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  • Rethinking Environmental Historyby Alf Hornborg; J. R. McNeill; Joan Martinez-Alier

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 43.99

    This exciting new reader in environmental history provides a framework for understanding the relations between ecosystems and world-systems over time. Alf Hornborg, J. R. McNeill, and Joan Martinez-Alier have brought together a group of the foremost writers from the social, historical, and geographical sciences to provide an overview of the ecological... more...

  • The Transition Timelineby Shaun Chamberlain

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.74

    The Transition Timeline lightens the fear of our uncertain future, providing a map of what we are facing and the different pathways available to us. It describes four possible scenarios for the UK and world over the next twenty years, ranging from Denial, in which we reap the consequences of failing to acknowledge and respond to our environmental... more...

  • Glaciers of the Karakoram Himalayaby Kenneth Hewitt

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    The Karakoram contains the greatest concentration of glaciers and most of the largest ice masses outside high latitudes. They comprise major stores and sources of fresh water in an otherwise extreme, continental, dry region. As many as 200 million people living downstream, in the valleys of the Indus and Yarkand Rivers, depend on melt waters from snow... more...

  • When the Bough Breaks...by Laura Thomas; Lloyd Timberlake

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    TO ACCOMPANY A MAJOR ITV DOCUMENTARY We are poisoning our planet and destroying the lives of our children. In the west arguments rage over how much nuclear radiation and toxic dumping is safe, while children continue to breath filthy air and eat food full of pesticides. In the third World, over four million children die each year from drinking unclean... more...

  • Rioby Caroline Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    The interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates whether UNCED and its output were appropriate for averting global environmental and developmental catastrophe. The intellectual debate inside and outside UNCED has been dominated by powerful entrenched interests which marginalise rival interpretations of the crisis and block possible alternative... more...

  • Mountains of Injusticeby Michele Morrone; Geoffrey L. Buckley; Donald Edward Davis; Jedediah Purdy

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Through compelling stories and interviews with people who are fighting for environmental justice, Mountains of Injustice contributes to the ongoing debate over how to equitably distribute the long-term environmental costs and consequences of economic development. more...

  • Comparative Biogeographyby Lynne Parenti; Malte Ebach

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 52.95

    To unravel the complex shared history of the Earth and its life forms, biogeographers analyze patterns of biodiversity, species distribution, and geological history. So far, the field of biogeography has been fragmented into divergent systematic and evolutionary approaches, with no overarching or unifying research theme or method. In this text, Lynne... more...

  • Global Change and the Terrestrial Biosphereby H. H. Shugart; F. I. Woodward

    Wiley 2011; US$ 77.95

    Global climate change challenges ecologists to synthesize what we know to solve a problem with deep historical roots in our discipline.  In ecology, the question, “How do terrestrial ecosystems interact with the other earth systems to produce planetary change?” has sufficient depth to be the focal challenge. This central question... more...

  • Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklungby Sabine Ponath

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 8.74

    Hauptbeschreibung Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung ist eine anerkannte, wichtige Herausforderung unserer Zeit. Sie erfüllt wesentliche Aufgaben in der Sensibilisierung für Nachhaltigkeitsfragen und -probleme und in der Kompetenzentwicklung zu ihrer Bewältigung. Dabei stellt einerseits die Gewährleistung von Grundbildung eine entscheidende... more...

  • Renaturierung der südlichen Drewitzer Nuthewiesen: Naturschutzfachliche Kontrolle und neue Empfehlungenby Christine Arndt

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 33.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Nuthe ist ein brandenburgischer Fluss, der inmitten von Potsdam in die Havel mündet. Insbesondere im Unterlauf ist die Nuthe stark begradigt und eingedeicht, weshalb sie hier einem Kanal ähnelt. Da in den letzten Jahrzehnten der Abfluss und somit der Grundwasserstand in den angrenzenden Wiesen stetig gesunken ist, wurde beschlossen,... more...