E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • 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

  • Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more Sustainable Future book cover

    Challenging Consumption

    Pathways to a more Sustainable Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau

    Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured around four key themes in sustainable consumption research: Living, Moving, Dwelling and…

    eBook – 2014-05-16
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • 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

  • Constitutions and the Commons: The Impact of Federal Governance on Local, National, and Global Resource Management book cover

    Constitutions and the Commons

    The Impact of Federal Governance on Local, National, and Global Resource Management, 1st Edition

    By Blake Hudson

    Constitutions and the Commons looks at a critical but little examined issue of the degree to which the federal constitution of a nation contributes toward or limits the ability of the national government to manage its domestic natural resources. Furthermore it considers how far the constitution…

    eBook – 2014-03-26

  • 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

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