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- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2010; US$ 16.99
The idea that councils can play a significant role in helping us to prepare for a low-carbon future may seem unlikely, but the fact is that they could be a big part of the solution. Local authorities have a duty of care to think about the future, and they can address the moral aspects as well as the operational and business aspects of their communities.... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00
This book elaborates on the Khazan ecosystems of Goa, India. Khazans are human-managed ecosystems, which are reclaimed from coastal wetlands, salt marshes and mangrove areas, where tidal influence is regulated through a highly structured system of dykes, canals, furrows, and sluice gates using resources that are amply available locally. Khazan... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95
This volume paints a general picture of the environmental situation in Asia, backing it up with several case studies. Two major points are made in this general picture. The first is that environmental campaigns in Asia tend to have a local focus; they react to very concrete problems in the immediate neighbourhood and as such usually people are engaged... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00
The New World -- this empty land dazzlingly rich in forests, soils, rainfall, and mineral wealth -- was to represent a new beginning for civilized humanity. Unfortunately, even the best of the European settles had a stronger eye for conquest than for justice. Natives were in the way -- surplus people who must be literally displaced. Now, as ecologist... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99
Richard D. Besel is an associate professor in the Communication Studies Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Jnan A. Blau is an associate professor in the Communication Studies Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. more...
- Cleis Press Start 2014; US$ 16.95
Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing your way straight to hell. Well, readers can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags ľ no guilt trips today! At this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Why are our environmental problems still growing despite a huge increase in global conservation efforts? Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism. Industrializationádrove peopleáto look for meaning in nature even as they consumed its products more relentlessly. Hence England led the way in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.00
One of the more significant recommendations to emerge from UNCED in 1992 was the call in Agenda 21 for countries to develop and implement national sustainable development strategies. Most countries have responded to this challenge. However many countries also have a long history of drawing up planning exercises at this level to deal with environmental... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 349.00
Over half of the global population now lives in cities. This ongoing urbanisation is making it increasingly important to adequately manage urban systems and preserve urban environments. This book is the outcome of the 11th Urban Environment Symposium (UES) held on 16-19 September 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The UES aims at providing a forum on the... more...