Best Environmental Economics Books
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1. Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment
Author: by Stephanie Seneff
“Toxic Legacy will stand shoulder to shoulder with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. [This is] unquestionably, one of the most important books of our time.”David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash “Urgent and eye-opening, the book serves as a loud-and-clear alarm.”The Boston Globe “A game-changer that we would be foolish to ignore.”Kirkus Reviews (starred) From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used weedkiller is contributing to skyrocketing rates of chronic disease Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world.
Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farmsand foodevery year. Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfurnot to mention several landmark legal cases tells a very different story.
2. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Author: by Bill Gates
Knopf (February 16, 2021)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practicaland accessibleplan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change.
With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide to certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.
He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations.
3. Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
Author: by Douglas W. Tallamy
A New York Times bestseller Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing.His solution?Plant more natives.
In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy.
Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easyyou will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard. If you’re concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature’s Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlifeand the planetfor future generations.
Marijuana Grower's Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation
Author: by Ed Rosenthal
Quick American Archives
This book will change the way you grow. Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuanaindoors and out.
Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds and lots of them. With 500 pages of full-color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener.
All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Readers can link to Ed’s research for additional information, photos, and equipment updates.
Full-color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed’s growing tips. “Marijuana may not be addictive, but growing it is.” Ed Rosenthal
5. Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Author: by Donella H. Meadows
The classic book on systems thinking, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide! “This is a fabulous book This book opened my mind and reshaped the way I think about investing.”Forbes”Thinking in Systems is required reading for anyone hoping to run a successful company, community, or country.
Learning how to think in systems is now part of change-agent literacy. And this is the best book of its kind.”Hunter Lovins In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growththe first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.
Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.
6. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Author: by Daron Acemoglu
Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography?
Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest.
The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people.
7. Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence
Author: by Kate Crawford
The hidden costs of artificial intelligence, from natural resources and labor to privacy, equality, and freedom”This study argues that [artificial intelligence] is neither artificial nor particularly intelligent…. A fascinating history of the data on which machine-learning systems are trained.”New Yorker”A valuable corrective to much of the hype surrounding AI and a useful instruction manual for the future.”John Thornhill, Financial Times What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet?
How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of research, awardwinning scholar Kate Crawford reveals how AI is a technology of extraction: from the minerals drawn from the earth, to the labor pulled from low-wage information workers, to the data taken from every action and expression.
This book reveals how this planetary network is fueling a shift toward undemocratic governance and increased inequity. Rather than taking a narrow focus on code and algorithms, Crawford offers us a material and political perspective on what it takes to make AI and how it centralizes power.
8. 1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth
Author: by Charles C. Mann
September 15, 2011
Two hundred million years ago the earth consisted of a single vast continent, Pangea, surrounded by a great planetary sea. Continental drift tore apart Pangaea, and for millennia the hemispheres were separate, evolving almost entirely different suites of plants and animals.
Columbus’s arrival in the Americas brought together these long-separate worlds. Many historians believe that this collision of ecosystems and cultures – the Columbian Exchange – was the most consequential event in human history since the Neolithic Revolution. And it was the most consequential event in biological history since the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Beginning with the world of microbes and moving up the species ladder to mankind, Mann rivetingly describes the profound effect this exchanging of species had on the culture of both continents.
9. False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet
Author: by Bjorn Lomborg
The New York Times-bestselling “skeptical environmentalist” argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than goodHurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it.
Children panic about their future, and adults wonder if it is even ethical to bring new life into the world. Enough, argues bestselling author Bjorn Lomborg. Climate change is real, but it’s not the apocalyptic threat that we’ve been told it is.
Projections of Earth’s imminent demise are based on bad science and even worse economics. In panic, world leaders have committed to wildly expensive but largely ineffective policies that hamper growth and crowd out more pressing investments in human capital, from immunization to education.
False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong – and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.
10. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Author: by Paul Hawken
New York Times bestseller The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldAt this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it.
Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope. Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have.
There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors.At least until now…. The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom. David Roberts, VoxThis is the ideal environmental sciences textbookonly it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.
11. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman–Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual
Author: by Yvon Chouinard
In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. Shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.
From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport’s equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.”This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation-it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption that is at the heart of the global ecological crisis.” -From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything
12. Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author: by Eduardo Galeano
Published at: Monthly Review Press; Anniversary edition (January 1, 1997)
The classic survey of Latin America’s social and cultural history, with a new introduction by Isabel AllendeSince its U.S. Debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.
Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin.
These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe.
13. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great, 2)
Author: by Jim Collins
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors.
They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day – as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: “What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?” Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the 21st century and beyond.
14. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
Author: by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say …Hope? The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINEThere is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration.
While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure.
To change everything, we need everyone. All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United Statesscientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and raceand aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis.
15. Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game
Author: by Walker Deibel
Entrepreneurs have a problem: startups. Almost all startups either fail or never truly reach a sustainable size. Despite the popularity of entrepreneurship, we haven’t engineered a better way to start.Until now. What if you could skip the startup phase and generate profitable revenue on day one?
In Buy Then Build, acquisition entrepreneur Walker Deibel shows you how to begin with a sustainable, profitable company and grow from there. You’ll learn how to: Buy an existing company rather than starting from scratch Use ownership as a path to financial independence Spend a fraction of the time raising capital Find great brokers, generate your own deal flow, and see new listings early Uncover the best opportunities and biggest risks of any company Navigate the acquisition process Become a successful acquisition entrepreneur And moreBuy Then Build is your guide to outsmart the startup game, live the entrepreneurial lifestyle, and reap the financial rewards of ownership now.
16. The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Author: by Dayton Duncan
Alfred A. Knopf
The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. America’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.
In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world’s first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres.
The authors recount the adventures, mythmaking, and intense political battles behind the evolution of the park system, and the enduring ideals that fostered its growth. They capture the importance and splendors of the individual parks: from Haleakala in Hawaii to Acadia in Maine, from Denali in Alaska to the Everglades in Florida, from Glacier in Montana to Big Bend in Texas.