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            How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything
             

            How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything (Paperback, Main)

            By Berners-Lee, Mike

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            How Bad Are Bananas? was a groundbreaking book when first published in 2009, when most of us were hearing the phrase 'carbon footprint' for the first time. Mike Berners-Lee set out to inform us what was important (aviation, heating, swimming pools) and what made very little diffe...rence (bananas, naturally packaged, are good!). This new edition updates all the figures (from data centres to hosting a World Cup) and introduces many areas that have become a regular part of modern life - Twitter, the Cloud, Bitcoin, electric bikes and cars, even space tourism. Berners-Lee runs a considered eye over each area and gives us the figures to manage and reduce our own carbon footprint, as well as to lobby our companies, businesses and government. His findings, presented in clear and even entertaining prose, are often surprising. And they are essential if we are to address climate change.
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            ISBN 9781788163811
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Europe: A Natural History

            Europe: A Natural History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flannery, Tim

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Accompanying the release of his new book Life: Selected Writings, this new format release of Europe joins Tim Flannery's impressive collection of work.

            ISBN 9781925603941
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dirty Money
             

            Dirty Money (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benns, Matthew

            • RRP: $45.00
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            They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer. The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed Government soldiers. The rebel...s, protesting at the way the Australian company was mining the Congolese silver and copper without giving anything back to the local community, had already surrendered. But their looting of food and fuel from the Anvil Mining depot at Kilwa could not go unanswered. The Australians flew in the Government troops, loaded them onto their trucks and then stood back while they rounded up the rebellion's 'sympathisers'. We started running but the soldiers caught and searched our belongings, they arrested my dad and two other boys, said Albert Kitanika. The soldiers refused to say where they were taking his father. They took him 50 metres down the road where they shot and stabbed him to death. A United Nations investigation found Mr Kitanika was one of at least 100 people summarily executed in the Government operation in 2004. Afterwards the Australian company issued a press release praising the Government for its rapid response. Asked about its role in transporting the troops, Anvil's chief executive officer Bill Turner said: So what . Mining is a dirty business. This book reveals that the real dirt lies in the boardrooms of some of Australia's biggest companies. The United Nations named Katumba Mwanke, an adviser to Congo President Joseph Kabila, as one of the people responsible for the illegal exploitation of Congo's natural wealth. Anvil Mining put Mr Mwanke on the board of directors for three years. The Australian company has steadfastly refused to sign the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, designed to prevent dodgy deals, and is instead considering a tie-up with British mining company Trafigura, which is responsible for one of the worst pollution scandals in recent history. When d
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            ISBN 9781742750002
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait
             

            Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Demuth, Bathsheba

            • RRP: $31.99
            • $31.99
            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            A groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the dawn of the industrial age.

            ISBN 9780393358322
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security
              

            The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security (Hardback)

            By Toensmeier, Eric; Foreword by Herren, Dr Hans

            • RRP: $162.08
            • $162.08
            • Internationally sourced

            Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking new book, Eric Toensmeier argues that agriculture--specifically, the subset of practices known as carbon farming --can, and should be, a linchpin of a global climate solutions platf...orm --
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            ISBN 9781603585712
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2016
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Wild Heart: The possibility of wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand
              

            Wild Heart: The possibility of wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

            Edited by Abbott, Mick; Reeve, Richard

            • RRP: $45.00
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            mages of pristine forests, mountain ranges, untameable rivers and empty expanses of coastline are the key attraction in how we promote Aotearoa New Zealand internationally: 100% Pure no less. Such wildness is at this nations psychological and physical core. This book searches for... an understanding of the wild, of what makes wilderness such an important part of our psyche. What could wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand become, and, consequently, what might we its people also become? Contributors: Mick Abbott, Allison Ballance, Shaun Barnett, James Beattie, Mike Boyes, Tom Brooking, Stephen Espiner, Gerard Hindmarsh, Julian Kuzma, Robin McNeill, Cilla McQueen, Les Molloy, Harvey Perkins, Kerry Popplewell, Richard Reeve, Jacinta Ruru, Geoff Spearpoint, Brian Turner, Pip Wells, Jon West, Kerry Wray.
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            ISBN 9781877578205
            Published NZ 30 Nov 2011
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Dolphins of Aotearoa
              

            Dolphins of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            By Peart, Raewyn

            Dolphins of Aotearoa explores the ongoing relationship between humans and dolphins in New Zealand. Over this nation's rich history, numerous people, both Maori and Pakeha, have sought out dolphins and significant numbers of dolphins have sought out people. For many, encountering ...dolphins has been a profound and life-changing experience. This book tells the stories of many of these remarkable encounters, featuring all of the famous dolphins, such as Pelorus Jack from the early years of the 20th century, Opo in the 1950s, Maui and more recently Moko. In addition it chronicles the ultimately doomed attempts to keep dolphins in captivity in facilities such as Marineland in Napier. Importantly, Dolphins of Aotearoa also summarises the work of the dedicated scientists and researchers who over recent decades have learnt so much about our dolphins, and whose research has given great impetus to the conservation of these remarkable creatures. Extensively researched and lavishly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, and incorporating a guide to all of the dolphins of New Zealand, this is an important and much needed addition to the literature about New Zealand's marine world. It will have huge appeal.
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            ISBN 9781877517983
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
            Publisher Potton & Burton
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age
              

            Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Priestley, Rebecca

            • RRP: $45.00
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            In this engaging history, prize-winning author Rebecca Priestley reveals the alternative history of 'nuclear New Zealand' - a country where there was much enthusiasm for nuclear science and technology, from the first users of x-rays and radium in medicine; the young Kiwi physicis...ts seconded to the Manhattan Project; support for British bomb tests in the Pacific; plans for a heavy water plant at Wairakei and a nuclear power station on the Kaipara Harbour; prospecting for uranium on the West Coast; and thousands of scientists and medical professionals working with nuclear technology. Priestley then considers the dramatic transition to the proudly 'nuclear-free New Zealand' policy in the 1980s. In the late 1970s, less than a decade before, New Zealand had been considering nuclear power to meet growing electricity demand. Following the nuclear-free policy, anything with nuclear associations came under suspicion: taxi drivers referred to a science institute using a particle accelerator as 'the bomb factory' and Jools Topp of the Topp Twins refused radiation therapy for cancer, telling the doctors 'I'm a lifelong member of Greenpeace, why would I let you irradiate me?' By uncovering the long and rich history of New Zealanders' engagement with the nuclear world and the roots of our nuclear-free identity, by leading us into popular culture, politics, medicine and science, Priestley reveals much about our culture's evolving attitudes to science and technology and the world beyond our shores.
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            ISBN 9781869407278
            Published NZ 7 Sep 2012
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Total Sustainability in the Built Environment
             

            Total Sustainability in the Built Environment (Paperback)

            By Cotgrave, Alison; Riley, Mike

            • RRP: $129.99
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            The first textbook in sustainable construction bringing together the whole range of topics from planning through to facilities management in an accessible and engaging way, and complete with illustrations and photographs. Written by experts and including real-world case studies, ...this book can be used as a core text or across several modules.
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            ISBN 9780230390584
            Released NZ 6 Dec 2012
            Publisher Macmillan Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on
              

            The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on (Paperback)

            By King, David; Walker, Gabrielle

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Tells how the climate is already changing and what the future is likely to bring. This book covers technological solutions - clean ways to live, travel and keep the lights on. It also covers political solutions - the inside track on what it will take to bring the whole world to t...he same negotiating table.
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            ISBN 9780747596301
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2009
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 14+ years
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