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Who owns the sun? People politics and the struggle for the solar economy
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WHO OWNS THE SUN?
PEOPLE, POLITICS, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A SOLAR ECONOMY

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Daniel M. Berman & John T. O’Connor

Environmental activists Berman and O'Connor offer a scathing explanation of why solar technology has played such an insignificant role in meeting America's energy needs.

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Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age
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The antinuclear movement and the dawn of the solar age.

There is an inscription inside the book to Senator Bob Graham, dated 1997.

As the 21st century approaches, global warming and the shortage of petroleum will become inescapable reality is the end of the industrial world's oil binge, will lead to a scramble for 20 nonpolluting energy sources and the nuclear power industry will attempt repackage itself as a clean, efficient and viable energy provider. The energy and its dangers linked nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism, which have become a critical concern of the post-Cold War era of rogue nations necessitate an ever present antinuclear vigilance.

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Battle for the environment
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Great Britain, Fontana, 1972. 1st Paperback Edition, Binding: Softcover, Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Paperback The author examines the social and political machinery governing these processes and argues that conservation is the organisation of change as much as resistance to change. With the aid of case studies on such problems as roads, traffic, lorries in towns, the battle of the London ringways and conservation in town and country, he makes clear that what is done to our enviornment should not lie solely with the decision makers - the planners, architects, local councils or even the Department of the Enviorment.

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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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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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Where Division Ends: On Feeling at Home in Chaos (Paperback)
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In this book of essays Maurice Ash unpicks the fallacy of fragmented and compartmentalized knowledge. Although each essay stands alone, the underlying theme is to unequivocally expose the inherent falsehood of Cartesian dualism. From Ash’s perspective, the deep cause that lies at the root of the multiple crises facing Western societies is the split between self and the world, between subject and object, the observer and the observed.

With his powerful arrows of Buddhist logic, he hits two targets. First, there is no Self separate from the World. It is the notion of the Self which has given birth to self-centred, self-seeking, selfish and egotistical individualism. Only by moving away from the illusion of Self can we embrace the reality of community. “The world is constituted of the relationships of relationships”, says the author. The second target Ash aims to demolish is the notion of metaphysics, which gives birth to idealism, utopianism, communism and all the other isms. For the author, reality is in the here and the now—it is in the way we live our everyday life.

In Maurice Ash’s view, the way out of our predicament is simple; look at the world and see it whole. Only within that whole can we nurture a sense of place and a sense of community. Community, by nature, has to be of a human scale. In other words, small is beautiful.
Maurice Ash has been Chairman of the Town and Country Planning Association, The Dartington Hall Trust in Devon and The Green Alliance. He has written some half-dozen books, of which this is the last.
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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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Stupid White Men - Michael Moore
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Stupid White Men, Michael Moore's screed against "Thief-in-Chief" George Bush's power elite, hit No. 1 at Amazon.com within days of publication. Why? It's as fulminating and crammed with infuriating facts as any right-wing bestseller, as irreverent as The Onion, and as noisily entertaining as a wrestling smackdown. Moore offers a more interesting critique of the 2000 election than Ralph Nader's Crashing the Party (he argued with Nader, his old boss, who sacked him), and he's serious when he advocates ousting Bush. But Moore's rage is outrageous, couched in shameless gags and madcap comedy: "Old white men wielding martinis and wearing dickies have occupied our nation's capital.... Launch the SCUD missiles! Bring us the head of Antonin Scalia!... We are no longer [able] to hold free and fair elections.

We need UN observers, UN troops". Moore's ideas range from on-the-money (Arafat should beat Sharon with Gandhi's non-violent shame tactics) to over-the-top: blacks should put inflatable white dolls in their cars so racist cops will think they're chauffeurs; the ever-more-Republicanesque Democratic Party should be sued for fraud; "no contributions toward advancing our civilization ever came out of the South [except Faulkner, Hellman, and RJ Reynolds]," because it's too hot to think straight there; Korean dictator Kim Jong-il "has got to broaden himself beyond porn and John Wayne" by watching better movies, like Dude, Where's My Car? (which contains "all you need to know about America"). Whatever your politics, Stupid White Men should make you blow your stack. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Future of Energy Use
SKU: 150108/462/575

An analysis of the use of different forms of energy and its environmental and social impacts. Giving an overview of the development of different forms of energy provision and patterns of supply and demand, this book shows how enduse applies to energy industries, how the environment and social costs of energy use have to be introduced into energy planning and accounting and the crucial role of efficiency. Case studies will include the transport and building sectors of industrial economies, the use of stoves and woodfuel and agroforestry planning in developing countries. It will then examine the different forms of energy - conventional, nuclear and renewable - concluding by setting out different energy futures and the policy requirements for sustainable futures.

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Dancing to Armageddon
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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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Windicity.com – My experience of establishing a wind turbine company
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Description of the ebook by the author - “Windicity – my experience of establishing a wind turbine” business book contains 52 pages of text, over 13,000 words of content, numerous pictures and diagrams. The contents of the book cover a huge amount of the elements you need to consider when starting a wind turbine business. The full list of areas covered are as below:

Potential issues. Positives and negatives
Business creation and planning – Page 11
Company branding. Company formation. Sole trader. Private Limited Company. Creating a limited company. Online presence. General online links. Training
Introduction to wind turbines – Page 19
Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine. Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. How do they work? Locating a wind turbine. Good and bad sites. How much power can be produced? Are wind turbines a good investment? Suppliers – Page 28
Contacting suppliers. Shipping terms. Samples. Choosing your product. Transferring money. Trusting suppliers.
Supplier feedback – Page 32
World wind turbine Factory. AAB Asia Alliance Base. Shanghai Aeolus Wind Tech Co. Ltd (SAWT). Aerowind Systems Ltd. SinoStar (Duxlite). General products.
Sample product – Page 40
Packaging. Build quality. Electrics. Regulator. Installation. General turbine pictures. Testing the turbine. High winds. Public opinion.
Conclusions – Page 50
Index – Page 52

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Barack Obama - NEW ENERGY FOR AMERICA
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Barack Obama's new energy for America document. A comprehensive energy plan.

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Friends of the Earth Handbook
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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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Wind Farm – Technical Regulations, Potential Estimation and Siting Assessment
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The evolution of wind power generation is being produced with a very high growth rate at world level (around 30%). This growth, together with the foreseeable installation of many wind farms in a near future, forces the utilities to evaluate diverse aspects of the integration of wind power generation in the power systems. This book addresses a wide variety of issues regarding the integration of wind farms in power systems. It contains 10 chapters divided into three parts. The first part outlines aspects related to technical regulations and costs of wind farms. In the second part, the potential estimation and the impact on the environment of wind energy project are presented. Finally, the third part covers issues of the siting assessment of wind farms.
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Energy Revolution 2012 - Greenpeace International
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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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Common Concerns About Wind Power
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This publication was written in response to requests from community groups for factual information about wind energy, in part to counter the many myths and misconceptions surrounding this technology. It was produced as part of PlanLoCaL, a project that aims to give communities the knowledge and confidence to influence local planning policy and contribute to a low- carbon future (www.planlocal.org.uk)

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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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Key World Energy Statistics 2014
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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 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
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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.
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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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