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Tasmania’s Wilderness Battles

Tasmania’s Wilderness Battles: A History is a 2008 book by environmentalist . “Spent [His Life] fighting Tasmanian environmental battles” Greg Buckman, Who has [1] The book looks at the wilderness areas of Tasmania which have been the focus of extensive conflict over environmental issues. Buckman presents a record of some of the significant events in conflict, primarily from the viewpoint of an environmentalist. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] (more…)

The Politics of Bones

The Politics of Bones: Dr. Owens Wiwa and the Struggle for Nigeria’s Oil by J. Timothy Hunt . It was published by McClelland & Stewart in September 2005 just before the tenth anniversary of the controversial execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa . (more…)

The Lorax

The Lorax is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. [1] It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. (more…)

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America’s natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress . (more…)

The End of Night (book)

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light is a 2013 non-fiction book by Paul Bogard on the gradual disappearance, due to light pollution , of thedarkness of the night skies of most people on the planet. Bogard examines the effects of this loss on human physical and mental health, society, and ecosystems, and how it might be mitigated. [3] (more…)

Stripping!

Stripping! was a 1972 paperback book edited by Sam Love and David Obst and published by Pocket Books . (more…)

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 is a 1986 book written by Austin, Texas Professor Emeritus of History, Geography, and American Studies Alfred Crosby , in which he explains the relative ease with which Europeans conquered the Neo-Europes was Due to biology rather than military conquest. It was based on his work on the Columbian Exchange . (more…)

The Dirty Energy Dilemma

The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States is a 2008 book by scholarly Benjamin K. Sovacool , published by Praeger. In the book, Sovacool explores problems with the current US electricity system and ways to overcome them. [1] (more…)

Beyond the Limits

Beyond the Limits is a 1992 book continuing the modeling of the consequences of a growing global population that was started in Limits to Growth . Donella Meadows , Dennis Meadows , and Jørgen Randers are the authors and have been involved in the original Club of Rome study as well. Beyond the Limits (Chelsea Green Publishing Company) andEarthscan addressed many of the criticisms of the Limits to Growth book. (more…)

2081: A Hopeful View of the Human Future

Princeton physicist Gerard K. O’Neill’s 1981 book, 2081: A Hopeful View of the Human Future is an attempt to predict the future of the future. O’Neill’s positive attitude towards both technology and human potential This book is from Malthusian catastrophe by contemporary scientists. Paul R. Ehrlich wrote in 1968 in The Population Bomb , “in the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death”. The Club of Rome’s 1972 Limits to Growth predicted a catastrophic end to the Industrial Revolution within 100 years from resource exhaustion and pollution. (more…)