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The Bridge at the Edge of the World

Author : James Gustave Speth
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Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.

World Watch

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Angels by the River

Author : James Gustave Speth
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Angels by the River follows James Gustave Speth's unlikely path—from a Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism. In this compelling memoir, Speth explores the issues, and realities, that have shaped the nation since the 1950s, and that turned an “ultimate insider” into someone willing to be arrested in front of the White House. Born and raised in a town where both the best and worst of the South shone through—a town that eventually became the scene of South Carolina's horrific Orangeburg Massacre—Speth explores how the civil rights movement and the South's agrarian roots influenced his academic career at Yale and later work in the heyday of the environmental movement, when he helped launch two landmark and influential environmental groups—the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute—advise the White House on climate and other emerging issues, and lead the UN's development efforts around the globe. Speth fought to create and uphold the nation's toughest environmental laws, but now believes a new environmentalism is needed to confront today's challenges. The advancing climate crisis cannot be addressed, he warns, as long as we remain fixated on endless growth and consumption, corporate profits, increasing the incomes of the well-to-do, neglecting those just getting by, and helping abroad only modestly. An American tale, in all its complexity, Speth's memoir is an inspiration—especially for readers contemplating how to make a difference in an increasingly complex world.

Voyage to the Edge of the World

Author : Alan Denis Edmonds
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Account of an expedition to circumnavigate the Americas conducting oceanographic research en route.

Global Environmental Governance

Author : James Gustave Speth
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Today's most pressing environmental problems are planetary in scope, confounding the political will of any one nation. How can we solve them? Global Environmental Governance offers the essential information, theory, and practical insight needed to tackle this critical challenge. It examines ten major environmental threats-climate disruption, biodiversity loss, acid rain, ozone depletion, deforestation, desertification, freshwater degradation and shortages, marine fisheries decline, toxic pollutants, and excess nitrogen-and explores how they can be addressed through treaties, governance regimes, and new forms of international cooperation. Written by Gus Speth, one of the architects of the international environmental movement, and accomplished political scientist Peter M. Haas, Global Environmental Governance tells the story of how the community of nations, nongovernmental organizations, scientists, and multinational corporations have in recent decades created an unprecedented set of laws and institutions intended to help solve large-scale environmental problems. The book critically examines the serious shortcomings of current efforts and the underlying reasons why disturbing trends persist. It presents key concepts in international law and regime formation in simple, accessible language, and describes the current institutional landscape as well as lessons learned and new directions needed in international governance. Global Environmental Governance is a concise guide, with lists of key terms, study questions, and other features designed to help readers think about and understand the concepts discussed.

On the Edge of the World

Author : Edmund Candler
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An account of journey description on Hindu holy places in Western Himalaya.

Bridge at the Edge

Author : Boye Brogeland
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A fascinating 'over-the-shoulder' look at top-level bridge.

The Bridge at Qu bec

Author : William D. Middleton
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The seven-decades-long struggle to build a bridge at Québec over the St. Lawrence River; completed in 1919, it still stands as the greatest of its kind.

America the Possible

Author : James Gustave Speth
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In this volume, James Gustave Speth looks at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls 'America the Possible', an attractive future that we can still realize.

Electrical World

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The great world of London

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World s Work

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The Railway and Shipping World

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Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World

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Wide Awake

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Engineering News and American Railway Journal

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Green to Gold

Author : Daniel C. Esty
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From the Publishers Weekly review: "Two experts from Yale tackle the business wake-up-call du jour-environmental responsibility-from every angle in this thorough, earnest guidebook: pragmatically, passionately, financially and historically. Though "no company the authors know of is on a truly long-term sustainable course," Esty and Winston label the forward-thinking, green-friendly (or at least green-acquainted) companies WaveMakers and set out to assess honestly their path toward environmental responsibility, and its impact on a company's bottom line, customers, suppliers and reputation. Following the evolution of business attitudes toward environmental concerns, Esty and Winston offer a series of fascinating plays by corporations such as Wal-Mart, GE and Chiquita (Banana), the bad guys who made good, and the good guys-watchdogs and industry associations, mostly-working behind the scenes. A vast number of topics huddle beneath the umbrella of threats to the earth, and many get a thorough analysis here: from global warming to electronic waste "take-back" legislation to subsidizing sustainable seafood. For the responsible business leader, this volume provides plenty of (organic) food for thought. "

Requiem for a Species

Author : Clive Hamilton
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To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservativism and a watchful eye on the future.City Fightsfollows on from the symposium "Energy and Urban Strategies", which bro

Paths to a Green World

Author : Jennifer Clapp
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Examines the debates over the causes and consequences of environmental change from economic, political, ecological, and social perspectives.

English Mechanic and World of Science

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