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  • America's Natural Places: The Midwestby Jason Ney; Terri Nichols; Stacy Kowtko

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 87.00

    America's Natural Places: The Midwest examines over 50 of the most spectacular and important areas of this region, with each entry describing the importance of the area, the flora and fauna that it supports, threats to the survival of the region, and what is being done to protect it. Organized by state within the volume, this work informs readers... more...

  • America's Natural Places: East and Northeastby Donelle Dreese; Stacy Kowtko

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 94.00

    From Maine's Acadia National Park to Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Park Nature Preserve, this volume provides a snapshot of the most spectacular and important natural places in the East and Northeast. more...

  • Water Policy in the Netherlandsby Stijn Reinhard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 100.00

    As a low-lying delta region with a high population density, the Netherlands has long focused on the prevention of flooding catastrophes and the reclamation of valuable land. The evolution of Dutch water governance, beginning with the creation of local 'water boards' in the Middle Ages and growing into a complex infrastructure of polders, dams, and... more...

  • Conservation and Sustainable Developmentby Jonathan Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 88.95

    The links between policy and practice in natural resource management are often depicted as a cyclical and rational process. In reality, policymaking and implementation are often irrational, unpredictable and highly political. Many science and knowledge-based institutions undertake rigorous research with the aim of influencing policy, but often their... more...

  • Green in Gridlockby Paul Walden Hansen

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Facing one of the most dangerous conservation crises in history?acid rain?lawmakers, industry leaders, and activists embraced an attitude of civil engagement that sought common ground and acceptance of compromise solutions on all sides. As a result, they achieved a spectacular outcome. This approach was also at work when another planet-threatening... more...

  • People, Plants and Protected Areasby John Tuxill; Gary Paul Nabhan; with Elizabeth Drexler; Michael Hathaway

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach with practical guidance on in-situ management and conservation of plant resources. The book aims to facilitate better management of protected... more...

  • Partnerships for Protectionby Sue Stolton; Nigel Dudley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements can be made. Specifically, it explores ways of ensuring that all major ecosystems are safeguarded, and innovative approaches to conservation... more...

  • Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascarby Ivan R. Scales

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth. However, this highly diverse flora and fauna is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation and the island has been classified one of the... more...

  • Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resourcesby Grenville Barnes; Brian Child

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.00

    Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin America. The authors make the case for reaching beyond... more...

  • Conservation And The Gospel Of Efficiencyby Samuel P. Hays

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    The relevance and importance of Samuel P. Hay's book, Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency , has only increased over time. Written almost half a century ago, it offers an invaluable history of the conservation movement's origins, and provides an excellent context for understanding contemporary enviromental problems and possible solutions. Against... more...