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Seasick: the Hidden Ecological Crisis of the Global Ocean

Monday, 1 December 2008

In alarm at the state of the oceans, Canadian journalist Alanna Mitchell traveled the world to research what she believes is a hidden ecological crisis. Despite the potential for catastrophe, Mitchell remains upbeat. Mitchell interweaves complex science with personal observation to produce a readable and entertaining series of reports from the field.

Climate Wars

Monday, 1 December 2008

Climate Wars begins where other climate change books end. Dyer, a "geopolitical analyst", takes the science as given and instead explores what climate change means for our future through a series of hypothetical, but highly plausible, scenarios.

Terania Creek: Rainforest Wars

Terania Creek: Rainforest Wars

Monday, 1 December 2008

Terania Creek: Rainforest Wars is a real page-turner and a must-read for anyone interested in conflicts in Australia's natural places. One of the unexpected bonuses of this book is that it offers an inside look at the forestry profession and how it fell from grace (in the public's eyes) during this campaign, never to recover again.

Half Gone: Oil, gas, hot air and the global energy crisis

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

G co-founder and Monash University Chancellor Alan Finkel on the book that was his environmental wake-up call. Half Gone is an economic forecast from an oil industry geologist turned solar energy entrepreneur. This book restored Alan Finkel's faith in reasoned prediction.

Climate Change: What you can do about it

Climate Change: What you can do about it

Friday, 19 September 2008

It's great to see a scientific book about climate change where virtually all of the examples and illustrations are Australian: there's even a story about an outback weather thermometer being stolen by a dingo.

The Converging World

The Converging World

Friday, 19 September 2008

Carbon offset programs are often viewed with suspicion, but The Converging World (TCW) is one that has been designed with the aim of producing genuinely useful results worldwide.

The River Runs Free: Exploring and defending Tasmania's wilderness

The River Runs Free: Exploring and defending Tasmania's wilderness

Friday, 19 September 2008

This books shows just how painfully long and slow the struggle was for the conservationists, including now-famous politician Bob Brown (who wrote the excellent introduction), to keep the Franklin River flowing.

The hot topic

The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights On

Monday, 21 July 2008

On the front and back cover of this book, there are enthusiastic recommendations from high-profile experts: James Lovelock, the British scientist who created the Gaia hypothesis; Tim Flannery, environmental scientist and G editorial advisory board member; and former US vice-president, Al Gore. The Hot Topic lives up to the praise.

Cool Hunting Green

Cool Hunting Green: Recycled, repurposed and renewable objects that inspire a greener world

Monday, 10 March 2008

There's no denying the importance of information-packed tomes for expanding your knowledge, and how-to books for equipping yourself for action. This book is all about visual elements. An inspirational collection of designs ranging from innovative to bizarre, each featured in exquisitely presented full-coloured photographs.

We are the Weather Makers

We Are The Weather Makers: The story of global warming

Thursday, 29 March 2007

We Are the Weather Makers is a concise, revised version of The Weather Makers, primarily intended for the young adult market

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