E-books: Resource Management - Environmental Studies

  • Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change: Renewing Damaged Ecosystems book cover

    Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change

    Renewing Damaged Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    By Stuart K. Allison

    What is a natural habitat? Who can define what is natural when species and ecosystems constantly change over time, with or without human intervention? When a polluted river or degraded landscape is restored from its damaged state, what is the appropriate outcome? With climate change now threatening…

    eBook – 2012-07-26

  • 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
    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
    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

  • Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region book cover

    Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Lazarus, Bernadette P. Resurreccion, Nga Dao, Nathan Badenoch

    The Mekong Region has come to represent many of the important water governance challenges faced more broadly by the mainland Southeast Asian region. This book focuses on the complex nature of water rights and social justice in the Mekong region. The chapters delve into the diverse social, political…

    eBook – 2012-06-25

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies book cover

    Sustainability Unpacked

    Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies, 1st Edition

    By Kristiina Vogt, Toral Patel-Weynand, Maura Shelton, Daniel J Vogt, John C. Gordon, Cal Mukumoto, Asep. S. Suntana, Patricia A. Roads

    Food, water and energy form some of the basic elements of sustainability considerations. This ground-breaking book examines and decodes these elements, exploring how a range of countries make decisions regarding their energy and bio-resource consumption and procurement. The authors consider how…

    eBook – 2012-06-25

  • People, Land and Water: Participatory Development Communication for Natural Resource Management book cover

    People, Land and Water

    Participatory Development Communication for Natural Resource Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Guy Bessette

    In natural resource management research, best practice implies the participation of community members, research or development teams and other stakeholders to jointly identify research and development parameters and contribute to decision making. Ideally, the research or development process itself…

    eBook – 2012-06-25

  • Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State book cover

    Florida's Water

    A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State, 1st Edition

    By Tom Swihart

    Florida's Water poses fundamental questions about water sustainability in the United States' fourth largest state. Florida has long-standing water quality problems. Global climate change threatens to intensify Florida's floods and droughts, make hurricanes more common or more damaging, and…

    eBook – 2012-06-25

  • 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

  • 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

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