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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00
Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ?Green grabbing? ? the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends ? is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ?land grabbing? already highlights instances where ?green? credentials are called upon to justify appropriations of land for food or fuel. Yet in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00
This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction. This book not only provides key insights into the field of natural hazard and disaster studies but also assesses... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00
This one-volume encyclopedia examines key topics, major world players, and imminent problems pertaining to the world's ever-growing population. more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 0.00
Over the centuries eiderdown has been coveted by the Vikings, Russian tsars and medieval tax collectors who accepted it as revenue. The plumage of a fat sea duck, eiderdown ? treasured for its extraordinary lightness and insulation ? now joins cocaine as an instrument of globalisation and commodity of the super-rich. In this revelatory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
The idea that research should become more interdisciplinary has become commonplace. According to influential commentators, the unprecedented complexity of problems such as climate change or the social implications of biomedicine demand interdisciplinary efforts integrating both the social and natural sciences. In this context, the question of whether... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 168.00
Although the adoption of market reforms has been a key factor leading to China?s recent economic growth, China continues to be governed by a communist party and has a socialist-influenced legal system. Vietnam, starting later, also with a socialist-influenced legal system, has followed a similar reform path, and other countries too are now looking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
A major concern of this book is how ordinary people might come to manage their own environment more effectively. A valuable resource for students of environmental studies, it considers how this might be facilitated by more appropriate technology, assistance and communications. Reviewed by the International Journal of Environmental Studies, ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
The concept of creative industries has developed considerable academic and policy momentum in the 21st century. There has been a connection identified between the rise of creative industries and the urbanisation of the world?s population, particularly in relation to the significance of cities as sites of cultural production and consumption. Much of... more...