle Estill

Whether we are nearing the end of oil or merely nearing the end of inexpensive oil, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to find alternative ways to meet our energy needs. Biodiesel is one such alternative—and is one of the fastest... (read more)

Sustainable Living
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The Country Living Handbook: A Back-To-Basics Guide to Living Off the Land

Abigail R. Gehring

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning and preserving to keeping chickens... (read more)

Animal Rights
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Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture (Palgrave MacMillan Animal Ethics)

Elisa Aaltola

Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture explores how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications. It is often argued that today's culture is ambivalent in its attitudes toward non-human animals: on the one hand, many speak of the... (read more)

Air and Water
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Healthy Waters: What Every Health Professional Should Know about Water

Mike Magee

A physician examines the many aspects of water and how important it is in our lives.... (read more)

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Mad Like Tesla: Underdog Inventors and Their Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy

Tyler Hamilton

Climate change solutions so crazy they just might work! A search for the contemporary Nikola Tesla - considered a mad scientist by his society for predicting global warming more than 100 years ago - fuels this analysis of climate issues, which introduces... (read more)

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The Ecology of Commerce

Paul Hawken

A visionary new program that businesses can follow to help restore the planet.... (read more)

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Ark of the Broken Covenant: Protecting the World's Biodiversity Hotspots (Issues in Comparative Public Law)

John Charles Kunich

Blending scientific and legal expertise, Kunich proves that a devastating ecological crisis is imminent or even underway already, and that conservation law has yet to catch up with biological science. He challenges readers with a "hotspots wager... (read more)

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