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  • The Prepper's Water Survival Guide (English, Paperback) Daisy Luther

    No source is left untapped in this all-encompassing guide to supplying life-saving water after a disasterYou can survive up to three weeks without food, but only three days without water! When catastrophe strikes, having enough water can spell the difference between life and death.The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow....

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  • Upheaval! (Paperback) John L Casey $27.04 $32.99
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  • The Invention of Nature (English, Paperback) Andrea Wulf

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.NATIONAL BEST SELLERShortlist -- Costa Biography AwardFinalist -- Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionFinalist -- Kirkus Reviews Prize for NonfictionA...

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  • Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook (English, Paperback) Nicholas G. Pizzi, William C. Lauer

    Our most popular handbook for water treatment operator training and on-the-job reference.

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  • Garden Cities of To-Morrow (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) (English, Paperback) Ebenezer Howard

    Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) was a prominent British urban planner. He travelled to America from England at the age of 21, moved to Nebraska, and soon discovered that he was not meant to be a farmer. By 1876 he was back in England, where he found a job with Hansard, which produces the official verbatim record of Parliament, and he spent the rest of his life in this occupation. Howard read...

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  • Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) David Muir Wood

    Civil engineering produces the structures of all human settlements worldwide. In this Very Short Introduction, David Muir Wood demonstrates the nature and importance of civil engineering; not only in the history of civilization and urbanization, but its range of facets today, and its challenges for the future.

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  • Chasing Water (English, Paperback) Brian Richter

    Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. In this book, the author tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed.

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  • Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Mark A. Maslin

    In the new edition of Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (previously titled Global Warming), Mark Maslin explores all of the key debates. Examining the most recent scientific research, he looks what climate change is, its impact on our planet, and why it's such a complex problem to solve.

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  • The Sixth Extinction (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Kolbert

    Drawing on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers, an award-winning writer for The New Yorker discusses the five devastating mass extinctions on earth and predicts the coming of a sixth. 75,000 first printing.

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  • Solar Energy Desalination Technology (English, Paperback) Hongfei Zheng

    Solar Energy Desalination Technology explains how to obtain clean water from sea water using solar energy. Special methods and types used in solar desalination are introduced, providing new thoughts, concepts, and feasible solutions in the desalination field, along with the thermal and economic efficiency relating to current technology. Many places in the world are suffering from fresh water...

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  • Good That Transcends (English, Hardback) Eric T. Freyfogle

    Since the birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970s, the United States has witnessed dramatic shifts in social equality, ecological viewpoints, and environmental policy. With these changes has also come an increased popular resistance to environmental reform, but, as Eric T. Freyfogle reveals in this book, that resistance has far deeper roots. Calling upon key environmental voices...

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  • Good That Transcends (English, Paperback) Eric T. Freyfogle

    A Good That Transcends is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the ways in which US culture itself is causing failure in environmental reform, and a work that charts a pragmatic path to change. The United States is in a much-different place than it was in 1970 with the birth of the modern environmental movement, and the subsequent differences in equality, or ecological viewpoints, or policy since then all contribute to an increased resistance to new environmental initiatives. But the causes or sources of the differences run deeper, and these deeper sources, not their more obvious manifestations, are what the environmental movement needs to address in order to create a viable path forward. Each chapter in this work converges on aspects of modern culture that make it hard for people to see environmental problems, to appreciate their severity, and to support reform measures. The efforts turn up important evidence of root causes as well as ideas for how we might move ahead today. Probing the writings of Aldo Leopold, Wendell Barry, David Orr, the Pope’s Encyclical, and concepts from property rights to wilderness, Freyfogle leads readers on an illuminating and reflective journey to find the common good that can transcend the institutional and cultural challenges truly inspire environmental reform.

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  • Standard Guidelines for the Design, Installation, and Operation and Maintenance of Urban Stormwater Systems (Paperback) American Society of Civil Engineers

    This single volume contains three standards establishing guidelines for the design, installation, and operation and maintenance of urban stormwater systems.

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  • Standard Guidelines for the Design, Installation, and Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater Impoundments (Paperback) American Society of Civil Engineers

    Gathered into a single volume, these three standards establish guidelines for the design, installation, and operation and maintenance of stormwater impoundments. The standards focus on local and regional impoundments to manage, treat, and attenuate stormwater runoff, thus reducing the impact of stormwater on downstream areas.

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  • Improving Regulation (Hardback) Professor Paul S. Fischbeck

    Is there potential for a U.S. regulatory system that is more efficient and effective? Or is the future likely to involve 'paralysis by analysis'? Improving Regulation considers the challenges faced by the regulatory system as society and technology change, and our knowledge about the effects of our activities on human and planetary health becomes more sophisticated. While considering the...

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  • Sustaining the Soil (Hardback) Chris Reij

    Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse range of locally developed and adapted technologies for the conservation of water and soil, well suited...

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  • Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis (Hardback) Professor Winston Harrington

    Over the past decades, considerable debate has emerged surrounding the use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to analyze and make recommendations for environmental and safety regulations. Critics argue that CBA forces values on unquantifiable factors, that it does not adequately measure benefits across generations, and that it is not adaptable in situations of uncertainty. Proponents, on the other...

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  • Regulating from the Inside (Hardback) Cary Coglianese

    Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) offer an approach to regulatory policy that lies somewhere between free-market and traditional command-and-control methods. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of private firms have adopted or are considering adopting these internally managed systems for improving environmental performance. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency has...

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  • The Economics of Waste (Hardback) Richard C. Porter

    In this concise, engaging, and provocative work, Richard Porter introduces readers to the economic tools that can be applied to problems involved in handling a diverse range of waste products from business and households. Emphasizing the impossibility of achieving a zero-risk environment, Porter focuses on the choices that apply in real world decisions about waste. Acknowledging that effective...

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