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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00
This report draws on three detailed case studies in Eastern Europe, the Caucases and Central Asia (EECCA), and on the experience of OECD countries to provide guidance on how transfers from central budgets to local authorities could be designed to finance environmental infrastructures in transition economies. Ideally, the costs of water supply and sanitation... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 112.00
Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role as a sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier in the 21st century. Since natural sources of pure hydrogen are extremely limited, it is necessary to develop technologies to produce large quantities of hydrogen economically. The currently dominant technology for producing hydrogen... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00
Transition and emerging economies have difficulties developing their financial markets to a level that would provide access to long-term debt finance at an affordable cost. This report examines opportunities beyond the public sector for financing water and other environmental infrastructure. Specifically, opportunities for accessing savings through... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 70.00
This report reviews experience in mitigating the environmental impacts of inland waterway development. It examines effective consultation and planning procedures across Europe. In particular it assesses the ways in which the EU Water Framework Directive affects the planning environment for international waterways and sets a new agenda for improving... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 329.00
More countries are now using Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) than ever before. This timely and comprehensive Handbook describes the implementation of SEA in 18 countries around the world, as well as a critical analysis of different SEA methodologies. The Handbook starts by introducing key SEA principles and the legal requirements of the new... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 27.22
How can it be that, 20 years after whaling was 'banned', whales continue to be harpooned? How does Japan get away with bribing small nations to vote to reintroduce commercial whaling? Come on a global journey to follow the whalers, the campaigners, and the whales themselves, in a balanced handbook on the world's longest-running conservation crisis. more...
- CABI 2004; US$ 125.00
Using a case study of Bt maize in Kenya, this book explores the environmental impacts of transgenic plants and the methods used to evaluate these impacts. It draws out general risk assessment guidelines, and demonstrates the need for case-by-case analysis. It's findings and recommendations are applicable to a multitude of nations and GM crops. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 289.00
Our knowledge of extinct animals depends almost entirely upon the study of fossils. This richly illustrated book clothes the skeletons of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles with flesh, and shows how these fascinating animals evolved and probably lived. Expert author John L. Cloudsley-Thompson provides an interesting synthesis of current views on... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
Comprises about 25 articles, speeches, congressional testimonies, reviews, and critiques from Herman Daly's work. This book seeks to identify the blind spots and errors in standard growth economics, alongside the corrections that ecological economics offers to guide us toward a sustainable economy - one with deeper biophysical and ethical roots. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 179.00
Tree species differ in their effects on soil properties and biogeochemical cycles. This book examines the state of knowledge of the effects of tree species on soils, considering evidence from broad natural gradients in species distributions, and from "common garden" experiments where several species have been planted on the same site. more...