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  • Valuing Environmental and Natural Resourcesby T.C. Haab; K.E. McConnell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    Non-market valuation has become a broadly accepted and widely practised means of measuring the economic values of the environment and natural resources. This book provides a guide to the statistical and econometric practices that economists employ in estimating non-market values. more...

  • Carbonate Sedimentologyby Maurice E. Tucker; V. Paul Wright

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.00

    Carbonate rocks (limestones and dolomites) constitute a major part of the geological column and contain not only 60% of the world's known hydrocarbons but also host extensive mineral deposits. This book represents the first major review of carbonate sedimentology since the mid 1970's. It is aimed at the advanced undergraduate - postgraduate level and... more...

  • Sedimentary Facies Analysisby A. Guy Plint

    Wiley 2009; US$ 150.00

    This book celebrates the professional career of Harold Reading, who has played a leading role in the development of the IAS, and has been at the roots of the development of 'facies sedimentology' as an art in itself and as a major tool in the broader field of geology. This special collection of original research papers from Harold Reading's students... more...

  • Elements of Ecological Economicsby Jan Otto Andersson; Ralf Eriksson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 63.95

    This text, which is tailor made for short courses in ecological economics, takes as its starting point the notion of the ?global-ethical trilemma?: the interrelation between justice, sustainability and prosperity. Defiantly pluralistic in tone, the book introduces to the student different attempts to reconcile these three goals and provides a balanced... more...

  • Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazardsby C. A. Brebbia; M.E Conti; E. Tiezzi

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 598.00

    The state of our planet continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. We have arrived at a situation where we need to determine urgent solutions before we reach a point of irreversible damage.This book contains papers presented at the First International Conference on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards,... more...

  • Eco-Exergy as Sustainabilityby S.E. Jorgensen

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 158.00

    In recent years, the economy has determined the agenda when environmental issues are concerned using cost/benefit analyses. This inevitably leads to wrong decisions because the uncertainties of the cost/benefit analyses are often magnitudes higher than that estimated by the economists. Therefore, these analyses should be replaced or supplemented by... more...

  • Uncertain Pathby William C. Tweed

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this provocative walking meditation, writer and former park ranger William Tweed takes us to California?s spectacular High Sierra to discover a new vision for our national parks as they approach their 100th anniversary. Tweed, who worked among the Sierra Nevada?s big peaks and big trees for more than thirty years, has now hiked more than 200 miles... more...

  • Take Me to the Sourceby Rupert Wright

    Random House 2009; US$ 13.36

    Colourless, tasteless, odourless, ageless: water is both the simplest thing on earth and the most complex. We cannot live without it yet it kills six thousand children a day. It is the ultimate renewable resource but we pollute it without thinking twice. Why, if water is so valuable does nobody want to pay for it unless it comes in a designer bottle?... more...

  • Maasailand Ecologyby K. M. Homewood; W. A. Rodgers

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 58.00

    This book explores the perceived problems, ecological facts and possible management solutions behind the case of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. more...

  • Public Policies and the Misuse of Forest Resourcesby Robert Repetto; Malcolm Gillis

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 55.00

    Six contributors explore the role of governments in accelerating the rate of forest destruction by providing direct and indirect subsidies to support what would otherwise be non-commercial logging operations. Without these financial incentives, most timber operations in the tropics would cease. In a series of country-by-country investigations, including... more...