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RECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 17
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||How bad are bananas? : the carbon footprint of everything /|
|Subjects||Sustainable living. ; Global warming--Prevention. ; Carbon dioxide mitigation. ; Greenhouse effect. ; Environmental protection--Citizen participation. ; Global warming--Prevention--Citizen participation. ; Carbon dioxide mitigation--Citizen participation.|
|Collation||232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A quick guide to carbon and carbon footprints -- Under 10 grams -- 10 grams to 100 grams -- 100 grams to 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) -- 1 kilo to 10 kilos (2.2 pounds to 22 pounds) -- 10 kilos to 100 kilos (22 pounds to 220 pounds) -- 100 kilos (220 pounds) to 1 ton -- 1 ton to 10 tons -- 10 tons to 100 tons -- 100 tons to 1 million tons -- 1 million tons and beyond -- More about food. We always hear the same old green advice: fly less, turn the thermostat down, drive a hybrid car. But what about all the other things we buy and do? Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science book, this books provides the facts we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and lifestyle decisions. It discusses the carbon footprint, the carbon emissions used to manufacture and transport everyday items, including paper bags and imported produce, and provides information to help build carbon considerations into everyday purchases. It also helps put things into perspective with entries for the big things (bushfires, volcanic eruptions and the Iraq war) as well as the little things (newspapers, sending a letter, a pint of beer). This book is packed full of surprises: a plastic bag has the smallest.--