E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm book cover

    Sustainable Food Systems

    Building a New Paradigm, 1st Edition

    Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley

    In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this…

    eBook – 2014-01-21
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making: Water Under the Bridge book cover

    Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making

    Water Under the Bridge, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Gross

    By crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uniquely connects theories of justice with people's lived experience within social conflicts over resource sharing. It shows why some conflicts, such as local opposition to wind farms and water disputes, have become intractable social problems in many…

    eBook – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Partnerships for Protection: New Strategies for Planning and Management for Protected Areas book cover

    Partnerships for Protection

    New Strategies for Planning and Management for Protected Areas, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley

    Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements can be made. Specifically, it explores ways of ensuring that all major ecosystems…

    eBook – 2014-01-02

  • The Water Crisis: Constructing solutions to freshwater pollution book cover

    The Water Crisis

    Constructing solutions to freshwater pollution, 1st Edition

    By Julie Stauffer

    Modern society too often views water as a convenient vehicle for disposing of waste � and the results are becoming increasingly apparent. Analysis of freshwater supplies frequently reveals disturbing levels of pollution, including human waste, heavy metals and synthetic chemicals, to the detriment…

    eBook – 2013-12-19

  • People, Plants and Protected Areas: A Guide to in Situ Management book cover

    People, Plants and Protected Areas

    A Guide to in Situ Management, 1st Edition

    By John Tuxill, Gary Paul Nabhan, with Elizabeth Drexler, Michael Hathaway

    Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach with practical guidance on in-situ management and conservation of plant resources. The…

    eBook – 2013-12-16
    People and Plants International Conservation

  • Water: The International Crisis book cover


    The International Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Robin Clarke

    Only 3 per cent of the world's water is freshwater and about one third of that is inaccessible. The rest is very unevenly distributed, parts of Canada and the Amazon, for example are both more than amply suppied. Terrible and permanent water stress can be seen, among other places, in the drylands…

    eBook – 2013-12-16

  • Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation: International Trade, Poverty and Land Use book cover

    Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation

    International Trade, Poverty and Land Use, 1st Edition

    By Solon L. Barraclough

    Edited by Krishna B. Ghimire

    There is no clear-cut causal relationship between international trade, agricultural expansion and tropical deforestation. Academics, policy-makers and the public are all tempted by simplistic solutions to complex problems. In order to establish the true causal factors involved in this critical area…

    eBook – 2013-12-02

  • Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection book cover

    Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Oliver, Thomas Bishop, Ben Marchant

    Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introduce a…

    eBook – 2013-11-20
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Sustaining the Soil: Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Africa book cover

    Sustaining the Soil

    Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Reij, Ian Scoones, Calmilla Toulmin

    Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse…

    eBook – 2013-11-19

  • No Timber Without Trees: Sustainability in the tropical forest book cover

    No Timber Without Trees

    Sustainability in the tropical forest, 1st Edition

    By Duncan Poore

    Much of the world's tropical timber is still supplied from natural forest, but under current systems of management the forests are rapidly becoming exhausted. Unless management practices change to become genuinely sustainable, neither the forests nor the essential contribution of the timber…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Genes from the Wild: Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food and Raw Materials book cover

    Genes from the Wild

    Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food and Raw Materials, 1st Edition

    By Robert Prescott-Allen, Christine Prescott-Allen

    Tomatoes could not be grown commercially without the help of their wild relatives. A single wild species of rice has helped double rice production in Asia. Wild silk-worms are enabling India to expand its silk industry. A wild carp with resistance to cold has been used to extend Soviet carp…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Exploited Earth: Britain's aid and the environment book cover

    Exploited Earth

    Britain's aid and the environment, 1st Edition

    By Teresa Hayter

    How do ''types'' of aid differ? Why are there different kinds? When is one more appropriate than another? How can you tell ''good'' aid from ''bad''? Friends of the Earth commissioned Teresa Hayter, author of Aid as Imperialism and Aid: Rhetoric and Reality, to examine Britain's aid policy and…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Aid and Development Set

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