E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • The Water Footprint Assessment Manual: Setting the Global Standard book cover

    The Water Footprint Assessment Manual

    Setting the Global Standard, 1st Edition

    By Maite M. Aldaya, Ashok K. Chapagain, Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Mesfin M. Mekonnen

    People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but significantly more for producing things such as food, paper and cotton clothes. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. Indirect use refers to the '…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge

  • Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods book cover

    Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods

    1st Edition

    Edited by Niels Halberg, Adrian Muller

    This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Desert Energy: A Guide to the Technology, Impacts and Opportunities book cover

    Desert Energy

    A Guide to the Technology, Impacts and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    By Alasdair Cameron

    First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge

  • The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management book cover

    The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sue Kidd, Andy Plater, Chris Frid

    The marine environment is one of our most precious yet fragile natural resources. It provides a wide range of essential goods and services, including food, regulation of climate and nutrient cycling, as well as a setting for transport, recreation and tourism. This environment is however extremely…

    eBook – 2012-08-06
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chains: Improving Food Security book cover

    Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chains

    Improving Food Security, 1st Edition

    By John Williams

    Why have food crises seemingly become more frequent in recent years, compared to the last few decades? This book examines an array of different issues and distortions that are causing food supply chain dysfunction in many countries, particularly for staple non-perishable foods such as grains,…

    eBook – 2012-07-26
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks book cover

    Water Diplomacy

    A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks, 1st Edition

    By Shafiqul Islam, Lawrence E. Susskind

    Water is the resource that will determine the wealth, welfare, and stability of many countries in the twenty-first century. This book offers a new approach to managing water that will overcome the conflicts that emerge when the interactions among natural, societal, and political forces are…

    eBook – 2012-07-26
    Routledge
    RFF Press Water Policy Series

  • Crop Wild Relatives: A Manual of in situ Conservation book cover

    Crop Wild Relatives

    A Manual of in situ Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Danny Hunter

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors.…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature and Culture book cover

    Sacred Natural Sites

    Conserving Nature and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Jeffrey McNeely, Gonzalo Oviedo, Robert Wild

    Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • The Pellet Handbook: The Production and Thermal Utilization of Biomass Pellets book cover

    The Pellet Handbook

    The Production and Thermal Utilization of Biomass Pellets, 1st Edition

    By Gerold Thek, Ingwald Obernberger

    Biomass pellets are a suitable fuel type for a wide range of applications, from stoves and central heating systems up to large-scale plants, and with practically complete automation in all these capacities. This handbook, written and edited by experienced professionals from IEA Bioenergy Task 32 in…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Construction in the Landscape: A Handbook for Civil Engineering to Conserve Global Land Resources book cover

    Construction in the Landscape

    A Handbook for Civil Engineering to Conserve Global Land Resources, 1st Edition

    By Carpenter T.G.

    Construction in the Landscape describes the impact of construction on the land and landscape where it takes place. Geographical coverage is necessarily global to reflect the great variation both in people‘s economic and social needs and in the shortage or abundance of natural resources. Part I…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity book cover

    Water Policy in Texas

    Responding to the Rise of Scarcity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ronald C. Griffin

    As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current challenges for managing both groundwater and surface water, telling a comprehensive story about…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Adaptation and Resilience: The Economics of Climate, Water, and Energy Challenges in the American Southwest book cover

    Adaptation and Resilience

    The Economics of Climate, Water, and Energy Challenges in the American Southwest, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bonnie G. Colby, George B. Frisvold

    In America's arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge
    RFF Press Water Policy Series

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