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  • Dam the Rivers, Damn the Peopleby Barbara J. Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of tropical rainforest in Latin America. Brazil is that continent's most rapidly developing country. The Amazon is at the heart of the conflict between conservation and development, between people and power, and between heritage and modernisation. In the name of development, the powerful are colonizing the forest.... more...

  • Wool to Wetaby Paul Callaghan

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Evaluating the competitiveness of New Zealand?s current economy, this authoritative analysis argues the need to switch from agriculture and tourism as the economic backbone of the country and suggests that the emerging industries of science, technology, and intellectual property will offer more prosperity. Highlighting interviews with entrepreneurs... more...

  • Strategies for Sustainability: Africaby Adrian Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The World Conservation Union, Founded in 1948, brings together States government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organisations in a unique world partnership over 800 members in all, spread across some 136 countries. As a Union IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and... more...

  • Rising Seasby Martin Ince

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Recent and dramatic flooding in places as far apart as Bangladesh and North Wales are example of what could become commonplace if sea levels rise. Most scientists are predicting a rise of about one metre and this book, based on research carried out for the Commonwealth governments, describes in simple terms what in. likely to happen as a result and... more...

  • Threats Without Enemiesby Gwyn Prins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The world is moving into a new era which will be dominated by a new range of threats and a new range of priorities. Already headlines tell of storms and droughts, mass emigrations, the danger of old Soviet nuclear reactors and the thinning ozone layer, and with the menaces of global warming, deforestation, pollution and loss of biodiversity, the picture... more...

  • Tomorrow's Worldby Duncan McLaren; Simon Bullock; Nusrat Yousuf

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.00

    This title uses the concept of environmental space to resolve many of the issues facing us in the future and applies the lessons specifically to the UK. Believing that we occupy more environmental space than the world can afford, this book seeks to explain what we can do to live comfortably within what we actually have through efficiency and sufficiency.... more...

  • Strategies for Sustainability: Asiaby Jeremy Carew-Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    IUCN ? The World Conservation Union Founded in 1948 The World Conservation Union brings together States, government agencies and a diverse' range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership: over 800 members in all, spread across some 136 countries. As a Union, IUCN seeks to influence encourage and assist societies throughout... more...

  • Dealing with the Challenges of Macro Financial Linkages in Emerging Marketsby Otaviano Canuto; Swati Ghosh

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    The 2008 financial crisis has highlighted the challenges associated with global financial integration and has emphasized the importance of macro financial linkages. Specifically it has shown how real (business cycles) can interact with and be amplified by the financial sector, resulting in high pro-cyclicality and a buildup of systemic risk in the... more...

  • Boom Bustby Fred Harrison

    M-Y Books 2012; US$ 4.99

    The need to re-explore the ideas of Henry George today are only too apparent to anyone who has been reading the headlines over the past year or so. Fred Harrison, one of the few people to warn of the impending crisis, argues here that, though eliminating the damaging swings of the business cycle has been the dream of finance ministers for the last... more...

  • Sharing Benefits from the Coastby Rachel Wynberg; Maria Hauck

    University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Coastal resources such as mining, fisheries, and tourism are vital for communities in developing countries, many of which live in abject poverty. Yet global patterns indicate growing levels of economic inequality between the custodians of these resources and the people who exploit them, as well as an increasing incidence in poverty. Drawing from empirical... more...