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Natural Protest - Essays on the History of American Environmentalism (Hardcover): Michael Egan, Jeff Crane Natural Protest - Essays on the History of American Environmentalism (Hardcover)
Michael Egan, Jeff Crane
R2,424 Discovery Miles 24 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From Jamestown to 9/11, concerns about the landscape, husbanding of natural resources, and the health of our environment have been important to the American way of life. Natural Protest is the first collection of original essays to offer a cohesive social and political examination of environmental awareness, activism, and justice throughout American history. Editors Michael Egan and Jeff Crane have selected the finest new scholarship in the field, establishing this complex and fascinating subject firmly at the forefront of American historical study.


Focused and thought-provoking, Natural Protest presents a cutting-edge perspective on American environmentalism and environmental history, providing an invaluable resource for anyone concerned about the ecological fate of the world around us.

Of Myths and Movements - Rewriting Chipko into Himalayan History (Hardcover): Haripriya Rangan Of Myths and Movements - Rewriting Chipko into Himalayan History (Hardcover)
Haripriya Rangan
R1,560 R1,433 Discovery Miles 14 330 Save R127 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rangan appraises the grassroots social resistance within its cultural context to scrutinize the myths surrounding indigenous 'tree huggers'.

Environmental Politics - Interest Groups, the Media, and the Making of Policy (Hardcover): Norman Miller Environmental Politics - Interest Groups, the Media, and the Making of Policy (Hardcover)
Norman Miller
R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At every stage, environmental policy is the result of the combat of stakeholders interested in, and affected by, the problem being addressed and the range of possible solutions. The combatants include any or all of the following: the federal government, environmental advocacy groups, and business, the media, the scientific community, think tanks, NGOs of every stripe, trade associations and professional organizations, and even state and local governments, each of whom have their own interests in the resulting policy.

Environmental Politics: Interest Groups, the Media, and the Making of Policy discusses political battles over the environment from ground level - as they are fought in legislative chambers, the daily newspaper, on television, and, increasingly, on the Internet. The text explores environmental politics as a clash of interests, not ideologies, and environmental policy as a result of the reconciliation of those interests.

The author covers not only the conventional aspects of the policymaking process but more recent and less recognized elements and developments such as:

o Proliferation of legislative riders and monument designations as major environmental strategies
o Evolving role of the media, from science popularizer to agenda setter
o Growing influence on both Congress and the public of conservative and libertarian foundations and think tanks
o Devolution of environmental power from the Federal to state governments
o Metamorphosis of EPA in a business-driven regulatory revolution
o Effect of globalization on US environmental policy
o Newly emerging role of the precautionary principle in marrying science and politics
o Increasing role of the Internet in promoting populist issues and promoting the decentralization of the environmental power structure

No other book covers the politics of the environment the way this one does. Written by an expert with 25 years of experience in environmental policymaking, Environmental Politics: Interest Groups, the Media, and the Making of Policy gives you an insider's view of how policies are forged. By examining these issues through an interest group lens, this book not only accounts for what policies have been adopted but also shows how you can influence policy and effect change.

Red Hot Lies - How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed (Hardcover): Christopher... Red Hot Lies - How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed (Hardcover)
Christopher C. Horner
R516 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R50 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Liars--Al Gore, the United Nations, the New York Times. The global warming lobby, relentless in its push for bigger government, more spending, and more regulation, will use any means necessary to scare you out of your wits--as well as your tax dollars and your liberties--with threats of rising oceans, deadly droughts, and unspeakable future consequences of "climate change." In pursuing their anti-energy, anti-capitalist, and pro-government agenda, the global warming alarmists--and unscrupulous scientists who see this scare as their gravy train to federal grants and foundation money--resort to dirty tricks, smear campaigns, and outright lies, abandoning scientific standards, journalistic integrity, and the old-fashioned notions of free speech and open debate. In Red Hot Lies, bestselling author Christopher Horner--himself the target of Greenpeace dirty tricks and alarmist smears--exposes the dark underbelly of the environmental movement. Power-hungry politicians blacklist scientists who reject global warming alarmism. U.S. senators threaten companies that fund climate change dissenters. Mainstream media outlets openly reject the notion of "balance." The occasional unguarded scientist candidly admits the need to twist the facts to paint an uglier picture in order to keep the faucet of government money flowing. In the name of "saving the planet," anything goes. But why the nasty tactics? Why the cover ups, lies, and intimidation? Because Al Gore and his ilk want to use big government at the local, state, federal, and global level to run your life, and they can brook no opposition. But the actual facts, as Red Hot Lies makes clear, aren't nearly as scary as their fiction.

Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Series Number 82 - Primate Research and Conservation in the... Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Series Number 82 - Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene (Hardcover)
Alison M. Behie, Julie A. Teichroeb, Nicholas Malone
R1,465 R1,368 Discovery Miles 13 680 Save R97 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book takes a new approach to understanding primate conservation research, adding a personal perspective to allow readers to learn what motivates those doing conservation work. When entering the field over a decade ago, many young primatologists were driven by evolutionary questions centered in behavioural ecology. However, given the current environment of cascading extinctions and increasing threats to primates we now need to ensure that primates remain in viable populations in the wild before we can simply engage in research in the context of pure behavioural ecology. This has changed the primary research aims of many primatologists and shifted our focus to conservation priorities, such as understanding the impacts of human activity, habitat conversion or climate change on primates. This book presents personal narratives alongside empirical research results and discussions of strategies used to stem the tide of extinction. It is a must-have for anyone interested in conservation research.

New Studies in European History - Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany... New Studies in European History - Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1968-1983 (Hardcover)
Stephen Milder
R1,762 R1,615 Discovery Miles 16 150 Save R147 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Greening Democracy explains how nuclear energy became a seminal political issue and motivated new democratic engagement in West Germany during the 1970s. Using interviews, as well as the archives of environmental organizations and the Green party, the book traces the development of anti-nuclear protest from the grassroots to parliaments. It argues that worries about specific nuclear reactors became the basis for a widespread anti-nuclear movement only after government officials' unrelenting support for nuclear energy caused reactor opponents to become concerned about the state of their democracy. Surprisingly, many citizens thought transnationally, looking abroad for protest strategies, cooperating with activists in other countries, and conceiving of 'Europe' as a potential means of circumventing recalcitrant officials. At this nexus between local action and global thinking, anti-nuclear protest became the basis for citizens' increasing engagement in self-governance, expanding their conception of democracy well beyond electoral politics and helping to make quotidian personal concerns political.

Earth First! - Environmental Apocalypse (Hardcover): Martha F. Lee Earth First! - Environmental Apocalypse (Hardcover)
Martha F. Lee
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This text examines the doctrine of Earth First , the environmental movement whose tactics include unorthodox activities. The background, economic status and members of the organization of the movement are included here, along with details of the F.B.I. investigation which occurred.

Between Preservation and Exploitation - Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries (Paperback):... Between Preservation and Exploitation - Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries (Paperback)
Kemi Fuentes-George
R355 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R69 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A study of biodiversity governance analyzes the factors that determine the effectiveness of transnational advocacy networks and the importance of justice claims to conservation. In the late 2000s, ordinary citizens in Jamaica and Mexico demanded that government put a stop to lucrative but environmentally harmful economic development activities-bauxite mining in Jamaica and large-scale tourism and overfishing on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. In each case, the catalyst for the campaign was information gathered and disseminated by transnational advocacy networks (TANs) of researchers, academics, and activists. Both campaigns were successful despite opposition from industry supporters. Meanwhile, simultaneous campaigns to manage land in another part of the Yucatan and to conserve migratory birds in Egypt had far less success. In this book, Kemi Fuentes-George uses these four cases to analyze factors that determine the success or failure of efforts by TANs to persuade policymakers and private sector actors in developing countries to change environmental behavior. Fuentes-George argues that in order to influence the design and implementation of policy, TANs must generate a scientific consensus, create social relationships with local actors, and advocate for biodiversity in a way that promotes local environmental justice. Environmentally just policies would allow local populations access to their lands provided they use natural resources sustainably. Justice claims are also more likely to generate needed support among local groups for conservation projects. In their conservation efforts, Jamaica, Mexico, and Egypt were attempting to meet their obligations under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and other regional agreements. Fuentes-George's innovative analysis shows the importance of local environmental justice for the implementation of international environmental treaties.

The Embattled Wilderness - The Natural and Human History of Robinson Forest and the Fight for Its Future (Paperback): Erik... The Embattled Wilderness - The Natural and Human History of Robinson Forest and the Fight for Its Future (Paperback)
Erik Reece, James J Krupa; Commentary by Wendell Berry
R357 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R69 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Robinson Forest in eastern Kentucky is one of our most important natural landscapes-and one of the most threatened. Covering fourteen thousand acres of some of the most diverse forest region in temperate North America, it is a haven of biological richness within an ever-expanding desert created by mountaintop removal mining. Written by two people with deep knowledge of Robinson Forest, The Embattled Wilderness engagingly portrays this singular place as it persuasively appeals for its protection. The land comprising Robinson Forest was given to the University of Kentucky in 1923 after it had been clear-cut of old-growth timber. Over decades, the forest has regrown, and its remarkable ecosystem has supported both teaching and research. But in the recent past, as tuition has risen and state support has faltered, the university has considered selling logging and mining rights to parcels of the forest, leading to a student-led protest movement and a variety of other responses. In The Embattled Wilderness Erik Reece, an environmental writer, and James J. Krupa, a naturalist and evolutionary biologist, alternate chapters on the cultural and natural history of the place. While Reece outlines the threats to the forest and leads us to new ways of thinking about its value, Krupa assembles an engaging record of the woodrats and darters, lichens and maples, centipedes and salamanders that make up the forest's ecosystem. It is a readable yet rigorous, passionate yet reasoned summation of what can be found, or lost, in Robinson Forest and other irreplaceable places.

Environmental Movements in Majority and Minority Worlds - A Global Perspective (Paperback): Tim Doyle Environmental Movements in Majority and Minority Worlds - A Global Perspective (Paperback)
Tim Doyle
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Environmental movements are among the most vibrant, diverse and powerful social movements occurring today, across all corners of the globe. They range dramatically from government lobbyists raising campaign funds to save the North American spotted owl; to "Green Warriors" engaging in guerrilla conflict in the mountains of the Philippines; to small landholders and indigenous peoples vowing to die by meeting the waters of the Narmada River in India as it rises due to its damming. Drawing on his primary fieldwork in six countries, environmental researcher Timothy Doyle argues that there is, in fact, no one global environmental movement; rather, there are many, and the differences among them far outweigh their similarities. Movements in the third world-such as those in India and the Philippines--tend to be oriented around issues of human health, shelter, food security, and survival; while those of the developed world--for example, the United States, England, Germany, and Australia--can afford to focus on post-materialist issues such as wilderness concerns and animal rights. Doyle also demonstrates that the consequences of these campaigns are as wide-ranging as their motives and methods. Taking a much-needed step beyond the wealth of nation-centered accounts of environmentalism, this book makes an important contribution to studies concerned with global environmental problems and politics.

Greenpeace Captain - Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior (Paperback): Peter Willcox Greenpeace Captain - Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior (Paperback)
Peter Willcox 1
R257 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R83 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In over 40 years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International, Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement. He has led crews into battle for the good of the planet against whale killers, nuclear testing sites and deep sea drillers. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Guardian, Peter has confronted naval warships, including diving in front of a moving destroyer; faced a bombing attack of the iconic 'Rainbow Warrior', resulting in the murder of a shipmate; and endured imprisonment for peacefully protesting Russian oil drilling in Antarctica along with his crew. This is his story.

This is Our Land - Grassroots Environmentalism in the Late Twentieth Century (Hardcover): Cody Ferguson This is Our Land - Grassroots Environmentalism in the Late Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
Cody Ferguson
R1,842 R1,667 Discovery Miles 16 670 Save R175 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the last three decades of the twentieth century, the environmental movement experienced a quiet revolution. In This is Our Land, Ferguson documents this little-noted change as he describes the efforts of three representative grassroots groups - in Montana, Arizona, and Tennessee - revealing how quite ordinary citizens fought to solve environmental problems. Here are stories of common people who, confronting environmental threats to the health and safety of their families and communities, bonded together to protect their interests. These stories include successes and failures as citizens learned how to participate in their democracy and redefined what participation meant. Equally important, Ferguson describes how several laws passed in the seventies - such as the National Environmental Policy Act - gave citizens the opportunity and the tools to fight for the environment. These laws gave people a say in the decisions that affected the world around them, including the air they breathed, the water they drank, the land on which they made their living, and the communities they called home. Moreover, Ferguson shows that through their experiences over the course of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, these citizen activists broadened their understanding of "this is our land" to mean "this is our community, this is our country, this is our democracy, and this is our planet." As they did, they redefined political participation and expanded the ability of citizens to shape their world. Challenging us to see activism in a new way, This is Our Land recovers the stories of often-unseen citizens who have been vitally important to the environmental movement. It will inspire readers to confront environmental threats and make our world a safer, more just, and more sustainable place to live.

Education for Total Liberation - Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Speciesism (Hardcover, New edition): Anthony J.... Education for Total Liberation - Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Speciesism (Hardcover, New edition)
Anthony J. Nocella II, Carolyn Drew, Amber E. George, Sinem Ketenci, John Lupinacci, …
R2,126 R1,839 Discovery Miles 18 390 Save R287 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Education for Total Liberation is a collection of essays from leaders in the field of critical animal pedagogy (CAP). CAP emerges from activist educators teaching critical animal studies and is rooted in critical theory as well as the animal advocacy movement. Critical animal studies (CAS) argues for an interdisciplinary approach to understanding our relationships with nonhuman animals. CAS challenges two specific fields of theory: (1) animal studies, rooted in vivisection and testing on animals in the hard sciences and (2) human-animal studies, which reinforces a socially constructed binary between humans and animals and adopts abstract theoretical approaches. In contrast, CAS takes a progressive and committed approach to scholarship and sees the exploitation of nonhuman animals as interrelated with oppression of humans based on class, gender, race, ability, sexuality, age, and citizenship. CAS promotes the liberation of all animals and challenges all systems of domination. Education for Total Liberation is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level readers (and beyond) who wish to learn from examples of radical pedagogical projects shaped by CAS and critical pedagogy. Contributing to this collection are Anne C. Bell, Anita de Melo, Carolyn Drew, Amber E. George, Karin Gunnarsson Dinker, Sinem Ketenci, John Lupinacci, Anthony J. Nocella II, Sean Parson, Helena Pedersen, Ian Purdy, Constance L. Russell, J.L. Schatz, Meneka Repka, William E. Shanahan III, and Richard J, White.

Rainbow Warriors - Legendary Stories from Greenpeace Ships (Paperback): Maite Mompo Rainbow Warriors - Legendary Stories from Greenpeace Ships (Paperback)
Maite Mompo
R370 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R83 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Following the lives of the three ships with the name "Rainbow Warrior," this book, written by a long-serving Greenpeace activist, tells the inside stories of life on board and recounts some of the ship's most exciting adventures and actions.

It is at once a narrative of real life on board, a history of some of the most famous vessels in the world, and also a history of Greenpeace itself, which goes beyond the oceans and touches on many aspects of the organization's work. In the end though it aims to bring out the personal stories and firsthand accounts of the ships' adventures--tales from the high seas, full of action and daring but also of humanity and great compassion.

Starting with the early life of Greenpeace and the bombing of the "Rainbow Warrior I" by the French secret service through to the imprisonment of the Arctic 30 by the Russians, the stories are brought to life with photos from the Greenpeace archives, maps, and nautical charts. The most symbolic items belonging to the ship's historical inventory are be also included.

Maite Mompo has been a Greenpeace activist for over ten years. With the sea in her blood she started on a small boat, the "Zorba," and then moved on to crew for the "Arctic Sunrise," "Esperanza," and "Rainbow Warrior." Spending half her year at sea, she has sailed from pole to pole, taken part in numerous actions, and has put herself "between the harpoon and the whale."

Saving Florida - Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover): Leslie Kemp Poole Saving Florida - Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
Leslie Kemp Poole
R839 R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Save R67 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In Saving Florida, Leslie Kemp Poole casts new light on the women women at the forefront of Florida's environmental movement. From creating parks to protesting air pollution, fighting dredge-and-fill operations, and exposing the health dangers of pesticides, these women caused unprecedented changes in how the Sunshine State values its many and marvelous natural resources. At the beginning of the twentieth century women didn't have the vote, but by the end of the century they were founding issue-specific groups, like Friends of the Everglades, and running state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They set the foundation for the next century's environmental agenda, which came to include the idea of sustainable development, which meshes ecology and economy to enhance energy efficiency and the function of natural systems. This is an indispensable history that not only underscores the importance of women in the environmental movement but also shows how as a collective force they forever altered how other saw women's roles in society.

Addressing Climate Change for Future Generations - An Illustrated Biography of the Annual United Nations Climate Change... Addressing Climate Change for Future Generations - An Illustrated Biography of the Annual United Nations Climate Change Conference COP18/CMP8, Doha, the State of Qatar (Hardcover)
Henry Dallal
R666 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R44 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In December 2015, the nations of the world will gather in Paris with an opportunity to make history by signing the first legally binding global agreement on climate change Commonly referred to as "COP21," the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, will build on more than two decades of near-constant negotiations on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help nations adapt to the impacts of global climate change such as rising sea levels, threats to food production and loss of biodiversity. When the State of Qatar was selected to host the conference in 2012, a team of international photographers was for the first time, given unlimited behind-the-scenes access to the event - an unprecedented opportunity to capture the inner workings of these complicated and high stakes negotiations. Led by renowned photographer Henry Dallal, they captured the drama as international leaders from governments, civil society, academia and business negotiated a critical package of agreements known as the "Doha Climate Gateway" and made significant progress towards the universal agreement that will be brought to Paris. Drawn from tens of thousands of images, this book is a celebration of the collective efforts of the nations and peoples of the world who have come together under the framework of the UN to reach a global agreement on the future of our common home. Contents: Forewords: HE Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General; Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; HE Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of COP18/CMP8; Logistics; The Host City; Engagement; Leadership; Lighter Moments; Photographer's Statement.

Greens For a Better Europe - Twenty Years of UK Green Influence in the European Parliament, 1999-2019 (Paperback): Liam Ward Greens For a Better Europe - Twenty Years of UK Green Influence in the European Parliament, 1999-2019 (Paperback)
Liam Ward
R132 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R10 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While Greens in the UK have always suffered from a grossly unfair electoral system, in the European Union they have been able to flourish as part of a small but effective group of European Greens since their first election in 1999. Greens have had a significant influence on the policies impacting more than 500 million EU citizens, underlining environmental standards and challenging economic and social orthodoxy. While Greens have often been marginalised by the political and media elites in Britain, across Europe, Greens have been seen as 'the voice of reason' and the 'adults in the room'. With Brexit threatening our ongoing influence on European policy-making, former and current UK Green MEPs Caroline Lucas, Jean Lambert, Keith Taylor and Molly Scott Cato reflect on their time in Brussels and chart a course for the party's new relationship with the EU-wide Green movement. This guide to two decades of UK Green achievements in Europe also brings together analysis from prominent academics, journalists, campaigners and Green MEPs from across the EU.

Ecology and Society - An Introduction (Paperback): Luke Martell Ecology and Society - An Introduction (Paperback)
Luke Martell
R473 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R90 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Ecology and Society" is an introduction to 'green ideas' for students in the social sciences. It goes beyond traditional sociological boundaries to show how society interacts with nature but suggests that there are flaws in the philosophy and politics of the green movement.

The book analyses ecological limits on, and effects of, industrialism and economic growth. Martell assesses forms of society and politics appropriate to sustainability. He evaluates proposals for frugality and argues for global and interventionist solutions over the decentralized and capitalist proposals of greens and economic liberals.

The volume analyses the philosophy of environmentalism and assesses explanations for the development of the green movement in recent years. Martell shows how ecology both revolutionizes and relies on traditions in political thought such as conservatism, liberalism, socialism and feminism. In an assessment of ways of rethinking relations between society and nature he proposes a realistic perspective over approaches popular in sociology and the green movement.

The book concludes with an assessment of the future of the green movement, arguing for a focus on politics and alliances, rather than social agents or lifestyle politics, in green politics.

Praxishandbuch Integrale Organisationsentwicklung - Grundlagen fur zukunftsfahige Organisationen entwickeln (German,... Praxishandbuch Integrale Organisationsentwicklung - Grundlagen fur zukunftsfahige Organisationen entwickeln (German, Hardcover)
Heiko Veit
R743 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R102 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Coastal Sage - Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California's Shore (Paperback): Thomas J. Osborne Coastal Sage - Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California's Shore (Paperback)
Thomas J. Osborne
R612 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R145 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There are moments when we forget how fortunate we are to have the California coast. The state is home to 1,100 miles of uninterrupted coastline defined by long stretches of beach and jagged rocky cliffs. Coastal Sage chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the longest-serving executive director of the California Coastal Commission. For nearly three decades, Douglas fought to keep the California coast public, prevent overdevelopment, and safeguard habitat. In doing so, Douglas emerged as a leading figure in the contemporary American environmental movement and influenced public conservation efforts across the country. He coauthored California's foundational laws pertaining to shoreline management and conservation: Proposition 20 and the California Coastal Act. Many of the political battles to save the coast from overdevelopment and secure public access are revealed for the first time in this study of the leader who was at once a visionary, warrior, and coastal sage.

This is Our Land - Grassroots Environmentalism in the Late Twentieth Century (Paperback): Cody Ferguson This is Our Land - Grassroots Environmentalism in the Late Twentieth Century (Paperback)
Cody Ferguson
R545 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R31 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the last three decades of the twentieth century, the environmental movement experienced a quiet revolution. In This is Our Land, Ferguson documents this little-noted change as he describes the efforts of three representative grassroots groups - in Montana, Arizona, and Tennessee - revealing how quite ordinary citizens fought to solve environmental problems. Here are stories of common people who, confronting environmental threats to the health and safety of their families and communities, bonded together to protect their interests. These stories include successes and failures as citizens learned how to participate in their democracy and redefined what participation meant. Equally important, Ferguson describes how several laws passed in the seventies - such as the National Environmental Policy Act - gave citizens the opportunity and the tools to fight for the environment. These laws gave people a say in the decisions that affected the world around them, including the air they breathed, the water they drank, the land on which they made their living, and the communities they called home. Moreover, Ferguson shows that through their experiences over the course of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, these citizen activists broadened their understanding of "this is our land" to mean "this is our community, this is our country, this is our democracy, and this is our planet." As they did, they redefined political participation and expanded the ability of citizens to shape their world. Challenging us to see activism in a new way, This is Our Land recovers the stories of often-unseen citizens who have been vitally important to the environmental movement. It will inspire readers to confront environmental threats and make our world a safer, more just, and more sustainable place to live.

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates - Keys to Nearctic Fauna (Hardcover, 4th edition): James H. Thorp, D.... Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates - Keys to Nearctic Fauna (Hardcover, 4th edition)
James H. Thorp, D. Christopher Rogers
R2,408 R2,023 Discovery Miles 20 230 Save R385 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Nearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition presents a comprehensive revision and expansion of this trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook-from a single North American tome into a developing multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. Readers familiar with the first three editions will welcome this new volume. The series, now entitled Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, (edited by J.H. Thorp), began with Volume I: Ecology and General Biology, (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers). It now continues in Volume II with taxonomic coverage of inland water invertebrates of the Nearctic zoogeographic region. As in previous editions, all volumes of the fourth edition are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies, as well as by undergraduate and graduate students.

Habitat - Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet (Hardcover): Sandra Piesik Habitat - Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet (Hardcover)
Sandra Piesik
R2,837 R2,011 Discovery Miles 20 110 Save R826 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change - Working Group III Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report... Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change - Working Group III Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Hardcover)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
R3,261 R3,026 Discovery Miles 30 260 Save R235 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Green Parties, Green Future - From Local Groups to the International Stage (Paperback): Per Gahrton Green Parties, Green Future - From Local Groups to the International Stage (Paperback)
Per Gahrton
R499 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R70 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past four decades the world has seen a 'green awakening'. Green parties have been elected to parliaments and councils all over the world. A common set of environmental priorities have been promoted by green internationalisation and these parties are playing an increasing role at all levels of political decision-making. Will this awakening continue or will the greens be corrupted by power? What impact has their politics had? Will green thinking be able to compete with other ideologies in coping with the problems of the 21st century? Green Parties, Green Future analyses over a hundred of these parties' experience from all over the world. It reveals the story of the expansion and development of the movement, from local environmental groups to national and global decision-makers.

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