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Books on the Environment for Kids
Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop Them All
by Brian Czech

Price: $18.00

Betrayal of Science and Reason : How Anti-Environment Rhetoric Threatens Our Future, by Paul and Anne Ehrlich  List: $16.95; Our Price: $13.56  

Animals in Peril : How 'Sustainable Use' Is Wiping Out the World's Wildlife by John Arthur Hoyt.  List Price: $10.95; Our Price: $8.76. 

cover Natural History of the Islands of California (California Natural History Guides, No 61)
by Allan A. Schoenherr, C. Robert Feldmeth, Michael J. Emerson (Illustrator), David Mooney (Illustrator)
List Price: $45.00,
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Conservation of Biological Resources
E. J. Milner-Gulland, Ruth Mace / Paperback / Published 1998
Our Price: $62.95

 

Earth in Mind : On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect by David W. Orr. Island Press, 1994.  Paperback - 224 pages.  List Price: $18.95, Our Price: $15.16. Ecological Literacy : Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) by David W. Orr. State Univ of New York Press, 1992. Paperback - 210 pages. List Price: $18.95, Our Price: $15.16
Biodiversity by E.O. Wilson (Editor), Paperback - 521 pages (September 1989). National Academy Press; Price: $23.96 The Science of Conservation Planning : Habitat Conservation Under the Endangered Species Act by Reed F. Noss, Michael A. O'Connell, Dennis D. Murphy Island Press; 1997.  Price: $40.00. Paperback $25.00 
Saving Nature's Legacy : Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity by Reed F. Noss, Allen Y. Cooperrider, Reed F. Nosee. Island Press, 1994. Our Price: $55.00. Paperback $29.95 The Last Harvest; The Genetic Gamble That Threatens to Destroy American Agriculture, by Paul Raeburn.  Hardcover (1995) - 269 pages, Simon & Schuster Books; Our Price: $24.00; Paperback (1996) Univ of Nebraska Press, List Price: $12.00, Our Price: $9.60

Small Is Beautiful : Economics As If People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher. Paperback - 352 pages (September 1989). List Price: $13.50. Our Price: $10.80.  Schumacher's 1973 classic critique of the purely profit-driven modern industrial state, reissued with new prefaces and still inspiring and thought-provoking.  The subtitle "Economics as if People Mattered" emphasizes Schumacher's desires to bring non-economic factors into decision and policy making, and to make work a fulfilling experience for everybody rather than just a means for income generation.  But the trends that Schumacher deplored are as destructive to the planet as they are to the human spirit, and the book can also be read as "Economics as if Natural Resources Mattered".  Schumacher's proposals on new patterns of ownership within a capitalist economy could provide a new way of bringing resource depletion under control. He proposed replacing corporate taxes with a new system where the public acquires a 50% share in the equity of large corporations.  Justified by the hidden subsidies given to industry through government-financed infrastructure, this system would give the public more influence in guiding resource-dependent industry so that non-economic factors and long-term sustainability can be given more weight. His proposals deserve serious consideration as ways of conserving natural resources by public participation rather than government regulation. 

Eco-Restructuring : Implications for Sustainable Development  by Robert U. Ayres. Paperback (February 1998). Our Price: $29.95. "This book provides a significant contribution to the literature on sustainability by identifying, on a sectoral basis, the critical issues facing the world as a whole, and the technical feasibility of addressing them. A new paradigm of eco-restructuring for sustainable development is introduced, involving shifts in technology, economic activities and lifestyles needed to harmonize human activities with natural systems. Robert U. Ayres is Sandoz Professor of Management and the Environment at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France." (from the publisher). 

People and Pixels : Linking Remote Sensing and Social Science by Diana M. Liverman (Editor), National Research Council. Our Price: $29.00. Paperback - 240 pages. National Academy Press. 

Who Will Feed China? : Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet (The Worldwatch Environmental Alert) by Lester R. Brown.  List: $19.95; Our Price: $13.97. (Paperback List: $8.95; Our Price: $7.16) 



How the Tiger Lost Its Stripes: An Exploration into the Endangerment of a Species by Cory J Meacham / Hardcover / Published 1997.  List: $24.00; Our Price: $16.80 


Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Al Gore. List: $13.00; Our Price: $10.40.  The book that woke the world up to environmental problems by revealing the poisoning of birds by insecticides. 

How Many People Can the Earth Support?  List: $14.95; Our Price: $11.96.  The first scholarly analysis of the carrying capacity of the earth for human beings. 

Insects of the Los Angeles Basin by Charles L. Hogue. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (September 1992). Our Price: $27.95 Paperback.

A Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Orange County, California by Fred M. Roberts, Jr. (1998). F. M. Roberts Publications.  Paperback - 96 pages, 2nd edition. Our Price: $7.95 + $1.35 special surcharge.  Review by Dr. Peter Bowler.

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