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Rocks & Minerals

  • Water in Plain Sightby Judith D. Schwartz

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification... more...

  • Bioresource and Stress Managementby Ratikanta Maiti; Aruna Kumari; Ashok Kumar Thakur; Narayan Chandra Sarkar

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 249.00

    This book is a compilation of recent global measures to conserve bio-resources and manage biotic and abiotic stresses. It highlights emerging issues related toagriculture, abiotic and biotic stress factors, ethnic knowledge, climatechange and global warming, as well as natural resources and their sustainablemanagement. It also focuses on the consolidated... more...

  • What's Really Happening to Our Planet?by Tony Juniper; Charles The Prince of Wales

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    What's Really Happening To Our Planet? is the only ebook to fully review the current state of the planet and the way in which our unchecked human activity could change the world forever, with a perspective on what we can do to reverse the damage. What's Really Happening To Our Planet? charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption... more...

  • Communities in Transition: Protected Nature and Local People in Eastern and Central Europeby Saska Petrova

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The role of local people in contemporary nature conservation practices is often poorly understood or neglected. This book, therefore, examines questions of local participation at the nature-society nexus within national parks in the transitional context of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The post-1990 reconfiguration of conservation paradigms in... more...

  • Visibilityby William Malm

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 99.95

    Visibility: The Seeing of Near and Distant Landscape Features reviews the science of visibility from how to measure it quantitatively to its impacts by one of the foremost experts in the field. Carefully designed pedagogy allows a diversity of readers, from regulators to researchers to use this book to further their understanding of the field.... more...

  • The Rock and Gem Bookby Dan Green

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and... more...

  • Water and the California Dreamby David Carle

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 16.95

    Imported water has transformed the Golden State?s environment and quality of life. Land ownership patterns and real estate boosterism dramatically altered both urban and rural communities across the entire state. The key has been redirecting water from the Eastern Sierra, the Colorado River, and Northern California rivers. Whoever brings the water,... 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$ 149.95

    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...

  • Environmental Communication and Communityby Tarla Rai Peterson; Hanna Ljunggren Bergeň; Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker; Kaisa Raitio

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    As society has become increasingly aware of environmental issues, the challenge of structuring public participation opportunities that strengthen democracy, while promoting more sustainable communities has become crucial for many natural resource agencies, industries, interest groups and publics. The processes of negotiating between the often disparate... more...