E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Low Carbon Development: Key Issues book cover

    Low Carbon Development

    Key Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frauke Urban, Johan Nordensvard

    Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related issues of low carbon development and takes an…

    eBook – 2013-07-18
    Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

  • The New Environmental Governance book cover

    The New Environmental Governance

    1st Edition

    By Cameron Holley, Neil Gunningham, Clifford Shearing

    A bold and profoundly new way of governing environmental problems is palpable around the globe and aims to overcome the limitations of the interventionist state and its market alternative to offer more effective and legitimate solutions to today's most pressing environmental problems. The 'new…

    eBook – 2013-07-04

  • Seasonality, Rural Livelihoods and Development book cover

    Seasonality, Rural Livelihoods and Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Devereux, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Richard Longhurst

    Seasonality is a severe constraint to sustainable rural livelihoods and a driver of poverty and hunger, particularly in the tropics. Many poor people in developing countries are ill equipped to cope with seasonal variations which can lead to drought or flood and consequences for agriculture,…

    eBook – 2013-07-03

  • Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health book cover

    Diversifying Food and Diets

    Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli, Federico Mattei

    Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and…

    eBook – 2013-06-26
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa book cover

    Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon, Matthew McCartney

    In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture simply as a threat and disregards its important contribution to livelihoods. In rural areas…

    eBook – 2013-06-19

  • Balancing Water for Humans and Nature: The New Approach in Ecohydrology book cover

    Balancing Water for Humans and Nature

    The New Approach in Ecohydrology, 1st Edition

    By Johan Rockstrom

    Balancing Water for Humans and Nature, authored by two of the world's leading experts on water management, examines water flows - the 'blood stream' of both nature and society - in terms of the crucial links, balances, conflicts and trade-offs between human and environmental needs. The authors…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

  • Forests People and Power: The Political Ecology of Reform in South Asia book cover

    Forests People and Power

    The Political Ecology of Reform in South Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Springate-Baginski, Piers Blaikie

    �With tens of millions of hectares and hundreds of millions of lives in the balance, the debate over who should control South Asia�s forests is of tremendous political significance. This book provides an insightful and thorough assessment of important forest management transitions currently…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Water Governance for Sustainable Development: Approaches and Lessons from Developing and Transitional Countries book cover

    Water Governance for Sustainable Development

    Approaches and Lessons from Developing and Transitional Countries, 1st Edition

    By Stefano Farolfi

    Edited by Sylvain Perret, Rashid Hassan

    Good management of water resources - universally identified as a key aspect of poverty reduction, agriculture and food security - has proven, in practice, as difficult to achieve as it is eagerly sought. This book, edited and authored by leading authorities on water resource management, examines…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

  • Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies book cover

    Local Forest Management

    The Impacts of Devolution Policies, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Stuart Edmunds, Eva Karoline Wollenberg

    'A well written book, astutely organized.' Development and Change Local Forest Management is built around careful and illuminating case studies of the effects of devolution policies on the management of forests in several Asian countries. The studies demonstrate that devolution policies - contrary…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

  • Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and Participation book cover

    Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods

    Uniting Science and Participation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cynthia McDougall, Barry Pound

    Management of local resources has a greater chance of a sustainable outcome when there is partnership between local people and external agencies, and agendas relevant to their aspirations and circumstances. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods analyses and extends this premise to…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

  • Blue Genes: Sharing and Conserving the World's Aquatic Biodiversity book cover

    Blue Genes

    Sharing and Conserving the World's Aquatic Biodiversity, 1st Edition

    By Brian Harvey

    The advance of genetic sciences has led to a 'blue revolution' in the way we use aquatic biodiversity. By 2020, the world will be eating almost as much farmed as wild fish, marine bacteria could yield the cure for cancer and deep-sea bacteria may be exploited to gobble up oil spills. Science is…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

  • Exploring Sustainable Development: Geographical Perspectives book cover

    Exploring Sustainable Development

    Geographical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Martin Purvis, Alan Grainger

    Sustainable development is capturing the attention of planners, politicians and business leaders. Within the academic sphere its study is increasingly breaching disciplinary boundaries to become a focus of attention for natural and social scientists alike. But in studying such a key concept, it is…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

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