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- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
What rational justification is there for conceiving of all living things as possessing inherent worth? In Respect for Nature , Paul Taylor draws on biology, moral philosophy, and environmental science to defend a biocentric environmental ethic in which all life has value. Without making claims for the moral rights of plants and animals, he offers... more...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 30.00
Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century tells what it's really like to aim for self-sufficiency in our modern world, and brings the subject up to date by laying an emphasis on ways to live a more sustainable life that everyone can access, whether living in the city, the suburbs, or the country. The authors show how to make the practical... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.95
Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered... more...
- 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...
- Two Thousand Three Associates 2011; US$ 12.99
The adventures during a couple?s year of renting a cottage in Palm Beach are recounted in this memoir that reveals the unexpected side of living in an exclusive island town. The day they arrive, they are greeted by the police and at the end of their stay they are treated by paramedics—even in the time between, surprises abound around all corners.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 173.00
This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture. more...