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  • Concrete Jungleby Niles Eldredge; Sidney Horenstein

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    If they are to survive, cities need healthy chunks of the world?s ecosystems to persist; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging book, Eldredge and Horenstein use New York City as a microcosm to explore both the positive and the negative sides of the relationship... more...

  • Designing for Hopeby Dominique Hes; Chrisna du Plessis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this... more...

  • Applied Ethnobotanyby Anthony Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Its wise and sensitive approach to working with local people will be relevant in situations throughout the world.' ECOS 'The numerous diagrams, tables of data, information flow charts, fieldwork sketches etc. give a great vibrancy to the work... It deserves a wide readership.' TEG News Wild or non-cultivated plants are crucial to the lives of a... more...

  • The World We Createby Frances Beinecke; Bob Deans; Sigourney Weaver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 23.99

    Since the dawn of the modern environmental movement, Frances Beinecke has been on its front lines, leading the charge for clean air, fresh water, healthy wildlife and fertile lands. As she prepares to retire as president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, The World We Create captures the story of her remarkable tenure as head of America?s... more...

  • Wind Power Politics and Policyby Scott Valentine

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    The wind power development policy community faces a conundrum. On the one hand, as the most commercially viable form of utility-scale renewable energy, the wind power industry has experienced in excess of ten-fold growth in total installed capacity over the past decade. On the other hand, installed wind power capacity still accounts for less than 2%... more...

  • Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildingsby Simon Burton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters by developers, surveyors, cost consultants, architects, building physicists and other players, on the role they each can play in enabling... more...

  • Media and the Ecological Crisisby Richard Maxwell; Jon Raundalen; Nina Lager Vestberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform, educate, and advocate for real, environmentally sound... more...

  • Human Values and Biodiversity Conservationby C. A. Tisdell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This pioneering book explores the influence of human values on the willingness of individuals to pay for the conservation of individual wildlife species (and classes of these), to be for or against their survival, and to favour or oppose their harvesting. more...

  • Tales from the Journey of the Deadby Alan Boye

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 26.95

    One hundred miles south of Albuquerque, two parallel chains of mountains isolate a 120-mile jumble of black rock, dry lake beds, flesh-colored sand, and desolation. This is the Jornada del Muerto , the Journey of the Dead. So named because of a particular death centuries ago, this desert has witnessed many tales of loss and destruction. Alan Boye... more...

  • Valuing Ecosystem Servicesby K. N. Ninan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘This book is a compendium of some of the latest work on valuing ecosystem services, including a range of case studies. These studies begin to address some of the many limitations and caveats clearly noted in the 1997 Nature paper. It will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in this topic and for moving the science and practice of ecosystem... more...