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  • Descentralización Y Manejo Ambientalby Julia Fraga; Guillermo J. Villalobos; Sabrina Doyon

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 25.00

    La gobernanza ambiental reconoce que el gobierno no es el único agente que debe responsabilizarse de la gestión de los problemas ambientales sino que la solución está en hacerlo junto con la sociedad. Este reconocimiento ha generado la aparición de diversos mecanismos de participación privada y social para involucrarse... more...

  • How Much is an Ecosystem Worth?by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    The international community has committed itself to achieve, by 2010, a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional, and national levels. Yet, despite growing awareness, and major efforts in all countries, the latest evidence indicates that biodiversity continues to be lost at a terrifying pace, resulting... more...

  • Epitaph For A Desert Anarchistby James Bishop

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 18.95

    Through Abbey's own writings and personal papers, as well as interviews with friends and acquaintances, Bishop gives us a penetrating, compelling, no-holds-barred view of tile life and accomplishments of this controversial figure. more...

  • Red Birdby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Mary Oliver's twelfth book of poetry,  Red Bird  comprises sixty-one poems, the most ever in a single volume of her work. Overflowing with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years, as well as for her disobedient dog Percy,  Red Bird  is a quintessential collection... more...

  • Why I Wake Earlyby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 15.00

    The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude... more...

  • Rooted in the Earthby Dianne D. Glave

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    With a basis in environmental history, this groundbreaking study challenges the idea that a meaningful attachment to nature and the outdoors is contrary to the black experience. The discussion shows that contemporary African American culture is usually seen as an urban culture, one that arose out of the Great Migration and has contributed to international... more...

  • Valorizar el medio ambienteby David Glover

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 20.00

    Una gran cantidad de personas en los países en desarrollo depende del medio ambiente natural para sus medios de vida, sea en tierras de cultivo o bosques, humedales o zonas costeras. Para estas personas, el medio ambiente es mucho más que una fuente de recreación, es la base de la economía. Pero carencias en el funcionamiento de... more...

  • La valeur de l'environnementby David Glover

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 20.00

    Une grande partie de la population des pays en développement dépend, pour sa subsistance, du milieu naturel – terres agricoles, forêts, milieux humides ou zones côtières. Pour ces personnes, l’environnement est beaucoup plus qu’une source de loisirs – c’est le fondement même de l’économie.... more...

  • L' urbain, Un enjeu environnementalby Michel A. Boisvert

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2004; US$ 29.25

    Même si l'aménagement du territoire a accompagné l'idéologie du développement durable depuis ses débuts, le milieu urbain ne retient l'attention des environnementalistes que depuis peu. Le but de cet ouvrage est de contribuer à combler cette lacune, à la fois sur le plan analytique et sur le plan... more...

  • After the Iceby Alun Anderson

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 28.19

    We all now know that the arctic is the canary in the coal mine of climate change, but that is only part of the story. As Alun Anderson reveals in this fascinating book, the melting snow and ice are now giving way to a much bigger story of battles over vast deposits of gas, oil and minerals, arguments over control of new sea lanes and disputes over... more...