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Environmental degradation

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Advances in Air Pollution Modeling for Environmental Securityby István Faragó; Krassimir Georgiev; Ágnes Havasi

    Springer 2006; US$ 159.00

    The protection of our environment is one of the major problems in society. More and more important physical and chemical mechanisms are to be added to the air pollution models. Moreover, reliable and robust control strategies for keeping pollution caused by harmful compounds under certain safe levels have to be developed and used in a routine way.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Global Ecologyby Sven Erik Jřrgensen

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 89.95

    Global Ecology focuses on the perception of the biosphere or the ecosphere as a unified cooperative system with numerous synergistic effects, which describe the distinctive properties of this sphere. This book is subdivided into five parts dealing with diverse aspects in global ecology. The first part of the book provides comprehensive description... more...