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But Is It True?: A Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues.
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But Is It True?: A Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues.

By Aaron Wildavsky .

Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press, 1995. Hardcover First Edition (1995), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, in accordance with Harvard University Press's customary practice. First Edition (1995), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, in accordance with Harvard University Press's customary practice. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows a touch of crimping to the heel of the backstrip and a couple of very small, very faint smudges to the top and fore-edges; a former owner's gift inscription at the front free endpaper; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very-close-to--new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing unobtrusive cosmetic flaws - and the inscription. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New''. Over twenty years since publication, still has that pleasant "New Book' scent. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; else flawless; unclipped. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.55 x 6.75 x 1.4 inches). viii, 574 pages. Sparsely illustrated with graphs, charts, and tables. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 3 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$44.10

Children of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy.
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Children of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy.

By Alfred W. Crosby .

New York, NY W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. Hardcover First Edition (2006), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition (2006), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and clean. Virtually 'As New'.The DJ is also flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.85 x 0.85 inches). xv, 192 pages. Language: English. Weight: 13.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$39.20

Waste Recycling and Pollution Control Handbook.
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Waste Recycling and Pollution Control Handbook.

By A. V. Bridgwater and C.J. Mumford.

New York, NY Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. Hardcover First Edition (1979); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence.. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows the former owner's address label rubber-stamped at the rear free endpaper along with his professional stamp; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single unobtrusive flaw. Just about pristine.The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; else flawless; unclipped. Very close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches). 706pp. (Van Nostrand Reinhold Environmental Engineering Series). First Edition (1979); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence.. Hardback with DJ. While this is not a terribly large book, due to its weight, it will require a higher shipping charge for priority domestic and international orders than for most books. Customers requesting priority shipment and international orders should expect shipping charges which will reflect the actual shipping charges to ship this book to your destination. We' won't gouge you; but will charge actual cost plus the usual few cents to cover packaging costs.

$44.10

Understanding Water Rights and Conflicts.

By Herbert Court Young .

Denver, CO BurgYoung Publishing, 2003. Paperback Second Edition (2003), Revised & Enlarged. The first edition was published in 1990. Second Edition (2003), Revised & Enlarged. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches). 339 pages. Language: English. Weight: 13.5 ounces. The first edition was published in 1990. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Transport and Fate of Contaminants in the Subsurface.

By United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Cincinnati, OH United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1989. Paperback Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing and very faint soiling to the wrapper covers; former owner's initials at the upper corner of the front panel. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. A handsome, very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing the mildest wear and a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.95 x 8.5 x 0.35 inches). v, 148 pages. Produced by the Center for Environmental Research Information and Robert S. Karr Environmental Research Laboratory. Language: English. Weight: 13.5 ounces. Paperback.

$14.70

Wastewater Treatment Plant Design (WPCF Manual of Practice No. 8, ASCE Manual on Engineering Practice No. 36).

By Water Pollution Control Federation & American Society of Civil Engineers .

New York, NY Water Pollution Control Federation & American Society of Civil Engineers, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus (1977), Third Printing (1991). Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the panels; a very small coffee-like stain at the bottom edge of the text block; barely discernible smudging to the top edge of same. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing just a couple very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10 x 7.05 x 1.15 inches). xiv, 560 pages. Indludes Index. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 3 ounces. First Edition Thus (1977), Third Printing (1991). Paperback.

$49.00

Fate of Pollutants in the Air and Water Environments, Part 1: Mechanism of Interaction Between Environments and Mathematical Modeling and the Physical State of Pollutants.

By I. H. Suffet.

New York, NY John Wiley & Sons: Interscience , 1977. Hardcover First Edition [1977]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition [1977]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: The Book shows just a hint of wear to the extremities; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Not quite pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows indications of moderate use: a quarter-inch chip along the head of the backstrip; else moderate wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; unclipped. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.4 x 1.25 inches). xx, 484 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 13.5 ounces. Advances in Environmental Science and Technology Series, Volume 8. Hardback with DJ.

$19.60

Environmental Hazards of War: Releasing Dangerous Forces in an Industrialized World.

By Arthur H. Westing, (Editor).

Newbury Park, CA Sage Publications , 1990. Hardcover First Edition [1990], so stated. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches). xvi, 96 pages. International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). Weight: 11.4 ounces. First Edition [1990], so stated. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

Man and the Waters of the Upper Ohio Basin.

By C.A. Tryon and M.A. Shapiro, (Editors).

Pittsburgh, PA Pymatuning Laboratory of Field Biology, 1956. Hardcover First Edition [1956], unstated. Very Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: mild rubbing to blue cloth over boards, a little scuffing at the rear panel. The title has been printed in ink at backstrip, which had been devoid of titles. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Not quite pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.25 x 8.7 x 0.45 inches). 100 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 2.8 ounces. A Symposium held at Linesville, Pennsylvania, under the joint auspices of the Pymatuning Laboratory of Field Biology, Dept. of Biological Sciences, The College, and the Dept. of Public Health Practice, The Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. First Edition [1956], unstated. Hardback: Lacks DJ, but may be as issued.

$19.60

Air Pollution Studies with the EURAD Model System.

By A. Ebel, M. Kerschgens, F.M. Neubauer and P. Speth, (Editors).

Cologne, Germany Universitat zu Koln, 1993. Paperback Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of sunning to the backstrip; "Spare Copy" rubber stamped at the front panel. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 78 pages. Mitteilunger aus dem Institut fur Geophysik und Meteorologie de Universitat zu Koln. Heft 92. Academic Press Paperback.

$24.50

Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation.
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Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation.

By Andrea Peacock.

Boulder, CO Johnson Books, 2003. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 244pp. Academic Press Paperback. The fact that authors Jim Harrison, Terry Tempest Williams, Peter Matthiessen, and Charles Bowden all endorsed Andrea Peacock's book was enough for me to dive in. From the first page, it was a decision I never regretted. Peacock is a very good writer with a keen and precise instinct for investigative reporting. Her ability to shine a light on one of America's most savage and tragic disasters makes the story not only interesting, but arresting as well. What happened in Libby, Montana, is a case study of corporate greed, government complacency, and the arrogance of power. If you are interested in this subject (and you should be), Peacock's rendering of the tale will satisfy you on every level. Highly recommended.

$34.30

Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth.
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Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth.

By Lester R. Brown.

New York, NY W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. Hardcover First Ed; First Impression. First Ed; First Impression. Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the most minute indications of use; price intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 333pp. Hardback with DJ. Lester Brown occupies an unique position, as former president and founder of the Worldwatch Institute and current president of the Earth Policy Institute (check out both sites online). Not only does he want to make a change, but he has access to information that is truly global in scope. There may perhaps be no other author with such an intimate understanding of the trends that now face humanity at the dawn of this new century. The first quarter of the book provides a bird's-eye view of our planet, a planet in decline. Whatever undefined notions you might have had about what writer Thomas Berry has termed 'ecocide' will suddenly be very clear. Afer a litany of statistics that are absolutely mind-boggling, Brown's statement, "we are losing the war to save the planet," no longer smacks of hyperbole. However, this is no pessimist's rant. The next third of the book outlines a stunning vision of Brown's eco-economy. Don't mistake, this is not eco-utopia - but damn close! Cars that produce water as waste. Sustainable fisheries and forest that don't collapse. An economy based on wind and solar-power. His vision of a sustainable tomorrow is nothing less than the measure of today. I hesitate to think of what will happen if we continue with business as usual, that is, if we continue with our fossil-fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy. The last third of the book outlines the practical steps we must make in order to bring about this eco-era. These include: a tax shift that hits messy industries, the end of government subsidized deforestation, quality ecolabeling (voting with our wallets), and tradable permits that set well-defined limits on, say, units of fish caught per year. Brown, like so many oher eco-economists, also emphasizes the need to work within the limits of our natural capital (nature's productive and absorbtion capacity). Every section of this book is cogently argued, factual and compelling, and his ideas for change are stunning. From the role of NGOs and the United Nations to individual initiatives, like green power options, this book is very down to earth and pragmatic about change. Unlike most studies in ecology, economics, or politics, Brown doesn't limit himself to one aspect of the discussion. You get the facts, a comprehensive vision, and the concrete steps required to bring that vision into reality. This is a must read for anybody interested in environmentalism, economics, futurism, or governmental policy in general. The Washington Post nailed it on the head when they described Brown as "One of the world's most influential thinkers." Read this book, and see the world through this remarkable man's eyes. Essential reading.

$14.11

Cool, Clear Water: The Key to Our Environment.

By Bob Spring and Ira and Harvey Manning.

Seattle, WA Superior Publishing Company: Salisbury Press, 1970. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows just a touch of wear to extremities; moderate shelfwear faint foxing; couple of light smudges front free endpaper; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows moderate wear to the extremities; mild rubbing; 1/2” closed tear; faint, but pervasive soiling; price unclipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'fresh', but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Folio. 175pp. Hardback with DJ.

$7.06

Probability Is All We Have: Uncertainties, Delays, and Environmental Policy Making.

By James K. Hammitt.

New York, NY Garland Publishing, 1990. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: Mild scuff to a small spot at the front panel, near the hinge; else just a hint of shelfwear. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. First Ed, unstated. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$16.27

Climate and Environmental Database Systems (The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science).

By Michael Lautenschlager and Manfred Reinke [Editors].

Boston, MA Kluwer Academic Pubishers, 1997. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use, but this is an EX-LIBRARY copy, withdrawn, showing the usual marks and designations. Else, only a bit of sunning at the backstrip, though the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder or Book-Club. 8vo. 197pp. Hardcover: Pictorial Laminate Boards.

$67.42

Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature.
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Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature.

By Carl N. McDaniel and John M. Gowdy.

Berkeley, CA University of California Press, 2000. Paperback First Ed thus, but later printing. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 225pp. First Ed thus, but later printing. Academic Press Paperback.

$13.03

A Guide to Local Environmental Auditing.

By Noel Bruder and Hugh Barton.

London, UK Earthscan Publications, 1995. Paperback First Edition [1995], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; moderate overall rubbing. The former owner's address label inside the front cover; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. No longer pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. (6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches). xvi, 370 pages. Illustrated throughout with charts and graphs. Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds. First Edition [1995], so stated. Paperback.

$24.50

Acid Deposition: Atmospheric Processes in Eastern North America.

By Jack Calvert.

Washington DC National Academy Press, 1983. Paperback First Edition [1983], unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 375pp. First Ed, but unstated. First Edition [1983], unstated. Paperback.

$7.06