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the death and life of monterey bay

The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival

Mark Newton

2nd June, 2011

From natural paradise to environmental catastrophe and back again, the story of Monterey Bay is a compelling one. Lucky then, says Mark Newton, that marine biologists Stephen R. Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka do it justice more...
Dominion

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals and the Call to Mercy

Mark Newton

26th May, 2011

Matthew Scully’s thoughtful look at the issues surrounding animal welfare is a triumph of lucid prose and cleverly marshalled argument, says Mark Newton more...
Grow Your Food for Free

Grow Your Food for Free

Andy McKee

19th May, 2011

Packed with useful nuggets of advice; Dave Hamilton’s tome, says Andy McKee, has everything you need to kick start a more self-sufficient way of life more...
climate change denial

Climate Change Denial

Jeremy Williams

12th May, 2011

Haydn Washington and John Cook’s work has wise words for climate change activists and deniers alike, says Jeremy Williams more...
the fate of Greenland

The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change

Jeff Holman

5th May, 2011

The Fate of Greenland isn’t an easy read, says Jeff Holman, but what it lacks in style, it more than makes up in scholarship more...
Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers

Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers

Ruth Styles

28th April, 2011

Josie Jeffery’s opus is a call to arms for gardeners and the community spirited alike, says Ruth Styles

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Eco Chic

Eco Chic: The Fashion Paradox

Ruth Styles

21st April, 2011

Sandy Black offers a fascinating account of the fashion industry’s attempts to balance the conflicting demands of style-hungry consumers and the impact it has on the planet, says Ruth Styles more...
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Saving the World’s Wildlife: WWF’s First Fifty Years

Ruth Styles

14th April, 2011

Written to coincide with the WWF’s half century, Saving the World’s Wildlife is a fascinating account of the 50-year history of the world’s most famous eco charity more...
TC Boyle

When The Killing’s Done

Jeff Holman

7th April, 2011

T.C. Boyle’s latest opus might be a bit of a bonkbuster but it makes a serious point about the threat posed by non-native species to the world’s ecosystems more...
The New North: The World in 2050

The New North: The World in 2050 by Laurence Smith

Jeff Holman

31st March, 2011

Global weather patterns have always been unpredictable but current changes are being amplified by the impact of people, consumption and pollution. In The New North, Laurence Smith looks at what the next four decades could bring – both for the weather and for us more...

5 of the best… eco-friendly children’s books

Phoebe Doyle

15th March, 2011

Parenting journalist and blogger, Phoebe Doyle, rounds up the best books for your budding eco-warriors more...

Electric Bicycles: The Complete Guide - Buyer's Guide, Technology, History

Ali Thomas

10th March, 2011

As the world looks to sustainable transport methods as one way to meet carbon emission targets, Ali Thomas says that the electric bike could be the car alternative we’ve been searching for
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Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Tom Antebi

3rd March, 2011

Although arguably reductive in its initial analysis, Fleeing Vesuvius is a refreshingly uncompromising critique on almost every aspect of current global trends more...

Consumptionomics

Katharine Helmore

24th January, 2011

Asia is growing at an unprecedented rate and consumption is following a similar trajectory. This, argues businessman Chandran Nair in his new book, could have dramatic consequences for the environment more...

Food Justice

Ruth Styles

13th January, 2011

In Food Justice, Robert Gottilieb and Anupama Josh make a compelling case for a more integrated approach to changing the way we eat, says Ruth Styles more...
Ecologist summer reads

The Ecologist's top ten eco summer reads

Claire Baylis

29th July, 2010

Seven top environmentalists recommend their reads for the summer, covering everything from psychological thrillers to steady state economics more...
Peak water: How we built civilisation on water and drained the world dry

Peak Water: civilisation and the world's water crisis

Emma Bocking

14th January, 2010

Alexander Bell's Peak Water offers a fascinating insight into our changing relationship with water more...
We are one: A Celebration of tribal peoples

We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples

Emma Bocking

7th January, 2010

Survival International has commissioned a weighty coffee-table book with beautiful photographs and something unique: the words of tribal peoples themselves more...
Green books

How to publish a green book

15th December, 2009

Emma Bocking

Pioneers in the publishing industry have been making tracks in reducing the environmental impact of printing and selling books more...
The Nature Book, by Marianne Taylor

The Nature Book: What it is and how it lives

Emma Bocking

3rd December, 2009

At times awkwardly funny, informative and charming, Marianne Taylor's book is an easy first step into British natural history more...
Drivers of Change

Drivers of Change, by Chris Luebkeman

Rebecca Heald

5th August, 2009

When it comes to playing cards, this is a rigged deck. Rigged, that is, with information on pretty much every single important social, environmental and economic issue humankind is ever likely to face... more...
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Ecological Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2009

Anyone who cares about the environment needs to be making more informed choices at the checkout. Laura Sevier meets an author promoting ethical shopping more...
jay griffiths

Q & A: Jay Griffiths. author of 'Wild: An Elemental Journey'

Laura Sevier

1st June 2009

The author on wilderness, activism, homemade veggie lasagne and the value of sturdy boots more...
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Time's Up! by Keith Farnish

Polly Cook

12th March, 2009

Conveniently crafted into four manageable sections, this book attempts to cover everything and anything that climate change has, and will, destroy - and presents some radical solutions more...

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