Author: Jon Bowermaster
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586488309
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents a collection of essays by leading experts examining the current condition of the world's oceans and their inhabitants and emphasizing the need to preserve them from the threat of pollution, overfishing, dead zones, and global warming.

Water Planet The Culture Politics Economics and Sustainability of Water on Earth

Author: Camille Gaskin-Reyes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838178
Format: PDF
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Through case studies, opposing viewpoints, and primary documents, this reference work examines the environmental and sustainability issues regarding water as well as how water is an intrinsic part of human culture. • Presents a variety of resources and multidisciplinary perspectives on water in a single book • Offers opposing viewpoints on current world water issues that enable readers to consider these problems from political, cultural, economic, and scientific vantage points • Documents how some practical necessities regarding our global water problems are in conflict with established cultural tradition and values

Blue Mind

Author: Wallace J. Nichols
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316252077
Format: PDF
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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

The Water Princess

Author: Susan Verde
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181611
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own. Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, acclaimed author Susan Verde and award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water. From the Hardcover edition.

Turning the Tide of Male Juvenile Delinquency

Author: Dr. Lawrence C. Grebstein, PhD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826128971
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Research evidence now supports the prediction that juvenile delinquents fare significantly better in rehabilitative programs than in youth prisons or home confinement. This book constitutes a groundbreaking, how-to roadmap for developing and implementing an effective rehabilitative program for delinquent youth. Based on a landmark study on the treatment of juvenile delinquents, the book describes a multidisciplinary approach toward solving social problems and illustrates how an integrative model of family counseling can be applied in a residential setting. This program hones the most effective strategies into a single unified evolutionary approach to rehabilitation that will be useful to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and students working with juvenile delinquents. The authors have culled information from sociology, psychology, criminology, and social justice to explain why juveniles commit crimes and have developed strategies toward rehabilitation that directly address the causes. Analyzing data that spans 31 years from a large study of youth offenders that incorporates information from multiple sources, they describe in detail how this model residential treatment and education program provides a viable alternative to youth prison. Chapters address the historical context for present-day treatment of juvenile delinquency and the main components of the program at Ocean Tides, including its underlying philosophy, detailed descriptions of effective interventions, practical strategies for interviewing and working with adolescent male juvenile delinquents, and training programs that can be used in other settings. The book also includes new and important data on the effects of family violence and includes descriptions of how outside consultants can be used to inform treatment and rehabilitation. KEY FEATURES: Describes a proven, multidisciplinary approach to significantly reducing violent behavior among juveniles Based on a landmark study of an effective rehabilitative program Includes new and important data on the effects of family violence Guides professionals in replicating the success of the Ocean Tides program Provides readers with practical strategies for interviewing and working with adolescent male juvenile delinquents


Author: Dawn Navarro
ISBN: 9780930118310
Format: PDF, Docs
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Nina saves an endangered green sea turtle and after nursing her back to health, returns her to the ocean so she can mate and lay eggs.

The Blue Economy

Author: Gunter A. Pauli
Publisher: Paradigm Publications
ISBN: 9780912111902
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dr. Gunter Pauli is challenging the green movement he has been so much a part of to do better, to do more. He is the entrepreneur who launched Ecover; those products are probably in many of your homes. He built the largest ecologically-sound factory in the world. His participation in the Club of Rome and the founding of Zero Emissions Research Institute (ZERI) has made an immense contribution to sustainability both in terms of research, public awareness and articulating a visionary direction. He has dedicated himself to teaching and the hands-on implementation of projects that have brought healthy environments, good nutrition, health care and jobs in sustainable commerce to a myriad of places in the world.

We Rise

Author: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1635650674
Format: PDF, Docs
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Challenge the status quo, change the face of activism, and confront climate change head on with the ultimate blueprint for taking action. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful new voice on the front lines of a global youth-led movement. He and his group the Earth Guardians believe that today’s youth will play an important role in shaping our future. They know that the choices made right now will have a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow, and people--young and old--are asking themselves what they can do to ensure a positive, just, and sustainable future. We Rise tells these stories and addresses the solutions. Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, We Rise explores many aspects of effective activism and provides step-by-step information on how to start and join solution-oriented movements. With conversations between Xiuhtezcatl and well-known activists, revolutionaries, and celebrities, practical advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle, and ideas and tools for building resilient communities, We Rise is an action guide on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and industrial agriculture. If you are interested in creating real and tangible change, We Rise will give you the inspiration and information you need to do your part in making the world a better place and leave you asking, what kind of legacy do I want to leave?

Ocean Nomad

Author: Suzanne van der Veeken
ISBN: 9789082745405
Format: PDF
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Catch a sailboat ride across the ocean and make a difference for a healthier ocean. Ocean Nomad inspires and informs about a nature-minded way of adventure travel: as crew on someone else's sailing boat. The active travel guide is a combination of stories, photos and actionable information for anyone interested in sailing and ocean conservation.

The Windward Road

Author: Archie Carr
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307832112
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Windward Road, published in 1956, made history. When Archie Carr began to rove the Caribbean to write about sea turtles, he saw that their numbers were dwindling. Out of this appeal to save them grew the first ventures in international sea turtle conservation and the establishment of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. In addition to sea turtle biology, Carr recorded his general impressions, producing a natural history sprinkled with colorful stories.