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The Eco Worrier's Handbook: Finding the Wood While Saving the Tree

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By: Dominic Muren

144 pages, full colour illustrations throughout

Apple Press

Hardback | May 2009 | #178149 | ISBN-13: 9781845433239
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About this book

Worried about saving the planet? You should be! It's not as simple as it looks, and the constant barrage of planet-saving information seems to be increasingly contradictory. Dump the car and take the train? Not according to the British Transport Secretary, who notes that a few travelers on a rural diesel train are causing more pollution than if we gave them each a 4X4. Drinking organic milk? Well, those organic cows not only produce less milk, they heat up the globe with their methane emissions in the process!

"The Eco Worrier's Handbook" is the answer. It presents the green givens, and sets them against their counter-arguments in a pithy, graphic, illuminating style. It explodes the myths, cuts through the slogans, and offers you the ammunition to enter the green debate. There are suggestions for what to do for the best, but the objective is to provide the eco worrier with enough balanced information to enter the planet-saving battle fully armed.

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A champion of sustainability, Dominic Muren lectures in Industrial Design at the University of Washington and has been a regular writer for - dubbed 'The Green CNN' since 2005. He also edits the popular blog,, which comments on the green issues facing industrial design. Muren is also an award-winning engineer and project designer.

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