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  • Global Change and the Earth Systemby W. Steffen; A. Sanderson; P. Tyson

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 269.00

    Describes what is known about the Earth System and the impact of changes caused by humans. This book considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth System and the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth System science in support of global sustainability. more...

  • Mountains Witnesses of Global Changesby Renato Baudo; Gianni Tartari; Elisa Vuillermoz; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 200.00

    From an environmental point of view, mountains are particularly sensitive and important for monitoring the state of health of our planet. Only through distribution of meteoclimatic and atmospheric composition monitoring points in mountain regions, coupled with modelling simulations, will we be able to thoroughly analyze complex pollutant transport... more...

  • Understanding and Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Centuryby R. Costanza; S.E. Jorgensen

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 155.00

    The aim of this book is to encourage integration of the natural and social sciences with the policy and design-making community, and thereby develop a deeper understanding of complex environmental problems. Its fundamental themes are: ? integrated modeling and assessment ? complex, adaptive, hierarchical systems ? ecosystem services ? science... more...

  • Our Way or the Highwayby Mary Losure

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 51.00

    Construction plans for the reroute of Highway 55 through south Minneapolis sparked an environmental movement that pitted activists against public authorities in one of the most dramatic episodes in the city?s history. Fueled by idealism and anger, a diverse coalition of Native Americans, neighborhood residents, and young anarchists banded together... more...

  • Managing Critical Infrastructure Risksby Igor Linkov; Richard J. Wenning; Gregory A. Kiker

    Springer 2007; US$ 279.00

    The increasing complexity of societal change in response to the new global economy requires an enhanced capacity for scientific assessment and monitoring, particularly of critical infrastructure such as ports and harbors. Public pressure for decision transparency in government and corporations drives the need for a new framework for thinking about... more...

  • Instrument Mixes for Environmental Policyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 70.00

    What are the impacts on environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency of using an “instrument mix”, rather than a single instrument, to address a given environmental problem? What are the main arguments for using such instrument mixes, and are the instrument mixes currently in use actually well designed in response to these arguments?... more...

  • Europe and the Environmentby M. Onida

    Europa Law Publishing 2004; US$ 102.00

    Dr. Ludwig Krämer, born 1939, retired from the European Commission in August 2004. Judge at the Landgericht in Kiel, he joined the European Commission in 1972, where he started his career dealing with consumer protection issues in the Competition Directorate-General. He successfully combined his profession as an official of the European Commission... more...

  • The Environmental Movementby Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Introduces readers to the movement, which arose in the United States in the late 1800s in response to the nation's dwindling forests and the pollution caused by a greater number of factories. This useful book also details how environmentalism has become a global effort, led by organizations such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. 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...

  • Innovation in Environmental Policy?by Andrew J. Jordan; Andrea Lenschow

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Environmental Policy Integration (EPI) is an innovative policy principle designed to deliver sustainable development. This book explores its conceptualization and implementation, drawing upon a set of interlinked case studies of the most common implementing instruments and the varied experience of applying them in six OECD states and the EU. more...