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Backyard Composting: Your Complete Guide to Recycling Yard Clippings

Backyard Composting: Your Complete Guide to Recycling Yard Clippings Lowest new price: $1.74
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Author: Harmonious Technologies

Over 500,000 copies of this useful book have been sold in the first nine printings. This new second edition contains new graphics, the latest information on composting and household refuse, and descriptions of the most current tools available to help readers get started with their own composting program.

There have been many articles over the years about the benefits of composting for gardeners, but living in the city without a yard, this reviewer never really thought it was something that would apply to me with my handful of flower boxes and potted plants outside. Joke's on me! This book tells you everything you need to know about composting and household refuse, and most importantly, how to get STARTED, and will be enough to convince you to finally get organized and go for it.

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Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things: How to Craft Eco-Garments and Sneaky Snack Kits, Create Green Cleaners, and more

Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things: How to Craft Eco-Garments and Sneaky Snack Kits, Create Green Cleaners, and more Lowest new price: $1.22
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Author: Cy Tymony

Ingenuity has met its match and his name is Cy Tymony. In his book, Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things, Cy combines the sneaky fun of his Sneaky Uses series with the growing interest in green living. The result is an easy-to-practice manual for conserving energy.

The book includes 40 projects using green techniques with step-by-step instructions, as well as illustrations and directions for an Earth-friendly existence. Projects are enjoyable for kids and also engaging for adults.

* Made from 100 percent usable information that really does conserve energy and improve the way we live.

* Contains sneaky things we can do to go green and includes a helpful energy reduction section that is full of tips and resources, making energy conservation easy.

* "I discovered Cy Tymony...There, amid the pages of hand-drawn illustrations, were the kinds of projects I hadn't seen in years...Thank you, Cy, for reinvigorating those creative juices [and] opening up the world of tinkering and creativity to a whole new generation of hobbyists looking to get their hands dirty with new and exciting projects." --Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Science Friday

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Love Canal: The Story Continues...

Love Canal: The Story Continues... Lowest new price: $23.99
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Author: Lois Marie Gibbs

In 1978, Love Canal first hit the headlines as an entire community struggled with the fact that they were living on top of a toxic waste dump. Within weeks, a grassroots movement forced national decision-makers to pay heed, and the community was evacuated. Love Canal entered modern mythology as one of the most notorious environmental scandals in the world. Yet, 20 years later, homes at Love Canal have been resold, and some 50,000 similar sites remain...

Love Canal may never have become so widely known without the leadership of the young Niagara Falls housewife who organized her community and went on to become an international folk heroine: Lois Gibbs. In Love Canal: The Story Continues..., Gibbs gives the blow-by-blow account of how she and her fellow residents first became aware of health problems caused by 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals buried beneath the ground. Children playing barefoot in their backyards were discovered to have burned feet, and alarming numbers of neighbors were plagued with mysterious diseases. Faced with denial and empty reassurances from government, Gibbs persisted, and eventually 900 families were relocated.

The Love Canal story was far from over, however. In this updated edition, Lois Gibbs continues the saga beyond the 1981 relocation to include the 'containment' of the contamination, the habitability studies that led to the resettlement of abandoned houses, the success of New York State's lawsuit against the company responsible, and her founding of the Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes -- now at the forefront of a unique movement for environmental justice.

In 1998, as people across North America remember the 20th anniversary of thisnotorious event, Love Canal: The Story Continues... will be of immense value to grassroots and community activists everywhere. Highly readable, the book will also appeal to a wide cross section, including public officials, students, and the general reader.

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The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 2nd edition

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 2nd edition Lowest new price: $30.00
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Author: Joseph Jenkins

The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and thoroughly researched book on the topic of composting human manure available anywhere. It includes a review of the historical, cultural, and environmental issues pertaining to "human waste," as well as an in depth look at the potential health risks related to humanure recycling, with clear instructions on how to eliminate those dangers in order to safely convert humanure into garden soil. Written by a humanure composter with over twenty years experience, this classic work now includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a "$25 composting toilet." Also new to the second edition is a chapter on alternative graywater systems; color photos of humanure compost gardens; a review of U.S. state regulations pertaining to compost toilets, graywater systems, and constructed wetlands; and a list of compost toilets sources worldwide. The humor throughout the book, however, remains execrable.

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Hanford: A Conversation about Nuclear Waste and Cleanup

Hanford: A Conversation about Nuclear Waste and Cleanup Lowest new price: $41.71
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Author: R. E. Gephart

In Hanford: A Conversation About Nuclear Waste and Cleanup, Roy Gephart takes us on a journey through a world of facts, values, conflicts, and choices facing the most complex environmental cleanup project in the United States, the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site. Starting with the top-secret Manhattan Project, Hanford was used to create tons of plutonium for nuclear weapons. Hundreds of tons of waste remain.

In an easy-to-read, illustrated text, Gephart crafts the story of Hanford becoming the world's first nuclear weapons site to release large amounts of contaminants into the environment. This was at a time when radiation biology was in its infancy, industry practiced unbridled waste dumping, and the public trusted what it was told. The plutonium market stalled with the end of the Cold War. Public accountability and environmental compliance ushered in a new cleanup mission. Today, Hanford is driven by remediation choices whose outcomes remain uncertain. It's a story whose epilogue will be written by future generations.

This book is an information resource, written for the general reader as well as the technically trained person wanting an overview of Hanford and cleanup issues facing the nuclear weapons complex. Each chapter is a topical mini-series. It's an idea guide that encourages readers to be informed consumers of Hanford news, to recognize that knowledge, high ethical standards, and social values are at the heart of coping with Hanford's past and charting its future.

Hanford history is a window into many environmental conflicts facing our nation; it's about building upon success and learning from failure. And therein lies a key lesson: when powerful interests are involved, no generation is above pretense.

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Recycled Fiber and Deinking

Recycled Fiber and Deinking Lowest new price: $352.39
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A text on the entire process of creating recycled paper, including the recycling of process residues, their combustion for energy recovery, and their disposal in landfills. Concentrates on the background and legal issues, unit operations and equipment, and other crucial factors.


Biological Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics)

Biological Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics) Lowest new price: $147.31
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Author: Carlos D.M. Filipe

Written by noted experts in the field sharing extensive academic and industrial experience, this thoroughly updated Second Edition covers commonly used and new suspended and attached growth reactors. The authors discuss combined carbon and ammonia oxidation, activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, aerobic digestion, anaerobic processes, lagoons, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, fluidized beds, and biologically aerated filters. They integrate the principles of biochemical processes with applications in the real world-communicating approaches to the conception, design, operation, and optimization of biochemical unit operations in a comprehensive yet lucid manner.

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Separation Methods for Waste and Environmental Applications (Environmental Science & Pollution)

Separation Methods for Waste and Environmental Applications (Environmental Science & Pollution) Lowest new price: $127.26
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Author: Jack Watson

Relates how to remove contaminants from effluent streams. The book discusses separation of environmental pollutants - enriching, stripping, clarification, benefication, remediation, removal, concentration, purification, and more - and critiques both tried-and-true and newer methods. It covers classical as well as newly emerging means of separating industrial waste and by-products from environmental streams.


Behind the Nuclear Curtain

Behind the Nuclear Curtain Lowest new price: $89.36
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Author: D. J. Bradley

Behind the Nuclear Curtain: Radioactive Waste Management in the Former Soviet Union tells the story of half a century of nuclear waste management activities and contamination incidents in the former Soviet Union (FSU).

This book tells the story of half a century of nuclear waste management activities and contamination incidents in the former Soviet Union (FSU). It paints a striking picture of the USSR and now FSU nuclear waste management activities, tracing the evolution of what is likely the world's largest nuclear waste management problem. The information in this book - taken from hundreds of literature sources, as well as from the author's first-hand knowledge of nuclear-waste-related events in Russia - represents the largest compilation ever on nuclear waste management practices, past and present in the former Soviet Union.

It covers uranium mining, milling, and enrichment, as well as reprocessing and disposal. In addition, separate chapters are devoted to naval waste management and contamination of oceans and seas, as well as the conditions in the FSU and the Baltic countries and the weapons test sites. Finally, separate chapters are devoted to Chornobyl and the three processing centers, Mayak, Tomsk, and Krasnoyarsk.

The appendices contain information on the operating and decommissioned reactors, as well as on comparative worldwide releases of radioactivity into the environment, nuclear accidents, and nuclear weapons tests.

Behind the Nuclear Curtain reveals some of the truths behind decades of nuclear neglect in that part of the world. Information from Russian scientists, along with illustrations, maps, and schematics of contamination sites, helps bring into focus a problem that has long been unknown, misunderstood, and under-estimated and is now emerging with long-term environmental restoration implications.

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Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage

Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage Lowest new price: $7.38
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Author: William L. Rathje

An investigation into the geography, history, composition, mythology, demographics, and misperception of garbage discusses what human waste says about human beings' politics, economics, population, size, age, sex, and more. National ad/promo.

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