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- 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...
- National Library of Australia 2009; US$ 19.99
Whether small shrub-like mallees or forest giants, eucalypts are a defining feature of the Australian landscapethe 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of the social fabric in the region, initiatives such as community forestry, small-scale tree plantations and agroforestry, as well as payments for... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99
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...
- Wharncliffe 2012; US$ 1.99
If you stop and look around you will see trees everywhere: not only in woods and plantations, in parks and gardens and in hedges but also along streets, beside motorways, on old colliery sites, around reservoirs, in the centre of villages and larger urban settlements and standing alone or in small groups in such diverse places as churchyards, in the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 114.99
A collection of stories about thirteen communities in the United States in their efforts to protect and restore community forests. It explores the struggles and opportunities faced by people as they work to invest in natural capital, reverse decades of poor forest practices, tackle policy gridlock, and address community as well as ecological health. more...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 39.99
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...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 54.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
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...