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  • Local Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climateby Rajib Shaw; Hori Tsuneki

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 120.99

    Disasters cause economic as well as human losses, and the magnitude of this is ever increasing. This can largely be attributed to climate-related disasters, which intensify vulnerability in the poorest areas of the world. In this book, approaches to disaster risk management in developing countries are discussed, with particular focus on Costa Rica. more...

  • Surge in Solar-Powered Homesby Shahidur R. Khandker; Hussain A. Samad; Zubair K. M. Sadeque

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    Bangladesh has the world's fastest growing, off-grid solar home system (SHS) coverage. In the past decade, the number of SHS installations has risen phenomenally--from a five-year target of 50,000 in 2003 to 50,000 a month in 2013, with support from the World Bank and other development partners. Even so, only 10 percent of off-grid households have... more...

  • Climate Warsby Gwynne Dyer

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 16.99

    Waves of climate refugees. Dozens of failed states. All-out war. From one of the world?s great geopolitical analysts comes a terrifying glimpse of the strategic realities of the near future, when climate change drives the world?s powers towards the cut-throat politics of survival. Prescient and unflinching, Climate Wars will be one of the most important... more...

  • Climate Warsby Harald Welzer

    Wiley 2015; US$ 14.95 US$ 8.97

    Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth’s poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shaping the world of the 21st century. They no longer hinge on ideological rivalries between great powers but rather on issues of class, religion and resources.... more...

  • Energy and Global Climate Changeby Anilla Cherian

    Wiley 2015; US$ 65.95 US$ 57.16

    Energy and Global Climate Change : Bridging the Sustainable Development Divide focuses attention on two urgent global development challenges faced by the UN and its member states: access to sustainable energy for all, and global climate change. This book presents compelling evidence about an often neglected aspect of the energy-climate change-development... more...

  • Global Warning. An ethnography of the encounter between global and localby Sara de Wit

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 35.00

    Moving beyond existing approaches that largely deal with the biophysical consequences of climate change realities in Africa, this book explores an alternative perspective that traces climate change as a travelling idea. It focuses on how globally constructed discourses on climate change find their way to the local level in the Bamenda Grassfields of... more...

  • The Coming Global Superstormby Art Bell; Whitley Strieber

    Atria Books 2001; US$ 6.99

    Killer tornadoes. Violent tropical storms. Devastating temperatures. Are these just the prelude to an unprecedented environmental disaster in our near future? Two of America's leading investigators of unexplained phenomena -- Art Bell, the top-rated late-night radio talk-show host, and Whitley Strieber, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author... more...

  • Global Warming and Global Politicsby Matthew Paterson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Examines the major theories within international relations, and how these can help us understand the emergence of global warming as a political issue. more...

  • The Economics of Climate Changeby Nick Hanley; Anthony D Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This impressive new collection couldn't come at a better time. With global warming now becoming physically noticeable and the Kyoto treaty stalling in its efforts to get the developed world on board, a look at the economic factors of global warming is very much welcome. With contributions from distinguished authors and covering everything you need... more...

  • Environmental Changeby Richard Huggett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 79.95

    Environmental Change explores the nature, causes, rates and directions of environmental change throughout earth history. Huggett introduces the interdependent parts of the natural environment - cosmic, ecological, geological - and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. Integrating a wealth of examples and illustrations from around the world,... more...