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  • Environmental Skillby Mark Coeckelbergh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry into the conditions of possibility for environmental... more...

  • Environmental Philosophyby Simon P. James

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Climate change, habitat loss, rising extinction rates - such problems call for more than just new policies and practices. They raise fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. What, for instance, is the natural world? Do we humans belong to it? Which parts of it are we morally obliged to protect? Drawing on an exceptionally wide... more...

  • Green Jobs for Sustainable Developmentby Ana-Maria Boromisa; Sanja Tišma; Anastasya Raditya Ležai?

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    A ‘green economy’ must be built on ‘green jobs’ - the kind of employment that is low carbon, intended to reduce energy use and expected to restore environmental quality. But attempts to define exactly what a ‘green job’ is have led to varied and often contradictory answers. There are many unresolved questions including whether we consider jobs in... more...

  • Duties Regarding Natureby Toby Svoboda

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Toby Svoboda develops and defends a Kantian environmental virtue ethic, challenging the widely-held view that Kant's moral philosophy has little to offer environmental ethics. On the contrary, Svoboda contends that on Kantian grounds, there is good moral reason to care about non-human organisms in their own right and to value their flourishing... more...

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Ecosystem Managersby Timothy C. Haas

    Wiley 2013; US$ 106.95 US$ 92.69

    Explores computer-intensive probability and statistics for ecosystem management decision making Simulation is an accessible way to explain probability and stochastic model behavior to beginners. This book introduces probability and statistics to future and practicing ecosystem managers by providing a comprehensive treatment of these two areas.... more...

  • Wetland Environmentsby James S. Aber; Firooza Pavri; Susan Aber

    Wiley 2012; US$ 83.00 US$ 71.93

    Wetlands - swamp, marsh, bayou, tundra and bog - are places that are rarely visited and often misunderstood but they have, in fact, conspicuous roles in the physical, biological and cultural geography of the world.  They are intrinsically beautiful environments where one may see the natural and essential values in the interaction of water, soil,... more...

  • Geochemistryby William M. White

    Wiley 2013; US$ 95.95 US$ 83.16

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of geochemistry. The book first lays out the ‘geochemical toolbox’: the basic principles and techniques of modern geochemistry, beginning with a review of thermodynamics and kinetics as they apply to the Earth and its environs. These basic concepts are then applied to understanding... more...

  • Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basinsby Mike R. Leeder

    Wiley 2011; US$ 113.00 US$ 97.93

    The sedimentary record on Earth stretches back more than 4.3 billion years and is present in more abbreviated forms on companion planets of the Solar System, like Mars and Venus, and doubtless elsewhere. Reading such planetary archives correctly requires intimate knowledge of modern sedimentary processes acting within the framework provided by tectonics,... more...

  • Life's Originby J. William Schopf

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95

    Always a controversial and compelling topic, the origin of life on Earth was considered taboo as an area of inquiry for science as recently as the 1950s. Since then, however, scientists working in this area have made remarkable progress, and an overall picture of how life emerged is coming more clearly into focus. We now know, for example, that the... more...

  • Cut and Runby Rob Glastra

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    Illegal logging and trade in timber is a major cause of forest degradation in the world today. Not only does it threaten biodiversity-rich old growth forests, it also endangers the livelihoods of the traditional communities that are dependent upon them. But controlling this global problem is not a simple matter of enacting new laws and enforcing new... more...