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- Practical Action Publishing 1997; US$ 45.33
Ecuador is one of the major tourist destinations in the Americas, offering unparalleled colonial architecture, dramatic landscapes and the eco-tourist mecca of the Galapagos Islands. But behind its colourful markets and mountain scenery lies a more complex country, divided by geography and race and facing serious environmental threat. With the rise... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
The Energy?Water?Food Nexus at Decentralized Scales uses Practical Action?s experiences with micro-hydro schemes to connect global nexus debates to the experiences of and solutions for remote off-grid communities and smallholder farmers. Through examples in Peru, Nepal, and Zimbabwe it exemplifies the need for an integrated approach to energy, water,... more...
- Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2014; US$ 55.99
Ce manuel réunit les contributions des chercheurs du vaste champ d?étude du développement international. Il constitue un ouvrage de référence incontournable pour quiconque s?intéresse aux grands enjeux et aux débats qui animent ce domaine en pleine mutation. more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1980; US$ 45.33
Since 1954 Paraguay has been ruled by the dictator Alfredo Stroessner, the longest surviving head of state in the world. His regime has been characterized by extreme brutality, corruption and economic stagnation. However, in 1973 Paraguay began to experience dramatic economic and social changes as a result of the construction of Itaipu - the largest... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1982; US$ 69.83
Europe's economic and political interests in Latin America have been growing steadily in the past decade. The United States remains the largest source of direct investment in the region, but Europe's share is substantial and increasing. Latin America has much to offer Europe as a vast potential market and a major source of raw materials. Politically,... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 2011; US$ 45.33
For centuries, water pumping, food processing, and manufacturing , amongst other productive uses, have been enhanced by the application of mechanical power. Recent technological advances in mechanical power have further enhanced productivity and reduced the drudgery of human labour associated with these tasks. However, in spite of the undoubted importance... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 2000; US$ 62.83
Few areas of the world contain as much diversity - cultural, political, social - as the Caribbean. With a history marked by conquest, slavery and superpower rivalry, the region has been the scene of naval battles, pirate attacks and guerrilla uprisings. Today, in an age of globalization, the Caribbean faces new challenges: threats to its traditional... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1990; US$ 69.83
This work portrays Latin America's peoples in their fight for a brighter future. It explores the region's economic crisis and the desecration of the environment. The author shows how injustice and conflict in the countryside have unleashed an exodus to the slums that encircle the major cities. He analyzes the roles of the main actors in the continent's... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1982; US$ 52.33
Argentina and Britain have long disputed each other's claims to the Falkland Islands. The issue spilled over into a full-scale war between April and June 1982 in which over 1000 people died. The wave of nationalist fervour fostered by the governments and media of both countries has obsured many of the real issues involved. Falklands/Malvinas: Whose... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1990; US$ 45.33
Far From Paradise looks at the Caribbean behind the tourist brochures: small, vulnerable countries beset by poverty and injustice, searching for a road out of underdevelopment. It traces the history of the area and looks at recent experiences of Jamaica, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, and Haiti - and evaluates their differing approaches towards development.... more...