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Textbooks

  1. The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

    Edited by Steve Rayner and Mark Caine
    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group’s collective writings from 1988-2010. Drawing on a rich history of heterodox but increasingly accepted views on climate change policy... Read more...

    The Earthscan Science in Society Series aims to publish new high quality research, teaching, practical and policy- related books on topics that address the complex and vitally important interface between science and society. 

  2. Sustainability: Prose and Poetry

    The works of textbook author Margaret Robertson (Sustainability Principles and Practice) and poet Howard W. Robertson focus on similar themes of sustainability, interconnectedness, and the biosphere. In this joint reading they illustrate how these ideas can be expressed in multiple ways using the language of prose and of poetry. The readers give an overview of the fundamental concepts on which this interdisciplinary field is built, offering the dual perspectives of scholarship and lyrical writing in service of its essential meaning.

    Please read on to view videos from this joint reading.

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Professional

  1. Environment & Sustainability Resources Free to View Throughout August

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to view a selection of Environment & Sustainability titles for free throughout the month of August!  We have carefully selected titles covering Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, and much more.  We hope these titles will provide you with useful summer reading and offer helpful preparation for the upcoming academic year.

  2. Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

    Climate change has an impact on the ability of transboundary water management institutions to deliver on their respective mandates. The starting point for the book is that actors within transboundary water management institutions develop responses to the climate change debate, as distinct from the physical phenomenon of climate change. Actors respond to this debate broadly in three distinct ways – adapt, resist (as in avoiding the issue) and subvert (as in using the debate to fulfil their own agenda).

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Research & Reference

  1. Just Published: The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

    From the Foreword by Professor Helene Marsh, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

    "Through a meticulous analysis of archival materials, official sources, publications, photographs and oral history evidence, this book documents for the first time how the colonisation of Queensland and the resultant growth of primary industries have contributed to the decline of the Great Barrier Reef… It provides important historical evidence that demonstrates that the detrimental impacts of increased human population, urban development and agricultural expansion in the Great Barrier Reef catchment area will have to be ameliorated to increase the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area to the ravages of climate change."

    To read more about the book or to recommend to your Librarian click here

  2. Calling People NIMBYs Won’t Stop Development Arguments

    Catherine Gross, author of Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making: Water Under the Bridge, has just authored an article on The Conversation.  Please click through to read more!

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News

  1. Social and Environmental Change - watch a brief video interview with Professor Stewart Lockie

    Professor Stewart Lockie, of The Cairns Institute at James Cook University and editor of the Environmental Sociology journal speaks on the topic of social and environmental change.

    We ask Stewart about society's understanding of social and environment change, what challenges there are for governing bodies dealing with social–ecological change and if he could make one policy change what would that be?

    Click here to view the video and browse a selection of related books on social and environmental change or visit our online catalog for a more extensive collection.

  2. After Sustainability: Life Beyond the End of Pretending?

    We are pleased to present a new Routledge Sustainability Blog post written by John Foster, author of After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval.

    With a new entry every fortnight, blog posts written by various Routledge authors will be displayed both on the Routledge website and on our Facebook page. Each post within Facebook will be open to comments so please feel free to voice your thoughts! You can view all of our past blog posts there as well.

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The courses below offer a listing of the most current textbooks from Routledge Environment & Sustainability. You can also continue browsing our complete catalog of textbook options. If you'd like to consult with one of our representatives, browse our contact listings.

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Conferences, exhibits and events we will be attending in the near future

August 2014

Aug 27 ~ 5th International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (IST) 2014

September 2014

Sep 1 ~ EcoCity World Summit 2014

October 2014

Oct 5 ~ IUFRO World Congress 2014
Oct 22 ~ Sustainibility Science Congress (IARU) 2014
Oct 28 ~ Sustainable Building (SB14) 2014

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