E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Endangered Species Threatened Convention: The Past, Present and Future of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora book cover

    Endangered Species Threatened Convention

    The Past, Present and Future of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, 1st Edition

    By Barnabas Dickson

    Edited by Jon Hutton

    The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is the best known and most controversial of international conservation treaties. Since it came into force 25 years ago, debate has raged over its most basic assumptions. CITES treats the international trade in wildlife as the most…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Controlling Tropical Deforestation book cover

    Controlling Tropical Deforestation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Grainger

    Tropical rain forest is being cleared so rapidly and on such a scale that it is a major global environmental problem, threatening the survival of half of the world's plant and animal species and contributing to global climate change through the greenhouse effect. But, despite widespread concern for…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil book cover

    Dam the Rivers, Damn the People

    Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil, 1st Edition

    By Barbara J. Cummings

    The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of tropical rainforest in Latin America. Brazil is that continent's most rapidly developing country. The Amazon is at the heart of the conflict between conservation and development, between people and power, and between heritage and modernisation. In the…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Sustainable Development Set

  • Africa in Crisis: The Causes and Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy book cover

    Africa in Crisis

    The Causes and Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Lloyd Timberlake

    The first edition of this incisive text on the problems of drought and famine facing Africa won worldwide critical acclaim. Revised with a new introduction, Lloyd Timberlake's bestselling study is invaluable reading for anyone interested in Africa.…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Plantation Politics: Forest plantations in development book cover

    Plantation Politics

    Forest plantations in development, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Sargent, Stephen Bass

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India book cover

    Asking the Earth

    Farms, Forestry and Survival in India, 1st Edition

    By Winin Pereira, Jeremy Seabrook

    The need to produce food without the destructive chemical horrors of much modern farming, for an intelligent use of dwindling natural resources and for humane forms of production is universal, the practice is limited. This book is an account of one, large, instance of success in practice.…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Trees, People and Power book cover

    Trees, People and Power

    1st Edition

    By Peter Utting

    Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels book cover

    The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels

    1st Edition

    By Mary MacDonald, Michael Chadwick, Gareg Aslanian

    The negative environmental impacts of energy use, particularly soil and water pollution, continue to present serious policy dilemmas. The release of emissions and effluents and the build-up of solid waste throughout the fuel cycle have disruptive effects on natural habitats and human health.…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • The Threatening Desert: Controlling desertification book cover

    The Threatening Desert

    Controlling desertification, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Grainger

    Lands lost to desert may effectively be lost for ever, so desertification is humanity's most obvious despoliation to the planet. It is certainly one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. In this book the author describes what is happening and where. Although the problem…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Unwelcome Harvest: Agriculture and pollution book cover

    Unwelcome Harvest

    Agriculture and pollution, 1st Edition

    By Gordon R. Conway, Jules N. Pretty

    Agriculture Pollutes: pesticides can destroy wildlife and some are toxic to humans; some fungicides and herbicides cause cancer. Nitrates result in the contamination of drinking water and produce the risk of the �blue-baby� syndrome in infants and of stomach cancer in adults. Agriculture produces…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Saving the Tropical Forests book cover

    Saving the Tropical Forests

    1st Edition

    By Judith Gradwohl, Russell Greenberg

    The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor. This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Saving the Seed: Genetic diversity and European agriculture book cover

    Saving the Seed

    Genetic diversity and European agriculture, 1st Edition

    By Renee Vellve

    Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

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