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  • Under a Dark Cloud

    A compulsive British detective crime thriller

    by Louisa Scarr ...
    Book 2 - Butler & West
    One dead body. One witness. One answer.Early one morning, DS Robin Butler is summoned to a crime scene. Not as a policeman, but as best friend to renowned meteorologist, Dr Finn Mason. The morning after studying an enormous storm, Finn has locked himself in a van. Bloodied, confused, and with no memory of how he came to be there. And alongside him – a dead body.Butler sets out to prove Finn’s ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

    by Bill Gates ...
    In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science

    Australia's favourite science guru explains the facts about climate change -- and how we can fix itHow do Greenhouse Gas molecules shimmy and shake to trap 400,000 Hiroshima atom bombs' worth of the Sun's heat each day?Who did the early research into Climate Change and then spent billions trying to cover it up?What's the Hockey Stick Graph and why is it so important?How did Climate Change tip the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $2.99 AUD

  • The Sixth Wave

    How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World

    How to succeed in a resource limited world.Making predictions about the future is a dangerous game, particularly when that future has never looked more uncertain. Natural resources are dwindling and we are wasting the resources we do have at an unparalleled rate. Climate change threatens our way of life and digital technology is advancing at such a rate as to leave many of us baffled. But far from ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Climate Wars

    by Gwynne Dyer ...
    Waves of climate refugees. Dozens of failed states. All-out war. From one of the world’s great geopolitical analysts comes a terrifying glimpse of the near future, when climate change drives the world’s powers towards the cutthroat politics of survival.An increase of as little as two degrees Celsius in average global temperature—which is almost inevitable—could heat global politics to boiling ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Flushed

    How the Plumber Saved Civilization

    Hodding Carter writes, "The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber.... The Irish may have saved civilization, once, but plumbers have done so countless times."When we consider the amenities that really make a difference in our well-being, surely good plumbing must rank near the top. But ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • One River

    Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest

    by Wade Davis ...
    From the author of INTO THE SILENCE, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-FictionIn 1941, Richard Evans Schultes took a leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the Northern Amazon of Colombia.The world’s leading authority on the hallucinogens and medicinal plants of the region, he returned after twelve years of travelling through South America in a dug-out canoe, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The New Climate War

    the fight to take back our planet

    One of The Observer’s ‘Thirty books to help us understand the world’Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardRecycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we’ve been told we can save the planet. But are individuals really to blame for the climate crisis?Seventy-one per cent of global emissions come from the same hundred companies, but ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Book of Hope

    A Survival Guide for an Endangered Planet

    Book 1 - Global Icons Series
    A NEW SCIENTIST BOOK OF THE YEAR'A true hero' Greta ThunbergA legendary conservationist. A lifetime spent fighting for nature. An indispensable message of hope.In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?Looking at the headlines?the worsening climate crisis, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval?it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never b... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • Man-Made Global Warming?

    It's Foolishness in Words That All Can Understand

    by Tom Shipley ...
    I am not a climatic scientist; I am an experienced electrical engineer, drawn to study this subject by the peculiarity of the news I was observing. And it became obvious, very quickly, that something weird was going on. So I began to collect data, news, and other factual information that gradually became available. I have now assembled a wide range of proven, factual details on global warming ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Limits to Growth

    The 30-Year Update

    In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. Now, preeminent environmental scientists Donnella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows have teamed up again to update and ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Under a White Sky

    The Nature of the Future

    The author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: after doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?Meet the biologists trying to save the world's rarest fish; the engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone; the researchers trying to develop a 'super coral'; and the physicists ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Fashionopolis

    The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

    by Dana Thomas ...
    'A gripping blockbuster... Thomas researches meticulously and writes with simmering even-handed anger' TELEGRAPH.Fashionopolis is the definitive book on the cost of fast fashion, and a blueprint for how we get to a more sustainable future.Fashion has blighted our planet. Today, one out of six people on earth work in fashion, churning out 100 billion garments a year. Yet 98 percent of them do not ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Atmosphere of Hope

    Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    by Tim Flannery ...
    Ten years after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers, acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that Earth’s climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast running out. In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Summit to be held in Paris in December, Atmosphere of Hope provides both a snapshot of the trouble we are in and an ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Lost Language of Plants

    The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicine to Life on Earth

    This could be the most important book you will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the "pharmaceutical Silent Spring." Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to generate controversy. It consists of three parts:A critique of technological medicine, and especially the dangers to the environment ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Imperfect Environmentalist

    A Practical Guide to Clearing Your Body, Detoxing Your Home, and Saving the Earth (Without Losing Your Mind)

    by Sara Gilbert ...
    Actress, producer, mother, and imperfect environmentalist, Sara Gilbert understands how helping the environment can seem overwhelming. Between keeping up with work, friends, and kids, who has the time or money to maintain a compost pile, become an activist, or knit a sweater out of recycled grocery bags? Fortunately, we now know that small changes here and there in our everyday lives can make a ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Skeptical Environmentalist

    Measuring the Real State of the World

    The Skeptical Environmentalist challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence. Using the best available statistical information from internationally recognised research ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Mateship with Birds

    by A.H. Chisholm ...
    With the original introduction by C.J. Dennis and a new foreword by Sean Dooley.Ninety years on, A.H. Chisholm’s classic Mateship with Birds is still as fresh and inspirational as an early-morning walk in the bush, the air resounding with birdsong. His account of the secret lives of birds — their seasonal doings and their complex relationships — reflects his patient and detailed observations, and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Enough

    by John Naish ...
    For millions of years, humankind has used a brilliantly successful survival strategy. If we like something, we chase after more of it: more status, more food, more info, more stuff. Then we chase again. Its how we survived famine, disease and disaster to colonise the world. But now, thanks to technology, weve suddenly got more of everything than we can ever use, enjoy or afford. That doesnt stop ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Great Plant-Based Con

    Why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet

    by Jayne Buxton ...
    Plant-based is best for health, go vegan to help save the planet, eat less meat... Almost every day we are bombarded with the seemingly incontrovertible message that we must reduce our consumption of meat and dairy - or eliminate them from our diets altogether.But what if the pervasive message that the plant-based diet will improve our health and save the planet is misleading - or even false? What ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • There Is No Planet B

    A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

    Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? Should we frack? How can we take control of technology? Does it all come down to population? And, given the global ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Fate of the Species

    Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It

    by Fred Guterl ...
    In the history of planet earth, mass species extinctions have occurred five times, about once every 100 million years. A "sixth extinction" is known to be underway now, with over 200 species dying off every day. Not only that, but the cause of the sixth extinction is also the source of single biggest threat to human life: our own inventions.What this bleak future will truly hold, though, is much ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • A Greenhouse Garden To Grow All Kinds Of Plants

    Greenhouse Gardening Information For The Beginner To Help You Set Up A Greenhouse For Your Home Or For Commercial Use And Keep It Running Without A Hitch So You Can Enjoy Gardening Or Make Money Through Crop Growing All Year Round

    The general idea of a greenhouse is to protect climate-sensitive plants from extreme shifts in temperature—either too hot or too cold. Maintaining a greenhouse has its own share of toil. Unlike the normal outdoor environment, which may be left to its own devices to some extent as nature creates some degree of balance, a greenhouse must be placed under strict regulation. Inside the greenhouse is a ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • The Playbook

    How to Deny Science, Sell Lies, and Make a Killing in the Corporate World

    'This brilliantly subversive and witty book lays bare the techniques of manipulation and disinformation that keep the rich and powerful rich and powerful. . . A landmark book' Brian Eno'Very funny, as satire should be, until you realise it's deadly serious' Adam Rutherford, BBC Radio 4 Start the WeekKnowledge is power. Which is why the rich and powerful don't want you to have it.The Playbook is an ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD