E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Unwelcome Harvest: Agriculture and pollution book cover

    Unwelcome Harvest

    Agriculture and pollution, 1st Edition

    By Gordon R. Conway, Jules N. Pretty

    Agriculture Pollutes: pesticides can destroy wildlife and some are toxic to humans; some fungicides and herbicides cause cancer. Nitrates result in the contamination of drinking water and produce the risk of the �blue-baby� syndrome in infants and of stomach cancer in adults. Agriculture produces…

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

  • Saving the Tropical Forests book cover

    Saving the Tropical Forests

    1st Edition

    By Judith Gradwohl, Russell Greenberg

    The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor. This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East…

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

  • Saving the Seed: Genetic diversity and European agriculture book cover

    Saving the Seed

    Genetic diversity and European agriculture, 1st Edition

    By Renee Vellve

    Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing…

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

  • Waterlogged Wealth: Why waste the world's wet places? book cover

    Waterlogged Wealth

    Why waste the world's wet places?, 1st Edition

    By Edward Maltby

    Don't drain the swamp! Man's traditional response to swamps, marshes and bogs has been to drain them. But wetlands are not wastelands. Coastal marshes are among the world's most productive ecosystems. They make many commercial fisheries possible and protect coasts from floods and storm surges.…

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

  • Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management book cover

    Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    2nd Edition

    By Thomas Sterner, Jessica Coria

    Thomas Sterner's book is an attempt to encourage more widespread and careful use of economic policy instruments. The book compares the accumulated experiences of the use of economic policy instruments in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in rich and poor countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.…

    eBook – 2013-10-30
    Routledge

  • Transboundary Water Management: Principles and Practice book cover

    Transboundary Water Management

    Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anton Earle

    The management of water resources across boundaries, whether sub-national or international, is one of the most difficult challenges facing water managers today. The upstream exploitation or diversion of groundwater or rivers can have devastating consequences for those living downstream, and…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Mining and the Environment: International Perspectives on Public Policy book cover

    Mining and the Environment

    International Perspectives on Public Policy, 1st Edition

    By Roderick G. Eggert

    For centuries, denuded landscapes, fouled streams, and dirty air were accepted by society as part of the price that had to be paid for mineral production. Even initial environmental legislation devised by industrialized countries in the 1960s and 1970s was largely designed without mining in mind.…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    RFF Press

  • Water Tech: A Guide to Investment, Innovation and Business Opportunities in the Water Sector book cover

    Water Tech

    A Guide to Investment, Innovation and Business Opportunities in the Water Sector, 1st Edition

    By William Sarni, Tamin Pechet

    This book unveils how the world in the twenty-first century will need to manage our most fundamental resource need, water. It outlines how stakeholders can improve water use in their homes, their businesses, and the world.  In particular, it focuses on the role of stakeholders in…

    eBook – 2013-10-08
    Routledge

  • Sharing Power: A Global Guide to Collaborative Management of Natural Resources book cover

    Sharing Power

    A Global Guide to Collaborative Management of Natural Resources, 1st Edition

    By Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, M. Taghi Farvar, Yves Renard, Michel P Pimbert, Ashish Kothari

    The collaborative orco-management of natural resources - whether between states and local communities or amongst and within communities themselves - is a process of collective understanding and actions to bring about negotiated agreements on roles, rights and responsibilities for decentralized…

    eBook – 2013-09-13
    Routledge

  • Whales and Dolphins: Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions book cover

    Whales and Dolphins

    Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philippa Brakes, Mark Peter Simmonds

    Whales and dolphins are icons for the conservation movement. They are the most conspicuous ambassadors for entire marine ecosystems and possibly even for the biosphere as a whole. Concurrent with our realisation of impending threats to their environment is a growing scientific understanding of the…

    eBook – 2013-09-13
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Water for Food Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture book cover

    Water for Food Water for Life

    A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Molden

    Managing water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of our times - fundamental to how we feed 2 billion more people in coming decades, eliminate poverty, and reverse ecosystem degradation. This Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, involving more than 700 leading…

    eBook – 2013-07-23
    Routledge

  • Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding book cover

    Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jon Unruh, Rhodri Williams

    Claims to land and territory are often a cause of conflict, and land issues present some of the most contentious problems for post-conflict peacebuilding. Among the land-related problems that emerge during and after conflict are the exploitation of land-based resources in the absence of authority,…

    eBook – 2013-07-18
    Routledge
    Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

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