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  • Managing the Planet

    The politics of the new millennium, 1st Edition

    By Norman Moss

    We are at a watershed of history. The human race is now so numerous and its technological power so great that we are having an unprecedented impact on the biosphere, the entire planet. The need to control this impact is giving rise to a new kind of politics - the politics of the planet. The most…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12

  • A Web of Prevention

    Biological Weapons, Life Sciences and the Governance of Research, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Rappert, Caitriona McLeish

    Web of Prevention provides a timely contribution to the current debate about life science research and its implications for security. It is an informative guide for both experts and the public. It is a forward-looking contribution covering both ends of the equation and creates momentum for the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Governing a Common Sea

    Environmental Policies in the Baltic Sea Region, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marko Joas, Detlef Jahn, Kristine Kern

    �This is a very welcome volume, and it will reach a large audience and readership among those involved in these issues from a truly multidisciplinary perspective; in essence, a much needed book!� Erik Bonsdorff, professor of marine biology at �bo Akademi University, Finland �This timely volume…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15

  • Unnatural Selection

    The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

    With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Contested Waterscapes in the Mekong Region

    Hydropower, Livelihoods and Governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Francois Molle, Tira Foran, Mira Kakonen

    The catchment area of the Mekong River and its tributaries extends from China, through Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and to Vietnam. The water resources of the Mekong region - from the Irrawaddy and Nu-Salween in the west, across the Chao Phraya to the Lancang-Mekong and Red River in the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17

  • Implementing the Precautionary Principle

    Approaches from the Nordic Countries, EU and USA, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicolas de Sadeleer

    From fisheries to persistent organic pollutants to climate change itself, no other environmental principle in environmental law has produced as much controversy as the precautionary principle. Unlike a preventive approach in which action is taken provided that the threats to the environment are…

    Paperback – 2014-04-14

  • Trust in Cooperative 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. Drawing on a wide…

    Paperback – 2014-04-14
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • The Community Planning Handbook

    How People Can Shape Their Cities, Towns and Villages in Any Part of the World, 2nd Edition

    By Nick Wates

    Growing numbers of residents are getting involved with professionals in shaping their local environment, and there is now a powerful menu of tools available, from design workshops to electronic maps. The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners…

    Paperback – 2014-04-07
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Planetary Economics

    Energy, climate change and the three domains of sustainable development, 1st Edition

    By Michael Grubb

      How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant.  The foundational…

    Hardback – 2014-03-19

  • A Theory of Intergenerational Justice

    1st Edition

    By Joerg Chet Tremmel

    The appeal to 'our obligations to future generations' is one of the most forceful, emotional and effective arguments available to politicians and citizens and is the cornerstone of all modern policies aimed at sustainable development. Yet, the exact nature and extent of these obligations are…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14

  • Urban Access for the 21st Century

    Finance and Governance Models for Transport Infrastructure, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elliott D. Sclar, Måns Lönnroth, Christian Wolmar

    This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. For most of the last century cities have followed a path of dependency on car dominated urban transport favouring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century seeks to change this. Policies need to be more inclusive…

    Paperback – 2014-02-26

  • Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    1st Edition

    Edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after…

    Paperback – 2014-02-24
    Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

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