2019-04-22T07:00:00Z Klimaerw?rmung hei?t, dass wir auf eine Zivilisationskrise unvorstellbaren Ausma?es zusteuern. Und wir haben keinen Plan, wie wir das verhindern k?nnen. Oder doch? Dieses Buch beschreibt 100 existierende Ans?tze der Verringerung von klimasch?dlichen Gasen, die das Klimaproblem l?sen k?nnen, wenn man sie vernetzt. Verbl?ffendes wird dabei deutlich und eine gut begr?n...[Read More]
2015-07-15T07:00:00Z Malaria is an infectious disease like no other: it is a dynamic force of nature and Africa's most deadly and debilitating malady. James C. McCann tells the story of malaria in human, narrative terms and explains the history and ecology of the disease through the science of landscape change. All malaria is local. Instead of examining the disease at global or con...[Read More]
2016-03-01T08:00:00Z Inspired by women's struggles for the protection of nature as a condition for human survival, award-winning environmentalist Vandana Shiva shows how ecological destruction and the marginalization of women are not inevitable, economically or scientifically. She argues that "maldevelopment"--the violation of the integrity of organic, interconnected, and interdependent...[Read More]
2018-04-23T07:00:00Z If people are to survive in these ever harsher conditions, their crops need to withstand drought, high temperatures and poor soils.
Cactus crops are gaining increasing interest across the globe, in particular cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica), because of its unique characteristics which provide resilience to the above mentioned harsh conditions. Cactus p...[Read More]
2015-10-30T07:00:00Z Economic growth, progress, industry and, erm, stuff have all come in for a sharp kicking from the green left and beyond in recent years. Everyone from black-hoodied Starbucks window-smashers to farmers' market heirloom-tomato-mongers to Prince Charles himself seem to be embracing 'degrowth' and anti-consumerism, which is nothing less than a form of ecological auster...[Read More]
2011-08-19T07:00:00Z A provocative essay that imagines a truly ecological future based on political transformation rather than the superficialities of "sustainability."
In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: "sustainability" is impossible. We are on an industrial Titanic, fueled by rapidly depleting...[Read More]
2018-03-06T08:00:00Z With climate change in the news, an urban core that has reached boiling point, and many children growing up without role models and with limited dreams, where is hope?
There is a quiet experiment in Milwaukee that is turning heads. It starts with the simplicity of getting a city kid exploring their neighborhood park. How is it that so much life, community, an...[Read More]
2014-10-30T07:00:00Z Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader's mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors examine how nature can improve our physical and mental health, the air we...[Read More]
2018-10-12T07:00:00Z Every day millions of Tamil women in southeast India wake up before dawn to create a kolam, an ephemeral ritual design made with rice flour, on the thresholds of homes, businesses and temples. This thousand-year-old ritual welcomes and honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and alertness, and Bhudevi, the goddess of the earth. Created by hand with great skill, artist...[Read More]
2010-11-08T08:00:00Z This book provides an introduction to the role of diversity in complex adaptive systems. A complex system--such as an economy or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic patterns and structures. Diversity plays a different role in a complex system than it does in an equilibrium system, where it often merely produces variat...[Read More]
2016-04-12T07:00:00Z Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or M?bius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this oedipal path in Blade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness takes this shape because ecological phenomena hav...[Read More]
2016-10-01T07:00:00Z Beekeeping outside the box - getting beyond the basics with top bar hives
Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees'...[Read More]