Download E-books If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth (Revised and updated) PDF

By Helen Caldicott

“Helen Caldicott has the infrequent skill to mix technology with ardour, good judgment with love, and urgency with humor.” ―Naomi Klein

From the chief and spokeswoman of the antinuclear move comes a revised and up-to-date variation of this groundbreaking, commonly acclaimed vintage. Exploring risky international traits reminiscent of ozone depletion, worldwide warming, poisonous pollutants, foodstuff infection, and deforestation, Helen Caldicott provides an image of our global and the forces that threaten its life. As continually, she offers a prescription for a medication and reason for wish, rallying readers to motion with the competition that our struggle for the planet will draw its power from love for the Earth itself.

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Download E-books Natural History of San Francisco Bay (California Natural History Guides) PDF

By Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

This entire primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of a rare, and remarkably resilient, physique of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with toxins, and crowded with forty-six towns, the bay remains to be domestic to fit eelgrass beds, younger Dungeness crabs and sharks, and hundreds of thousands of waterbirds. Written in an exciting type for a large viewers, Natural historical past of San Francisco Bay delves into an array of themes together with fish and flora and fauna, ocean and weather cycles, endangered and invasive species, and the trail from industrialization to environmental recovery. greater than sixty scientists, activists, and source managers percentage their perspectives and describe their work—tracing mercury during the aquatic surroundings, discovering how one can convert salt ponds again to tidal wetlands, expecting the repercussions of weather swap, and extra. totally illustrated and choked with tales, fees, and evidence, the advisor additionally tells how San Francisco Bay sparked an environmental circulation that now reaches around the country.

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Download E-books Environmental Transport Processes PDF

By Bruce E. Logan

A new angle to the demanding situations of complicated environmental systems

Environmental shipping techniques, moment variation offers much-needed suggestions on mass move rules in environmental engineering. It specializes in operating with out of control stipulations related to organic and actual platforms, providing examples from diversified fields, together with mass shipping, kinetics, wastewater therapy, and unit processes.

This re-creation is totally revised and up to date, incorporating sleek techniques and perform difficulties on the finish of chapters, making the second one variation extra concise, obtainable, and straightforward to use.

The booklet discusses the basics of shipping tactics happening in normal environments, with exact emphasis on operating on the biological–physical interface. It considers delivery and kinetics when it comes to structures that contain microorganisms, besides in-depth assurance of debris, measurement spectra, and calculations for debris that may be thought of both spheres or fractals. The book's therapy of debris as fractals is principally precise and the second one version encompasses a new part on exoelectrogenic biofilms. It additionally addresses dispersion in typical and engineered structures not like the other ebook at the subject.

Readers will discover ways to take on with self belief complicated environmental platforms and make shipping calculations in heterogeneous environments with combinations of chemicals.

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Download E-books Plastics From Bacteria: Natural Functions And Applications (Microbiology Monographs, Volume 14) PDF

By Guo-Qiang Chen

Author note: Guo-Qiang Chen (Editor)
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The research and improvement of plastics synthesized through micro organism is receiving nice cognizance additionally as a result of the elevating petroleum costs and plenty of environmental issues with regards to plastic toxins. fresh effects and stories of the houses and diverse purposes of bio-based plastics are offered during this quantity.

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), a biodegradable compound, is taken care of in numerous chapters: PHAs as strength and intracellular carbon garage compounds, the metabolic engineering of PHA manufacturers, the improvement of tailored PHAs together with unusual monomers, microbial PHA creation from waste uncooked fabrics, PHA polyesters produced through either wild-type and recombinant micro organism and the construction of medium-chain-length PHAs in pseudomonads.

Further microbial plastics mentioned are lactic acid and its polymer polylactic acid (PLA), succinic acid and its polymer polybutylene succinate (PBS), ethylene from ethanol and its polymer polyethylene, 1,3-propandiol in addition to poly(p-phenylene) (PPP).

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Download E-books Small is Beautiful. A Study of Economics as if People Mattered. PDF

A decision by means of the writer to finish over the top intake. purchase neighborhood and reasonable exchange. Named one of many occasions Literary Supplement's a hundred such a lot Influential Books on account that global struggle II, Small is gorgeous provides eminently logical arguments for construction our economies round the wishes of groups, no longer agencies.

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Download E-books The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.) PDF

By Edward Abbey

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has lower back from struggle to discover his loved southwestern barren region threatened by way of business improvement. becoming a member of with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, desert consultant and outcast Mormon Seldom visible Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher document Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is able to struggle the facility taking up the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the street, dam, and bridge developers who're threatening the common habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is at the circulate and peaceable coexistence be damned!

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Download E-books The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World PDF

By John Robbins

In 1987, John Robbins released Diet for a brand new America, which used to be an early model of this booklet, and he begun the nutrition revolution. He keeps to paintings tirelessly to advertise wakeful meals offerings greater than two decades later.

First released in 2001, The nutrition Revolution remains to be probably the most usually brought up and pointed out books of the food-politics revolution. It was once one of many first actual books to debate the destructive healthiness results of consuming genetically converted meals and animal items of every kind, to reveal the risks inherent in our manufacturing unit farming approach, and to suggest an entire plant-based nutrition.

The e-book garnered endorsements by means of every body from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The meals Revolution is timelier than ever--and a really compelling learn. The tenth anniversary version has an up to date, new modern glance and a brand new creation through the writer.

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Download E-books Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation: International Trade, Poverty and Land Use PDF

There isn't any simple causal courting among overseas alternate, agricultural growth and tropical deforestation. teachers, policy-makers and the general public are all tempted by way of simplistic strategies to advanced difficulties. to be able to determine the genuine causal components enthusiastic about this severe region of environmental decline, the authors of this examine current case stories ranging over 3 continents. using records, it truly is proven that the point of interest of study of deforestation needs to be utilized as a lot to the inaccurate guidelines of nationwide and neighborhood gurus as to the forces of exchange and globalization. extra, it demonstrates that we needs to undertake a serious standpoint at the old context of human use of wooded area parts, taking a look at concerns equivalent to structures of land tenure. the first target of the e-book is to focus on the necessity to search strategies in far-reaching institutional and coverage reforms tailored to precise socio-economic and ecological contexts, if the matter of tropical deforestation is to be tackled successfully.

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