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Textbooks

  1. 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.

  2. The Positive Deviant

    An economy low in carbon and high in life satisfaction will require thousands, if not millions of exceptional leaders. This book is the first to bring together sustainability knowledge with the leadership skills and tools to help you become one of those leaders. In it you will find everything you need to get started straight away, and to grow your effectiveness, even in a world that remains perversely intent on the opposite. Read more...

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New Titles

  1. New Marine and Water titles

    Routledge is pleased to publish a range of titles which look at marine and water issues such as policy, security and challenges. Browse below to see what we have to offer in this area!

    Routledge recently celebrated World Water Day and put together a selection of books and a collection of recent journal articles related to water and hydrology. The articles cover a range of topics, including flood mapping, climate modeling and ground water irrigation. Click here to read the articles for free.
     

  2. Bioscience News From Books

    Explore the latest published and upcoming titles related to bioscience...

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Professional

  1. 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).

  2. Cheaponomics

    Do you really think you are getting a good deal when given that free mobile phone for switching service providers, if a multinational retailer undercuts its competitors or by the fact that food is relatively cheaper today in many countries than ever before?

    Think again! As Michael Carolan clearly shows in this compelling book, cheapness is an illusion. The real cost of low prices is alarmingly high. It is shown for example that citizens are frequently subsidising low prices through welfare support to poorly-paid workers in their own country, or relying on the exploitation of workers in poor countries for cheap goods.

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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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General Interest

  1. Win the chance to design the Routledge Sustainability Hub logo

    Calling budding designers with an interest in all things GREEN!

    We are looking for a fabulous logo to represent our ground-breaking online sustainability hub launching this December. The Routledge Sustainability Hub will support the interdisciplinary field of Environment and Sustainability by bringing together study materials from videos, to journal articles to author podcasts. It will be a unique knowledge center for the Sustainability community and we need a logo that says just that!

  2. Sustainable Development books from Routledge

    To celebrate the 20th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference we are pleased to bring you a range of Sustainable Development books. Our recent publishing covers topics from low carbon cities in China to human ecology.

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News

  1. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change

    We are pleased to present a new Routledge Sustainability Blog post written by Mark Diesendorf, author of Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change.

    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 here as well.

  2. From Sustainability to Transformation: Crafting a Fundamental Shift

    We are pleased to present a new Routledge Sustainability blog post written by Aseem Inam, author of Designing Urban Transformation.

    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 here as well. 

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Course Guides

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.

Companion Websites

Many of our key textbooks and course books have companion websites that provide additional resources to educators and students such as; information, downloads, tools and supplemental materials for the books they accompany.
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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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