E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Animal Husbandry Regained: The Place of Farm Animals in Sustainable Agriculture book cover

    Animal Husbandry Regained

    The Place of Farm Animals in Sustainable Agriculture, 1st Edition

    By John Webster

    The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and…

    eBook – 2012-12-07
    Routledge

  • Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals: Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management book cover

    Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

    Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian D. Rotherham, Robert A. Lambert

    There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental…

    eBook – 2012-12-06
    Routledge

  • Drought: Past Problems and Future Scenarios book cover

    Drought

    Past Problems and Future Scenarios, 1st Edition

    By Justin Sheffield, Eric F. Wood

    Drought is one of the likely consequences of climate change in many regions of the world. Together with an increased demand for water resources to supply the world's growing population, it represents a potentially disastrous threat to water supplies, agriculture and food production, leading to…

    eBook – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning book cover

    Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

    A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning, 2nd Edition

    By Erich Hoyt

    The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new…

    eBook – 2012-10-02
    Routledge

  • Forests for People: Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform book cover

    Forests for People

    Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform, 1st Edition

    By Anne M Larson, Deborah Barry, Ganga Ram Dahal

    Who has rights to forests and forest resources? In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge

  • Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook book cover

    Biocultural Diversity Conservation

    A Global Sourcebook, 1st Edition

    By Luisa Maffi, Ellen Woodley

    The field of biocultural diversity is emerging as a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding the links between nature and culture and the interrelationships between humans and the environment at scales from the global to the local. Its multifaceted contributions have ranged from theoretical…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge

  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in National and International Policy Making book cover

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in National and International Policy Making

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick ten Brink

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative drawing attention to local, national and global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, the benefits of investing in natural…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge
    TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

  • Field Sampling for Environmental Science and Management book cover

    Field Sampling for Environmental Science and Management

    1st Edition

    By Richard Webster, Murray Lark

    Scientists and consultants need to estimate and map properties of the terrestrial environment. These include plant nutrients and parasites in soil, gaseous emissions from soil, pollutant metals and xenobiotics in waste and contaminated land, salt in groundwater and species abundances above ground.…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Tapping the Green Market: Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products book cover

    Tapping the Green Market

    Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products, 1st Edition

    By Abraham Guillen, Sarah A Laird, Alan R Pierce, Patricia Shanley

    There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics.…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice: Better Water Management for Development book cover

    Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice

    Better Water Management for Development, 1st Edition

    By Roberto Lenton, Mike Muller

    Better water management will be crucial if we are to meet many of the key challenges of this century - feeding the worlds growing population and reducing poverty, meeting water and sanitation needs, protecting vital ecosystems, all while adapting to climate change. The approach known as Integrated…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge

  • 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

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