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  • Harpoonby Andrew Darby

    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...

  • Tropical Forest Insect Pestsby K. S. S. Nair

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 46.00

    A comprehensive 2007 book providing a clear, theoretical understanding of pest population dynamics and forest insect outbreaks. more...

  • Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms, Volume 1by A. Hilbeck; D. Andow

    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...

  • Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development, Selected Essays of Herman Dalyby H.E. Daly

    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...

  • Local Capital Markets for Environmental Infrastructureby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Inland Waterways and Environmental Protectionby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forestby David Roubik; Shoko Sakai; Abg Abdul Hamid

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 229.00

    The canopy-access and rain forest research at Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contributed an immense body of knowledge. Its major studies over more than a decade are synthesized. The focus is on plant-animal interactions and some of the foundations that create and maintain tropical diversity. more...

  • Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystemsby Petra Marschner; Zdenko Rengel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 299.00

    Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems presents a comprehensive overview of nutrient cycling processes and their importance for plant growth and ecosystem sustainability. The first part of the book presents the fundamentals of nutrient cycling. Topics included are cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur and micronutrients. Particular attention... more...

  • Invasive Forest Insects, Introduced Forest Trees, and Altered Ecosystemsby T.D. Paine

    Springer 2007; US$ 99.00

    Demand for timber and fibre continues to grow and is being met by increased reliance on plantation forestry. The limited pest status is threatened as pest species move around the globe. At the same time there is concern about threats of these non-native plantation species on native communities. This volume explores many of these issues. more...

  • Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessmentby Michael Schmidt; Elsa Joao; Eike Albrecht

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 299.00

    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...