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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99
The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 22.28
In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him. The separate entries are characterised by close observation, depth of experience, and a profound awareness of seasonal change, both within in each distinct year and, more alarmingly,... more...
- Reardon Publishing 2014; US$ 6.00
These glorious hills, rightly described as an area of outstanding natural beauty, contain a treasure trove of spectacular views, along with flowers and wildlife just asking to be photographed. In the following pages I take you through the seasons, offering just a taste of what can be seen, in the hope that it will tempt you to explore this wonderful... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into their character and significance, and the larger context in which they developed. The book celebrates the deserved attractiveness of the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 38.99
The Politics and Economics of Park Management examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from 'fortress parks' to a sustainable use model. The contributors-park management, academics, and members of nongovernmental organizations-contend that successful institutional change in... more...
- AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 32.99
While ecological and biophysical sciences have dominated the theory and practice of conservation, practitioners and researchers worldwide know that conservation initiatives have profound social impacts and consequences for local communities and cultures. This concise and accessible book will give students and practitioners a solid introduction to important... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99
Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic in the field of conservation. This updated edition includes two new chapters that chart the course of conservation during the past twenty years and explore how the movement to protect rivers will likely change in the twenty-first century. more...
- Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95
Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world?s rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Despite the tiger?s beloved status, there may be fewer than three thousand left in the wild. At the same time, at least five thousand ?domesticated? tigers have been reared on farms in China, not for traditional medicine... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2012; US$ 7.93
Der Emissionshandel gilt als viel versprechendes Instrument zum Klimaschutz. Die beteiligten Akteure - Staaten und Unternehmen - verpflichten sich im Rahmen eines Abkommens dazu, den Ausstoß von Treibhausgasen auf ein festgelegtes Maß zu reduzieren. Wem das gelingt, der verfügt über "Emissionsguthaben", die an einer Tauschbörse verkauft werden... more...