Energy for Sustainability by John Randolph and Gilbert M. Masters | An Island Press book
Technology, Planning, Policy

Energy for Sustainability is the first undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a unique focus on the community scale. Written by two of the foremost experts in the field, it is a pedagogically complete...

816 pages
8.25 x 10
428 photos and illustrations

Apollo's Fire
Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy ignited America’s Apollo Project and sparked a revolution in space exploration. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to revolutionize the production of energy and thereby save our planet. The...

416 pages
6 x 9
19 photos and illustrations

What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement

The evidence is irrefutable: global warming is real. While the debate continues about just how much damage spiking temperatures will wreak, we know the threat to our homes, health, and even way of life is dire. So why isn’t America doing...

304 pages
6 x 9
2 illustrations

Power to People
The Inside Story of AES and the Globalization of Electricity

In the late 1990s, while Enron was flying high, a smaller power company flew under the radar. AES was founded in 1981 according to a different set of principles—fiscally conservative investment strategies paired with the belief that...

186 pages
6 x 9
10 photos

Communicating Global Change Science to Society
An Assessment and Case Studies

National governments and research scientists may be equally concerned with issues of global environmental change, but their interests-and their timelines-are not the same. Governments are often focused on short-term effects and local impacts of...

240 pages
6 x 9

The Silicon Cycle
Human Perturbations and Impacts on Aquatic Systems

Silicon is among the most abundant elements on earth. It plays a key but largely unappreciated role in many biogeochemical processes, including those that regulate climate and undergird marine food webs.


The Silicon...

296 pages
6 x 9

The Upside of Down
Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

Environmental disasters. Terrorist wars. Energy scarcity. Is this the world's fate, a downward spiral that ultimately spells the collapse of society? Perhaps, says acclaimed author Thomas Homer-Dixon—or perhaps these crises can actually...

448 pages
6.125 x 9.25
22 photos, 18 illustrations

The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

How much would you pay for a gallon of gas? $4.00? $10.00? Would you pay with the health of your lungs or with years taken from your lifespan? The infamous "pain at the pump" runs much deeper than our wallets, argues Terry Tamminen, former...

272 pages
6 x 9

Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2006-2007

Edited by Donald Kennedy and the Editors of Science

How often in today's environmental debates have you read that "the science is in dispute"-even when there is overwhelming consensus among scientists? Too often, the voice of science is diminished or diluted for the sake of politics, and the...

216 pages
7 x 10

Global Environmental Governance
Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies

Today's most pressing environmental problems are planetary in scope, confounding the political will of any one nation. How can we solve them?Global Environmental Governance offers the essential information, theory, and practical insight...

192 pages
6 x 9
5 illustrations


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