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  • Energy Efficiencyby Steven Fawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern following the oil crises of the 1970s. Steven Fawkes’ Energy Efficiency is a comprehensive guide for managers and policy-makers to the fundamental questions underpinning... more...

  • Dutch Land-use Planningby Barrie Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Dutch planning is widely known and admired for its ambitions and its achievements. This book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive description and analysis in English of its full range of policies and practices. It gives an up-to-date account of the principles - written and unwritten - behind the planning, and in addition shows how the practice... more...

  • Ecotopia 2121by Alan Marshall

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 35.00

    A 2016 Green Book Festival "Future Forecasts" Winner A stunningly original, lushly illustrated vision for a Green Utopia, published on the 500th anniversary of the original Big Idea. Five hundred years ago a powerful new word was unleashed upon the world when Thomas More published his book Utopia, about an island paradise far away from his troubled... more...

  • Breaking the Iceby Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon; John English

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 14.99

    As one of the five Arctic coastal states, Canada has a vested interest in the Arctic extended continental shelf. Breaking the Ice examines the political, legal, and scientific aspects of Canada’s efforts to delineate its Arctic extended continental shelf and our part in the international legal regime affecting it. more...

  • The Water-Sustainable Cityby David L. Feldman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Cities place enormous pressures on freshwater quality and availability because they are often located some distance from the water sources needed by their populations. This fact compels planners to build infrastructure to divert water from increasingly distant outlying rural areas, thus disrupting their social fabric and environment. In addition, increasing... more...

  • The Triumph of Seedsby Thor Hanson

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 24.00

    We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed... more...

  • Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goodsby Daniel McFadden; Kenneth Train

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Contingent valuation is a survey-based procedure that attempts to estimate how much households are willing to pay for specific programs that improve the environment or prevent environmental degradation. For decades, the method has been the center of debate regarding its reliability: does it really measure the value that people place on environmental... more...

  • America's Water and Wastewater Crisisby Lewis D. Solomon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the role of private firms in the American water and wastewater industry. As more water infrastructure shifts from public- to private-sector control, vendors, consultants, and facilities are taking on more importance. Lewis D. Solomon presents an historical overview of water supply and treatment needs and the role of the government,... more...

  • Flows and Practicesby Lyla Mehta; Bill Derman

    Weaver Press 2017; US$ 38.00

    For the past two decades, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been the dominant paradigm in water resources. This book explores how ideas of IWRM are being translated and adapted in Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Grounded in social science theory and research, it highlights the importance of politics, history... more...

  • Research for Development in the Dry Arab Regionby Shadi Hamadeh; Mona Haider; Rami Zurayk

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 18.00

    Can dryland communities cope with the global changes sweeping the world today? Is their predicament limited to their difficulty of building livelihoods on precarious natural resources? Can development research and external interventions offer any sustainable and fruitful partnerships to this end? This book relates the story of a relationship between... more...