E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • World Water Actions: Making Water Flow for All book cover

    World Water Actions

    Making Water Flow for All, 1st Edition

    By Francois Guerquin

    This text is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the need for management to assess the challenges of water scarcity and plan changes based on proper valuation and financial instruments, international co-operation and efficient use. Part II analyses the problems of water scarcity and the…

    eBook – 2010-09-23

  • Nature and Culture: Rebuilding Lost Connections book cover

    Nature and Culture

    Rebuilding Lost Connections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Pilgrim, Jules N. Pretty

    There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control…

    eBook – 2010-09-23

  • Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land: The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa book cover

    Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land

    The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fred Nelson

    Natural resource governance is central to the outcomes of biodiversity conservation efforts and to patterns of economic development, particularly in resource-dependent rural communities. The institutional arrangements that define natural resource governance are outcomes of political processes,…

    eBook – 2010-08-12

  • Arguments for Protected Areas: Multiple Benefits for Conservation and Use book cover

    Arguments for Protected Areas

    Multiple Benefits for Conservation and Use, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Dudley, Sue Stolton

    Most protected areas (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) have been created to protect wildlife and land- and seascape values. They currently cover over 13% of the world's land surface, around 12% of marine coastal areas and 4% of the marine shelf. Retaining and expanding these areas in the…

    eBook – 2010-08-12

  • Global Environmental Forest Policies: An International Comparison book cover

    Global Environmental Forest Policies

    An International Comparison, 1st Edition

    By Constance McDermott, Benjamin Cashore, Peter Kanowski

    Market globalization and the globalization of environmental concerns have spurred demand for greater international accountability for forest stewardship. In response, a range of multi-lateral governmental and non-governmental initiatives have emerged to redefine the rules of global trade, and…

    eBook – 2010-08-12
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Wild Product Governance: Finding Policies that Work for Non-Timber Forest Products book cover

    Wild Product Governance

    Finding Policies that Work for Non-Timber Forest Products, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah A. Laird, Rebecca J. McLain, Rachel P. Wynberg

    Products from the wild, also known as non-timber forest products (NTFPs), are used as medicines, foods, spices, and a multitude of other purposes. They contribute substantially to rural livelihoods, generate revenue for companies and governments, and have a range of impacts on biodiversity…

    eBook – 2010-08-12
    People and Plants International Conservation

  • Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity book cover

    Out of the Mainstream

    Water Rights, Politics and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches, Armando Guevara-Gil

    Water is not only a source of life and culture. It is also a source of power, conflicting interests and identity battles. Rights to materially access, culturally organize and politically control water resources are poorly understood by mainstream scientific approaches and hardly addressed by…

    eBook – 2010-02-26

  • Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide book cover

    Connectivity Conservation Management

    A Global Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graeme L. Worboys, Wendy L. Francis, Michael Lockwood

    In an era of climate change, deforestation and massive habitat loss, we can no longer rely on parks and protected areas as isolated 'islands of wilderness' to conserve and protect vital biodiversity. Increasing connections are being considered and made between protected areas and 'connectivity'…

    eBook – 2010-02-09

  • Social Participation in Water Governance and Management: Critical and Global Perspectives book cover

    Social Participation in Water Governance and Management

    Critical and Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kate A. Berry, Eric Mollard

    Social participation in water management and governance recently became a reality in many economies and societies. Yet the dimensions in which power regulation, social equity and democracy-building are connected with participation have been only tangentially analyzed for the water sector.…

    eBook – 2009-12-01

  • Future Bioenergy and Sustainable Land Use book cover

    Future Bioenergy and Sustainable Land Use

    1st Edition

    By Renate Schubert

    Because of the major opportunities and risks associated with it, and the complexity of the subject, bioenergy policy has in a short time become a challenging political task for regulators and planners – a task that can only be accomplished through worldwide cooperation and the creation of an…

    eBook – 2009-12-01

  • Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World book cover

    Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Anne German, Alain Karsenty, Anne Marie Tiani

    Many countries around the world are engaged in decentralization processes, and most African countries face serious problems with forest governance, from benefits sharing to illegality and sustainable forest management. This book summarizes experiences to date on the extent and nature of…

    eBook – 2009-12-01
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Transboundary Risk Governance book cover

    Transboundary Risk Governance

    1st Edition

    By Rolf Lidskog, Linda Soneryd, Ylva Uggla

    Governing environmental risk, particularly large-scale transboundary risks associated with climate change and pollution, is one of the most pressing problems facing society . This book focuses on a set of key questions relating to environmental regulation: How are activities regulated in a…

    eBook – 2009-12-01
    Earthscan Risk in Society

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