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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Presented in nontechnical terms, this book offers a unique and powerful conceptual framework for analysis of energy technologies (standard and alternative) in terms of their respective dollar costs, environmental costs, and national security costs. Energy technologies examined include coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower,... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available
Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species - including our own - out of existence. The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99
Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change--accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive burning of coal and other fuels in both China and India. The mighty rivers of Tibet are being dammed by Chinese engineering consortiums to feed... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99
From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars , an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of power Recently, an unprecedented Chinese attempt to acquire the major American energy firm Unocal was blocked by Congress amidst hysterical warnings of a Communist threat.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 25.95
Drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Governments and businesses have been slow to act - individuals need to take the lead now if we are to avoid climate chaos. Each Westener is responsible for an average 10 - 20 tonnes of carbon emissions each year (depending on where... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This book deals with the increasingly complex issues of eco-innovation. Eco-innovation is becoming a conceptual reference point for many regional and international public policies and management strategies. Since 2000, this field of research has been focusing on environmental innovation, particularly related to the intensity of emissions, and economic... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 46.00
Understanding Global Environmental Politics develops a new, critical approach to global environmental politics. It argues that the major power structures of world politics are deeply problematic in ecological terms, and that they cannot be easily used to resolve major environmental challenges such as global warming. Instead of simply advocating the... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95
An investigative journalist explores our world on the brink of running out of usable water. Less than .0008 percent of the total water on Earth is fit for human consumption, but global consumption of fresh water is doubling every twenty years. Water has become perhaps our most precious commodity-a life-sustaining but increasingly rare and privatized... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 239.00
What is modern governance? Is it the battle against a old-fashioneda (TM) hierarchy, or is it the restoration of key hierarchical values? Is it optimizing network management, or maximizing the benefits of market thinking in the public-sector? This book argues that it is the combination of all this. The next question is: In practice, how do successful... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 17.59
Get positive suggestions for practical solutions to this heatedissue. Hotly debated in the political arena and splashed across themedia almost 24/7, global warming has become the topic of themoment. Whatever one's views on its cause, there is no denying thatthe earth's climate is changing, and people everywhere are worried. Global Warming For Dummies... more...