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  • Sustainable Futuresby Jenny Goldie; Katharine Betts

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 39.95

    Describes world-leading research in population, resource scarcity, climate change and food security and describes their effect on Australia. more...

  • Illusion of Separationby Giles Hutchins

    Floris Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Our modern patterns of thinking and learning are all based on observing a world of 'things', which we think of as separate building blocks. This worldview allows us to count and measure objects without their having any innate value; it provides neat definitions and a sense of control over life. However, this approach also sets humans apart from each... more...

  • Sustainable Consumption and the Good Lifeby Karen Lykke Syse; Martin Lee Mueller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    What does it mean to live a good life in a time when the planet is overheating, the human population continues to steadily reach new peaks, oceans are turning more acidic, and fertile soils the world over are eroding at unprecedented rates? These and other simultaneous harms and threats demand creative responses at several levels of consideration... more...

  • Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainabilityby Yolande Strengers; Cecily Maller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour?or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social life. This book shows?how we can go?beyond behaviour... more...

  • Environmental Politics in Latin Americaby Benedicte Bull; Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Stoen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Since colonial times the position of the social, political and economic elites in Latin America has been intimately connected to their control over natural resources. Consequently, struggles to protect the environment from over-exploitation and contamination have been related to marginalized groups? struggles against local, national and transnational... more...

  • Environment, Politics, and Ideology in North Koreaby Robert Winstanley-Chesters

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book provides a unique summary of North Korean environmental and developmental policies. Coupling ideological and political developments with a review of practical projects within specific sectors, it provides the North Korean or East Asian analyst a new lens with which to understand one of the most diffuse and difficult nations on earth. more...

  • Corporate Sustainability in International Comparisonby Stefan Schaltegger; Sarah Elena Windolph; Dorli Harms; Jacob Hörisch

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Although every country is distinguished by its history, culture and language as well as its unique economic, environmental and social conditions, it can be expected that international operating companies will exhibit common patterns since sustainability challenges do not stop at national borders.Building on original data based on results of the International... more...

  • 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...

  • Off the Gridby Phillip Vannini; Jonathan Taggart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Off-grid isn?t a state of mind. It isn?t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to... more...