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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 46.99
In a never-ending battle to match population growth with food and energy production, the countries of the Middle East have been frenziedly developing water resources without considering their neighbors' needs. The inevitable result has been more frequent and increasingly bitter conflicts. At the same time, a halting Arab-Israeli peace process continues.... more...
- OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 70.00
This volume is the first of the OECD Development Pathways, a new series that looks at multiple development objectives beyond an exclusive focus on growth. The series starts with Myanmar, a country to be covered for the first time by the OECD. This initial assessment shows that Myanmars success in achieving stable and sustainable growth will depend... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 21.95
Lange Zeit galt es als chic, Kultur als starken Gegensatz zur Technik zu sehen. Literatur, bildende Kunst und Musik gehörten zu den Grundpfeilern der Bildung und Kultur, aber Naturwissenschaften und Ingenieurskunst galten bestenfalls als nützlich, aber profan. Dass Kultur und Technik sich jedoch gegenseitig bedingen, ist ein eher moderner... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 41.99
From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. Using county archives-including oral histories-as well as memoirs, periodical literature, missionary records, and official documents... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95
Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Developmen t examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
In the last forty years, agriculture in the industrialised countries has undergone a revolution. That has dramatically increased yields, but it has also led to extensive rural depopulation; widespread degradation of the environment; contamination of food with agrochemicals and bacteria; more routine maltreatment of farm animals; and the undermining... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 265.00
Investigating the process of agrarian change, this book analyzes costs and productivity under the main systems of primitive agriculture. The conclusion is that technical, economic and social changes are unlikely to take place within primitive agriculture unless the rural community concerned is exposed to the pressure of population growth: a conclusion... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Drylands are a sizeable part of the world's potentially arable land. They vary from the hyper-arid regions of the classic deserts of Africa and Asia to the more common semi-arid and sub-humid areas that support extensive agricultural systems dependent on rainfall or irrigation. Following their successful and innovative work The Economics of Dryland... more...