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The Sustainable Forestry Handbook: A Practical Guide for Tropical Forest Managers on Implementing New Standards

by Neil Judd, Sophie Higman & Stephen Bass

The Sustainable Forestry Handbook is widely considered to be the essential aid to understanding and implementing sustainable forest management. Providing a clear and concise guide to the practicalities of implementing...


Rural Planning in Developing Countries: Supporting Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods

by David Dent, Olivier Dubois & Barry Dalal-Clayton

This book provides an international perspective on rural planning, focused on developing countries. It examines conventional development planning and innovative local planning approaches, drawing together lessons...


Siren Song: Chilean Water Law As a Model for International Reform

by Carl J. Bauer

Increasing scarcity, conflict, and environmental damage are critical features of the global water crisis. As governments, international organizations, NGOs, and corporations have tried to respond, Chilean water...


The Bioengineered Forest: Challenges for Science and Society

by Steven H. Strauss

Bioengineering offers many opportunities for forestry. Bioengineered trees can produce more valuable wood, help reclaim contaminated land, improve the health of urban trees, and facilitate pest management. But...


Natural States: "The Environmental Imagination in Maine, Oregon, and the Nation"

by Richard W. Judd

Richard Judd and Christopher Beach define the environmental imagination as the attempt to secure 'a sense of freedom, permanence, and authenticity through communion with nature.' The desire for this connection...


Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict: New Institutions for Collaborative Planning

by John T Scholz & Bruce Stiftel

Water policy seems in perpetual crisis. Increasingly, conflicts extend beyond the statutory authority, competence, geographical jurisdictions, and political constituencies of highly specialized governing authorities....


India and Global Climate Change: Perspectives on Economics and Policy from a Developing Country

by Michael A. Toman

Though the impact of climate change will most likely be greatest with the already poor and vulnerable populations in the developing world, much of the writing about the costs and benefits of different policies...


The Complex Forest: "Communities, Uncertainty, and Adaptive Collaborative Management"

by Carol J. P. Colfer

The Complex Forest systematically examines the theory, processes, and early outcomes of a research and management approach called adaptive collaborative management (ACM). An alternative to positivist approaches...


Technological Change and the Environment

by Arnulf Grübler

Much is written in the popular literature about the current pace of technological change. But do we have enough scientific knowledge about the sources and management of innovation to properly inform policymaking...


ISO 9001: 2000 in Brief

by Ray Tricker

This "hands on" book provides practical information on how to cost effectively set up an ISO 9001: 2000 compliant Quality Management System.

The new ISO 9000:2000 family is an all-encompassing series of standards...


Middle East: Geography and Geopolitics

by Ewan Anderson

Middle East is a lively and much-needed update of a well-respected work. Based on W. B. Fisher's book of the same name published in 1978, Anderson provides a comprehensive account of the physical geography which...


Disabled Access to Facilities

by Ian Waterman & Janet Bell

A practical and comprehensive guide to a service provider's duties under Part III (2004) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.


The Atlas of African Affairs

by Ieuan L.l. Griffiths

The Atlas of African Affairs is divided into five sections dealing with environmental, historical, political and economic issues and with Southern Africa. Throughout, the book presents an interdisciplinary,...


Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate

by Alastair G. Dawson

Ice Age Earth provides the first detailed review of global environmental change in the Late Quaternary. Significant geological and climatic events are analysed within a review of glacial and periglacial history....


Legal Competence in Environmental Health

by Terence Moran

Legal Competence in Environmental Health assists the environmental health professional in understanding the operation of English law and navigating through some of its complexities. It covers those aspects of...


Durability of Building Sealants

by Andreas T. Wolf

This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Durability of Building Sealants, held under the joint auspices of the British Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE) and the International...


Weather Architecture

by Jonathan Hill

Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill's investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim...


Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science

by Alwyn Scott

In 438 alphabetically-arranged essays, this work provides a useful overview of the core mathematical background for nonlinear science, as well as its applications to key problems in ecology and biological systems,...


Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set

by Christopher H. Sterling

Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific...


Boundaries of the Universe

by John S Glasby

The boundaries of space exploration are being pushed back constantly, but the realm of the partially understood and the totally unknown is as great as ever. Among other things this book deals with astronomical...