E-books: Environmental Management

  • The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovations and Governance in the 21st Century book cover

    The Natural Advantage of Nations

    Business Opportunities, Innovations and Governance in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Harrison Smith

    This book is more than just a 'palliative care' guide for the planet - it is about innovation, solutions, competitiveness and profitability. At work, at home and as members of society, our generation has an opportunity - to be part of the obligation - and an exciting solution in restoring the…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

  • The Forest Certification Handbook book cover

    The Forest Certification Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Ruth Nussbaum, Markku Simula

    First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Public and Private in Natural Resource Governance: A False Dichotomy? book cover

    Public and Private in Natural Resource Governance

    A False Dichotomy?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Sikor

    �This volume develops the rich conceptual and empirical content of public-private relationships, increasingly acknowledged as the dominant realm of natural resource governance. Ten wonderful studies from around the world illuminate opportunities for advancing the theory, analysis and effective…

    eBook – 2013-05-13
    Earthscan Research Editions

  • The Limits to Scarcity: Contesting the Politics of Allocation book cover

    The Limits to Scarcity

    Contesting the Politics of Allocation, 1st Edition

    By Lyla Mehta

    Scarcity is considered a ubiquitous feature of the human condition. It underpins much of modern economics and is widely used as an explanation for social organisation, social conflict and the resource crunch confronting humanity's survival on the planet. It is made out to be an all-pervasive fact…

    eBook – 2013-05-13

  • Urban Ecosystems: Understanding the Human Environment book cover

    Urban Ecosystems

    Understanding the Human Environment, 1st Edition

    By Robert A. Francis, Michael A. Chadwick

    With over half of the global human population living in urban regions, urban ecosystems may now represent the contemporary and future human environment. Consisting of green space and the built environment, they harbour a wide range of species, yet are not well understood.  This book aims…

    eBook – 2013-03-12
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • Environmental Commodities Markets and Emissions Trading: Towards a Low-Carbon Future book cover

    Environmental Commodities Markets and Emissions Trading

    Towards a Low-Carbon Future, 1st Edition

    By Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez

    Market-based solutions to environmental problems offer great promise, but require complex public policies that take into account the many institutional factors necessary for the market to work and that guard against the social forces that can derail good public policies. Using insights about…

    eBook – 2013-03-05

  • Rights Resources and Rural Development: Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa book cover

    Rights Resources and Rural Development

    Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christo Fabricius, Eddie Koch, Stephen Turner, Hector Magome

    Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is an approach that offers multiple related benefits: securing rural livelihoods; ensuring careful conservation and management of biodiversity and other resources; and empowering communities to manage these resources sustainably. Recently, however…

    eBook – 2013-01-11

  • Animal Husbandry Regained: The Place of Farm Animals in Sustainable Agriculture book cover

    Animal Husbandry Regained

    The Place of Farm Animals in Sustainable Agriculture, 1st Edition

    By John Webster

    The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and…

    eBook – 2012-12-07

  • Drought: Past Problems and Future Scenarios book cover


    Past Problems and Future Scenarios, 1st Edition

    By Justin Sheffield, Eric F. Wood

    Drought is one of the likely consequences of climate change in many regions of the world. Together with an increased demand for water resources to supply the world's growing population, it represents a potentially disastrous threat to water supplies, agriculture and food production, leading to…

    eBook – 2012-11-12

  • Forests for People: Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform book cover

    Forests for People

    Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform, 1st Edition

    By Anne M Larson, Deborah Barry, Ganga Ram Dahal

    Who has rights to forests and forest resources? In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially…

    eBook – 2012-09-10

  • 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

  • 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

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