E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Adaptation and Resilience: The Economics of Climate, Water, and Energy Challenges in the American Southwest book cover

    Adaptation and Resilience

    The Economics of Climate, Water, and Energy Challenges in the American Southwest, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bonnie G. Colby, George B. Frisvold

    In America's arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    RFF Press Water Policy Series

  • World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse book cover

    World on the Edge

    How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, 1st Edition

    By Lester Brown

    In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we…

    eBook – 2012-06-25

  • Sustainable Resource Use: Institutional Dynamics and Economics book cover

    Sustainable Resource Use

    Institutional Dynamics and Economics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alex Smajgl, Silva Larson

    The way that humans organize both resource access and resource use is vital to the management of natural resources. Within different contexts, institutional arrangements (such as the rules of common and private property rights) become levers by which human behaviours can be modified and steered…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Earthscan Research Editions

  • The Age of Commodity: Water Privatization in Southern Africa book cover

    The Age of Commodity

    Water Privatization in Southern Africa, 1st Edition

    By David McDonald, Greg Ruiters

    As globalization and market liberalization march forward unabated the global commons continue to be commodified and privatized at a rapid pace. In this global process, the ownership, sale and supply of water is increasingly a flashpoint for debates and conflict over privatization, and nowhere is…

    eBook – 2012-06-25

  • Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions book cover

    Gender and Natural Resource Management

    Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions, 1st Edition

    By Bernadette P. Resurreccion, Rebecca Elmhirst

    This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where…

    eBook – 2012-05-31

  • Conservation and Sustainable Development: Linking Practice and Policy in Eastern Africa book cover

    Conservation and Sustainable Development

    Linking Practice and Policy in Eastern Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Davies

    The links between policy and practice in natural resource management are often depicted as a cyclical and rational process. In reality, policymaking and implementation are often irrational, unpredictable and highly political. Many science and knowledge-based institutions undertake rigorous research…

    eBook – 2012-05-31
    Earthscan Conservation and Development

  • Community Futures, Legal Architecture: Foundations for Indigenous Peoples in the Global Mining Boom book cover

    Community Futures, Legal Architecture

    Foundations for Indigenous Peoples in the Global Mining Boom, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcia Langton, Judy Longbottom

    How are indigenous and local people faring in their dealings with mining and related industries in the first part of the 21st century? The unifying experience in all the resource-rich states covered in the book is the social and economic disadvantage experienced by indigenous peoples and local…

    eBook – 2012-05-31

  • Scarcity and Growth Revisited: Natural Resources and the Environment in the New Millenium book cover

    Scarcity and Growth Revisited

    Natural Resources and the Environment in the New Millenium, 1st Edition

    Edited by R. David Professor Simpson, Michael A. Professor Toman, Robert U. Professor Ayres

    In this volume, a group of distinguished international scholars provides a fresh investigation of the most fundamental issues involved in our dependence on natural resources. In Scarcity and Growth (RFF, 1963) and Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered (RFF, 1979), researchers considered the long-term…

    eBook – 2012-05-23

  • Partnerships for Empowerment: Participatory Research for Community-based Natural Resource Management book cover

    Partnerships for Empowerment

    Participatory Research for Community-based Natural Resource Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Wilmsen, William F. Elmendorf, Larry Fisher, Jacquelyn Ross, Brinda Sarathy, Gail Wells

    Participatory research has emerged as an approach to producing knowledge that is sufficiently grounded in local needs and realities to support community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), and it is often touted as crucial to the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources.…

    eBook – 2012-05-23

  • Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach book cover

    Managing Water Resources

    Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach, 1st Edition

    By Slobodan P. Simonovic

    'This book bridges disciplines, previously confined to specialist journal publications, by providing a comprehensive overview of the systems analysis application to water resources. It is ideal for Masters-level courses in Water Resources Engineering where modern management techniques of…

    eBook – 2012-05-23

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 3: Water in a Changing World (Two Vols.) book cover

    The United Nations World Water Development Report 3

    Water in a Changing World (Two Vols.), 1st Edition

    Edited by World Water Assessment Programme

    The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for…

    eBook – 2012-05-23

  • Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management: Renegotiating the Commons book cover

    Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management

    Renegotiating the Commons, 1st Edition

    By Graham Marshall

    'Marshall has re-grafted economics to the philosophical roots of collaborative environmental management, given stakeholders a pragmatic economics for 'bottom-up' conflict resolution and eliminated the need for 'top-down' economic experts. Beautifully reasoned and wonderfully practical!' RICHARD B.…

    eBook – 2012-05-23

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