2020-12-01T08:00:00Z A groundbreaking examination of the role that wood and trees have played in our global ecosystem--including human evolution and the rise and fall of empires--in the bestselling tradition of Yuval Harari's Sapiens and Mark Kurlansky's Salt.
As the dominant species on Earth, humans have made astonishing progress since our ancestors came...[Read More]
2020-08-16T07:00:00Z - For the character of a human to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one needs to have the good fortune of being able to observe his actions over many years. If his actions are free of all egotism, if his guiding principle is unequalled generosity, if it is absolutely certain that no reward was sought anywhere and his ideas have left a visible impression on the wor...[Read More]
2017-02-01T08:00:00Z How has our relation to energy changed over time? What differences do particular energy sources make to human values, politics, and imagination? How have transitions from one energy source to another--from wood to coal, or from oil to solar to whatever comes next--transformed culture and society? What are the implications of uneven access to energy in the past, pres...[Read More]
2017-10-17T07:00:00Z You ?lw??? h??r th? m?tt? "reduce, r?u??, r????l?!" but d? you really kn?w wh?t it m??n?? S? m?n? thing? ??n influ?n?? h?w, why, when, ?r wh?r? you r????l?, in?luding where ??u liv? and how ??u liv?, wh?r? you work and how ??u work, ?nd much m?r?. Y?u ?h?uld kn?w th? ?r???r elements ?f r?du?ing your resource consumption, r?u?ing what ??u ??n, ?nd recycling products ...[Read More]
2019-12-20T08:00:00Z This textbook focuses on a set of skills-based learning outcomes common among undergraduate environmental programs. It covers critical scientific skills and ways of thinking that bridge the gap between the knowledge-based content of introductory environmental textbooks and the professional skills students of the environment need to succeed in both their academic pro...[Read More]
2020-02-25T08:00:00Z Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs.
In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United N...[Read More]