E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Crop Wild Relatives: A Manual of in situ Conservation book cover

    Crop Wild Relatives

    A Manual of in situ Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Danny Hunter

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors.…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    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

  • Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature and Culture book cover

    Sacred Natural Sites

    Conserving Nature and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Jeffrey McNeely, Gonzalo Oviedo, Robert Wild

    Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • The Pellet Handbook: The Production and Thermal Utilization of Biomass Pellets book cover

    The Pellet Handbook

    The Production and Thermal Utilization of Biomass Pellets, 1st Edition

    By Gerold Thek, Ingwald Obernberger

    Biomass pellets are a suitable fuel type for a wide range of applications, from stoves and central heating systems up to large-scale plants, and with practically complete automation in all these capacities. This handbook, written and edited by experienced professionals from IEA Bioenergy Task 32 in…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies book cover

    Sustainability Unpacked

    Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies, 1st Edition

    By Kristiina Vogt, Toral Patel-Weynand, Maura Shelton, Daniel J Vogt, John C. Gordon, Cal Mukumoto, Asep. S. Suntana, Patricia A. Roads

    Food, water and energy form some of the basic elements of sustainability considerations. This ground-breaking book examines and decodes these elements, exploring how a range of countries make decisions regarding their energy and bio-resource consumption and procurement. The authors consider how…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • People, Land and Water: Participatory Development Communication for Natural Resource Management book cover

    People, Land and Water

    Participatory Development Communication for Natural Resource Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Guy Bessette

    In natural resource management research, best practice implies the participation of community members, research or development teams and other stakeholders to jointly identify research and development parameters and contribute to decision making. Ideally, the research or development process itself…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State book cover

    Florida's Water

    A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State, 1st Edition

    By Tom Swihart

    Florida's Water poses fundamental questions about water sustainability in the United States' fourth largest state. Florida has long-standing water quality problems. Global climate change threatens to intensify Florida's floods and droughts, make hurricanes more common or more damaging, and…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Construction in the Landscape: A Handbook for Civil Engineering to Conserve Global Land Resources book cover

    Construction in the Landscape

    A Handbook for Civil Engineering to Conserve Global Land Resources, 1st Edition

    By Carpenter T.G.

    Construction in the Landscape describes the impact of construction on the land and landscape where it takes place. Geographical coverage is necessarily global to reflect the great variation both in people‘s economic and social needs and in the shortage or abundance of natural resources. Part I…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity book cover

    Water Policy in Texas

    Responding to the Rise of Scarcity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ronald C. Griffin

    As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current challenges for managing both groundwater and surface water, telling a comprehensive story about…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Economic Analysis for Ecosystem-Based Management: Applications to Marine and Coastal Environments book cover

    Economic Analysis for Ecosystem-Based Management

    Applications to Marine and Coastal Environments, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Holland, James Sanchirico, Robert Johnston, Deepak Jogleka

    Ocean and coastal management regimes are increasingly subject to competing demands from stakeholders. Regulations must not only address fishing, recreation, and shipping, but also sand and gravel mining, gas pipelines, harbor/port development, offshore wind and tidal energy facilities, liquefied…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Conserving Data in the Conservation Reserve: How A Regulatory Program Runs on Imperfect Information book cover

    Conserving Data in the Conservation Reserve

    How A Regulatory Program Runs on Imperfect Information, 1st Edition

    By James Hamilton

    Enrolling over 30 million acres, the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is the largest conservation program in the United States. Under the guidelines of the CRP, the federal government pays farmers to stop farming their land in the hopes of achieving a variety of conservation goals, including…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seas book cover

    Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wil de Jong, Denyse Snelder, Noboru Ishikawa

    Natural resources often stretch across borders that separate modern nation states. This can create conflict and limit opportunities for regulated consumption of their goods and services, but also provide opportunities for joint multinational efforts that exceed single country capabilities. This…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

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