E-books: Ecology - Environment Studies

  • Soil Clays: Linking Geology, Biology, Agriculture, and the Environment book cover

    Soil Clays

    Linking Geology, Biology, Agriculture, and the Environment, 1st Edition

    By G. Jock Churchman, Bruce Velde

    As the human population grows from seven billion toward an inevitable nine or 10 billion, the demands on the limited supply of soils will grow and intensify. Soils are essential for the sustenance of almost all plants and animals, including humans, but soils are virtually infinitely variable. Clays…

    eBook – 2019-06-10
    CRC Press

  • Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty book cover

    Nature's Matrix

    Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty, 2nd Edition

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer, Angus Wright

    When first published in 2009, Nature’s Matrix set out a radical new approach to the conservation of biodiversity. This new edition pushes the frontier of the biodiversity/agriculture debate further, making an even stronger case for the need to transform agriculture and support small- and…

    eBook – 2019-05-31
    Routledge

  • Globalism and Localization: Emergent Solutions to Ecological and Social Crises book cover

    Globalism and Localization

    Emergent Solutions to Ecological and Social Crises, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeanine M. Canty

    Considering the context of the present ecological and social crisis, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore the relationship between globalism and localization. Globalism may be viewed as a positive emergent property of globalization. The latter depicts a worldwide economic and…

    eBook – 2019-05-16
    Routledge

  • Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture book cover

    Ecoprecarity

    Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Pramod K. Nayar

    Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture presents an examination of ecoprecarity - the precarious lives that humans lead in the process and event of ecological disaster, and the increasing precarious state of the environment itself as a result of human interventions - in…

    eBook – 2019-05-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Resolving Environmental Conflicts: Principles and Concepts, Third Edition book cover

    Resolving Environmental Conflicts

    Principles and Concepts, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Chris Maser, Lynette de Silva

    Resolving a conflict is based on the art of helping people, with disparate points of view, find enough common ground to ease their fears, sheath their weapons, and listen to one another for their common good, which ultimately translates into social-environmental sustainability for all generations.…

    eBook – 2019-05-06
    CRC Press
    Social Environmental Sustainability

  • Capacity Development for Improved Water Management book cover

    Capacity Development for Improved Water Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maarten Blokland, Guy Alaerts, Judith Kaspersma, Matt Hare

    This collection of papers explains how knowledge and capacity development can contribute to improved, effective water management with a digest of lessons learned in the areas of development of tools and techniques, field applications and evaluation. The authors are prominent practitioners…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    CRC Press

  • Biodiversity and Conservation: Characterization and Utilization of Plants, Microbes and Natural Resources for Sustainable Development and Ecosystem Management book cover

    Biodiversity and Conservation

    Characterization and Utilization of Plants, Microbes and Natural Resources for Sustainable Development and Ecosystem Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai, Goh Hong Ching, Saher Islam

    This volume provides an enlightening and pragmatic approach to preserving biological diversity by gathering a wide range of peer-reviewed scientific content from biodiversity researchers and conservators from around the world. It brings comprehensive knowledge and information on the present status…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    Apple Academic Press

  • Independent Thinking in an Uncertain World: A Mind of One’s Own book cover

    Independent Thinking in an Uncertain World

    A Mind of One’s Own, 1st Edition

    Edited by Valerie A. Brown, John A. Harris, David Waltner-Toews

    Any effective response to an uncertain future will require independently thinking individuals working together. Human ideas and actions have led to unprecedented changes in the relationships among humans, and between humans and the Earth. Changes in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the…

    eBook – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Development as Environmental Harm: Rights, Regulation, and Injustice in the Canadian Oil Sands book cover

    Sustainable Development as Environmental Harm

    Rights, Regulation, and Injustice in the Canadian Oil Sands, 1st Edition

    By James Heydon

    In this in-depth analysis of First Nations opposition to the oil sands industry, James Heydon offers detailed empirical insight into Canadian oil sands regulation. The environmental consequences of the oil sands industry have been thoroughly explored by scholars from a variety of disciplines.…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge
    Crimes of the Powerful

  • The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law: Genealogy and Biopolitics book cover

    The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law

    Genealogy and Biopolitics, 1st Edition

    By Vito De Lucia

    The ecosystem approach, broadly understood as a legal and governance strategy for integrated environmental and biodiversity management, has been adopted within a wide variety of international environmental legal regimes and provides a narrative, a policy approach and in some cases legally binding…

    eBook – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • The Culture of Nature in the History of Design book cover

    The Culture of Nature in the History of Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kjetil Fallan

    The Culture of Nature in the History of Design confronts the dilemma caused by design’s pertinent yet precarious position in environmental discourse through interdisciplinary conversations about the design of nature and the nature of design. Demonstrating that the deep entanglements of design and…

    eBook – 2019-03-26
    Routledge

  • Ecological Living book cover

    Ecological Living

    1st Edition

    By John Gusdorf

    This book emphasizes how we already have the technologies available, including renewable energy and the ability to recycle most materials, to make ecological living possible and that perceived barriers to energy transitions can be overcome. Human life relies upon two systems: the biosphere and the…

    eBook – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

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