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  • Climate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptationby Neil Leary; Cecilia Conde; Jyoti Kulkarni; Anthony Nyong; James Adejuwon

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 117.00

    'Sound and solid case studies on vulnerability and adaptation have been woefully lacking in the international discourse on climate change. This set of books begins to bridge the gap.' Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme 'Important reading for students and practitioners... more...

  • Rights Resources and Rural Developmentby Christo Fabricius; Eddie Koch; Stephen Turner; Hector Magome

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 37.50

    Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is an approach that offers multiple related benefits: securing rural livelihoods; ensuring careful conservation and management of biodiversity and other resources; and empowering communities to manage these resources sustainably. Recently however the CBNRM concept has attracted criticism for failing... more...

  • Environmental Policy Integration in Practiceby Mans Nilsson; Katarina Eckerberg

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 79.95

    'This very timely and engagingly written book helps to plug a yawning gap in the existing literature by addressing the puzzle of why EPI has proved so difficult to implement even in a country like Sweden which has traditionally championed very high environmental standards.' DR ANDREW JORDAN PHILIP LEVERHULME PRIZE FELLOW UNIVERSITY OF EAST... more...

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in Practiceby Roberto Lenton; Mike Muller

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 77.95

    Better water management will be crucial if we are to meet many of the key challenges of this century - feeding the world's growing population and reducing poverty meeting water and sanitation needs protecting vital ecosystems all while adapting to climate change. The approach known as Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is widely recognized... more...

  • Environments for Healthby John J Macdonald

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 35.00

    'John Macdonald once again turns the traditional approach to health care on its head. Instead of merely diagnosing and managing disease he urges health services – and indeed society – to foster health ... and articulates a vision of a health promoting – a salutogenic – society'. Dimity Pond School of Medical Practice and... more...

  • Escaping Poverty's Graspby David Reed

    Earthscan 2006; US$ 35.00

    'WWF's work on poverty and environment examines concrete activities to empower the poor link poverty reduction and the environment and promote changes across the local subnational and national levels of societies. This work makes a number of solid policy recommendations for bringing about enduring changes in rural livelihoods and resource management'... more...

  • Power to the Peopleby Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 38.50

    Climate change power failures tanker spills and energy wars: our profligate ways have doomed us to suffer such tragedies right? Perhaps but Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran the environment and energy correspondent for The Economist sees great opportunity in the energy realm and Power to the People is his fiercely independent and irresistibly entertaining look... more...

  • Wastewater Irrigation and Healthby Pay Drechsel; Liqa Raschid-Sally; Christopher A. Scott; Mark Redwood; Akica Bahri

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 55.95

    In most developing countries wastewater treatment systems are hardly functioning or have a very low coverage, resulting in large scale water pollution and the use of very poor quality water for crop irrigation especially in the vicinity of urban centres. This can create significant risks to public health, particularly where crops are eaten raw. Wastewater... more...

  • Personal Carbon Tradingby Yael Parag; Tina Fawcett

    Earthscan 2010; US$ 99.95

    Personal carbon trading is rapidly moving up the political agenda as recognition grows of its potential to address urgent issues of climate change and natural resource use. Under personal carbon trading schemes a carbon allowance would be allocated to each individual, to be used and traded in the same way as in national and international carbon trading... more...

  • Science Agriculture and Researchby William Buhler; Stephen Morse; Eddie Arthur; Susannah Bolton; Judy Mann

    Earthscan 2002; US$ 43.95

    Research is never free of pressures and constraints and to understand its results properly these have to be assessed and analyzed. In agriculture research into biotechnology and GMOs as well as pesticides and herbicides is big business - agribusiness. This book looks at the crucial roles of funding and the political context on the research agenda and... more...