Skip to main content

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Sustainable Development

If you like Sustainable Development eBooks, then you'll love these top picks.
Skip side bar filters
  • A Family Guide to Waste-free Living

    by Lauren Carter and 1 more

    "This book provides the ingredients to create a new normal." Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening AustraliaTackle our ever-growing waste problem.A Family Guide to Waste-free Living gives you all the information, advice, budget-friendly recipes and projects you'll need to start reducing waste in your life.Lauren and Oberon Carter make it it simple and sustainable for families to eliminate waste in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Marijuana Grower's Handbook

    Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation

    by Ed Rosenthal and 1 more

    This book will change the way you grow. Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana—indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • 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

  • Boom Bust

    by Fred Harrison

    In the two and a half years since the first edition appeared (April 2005), events have unfolded as predicted. Then the consensus among forecasters was that the boom in house prices would cool to an annual 2 or 3% rise over the following years. In fact, in keeping with the ‘winner’s curse’ phase of the cycle described by the author, prices rose by more than 10% per annum in Britain. Harrison’s ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Superpower

    Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

    by Ross Garnaut

    The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world.We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make this happen?In this crisp, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Screw Business as Usual

    by Sir Richard Branson

    Can we bring more meaning to our lives and help change the world at the same time? Richard Branson, at his brilliant and motivating best, reveals how with his exciting new vision for the future. It is time to turn capitalism upside down - to shift our values, to switch from a profit focus to caring for people, communities and the planet.With inspiration for everyone, Screw Business As Usual shows ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Down to Earth

    A Guide to Simple Living

    by Rhonda Hetzel

    'I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom.'Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Quarterly Essay 81 Getting to Zero

    Australia's Energy Transition

    by Alan Finkel

    series Quarterly Essay #81
    The world is overheating, and despite good intentions and significant efforts, emissions increase nearly every year. The challenge is immense, but there are solutions.In this lucid, inspiring essay, Alan Finkel maps Australia’s path forward. He explains the solar and wind revolution, and addresses the challenge of intermittent supply. He introduces hydrogen, the energy hope of the future. He ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Drawdown

    The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

    by Paul Hawken

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The End of Growth

    by Richard Heinberg

    Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits. Richard ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • Greenwash

    Big Brands and Carbon Scams

    by Guy Pearse

    Going green is the new black for big business. But how real is the climate-friendly revolution that's being advertised?Toyota reckons Mother Nature drives a Prius, Ford wants us to 'Join the Green Revolution', and McDonald's has painted its famous golden arches green. Facebook has even 'friended' Greenpeace.But are big brands and the celebrities endorsing them really as green as they claim? In ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Overdressed

    The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

    by Elizabeth L. Cline

    Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide

    A Step By Step Guide

    by Aranya

    This full colour book explains the design process and is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time. If you already have a basic knowledge of permaculture, from either reading another book or attending a course, then this guide is probably just what you need to build on your prior knowledge and put it into practical application. While it includes ... Read more

    $18.80 AUD

  • Corpus Rios

    by Christopher J. Tipler

    This book will introduce you to a completely new way of thinking about business srategy and set your organisation on the path to sustainable business. ... Read more

    $67.64 AUD

  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Why The World Needs A Green Revolution - and How We Can Renew Our Global Future

    by Thomas L. Friedman

    Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller The World is Flat has helped millions of readers see the world in a new way. In this essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11. It is a groundbreaking account of where we ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Scale

    The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies

    by Geoffrey West

    Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses.Why do organisms and ecosystems scale with size in a remarkably universal and systematic fashion?Is there a maximum size of cities? Of animals and plants? What about companies?Can scale show us how to create a more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 2052

    A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

    by Jorgen Randers

    Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the human ecological footprint would stop-either through catastrophic "overshoot and collapse"-or through well-managed "peak and decline."So, where are we now? And what does ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • Soap Making Made Easy Ultimate Guide To Soap Making Including Recipes

    Soapmaking Homeade and Handcrafted for 2015

    by Speedy Publishing

    Soap making at home has many benefits both for adults and children. Basic soap making can teach you about chemistry processes like saponification and more. On top of that, the more familiar you get with the process, the more you can create soap that is designed especially for your needs. You will be able to create soaps with the scents that you love, that do not irritate sensitive skin and that ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Who's Minding the Farm?

    In this climate emergency

    by Patrice Newell

    In an era of rapid climate change, this vital account of how agriculture can address major issues is an Australian story with global ramifications. Patrice is at the frontline of enormous challenges, from water scarcity and land stewardship to food security and the rural-urban divide. The devastation of drought and the crises created by industrial-scale chemically-dependent primary production are ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Primitive Technology

    A Survivalist's Guide to Building Tools, Shelters & More in the Wild

    by John Plant

    THE PERFECT GIFT FOR SURVIVALISTS, OUTDOOR LOVERS AND ARMCHAIR ADMIRERS OF PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY.Disconnect from digital and reconnect with your inner caveman.BUILD. COOK. HUNT. HEAT. SURVIVE.COULD YOU THRIVE IN THE WILDERNESS?The most primitive human skills unite us all, yet we live in an age more detached than ever. Reconnect with the earth and learn how to build things by hand from scratch, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Conundrum

    how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse

    by David Owen

    The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency, and the real path to sustainability.Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact fluorescent light bulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: everything you’ve been told about living green is wrong. In this elegant, fascinating narrative, David Owen takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency, arguing that our ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Professionals

    Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia

    by Stephen Mills

    Winner of the 2015 Henry Mayer Book Prize for Australian Politics Stephen Mills has conducted on-the-record interviews with every living national campaign director of the two major political parties. Their experience covers the 15 federal election campaigns from 1974 to the present day. Built around twelve critical moments in Australian electoral history, The Professionals traces the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Short Introduction to Climate Change

    by Tony Eggleton

    A Short Introduction to Climate Change provides a clear, balanced and well documented account of one of the most important issues of our time. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is more than the result of natural variability. It explains the difference between weather and climate by examining changes in temperature, rainfall, ... Read more

    $29.91 AUD