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Environmental degradation

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Environment at a Glance 2013by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 33.00

    This book includes key environmental indicators endorsed by OECD Environment Ministers and major environmental indicators from the OECD Core Set. These indicators reflect environmental progress made since the early 1990s and thus contribute to measuring environmental performance. Organised by issues such as climate change, air pollution, biodiversity,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Citiesby A. König

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Now that the Earth has reached the limits of its biophysical carrying capacity, we have to change technologies, social practices and social norms relating to material production and consumption to ensure that we do not further jeopardize the functioning of our planet's life support systems. Through research, education and civic engagement, universities... 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...

  • 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...

  • Global Ecologyby Sven Erik Jørgensen

    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...