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Mowhawkee in the Moment: Volume 1: The American West

by Jeanne Marethe Prinsloo and Ronette van der Walt

A strange out of place character, exemplifies the beauty of some of the most splendid locations in the American West, whilst carrying a critical message. Jeanne launched "Mowhawkee in the Moment" at the end of 2016. The American West, will be the first of several volumes. The next volume will be set in the picturesque Cape region of South Africa. She bought a Pegasus/Unicorn onesie initially only for the novelty of it at a Walmart in Michigan, USA, just before their cross-country road trip. The actual project was eventually born on the open roads of America. She ended up jumping into her onesie when inspired by a setting and Ronet would skillfully snap away to capture those perfect moments. Only when they got back to South Africa did she decide to publish these beautiful quirky creations. ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Travel, United States
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 October 2018 onward  

Advancing Energy Policy: Lessons on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities

by Chris Foulds and Rosie Robison

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 193 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Finding Jessie

by Ronette Van der Walt and Jeanne Marethe Prinsloo

In 2016, two South African women gave up their lives of comfort for that of the unknown. Stuck in comfort zones that kept them from living their full potential, they decided to turn their worlds upside down. They sold nearly everything they own and went on a road trip, a long one. They headed to the USA, deciding to take on the largest road network in the world. If you’re going to do a road trip you might as well go all out. They bought an old van, named her Jessie and drove just under 18,000 miles through 48 states in 5 months.This is a collection of photographs of Jessie, in some of America’s most spectacular places and a few peculiar ones. Jessie features in each picture, some are obvious, some not.Have fun, enjoy the road trip. Maybe, just maybe you’re inspired to do the same....

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Travel, United States
Size: 68 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2018 onward  

BEAST

by S.E. McKenzie

'Beast' is S.E. McKenzie's twelfth Epic Poem which explores the power of Beast....

Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Poetry, Drama & Criticism, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 20 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 2.90 / 5
2 reviews

Forbidden Meteorology

by John Billen

Forbidden Meteorology explains how to change a drought situation into a small rain storm in three days....

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 279 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2018 onward  

Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, 1900-1941

by William F. Deverell and Tom Sitton

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be connected to the future of the metropolitan region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three rivers and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 170 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2018 onward  

Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies: From Science to Innovation

by Enrico Benetto and Kilian Gericke

This book provides insight into the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along the entire business value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural systems, smart mobility systems, urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment. The book is based on papers presented at the 8th International Life Cycle Management Conference that took place from September 3-6, 2017 in Luxembourg, and which was organized by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the University of Luxembourg in the framework of the LCM Conference Series. This book is open access under a CC BY license...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Physics
Size: 529 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
2 reviews

The Future We Want: The Earth We Need

by Aditya Goel

Water and sanitation problems have reached boiling point; children are dying unnecessarily at the rate of 20 jumbo jets crashing every day. We forget that the water cycle and life cycle are one. Only a fool tests the depth of water with both feet. What makes the desert beautiful is that it somewhere hides a well. As I travel around the world, people think the only place where there is potential conflict over water is the Middle East, but they are completely wrong. We have the problem all over the world. The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans. Thus, it is necessary to conserve and use this resource efficiently.
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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 499 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Why We Should Go Vegan

by Magnus Vinding

We should go vegan!That is the unambiguous conclusion of this short book. This conclusion is reached through a broad examination of the consequences of our not being vegan - both in relation to human health, environmental pollution, the risk of the spread of diseases, and in relation to the animals we farm and kill. On all these levels the conclusion is clear: We have no good reason to not go vegan, while we have many good reasons to stop our practice of raising, killing and eating animals and things from them. The bottom line: We have a strong ethical obligation to go vegan, and that is true even if we only care about ourselves and our fellow human beings."Magnus Vinding makes a compelling case for ending the abuse of other sentient beings. What will we tell our grandchildren? ("But I lik...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 65 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Simple Case for Going Vegan

by Magnus Vinding

This essay aims to show that we are morally obliged to go vegan by our own core values. The essay is divided into two parts, where the first part presents a simple argument for veganism based on an ethical principle that we all hold valid, while the second part argues that the only reason we are not vegan is that we are speciesists, and that this is no more justifiable than supporting other forms of discrimination such as racism or sexism....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 10 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
229 reviews

Walden (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Henry David Thoreau

At Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau reflected on simpler living in the natural world. By removing himself from the distractions of materialism, Thoreau hoped to not only improve his spiritual life but also gain a better understanding of society through solitary introspection.In Walden, Thoreau condenses his two-year, two-month, two-day stay into a single year, using the four seasons to symbolize human development—a cycle of life shared by both nature and man. A celebration of personal renewal through self-reliance, independence, and simplicity, composed for all of us living in “quiet desperation,” Walden is eternal.Revised edition: Previously published as Walden, this edition of Walden (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Travel, United States
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2018 onward  

Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages

by Toshiyuki Monma and Itsuo Goto

This book summarizes the results of 3 years of agricultural and forestry reconstructive efforts and applied research conducted directly in the affected areas of Fukushima following the Great East Japan Earthquake. It describes fast and effective revival methods and technologies from tsunami and radiation damages, demonstrated through the collaborative efforts of researchers, students, local farmers, forest owners, and municipalities gathered under the Tokyo University of Agriculture East Japan Assistance Project. Consisting of four parts, the first part of the book provides an overview of the damage and measures taken to overcome them by the local municipalities and the Tokyo University of Agriculture. The second part presents data and results of agricultural recovery from the tsunami—fo...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 264 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in the United States (Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology)

by John P. Giesy and Keith R. Solomon

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology attempts to provide concise, critical reviews of timely advances, philosophy and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics, in any segment of the environment, as well as toxicological implications....

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 269 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Rewilding European Landscapes

by Henrique M. Pereira and Laetitia M. Navarro

Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. This book proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. The book aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We beli...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 227 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History)

by Abigail Woods and Michael Bresalier

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Genre: History, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Nature & Ecology
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2018 onward  

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy

by Iris Lewandowski

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 354 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Gabriella's plight: A baby Rhino's tale

by Alan Riches

Gabriella is the name given to a female baby Rhinouserous, who sadly loses her loving family at the hands of horrible, greedy, poachers. This very short tale tells the world of her plight, along with the other endangered Animals in Africa today. It is a very sad fact that Rhinos along with other animals are horribly slaughtered daily for nothing more than the Keratin in their beautiful horns.,This incidentally, happens to be the same substance that human fingernails and toenails are made of.A poor little, now orphaned Rhino tells her sad story. Her sad loss of her beautiful family, but also how through the help of nice humans lives to fight on another day, eventually raising her very own family.This short tale, Gabriella plight, tells the world of the pain and loss as seen through the ey...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 10 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2018 onward  

Proceedings of the Scientific-Practical Conference "Research and Development - 2016"

by K. V. Anisimov and A. V. Dub

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 730 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2018 onward  

The Ecological Scarcity Method for the European Union: A Volkswagen Research Initiative: Environmental Assessments (AutoUni – Schriftenreihe)

by Stephan Ahbe and Simon Weihofen

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This report transfers the Ecological Scarcity Method (ESM) to the EU and its 28 member states. It provides a powerful tool for unbiased environmental assessments in enterprises and surveys the current impacts and the targets published by environmental authorities, specifically the European Environment Agency. ESM assesses environmental impacts of manufacturing sites and production processes. Developed in 1990 in Switzerland, ESM has already gained regulatory status in proving entitlements for tax exemptions. The method assesses all important impacts in air, water, energy consumption, waste generation and freshwater consumption and also supports environmental investment decisions....

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 93 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2018 onward  

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

by Alberto Troccoli and Alberto Troccoli

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2018 onward  

Report on Global Environmental Competitiveness (2013) (Current Chinese Economic Report Series)

by Wang Jinnan and Li Jianjian

This book explores the environmental competitiveness of 133 countries around the world, presenting an index evaluation system to facilitate a comparative analysis of environmental competitiveness on a global scale. This is a new way to measure competitiveness in the light of the contradiction between world economic development and environmental protection. Global environmental competitiveness covers five aspects: the ecological environment, resources environment, environmental management, environmental impacts and environmental coordination. The authors use longitudinal study and horizontal analysis, combining qualitative and quantitative analysis methods so as to conduct an in-depth study of theoretical, empirical and methodological issues of global environmental competitiveness.The work ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 846 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2018 onward  

Energy Poverty: (Dis)Assembling Europe's Infrastructural Divide

by Stefan Bouzarovski

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 117 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2018 onward  

Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

by Nobuhiro Kaneko and Shinji Yoshiura

We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans. Environmental risks, therefore, are not only human health risks by pollution, climatic anomalies and natural disasters, but also degradation of ecosystem services on which most people are relying for their lives. We cannot entirely eliminate the risks, because it is not possible to attain zero impact on the environment, but we need to fin...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 286 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 October 2018 onward  

Wetlands and Water Framework Directive: Protection, Management and Climate Change (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences)

by Stefan Ignar and Mateusz Grygoruk

This book compares the lessons learned from a wetland-perspective approach to the changing climate and the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) with regard to environmental conservation. Examples from Germany and Poland are discussed due to the efficiency of their respective implementations of water conservation policies. Although the general scientific interest in specific issues such as wetlands, climate change, nature conservation and the WFD enjoy a well established position in international environmental research, these four elements are rarely considered together due to the complexity of the processes, biased scenarios of global change and subjective policy background. Major challenges involved in carrying out environmental conservation actions that assess the potentia...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 October 2018 onward  

Society - Water - Technology: A Critical Appraisal of Major Water Engineering Projects (Water Resources Development and Management)

by Reinhard F. Hüttl and Oliver Bens

This book presents the results of the Interdisciplinary Research Group "Society – Water – Technology" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It describes interdisciplinary evaluation criteria for major water engineering projects (MWEPs) and portrays an application to the Lower Jordan Valley (Middle East) and the Fergana Valley (Central Asia). Both areas are characterised by transboundary conflicts, by challenges due to demographic and climate change and by political and societal pressures. Based on the findings, the book provides recommendations for science and political decisions makers as well as for international financing institutions. In addition, it outlines research gaps from an interdisciplinary perspective.In the past, MWEPs have been used as an instr...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 295 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 October 2018 onward  

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology

by Joachim von Braun and Franz W. Gatzweiler

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. “Marginality” is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important message of the book is that economic and ecological approaches and institutional innovations need to be integrated to overcome marginality. The book will be a valuable source for development scholars and students, actors that design public policies, and for ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 389 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Creation: In The Beginning (The Creation Series Book 0)

by The Behrg and Clayton Behrg

In seven days, God created the world. But what happens when a new god arrives, starting The Creation over again?Deep in the jungles of the Venezuelan Rainforest a search has begun that could change the fate of humanity forever. A dying phytopharmacologist, James Dugan, will join depraved scientists and ruthless mercenaries, stopping at nothing in an effort to overcome humanity's one common enemy: Mortality.Meanwhile, plans have been laid by an eco-revolutionary group, led by rebel Faye Moanna, to put an end to the illegal deforestation taking place in the Amazon. But her true motives for going to Venezuela may compromise much more than their sociopolitical objective.Because a frightening power is stirring in the Amazon, an event beginning that only occurred once in the h...

Genre: Fiction, Religious Fiction, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 October 2018 onward  

Environmental Leadership Capacity Building in Higher Education: Experience and Lessons from Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders

by Takashi Mino and Keisuke Hanaki

The Graduate Program in Sustainability Science under the Department of Urban Engineering of The University of Tokyo has been running an environmental leadership education program at the graduate student level since 2007 called the Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders (APIEL). This book describes the University’s experiences in establishing and organizing that program and provides some lessons learned for those who are considering starting environmental leadership education programs. APIEL’s curriculum includes the classroom topic “Environmental Challenges and Leadership in Asia.” As well, the APIEL program has field units to provide experience in problem solving, decision making, and participation, taking into consideration ecological, political, economic, social, ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Industries & Professions, Reference, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Education, Nature & Ecology
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 October 2018 onward  

Environmental Governance in Latin America

by Fabio De Castro and Barbara Hogenboom

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The contributors investigate a broad range of emerging socio-environmental challenges faced by contemporary Latin America. By using environmental governance as an overarching analytical concept, they cross territorial, sectorial, and institutional boundaries to address the nature/society nexus....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 351 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 October 2018 onward  

From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: ElQuisco and Puerto Oscuro

by Gloria L. Gallardo Fernandez

From Seascapes of extinction to seascapes of confidence. Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro by Gloria Gallardo Fernandés is an important contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted challenges underlying sustainable solutions to ecological fisheries, the book describes how, in Chile, indiscriminate harvest of the edible shellfish Concholepas concholepas (false abalone or Loco), has been threatening not only the living of small-scale artisan fishers but also the ecosystem. In an attempt to strengthen the fishers’ livelihoods and at the same time recuperate the fish, the Chilean government introduced the regulatory measure: Management and Exploitation Areas for Benthic Resources (MEABRs), locally known as Management Areas (MAs) and in...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 October 2018 onward  

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