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Environmental Policy

  • Understanding Global Environmental Politicsby Matthew Paterson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 46.00

    Understanding Global Environmental Politics develops a new, critical approach to global environmental politics. It argues that the major power structures of world politics are deeply problematic in ecological terms, and that they cannot be easily used to resolve major environmental challenges such as global warming. Instead of simply advocating the... more...

  • Free to be Humanby David Edwards

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2000; US$ 11.49

    This is a book about freedom, and above all about the idea that there is often no greater obstacle to freedom than the assumption that it has already been fully attained. While in the West few individuals today suffer physical restraint by the state, we are still constrained by powerful psychological chains which are in many ways far more effective,... more...

  • Pandora's Picnic Basketby Alan McHughen

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 29.99

    The first book to look at all the issues involved in GM (genetically modified food) technology in a clear and dispassionate way. Alan McHughen surveys the technology that makes GM food possible, assesses the risk of health and environmental dangers and the regulatory and labelling processes in force to protect the consumer. Question and answer boxes... more...

  • Energy Policies of IEA Countries: United States 2002by OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 75.00

    The Bush Administration’s long-awaited 2001 National Energy Policy has important implications for the rest of the world. It gives a new impetus to US action across the energy field. Its significance is analysed in detail in this new report by the International Energy Agency. The US has bowed out of the Kyoto Protocol and plans to pursue its own... more...

  • The Social Risks of Agriculture: Americans Speak Out on Food, Farming, and the Environmentby Ronald Wimberley; Craig Harris; Joseph Molnar; Terry Tomazic

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 86.00

    In a vast society where environmentally conscious nonfarming voters and consumers have grown to greatly outnumber those directly engaged in agriculture, what happens in agriculture becomes increasingly subject to control by the general society, as policies and laws cater to constituents and consumers. This book provides an overview of how Americans... more...

  • Political Spaceby Warren Magnusson; Karena Shaw

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 72.00

    The authors develop a new way of making sense of the rapidly changing character of political life in our day, revealing the political problems and possibilities inherent in the convergence of the global and the local so dramatically enacted in Clayoquot Sound. more...

  • The Hydrogen Economyby Jeremy Rifkin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    The road to global security," writes Jeremy Rifkin, "lies in lessening our dependence on Middle East oil and making sure that all people on Earth have access to the energy they need to sustain life. Weaning the world off oil and turning it toward hydrogen is a promissory note for a safer world." Rifkin's international bestseller The Hydrogen Economy... more...

  • Radioactive Wasteby Frans Berkhout

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.58

    Radioactive Waste provides a detailed historical account of the policy and practice of radwaste management in Britain, Sweden and the Federal Republic of Germany. In their differing approaches, these three countries define the parameters of civil nuclear strategy in Europe. The comparative analysis of the evolution of policy clarifies the context of... more...

  • Indigenous Enviromental Knowledge and its Transformationsby Alan Bicker; Roy Ellen; Peter Parkes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.04

    The first concerted critical examination of the uses and abuses of indigenous knowledge. The contributors focus on a series of interrelated issues in their interrogation of indigenous knowledge and its specific applications within the localised contexts of particular Asian societies and regional cultures. In particular they explore the problems of... more...

  • Every Drop for Saleby Jeffrey Rothfeder

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.98

    An investigative journalist explores our world on the brink of running out of usable water. Less than .0008 percent of the total water on Earth is fit for human consumption, but global consumption of fresh water is doubling every twenty years. Water has become perhaps our most precious commodity-a life-sustaining but increasingly rare and privatized... more...