337 pages , Earthscan , 2009 Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a mirage that, if followed, risks leaving us short ...[Read More]
304 pages , Random House , 2012-06-26 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People âˆ™ O: The Oprah Magazine âˆ™ Financial Times âˆ™ Kansas City Star âˆ™ BookPage âˆ™ Kirkus Reviews âˆ™ Publishers Weekly âˆ™ Booklist NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â€œA stunner.â€â€”Justin Cronin â€œItâ€™s never the disasters you see comi...[Read More]
440 pages , University of Chicago Press , 2009-10-15 Pioneered in the late 1980s, the concept of macroecologyâ€”a framework for studying ecological communities with a focus on patterns and processesâ€”revolutionized the field. Although this approach has been applied mainly to terrestrial ecosystems, there is increasing interest in quantifying macroecological pa...[Read More]
272 pages , Bantam , 2009-12-16 One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following among readers and critics alike. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new foreword and afterword by the author, as well as an excerpt from My Ishmael. TEACHER SEEKS PUPIL. Must have an earnest ...[Read More]
790 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 2011-02-09 The subjects refer to histories of ancient and modern use of seacoasts; possible macro-projects capable of massive changes in the coastlines of the Dead Sea, Red Sea and Persian Gulf caused by canal and massively scaled hydropower dam installations; relevant macro-projects for the Black Sea and Baltic Sea; possib...[Read More]
370 pages , Cambridge University Press , 2013 A fascinating and authoritative account of the controversies and possibilities surrounding nuclear waste disposal, providing expert discussion in down-to-earth language.
262 pages , simon rosser , 2008 "[A] n assimilation of the latest, most up-to-date scientific knowledge on the subject [of global warming], based on information sourced from NASA, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, the World Wildlife Fund, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Mongabay, as well a...[Read More]