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  • The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studiesby Peter Howard; Ian Thompson; Emma Waterton; Mick Atha

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 245.00

    Landscape is a vital, synergistic concept which opens up ways of thinking about many of the problems which beset our contemporary world, such as climate change, social alienation, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and destruction of heritage. As a concept, landscape does not respect disciplinary boundaries. Indeed, many academic disciplines... more...

  • Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafaunaby Steve Webb

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 99.95

    Extinctions have always occurred and always will, so what is so surprising about the megafauna extinctions? They were caused by humans and were the first of many extinctions that eventually led to the extinction of the Moa, Steller's Sea Cow, the Dodo, Great Auk and countless other species great and small, all attributed to human agency. Therefore,... more...

  • On the Edgeby Char Miller

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    On the Edge grew out of a lifetime spent living and traveling across the American Southwest, from San Antonio to Los Angeles. Char Miller examines this borderland region through a native's eyes and contemplates its considerable conflicts. Internal to the various US states and Mexico's northern tier, there are struggles over water, debates over undocumented... more...

  • Listening to Sea Lionsby Sarah Keene Meltzoff

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    From the Galapagos to the depths of Patagonia and up along the stark desert coast of Chile, Listening to Sea Lions ? empathic ethnography carries the reader directly into the heart of the ocean world of Latino coastal people. Sea lions are the fellow denizens in nature who share the perpetual changes and are seen as metaphoric selves. Meltzoff... more...

  • A Changing Environment for Human Securityby Linda Sygna; Karen O'Brien; Johanna Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Environmental change presents a new context and new opportunities for transformational change. This timely book will inspire new ways of understanding the relationship between environmental change and human security. A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action both supports and informs a call... more...

  • Managing Adaptation to Climate Riskby Geoff O'Brien; Phil O'Keefe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Climate change is the single largest threat to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development. Addressing climate risk is a challenge for all. This book calls for greater collaboration between climate communities and disaster development communities. In discussing this, the book will evaluate the approaches used... more...

  • Restored to Earthby Gretel Van Wieren

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Ecological restoration integrates the science and art of repairing ecosystems damaged by human activities. Despite relatively little attention from environmental ethicists, restoration projects continue to gain significance, drawing on citizen volunteers and large amounts of public funds, providing an important model of responding to ecological crisis.... more...

  • Ariel's Ecologyby Monique Allewaert

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    Monique Allewaert contends that on eighteenth-century American plantations, labor practices and ecological particularities threatened the literal and conceptual boundaries that separated persons from the natural world. Integrating political philosophy and ecocriticism with literary analysis, Ariel?s Ecology explores the forms of personhood that... more...

  • Troubled Geographiesby Ian N. Gregory; Niall A. Cunningham; Paul S. Ell; Christopher D. Lloyd; Ian G. Shuttleworth

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Ireland?s landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in Ireland from 16th century attempts to "plant" areas of Ireland with loyal English Protestants to defend against threats posed by indigenous Catholics,... more...

  • Land Change Science, Political Ecology, and Sustainabilityby Christian Brannstrom; Jacqueline M. Vadjunec

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Recent claims regarding convergence and divergence between land change science and political ecology as approaches to the study of human-environment relationships and sustainability science are examined and analyzed in this innovative volume. Comprised of 11 commissioned chapters as well as introductory and concluding/synthesis chapters, it advances... more...