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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
'Conservation in the 21st century needs to be different and this book is a good indicator of why.' Bulletin of British Ecological Society Against Extinction tells the history of wildlife conservation from its roots in the 19th century, through the foundation of the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire in London in 1903 to... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95
The past decade has seen a marked increase in the innovative and dynamic types of protected areas in Europe. Illustrated with a wide range of case studies from across Europe, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between protected areas and regional development policies and suggests the most innovative and successful ways... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95
Most protected areas (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) have been created to protect wildlife and land- and seascape values. They currently cover over 13% of the world's land surface, around 12% of marine coastal areas and 4% of the marine shelf. Retaining and expanding these areas in the future will depend on showing their wider benefits for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 105.00
Natural resources often stretch across borders that separate modern nation states. This can create conflict and limit opportunities for regulated consumption of their goods and services, but also provide opportunities for joint multinational efforts that exceed single country capabilities. This book illustrates the diversity of transborder natural... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00
There is not enough water globally for all the things humans need and want water to do for us. Water supply bubbles are bursting in China, the Middle East and India with potentially serious implications for the global economy and for political stability. Even the United States is depleting groundwater on average 25% faster than it is being replenished.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
This book explores the challenges our society faces in making the transition to renewable resource use in a way that is truly sustainable - environmentally, economically and socially. After exploring the physical limits the laws of thermodynamics impose on resource exploitation, the book outlines options for managing resources within these limits. It... more...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 34.95
The Red Hills region is an idyllic setting filled with longleaf pines that stretches from Tallahassee, Florida, to Thomasville, Georgia. At its heart lies Tall Timbers, a former hunting plantation. In 1919, sportsman Henry L. Beadel purchased the Red Hills plantation to be used for quail hunting. As was the tradition, he conducted prescribed burnings... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value. In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called ecosystem services. These services include, for example, an ecosystem's ability to regulate floods and climate, purify water, secure the... more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 24.95
A wide range of people and organisations, united by either a belief in market-based. economics or a financial stake in the water business or both, are convinced that. water should primarily be treated as a commodity to be bought and sold so that. all water services can cover their costs. To this end, they advocate private ownership. of water supply... more...