Paperbacks Direct: Environment and Sustainability

  • Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates: Traditional Dwellings in Iran book cover

    Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates

    Traditional Dwellings in Iran, 1st Edition

    By Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr

    With increases in global temperatures, the risk of overheating is expected to rise around the world. This results in a much higher dependency upon energy-intensive cooling systems and air-conditioners to provide thermal comfort, but how sustainable is this in a world where problems with the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Species and Machines: The Human Subjugation of Nature book cover

    Species and Machines

    The Human Subjugation of Nature, 1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book offers a re-examination of the relationship between humans and nature with a new methodology: by examining our entanglement with machines. Using central ideas of critical theory, it uncovers the suppression of nature through technology, tools and engines. It focuses on the ways in which…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Public Security and Governance in Contemporary China book cover

    Public Security and Governance in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mingjun Zhang, Xinye Wu

    The recent rise in reported public security issues in China is one of the most repeated concerns amongst the Chinese authorities. During the past 30 years of reform in China, stability maintenance as a governance strategy has in fact laid a solid foundation for the overall development and growth of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations book cover

    Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Buckingham, Virginie Le Masson

    This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations. It considers the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Climate Change and Urban Settlements: A Spatial Perspective of Carbon Footprint and Beyond book cover

    Climate Change and Urban Settlements

    A Spatial Perspective of Carbon Footprint and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Mahendra Sethi

    Climate change and urbanization are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, and their effects are converging in dangerous ways. Cities contribute significantly to global warming, and as the world further takes a rural-urban population tilt, the next few decades pose a…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Shared Lives of Humans and Animals: Animal Agency in the Global North book cover

    Shared Lives of Humans and Animals

    Animal Agency in the Global North, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tuomas Räsänen, Taina Syrjämaa

    Animals are conscious beings that form their own perspective regarding the lifeworlds in which they exist, and according to which they act in relation to their species and other animals. In recent decades a thorough transformation in societal research has taken place, as many groups that were…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland: Under the Great Ice book cover

    Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland

    Under the Great Ice, 1st Edition

    By Mark Nuttall

    Once imagined as a place on the very edge of the world, Greenland is now viewed as being at the epicentre of climate change. At the same time, international attention is focused on opportunities for oil and mineral development, seemingly made possible as the inland ice melts and sea ice disappears,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Polar Regions

  • Climate and Sustainability Communication: Global Perspectives book cover

    Climate and Sustainability Communication

    Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donnalyn Pompper

    Climate and Sustainability Communication: Global Perspectives builds upon traditional approaches to understanding the role of mass media in shaping social issues by amplifying diverse perspectives of opinion leaders, as well as voices of those affected by climate and sustainability issues. From…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • The Water Legacies of Conventional Mining book cover

    The Water Legacies of Conventional Mining

    1st Edition

    Edited by James E. Nickum, David B. Brooks, Anthony Richard Turton, Surina Esterhuyse

    The impact of mining is too big to ignore in a world of oversubscribed water. This is true of conventional mining as much as – or even more than – hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The legacy issues of such mining on water have not been fully appreciated, especially the irretrievable effects mining…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • 21st Century Challenges Facing Cultural Landscapes book cover

    21st Century Challenges Facing Cultural Landscapes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliet Ramsay, Ken Taylor

    Through stories of diverse landscapes from around the world, this book captures human cultures and their land use practices in the environments they inhabit. The chapters cover topics from heritage in the 21st Century, appreciating and safeguarding values while facing challenges wrought by…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • EU Environmental Policies in Subnational Regions: The Case of Scotland and Bavaria book cover

    EU Environmental Policies in Subnational Regions

    The Case of Scotland and Bavaria, 1st Edition

    By Antje C.K. Brown

    This title was first published in 2001: Despite the fact that environmental directives are one of the strongest areas of policy decreed by the EU, it has a much poorer record when it comes to actual implementation of these policies. Instead of focusing on the traditional state-centrist accounts,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • Islands of Rainforest: Agroforestry, Logging and Eco-Tourism in Solomon Islands book cover

    Islands of Rainforest

    Agroforestry, Logging and Eco-Tourism in Solomon Islands, 1st Edition

    By Edvard Hviding, Tim Bayliss-Smith

    This title was first published in 2000: An original and thought-provoking analysis of modern initiatives in the tropical rain forest. While issues such as logging, eco-timber, eco-tourism have been widely analyzed from an outsider’s perspective, this book considers them from the local people’s…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

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