E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Managing Britain's Marine and Coastal Environment: Towards a Sustainable Future book cover

    Managing Britain's Marine and Coastal Environment

    Towards a Sustainable Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Potts, Hance D. Smith

    Britain's maritime tradition is well documented. The management of its marine and coastal environment is therefore of tantamount importance, and offers lessons for other nations across the world. The beginning of the new millennium marks a major, long-term turning point in the historical…

    eBook – 2013-02-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Maritime Research

  • Contested Forms of Governance in Marine Protected Areas: A Study of Co-Management and Adaptive Co-Management book cover

    Contested Forms of Governance in Marine Protected Areas

    A Study of Co-Management and Adaptive Co-Management, 1st Edition

    By Natalie Bown, Tim S. Gray, Selina M. Stead

    In this book, the authors examine the governance of marine protected areas (MPA), and in particular they compare two different forms of governance – co-management (CM) and adaptive co-management (ACM). CM is characterized by the decentralization of the decision-making process, incorporating the…

    eBook – 2013-01-17
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Marine Natural Resources and Technological Development: An Economic Analysis of the Wealth from the Oceans book cover

    Marine Natural Resources and Technological Development

    An Economic Analysis of the Wealth from the Oceans, 1st Edition

    By Marco Colazingari

    This book offers a comprehensive and systematic examination of the issues involved within Ocean Economics. The oceans are the last frontier on Earth, and research and exploration are key to developing and enhancing global economic activity that is necessary to sustain a growing human population.…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Evidence-based Conservation: Lessons from the Lower Mekong book cover

    Evidence-based Conservation

    Lessons from the Lower Mekong, 1st Edition

    Edited by Terry C.H. Sunderland, Jeffrey Sayer, Hoang Thi Minh Ha

    There is a considerable gap between the science of conservation biology and the design and execution of biodiversity conservation projects in the field. Science is often failing to inform the practice of conservation, which remains largely experience-based. The main reason is the poor accessibility…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Lessons from Forest Decentralization: Money, Justice and the Quest for Good Governance in Asia-Pacific book cover

    Lessons from Forest Decentralization

    Money, Justice and the Quest for Good Governance in Asia-Pacific, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carol Colfer Pierce J, Ganga Dahal Ram, Doris Capistrano

    The decentralization of control over the vast forests of the world is moving at a rapid pace, with both positive and negative ramifications for people and forests themselves. The fresh research from a host of Asia-Pacific countries described in this book presents rich and varied experience with…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change: Renewing Damaged Ecosystems book cover

    Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change

    Renewing Damaged Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    By Stuart K. Allison

    What is a natural habitat? Who can define what is natural when species and ecosystems constantly change over time, with or without human intervention? When a polluted river or degraded landscape is restored from its damaged state, what is the appropriate outcome? With climate change now threatening…

    eBook – 2012-07-26
    Routledge

  • Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region book cover

    Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Lazarus, Bernadette P. Resurreccion, Nga Dao, Nathan Badenoch

    The Mekong Region has come to represent many of the important water governance challenges faced more broadly by the mainland Southeast Asian region. This book focuses on the complex nature of water rights and social justice in the Mekong region. The chapters delve into the diverse social, political…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Community Futures, Legal Architecture: Foundations for Indigenous Peoples in the Global Mining Boom book cover

    Community Futures, Legal Architecture

    Foundations for Indigenous Peoples in the Global Mining Boom, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcia Langton, Judy Longbottom

    How are indigenous and local people faring in their dealings with mining and related industries in the first part of the 21st century? The unifying experience in all the resource-rich states covered in the book is the social and economic disadvantage experienced by indigenous peoples and local…

    eBook – 2012-05-31
    Routledge

  • Governing a Common Sea: Environmental Policies in the Baltic Sea Region book cover

    Governing a Common Sea

    Environmental Policies in the Baltic Sea Region, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marko Joas, Detlef Jahn, Kristine Kern

    �This is a very welcome volume, and it will reach a large audience and readership among those involved in these issues from a truly multidisciplinary perspective; in essence, a much needed book!� Erik Bonsdorff, professor of marine biology at �bo Akademi University, Finland �This timely volume…

    eBook – 2012-05-16
    Routledge

  • Agricultural Development in China and Africa: A Comparative Analysis book cover

    Agricultural Development in China and Africa

    A Comparative Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Li Xiaoyun, Qi Gubo, Tang Lixia, Zhao Lixia, Jin Leshan, Guo Zhanfeng, Wu Jin

    Many African countries are increasingly interested in learning from China's experiences in achieving effective agricultural development. The Chinese government and academic community are also keen to share experiences and lessons with Africa. China made agriculture one of its development assistance…

    eBook – 2012-05-04
    Routledge

  • A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species book cover

    A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert A. Francis

    Invasive non-native species are a major threat to global biodiversity. Often introduced accidentally through international travel or trade, they invade and colonize new habitats, often with devastating consequences for the local flora and fauna. Their environmental impacts can range from damage to…

    eBook – 2012-03-12
    Routledge

  • The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008 book cover

    The World of Organic Agriculture

    Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008, 1st Edition

    By Minou Yussefi-Menzler

    Edited by Helga Willer, Neil Sorensen

    The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming…

    eBook – 2010-09-23
    Routledge

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