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  • Latin America & the Caribbeanby Kevin Hillstrom

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 65.00

    This volume is an overview of the environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing Latin America and the Caribbean - from the tip of South America to the Windward Islands. It provides a chronology of important dates in the environmental history of Central and South America. more...

  • Remote Sensing for a Changing Europeby D. Maktav

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 189.00

    These proceedings cover 84 papers, presented earlier at the ?Remote Sensing for a Changing Europe? symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey (2-7 June 2008). Technical presentations were on all fields of geoinformation and remote sensing, but especially on the following topics: geoinformation and remote sensing, new sensors and instruments, image processing... more...

  • Environmental, Health and Humanity Issues in the Down Danubian Regionby Dragutin Mihailovic

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 144.00 US$ 131.04

    In order to preserve this world for future generations, we must strive for sustainable development — a development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising options and resources for future generations to meet their own needs. However, some scientists suspect that recent large floods, heat waves and drought in Central... more...

  • The Cost of Environmental Degradationby Lelia Croitoru; Maria Sarraf

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99

    How much is a cleaner environment worth? For policy makers, that question goes largely unanswered. It's not that the environment is seen as unimportant. It's simply much easier to compare the costs and benefits of tangible projects such as airports and electrical grids, than it is to weigh the merits of a landfill cleanup. Over the past decades,... more...

  • Regimes in Southeast Asiaby Henriette Litta

    VS Verlag fr Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 50.76

    In the context of massive environmental problems in Southeast Asia, the countries in the region have decided ? at least in some instances ? to create regimes to solve these problems jointly. This empirical observation is surprising, given the Southeast Asian countries? general reluctance to regional cooperation, the governance and budgetary constraints... more...

  • Assessing Impactby Jos Arts; Angus Morrison-Saunders

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    Written and edited by an authoritative team of internationally known experts in environmental impact assessment (EIA), this is the first book to present in a coherent manner the theory and practice of EIA and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) follow-up. Without some form of follow-up, the consequences of impact assessments and the environmental... more...

  • Disaster by Designby Michael R. Edelstein; Astrid Cerny; Abror Gadaev

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 141.99

    This volume addresses the impacts of the Aral Sea disaster; disappearance of what was the world’s fourth largest inland body of water. It argues this was the result of deliberate policy decisions. This volume is essential reading for everyone concerned with averting environmental disaster and in creating livable, sustainable communities. more...

  • Green Economy and Climate Mitigationby Godwell Nhamo

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 39.00

    Climate change is real and is impacting on economies and lives in Africa, especially rural livelihoods. The effects of the climate change phenomena have drawn bitter debate between both the developed and developing countries. To address some of the concerns, the authors identified topics of relevance to Africa, among them: discourses surrounding the... more...

  • Full Fathom Fiveby Gordon Chaplin

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    Gordon Chaplin?s father was a seemingly happy-go-lucky, charismatic adventurer who married a wealthy heiress and somehow transformed himself into the author of a landmark scientific study, Fishes of the Bahamas , published by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. As a young boy, the author took part in collecting specimens for his father.... more...

  • Ecoviolenceby Thomas Homer-Dixon; Jessica Blitt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 33.99

    Ecoviolence explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewable resources-such as cropland, fresh water, and forests-and violent rebellions, insurgencies, and ethnic clashes in developing countries. Detailed contemporary studies of civil violence in Chiapas, Gaza, South Africa, Pakistan, and Rwanda show how environmental scarcity has played... more...