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Saving The Places We Love

Author : Ned Tillman
ISBN : 0982304978
Genre : Nature
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Combining first-person accounts, history, and scientific evidence, outlines approaches for addressing today's most pressing environmental issues in order to preserve the nation's wonders for future generations.

Saving The Places We Love

Author : Gloria Seaman Allen
ISBN : 0982304994
Genre : Climatic changes
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Span style=""font-weight:bold;""Ned Tillman, an engaging and energetic public speaker, has for 27 years been president/CEO of environmental services firms providing consulting services to numerous governments and corporations throughout the US and abroad. His previous book, The Chesapeake Watershed, was the 2010 winner of the Excellence in Journalism Award chosen by the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation, and the 2010 winner of the Best Book on Environmental and Natural Resources selected by the American Society for Public Administration.

The Chesapeake Watershed

Author : Ned Tillman
ISBN : 0982304900
Genre : Nature
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Extensive and fragile, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is one of the fastest growing and most endangered regions in the country. Here accomplished environmental scientist and lifelong ourdoorsman Ned Tillman issues his own call for a general public awakening. Combining literary skills with informed science and a love for the environment, he explains how the Chesapeake watershed formed, what it has given us, and what it can continue to provide if we will only take action. He also provides an extensive list of practical things each of us can do which, taken in serious numbers, can preserve and restore this national treasure.

Red Alert

Author : Daniel R. Wildcat
ISBN : 9781458778048
Genre : Fiction
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'What the world needs today is a good dose of Indigenous realism,'' says Native American scholar..... Daniel Wildcat in this thoughtful, forward-looking treatise. The Native response to the environmental crisis facing our planet, Red Alert! seeks to debunk the modern myths that humankind is the center of creation and that it exerts control over the natural world. Taking a hard look at the biggest problem that we face today - the damaging way we live on this earth - Wildcat draws upon ancient Native American wisdom and nature-centered beliefs to advocate a modern strategy to combat global warming. Inspiring and insightful, Red Alert! is a stirring call to action.

The Past And Future City

Author : Stephanie Meeks
ISBN : 9781610917094
Genre : Architecture
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"In The Past and Future City, Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, describes in detail, and with unique empirical research, the many ways that saving and restoring historic fabric can help a city create thriving neighborhoods, good jobs, and a vibrant economy. She explains the critical importance of preservation for all our communities, the ways the historic preservation field has evolved to embrace the challenges of the twenty-first century, and the innovative work being done in the preservation space now"--Provided by publisher.

Wilderness Forever

Author : Mark W. T. Harvey
ISBN : 9780295989822
Genre : Nature
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Winner of the Forest History Society's 2006 Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award As a central figure in the American wilderness preservation movement in the mid-twentieth century, Howard Zahniser (1906-1964) was the person most responsible for the landmark Wilderness Act of 1964. While the rugged outdoorsmen of the earlyenvironmental movement, such as John Muir and Bob Marshall, gave the cause a charismatic face, Zahniser strove to bring conservation's concerns into the public eye and the preservationists' plans to fruition. In many fights to save besieged wild lands, he pulled together fractious coalitions, built grassroots support networks, wooed skittish and truculent politicians, and generated streams of eloquent prose celebrating wilderness. Zahniser worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey (a precursor to the Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Department of the Interior, wrote for Nature magazine, and eventually managed the Wilderness Society and edited its magazine, Living Wilderness. The culmination of his wilderness writing and political lobbying was the Wilderness Act of 1964. All of its drafts included his eloquent definition of wilderness, which still serves as a central tenet for the Wilderness Society: "an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." The bill was finally signed into law shortly after his death. Pervading his tireless work was a deeply held belief in the healing powers of nature for a humanity ground down by the mechanized hustle-bustle of modern, urban life. Zahniser grew up in a family of Methodist ministers, and although he moved away from any specific denomination, a spiritual outlook informed his thinking about wilderness. His love of nature was not so much a result of scientific curiosity as a sense of wonder at its beauty and majesty, and a wish to exist in harmony with all other living things. In this deeply researched and affectionate portrait, Mark Harvey brings to life this great leader of environmental activism.

People Paths And Purposes

Author : Philip Thiel
ISBN : 0295975210
Genre : Social Science
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In 1951 at MIT Architect Thiel began his crusade for urban environments based on the eye-level experience of users in the course of their movement through it. That first project has now become Freedom Trail linking historical sites in Boston. He discusses such factors as the human drama, user-partic

Salt To The Sea

Author : Ruta Sepetys
ISBN : 9780399160301
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

The Genius Myth

Author : Michael Meade
ISBN : 0971601127
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Drawdown

Author : Paul Hawken
ISBN : 9781524704650
Genre : Science
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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

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