E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • 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

  • 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

  • Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change book cover

    Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld, Dana R. Fisher

    Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and ecologies that we are a part of, the plants and animals that we…

    eBook – 2013-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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

  • Economic Management of Marine Living Resources: A Practical Introduction book cover

    Economic Management of Marine Living Resources

    A Practical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By David Whitmarsh

    This textbook has two main objectives. Firstly, it outlines the problems associated with the management and conservation of marine living resources, with particular attention given to the twin concepts of economic value and sustainability. It demonstrates the contribution that economics can make to…

    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

  • Mining and Social Transformation in Africa: Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production book cover

    Mining and Social Transformation in Africa

    Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production, 1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, Rosemarie Mwaipopo

    After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking viability of peasant agriculture, rural dwellers have been engaged in a massive search…

    eBook – 2013-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • 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

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