Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: 2015-11-03
The landmark trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of climate change—updated and abridged into a single novel More than a decade ago, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers—Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting—that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this sweeping trilogy gains new life as Green Earth, a chillingly realistic novel that plunges readers into great floods, a modern Ice Age, and the political fight for all our lives. The Arctic ice pack averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter when it was first measured in the 1950s. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as they fight to align the extraordinary march of modern technology with the awesome forces of nature, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will pit science against politics in the heart of the coming storm. Praise for the Science in the Capital trilogy “Perhaps it’s no coincidence that one of our most visionary hard sci-fi writers is also a profoundly good nature writer—all the better to tell us what it is we have to lose.”—Los Angeles Times “An unforgettable demonstration of what can go wrong when an ecological balance is upset.”—The New York Times Book Review “Absorbing and convincing.”—Nature
Written by the founder and publisher of The Alternative Health Guides, a web and print guide for Vermont and New Hampshire, Green Earth Guide is a one-stop reference that provides travelers in France with tips to stay green and healthy even when traveling. Green Earth Guide contains current, comprehensive listings of health food stores and farmers' markets, public transit information, alternative health care facilities, green businesses, organic vineyards, renewable energy resources, yoga and spiritual centers, national parks, and other green places of interest. Written in a friendly, accessible style with personal anecdotes, how-to travel tips, and practical information, the book offers an insider's guide to healthy living on the road. With Green Earth Guide, readers don't have to sacrifice healthy habits and ecolifestyle choices just because they are in a foreign country. Green Earth Guide helps travelers have a wonderful, fulfilling vacation while leaving a smaller footprint wherever they venture in France. Included is a 16-page color insert.
Author: Ai Bei
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Before her expatriation in the United States after the events on Tiananmen Square in June 1989, Ai Bei was recognized in her homeland as one of the outstanding talents of a new generation of young Chinese writers. Red Ivy, Green Earth Mother contains three of her best short stories and a novella and represents the first of her work to be translated into English. Provocative, shocking, and always interesting, her work strikes a universal chord while illuminating a culture and society that for many people seems clouded in mystery and stereotypes. Readers will be surprised and intrigued by the revelatory power and sensual quality of Ai Bei’s writing and its insights into women’s roles in contemporary China. “With these hauntingly dark but beautifully written and translated stories of the defoliation of beauty and sensuality, Chinese fiction takes a great leap forward onto the stage of contemporary world fiction. Through Ai Bei’s searing, honest narrative of a woman’s interior battle to remain human, we become privy to a whole new dimension of China’s heroic efforts to once again ‘liberate’ itself.” —Orville H. Schell
Author: Brett P. S.
Publisher: Brett P. S.
Humanity's dreams drift to a distant planet. An expedition, fitted with the latest technology and weaponry that Earth has to offer, is tasked with determining whether this new world can support human life. Dangers both great and small lie in wait, light years away on the green planet.
Learning about OUR GREEN EARTH has never been so much fun! Taking care of our planet has never been more important, and this book will teach even the youngest children about environmental responsibility. Learn Every Day About Our Green Earth makes it easy for teachers to incorporate discussions about caring for the Earth into any curriculum with activities that promote responsible behaviors and are fun and enjoyable. In this book, activities like “Recycling Adds Up” and “Block Compost” teach children the importance of reusing and recycling, while “Thank a Tree” and “Worms Are Good Guys” teach them to respect and love nature. Global awareness is everyone’s responsibility, and the activities in Learn Every Day About Our Green Earth help teachers pass along this important knowledge to the next generation. Each activity features: • Learning objectives • Vocabulary • Related children’s books • Materials • Preparation (if necessary) • What to do • An assessment component Each of the books in the Learn Every Day series offers teachers 100 classroom-tested activities that make learning fun and engaging for young children!
Author: Stanley A Rice
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Plants are not just a pretty part of the landscape; they keep the entire planet, with all of its human and nonhuman inhabitants, alive. Stanley Rice documents the many ways in which plants do this by making oxygen, regulating the greenhouse effect, controlling floods, and producing all the food in the world. Plants also create natural habitats for all organisms in the world. With illustrations and clear writing for non-specialists, Green Planet helps general readers realize that if we are to rescue the Earth from environmental disaster, we must protect wild plants. Beginning with an overview of how human civilization has altered the face of the Earth, particularly by the destruction of forests, the book details the startling consequences of these actions. Rice provides compelling reasons for government officials, economic leaders, and the public to support efforts to save threatened and endangered plants. Global campaigns to solve environmental problems with plants, such as the development of green roofs and the Green Belt Movement—a women's organization in Kenya that empowers communities worldwide to protect the environment—show readers that efforts to save wild plants can be successful and beneficial to the economic well-being of nations. Through current scientific evidence, readers see that plants are vital to the ecological health of our planet and understand what can be done to lead to a better—and greener—future Benefits of plants: Help modulate greenhouse gases Produce almost all oxygen in the air Create cool shade that reduces energy costs Prevent floods, droughts, and soil erosion Produce all of the food in the world Create and preserve soil Create natural habitats Heal the landscape after natural and human disasters
Surveys by the International Ecotourism Society reveal that more than three-quarters of American travelers feel it is important not to damage the environment they are visiting. Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in Spain helps travelers to Spain accomplish that goal. Author Dorian Yates focuses exclusively on where to find things green and alternative in one of the world’s most popular travel destinations: local and organic foods, natural health care, ecological businesses, organic vineyards, renewable energy, yoga and meditation centers, national parks, public transportation, and other green places and services of interest. Written in a friendly, accessible style with personal anecdotes, how-to travel tips, and practical information, this second book in the series is aimed at helping travelers leave a smaller footprint wherever they venture. The book rescues readers who are accustomed to a certain level of green consciousness at home but end up compromising their values on vacation. Author Yates shows how to make the most environmentally beneficial choices for basic needs—food, shelter, health, exercise—while enjoying sites of ecological, historical, and natural interest along the way. From the Trade Paperback edition.