2018-04-27T07:00:00Z In A City on a Lake Matthew Vitz tracks the environmental and political history of Mexico City and explains its transformation from a forested, water-rich environment into a smog-infested megacity plagued by environmental problems and social inequality. Vitz shows how Mexico City's unequal urbanization and environmental decline stemmed from numerous scientifi...[Read More]
2019-04-22T07:00:00Z Klimaerwärmung heißt, dass wir auf eine Zivilisationskrise unvorstellbaren Ausmaßes zusteuern. Und wir haben keinen Plan, wie wir das verhindern können. Oder doch? Dieses Buch beschreibt 100 existierende Ansätze der Verringerung von klimaschädlichen Gasen, die das Klimaproblem lösen können, wenn man sie vernetzt. Verblüffendes wird dabei deutlich und eine gut begrün...[Read More]
2019-04-02T07:00:00Z Why spend countless hours indoors in front of screens when being in nature feels so good? In learning why and how to nurture our emotional connection with nature, we can also regenerate the ecosystems on which we depend for our survival.
Renewal explores the science behind why being in nature makes us feel alive and helps us thrive. Using personal experi...[Read More]
2012-10-19T07:00:00Z Through an extensive body of political and philosophical ideas he called social ecology, Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) elucidated one of the first intellectual responses to the ecological crisis. However, over the last two decades of his life Bookchin's ideas slipped from focus, obscured by the emergence of a crude caricature that portrayed him as a dogmatic sectarian...[Read More]
2018-08-30T07:00:00Z "Windburned, eyes closed, this: beneath the keening of bergs, a deeper thresh of glaciers calving, creaking with sun. Sound of earth, her bones, wide russet bowl of hips splaying open. From these sere flanks, her desiccating body, what a sea change is born."
From the endangered Canadian boreal forest to the environmentally threatened Svalbard archipelago off the c...[Read More]
2015-07-28T07:00:00Z A brilliant collection of thought-provoking essays on gender, nature, passion, and society from an acclaimed feminist, philosopher, and poet
In The Eros of Everyday Life, one of America's most provocative writers and thinkers offers insightful and compelling views on a wide range of social, ecological, and gender issues. From a distinctly ...[Read More]
32 pages , Rowman & Littlefield , 2009-08-16 This book introduces children to the nation's watershed, the Continental Divide, and how snowmelt forms the headwaters of the rivers and streams that bring life to the land below all along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. The entire water cycle is described from evaporation to glacier formation and the various life zone...[Read More]
2010-03-01T08:00:00Z In this original and controversial book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology--barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use to control cattle during the colonization of the American West and to control people in Nazi concentration camps and the Russian Gulag. ...[Read More]
32 pages , Random House Digital, Inc. , 2010-01-01 A rhyming recipe explains how to make the dark, crumbly, rich, earth-friendly food called compost while collage illustrations made with recycled and found materials echo the eco-friendly message. By the author of Millions of Snowflakes.
185 pages , Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers , 2013 The summer before they begin high school, best friends Jason, Charlie, and Cornpop go after the chemical plant that has been polluting their town, one seeking revenge for his father's death and the others mainly for the thrill of it.
2014-08-22T07:00:00Z Dengue fever is the world's most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells the stor...[Read More]