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Conservation of the environment

See below for a selection of the latest books from Conservation of the environment category. Presented with a red border are the Conservation of the environment books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Conservation of the environment books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Sustain 50 Easy Tips for a Cleaner, Greener, Plastic-Free Home

Sustain 50 Easy Tips for a Cleaner, Greener, Plastic-Free Home

Author: Christina Strutt Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2020

How to live a more sustainable life and create a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home without using plastics. Making small lifestyle changes can make a big difference to our planet. Sustain is full of advice and information to help you take a more eco-friendly path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Old-fashioned tips passed down through generations are complemented by newer ideas and innovations. As you move toward greener alternatives, why not try growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs, and use them to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. There are lots of ways to make do and mend, and by taking care of your clothes and not participating in fast fashion you will contribute less to the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Becoming eco-friendly just takes some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.

Curious about Nature A Passion for Fieldwork

Curious about Nature A Passion for Fieldwork

Author: Tim (Durham University) Burt Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2020

Notwithstanding the importance of modern technology, fieldwork remains vital, not least through helping to inspire and educate the next generation. Fieldwork has the ingredients of intellectual curiosity, passion, rigour and engagement with the outdoor world - to name just a few. You may be simply noting what you see around you, making detailed records, or carrying out an experiment; all of this and much more amounts to fieldwork. Being curious, you think about the world around you, and through patient observation develop and test ideas. Forty contributors capture the excitement and importance of fieldwork through a wide variety of examples, from urban graffiti to the Great Barrier Reef. Outdoor learning is for life: people have the greatest respect and care for their world when they have first-hand experience of it.

Curious about Nature A Passion for Fieldwork

Curious about Nature A Passion for Fieldwork

Author: Tim (Durham University) Burt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/2020

Notwithstanding the importance of modern technology, fieldwork remains vital, not least through helping to inspire and educate the next generation. Fieldwork has the ingredients of intellectual curiosity, passion, rigour and engagement with the outdoor world - to name just a few. You may be simply noting what you see around you, making detailed records, or carrying out an experiment; all of this and much more amounts to fieldwork. Being curious, you think about the world around you, and through patient observation develop and test ideas. Forty contributors capture the excitement and importance of fieldwork through a wide variety of examples, from urban graffiti to the Great Barrier Reef. Outdoor learning is for life: people have the greatest respect and care for their world when they have first-hand experience of it.

Mystical Activism Transforming a World In Crisis

Mystical Activism Transforming a World In Crisis

Author: John C. Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

In Mystical Activism, we each hold the power to change the world right where we are. To call these end times is not hyperbole. We are in trouble and the signs are everywhere: extreme political divisions; xenophobic violence; enormous wealth inequity; poverty and homelessness; racism, sexism, and ageism; arms buildups and unending wars; and, most critical of all, terrifying climate disruption associated with man-made global warming. We are the cause of these dark times. Driven by left-brain beliefs, illusions and obsessions, humanity races headlong toward the collapse of civilization. Fortunately, the solution to these mounting crises also lies in the human psyche, arising from a most surprising source: the right-brain's natural mystical consciousness. Our survival depends on whether we grasp and resolve this paradox in time.

Climate Change from the Streets How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement

Climate Change from the Streets How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement

Author: Michael Mendez Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2020

An urgent and timely story of the contentious politics of incorporating environmental justice into global climate change policy Although the science of climate change is clear, policy decisions about how to respond to its effects remain contentious. Even when such decisions claim to be guided by objective knowledge, they are made and implemented through political institutions and relationships-and all the competing interests and power struggles that this implies. Michael Mendez tells a timely story of people, place, and power in the context of climate change and inequality. He explores the perspectives and influence low-income people of color bring to their advocacy work on climate change. In California, activist groups have galvanized behind issues such as air pollution, poverty alleviation, and green jobs to advance equitable climate solutions at the local, state, and global levels. Arguing that environmental protection and improving public health are inextricably linked, Mendez contends that we must incorporate local knowledge, culture, and history into policymaking to fully address the global complexities of climate change and the real threats facing our local communities.

Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics A Green Critique

Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics A Green Critique

Author: Krishanu Maiti, Soumyadeep Chakraborty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2020

This volume focuses on the interface of the Anthropocene, sustainability, ecological aesthetics, multispecies relationality, and the environment as reflected in literature and culture. The work examines how writers have addressed ecological crises and environmental challenges that transcend national, cultural, political, social, and linguistic borders. The volume demonstrates how, as the environmental humanities developed and emerged as a critical discipline, it generated a diverse range of interdisciplinary fields of study, such as ecographics, ecodesign, ecocinema, ecotheology, ecofeminism, ethnobotany, ecolinguistics and bioregionalism, and formed valuable, interdisciplinary networks of critique and advocacy-and its contemporary expansion is exceptionally salient to social, political, and public issues today.

The Culture of Nature North American Landscape from Disney to EXXON Valdez

The Culture of Nature North American Landscape from Disney to EXXON Valdez

Author: Alexander Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Since it was first published in 1991, few books have come close to capturing the depth and breadth of Alexander Wilson's innovative ecocultural compendium The Culture of Nature. His work was one of the first of its kind to investigate the ideology of the environment, to critique the future according to Disney, and illustrate that the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world are as important a terrain as the land itself. Extensively illustrated and meticulously researched, this edition is exquisitely revised and reissued for the Anthropocene.

Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers' Varieties/Landraces

Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers' Varieties/Landraces

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

These guidelines outline the process for preparing a National Plan for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers' Varieties/Landraces, in support of national authorities seeking to develop a systematic approach to the management of these genetic resources. They focus on the common elements required to ensure a systematic, national approach to conservation and sustainable use of farmers' varieties/landraces. The cultivation of diverse farmers' varieties/landraces, which tend to be well-adapted and suited to local production systems, confers increased resilience for crop production. Unfortunately, many of these genetic resources have been replaced by modern cultivars in recent decades, resulting in a reduction in the number of varieties grown and/or loss of heterogeneity. Such losses make farming systems less resilient, especially to shocks from abiotic and biotic stresses. These guidelines will contribute to addressing this continuing loss of diversity. They are a useful tool for development practitioners, researchers, students and policymakers who work on the conservation and sustainable use of these valuable resources.

Glaciers of the Himalayas Assessing the Impact of Climate Change and Black Carbon

Glaciers of the Himalayas Assessing the Impact of Climate Change and Black Carbon

Author: World Bank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Glaciers of the Himalayas: Assessing the Impact of Climate Change

Between Ruin and Restoration An Environmental History of Israel

Between Ruin and Restoration An Environmental History of Israel

Author: Daniel Orenstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

The environmental history of Israel is as intriguing and complex as the nation itself. Situated on a mere 8,630 square miles, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf, varying from desert to forest, Israel's natural environment presents innumerable challenges to its growing population. The country's conflicted past and present, diverse religions, and multitude of cultural influences powerfully affect the way Israelis imagine, question, and shape their environment. Zionism, from the late nineteenth onward, has tempered nearly every aspect of human existence. Scarcities of usable land and water coupled with border conflicts and regional hostilities have steeled Israeli's survival instincts. As this volume demonstrates, these powerful dialectics continue to undergird environmental policy and practice in Israel today. Between Ruin and Restoration assembles leading experts in policy, history, and activism to addresses Israel's continuing environmental transformation from the biblical era to the present and beyond, with a particular focus on the past one hundred and fifty years. The chapters also reflect passionate public debates over meeting the needs of Israel's population and preserving its natural resources. The chapters detail the occupations of the Ottoman Empire and British colonialists in eighteenth and nineteenth century Palestine, as well as Fellaheen and pastoralist Bedouin tribes, and how they shaped much of the terrain that greeted early Zionist settlers. Following the rise of the Zionist movement, the rapid influx of immigrants and ensuing population growth put new demands on water supplies, pollution controls, sanitation, animal populations, rangelands and biodiversity, forestry, marine policy, and desertification. Additional chapters view environmental politics nationally and internationally, the environmental impact of Israel's military, and considerations for present and future sustainability.

Conservation at Home A Practical Handbook

Conservation at Home A Practical Handbook

Author: Michael Allaby Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Originally published in 1988, Conservation at Home looks at practical methods of conservation that can be carried out within the home. Still as relevant today, as it was at the time of publication, this book gives practical and authoritative advice on a wide range of activities and products that can materially affect our environment. From the fabric and fuel, we use to keep warm, to the utensils and chemicals we clean with and the food we eat this book provides detailed information on how our domestic lives are affecting not only the natural world, but also ourselves as humans. Complete with detailed illustrations, this concise and useful book provides an ecologically conscious guide to living at home. This volume will be of interest to those researching and working in the field of ecology and conservation as well as for more general readerships.

Canadian Environmental Resource Guide, 2017/18

Canadian Environmental Resource Guide, 2017/18

Author: Grey House Canada Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

The Canadian Environmental Resource Guide is Canada's most complete reference of environmental associations and organizations, government regulators and purchasing groups, product and service companies and special libraries.