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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
It is now well accepted that deforestation is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions and of climate change, with forests representing major sinks for carbon. As a result, public and private initiatives for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) have been widely endorsed by policy-makers. A key issue is the feasibility... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 103.95
This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements emerged from and advanced academic and popular beliefs... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95
From Chapter One: This book . . . begins with the ecosphere, the setting in which civilization has done its great?and terrible?deeds. Then it moves to a description of some of the damage we have done to the ecosphere?to the air, the water, the soil. However, by now such horror stories of environmental destruction are familiar, even tiresome. Much... more...
- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 255.00
The importance of local programmes in driving sustainable development has been enshrined in Local Agenda 21, arguably the most influential output of the 1992 Rio 'Earth' Summit. Its importance has been reiterated more recently by the Johannesburg Summit in 2002. Local Environmental Sustainability sets the context for local environmental sustainability... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" ? that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging book, the author explores the contradictions and shortcomings of alternative food activism by examining specific endeavours of the movement... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world?s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Four key themes are addressed: the effect of globalization... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This volume presents an accessible overview of these issues in the context of food safety, zoonoses and public health, while at the same time maintaining... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
Definitive analyses of transboundary water management in Latin America are conspicuous by their absence. The situation is a little better for rivers compared to groundwater resources. Transboundary water management in Latin America has been evolving in a somewhat different manner compared to other continents. The book includes eight authoritative... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 125.00
MANAGE STORMWATER RUNOFF THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Stormwater Design for Sustainable Development presents an integrated approach to controlling stormwater runoff quantity and quality. With a focus on low-impact development, the book describes how to incorporate existing topography and drainage channels, curvilinear street layout,... more...