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  • Science, Society and the Environmentby Michael R. Dove; Daniel M. Kammen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key junctures between science, society, and environment.? The first focuses on the systemic bias in science in... more...

  • Disaster Management and Private Sectorsby Takako Izumi; Rajib Shaw

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book draws upon case studies and practices of different types of DRR involvement by the private sector from all over the world. The book comprises two parts, Part I: Overview and Regional Cases; and Part II: Country Cases. The regional cases include those from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America, and the country cases include ones from... more...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Europeby Samuel O. Idowu; René Schmidpeter; Matthias S. Fifka

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 229.00

    This book explores the current state of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 24 European nations, examining the state of the development and practice of CSR and sustainability for organizations in these countries. The common denominator for all of the book?s 25 chapters is a management perspective rather than an ethical discourse. The book therefore... more...

  • Telling Talesby Jane Yeadon

    Black & White Publishing 2015; US$ 3.63

    **Introductory offer price** Telling Tales is a nostalgic and beautifully written account of growing up on a small family farm which vividly evokes a way of life that, although so recent, is now all but forgotten. For Jane Yeadon, growing up on a farm in the north of Scotland in the 1950s was at times idyllic – but it could also be incredibly... more...

  • American Environmental Policyby D. Press

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    More than 40 years after the United States launched bold efforts to curb pollution and waste, American environmental management has stalled. Drawing extensively on recent enviornmental science, engineering, regulatory agency data and trade information, American Environmental Policy explores how environmental management in the US has fallen short of... more...

  • Afterburnby Richard Heinberg

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    Essential, visionary essays about our post-carbon future [Richard Heinberg] writes with incision, with passion, with rage, with compassion, and Afterburn captures in one single publication why he's such a shining light of insight in times of much darkness. The Party's Over changed my life. Perhaps Afterburn will change yours. --- Rob Hopkins,... more...

  • Action Research for Sustainabilityby Jonas Egmose

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes deliberating on urban sustainability, answers this question by analysing processes of social learning. Through analyses... more...

  • Thinking About the Environment: Readings on Politics, Property and the Physical Worldby Matthew Alan Cahn; Kevin E O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Underlying current controversies about environmental regulation are shared concerns, divided interests and different ways of thinking about the earth and our proper relationship to it. This book brings together writings on nature and environment that illuminate thought and action in this realm. more...

  • Development Policy as a Way to Manage Climate Change Risksby Bert Metz; M Kok J T

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    The integration of development and climate objectives is increasingly recognized as significant in research and policy making. In practice, some development aims, such as poverty alleviation, enhancing energy security and access or improving health, also have potential climate benefits. The challenge is to find a broadly applicable range of effective... more...

  • Demystifying Sustainabilityby Haydn Washington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95

    What is sustainability? Much has been said about the terms ?sustainability? and ?sustainable development? over the last few decades, but they have become buried under academic jargon. This book is one of the first that aims to demystify sustainability so that the layperson can understand the key issues, questions and values involved. Accessible... more...