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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Complexity theories gained prominence in the 1990s with a focus on self-organising and complex adaptive systems. Since then, complexity theory has become one of the fastest growing topics in both the natural and social sciences, and touted as a revolutionary way of understanding the behaviour of complex systems. This book uses complexity theory... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 49.95
New Perspectives in Climate Change is a unique collection of articles that discuss key areas of research among academics in the field. These include the following:- Climate change adaptation- Vulnerability to and mitigation of climate changeThis collection provides an unparalleled insight into the subject of climate change. more...
- Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 120.00
Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth?s biosphere. Many of these are caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes that have important implications for humans. This volume, from... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 to... more...