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  • From Abundance to Scarcityby Michael L. Weber

    Island Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    The managemof coastal and ocean fisheries is highly contentious. Industry interests focus on maximizing catches while conservationists and marine scientists have become increasingly concerned about dramatic declines in fish stocks and the health of ecosystems. Besides attempting to mediate among these interests, governmagencies have pursued their own... more...

  • Positive Impact Forestryby Thomas J. McEvoy; James Jeffords

    Island Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Positive Impact Forestry is a primer for private woodland owners and their managers on managing their land and forests to protect both ecological and economic vitality. Moving beyond the concept of "low impact forestry," Thom McEvoy brings together the latest scientific understanding and insights to describe an approach to managing forests that meets... more...

  • Biodiversity and the Lawby Leesteffy Jenkins; Leesteffy Jenkins; John Pendergrass; Scott Hajost; Dinah Bear; Jason Patlis; Mollie Beattie

    Island Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    Biodiversity and the Law is a timely and provocative volume that combines historical perspective and cutting-edge legal analysis in an authoritative and broad discussion of biodiversity and the law. Leading legal and policy experts consider a variety of options for the worldwide protection of biodiversity and presa succinct but comprehensive overview... more...

  • Tidal Marsh Restorationby Charles T. Roman; Charles T. Roman; David M. Burdick

    Island Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Many coastal tidal marshes have been significantly degraded by roadways and other projects that restrict tidal flows, limiting their ability to provide vital ecosystem services including support of fish and wildlife populations, flood protection, water quality maintenance, and open space. Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation... more...

  • Expanding Partnerships in Conservationby Jeffrey A. McNeely; Jeffrey A. McNeely

    Island Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    Protected areas around the globe national parks, wildlife reserves, biosphere reserves will prosper only if they are supported by the public, the private sector, and the full range of governmagencies. Yet such support is unlikely unless society appreciates the importance of protected areas to its own interest, and the protected areas are well-managed... more...

  • Hope's Horizonby Chip Ward

    Island Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    At a time of widespread environmental pessimism, Hope's Horizon goes on an inspirational offensive. In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, author Chip Ward tells of his travels among a new generation of activists who are moving beyond defensive environmental struggles and advocating pioneering, proactive strategies for healing the land. Chip... more...

  • Sustainability Indicatorsby Tomás Hák; Tomás Hák; Bedrich Moldan; Arthur Lyon Dahl

    Island Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. Sustainability Indicators... more...

  • Water, Culture, and Powerby John Donahue; John Donahue; Barbara Rose Johnston

    Island Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Water, Culture, and Power presents a series of case studies from around the world that examine the complex culture and power dimensions of water resources and water resource management. more...

  • Crossing the Next Meridianby Charles F. Wilkinson

    Island Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    In Crossing the Next Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, an expert on federal public lands, Native American issues, and the West's arcane water laws explains some of the core problems facing the American West now and in the years to come. He examines the outmoded ideas that pervade land use and resource allocation and argues that significant reform of... more...

  • Justice and Natural Resourcesby Kathryn Mutz; Kathryn Mutz; Gary Bryner; Douglas Kenney; Gerald Torres

    Island Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Just over two decades ago, research findings that environmentally hazardous facilities were more likely to be sited near poor and minority communities gave rise to the environmental justice movement. Yet inequitable distribution of the burdens of industrial facilities and pollution is only half of the problem; poor and minority communities are often... more...