There are 12 books in this catalogue.
Seeds of Change Five hundred years since Columbus
Viola, Herman J. & Margolis, Carolyn
Book Number: 4478
Smithsonian Institute Press Washington1991 Folio. Softcover. 278pp. Index. Colour & b/w illus.good condition, bumped corners.
Why Your House May Endanger Your Health
Book Number: 49193
Simon & Schuster April 1982 8vo softcover 218pp very good. Covers everything from chemical pollution andpoisonous vapors to common housedust.
Terania Creek : Rainforest Wars
Turvey, Dr. Nigel
Book Number: 47437
Glass House Books, Brisbane, 2006. 8vo. softcover. 190pp. b/w illus. Near Fine
Hemp Horizons: The Comeback of the World's Most Promising Plant
Roulac, John W.
Book Number: 49456
Chelsea Green Publishing Company October 1997 8vo softcover 226pp very good. What happened to hemp? Within these pages, John Roulac thoroughly examines this question as society looks to solutions for the toxic hangover from the last half-century's fossil fuel binge. The question has never been more relevant. Worldwide demand for hemp products is mushrooming, spawning a new breed of entrepreneurs who are discovering a vital marketplace. Twenty-three of these entrepreneurs are profiled here. This volume makes use of history, business and agricultural analysis and common sense in making its case. 90 illustrations.
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy
Book Number: 51861
University of New South Wales Press May 1, 2007 8vo softcover 432pp very good. Global warming is the hottest political issue of the day, and it is likely to become even more pressing over the coming years. This is a positive, proactive book that proposes a set of policies and strategies for implementing the most promising cleaner energy technologies by all spheres of government, business and community organisations. The book argues that despite being a coal- and oil-dependent country, given the political will, Australia could achieve an ecologically sustainable energy system.nnFrom the Publishern"This book constitutes a guide to our future energy options, a handbook to help us to design a sustainable future. That is our responsibility to the countless millions of other species that share this planet with us, and to the future generations for whom we hold it in trust." - from the Foreword by Ian Lowe
Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology
Book Number: 54139
New Society Publishers May 15, 1999 8vo softcover 240pp near fine. Supporters of biotechnology claim that genetically engineered food is the only hope for feeding the world's hungry. On the contrary, asserts Canadian environmentalist Kneen in a hard-hitting, thoughtful critique. If the biotech industry gets its way, he argues, five or six giant corporations will ultimately gain control (via patents on seeds) of all major commercial crops planted anywhere on earth. This enforced monoculture production, Kneen contends, will jeopardize the self-reliance and food security of many nations. If that sounds paranoid, Kneen points out that a handful of global supermarket chains now dominate food distribution. and their shelves are increasingly stocked with unlabeled, genetically altered potatoes, corn, soybeans and other products whose long-term health effects on humans are unknown.
Coral : A Pessimist in Paradise
Book Number: 54338
Little Brown 2007 8vo softcover 256pp very good. While writing this book, Steve Jones had beside him the coral brooch that his sea captain grandfather brought back across the Indian Ocean as a gift for his wife. This simple object is a starting point for a dazzling narrative that touches on a number of the most important issues facing us today. Following in the footsteps of Darwin and Captain Cook, Jones reveals what coral has to tell us about the human genome project, cloning, and the possibility of a cure for cancer and genetic diseases; what insights it can offer us into the future of trade in oil and other forms of carbon; how it is linked to the fluctuations in weather patterns that have lead to destruction along the coasts of the Americas and the Far East. Finally, Jones considers what coral - exploited and destroyed in many ways and under siege from climate change - tells us about the likely future of the planet and humankind: it is a warning that both may be close to the point of no return. CORAL: A PESSIMIST IN PARADISE is an inspired, eclectic book that links science with history, literature, politics and myth. It belongs to a vivid tradition of thinking and writing about humankind and its place in nature.
Trees that Call Australia Home
Book Number: 59818
Potts Point Publishing, Sydney 2008. Large 8vo. laminated boards, hardcover. 242pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine.