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  • 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...

  • Whole System Designby Peter Stasinopoulos; Michael H. Smith; Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves; Cheryl Desha

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 38.95

    Whole System Design is increasingly being seen as one of the most cost-effective ways to both increase the productivity and reduce the negative environmental impacts of an engineered system. A focus on design is critical as the output from this stage of the project locks in most of the economic and environmental performance of the designed system throughout... more...

  • 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...

  • Towards a New Map of Africaby Ben Wisner; Camilla Toulmin; Rutendo Chitiga

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 37.00

    'The big era-defining questions and at last the subtle tenable answers teased out without cliché or compromise. A vital volume at a critical moment.' Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford Director Africa '05 'This book dispels the myth of a uniformly hopeless hungry continent. It shows just how extraordinarily diverse Africa is and... more...

  • The Tolerability of Riskby Frederic Bouder; David Slavin; Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 58.50

    There is an increasing dissatisfaction about how risk is regulated leading to vivid debates about the use of 'risk assessment' and 'precaution'. As a result academics government officials and industry leaders are calling for new approaches and fresh ideas. This book provides a historical and topical perspective on the alternative concept... 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...

  • The Power of Labellingby Joy Moncrieffe; Rosalind Eyben

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 35.95

    ‘The Power of Labelling illuminates a fundamental and intriguing dimension of social and political life. Striking cases from a range of policy contexts generate eyeopening analyses of labelling’s causes and consequences uses and abuses and of alternatives in thinking and relating.’ DES GASPER INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES THE HAGUE ‘The... more...

  • Social Contours of Riskby Roger Kasperson; Jeanne Kasperson

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 199.95

    We live in a 'risk society' where the identification distribution and management of risks from new technology environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk Volumes I and II two of the world's leading and most influential analysts of the social dimensions of risk... 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...

  • Decolonizing Natureby William Adams; Martin Mulligan

    Earthscan 2002; US$ 43.95

    British imperialism was almost unparalleled in its historical and geographical reach leaving a legacy of entrenched social transformation in nations and cultures in every part of the globe. Colonial annexation and government were based on an all-encompassing system that integrated and controlled political economic social and ethnic relations and required... more...