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

The Portland Edge
Challenges And Successes In Growing Communities

Edited by Connie Ozawa

Portland, Oregon, is often cited as one of the most livable cities in the United States and a model for "smart growth." At the same time, critics deride it as a victim of heavy-handed planning and point to its skyrocketing housing...

344 pages
6 x 9

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities
Issues, Examples, Solutions

Colleges and universities across North America are facing difficult questions about automobile use and transportation. Lack of land for new parking lots and the desire to preserve air quality are but a few of the factors leading institutions...

264 pages
6 x 9

The Global Carbon Cycle
Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World

Edited by Christopher B. Field and Michael R. Raupach; Foreword by Susan Hill MacKenzie

While a number of gases are implicated in global warming, carbon dioxide is the most important contributor, and in one sense the entire phenomena can be seen as a human-induced perturbation of the carbon cycle. The Global Carbon Cycle...

568 pages
6 x 9

The Hype About Hydrogen
Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate

Lately it has become a matter of conventional wisdom that hydrogen will solve many of our energy and environmental problems. Nearly everyone -- environmentalists, mainstream media commentators, industry analysts, General Motors, and even...

256 pages
6 x 9

Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles
Global Change And Human Impacts

The circulation and interactions of major elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, oxygen, and hydrogen are critical for the maintenance of the earth's ecosystems. Human activities including agriculture, industry, and urbanization...

320 pages
6 x 9

Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities

The topic of streets and street design is of compelling interest today as public officials, developers, and community activists seek to reshape urban patterns to achieve more sustainable forms of growth and development. Streets and the...

208 pages
7.75 x 9.5


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