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  • Global Bioethicsby Potter Van Rensselaer

    Michigan State University Press 1988; US$ 10.40

    Van Rensselaer Potter created and defined the term "bioethics" in 1970, to describe a new philosophy that sought to integrate biology, ecology, medicine, and human values. Bioethics is often linked to environmental ethics and stands in sharp contrast to biomedical ethics. Because of this confusion (and appropriation of the term in medicine), Potter... more...

  • The Fire Ant Warsby Joshua Blu Buhs

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    Sometime in the first half of the twentieth century, a coterie of fire ants came ashore from South American ships docked in Mobile, Alabama. Fanning out across the region, the fire ants invaded the South, damaging crops, harassing game animals, and hindering harvesting methods. Responding to a collective call from southerners to eliminate these invasive... more...

  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    New York Times Bestseller From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America á In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families... more...

  • Handbook of the Politics of the Arcticby Leif Christian Jensen; Geir H°nneland

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Arctic has again become one of the leading issues on the international foreign policy agenda, in a manner unseen since the Cold War. Drawing on the perspectives of geo-politics and international law, this Handbook offers fresh insights and perspectives on the most pressing issues, grouped under the headings of political ascendancy, climate and... more...

  • The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptationby Benjamin K. Sovacool; Bj÷rn-Ola LinnÚr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Drawing on concepts in political economy, political ecology, justice theory, and critical development studies, the authors offer the first comprehensive, systematic exploration of the ways in which adaptation projects can produce unintended, undesirable results. more...

  • The Age of Sustainable Developmentby Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the world?s most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly... more...

  • This Changes Everythingby Naomi Klein

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    Naomi Klein, author of the #1 international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo , returns with This Changes Everything, a must-read on how the climate crisis needs to spur transformational political change We seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Despite mounting scientific evidence, denialism... more...

  • The Longest Decadeby George Megalogenis

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 23.99

    Paul Keating and John Howard altered the nation?s body-clock. Between them, they dominated 30 years of power, as both treasurers and prime ministers. Typically, they have been seen only as antagonists with competing visions of Australia and its place in the world. In The Longest Decade , however, George Megalogenis argues that they also deserve to... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that... more...

  • Clusters and Globalization: The Development of Urban and Regional Economiesby C. Pitelis; R. Sugden; J.R. Wilson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Clustering as an economic policy concern has become increasingly fashionable. The authors of this book shed light on this subject on which there remains remarkably little understanding, and even less agreement, regarding what clusters are, what they require for success and what impacts they are likely to have in different contexts, locally, nationally... more...