An Inconvenient Truth

Author: Al Gore
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594865671
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis, describes changes to the environment caused by global warming, and discusses the shift in environmental policy that is needed to avert disaster.

An Inconvenient Truth

Author: Albert Gore
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439569757
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis, describes changes to the environment caused by global warming, and discusses the shift in environmental policy that is needed to avert disaster.

Green Movement

Author: Chris Eboch
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1617838888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the face of injustice, people band together to work for change, and through their influence, what was once unthinkable becomes common. This title traces the history of the green movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from the work of nineteenth-century conservationists through activists� work to stop pollution and save endangered species and up to the efforts to combat climate change and global warming in the twenty-first century. Features include a glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

America Goes Green

Author: Kim Kennedy White
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846574
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explores the history and evolution of environmentalism in modern America, featuring essays that look at environmental issues facing each state, primary source documents, and thematic A to Z entries.

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature

Author: Geoff Hamilton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600538
Format: PDF
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This encyclopedia introduces readers to American poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the environment (broadly defined as humanity’s natural surroundings), from the discovery of America through the present. The work includes biographical and literary entries on material from early explorers and colonists such as Columbus, Bartolomé de Las Casas and Thomas Harriot; Native American creation myths; canonical 18th- and 19th-century works of Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Twain, Dickinson and others; to more recent figures such as Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Stanley Cavell, Rachel Carson, Jon Krakauer and Al Gore. It is meant to provide a synoptic appreciation of how the very concept of the environment has changed over the past five centuries, offering both a general introduction to the topic and a valuable resource for high school and university courses focused on environmental issues.

Gaither s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Author: Carl C. Gaither
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387495770
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Scientists and other keen observers of the natural world sometimes make or write a statement pertaining to scientific activity that is destined to live on beyond the brief period of time for which it was intended. This book serves as a collection of these statements from great philosophers and thought-influencers of science, past and present. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations allows the reader quickly to find relevant quotations or citations to spearhead an oral or written presentation of their research. Organized thematically and indexed alphabetically by author, this work makes readily available an unprecedented collection of approximately 18,000 quotations related to a broad range of scientific topics including astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. With its unique thematic organization of the quotations, this book accomplishes its goal of presenting a large array of entries in each discipline and enabling the reader to choose a quotation on a particular subject from a variety of sources and perspectives. The resulting compendium allows the reader to conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind’s scientific achievements. Quotations are listed with the credited author, title, chapter, page number, birth/death date and occupation where possible.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Second Edition

Author: S. George Philander
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506320759
Format: PDF
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The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provided a multi-authored, academic yet non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of global warming, to appreciate the effects of human activity and greenhouse gases around the world, and to learn the history of climate change and the research enterprise examining it. This edition was well received, with notable reviews. Since its publication, the debate over the advent of global warming at least partially brought on by human enterprise has continued to ebb and flow, depending literally on the weather, politics, and media coverage of climate summits and debates. Advances in research also change the discourse as new data is collected and new scientific projects continue to explore and explain global warming and climate change. Thus, a new, Second Edition updates more than half of the original entries and adds new perspectives and content to keep students and researchers up-to-date in a field that has proven provocatively lively.

Understanding Global Warming

Author: Rebecca Johnson
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0761338802
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It's a fact: Earth is warming up. Scientists have learned that air pollution and other human actions are causing Earth to heat up at an alarming rate. They call this heating global warming. All over the planet, towering glaciers are melting and shrinking. Sea level is rising, threatening to put coastal lands underwater. Earth's delicate balance of plants and animals is in danger. We must join together in the quest to slow and prevent global warming. With engaging text and eye-catching images-plus a special Going Green section-this book tells you all about global warming and what you can do to prevent it. Book jacket.

Green Investing

Author: Gagari Chakrabarti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132220269
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book seeks to answer the essential question of the investment-worthiness of green instruments. It is evident that investing in green and energy-efficient firms will be the most profitable choice for wise investors in the years to come. The reconciliation of the social choice for green technology and investors’ choice for gray technology will be automatically achieved once green firms become more profitable than gray ones, in the Indian context. As there has been very little research done in this area, especially in the Indian context, this book addresses that gap. In order to do so, it follows the development of five different portfolios consisting of 100% green, 75% green-25% gray, 50% green-50% gray, 25% green-75% gray and 100% gray stocks, and attempts to answer questions such as: Do green portfolios entail less relative own-risk as compared to their gray counterparts? How effectively do green portfolios avoid market risk? Are green portfolios inherently more stable? Do green portfolios have a higher probability of surviving a financial crisis? Is the performance of green portfolios backed by their fundamentals? Is there any particular technical trading strategy that can ensure a consistently above-average return from these portfolios?