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Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

New Product Development for Dummies

by Beebe Nelson, Robin Karol & Geoffrey Nicholson

The global consumer product market is exploding. In 2006 alone, 150,000 new products were brought to market. Now for the bad news: of those, fewer than 5% were hits, and fewer than 15% will even exist five years...


The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

by Chris Martenson

The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment...


Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development

by Kerry Bunker, Douglas T. Hall & Kathy E. Kram

Wisdom for Developing Extraordinary Leaders

"This book contains a rich collection of wisdom, experience, and insight for addressing the gaps in learning and development that the traditional models for training,...


Industrialization in the Gulf

by Jean-Francois Seznec & Mimi Kirk

In recent years, we have witnessed huge economic and socio-political change in the Gulf. This book examines the rapid industrialization of the region and how local economies are starting to diversify away from...


30 Days to Successful Fundraising

by Goldstein Stephen

In this sophisticated yet readable book, Vox Day - one of the few economics writers to predict the current worldwide financial crisis - explains why it is likely to continue.Day shows that the policies being...


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov

A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.


Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money

by Carol Peppe Hewitt

Bringing money home - real people and real stories from the slow money movement


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology

by Gufu Oba

In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons...


Is the Environment a Luxury?: An Inquiry into the relationship between environment and income

by Silvia Tiezzi & Chiara Martini

The purpose of this collection of essays is to shed some light on the complex relationship between environmental quality and the distribution of income. Are the preferences of the poor towards a cleaner environment...


Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

by Michael R Greenberg

The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive...


Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives

by Anna Lindley

Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis. Despite the emergence of more nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent...


Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

by Jean-Frédéric Morin & Amandine Orsini

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global...


Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

by III, Spencer Barrett Meredith

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once more after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had put...


The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography

by Marcin Wojciech Solarz

Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading.

Taking...


Foreign Aid and Emerging Powers: Asian Perspectives on Official Development Assistance

by Iain Watson

Current debates on emerging powers as foreign aid donors often fail to examine the myriad geopolitical, geoeconomic and geocultural tensions that influence policies of Official Development Assistance (ODA)....


Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

by Phillip Phan

Microfinance is regarded as a lynchpin in private sector solutions to a host of complex social challenges, from child labor, education, and women's rights, through to sustainable local economic development....


Governance and Social Leadership

by Robert A. Campbell

Governance and Social Leadership examines the inadequacies of current theories on leadership in order to help us better understand the process of leadership and to suggest mechanisms for change.