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  • Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of…

    Paperback – 2013-12-16
    Routledge

  • Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation

    Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications

    Edited by Essam Yassin Mohammed

    Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ‘ecosystem services’, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are…

    Paperback – 2013-11-22
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Urban Ecosystems

    Understanding the Human Environment

    By Robert A. Francis, Michael A. Chadwick

    With over half of the global human population living in urban regions, urban ecosystems may now represent the contemporary and future human environment. Consisting of green space and the built environment, they harbour a wide range of species, yet are not well understood.  This book aims…

    Paperback – 2013-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

    Edited by Enzo Pranzini, Allan Williams

    Europe has a long history of managing coastal erosion through a variety of protection strategies, from the defences of the Venice lagoons to coastal land reclamation in the Netherlands.  This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe and a comparative analysis of…

    Hardback – 2013-02-25
    Routledge

  • Principles of Sustainable Aquaculture

    Promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Resilience

    By Stuart W. Bunting

    Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, principally fish, molluscs, crustaceans and marine algae. It has seen phenomenal worldwide growth in the past fifty years and many people view it as the best solution for the provision of high quality protein to feed the world's growing population,…

    Paperback – 2012-12-11
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Bankrupting Nature

    Denying Our Planetary Boundaries

    By Anders Wijkman, Johan Rockström

    This powerful book shows us that we are in deep denial about the magnitude of the global environmental challenges and resource constraints facing the world. Despite growing scientific consensus on major environmental threats as well as resource depletion, societies are largely continuing with…

    Hardback – 2012-11-05
    Routledge

  • Transforming Urban Waterfronts

    Fixity and Flow

    Edited by Gene Desfor, Jennefer Laidley, Quentin Stevens, Dirk Schubert

    In port cities around the world, waterfront development projects have been hailed both as spaces of promise and as crucial territorial wedges in twenty-first century competitive growth strategies. Frequently, these mega-projects have been intended to transform derelict docklands into communities of…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Geography

  • Taiwan's Environmental Struggle

    Toward a Green Silicon Island

    By Jack Williams, Ch’ang-yi David Chang

    Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia’s genuine ‘miracles’ of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Coastal Engineering

    Processes, Theory and Design Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming

    Historically, much harm has been done by well-meaning coastal engineering attempts, which seemed like good ideas on paper but which failed to allow for practical issues. For this reason, it is vital that theories and models are well grounded in practice. This second edition brings the models and…

    Paperback – 2011-12-14
    CRC Press

  • The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations

    Managing Environmental Power

    By Michael R. Greenberg

    This book is about a subject that Michael Greenberg has worked on and lived with for almost forty years. He was brought up in the south Bronx at a time when his neighborhood suffered from terrible air and noise pollution, and domestic waste went untreated into the Hudson River. For him,…

    Paperback – 2011-11-28
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

  • Physical Geography: The Basics

    By Joseph Holden

    Physical Geography: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the interactions, systems and processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the physical world around us. This book introduces five key aspects of the study of physical geography: atmosphere, weather and climate systems…

    Paperback – 2011-04-27
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation, Second Edition

    By John G. Lyon, Lynn Krise Lyon

    Wetland identification, although theoretically straightforward, is not cut and dry as a practice. Despite the time and expense, it is an economic and environmental necessity. The Definitive Guide to the Practice of Wetland Identification The second edition of the bestselling Practical Handbook…

    Hardback – 2011-03-21
    CRC Press
    Mapping Science

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