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Ecological Law and the Planetary Crisis: A Legal Guide for Harmony on Earth

Ecological Law and the Planetary Crisis: A Legal Guide for Harmony on Earth

1st Edition

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Geoffrey Garver
October 30, 2020

This book uses a transdisciplinary systems approach to examine how Earth’s human-caused ecological crisis arose and presents a new legal approach for overcoming it. Ecological Law and the Planetary Crisis first examines how the history of humanity’s social metabolism, along with the history of...

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life

1st Edition

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Eric S. Nelson
October 02, 2020

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy explores ethics and the philosophy of nature in the Daodejing, the Zhuangzi, and related texts to elucidate their potential significance in our contemporary environmental crisis. This book traces early Daoist depictions of practices of embodied emptying and...

The Creative Arts in Governance of Urban Renewal and Development

The Creative Arts in Governance of Urban Renewal and Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rory Shand
August 12, 2020

This book focuses on the role of the creative sector in the governance of urban renewal and economic development initiatives. Rory Shand examines the ways in which both the top-down nature of the creative sector, and the bottom-up roles of creative arts organisations, drive development and engage...

An Environmental History of Australian Rainforests until 1939: Fire, Rain, Settlers and Conservation

An Environmental History of Australian Rainforests until 1939: Fire, Rain, Settlers and Conservation

1st Edition

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Warwick Frost
July 13, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive environmental history of how Australia’s rainforests developed, the influence of Aborigines and pioneers, farmers and loggers, and of efforts to protect rainforests, to help us better understand current issues and debates surrounding their conservation and use....

Riverlands of the Anthropocene: Walking Our Waterways as Places of Becoming

Riverlands of the Anthropocene: Walking Our Waterways as Places of Becoming

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Margaret Somerville
June 12, 2020

This is an invitation to readers to ponder universal questions about human relations with rivers and water for the precarious times of the Anthropocene. The book asks how humans can learn through sensory embodied encounters with local waterways that shape the architecture of cities and make global...

The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation: The Ethics of Procreation

The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation: The Ethics of Procreation

1st Edition

Trevor Hedberg
April 27, 2020

This book examines the link between population growth and environmental impact and explores the implications of this connection for the ethics of procreation. In light of climate change, species extinctions, and other looming environmental crises, Trevor Hedberg argues that we have a collective...

Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws: Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria

Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws: Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria

1st Edition

Eloamaka Carol Okonkwo
February 28, 2020

This book explores the relationship between oil pollution laws and environmental justice by comparing and contrasting the United States and Nigeria. Critically, this book not only examines the fluidity of oil pollutions laws but also how effective or ineffective enforcement can be when ...

Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet

Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet

1st Edition

Christopher J. Orr, Kaitlin Kish, Bruce Jennings
December 11, 2019

This book examines the concept of liberty in relation to civilization’s ability to live within ecological limits. Freedom, in all its renditions – choice, thought, action – has become inextricably linked to our understanding of what it means to be modern citizens. And yet, it is our relatively...

Towards a Society of Degrowth

Towards a Society of Degrowth

1st Edition

Onofrio Romano
November 04, 2019

This book explores the concept of degrowth, beginning from a basic assumption, not of resource depletion, as is common in most literature in the field, but rather from a state of abundance, arguing that there is a vast amount of energy on the planet waiting to be utilized by all its inhabitants....

Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature: The Enchanted Garden

Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature: The Enchanted Garden

1st Edition

Robert Sayre, Michael Löwy
October 29, 2019

Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature examines the deep connections between the romantic rebellion against modernity and ecological concern with modern threats to nature. The chapters deal with expressions of romantic culture from a wide variety of different areas: travel writing, painting, utopian...

Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

1st Edition

Kamrul Hossain, Dorothée Cambou
October 17, 2019

The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures from a variety of sources, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments. The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of...

Environmental Performance Auditing in the Public Sector: Enabling Sustainable Development

Environmental Performance Auditing in the Public Sector: Enabling Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Awadhesh Prasad
October 17, 2019

Environment and sustainable development challenges are a matter of global concern. Trillions of dollars of mostly public money are invested every year in domestic and international policies and programs to address these challenges. The effectiveness of these policies and programs is critical to...

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