E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Tapping the Green Market: Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products book cover

    Tapping the Green Market

    Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products, 1st Edition

    By Abraham Guillen, Sarah A Laird, Alan R Pierce, Patricia Shanley

    There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics.…

    eBook – 2012-08-21

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice: Better Water Management for Development book cover

    Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice

    Better Water Management for Development, 1st Edition

    By Roberto Lenton, Mike Muller

    Better water management will be crucial if we are to meet many of the key challenges of this century - feeding the worlds growing population and reducing poverty, meeting water and sanitation needs, protecting vital ecosystems, all while adapting to climate change. The approach known as Integrated…

    eBook – 2012-08-21

  • Lessons from Forest Decentralization: Money, Justice and the Quest for Good Governance in Asia-Pacific book cover

    Lessons from Forest Decentralization

    Money, Justice and the Quest for Good Governance in Asia-Pacific, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carol Colfer Pierce J, Ganga Dahal Ram, Doris Capistrano

    The decentralization of control over the vast forests of the world is moving at a rapid pace, with both positive and negative ramifications for people and forests themselves. The fresh research from a host of Asia-Pacific countries described in this book presents rich and varied experience with…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • A Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean: The Blue Plan's Environment and Development Outlook book cover

    A Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean

    The Blue Plan's Environment and Development Outlook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Guillaume Benoit, Aline Comeau

    'Here's a work arriving just at the right moment and contributingnew insights at precisely the time when public opinion remains sceptical of the not very promising future we are preparing for our children, when governments balk at explaining to their electorates the vital but unpopular decisions…

    eBook – 2012-08-21

  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • An Introduction to Sustainable Resource Use book cover

    An Introduction to Sustainable Resource Use

    1st Edition

    By Callum Hill

    This book explores the challenges our society faces in making the transition to renewable resource use in a way that is truly sustainable – environmentally, economically and socially.  After exploring the physical limits the laws of thermodynamics impose on resource exploitation, the…

    eBook – 2012-08-06

  • 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
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Contested Common Land: Environmental Governance Past and Present book cover

    Contested Common Land

    Environmental Governance Past and Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher P. Rodgers, Eleanor Straughton, Angus J.L. Winchester, Margherita Pieraccini

    This innovative and interdisciplinary book makes a major contribution to common pool resource studies. It offers a new perspective on the sustainable governance of common resources, grounded in contemporary and archival research on the common lands of England and Wales - an important common…

    eBook – 2012-08-06

  • Ethno-ornithology: Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society book cover


    Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sonia C. Tidemann, Andrew Gosler

    Indigenous knowledge that embraces ornithology takes in whole social dimensions that are inter-linked with environmental ethos, conservation and management for sustainability. In contrast, western approaches have tended to reduce knowledge to elemental and material references. This book looks at…

    eBook – 2012-08-06

  • The Pesticide Detox: Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture book cover

    The Pesticide Detox

    Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jules Pretty

    Since the 1960s, the world's population has more than doubled and agricultural production per person has increased by a third. Yet this growth in production has masked enormous hidden costs arising from widespread pesticide use - massive ecological damage and high incidences of farmer poisoning and…

    eBook – 2012-07-26

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