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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies
             

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Zobi and the Zoox: A Story of Coral Bleaching

            Zobi and the Zoox: A Story of Coral Bleaching (Hardback)

            By Wild, Ailsa; Reed, Aviva; Crocetti, Gregory; Barr, Briony

            • RRP: $29.99
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            This is a story about coral bleaching, told by the tiniest creatures on the reef.

            ISBN 9781486309603
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Series Small Friends Books
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            The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens The Natural World
             

            The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens The Natural World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New Zealand edition)

            By Simons, Craig

            "China is transforming our natural world at an alarming rate. It is the world's largest market for endangered wildlife, poached from India and Africa. It is the top importer of tropical timber, harvested illegally in Indonesia. In Brazil, farmers clear large swaths of the Amazon ...rainforest to meet Chinese demand for soybean oil and beef. In the U.S., toxic levels of mercury originating from Chinese power plants have polluted a third of American lakes and nearly a quarter of its rivers. Craig Simons' new book, "The devouring dragon", looks at how China, in its ascendance, has become the world's worst polluting superpower, creating a devastating environmental impact worldwide. Simons argues that China's most significant impacts over the twenty-first century will be not only on jobs, corporate profits and political alliances, but also on our natural world. "The devouring dragon" combines in-depth reporting with wide-ranging interviews, scientific research, and travel to some of the most beautiful places on earth. It amply demonstrates the urgency of the issue and also hope for the future. With the Obama administration placing China among its top three foreign policy priorities, Craig Simons argues eloquently for ways in which the United States and China can forge a new era of cooperation, support emerging environmental groups within China, and begin to ensure a sustainable future for the planet." --Publisher description.
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            ISBN 9781877551888
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Awa Press
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            Holistic Management: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment
             

            Holistic Management: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Savory, Allan; Butterfield, Jody

            • RRP: $84.99
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            Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach for managing resources developed by Allan Savory decades ago after observing the devastation of desertification in his native Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). It offers new hope that a sustainable future for humankind and the wo...rld we depend on is within reach.
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            ISBN 9781610917438
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2017
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
             

            Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World (Hardback)

            By Shapiro, Contributor Paul; Foreword by Harari, Yuval Noah

            • RRP: $55.50
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            A Gallery Book. Gallery Books has a great book for every reader.

            ISBN 9781501189081
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2018
            Publisher Gallery Books
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            Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions
              

            Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions (Paperback)

            Edited by Resurreccion, Bernadette P.; Elmhirst, Rebecca

            • RRP: $89.99
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            Using empirical material from a number of Asian countries, this book explores gender-environment relations within shifting configurations of resource access and control. The author argues that current doctrines of decentralization and community participation are inadequate withou...t consideration of the gender dimension.
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            ISBN 9780415847919
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Water for Food in a Changing World
              

            Water for Food in a Changing World (Paperback)

            Edited by Garrido, Alberto; Ingram, Helen M.

            • RRP: $111.00
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            Our thirst for water grows with our population, but the amount of fresh water available on Earth is fixed. This book explores water and food production at global and regional scales. The collection offers a comprehensive discussion of all relevant issues.

            ISBN 9781138807662
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy
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            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment
             

            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment (Paperback)

            Edited by Morton, Steve; Lindenmayer, David; Dovers, Stephen

            • RRP: $59.99
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            A 'must read' follow-up to the highly successful Ten Commitments book.

            ISBN 9781486301676
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Land Administration for Sustainable Development
             

            Land Administration for Sustainable Development (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williamson, Ian; Enemark, Stig; Wallace, Jude; Rajabifard, Abbas

            • RRP: $60.50
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            Land Administration for Sustainable Development describes, from a global perspective, the new and innovative policies, systems, and technologies that have been applied to a rapidly evolving concept of land administration.

            ISBN 9781589480414
            Released NZ 30 Dec 2009
            Publisher ESRI Press
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            Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

            Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Steffensen, Victor

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Victor's story is a cry from the heart for change in how Australia cares for country.

            ISBN 9781741177268
            Published NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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