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  • Transboundary Water Management

    Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anton Earle, Anders Jägerskog, Joakim Öjendal

    The management of water resources across boundaries, whether sub-national or international, is one of the most difficult challenges facing water managers today. The upstream exploitation or diversion of groundwater or rivers can have devastating consequences for those living downstream, and…

    Paperback – 2010-08-25

  • Capacity Development in Practice

    1st Edition

    By Jan Ubels, Naa-Aku Acquaye-Baddoo, Alan Fowler

    The international development community invests billions of dollars to improve organisational capacity. But real-life practice is poorly understood and undervalued as a distinct professional domain. Written by practitioners, this innovative publication is designed to make capacity development more…

    Paperback – 2010-07-28

  • Rationality and the Environment

    Decision-making in Environmental Politics and Assessment, 1st Edition

    By Bo Elling

    Environmental assessment and management involve the production of scientific knowledge and its use in decision-making processes. The result is that within these essentially rational, political assessment frameworks, experts are creating and applying scientific knowledge for decision and management…

    Paperback – 2010-06-30

  • Rice Biofortification

    Lessons for Global Science and Development, 1st Edition

    By Sally Brooks

    Biofortification – the enrichment of staple food crops with essential micronutrients – has been heralded as a uniquely sustainable solution to the problem of micronutrient deficiency or 'hidden hunger'. Considerable attention and resources are being directed towards the biofortification of rice –…

    Paperback – 2010-06-30
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Epidemics

    Science, Governance and Social Justice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Sarah Dry

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for…

    Paperback – 2010-06-25
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Trust in Risk Management

    Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind, 1st Edition

    By Timothy C. Earle

    Edited by Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher

    Trust is an important factor in risk management, affecting judgements of risk and benefit, technology acceptance and other forms of cooperation. In this book the world's leading risk researchers explore all aspects of trust as it relates to risk management and communication. The authors draw on a…

    Paperback – 2010-06-16
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Issues of the Day

    100 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy, 1st Edition

    By Ian W.H. Parry, Felicia Day

    Issues of the Day provides an easy way for students, academics, journalists, policymakers, and the public to learn about a diverse range of policy issues affecting the environment, energy, transportation, and public health. Each commentary gives a short assessment of a topic, summarizing in a…

    Paperback – 2010-05-20
    RFF Report

  • Natural Capitalism

    The Next Industrial Revolution, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins

    On its first publication 10 years ago, Natural Capitalism rocked the world of business with its innovative new approach - an approach that fused ecological integrity with business acumen using the radical concept of natural capitalism. This 10th-anniversary edition features a new Introduction by…

    Paperback – 2010-04-30

  • The Placemaker's Guide to Building Community

    1st Edition

    By Nabeel Hamdi

    From the author of Small Change comes this engaging guide to placemaking, packed with practical skills and tools that architects, planners, urban designers and other built environment specialists need in order to engage effectively with development work in any context. Drawing on four decades of…

    Paperback – 2010-04-23
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Dynamic Sustainabilities

    Technology, Environment, Social Justice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones, Andy Stirling

    Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges of our times. These must be met in a world of rapid, interconnected change in environments, societies…

    Paperback – 2010-04-23
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Avian Influenza

    Science, Policy and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Scoones

    Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the…

    Paperback – 2010-04-16
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Business Planning for Turbulent Times

    New Methods for Applying Scenarios, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Rafael Ramirez, John W. Selsky, Kees van der Heijden

    The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects exemplified by the implosion of financial markets and economies around the globe. This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal…

    Paperback – 2010-04-02
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

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