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  • Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 1by Guido di Prisco; Cinzia Verde

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    The poles undergo climate changes exceeding those in the rest of the world in terms of their speed and extent, and have a key role in modulating the climate of the Earth. Ecosystems adapted to polar environments are likely to become vulnerable to climate changes. Their responses allow us to analyse and foresee the impact of changes at lower latitudes.... more...

  • Anfänge globaler Umweltpolitikby Thorsten Schulz-Walden

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 77.00

    ?Umweltsicherheit? ist ein aktuelles wie gesellschaftspolitisch relevantes Thema ? Thorsten Schulz-Walden geht es aus historiografischer Perspektive an. Keineswegs kam die Verbindung von Umwelt und Sicherheit erst mit Ende des ?Kalten Krieges? auf. Vielmehr zeigt der Autor, dass bereits um 1970 sicherheitspolitische Umweltkonzepte entstanden. Damals... more...

  • Applied Ecology and Environmental Managementby Edward I. Newman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 128.95

    This book explains ways that ecological science can be applied to solving some of the most crucial problems facing our world today. A major theme is how resources can be effectively managed and exploited in as near a sustainable manner as possible. The author draws together, in a single volume, major topics in environmental and resource management... more...

  • The Architecture of Green Economic Policiesby P.K. Rao

    Springer 2010; US$ 139.00

    The role of environmental analysis in economic policy making has remained largely limited despite vast literature on environmental economics and governance. An effective integration of economic and environmental sciences with pragmatic design of institutions and policies is still urgently needed for practical use. This book offers a policy framework... more...

  • Basics of Environmental Scienceby Michael Allaby

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 71.95

    Offers an engaging introduction to environmental study, covering the entire breadth of the environmental sciences and providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. more...

  • Battleground: Environment [Two Volumes]by Robin Morris Collin

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 175.00

    The environment inflames passions in people on all points of the political spectrum. Controversies over such issues as the rise of cancer in industrialized countries, climate change, and urban sprawl have skyrocketed as we recognize the impact that humans have on the environment. Many people become immersed in these controversies at a local level before... more...

  • Climate Change Loss and Damageby Krishna Rao Pinninti

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    This text works to establish essential foundations and guidelines in the current process of providing strategies, mechanisms and resources for mitigating loss and damage from the adverse impacts of climate change and climate variability. This builds on the groundwork done by the UNFCCC and other entities to facilitate the processes at the international... more...

  • The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalismby Steven Bernstein

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The most significant shift in environmental governance over the last thirty years has been the convergence of environmental and liberal economic norms toward "liberal environmentalism"?which predicates environmental protection on the promotion and maintenance of a liberal economic order. Steven Bernstein assesses the reasons for this historical shift,... more...

  • Conservation and Environmentalismby Robert C. Paehlke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 279.00

    Focusing on both problems and solutions, this authoritative reference work maintains a healthy balance between science and the social sciences in its coverage of all aspects of the environment. The book is arranged alphabetically and is divided into three major sections: Ecology, Pollution, and Sustainability. The list of 240 contributors reads like... more...

  • Countdownby Alan Weisman

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 14.99

    A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us . In his bestselling book The World Without Us , Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his... more...