E-books: Environmental Policy

  • 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

  • Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach book cover

    Depolarizing Food and Agriculture

    An Economic Approach, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Barkley, Paul W. Barkley

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and…

    eBook – 2014-10-10
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change book cover

    Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Martin Bunzl

    When it comes to climate change, the greatest difficulty we face is that we do not know the likely degree of change or its cost, which means that environmental policy decisions have to be made under uncertainty. This book offers an accessible philosophical treatment of the broad range of ethical…

    eBook – 2014-09-25

  • Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development book cover

    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…

    eBook – 2014-09-19

  • Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability book cover

    Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

    Circles of sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Paul James

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur.…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    Advances in Urban Sustainability

  • Wood Energy in Developed Economies: Resource Management, Economics and Policy book cover

    Wood Energy in Developed Economies

    Resource Management, Economics and Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Francisco X. Aguilar

    There has been a recent resurgence of interest in wood energy as part of a sustainable range of renewable energy options. This book addresses the current gap in the energy and public policy literature for a reference book that compiles the most-recent wood energy assessments, and evaluates current…

    eBook – 2014-08-27

  • Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities book cover

    Incomplete Streets

    Processes, practices, and possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Zavestoski, Julian Agyeman

    The ‘Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban form shaped by the logic of keeping automobiles moving. By enabling safe access for all…

    eBook – 2014-08-27
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Nature, Choice and Social Power book cover

    Nature, Choice and Social Power

    1st Edition

    By Erica Schoenberger

    We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and ideological - structure the choices we have available. This book analyses how we make…

    eBook – 2014-08-21

  • After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval book cover

    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.…

    eBook – 2014-08-07

  • The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg book cover

    The Biosphere and the Bioregion

    Essential Writings of Peter Berg, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cheryll Glotfelty, Eve Quesnel

    Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept of bioregionalism, Peter Berg (1937-2011) is a founding figure of contemporary…

    eBook – 2014-07-17
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance book cover

    Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Frederic Morin, Amandine Orsini

    Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a…

    eBook – 2014-07-11

  • Accounting for Biodiversity book cover

    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…

    eBook – 2014-06-27

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