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Climate Change and Museum Futures

by Fiona Cameron & Brett Neilson

Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions...

Refashioning Nature: Food, Ecology and Culture

by David Goodman & Michael Redclift

We live in a society as dominated by food preference as by sexual preference, as obsessed with eating too much as with eating too little. In this accessible, cross-disciplinary text, David Goodman and Michael...

Mountain Environments in Changing Climates

by Martin Beniston

Home to large numbers of people, sources of water, centres of tourism, and sensitive ecological zones, mountain environments share distinctive climactic characteristics. Once regarded as economically non-viable...

Environment and the City

by Joe Ravetz, Clive George & Joe Howe

For the first time at the beginning of the twenty-first century, urban dwellers outnumber rural residents and this trend is set to continue. Consequently one of the most pressing issues of our time is how to...

A Prosperous Way Down

by Elisabeth C. Odum & Howard T. Odum

A Prosperous Way Down, the last book by Howard T. and Elisabeth C. Odum, has shaped politics and planning as nations, states, and localities begin the search for ways to adapt to a future with vastly increased...

Deep Freeze

by Dian Olson Belanger

In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit...

Energy and the Social Sciences: An Examination of Research Needs

by Hans H. Landsberg, Jr., John J. Schanz & Sam H. Schurr

Originally published in 1974, this report dwells on the problems of meeting global energy demands and the time, effort and knowledge needed to research new energy methods. With rising costs, the uncertainty...

Energy Modeling: Art Science Practice

by Milton F. Searl

In 1973, a seminar was held by Resources for the Future to bring together the new and growing community of scholars researching into the general field of energy modelling. Originally published in the same year,...

The Suburban Apartment Boom: Case Study of a Land Use Problem

by Max Neutze

With an increase in urban crises arising from a growing population and rising affluence, and the inadequacy of conventional theories to predict the future states of the environment, Resources for the Future...

Technology Options for Electricity Generation: Economic and Environmental Factors

by Hadi Dowlatabadi & Michael A. Toman

Environmental constraints and market uncertainties create new challenges for electricity generation. In this title, originally published in 1991, the authors present a simulation model with a capability for...

World Mineral Trends and U.S. Supply Problems

by Leonard L. Fischman

Even though the United States relies heavily on imports for many non-fuel minerals, mineral supply has played only a small role in foreign policy since World War II. Originally published in 1980, this report...

The Economics of Managing Chlorofluorocarbons: Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Issues

by John H. Cumberland, James R. Hibbs & Irving Hoch

Chlorofluorocarbons are known to be effective spray can propellants, solvents and refrigerators and were often used in deodorants, refrigerators and other goods. However, it was not known at the beginning of...

Safe Drinking Water: Current and Future Problems

by Clifford S. Russell

Originally published in 1978, this volume addresses the scientific, economic, and administrative aspects of the public policy problem raised by the United States' Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. In this collection...

Transportation and Urban Land

by Lowdon Wingo Jr.

Urban land is a precious resource and originally published in 1961, Transportation and Urban Land aims to create an approach to analysing and projecting its uses with a particular focus on the household sector....

Waterfowl and Wetlands: Toward Bioeconomic Analysis

by Judd Hammack & Gardner Mallard Brown Jr.

Originally published in 1974, Waterfowl and Wetlands analyses waterfowl hunting patterns in the late sixties in the hopes of protecting waterfowl resources such as wetlands. Wetlands are obviously an important...

Greenhouse Warming: Abatement and Adaptation

by Norman J. Rosenberg, William E. Easterling III & Pierre R. Crosson

Originally published in 1989, Greenhouse Warming combines papers presented at a workshop held in 1987 to discuss climate change. This study identifies ways that climate impacts upon agriculture, forestry and...

Decision Making in Timber Production, Harvest, and Marketing

by Marion Clawson

Clawson explores the issues related to timber management with a particular focus on the harvesting of timber stands in Decision Making in Timber Production, Harvest and Marketing. Originally published in 1977,...

Agricultural Protectionism in the Industrialized World

by Fred H. Sanderson

Originally published in 1990, Agricultural Protectionism in the Industrialized World takes a detailed look into the domestic and international agricultural policies of the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan,...

Governmental Inerventions, Social Needs, and the Management of U.S. Forests

by Roger A. Sedjo

Originally published in 1983, Governmental Interventions, Social Needs, and the Management of U.S. Forests aims to advise government and non-government managers about the issues around forestry in the United...

U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Trade Challenges: Developing Common Approaches

by Kristen Allen & Katie Macmillan

The Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada was established in 1988 despite the U.S.'s controversial proposal to eliminate trade-distorting government subsidies to agriculture. Originally published...