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

    Masanobu Fukuoka
    (2866457)

    “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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • The Environmental Evolution - Development Of...

    Margulis,Lynn
    (9920128)

    In this book fifteen distinguished scientists discuss the effects of life--past and present--on planet Earth. Unlike other earth science and biology books, Environmental Evolution describes the impact of life on the Earth's rocky surfaces presenting...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster

    Troesken, Werner
    (9921751)

    The history of a long-running environmental catastrophe chronicles the harmful effects of lead pipes and their continued use despite evidence that they pose a significant health risk.In The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster, Werner Troesken looks at a...

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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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  • 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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  • Lugar do Homem na Natureza, o

    P. Teilhard de Chardin
    (1433226)

    O Lugar do Homem na Natureza... Por que motivo, à medida que a Ciência avança, esta questão se torna para nós cada vez mais importante e fascinante? Em primeiro lugar, sem dúvida, pela eterna, muito subjectiva e desde logo suspeita razão de que este...

  • Economia dos Recursos Naturais e do Meio...

    S. Faucheux; Jean-F. Noël
    (1433246)

    A degradação global da qualidade do ambiente e o receio de um esgotamento dos recursos naturais contamse entre as principais preocupações da comunidade internacional. A aparição de ameaças ao ambiente, à escala planetária, faz acreditar na ideia de...

  • Sociologia Ambiental

    John A. Hannigan
    (1432664)

    «Uma tentativa baseada numa sistemática e profusa investigação para desenvolver a formulação de uma perspectiva social sobre os problemas ambientais. Uma boa e útil panorâmica da sociologia ambiental.» Dale Jamieson, University of Colorado at Boulder...

  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

    Kolbert, Elizabeth
    (9251634)

    Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out...

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  • Hot, Flat, And Crowded: Why We Need a Green...

    Friedman,Thomas L.
    (2525497)

    Thomas L. Friedman’s no. 1 bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see globalization in a new way. Now Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of...

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  • Principles of Igneous And Metamorphic...

    Winter,John D.
    (2882731)

    For a combined, one-semester, junior/senior-level course in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Also useful for programs that teach Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology.Typical texts on igneous and metamorphic petrology are geared to either...

  • Introduction to Conservation Genetics

    Ballou,J. D.; Briscoe,David A.; Frankham,Richard
    (4060603)

    Introduction to Conservation Genetics

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  • Eco ! Logico ! - Unete Al Debate -...

    Yarrow,Joanna
    (2882046)

    Eco ! Logico ! - Unete Al Debate - Medioambiental ! Cifras Y Letras, Pros Y...

  • Ayudo a Mi Planeta - A Proteger La Naturaleza...

    Wwf
    (2586659)

    Desde la extinción de los dinosaurios, los animales y las plantas no han desaparecido a un ritmo tan rápido como lo estan haciendo hoy en día. Las actividades del ser humano son el origen de esta catástrofe. Contaminación y deslpilfarro ponen en...

  • Clima Terra

    Robert Sadourny
    (1433064)

    A história do clima é indissociável da história da Terra. Compreender o funcionamento dos fenómenos climáticos é penetrar no grande jogo que tem como intervenientes privilegiados o sol, a atmosfera, os oceanos, os gelos, o relevo e a vegetação, ...

  • My First Summer In the Sierra

    Muir, John
    (517882)

    The nineteenth-century naturalist describes his first visit to the High Sierra and the Yosemite

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  • Getting Down To Earth: Practical Applications...

    ., Vários Autores; Vários Autores
    (2582693)

    Getting Down To Earth: Practical Applications of Ecological Economics

  • The Invention Of Nature

    Andrea Wulf
    (9396930)

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.

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  • The Essence of Chaos

    Lorenz,Edward N.
    (506466)

    The Essence of Chaos

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  • Identidade Ecológica, a

    Mitchell Thomoshow
    (1432476)

    «Esta obra destinase a várias audiências. Primeiro, foi concebida para os ambientalistas activos que desejam investigar, mais intensamente, o contexto do seu trabalho, onde se localiza o espectro alargado do pensamento ambiental, a maneira como...

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