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The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems by Fritjof Capra
In his bestsellers, The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, physicist Capra charted a paradigm shift from a mechanistic to an ecological worldview. In this book, he claims that a comprehensive theory of living systems is now emerging. Applicable to cells, chemical structures, people, ecosystems and social systems, such a theory flows from deep ecology, systems thinking and the new mathematics of complexity.
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Hardcover: 347 pages
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What We Learned in the Rainforest: Business Lessons from Nature
by Tachi Kiuchi, William K. Shireman
Nature isnt just a source of resources for business it is a powerful model for superior business performance in the emerging economy. The authors show that the old model of businessthe machine model that pitted business against natureis growing obsolete. In the emerging economy, businesses excel when they emulate what they once sought to conquer.
Hardcover: 250 pages
Which World?: Scenarios for the 21st Century by Allen L. Hammond
Based on the title of the results of the 2050 Project, a joint research program of the Brookings Institution, the World Resources Institute, and the Sante Fe Institute. The most enlightened and socially productive path centers around the "Transformed World" scenario, which requires social engineering, significant environmental payoffs, and enlightened self-interest among international market forces. A fascinating book.
List Price: $18.00
Paperback: 318 pages
Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare: An Ecologist´s Perspective by Paul Colinvaux
Interesting, humorous, lucid, balanced. Paul Colinvaux takes biological conundrums and makes them crystalline. Controversial topics are handled with balance and grace. Abstruse terms are explained simply and wittily.
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Paperback: 256 pages
Wind Energy Handbook by Tony Burton, David Sharpe, Nick Jenkins, Ervin Bossanyi
Nwind energy has become the world's fastest growing energy source. The Wind Energy Handbook draws on the authors' collective industrial and academic experience to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of wind energy research and provide a comprehensive treatment of wind energy for electricity generation. With coverage ranging from practical concerns about component design to the economic importance of sustainable power sources, the Wind Energy Handbook will be an asset to engineers, turbine designers, wind energy consultants and graduate engineering students.
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Hardcover: 642 pages Buy Now
Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings by John Carmody (Editor), Stephen Selkowitz, Eleanor Lee, Dariush Arasteh
A guide to essential window design issues, technologies, and applications for designers, specifiers, and builders. Designing facades and selecting windows in commercial buildings requires balancing many issues and criteria. This fact-packed handbook outlines the basics of glazing selection and provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, and technical considerations that drive window design decisions in commercial buildings. 50 b/w photographs, 200 b/w line drawings.