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Drinking Molotov Cocktails With Gandhi
Drinking Molotov Cocktails With Gandhi
Paperback      ISBN: 086571813x
More than ever, people are longing for deep and meaningful change. Another world is not only possible; it is essential. Yet despite our creative and determined efforts to attain social justice and ecological sustainability, our global crises continue to deepen. In Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, best-selling author Mark Boyle argues that our political and economic system has brought us to the brink of climate catastrophe, ransacking ecosystems and unraveling communities for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many. He makes a compelling case that we must "rewild" the political landscape, as history teaches us that positive social change hasalways been wrought by movements prepared to use any means available. The time has come for pacifists, revolutionaries, and freedom fighters to work together for the creation of a world worth sustaining. Eloquent, visionary, and beautifully written, this incendiary manifesto strikes at the heart of the world’s crises and reframes our understanding of how to solve them, signaling a turning point in our journey towards an ecologically just society. The three R’s of the climate change generation—reduce, reuse, and recycle—are long overdue for an upgrade .Welcome to resist, revolt, rewild. Mark Boyle is the author of The Moneyless Man and The Moneyless Manifesto. He lived completely without money for three years, and is a director of the global sharing community streetbank.com.
The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World
The Invention of Nature
Alexander Von Humboldt's New World
Paperback      ISBN: 0345806298
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. NATIONAL BEST SELLER Shortlist -- Costa Biography Award Finalist -- Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist -- Kirkus Reviews Prize for Nonfiction A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’sWalden. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the myriad fundamental ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science. From the Hardcover edition.
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Paperback      ISBN: 1620409887
New Yorker writer Kolbert tackles the controversial subject of global warming. Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous course, now is the moment to salvage our future. By the end of the century, the world will likely be hotter than it's been in the last two million years, and the sweeping consequences of this change will determine the future of life on earth for generations to come. Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She travels to the Arctic, interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frighteningparallels to lost ancient civilizations, unpacks the politics, and presents the personal tales of those who are being affected most--the people who make their homes near the poles and are watching their worlds disappear.--From publisher description.Explores the issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most.
The World Without Us
The World Without Us
Hardcover      ISBN: 0312347294
A thought-provoking study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed from the equation examines our short-term and long-term legacy for the planet, from the objects of today's world that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind. 100,000 first printing.

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Hardcover      ISBN: 1596911255
A New Yorker writer tackles the controversial issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, unpacking the politics, drawing parallels to lost ancient civilizations, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most. 40,000 first printing.
Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future... And What We Can Do About It
Sicker, Fatter, Poorer
The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future... And What We Can Do About It
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328553493
Examines how hormone-disrupting chemicals found in food, home products, and personal care items are responsible for such disorders as autism, diabetes, obesity, allergies, and learning disabilities and how the public can protect itself from their harmfuleffects.
The World Without Us
The World Without Us
Paperback      ISBN: 0312427905
A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind.
The Great Extinctions: What Causes Them & How They Shape Life
The Great Extinctions
What Causes Them & How They Shape Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1770853278
Looks at the history, causes, and controversies surrounding species extinction, discussing whether it can be prevented and how past geological events can be used to predict the future.
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
The Weather Makers
How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871139359
A history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future includes specific suggestions for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal energy to steps everyone can take right now to reduce deadly carbon dioxide emissions by seventy percent. 75,000 first printing.
Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made
Adventures in the Anthropocene
A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571313575
A journalist, broadcaster, news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist travels the world to witness first-hand our planet in crisis and, along the way, meets a number of ordinary people who are solving severe crises in crazy, ingenious, effective ways. 15,000 first printing.