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Magazine article E Magazine

The MIT Press

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Blowout in the Gulf

THE BP OIL DISASTER AND THE FUTURE OF ENERGY IN AMERICA

By William R. Freudenburg and Robert Gramling

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How a chain of failures, missteps, and bad decisions led to America's biggest environmental disaster.

Aaaaw to Zzzzzd: The Words of Birds

NORTH AMERICA, BRITAIN, AND NORTHERN EUROPE

John Bevis

with photographs by the author

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"A lexicography of surprise, subtlety, and sheer delight, Aaaaw to Zzzzzd shapes bird sound into comprehensive fabrics of sumptuous articulation?--John R. Stilgoe, Harvard University

Sacrifice Zones

THE FRONT LINES OF TOXIC CHEMICAL EXPOSURE IN THE UNITED STATES

Steve Lerner

foreword by Phil Brown

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"The stories are important, have not been told, and need to be recounted in a public way. This book will give motivation to some, solace to others, and consternation to organizations that are exposed."--Peter L. DeFur, Virginia Commonwealth University

Food Justice

Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi

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"Food Justice tells us that growing and eating food are political acts that challenge a system that is neither good, nor clean, nor fair. Read it!"--Carlo Petrini, founder, Slow Food International

Now in Paper

C[O.sub.2] Rising

THE WORLD'S GREATEST ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE

Tyler Yolk

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"If there is one book on climate change that President Barack Obama should read, it might well be Tyler Volk's C[O.sub. …

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