Silent Spring is an environmental science book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin on September 27, 1962. The book documented the detrimental effects on the environment—particularly on birds—of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation and public officials of accepting industry claims unquestioningly. In the late 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to the American public. Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, but it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses, and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Research and writing Frank Edwin Egler was a contributor to the book. Content
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Nature’s matrix: Linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereigntyAn important book argues that conservationists who focus on creating nature preserves are undermining their own cause. To truly protect biodiversity, environmentalists must support the global struggle of peasant farmers for human rights, land, and sustainable agriculture. NATURE’S MATRIX Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty by Ivette Perfecto,John Vandermeer,and Angus Wright Earthscan, 2009 reviewed by Ian Angus In any discussion of biodiversity and species extinction, someone insists that overpopulation is the problem. For a convincing antidote to such views, I highly recommend Nature’s Matrix, an important book by ecologists Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer and Angus Wright. The issue is not how many people there are, but what the people do: some forms of agriculture destroy life, others preserve and expand it. A doomed strategy “On the reserves purchased through donations to the Trust, which are expertly managed by its overseas partners, permanent protection is in place.
Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future (Vintage): Climate Central: 9780307743367: Amazon.com: BooksThe One-Straw RevolutionMasanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008) was a farmer and philosopher who was born and raised on the Japanese island of Shikoku. He studied plant pathology and spent several years working as a customs inspector in Yokohama. While working there, at the age of 25, he had an inspiration that changed his life. He decided to quit his job, return to his home village and put his ideas into practice by applying them to agriculture. Over the next 65 years he worked to develop a system of natural farming that demonstrated the insight he was given as a young man, believing that it could be of great benefit to the world. In 1975 he wrote The One-Straw Revolution, a best-selling book that described his life’s journey, his philosophy, and farming techniques. After The One-Straw Revolution was published in English, Mr.
Richard Preston(con't. from the Home Page) ... In THE WILD TREES, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett and Marie Antoine, who found a lost world above California, dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored. The deep redwood canopy is a vertical Eden filled hanging gardens of ferns, reefs of lichens, small animals, and all sorts of plants, including thickets of huckleberry bushes and small trees actually growing on the branches of giant redwoods. There are massive redwood limb systems fused into flying buttresses and carved into “fire caves.” Thick layers of soil sitting on limbs harbor animal and plant life unknown to science. Preston account of this world, by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating, is an adventure story told in novelistic detail by a master of nonfiction narrative. “ENTHRALLING.” “A TRANSFIXING READ.” “A SUPERLATIVE WORK OF NARRATIVE NONFICTION.” “Neither science nor moralizing drives this story... The Wild Trees Richard Preston
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things | William McDonoughOne of the most influential recent books on design and environmentalism.” —Alice Rawsthorn, The New York Times [McDonough] point[s] to a path out of the seemingly un-winnable trench war between conservation and commerce.” —James Surowiecki, The New Yorker A rare example of the ‘inspirational’ book that actually is.” —Steven Poole, The Guardian [McDonough and Braungart’s] ideas are bold, imaginative, and deserving of serious attention.” —Ben Ehrenreich, Mother Jones [A] clear, accessible manifesto . . . —Publishers Weekly A readable, provocative treatise that ‘gets outside the box’ in ahuge way. —Kirkus Reviews For those of us who have a hunger to know what the next great idea will be, this highly readable book captures and challenges the imagination.” —Sarah D. With this book, McDonough and Braungart open our eyes to the way to genuine sustainability by the study of nature and mimicking her ways. —Dr.
Environmental News Network -- Know Your EnvironmentRead Online | Sacred Economics | Charles EisensteinSubscribe to Charles Newsletter Connect on Facebook Read Online Welcome to the HTML version of Sacred Economics. Sacred Economics Full text of Sacred Economics in Romanian can be found here. Introduction: (German) (Swedish) (French) (Hungarian) (Italian) (Dutch) (Greek) (Polish) Chapter 1: The Gift World (German)(Swedish) (Polish) (Dutch) (Italian)(Greek – Part 1)(Greek – Part 2) Chapter 2: Greed and the Illusion of Scarcity (German) (Swedish) (Polish) (Dutch) (Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2) Chapter 3: Money and the Mind (German) (Swedish) (Polish)(Dutch) (Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2) Chapter 4: The Trouble with Property (German) (Swedish) (Polish) (Greek Part 1)(Greek Part 2) Chapter 5: The Corpse of the Commons (German) (Swedish) (Polish) (Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2) Chapter 6: The Economics of Usury (German) (Swedish)(Polish)(Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2)(Greek Part 3) Chapter 7: The Crisis of Civilization (German) (Swedish) (Polish)(Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2)
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Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development - Herman E. Daly - Google BooksThe Aldo Leopold FoundationThe new issue of The Leopold Outlook magazine should be reaching our members in a week or so. In recognition of the centennial of the extinction of the passenger pigeon and the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, this issue is all about endangered species and the extinction crisis. It addresses some of the pressing questions before us as we examine the problem of species decline. Read more updates in our May e-Newsletter online here. ShareThis Email this page to a friend or recommend it to others. Proud to be a part of the Wis-Conservation Way!
First the SeedThe Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology Jack Ralph Kloppenburg, Jr. Publication Year: 2004 First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. 1988 Cloth, 1990 Paperback, Cambridge University PressWinner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Agricultural History SocietyWinner of the Robert K. Published by: University of Wisconsin Press Preface to the second edition Download PDF (26.5 KB) pp. xiii-xiv Sixteen years after the initial publication of First the Seed, I am presented with the opportunity to revisit my work and evaluate it against the backdrop of subsequent events. Preface to the first edition Download PDF (268.4 KB) pp. xv-xviii It is only March 8, but I planted today. Acknowledgments Download PDF (94.3 KB) pp. xix-xx It is with mingled senses of relief and pleasure that I complete tis book. 1. Download PDF (1.3 MB) pp. 1-18 2. Download PDF (2.1 MB) pp. 19-49 3.
Biblioteca online completa sobre permacultura, bioconstrucción, agricultura ecológica y másApreciados lectores, Parece un contrasentido, crear un método en la Apicultura del “no hacer” (Wu Wei, como lo denominó su creador), cuando precisamente esta “cultura” estudia a las abejas, que conforman uno de los modelos asociativos más complejos, organizadas y trabajadoras que se conocen de los seres vivos. Sin embargo, si juntamos las técnicas… En "CSA ENTRANSICIÓN 2.0" Qué es la permacultura y cómo podemos aplicarla La permacultura es una respuesta que entrega herramientas factibles a nivel individual y colectivo, a la inquietud interna de cada ser humano, por querer conectarnos con la tierra. Por vivir una vida mas ecológica y consciente con nuestro entorno. En "Permacultura"