- Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature
"... covers a broad spectrum of environmental needs and challenges (water usage and consumption, preventing overfishing, reef restoration, climate change, urban conservation, population growth), as well as companies that have an ideal mix of environmental footprint and global brand. The authors convincingly argue that corporate responsibility is not only the right ethical tactic, but the right business move; making an investment in the environment now will help companies obtain the necessary resources in the future, and it will also have a positive effect on their bottom lines." (Publisher's Weekly, 1/28/2013)
- The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos
"The author presents an alarming account of the state of water on a global scale by traveling to six continents and a dozen countries to investigate what happens to vast populations when water is treated as a commodity, not a human right." (Library Journal, 10/1/2014)
- The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food
"Using the example of Hormel Foods and Quality Pork Processors, investigative journalist Genoways provides readers with an exhaustive examination of [the meatpacking] industry, shedding light on how it has evolved and expanded to embrace change, demand, and innovation." (Library Journal, 10/1/2014)
- The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
"The book doesn't take a strong stand on this controversial issue but serves as a valuable introduction to the benefits and drawbacks of fracking." (Library Journal, 7/1/2014)
- Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
"...brimming with vivid portraits, lucid scientific explanations, gripping (and funny) first-person accounts, and urgent facts about the ocean's endangerment, Deep is galvanizing, enlightening, and invaluable." (Booklist, 5/15/2014)
- The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time!
"... this book is a humorous look at innovative ways for dealing with human waste that respect the water cycle—a wastewater garden is a trademarked method for using water-tolerant plants to process sewage as part of a septic system. The author went on to create wastewater gardens in Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, and other regions with ecosystems affected by sewage treatment problems. His greater point throughout is that in the developed world we are profligate in our use of potable water to flush away waste, and this is unsustainable. His approaches to problems are pragmatic, and his stories are honest about the efficacy of given practices. This is not an instruction manual but an enlightening take on sustainable sewage treatment for readers interested in sustainability and public health." (Library Journal, 7/1/2014)
- Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time
"This text has three parts: an overview of zero waste's history, philosophy, and practical steps; examples of initiatives worldwide; and essays by prominent activists. The author offers plenty of paths to zero waste, from donkeys providing recycling transport in Italian hill towns to econometric analysis in Seattle." (Library Journal, 12/1/2013)
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