The Todae library features a diverse range of educational and informative books & DVD's. Our book range covers an assortment of issues like sustainable living, climate change, organic living and renewable energy. Every book in our library is jam packed with little gems of information that will help you move towards a sustainable future. Our selection of books and DVDs will make a perfect gift for the avid reader and environmentally conscious friend.
Worms have been around since the days of the dinosaurs... eating their way through giant, steamy dung heaps and turning them into food for plants - nature's recyclers.
Sounds simple doesn't it? But the history of the worm has not always been easy, especially when humans built huge cities and started using more and more artificial fertilisers. And yet over 4000 varieties of worms have survived.
Check out how worms have survived through the ages to claim their rightful place among us, as Nature's recyclers. This book charts the worm's progress, from the earliest days to today when, believe it or not, worms are dining and holidaying in 5 star restaurants and resorts. They love it. We are helping them and they are helping us and the planet.
Caren says: Educating our children is never easy. Motivating them to think about the environment and our impact on the planet is even harder. To capture their interest, to spark their enthusiasm, to make them excited, to think and then to actively participate is the key to true learning and understanding. I was determined to create a world class, high quality book that would not just sit on the shelf."
Caren Trafford's style is amusingly quirky, but richly informative. Suitable for primary school aged children.
An Inconvenient Truth is a very important book which combines research from well respected scientists with a variety of other informative and easy to understand resources to produce a fascinating and illuminating book which details why we have to act on climate change NOW. Mr Gore argues that global warming is not just about science, nor is it just a political issue: it is a moral issue and we have a responsibility to do something about it.
Destined to become a classic, this accessible, entertaining, and thorough book is a unique reference for anyone who wants more information about global warming as well a guidebook for those who want to join the fight.
Pick up a copy of An Inconvenient Truth now to find out what is really going on in the world around you and what you can do to conserve energy and join the fight against climate change.
The Todae BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY DVD is a graphically illustrated and engaging film of a talk delivered on June 7th, 2007, in White Plains, New York. Hosted by the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, the audience was a typical mix of business leaders, government officials, NGO’s, academics and interested citizens. The presentation describes: 1. Appropriate sustainability language to use with executives 2. The 5-stage corporate sustainability journey 3. The iceberg of company value and the increasing importance of intangible value hidden below the water line 4. The perfect storm of mega-issues and the risks that demanding stakeholders pose to corporate reputations 5. The quantification of additional profits – at least 38% more for large companies and 66% more for small – or medium – sized companies (SME’S) – if executives integrate sustainability strategies with their business strategies. The Todae BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY is a perfect DVD for any business who is interested in becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending $50 million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using hilarious and disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews with farmers, scientists, government officials and activists, FED UP! presents an entertaining and compelling overview of our current food production system from the Green Revolution to the Biotech Revolution and what we can do about it. FED UP! answers many questions regarding genetic engineering, the Green Revolution, genetic pollution and modern pesticides through interviews with Marc Lapp and Britt Bailey from the Center for Ethics and Toxics, Peter Rosset and Anuradha Mittal from Food First, Vandana Shiva from the Research Center for Science, Technology and Ecology, Ignacio Chapela from UC s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Martina McGloughlin, Director of UC Biotechnology Program and many others. It also introduces us to Bay Area organic farmers from Purisima Greens Farm and the Live Power Community Farm, presenting community supported agriculture (CSA) and small-scale organic farming as real alternatives to agribusiness and industrial food.
The Chemical Maze, Your guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients. Australian-based, Bill Statham has pulled together an easy to use guide of chemicals including their names, numbers, functions and uses and potential health effects. A great way to sift through the mumble jumble.
The Hype about Hydrogen offers an accessible explanation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. It takes a hard look at the practical difficulties of transitioning to a hydrogen economy and reveals why neither government policy nor business investment should be based on the belief that hydrogen cars will have meaningful commercial success in the near or medium term.
Joseph Romm argues that hydrogen is not economically feasible to use for transportation, nor will its use reduce global warming, because of the cost and greenhouse gases generated during production, the low energy content per volume and weight of the container, the cost of the fuel cells, and the cost of the infrastructure.
Get yourself a copy of The Hype about Hydrogen today to cut out the hype and find out the facts about hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
The Rough Guide to Climate Change is a complete, unbiased guide to one of the most pressing problems facing humanity.
From the current situation and back ground science to the government sceptics and possible solutions, this book covers the whole subject.
The guide looks at: visible symptoms of change from a warming planet how global warming works the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years what computer simulations of climate reveal about our past, present, and future the sceptics: Who are they? What are their grounds for disagreeing with the crowd? Battle of the titans: the oil industry vs. the global commons global warming in the media: A review of the last few decades global solutions: What governments and scientists are doing to try and solve the problem plus much more.
The guide also includes lifestyle advice and tips for consumers who want to make a difference in tomorrow's climate, and comes complete with a glossary of websites for further information.
XS Green is a follow up book to Phyllis Richardson’s XS, which focuses on unique, modern small buildings and the ecological benefits that can be had by building in harmony with the environment.
XS Green focuses on the beauty of various small structures that are built to work with nature; from traditional huts through to charmingly surreal modern structures, all of the buildings presented in this book are unique and beautiful.
XS Green is a truly unique book which celebrates the possibilities that are created when architects choose to work with nature rather than fight it. Pick up your copy of XS Green today to see what is possible when architects and builders work with nature to create truly beautiful modern buildings.