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Sustainability

The 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, the world’s foremost resource on this crucial topic, provides authoritative coverage of the growing body of knowledge about ways to restore the planet. Focused on solutions, this interdisciplinary print and online publication draws from the natural, physical, and social sciences, and from philosophy and religion. The result is a unified, organized, and peer-reviewed resource on sustainability that connects academic research to real-world challenges and provides a balanced, trustworthy perspective on global environmental issues in the 21st century.

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Home Ecology (pre-order)
Home Ecology (pre-order)

Home Ecology: Making your world a better place is about living the good life – for yourself and the planet. Award-winning environmental author Karen Christensen explains how change on a personal level can literally make a world of difference. In friendly, concise chapters based on real-life experience, she covers everything from commuting and cooking to fast fashion and green gardening. Pre-order at $29.99 plus shipping. Any discount available will also be applied. Substack Home Ecology newsletter subscription is available now.

$0.00
Home Ecology (1989 UK edition)
Home Ecology (1989 UK edition)

Home Ecology: how to make your world a better place is not a green consumer guide. It is about living better, not buying better. Karen Christensen discusses ecological issues such as conservation, pollution, and recycling in terms of simple. There are many practical suggestions covering all areas of domestic, social, and working life, from the importance of utilizing natural sunlight, to growing organic tomatoes in a windowbox or substituting natural and biodegradable cleaners instead of bleach. Home Ecology isn’t about guilt, or perfection, but about beginning a process of change to a healthy, sustainable way of life.

Alan Durning of the Worldwatch Institute called Home Ecology is the pick of the environmental lifestyle titles of the ’90s because of its “humor and common sense critique of consumerism.” Home Ecology was first published in the UK by Arlington Books, and later in the United States by Fulcrum Books.

$2.99
What Is Sustainability?
What Is Sustainability?

Blending history and science, What Is Sustainability? Our Impact on Planet Earth & the Natural Forces Shaping Our Future takes readers on a quick tour of the human relationship with the environment from ancient times to the modern era. Edited by a renowned educator based in New Zealand, the book draws on research from around the world to offer a global perspective on today’s issues and debates, including climate change, plastic waste, and social justice. 

$4.99$29.99
Armchair Environmentalist: 3 Minute A Day Action Plan to Save the World
Armchair Environmentalist: 3 Minute A Day Action Plan to Save the World

If you’ve given up hope for planet Earth, the Armchair Environmentalist is the book to restore your faith. Focusing on what really matters – simple changes, and new habits – it shows that each of us can make a difference, even in only a few minutes a day.

$14.95
Rachel's Roses
Rachel's Roses

Rachel’s Roses is an introduction to the cycles of nature: a little girl learns how flowers bloom and fade and bloom again. It was recorded for BBC Radio, and later recorded for children during the  COVID-19 lockdown by a UK teacher, Mrs. Stemps [no longer available].

“A stunning picture book for under-fives to treasure.”—The Times

“All the right elements are there: real characters, interesting information, delightful illustrations and a warm uncomplicated story which never forgets to keep the child’s feelings at the centre”—Montessori Education

$14.99
Finance and Investment for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Finance and Investment for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Finance and Investment for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores how a green economy can be created and sustained – using sustainability in both the environmental and financial sense of the word.

Original price was: $39.95.Current price is: $24.95.
Environmental Law and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Environmental Law and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Environmental Law and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, introduces environmental regulations and agreements from around the world, with a focus on those with the most potential for international impact.

$39.95$49.95
Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

In Ecosystem Services for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, environmental scientists and ethicists explore the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. The articles are written for the general reader interested in learning how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources.

$39.95
Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores how a green economy can be created and sustained. Articles cover a wide variety of topics including “greenwashing,” local economies, and corporate social responsibility.

$39.95
Energy Industries and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Energy Industries and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Energy Industries and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, covers the exploitation of energy resources—such as coal, petroleum, and wood—and the innovations that may provide the energy we need for a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future.

$39.95
Religion and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Religion and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Religion and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores the ties between humans and their environment across a wide range of perspectives: from Buddhism, Bahai, Hinduism, and Daoism to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, as well as those of indigenous traditions around the world.

$39.95
Natural Resources for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Natural Resources for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Natural Resources for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, includes thirty-two articles covering the nature, extraction, and uses of today’s most important natural resources, concerns, and management approaches.

$39.95
Eco Living: A Handbook for the 21st Century
Eco Living: A Handbook for the 21st Century

Eco Living is the essential handbook for green living today.  It contains all the information you need in a clear, easy-to-follow form, so that you can ensure your whole lifestyle is ecologically sound. In addition to practical recycling and  housecleaning guidelines,  Eco Living looks at ways to keep fit, the ecological impact of sports like golf and skiing, and important aspects of travel and leisure. Eco Living covers all aspects of a sustainable lifestyle. “We can make a difference – Karen Christensen’s book shows us how’ –Anita Roddick OBE, founder of The Body Shop

$45.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

Volume 5 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how we can preserve and restore habitats of all kinds.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 1/10: The Spirit of Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 1/10: The Spirit of Sustainability

Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores perspectives from world religions and philosophies.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 2/10: The Business of Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 2/10: The Business of Sustainability

Volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability studies the intricate links between green business and sustainability.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10: The Law and Politics of Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10: The Law and Politics of Sustainability

Volume 3 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability covers the many dimensions of international environmental law and politics.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4/10: Natural Resources and Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4/10: Natural Resources and Sustainability

Volume 4 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how human needs and desires, from sustenance and shelter to recreation and travel, have spurred the consumption of Earth’s material resources.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability

Volume 7 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability in China, India, and East and Southeast Asia.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 8/10: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 8/10: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability

Volume 8 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability from the South Pacific to the Americas.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9/10: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9/10: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability

Volume 9 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability in Africa, Europe, and western Asia.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10: The Future of Sustainability
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10: The Future of Sustainability

The final volume of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability includes essays from well-known thinkers, a directory of sustainability programs, and a master index.

$189.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability - Chinese-language Edition
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability - Chinese-language Edition

The 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability is a unified resource that provides a balanced perspective on 21st-century global environmental issues. Six volumes of the are available in Chinese, translated and published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press. They can be purchased as a set from Berkshire Publishing.

Original price was: $399.00.Current price is: $199.00.
Encyclopedia of World Environmental History
Encyclopedia of World Environmental History

The definitive reference source on the human relationship with nature throughout history, the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History provides much-needed explanation of urgent social and environmental issues in articles replete with the stories of human and natural history. Download the flyer. “This is the most ambitious effort yet to offer a comprehensive overview of the long-term history of human interactions with the natural world on a truly planetary scale. Contributors include some of the world’s leading environmental historians and the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History should be a standard reference tool for years to come.” —William Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

$750.00
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 1-10: Knowledge to Transform Our Common Future
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 1-10: Knowledge to Transform Our Common Future

The 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability is a unified resource that provides a balanced perspective on 21st-century global environmental issues. No library is complete without it! View the brochure by clicking here.

$1,799.00

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