E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • No Timber Without Trees: Sustainability in the tropical forest book cover

    No Timber Without Trees

    Sustainability in the tropical forest, 1st Edition

    By Duncan Poore

    Much of the world's tropical timber is still supplied from natural forest, but under current systems of management the forests are rapidly becoming exhausted. Unless management practices change to become genuinely sustainable, neither the forests nor the essential contribution of the timber…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Genes from the Wild: Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food and Raw Materials book cover

    Genes from the Wild

    Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food and Raw Materials, 1st Edition

    By Robert Prescott-Allen, Christine Prescott-Allen

    Tomatoes could not be grown commercially without the help of their wild relatives. A single wild species of rice has helped double rice production in Asia. Wild silk-worms are enabling India to expand its silk industry. A wild carp with resistance to cold has been used to extend Soviet carp…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Exploited Earth: Britain's aid and the environment book cover

    Exploited Earth

    Britain's aid and the environment, 1st Edition

    By Teresa Hayter

    How do ''types'' of aid differ? Why are there different kinds? When is one more appropriate than another? How can you tell ''good'' aid from ''bad''? Friends of the Earth commissioned Teresa Hayter, author of Aid as Imperialism and Aid: Rhetoric and Reality, to examine Britain's aid policy and…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Aid and Development Set

  • Endangered Species Threatened Convention: The Past, Present and Future of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora book cover

    Endangered Species Threatened Convention

    The Past, Present and Future of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, 1st Edition

    By Barnabas Dickson

    Edited by Jon Hutton

    The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is the best known and most controversial of international conservation treaties. Since it came into force 25 years ago, debate has raged over its most basic assumptions. CITES treats the international trade in wildlife as the most…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Controlling Tropical Deforestation book cover

    Controlling Tropical Deforestation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Grainger

    Tropical rain forest is being cleared so rapidly and on such a scale that it is a major global environmental problem, threatening the survival of half of the world's plant and animal species and contributing to global climate change through the greenhouse effect. But, despite widespread concern for…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil book cover

    Dam the Rivers, Damn the People

    Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil, 1st Edition

    By Barbara J. Cummings

    The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of tropical rainforest in Latin America. Brazil is that continent's most rapidly developing country. The Amazon is at the heart of the conflict between conservation and development, between people and power, and between heritage and modernisation. In the…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Sustainable Development Set

  • Africa in Crisis: The Causes and Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy book cover

    Africa in Crisis

    The Causes and Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Lloyd Timberlake

    The first edition of this incisive text on the problems of drought and famine facing Africa won worldwide critical acclaim. Revised with a new introduction, Lloyd Timberlake's bestselling study is invaluable reading for anyone interested in Africa.…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Plantation Politics: Forest plantations in development book cover

    Plantation Politics

    Forest plantations in development, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Sargent, Stephen Bass

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India book cover

    Asking the Earth

    Farms, Forestry and Survival in India, 1st Edition

    By Winin Pereira, Jeremy Seabrook

    The need to produce food without the destructive chemical horrors of much modern farming, for an intelligent use of dwindling natural resources and for humane forms of production is universal, the practice is limited. This book is an account of one, large, instance of success in practice.…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Trees, People and Power book cover

    Trees, People and Power

    1st Edition

    By Peter Utting

    Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels book cover

    The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels

    1st Edition

    By Mary MacDonald, Michael Chadwick, Gareg Aslanian

    The negative environmental impacts of energy use, particularly soil and water pollution, continue to present serious policy dilemmas. The release of emissions and effluents and the build-up of solid waste throughout the fuel cycle have disruptive effects on natural habitats and human health.…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • The Threatening Desert: Controlling desertification book cover

    The Threatening Desert

    Controlling desertification, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Grainger

    Lands lost to desert may effectively be lost for ever, so desertification is humanity's most obvious despoliation to the planet. It is certainly one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. In this book the author describes what is happening and where. Although the problem…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

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