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  • 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...

  • Measuring Sustainabilityby Simon Bell; Stephen Morse

    Earthscan 2003; US$ 43.95

    ' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical. However this book a follow-on to Bell and Morse's highly influential Sustainability Indicators (1999) presents valuable practical... 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of World Agricultureby Marcel Mazoyer; Laurence Roudart

    Earthscan 2006; US$ 45.00

    'A magnificent book by far the best ever produced on the subject.' Samir Amin 'Replete with rich reflections on agriculture . . . It is a testament to the enormous erudition of its authors and a defense of peasant economies victimized by neoliberal policies.' Le Matin (France) A History of World Agriculture begins with the emergence... 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...

  • Surviving the Centuryby Herbert Girardet

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 32.95

    'The combined analysis presented here of why current arrangements are failing the future and clear insights of the way to go offer us hope.' Mary Robinson President of Realising Rights Ethical Globalisation Initiative and former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Environmental and human catastrophe looms... 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...

  • The New Accountabilityby Michael Mason

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 37.50

    The growth of pollution that crosses national borders represents a significant threat to human health and ecological sustainability. Various international agreements exist between countries to reduce risks to their populations however there is often a mismatch between national territories of state responsibility and transboundary hazards. All too often... more...

  • Water for Food Water for Lifeby David Molden

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 65.00

    'The world water crisis has caught us unawares with a series of local hydrological pinchpoints rapidly escalating into a global pandemic of empty rivers dry boreholes and wrecked wetlands as profound as and often linked to climate change. The water crisis has badly needed its equivalent of the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.... more...