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  • The New Global Frontierby George Martine; Gordon McGranahan; Mark Montgomery; Rogelio Fernández-Castilla

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 48.95

    ‘This remarkable book convincingly challenges urban misconceptions about such issues as growth, poverty and the environment, and uses compelling evidencebased arguments to demonstrate why urbanization is the most important 21st century priority. Its ambitious, comprehensive scope ... ensures that it will become an indispensable classic for policymakers,... more...

  • Sustainable Development Strategiesby Barry Dalal-Clayton; Stephen Bass

    Earthscan 2002; US$ 67.95

    This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national or local levels as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. Whilst the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development the approaches and methods covered are... more...

  • Knowing Povertyby Karen Brock; Rosemary McGee

    Earthscan 2002; US$ 37.95

    The use of participatory research techniques to provide policy-makers with information about poor people's perspectives on poverty became increasingly common in the 1990s. This book focuses on the use of participatory research in poverty reduction policies and presents a series of participants' reflections on recent and ongoing processes. The... more...

  • The Age of Commodityby David A. McDonald; Greg Ruiters

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 48.95

    As globalization and market liberalization march forward unabated the global commons continue to be commodified and privatized at a rapid pace. In this global process the ownership sale and supply of water is increasingly a flashpoint for debates and conflict over privatization and nowhere is the debate more advanced or acute than in Southern Africa.... more...

  • The Vulnerability of Citiesby Mark Pelling

    Earthscan 2003; US$ 44.95

    When disaster strikes in cities the effects can be catastrophic compared to other environments. But what factors actually determine the vulnerability or resilience of cities? The Vulnerability of Cities fills a vital gap in disaster studies by examining the too-often overlooked impact of disasters on cities the conditions leading to high losses from... more...

  • Enhancing Urban Safety and Securityby United Nations Human Settlements Programme

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 58.50

    Over the past decade, the world has witnessed growing threats to the safety and security of cities and towns. Some have come in the form of catastrophic events, while others have been manifestations of poverty and inequality, or of rapid and chaotic urbanization processes. This publication, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security: Global Report on Human... more...

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 3by UN World Water Assessment Programme

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 63.95

    The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector.  It... more...

  • The Challenge of Rural Electrificationby Douglas F. Barnes

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 49.95

    Douglas Barnes and his team of development experts provide an essential guide that can help improve the quality of life to the estimated 1.6 billion rural people in the world who are without electricity. The difficulties in bringing electricity to rural areas are formidable: Low population densities result in high capital and operating costs. Consumers... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...