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  • Land Use Change in Tropical Watershedsby I. Coxhead; G.E. Shively

    CABI 2005; US$ 90.00

    This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from a rich, decade-long collection of economic, social, and environmental data on the Manupali upland watershed in the southern Philippines. more...

  • Did Water Kill the Cows?by Ruth M. Mourik

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 55.00

    This PhD-thesis gives an inventory of new risks as a result of the co-evolution of society and technology where modern societies nowadays are increasingly being faced with. more...

  • Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Changeby Sarah Metcalfe; Dick Derwent

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Change is an introduction to the major pollutants causing concern today, a description of their sources and how their emissions and concentrations have changed through time. Approaching atmospheric change in the context of its effects on the natural environment, people and the global climate system, Atmospheric... more...

  • When the Bough Breaks...by Laura Thomas; Lloyd Timberlake

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    TO ACCOMPANY A MAJOR ITV DOCUMENTARY We are poisoning our planet and destroying the lives of our children. In the west arguments rage over how much nuclear radiation and toxic dumping is safe, while children continue to breath filthy air and eat food full of pesticides. In the third World, over four million children die each year from drinking unclean... more...

  • Rioby Caroline Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    The interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates whether UNCED and its output were appropriate for averting global environmental and developmental catastrophe. The intellectual debate inside and outside UNCED has been dominated by powerful entrenched interests which marginalise rival interpretations of the crisis and block possible alternative... more...

  • Die "Freyheit" der Kinderby Thomas Töpfer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 78.69

    <P>Die Strukturen des vormodernen Bildungswesens in Deutschland hingen gleichermaßen von den politisch-konfessionellen Rahmenbedingungen in den Territorien wie von der ökonomisch-sozialen Situation in den Städten und Gemeinden ab. Am Beispiel des Kurfürstentums und Königreichs Sachsen, des wichtigsten evangelischen Territoriums des Alten Reiches,... more...

  • Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Natureby Danilo J. Anton

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00

    The conquest of the Americas was the first step on the path to globalization. Today, 500 years later, we are rapidly approaching the prophecied global village and, consequently, natural and cultural uniformity.Amidst all the literature and discussion supporting globalization, author and geographer, Danilo J. more...

  • Humans and the Natural Environmentby Dana Desonie

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 35.00

    Presents eye-opening facts in a manner accessible to young readers, using full-color photographs and illustrations, readable text, and helpful sidebars. more...

  • Rangeland Degradation and Recovery in China's Pastoral Landsby V.R. Squires

    CABI 2009; US$ 170.00

    Addressing the issues of greater climate extremes in the future, this book discusses both new approaches and past successes and failures in order to provide the necessary insight to develop sustainable rangeland management strategies, drawing on regional case studies and lessons learned from Australia, Canada and the USA. more...

  • Assessment of Effects of Chemical Contaminants in Dredged Material on Marine Ecosystems and Human Healthby C.A. Schipper

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    Explores the applicability of bioassays and bioindicators as tools for evaluating the effects of dredged sediments on the marine ecosystem. This study analyses the application of bioassays and develops a rationale for their inclusion in hazard, risk and impact assessment of dredged sediments. more...