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Witness: Greenpeace - 25 Years on the Environmental Front Line
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It all started, the authors tell us, in 1971 when three men decided to improvise on the "Quaker tradition of bearing witness" by taking a boat to a nuclear test site. Arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard before they reached their destination, they did succeed in briefly delaying the test, and, more important, in making headlines. From that modest beginning, Greenpeace has evolved into the most visible and consistent of the eco-warrior groups, staging dramatic and increasingly sophisticated interventions to raise awareness of environmental degradation all around the world, and, in the process, risking life and liberty for their beliefs. Their story is compelling in any form, but this volume of photographs captures their energy, conviction, and courage, not to mention the David-and-Goliath-like nature of their struggle against whaling, drift net fishing, nuclear weapons, and the dumping of toxic waste. The battle to slow the destruction of the environment must be waged in many arenas; we should be grateful that Greenpeace remains on the front line. Donna Seaman
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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader
SKU: sop/798/650
Binding: Hardcover: 400 pages

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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River Pollution Studies
SKU: rps/354/000

In this book the authors have sought to provide a comprehensive and practical handbook for all those who wish to gain a sound understanding of this aspect of river ecology and of the environmental sciences.

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Promising the Earth - Robert Lamb
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Published to mark the 25th anniversary of Friends of the Earth, Promising the Earth presents a vivid account of the experiences, achievements and expectations of Britain's first environmental pressure group. It reveals, for the first time, the inside story of pioneering environmental campaigns. Events covered in detail include: * anti-nuclear demonstrations at Windscale and Sellafield * countryside access and protection disputes * recent anti-road protests at Twyford Down and Newbury * major environmental disasters (Sea Empress etc.) Special features of Promising the Earth include: * Photos of campaign actions throughout text * Personal accounts of the trials and triumphs of campaigners and volunteers at local and national levels * Comment from influential personalities associated with different stages in FoE's history. At a time when environmental groups worldwide are taking stock after the Rio Earth Summit, Promising the Earth offers important lessons for green campaigners around the world as they face the challenges of the new millennium.


Published to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of Friends of the Earth, this volume offers an account of the Green Movement. It presents an insight into the ups and downs of environmental campaigning within the context of modern events and attitudes. The inside story of Friends of the Earth's pioneering campaigns is revealed - from the anti-whaling campaigns of the 1970s through to the anti-road campaigns of the present. The narrative bears witness to the broader process still unfolding: the maturing of the environmental movement and the challenges that a highly uncertain new millenium holds for tomorrow's green campaigners. Features of the text include: coverage of specific campaigns, including Twyford Down, countryside access/protection, anti-whaling, fur trade, and anti-nuclear campaigns; a variety of illustrations and photographic art from cartoonist Steve Bell, artist Simon English and others; and news photographs of campaign actions, headline events and disasters.

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Far from paradise
SKU: ffp/528/000
Binding: Hardcover: 168 pages

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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Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment:
SKU: dee/358/000
Binding: Paperback: 560 pages
Definitions of over 8,500 words and expressions covering a range of topics relating to ecology including climate, vegetation, pollution, waste disposal and energy conservation, with phonetic pronunciation guides, example sentences and quotations from newspapers and magazines.
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Hayduke lives!
SKU: hl/460/000
Binding: Paperback: 308 pages
George Washington Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret, gathers his friends, the Monkey Wrench Gang, to oppose developers and the world's largest earth-moving machine.

by Edward Abbey.

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Pollute and be damned
SKU: pand/400/000
Binding: Hardcover: 201 pages
In the short space of time since Dr Boune first conceived his book the grim implications of pollution have been spelt out to us all in the midst of proliferating articles, broadcasts, television features and lectures. This book is considered a blueprint to the saner and pleasanter world, which have thoughtful citizen is and is seeking.

The author makes specific proposals for a determined effort to bring about a new relationship between man and his environment, which he believed to be imperative.

If the outlook in the 1970s scene sombre Doctor Bourne a professional conservationist see real hope of better things in the long-term.

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

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

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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Beyond the Rainbow Warrior - Greenpeace
SKU: btrw/000/000
Binding: Hardcover: 144 pages

This collection of stories has been commissioned by Michael Morpurgo to celebrate 25 years of Greenpeace. Embracing a wide variety of subjects on an environmental theme, the contributing authors include such names as New Zealand author Margaret Mahy, Australia's Paul Jennings, and the British writers Anthony Horowitz, Joan Aiken and James Riordan. The list of illustrators, commissioned by Michael Foreman, includes Quentin Blake, Francois Place, Louise Brierly and Gary Blythe. The stories range from a tale of a remote New Zealand forest to the legend of the original Rainbow Warrior, and their combined message is an appeal to people of every age, race and creed - to protect our fragile and beautiful world.Fully illustrated 144 page hardback with dustjacket published by Pavilion - 1st UK edition.

Absolute minimal age tone, d/j unclipped, no inscription.

Offers nine magical stories by Anthony Horowitz, Joan Aiken, Michael Morpurgo, Margaret Mahy, and others to encourage environmental awareness. This collection of stories on an environmental theme is published to celebrate the 25th birthday of Greenpeace.

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Confessions of an Eco Warrior
SKU: 090106/578/0000
Binding: Hardcover: 228 pages

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

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Isn't Progress Wonderful?: First Book of Eco-humour
SKU: amz/ipw/362/276
Binding: Paperback: 96 pages

Stan Eales despicts an ironic if wistful protrayl of the greatest ussues facing mankind today. Many of these cartoons have been published in Punch and Privaye Eye magazines.

A collection of environment-friendly cartoons which challenges big business, governments, car owners, town dwellers, meat eaters, fur wearers, and even the Green movement itself.

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Seeing Green - The Politics of Ecology Explained- Jonathan Porritt - signed first edition
SKU: sg/346/000
Binding: Paperback: 246 pages

The author outlines the effects of the upsurge in green politics. - used first edition signed by the author - Jonathan Porritt, March 1985

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Nuclear Terrorism, the risks & consequences of the ultimate disaster
SKU: nt/188/000
ronicles the risks and consequences of the ultimate disaster

"Allison goes beyond the usual hand-wringing about a nuclear-armed AL Qaeda. He presents sharp criticues of White House failures to tackle the problem and the proposes concrete solutions" - Newsweek

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No Nettles Required - the reassuring truth about wildlife gardening
SKU: nnr/248/200
Gardens are good for wildlife and encouraging wildlife is entirely compatible with ordinary gardening cost next to nothing and is almost completely effortless. You may have wished all these things were true and never allowed yourself to hope that they actually are.
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Design ecology by Michael Riversong (Signed)
SKU: de/178/000
Binding: Paperback: 160 pages

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
Binding: Paperback: 256 pages
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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The Monkey Wrench Gang - Edward Abbey - new 2004
SKU: mwg/340/000
Binding: Paperback: 448 pages

The construction of the colossal Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River spurs an oddball quartet of eco-activists to join forces in a noble cause. A Vietnam veteran who loves booze, guns and the great outdoors, a billboard burning doctor, a feminist revolutionary and a polygamist riverboat guide – the Monkey Wrench Gang go up against the vultures of big business to sabotage the strip mines, power plants and concrete dams that are destroying vast tracts of the wilderness, through peaceful means – or otherwise … Scandalizing the establishment and read by others as a call-to-arms when it appeared in 1975, The Monkey Wrench Gang is a wildly funny and provocatively satirical book that ignited the flames of environmental activism.

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Future Human Evolution - Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century
SKU: SKUcad98a4623bf383455028a76c62e1

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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The Ethical Investor
SKU: ei/310/000
Ethical investment is the fastest growing area in the investment field. More and more people want their savings to help people in the environment, as well as to increase invalue. Ethical investments have actually produced a better financial reward than conventional alternative investments. How do you chos the right ethical unit trust? "The Ethical Investor" is a practical guide that aims to answer such questions and make ethical investment as easy, and as accessible to as many people as possible. With 15 years experience in the City, most of it as an investment manager, the author has tried to strip away the unnecessary financial jargon that baffles so many, and write a book that is both authoritative and clear.

Used copy in very good condition.

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Green Warriors - the people and the politics behind the envoronmental revolution
SKU: gw/520/000
Binding: Paperback: 331 pages

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
SKU: wots/232/000
Binding: Paperback: 152 pages

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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Ecology For beginners
SKU: SKUe11796a4c3ebcb8e5c914c315c948
Are we in crisis? Headed for Eco-disaster? Does the future belong to the Oil giants, the environmentalists, Flash Gordon? - or none of these?

Amusing, solidly researched and sophisticated, "Ecology For Beginners" tells a fast and furious tale of man, woman and their struggle with the environment (not to mention each other!). From the ancient Greeks (they lost their topsoil) to late last night's strip mines and acid rain, it teaches the basics of climate, agriculture, pollution, energy and much more that affects our earth for better or worse.

William Rankin's witty illustartions combine with Stephen Croall's informative text to create an useful and entertaining handbook for people who want to fight the challenges facing the environment, and who want ecofacts at their fingertips.

A Pantheon Documentary comic book. Paperback, 176 pages. First American edition, in excellent condition.

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Empires of Nature and the Nature of Empires: Imperilaism, Scotland and the Environment (Paperback)
SKU: SKU11cd9db3227a6f566e7225cf4e269
Originally delivered as the Callander Lectures at the University of Aberdeen in 1995, this is a survey of the historiography of the environmental history of the British Empire, suggesting new modes of analysis and connections with the Scottish experience. Environmental history has grown considerably as an area of historical study. This historiography offers opportunities for the globalizing of human history in relation to its natural context. Within this field, some of the major studies have emerged in relation to the British Empire, examining the environmental effects of the social and economic impact of imperialism in the various continents of the world. The book undertakes a survey of this literature. It examines a wide range of research and publications, and divides them into the apocalyptic, the neo-whiggish and the longer-perspective schools. The author takes some of the contributors to task for their analytical excesses, and makes suggestions for the future direction of the field. In doing so, it draws parallels with current environmental issues. It also connects studies of the environment to the Scottish experience, and the dominance of the Scots in the relevant agencies of the British Empire.
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Animal (FOCI)
SKU: a/388/000
Binding: Paperback: 192 pages
From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. "Animal" is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example, why is the pet that sits by the dinner table never for eating? Examining novels such as "Charlotte's Web", films such as "Old Yeller" and "Babe", science and advertising, fashion and philosophy, "Animal" also evaluates the ways in which we think about animals and challenges a number of the assumptions we hold. Why is it, for example, that animals are such a constant presence in children's literature? And what does it mean to wear fake fur? Is fake fur an ethical avoidance of animal suffering, or merely a sanitized version of the unacceptable use of animals as clothing? Neither evangelical nor proselytizing, "Animal" invites the reader to think beyond the boundaries of a subject that has a direct effect on our day-to-day lives.
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At Home on the Earth: Writings of Richard Jeffries
SKU: ahote/368/000
Richard Jefferies (1848-87) has long been recognised as an interpreter of English country life and a natural observer with few if any equals. He was an idealist, who believed that human beings could free themselves from outworn ideas and achieve a greatly enlarged spiritual and physical capacity. A "poet-naturalist" with an ecological vision, who understood the place of human beings in relation to the "household" of life on earth, he was both mystic and realist, and his writings show the beauty of "wild England" but also the harsh conditions of labouring life in the Victorian countryside. In his art of seeing, Jefferies was a precursor of modernist techniques, and an influence on modern nature writings and poetry. The variety of his gifts as a writer and thinker is reflected in the diversity of his admirers, who include Edward Thomas and W.H. Hudson, Q.D. Leavis and Henry Miller. Jeremy Hooker's selection aims to represent Jefferies at his best, revealing his contemporary significance.
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Capitalism As If The World Matters
SKU: caitwm/700/000
Binding: Hardcover: 304 pages
As our great economic machine grinds relentlessly forward into a future of declining fossil fuel supplies, climate change and ecosystem failure, humanity, by necessity, is beginning to question the very structure of the economy that has provided so much wealth, and inequity, across the world. In this fresh, politically charged analysis, Jonathon Porritt wades in on the most pressing question of the 21st century – can capitalism, as the only real economic game in town, be retooled to deliver a sustainable future? Porritt argues that indeed it can and it must as he lays out the framework for a new ‘sustainable capitalism’ that cuts across the political divide and promises a prosperous future of wealth, equity and ecosystem integrity.
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Silent Spring - Rachel Carson
SKU: SKU81df5588d5184c8579d17d880a067
Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with launching the environmentalism movement in the West.

When Silent Spring was published, Rachel Carson was already a well-known writer on natural history, but had not previously been a social critic. The book was widely read (especially after its selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club and an endorsement by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas), spending several weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and inspired widespread public concerns with pesticides and pollution of the environment. Silent Spring facilitated the ban of the pesticide DDT[1] in 1972 in the United States.

The book claimed detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically. She proposed a biotic approach to pest control as an alternative to DDT, claiming that DDT had been found to cause thinner egg shells and result in reproductive problems and death.
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An Inconvenient Truth - Al Gore
SKU: ait/800/000
Binding: Paperback: 336 Pages
The truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives. Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it has become a true planetary emergency and we must recognise that we are facing a crisis. So why is it that some leaders seem not to hear the clarion warnings? Are they resisting the truth because they know that the moment they acknowledge it, they will face a moral imperative to act? Is it simply more convenient to ignore the warnings? Perhaps, but inconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen, rather, their significance grows. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, has been a passionate advocate of action to halt climate change for many years. In "An Inconvenient Truth" Gore writes about the urgent need to solve the problems of climate change, presenting comprehensive facts and information on all aspects of global warming in a direct, thoughtful and compelling way,using explanatory diagrams and dramatic photos to clarify and highlight key issues. The book has been described in the "New York Times" as one which could 'push awareness of global warming to a real tipping point'. The documentary film of the same name, based on the book, premiered at this year's Sundance Festival to great acclaim.
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