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Monte, Mike.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schiffer Pub. 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 634.98 MON

Mintz, Sidney W. (Sidney Wilfred)

Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN

Summary: Winona LaDuke focuses on Enbridge's pipelines for fracked oil, it's dangers and how the shale oil boom is adversely affecting Indian Country. She gathers musicians, young people and native leadership, puts them on horses, organizes in northern Minnesota lake communities and creates a movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIR

Pyle, Robert Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.797 PYL

Lubeck, Aaron.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 728.0288 LUB

Cashin, Sheryll

Summary: "How interracial love and marriage changed history, and may soon alter the landscape of American politics. Loving beyond boundaries is a radical act that is changing America. When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 CAS

Summary: Stretching over 4,000 miles across South America, the Amazon River has long defied human efforts to tame it. Not a single bridge crosses it, and not one dam halts its flow. This program visits urban centers on the banks of the Amazon and examines new attempts to harness-or exploit-the river's energy and natural abundance. The journey begins at Iquitos-a Peruvian city blighted by poverty and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels the U.S. making the case for a link between environmental toxins and cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIV

Summary: Home to more biodiversity than either Europe or North America, Costa Rica has shown the world how to benefit from the environment without destroying it. This program treks across the Central American nation with a spotlight on ecotourism and how it fits into Costa Rica's overall economy. Visits to a banana farm, a coffee plantation, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the Tortugero National Park...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

Summary: Rich in history, the Rhine feeds Europe's collective identity-as well as its divisions. Flowing from Switzerland through Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, the river intersects a multitude of towns and cities in the process. This program follows the Rhine on its multifaceted journey and examines economic, political, environmental, and historical issues surrounding it....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Among the most utilized waterways in the world, the Yangtze River is also one of the most volatile. This program sheds light on humanity's battle to tame and profit from the river-specifically, a project initiated by Chiang Kai-shek in the 1930s. The program also studies corresponding ecological problems. Viewers are introduced to the Three Gorges Dam, a concrete mega-structure visible from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Were it not for the elemental forces of the Nile River, the great architecture of ancient Egypt and Ethiopia might never have been built. But in today's water-starved world, the river could lead both countries down a destructive path. This program examines lives and livelihoods that depend on the Nile, from the humble to the hugely ambitious. In Egypt, viewers encounter a struggling Cairo...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Rising from a Himalayan ice cave and emptying into the bay of Bengal, the Ganges River is sacred to Hindus as a purifying spirit-yet it currently suffers from pollution and neglect. This program follows the Ganges through various Indian cities, studying their relationship with the river and assessing its uncertain future. Beginning in Gangotri, the program profiles a photographer who has...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Fong, Kevin.

Summary: Anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser Kevin Fong explores how physical extremes push human limits and spawn incredible medical breakthroughs.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 616.02 FON

Summary: Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAC NOT RATED

SanClements, Michael.

Summary: "Plastic is everywhere you look. Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier? In Plastic Purge, author Mike SanClements presents the history and science behind plastics, then teaches you how to cut...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.7 SAN

Russell, Edmund

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577.27 RUS

Stoll, Mark

Summary: In Inherit the Holy Mountain, historian Mark Stoll introduces us to the religious roots of the American environmental movement. Religion, he shows, provided environmentalists both with deeply-embedded moral and cultural ways of viewing the world and with content, direction, and tone for the causes they espoused. Stoll discovers that specific denominational origins corresponded with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 260 STO

Abbott, Elizabeth.

Summary: "Sugar" offers a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from the ways in which it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fueled the Industrial Revolution and jump-started the fast-food craze.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duckworth Overlook 2009

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Summary: Journeying to a remote land high in the Andean mountains, this program follows a team of adventurers and scientists on a perilous rescue mission. Their goal is not to save lost tourists or injured hikers but to rediscover forgotten cultures, ancient Inca ruins, and rare species of plants and animals. All of this work must be done before a massive highway, which will crisscross the South...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Urban punks with green hair and green thumbs, the members of Tierra Viva transform toxic Mexican earth into vegetable gardens. Their actions make up one remarkable part of this wide-ranging Mexican odyssey. Depicting Michoacan farmers who are fighting the trend to move to the cities-and preserving the winter home of the monarch butterflies-the program also journeys to Magdalena Bay,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Its name conjures images of America's mythical past, encoded in the stories and novels of Mark Twain. But today's Mississippi River is rife with challenges no 19th-century storyteller could have imagined. From issues of basic survival to triumphs of creativity and profit, this program follows the day-to-day lives of those who dwell on the Mississippi. Starting in the town of Cairo,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Kallipoliti, Lydia

Summary: From the space program to countercultural architectural groups experimenting with autonomous living, The Architecture of Closed Worlds documents a disciplinary transformation and the rise of a new environmental consciousness. It presents an archive of 39 prototypes from 1928 to the present, creating a genealogy of closed-resource structures. These include the FNRS Balloon (1931), Aqualung...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lars Müller 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720 KAL