Download E-books Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It PDF

Nearly 4 a long time after her mom, Frances Moore Lappé, released Diet for a Small Planet, sparking a revolution in our pondering the social and environmental effect of our nutrients offerings, Anna Lappé alternatives up the dialog, reading one other hidden expense of our nutrition procedure: the weather problem. From elevating livestock in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop-Tarts, the alternatives we make approximately how we placed nutrients on our plates, and what we do with the waste, give a contribution to up to one 3rd of overall greenhouse-gas emissions. Lappé exposes the pursuits resisting this important dialog whereas she educates and empowers readers and eaters devoted to therapeutic the planet.

Praise for Diet for a scorching Planet:

"[An] very important ebook … in terms of weather swap, junk nutrients may possibly end up much more damaging than SUVs. Lappé's message is well timed and empowering."-Eric Schlosser, writer of FastFood Nation

"Accessibly written, rationally argued and occupied with motion over rhetoric, the ebook will curiosity mom and dad, foodies, economists, dedicated vegetarians, ethical omnivores, environmentalists, future health fans and a person drawn to truly doing anything approximately weather swap whereas executive responses stagnate. an important toolkit for readers trying to find a practical climate-response motion plan in their own."-Kirkus Reviews

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Download E-books Green Business Practices For Dummies PDF

By Lisa Swallow

Green enterprise Practices For Dummies offers readers with the data they should decrease the environmental impression of the company with no lowering their final analysis. the sensible and specialist suggestion and information provided during this identify merits enterprise proprietors in any respect degrees, from huge agencies to small, family-run shops.

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Download E-books Understanding Environmental Pollution PDF

By Marquita K. Hill

The 3rd variation of this well-received textbook grants a concise review of world and person environmental pollutants for undergraduate classes, offering scholars with the instruments to evaluate environmental concerns. With greater than thirty percentage new fabric, Hill assesses toxins from a global standpoint, together with air and water toxins, international warming, strength, strong and unsafe waste, and pollutants at domestic. either the resources and affects of toxins are addressed, in addition to governmental, company, and private accountability for toxins, and toxins prevention is emphasised all through. Non-technical language encourages larger figuring out of those usually advanced matters, and thought-provoking 'Delving Deeper' workouts are integrated, expanding engagement with the textual content and allowing scholars to use what they've got discovered. a brand new bankruptcy at the chemistry fundamentals of pollutants hyperlinks to sections on toxicology and possibility evaluation, aiding scholars comprehend issues over chemical compounds and their rules. a vital overview of environmental toxins for environmental technological know-how scholars.

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Download E-books World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk (IHDP/Future Earth-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series) PDF

This is the 1st English-language atlas to systematically introduce the surroundings, possibility, vulnerability and chance mapping for eleven usual failures, i.e. earthquake, volcano, landslide, flood, typhoon surge, sand-dust typhoon, tropical cyclone, warmth wave, chilly wave, drought and wildfire, and possibility mapping for multi-hazard catastrophe on the planet. The above eleven dangers are assessed and mapped at grid unit, comparable-geographic unit and nationwide unit, and the multi-hazard is classified and mapped at grid unit and nationwide unit. the predicted annual mortality and/or affected inhabitants hazards and anticipated annual financial loss and/or affected estate danger of eleven risks and multi-hazard of the realm at nationwide point are unprecedentedly derived and ranked. The atlas could be a stable reference for researchers and scholars within the box of common catastrophe probability administration and danger governance, and enterpriser and hazard supervisor to boot to appreciate the worldwide traditional catastrophe probability.

Prof. Peijun Shi works at Beijing basic collage, China; Prof. Roger Kasperson works at Clark college, united states.

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Download E-books Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile PDF

By Taras Grescoe

Taras Grescoe rides the rails worldwide and makes a chic and impassioned case for the approaching finish of auto tradition and the arrival transportation revolution

"I am proud to name myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The belief of public transportation in the USA is usually unflattering―a squalid final inn for people with one too many drunk-driving fees, too bad to have enough money coverage, or too decrepit to get at the back of the wheel of a vehicle. certainly, a century of auto-centric tradition and town making plans has left many of the state with public transportation that's underfunded, sick maintained, and sick conceived. yet because the call for for petroleum is quickly outpacing the world's provide, a revolution in transportation is below method.

Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers―the becoming variety of those who depend upon public transportation to head concerning the company in their day-by-day lives. On a trip that takes him round the world―from ny to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia―Grescoe profiles public transportation right here and overseas, highlighting the folks and ideas that could support undo the wear that car-centric making plans has performed to our towns and create handy, cheap, and sustainable city transportation―and greater urban living―for all.

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Download E-books Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick PDF

By Peter Essick

Our attractive, Fragile World incorporates a career-spanning examine the pictures of photojournalist Peter Essick taken whereas on project for National Geographic journal. during this ebook, Essick showcases a various sequence of pictures from essentially the most attractive traditional parts on the planet and records significant modern environmental concerns, reminiscent of weather swap and nuclear waste.

Each photo is observed by way of observation at the layout means of the picture, Essick's own photographic stories, and informative highlights from the learn he accomplished for every tale. Our attractive, Fragile World takes the reader on a trip worldwide, from the Oulanka nationwide Park close to the Arctic Circle in Finland to the Adelie penguin breeding grounds in Antarctica.

Our attractive, Fragile World will curiosity photographers of all ability degrees. It includes a major message approximately conservation, and the images offer a compelling examine the environment that might resonate with humans of every age who care concerning the kingdom of the average world.

Foreword via Jean-Michel Cousteau.

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Download E-books Reforesting Landscapes: Linking Pattern and Process (Landscape Series) PDF

The 21st century has noticeable the beginnings of an excellent recovery attempt in the direction of the world’s forests, observed through the emergence of an expanding literature on reforestation, regeneration and regrowth of wooded area disguise. but to this point, there is not any quantity which synthesises present wisdom at the volume, tendencies, styles and drivers of reforestation.

This edited quantity attracts jointly study from major researchers to discover reforestation and woodland regrowth the world over, from a number of dimensions – together with atmosphere prone, secure parts, social associations, financial transitions, remediation of environmental difficulties, conservation and land abandonment – and at assorted scales.

Detailing the equipment and analyses used from throughout a variety of disciplines, and incorporating study from North, South and imperative the US, Africa, Asia and Europe, this groundbreaking booklet offers an international assessment of present tendencies, explores their underlying factors and proposes destiny wooded area trajectories. the 1st of its variety, the publication will offer a useful reference for researchers and scholars serious about interdisciplinary examine and dealing on matters appropriate to the biophysical, geographic, socioeconomic and institutional procedures linked to reforestation.

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Download E-books The Rediscovery of the Wild (MIT Press) PDF

By Patricia H. Hasbach

We frequently benefit from the merits of connecting with within sight, domesticated nature -- a urban park, a yard backyard. yet this e-book makes the provocative case for the need of connecting with wild nature -- untamed, unmanaged, now not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated via technological artifice. we will love the wild. we will worry it. we're reinforced and nurtured via it. As a species, we got here of age in a flora and fauna a long way wilder than latest, and lots more and plenty of the necessity for wildness nonetheless exists inside of us, physique and brain. The Rediscovery of the Wild considers how one can have interaction with the wild, safeguard it, and recuperate it -- for our mental and actual future health and to flourish as a species. The members supply a number of views at the wild, discussing such themes because the evolutionary underpinnings of our want for the wild; the wild inside of, together with the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; kid's fascination with wild animals; wildness and mental therapeutic; the transferring baseline of what we reflect on wild; and the real paintings of conservation.

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By Barbara Kingsolver

"Kingsolver is a proficient magician of words."

The amazing New York Times bestselling writer of The Lacuna (winner of the Orange Prize), The Poisonwood Bible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver returns with a really lovely and unforgettable paintings. Flight Behavior is an excellent and suspenseful novel set in modern day Appalachia; a panoramic parable of disaster and denial that explores how the complexities we necessarily come across in existence lead us to think in our specific selected truths. Kingsolver's riveting tale issues a tender spouse and mom on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who studies anything she can't clarify, and the way her discovery energizes numerous competing factions—religious leaders, weather scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her within the heart of the clash and eventually starting up her global. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's needs to exciting and available novel to this point, and prefer such a lot of different of her acclaimed works, represents modern American fiction at its finest.

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Download E-books Our Dying Planet: An Ecologist's View of the Crisis We Face PDF

Coral reefs are on target to turn into the 1st atmosphere truly eradicated from the planet. So says best ecologist Peter F. Sale during this crash direction at the kingdom of the planet. Sale attracts from his personal vast paintings on coral reefs, and from fresh learn by way of different ecologists, to discover the numerous methods we're altering the earth and to give an explanation for why it concerns. Weaving into the narrative his personal firsthand box stories worldwide, Sale brings ecology alive whereas giving an effective realizing of the technology at paintings at the back of today’s urgent environmental matters. He delves into subject matters together with overfishing, deforestation, biodiversity loss, use of fossil fuels, inhabitants progress, and weather swap whereas discussing the genuine results of our growing to be ecological footprint. most vital, this passionately written publication emphasizes gloom-and-doom situation isn't inevitable, and as Sale explores substitute paths, he considers the ways that technology may also help us observe a greater future.

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