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  • Complexity and Creative Capacity

    Rethinking knowledge transfer, adaptive management and wicked environmental problems, 1st Edition

    By Kelly Chapman

    Complexity theories gained prominence in the 1990s with a focus on self-organising and complex adaptive systems. Since then, complexity theory has become one of the fastest growing topics in both the natural and social sciences, and touted as a revolutionary way of understanding the behaviour of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge

  • Ecological Modeling

    In a Resource Management Framework, 1st Edition

    Edited by Clifford S. Russell

    This volume, originally published in 1975, grew out of Resources for the Future’s involvement as a consultant to the Marine Ecosystem Analysis programme management within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency. Here, researchers look at the state of the art in aquatic ecological modelling in a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commons

    The Paracommons and Paradoxes of Natural Resource Losses, Wastes and Wastages, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Lankford

    The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Ecological Systems Integrity

    Governance, law and human rights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Westra, Janice Gray, Vasiliki Karageorgou

    Environmental law and governance are the cornerstones of global efforts to conserve the environment, protect resources and ensure fair and equitable outcomes for all of the planet's inhabitants. This book presents a series of thought-provoking chapters which consider the place of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Utopias and the Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Berry

    Utopias and the Environment explores the way in which the kind of ‘dreaming’, or re-visioning, known as the ‘utopian imaginary’ takes environmental concerns into account. This kind of creative intervention is increasingly important in an era of ecological crisis, as we witness the failure of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development

    Exploring the nexus of private and public interests, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lez Rayman-Bacchus, Philip R. Walsh

    Corporate responsibility and sustainable development are two concepts that may be able to reconcile many of the big challenges facing the world; challenges such as tensions between respect for the natural environment, social justice, and economic development; the long view versus short-term…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainability and Business

  • Dictionary of Sustainability

    1st Edition

    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

  • Earth Jurisprudence

    Private Property and the Environment, 1st Edition

    By Peter D. Burdon

    The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter of a human property relationship. Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Energy Development in the Southwest

    Problems of Water, Fish and Wildlife in the Upper Colorado River Basin, 1st Edition

    Edited by Walter O. Spofford, Jr., Alfred L. Parker, Allen V. Kneese

    First published in 1980, the first volume of Energy Development in the Southwest analyses four potential energy development scenarios for the Four Corner states (i.e., Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) and for the Upper Colorado River Basin, based on alternative national energy…

    Paperback – 2017-04-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Nation Looks at its Resources

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henry Jarrett

    The Nation Looks at its Resources records the key points of the Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future held in Washington in 1953. Originally published in 1954, this report reveals the concern felt by those attending the conference about the mounting pressure on our resources from the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge Revivals

  • Energy Modeling

    Art Science Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Milton F. Searl

    In 1973, a seminar was held by Resources for the Future to bring together the new and growing community of scholars researching into the general field of energy modelling. Originally published in the same year, this report gathers together all of the papers presented at that seminar in order to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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