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Dross City: Urban Metabolism Resilence and Drosscapes Recycling Project
ISBN: PB: 9788899854195, Bookport, ListLab, July 2020
334 pp., 24x17 cm, colour illus.
Dross is waste: solid impurities that form on the surface of the smelting pot. While most is thrown away, some is reusable or recyclable. Hence 'DrossScape', a term conceived by land economist Alan Berger. Working off Berger's theories, this book exp...
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£23,50
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Diet for a Large Planet Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology
ISBN: HB: 9780226697109, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 65 halftones
We are facing a world food crisis of unparalleled proportions. Our reliance on unsustainable dietary choices and agricultural systems is causing problems both for human health and the health of our planet. Solutions from lab-grown food to vegan diets...
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£40,00
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Catastrophic Thinking Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene
ISBN: HB: 9780226348612, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones
We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded – by scientists, by the media, by popular culture – of the looming threat of mass extinction. We're told that human activity is currently producing a sixth mass extinction, perhaps of even greater...
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£28,00
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Anthropocene and the Humanities From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability
ISBN: HB: 9780300244236, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 80 black&white illus.
From noted environmental historian Carolyn Merchant, this book focuses on the original concept of the Anthropocene first proposed by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in their foundational 2000 paper. It undertakes a broad investigation into the ways...
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£20,00
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Brief Natural History of Civilization Why a Balance Between Cooperation & Competition Is Vital to Humanity
ISBN: HB: 9780300245912, Yale University Press, June 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 47 black&white illus.
Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going, noted ecologist Mark Bertness argues that human beings and their civilization are the products of the same self-organization, evolutionary adaptation, and na...
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£20,00
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Chemical Age How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth
ISBN: HB: 9780226697246, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 28 halftones
For thousands of years, we've found ways to scorch, scour, and sterilize our surroundings to make them safer. Sometimes these methods are wonderfully effective. Often, however, they come with vast unintended consequences – typically not truly underst...
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£24,00
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Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves A History of American Environmental Policy
ISBN: PB: 9780300222913, Yale University Press, May 2020
488 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 34 black&white illus.
In the third edition of this definitive book, Richard N. L. Andrews looks back at four centuries of American environmental policy, showing how these policies affect contemporary environmental issues and public policy decisions, and identifying key po...
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£35,00
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Take the City Voices of Radical Municipalism
ISBN: PB: 9781551647272, ISBN: HB: 9781551647296, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, April 2020
180 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
With rapid increases in urban populations, there is an urgent need to transform our world's cities in keeping with ecological imperatives and democratic principles. A growing worldwide citizen movement is attempting to challenge bureaucratic administ...
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£16,99
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£45,99
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Surroundings A History of Environments and Environmentalisms
ISBN: PB: 9780226706290, ISBN: HB: 9780226706153, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
Given the ubiquity of environmental rhetoric in the modern world, it's easy to think that the meaning of the terms environment and environmentalism are and always have been self-evident. But in Surroundings, we learn that the environmental past is mu...
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£22,00
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£66,00
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Philosophy of Simple Living
ISBN: HB: 9781789142273, Reaktion Books, April 2020
200 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Today, simple living is a rallying cry for anti-consumerists, environmentalists and anyone concerned with humanity's effect on the planet. But what is so revolutionary about a simple life? Why are we so fascinated with simplicity today? Why do we sti...
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£14,95
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