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Now in Paperback! Last Trains examines why and how England's railway system contracted, exposing the political failures that bankrupted the railways and examining officials’ attempts to understand a transport revolution beyond their control.
The modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, competing governments, and multinational corporations, and until now, no book has set out to tell the story of this largely hidden world.
A fantastic selection of essays, edited by Charles Clarke, that explore those difficult issues that politicians try to avoid.
Andrew Palmer here provides the historical background to the new piracy.
A fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of the worldwide food production industry.
A pocket guide to everything that is wrong, funny or downright insane about the green movement.
The Frackers is a riveting narrative of how a group of risk-takers ushered in a new energy age. These individuals transformed the economic, environmental and geopolitical course of the US and the world, making a fortune in the process.
A definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond.
The captivating reports of inter-war from the celebrated Austrian writer.
Joel Magnuson's visionary insights into the decline of the Oil Age and life afterward combine sobering warnings with genuine hope. The facts are hard: global oil deposits will soon peak if they haven't already and the violent race to secure what's left has already begun.
A wide-ranging examination of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth.
Before May 2011 the top demographics experts of the United Nations had suggested that world population would peak at 9.1 billion in 2100, and then fall to 8.5 billion people by 2150. In contrast, t...
Green Politics in China is an illuminating and detailed investigation which provides crucial insights into how China is both changing internally and emerging as a powerful player in global environmental politics.
Governments have failed to stem global emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases causing climate change. Indeed, climate-changing pollution is increasing globally, and will do so for decades to come without far more aggressive action. What explains this failure to effectively tackle one of the world's most serious problems? And what can we do about it?
Last Trains examines why and how England's railway system contracted, exposing the political failures that bankrupted the railways and examining officials’ attempts to understand a transport revolution beyond their control.
Leading Liberal Democrats and sympathetic policy experts re-examine the Lib Dem approach to green policy and suggest fresh ideas for the next decade and beyond
An essential purchase for climate and environmental activists, as well as students of geography, economics and development.
This book seeks to evaluate the Scottish Government’s obsession with renewable energy, while at the same time looking at alternative sources of power that may prevent the lights going out across Scotland.
Clarke and Berners-Lee ask the burning question of whether we can actively confront the challenge of global warming.
Tony Juniper's book will change whole way you think about life, the planet and the economy.
In The Geek Manifesto Mark Henderson explains why and how we need to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into every aspect of our society.
Since the 1970s, conservative activists have invoked free markets and distrust of the federal government as part of a concerted effort to roll back environmental regulations. They have promoted a p...
In The Quest, master storyteller and leading energy expert Daniel Yergin shows us how energy is the ultimate engine of global political and economic change.
A miscellany of fascinating animal facts and ﬁgures: the weird, the wonderful and the downright unbelievable.
If global warming isn’t real then how come the ice caps are melting? A powerful polemic exposing the red undertones of the Green movement.
China and the planet are at a pivotal moment; the path towards a more sustainable development model is still open. But - as Shapiro persuasively argues - making this choice will require humility, creativity, and a rejection of business as usual. The window of opportunity will not be open much longer.
A rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros. It is an island more than a thousand kilometres long and was the sixth in the world (before its colonial master Spain) to have a nationa...
When the fabled Orient-Express train was taken out of service in 1977, James B. Sherwood bought two of its 1920s luxury sleeping cars at auction. Here he tells his personal story of restoring the train to its former glory.
If global warming isn’t real then how come the ice caps are melting? Why would all the world’s top scientists lie to us? James Delingpole has all the answers – and they’re not the ones Al Gore would like you to hear.
It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. Instead we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable.
In Green Philosophy, Roger Scruton argues that conservatism is far better suited to tackle environmental problems than either liberalism or socialism
Governing the Air looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of scienc...
This book investigates how the meanings and politics of urban sustainability are being radically rethought in response to the economic downturn and the credit crunch. In this ground-breaking contri...
Over the past decade, carbon trading has emerged as the industrialized world's primary policy response to global climate change despite considerable controversy. With carbon markets worth $144 bill...
In 'Let Them Eat Carbon', Matthew Sinclair looks at the myths perpetuated by the burgeoning climate change industry.
Gridlock Nation looks at the timeless problems faced in transport; from traffic jams in Rome to Victorian road rage.
Drawing on practices and theories of environmental justice, 'China's responsibility for climate change' describes China's contribution to global warming and analyzes its policy responses. Contribut...
Dwindling resources. Massive population shifts. Natural disasters. Spreading epidemics. Drought. Rising sea levels. Plummeting agricultural yields. Crashing economies. Political extremism. These ar...
A leader and a pioneer; Mikhail Gorbachev has inspired change in Europe and eased decades of hostility whilst championing environmental sustainability.
Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explores the key social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining ...
Planning is never far from the top of the policy or media agenda, whether this concerns 'garden-grabbing', the location of wind farms or protests about travellers' sites. The operation of the plann...
A gripping account of how the port employers and the Thatcher government plotted the Dock Labour Scheme's downfall.
The earth's resources are finite, climate change threatens to dramatically transform how and where we live, and the global economic system is in disarray. One way or another we have to change. In this brilliant and timely book Zac Goldsmith argues here for the creation of what he calls 'a constant economy'.
A story of oil and gas, corruption and naked power, Oilopoly is an indispensable read for anyone interested in world politics and the future of our global energy supply.
Book explaining why voters should vote green at the 2010 election.
‘Clear, analytical and compelling: it has all the virtues of a book written by a very clever, very cross man’ The Economist