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By Karen Bakker. 2007
As the sustainability of our natural resources is increasingly questioned, Canadians remain stubbornly convinced of the unassailability of our water.… The country's top water experts were assembled to discuss our most pressing issues, from a broad range of perspectives. Arguing that weak governance is at the heart of the problem, key failings are identified and solutions are presented for protecting out most important resource. 2007.
By David T Suzuki. 1998
Suzuki illustrates the continuing need for the preservation of nature through a collection of his newspaper articles and essays. He… covers topics such as the economy, globalization, political shortsightedness, local initiatives and children. He points the way towards a slower way of life that keeps us in tune with the Earth and its riches. 1998.
By Isaac Asimov. 1974
By James S Romm. 2014
Explores the moral struggles, political intrigues and violent vendettas that enmeshed Seneca, the ancient Roman writer and philosopher, in the… brutal daily lives of the imperial family and the regime of his student, Nero. 2014.
By Peter Meineck. 2005
In this course, New York University professor Peter Meineck examines, in detail, the way in which military power, colonial organization,… superior technology, a well-organized infrastructure, and a cohesive economic system helped to make Rome such a successful empire. These elements of Roman genius are well known, but it was the very idea of Rome that proved persuasive and this Roman ideal was born from mythology. 2005.
By Harold Andrew Horwood. 1987
Beginning with a natural history of the Annapolis Basin in Nova Scotia and an account of its earliest inhabitants, the… author describes his seasonal observations and uses them to reflect on the natural world and man's place in it. c1987.
By Rebecca Lerner. 2013
Forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After… a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. 2013.
By Delia Owens, Mark Owens. 1984
Adventurous story of two young American zoologists who come to study the wildlife in Kalahari in 1974 and stay for… seven years. The immediate area, a fossil riverbed, is their home from which they watch lions, hyenas, wild dogs, and antelopes. The Owenses' main purpose is to document how species adapt to the harsh terrain and how the drought affects ecosystems. 1984.
By Maude Barlow. 2007
Barlow wants nations to define the world's fresh water as a human right rather than a commercial product, as she… notes that a handful of multinational water companies, abetted by World Bank monetary policies and United Nations political timidity, are bidding for the complete commodification of formerly public water resources. Barlow calls for private citizens and nongovernmental organizations to challenge corporate control of water delivery, agitate for equitable access to clean water, and confront the reality that freshwater supplies are dwindling. Sequel to "Blue gold". 2007.
By Jared M Diamond. 2005
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" presents a comparative study of societies that have collapsed from ecological problems.… Studies ancient civilizations including the Maya and the Anasazi as well as modern countries like Haiti and Rwanda and proposes global solutions. Bestseller. 2005.
By H. W. F Saggs. 1989
Archaeological discoveries have proven that rich cultures in Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Iran and Mesopotamia existed 2000 years before the Greek… and Roman civilizations. The author discusses politics, religion, education, trade, law, medicine and architecture. 1989.
By David Soren, Aicha Ben Abed Ben Khader, Hédi Slim. 1990
The history and culture of Tunisia, one of the most powerful cities in ancient times, from its colonization by the… Phoenicians in the 8th or 9th century B.C. to the end of the Roman occupation in the 7th century A.D. 1990.
By Marq De Villiers. 2015
Water is a renewable resource, but what are its limits? Between drawing down our resources of fresh water at ever-increasing… rates and continuing to pollute water that should have been cleaned up decades ago, are we entering upon a global crisis? Is water a human right? Who owns water? Who is responsible for keeping it clean and ensuring it gets to the people who need it most? Is privatization of ownership and supply networks an unmitigated evil? Assesses the state of water on Earth today and looks at the ways its use and abuse encompasses intersections between our daily personal water use, agriculture, energy policy, climate change, national security, and global conflicts. Follow-up to de Villiers' book "Water". 2015.
By Don Nardo. 1994
History of the culture often credited with originating belief in the worth of the individual. Begins with the birth of… Greek civilization about 2200 B.C. and continues with the development of city-states, the Greek and Persian wars, the Athenian Empire and Athens's golden era, the Peloponnesian War, the feats and death of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age that ended about A.D. 1. Junior High. c1994.
By John Farman. 1998
By John Farman. 1997
By Fernando Báez, Alfred J Mac Adam. 2008
Beginning with ancient Mesopotamia, Báez considers the wide-ranging reasons why books are destroyed: the desire of conquerors to eradicate their… predecessors or foreign cultures, religious intolerance, fire and other natural or man-made disasters. Other books were lost because they were no longer considered important, and we know of them only through references in other works. Includes a chapter on fictional book destroyers, from Don Quixote to Fahrenheit 451. Some descriptions of violence. c2008. Uniform title: Historia universal de la destrucción de libros.
By R. D Lawrence. 1996
R. D. Lawrence recalls some of his most fascinating encounters with the wild as he writes about his more than… forty years as a field biologist. Along with tales of outrunning a herd of bison and saving an orphan bear cub, he writes about unfair hunting practices and how best to learn about nature. 1996.
By Ernest George Schwiebert. 1988
By Caroline Mustill, E. H Gombrich. 2005
A history of humankind from the Stone Age through World War II, including accounts of cave people and their inventions,… ancient life along the Nile and in Mesopotamia and Greece, the growth of religion, the Dark Ages, and the New World. Also provides concise sketches of such figures as Confucius, Alexander the Great, Jesus, Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon, and Columbus. Originally written in 1935. For grades 4-7. c2005. Uniform title: Kurze Weltgeschichte für Junge Leser.