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  • The New Politics of Strategic Resourcesby David Steven; Emily O'Brien; Bruce D. Jones

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Since 2008, energy and food marketsthose most fundamental to human existencehave remained in turmoil. Resource scarcity has had a much bigger global impact in recent years than has been predicted, with ongoing volatility a sign that the world is only part-way through navigating a treacherous transition in the way it uses resources. Scarcity, and... more...

  • Biological Economiesby Richard Le Heron; Hugh Campbell; Nick Lewis; Michael Carolan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Recent agri-food studies, including commodity systems, the political economy of agriculture, regional development, and wider examinations of the rural dimension in economic geography and rural sociology have been confronted by three challenges. These can be summarized as: ?more than human? approaches to economic life; a ?post-structural political... more...

  • Collecting Rocks, Gems and Mineralsby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    A rockhound's must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable... more...

  • Astrid Taim's Almaguin Chronicles 2-Book Bundleby Astrid Taim

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    Once considered as a site for a First Nations Reserve in the early 1800s, The Almaguin Highlands are now year-round mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. This 2-book bundle is Astrid Taim's definitive guide to the region and its heritage. more...

  • New York Rocks & Mineralsby Dan R. Lynch; Bob Lynch

    Adventure Publications 2016; US$ 14.99

    Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Empire State! New York Rocks & Minerals, by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, features comprehensive entries for 105 different types of common rocks and rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the... more...

  • Energy Efficiencyby Steven Fawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern following the oil crises of the 1970s. Steven Fawkes? Energy Efficiency is a comprehensive guide for managers and policy-makers to the fundamental questions underpinning... more...

  • Dutch Land-use Planningby Barrie Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Dutch planning is widely known and admired for its ambitions and its achievements. This book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive description and analysis in English of its full range of policies and practices. It gives an up-to-date account of the principles - written and unwritten - behind the planning, and in addition shows how the practice... more...

  • Ecotopia 2121by Alan Marshall

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 35.00

    A 2016 Green Book Festival "Future Forecasts" Winner A stunningly original, lushly illustrated vision for a Green Utopia, published on the 500th anniversary of the original Big Idea. Five hundred years ago a powerful new word was unleashed upon the world when Thomas More published his book Utopia, about an island paradise far away from his troubled... more...

  • The Water-Sustainable Cityby David L. Feldman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Cities place enormous pressures on freshwater quality and availability because they are often located some distance from the water sources needed by their populations. This fact compels planners to build infrastructure to divert water from increasingly distant outlying rural areas, thus disrupting their social fabric and environment. In addition, increasing... more...

  • Breaking the Iceby Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon; John English

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 14.99

    As one of the five Arctic coastal states, Canada has a vested interest in the Arctic extended continental shelf. Breaking the Ice examines the political, legal, and scientific aspects of Canada?s efforts to delineate its Arctic extended continental shelf and our part in the international legal regime affecting it. more...