E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Applied Ethnobotany: People, Wild Plant Use and Conservation book cover

    Applied Ethnobotany

    People, Wild Plant Use and Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony B. Cunningham

    Its wise and sensitive approach to working with local people will be relevant in situations throughout the world.' ECOS 'The numerous diagrams, tables of data, information flow charts, fieldwork sketches etc. give a great vibrancy to the work... It deserves a wide readership.' TEG News Wild or…

    eBook – 2014-10-14
    People and Plants International Conservation

  • The Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity book cover

    The Last Oasis

    Facing Water Scarcity, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Postel

    For decades now we have wasted and mismanaged the world?s water supplies. Today, 27 countries are short of water, a quarter of the world?s population has no safe water, 46 per cent have no proper sanitation and each year four million children die of water-borne diseases. As most of the world?s…

    eBook – 2014-07-16

  • Nature's Spectacle: The World's First National Parks and Protected Places book cover

    Nature's Spectacle

    The World's First National Parks and Protected Places, 1st Edition

    By John Sheail

    National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into their character and significance, and the larger context in which they developed. …

    eBook – 2014-06-17

  • Bad Harvest: The Timber Trade and the Degradation of Global Forests book cover

    Bad Harvest

    The Timber Trade and the Degradation of Global Forests, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Dudley, Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, Francis Sullivan

    The world's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate, and with disastrous consequences. Demand for wood and paper products ranks high amongst the causes of deforestation and forest degradation, and is now the major cause of loss in those forests richest in wildlife. There is a great deal to be…

    eBook – 2014-06-03

  • Farms Trees and Farmers: Responses to Agricultural Intensification book cover

    Farms Trees and Farmers

    Responses to Agricultural Intensification, 1st Edition

    By J. E. Michael Arnold, Peter A. Dewees

    This title aims to provide introductory and concluding surveys of the subject of farms, trees and farmers. Two central parts explore trends in farmer tree-growing and the factors which influence decision-making. Eight case studies cover, among other topics, the need for tree products, market access…

    eBook – 2014-05-22

  • The Southwest Under Stress: National Resource Development Issues in a Regional Setting book cover

    The Southwest Under Stress

    National Resource Development Issues in a Regional Setting, 1st Edition

    By Allen V. Kneese, F. Lee Brown

    Southwest Under Stress examines the development-environment conflict in the four contiguous states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. It emphasizes three issues with implications that extend far beyond the Southwest: water---its quantity, quality, and allocation; environment---how and to…

    eBook – 2014-05-01

  • Custodians of the Commons: Pastoral Land Tenure in Africa book cover

    Custodians of the Commons

    Pastoral Land Tenure in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Lane

    An examination of the conflicts facing traditional pastoralist societies within the developing nations of Africa. The book explores the forms of traditional land tenure and access to grazing resources, which are being increasingly eroded by modern forms of ownership and development. It shows how…

    eBook – 2014-04-23

  • Water Policy in Minnesota: Issues, Incentives, and Action book cover

    Water Policy in Minnesota

    Issues, Incentives, and Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by K. William Easter, Jim Perry

    Minnesota has a unique role in U.S. water policy. Hydrologically, it is a state with more than 12,000 lakes, an inland sea, and the headwaters of three major river systems: the St Lawrence, the Red River of the North, and the Mississippi. Institutionally, Minnesota is also unique. All U.S. states…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    RFF Press Water Policy Series

  • Plant Invaders: The Threat to Natural Ecosystems book cover

    Plant Invaders

    The Threat to Natural Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    By Quentin C.B. Cronk, Janice L. Fuller

    A practical guide to the protection and management of ecosystems against invasions by non-indigenous plant species. The authors seek to offer an accessible account of the subject and how to protect natural habitats. The majority of countries suffer from invasive plants and there are case studies…

    eBook – 2014-04-08
    People and Plants International Conservation

  • Forest Politics: The Evolution of International Cooperation book cover

    Forest Politics

    The Evolution of International Cooperation, 1st Edition

    By David Humphreys

    'An important and timely book' from the Foreword by Stanley Johnson 'A complete and absorbing history of a decade of intense international politics offers many insights for future negotiators of sustainable solutions' Stephen Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development '…

    eBook – 2014-04-08

  • Productivity in Natural Resource Industries: Improvement through Innovation book cover

    Productivity in Natural Resource Industries

    Improvement through Innovation, 1st Edition

    By R. David Simpson

    Several senior natural resource analysts study the role played by innovation, particularly technological innovation, in the pursuit of heightened productivity. Increasing the output of a given input improves a firm‘s bottom line, makes it more competitive internationally, and reduces the potential…

    eBook – 2014-04-04

  • Sustainability of Temperate Forests book cover

    Sustainability of Temperate Forests

    1st Edition

    By Roger A. Sedjo, Alberto Goetzl, Stevenson O. Moffat

    RFF's Roger Sedjo and his colleagues discuss initiatives designed to promote and enhance sustainable forestry in temperate countries. While concerns about tropical deforestation are considerable, temperate forests account for the vast majority of the world's roundwood production and most global…

    eBook – 2014-04-04

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