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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • Concrete Jungleby Niles Eldredge; Sidney Horenstein

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    If they are to survive, cities need healthy chunks of the world?s ecosystems to persist; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging book, Eldredge and Horenstein use New York City as a microcosm to explore both the positive and the negative sides of the relationship... more...

  • The People's Republic of Chemicalsby William J. Kelly; Chip Jacobs

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China?s ecological calamity already imperling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many there as the 9/11 attacks every day, while sometimes Grand Canyon-sized drifts of... more...

  • Rewilding Our Heartsby Marc Bekoff

    New World Library 2014; US$ 14.95

    In wildlife conservation, rewilding refers to restoring habitats and creating corridors between preserved lands to allow declining populations to rebound. Marc Bekoff, one of the world?s leading animal experts and activists, here applies rewilding to human attitudes. more...

  • Common Threadsby Sharon Kallis

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    A guide to creating community-based art installations using green waste, invasive species and natural materials more...

  • Coming Back to Lifeby Joanna Macy; Molly Young Brown; Matthew Fox

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 21.95

    Personal empowerment in the face of planetary despair more...

  • The Trade in Wildlifeby Sara Oldfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    'A valuable addition to the wildlife conservation and management literature.' Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 'This book provides the reader with a fascinating set of debates about the ethical, biological and socio-economic issues that arise in attempting to regulate the wildlife trade.' Development and Change The regulation of the... more...

  • The Illusion of Progressby Alexander Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Is 'sustainable development' a charade sold to an increasingly misled public? This book presents a wide-ranging, penetrating critique of sustainability and what it actually means. The author argues that despite the rhetoric of socially and environmentally sustainable development and the ever-increasing number of legislative environmental policies,... more...

  • Applied Ethnobotanyby Anthony Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Its wise and sensitive approach to working with local people will be relevant in situations throughout the world.' ECOS 'The numerous diagrams, tables of data, information flow charts, fieldwork sketches etc. give a great vibrancy to the work... It deserves a wide readership.' TEG News Wild or non-cultivated plants are crucial to the lives of a... more...

  • Environmental Risk Managementby Paul Pritchard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 141.95

    This timely publication considers recent developments in environmental risk management as they relate to commercial organizations, including risk transfer through insurance. It starts by looking at characterization of risks based on the hazard-pathway-receptor principles, emphasizing the importance of site specific factors. Environmental risks are... more...

  • Understanding Environmental Policy Processesby James Keeley; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A critical analysis of the post-Rio consensus on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of environmental change stick with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking... more...