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Perfect New World: A Novel
by Dr. Jacob Lavi

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 05, 2020

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<h3><b>What would you be willing to do in order to live in a perfect world?</b></h3><p>After 40 busy, demanding years of hard work, all Kobi wanted to do was live in peace and quiet.</p><p>His grand plan to spend more quality time with his family, faces imminent danger.</p><p>The Earth is on the brink of total destruction and the future of the entire world is hanging in the balance.</p><p>Everything is about to change when an unexpected meeting sets before him a challenge鈥攖o save the Planet from annihilation.</p><p> During his efforts to save plant earth from distraction caused by environmental abuse he encountered surprising facts about the creation and the history of humanity.</p><p>The countdown has started. Will Kobi succeed in the mission of a lifetime or has the fate of the humanity already been sealed?</p>
Walden; Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Henry David Thoreau

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English

Pages

125

Publication Date

April 19, 2012

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<p>Nature was a form of religion for naturalist, essayist, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817鈥?2). In communing with the natural world, he wished to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and 鈥?learn what it had to teach." Toward that end Thoreau built a cabin in the spring of 1845 on the shores of Walden Pond 鈥?on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson 鈥?outside Concord, Massachusetts. There he observed nature, farmed, built fences, surveyed, and wrote in his journal.<br />One product of his two-year sojourn was this book 鈥?a great classic of American letters. Interwoven with accounts of Thoreau's daily life (he received visitors and almost daily walked into Concord) are mediations on human existence, society, government, and other topics, expressed with wisdom and beauty of style.<br /><i>Walden</i> offers abundant evidence of Thoreau's ability to begin with observations on a mundane incident or the minutiae of nature and then develop these observations into profound ruminations on the most fundamental human concerns. Credited with influencing Tolstoy, Gandhi, and other thinkers, the volume remains a masterpiece of philosophical reflection.<br />A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.</p><p></p>
Climate Basics: Nothing to Fear
by Rod Martin Jr.

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English

Pages

82

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<h3>#1 Weather Bestseller: 14 weeks</h3><p><b>Afraid of the future?</b> Don鈥檛 be. When we鈥檙e armed with the basic facts of climate, we can more easily spot the lies that the corrupt, corporate news media is trying to feed us. Some of those lies are huge.</p><p>This small book gives us everything the layman needs to know about climate science.</p><p>The warming alarmists attempt to frighten us with things like,<br /><ul><li>Global warming will result in more violent storms.</li><li>Global warming will give us more deserts and droughts.</li><li>Global warming is dangerous.</li><li>Carbon dioxide is driving our dangerous global warming.</li><li>We urgently need to cool down the planet.</li><li>Carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant.</li><li>The future looks bleak unless we drastically reduce our 鈥渃arbon footprint.鈥?lt;/li></ul></p><p>This slender volume sets the record straight on all of the above issues.</p><p>There are concerns for the future, but none of these are it. And when we have real problems to face, it does no good to be fixing things that don鈥檛 need it.</p><p><b>Book 1 of the Climate Basics series.</b> For Book 2, see <b><i>Deserts & Droughts</i></b></p><br />
Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez
by Brooke Bessesen

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<b>"Intrepid conservation detective story." 鈥?lt;i>Nature</i><br /><br /><br /><br />"A lucid, informed, and gripping account...a must-read." 鈥?lt;i>Science</i><br /><br /><br /><br />"Passionate...a heartfelt and alarming tale."聽鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>"Gripping...a well-told and moving tale of environmentalism and conservation."聽鈥?lt;i>Kirkus</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>"Compelling."聽鈥?lt;i>Library Journal聽</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br />In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited聽the dubious title of world鈥檚 most endangered marine mammal.聽Nicknamed 鈥減anda of the sea鈥?for their small size and beguiling facial markings, vaquitas have been in decline for decades, dying by the hundreds in gillnets intended for commercially valuable fish, as well聽as for an聽endangered fish called totoaba. When international crime cartels discovered a lucrative trade in the swim bladders of totoaba, illegal gillnetting went rampant, and now the lives of the few remaining vaquitas hang in the balance.<br /><br /><br /><br />Author Brooke Bessesen takes us on a journey to Mexico鈥檚 Upper Gulf region to uncover the story. She interviewed townspeople, fishermen, scientists, and activists, teasing apart a complex story filled with villains and heroes, a story whose outcome is unclear.聽When diplomatic and political efforts to save the little porpoise failed, Bessesen followed a team of veterinary experts in a binational effort to capture the last remaining vaquitas and breed them in captivity鈥攖he best hope for their survival. In this fast-paced, soul-searing tale, she learned that there are no easy answers when extinction is profitable.<br /><br /><br /><br />Whether the rescue attempt succeeds or fails, the world must ask itself hard questions. When vaquita and the totoaba are gone, the black market will turn to the next vulnerable species. What will we do then?
Night Comes To The Cumberlands: A Biography Of A Depressed Area
by Harry M. Caudill

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English

Pages

364

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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<b>At the start of the 1960s the USA was unquestionably the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world.<br /><br />Yet despite its prosperity and influence there were areas of the country which seemed to have been forgotten.</b><br /><br />In 1962 Harry Caudill, a lawyer and legislator, decided to shine a light upon the appalling conditions which he witnessed in Eastern Kentucky.<br /><br />His introduction lays out the issues which he saw before him: <em>A million Americans in the Southern Appalachians live in conditions of squalor, ignorance and ill health which could scarcely be equaled in Europe or Japan or, perhaps, in parts of mainland Asia.</em><br /><br />Caudill begins with the history of region, from its first settlements through to the Civil War, the feuds that erupted between violent neighbors, the emerging lumber trade and the advent of the coal industry, before uncovering the devastation of the depression, the effects of massive environmental damage and the ever continuing decline into poverty and despair for many of the inhabitants.<br /><br />鈥淢r. Caudill鈥檚 richly informed and sobering account of the Cumberlands鈥?painful plight is the product not only of thorough research, but also of an intimate knowledge of the region and its people.鈥?<em>Saturday Review</em><br /><br />鈥淭he picture he has assembled is clear without undue simplification, and forceful without spurious appeal to emotion. 鈥?In the social, economic, and legislative battles which must be fought, and fought soon if the people of our Southern Appalachians are ever to be relieved of their very real and pressing difficulties, no finer single weapon can be imagined than this one book.鈥?<em> Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />鈥淭he pathetic history of the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Kentucky illustrates the results, for men and nature, of unregulated free enterprise, the pre-eminence of the rights of property, and the absence of responsible public supervision.鈥?<em>The New York Review of Books</em><br /><br />鈥?lt;em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands,</em> focused nationwide attention on the plight of Appalachia's residents. President John F. Kennedy appointed a commission to investigate conditions in the region and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, made Appalachia a keystone of his War on Poverty.鈥?<em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />The success of this book was immediately felt in the Cumberlands as in the quarter-century succeeding its publication more than $15 billion were spent in the impoverished region. But even though this injection of aid was widely appreciated Caudill and others stated that the forecast was still bleak and only marginal improvement had been made. <br /><br />This work is essential reading for anyone interested in the social history of the United States, the history of Kentucky and the continuing issue of poverty in rural areas.<br /><br />Harry Caudill as an American author, historian, lawyer, legislator, and environmentalist from Letcher County, in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky. His influential book <em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands</em> was first published in 1962 and he passed away in 1990.
Walking
by Henry David Thoreau

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English

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51

Publication Date

June 14, 2017

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In聽<i>Walking</i>, Henry David Thoreau talks about the importance of nature to mankind, and how people cannot survive without nature, physically, mentally, and spiritually, yet we seem to be spending more and more time entrenched by society. For Thoreau walking is a self-reflective spiritual act that occurs only when you are away from society, that allows you to learn about who you are, and find other aspects of yourself that have been chipped away by society.<br /><br />This new 2017 edition of Thoreau鈥檚 celebrated essay includes an introduction by historian Elbert Hubbard.
The Facts of the Matter: Looking Past Today's Rhetoric on the Env...
by David Parish

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

August 31, 2018

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Too Green to Be True? <br /><br />Does all the positive press about hybrid cars, alternative fuels, and the next ''green'' must-have product sound too good to be true? Well, maybe it is.<br /><br />In The Facts of the Matter, Alaskan author David Parish provides a clear explanation of the environmental, technology, energy, and resources issues we face and shows how readers can move politicians, regulators, environmental groups, media, and businesses to truly take the action society needs to prosper.<br /><br />Parish helps readers cut through the noise and focus on an optimistic approach to green issues. He argues that the best way to conserve the planet and ourselves is the natural convergence of smart natural resource development with improving the lives of the growing population. The Facts of the Matter is the basis for a conversation, based on solutions rather than rhetoric, and will cause a rethinking of our biases鈥攖o the benefit of the greater good.
Clean Break: The Story of Germany's Energy Transformation and Wha...
by Osha Gray Davidson

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English

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69

Publication Date

November 08, 2012

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The European Union's biggest and most powerful industrial economy is making a clean break from coal, oil and nuclear energy. It is doing something most Americans would say is impossible, but already Germany is running on 25% clean energy and it is on track to reach 80 percent by 2050. Some experts say it could reach 100 percent by then.<br /><br />But Germany's energiewende, or energy transformation, is really a very American story that revolves around self-reliant individuals in a responsive democracy forging a national can-do vision. <br /><br />".....a riveting account of Germany鈥檚 energy revolution." The Ecologist<br /><br />"This book contains a nice combination of interviews, stories, and examples of how Germany is transitioning from a fossil fuel and nuclear infrastructure to a clean, renewable one. It is an important and eye-opening analysis that should be read by anyone interested in emulating this feat in other countries."<br />Mark Z. Jacobson, Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University<br /><br />In the US, we're bombarded with messages about how renewables aren't and will never be affordable or scalable. Davidson shows us how it is possible with a storyteller's flair and a wonk's eye for detail. <br />鈥揔ate Sheppard, reporter, Mother Jones<br /><br />Like a solar tower in a field of mirrors Osha Gray Davidson shines an intense beam of journalistic competence on perhaps the greatest challenge of our time....while renewing a practical sense of hope that it鈥檚 not too late to move towards a literally brighter future.<br />David Helvarg, Author of 鈥楾he Golden Shore 鈥?California鈥檚 Love Affair with the Sea.鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥?....a remarkable new book on how Germany became the undisputed green energy leader.鈥?<br />Bill McKibben, author, journalist, activist<br /><br />While this is a book about policy from top to bottom, it often reads more like a travel book, a journal of discovery through a modernizing nation whose rapid progress was at times as startling to the author as it will be to you.....the Germans鈥?just-do-it attitude may be another key reason that their nation, so comparable to ours in living standard, industrial base, economic system and culture, has raced so far ahead in making the changes all Americans realize, in our heart of hearts, are ultimately inevitable. <br />Ron Meador, MinnPost
My First Summer in Sierra
by John Muir

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English

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136

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June 01, 2018

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Influential naturalist, author, and co-founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir loved the outdoors. His writings and advocacy for protection of the pristine wilderness of the American west were vital in helping to preserve noted sites of natural beauty including the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park. Muir saw the natural world as a place of spiritual wonder, writing that the National Parks were 鈥減laces for rest, inspiration, and prayers.鈥?One of Muir鈥檚 most endeared works is the 1911 publication, 鈥淢y First Summer in Sierra鈥? Following the American Civil War in the summer of 1869, John Muir signed on with a crew of shepherds to drive a flock of 2,500 sheep to Yosemite National Park at the headwaters of the Merced river. This journey would take Muir through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Eastern California. 鈥淢y First Summer in Sierra鈥?is an account of that experience, one which would inspire many to visit the Yosemite region and has become a classic of environmentalist literature. This edition reproduces all the original illustrations and photographs from the 1911 edition and includes a biographical afterword.
Dragon Lightning (Dragon Dreamer Book 2)
by J. S. Burke

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English

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266

Publication Date

October 10, 2016

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<b></b><b><b>Drakor foresees the doom of dragons.</b></b><br /> Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords. But he alone foresees their doom, and none will listen. As he seeks proof, the waking Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea. Meanwhile, Arak and Scree sail north in search of mythical ice dragons. They find Drakor and a terrifying reality--everyone is in peril! How can this crew of unlikely friends save three realms?<br /><b></b><b><b>Dive into a new world!</b></b><br />For young adults 9 to 99. "Dragon Lightning" is stand-alone book II of the award-winning Dragon Dreamer series: Science Fantasy with dragons, an undersea world, and unlikely friendships. "Dragon Lightning" won the Pinnacle First Place Award for Best Science Fantasy and the IAN (Book of the Year) First Place Award for Best Science Fiction. It's also an IAN Finalist for Best Fantasy and Best Young Adult book.<b><br /><b>What reviewers are saying:</b><br /><b>I had trouble putting the bookdown</b></b><br />"The plot unfolds with a masterful blend of science, fantasy, and wonderfully developed characters. I had trouble putting the book down." ~ Amazon Reviewer<br /><b><b>Truly remarkable</b></b><br />"This book is beyond good and goes into the category of truly remarkable. Few books have reached that height with me: this one does!" ~ Amazon reviewer<br /><b><b>Brilliant book<br /></b></b>"Dragon Lightning is a brilliant book and I haven't read anything quite like it with its beauty, heart and creativity. I thoroughly recommend it." ~ Amazon Reviewer<br /><b><b>Starts out with a bang</b></b><br />"This book starts out with a bang. Lightning and a Dragon on thin ice, literally. It grabs your attention and never lets go. The descriptions are so detailed that you can picture everything in your mind, but not so detailed that it slows the story." ~ Amazon Reviewer<br /><b><b>The Most Unique, Fully-Realized Dragon Books Ever</b></b><br />"The reader gets full immersion into the art, history, social norms and foods of several different cultures on a level that other books/series just don't match.But, the real question is if this is a good story? Yup. You'll be cheering for Drakor!" ~ Amazon Reviewer

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