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  • Environmental Perspectivesby Neil Shifrin

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This short, readable book is intended as a big-picture introduction/overview for environmental students and lay-people involved with environmental issues. Every freshman in college intending to study environmental science should read it. It begins with a?historical perspective on waste and environmental control. Basic instruction on some important... more...

  • Ethics and Technology Assessment: A Participatory Approachby Matthew Cotton

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Whether it is nuclear power, geo-engineering or genetically modified foods, the development of new technologies can be fraught with complex ethical challenges and political controversy which defy simple resolution. In the past two decades there has been a shift towards processes of Participatory Technology Assessment designed to build channels of two-way... more...

  • Understanding Environmental Policy Processesby James Keeley; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A critical analysis of the post-Rio consensus on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of environmental change stick with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking... more...

  • Environmental Science for Environmental Managementby Timothy O'Riordan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    Environmental Science for Environmental Management has quickly established itself as the leading introduction to environmental science, demonstrating how a more environmental science can create an effective approach to environmental management on different spatial scales. Since publication of the first edition, environmentalism has become an increasing... more...

  • Praxishandbuch Geschlossene Verteilernetze und Kundenanlagenby Birgit Ortlieb; Erik Staebe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    The new provisions of the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG) present new challenges for the operators of local and plant networks as well as of upstream service networks and energy utility companies. This study offers assistance to the reader in responding to many legal and practical issues. The new legal provisions are aimed indiscriminately at all... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Historyby Andrew C. Isenberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach... more...

  • China-EUby Etienne Reuter; Jing Men

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 127.00

    This book offers a selection of views from Chinese and European experts and scholars on the most pressing environmental challenges — air quality, global warming, climate change, energy security, urbanisation — faced by Europe and China in 2013. The contributors also discuss possibilities of technical cooperation between the two sides... more...

  • The National Clean Energy Fund of Indiaby Rita Pandey; Sanjay Bali; Nandita Mongia

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    The National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), announced in the Government of India?s Budget 2010-11, is seen as a major step in India's quest for energy security and reducing the carbon intensity of energy. Funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technologies, and harnessing renewable energy sources to reduce dependence on fossil fuels constitute... more...

  • Water Management in Italyby Andrea Guerrini; Giulia Romano

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book describes the water sector as it is structured in Italy. The first part describes the legal framework which rules the sector in Italy, its evolution since the last 20 years, and its weaknesses. The second part describes the governance of Italian water utilities, distinguishing full public-owned companies from public-private partnership and... more...

  • The Essential Guide to Global Environmental Governanceby Jean-Frédéric Morin; Amandine Orsini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a central concept in global environmental governance,... more...