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  • Living Energies

    Coats,Callum
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    Living Energies

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  • A Revolução de uma Palha - Uma Introdução À...

    Masanobu Fukuoka
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    “Com uma simples palha é possível iniciar-se uma revolução planetária, relegar o Homem à Natureza e recuperar o equilíbrio (há muito) perdido. Soa a utopia? Talvez não o seja.” Gabriela Araújo “O agricultor tornou-se atarefado demais quando começámos...

  • Verde Brilhante - A Sensibilidade e A...

    Mancuso, Stefano; Viola, Alessandra
    (9399175)

    As plantas não precisam dos seres humanos para viver, mas estes precisam delas para tal. Será isso inteligência? Serão as plantas capazes de comunicar entre si, de resolver problemas? Partindo destas questões, Stefano Mancuso e Alessandra Viola...

  • Earth System Analysis For Sustainability

    Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim
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    Demonstrates how understanding the intertwined evolution of the Earth's geosphere and biosphere can contribute to the achievement of global sustainability. Earth System Analysis for Sustainability uses an integrated systems approach to provide a...

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  • Cheap And Clean - How Americans Think About...

    Ansolabehere, Stephen
    (9921572)

    How Americans make energy choices, why they think locally (not globally), and how this can shape U.S. energy and climate change policy.How do Americans think about energy? Is the debate over fossil fuels highly partisan and ideological? Does public...

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  • The End Of Energy - The Unmaking Of America's...

    Graetz, Michael J
    (9921651)

    Forty years of energy incompetence: villains, failures of leadership, and missed opportunities. Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to...

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  • Thinking Like A Mall - Environmental...

    Vogel, Steven
    (9922054)

    A provocative argument that environmental thinking would be better off if it dropped the concept of 'nature' altogether and spoke instead of the built environment.Environmentalism, in theory and practice, is concerned with protecting nature. But if...

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  • Power Density - A Key To Understanding Energy...

    Smil, Vaclav
    (9921957)

    The first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, and all common energy uses.'There's no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil.'...

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  • Heat Advisory - Protecting Health On A...

    Lockwood, Alan L.
    (9922923)

    How climate change can affect our health, from heat-related illnesses to extreme weather events.Climate change affects not just the planet but the people who live on it. In this book, physician Alan Lockwood describes how global warming will be bad...

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  • Political Theory And Global Climate Change

    Vanderheiden, Steve
    (9922630)

    Political theorists consider the challenge of global climate change from a range of perspectives, including conceptual analysis, critical theory, critical legal studies, and neo-Marxism. Climate change will shape the political, economic, and cultural...

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  • Sharing Cities - A Case For Truly Smart And...

    McLaren, Duncan
    (9922053)

    How cities can build on the 'sharing economy' and smart technology to deliver a 'sharing paradigm' that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.The future of humanity is urban, and the nature of urban space enables, and necessitates, sharing...

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  • Managing Institutional Complexity - Regime...

    Oberthur, Sebastian
    (9922552)

    Experts investigate how states and other actors can improve inter-institutional synergy and examine the complexity of overlapping environmental governance structures.Institutional interaction and complexity are crucial to environmental governance and...

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  • Tomorrow's Energy - Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, And...

    Hoffmann, Peter
    (9922039)

    How the use of nonpolluting, zero-emission hydrogen as fuel could be the cornerstone of a new energy economy.Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. An invisible, tasteless, colorless gas, it can be converted to nonpolluting,...

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  • The Wild And The Wicked - On Nature And Human...

    Hale, Benjamin
    (9922704)

    A brief foray into a moral thicket, exploring why should protect nature despite tsunamis, malaria, bird flu, cancer, killer asteroids, and tofu.Most of us think that in order to be environmentalists, we have to love nature. Essentially, we should be...

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  • Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders -...

    Carmin,Joann
    (9921657)

    Case studies demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production and its effects on local environmental quality and human rights.Multinational corporations often exploit natural resources or locate factories in poor...

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  • Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously -...

    Portney, Kent E
    (9921953)

    A theoretically driven comparison of sustainability programs in American cities, updated with the latest research and additional case studies. Today most major cities have undertaken some form of sustainability initiative. Yet there have been few...

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  • The Shadows Of Consumption - Consequences For...

    Dauvergne, Peter
    (9922032)

    An environmentalist maps the hidden costs of overconsumption in a globalized world by tracing the environmental consequences of five commodities. The Shadows of Consumption gives a hard-hitting diagnosis: many of the earth's ecosystems and billions...

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  • Scientists Debate Gaia

    Sagan, Dorion
    (1051611)

    Scientists Debate Gaia is a multidisciplinary reexamination of the Gaia hypothesis, which was introduced by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the early 1970s. The Gaia hypothesis holds that Earth's physical and biological processes are linked to...

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  • Conservation Refugees - The Hundred-Year...

    Dowie, Mark
    (9921635)

    How native people -- from the Miwoks of Yosemite to the Maasai of eastern Africa -- have been displaced from their lands in the name of conservation.Since 1900, more than 108,000 officially protected conservation areas have been established worldwide...

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  • American Environmental Policy - Beyond...

    Klyza, Christopher McGrory
    (9921525)

    An updated investigation of alternate pathways for American environmental policymaking made necessary by legislative gridlock. The 'golden era' of American environmental lawmaking in the 1960s and 1970s saw twenty-two pieces of major environmental...

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  • A Climate Of Injustice - Global Inequality,...

    Roberts, J Timmons
    (9922331)

    The global debate over who should take action to address climate change is extremely precarious, as diametrically opposed perceptions of climate justice threaten the prospects for any long-term agreement. Poor nations fear limits on their efforts to...

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  • America's Environmental Report Card - Are We...

    Blatt, Harvey
    (9921542)

    An accessible overview of the most important environmental issues facing the United States, with new and updated material.Americans are concerned about the state of the environment, and yet polls show that many have lost faith in both scientists' and...

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  • Political Theory And Global Climate Change

    Vanderheiden, Steve
    (9921966)

    Political theorists consider the challenge of global climate change from a range of perspectives, including conceptual analysis, critical theory, critical legal studies, and neo-Marxism. Climate change will shape the political, economic, and cultural...

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  • The Future Is Not What It Used To Be -...

    Friedrichs, Jorg
    (9921672)

    A hard look at the twin challenges of climate change and energy scarcity that examines historical precedents and allows no room for complacency.The future is not what it used to be because we can no longer rely on the comforting assumption that it...

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  • A Climate Of Injustice - Global Inequality,...

    Roberts, J Timmons
    (9921599)

    The global debate over who should take action to address climate change is extremely precarious, as diametrically opposed perceptions of climate justice threaten the prospects for any long-term agreement. Poor nations fear limits on their efforts to...

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  • The Future Is Not What It Used To Be -...

    Friedrichs, Jorg
    (9922453)

    A hard look at the twin challenges of climate change and energy scarcity that examines historical precedents and allows no room for complacency.The future is not what it used to be because we can no longer rely on the comforting assumption that it...

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  • The Green Paradox - A Supply-Side Approach To...

    Sinn, Hans-Werner
    (9922508)

    A leading economist develops a supply-side approach to fighting climate change that encourages resource owners to leave more of their fossil carbon underground.The Earth is getting warmer. Yet, as Hans-Werner Sinn points out in this provocative book,...

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  • Biomass Burning And Global Change - Remote...

    Levine, Joel S
    (9922309)

    The 1989 report of the National Research Council, Global Change and Our Common Future states: 'Our planet and global environment are witnessing the most profound changes in the brief history of the human species. Human activity is the major agent of...

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  • Conservation Refugees - The Hundred-Year...

    Dowie, Mark
    (9922322)

    How native people -- from the Miwoks of Yosemite to the Maasai of eastern Africa -- have been displaced from their lands in the name of conservation.Since 1900, more than 108,000 officially protected conservation areas have been established worldwide...

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  • Sacrifice Zones - The Front Lines Of Toxic...

    Lerner, Steve
    (9921942)

    The stories of residents of low-income communities across the country who took action when pollution from heavy industry contaminated their towns.Across the United States, thousands of people, most of them in low-income or minority communities, live...

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  • CO2 Rising - The World's Greatest...

    Volk, Tyler
    (9921620)

    An introduction to the global carbon cycle and the human-caused disturbances to it that are at the heart of global warming and climate change.The most colossal environmental disturbance in human history is under way. Ever-rising levels of the potent...

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  • Energy In Nature And Society - General...

    Smil, Vaclav
    (9921646)

    A comprehensive, systematic, analytically unified, and interdisciplinary treatment of energy in nature and society, from solar radiation and photosynthesis to our fossil fuelled civilization and its environmental consequences. Energy in Nature and...

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  • Resisting Global Toxics - Transnational...

    Pellow, David Naguib
    (9921916)

    Examines the export of hazardous wastes to poor communities of color around the world and charts the global social movements that challenge them.Every year, nations and corporations in the 'global North' produce millions of tons of toxic waste. Too...

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  • The Landscape Of Reform - Civic Pragmatism...

    Minteer, Ben a
    (9921995)

    A study of the pragmatic roots of American environmentalism -- as seen in the work of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Lewis Mumford, Benton MacKaye, and Aldo Leopold -- and how it can inform a new, civic-minded environmentalism today.In The Landscape of Reform...

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  • Scientists On Gaia

    Schneider, Stephen H
    (9922002)

    The Gaia hypothesis suggests that life is an active participant in shaping the physical and chemical environment on which it depends. Scientists on Gaia is a multidisciplinary exploration of this controversial hypothesis, which was introduced by...

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  • Power In A Warming World - The New Global...

    Ciplet, David
    (9921781)

    An examination of shifting global power dynamics in climate change politics, and how this affects our ability to achieve equitable and sustainable climate outcomes.After nearly a quarter century of international negotiations on climate change, we...

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  • Views From The Alps - Regional Perspectives...

    Cebon, Peter
    (9922945)

    Although climate change is a global problem, there is a growing recognition of the need to look at its regional manifestations and management. This book takes such a regional approach to the Alpine region. The result of the ongoing Swiss research...

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  • Technoscience And Environmental Justice -...

    Ottinger, Gwen
    (9922669)

    Case studies exploring how experts' encounters with environmental justice are changing technical and scientific practice.Over the course of nearly thirty years, the environmental justice movement has changed the politics of environmental activism and...

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  • Living Well Now And In The Future - Why...

    Curren, Randall
    (9922459)

    A philosopher and a scientist propose that sustainability can be understood as living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future.Most people acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability, but few can define it....

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  • Energy And Economic Growth In The United...

    Allen, Edward
    (9921629)

    Instead of relying on the usual price elasticity technique, this book combines economic and engineering analysis to study economic growth and energy demands to the year 2000. It asserts that future energy demand will be determined by two basic...

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  • Global Warming And The Sweetness Of Life - A...

    Hern, Matt
    (9921736)

    Seeking new definitions of ecology in the tar sands of northern Alberta and searching for the sweetness of life in the face of planetary crises.Confounded by global warming and in search of an affirmative politics that links ecology with social...

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  • Falling For Science - Objects In Mind

    Turkle, Sherry
    (9921706)

    Passion for objects and love for science: scientists and students reflect on how objects fired their scientific imaginations.'This is a book about science, technology, and love,' writes Sherry Turkle. In it, we learn how a love for science can start...

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  • Energy And Civilization - A History

    Smil,Vaclav
    (9922362)

    A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization.Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done....

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  • Cheap And Clean - How Americans Think About...

    Ansolabehere, Stephen
    (9922310)

    How Americans make energy choices, why they think locally (not globally), and how this can shape U.S. energy and climate change policy.How do Americans think about energy? Is the debate over fossil fuels highly partisan and ideological? Does public...

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