Category: Environmental politics

The 100-Mile Diet

Vintage Canada | October 2, 2007 | 288 pages
The remarkable, amusing and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year-long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of their apartment. When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 1,500 miles from... More Info

Blessed Unrest

Penguin Group USA | April 1, 2008 | 342 pages
The environmentalist author of Natural Capitalism traces the contributions of a diverse, worldwide grassroots humanitarian movement through which conscientious individuals and organizations are dedicating their efforts to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. Reprint.  More Info

Locavore

HarperPerennial | March 11, 2011 | 256 pages
- Elton, Sarah - Harper Perennial canada / March 2011 - Paperback / 256 pages - ISBN 9781554684199  More Info

The green zone

A K Pr Distribution | May 1, 2009 | 183 pages
Who's the single greatest polluter in the world? The US military.  More Info

Worldchanging

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2008 | 600 pages
Provides information about environmental issues and technology, ranging from the home, workplace, and community, to social, cultural, and political arenas, and offers tips and advice to promote environmentally sustainable practices.  More Info

Grow Your Own Tree Hugger

Krause Publications Incorporated | September 22, 2009 | 240 pages
Suggests interactive science, food, and craft activities designed to teach children sustainable living behaviors.  More Info

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food

New Internationalist Pubns Incorporated | September 1, 2008 | 192 pages
With spiraling food prices and spreading social unrest, this is a timely guide to the instability of industrialized food systems. Wayne Roberts traces the history of food production and consumption, and shows that in a system dominated by supermarkets and agribusiness real food choices are becoming... More Info

What is water?

Univ of British Columbia Pr | February 10, 2010 | 333 pages
"We all know what water is, and we often take it for granted. But the spectre of a worldwide water crisis suggests there might be something fundamentally wrong with the way we think about water. Jamie Linton dives into the history of water as an abstractconcept, stripped of its environmental,... More Info

Bottlemania

Bloomsbury USA | July 7, 2009 | 272 pages
An investigation into the commercialization of drinking water traces the process through which companies acquire, bottle, and market water, in an account that addresses such issues as the risks of water-decontaminating practices.  More Info

Animal factory

St Martins Pr | March 2, 2010 | 492 pages
The author of the best-selling Evidence of Harm presents a dramatic exposé of how some of America's most powerful factory farms and food-production industries are creating a dangerous public health crisis as reflected by the struggles of three stricken families and communities.  More Info

The War in the Country

September 29, 2009 | 344 pages
An award-winning writer's provocative look at rural communities and a passionate call to arms to save them. Rural life in North America has changed dramatically over the past fifty years. The few remaining family farms now struggle to survive. They have been replaced by corporate-backed factory... More Info

The Future History of the Arctic

Public Affairs | March 2, 2010 | 405 pages
"[The author] leads readers ... through the landscape, history, literature and politics of the North, from the wrongheaded theories of the ancients to diplomatic intrigues on the Arctic's borderlands, the brutality of the Soviet gulag archipelago, and the region's emergence as a strategically... More Info

Tropic of Chaos

June 28, 2011 | 304 pages
An investigative journalist visits the economically and politically battered post-colonial nations around the earth's mid-latitudes and reveals how extreme weather in the era of climate change is breeding banditry, humanitarian crises and state failure.  More Info

The End of Food

March 24, 2017 | 256 pages
Disaster looms in our current method of food production. The vitamin, mineral, and nutritional content of food is in shocking decline, a decline that is coupled with an equally shocking increase in the most noxious, often outright toxic contaminants in our food. Based on hard scientific research,... More Info

Locavore

HarperCollins Canada | March 12, 2010 | 240 pages
Strawberries in January, fresh tomatoes year-round and New Zealand lamb at all times -- these well-travelled foods have a carbon footprint the size of an SUV. But there is a burgeoning local food movement taking place in Canadian cities, farms and shops that is changing both the way we eat and the... More Info

The ecological revolution

Monthly Review Pr | March 24, 2017 | 328 pages
Since the atomic bomb made its first appearance on the world stage in 1945, it has been clear that we possess the power to destroy our own planet. What nuclear weapons made possible, global environmental crisis, marked especially by global warming, has now made inevitable--if business as usual... More Info

Arrival City

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 21, 2010 | 368 pages
From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence... More Info

Green Metropolis

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | September 17, 2009 | 357 pages
Poses a challenging and controversial analysis of today's environment and its future prospects, arguing that residents of urban areas consume and waste less than other Americans because of their smaller living spaces and use of public transportation, in a report that explains that more regions need... More Info

No Impact Man

McClelland & Stewart Limited | September 8, 2009 | 288 pages
Describes the author's one-year experiment with minimizing his impact on the Earth, an effort for which he eschewed technology, processed foods, and other negative-impact products while evaluating the plausibility and actual value of sustainable living.  More Info

The Story of Stuff

Free Press | February 1, 2011 | 319 pages
Annie Leonard tracks the life of the "stuff" we use every day, transforming how we think about our patterns of consumption.  More Info

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