by Alisdair McGregor, Cole Roberts & Fiona Cousins
<P>The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree ...
Intersections and Transformations
by David Frankel, Jennifer Webb & Susan Lawrence
<P>Environments, landscapes, and ecological systems are often seen as fundamental by archaeologists, but how they relate to society is understood in very different ways. The chapters in this book take environment, culture, and technology together.
History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty
by Edwin A. Martini
Taking on what one former U.S. ambassador called “the last ghost of the Vietnam War,” this book examines the far-reaching impact of Agent Orange, the most infamous of the dioxin-contaminated herbicides used by American forces in Southeast Asia.
Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places
by Andrew Blackwell
<p>The lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines.</p><p> </p><p> A vast vortex of plastic floating endlessly around the Pacific.</p><p> </p><p> An eerie abandoned town square in a radioactive Ukrainian wilderness.</p><p> </p><p> These ...
The Simple Science of Energy Efficiency
by Colin Smith
<P>Does turning the thermostat down on a winter's night offset the costs of reheating the house in the morning? What will best prevent energy loss: new windows or insulation in the attic? Is heating oil cheaper than natural gas?</P><P>Blending ...
The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy
by Asoka Bandarage
<p >Asoka Bandarage provides an integrated analysis of the twin challenges of environmental sustainability and human well-being by investigating them as interconnected phenomena requiring a paradigmatic psychosocial transformation.
by Alecia M. Spooner
<b>The easy way to score high in Environmental Science</b><p>Environmental science is a fascinating subject, but some students have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of the natural world and the role that humans play within the environment.
An Uncensored History of a Conservation Icon
by Alison Rieser
<P>The journals of early maritime explorers traversing the Atlantic Ocean often describe swarms of sea turtles, once a plentiful source of food. Many populations had been decimated by the 1950s, when Archie Carr and others raised public awareness ...