Paperbacks Direct: Environment and Sustainability

  • The Little Ice Age book cover

    The Little Ice Age

    2nd Edition

    The evidence for the Little Ice Age, the most important fluctuation in global climate in historical times, is most dramatically represented by the advance of mountain glaciers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and their retreat since about 1850. The effects on the landscape and the daily…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Working the Sahel book cover

    Working the Sahel

    By W.M. Adams, M.J. Mortimore

    This book looks at how people in the semi-arid conditions of the Sahel cope with their harsh environment. It draws on four years of field research with farmers in the Sahelian region and builds on work with these communities over several decades. Reporting on studies of four village communities, it…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India book cover

    Asking the Earth

    Farms, Forestry and Survival in India

    By Winin Pereira, Jeremy Seabrook

    The need to produce food without the destructive chemical horrors of much modern farming, for an intelligent use of dwindling natural resources and for humane forms of production is universal, the practice is limited. This book is an account of one, large, instance of success in practice.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Saving the Seed: Genetic diversity and European agriculture book cover

    Saving the Seed

    Genetic diversity and European agriculture

    By Renee Vellve

    Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • No Timber Without Trees: Sustainability in the tropical forest book cover

    No Timber Without Trees

    Sustainability in the tropical forest

    By Duncan Poore

    Much of the world's tropical timber is still supplied from natural forest, but under current systems of management the forests are rapidly becoming exhausted. Unless management practices change to become genuinely sustainable, neither the forests nor the essential contribution of the timber…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Plantation Politics: Forest plantations in development book cover

    Plantation Politics

    Forest plantations in development

    By Caroline Sargent, Stephen Bass

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Saving the Tropical Forests book cover

    Saving the Tropical Forests

    By Judith Gradwohl, Russell Greenberg

    The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor. This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Economics of Dryland Management book cover

    Economics of Dryland Management

    By John A. Dixon, David E. James, Paul B. Sherman

    We have always had land in which the agricultural productivity is limited because there is not enough moisture. Systems of farming and burning often degrade dryland further until it is desert. Today, however, the problem is becoming much more serious. Over 20 per cent of the world's population…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Environmental and Resource Economics Set

  • Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management: A Critque of the Method Based on Five Years' Experience in the Transamozonica Region of Brazil book cover

    Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management

    A Critque of the Method Based on Five Years' Experience in the Transamozonica Region of Brazil

    By Christian Castellanet, Carl F. Jordan

    This work evaluates the merits of a widely-used approach to natural resource management, participatory action research (PAR), an approach to resource management that strives to link researchers with farmers and other local residents whose lives are effected by long-range conservation programmes.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Trees, People and Power book cover

    Trees, People and Power

    By Peter Utting

    Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Sustainable Development: Environment, Energy and Water Resources book cover

    Sustainable Development

    Environment, Energy and Water Resources

    By M. K. Ghosh Roy

    The over-exploitation of the Earth’s resources has brought about an unsustainable situation where biodiversity and ecological balance are under dire threat. But the most immediate concern is global warming, caused by high anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Global warming is…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    CRC Press

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