A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Revised and Updated)

By Blaine Harden

"Superbly suggested and written with readability, perception, and nice skill." ―Washington submit e-book World

After twenty years, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden lower back to his small-town birthplace within the Pacific Northwest to persist with the increase and fall of the West’s so much completely conquered river. To discover the Columbia River and befriend those that collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a colossal freight barge crusing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the location of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electrical energy, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing own narrative of rediscovery joined with a story of exploitation: of local american citizens, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. up to date all through, this variation includes a new foreword and afterword. 7 maps

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Natural Hazards and Disasters

Cengage Learning's average dangers and failures brings path ideas to lifestyles with interactive studying, research, and examination guidance instruments in addition to industry top textual content content material for introductory earth technology classes. no matter if you utilize a standard published textual content or all electronic common dangers and failures replacement, it is by no means been more uncomplicated to raised comprehend the underlying geological techniques, discover the influence those techniques have on people and vice versa, and research innovations for mitigating those risks' actual and fiscal damage. on hand with InfoTrac scholar Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

By James Lovelock

The worldwide temperature is emerging, the ice caps are melting, and degrees of toxins internationally have reached extraordinary heights. based on eminent scientist James Lovelock, that allows you to live to tell the tale an attack from her dependents, the Earth is lurching ever toward an enduring “hot state.” in the subsequent century, we'll very likely be pressured to renounce some of the comforts of western dwelling as offers are threatened. purely the fittest—and the smartest—will survive.

A reluctant jeremiad from one of many environmental movement’s elder statesmen, The Vanishing Face of Gaia deals a necessary take-heed call for the human race.

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Chemical Evolution: The Biological System of the Elements

By Simone Wünschmann

This e-book is written for researchers and scholars attracted to the functionality and position of chemical components in organic or environmental structures. specialists have lengthy recognized that the Periodic procedure of components (PSE) presents in basic terms an insufficient chemical description of components of organic, environmental or medicinal value. This ebook explores the suggestion of a organic approach of the weather (BSE) tested on actual and exact multi-element facts, together with evolutionary features, consultant sampling techniques, inter-element relationships, the physiological functionality of parts and uptake mechanisms. The publication extra explores the concept that Stoichiometric community research (SNA) to research the organic roles of chemical species. additionally mentioned is the belief of ecotoxicological identification playing cards which offer a first-hand description of houses correct for organic and toxicological good points of a definite chemical aspect and its geo biochemically believable speciation shape. the focal point of this ebook is going past either classical bioinorganic chemistry and toxicology.

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American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT

The international of bugs is one we in basic terms dimly comprehend. but from utilizing arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill family infiltrators to making use of the delicate instruments of the Orkin guy, american citizens have fought to eliminate the "bugs" they've got realized to hate.

Inspired by way of the still-revolutionary theories of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, James E. McWilliams argues for a extra harmonious and rational method of our courting with bugs, one who doesn't damage the environment and, for that reason, ourselves alongside the best way. starting with the early suggestions of colonial farmers and finishing with the trendy use of chemical pesticides, McWilliams deftly indicates how America's battle on bugs mirrors its continuous fight with nature, fiscal improvement, expertise, and federal legislation. He unearths a really American paradox: the lads and girls who settled and constructed this kingdom sought to manage the surroundings and accomplish yes financial objectives; but their equipment of agricultural enlargement undermined their efforts and associated them even towards the inexorable realities of the insect global.

As informed from the point of view of the customarily flamboyant actors within the conflict opposed to bugs, American Pests is an interesting research into the attitudes, guidelines, and practices that proceed to steer our habit towards bugs. Asking us to question, if no longer abandon, our reckless (and occasionally futile) makes an attempt at insect keep watch over, McWilliams convincingly argues that bugs, like humans, have an inherent correct to exist and that during our try to rid ourselves of bugs, we compromise the stability of nature.

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Environment. Peter H. Raven, Linda R. Berg, David M. Hassenzahl

By Peter H. Raven

The eight th variation of setting builds at the earlier entire, systems-based environmental technology factor with extra in-depth info on structures technique, which emphasizes the interconnected nature of environmental technology in the course of the textual content. The publication is much more reader-friendly built-in studying approach designed to assist circulate from common thoughts to precise functions and keeps to target forex. It provides the elemental evidence, a number of views on matters, and framework to aid readers succeed in their very own proficient judgements in a altering industry.

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Sourcebook on Environmental Law (Cavendish Sourcebook)

The moment version of this sourcebook brings jointly a finished collection of the critical overseas, ecu and household resources of environmental legislations, including statement and broad references to secondary assets (including appropriate websites). the hot version has been absolutely revised and prolonged to incorporate the most important advancements during this quickly evolving zone of law.

In specific, on the overseas point there's now attention of the Kyoto Protocol 1997, the Aarhus conference 1998, the Basel Protocol 1999 and the Biosafety Protocol 2000. on the eu point, there's assurance of the adjustments brought via the Amsterdam Treaty; the 2000 Water Framework Directive; the recent Air caliber Directives; and the EC White Paper on Environmental legal responsibility.

There is usually dialogue of the proposed 6th Environmental motion Programme. The family assurance contains attention of the toxins Prevention and regulate Act 1999, the geographical region and Rights of approach Act 2000, the implementation of the tainted land regime, including insurance of the hot united kingdom waste procedure. The ebook now additionally comprises broad attention of the impression of the Human Rights Act 1998 on environmental legislations. contemporary case legislation is integrated throughout.

This exact paintings will supply an incredibly helpful source for all these learning, instructing and dealing within the box of environmental law.

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Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, released in 1962, did greater than the other unmarried book to alert the realm to the dangers of environmental poisoning and to encourage a robust social move that may adjust the process American historical past. This definitive, sweeping biography exhibits the origins of Carson's fierce commitment to normal science--and tells the dramatic tale of the way Carson, already a recognized nature author, turned a brillant if reluctant reformer. Drawing on unprecendented entry to assets and interviews, Lear masterfully explores the roots of Carson's robust connection to the flora and fauna, crafting a " high quality portrait of the environmentalist as a individual" (Smithsonian).

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The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

By David Abram

David Abram attracts on assets as varied because the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his personal adventure as an comprehensive sleight-of-hand magician to bare the delicate dependence of human cognition at the common surroundings. He explores the nature of belief and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its such a lot abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth. On each web page of this lyrical paintings, Abram weaves his arguments with ardour and highbrow daring.

"Long awaited, revolutionary...This booklet ponders the violent disconnection of the physique from the flora and fauna and what this implies approximately how we are living and die in it."--Los Angeles occasions

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Environmental Policy in the European Union (The European Union Series)

By John McCormick

This is an available yet refined advent to, and research of, the more and more very important position of the ecu Union in environmental coverage. The ebook levels commonly over the emergence and evolution of the ecu position during this severe box of coverage, the connection among guidelines made on the ecu and member kingdom degrees, and the character of the environmental coverage technique. The booklet ends with in-depth reports of ecu actions in key coverage areas--from air caliber and waste administration to worldwide warming--and sums up the successes and screw ups of ecu coverage to date.

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