E-books: Biodiversity & Conservation

  • Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty book cover

    Nature's Matrix

    Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty, 2nd Edition

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer, Angus Wright

    When first published in 2009, Nature’s Matrix set out a radical new approach to the conservation of biodiversity. This new edition pushes the frontier of the biodiversity/agriculture debate further, making an even stronger case for the need to transform agriculture and support small- and…

    eBook – 2019-05-31
    Routledge

  • Independent Thinking in an Uncertain World: A Mind of One’s Own book cover

    Independent Thinking in an Uncertain World

    A Mind of One’s Own, 1st Edition

    Edited by Valerie A. Brown, John A. Harris, David Waltner-Toews

    Any effective response to an uncertain future will require independently thinking individuals working together. Human ideas and actions have led to unprecedented changes in the relationships among humans, and between humans and the Earth. Changes in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the…

    eBook – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Development as Environmental Harm: Rights, Regulation, and Injustice in the Canadian Oil Sands book cover

    Sustainable Development as Environmental Harm

    Rights, Regulation, and Injustice in the Canadian Oil Sands, 1st Edition

    By James Heydon

    In this in-depth analysis of First Nations opposition to the oil sands industry, James Heydon offers detailed empirical insight into Canadian oil sands regulation. The environmental consequences of the oil sands industry have been thoroughly explored by scholars from a variety of disciplines.…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge
    Crimes of the Powerful

  • Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design book cover

    Agricultural Landscapes

    Seeing Rural Through Design, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design follows on from the author’s previous books, Rural Design and Architecture and Agriculture, to encourage using design thinking to provide greater meaning and understanding of places where humans live and work with the rural landscape. Rural areas…

    eBook – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • The Ecology of Hedgerows and Field Margins book cover

    The Ecology of Hedgerows and Field Margins

    1st Edition

    Edited by John W. Dover

    Hedges and field margins are important wildlife habitats and deliver a range of ecosystem services, and their value is increasingly recognised by ecologists. This book reviews and assesses the current state of research on hedgerows and associated field margins. With the intensification of…

    eBook – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • Marine Extremes: Ocean Safety, Marine Health and the Blue Economy book cover

    Marine Extremes

    Ocean Safety, Marine Health and the Blue Economy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erika Techera, Gundula Winter

    Marine extremes, as they are conceived of in this volume, encompass environments, activities, events and impacts. Extreme environments found in and around our oceans, including the deep sea and seabed as well as the frozen polar regions, are being seriously affected by both extreme behaviours (…

    eBook – 2019-01-14
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Governing Sustainable Seafood book cover

    Governing Sustainable Seafood

    1st Edition

    By Simon R. Bush, Peter Oosterveer

    Taking a social science approach, this book explores the governance of sustainable seafood, which is fundamental to food and nutrition security as well as being an important source of income and employment in many regions. Due to the importance of protein and other fishery and aquaculture…

    eBook – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons book cover

    Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons

    1st Edition

    Edited by Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dan Cole

    Chapter 26 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138060906_oachapter26.pdf This comprehensive Handbook…

    eBook – 2019-01-04
    Routledge

  • Redesigning the Global Seed Commons: Law and Policy for Agrobiodiversity and Food Security book cover

    Redesigning the Global Seed Commons

    Law and Policy for Agrobiodiversity and Food Security, 1st Edition

    By Christine Frison

    There is much current controversy over whether the rights to seeds or plant genetic resources should be owned by the private sector or be common property. This book addresses the legal and policy aspects of the multilateral seed management regime. First, it studies in detail the International…

    eBook – 2018-11-08
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Negotiating the Environment: Civil Society, Globalisation and the UN book cover

    Negotiating the Environment

    Civil Society, Globalisation and the UN, 1st Edition

    By Lauren E Eastwood

    Civil society participants have voiced concerns that the environmental problems that were the subject of multilateral environmental agreements negotiated during the 1992 Rio processes are not serving to ameliorate global environmental problems. These concerns raise significant questions regarding…

    eBook – 2018-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

  • Communities Surviving Migration: Village Governance, Environment and Cultural Survival in Indigenous Mexico book cover

    Communities Surviving Migration

    Village Governance, Environment and Cultural Survival in Indigenous Mexico, 1st Edition

    Edited by James P. Robson, Dan Klooster, Jorge Hernández-Díaz

    Out-migration might decrease the pressure of population on the environment, but what happens to the communities that manage the local environment when they are weakened by the absence of their members? In an era where community-based natural resource management has emerged as a key hope for…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Migration, Displacement and Resettlement

  • Indigenous Rights and Water Resource Management: Not Just Another Stakeholder book cover

    Indigenous Rights and Water Resource Management

    Not Just Another Stakeholder, 1st Edition

    By Katie O'Bryan

    In an era of climate change, the need to manage our water resources effectively for future generations has become an increasingly significant challenge. Indigenous management practices have been successfully used to manage inland water systems around the world for thousands of years, and Indigenous…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

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