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  • Genes from the Wild

    Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food and Raw Materials

    By Robert Prescott-Allen, Christine Prescott-Allen

    Tomatoes could not be grown commercially without the help of their wild relatives. A single wild species of rice has helped double rice production in Asia. Wild silk-worms are enabling India to expand its silk industry. A wild carp with resistance to cold has been used to extend Soviet carp…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Asking the Earth

    Farms, Forestry and Survival in India

    By Winin Pereira, Jeremy Seabrook

    The need to produce food without the destructive chemical horrors of much modern farming, for an intelligent use of dwindling natural resources and for humane forms of production is universal, the practice is limited. This book is an account of one, large, instance of success in practice.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Saving the Seed

    Genetic diversity and European agriculture

    By Renee Vellve

    Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • No Timber Without Trees

    Sustainability in the tropical forest

    By Duncan Poore

    Much of the world's tropical timber is still supplied from natural forest, but under current systems of management the forests are rapidly becoming exhausted. Unless management practices change to become genuinely sustainable, neither the forests nor the essential contribution of the timber…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • 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 – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Plantation Politics

    Forest plantations in development

    By Caroline Sargent, Stephen Bass

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Saving the Tropical Forests

    By Judith Gradwohl, Russell Greenberg

    The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor. This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • The Forest Certification Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Ruth Nussbaum, Markku Simula

    First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Trees, People and Power

    By Peter Utting

    Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation

    Barents Sea Scenarios

    Edited by Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik, Alexei Bambulyak, Ove Gudmestad, Indra Overland, Anatoly Zolotukhin

    The Arctic region contains large amounts of natural resources considered necessary to sustain global economic growth, so it is unsurprising that it is increasingly susceptible to political, economic, environmental, and even military conflicts. This book looks in detail at the preconditions and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • Sustainable Forest Management

    From Concept to Practice

    Edited by John L. Innes, Anna V. Tikina

    Sustainable Forest Management provides the necessary material to educate students about forestry and the contemporary role of forests in ecosystems and society. This comprehensive textbook on the concept and practice of sustainable forest management sets the standard for practice…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus

    Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows

    Edited by Bram Büscher, Veronica Davidov

    Ecotourism and natural resource extraction may be seen as contradictory pursuits, yet in reality they often take place side by side, sometimes even supported by the same institutions. Existing academic and policy literatures generally overlook the phenomenon of ecotourism in areas concurrently…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

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