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Living Downstream

Author: Sandra Steingraber
Publisher: Hachette UK
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The first edition of Living Downstream—an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative—set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins. The updated science in this exciting new edition strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our food, and our bodies. Because synthetic chemicals linked to cancer come mostly from petroleum and coal, Steingraber shows that investing in green energy also helps prevent cancer. Saving the planet becomes a matter of saving ourselves and an issue of human rights. A documentary film based on the book will coincide with publication.


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Reclaiming the Environmental Debate

Author: Richard Hofrichter
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An expanding array of hazardous substances poses an increasing threat to public health. But what makes our society a toxic culture are the social arrangements that encourage and excuse the deterioration of human health and the environment. Elements of toxic culture include the unquestioned production of hazardous wastes, economic blight, substandard housing, chronic stress, exploitative working conditions, and dangerous technologies. Toxic culture is also a metaphor for the ways our language, concepts, and values frame debates, ignoring the political conflicts and power relations that influence public health.Reflecting a diversity of voices and critical perspectives, the essays in this book range from critiques of traditional thinking and practices to strategies for shifting public consciousness to create healthy communities. Rather than emphasize policy reform, medical advances, and individual behavior, the essays stress the causes of ill health associated with the production, use, and disposal of resources and, more important, inequality. The contributors include academics, political activists, and artists. Connecting the essays are a recognition of the political and cultural dynamics that influence public health and a commitment to organize against the powerful interests that perpetuate our toxic culture.Contributors : Robin Andersen, Mary Arquette, Marcy Darnovsky, Giovanna Di Chiro, John Bellamy Foster, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Robert E. Fullilove, III, Al Gedicks, Richard Hofrichter, Joshua Karliner, Charles Levenstein, Timothy W. Luke, Rafael Mares, Branda Miller, Mary H. O'Brien, John O'Neal, Sheldon Rampton, William Shutkin, John Stauber, Sandra Steingraber, Alice Tarbell, John Wooding.


Downstream from Eden

Author: David L. Knight
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Downstream from Eden is a celebration of water in a less-than-perfect world. It will inspire you and bring you hope, Probably the most comprehensive study of water and the Bible you will find anywhere. Well-researched and highly readable, with stories from Icelandic waterfalls to the Aral Sea, from the origins of the universe to the Apocalypse, the author weaves a conversation that turns water into wine. You will sip and savor page after page. Water is an urgent global concern with 800 million people living today in parched conditions or with unsafe water. The UN Water for Life Decade 2005-2015 highlights the need for sustainable water solutions. Downstream from Eden adds a unique voice to this discussion with insights from the Bible, science, history and literature on issues of social justice, the environment and personal spirituality. Fascinating material! David Knight is a profound, reflective and interesting writer. - Ramez Atallah, The Bible Society of Egypt A beautiful study of water. Read it slowly and enjoy. You will be refreshed – spirit and soul! - Barry Mackay, Habitat for Humanity India (retired), Includes “A Manifesto for Action: Ten Disciplines for Living Downstream from Eden” and Questions for Small Group and Book Club discussion.


An Invitation to Environmental Sociology

Author: Michael Bell
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ôI love your book, it is one of the most fascinating I have ever read (certainly the most riveting textbook). The ideas you present are so on keyà I just wanted to let you know how incredible you book is. Thank you for writing it.ö û Student at U. Mass, BostonMichael Bell covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology texts. An Invitation to Environmental Sociology, 3/eáchallenges readers with the complexity of environmental puzzles. After reading this book, students will be informed and enabled to make their own private and public choices; and inspired to care about the social footprints on the planet.


Environmental Sociology

Author: Leslie King
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With this collection of articles and excerpts, King (sociology, environmental science and policy, Smith College) and McCarthy (sociology and anthropology, College of Charleston) seek to pique students' interests in environmental issues and the ways in which social scientists investigate them. All of the essays were published after 1990, and are org


Upstream Living in a Downstream World

Author: Daniel A. Haugen
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Upstream Living in a Downstream World is the story of one pastor’s journey in ministry, a journey that carried the Rev. Daniel Haugen through several parishes, president of Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in Outlook, Saskatchewan, and back into parish ministry. But the book is more than story after story of one person’s ministry, for each story or group of stories become the foundation for broader theological and pastoral reflection on ministry and the church in our contemporary world.


Watershed Resources Management

Author: K. William Easter
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Today, a systemwide approach to watershed resource management is essential. As recent history has shown, the usual mixture of biophysical management measures are often constrained by institutional factors, frequently producing limited results. This book offers important management alternatives, examining this resource problem within an economic framework, using an interdisciplinary approach. Part I introduces the basic economic, biophysical, social, institutional, and policy aspects of watershed management. Part II illustrates specific watershed approaches through selected case studies from Asia and the Pacific.


Deep Water

Author: Jacques Leslie
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"If the wars of the last century were fought over oil, the wars of this century will be fought over water." -Ismail Serageldin, The World Bank The giant dams of today are the modern Pyramids, colossally expensive edifices that generate monumental amounts of electricity, irrigated water, and environmental and social disaster. With Deep Water, Jacques Leslie offers a searching account of the current crisis over dams and the world's water. An emerging master of long-form reportage, Leslie makes the crisis vivid through the stories of three distinctive figures: Medha Patkar, an Indian activist who opposes a dam that will displace thousands of people in western India; Thayer Scudder, an American anthropologist who studies the effects of giant dams on the peoples of southern Africa; and Don Blackmore, an Australian water manager who struggles to reverse the effects of drought so as to allow Australia to continue its march to California-like prosperity. Taking the reader to the sites of controversial dams, Leslie shows why dams are at once the hope of developing nations and a blight on their people and landscape. Deep Water is an incisive, beautifully written, and deeply disquieting report on a conflict that threatens to divide the world in the coming years.


Living Near Urban Lakes

Author: Sarah L. Kipp
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