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A Civil Action

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 1995

by Jonathan Harr

"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Now a Major Motion Picture!

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the...


International Law for Common Goods,: Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature

by Federico Lenzerini & Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

International law has long been dominated by the state, but the rise of the notion of common goods challenges this dominance. This volume explores the transformative impact that this is having on international...


EU Environmental Law, Governance and Decision-Making,

by Maria Lee

This book examines a number of areas of substantive EU environmental law, focusing on the striking preoccupation of EU environmental law with the structure of decision-making.


Environmental Law and Policy in Wales: Responding to Local and Global Challenges

by Patrick Bishop & Mark Stallworthy

This book examines welsh perspectives on the search for sustainable law and policy solutions to modern environmental threats.


I Dare You To Be Great

by Polly Higgins

I Dare You To Be Great explores Polly Higgins’ story as an Earth lawyer as she discovers how we can create a legal duty of care for the Earth – a law of Ecocide. We have a choice: break our chains and create...


Environmental Judicial Review

by Richard Moules

Judicial review of environmental decisions is a growing part of public law, but the extent of application of general principles of judicial review in this context is under-explored. This book provides a detailed...


Criminological and Legal Consequences of Climate Change

by Stephen Farrall, Tawhida Ahmed & Duncan French

This edited collection, the result of an international seminar held at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, O�ati, Spain in 2010, explores the potential legal and criminological consequences...


Environmental Integration in the EU's External Relations: Beyond Multilateral Dimensions

by Gracia Mar¿n Dur¿n & Elisa Morgera

The book examines the little-explored unilateral, bilateral and inter-regional dimensions of EU external environmental policy, in light of the Treaty-based requirement of environmental integration, both at the...


Carbon Capture and Storage: Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues

by Ian Havercroft, Richard B Macrory & Richard B Stewart

This important book gathers some of the world's leading practitioners and scholars to provide a critical assessment of progress in carbon capture to date, covering developments in international law, the EU,...


Emissions Trading Schemes: Markets, States and Law

by Sanja Bogojevic

Over the last four decades emissions trading has enjoyed a high profile in environmental law scholarship and in environmental law and policy. Much of the discussion is promotional, preferring emissions trading...


The Habitats Directive: A Developer's Obstacle Course?

by Gregory Jones QC

This volume brings together a unique combination of leading academics and practitioners in the field of environmental law to address a series of controversial issues arising from the Habitats Directive.


Nuclear Law: The Law Applying to Nuclear Installations and Radioactive Substances in its Historic Context

by Stephen Tromans

This book is a practical guide to the international, EC and UK law applying to the various uses of nuclear energy and radioactive substances.


Groundwater Vulnerability: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

by Vyacheslav Shestopalov, Boris Faybishenko & Thomas J. Nicholson

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster that occurred in Ukraine on April 26, 1986, was one of the most devastating in human history.  Using this as a case study, the AGU monograph Groundwater Vulnerability:...


The EU, the US and Global Climate Governance

by Christine Bakker & Francesco Francioni

This volume presents a critical analysis of transatlantic relations in the field of environmental governance and climate change. Drawing on research involving experts from leading universities and institutes,...


Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


Trade, Food Security, and Human Rights: The Rules for International Trade in Agricultural Products and the Evolving World Food Crisis

by Ying Chen

The author argues here that there is no absolute food shortage and that distorted agricultural trade which undermines world food distribution is a vital and overlooked factor. The book looks at EU and US agricultural...


Environmental Crime and its Victims: Perspectives within Green Criminology

by Toine Spapens, Rob White & Marieke Kluin

This book provides a diverse and provocative array of arguments, critiques and recommendations from leading researchers and scholars in the field of green criminology. The issues addressed are three-fold: the...


Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace

by Hussein A. Amery & Aaron T. Wolf

Finding "streams in the desert" has never been more urgent for the peoples of the Middle East. Rapid population growth and a rising standard of living are driving water demand inexorably upward, while the natural...


Water Management in the Yellow River Basin of China

by Charles Greer

Throughout history the Yellow River, or Huang Ho, has repeatedly broken through its levees to rampage over the densely populated North China Plain. In spite of its importance as the major river of China, little...


The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens the Natural World

by Craig Simons

For this brilliant book, author Craig Simons visited many of the places and spoke to many of the people impacted by China’s explosive economic growth and voracious appetite for resources. From New Guinea,...