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The Urban Household Energy Transition: Social and Environmental Impacts in the Developing World

by Douglas F. F. Barnes, Kerry Krutilla & William F. F. Hyde

As cities in developing countries grow and become more prosperous, energy use shifts from fuelwood to fuels like charcoal, kerosene, and coal, and, ultimately, to fuels such as liquid petroleum gas, and electricity....

Reality Check: The Nature and Performance of Voluntary Environmental Programs in the United States, Europe, and Japan

by Professor Richard D. Morgenstern & William A. Pizer

Since the early 1990s, voluntary programs have played an increasingly prominent role in environmental management in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. Programs have attempted to address problems ranging...

Alternating Currents: Electricity Markets and Public Policy

by Timothy J. J. Brennan, Karen L. L. Palmer & Salvador A. A. Martinez

Many states within the U.S., and many countries across the world, are opening their electicity markets to competition. Many others are uncertain about their plans. These differences emphasize the complexities...

Environmental Protection and the Social Responsibility of Firms: "Perspectives from Law, Economics, and Business"

Wye Island: "Insiders, Outsiders, and Change in a Chesapeake Community - Special Reprint Edition"

by Professor Boyd Gibbons

Today, most of the 2,800 tranquil acres that make up Wye Island are managed by the Maryland Park Service. However, from 1973 to 1974, the island was the site of a raging controversy. A major developer, James...

Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe

Public Policies for Environmental Protection

by Professor Paul Portney & Professor Robert N. Stavins

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Water Resources in Jordan: "Evolving Policies for Development, the Environment, and Conflict Resolution"

by Professor Munther J. Haddadin

This is the first comprehensive, multi-disciplinary book to address water policy in Jordan. Edited by the former Minister of Water and Irrigation of Jordan, with contributions by other prominent Jordanian and...

Sustaining Rocky Mountain Landscapes: "Science, Policy, and Management for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem"

by Professor Tony Prato & Professor Dan Fagre

Prato and Fagre offer the first systematic, multi-disciplinary assessment of the challenges involved in managing the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE), an area of the Rocky Mountains that includes northwestern...

People Managing Forests: The Links Between Human Well-Being and Sustainability

by Carol J. P. J. P. Colfer & Yvonne Byron

How do we extend the 'conservation ethic' to include the cultural links between local populations and their physical environments? Can considerations of human capital be incorporated into the definition and...

Improving Regulation: "Cases in Environment, Health, and Safety"

by Professor Paul S. Fischbeck & Professor R. Scott Farrow

Is there potential for a U.S. regulatory system that is more efficient and effective? Or is the future likely to involve 'paralysis by analysis'? Improving Regulation considers the challenges faced by the regulatory...

Architect's Legal Handbook

by Anthony Speaight

Architect's Legal Handbook is the most widely used reference on the law for architects in practice, and the established leading textbook on law for architectural students.

The ninth edition includes all the...

Architect's Pocket Book

by Ann Ross & Jonathan Hetreed

View the dedicated microsite for free sample chapters and videos -

This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on...

Basic Electrical Installation Work

by Trevor Linsley

Trevor Linsley's textbooks have helped thousands of students to gain their electrical installation qualifications. In a concise and practical way, Basic Electrical Installation Work supports the City & Guilds...

Electronics: A First Course

by Owen Bishop

Owen Bishop's First Course starts with the basics of electricity and component types, introducing students to practical work almost straight away. No prior knowledge of electronics is required.

The approach...

Libraries and Learning Resource Centres

by Brian Edwards

Libraries and Learning Resource Centres is a comprehensive reference text examining the changing role and design of library buildings. Critical evaluations of international case studies demonstrate the principles...

Lighting by Design

by Christopher Cuttle

Lighting by Design provides guidance on where to find inspiration for lighting ideas, how to plan the technical detail and how to execute the plan to create safe, effective and beautiful schemes.


Managing and Delivering Performance

by Bernard Marr

Performance management is at the top of agendas in most government and public organizations, as well as many not-for-profit organizations. In this follow up to his successful book, Strategic Performance Management...

Materials for Architects and Builders

by Arthur Lyons

A necessary purchase for level 1 and 2 undergraduates studying building/ construction materials modules, Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to the broad range of materials used within...

Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood

by David Rudlin & Nicholas Falk

This successful title, previously known as 'Building the 21st Century Home' and now in its second edition, explores and explains the trends and issues that underlie the renaissance of UK towns and cities and...