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Natural Resources

Planning and Development and Public Policy

Recycling and Sustainable Development

Miscellaneous

 

  Business
     

 

The Digital Paper Trail: In Real Estate Transactions - Forms, Letters, Clauses, and E-Mails (Book and CD)

by Oliver E. Frascona, Katherine E. Reece

 

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Free Market Environmentalism

by Terry L. Anderson

 

Synopsis: The original edition of this seminal book, published in 1991, introduced the concept of using markets and property rights to protect and improve environmental quality.

 

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Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
by Paul Hawken and Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins

Synopsis: This groundbreaking book reveals how today's global businesses can be both environmentally responsible and highly profitable.

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Growing a Business
by Paul Hawken

Synopsis: Using examples like Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, and University National Bank of Palo Alto, California, Hawken shows that the successful business is an expression of an individual person.

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  Ecology
     

Earthcare: Women and the Environment
by Carolyn Merchant

Synopsis: Written by one of the leading thinkers in environmentalism, Earthcare brings together Merchant's existing work on the topic of women and the environment as well as updated and new essays.

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Ecology of Place: Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community (97 Edition)
by Timothy Beatley

Synopsis: Timothy Beatley and Kristy Manning describe a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together to create places of enduring value.

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In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land (Concord Library)
by Stephanie Mills

Synopsis: In Service of the Wild is about restoring the Earth, ecosystem by ecosystem, watershed by watershed. It is about regaining a sense of how beautiful, how stable, how hospitable to an abundance of life forms and human cultures healthy ecosystems can be.

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The Earth Manual: How to Work on Wild Land Without Taming It  
by Malcolm Margolin

 

Synopsis: A guide for landowners, conservationists, and youth group leaders on how to work with (rather than against) the wildness of the land.

 

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Wetlands Third Edition
by William J. Mitsch

Synopsis: Wetlands are ecosystems that help the environment process toxins, thereby maintaining its relative health. Mitsch and Gosselink's Wetlands is "the" professional reference, a longstanding bestseller that continues to set the standard for books on any type of ecosystem.

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  EcoTourism
     

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
by Martha Honey

Synopsis: A practical overview of the ecotourism industry.

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  Environmental Conservation
     

A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations
by Barbara K. Rodes

Synopsis: Some 3,700 quotations cover 143 categories, including conservation, deforestation, the greenhouse effect, nuclear energy, and recycling. Authors range from a pre-Christian philosopher to a contemporary economist, from poets to engineers.

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Beyond the Rangeland Conflict: Towards a West that Works
by Dan Dagget

Synopsis: Dan Dagget profiles ten rancher-conservationist partnerships that demonstrate positive methods for creating sustainable ways of inhabiting the land.

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Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals
by Susan K. Jacobson

Synopsis: Communications Skills for Conservation Professionals provides in-depth guidance on achieving conservation goals through better communications.

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Saving America's Wildlife  
by Thomas R. Dunlap

Synopsis: Through an account of evolving ideas about wolves and coyotes, Thomas Dunlap shows how American attitudes toward animals have changed.

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  Environmental Health
     

Cultivating Crisis: The Human Cost of Pesticides in Latin America
by Douglas L. Murray

Synopsis: In this study, Douglas Murray draws on ten years of field research to tell the stories of international development strategies, pesticide problems, and agrarian change in Latin America. Interwoven with his considerations of the economic and geopolitical dimensions are the human consequences for individual farmers and rural communities.

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Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup
by Robert A. Meyers

Synopsis: A concise up-to-date guide to all aspects of environmental pollution and cleanup.

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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree
by Colleen F. Moore

Synopsis: Lead and the roots of environmental controversies -- Mercury : not just a fish story -- PCBs: another global pollutant -- Why organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides should be studied -- Noise and children's development -- It isn't fair: environmental pollution disasters and community relocations -- The best science, values, and the precautionary principle to protect children.

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Toxics A To Z: A Guide To Everyday Pollution Hazards (91 Edition)
by John / Holdren, Cheryl / Schneider, Richard / Shirley, Christine Harte

Synopsis: "This well-organized book informs in clear contexts what we, as consumers and we as citizens, can do for a healthful environment from one's home to one's planet."--Ralph Nader

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  Home and Garden
     

Country Plumbing: Living with a Septic System
by Gerry Hartigan

Synopsis: You can keep your "country plumbing" working day after day, year after year. Gerry Hartigan, who has been installing and servicing septic tanks for twenty-five years, says "I'm still amazed to find out how little people actually know about their home sewage disposal systems."

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Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
by Sara Stein

Synopsis: This book shows us how our landscape style of neat yards and gardens has devastated suburban ecology, wiping out entire communities of plants and animals. When Stein realized what her intensive efforts at making a garden had done, she set out to "ungarden". Her book interweaves an account of her efforts with an explanation of the ecology of gardens.

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The Solar House: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
by Daniel D. Chiras

Synopsis: The most comprehensive guide to the latest building techniques, products, and technologies for greening your home.

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The Natural Home
by Dumont Monte

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Wells & Septic Systems 2ND Edition
by Max Alth

Synopsis: Here's all the information you need to build a well or septic system yourself - and save a lot of time, money, and frustration. S. Blackwell Duncan has thoroughly revised and updated this second edition of "Wells and Septic Systems to conform to current codes and requirements. He also has expanded this national bestseller to include new material on well and septic installation, water storage and distribution, water treatment, ecological considerations, and septic systems for problem building sites.

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The Home Buyer's Organizer: A Step-By-Step Guide to Paving the Way to Your New Home
by Todd Thornton

Synopsis: This must-have interactive resource guides readers through the complicated process of buying a home and helps them stay organized as they make one of the biggest financial commitments of their lives.

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Feng Shui: Art and Harmony of Place
by Johndennis Govert

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  Land Use
 

Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement in America
by Richard Brewer

Synopsis: Land trusts, or conservancies, protect land by owning it. Although many people are aware of a few large land trusts--The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land, for instance--there are now close to 1,300 local trusts, with more coming into being each month. Although land trusts are 5the fastest growing and most vital part of the land conservation movement today, this model of saving land by private action has become dominant only in the past two decades.

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The Land We Share: Private Property and the Common Good
by Eric T Freyfogle

Synopsis: Drawing upon ideas from Thomas Jefferson, Henry George, and Aldo Leopold and interweaving engaging accounts of actual disputes over land-use issues, Freyfogle develops a powerful vision of what private ownership in America could mean--an ownership system, fair to owners and taxpayers alike, that fosters healthy land and healthy economies.

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Urban Land Use Planning (4TH 95 Edition)
by Edward J Kaiser

Synopsis: This fourth edition of the book considered by many to be the closest thing to an urban planning 'bible' has been updated and extensively rewritten. Still the definitive work in its field, the volume now includes sections on new technology and evolving planning theory as well as new illustrations.

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  Natural Resources
     

Encyclopedia of Water
by David E Newton

Synopsis: Containing 236 entries, the Encyclopedia of Water is an A-Z overview of the many important roles water has played in human society and the natural world over the centuries.

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World Water Vision: Making Water Everybody's Business with CDROM
by William J. Cosgrove

Synopsis: More than a billion people cannot get safe drinking water. Half the world's population does not have adequate sanitation. Within a generation, over 3 billion will be suffering from water stress if we carry on as before.

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  Planning and Development and Public Policy
     

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities
by Jim Howe

Synopsis: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities provides lessons in how to preserve the character and integrity of communities and landscapes without sacrificing local economic well-being. The authors describe economic development strategies, land-use planning processes, and conservation tools that communities from all over the country have found effective.

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Element of Risk: The Politics of Radon
by Leonard A Cole

Synopsis: Questioning the US government's handling of the radon issue, this study explores the US Environmental Protection Agency's risk-cost assessment of radon levels in language that is easily accessible to the lay person. The author's own solutions to the problem of radon are then detailed.

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  Recycling and Sustainable Development
     

Taking Out the Trash: A No-Nonsense Guide to Recycling
by Jennifer Carless

Synopsis: Taking Out the Trash is a thorough guide to recycling as both concept and practical endeavor, providing readers with a valuable understanding of the nature and importance of the process. Jennifer Carless surveys the field--past, present, and future--analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of other methods of waste disposal (landfills, incineration) before considering the basics of recycling.

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Ethics and Sustainability: Sustainable Development and the Moral Life (Basic Ethics in Action)
by Lisa Newton

Synopsis: This straightforward book is the only one of its kind to join the literature of environmental ethics to the literature of applied ethics -- to describe a life lived in harmony with itself, with society, and with the natural world. Its three chapters focus on morality, technology, and stewardship while encouraging readers to explore a single virtue that will encompass all the requirements of the ethical life and save the environment at the same time.

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  Miscellaneous
     

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving
by Jon Koomey

Synopsis: Mastering the art of problem solving takes more than proficiency with basic calculations; it requires understanding how people use information, recognizing the importance of ideology, learning the art of storytelling, and acknowledging the important distinction between facts and values.

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