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The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans - Mark Lynas
ISBN: 9781426208911
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
We humans are the God species, both the creators and destroyers of life on this planet. As we enter a new geological era—the Anthropocene—our collective power now overwhelms and dominates the major forces of nature. But from the water cycle to the circulation of nitrogen and carbon through the entire Earth system, we are coming dangerously close to destroying the planetary life-support systems that sustain us. In this controversial new book, Royal Society Science Books Prize winner Mark Lynas shows us how we must use our new mastery over nature to save the planet from ourselves.

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True Food: 8 Simple Steps To a Healthier You - Melissa Breyer; Wendy Gordon; Annie B. Bond; Alice Waters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426205941
Publication Date: 2009-12-29
Turning the ideals of today's food revolution into eight practical steps to a healthier, more natural diet, "True Food" shows how preparing good food with simple, natural ingredients can actually cost less than reaching for commercially produced and processed alternatives.

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Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely - Green Guide Editors (Editor); Meryl Streep (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426202766
Publication Date: 2008-06-10
Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the family-and good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living. Presented in concise, information-packed chapters, this up-to-the-minute resource touches on every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to housecleaning to work, travel, and investing-enabling consumers to make informed decisions and simple changes that impact the planet in big ways.

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Illustrated Green Guide: The Complete Reference For Consuming Wisely
ISBN: 9781426203084
Publication Date: 2008-11-01

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An Uncommon History of Common Things - Bethanne Kelly Patrick; John M. Thompson; Henry Petroski (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426204203
Publication Date: 2009-11-17
Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a split stick and presto! The axe was born. Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history.

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