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The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

by HANNAH GAY

This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some...


At Risk II - 2nd Edition: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters

by Piers Blaikie, Terry Cannon & Ian Davis

The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained...


Climates of the British Isles: Present, Past and Future

by Elaine Barrow & Mike Hulme

Our understanding of climate and its role in human affairs has changed markedly over recent years, as have climate observation systems and modelling capabilities. Reliance on recent weather statistics to provide...


Grassroots Environmental Action: People's Participation in Sustainable Development

by Dharam Ghai & Jessica M. Vivian

Managing resources sustainably on the local level is essential for achieving the global goal of sustainable development. The importance of people's participation for sustainable development has recently become...


Getting to Grips with Green Plans: National-level Experience in Industrial Countries

by Barry Dalal Clayton

One of the more significant recommendations to emerge from UNCED in 1992 was the call in Agenda 21 for countries to develop and implement national sustainable development strategies. Most countries have responded...


Future Energy: Improved, Sustainable and Clean Options for Our Planet

by Trevor Letcher

As the demand for global energy increases, fact-based evaluations of alternative energy sources are needed in order to address the growing interest in how energy is produced, provided, and transported in sustainable...


Becoming Native to This Place

by Wes Jackson

The New World -- this empty land dazzlingly rich in forests, soils, rainfall, and mineral wealth -- was to represent a new beginning for civilized humanity. Unfortunately, even the best of the European settles...


Trading with the Environment: Ecology, economics, institutions and policy

by Thomas Andersson, Carl Folke & Stefan Nystrom

Should there be firmer restrictions on trade, with more policies aimed at protecting its environmental impacts, or would the environment benefit most from unrestricted free trade? Do importing countries have...


Representative Government and Environmental Management

by Edwin T. Haefele

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


One Square Inch of Silence: One Man's Search for Natural Silence in a Noisy World

by Gordon Hempton & John Grossmann

In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s...


The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise

by Michael Grunwald

The Everglades was once reviled as a liquid wasteland, and Americans dreamed of draining it. Now it is revered as a national treasure, and Americans have launched the largest environmental project in history...


Ecological Vignettes

by Eugene P Odum

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Social Organization of Policy: An Institutional Ethnography of Un Forest Deliberations

by Lauren E. Eastwood

This book provides a specific case study--based upon direct research with UN processes--which enables the reader to situate larger theoretical arguments regarding civil society, globalization, and sustainable...


Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand

by Peter Holland

During the 19th century, New Zealand's South Island underwent an environmental transformation at the hands of European settlers. They diverted streams and drained marshes, burned native vegetation and planted...


Working with Nature

by Jordan

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Direct Effect of European Law

by Christopher J. M. Smith

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Soc & It's Envir

by Tellegen

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Nepa in the Courts: A Legal Analysis of the National Environmental Policy ACT

by Frederick R. Anderson

This book examines the courts' interpretation of NEPA in its first three years, defeats and successes of citizens' actions in key cases, and implication of court rulings for the act's future effectiveness. Originally...


Rural Resource Management

by Paul Cloke & Chris C. Park

This book, first published in 1985, provides an overview of resource management, together with a geographical treatment of physical, landscape and social resources. Drawing on British, European and North American...


Acid Rain: Rhetoric and Reality: Rhetoric and Reality

by Chris C. Park

This title, first published in 1987, provides an authoritative account of both the science and the politics of acid rain. Chris Park places the debates surrounding acid rain in context, and examines the full...