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  • 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...

  • Tapping the Green Marketby Patricia Shanley; Alan Robert Pierce; Sarah A. Laird; S. Abraham Guillen

    Earthscan 2001; US$ 75.00

    There is a rapidly growing interest in and demand for non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional medicinal financial and cultural needs. However they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics. This volume explains the use and importance of certification... more...

  • Integrating Climate Change Actions into Local Developmentby Livia Bizikova; John Robinson; Stewart Cohen

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 127.00

    To date, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been treated separately both in research and in the climate negotiations. However, a growing body of literature is now being developed that points to actual and potential synergies and trade-offs between responses to climate change and sustainability. This literature has evolved in a spontaneous... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...