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  • Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power

    Evolution and exploitation, 1st Edition

    By James F. Hancock

    Over the last five centuries, plantation crops have represented the best and worst of industrialized agriculture – "best" through their agronomic productivity and global commercial success, and "worst" as examples of exploitative colonialism, conflict and ill-treatment of workers. This book traces…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Land Degradation and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Piers Blaikie, Harold Brookfield

    Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Constructed Wetlands and Sustainable Development

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-08-26
    Routledge

  • Weather Radar Polarimetry

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-08-01
    CRC Press

  • Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wil de Jong, Denyse Snelder, Noboru Ishikawa

    Natural resources often stretch across borders that separate modern nation states. This can create conflict and limit opportunities for regulated consumption of their goods and services, but also provide opportunities for joint multinational efforts that exceed single country capabilities. This…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge

  • Asian Perspectives on Water Policy

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Hillslope Form

    1st Edition

    By A. J. Parsons

    The study of hillslopes is a central element of geomorphology, and has been the cause of many of the major methodological disputes in the subject. This book describes the present state of knowledge of hillslope form, the results of measurements of hillslope form and points to unresolved problems in…

    Paperback – 2016-07-08
    Routledge

  • Global Sustainability

    Bending the Curve, 1st Edition

    By Gilberto C. Gallopín, Paul D. Raskin

    Unprecedented levels of wealth, technology and institutional capacity can forge a just, peaceful and ecologically resilient future. However, the authors argue, social polarization, geo-political conflict and environmental degradation are threatening the long-term well-being of humanity and the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-08
    Routledge
    Routledge/SEI Global Environment and Development Series

  • Climate, Change and Risk

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Downing, A. Olsthoorn, R.S.J. Tol

    Climate, Change and Risk presents an overview of 'extreme' weather related events and our ability to cope with them. It focuses on society's responses, insurance matters and methodologies for the analysis of climatic hazards. Drawing on worldwide research from the leading names in the field this…

    Paperback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge

  • Responsible Mining

    Key Principles for Industry Integrity, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-06-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

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