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Two Percent Solutions for the Planet: 50 Low-Cost, Low-Tech, Nature-Based Practices for Combatting Hunger, Drought, and Climate Change

By: Courtney White

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003664

ISBN: 1603586172

Condition: New


Two Percent Solutions for the Planet profiles fifty innovative practices that soak up carbon dioxide in soils, reduce energy use, sustainably intensify food production, and increase water quality. The two percent refers to: the amount of new carbon in the soil needed to reap a wide variety of ecological and economic benefits; the percentage of the nation s population who are farmers and ranchers; and the low financial cost (in terms of GDP) needed to get this work done. As White explained in Grass, Soil, Hope, a highly efficient carbon cycle captures, stores, releases, and recaptures biochemic... View more info

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The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature [used book]

By: David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1997

Seller ID: 001546

ISBN: 1864484144

Condition: Good


This text is environmentalist David Suzuki's "bottom line" for a sustainable future. It begins by exploring the inventiveness that has enabled humans to adapt so successfully to life on Earth. This has led to explosive changes in population, phenomenal scientific and technological power, greatly increased consumption of resources, a massive movement to the cities and the new global economics. As we prepare for the arrival of the next millennium, the need to find a truly sustainable way of living is urgent. But before a new way of living can be defined, the non-negotiable needs all humans have ... View more info

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Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, The Missing Science

By: Ian Plimer

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Connor Court Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: 004303

ISBN: 1921421142

Condition: New


The Earth is an evolving dynamic system. Current changes in climate, sea level and ice are within variability. Atmospheric CO2 is the lowest for 500 million years. Climate has always been driven by the Sun, the Earth's orbit and plate tectonics and the oceans, atmosphere and life respond. Humans have made their mark on the planet, thrived in warm times and struggled in cool times. The hypothesis that humans can actually change climate is unsupported by evidence from geology, archaeology, history and astronomy. The hypothesis is rejected. A new ignorance fills the yawning spiritual gap in West... View more info

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The Water-Wise Home: How to conserve and reuse Water in your home and landscape

By: Laura Allen

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001929

ISBN: 1612121691

Condition: New


Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes proven conservation techniques, explains how to create a water-wise landscape, and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for setting up a waterless composting toilet as well as systems to reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and more. View more info

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World

By: Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Canada, Greystone Books: 2015

Seller ID: A1133

ISBN: 1771640995

Condition: New


"If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere. The death of bees is at least that dramatic and with even more far-reaching consequences." More Than Honey, the book based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, takes us on a global tour of the world of bees, introducing us along the way to "killer bees," Frankenbees, beekeepers, and human pollinators. Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld examine both the history and current status of our relationship to and reliance on bees, and expose the human be... View more info

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Back from the Brink : How Australia's Landscape Can Be Saved

By: Peter Andrews

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2006

Seller ID: 9780733319624

ISBN: 0733319629

Condition: New


Featured on Australian Story, Peter Andrews is a racehorse breeder and farmer credited with remarkable success in converting degraded, salt-ravaged properties into fertile, drought-resistant pastures. His methods are so at odds with conventional scientific wisdom that for 30 years he has been dismissed and ridiculed as a madman. He has faced bankruptcy and family break-up. But now, on the brink of ecological disaster, leading politicians, international scientists and businessmen are beating a path to his door as they grapple with how best to alleviate the affects of drought on the Australian l... View more info

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Back from the Brink : How Australia's Landscape Can Be Saved [used book]

By: Peter Andrews

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2006

Seller ID: 0733319629

ISBN: 0733319629

Condition: Good


Featured on Australian Story, Peter Andrews is a racehorse breeder and farmer credited with remarkable success in converting degraded, salt-ravaged properties into fertile, drought-resistant pastures. His methods are so at odds with conventional scientific wisdom that for 30 years he has been dismissed and ridiculed as a madman. He has faced bankruptcy and family break-up. But now, on the brink of ecological disaster, leading politicians, international scientists and businessmen are beating a path to his door as they grapple with how best to alleviate the affects of drought on the Australian l... View more info

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Beyond the Brink : Peter Andrews' radical vision for a sustainable Australian landscape

By: Peter Andrews

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2008

Seller ID: 9780733324109

ISBN: 073332410X

Condition: New


Ever controversial, Peter Andrews, described as a prophet in his own land, once again challenges farmers, governments (federal and state), environmentalists and scientists to face the consequences of their actions. Unless attitudes change now, our lands, forests and rivers, flora and fauna, that we have wilfully mistreated for far too many years, will be degraded beyond repair. About the Author: Farmer, horse breeder and extraordinary conservationist, Peter Andrew's was the subject of a two-part Australian Story in 2005, Of Drought and Flooding Rain, about his controversial vision for saving ... View more info

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A Slice of Organic Life : Projects for Your Garden, Home and Community

By: Sheherazade Goldsmith

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Dorling Kindersley: 2018

Seller ID: 9780143769934

ISBN: 0143769936

Condition: New


This book is packed with projects, advice and inspiration - start feeling good about what you can achieve instead of guilty about what you can't. A Slice of Organic Life is the perfect guide to a more organic and simple life, with projects for your garden, home, community and life, including a foreword by Matt and Lentil Purbrick (of Grown & Gathered). From growing and preserving your own food, to raising your own animals, making natural body products, reducing your household waste or joining a community garden, this book will help you enjoy the pleasures of organic, sustainable living. No... View more info