Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

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  • Renewable Energy for the Arctic

    New Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gisele Arruda

    This book explores various facets of the transition to renewable energy in the Arctic region. It critically examines the adverse effects of fossil fuel extraction and use, environmental and social impacts of climate change, and the possibility of a low carbon energy system through innovation and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies

  • Plant Ethics

    Concepts and Applications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angela Kallhoff, Marcello Di Paola, Maria Schörgenhumer

    Large parts of our world are filled with plants, and human life depends on, interacts with, affects and is affected by plant life in various ways. Yet plants have not received nearly as much attention from philosophers and ethicists as they deserve. In environmental philosophy, plants are often…

    Hardback – 2018-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies

    Anticipatory governance in practice, 1st Edition

    By Evan S. Michelson

    A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up. Current approaches and institutions for effective technology assessment are ill suited and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19
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    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Climate Change and Anthropos

    Planet, people and places, 1st Edition

    By Linda H. Connor

    Anthropos, in the sense of species as well as cultures and ethics, locates humans as part of much larger orders of existence – fundamental when thinking about climate change. This book offers a new way of exploring the significance of locality and lives in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a time when…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Reimagining Climate Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Wapner, Hilal Elver

    Responding to climate change has become an industry. Governments, corporations, activist groups and others now devote billions of dollars to mitigation and adaptation, and their efforts represent one of the most significant policy measures ever dedicated to a global challenge. Despite its laudatory…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • One Health

    Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Bardosh

    Zoonotic diseases – pathogens transmitted from animals to people – offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
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    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Why REDD will Fail

    1st Edition

    By Jessica L. DeShazo, Chandra Lal Pandey, Zachary A. Smith

    Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) attempts to address climate change from one angle – by paying developing countries to slow or stop deforestation and forest degradation. Trumpeted as a way to both mitigate climate change and assist countries with development, REDD…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Carolan

    In this second edition of The Sociology of Food and Agriculture, students are provided with a substantially revised and updated introductory text to this emergent field. The book begins with the recent development of agriculture under capitalism and neo-liberal regimes, and the transformation of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Food Security, Gender and Resilience

    Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leigh Brownhill, Esther Njuguna, Kimberly L. Bothi, Bernard Pelletier, Lutta Muhammad, Gordon M. Hickey

    Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-04
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    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Forests, Business and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rajat Panwar, Robert Kozak, Eric Hansen

    Forests are under tremendous pressure from human uses of all kinds, and one of the most significant threats to their sustainability comes from commercial interests. This book presents a comprehensive examination of the interactions between the forest products sector and the sustainability of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice

    Deepening their roots, 1st Edition

    By Malo André Hutson

    This book discusses the current demographic shifts of blacks, Latinos, and other people of colour out of certain strong-market cities and the growing fear of displacement among low-income urban residents. It documents these populations’ efforts to remain in their communities and highlights how…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, Tundi S. Agardy

    This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationships as expressed through the uses of the sea as a resource, and the regional expression of these…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26
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  • Routledge Handbook of Water and Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jamie Bartram

    This comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative source of information on global water and health, suitable for interdisciplinary teaching for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It covers both developing and developed country concerns. It is organized into sections covering:…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
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  • Cities and Agriculture

    Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel

    As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Elements of Environmental Pollution

    1st Edition

    By John Rieuwerts

    Environmental pollution is one of humanity’s most pressing issues and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Anthropogenic activity is disturbing natural cycles and generating pollutants that are altering the atmosphere, accumulating in the food chain and contaminating the world’s soils, rivers…

    Paperback – 2015-04-16
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  • Rethinking Greenland and the Arctic in the Era of Climate Change

    New Northern Horizons, 1st Edition

    By Frank Sejersen

    This ground-breaking book investigates how Arctic indigenous communities deal with the challenges of climate change and how they strive to develop self-determination. Adopting an anthropological focus on Greenland’s vision to boost extractive industries and transform society, the book examines how…

    Hardback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground…

    Paperback – 2014-12-24
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  • Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption

    Reflections on consumer waste, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karin M. Ekström

    The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste. While research on waste management has previously focused on finding technological…

    Paperback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge

  • Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

    1st Edition

    By Grégory Beaugrand

    Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including climate change, on marine biodiversity. This pioneering book is the first to address…

    Paperback – 2014-11-28
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Discourses of Global Climate Change

    Apocalyptic framing and political antagonisms, 1st Edition

    By Jonas Anshelm, Martin Hultman

    This book examines the arguments made by political actors in the creation of antagonistic discourses on climate change. Using in-depth empirical research from Sweden, a country considered by the international political community to be a frontrunner in tackling climate change, it draws out lessons…

    Hardback – 2014-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

    1st Edition

    By Julia Bader

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China’s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries – Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia – it examines…

    Hardback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • The Emerging Middle Class in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa’s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa’s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic…

    Paperback – 2014-10-09
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  • Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management

    Challenges for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce Prideaux

    Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. As the term is used in this book,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-29
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Forests and Globalization

    Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by William Nikolakis, John Innes

    The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world’s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).&…

    Hardback – 2014-09-29
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • New Media and International Development

    Representation and affect in microfinance, 1st Edition

    By Anke Schwittay

    New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance’s enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website, and other microfinance organizations, the book argues that international…

    Paperback – 2014-09-23
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Solar, Wind and Land

    Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, 1st Edition

    By Troy A. Rule

    The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems often require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-10
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  • After Sustainability

    Denial, Hope, Retrieval, 1st Edition

    By John Foster

    Dangerous climate change is coming. Some people still deny that it is happening. Others refuse to recognise that it is now too late to prevent it. But both these reactions spring from the same source: our pathological attachment to ‘progress’, of which sustainability has been one more version.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-31
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  • Street Food

    Culture, economy, health and governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in…

    Hardback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Accounting for Biodiversity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Jones

    ‘Biodiversity’ at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis in biodiversity arising from both climate change and human activities. Experts believe we…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
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  • Contesting Hidden Waters

    Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers, 1st Edition

    By W. Todd Jarvis

    The world increasingly relies on groundwater resources for drinking water and the provision of food for a growing population. The utilization of aquifer systems also extends beyond freshwater supply to include other resources such as heat extraction and the storage and disposal of substances. …

    Paperback – 2014-06-03
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shashi Kant, Janaki Alavalapati

    It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil…

    Hardback – 2014-04-15
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  • Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ivan R. Scales

    Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth. However, this highly diverse flora and fauna is threatened by habitat loss and…

    Hardback – 2014-03-06
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    Earthscan Conservation and Development

  • Culture, Politics and Climate Change

    How Information Shapes our Common Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Deserai A. Crow, Maxwell T. Boykoff

    Focusing on cultural values and norms as they are translated into politics and policy outcomes, this book presents a unique contribution in combining research from varied disciplines and from both the developed and developing world. This collection draws from multiple perspectives to present an…

    Paperback – 2014-03-06
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  • Concepts and Values in Biodiversity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dirk Lanzerath, Minou Friele

    Biodiversity may refer to the diversity of genes, species or ecosystems in general. These varying concepts of biodiversity occasionally lead to conflicts among researchers and policy makers, as each of them require a customized type of protection strategy. This book addresses the questions…

    Hardback – 2014-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Biodiversity Politics and Management

  • Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of…

    Paperback – 2013-12-16
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  • Four Degrees of Global Warming

    Australia in a Hot World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Christoff

    At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of human-induced climate change. However climate scientists agree that current national emissions targets collectively will still not achieve this goal.…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23
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  • Nature's Saviours

    Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age, 1st Edition

    By Graham Huggan

    Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13
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  • The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

    1st Edition

    By Arjen Y. Hoekstra

    Water is not only used in the domestic context, but also in agriculture and industry in the production of commercial goods, from food to paper. The water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks at both direct and indirect use of water by a consumer or producer. The water footprint of…

    Paperback – 2013-03-19
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Animal Husbandry Regained

    The Place of Farm Animals in Sustainable Agriculture, 1st Edition

    By John Webster

    The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16
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  • Contested Agronomy

    Agricultural Research in a Changing World, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Sumberg, John Thompson

    The dramatic increases in food prices experienced over the last four years, and their effects of hunger and food insecurity, as well as human-induced climate change and its implications for agriculture, food production and food security, are key topics within the field of agronomy and agricultural…

    Paperback – 2012-03-15
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability