E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • World Water Vision: Making Water Everybody's Business book cover

    World Water Vision

    Making Water Everybody's Business, 1st Edition

    By William J. Cosgrove, Frank R. Rijsberman

    More than a billion people cannot get safe drinking water; half the world's population does not have adequate sanitation; within a generation over three billion will be suffering from water stress. This text analyzes the issues in this crisis of management and shows how water can be used…

    eBook – 2014-03-18

  • Economic Instruments for Environmental Management: A Worldwide Compendium of Case Studies book cover

    Economic Instruments for Environmental Management

    A Worldwide Compendium of Case Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Hussein Abaza

    This volume presents the results of a three-year collaborative effort involving research institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Case studies demonstrate the diversity of environmental problems to which a variety of economic instruments can be applied - air and water pollution,…

    eBook – 2014-02-25

  • Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding book cover

    Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    1st Edition

    Edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after…

    eBook – 2014-02-24
    Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

  • Governing Marine Protected Areas: Resilience through Diversity book cover

    Governing Marine Protected Areas

    Resilience through Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Peter J.S. Jones

    In this innovative volume, the author addresses some important challenges related to the effective and equitable governance of marine protected areas (MPAs). These challenges are explored through a study of 20 MPA case studies from around the world. A novel governance analysis framework…

    eBook – 2014-02-24
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Animal Welfare book cover

    Animal Welfare

    1st Edition

    By Sir Colin Spedding

    Awareness of the use of animals in human society in fields such as farming, biotechnology and sport is dogged by the lack of a clear and objective exposition of the issues involved and a sense of possible conflict between human and animal welfare. This text addresses these dilemmas - what is the…

    eBook – 2014-02-04

  • Partnerships for Protection: New Strategies for Planning and Management for Protected Areas book cover

    Partnerships for Protection

    New Strategies for Planning and Management for Protected Areas, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley

    Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements can be made. Specifically, it explores ways of ensuring that all major ecosystems…

    eBook – 2014-01-02

  • The Water Crisis: Constructing solutions to freshwater pollution book cover

    The Water Crisis

    Constructing solutions to freshwater pollution, 1st Edition

    By Julie Stauffer

    Modern society too often views water as a convenient vehicle for disposing of waste � and the results are becoming increasingly apparent. Analysis of freshwater supplies frequently reveals disturbing levels of pollution, including human waste, heavy metals and synthetic chemicals, to the detriment…

    eBook – 2013-12-19

  • People, Plants and Protected Areas: A Guide to in Situ Management book cover

    People, Plants and Protected Areas

    A Guide to in Situ Management, 1st Edition

    By John Tuxill, Gary Paul Nabhan, with Elizabeth Drexler, Michael Hathaway

    Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach with practical guidance on in-situ management and conservation of plant resources. The…

    eBook – 2013-12-16
    People and Plants International Conservation

  • Water: The International Crisis book cover


    The International Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Robin Clarke

    Only 3 per cent of the world's water is freshwater and about one third of that is inaccessible. The rest is very unevenly distributed, parts of Canada and the Amazon, for example are both more than amply suppied. Terrible and permanent water stress can be seen, among other places, in the drylands…

    eBook – 2013-12-16

  • Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation: International Trade, Poverty and Land Use book cover

    Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation

    International Trade, Poverty and Land Use, 1st Edition

    By Solon L. Barraclough

    Edited by Krishna B. Ghimire

    There is no clear-cut causal relationship between international trade, agricultural expansion and tropical deforestation. Academics, policy-makers and the public are all tempted by simplistic solutions to complex problems. In order to establish the true causal factors involved in this critical area…

    eBook – 2013-12-02

  • Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection book cover

    Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Oliver, Thomas Bishop, Ben Marchant

    Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introduce a…

    eBook – 2013-11-20
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Sustaining the Soil: Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Africa book cover

    Sustaining the Soil

    Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Reij, Ian Scoones, Calmilla Toulmin

    Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse…

    eBook – 2013-11-19

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