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  • Mother Countryby Marilynne Robinson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 22.99

    At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in sixty was dying from leukemia in the village closest to the plant. The central question of this eloquently... more...

  • Energy, the Environment and Climate Changeby Peter E. Hodgson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 136.00

    This book is a comprehensive account of all significant energy sources, evaluated according to their capacity, reliability, cost, safety and effects on the environment. Non-renewable sources (for example, coal, oil, gas and nuclear fuel) together with renewable sources like wood, hydro, biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, and tidal; are... more...

  • Disaster Educationby Rajib Shaw; Koichi Shiwaku; Yukiko Takeuchi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 114.95

    This is the first book of its kind on disaster risk reduction education. A ready reference for practitioners in the field this book describes and demonstrates different aspects of disaster risk reduction education in an easy-to-understand form with current academic research and practical field experiences included throughout. more...

  • The Global Forestby Diana Beresford Kroeger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    A world expert on how trees chemically affect our environment, Diana Beresford-Kroeger has woven together ecology, ancient myth, horticulture, spirituality, science and alternative medicine in The Global Forest to capture their enormous significance to us - and our future. From enormous native Savannah trees that create their own sunscreen... more...

  • The Vanishing Face of Gaiaby James Lovelock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    James Lovelock described his previous book, The Revenge of Gaia , as 'a wake-up call for humanity'. Stark though it was in many respects, in The Vanishing Face of Gaia Lovelock says that even though the weather seems cooler and pollution lessens as the recession bites, the environmental problems we will face in the twenty-first century are even... more...

  • Establishing a Resource-Circulating Society in Asiaby Tohru Morioka; Keisuke Hanaki; Yuichi Moriguchi

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    his book addresses the wide range of issues associated with sustainable resource-circulating societies. It has a particular focus on Asia, where both population growth and economic growth are increasingly prominent in the global context.The authors examine theories and visions pertinent to resource-circulating societies, as well as relevant practices... more...

  • Sustainability Scienceby Hiroshi Komiyama; Kazuhiko Takeuchi; Hideaki Shiroyama; Takashi Mino

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Sustainability science is a new academic discipline that has emerged in response to threats to the sustainability of the global environment. The purpose of this discipline is to help build a sustainable society by developing solutions to climate change, the exhaustion of resources, ecological destruction and other environmental crises that threaten... more...

  • OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation Invention and Transfer of Environmental Technologiesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 106.00

    Inducing environmental innovation is a significant challenge to policy-makers. Efforts to design public policies that address these issues are motivated by the fact that innovations can allow for improved environmental quality at lower cost. However, the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation remains an area in which... more...

  • Innovative Communitiesby Jerry Velasquez; Makiko Yashiro; Susan Yoshimura; Izumi Ono

    United Nations University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    his book introduces the concept of community innovation and illustrates its role and impact in promoting sustainability. It includes nine case studies from the Asia-Pacific region where communities are adopting innovative methods to address complex and unpredictable environmental problems and promote sustainable development. This often requires new... more...

  • Key Issues for Mountain Areasby Martin F. Price; Libor Jansky; Andrei A. Iatsenia

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 0.00

    The world’s mountains are vital regions for all of humanity, providing a wide range of goods and services to their inhabitants, to those living nearby or downstream, and to the hundreds of millions who visit them or for whom they have spiritual significance. How to preserve fragile mountain ecosystems that provide critical goods and services while... more...