Here are 10 of the most popular Environmental titles at KDL this past month!

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The World Without Us
Alan Weisman

SCIENCE ENVIRON WEI

A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind.


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The Great Lakes Water Wars
Peter Annin

SCIENCE ENVIRON ANN

The Great Lakes are the largest body of fresh water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert that water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Asia’s Aral Sea? The battle for this water is only beginning. This is the story behind that battle.


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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman

SCIENCE ENVIRON FRI

Proposes an ambitious national strategy to address key issues in climate change and energy shortages, identifying the factors that have contributed to current circumstances while outlining an American-led revolution of clean technology solutions.


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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Bill McKibben

SCIENCE ENVIRON MCK

Argues that a large-scale shift in Earth’s climate is unavoidable and explains how humans should live if they are going to sustain themselves on the new planet that their mistakes have created.


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Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future
Climate Central

SCIENCE ENVIRON GLO

An accessible explanation of climate change summarizes its science while sharing insights into its implications for the future, answering key questions from the role of fossil fuels to the economic costs of reducing carbon emissions.


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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Dan Fagin

SCIENCE ENVIRON FAG

Recounts the decades-long saga of the New Jersey seaside town plagued by childhood cancers caused by air and water pollution due to the indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals.


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No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process
Colin Beavan

SCIENCE ENVIRON BEA

Describes the author’s one-year experiment with minimizing his impact on the Earth, an effort for which he eschewed technology, processed foods, and other negative-impact products while evaluating the plausibility and actual value of sustainable living.


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Love Your World (Made With Care)
Dorling Kindersley

SCIENCE ENVIRON JNF SIR

You can make a big difference if you help take care of the planet. From growing a garden in a tray to recycling trash, this book is full of ideas.


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Sid the Science Kid: Going, Going, Green!
SCIENCE ENVIRON DVD J791.4575 SID

Sid the Science Kid goes to the local Science Center to learn about protecting the environment, conservation, and recycling.


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What Happens to Our Trash? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
D. J. Ward

SCIENCE ENVIRON J363.728 WAR

Explains the challenges that face the planet as trash continues to build up, and teaches the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling items in order to reduce the amount of waste produced.


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