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  • Social Perspectives on the Sanitation Challengeby Bas van Vliet; Gert Spaargaren; Peter Oosterveer

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This collection presents a timely collection of social scientific papers dealing with innovative sanitation issues and concepts, perceptions and decision-making support. It comprises a valuable resource for political scientists, environmental engineers and urban planners involved in the study, design and implementation of sanitation projects worldwide... more...

  • Lake Sustainabilityby C.A. BREBBIA; S.E. JORGENSEN

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 198.00

    This book contains extended versions of papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Lake Sustainability held at the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) campus in the New Forest. The meeting is a natural link in the chain of sustainability conferences that WIT regularly arranges. more...

  • Environmental Innovation in Chinaby L. XIELIN; D. STRANGWAY; F. ZHIJUN

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 258.00

    China has both the capacity and the need to become a global leader in sustainable development and innovation in environmental technology. Environmental Innovation in China acknowledges many of the mistakes that have been made in the past where economic development has resulted in pollution to land, air and water. More importantly it presents a blueprint... more...

  • Earth at Riskby Derrick Jensen; Lierre Keith

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The annual conference Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet features environmental thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of the planet?s situation, and this book presents an impassioned critique of the dominant culture from every angle. Speakers from the conference are... more...

  • Greening in the Red Zoneby Keith G. Tidball; Marianne E. Krasny

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Creation and access to green spaces promotes individual human health, especially in therapeutic contexts among those suffering traumatic events. But what of the role of access to green space and the act of creating and caring for such places in promoting social health and well-being? Greening in the Red Zone asserts that creation and access to green... more...

  • Time's Up!by Keith Farnish

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009; US$ 10.49

    Describes what our actions are doing to the very things on Earth that we depend on for survival, at scales that we rarely contemplate. It arms us with the tools to free us from the culture that has blinded us for centuries, and which will allow us to live lives that will give the Earth, and ourselves, a future. more...

  • Geotechnics and Heritageby Emilio Bilotta; Alessandro Flora; Stefania Lirer; Carlo Viggiani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 139.00

    Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that guidelines or recommendations for intervention techniques... more...

  • Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopiaby Joshua Lockyer; James R. Veteto

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 110.00

    In order to move global society towards a sustainable ?ecotopia,? solutions must be engaged in specific places and communities, and the authors here argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a problem-oriented towards a solutions-focused endeavor. Using case studies from around the world, the contributors?scholar-activists and activist-practitioners?... more...

  • A Renewable Worldby Herbert Girardet; Miguel Mendonca

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009; US$ 16.99

    We have turned our home planet into a disposable world, using resources as though there were no tomorrow. It is time to make it a renewable world instead. We must urgently reconcile two things: our common desire to achieve certain living standards, and our requirement to do so sustainably. And we must do this in the face of the quadruple crisis... more...

  • Solid Waste Recycling and Processingby Marc J. Rogoff

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 149.00

    Solid Waste Recycling and Processing, Second Edition , provides best-practice guidance to solid waste managers and recycling coordinators. The book covers all aspects of solid waste processing, volume reduction, and recycling, encompassing typical recyclable materials (paper, plastics, cans, and organics), construction and demolition debris, electronics,... more...