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Environment

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Things people do today can affect the entire world for generations to come. Learn about important topics like sustainability, green living, bioengineering, the climate crisis, and endangered species.


Mass Extinction: Examining the Current Crisis
Mass Extinction: Examining the Current Crisis

Our understanding of the mass extinction of our planet's species is advancing. We've amassed just about enough data to document that we are in fact well into the sixth great mass extinction in our planet's history; and unlike previous extinction crises, human activities are driving this one.


Our Living Earth: A Story of People, Ecology, and Preservation
Our Living Earth: A Story of People, Ecology, and Preservation

The long-term consequences and the personal stories of people around the world "going green" make up the focus of this beautiful book. The scientific and technical advances of the last century have had major effects on the earth. From pollution to CO2 emissions and endangered plants, to disappearing languages and glaciers, each theme is presented in detail.


Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide
Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide

This guide is about the last chances to save the planet. It's a result of hundreds of how-do-we-do-this-right discussions over many years. The author wants to share what he's learned because the climate crisis must be solved now, and popular understanding is a prerequisite to getting a solution that actually solves the problem.


Climate Systems: Interactive Forces of Global Warming
Climate Systems: Interactive Forces of Global Warming

Describes the most critical issues concerning this timely subject and explains in up-to-date detail the scientific principles involved. Also review the cause-and-effect relationships that impact the environment worldwide on daily, annually, and even longer time bases.


Our Choice: How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis
Our Choice: How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis

The former vice president and author of An Inconvenient Truth presents a follow-up work that explores the primary sources of the current climate crisis and what can be done to solve it.


Food: Ethical Debates on What We Eat
Food: Ethical Debates on What We Eat

Kerr presents both sides of food production issues, including animal welfare, high-tech farming, genetically modified foods, organic farming, food distribution, and world hunger.


Rachel Carson: A Twentieth-Century Life
Rachel Carson: A Twentieth-Century Life

Rachel Carson combined her love of science and writing in her award-winning and controversial book, Silent Spring. Revealing the dangers of pesticide use, it brought readers a new awareness of man's contamination of the environment and ultimately led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.


Endangered: Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction
Endangered: Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

McGavin does not mince words about the chances of hundreds of hapless creatures. He points to the growth of the human population, along with the growth of human conceit as the main culprits in what will probably be the sixth wave of extinction, the first five of which resulted in the eradication of 95 percent of all living species.


Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology
Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology

Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, but this book presents all sides of the debate. Designed to complement science curricula, this volume also covers relevant history and new green technologies and innovations that will contribute to the field in the future.


Sustainability: Building Eco-Friendly Communities
Sustainability: Building Eco-Friendly Communities

Examine the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explore new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth.


Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming
Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming

This illustrated guide for general readers contains information on global climate change drawn from the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The authors aim to disseminate knowledge to a wider public by providing basic facts and discussion of projections, impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation, all in the hope of solving global warming.


Living Green
Living Green

A basic introduction to the "green living" trend. Living green involves seeking a balance that lets humans exist in harmony with nature, other living creatures, and each other, while still enjoying a decent quality of life.


Do One Green Thing: Save the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices
Do One Green Thing: Save the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices

Unlike a lot of other overwhelming green guides on the market, this is green decision making in bite-sized pieces. With chose it/lose it comparisons throughout, now it's simple to figure out that it's worth switching to a green detergent, what kind of plastic your sports bottle is made of, or which fish is safest to eat.


Earth Matters
Earth Matters

In an attractive format, this book is a celebration of the planet, a warning to protect it, and an inspiring sourcebook full of ideas for making a positive change.


Climate Change: Picturing the Science
Climate Change: Picturing the Science

Going beyond the headlines, this work by leading NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt and master photographer Joshua Wolfe illustrates as never before the ramifications of shifting climate.


Endangered Earth
Endangered Earth

From the editors of Scientific American magazine comes a collection of essays about various threats to our planet, topics vary from overpopulation and cloning issues to global climate change and habitat loss.


Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life
Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life

Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way, including interviews with teens who are involved with fun, innovative green causes. Learn that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of life.


Biofuels
Biofuels

Tabak's work discusses different types of biofuels, the science behind their production, and the implications of widespread use of biofuels on the environment and on the economy, especially any impact on food prices.


Going, Going, Gone?: Animals and Plants on the Brink of Extinction and How You Can Help
Going, Going, Gone?: Animals and Plants on the Brink of Extinction and How You Can Help

Many scientists believe that we are on the brink of a new mass extinction, with at least one million species in danger of not surviving to the end of the century. But there is still an opportunity to turn the tide, to change the way we live, and give these creatures a chance.


Living with the Planet: Making a Difference in a Time of Climate Change
Living with the Planet: Making a Difference in a Time of Climate Change

The writers make the point that while acting locally to offset global challenges to the environment are important, it is absolutely vital that industries, institutions, and governments make big changes to preserve and protect our world and its resources.


We Are the Weather Makers: The History of Climate Change
We Are the Weather Makers: The History of Climate Change

This adaptation of Tim Flannery's bestseller, The Weather Makers, offers a look at the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future.


Is It Hot Enough for You? Global Warming Heats Up
Is It Hot Enough for You? Global Warming Heats Up

Take a look at some of the striking evidence of the global warming phenomena: seven of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, ice caps are shrinking, heat waves and droughts are more intense, and hurricanes and floods are more destructive.


State of the Wild
State of the Wild

Presented with vivid photographs, this text is a global portrait of wildlife, wild lands, and oceans that provides perspective on endangered and vanishing species and habitats.