The Global Forest

By

Published: 2011-11-29

ISBN: 9780143120162

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

A lushly written, compelling tribute to trees-grounded in a wide range of scientific knowledge. Renowned scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger presents an unforgettable and highly original work of natural history with The Global Forest. She explores the fascinating and largely untapped ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees: leaves that can comb the air of particulate pollution, fatty acids in the nuts of hickory and walnut trees that promote brain development, the compound in the water ash that helps prevent cancer, aerosols in pine trees that calm nerves. In precise, imaginative,

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Price: $15.00


Into the Storm

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Published: 2011-09-06

ISBN: 9780451234599

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: NAL Trade

Synopsis

An eye-of-the-hurricane view of storm chasing from the star of the Discovery Channel hit series Storm Chasers. Only one in ten chases actually intercept a tornado-unless you’re Reed Timmer. The thrill-seeking meteorologist and star of Storm Chasers has followed and faced down more violent tornadoes than anyone. Into the Storm brings readers into the mind of this man and his mission-collecting data that could save lives-in the terrifying, awe-inspiring world of big weather.Into the Storm is also a fascinating look at the science of weather-what causes extreme conditions, its connection to

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Into the Storm

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Published: 2010-10-14

ISBN: 9780525951933

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Adult

Synopsis

Reed Timmer, a star of the top rated Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel is one of the most successful and most extreme storm chasers in the world. His is a job that requires science and bravado, knowledge and instinct just to survive, never mind excel. Now, in Into the Storm, he takes readers inside the terrifying and awe- inspiring world of big weather. Published to coincide with the fourth season’s premiere, Into the Storm is Timmer’s dramatic account of his extraordinary profession. Featuring stories of the three-hundred- plus extreme tornados, hurricanes, or blizzards that Timmer

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Price: $26.95


Whole Earth Discipline

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Published: 2010-09-28

ISBN: 9780143118282

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

“This is a very scary book by a very bright man, offering a picture of humanity’s future that is both ominous and exhilarating.” -Edward O. Wilson This eye-opening book by the legendary author of the National Book Award-winning Whole Earth Catalog persuasively details a new approach to our stewardship of the planet. Lifelong ecologist and futurist Stewart Brand relies on scientific rigor to shatter myths concerning nuclear energy, urbanization, genetic engineering, and other controversial subjects, showing exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offering a bold, inventive set of policies

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Price: $16.00


The Tree Where Man Was Born

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Published: 2010-08-31

ISBN: 9780143106241

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by the National Book Award-winning author of The Snow Leopard, now with a new introduction by Jane Goodall. A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published. Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists

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Price: $17.00


The Global Forest

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Published: 2010-05-13

ISBN: 9780670021741

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

A gorgeously-written exploration of the natural world and the peril of ignoring our disappearing forests One of the world’s experts on how trees chemically affect the environment, Canadian scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger is on a mission to save the planet- one newly planted tree at a time. In this new book, she skillfully weaves together ecology, ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality, science, and alternative medicine to capture the magic spell that trees cast over us, from their untapped ecological and pharmaceutical potential to the roles they have played in our cultural heritage. Trees

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Price: $25.95


Weather Whys

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Published: 2010-03-02

ISBN: 9780399535703

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather. Weather enthusiasts (or just the weather-curious) will discover surprising facts, myths, and oddities in this fascinating book of useful (and sometimes useless) information. With his expertise as a meteorologist and editor, Paul Yeager takes readers on a journey through the curious world of weather, revealing myths and misconceptions, sharing weird phenomena, and explaining how weather has affected history. Readers will discover a host of fascinating weather facts, including: ?Which city

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Price: $14.95


Amazon

By

Published: 2009-07-30

ISBN: 9780141037127

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Bruce Parry is the author of Tribe, a Sunday Times bestseller, based on the extremely successful TV series. The highly acclaimed Amazon series further has contributed to his wide appeal and ever-increasing profile.

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Price: £9.99


What's the Worst That Could Happen?

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Published: 2009-07-07

ISBN: 9780399535017

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

7.2 million YouTube viewers can’t be wrong: A provocative new way to look at the global warming debate.Based on a series of viral videos that have garnered more than 7.2 million views, this visually appealing book gives readers-be they global warming activists, soccer moms, or NASCAR dads-a way to decide on the best course of action, by asking them to consider, “What’s the worst that could happen?” And for those who decide that action is needed, Craven provides a solution that is not only powerful but also happens to be stunningly easy. Not just another “change your light bulb” book,

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Price: $14.95


The Scavengers' Manifesto

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Published: 2009-03-19

ISBN: 9781585427178

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Tarcher

Synopsis

Destined to become the bible for a bold new subculture of eco-minded people who are creating a lifestyle out of recycling, reusing, and repurposing rather than buying new. An exciting new movement is afoot that brings together environmentalists, anticonsumerists, do-it-yourselfers, bargain-hunters, and treasure-seekers of all stripes. You can see it in the enormous popularity of many websites: millions of Americans are breaking free from the want-get-discard cycle by which we are currently producing approximately 245 million tons of waste every day (that’s 4.5 pounds per person, per day!).

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Price: $14.95


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