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  • The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History
    Views : 46
    Pages : 416

    by: Susan Scott Parrish

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

    A scholar’s cross-disciplinary look back at the little-remembered greatest natural disaster in American history.

    Even as Charles Lindbergh took off on his historic solo crossing of the Atlantic, a triumph of modernity, Commerce Secreta ... more

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    2016-12-26

    ISBN-10: 0691168830

    ISBN-13: 9780691168838

    Language: English

  • The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age
    Views : 159
    Pages : 304

    by: David Biello

    Publisher: pScribner

    Book Description

    In his first book, Scientific American editor Biello argues that it is not a lack of money or technology that prevents our addressing environmental and societal ills but rather a lack of motivation.

    The author, who hosts the ongoi ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1476743908

    ISBN-13: 9781476743905

    Language: English

  • Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward
    Views : 167
    Pages : 320

    by: David Orr

    Publisher: pYale University Press

    Book Description

    Farewell, beloved planet.

    In this laundry list of the world’s many maladies, Orr (Emeritus, Environmental Studies and Politics/Oberlin Coll.; Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse, 2009, etc.) observes that we’re almos ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0300222815

    ISBN-13: 9780300222814

    Language: English

  • Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future
    Views : 299
    Pages : 544

    by: David Grinspoon

    Publisher: pGrand Central Publishing

    Book Description

    Another dispatch from the Anthropocene, the geological age in which humans dominate at the expense of all other lifeforms.

    Humankind, writes astrobiologist Grinspoon (Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life, 2003, etc ... more

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    2016-12-06

    ISBN-10: 1455589128

    ISBN-13: 9781455589128

    Language: English

  • Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World
    Views : 342
    Pages : 304

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    The emphasis is on “real” in the latest by the prolific British science writer, who questions the extent to which mathematics truly reflects the workings of nature.

    Clegg (Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Becam ... more

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    2016-12-06

    ISBN-10: 1250081041

    ISBN-13: 9781250081049

    Language: English

  • The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy
    Views : 41
    Pages : 272

    by: Michael McCarthy

    Publisher: pNew York Review Books

    Book Description

    It is not enough that we rush to stanch the wounds our kind has inflicted on the world, writes British environmental journalist McCarthy (Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo: Migratory Birds and the Impending Ecological Catastrophe, 2010, etc.). M ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1681370409

    ISBN-13: 9781681370408

    Language: English

  • A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion
    Views : 173
    Pages : 352

    by: Matthieu Ricard

    Publisher: pShambhala

    Book Description

    Buddhist philosopher Ricard (Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, 2015, etc.) examines the fraught relationship between humans and animals, proposing a new ethic to govern it.

    “Can the notion of rig ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1611803055

    ISBN-13: 9781611803051

    Language: English