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  • 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...

  • Ecosystem Functions and Managementby Harpinder Sandhu

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 162.91

    This is the first book to provide vital information on key local ecosystems, their functions, state of health, and their role in development in an Asian context, particularly on the Indian subcontinent. It addresses six major ecosystems on the Indian subcontinent ? mountain, rural, desert, forest, urban, and freshwater ? and discusses their functions,... more...

  • Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Futureby Amina Khan

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    Amina Khan believes that nature does it best. In Adapt , she presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest technologies, time, and money. Humans are animals too, and animals are incredibly good at doing more with less. If a fly?s eye can see... more...

  • The Indian Mesozoic Chronicleby Jai Krishna

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 184.63

    The book reviews and summarizes the Indian Mesozoic geological evolution in an innovative alternative perspective of sequence stratigraphy. It mainly focuses on the Jurassic interval, but also concisely discusses the preceding Triassic and Cretaceous geological records. The key to the study is primarily held in the recently developed ammonoid based... more...

  • Buying Timeby Kaz Makabe

    University Press of New England 2017; Not Available

    The failure of complex systems, and the future of energy more...

  • Written in Stone (Icon Science)by Brian Switek

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    The first book on the hunt for evolution?s ?missing links? over the last three decades ? and what palaeontologists? findings mean for our place on earth. more...

  • Hope Diamondby Richard Kurin; David J. Skorton

    Smithsonian 2017; US$ 15.95

    An entertaining and well-researched history of the Hope diamond Since its discovery in seventeenth-century India, the Hope diamond, a glimmering deep blue gem weighing over 45 carats, has been shrouded in mystery and steeped in intrigue. In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Richard Kurin goes beyond the speculation to reveal the truth behind... more...

  • Contested Extractivism, Society and the Stateby Bettina Engels; Kristina Dietz

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 108.60

    This book empirically discusses recent struggles over land and mining, exploring state-society relations conflicts on various scales. In contrast with the existing literature, analyses in this volume deliberately focus on large-scale land use changes both in relation to the expansion of industrial mining and to agro-industry. The authors... more...

  • The Curse of Natural Resourcesby Sevil Acar

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 112.31

    This book examines the paradox that resource-rich countries often struggle to manage their resources in a way that will help their economies thrive. It looks at how a country's political regime and quality of governance can determine the degree to which it benefits - or suffers - from having natural resources, shifting away from the traditional focus... more...

  • A Primer on Nonmarket Valuationby Patricia A. Champ; Kevin J. Boyle; Thomas C. Brown

    Springer Netherlands 2017; US$ 76.02

    This book presents clear descriptions of the most commonly used nonmarket valuation techniques and their implementation. Chapters are all laid out similarly with the steps to implementing each of the nonmarket valuation techniques. more...