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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 42.00
What we now know of as environmentalism began with the establishment of the first empire forest in 1855 in British India. The empire forestry movement spread rapidly throughout the world, and Gregory Barton's pioneering study is amongst the first to look at the origins of environmentalism in global perspective. more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 19.95
On Saturday 7 February 2009, Jane and her family were sweltering through one of the hottest summer days on record, listening with concern to reports of fires sweeping through Kilmore and Wandong, 50 kilometres to their east and - according to the reports - heading south. But as the clouds of smoke loomed closer, and became tinged with a colour that... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 129.95
Historically, the conservation of forests and wildlife has focused on the creation of national parks and reserves. However, only 9% of protected areas are larger than 14,000 hectares, likely making them too small to conserve ecosystem services and prevent loss of wide-ranging keystone species such as elephant and leopard. New approaches are needed... more...
- The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00
Australias unique forests are a major natural asset in terms of biodiversity conservation, the global carbon cycle, fresh water supplies, and the maintenance of environmental and social values. Forests are also a key economic asset to Australia, providing essential timber and wood products and recreation, and employing thousands of people in... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 48.00
Journey with Peter Leschak, wildland firefighter, as he explores the warrior spirit--a genderless code emphasizing personal integrity, responsibility, patience, will, commitment, and inner courage, forged through life?s ?trials by fire.?Using his professional experiences fighting forest fires as a vivid metaphor for the warrior code, Peter weaves captivating... more...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 33.99
By examining the connections among local values, material needs, and environmental management regimes, Saving Forests, Protecting People? explores that difficult terrain where culture, the environment, and social policies meet. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
This resourceful book draws on several case studies to derive implications for the design of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes that are very relevant to current climate change negotiations and the implementation of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) schemes at the national level. With its focus on livelihoods,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
Deforestation and forest degradation have long been recognized as environmental problems, with concerns over conservation of natural habitats and biological diversity capturing both scientific and public attention. More recently, the debate over tropical forest conservation has radically shifted to the approximately fifteen percent of global greenhouse... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 16.95
Black Saturday. February 7, 2009. Roger Wood is the cop on duty at Kinglake when the most devastating fire in the nationā??s history roars through the ranges. His task is to defend his town against the colossus that threatens to destroy it. Even at the risk of his own life. Even after being told his own wife and kids are caught on the front line. more...