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  • Meltdown in Tibetby Michael Buckley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change?accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive burning of coal and other fuels in both China and India. The mighty rivers of Tibet are being dammed by Chinese engineering consortiums to feed... 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...

  • 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...

  • Die "Freyheit" der Kinderby Thomas Töpfer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 75.41

    <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...

  • 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...

  • Towards Sustainable Development 2001by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 50.00

    This publication includes key environmental indicators endorsed by OECD Environment Ministers and the broader OECD Core Set of environmental indicators.   It contributes to measuring environmental performance and progress towards sustainable development. Organised by issues such as climate change, air pollution, biodiversity, waste or water... more...

  • OECD Environmental Outlookby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 126.00

    The OECD Environmental Outlook provides projections to 2020 of environmental pressures from key economic sectors (agriculture, forestry, fishery, transport, energy and selected industry sectors) and changes in the state of the environment for selected environmental issues (freshwater, biodiversity, climate change, air quality and waste). Cross-sectoral... more...

  • Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessmentby Achim Roeder; Joachim Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 164.95

    Land degradation and desertification are amongst the most severe threats to human welfare and the environment, as they affect the livelihoods of some 2 billion people in the world?s drylands, and they are directly connected to pressing global environmental problems, such as the loss of biological diversity or global climate change. Strategies to combat... 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...