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- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00
The notion that the State of Play in the Futures Field (SoPiFF) was a topic worth considering emerged from a conversation with Sesh Velamoor, Director of the Seattle-based Foundation for the Future (FFF), at a 2006 conference at Tamkang University in Taiwan. It posed the question has futurism failed? and suggested, among other things that,... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 15.50
** Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 ** We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene ? the Age of Humans. Gaia Vince decided... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 38.95
"Not since Thoreau has an American author displayed such a profound appreciation for the aesthetics of nature; but, unlike Thoreau, Berleant has designed a program for allowing others to join in on that appreciation." --E. F. Kaelin, Professor of Philosophy, Florida State UniversityEnvironmental aesthetics is an emerging discipline that explores... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 25.00
Despite all the talk about African renaissance, much of the continent is plagued by poverty and instability. To break out of that cycle, the guardians of African heritage (the old independence freedom fighters turned political leaders and their successors) and much of Afrocentric literature rightly promote African ideas and solutions for African problems.... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 229.00
Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment. This volume?s integrative approach brings all relevant disciplines into the discussion, enhanced by photographs that put the discussion in context. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on the planet. We have entered into a veritable Age of Catastrophes which have grown both larger and more complex and now routinely very widespread in scope. The old days of the geographically isolated industrial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
During recent years, an increasing amount of academic research has focused on older people with a particular emphasis on settings, places and spaces. This book provides a comprehensive review of research and the policy area of 'ageing and place'. An insightful book on an important topic, Andrews and Phillips have together edited a valuable information... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 50.00
This publication provides detailed information on individual foreign aid commitments, i.e. intended disbursements, of Official Development Assistance (ODA) targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions - the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity - for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95
The victims of environmental destruction are often sidelined in eco-theology and environmental discourse. Movements for ecological justice fail to take into account the voice of those at the grassroots. 'Alternatives Unincorporated' presents an environmental ethics that begins with those on the margins. Using the key example of the Narmada Dam in India... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
Methods for raising awareness of how human?s value the environment range from monetary valuation through to greater public participation in decisions. In this book a group of international experts explore innovative alternatives which are critically evaluated and compared. Lessons are drawn from both the successes and failures of different approaches.... more...