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  • Landscapes and Societiesby I.Peter Martini; Ward Chesworth

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book contains case histories intended to show how societies and landscapes interact. The range of interest stretches from the small groups of the earliest Neolithic, through Bronze and Iron Age civilizations, to modern nation states. The coexistence is, of its very nature reciprocal, resulting in changes in both society and landscape. In some... more...

  • Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regionsby Grete K. Hovelsrud; Barry Smit

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Under the auspices of International Polar Year (IPY), the CAVIAR consortium was formed with partners from all eight Arctic countries. The aim of the interdisciplinary CAVIAR project is to increase understanding of the vulnerability of Arctic communities to changing environmental conditions, including climate change, and to contribute to the development... more...

  • The Wealth of Natureby John Michael Greer

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 18.95

    Nature-centered economics for the age of peak oil more...

  • Religion and the Environmentby Ralph Tanner; Dr Colin Mitchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    This book is an analysis of the whole frontier between religion and the environment. It deals in turn with their interactions and the effects of each on the other in the major world religions. It considers the religious impact on human uses of time, space, materials, transport, and foods, and the environmental effects of religious influence on major... more...

  • Sanctuaries of the Cityby Anni Greve

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    Tokyo is a large 'world city', yet it is also 'liveable': Through its examination of this East Asian city, this book not only provides a much needed study of urbanism in this region, but also puts forward an innovative new rationale about how a mega-city succeeds in being safe, well ordered and yet creative and dynamic. It proposes... more...

  • An Introduction to Landscapeby Peter J. Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 49.95

    Beautifully illustrated and including numerous subject 'capsules', this text follows the development of the several threads of the concept of landscape as they have evolved across disciplines and across countries. Divided into three sections, it first of all introduces the key notions of landscape, then examines the various factors which influence... more...

  • Survive!by Jerry Ahern

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 19.99

    Don't Be a Statistic. Be a Survivor! Floods, hurricanes, blackouts, swine flu, terrorist attacks--it's all part of life in the twenty-first century. But you don't have to sit back and watch your family become just another disaster statistic. You can survive--with Survive! - The Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Handbook! Filled with practical... more...

  • Environmental Hazards and Disastersby Bimal Kanti Paul

    Wiley 2011; US$ 164.95

    Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk to environmental... more...

  • Disease Mapsby Tom Koch

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.00

    In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea—that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community.... more...

  • The World Without Usby Alan Weisman

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 14.99

    Most books about the environment build on dire threats warning of the possible extinction of humanity. Alan Weisman avoids frightening off readers by disarmingly wiping out our species in the first few pages of this remarkable book. He then continues with an astounding depiction of how Earth will fare once we?re no longer around. The World Without... more...