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  • Finance & Development, March 1977by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1977; US$ 3.75

    This paper highlights that 1976 was an important year for the IMF. With the end of 1976, the IMF closed its books on a year of virtually unprecedented activity. It launched the New Year with a US$3.9 billion stand-by arrangement for the United Kingdom, the largest ever made for a member country. The outlook at the beginning of 1977 suggests another... more...

  • The International Monetary Fund 1945-1965: Twenty Years of International Monetary Cooperation Volume III: Documentsby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1996; US$ 4.50

    This paper comprises documents relating to the history of the IMF, including some that preceded the drafting of the Articles of Agreement. The paper highlights that the first draft of Lord Keynes? plan for a Clearing Union was circulated within the British Treasury on September 8, 1941. A fourth draft was given to Ministers on February 11, 1942. The... more...

  • Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resourcesby Amadou Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 12.50

    Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap... more...

  • The Structure and Operation of the World Gold Marketby Gary O'Callaghan

    International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 7.50

    This paper describes the structure of the world gold market, its sources of supply and demand, and how it functions. The paper examines the composition and origin of physical stocks of gold, their flows, and their market destination and also reviews the operation of bullion and paper gold markets. more...

  • Gaia's Limitsby Rud Istvan

    Publish on Demand Global LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    This illustrated essay concerns sustainability. Its simple thesis is that trees do not grow to the sky. Basic facts are used to figure Earth?s human carrying capacity. Soft food and hard petroleum limits are reached within present lifetimes. Liquifying other fossil fuels and biofuels cannot make up for future petroleum shortfalls given a world population... more...

  • Cities at Riskby Professor Gary Sands; Professor Mark Skidmore; Professor Pierre Filion; Professor Laura A Reese

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure, can affect millions. Even if there is no change in the... more...

  • Bioregional Solutionsby Pooran Desai; Sue Riddlestone; HRH The Prince of Wales; Herbert Girardet

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2002; US$ 4.99

    We live in a consumer society, and over-consumption is the driving force of environmental degradation. This stark reality led Pooran Desai and Sue Riddlestone to found BioRegional Development Group. In this Briefing they show how we can meet more of our needs for wood products, paper, textiles, food and housing from local renewable and waste resources.... more...

  • Norwegian Woodby Lars Mytting

    Abrams 2015; US$ 18.65

    The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson?like thriller; it?s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking... more...

  • Research for Development in the Dry Arab Regionby Shadi Hamadeh; Mona Haider; Rami Zurayk

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 18.00

    Can dryland communities cope with the global changes sweeping the world today? Is their predicament limited to their difficulty of building livelihoods on precarious natural resources? Can development research and external interventions offer any sustainable and fruitful partnerships to this end? This book relates the story of a relationship between... more...

  • Alaskaby Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world... more...