By John Kirkby, Phil O'Keefe, Lloyd Timberlake
October 01, 1995
Such a huge number of books, journals and papers have been devoted to defining, assessing and implementing 'sustainable development' that students and other readers face information overload. Earthscan alone has published hundreds of essays and books on the subject. Now, though, the most ...
By David Satterthwaite
July 01, 1999
The last five years have brought an enormous growth in the literature on how urban development can meet human needs and ensure ecological sustainability. This collection brings together the most outstanding contributions from leading experts on the issues surrounding sustainable cities and urban ...
By Cecilia Tacoli
August 01, 2006
With accelerating urbanization and growing inter-dependence of rural and urban dwellers on the markets and resources they each offer, rural urban linkages have become a very important focus in recent years for research and policy relating to local and national economic development, poverty ...
By John Whitelegg, Gary Haq
February 01, 2003
Transport is now a critical problem throughout the world, and it is set to get worse. Whether it is traffic congestion, crashes (10 million killed and injured each year), noise, air pollution, landscape destruction, or greenhouse gas emissions (of which transport is the fastest-growing source), the...
By Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Marlène Elias, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Susan Stevens Hummel
June 27, 2017
There is currently much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. This reader provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last 30 years. Including an editorial introduction and overview, it provides an accessible ...
By Jeffrey Sayer
August 31, 2016
'Whether you are a seasoned conservationist or forestry professional, an aspiring student or simply a concerned citizen, this book is for you' David Kaimowitz, Director General, CIFOR Arrangements for the governance and management of forests have been changing rapidly in recent decades. The ...
By Dilys Roe, Joanna Elliott
February 26, 2010
In the last decade biodiversity loss and persistent poverty in developing countries have been recognised as major international problems that require urgent attention. However, the nature and scale of the links between these two problems, and between efforts to address them, has been the subject of...
By E. Lisa F. Schipper, Ian Burton
December 18, 2008
Climate change is now upon us. While mitigation is essential to reduce the future severity of climate change, it will take time and some effects will inevitably continue for centuries. Consequently, more attention is now being directed to adaptation as a means of reducing losses. As the importance ...
By Ragnar E. Lofstedt, Asa Boholm
December 18, 2008
This new anthology is a comprehensive introduction to the field of risk theory. The introduction provides the ideal starting point for students and professionals new to risk studies and offers a concise refresher for researchers and practitioners. Coverage includes the origins of the 'concept of ...
By Tim Jackson
October 01, 2006
Sustainable consumption is a controversial concept: politically, socially and intellectually. Consumption drives our economies and defines our lives; making it sustainable is an enormous and essential challenge. The World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 set in place a 10-year programme of...
By Jules Pretty
August 01, 2005
Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity over the past century, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agriculture: one founded more on ecological ...
By Linda Kalof, Terre Satterfield
June 03, 2005
This comprehensive reader offers in-depth analyses of critical developments in environmental values, bringing together in one volume the most influential scholarship in the field. Each carefully selected contribution assesses some of the most pressing questions of our time, focusing on the ...