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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader
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The late Abbey was not only a singularly talented novelist some of whose books have acquired cult status (The Brave Cowboy; The Monkey Wrench Gang; The Fool's Progress), but also a polemicist of considerable force and an eloquent essayist. This anthology, edited by his longtime editor and friend Macrae, makes for a splendid summary of his best work?though it does not slight his faults. Abbey was above all a committed craftsman ("I write to make a difference"); and his passions?about the rape by ranchers and the industrial powers of his beloved Western desert country, the progressive disintegration of the quality of modern life, the dread development that would "democratize" wilderness by making it easily accessible to all?are on plain view. So, too, are his liabilities: his occasional outbursts of xenophobia and old-fashioned sexism, his gleefully overweening destructive fantasies. Abbey was an anarchist at heart, an often difficult loner who would probably find life unendurable in any organized, populous society. But as an analyst and gadfly of so many contemporary absurdities, and as a powerfully lyrical chronicler of desert solitudes and communion with nonhuman nature (something like Barry Lopez in a snit), he is in a class by himself. Anyone who doesn't already know his work will find this volume, culled from more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, an addictive introduction.

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Far from paradise
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This book, which accompanied a television series, argues persuasively that technological solutions are not the answer and that we should consider adopting a more biological form of land use which could sustain us indefintely. Illustrated in colour and black and white.

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The country living guide - ebook
SKU: tclg/ebook/000/000

Very large - 770 - page ebook about country living and self sufficiency. Please note that this download is over 30mb.

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Slickrock - Endangered Canyons of the Southwest
SKU: s/660/000

This a lovely book - cover is a little dirty with spine creases, etc. but inside pages are very good. 1971 and has Ed Abbey's name signed inside.

The focus of this book is on one partof the Earth that is still almost as it was before man began to tinker with the land - a piece of wild Utah that ought to remain that way.

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Confessions of an Eco Warrior
SKU: 090106/578/0000

This is a first edition hardback signed by the author Dave Foreman the cofounder of Earth First!

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Design ecology by Michael Riversong (Signed)
SKU: de/178/000

This is a signed copy of Michael Riverssong's design ecology in paperback. By the author- lots of people are having problems with their living and working environments. Unfortunately, some people are creating fear about these problems, trying to carve out a niche for themselves and make some money on experimental remedies. This is really unnecessary. We will all go a lot farther and be capable more honesty if we sell expertise in solutions. A good consultant should be a detective and educator, and let others sell remedies. This encourages objectivity. After all the fears are there. So other problems. If we concentrate on solutions, and the discipline will mean something over long-term. So responsible practice of design ecology involves fearless focusing on the solutions to problems. As we do that everyone gets a mover in health and happiness.

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Green Pages - The Business of saving the World
SKU: gp/376/000
Both a handbook and a directory," Green Pages" details the future influence of environmental issues on European business and the changes in technology, design, research and politics that these issues engender.
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Future Human Evolution - Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century
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Evolutionary selection has been radically relaxed in the human species as a result of the development of civilization, science in general, and medicine in particular. While these advances have hugely benefited current populations, they have to a significant degree released the species from the biological process which created it and maintains its viability. Formerly, natural selection took place largely as a result of differential mortality, but now that most people survive well beyond their child bearing years, selection is determined largely by differential fertility. Aside from genetic illnesses, this new selection is also characterized by a negative correlation between fertility and intelligence–the core of eugenic concern for over a century.

Eugenics views itself as the fourth leg of the chair of civilization, the other three being a) a thrifty expenditure of natural resources, b) mitigation of environmental pollution, and c) maintenance of a human population not exceeding the planet’s carrying capacity. Eugenics, which can be thought of as human ecology, is thus part and parcel of the environmental movement. Humanity is defined, not as the totality of the currently living population, but as the number of people who will potentially ever live. This is a book about the struggle for human rights and parental responsibility.

John Glad is a retired professor of Russian studies, having taught at Rutgers University, the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, and the University of Maryland. He is also the former Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington, D.C. A Guggenheim grant recipient, he is the author, editor, or translator of twenty books, some of which have been honored in the American Book Awards. Future Human Evolution is part of his long-standing work on behalf of human rights, in this case of future generations.

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Green Warriors - the people and the politics behind the envoronmental revolution
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Book description - As the century comes to a close and we begin to comprehend the scale and brutality of our assaults on the planet, environmentalists are on the march as never before. All around the world their organizations are beginning to be taken seriously as the need for a new global order establishes itself in the public imagination. But who are these environmental activists and how have they won their position of power? In "Green Warriors" Fred Pearce probes the origins, philosophies and motivations of this handful of campaigners whose activities increasingly dominate the political agenda. He looks at the people behind the worldwide network of environmental groups: the lawyers, engineers and media professionals who gave up lucrative careers for the low-paid excitement of the green movement; the radical priests and their green flocks fighting land barons who turned forests into low-grade pasture across Latin America; the angry scientist driven to public platforms to explain their fears for the future of the planet. And, with Greenpeace a billion-dollar organization claiming that ecology could become the first "science-religion", Fred Pearce asks where the green movement is going and suggests how it might fashion its agenda for the 90s and beyond.

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Way of the Sea: The Use and Abuse of Oceans
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Examines man's attempt to live in harmony with the waters. This presents an ecological perspective to the problems of overfishing, pollution and territorial disputes.

With foreword by John Seymour.

Examines man's attempt to live in harmony with the waters. This presents an ecological perspective to the problems of overfishing, pollution and territorial disputes.

With foreword by John Seymour.

Published by Green Books, Bideford 1987. 153 pages + appendix + bibliography. Paperback. 5" x 8". The covers, contents and dust jacket are all in very good condition. Not price-clipped. Weight: 250 grams. LL

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Focal Guide to Bird Photography
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Birds in the garden, in the wild, in flight, on the nest or feeding, you can photograph them anywhere- from the house, from a hide or in theopen.

Nice little book that shows you how - in all weathers and habitats, the equipment you need, the techniques to use, when to use bait and how to build hides

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Birds - John Andrews
SKU: b/250/000
Over 200 common species identified with 168 colour photographs. Bird identification can sometimes be bewildering for the beginner, and this book has been produced to help all those who wish to confidently put a name to the common British and European birds that can easily be seen at various times of the year.
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The Countryside Explained - Hardback
SKU: 150108/436/349
John seymour's book dealing with every aspect of rural England - crops, animals, plants, trees, transport, etc. Penguin 1979.
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How to Save a River - Bolling
SKU: 010109/392/600

How to Save a River presents in a concise and readable format the wisdom gained from years of river protection campaigns across the United States.

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Dancing to Armageddon
SKU: dta/216/000

This is a radical reappraisal of the various facets of the green movement - from grass-roots land ownership schemes to the Worldwide Fund for Nature - which asks whether any of the apparent greening of corporate and governmental policies and of individual lifestyles is actually going anywhere. Is the world dancing to Armageddon because what is being done to save the planet is too little too late? The book examines the underlying beliefs of the environmental change agencies and concludes that huge shifts of belief must occur if the planet is to be saved. Martin Palmer is founder-director of ICOREC - the international consultancy on religion, education and culture. He is religious advisor to the Worldwide Fund for Nature and to Prince Philip. His other books include: "Faith and Nature" and "Genesis or Nemesis".

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Good News - Edward Abbey
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Good News, Edward Abbey's acclaimed underground classic, the West is wild again. American civilization as the twentieth century knew it has crumbled. In the great Southwest, a new breed or settler, white and Indians together, is creating a new way of life in the wilderness - a pastoral economy - with skills and savvy resurrected from the pre-industrial past. Meanwhile, in a last surviving bastion of urban life, the remnats of the power elite are girding their armed forces to reimpose the old order. This is a land of horses and motorcycles, high-tech weaponry and primitive courage, and the struggle for the American future is mounting in intensity. No quarter is asked or given, and the outcome hangs in perilous balance against a background of magnificent nature and eternal human verities.
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Friends of the Earth Handbook
SKU: foteh/160/000

Optima. reprint 1978. This book provides a wealth of practical advice on how each one of us can limit the dames we cause to the environment in our every day lives.

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Energy Revolution 2012 - Greenpeace International
SKU: er2012/gp/ebook/000

The world’s energy system has bestowed great benefits on society, but it has also come with high price tag: climate change, which is occurring due to a build of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere caused by human activity; military and economic conflict due to uneven distribution of fossil resources; and millions of premature deaths and illness due to the air and water pollution inherent in fossil fuel production and consumption.
 

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Green Philanthropy For Families
SKU: gpff/ebook/000/00
This book contains 160 no/low-cost green philanthropy ideas for families, individuals, and groups. You can choose to begin in your own home or in your own backyard or with gifts, actions, activities and projects that involve community or global outreach.

Wherever you decide to start, there are suggestions for green philanthropy appropriate for everyone in your family or group. Some are specifically geared toward youth or adults, but most can involve all ages. We hope that one or more of them will become family or group favorites that you will want to continue for years to come.

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Power and People - A World Bank Study
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This report is an output of the technical assistance activity carried out over 2008-2010 to Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), which is the nodal renewable energy agency of Nepal.This study has been designed to establish a monitoring system for AEPC to continually measure the results of the renewable energy programs against the targets and to organize an evaluation system that measures the impact of micro-hydro installations on rural livelihoods.
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Key World Energy Statistics 2013
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The IEA produced its first handy, pocket-sized summary of key energy data in 1997 and every year since then it has been more and more successful.

Key World Energy Statistics contains timely, clearly-presented data on supply, transformation and consumption of all major energy sources.

The interested businessman, journalist or student will have at his or her fingertips the annual Canadian production of coal, the electricity consumption in Thailand, the price of diesel oil in Spain and thousands of other useful energy facts.

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25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations - 2011 Update
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The IEA recommends that G8 leaders adopt and urgently implement this package of measures to significantly enhance energy efficiency. This package was developed under the Gleneagles G8 Plan of Action, which mandates the pursuit of a clean, clever and competitive energy future. The IEA recommends that G8 leaders adopt and urgently implement this package of measures to significantly enhance energy efficiency. This package was developed underthe Gleneagles G8 Plan of Action, which mandates the pursuit of a clean, clever and competitive energy future.
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A Guide to Private Water Systems in Pennsylvania
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A Manual for Rural Homeowners on the Proper Construction and Maintenance of Private Wells, Springs, and Cisterns

Rural homeowners often face challenges in managing their water supply because, unlike public water supplies, managing private water systems is entirely the homeowner’s responsibility. This 164-page manual is intended as a guide for private water system owners in Pennsylvania. From proper location and construction to recommended testing and treatment strategies, it will help you make educated decisions about your water supply.

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Key World Energy Statistics 2014
SKU: kwes/ebook/000
The IEA produced its first handy, pocket-sized summary of key energy data in 1997 and every year since then it has been more and more successful.

Key World Energy Statistics contains timely, clearly-presented data on supply, transformation and consumption of all major energy sources.

The interested businessman, journalist or student will have at his or her fingertips the annual Australian production of coal, the electricity consumption in Japan, the price of diesel oil in Spain and thousands of other useful energy facts.

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The Monkey Wrench Gang Mass Market Paperback
SKU: mwg/205/000
Audacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism. 
 
Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and concrete. But a motley gang of individuals has decided that enough is enough. A burnt-out veteran, a mad doctor and a polygamist join forces in a noble cause: to dismantle the machinery of progress through peaceful means, or otherwise.
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The Monkey Wrench Gang Mass Market Paperback.
SKU: mwg2/205/0001
Audacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism. 
 
Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and concrete. But a motley gang of individuals has decided that enough is enough. A burnt-out veteran, a mad doctor and a polygamist join forces in a noble cause: to dismantle the machinery of progress through peaceful means, or otherwise.
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Aardskip Earhship - the Ultimate Off-Grid House
SKU: ae/ebook/000/000
This well illustrated PDF discusses the six principles of Earhship (eco home) design and build.
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DIY Solar Drip Irrigation
SKU: dddi/ebook/000/000

Instructions are given for the low cost automation of a gravity feed drip irrigation system so that water is pumped automatically from a farm pond (or other water supply) to a header tank and all plants are irrigated automatically.
Part A is for smallholders who wish to minimize the cost by buying all the relevant components either locally or from various suppliers worldwide.

Part B is for smallholders who wish to simplify the installation by ordering the DIY Solar Drip Irrigation Kit

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