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Environmental eBooks

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  • Cradle to Cradle

    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

    $14.99 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 $9.99 AUD

  • Blue Mind

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

    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

  • 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?CHOSEN BY BILL GATES AND BARACK OBAMA AS A SUMMER READMeet the biologists trying to save the world's rarest fish; the engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone; the researchers ... Read more

    $14.99 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 Great Stink of London

    Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis

    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

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fire on the Horizon

    The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster

    "A phenomenal feat of journalism. . . . I tore through it like a novel but with the queasy knowledge that the whole damn thing is true." —Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and WarBlending exclusive first-person interviews and penetrating investigative reporting, oil rig captain John Konrad and veteran Washington Post writer Tom Shroder give the definitive, white-knuckled account of the ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • Water

    The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

    “I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi—it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true the world over; this volume will give you the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Heat

    How We Can Stop the Planet Burning

    '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

  • How to Live Plastic Free

    a day in the life of a plastic detox

    **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

  • Water Policy in Australia

    The Impact of Change and Uncertainty

    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

    $69.99 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

    $20.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Give Up Plastic

    A Conscious Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

    by Will McCallum ...
    'We have a responsibility, every one of us' David AttenboroughAround 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight.But how can YOU make a difference?This accessible guide will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, including:· ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Living Off-Grid

    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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Unified Architectural Theory

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

    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

    $14.66 AUD

  • Design for a Living Planet

    In this brief, accessible volume, the authors — an urban philosopher and a mathematician-physicist — explain the surprising new findings from the sciences that are beginning to transform environmental design in the modern era. Authors Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros explore fractals, networks, self-organization, dynamical systems and other revolutionary ideas, describing them to non-science ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Engineering Ethics

    Professional judgement and decision-making in morally ambiguous situations

    by Dirk Pons ...
    series Elements
    Ethics is the practical application of wisdom in professional practice, and this book shows how. The engineering profession requires its members to behave ethically. However the resulting rules and codes of conduct can be abstract and difficult for engineers to understand and apply to their personal situation. This book starts in Part 1 by identifying why ethics is important (because judgement is ... Read more

    $11.11 AUD

  • Zéro Pollution

    Un ultime défi pour l'humanité

    En finir avec le déni de nature et passer au monde d’après.Pollution de l’air, de l’eau, des sols, dérèglement climatique, dégradation de la biodiversité, maladies respiratoires, cancers… la pollution est partout. En seulement deux siècles, nous avons produit le fléau de nos sociétés modernes. Est-ce cela le progrès ? Comment pouvons-nous donner à un enfant un fruit contenant jusqu’à 35 molécules ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Understanding Stoves

    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

    Free

  • Permeable Reactive Barrier

    Sustainable Groundwater Remediation

    series Advances in Trace Elements in the Environment
    Remediation of groundwater is complex and often challenging. But the cost of pump and treat technology, coupled with the dismal results achieved, has paved the way for newer, better technologies to be developed. Among these techniques is permeable reactive barrier (PRB) technology, which allows groundwater to pass through a buried porous barrier that either captures the contaminants or breaks them ... Read more

    Free

  • Waste of a Nation

    Garbage and Growth in India

    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

    $35.99 AUD

  • Privatizing Water

    Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis

    by Karen Bakker ...
    Water supply privatization was emblematic of the neoliberal turn in development policy in the 1990s. Proponents argued that the private sector could provide better services at lower costs than governments; opponents questioned the risks involved in delegating control over a life-sustaining resource to for-profit companies. Private-sector activity was most concentrated—and contested—in large cities ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD