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  • Cradle to Cradle

    by Michael Braungart and 1 more

    Recycling is good, isn’t it?In this visionary book, chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough challenge this status quo and put forward a manifesto for an intriguing and radically different philosophy of environmentalism."Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This is the standard “cradle to grave” manufacturing model dating back to the Industrial Revolution that we still follow today. In this ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A Zero Waste Life

    by Anita Vandyke

    Anita Vandyke wants to show you that by living zero waste, you actually gain more – more time, more money and more life.A Zero Waste Life is the ultimate guide to radically reducing your waste, without losing your lifestyle. In her thirty–day challenge, Anita provides you with the rules, tips and tricks you need to eliminate plastic and live a cleaner, kinder life.This practical book is a call to ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Blue Mind

    How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do

    by Wallace J. Nichols

    Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water.Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and medicine, and made real by ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Big Necessity

    Adventures In The World Of Human Waste

    by Rose George and 1 more

    Produced behind closed doors, disposed of discreetly, hidden by euphemism, shit is rarely out in the open in 'civilized' society, but the world of waste - and the people who deal with it, work with it and in it - is a rich one.This book takes us underground to the sewers of New York and London and overground to meet the heroes of India's sanitation movement, American sewage schoolteachers, the ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Zero Waste

    Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash

    by Shia Su

    Easy and Effective Strategies to Jumpstart a Sustainable, Waste-Free LifestyleWe have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste.What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Force

    living safely in a world of electromagnetic pollution

    by Lyn McLean

    Technology infiltrates our lives so rapidly that few of us stop to consider the potential health implications. Yet could the technology designed to improve our lives actually be making us sick?Scientists have long believed that there is a link between health problems and radiation from mobile phones, wireless connections, powerlines, and electronic devices. Radiation has been linked to issues such ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • The Great Stink of London

    by Stephen Halliday

    In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. The Times called the crisis "The Great Stink". Parliament had to act - drastic measures ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Garbage Land

    On the Secret Trail of Trash

    by Elizabeth Royte

    A “fascinating [and] downright entertaining” look at what we throw away—and where it all goes (Booklist, starred review).Out of sight, out of mind? Into our trash cans go dead batteries, dirty diapers, bygone burritos, broken toys, tattered socks, eight-track cassettes, scratched CDs, banana peels.... But where do these things go next? In a country that consumes and then casts off more and more, ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Heat

    How We Can Stop the Planet Burning

    by George Monbiot

    'With a dazzling command of science and a relentless faith in people, George Monbiot writes about social change with his eyes wide open' Naomi Klein'A manifesto for change ... The combination of practical detail and creative thinking is immensely impressive' P. D. Smith, GuardianWe know that climate change is happening. We know that it could, if the worst predictions come true, destroy the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Chemical Reaction

    by Fiona Erskine

    As Jaq is pulled further into a murky underworld of deceit and corruption, things take an explosive turn…After escaping almost certain death amidst the ruins of Chernobyl, Jaq finds herself in even hotter water. Deep in debt, she decides to take on a risky contract in China. But when her former student and the chemical factory she was meant to be investigating both mysteriously disappear, she ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • How to Live Plastic Free

    a day in the life of a plastic detox

    by Luca Bonaccorsi and 1 more

    **Thank you for choosing this book - it shows that you care about the future of our planet.Whether you decide to go plastic free for an hour, a day or a year, this book will equip you with little steps we can each take to make a big difference.Let's turn the tide on plastic now - our oceans will thank you for it.**Choking. Starving. Poisoning.This is what plastic litter is doing to marine life. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Living Off-Grid

    by Tadhg O'Flaherty

    Do you want to break the shackles and stop giving your hard earned money to large multinational utility companies?What would you do if there was an extended blackout spanning a month or more? How would you feed yourself and your family if the shelves in your local supermarket were suddenly empty? By becoming self-sufficient you will never need to worry about these things.Don’t worry; there is no ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Trashed

    by Derf Backderf

    Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears—like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs—garbage collector. Anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig will relate to this tale. Trashed follows the ... Read more

    $21.00 AUD

  • Essential Rainwater Harvesting

    A Guide to Home-Scale System Design

    by Rob Avis and 3 more

    series Sustainable Building Essentials Series #11
    Design a rainwater harvesting system for any home in any climate.Water is a crucial resource increasingly under stress. Yet rainfall, even in arid climates, can make up a sizable portion of any home, acreage, or farm's water requirements if harvested and utilized with care. The key is appropriate planning and high-quality site- and climate-specific design.Essential Rainwater Harvesting is a ... Read more

    $49.16 AUD

  • Water Policy in Australia

    The Impact of Change and Uncertainty

    by Lin Crase

    series Issues in Water Resource Policy
    In the last twenty years, policy makers in Australia have been forced to acknowledge that it is not possible to perpetually supply more water at a low cost. Consequently, the country has begun to focus on water resource management through legislative and institutional change attempting to allocate water in a more economically efficient and socially and environmentally acceptable manner. This book ... Read more

    $80.40 AUD

  • Waste of a Nation

    Garbage and Growth in India

    by Assa Doron

    In India, you can still find the kabaadiwala, the rag-and-bone man. He wanders from house to house buying old newspapers, broken utensils, plastic bottles—anything for which he can get a little cash. This custom persists and recreates itself alongside the new economies and ecologies of consumer capitalism. Waste of a Nation offers an anthropological and historical account of India’s complex ... Read more

    $36.84 AUD

  • Unified Architectural Theory

    A COMPANION TO CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER’S THE PHENOMENON OF LIFE — THE NATURE OF ORDER, BOOK 1

    by Nikos Salingaros

    We are on the threshold of a new way of thinking about, learning, and practicing architecture. Ready to abandon design based on often-irrelevant images for a more meaningful paradigm, we find answers in combining timeless truths with recent scientific results. These explain how architecture can re-attach itself to nature. Unified Architectural Theory re-invents architecture by uncovering its ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • The Water Wizard – The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water

    by Viktor Schauberger and 1 more

    More energy is encapsulated in every drop of good spring water than an average-sized power station is presently able to produce.Viktor Schauberger (1885–1958)Water – all life depends on it. Yet how often do we stop to consider its true significance, its essential nature? The Water Wizard, the first volume of the Eco-Technology series which presents the original, passionate and convincing research ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD

  • The Composting Troubleshooter

    How to Compost and What to Do If It Goes Wrong

    by Jane Gilbert

    A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPOSTINGHave you ever been frustrated at how long it takes to produce compost at home?Do you know something’s gone wrong with your compost but not sure what?Are you bothered by troublesome flies in your compost bin?If so, then this book is for you.SUCCESSFUL COMPOSTINGAlthough there are plenty of books written about how to make compost, few focus on preventing problems ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Turning the Tide on Plastic

    How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again

    by Lucy Siegle

    Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the world 4 timesMore than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year300 million tonnes of new plastic is produced every yearAn estimated 15-51 trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day in the UKA million plastic bo... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Membrane and Desalination Technologies

    by Lawrence K. Wang and 3 more

    series Handbook of Environmental Engineering #13
    In this essential new volume, Volume 13: Membrane and Desalination Technologies, a panel of expert researchers provide a wealth of information on membrane and desalination technologies. An advanced chemical and environmental engineering textbook as well as a comprehensive reference book, this volume is of high value to advanced graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, scientists, and ... Read more

    $233.19 AUD

  • Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination

    A Pakistan Perspective

    by Abida Farooqi

    This book presents an up-to-the-minute overview of arsenic and fluoride pollution of soil and groundwater in Pakistan. It includes the author’s doctoral dissertation on Lahore as a case study and describes the mechanism of pollution on the basis of the findings in that area. The book highlights the concrete situation in Pakistan – including the severity of the problem, its health effects and the ... Read more

    $98.11 AUD

  • Faultless Fuel

    by Terry Eade

    Faultless Fuel introduces the reader to a revolutionary new renewable energy system which produces non-polluting synthetic fuels which will work in all of our current vehicles and fuel delivery infrastructure with out any modification. Not only does this game changing system reverse the negative environmental aspects of our proliferation of cars, trucks, ships, and planes it produces fuel for ... Read more

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  • Understanding Stoves

    by Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka

    This book presents the results of a decade of dedicated promotion and experimentation with fuel efficient stoves in India by my friend Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka. Sai Bhaskar’s approach has been original in many ways. He has investigated the different mixes of biomass used in different areas of India – not just fuel wood but also leaves, dung, pellets, briquettes, seeds and other materials. He then ... Read more

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