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F**k Flying - 101 eco-friendly ways to travel (Hardcover): The F Team F**k Flying - 101 eco-friendly ways to travel (Hardcover)
The F Team
R170 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R34 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book will show you all the ways YOU can change how you travel to help save the planet. As we come out of lockdown, many of us are thinking about getting out of the house and going on holiday but it's never been more important to think about how we get from A to B. Packed with 101 tips and tricks to reducing your carbon footprint when you're on the go, this practical little book shows that everybody can do something to protect our environment. From how you travel to work, head to the shops, go on holiday and more, this book is a must-read for everyone. Why do we need to act now? Aviation alone accounts for at least 2% of global carbon emissions and an economy-class return flight from London to NYC emits the equivalent CO2 of 11% of the average annual emissions of someone in the UK. We can all make a change and contents includes: - EVERYDAY TRAVEL (including commuting, shopping and getting around) - PLANNING (how to plan an eco-friendly holiday) - PACKING (savvy tips to pack with the planet in mind) - TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY? (lots of alternatives to flying) - WHEN YOU GET THERE (how to be a green tourist) No change is too small to make a difference.

Climate Futures - Re-imagining Global Climate Justice (Paperback): Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya A. Kurian, Debashish... Climate Futures - Re-imagining Global Climate Justice (Paperback)
Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya A. Kurian, Debashish Munshi
R788 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R86 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Approaching the issues of climate change and climate justice from a range of diverse perspectives including those of culture, gender, indigeneity, race, and sexuality, as well as challenging colonial histories and capitalist presents, Climate Futures boldly addresses the apparent inevitability of climate chaos. Seeking better explanations of the underlying causes and consequences of climate change, and mapping strategies toward a better future, or at a minimum, the most likely best-case world that we can get to, this book envisions planetary social movements robust enough to spark the necessary changes needed to achieve deeply sustainable and just economic, social, and political policies and practices. Bringing together insights from interdisciplinary scholars, policymakers, creatives and activists, Climate Futures argues for the need to get past us-and-them divides and acknowledge how lives of creatures far and near, human and non-human, are interconnected.

Louisiana Wildlife Agents - In Their Own Words (Hardcover): Jerald Horst Louisiana Wildlife Agents - In Their Own Words (Hardcover)
Jerald Horst
R702 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wildlife agents prepare themselves for anything. In the blink of an eye, a routine arrest for hunting rabbits at night -- a crime that carries only a nominal fine -- can turn into a manhunt, with an officer's life suddenly at risk.

In Louisiana Wildlife Agents, officers tell of the unimaginable dangers lurking in their supposedly mundane tasks as they police Louisiana's bayous and backroads. The sequel to Game Warden: On Patrol in Louisiana, this book allows wardens to share their stories detailing the perils and pleasures of life behind the wildlife badge.

Jerald Horst has compiled dozens of vivid anecdotes, including, among others, accounts of the grueling training academy for wildlife agents and the real dangers in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, all told in the officers' voices. Agents' spouses also share their perspectives on the work of a wildlife guardian.

Thrilling and amusing, at times heart-wrenching, but always life-affirming, the stories of Louisiana Wildlife Agents will instill in readers a new respect and appreciation for this challenging profession.

Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution (Hardcover, 1st New edition): Sherry Johnson Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution (Hardcover, 1st New edition)
Sherry Johnson
R1,152 Discovery Miles 11 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more frequent and severe hurricanes and extended drought. Drawing on historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, Sherry Johnson innovatively integrates the region's experience with extreme weather events and patterns into the history of the Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic world. By superimposing this history of natural disasters over the conventional timeline of sociopolitical and economic events in Caribbean colonial history, Johnson presents an alternative analysis in which some of the signal events of the Age of Revolution are seen as consequences of ecological crisis and of the resulting measures for disaster relief. For example, Johnson finds that the general adoption in 1778 of free trade in the Americas was catalyzed by recognition of the harsh realities of food scarcity and the needs of local colonists reeling from a series of natural disasters. Weather-induced environmental crises and slow responses from imperial authorities, Johnson argues, played an inextricable and, until now, largely unacknowledged role in the rise of revolutionary sentiments in the eighteenth-century Caribbean. |From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more frequent and severe hurricanes and extended drought. Drawing on historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, Sherry Johnson innovatively integrates the region's experience with extreme weather events and patterns into the history of the Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic world.

Managing Humanitarian Relief 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Eric James Managing Humanitarian Relief 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Eric James
R982 R914 Discovery Miles 9 140 Save R68 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Sand County Almanac - And Sketches Here and There (Paperback): Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac - And Sketches Here and There (Paperback)
Aldo Leopold
R374 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise - Volume 1: Africa and Middle East (Paperback): Wayne Visser The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise - Volume 1: Africa and Middle East (Paperback)
Wayne Visser
R1,049 Discovery Miles 10 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise is the first comprehensive global compendium that clearly describes the national approaches to sustainable enterprise. Through a systematic review of each country, this quick-to-access reference guide showcases the similarities and differences in each region. Every country profile includes key information about the relevant history, country-specific issues, trends, research, and the leading organizations operating in the field as well as best-practice case studies. The guide comprises four volumes, each dedicated to a specific region of the world. In a world where organizations are working increasingly across national and regional boundaries and research takes a joined-up and international approach, this book is an essential guide for practitioners and researchers in the disciplines of business sustainability, social enterprise and corporate responsibility. The first of its kind, this reference book provides the reader with a unique insight into what is the current state-of-play in each country. Each edited volume provides expert contributions from around the world; the contributors have been selected on the basis of their knowledge of the country and their clear experience in sustainable enterprise. Each regional/country profile includes the following subsections: Sustainable Enterprise in context; Priority issues; Trends; Government policies; Case studies; Further resources; and References. This unique resource will be an essential acquisition for all organizations who need to benchmark their sustainable enterprise strategies throughout different regions and cultures and want the best possible intelligence on the key issues and concerns relating to sustainable business and social responsibility in all of the markets in which they operate. It provides a useful companion reference collection to The World Guide to CSR, also edited by Wayne Visser. The full Four Volume Set of The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise is available for purchase as a single item at a 25% discounted rate.

The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship (Hardcover): Claudia Bieling, Tobias Plieninger The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship (Hardcover)
Claudia Bieling, Tobias Plieninger
R1,084 Discovery Miles 10 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Improving the dynamic relationship between nature and human well-being is a pressing issue of our time. Landscapes embody this tight interconnectedness and serve as unique sustainability learning hubs, showcased by the global rise of place-based and holistic landscape stewardship initiatives. Incorporating these exciting developments, this book explores the principles of landscape stewardship and their function in fields such as agriculture, ecological restoration and urban green infrastructure. It provides insights into the challenges and the potential of landscape stewardship and identifies future paths for the science and practice of landscape-related sustainability efforts. Aligning analytical perspectives with practical applications, it brings together contributions from leading scholars and innovative models of landscape stewardship from all around the world, making it an essential resource for anyone interested in developing sustainable human-nature relationships.

The Great Penguin Rescue - 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal... The Great Penguin Rescue - 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue (Paperback)
Dyan Denapoli
R376 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On June 23, 2000, the iron ore carrier MV "Treasure "foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins--thus threatening to decimate 41 percent of the world's population of African penguins. A massive rescue effort was launched, with penguin expert Dyan deNapoli--better known as The Penguin Lady--serving as a rehabilitation supervisor. By the end of a grueling, but ultimately rewarding, three months, she and her fellow volunteers had de-oiled, nursed back to health, and released into the wild nearly all of the affected birds. "The Great Penguin Rescue "is the extraordinary and heartwarming true story of the world's largest and most successful wildlife rescue and a moving portrait of these captivating birds.

How to Go Meat Free - Eco Tips for Busy People (Paperback): Stepfanie Romine How to Go Meat Free - Eco Tips for Busy People (Paperback)
Stepfanie Romine 1
R225 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

With 100 easy-to-follow tips championing the meat-free cause, How to Go Meat Free is the stress-free, guilt-free guide to: * Ensuring you maintain a healthy, balanced diet. * Tasty meat-free alternatives. * Staples for your store cupboard. * Dining out and eating with friends - meat-free. * Creative plant-based recipes. Meat used to be the key ingredient around which all our meals were based - but not any more. Plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular, and not just for health reasons. A meat-free diet can help you save money, lessen your environmental impact, lose weight and have more energy. Whether you want to avoid meat for a couple of days a week, go completely vegetarian, or even vegan, this book will make the transition easy for you.

Better Business - How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism (Hardcover): Christopher Marquis Better Business - How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism (Hardcover)
Christopher Marquis
R684 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R139 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A compelling look at the B Corp movement and why socially and environmentally responsible companies are vital for everyone's future Businesses have a big role to play in a capitalist society. They can tip the scales toward the benefit of the few, with toxic side effects for all, or they can guide us toward better, more equitable long-term solutions. Christopher Marquis tells the story of the rise of a new corporate form-the B Corporation. Founded by a group of friends who met at Stanford, these companies undergo a rigorous certification process, overseen by the B Lab, and commit to putting social benefits, the rights of workers, community impact, and environmental stewardship on equal footing with financial shareholders. Informed by over a decade of research and animated by interviews with the movement's founders and leading figures, Marquis's book explores the rapid growth of companies choosing to certify as B Corps, both in the United States and internationally, and explains why the future of B Corporations is vital for us all.

An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John M. Reynolds An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John M. Reynolds
R1,589 R1,312 Discovery Miles 13 120 Save R277 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 2nd Edition, describes the rapidly developing field of near-surface geophysics. The book covers a range of applications including mineral, hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, and emphasises the use of geophysics in civil engineering and in environmental investigations. Following on from the international popularity of the first edition, this new, revised, and much expanded edition contains additional case histories, and descriptions of geophysical techniques not previously included in such textbooks. The level of mathematics and physics is deliberately kept to a minimum but is described qualitatively within the text. Relevant mathematical expressions are separated into boxes to supplement the text. The book is profusely illustrated with many figures, photographs and line drawings, many never previously published. Key source literature is provided in an extensive reference section; a list of web addresses for key organisations is also given in an appendix as a valuable additional resource. * Covers new techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Sounding, Controlled- Source EM, shear-wave seismic refraction, and airborne gravity and EM techniques * Now includes radioactivity surveying and more discussions of down-hole geophysical methods; hydrographic and Sub-Bottom Profiling surveying; and UneXploded Ordnance detection * Expanded to include more forensic, archaeological, glaciological, agricultural and bio-geophysical applications * Includes more information on physio-chemical properties of geological, engineering and environmental materials * Takes a fully global approach * Companion website with additional resources available at www.wiley.com/go/reynolds/introduction2e * Accessible core textbook for undergraduates as well as an ideal reference for industry professionals The second edition is ideal for students wanting a broad introduction to the subject and is also designed for practising civil and geotechnical engineers, geologists, archaeologists and environmental scientists who need an overview of modern geophysical methods relevant to their discipline. While the first edition was the first textbook to provide such a comprehensive coverage of environmental geophysics, the second edition is even more far ranging in terms of techniques, applications and case histories.

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings - A Year of Keeping Bees (Hardcover): Helen Jukes A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings - A Year of Keeping Bees (Hardcover)
Helen Jukes
R633 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thomas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth - The Spiritual Ecology of the Father of Environmentalism (Paperback): Ervin Laszlo, Allan... Thomas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth - The Spiritual Ecology of the Father of Environmentalism (Paperback)
Ervin Laszlo, Allan Combs
R352 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A tribute to the visionary contributions and prophetic writings of Thomas Berry, spiritual ecologist and father of environmentalism
- Contains 10 essays by eminent philosophers, thinkers, and scientists in the field of ecology and sustainability, including Matthew Fox, Joanna Macy, Duane Elgin, Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ervin Laszlo, and Allan Combs
- Calls for a transformation of consciousness to resolve today's global ecological and human challenges
- Includes a little-known but essential essay by Thomas Berry
When cultural historian and spiritual ecologist Thomas Berry, described by "Newsweek" magazine as "the most provocative figure among the new breed of eco-theologians," passed away in 2009 at age 94, he left behind a dream of healing the "Earth community." In his numerous lectures, books, and essays, Berry proclaimed himself a scholar of the earth, a "geologian," and diligently advocated for a return to Earth-based spirituality.
This anthology presents 10 essays from leading philosophers, scientists, and spiritual visionaries--including Matthew Fox, Joanna Macy, Duane Elgin, Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ervin Laszlo, and Allan Combs--on the genius of Berry's work and his quest to resolve our global ecological and spiritual challenges, as well as a little-known but essential essay by Berry himself. Revealing Berry's insights as far ahead of their time, these essays reiterate the radical nature of his ideas and the urgency of his most important conclusion: that money and technology cannot solve our problems, rather, we must reestablish the indigenous connection with universal consciousness and return to our fundamental spontaneous nature--still evident in our dreams--in order to navigate our ecological challenges successfully.

Deltas in the Anthropocene (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Robert J. Nicholls, W. Neil Adger, Craig W. Hutton, Susan E. Hanson Deltas in the Anthropocene (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Robert J. Nicholls, W. Neil Adger, Craig W. Hutton, Susan E. Hanson
R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Anthropocene is the human-dominated modern era that has accelerated social, environmental and climate change across the world in the last few decades. This open access book examines the challenges the Anthropocene presents to the sustainable management of deltas, both the many threats as well as the opportunities. In the world's deltas the Anthropocene is manifest in major land use change, the damming of rivers, the engineering of coasts and the growth of some of the world's largest megacities; deltas are home to one in twelve of all people in the world. The book explores bio-physical and social dynamics and makes clear adaptation choices and trade-offs that underpin policy and governance processes, including visionary delta management plans. It details new analysis to illustrate these challenges, based on three significant and contrasting deltas: the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna, Mahanadi and Volta. This multi-disciplinary, policy-orientated volume is strongly aligned to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals as delta populations often experience extremes of poverty, gender and structural inequality, variable levels of health and well-being, while being vulnerable to extreme and systematic climate change.

Toward Resilience - A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Paperback): Marilise Turnbull, Charlotte... Toward Resilience - A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Paperback)
Marilise Turnbull, Charlotte Sterrett, Amy Hilleboe
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation is an introductory resource for development and humanitarian practitioners working with populations at risk of disasters and other impacts of climate change. It is aimed at program management, advisory and technical staff of development and humanitarian organizations, and seeks to strengthen staff understanding of the basic approaches and principals that can be applied to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation initiatives. It also provides practical guidance on how to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into the program cycle and adapt activities to a range of contexts and development and humanitarian sectors.This guide includes examples from practitioners' experiences that illustrate good practice and learning, and suggests tools and resources that practitioners find useful. This book is a core resource developed as part of the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) project. The ECB Project is a collaborative effort comprised of six agencies: CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision International. Available in Spanish ISBN 9781853397882 and French ISBN 9781853397875.

Politics and the Anthropocene (Hardcover): Duncan Kelly Politics and the Anthropocene (Hardcover)
Duncan Kelly
R1,213 R1,112 Discovery Miles 11 120 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Anthropocene has become central to understanding the intimate connections between human life and the natural environment, but it has fractured our sense of time and possibility. What implications does that fracturing have for how we should think about politics in these new times? In this cutting-edge intervention, Duncan Kelly considers how this new geological era could shape our future by engaging with the recent past of our political thinking. If politics remains a short-term affair governed by electoral cycles, could an Anthropocenic sense of time, value and prosperity be built into it, altering long-established views about abundance, energy and growth? Is the Anthropocene so disruptive that it is no more than a harbinger of ecological doom, or can modern politics adapt by rethinking older debates about states, territories, and populations? Kelly rejects both pessimistic fatalism about humanity's demise, and an optimistic fatalism that makes the Anthropocene into a problem too big for politics, best left to the market or technology to solve. His skilful defence of the potential for democratic politics to negotiate this challenge is an indispensable guide to the ideas that matter most to understanding this epochal transformation.

Arboretum Borealis - A Lifeline of the Planet (Paperback): Diana Beresford-Kroeger Arboretum Borealis - A Lifeline of the Planet (Paperback)
Diana Beresford-Kroeger
R787 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R164 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A literary work with a life all its own, and without exaggeration, it is a masterpiece. . . . Far from being a simple narrative, the book discusses the incredible contribution each tree makes to the planet, where and how to plant them, and what environment they are most complementary to."
---Monika Carless, "EcoFarm & Garden"

"In prose as rich as the forest itself, Diana Beresford-Kroeger sees trees for all their attributes---as providers of clean air, clean water, food, shelter, and beauty---and places them squarely at the center of a complex web of nature that is crucial to all species including man."
---Roger C. Dower, President, Forest Stewardship Council-United States

Nothing on earth compares to the Boreal forest to maintain life on this planet. The vast primeval forest stretches across the northern regions of the world, from northern Canada and Alaska to northern Europe, Russia, China, and Japan. Boreal species can be found in cooler temperate climates everywhere, including Michigan and other cool areas of the United States, and some outliers are even found in the tropics. The circumpolar runoff from the Boreal enriches the seas with nutrients in the spring. The evergreens of the Boreal act as a passive ground coolant. And the needles of the evergreens and the trichomal hairs of the deciduous trees comb the air free of harmful minute particulate pollution.

"Arboretum Borealis" does for the northern forests of the world what Arboretum America did for the forests of North America. Diana Beresford-Kroeger further describes how each Boreal tree group relates to its natural environment and how these specific trees can be used to promote health or to counteract the effects of pollution and global warming.

"Arboretum Borealis" reveals the fascinating history of these trees in Native American culture, including their medicinal uses. Finally, Beresford-Kroeger offers practical design ideas and tips---where to plant these trees, what season they look best in, and what native plants complement them.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist; medical and agricultural researcher; lecturer; and self-defined "renegade scientist" in the fields of classical botany, medical biochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. She is the author of "Arboretum America" and lives in Ontario, Canada.

Cover image by Christian H. Kroeger

Practical Field Ecology - A Project Guide (Paperback, 2nd Edition): C. Philip Wheater, James R Bell, Penny A. Cook Practical Field Ecology - A Project Guide (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
C. Philip Wheater, James R Bell, Penny A. Cook
R1,448 Discovery Miles 14 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Offers a comprehensive, accessible introduction to experimental design, field monitoring skills for plants and animals, data analysis, interpretation and reporting This user-friendly book presents field monitoring skills for both plants and animals, within the context of a research project. This text provides a single resource to take the reader all the way through from the planning stage, into the field, guiding through sampling, organism identification, computer-based data analysis and interpretation, and finally how to present the results to maximise the impact of the work. Logically structured throughout, and revised extensively in the second edition, the book concentrates on the techniques required to design a field-based ecological survey and shows how to execute an appropriate sampling regime. It evaluates appropriate sampling and analytical methods, identifying potential problems associated with various techniques and how to mitigate these. The second edition of this popular text has updated reference material and weblinks, increased the number of case studies by 50% to illustrate the use of specific techniques in the field, added over 20% more figures (including 8 colour plates), and made more extensive use of footnotes to provide extra details. Extensions to topics covered in the first edition include additional discussion of: ethical issues; statistical methods (sample size estimation, use of the statistical package R, mixed models); bioindicators, especially for freshwater pollution; seeds, fecundity and population dynamics including static and dynamic life tables; forestry techniques including tree coring and tree mortality calculations; the use of data repositories; writing for a journal and producing poster and oral presentations. In addition, the use of new and emerging technologies has been a particular focus, including mobile apps for environmental monitoring and identification; land cover and GIS; the use of drones including legal frameworks and codes of practice; molecular field techniques including DNA analysis in the field (including eDNA); photo-matching for identifying individuals; camera trapping; modern techniques for detecting and analysing bat echolocation calls; and data storage using the cloud. Divided into six distinct chapters, Practical Field Ecology, 2nd Edition begins at project inception with a chapter on planning--covering health and safety, along with guidance on how to ensure that the sampling and experimental design is suitable for subsequent statistical analysis. Following a chapter dealing with site characterisation and general aspects of species identification, subsequent chapters describe the techniques used to survey and census particular groups of organisms. The final chapters cover analysing, interpreting and presenting data, and writing up the research. Offers a readable and approachable integrated guide devoted to field-based research projects Takes students from the planning stage, into the field, and clearly guides them through organism identification in the laboratory and computer-based data analysis, interpretation and data presentation Includes a chapter on how to write project reports and present findings in a variety of formats to differing audiences Aimed at undergraduates taking courses in Ecology, Biology, Geography, and Environmental Science, Practical Field Ecology, 2nd Edition will also benefit postgraduates seeking to support their projects.

Climate Change - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Joseph Romm Climate Change - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Joseph Romm
R360 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R105 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"This is, for my money, the best single-source primer on the state of climate change." (New York Magazine) "The right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane." (The Daily Beast) "A must-read." (The Guardian) The essential primer on what will be the defining issue of our time, CLIMATE CHANGE: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) is a clear-eyed overview of the science, conflicts, and implications of our warming planet. From Joseph Romm, Chief Science Advisor for National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously series and one of Rolling Stone's "100 people who are changing America," CLIMATE CHANGE offers user-friendly, scientifically rigorous answers to the most difficult (and commonly politicized) questions surrounding what climatologist Lonnie Thompson has deemed "a clear and present danger to civilization." Questions about climate change addressed in this guide include: * How will climate change affect day-to-day life in the coming decades? * What are the implications of owning coastal property in the age of climate change? * Is retirement to South Florida (or the U.S. Southwest, or even Southern Europe) safe? * What are the implications of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty? * What does Donald Trump's presidency mean for climate action in the United States and around the globe? * Are efforts to combat climate change making a difference? As the global response to climate change continues to evolve, CLIMATE CHANGE: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers smart, unblemished answers to the most difficult questions in an area dogged by misunderstanding and politicization.

Murder of a Landscape - The California Farmer-Smelter War, 1897-1916 (Hardcover): Khaled J. Bloom Murder of a Landscape - The California Farmer-Smelter War, 1897-1916 (Hardcover)
Khaled J. Bloom
R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between 1896 and 1919, air pollution from large-scale copper smelting in northern California's Shasta County severely damaged crops and timber in a 1,000-square-mile region, completely devastating a core area of 200 square miles. The poisons from these smelters created the nation's largest man-made desert--a shocking contrast to the beauty of the surrounding Cascades and Trinity Alps.

This book traces the development of that environmental catastrophe and explains a long, complex, and rancorous struggle that involved several corporations, hundreds of farmers and ranchers, and all levels of government. In tackling this long-neglected story--one hardly known within or beyond California--Khaled J. Bloom takes readers back to the region of that time and shows how the copper industry posed serious environmental threats from the beginning. He tells of hardscrabble settlers and gentleman farmers who rose up repeatedly in unsuccessful efforts to either clean up or shut down the smelters.

What appears today as an environmental cause was really a struggle to save individual property and a way of life. Yet, as Bloom shows, the farmers never had a chance against wider public opinion and the many financial interests that benefited from copper production. Profit and power won out, and posterity was left with a mess. California still contends with the toxic legacy.

"Murder of a Landscape" tells the long-overlooked story of California's short-lived copper boom, presenting an interesting cross-section of society and attitudes in rural California during the Progressive Era. Offering the drama and pathos of a David-and-Goliath tale in which Goliath wins and strides on, the book makes compelling reading for anyone interested in the industrial, political, and environmental history of the American West.

No Nice Girl Swears - Notes on High Society, Social Graces, and Keeping Your Wits from a Jazz-Age Debutante (Hardcover):... No Nice Girl Swears - Notes on High Society, Social Graces, and Keeping Your Wits from a Jazz-Age Debutante (Hardcover)
Alice-Leone Moats; Foreword by Stellene Volandes
R436 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

No Nice Girl Swears is the original, trailblazing guide to the "new etiquette," brimming with timeless advice on style, romance, and grace, and finally back in print 90 years after its original release. Forewords by today's editor in chief of Town & Country and the editor in chief of Vogue from 1914-1952. Heralded as the go-to guide for soon-to-be debutantes and ladies who'd recently made their debut, No Nice Girl Swears ushered in a "new etiquette" on its release in 1933, much to the shock-and delight-of the high-society crowd of jazz-age America. Today it is equal parts time capsule (how to dress for dinner on your transatlantic voyage) and timeless missive (how to ditch a date who's had a few too many). Worldly-wise socialite Alice-Leone Moats advises on everything from style and dating to travel and party throwing, and weeds through the dos and don'ts of weddings, weekend trips, and the workplace. Her wisdom, though steeped in the charm of her time, endures: treat others-and yourself-with respect, always put your best foot forward, and don't throw a party without champagne. It's just good manners. This keepsake volume includes a new foreword from Stellene Volandes, the editor in chief of Town & Country, the original foreword from Edna Woolman Chase, Vogue's editor in chief from 1914-1952, and a contextualizing preface. It encourages consideration of what etiquette rules we'd like instilled today, and shows how Moats helped usher in a world where women could speak-and act-freely.

Simply Living Well - A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home (Hardcover): Julia Watkins Simply Living Well - A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home (Hardcover)
Julia Watkins
R606 R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Save R112 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Permaculture - A Spiritual Approach (Paperback): Craig Gibsone, Jan Martin Bang Permaculture - A Spiritual Approach (Paperback)
Craig Gibsone, Jan Martin Bang
R339 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R117 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Permaculture design as divine creative activity. Permaculture looks for the patterns embedded in our natural world as inspirations for designing solutions to the many challenges we are presented with today. It is a philosophical, spiritual and practical approach to the use of the land, integrating microclimate, functional plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intricately connected, highly productive systems. In essence, permaculture uses observation as basis for creating sustainable and effective human settlements. The authors discuss the components Earthshare, Fairshare and Peoplecare, with a specific emphasis on the spiritual aspects of the design process. Topics range from soil and plants, energy sources and house design to alternative economics, group process, governance, and spiritual nurturing and enquiry. Examples of existing permaculture structures from around the world, most notably from the Findhorn Community Eco-Village, bring the concepts to life. First-hand accounts of how people got started on their permaculture project lend a personal touch. The first book to look at the spiritual aspects as well as the practical implementation of permaculture design.

Natural Resources Management and Gender - A global sourcebook (Paperback, Annotated edition): Minke Valk Natural Resources Management and Gender - A global sourcebook (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Minke Valk
R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Increasing recognition of the interaction between poverty, and resources and environmental degradation has led to interventions that put more and more emphasis on working with local communities to improve the management of the environment and natural resources. Identifying and overcoming the barriers to women s, and men s, full participation in the management of resources is a necessary first step towards the ultimate goals of poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Understanding the environmental roles and responsibilities of women and men is critical to sustainable resource management practices. The chapters in the book reflect experiences with mainstreaming gender and women s issues in natural resources management. The introductory paper, focusing on the history and current status of gender and natural resources management, is followed by five further papers presenting cases of this approach, written by experts and practitioners from different parts of the world. The papers examine diverse natural resources from different perspectives, ranging from the household and community level to national and regional policy. They examine the security of women s rights to common property resources and land in West Africa; mainstreaming gender in water policy and institutions in Gujarat, India; gender-responsive planning in wetland development in Uganda; empowering women in managing natural resources in mountain areas of the Hundu-Kush Himalayas of Pakistan; and the development of gender policies for environmental ministries in Mesoamerica. The papers are complemented by an extensive annotated bibliography, including references to books, journals and electronic documents, and a list of relevant Web resources. Together, these resources provide a global overview of the work in this field. Published in association with KIT Publishers."

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