E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa book cover

    Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon, Matthew McCartney

    In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture simply as a threat and disregards its important contribution to livelihoods. In rural areas…

    eBook – 2013-06-19
    Routledge

  • The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society book cover

    The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

    1st Edition

    By Arjen Y. Hoekstra

    Water is not only used in the domestic context, but also in agriculture and industry in the production of commercial goods, from food to paper. The water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks at both direct and indirect use of water by a consumer or producer. The water footprint of…

    eBook – 2013-06-19
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Balancing Water for Humans and Nature: The New Approach in Ecohydrology book cover

    Balancing Water for Humans and Nature

    The New Approach in Ecohydrology, 1st Edition

    By Johan Rockstrom

    Balancing Water for Humans and Nature, authored by two of the world's leading experts on water management, examines water flows - the 'blood stream' of both nature and society - in terms of the crucial links, balances, conflicts and trade-offs between human and environmental needs. The authors…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Forests People and Power: The Political Ecology of Reform in South Asia book cover

    Forests People and Power

    The Political Ecology of Reform in South Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Springate-Baginski, Piers Blaikie

    �With tens of millions of hectares and hundreds of millions of lives in the balance, the debate over who should control South Asia�s forests is of tremendous political significance. This book provides an insightful and thorough assessment of important forest management transitions currently…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Water Governance for Sustainable Development: Approaches and Lessons from Developing and Transitional Countries book cover

    Water Governance for Sustainable Development

    Approaches and Lessons from Developing and Transitional Countries, 1st Edition

    By Stefano Farolfi

    Edited by Sylvain Perret, Rashid Hassan

    Good management of water resources - universally identified as a key aspect of poverty reduction, agriculture and food security - has proven, in practice, as difficult to achieve as it is eagerly sought. This book, edited and authored by leading authorities on water resource management, examines…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies book cover

    Local Forest Management

    The Impacts of Devolution Policies, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Stuart Edmunds, Eva Karoline Wollenberg

    'A well written book, astutely organized.' Development and Change Local Forest Management is built around careful and illuminating case studies of the effects of devolution policies on the management of forests in several Asian countries. The studies demonstrate that devolution policies - contrary…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and Participation book cover

    Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods

    Uniting Science and Participation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cynthia McDougall, Barry Pound

    Management of local resources has a greater chance of a sustainable outcome when there is partnership between local people and external agencies, and agendas relevant to their aspirations and circumstances. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods analyses and extends this premise to…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Blue Genes: Sharing and Conserving the World's Aquatic Biodiversity book cover

    Blue Genes

    Sharing and Conserving the World's Aquatic Biodiversity, 1st Edition

    By Brian Harvey

    The advance of genetic sciences has led to a 'blue revolution' in the way we use aquatic biodiversity. By 2020, the world will be eating almost as much farmed as wild fish, marine bacteria could yield the cure for cancer and deep-sea bacteria may be exploited to gobble up oil spills. Science is…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Exploring Sustainable Development: Geographical Perspectives book cover

    Exploring Sustainable Development

    Geographical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Martin Purvis, Alan Grainger

    Sustainable development is capturing the attention of planners, politicians and business leaders. Within the academic sphere its study is increasingly breaching disciplinary boundaries to become a focus of attention for natural and social scientists alike. But in studying such a key concept, it is…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Rural Planning in Developing Countries: Supporting Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods book cover

    Rural Planning in Developing Countries

    Supporting Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods, 1st Edition

    By David Dent, Olivier Dubois, Barry Dalal-Clayton

    This book provides an international perspective on rural planning, focused on developing countries. It examines conventional development planning and innovative local planning approaches, drawing together lessons from recent experience of rural planning and land use. The authors examine past and…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • The Sustainable Forestry Handbook: A Practical Guide for Tropical Forest Managers on Implementing New Standards book cover

    The Sustainable Forestry Handbook

    A Practical Guide for Tropical Forest Managers on Implementing New Standards, 2nd Edition

    By Neil Judd, Sophie Higman, Stephen Bass, James Mayers, Ruth Nussbaum

    The Sustainable Forestry Handbook is widely considered to be the essential aid to understanding and implementing sustainable forest management. Providing a clear and concise guide to the practicalities of implementing international standards for sustainable forest management, this fully updated…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Plant Identification: Creating User-Friendly Field Guides for Biodiversity Management book cover

    Plant Identification

    Creating User-Friendly Field Guides for Biodiversity Management, 1st Edition

    By William Hawthorne, Anna Lawrence

    An important prerequisite for successful conservation is a good understanding of what we seek to conserve. Nowhere is this more the case than in the fight to protect plant biodiversity, which is threatened by human activity in many regions worldwide. This book is written in the belief that tools…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

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