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  • Climate Change and National Securityby Daniel Moran

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    In this unique and innovative contribution to environmental security, an international team of scholars explore and estimate the intermediate-term security risks that climate change may pose for the United States, its allies and partners, and for regional and global order through the year 2030. In profiles of forty-two key countries and regions, each... more...

  • The Face of the Earthby SueEllen Campbell

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    This lively book sweeps across dramatic and varied terrains?volcanoes and glaciers, billabongs and canyons, prairies and rain forests?to explore how humans have made sense of our planet?s marvelous landscapes. In a rich weave of scientific, cultural, and personal stories, The Face of the Earth examines mirages and satellite images, swamp-dwelling... more...

  • In Amazoniaby Hugh Raffles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new... more...

  • The Knowledgeby Lewis Dartnell

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you?ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do... more...

  • Seasonality and Human Ecologyby S. J. Ulijaszek; S. S. Strickland

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 56.00

    This volume examines the effect of climatic and human-made seasonality on human biology and behaviour. more...

  • Strategies for Survivalby Michael A. Jochim

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Strategies for Survival: Cultural Behavior in an Ecological Context focuses on the ecological relationships between cultural behavior and its environmental context. The proliferation of ecological studies within anthropology suggests the increasing emphasis given to the systemic context of behavior. The aim of this book is to develop a framework... more...

  • Apocalypse When?by Willard Wells

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    Any formula for predicting human survival will invite controversy. This book provides a unique analysis of the chances of human survivability in the short and long term. It develops a formula for survival based on four separate measures. more...

  • Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerabilityby Tamer Afifi; Jill Jäger

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book examines linkages between environmental change and forced migration, presenting case studies of responses to climate and other environmental changes and examining the role of environmental change among the factors that lead to a decision to migrate. more...

  • Environmental Change and Human Developmentby Chris Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Environmental Change and Human Development focuses on environmental change and human fortunes. While there is a large and rapidly expanding literature dealing with how people affect the environment, less attention has been given in recent years to how the environment shapes human development. In an ever more crowded world there is a need for anticipatory... more...

  • Every Grain of Sandby J.A. Wainwright

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Universal in scope, yet focusing on recognizable Canadian places, this collection of essays connects individuals' love of nature to larger social issues, to cultural activities, and to sustainable technology. Subjects include activism in Cape Breton, eco-feminism, Native perspectives on the history of humans' relationship with the natural world,... more...