Earth Day Book Review 2021

Nature Conservancy - Science

Six books to celebrate the planet’s biodiversity and conservation. The post Earth Day Book Review 2021 appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Our Nature Reads

Book review: Angry Weather, by Friederike Otto

A Greener Life

One of the pioneers of this method is Friederike Otto, and she describes how it works in her book Angry Weather: Heat waves, floods, storms, and the new science of climate change. That includes court cases against major polluters, and the book includes examples. By Jeremy Williams.

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Book Picks: Nighthawk’s Wing

Nature Conservancy - Science

The post Book Picks: Nighthawk’s Wing appeared first on Cool Green Science. A mystery series for nature lovers. Ideas Birds Natural History Our Nature Reads

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New book

Environmental Economics

From the preface of  Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values : Recognizing the critical importance of benefit transfer and the breadth of associated scholarly and policy work, this book has been designed to provide a comprehensive review of transfer methods, issues, and challenges, covering topics relevant to both researchers and practitioners across different continents.

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The Book of Trees – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Book of Trees by Piotr Socha (Author), Wojciech Grajkowski (Author) Published by Thames and Hudson (Big Books) (13 Sept. This book, by the award-winning author Piotr Socha, answers these questions and more, tracking the history of trees from the time of the dinosaurs to the current day. A very nice and informative, and beautifully color-illustrated book, that should especially be interesting for younger readers.

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Cool Green Fall Book Review

Nature Conservancy - Science

Six nature and science books to entertain or inspire you when you need it. The post Cool Green Fall Book Review appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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Cool Green Summer Book Review

Nature Conservancy - Science

Butterflies, wildflowers, mongooses and more: new nature books reviewed. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2020

Nature Conservancy - Science

Seven nature, science and conservation books perfect for a gift – or escapist reading. The post The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2020 appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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New book

Environmental Economics

This book is a follow-up to The End of Abundance (2011), but: I wrote it from scratch (no editing/revision of the old book). It has ideas that I have not explored or explained here (this is not a tease -- it was just easier to describe them in the book). It's shorter, cheaper and snappier than my earlier book. You can buy the book in paperback ($10), Kindle ($4.99) and PDF ($5).

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Sprout Lands – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

William Bryant Logan traveled from the English fens to Spain, California and Japan to rediscover and celebrate what was once a common and practical ecology – finding hope that humans may again learn what the persistence and generosity of trees can teach, and the reader can travel with him on that journey through the book. I found this book very easy to read and times it felt like reading a novel in that one did not want to put the book down.

2019 138

Top 6 Books On Green Living

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Here are 6 books which will provide you with. The post Top 6 Books On Green Living appeared first on Green Living Guy. Leading a sustainable lifestyle is becoming increasingly important as we attempt to care for and protect our planet.

Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Open-source and open-source design, aka open design, can make a difference on so many levels, both for the Planet and for the people, and there more that those sixty projects that are listed in the books worldwide at the moment and more coming “on stream” all the time. A most interesting book and read for anyone interested in socially and environmentally conscious design and especially open-source and open design.

2019 138

Churchill & Orwell – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Today probably more than ever Orwell's books “Animal Farm” and “1984” are important. This is a book for anyone interested in politics, especially how today's neo-liberalism is headed towards a totalitarian system, by increments in such a way that most people do not even realize it and call anyone pointing this out conspiracy theorists. book review Churchill Orwell politicsReview by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Churchill & Orwell – The Fight For Freedom by Thomas E.

2017 122

E-Books vs. Real Books

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) E-books vs. real books: on the sustainability scale which wins? E-book readers are, in my opinion, not sustainable. E-book readers, whether the Amazon Kindle, or whichever else, are NOT sustainable and that regardless of what industry and most green media even would want us to believe. The e-book, as a PDF document, downloaded to your computer is a different story and we will get to those at a later stage.

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Forthcoming book review

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Thank you! Your proof corrections for AJAR - AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS : 12280 : Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods: A Comprehensive Critique, by Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train (Eds.). Published by Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, 319 pages, ISBN: 978-1-78643-468-5, AU$210 have been received

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New Energy Economics book

Environmental Economics

This book focuses on both energy choices and the impact of these choices on market performance, environmental conditions, and sustainability. Energy Economics  By Peter M. Schwarz. From the publisher: Energy Economics outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, and presents a framework for energy decisions based upon sound economic analysis.

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Growing Self-Sufficiency – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

By Sally Nex Published by Green Books September 2017 240 pages, paperback, 255mm x 205mm ISBN: 9780857843173 Growing Self-Sufficiency is a practical and inspirational guide for both the beginner and the experienced gardener. She explains how you can: start a vegetable plot on your balcony create a herb garden on your windowsill grow a mini orchard in pots This book deals with about every aspect of growing and raising your own food, as well as preserving the harvest, collecting seeds, etc.

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My new book

Environmental Economics

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2017 116

Children’s Book Review: Wake up, Woods

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A review of a beautiful new wildflower book for kids, Wake Up, Woods. Ideas Forests Our Nature Reads

2019 91

Beyond flying – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Beyond Flying Rethinking air travel in a globally connected world By Chris Watson Edited by Chris Watson with Chris Brazier, Rob Hopkins, Saci Lloyd, John Stewart, Kevin Anderson, Kate Andrews, Tom Bennion, Susan Krumdieck, Ed Gillespie, Adam Weymouth, Lowanna Doye and Nic Seton Published by Green Books, March 2014 208 pages, paperback, 198mm x 130mm ISBN: 9780857842091 Price: £9.99 Beyond flying book review Green Books

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The Happy Hero – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

While I have enjoyed the book immensely at some points the author is a little out of touch with reality and as far as energy is concerned, oh my, oh my. It is a well written book that also has a lovely story inside of it of a “Happy Hero” which, in itself, could become a book. book review green living Solitaire Townsend The Happy HeroReview by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Happy Hero Solitaire Townsend Published by Unbound October 2017 Paperback 192 pages £8.99

2017 122

Abundant Living – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

While the principal point of the book is that of promoting veganism the book does, however, not just deal with veganism but with the importance of trees and wood and the many products and food that can be had from trees, and that line of thought can surely not be faulted. book review green living trees veganism wood

2015 140

Cool Green Summer Book Picks

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ideas Books Invasive Species Natural History Top 10Three great reads on invasive toads, local wildlife and Gombe.

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One Magic Square – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) One Magic Square Grow your own food on one square metre by Lolo Houbein 368 pages Hardback, 20 x 20 cm Published by: Green Books, 5th February 2015 Price: £19.99 It is easy and even fun to read and fact-filled book that also makes you look at the toilet roll tube with completely different eyes. This book has been inspired by the chaotic times we live in. She is an author of both fiction and gardening books.

2015 144

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Environmental Economics

Here are a couple of excerpts ($ link ): The book’s introduction does a good job of describing both the historical and current issues and problems in this area of economic research. The 19 papers presented in the book are subdivided in five sections, with the first section discussing theoretical and modeling issues and the mathematical and statistical tools needed to address the many empirical problems that arise in combining SP and RP data.

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Celebrate Earth Day With These Books

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Five great new reads for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Ideas Conservation Science Our Nature Reads Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

Book Review: Secrets of Snakes

Nature Conservancy - Science

David Steen’s Secrets of Snakes will put to rest some of the myths you keep repeating. Wildlife Herps Our Nature Reads

2019 83

The Scent of Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The scent of time A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering By Byung-Chul Han Published 1st September 2017 by Polity Books (Part of Wiley) Paperback 146 pages Price: £9.99 He is the author of more than 20 books. While the notion of this book about the need for deceleration of our lives is good and true the book itself is very much a serious philosophical work that is not something for the reader looking for a how-to approach.

2017 131

Learning with Nature – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Learning with Nature A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities By Marina Robb, Victoria Mew and Anna Richardson Published by Green Books, 29th January 2015 Paperback, 208 pages, 210mm x 210mm ISBN: 9780857842398 Price: £17.99 This new book aims to connect children with nature and through a broad range of outdoor activities and games, young people are encouraged to engage their senses and interact with nature.

2015 133

Pets Aplenty – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The author has an uncanny ability to paint human as well as animal characters in his books and this will enable anyone with a little imagination to actually visualize the people and animals he is writing about. The reader will be laughing all the way through and let me issue another serious warning; do not read this book on public transport of any kind unless you don''t mind laughing out real loud and long on a bus or train and have people question your sanity.

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The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2018

Nature Conservancy - Science

Six books for the nature lover or conservationist on your holiday list. Ideas Our Nature Reads

2018 87

The Communist Manifesto – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

This overproduction is also rather frequently mentioned and exposed as a major problem for the situation of the working class in the book “The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists” and that book too should be read by all. Apart from the Bible, “The Communist Manifesto” has become the most widely read book in the world. When fascist-type regimes seize power, it is always on the list of books to burn. book review communism Marxism politics socialism

2015 146

Publish Your Book with Toronto Public Library’s EBM

The Alien Next Door

Up to then books were large and heavy and painstakingly hand-copied by monks—sometimes over years. Now the Toronto Public Library has the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), a cool device that can create an entire book in five minutes. Indeed, that’s not so far from the truth; once green-lighted, this elegant fully automated machine with onboard computer performs the entire book-making process within a few minutes and with minimal human intervention.

2014 135

The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our reviewer picks his favorite nature books, perfect for the naturalist on your holiday list. Ideas Books Natural History Top 10

2017 68

GROW – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

In order so that the activities and stickers, and what have you, can be removed without damaging the book instead of being bound, as it the normal way, the pages are held in by screw posts. Love the book and its design. It is but a number and in all honesty this book is equally well suited for parents wishing to garden with their children as for youngsters or older people just starting out in gardening.

2017 122

Cool Green Summer Book Picks 2019

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four new nature books for your summer reading list. Latest Science

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Sustainable Happiness – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Magazine Published by Berrett-Koehler Paperback, 168 pages, 1.3x14x21.6cm ISBN: 978-1626563292 With contributions by writers like Annie Leonard, Matthieu Ricard, and Vandana Shiva, this book features some of the most insightful and eloquent thinkers on the eternally fascinating subject of the meaning of happiness. Redefines happiness: The book argues that true happiness is sustainable not only for individuals but also for society and the planet.

2015 142

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding Published by Green Books, March 2014 Hardback 96 pages, with illustrations £9.99 This delightfully illustrated book reveals how common sense triumphs and crops are more successful when these ''rules'' are overturned. This is a fascinating but practical book that will save the seasoned gardener time and give new gardeners heart. This is indeed a beautiful little book.

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Edible Perennial Gardening – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

There have been books on this subject, certainly, written by other authors but geared, predominately at US or Australian growing areas and conditions. Thanks to Anni Kelsey we now have a book on this matter written with the British and (Northern) European gardener in mind, finally. A real great book from once again from Permanent Publications and another one that I am happy to endorse. Anni Kelsey book review Edible Perennial Gardening Permanent Publications

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When Technology Fails – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. Well, so far for the material from the publishers and the author, now allow me to make my comments and give you my take on this book. boo book review When Technology Fails

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Servatur Gaiae – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

We could, probably, have done without the repeated sex scenes in the first parts of the book but, as John and his wife were trying for a third child – which does not work out and the reader will later in the book learn why not – it may have been necessary, to some degree. The book uses the vehicle of fiction to help readers explore a host of real-world problems; namely pollution, deforestation, exhaustion of resources, over-population and species extinction.

2016 122

Manual Address Book

Green (Living) Review

Part of the series (S)Low Tech vs. High Tech by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In today's digital world we all – well not all of us really but a great many of us – rely and depend on our contacts list via computers or cell phones, whether stored on the device or online, and often this address book is only backed up digitally as well, if at all. A paper-based address book of sorts should always be in existence for if and when technology throws a fit.

2012 122

Wood Pallet Projects – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects and this book gives the reader a number of ideas as to how pallets can become furniture and other products. Asides from the ideas and the general information inside the book the reader will find twelve detailed projects of what can be made from pallet lumber. Well, and, obviously, go and buy the book to get some ideas and the know-how of doing it safely.