A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Revised and Updated)

By Blaine Harden

"Superbly pronounced and written with readability, perception, and nice skill." ―Washington put up booklet World

After twenty years, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden back to his small-town birthplace within the Pacific Northwest to stick with the increase and fall of the West’s so much completely conquered river. To discover the Columbia River and befriend those that collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a immense freight barge crusing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the positioning of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electrical energy, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing own narrative of rediscovery joined with a story of exploitation: of local american citizens, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. up-to-date all through, this version incorporates a new foreword and afterword. 7 maps

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By Blaine Harden

"Superbly pronounced and written with readability, perception, and nice skill." ―Washington put up booklet World

After twenty years, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden back to his small-town birthplace within the Pacific Northwest to stick with the increase and fall of the West’s so much completely conquered river. To discover the Columbia River and befriend those that collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a immense freight barge crusing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the positioning of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electrical energy, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing own narrative of rediscovery joined with a story of exploitation: of local american citizens, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. up-to-date all through, this version incorporates a new foreword and afterword. 7 maps

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The Fragile Environment: The Darwin College Lectures

Not anyone at the present time can have the funds for to disregard the effect of the human species on its atmosphere. during this topical quantity, distinctive overseas authors determine and learn components of speedy and severe swap, and description methods to a few of the exceptional primary questions about the atmosphere. the outlet bankruptcy locations the current environmental difficulty in a chronological standpoint, exploring the altering effect of human populations at the atmosphere considering that prehistoric instances, with specific connection with wooded area conceal, soil erosion and animal extinctions. The members then concentration intimately at the way forward for the forests, the influence of guy at the animal species and his coexistence with them, at the difficulties of famine and the Earth's exhaustible assets, and at the most likely influence of man's actions at the surroundings and international climatic styles. In last, a NASA scientist places those and different environmental difficulties right into a new standpoint, because the atmosphere is tested from area.

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Not anyone at the present time can have the funds for to disregard the effect of the human species on its atmosphere. during this topical quantity, distinctive overseas authors determine and learn components of speedy and severe swap, and description methods to a few of the exceptional primary questions about the atmosphere. the outlet bankruptcy locations the current environmental difficulty in a chronological standpoint, exploring the altering effect of human populations at the atmosphere considering that prehistoric instances, with specific connection with wooded area conceal, soil erosion and animal extinctions. The members then concentration intimately at the way forward for the forests, the influence of guy at the animal species and his coexistence with them, at the difficulties of famine and the Earth's exhaustible assets, and at the most likely influence of man's actions at the surroundings and international climatic styles. In last, a NASA scientist places those and different environmental difficulties right into a new standpoint, because the atmosphere is tested from area.

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Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment

A Wiley Survival advisor on our strength destiny

Concerned approximately our strength destiny? flip to this advisor for easy-to-grasp and updated insurance of the various features of the strength worth chain:

  • Oil and typical gas

  • Coal

  • Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect

  • Energy from water

  • Biomass

  • Solar energy

  • Geothermal energy

  • Wind energy

  • Nuclear energy

  • Electricity

  • Energy storage

  • Transportation

  • Housing

  • Smart power consumption

  • Hydrogen

Armed with the information during this booklet, scholars, academics, decision-makers, politicians, and shoppers can shape informed and proficient critiques at the way forward for power and its influence at the economic climate, overall healthiness, and the environment.

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A Wiley Survival advisor on our strength destiny

Concerned approximately our strength destiny? flip to this advisor for easy-to-grasp and updated insurance of the various features of the strength worth chain:

  • Oil and typical gas

  • Coal

  • Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect

  • Energy from water

  • Biomass

  • Solar energy

  • Geothermal energy

  • Wind energy

  • Nuclear energy

  • Electricity

  • Energy storage

  • Transportation

  • Housing

  • Smart power consumption

  • Hydrogen

Armed with the information during this booklet, scholars, academics, decision-makers, politicians, and shoppers can shape informed and proficient critiques at the way forward for power and its influence at the economic climate, overall healthiness, and the environment.

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Social Costs Today: Institutional Analyses of the Present Crises

This e-book bargains with the present crises from a a bit diversified the standard views. It claims that motives and coverage implications of those crises can't be appropriately assessed by way of targeting allocative potency or source of revenue development by myself; it calls for a extra basic process, in line with social charges. It doesn't take care of social charges in keeping with the Pigouvian or the Coasian traditions. It attracts at the paintings of unique Institutional Economics (OIE) equivalent to Thorstein Veblen, Karl William Kapp, and Karl Polanyi, on Post-Keynesians akin to Hyman Minsky and, often, on authors who've supplied insights past the traditional knowledge of monetary concept.

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This e-book bargains with the present crises from a a bit diversified the standard views. It claims that motives and coverage implications of those crises can't be appropriately assessed by way of targeting allocative potency or source of revenue development by myself; it calls for a extra basic process, in line with social charges. It doesn't take care of social charges in keeping with the Pigouvian or the Coasian traditions. It attracts at the paintings of unique Institutional Economics (OIE) equivalent to Thorstein Veblen, Karl William Kapp, and Karl Polanyi, on Post-Keynesians akin to Hyman Minsky and, often, on authors who've supplied insights past the traditional knowledge of monetary concept.

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Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

By Helena Norberg-Hodge

* finds how bringing meals creation to an area point revitalizes rural economies in either the industrialized and constructing world
* released in organization with the foreign Society for Ecology and Culture
* For readers all in favour of agriculture, group improvement, environmental sustainability, and ecological economics

If the various social, environmental, and financial crises dealing with the planet are to be reversed, neighborhood foodstuff economies needs to be rebuilt. Given the consistent call for for nutrition, even miniscule adjustments in its creation and advertising and marketing can provide enormous merits for farmers, shoppers, the economic climate and the surroundings.

Bringing the foodstuff financial system domestic unearths how a shift in the direction of the neighborhood could safeguard and rebuild agricultural range by way of giving farmers a bigger proportion of the cash spent on foodstuff, and delivering shoppers with more fit, brisker nutrients at more cost-effective costs.

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By Helena Norberg-Hodge

* finds how bringing meals creation to an area point revitalizes rural economies in either the industrialized and constructing world
* released in organization with the foreign Society for Ecology and Culture
* For readers all in favour of agriculture, group improvement, environmental sustainability, and ecological economics

If the various social, environmental, and financial crises dealing with the planet are to be reversed, neighborhood foodstuff economies needs to be rebuilt. Given the consistent call for for nutrition, even miniscule adjustments in its creation and advertising and marketing can provide enormous merits for farmers, shoppers, the economic climate and the surroundings.

Bringing the foodstuff financial system domestic unearths how a shift in the direction of the neighborhood could safeguard and rebuild agricultural range by way of giving farmers a bigger proportion of the cash spent on foodstuff, and delivering shoppers with more fit, brisker nutrients at more cost-effective costs.

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The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to Consciousness

By Harold Fromm

Although the actual dating among the wildlife and members is quantifiable, the psychosocial impact of the previous at the latter is usually much less tangible. What, for example, is the relationship among the surroundings during which we are living and our creativity? How is our awareness bounded and delimited by means of our materiality? And from whence does our proposal of self and our trust in unfastened will derive and whilst do the environment problem those simple assumptions?

Ecocritic Harold Fromm's difficult exploration of those and comparable questions twines his personal actual stories and observations with insights accumulated from either the arts and the sciences. Writing largely and in my opinion, Fromm explores our perspectives of nature and the way we write approximately it. He ties jointly ecology, evolutionary psychology, and cognizance stories to teach that our perceived separation from our environment is an illusory build. He argues for a naturalistic imaginative and prescient of creativity, loose will, and the literary arts unimpeded by way of universal educational restraints. At every one element of this highbrow trip, Fromm is sincere, enticing, and unsparing.

Philosophical, severe, frequently own, Fromm's sweeping, interdisciplinary, and occasionally combative essays will swap how you take into consideration your house within the environment.

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By Harold Fromm

Although the actual dating among the wildlife and members is quantifiable, the psychosocial impact of the previous at the latter is usually much less tangible. What, for example, is the relationship among the surroundings during which we are living and our creativity? How is our awareness bounded and delimited by means of our materiality? And from whence does our proposal of self and our trust in unfastened will derive and whilst do the environment problem those simple assumptions?

Ecocritic Harold Fromm's difficult exploration of those and comparable questions twines his personal actual stories and observations with insights accumulated from either the arts and the sciences. Writing largely and in my opinion, Fromm explores our perspectives of nature and the way we write approximately it. He ties jointly ecology, evolutionary psychology, and cognizance stories to teach that our perceived separation from our environment is an illusory build. He argues for a naturalistic imaginative and prescient of creativity, loose will, and the literary arts unimpeded by way of universal educational restraints. At every one element of this highbrow trip, Fromm is sincere, enticing, and unsparing.

Philosophical, severe, frequently own, Fromm's sweeping, interdisciplinary, and occasionally combative essays will swap how you take into consideration your house within the environment.

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Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet

By Ted Turner, Todd Wilkinson

Entrepreneur and media rich person Ted Turner has commanded international realization for his dramatic character, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company’s merger with Time Warner. yet his eco-friendly resume has long gone mostly missed, even whereas his function as a pioneering eco-capitalist ability extra to Turner than the other element of his legacy. He at the moment owns greater than million acres of personal land (more than the other person in America), and his bison herd exceeds 50,000 head, the most important in heritage. He donated $1 billion to assist retailer the UN, and has recorded dozens of alternative firsts with reference to natural world conservation, struggling with nukes, and supporting the negative. He calls international warming the main dire danger dealing with humanity, and says that the tycoons of the long run may be minted within the improvement of eco-friendly, substitute renewable energy.

Last Stand is going behind the curtain into Turner’s inner most existence, exploring the man’s accomplishments and his motivations, displaying the realm a desirable and improper, totally 3-dimensional personality. From barnstorming the rustic with T. Boone Pickens on behalf of eco-friendly strength to a pivotal evening while he thought of suicide, Turner isn't the guy the general public believes him to be. via Turner’s eyes, the reader is requested to contemplate differently of puzzling over the surroundings, our duties to assist others in want, and the grave demanding situations threatening the survival of civilization.

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By Ted Turner, Todd Wilkinson

Entrepreneur and media rich person Ted Turner has commanded international realization for his dramatic character, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company’s merger with Time Warner. yet his eco-friendly resume has long gone mostly missed, even whereas his function as a pioneering eco-capitalist ability extra to Turner than the other element of his legacy. He at the moment owns greater than million acres of personal land (more than the other person in America), and his bison herd exceeds 50,000 head, the most important in heritage. He donated $1 billion to assist retailer the UN, and has recorded dozens of alternative firsts with reference to natural world conservation, struggling with nukes, and supporting the negative. He calls international warming the main dire danger dealing with humanity, and says that the tycoons of the long run may be minted within the improvement of eco-friendly, substitute renewable energy.

Last Stand is going behind the curtain into Turner’s inner most existence, exploring the man’s accomplishments and his motivations, displaying the realm a desirable and improper, totally 3-dimensional personality. From barnstorming the rustic with T. Boone Pickens on behalf of eco-friendly strength to a pivotal evening while he thought of suicide, Turner isn't the guy the general public believes him to be. via Turner’s eyes, the reader is requested to contemplate differently of puzzling over the surroundings, our duties to assist others in want, and the grave demanding situations threatening the survival of civilization.

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The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World

By John Robbins

In 1987, John Robbins released Diet for a brand new America, which was once an early model of this booklet, and he begun the nutrition revolution. He keeps to paintings tirelessly to advertise awake nutrition offerings greater than twenty years later.

First released in 2001, The meals Revolution remains to be the most usually brought up and noted books of the food-politics revolution. It was once one of many first actual books to debate the unfavorable future health results of consuming genetically transformed meals and animal items of every kind, to reveal the hazards inherent in our manufacturing facility farming method, and to recommend an entire plant-based vitamin.

The publication garnered endorsements by means of all people from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The foodstuff Revolution is timelier than ever--and a truly compelling learn. The tenth anniversary variation has an up to date, new modern glance and a brand new advent by way of the writer.

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By John Robbins

In 1987, John Robbins released Diet for a brand new America, which was once an early model of this booklet, and he begun the nutrition revolution. He keeps to paintings tirelessly to advertise awake nutrition offerings greater than twenty years later.

First released in 2001, The meals Revolution remains to be the most usually brought up and noted books of the food-politics revolution. It was once one of many first actual books to debate the unfavorable future health results of consuming genetically transformed meals and animal items of every kind, to reveal the hazards inherent in our manufacturing facility farming method, and to recommend an entire plant-based vitamin.

The publication garnered endorsements by means of all people from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The foodstuff Revolution is timelier than ever--and a truly compelling learn. The tenth anniversary variation has an up to date, new modern glance and a brand new advent by way of the writer.

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Flight Behavior: A Novel

By Barbara Kingsolver

"Kingsolver is a proficient magician of words."
Time

The notable 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 attractive and unforgettable paintings. Flight Behavior is an excellent and suspenseful novel set in cutting-edge Appalachia; a panoramic parable of disaster and denial that explores how the complexities we necessarily come across in lifestyles lead us to think in our specific selected truths. Kingsolver's riveting tale matters a tender spouse and mom on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who studies whatever she can't clarify, and the way her discovery energizes a number of competing factions—religious leaders, weather scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her within the heart of the clash and eventually establishing up her international. 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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By Barbara Kingsolver

"Kingsolver is a proficient magician of words."
Time

The notable 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 attractive and unforgettable paintings. Flight Behavior is an excellent and suspenseful novel set in cutting-edge Appalachia; a panoramic parable of disaster and denial that explores how the complexities we necessarily come across in lifestyles lead us to think in our specific selected truths. Kingsolver's riveting tale matters a tender spouse and mom on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who studies whatever she can't clarify, and the way her discovery energizes a number of competing factions—religious leaders, weather scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her within the heart of the clash and eventually establishing up her international. 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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Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food

By Lisa H. Weasel

Greater than ten years in the past, the 1st genetically changed meals took their position at the cabinets of yankee supermarkets. yet whereas American shoppers remained blissfully unconcerned with the hot items that abruptly crammed their kitchens, Europeans have been even more cautious of those "Frankenfoods." while famine struck Africa in 2002, a number of countries refused shipments of genetically converted meals, fueling an issue that placed the difficulty at the world's political schedule for sturdy. In "Food Fray," esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel brings readers into the guts of this debate, taking pictures the real-life reviews of the scientists, farmers, policymakers and grassroots activists at the entrance traces. the following she combines strong medical wisdom and a gripping narrative to inform the true tale at the back of the headlines and the hype. Seminal and state of the art, "Food Fray" enlightens and informs and should permit readers to make up their very own minds approximately probably the most vital matters dealing with us this day.

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By Lisa H. Weasel

Greater than ten years in the past, the 1st genetically changed meals took their position at the cabinets of yankee supermarkets. yet whereas American shoppers remained blissfully unconcerned with the hot items that abruptly crammed their kitchens, Europeans have been even more cautious of those "Frankenfoods." while famine struck Africa in 2002, a number of countries refused shipments of genetically converted meals, fueling an issue that placed the difficulty at the world's political schedule for sturdy. In "Food Fray," esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel brings readers into the guts of this debate, taking pictures the real-life reviews of the scientists, farmers, policymakers and grassroots activists at the entrance traces. the following she combines strong medical wisdom and a gripping narrative to inform the true tale at the back of the headlines and the hype. Seminal and state of the art, "Food Fray" enlightens and informs and should permit readers to make up their very own minds approximately probably the most vital matters dealing with us this day.

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