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  • Degraded Forests in Eastern Africaby Frans Bongers; Timm Tennigkeit

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Forest degradation as a result of logging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics. It leads to loss in soil fertility, water resources and biodiversity, as well as contributes to climate change. Efforts are therefore required to try to minimize further degradation and restore tropical forests... more...

  • Paradise Regainedby Les Johnson; C. Bangs; Gregory L. Matloff

    Springer 2010; US$ 27.50

    What was our planet like before the advent of our modern civilization? What effects has our civilization had on the planet and its ecological systems? "Paradise Regained" discusses these questions and then creates a scenario for the re-greening of Earth. The authors introduce new and innovative ideas on how humankind might use the resources... more...

  • Economic Rights and Environmental Wrongsby Rose Anne Devlin; R. Quentin Grafton

    Edward Elgar Publishing 1998; US$ 40.00

    The crisis of environmental degradation has created an immense volume of literature which focuses on controlling environmental problems. This book goes a step further, in aiming to extend and complement the current debates on the subject. Using property rights, it examines the cause and possible solutions to environmental and resource degradation.... more...

  • Acid Atmospheric Deposition and its Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems in The Netherlandsby G.J. Heij; J.W. Erisman

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 415.00

    The book begins with an overview of the research topics which were addressed in the three different phases of the Dutch Priority Program on Acidification (DPPA), executed between 1985 and 1994. This chapter is followed by a chapter which deals with the emissions of acidifying substances, the concentrations and the deposition to forest and nature conservation... more...

  • Exploring Environmental Issuesby David D. Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 79.95

    Global warming, ozone depletion, drought, acid rain - their causes are viewed as extraordinarily complex; their effects are assumed catastrophic. Exploring Environmental Issues provides a key to understanding our potential crisis. The concise, introductory text presents a review of current environmental issues using a geographical approach that... more...

  • Challenging the Chipby David Pellow; David Sonnenfeld; Ted Smith

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    From Silicon Valley in California to Silicon Glen in Scotland, from Silicon Island in Taiwan to Silicon Paddy in China, the social, economic, and ecological effects of the international electronics industry are widespread. The production of electronic and computer components contaminates air, land, and water around the globe. As this eye-opening book... more...

  • Climate and Land Degradationby Mannava V.K. Sivakumar; Ndegwa Ndiang'Ui

    Springer 2007; US$ 359.00

    In many parts of the world, climatic variations are recognized as one of the major factors contributing to land degradation impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. To accurately assess sustainable land management practices, the climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be known.... more...

  • Sustainability Indicatorsby Simon Bell; Stephen Morse

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Praise for the first edition: 'This book should be of interest to anyone interested in sustainable development, and especially sustainability indicators. Bell and Morse easily succeed in exposing the fundamental paradoxes of these concepts and, more importantly, they offer us a way forward. Readers ... will find their practical recommendations for... more...