2007 Threat #03 Environmental Degradation Top Books

Earth Threat #3: Environmental Degradation

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them
1.  High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them by J. F. Rischard
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“See my longer review.  The easiest and most sensible book for the general reader.”
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The Future of Life
2.  The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson
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“Absolutely a gem.  Monetizing the cost of our global idiocy.”
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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
3.  Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming by Paul Hawken
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“The manifesto that is being made manifest in World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility (WISER)”
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The Value of Life: Biological Diversity And Human Society
4.  The Value of Life: Biological Diversity And Human Society by Stephen R. Kellert
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“Important and useful.”
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Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
5.  Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken
The list author says:
“Corporations privatize profit and externalize “true cost” in terms of wasted and consumed resources and generated pollution, toxins, and disease.  Only those corporations that go Green will survie.”
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The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability
6.  The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability by Paul Hawken
The list author says:
“Predecssor to Natural Capitalism, in some ways more robust.”
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Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
7.  Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications by Herman E. Daly
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“The major leap forward in economics.”
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For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
8.  For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future by John B. Cobb Jr.
The list author says:
“The best of his other works and the most relevant to our future.”
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Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
9.  Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Russell Brown
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“The latest work from a man who has published State of the World for over a decade.”
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State of the World 2001 (Worldwatch Institute Books)
10.  State of the World 2001 (Worldwatch Institute Books) by Lester Russell Brown
The list author says:
“Last visible publication, a collector’s item, worth getting just to see how he organized data and what his sources were.”
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Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers
11.  Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers by Ken Ausubel
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“Worthy of integration.”
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500 Ways to Change the World
12.  500 Ways to Change the World by Global Ideas Bank
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“Super example of bottom up thinking.”
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Looking Back to Think Ahead: GREEN India 2047
13.  Looking Back to Think Ahead: GREEN India 2047 by P V Sridharan
The list author says:
“Nothing the EU and US do will matter unless we also get Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, and Wild Cards like South Africa and Turkey to buy in to our solutions, which must of necessity be more intelligence and moral than those to date.”
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Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today's Environmental Problems
14.  Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today’s Environmental Problems by Steve Lerner
The list author says:
“Helpful information.”
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Voices for the Earth: Vital Ideas from America's Best Environmental Books
15.  Voices for the Earth: Vital Ideas from America’s Best Environmental Books by Daniel D. Chiras
The list author says:
“Helpful as a distillation of the broader literature.”
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Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time Reduction, Consumption and the Environment
16.  Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time Reduction, Consumption and the Environment by Anders Hayden
The list author says:
“Most interesting.  We produce enough food to feed 12 billion people, but 5 billion are poor because most of the food we produce is either worthless or wasted.”
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Solutions for an Environment in Peril
17.  Solutions for an Environment in Peril by Dr. Anthony B. Wolbarst
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“One of a handful of “solutions” books.”
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The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books)
18.  The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books) by John Bellamy Foster
The list author says:
“Useful context but see Hawken and Daly books.”
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Exploring Environmental Issues: An Integrated Approach
19.  Exploring Environmental Issues: An Integrated Approach by David D. Kemp
The list author says:
“Possibly useful, but as you can see from the Earth Intelligence Network approach, an “integrated” approach demands that the ten threats, twelve policies, and eight challengers all be addressed at once, and all policies harmonized.”
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Making Peace With the Planet
20.  Making Peace With the Planet by Barry Commoner
The list author says:
“Known name, worthy of consideration.”
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Ecological City
21.  Ecological City by Rutherford H. Platt
The list author says:
“This could be the most important book on the list because the entire world is moving toward cities.  We need to do two things: 1) redesign cities as we either rebuild them or abandon them; and 2) make all rural areas slef-sustaining in energy and agriculure.”
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Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor
22.  Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor by Tom Athanasiou
The list author says:
“What the rich don’t seem to get is that there will be no place on the planet where they can hide.”
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Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment
23.  Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment by Jill Ker Conway
The list author says:
“I like this concept.”
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Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America's Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric
24.  Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America’s Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric by F. Kaid Benfield
The list author says:
“Right on target.  Paul Goodman nailed it first, in Communitas.”
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Vanishing Habitats and Species (Environmental Disasters)
25.  Vanishing Habitats and Species (Environmental Disasters) by Jane Walker
The list author says:
“Diversity is fundamental to both sustainability and prosperity of the Earth.”
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Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments)
26.  Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments) by Nancy Myers
The list author says:
“The precautionary principle is very important, and not at all considered by most governments or any corporations.”
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Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 1: Environmental Degradation and Institutional Responses
27.  Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 1: Environmental Degradation and Institutional Responses by Karl-Goran Maler
The list author says:
“Useful, building on Herman Daly’s pioneering work in Ecological Economics.”
$126.51   Used & New from: $64.85
The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline
28.  The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline by Roy M. Woodbridge
The list author says:
“This is the war AFTER the war of belief system (education versus anarchy).”
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Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia
29.  Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia by Bruce E. Johansen
The list author says:
“This impresses me.  See also 1491, a book recommended by Paul Hawkins.  The indigenous peoples know vastly more than the “modern” people about how to keep the Earth alive and healthy.”
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Science Under Siege: The Politician's War on Nature and Truth
30.  Science Under Siege: The Politician’s War on Nature and Truth by Todd Wilkinson
The list author says:
“There are a number of books about the evangelical, fundamentalists, and extremist Republican war on science.  Changes that used to take 10,000 years now take three, meaning that we need more science, in real time, not less.”
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The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation (World Ecological Degradation)
31.  The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation (World Ecological Degradation) by Sing C. Chew
The list author says:
“Seriously cool book.”
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Trends in Environmental Resear
32.  Trends in Environmental Resear by Emma B. Davis
The list author says:
“Possibly worth a look.”
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The Economics of Environmental Degradation: Tragedy for the Commons?
33.  The Economics of Environmental Degradation: Tragedy for the Commons? by Timothy M. Swanson
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“Helpful.”
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Measuring Environmental Degradation: Developing Pressure Indicators for Europe (Elgar Monographs - Towards Environmental Pressure Indicators for the EU)
34.  Measuring Environmental Degradation: Developing Pressure Indicators for Europe (Elgar Monographs – Towards Environmental Pressure Indicators for the EU) by Anil Markandya
The list author says:
“Useful.  When Medard Gabel creates the Earth Game with embedded budgets and environmental degradation information easily simulating the future consequewnces of current behavior, we will finally get a grip on reality.”
$163.00   Used & New from: $132.58
Humanity's Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World
35.  Humanity’s Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World by Ross McCluney
The list author says:
“Useful additional perspective.”
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The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy
36.  The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy by Derek McNally
The list author says:
“One aspect most do not consider.”
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Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Phychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation (New Lexington Press Management Series)
37.  Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Phychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation (New Lexington Press Management Series) by Max H. Bazerman
The list author says:
“Best psychological treatment.”
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Our Endangered Planet: Soil
38.  Our Endangered Planet: Soil by Lisa Yount
The list author says:
“This whole series looks worthwhile.”
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Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals
39.  Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals by G. Rasul Chaudhry
The list author says:
“Important. We simply have no grip on the toxins we are disseminating.”
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Environment & Conflict: Analysing the Developing World (Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 37)
40.  Environment & Conflict: Analysing the Developing World (Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 37) by Ashok Swain
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“The Swedes are some of the best thinkers on peace, the environment, and other major issues.”
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