Development Studies: Sustainable Development

  • The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation book cover

    The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dilys Roe, Joanna Elliott

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-02-26
    Earthscan Reader Series

  • Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions book cover

    Climate Change

    The Science, Impacts and Solutions, 2nd Edition

    By A. Barrie Pittock

    It is widely accepted in the scientific community that climate change is a reality, and that changes are happening with increasing rapidity. In this second edition, leading climate researcher Barrie Pittock revisits the effects that global warming is having on our planet, in light of ever-evolving…

    Paperback – 2009-06-18

  • Water and Sanitation Services: Public Policy and Management book cover

    Water and Sanitation Services

    Public Policy and Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jose Esteban Castro, Leo Heller

    Substantially reducing the number of human beings who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation is one of the key Millennium Development Goals. This book argues and demonstrates that this can only be achieved by a better integration of the technical and social science approaches in the search…

    Hardback – 2009-02-26

  • The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change book cover

    The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by E. Lisa F. Schipper, Ian Burton

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-12-18
    Earthscan Reader Series

  • Agriculture in Urban Planning: Generating Livelihoods and Food Security book cover

    Agriculture in Urban Planning

    Generating Livelihoods and Food Security, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Redwood

    This volume, by graduate researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global south, the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city…

    Hardback – 2008-11-28

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity: Lessons from Cuba book cover

    Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity

    Lessons from Cuba, 1st Edition

    By Julia Wright

    When other nations are forced to rethink their agricultural and food security strategies in light of the post-peak oil debate, they only have one living example to draw from: that of Cuba in the 1990s. Based on the first and - up till now - only systematic and empirical study to come out of Cuba on…

    Hardback – 2008-11-28

  • State of the World's Cities 2008/9: Harmonious Cities book cover

    State of the World's Cities 2008/9

    Harmonious Cities, 1st Edition

    By Un-Habitat

    Cities are perhaps one of humanity's most complex creations, never finished, never definitive. They are like a journey that never ends. Their evolution is determined by their ascent into greatness or their descent into decline. They are the past, the present and the future. Cities contain both…

    Paperback – 2008-10-23

  • The State of the World Atlas book cover

    The State of the World Atlas

    8th Edition

    By Dan Smith

    Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night. The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last…

    Paperback – 2008-09-26
    The Earthscan Atlas

  • Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Landscapes, People and Power book cover

    Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction

    Landscapes, People and Power, 1st Edition

    By Robert Fisher, Stewart Maginnis, William Jackson, Edmund Barrow, Sally Jeanrenaud

    'This book aims to inspire the conservation community not to regard poverty reduction as someone else's job but to take responsibility for it as part of ecosystem restoration. Though no solutions are perfect,the text and examples given offer encouraging and useful guidance.' Gill Shepherd, poverty…

    Paperback – 2008-09-23

  • The Principles of Sustainability book cover

    The Principles of Sustainability

    2nd Edition

    By Simon Dresner

    At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way…

    Paperback – 2008-08-28

  • Understanding Sustainability Economics: Towards Pluralism in Economics book cover

    Understanding Sustainability Economics

    Towards Pluralism in Economics, 1st Edition

    By Peter Soderbaum

    This highly readable yet challenging book provides a critical examination of the failings of mainstream economics and the resultant environmental problems we are facing. Most importantly, it articulates what an alternative economics for sustainability would look like in both theory and practice.…

    Paperback – 2008-08-26

  • The New Global Frontier: Urbanization, Poverty and Environment in the 21st Century book cover

    The New Global Frontier

    Urbanization, Poverty and Environment in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Martine, Gordon McGranahan, Mark Montgomery, Rogelio Fernandez-Castilla

    The worlds developing countries will be experiencing massive increases in their urban populations over the 21st century. If managed intelligently and humanely, this growth can pave the way to sustainable development; otherwise, it will favour higher levels of poverty and environmental stress. The…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20

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