E-books: Biodiversity & Conservation

  • Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management: From Economic Principles to Practical Governance book cover

    Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management

    From Economic Principles to Practical Governance, 1st Edition

    By Brian Child

    This book develops the Sustainable Governance Approach and the principles of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It provides practical examples of successes and failures in implementation, and lessons about the economics and governance of wild resources with global application.…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Historical Plant Geography: An Introduction book cover

    Historical Plant Geography

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Philip Stott

    Originally published in 1981 Historical Plant Geography is an introductory treatment of historical plant geography and stresses the basic theoretical frame of the subject. The book is about neither the study of vegetation nor the concept of the ecosystem, instead focusing on the much older…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

  • Economics for the Wilds: Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development book cover

    Economics for the Wilds

    Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edward B. Barbier, Timothy M. Swanson

    Originally published in 1992 Economics for the Wilds argues that an economics that properly values the resources of the wilds offers the best long-term security for their future. Most of the world’s wilds have, in fact, always been utilized by local societies who have managed their resources…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

  • The Commercial Use of Biodiversity: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing book cover

    The Commercial Use of Biodiversity

    Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing, 1st Edition

    By Kerry Ten Kate, Sarah A Laird

    Originally published in 1999 The Commercial Use of Biodiversity examines how biodiversity and the genetic material it contains are now as valuable resources. Access to genetic resources and their commercial development involve a wide range of parties such as conservation and research institutes,…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

  • Paradise Lost?: The Ecological Economics of Biodiversity book cover

    Paradise Lost?

    The Ecological Economics of Biodiversity, 1st Edition

    By Edward B. Barbier, Joanne C. Burgess, Carl Folke

    Originally published in 1994, Paradise Lost? is the outcome of a unique collaboration between economists and ecologists initiated by the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The book examines how the loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious problems the world faces, and…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

  • Social Philosophy and Ecological Scarcity book cover

    Social Philosophy and Ecological Scarcity

    1st Edition

    By Keekok Lee

    Originally published in 1989 Social Philosophy and Ecological Scarcity presents a systematic study of the implications of ecological scarcity for social philosophy. The book argues for a new social philosophy based on a conception of the ‘good society’ and the ‘good life’ which makes fewer, rather…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

  • The Biogeography of the British Isles: An Introduction book cover

    The Biogeography of the British Isles

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Peter Vincent

    Originally published in 1990, The Biogeography of the British Isles is devoted to the biogeography of the British Isles and surrounding shelf seas. Bringing together a wealth of diverse information, it is thoroughly referenced and well illustrated, and will be invaluable to students of geography,…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

  • Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia book cover

    Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection

    Challenges and Developments in Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kamalesh Adhikari, David J. Jefferson

    This book is the first to provide a detailed and critical account of the emergence, development, and implementation of plant variety protection laws in Asian countries. Each chapter undertakes a critical socio-legal analysis of one or more legal frameworks to understand, evaluate, and explore the…

    eBook – 2019-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

  • Mainstreaming Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services into Development Policy book cover

    Mainstreaming Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services into Development Policy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pushpam Kumar

    This book highlights the latest advances in the science and practice of using ecosystem services to inform decisions for economic development in the context of the developing countries. The development of the ecosystem services paradigm has enhanced our understanding of natural capital as an…

    eBook – 2019-09-12
    Routledge

  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society book cover

    UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

    Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maureen G. Reed, Martin F. Price

    UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BRs) are designated areas in geographical regions of global socio-ecological significance. This definitive book shows their global relevance and contribution to environmental protection, biocultural diversity and education. Initiated in the 1970s as part of UNESCO’s Man…

    eBook – 2019-08-23
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Practical Handbook of Marine Science book cover

    Practical Handbook of Marine Science

    4th Edition

    By Michael J. Kennish

    The heavily-revised Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Fourth Edition continues its tradition as a state-of-the-art reference that updates the field of marine science to meet the interdisciplinary research needs of physical oceanographers, marine biologists, marine chemists, and marine…

    eBook – 2019-07-12
    CRC Press
    CRC Marine Science

  • Valuing U.S. National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment book cover

    Valuing U.S. National Parks and Programs

    America’s Best Investment, 1st Edition

    By Linda J. Bilmes, John B. Loomis

    This book provides the first comprehensive economic valuation of U.S. National Parks (including monuments, seashores, lakeshores, recreation areas, and historic sites) and National Park Service (NPS) programs. The book develops a comprehensive framework to calculate the economic value of protected…

    eBook – 2019-07-12
    Routledge

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