E-books: Environmental Policy

  • Anaerobic Digestion - Making Biogas - Making Energy: The Earthscan Expert Guide book cover

    Anaerobic Digestion - Making Biogas - Making Energy

    The Earthscan Expert Guide, 1st Edition

    By Tim Pullen

    Hundreds of million tonnes of agricultural and food waste are produced each year around the world, most of which is just that, waste. Anaerobic digestion, biogas and the heat and electricity that can be produced from it is still a nascent industry in many countries, yet the benefits of AD spread…

    eBook – 2015-01-09
    Routledge
    Earthscan Expert

  • Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement: Reclaiming control book cover

    Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement

    Reclaiming control, 1st Edition

    By Priscilla Claeys

    Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and climate change. Peasant social movements are trying to respond to these challenges by…

    eBook – 2015-01-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • The Politics of Green Transformations book cover

    The Politics of Green Transformations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach, Peter Newell

    Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the…

    eBook – 2015-01-09
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Freshwater: Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives book cover

    Freshwater

    Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By James Fargo Balliett

    Freshwater is our planet’s most precious resource, and also the least conserved. Freshwater makes up only 3 percent of the total water on the planet, and yet the majority (1.9 percent) is held in a frozen state in glaciers, icebergs, and polar ice fields. This leaves approximately one-half of 1…

    eBook – 2014-12-18
    Routledge

  • Forests: Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives book cover

    Forests

    Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By James Fargo Balliett

    Forests are considered the lungs of the planet, as they consume and store carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. These biomes, defined as ecological communities dominated by long-lived woody vegetation, historically have provided an economic foundation for growing nations, supplying wood for buildings,…

    eBook – 2014-12-18
    Routledge

  • A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation book cover

    A Brighter Future

    Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation, 1st Edition

    By Richard P. F. Holt, Daphne Greenwood

    As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America. This book explores what is behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early 1980s and what can be done to…

    eBook – 2014-12-18
    Routledge

  • Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption: Reflections on consumer waste book cover

    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…

    eBook – 2014-12-17
    Routledge

  • Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future book cover

    Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future, 1st Edition

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that…

    eBook – 2014-12-05
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • New Challenges to Food Security: From Climate Change to Fragile States book cover

    New Challenges to Food Security

    From Climate Change to Fragile States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Christoplos, Adam Pain

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call “land grabbing” on food prices and…

    eBook – 2014-11-13
    Routledge

  • Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era book cover

    Degrowth

    A Vocabulary for a New Era, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria, Giorgos Kallis

    Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This…

    eBook – 2014-11-13
    Routledge

  • Want, Waste or War?: The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals book cover

    Want, Waste or War?

    The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals, 1st Edition

    By Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy D. VanDeveer

    In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and…

    eBook – 2014-11-13
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • The 'One Planet' Life: A Blueprint for Low Impact Development book cover

    The 'One Planet' Life

    A Blueprint for Low Impact Development, 1st Edition

    By David Thorpe

    The One Planet Life demonstrates a path for everyone towards a way of life in which we don’t act as if we had more than one planet Earth. The difference between this approach and others is that it uses ecological footprint analysis to help to determine how effective our efforts are. Much of the…

    eBook – 2014-11-13
    Routledge

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