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  • Power to the Public

    The Promise of Public Interest Technology

    “Worth a read for anyone who cares about making change happen.”—Barack ObamaA powerful new blueprint for how governments and nonprofits can harness the power of digital technology to help solve the most serious problems of the twenty-first centuryAs the speed and complexity of the world increases, governments and nonprofit organizations need new ways to effectively tackle the critical challenges ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Drawdown

    The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

    by Paul Hawken ...
    **• 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 ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • The 100% Solution

    A Plan for Solving Climate Change

    "At last--a global plan that actually adds up."--James Hansen, former director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space StudiesThe world must reach negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. Yet no single plan has addressed the full scope of the problem--until now.In The 100% Solution, Solomon Goldstein-Rose--a leading millennial climate activist ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Climate

    A New Story

    A stirring case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destructionWith research and insight, Charles Eisenstein details how the quantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality. With an entire chapter unpacking the climate change denier’s point of view, he advocates for expanding ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal

    The Political Economy of Saving the Planet 

    Climate change: watershed or endgame?In this compelling new book, Noam Chomsky, the world’s leading public intellectual, and Robert Pollin, a renowned progressive economist, map out the catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change—and present a realistic blueprint for change: the Green New Deal.Together, Chomsky and Pollin show how the forecasts for a hotter planet strain the imagination: ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Future We Choose

    Surviving the Climate Crisis

    A cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity, from Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac—who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015.The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris Agreement’s climate ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • System Error

    Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot

    "System Error is a triumph: an analysis of the critical challenges facing our digital society that is as accessible as it is sophisticated." — Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New AmericaA forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors—experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades—which reveals how big tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Making Shift Happen

    Designing for Successful Environmental Behavior Change

    The changemaker's guide to catalyzing environmental behaviour change for a healthy futureTo tackle our urgent environmental problems and achieve positive, durable change, we must design solutions based directly on how people think, make decisions, and act.From hotels that save water and money using simple signage, to energy suppliers that boost participation in renewable energy programs through ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Ghetto Plainsman

    by Jarid Manos ...
    Every movement has its book.Gritty, raw and spiritual, Ghetto Plainsman chronicles one man's triumph over humiliation, self-defeat, anger and violence by taking us on a chaotic journey between urban survival and the life-or-death struggles of the ravaged American Great Plains. As a modern-day parable for our crashing Earth, this gripping story reveals how someone on the cut, hustling, drug dealing ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Bowling Alone: Revised and Updated

    The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone*,* which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement."Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Comparative Public Policy

    series Textbooks in Policy Studies
    The second edition of this popular textbook combines coverage of public policies in different countries with the conceptual and methodological frameworks for analysing them. This new edition pays particular attention to the international contexts of ideas, interests and institutions in which decision makers operate. In addition, it considers the bilateral, multilateral and transnational aspects of ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • Saving Us

    A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER“An optimistic view on why collective action is still possible—and how it can be realized.” —The New York Times“As far as heroic characters go, I’m not sure you could do better than Katharine Hayhoe.” —Scientific American“It’s not an exaggeration to say that Saving Us is one of the more important books about climate change to have been written.” —The... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Tapping into The Wire

    The Real Urban Crisis

    Story lines from The Wire challenge public perceptions about the deadly, real-world connections between drugs, crime, and poverty.Did Omar Little die of lead poisoning? Would a decriminalization strategy like the one in Hamsterdam end the War on Drugs? What will it take to save neglected kids like Wallace and Dukie? Tapping into 'The Wire' uses the acclaimed television series as a road map for ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Gaia:A New Look at Life on Earth

    A New Look at Life on Earth

    series Oxford Landmark Science
    In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for non-scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter is passive in the face of ... Read more

    $13.29 USD

  • The Idea of the Public Sphere

    A Reader

    The notion of 'the public sphere' has become increasingly central to theories and studies of democracy, media, and culture over the last few decades. It has also gained political importance in the context of the European Union's efforts to strengthen democracy, integration, and identity. The Idea of the Public Sphere offers a wide-ranging, accessible, and easy-to-use introduction to one of the ... Read more

    $41.89 USD

  • Creating Scientific Controversies

    Uncertainty and Bias in Science and Society

    by David Harker ...
    For decades, cigarette companies helped to promote the impression that there was no scientific consensus concerning the safety of their product. The appearance of controversy, however, was misleading, designed to confuse the public and to protect industry interests. Created scientific controversies emerge when expert communities are in broad agreement but the public perception is one of profound ... Read more

    $18.09 USD

  • Wild Souls

    Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World

    by Emma Marris ...
    From an acclaimed environmental writer, a groundbreaking and provocative new vision for our relationships with--and responsibilities toward--the planet's wild animals.Protecting wild animals and preserving the environment are two ideals so seemingly compatible as to be almost inseparable. But in fact, between animal welfare and conservation science there exists a space of underexamined and ... Read more

    $16.09 USD

  • Disposable City

    Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe

    A deeply reported personal investigation by a Miami journalist examines the present and future effects of climate change in the Magic City -- a watery harbinger for coastal cities worldwide.Miami, Florida, is likely to be entirely underwater by the end of this century. Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today. From sunny day flooding caused by higher tides to a ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Uncontrolled Spread

    Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPhysician and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb asks: Has America’s COVID-19 catastrophe taught us anything?In Uncontrolled Spread, he shows how the coronavirus and its variants were able to trounce America’s pandemic preparations, and he outlines the steps that must be taken to protect against the next outbreak. As the pandemic unfolded, Gottlieb was in regular ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The World We Create

    A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril

    Since the dawn of the modern environmental movement, Frances Beinecke has been on its front lines, leading the charge for clean air, fresh water, healthy wildlife and fertile lands. As she prepares to retire as president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, The World We Create captures the story of her remarkable tenure as head of America’s leading environmental advocacy organization and lays ... Read more

    $22.39 USD

  • America the Possible

    Manifesto for a New Economy

    In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that we ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Climate Casino

    Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World

    Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how. Bringing together all the important issues ... Read more

    $23.99 USD $21.59 USD

  • Give a Man a Fish

    Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution

    series The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
    In Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass ... Read more

    $19.49 USD

  • Games, Power and Democracies

    This volume discusses the promises and the challenges behind the use of gamification in public governance, both at the national and supranational levels. The first section reviews the landscape of gamification—taking a brief look at its history, providing definitions and examples of its application within the private and public sectors (at the national level), and introducing the readers to a ... Read more

    $23.79 USD