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  • Ageing and Placeby Gavin J. Andrews; David R. Phillips

    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...

  • Demands of Expanding Populations and Development Planningby Frederic R. Siegel

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    The world's ever increasing population is suffering from bad air, unsafe water and insufficient nutrition. This is often the result of chemical contamination of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and soils by human activities. This book discusses growing populations emphasizing both regional and national situations, the effects of chemical contamination... more...

  • Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerabilityby Tamer Afifi; Jill Jager

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book examines the linkages between environmental change and forced migration. This has been a headline topic during the past few years with predictions of 'millions of refugees'. It presents case studies from across the world of responses to climate change as well as other environmental changes and examines the role that environmental... more...

  • Seasonality and Human Ecologyby S. J. Ulijaszek; S. S. Strickland

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 48.00

    This volume examines the effect of climatic and human-made seasonality on human biology and behaviour. more...

  • Climate Change and National Securityby Daniel Moran

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    In this unique and innovative contribution to environmental security, an international team of scholars explore and estimate the intermediate-term security risks that climate change may pose for the United States, its allies and partners, and for regional and global order through the year 2030. In profiles of forty-two key countries and regions, each... more...

  • Apocalypse When?by Willard Wells

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    This book will be a key trailblazer in a new and upcoming field. The author's predictive approach relies on simple and intuitive probability formulations that will appeal to readers with a modest knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, and statistics. Wells' carefully erected theory stands on a sure footing and thus should serve as the basis of... more...

  • Strategies for Survivalby Michael A. Jochim

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Strategies for Survival: Cultural Behavior in an Ecological Context focuses on the ecological relationships between cultural behavior and its environmental context. The proliferation of ecological studies within anthropology suggests the increasing emphasis given to the systemic context of behavior. The aim of this book is to develop a framework... more...

  • Off Courseby Duncan M. Taylor

    International Development Research Centre 1994; US$ 25.00

    El autor Duncan M. Taylor afirma, sin embargo, que el término desarrollo sustentable a menudo se emplea equivocadamente, y usa la crisis agroforestal de Canadá para mostrar la necesidad de repensar las políticas económicas y ambientales contemporáneas y ofrece recomendaciones para una estrategia de sustentabilidad de recursos para el país. more...

  • Intemperate Rainforestby Bruce Braun

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    Bruce Braun examines social, discursive, and political practices through which Canada?s West Coast forests have been given meaning and made the site of intense political and ideological struggle. Departing from other work on environmental politics that assumes the ?forest? is a constant, The Intemperate Rainforest traces the way West Coast landscapes... more...

  • Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Jakob Kronik; Dorte Verner

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99

    This book addresses the social implications of climate change and climatic variability on indigenous peoples and communities living in the highlands, lowlands, and coastal areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. Across the region, indigenous people already perceive and experience negative effects of climate change and variability. Many indigenous... more...