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The Road.
by Cormac McCarthy, Alfred A.Knopf, New York, 2006. $24hb

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Inspiring Progress: Religions' Contributions to Sustainable Development
by Gary Gardner
Worldwatch Institute, Washington DC, 2006, $14.95

The world's religious and spiritual traditions could accelerate advancement towards a better world by weighing in on what constitutes "progress," according to this new book from the Worldwatch Institute. ... more

Hard Rain
Pictures can tell more than a thousand words, but in the case of a new book published in April, both pictures and words carry a hard punch. ... more

Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity
by Michael J.Gunter Jr.,Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England,$26.00 Cloth.

Faced with the possibility of losing forever hundreds of thousands of our fellow species, Gunter argues that non-government organisations (NGOs) are uniquely positioned to limit their loss and work towards their preservation. ... more

Women and the Environment
by UNEP and WEDO, 2004, (to purchase see details below).

Women are the world�s great unsung conservationists, often exceeding men in their knowledge and nurturing of domestic and wild plants and animals, according to a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ... more

IUCN Species Action Plans
The Action Plans of the IUCN Species Survival Commission represent the best assessment available of international conservation priorities for groups of species. ... more

Biosphere Reserves - Special places for people and nature
by UNESCO-MAB Secretariat
February 2002
Euros 16

This colourful book traces the progress and pitfalls of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme. It provides a useful guide for anyone involved or interested in the Man and the Biosphere network. ... more

The Future of Life

Key Text!

by Edward O Wilson
Knopf, New York/Little, Brown, London, 2002, $22/�18.99 hb

�An Armageddon is approaching at the beginning of the third millennium. But it is not the cosmic war and fiery collapse of mankind foretold in sacred scripture. It is the wreckage of the planet by an exuberantly plentiful and ingenious humanity.� ... more

The Handbook of the Convention on Biological Diversity
by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity,
Earthscan, London, 2001, �24.95

This is the official publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It provides and authoritative analysis of its work in attempting to safeguard the world's biological resources. ... more

The Diversity of Life
by Edward 0. Wilson
The Belnap Press of Harvard University
Cambridge MA, 1992, $29.95

How can a human species bent on habitat destruction built up over millions of years control its appetites and penchant for rapid extinction of other species? Edward Wilson, one of the world's leading entomologists and naturalists, has written a beautifully illustrated and designed book to demonstrate that our species and other life forms can mutually and productively share the same planet. ... more

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