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  • Species Richnessby Jonathan Adams

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    This is a readable, informative and up-to-date account of the patterns and controls on biodiversity. The author describes major trends in species richness, along with uncertainties in current knowledge. The various possible explanations for past and present species patterns are discussed and explained in an even-handed and accessible way. The implications... more...

  • Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Changeby Akimasa Sumi; Kensuke Fukushi; Ai Hiramatsu

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    In recent decades, there has been a growing awareness of how intricate the interactions are between human beings and the environment. Fortunately, progress has been made in understanding this relationship, and new technologies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. However belatedly, there has been an acknowledgment of the incompatibility... 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 Vanishing Face of Gaiaby James Lovelock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • The Global Forestby Diana Beresford Kroeger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...