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Dictionary of Sustainability

The Dictionary of Sustainability provides clear and accurate definitions of the extensive vocabulary that has developed in this emerging and interdisciplinary field, saving considerable time from searching through the massive quantity of information of differing degrees of quality that is available through the Internet.

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  • Regreening the Built Environment

    Nature, Green Space, and Sustainability

    By Michael A Richards

    Regreening the Built Environment examines the relationship between the built environment and nature and demonstrates how rethinking the role and design of infrastructure can environmentally, economically, and socially sustain the earth. In the past, infrastructure and green or park spaces have…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment

    Edited by Sherilyn MacGregor

    The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflections and empirical research from leading researchers and practitioners working in this transdisciplinary and transnational academic field. Over the course of the book, these contributors provide…

    Hardback – 2017-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Protecting Traditional Knowledge

    The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

    Edited by Daniel F. Robinson, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Pedro Roffe

    This is the first comprehensive review of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established in 2000. It provides an in-depth consideration of the key thematic areas within WIPO discussions – genetic resources (GRs), traditional knowledge (TK)…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

  • Agronomy for Development

    The Politics of Knowledge in Agricultural Research

    Edited by James Sumberg

    Over the last decade there has been renewed interest in food security and the state of the global food system. Population growth, climate change and food price spikes have combined to focus new attention on the technologies and institutions that underpin the production and consumption of food that…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Risk Conundrums

    Solving Unsolvable Problems

    Edited by Roger E Kasperson

    A risk conundrum can be viewed as a risk that poses major issues in assessment, and whose management is not easily engaged. Such perplexing problems can either paralyze or badly delay risk analysis and directions for progression. Rather than simply focusing on the progress in risk analysis that has…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Community Management of Rural Water Supply

    Case Studies of Success from India

    By Paul Hutchings, Richard Franceys, Stef Smits, Snehalatha Mekala

    The supply of reliable and safe water is a key challenge for developing countries, particularly India. Community management has long been the declared model for rural water supply and is recognised to be critical for its implementation and success. Based on 20 detailed successful…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Communicating Development with Communities

    By Linje Manyozo

    Development theory and practice are often taught in a manner that strips them of their historical context and obscures alternative intellectual assumptions and critical frameworks. This prevents students from acquiring a holistic understanding of the world and consequently, when it comes to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • The Nature State

    Rethinking the History of Conservation

    Edited by Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Matthew Kelly, Claudia Leal, Emily Wakild

    This volume brings together case studies from around the globe (including China, Latin America, the Philippines, Namibia, India and Europe) to explore the history of nature conservation in the twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the state, a central actor in these efforts, which is often taken…

    Hardback – 2017-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Inhabitable Infrastructures

    Science fiction or urban future?

    By CJ Lim

    Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?, the follow up to Food City and Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, from one of the world’s leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • Reconnecting People and Water

    Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management

    By Liz Sharp

    Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration

    Edited by Stuart K. Allison, Stephen D. Murphy

    Ecological restoration is a rapidly evolving discipline that is engaged with developing both methodologies and strategies for repairing damaged and polluted ecosystems and environments. During the last decade the rapid pace of climate change coupled with continuing habitat destruction and the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • Environmental History of Modern Migrations

    Edited by Marco Armiero, Richard Tucker

    In the age of climate change, the possibility that dramatic environmental transformations might cause the dislocation of millions of people has become not only a matter for scientific speculation or science-fiction narratives, but the object of strategic planning and military analysis.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Dictionary of Sustainability

    By Margaret Robertson

    The Dictionary of Sustainability provides clear and accurate definitions of the extensive vocabulary that has developed in this emerging and interdisciplinary field, saving considerable time from searching through the massive quantity of information of differing degrees of quality that is available…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Nature

    Challenging Disciplinary Boundaries

    Edited by Aurélie Choné, Isabelle Hajek, Philippe Hamman

    Contemporary ideas of nature were largely shaped by schools of thought from Western cultural history and philosophy until the present-day concerns with environmental change and biodiversity conservation. There are many different ways of conceptualising nature in epistemological terms, reflecting…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Food, Agriculture and Social Change

    The Everyday Vitality of Latin America

    Edited by Stephen Sherwood, Alberto Arce, Myriam Paredes

    In recent years, food studies scholarship has tended to focus on a number of increasingly abstract, largely unquestioned concepts with regard to how capital, markets and states organize and operate. This has led to a gulf between public policy and people’s realities with food as experienced in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Just Conservation

    Biodiversity, Wellbeing and Sustainability

    By Adrian Martin

    Loss of biodiversity is one of the great environmental challenges facing humanity but unfortunately efforts to reduce the rate of loss have so far failed. At the same time, these efforts have too often resulted in unjust social outcomes in which people living in or near to areas designated for…

    Paperback – 2017-05-04
    Routledge
    Earthscan Conservation and Development

  • Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science

    Epistemic and Cultural Shifts in Computer-based Modelling and Simulation

    Edited by Matthias Heymann, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Martin Mahony

    In recent decades, science has experienced a revolutionary shift. The development and extensive application of computer modelling and simulation has transformed the knowledge‐making practices of scientific fields as diverse as astro‐physics, genetics, robotics and demography. This epistemic…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Design for Life

    Creating Meaning in a Distracted World

    By Stuart Walker

    Stuart Walker’s design work has been described as life-changing, inspiring, disturbing and ferocious. Drawing on an extraordinarily diverse range of sources and informed by creative practice, Design for Life penetrates to the heart of modern culture and the malaise that underlies today’s moral…

    Paperback – 2017-04-04
    Routledge

  • Making Climate Compatible Development Happen

    Edited by Fiona Nunan

    Making Climate Compatible Development Happen introduces readers to the concept of climate compatible development (CCD) through exploring what it might look like, how it could be achieved in practice and identifying challenges and dilemmas raised by CCD. The book brings together research that…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21
    Routledge

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Sustainable Tourism

Megan explains in her new book why rapid global tourism development requires new educational, business, policy and environmental solutions. Here she answers our questions about issues surrounding her book.  Read Megan Epler Wood interview

Sustainability at Work

Marilyn Waite, author of Sustainability at Work: Careers that make a difference

Marilyn Waite, author of  Sustainability at Work: Careers that make a difference has written three articles that will help everyone who wants to have both a successful career and a career that makes a positive difference in society.

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Climate Change Research FreeBook Climate Change Research is at the heart of the Sustainability debate. 

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Sustainability Teaching

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Pathways to Sustainable Agriculture FreeBook

Pathways to Sustainable Agriculture FreeBook

This FreeBook highlights some of the major findings that have emerged over the last decade of the STEPS Centre’s research on sustainable agriculture.

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It draws on four books which address three themes central to understanding how pathways emerge in agriculture, and how sustainability, is or indeed is not, generated. The three themes are: framing (how we understand agriculture and its roles in development), practice (how agriculture and agricultural research is carried out, and by whom) and governance (how agriculture is regulated and controlled).Sustainable Diets


Sustainable Diets

Pathways to Sustainable Agriculture FreeBook

In this exclusive blog post, Pamela Mason and Tim Lang, authors of Sustainable Diets: How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System argue for the need to address the huge problems within the food system by shifting what we eat.

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