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  • The Bad Earth

    Environmental Degradation in China, 1st Edition

    By Vaclav Smil

    As China strives to significantly increase its economic output, the nation faces an acute deterioration of the physical resources from which this prodigious growth springs. Major problems include water shortages, the pollution of water, high levels of carcinogens in the air, accelerating erosion,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-20
    Routledge Revivals

  • Risk Analysis and Management - Trends, Challenges and Emerging Issues

    Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR 2017), June 5-9, 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ales Bernatik, Chongfu Huang, Olivier Salvi

    This book collects the papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR-2017) held in Ostrava/Prague, Czech Republic, on June 5-9, 2017, organized by VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. The overall theme of the sixth international…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    CRC Press
    Communications in Cybernetics, Systems Science and Engineering – Proceedings

  • Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Selby, Clemens Hoffmann

    Is global climate change likely to become a significant source of violent conflict, and should it therefore be seen as a national security challenge? Most Northern governments, militaries, think tanks and NGOs believe so, as do many academic researchers, on the grounds that increased temperatures,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16

  • China: Tackle the Challenge of Global Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Angang Hu, Qingyou Guan

    Global climate change is one of the challenges ever to confront humanity with the largest scale, widest scope and most far-reaching influence. As the biggest developing country with the largest population, China is the world’s leading consumer of coal and energy, and one of the worst-hit…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
    China Perspectives

  • The Two Degrees Dangerous Limit for Climate Change

    Public Understanding and Decision Making, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Shaw

    This book is about the history, present and future of one the most important policy ideas of the modern era – that there is a single, global dangerous amount of climate change. That dangerous amount of climate change is imagined as two degrees centigrade of global warming above the pre-industrial…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Accumulation

    The Material Politics of Plastic, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Gabrys, Gay Hawkins, Mike Michael

    From food punnets to credit cards, plastic facilitates every part of our daily lives. It has become central to processes of contemporary socio-material living. Universalised and abstracted, it is often treated as the passive object of political deliberations, or a problematic material demanding…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28

  • Aid Performance and Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Julian Caldecott

    The richer countries spend about US$165 billion yearly on overseas aid, mainly to keep human development going. These efforts are undermined by climate change, water-catchment damage, biodiversity loss, and desertification, and their interactions with social systems at all scales, which few aid…

    Paperback – 2017-04-19

  • National Climate Policy

    A Multi-field Approach, 1st Edition

    By Elin Lerum Boasson

    Failed attempts at producing ambitious global climate commitments and instruments have made it increasingly important for nation states to deliver climate policies. This in turn requires a better understanding of national climate policymaking.  In this book, Elin Lerum Boasson develops an…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

  • The Economics of Managing Chlorofluorocarbons

    Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by John H. Cumberland, James R. Hibbs, Irving Hoch

    Chlorofluorocarbons are known to be effective spray can propellants, solvents and refrigerators and were often used in deodorants, refrigerators and other goods. However, it was not known at the beginning of their use, the complex reaction that CFCs have on the earth’s climate. Originally published…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • Public Regulation of Site Selection for Nuclear Power Plants

    Present Procedures and Reform Proposals — An Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Ernest D. Klema, Robert L. West

    Public regulation of site-selection for nuclear power plants is woven into the fabric of the distinctively-American experience in exercising government control over privately-owned public utilities. Originally published in 1977, the authors have identified the various dimensions of public concern…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • Global Development and the Environment

    Perspectives on Sustainability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joel Darmstadter

    In preparation for the United Nation’s Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, this study aimed to detail enduring environmental issues that might or might not have been considered at the conference. Originally published earlier that year, Global Development and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-02
    Routledge Revivals

  • Economics and Episodic Disease

    The Benefits of Preventing a Giardiasis Outbreak, 1st Edition

    By Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, Walter O. Spofford Jr.

    Originally published in 1991, this study uses the 1983 outbreak of Giardiasis in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania as a case study to explore the social costs of waterborne illnesses to a community. With over 6,000 people affected in that particular case, Economics and Episodic Disease emphasises the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21
    Routledge Revivals

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