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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99
Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized South America... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 17.17
Mikrokredite sind seit mehr als zehn Jahren zentraler Bestandteil der Entwicklungspolitik. Sie werden als Wunderwaffe gegen die Armut gepriesen, mit der sich Frauen emanzipieren und Kleinunternehmerinnen eine Existenzgrundlage erarbeiten können. Unter dem Stichwort »Social Business« werben Finanzprogramme für eine angeblich humane Marktwirtschaft.... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00
This thesis confirms many changes, including sharp temperature rise, interannual variability of precipitation, extreme climate events and significant decreases of sunshine duration and wind speed in southwestern China, and systemically explores the action mechanism between large-scale atmospheric circulation systems, the complicated topography, human... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.00
Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different social disciplines are trying to understand the dynamics... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 179.00
This book identifies lessons learned from natural hazard experiences to help communities plan for and adapt to climate change. Written by leading experts, the case studies examine diverse experiences, from severe storms to sea-level related hazards, droughts, heat waves, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunami, in North America, Europe, Australasia,... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99
The climate is changing and many Eastern European and Former Soviet Union countries are vulnerable to the consequences. Many countries are facing warmer temperatures, a changing hydrology and more extremes, droughts, floods, heat waves, windstorms, and forest fires. Already the frequency and cost of natural disasters have risen dramatically in the... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00
Climate change highlights the challenges for long-term policy making in the face of persistent and irreducible levels of uncertainties. It calls for the development of flexible approaches, innovative governance and other elements that contribute to effective and adaptive decision-making. Exploring these new approaches is also a challenge for those... more...
- American Meteorological Society 2013; US$ 35.00
This book offers a political and historical analysis of climate change policy; shows how adaptive governance has worked in Barrow, Alaska and other local communities and makes the case for adaptive governance as a component of the climate change regime. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 49.99
The world is facing several serious challenges at the close of the fossil and nuclear energy regime: the limited resources of cheap conventional oil can only be surmounted by tapping unconventional oil reserves, e.g. deep sea oil. The explosion of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in 2010 and the subsequent oil spill caused enormous damage, which... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 129.95
The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptation practices through a series of case studies. It presents important evidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, the coastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. In addition to 38 case studies... more...