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- 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...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95
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...
- 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... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50
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...
- 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...
- International Development Research Centre 1994; US$ 25.00
El autor Duncan M. Taylor afirma, sin embargo, que el término desarrollo sustentable a menudo se emplea equivocadamente, y usa la crisis agroforestal de Canadá para mostrar la necesidad de repensar las políticas económicas y ambientales contemporáneas y ofrece recomendaciones para una estrategia de sustentabilidad de recursos para el país. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 75.00
Bruce Braun examines social, discursive, and political practices through which Canada?s West Coast forests have been given meaning and made the site of intense political and ideological struggle. Departing from other work on environmental politics that assumes the ?forest? is a constant, The Intemperate Rainforest traces the way West Coast landscapes... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 88.00
Emphasizing the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook presents a comprehensive statement of the relationship between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines. more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99
This book addresses the social implications of climate change and climatic variability on indigenous peoples and communities living in the highlands, lowlands, and coastal areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. Across the region, indigenous people already perceive and experience negative effects of climate change and variability. Many indigenous... more...