Green Books

After the Ice - Alun Anderson

After the Ice: Life, Death and Geopolitics in the New Arctic
by Alun Anderson (909.091 And)

For decades, scientists knew that the Arctic's summer ice had been slowly shrinking, but they did not anticipate that "an enormous area" would suddenly melt away in 2007. Global warming in itself was not a sufficient explanation, nor was "Arctic Oscillation," fluctuating wind patterns that create changes in atmospheric pressure. Searching for answers, Anderson travelled extensively in the arctic region, checking out a hypothesis that the Oscillation had formed thinner surface layers, which melt more quickly.

America's Environmental Report Card - Harvey Blatt

America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the Grade?
by Harvey Blatt (363.7 Bla)

An accessible primer of environmental topics of concern to most Americans, Blatt breaks down environmental issues into their components, describing different aspects of the problem, offering solutions and suggesting a prognosis.

Build a Green Small Business - Scott Cooney

Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur
by Scott Cooney (658.4 Coo)

From organic groceries to fuel-efficient cars and toxicity-free dry cleaning, the opportunities to profit from a business that builds local communities, heals the environment, and feeds the growing green demand are almost endless. Learn the Green Entrepreneur Rules that will get you started on the right foot, the marketing, advertising, and networking techniques that build a loyal customer base and valuable resources, including green franchises, contacts, and web links for more information.

Careers in the Environment - Mike Fasulo and Paul Walker

Careers in the Environment
by Mike Fasulo & Paul Walker (363.7 Fas)

Learn about environmental careers in Air and Quality Management, Energy and Resource Engineering, Planning and Design, Forestry and Outdoor Recreation, Biological and Life Sciences, Agricultural and Animal Sciences and Waste Management and Environmental Site Management.

Coil and Oil - John Tabak

Coal and Oil
by John Tabak (333.82 Tab)

This book is organized into two mirrored halves; coal goes first, with Tabak using clear, succinct language to explain the earliest discovery of the fuel, how and why it burns, the demand throughout time, dangers associated with its excavation, and much more. The half on oil is even more immediate; any young car owner dealing with wildly fluctuating gas prices will benefit from the discussion of the related politics and struggles in the Middle East.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodeling - John Barrows and Lisa Iannucci

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodeling
by John Barrows & Lisa Iannucci (690.804 Bar)

This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when building or remodeling, how to find the right green integrated system design, how to choose heating and cooling equipment, and how to save money on water.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home - Harvey Bryan and Brita Belli

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home
by Harvey Bryan & Brita Belli (621.042 Bry)

For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular home are all carefully laid out in this comprehensive overview.

Composting - Liz Ball

Composting
by Liz Ball (635.048 Bal)

Composting begins with the least-maintenance method--pile up dead leaves and grass trimmings in a corner of the yard and let nature do its work--and graduates to those methods that require more involvement but also yield greater and faster results. It covers materials suitable for compost; how to achieve the proper balance of carbon, nitrogen, water, and air for fastest decomposition; how to monitor and adjust the pileís heat; as well as common problems and what to do about them.

A Contract with the Earth - Newt Gingrich

A Contract With the Earth
by Newt Gingrich & Terry Maple (333.72 Gin)

Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple call for mainstream proenvironment action by politicians, corporations and individual Americans. They argue that climate change poses a serious threat and should no longer be considered a bi-partisan issue and that the United States should reengage in international negotiations.

Disappearing World: 101 of the Earth's Most Extraordinary and Endangered Places - Alonzo C. Addison

Disappearing World: 101 of the Earth's Most Extraordinary and Endangered Places
by Alonzo C. Addison (304.28 Add)

Disappearing World will take readers on a remarkable journey to the world's most extraordinary and endangered locations. Since 1972, sites of natural, historic, and cultural significance have been designated as World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Although World Heritage designation offers some protection, these sites are still at risk today from both natural and man-made causes.

Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming - Fred Krupp

Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
by Fred Krupp & Miriam Horn (621.042 Kru)

This book offers a business-centric prescription for alleviating climate change, coupling the market force of capitalism with technological innovation and entrepreneurial inventiveness. The authors argue in favor of strict federal carbon caps, which would induce innovators to explore new ways to control carbon dioxide emissions.

Ecological Intelligence - Daniel Goleman

Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything
by Daniel Goleman (333.7 Gol)

In this thorough examination of the inconsistencies and delusions at the core of the going green effort, the author argues that consumers are collective victims of a sleight of hand, helplessly unaware of the true provenance and impact of the products they purchase: they reassure themselves by buying environmentally friendly tote bags that, upon ecological assessment, reveal some uncomfortable facts, e.g., 10,000 liters of water were required to grow the cotton for one bag, and cotton crops alone account for the use of about 10% of the world's pesticides.

Ecopreneuring - John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist

ECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet Before Profits
by John Ivanko & Lisa Kivirist (658.408 Iva)

Powerful social trends toward green living, relocalization, and self-sufficiency have fanned the fires of would-be ecopreneurs in North America, driving a shift toward prioritizing purpose over profits, and building community over building market share. This accessible and inspiring guide includes profiles of successful ecopreneurs and provides an in-depth exploration of eco-business basics, purposeful management, marketing in the green economyand running a lifestyle business.

The Essential Green You - Deirdre Imus

The Essential Green You: Easy Ways to Detox Your Diet, Your Body and Your Life
by Deirdre Imus (640 Imu)

This book provides detailed, practical advice that includes: how to find everything from organic groceries to nontoxic personal care items, toxic ingredients to avoid in the products you use every day, where to find clothes that are both environment-friendly and fashionable, healthy alternatives to commonly used medications and how to make better eating habits a priority and live more consciously.

Everything Green Living Book: Easy ways to conserve energy, protect your family's health, and help save the environment - Diane Gow-McDilda

Everything Green Living Book: Easy Ways to Conserve Energy, Protect your Family's Health, and Help Save the Environment
by Diane Gow-McDilda (640 McDil)

Want to learn more about organic food? Curious about alternative power sources? Want to do your part to help save the environment? The way that you live, work, travel, eat, drink, and dress affects the earth and the environment--and this concise, eye-opening book gives you all the tools you need to live a "green" lifestyle.

Extreme Ice Now - James Balog

Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report
by James Balog (551.312 Bal)

Using both time-lapse and conventional photography as well as digital video, the Extreme Ice Survey is the most extensive visual study ever conducted to illustrate the catastrophic melting of glacial ice. The result is a dramatic and timely demonstration of global warming’s dangerous consequences from Alaska to Iceland to the Alps.

Feeding Baby Green - Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond
by Alan Grene (618.92 Gre)

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health and development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity, and prevent childhood disease as well as learning earth friendly eating practices.

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change - Elizabeth Kolbert

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert (363.738 Kol)

A cautionary but occasionally alarmist books warning about the consequences of dramatic climate change: An inexorable increase in the world's average temperature means that butterflies, which typically restrict themselves to well-defined climate zones, are now flitting where they've never been found before; that nearly every major glacier in the world is melting rapidly; and that the Dutch are already preparing to let rising oceans reclaim some of their land.

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage - Heather Rogers

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage
by Heather Rogers (363.728 Rog)

Americans produce the most waste of any people on Earth, says Rogers, but few of us ever think about where all that trash goes. Rogers endeavors to show the inner workings of the waste stream, from the garbage truck to the landfill, incinerator or parts unknown. She points out that recycling, once touted as an environmental lifesaver, "has serious flaws," and has done little to mitigate garbage's long history of environmental damage.

Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life - Sophie Uliano

Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life
by Sophie Uliano (333.72 Uli)

Find out how to: green your entire beauty regime, detoxify your home, indulge in guilt-free shopping, adopt a home fitness routine, prepare eco-licious treats, give your kitchen a green makeover and become more aware of your impact on the earth.

Greasy Rider - Greg Melville

Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future
by Greg Melville (333.72 Mel)

Early on in this eco-travelogue, mechanically-disinclined magazine writer Melville notes, "I simply needed to look at my reflection in the rearview mirror to realize that nearly anyone can operate and maintain a french-fry car." Indeed, it turns out Melville is easily able to convert a diesel-engine Mercedes into a vehicle powered entirely on fryer oil, collected (usually for free) from restaurant grease dumpsters. Joined by his college friend, Iggy, Melville embarks on the first oil-powered cross-country road trip.

Green Babies, Sage Moms - Lynda Fassa

Green Babies, Sage Moms: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby
by Lynda Fassa (649.1 Fas)

This indispensable book explains: the safest ways to get the house ready for the baby, the best baby gear-from clothes to crib mattresses, organic recipes for health-conscious breastfeeding moms, how to throw a green baby shower, the best solutions for storing breast milk safely, how to keep play areas safe from chemicals, how to handle the diaper dilemma and much more.

Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies - Eric Corey Freed

Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies
by Eric Corey Freed (690.804 Fre)

This book will help you discover how to: understand the lifecycle of building materials, choose the right system for your green building project, put together a green team, work within your budget, use green building methods and sustainable systems, speed construction and reduce energy use and waste, refinish old fixtures and materials, beware of asbestos and lead-paint hazards and avoid costly mistakes.

Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style - Christie Matheson

Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style
by Christie Matheson (333.72 Mat)

According to the book description, if you embrace the fabulousness of green living, you can: look gorgeous, have a killer wardrobe, feel amazing, travel in style, create a home that's an oasis, host fun parties and eat incredible food and drink phenomenal wine . . . all while feeling more connected to your friends, family and nature.

Green Crafter - Richela Fabian Morgan

Green Crafter: 52 Eco-Friendly Projects for Every Week of the Year
by Richela Fabian Morgan (745.5 Mor)

Learn how to transform an old denim jacket into a tote bag, create toy cars from discarded cardboard boxes and bottlecaps, reuse pages of your glossy magazines to create whimsical pinwheels or paper dolls and weave a basket from plastic grocery bags.

Green IT for Dummies - Carol Baroudi

Green IT for Dummies
by Carol Baroudi (333.791 Gre)

Discover how to reduce your organization's energy consumption, develop and roll out a green technology project, use collaboration tools to limit the need for corporate travel, improve electronic document management and more.

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth
by E Magazine (640 Gre)

The editors of E/The Environmental Magazine offers a thorough, step-by-step plan for every aspect of your life, from the laundry room to the kitchen: maintaining a healthy home, going organic and avoiding genetically modified food, finding a planet-friendly car, making socially responsible investments and using personal-care products free of damaging chemicals.

Green This! Volume 1: Greening Your Cleaning - Deirdre Imus

Green This! Volume 1: Greening Your Cleaning
by Deirdre Imus (648.5 Imu)

This volume includes: simple, efficient cleaning methods for every room of the house, spotlights on everyday products (all purpose cleaner, glass/window cleaner, laundry detergent) and the toxic ingredients you should be wary of, summaries of the latest research on the toxic effects of ordinary chemicals and resource lists of widely available "green cleaning" products and retailers.

Greening Your Small Business - Jennifer Kaplan

Greening Your Small Business: How to Improve Your Bottom Line, Grow Your Brand, Satisfy Your Customers--and Save the Planet
by Jennifer Kaplan (658.408 Kap)

Filled with stories from small business owners of all stripes, Greening Your Small Business addresses every aspect of going green, from basics such as recycling, reducing waste, energy efficiency, and reducing the IT footprint, to more in-depth concerns such as green marketing and communications, green business travel, and green employee benefits.

Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do - Joseph Romm

Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
by Joseph Romm (363.738 Rom)

Romm, founder and director of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, presents a clear and effective primer on climate science. He exposes the government's current energy policies, the censorship of legitimate and urgent information pertaining to global warming, and the threats rising temperatures pose to "the health and well-being of this nation and the world."

Hot, Flat and Crowded - Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution-and How it Can Renew America
by Thomas L. Friedman (363.7 Fri)

Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is “hot, flat, and crowded.” In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things--unless the United States steps up now and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean energy, energy efficiency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code Green.

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It  - Al Gore

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
by Al Gore (363.738 Gor)

This is Gore's book tie-in to his ground-breaking documentary film of the same name. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness—and with humor, too—that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.

Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life - Ed Begely Jr.

Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life
by Ed Begely Jr.

A committed environmentalist for more than thirty years, Ed Begley, Jr., has always tried to “live simply so others may simply live.” Now, as more and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life, Ed shares his experiences on what works, what doesn't–and what will save you money!

Our Choice - Al Gore

Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
by Al Gore

A committed environmentalist for more than thirty years, Ed Begley, Jr., has always tried to “live simply so others may simply live.” Now, as more and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life, Ed shares his experiences on what works, what doesn't–and what will save you money!

Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence. - John Francis

Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.
by John Francis (BIOG Francis)

When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the young man took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years . . .

Politics, Pollution and pandas: An Environmental Memoir - Russell E. Train

Politics, Pollution and Pandas: An Environmental Memoir
by Russell E. Train (333.72 Tra)

Russell E. Train, now chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. He was the catalyst for many of the nation’s most important positive environmental policies that remain with us today. In the current political climate, where party divisions are so sharp and environmental concerns are so often shunted aside, Train’s journey as a life-long Republican and an ardent conservationist is an inspiring story.

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care - Alan Greene

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care
by Alan Greene (618.2 Gre)

Greene, a Stanford pediatrician and author of the popular web site drgreene.com, teams up with a consumer health reporter and an author of parenting books to give parents ecofriendly options for pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Everything from choosing the best diapers to selecting nontoxic nursery paint and organic baby food is offered along with commonsense advice about diaper rash and food allergies.

The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis & The Fate of Humanity - James Lovelock

The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis & The Fate of Humanity
by James Lovelock (363.738 Lov)

Lovelock is the intuitive originator of the theory that the world is a self-regulating system that, over the eons, has been able to sustain an equilibrium between hot and cold so as to support life. Now, propelled by global warming, Lovelock says, a tipping point has almost been reached beyond which the Earth will not recover sufficiently to sustain human life comfortably.

Sewing Green - Betz White

Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials Plus Tips & Resources for Earth-Friendly Stitching
by Betz White (646.4 Whi)

White’s whimsical yet practical designs include an apron constructed from men’s dress shirts (and a wallet from the shirts’ cuffs!), a soft blanket pieced from secondhand cashmere sweaters, and even a tote bag refashioned from used Tyvek envelopes. Along the way, White dispenses tips on everything from how to deconstruct old garments for reuse in new creations to how to wrap gifts with resusable fabric scraps instead of paper.

Silent Spring - Rachel Carson

Silent Spring
by Rachel Carson (632.9 Car)

Silent Spring, released in 1962, offered the first shattering look at widespread ecological degradation and touched off an environmental awareness that still exists. Rachel Carson's book focused on the poisons from insecticides, weed killers, and other common products as well as the use of sprays in agriculture, a practice that led to dangerous chemicals to the food source.

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet - Mark Lynas

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
by Mark Lynas (551.6 Lyn)

In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report projecting average global surface temperatures to rise between 1.4 degrees and 5.8 degrees Celsius (roughly 2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. Based on this forecast, author Mark Lynas outlines what to expect from a warming world, degree by degree.

6th Extinction: Journeys Among the Lost and Left Behind - Terry Glavin

The Sixth Extinction: Journeys Among the Lost and Left Behind
by Terry Glavin (333.952 Gla)

Five major epochs of mass extinction have marked the past 440 million years, but in this original work, Glavin argues that the most devastating is today's "sixth" extinction—in which the world is losing many of its cultures, languages and local traditions along with its wildlife.

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies - Rik DeGunther

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies
by Rik DeGunther (697.78 DeGun)

Discover how to: choose and install your best solar system, handle small to large solar projects, heat and cool your house with solar energy, install exterior solar lighting, handle swimming pool, water heater, or ventilation solar projects, create greenhouses or solar rooms, build, buy, or sell a solar home, finance your solar investments, take advantage of tax rebates and incentives associated with solar power and avoid the worst solar mistakes.

Storms of My Grandchildren - James Hansen

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
by James Hansen (363.738 Han)

Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, lays all the cards on the table in this thorough, detailed analysis of the history, science and politics of climate change, a Silent Spring-style warning cry that predicts "a rough ride" for our grandchildren. Using numerous charts and graphs alongside accessible explanations, Hansen presents copious climate data for a broad audience.

Sustainable Landscape Construction - William Thompson and Kim Sorvig

Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors
by William Thompson & Kim Sorvig (712.01 Tho)

Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, lays all the cards on the table in this thorough, detailed analysis of the history, science and politics of climate change, a Silent Spring-style warning cry that predicts "a rough ride" for our grandchildren. Using numerous charts and graphs alongside accessible explanations, Hansen presents copious climate data for a broad audience.

This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future - John Kerry

This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future
by John Kerry (363.705 Ker)

Environmentalism isn't dead; it's just being reborn declares the Massachusetts senator and his philanthropist wife. The individuals and groups that the couple profile embody a no-nonsense spunk that defies tired old tree-hugger stereotypes.

True Green at Work: 100 Ways You Can Make the Environment Your Business - Kim McKay

True Green at Work: 100 Ways You Can Make the Environment Your Business
by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin (333.72 McKay)

Positive and practical, True Green at Work tells everyone who holds a job, from top executives on down the ladder, how to help minimize their company’s carbon footprint.

The Weather Makers : How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth - Tim Flannery

The Weather Makers : How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth
by Tim Flannery (363.738 Fla)

A straightforward and powerfully written look at the connection between climate change and global warming.

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century - Fred Pearce

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century
by Fred Pearce (333.91 Pea)

Veteran science writer Pearce makes a strong—and scary—case that a worldwide water shortage is the most fearful looming environmental crisis. With a drumbeat of facts both horrific (thousands of wells in India and Bangladesh are poisoned by fluoride and arsenic) and fascinating (it takes 20 tons of water to make one pound of coffee), the author documents a "kind of cataclysm" already affecting many of the world's great rivers.

The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations - Eugene Linden

The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations
by Eugene Linden (551.609 Lin)

Linden offers an overview of historic climate change, how the science behind climate chanage works and what the implications of global warming are for modern civilization.

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