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  • Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification

    Technology and Policy Challenges in the Face of Climate Change

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    Sustainable Intensification (SI) has recently emerged as a key concept for agricultural development, recognising that yields must increase to feed a growing world population, but that this must be achieved without damage to the environment, on finite land resources and while preserving social…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Commodity Derivatives

    A Guide for Future Practitioners

    By Paul E. Peterson

    Commodity Derivatives: A Guide for Future Practitioners describes the origins and uses of these important markets. Commodities are often used as inputs in the production of other products, and commodity prices are notoriously volatile. Derivatives include forwards, futures, options and swaps; all…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge

  • The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research

    Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity

    Edited by Fabien Girard, Christine Frison

    The joint challenges of population increase, food security and conservation of agrobiodiversity demand a rethink of plant breeding and agricultural research from a different perspective. While more food is undeniably needed, the key question is rather about how to produce it in a way…

    Hardback – 2018-04-12 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

    Food Security in a Changing Environment

    Edited by Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco

    A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting…

    Hardback – 2018-03-21 
    Routledge
    Environment for Development

  • Innovation Leadership

    By David G Gliddon, William J Rothwell

    A leader's ability to discover and implement innovations is crucial to adapting to changing technologies and customer preferences, enhancing employee creativity, developing new products, supporting market competitiveness, and sustaining economic growth. Gliddon and Rothwell provide an exciting and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology

    By Tim Horberry, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Lisa J. Steiner

    This book introduces Human-Centered Design (HCD) and outlines the benefits of the approach for mining equipment and new technology. It is a process that aims to make equipment and systems more usable and acceptable by focusing on the end user, their tasks, their work environment, or use context.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09 
    CRC Press

  • An Econometric Model of the U.S. Copper and Aluminum Industries

    How Cost Changes Affect Substitution and Recycling

    By Margaret E. Slade

    Originally published in 1984. This book addresses the economics of the changing mineral industry, which is highly affected by energy economics. The study estimates, in quantitative terms, the short- to mid-term consequences of rising energy prices alongside falling ore quality for the copper and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Econometrics

  • Routledge Revivals: Maritime Boundaries and Ocean Resources (1987)

    Edited by Gerald Henry Blake

    First published in 1987, Maritime Boundaries and Ocean Resources is a collection of essays which examines the political jurisdiction of ocean boundaries and the affects that this has on the world’s oceans. It examines how the intensification of ocean use has raised questions of how rational…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Seafood

    Ocean to the Plate

    By Richard Wilk, Shingo Hamada

    Seafood draws on controversial themes in the interdisciplinary field of food studies, with case studies from different eras and geographic regions. Using familiar commodities, this accessible book will help students understand cutting-edge issues in sustainability and ask readers to think about the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Mining and Sustainable Development

    Current Issues

    Edited by Sumit. K. Lodhia

    Mining is a transformative activity which has numerous economic, social and environmental impacts. These impacts can be both positive and adverse, enhancing as well as disrupting economies, ecosystems and communities. The extractive industries have been criticised heavily for their adverse impacts…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

  • Resource Recovery from Waste

    Business Models for Energy, Nutrient and Water Reuse in Low- and Middle-income Countries

    Edited by Miriam Otoo, Pay Drechsel

    Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09 
    Routledge

  • The Resource Curse Re-examined

    The Role of Extractive Industry in Development

    Edited by Elissaios Papyrakis

    There has been a lot of interest within the scientific and policy communities in the ‘resource curse’; that is, the tendency of mineral rich economies to turn into development failures. Yet, after more than 20 years of intensive research and action, ‘the curse’ still lingers as a very real global…

    Hardback – 2018-01-17 
    Routledge

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