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Textbooks

  1. Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach

    By Andrew Barkley and Paul W. Barkley

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and potential resolution of these and other divergences.  Read more...
     

  2. Understanding Human Ecology

    A systems approach to sustainability
    By Robert Dyball, Barry Newell

    This textbook, which has been road-tested and refined through over a decade of teaching and workshops, offers a coherent conceptual framework for Human Ecology – a clear approach for understanding the many systems we are part of and how we frame and understand the problems we face. By giving rigorous... Read more... 

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Professional

  1. NEW: Forest Tenure and Reform in Asia and Africa

    Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration
    Edited by Randall Bluffstone, Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson

    This book helps students, researchers and professionals to understand the importance and implications of these reforms for local environmental quality, climate change, and the livelihoods of villagers, who are oftentimes poor. It is shown that local forest management can oftentimes be more successful than top-down management of common pool forest resources. Read more...

  2. Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities
    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    This book demonstrates how communities in both developed and developing countries are already taking action to maintain or build resilient and sustainable lifestyles. These communities, here designated as ‘Ecocultures’, are exemplars of the art and science of sustainable living. Though they form a diverse group... Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. The Cost of Compliance: Closing Dangerous Nuclear Reactors Increases EU Strategic Vulnerability

    Dr. Spencer Barrett Meredith III, author of Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation, discusses the present costs versus future rewards of compliance as the EU struggles with energy insecurity.

    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.

  2. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher and Mathilda Tham 

    Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion recognizes the complexity of aligning fashion with sustainability. It explores fashion and sustainability at the levels of products, processes, and paradigms and takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question and suggest creative responses... Read more...

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