Environmental Studies Products

  • The Political Economy of Soil Erosion in Developing Countries

    By Piers Blaikie

    First published in 1985. This book examines wide variety of ways in which environmental deterioration, in particular soil erosion, can be viewed and the implicit political judgements that often inform them. Using the context of developing countries, where the effects tend to be more acute due to…

    Hardback – 2016-01-11 

  • Rural Development and Urban-Bound Migration in Mexico

    By Arthur Silvers, Pierre Crosson

    Rapid growth of urban populations is a major characteristic of economic development and demographic change in developing countries leading to industrialisation and modernisation of major cities. Originally published in 1980, this study focusses on these issues using Mexico as a case study as well…

    Hardback – 2016-01-08 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Made Only in India

    Goods with geographical indications

    By Anu Kapur

    What makes Darjeeling tea, Pashmina shawl, Monsooned Malabar Arabica coffee and Chanderi saree special? Why is it that some goods derive their uniqueness through their inherent linkage to a place? In a pioneering study, this book explores this intriguing question in the Indian context across 199…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge India

  • Advances in Energy, Environment and Materials Science

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy, Environment and Materials Science (EEMS 2015), Guanghzou, P.R. China, August 25-26, 2015

    Edited by Yeping Wang, Jianhua Zhao

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    CRC Press

  • Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

    Edited by Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld, Dana R. Fisher

    Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and ecologies that we are a part of, the plants and animals that we…

    Paperback – 2016-01-02 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation from Better Management of Rivers

    Edited by Jamie Pittock

    Climate change is dramatically affecting freshwater supplies, particularly in the developing world. The papers in this volume present a powerful case for and exploration of different freshwater adaptation strategies in the face of global climatic change. The volume centres on six detailed case…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Climate and Development Series

  • Human Ecology

    Edited by Markus Nauser, Dieter Steiner

    We face an environmental catastrophe of global proportions. The ecological rationality of modern society, and of science in particular, is in question. Science still responds to crises at the level of technocratic expertise, and still treats society as an adaptive system. By bringing together a…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 

  • Carbon Markets

    An International Business Guide

    By Arnauld Brohe, Nick Eyre, Nicholas Howarth

    Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 award. This book is a comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding the opportunities offered by regulated and voluntary carbon markets for tackling climate change. Coverage includes: - An overview of the problem of climate change,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Controlling Tropical Deforestation

    Edited by Alan Grainger

    Tropical rain forest is being cleared so rapidly and on such a scale that it is a major global environmental problem, threatening the survival of half of the world's plant and animal species and contributing to global climate change through the greenhouse effect. But, despite widespread concern for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Mineral Wealth and Economic Development

    Edited by John E. Tilton

    Over the last several decades, many low-income mineral exporting countries have seen their per capita income decline or their standard of living stagnate. In this title, prominent analysts identify reasons behind the distressing economic performance of these countries including ineffective public…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28 
    Routledge Revivals

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