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  • Oakby Peter Young

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Botanical, a new series from Reaktion, is the first to integrate horticultural writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. Oak , one of the first two books in the series, narrates the biography of the tree that since time immemorial has been a symbol of loyalty, strength, generosity, and renewal. Peter Young explores... more...

  • Modeling Forest Trees and Standsby Harold E. Burkhart; Margarida Tomé

    Springer 2012; US$ 89.95

    Drawing upon a wealth of past research and results, this book provides a comprehensive summary of state-of-the-art methods for empirical modeling of forest trees and stands. It opens by describing methods for quantifying individual trees, progresses to a thorough coverage of whole-stand, size-class and individual-tree approaches for modeling forest... more...

  • Eucalypt Flowersby John Wrigley

    National Library of Australia 2009; US$ 19.99

    Whether small shrub-­like mallees or forest giants, eucalypts are a defining feature of the Australian landscape—the essence of ‘the bush’. Their striking forms and beautiful foliage and flowers have inspired a host of talented artists since first seen by the early European explorers. Eucalypt Flowers features more than... more...

  • Les «emplois verts» sont-ils des emplois décents?by International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 42.00

    Ce numéro du Journal Internationale de Recherche est consacré à la question de savoir si les emplois qui font leur apparition dans le cadre des initiatives visant à parvenir au développement durable peuvent être qualifiés de «décents». Une série d'études de cas est présentée,... more...

  • Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial Worldby Deane Curtin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 28.99

    Deane Curtin puts today's most important social and environmental ethical issues into their historical, political, and philosophical contexts, and offers deep insights into the nature of our freedom and its relation to justice in our globalized, commercialized culture. Using familiar literary and historical icons to make surprising points about colonial... more...

  • World Ecological Degradationby Sing C. Chew

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Deforestation, soil runoff, salination, pollution. While recurrent themes of the contemporary world, they are not new to us. In this broad sweeping review of the environmental impacts of human settlement and development worldwide over the past 5,000 years, Sing C. Chew shows that these processes are as old as civilization itself. With examples ranging... more...

  • Kulturelle Globalisierung und internationale Kooperationby Matthias Gronholz

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Internationale Kooperation lebt durch ihre Akteure. Heute kann beinahe jeder Einfluss auf internationale Entscheidungen nehmen. Matthias Gronholz beschreibt die dahinter stehenden Mechanismen und schlägt einen Bogen vom Dreißigjährigen Krieg bis hin zur Globalisierung. Er offenbart den darwinistischen Einfluss auf die Entwicklung zwischenstaatlicher... more...

  • Trees, People and Powerby Peter Utting

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment and the livelihoods of the rural and urban poor. Until... more...

  • Environmental Ethicsby John Benson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Presupposing no prior knowledge of philosophy, John Benson introduces the fundamentals of environmental ethics by asking whether a concern with human well-being is an adequate basis for environmental ethics. He encourages the reader to explore this question, considering techniques used to value the environment and critically examining 'light green'... more...

  • Environmental Philosophyby Liam Leonard; John Barry; Marius De Geus

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    What impact are we having on the environment around us? How can we limit the effect of human life on the natural world? These questions and more are considered in Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice volume 13, which looks at environmental philosophy, humanity’s place in the world, and how we can live in harmony with our planet. more...