The Optimistic Environmentalist

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ECW Press #ad - But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. The salvation of the ozone layer, vital to life on Earth. Remarkable strides in cleaning up the air we breathe and the water we drink. A hopeful, inspiring, the world faces substantial environmental challenges — climate change, and honest take on the environmentYes, pollution, and extinction.

. The race to be the greenest city in the world. A bright green future is not only possible, it’s within our grasp. The banning of dozens of the world’s most toxic chemicals. Thousands of new parks, protecting billions of hectares of land and water. A circular economy where waste is a thing of the past. Past successes pave the way for even greater achievements in the future.

The Optimistic Environmentalist #ad - Providing a powerful antidote to environmental despair, this book inspires optimism, leading readers to take action and exemplifying how change can happen. The exponential growth of renewable energy powered by wind, water, and sun. In the past 50 years, a remarkable number of environmental problems have been solved, while substantial progress is ongoing on others.

The optimistic Environmentalist chronicles these remarkable success stories. Endangered species — from bald eagles to gray whales — pulled back from the precipice of extinction.

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The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change

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Free Press #ad - Embraced by teachers, and everyday readers, churches, community centers, parents, activists, The Story of Stuff will be a long-lived classic. From sneaking into factories and dumps around the world to visiting textile workers in Haiti and children mining coltan for cell phones in the Congo, Leonard, named one of Time magazine’s 100 environmental heroes of 2009, highlights each step of the materials economy and its actual effect on the earth and the people who live near sites like these.

Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea—that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal—Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet. A classic exposé in company with an inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health.

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change #ad - Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet. The story of stuff was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage.

With curiosity, and humor, community health, Leonard shares concrete steps for taking action at the individual and political level that will bring about sustainability, compassion, and economic justice.

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The Rainbow Troops: A Novel

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Sarah Crichton Books #ad - His school is under constant threat of closure. Published in indonesia in 2005, sold more than five million copies, Andrea Hirata's closely autobiographical debut novel, The Rainbow Troops, shattering records. We cheer for lintang, the class's barefoot math genius, as he bests the students of the mining corporation's school in an academic challenge.

Now it promises to captivate audiences around the globe. Ikal is a student at the poorest village school on the Indonesian island of Belitong, where graduating from sixth grade is considered a remarkable achievement. We root for him and his friends as they defy the island's powerful tin mine officials. In fact, deepening poverty and crumbling infrastructure, greedy corporations hardly distinguishable from the colonialism they've replaced, Ikal and his friends—a group nicknamed the Rainbow Troops—face threats from every angle: skeptical government officials, and their own low self-confidence.

The Rainbow Troops: A Novel #ad - But the students also have hope, which comes in the form of two extraordinary teachers, and Ikal's education in and out of the classroom is an uplifting one. We meet his first love, the unseen girl who sells chalk from behind a shop screen, whose pretty hands capture Ikal's heart. Above all, we gain an intimate acquaintance with the customs and people of the world's largest Muslim society.

This is classic storytelling in the spirit of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner: an engrossing depiction of a milieu we have never encountered before, bursting with charm and verve.

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Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

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St. Martin's Press #ad - As bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Nye writes briskly and accessibly. And makes an eloquent case for evolution.

The wall street journal"because Bill Nye is a scientist, he has no doubts that the 'deniers' of evolution are flat wrong. After all, it's his ability to break down even the most complicated topics into bite-size pieces that made him such a hit on his '90s children's show 'Bill Nye, the Science Guy. The boston Globe"Mr.

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World #ad - That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. When he's not being summoned to act as a voice of reason for news outlets or leading meetings as CEO of the Planetary Society, he is living the life of a best-selling author.

. His recently published book, 'undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, ' enlightens readers while using a conversational, educational tone. He does it right.

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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

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Anchor #ad - When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real pat tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew. A stunning account of a remarkable young man's heroic life and death, Into Thin Air, from the bestselling author of Into the Wild, and Under the Banner of Heaven.

This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Pat tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism.

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The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

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Harvard University Press #ad - Humans have altered the planet’s biogeochemical systems without consciously managing them. The pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a new age—the Anthropocene. The great acceleration explains the causes, consequences, and uncertainties of this massive uncontrolled experiment.

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Silent Spring

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Mariner Books #ad - Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.    . The book appeared in september of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.

Rachel carson’s silent spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962.

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

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Vintage #ad - Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, europe, devastated imperial china, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, and historians, convulsed Africa, archaeologists, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, anthropologists, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world.

Much as columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. The columbian exchange, oranges in florida, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand.

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created #ad - In manila, a city legazpi founded, mined by African and Indian slaves, silver from the Americas, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When christopher columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke.

Earthworms, and cockroaches; honeybees, fungi, mosquitoes, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet.

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Chemistry for Changing Times

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Pearson #ad - If you would like to purchase both the physical text and mastering Chemistry search for ISBN-10:  0321971183 /ISBN-13: 9780321971180 Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics.

The mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. Note: you are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Chemistry does not come packaged with this content.

Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. Chemistry for changing times, mobile,  14th edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook.

Chemistry for Changing Times #ad - Learn more. For non-majors introductory chemistry courses. The 14th edition increases its focus on environmental and other relatable issues with revised green chemistry essays throughout and new Chemistry at Home experiments, both in the text and in Mastering™ Chemistry. Updated material throughout reflects the latest scientific developments in the field demonstrating the relevance of chemistry to all students.

Also available with mastering chemistry mastering Chemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, during, and assessment system, tutorial, designed to improve results by engaging students before, and after class with powerful content.

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Coal: A Human History

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Basic Books #ad - Prized as "the best stone in britain" by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, launched empires, and expanded frontiers. It made china an eleventh-century superpower, inspired the Communist Manifesto, and helped the North win the American Civil War. Coal, to borrow a phrase, is king.

New york times book reviewin this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of millions of years ago and spans the globe. Yet coal's transformative power has come at tremendous cost, to the perils of mining, from the blackening of our lungs and skies, to global warming.

Coal: A Human History #ad - . Now updated with a new chapter describing the high-stakes conflict between coal's defenders and those working to preserve a livable climate, Coal offers a captivating history of the mineral that helped build the modern world but now endangers our future. Engrossing.

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