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  • A Short History of Polar Explorationby Nick Rennison

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    An absorbing history, bringing explorers' tales vividly to life   Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, said "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised." Yet there has never been a shortage of volunteers willing to endure the bad times... more...

  • Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North Americaby Marcela López-Vallejo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for climate change into new forms of articulating interests in what she terms transnational green economic regions (TGERs) and tests this on two case... more...

  • Europeanization of Environmental Policy in the New Europeby Mats Braun

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In this book, Mats Braun offers an up-to-date account of how post-communist member states have handled policy initiatives in the field of environmental policy after accession. Using detailed case studies of how Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania dealt with two different EU policy initiatives; REACH and the Climate-Energy Package, he explores... more...

  • Do One Green Thingby Mindy Pennybacker; Meryl Streep

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    With a foreword by Meryl Streep, this guide is for the person who doesn?t do or buy everything green, but wants to make a difference in affordable everyday decisions.   Including a Choose It/ Lose It feature for quick and easy green comparisons. more...

  • All You Need Is Lessby Madeleine Somerville; Billee Sharp

    Cleis Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing your way straight to hell. Well, readers can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags – no guilt trips today! At this... more...

  • Environmental History in East Asiaby Tsui-jung Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of science, technology, geography, geology and ecology,... more...

  • Environmental Transformationsby Mark Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    From the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, the human impact on the environment is significant and undeniable. These forms of global and local environmental change collectively appear to signal the arrival of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. This is a geological era defined not by natural environmental fluctuations... more...

  • Scale in Spatial Information and Analysisby Jingxiong Zhang; Peter Atkinson; Michael Goodchild

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Now ubiquitous in modern life, spatial data present great opportunities to transform many of the processes on which we base our everyday lives. However, not only do these data depend on the scale of measurement, but also handling these data (e.g., to make suitable maps) requires that we account for the scale of measurement explicitly. Scale in Spatial... more...

  • American Energy, Imperiled Coastby Jason P. Theriot

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    In the post--World War II era, Louisiana's coastal wetlands underwent an industrial transformation that placed the region at the center of America's energy-producing corridor. By the twenty-first century the Louisiana Gulf Coast supplied nearly one-third of America's oil and gas, accounted for half of the country's refining capacity, and contributed... more...

  • Playing against Natureby Seth Stein; Jerome Stein

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.50

    Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes game of chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should a developing nation allocate its budget between building schools for towns without ones or making existing schools earthquake-resistant? Does it make more sense to build levees to protect against floods, or to prevent development... more...