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Energy, Resources and Environment: Papers Presented at the First U.S.-China Conference on Energy, Resources and Environment, 7-12 November 1982, Beiji

by S.W. Yuan

Energy, Resources and Environment documents the first U.S.-China Conference and discusses the concerns about the world's energy situation, such as its resource, environmental effects, and possible alternative...


Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons across Natural Resource Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Merle Sowman & Rachel Wynberg

Understanding the governance of complex social-ecological systems is vital in a world faced with rapid environmental change, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, stark disparities between rich and poor...


Alternative Development: Unravelling Marginalization, Voicing Change

by Cathrine Brun, Piers Blaikie & Michael Jones

This book brings together a collection of essays that discuss alternative development and its relevance for local/global processes of marginalization and change in the Global South. Alternative development questions...


A Future for Amazonia: Randy Borman and Cofán Environmental Politics

by Michael Cepek

Blending ethnography with a fascinating personal story, A Future for Amazonia is an account of a political movement that arose in the early 1990s in response to decades of attacks on the lands and peoples of...


Corporate Crops: Biotechnology, Agriculture, and the Struggle for Control

by Gabriela Pechlaner

Biotechnology crop production area increased from 1.7 million hectares to 148 million hectares worldwide between 1996 to 2010. While genetically modified food is a contentious issue, the debates are usually...


The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma

by Angus Wright

The Death of Ramón González has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative...


Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

by Todd Shallat

As the Mississippi and other midwestern rivers inundated town after town during the summer of 1993, concerned and angry citizens questioned whether the very technologies and structures intended to "tame" the...


Rocky Mountain Divide: Selling and Saving the West

by John B. Wright

The opposing forces of conservation and development have shaped and will continue to shape the natural environment and scenic beauty of the American West. Perhaps nowhere are their opposite effects more visible...


Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary

by Raymond S. Bradley

Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, Third Edition-winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-provides a thorough overview of the...


The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

by Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp & Marcel Dicke

The Definitive Guide to Insects as a Sustainable Food Source In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part...


Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman & Susan Q. Stranahan

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors....


Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining & Utilization: A Complete Revision of Environmental Implications of Expanded Coal Utilization

by M.J. Chadwick, N.H. Highton & N. Lindman

As coal is considered as a substitute for other fuels, more serious attention is being given to the environmental impacts of the whole coal fuel cycle: mining, transport, storage, combustion and conversion....


From Red to Green?: How the Financial Credit Crunch Could Bankrupt the Environment

by Paul Donovan & Julie Hudson

Written by an economist and an investment professional, this book addresses the twin crises that the world is facing in the form of a simultaneous financial and environmental credit crunch. Financially, consumers...


International Law and Ocean Management

by Lawrence Juda

This book places contemporary problems of ocean use management in historical context beginning with the time of Hugo Grotius, whose seminal 1609 work The Freedom of the Seas was the basis of ocean law for the...


Natural Resource Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods: Development Challenges in an Era of Globalization

by Emma Gilberthorpe & Gavin Hilson

This book provides an extended analysis of how resource extraction projects stimulate social, cultural and economic change in indigenous communities. Through a range of case studies, including open cast mining,...


At Risk: 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...


Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy

by R. Gavasci & S. Zandaryaa

This book contains the papers presented at the First International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in September 1998. The main aim of the conference...


Climate Change and Development

by Thomas Tanner & Leo Horn-Phathanothai

This text provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary entry level account of the challenges, the responses, and the alternative pathways to tackling development in a changing climate. The first section provides...