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  • 2030 The Coming Tumultby Richard Mosey

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 29.95

    The short-term benefits of unlimited growth are driving the American economic and social model right off a cliff. The author shows how corporations drown out scientists and global elites prosper during economic collapse. He explores the role of monotheistic religions in abetting population growth and downplaying human agency in the current unprecedented... more...

  • Carbonate Mud-Moundsby C. L. V. Monty; D. W. J. Bosence; P. H. Bridges; B. R. Pratt

    Wiley 2009; US$ 207.00 US$ 179.40

    This is the first book to investigate the structure, origin and evolution of carbonate mud-mounds. Mud-mounds are accumulations of biogenic carbonate sediment that are common in the geological record, and economically important as they host lead zinc mineralization and oil and gas. The book reviews, for the first time, the different mechanisms of mud-mound... more...

  • The ‘State of Play’ in the Futures Fieldby Richard Slaughter

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The notion that the State of Play in the Futures Field (SoPiFF) was a topic worth considering emerged from a conversation with Sesh Velamoor, Director of the Seattle-based Foundation for the Future (FFF), at a 2006 conference at Tamkang University in Taiwan. It posed the question “has futurism failed?” and suggested, among other things that,... more...

  • Advanced Mapping of Environmental Databy Mikhail Kanevski

    Wiley 2013; US$ 182.00 US$ 157.73

    This book combines geostatistics and global mapping systems to present an up-to-the-minute study of environmental data. Featuring numerous case studies, the reference covers model dependent (geostatistics) and data driven (machine learning algorithms) analysis techniques such as risk mapping, conditional stochastic simulations, descriptions of spatial... more...

  • Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolutionby Carina Hoorn; Frank Wesselingh

    Wiley 2011; US$ 219.95 US$ 190.62

    The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes... more...

  • Environment and Natural Resourcesby Charles F. Gritzner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    With almost seven billion people occupying Earth, many believe that the world is on the brink of an environmental crisis and catastrophic shortfall of natural resources. As the population continues to swell, scientists and governments all over the world are grappling with questions and concerns. Environment and Natural Resources addresses the problems... more...

  • Aid Activities Targeting the Objectives of the Rio Conventions 1998/2000, Volume 2002/1by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 50.00

    This publication provides detailed information on individual foreign aid commitments, i.e. intended disbursements, of Official Development Assistance (ODA) targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions - the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity - for... more...

  • Nature's Endby Sverker Sörlin; Paul Warde

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 30.00

    Environmental History as a distinct discipline is now over a generation old, with a large and diverse group of practitioners around the globe. This book provides a reflection on the achievements, diversity, and direction of environmental history in its varied national, international and continental contexts. more...

  • Environment, Scarcity, and Violenceby Thomas F. Homer-Dixon

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    The Earth's human population is expected to pass eight billion by the year 2025, while rapid growth in the global economy will spur ever increasing demands for natural resources. The world will consequently face growing scarcities of such vital renewable resources as cropland, fresh water, and forests. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in this sobering book... more...

  • Environment and Natural Resourcesby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 39.54

    The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific... more...