Physical Geography Products

  • The Ganges River Basin

    Status and Challenges in Water, Environment and Livelihoods

    Edited by Luna Bharati, Bharat R. Sharma, Vladimir Smakhtin

    The Ganges is one of the most complex yet fascinating river systems in the world. The basin is characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity from climatic, hydrological, geomorphological, cultural, environmental and socio-economic perspectives. More than 500 million people are directly or…

    Hardback – 2016-08-24 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World

  • The Volta River Basin

    Water for Food, Economic Growth and Environment

    Edited by Timothy O. Williams, Marloes L. Mul, Charles A. Biney, Vladimir Smakhtin

    The Volta River Basin (VRB) is an important transboundary basin in West Africa that covers approximately 410,000 square kilometres across six countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. Its natural resources sustain the livelihoods of its population and contribute to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World

  • Constructed Wetlands and Sustainable Development

    By Gary Austin, Kongjian Yu

    This book explains how with careful planning and design, the functions and performance of constructed wetlands can provide a huge range of benefits to humans and the environment. It documents the current designs and specifications for free water surface wetlands, horizontal and vertical subsurface…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge

  • Weather Radar Polarimetry

    By Guifu Zhang

    This book presents the fundamentals of polarimetric radar remote sensing through understanding wave scattering and propagation in geophysical media filled with hydrometers and other objects. The text characterizes the physical, statistical, and electromagnetic properties of hydrometers and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    CRC Press

  • Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability

    The Impact on Renewable Resources

    Edited by Muyiwa Adaramola

    Renewable resources such as wind, solar, and geothermal are often perceived as being the answer to the fossil fuel crisis. Ironically, however, climate change may also negatively impact on these energy sources. All forms of renewable energy are somewhat sensitive to climate variation. This new…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Asian Perspectives on Water Policy

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Asian countries are not homogenous. They are in different stages of social and economic development, with cultural conditions and institutional and legal frameworks varying from one country to another. Therefore, how water can be successfully managed differs from one country to another. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime

    Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre

    Edited by Gregory Rose

    Huge quantities of natural resources are illegally harvested and their proceeds laundered in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering corruption and undermining environmental governance. Most illegal exploitation and pollution occurs in countries with poor governance capacities, but much of the sale for…

    Paperback – 2016-07-09 
    Routledge

  • Nineteenth-Century Energies

    Literature, Technology, Culture

    Edited by Lynn Voskuil

    Nineteenth-Century Energies explores the idea of ‘energy’, a concept central to new directions in interdisciplinary studies today. It examines the cultural perceptions and uses of energy in the nineteenth century – both in terms of pure and applied science, and as an idea with widespread diffusion…

    Hardback – 2016-06-27 
    Routledge

  • Responsible Mining

    Key Principles for Industry Integrity

    By Sara Bice

    Mining can have negative environmental and social impacts, but can also be responsible. However corporations have little impetus to act responsibly without being held to account by an informed and active public, and by strong institutions and governments which not only create but also enforce…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

  • Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance

    Edited by Janice Gray, Cameron Holley, Rosemary Rayfuse

    Governance of global water resources presents one of the most confounding challenges in contemporary natural resource governance. With considerable government, citizen and financial donor attention devoted to a range of international, transnational and domestic laws and policies aimed at protecting…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • GIS for Environmental Applications

    A practical approach

    By Xuan Zhu

    GIS for Environmental Applications provides a practical introduction to the principles, methods, techniques and tools in GIS for spatial data management, analysis, modelling and visualisation, and their applications in environmental problem solving and decision making. It covers the fundamental…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-06-01 
    Routledge

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