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  • The Endangered Species Act and Federalism

    Effective Conservation through Greater State Commitment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kaush Arha, Barton H. Thompson Jr.

    States today play a major role in implementing and enforcing environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. A thirty year review of ESA identified state leadership in species conservation as a necessary element in better conserving the…

    Hardback – 2011-08-08

  • Confronting Biopiracy

    Challenges, Cases and International Debates, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Robinson

    'Biopiracy' refers either to the unauthorized extraction of biological resources, such as plants with medicinal properties, and associated traditional knowledge from indigenous peoples and local communities, or to the patenting of spurious 'inventions' based on such knowledge or resources without…

    Paperback – 2011-08-03

  • Out of the Mainstream

    Water Rights, Politics and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches, Armando Guevara-Gil

    Water is not only a source of life and culture. It is also a source of power, conflicting interests and identity battles. Rights to materially access, culturally organize and politically control water resources are poorly understood by mainstream scientific approaches and hardly addressed by…

    Paperback – 2011-08-02

  • Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the European Union

    The Espoo Convention and its Kiev Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Marsden, Timo Koivurova

    This book examines 'The Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context', which celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its adoption in 2011, and its 'Kiev Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment' which came into force in July 2010. In addition to…

    Hardback – 2011-08-01

  • Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security

    Stakeholder Perspectives on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Frison, Francisco Lopez, Jose Esquinas-Alcazar

    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is a pivotal piece of recent legislation, providing a route map for the use of such resources for sustainable agriculture and food security. Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security explains clearly the…

    Paperback – 2011-07-26
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

    A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning, 2nd Edition

    By Erich Hoyt

    The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new…

    Paperback – 2011-07-13
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Repowering Communities

    Small-Scale Solutions for Large-Scale Energy Problems, 1st Edition

    By Prashant Vaze, Stephen Tindale

    Energy policy is at a crossroads. Attempts to meet targets for carbon emissions, energy security and affordable energy for vulnerable households are all on a trajectory to failure. Aggressive ambitions to roll out huge off-shore wind, nuclear and clean coal plants are proposed, but without any…

    Paperback – 2011-07-11

  • Dynamics of Disaster

    Lessons on Risk, Response and Recovery, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Allen, Rachel A. Dowty Beech

    Disasters are the result of complex interactions between social and natural forces, acting at multiple scales from the individual and community to the organisational, national and international level. Effective disaster planning, response and recovery require an understanding of these interacting…

    Hardback – 2011-04-28
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity

    A Planet in Peril, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Felix Dodds

    Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the threats presented to human security and well-being by the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity recently confirmed as one of the critical 'planetary boundaries' that has already been exceeded.…

    Paperback – 2011-04-22

  • Regulating Technology

    International Harmonization and Local Realities, 1st Edition

    By Patrick van Zwanenberg, Adrian Ely, Adrian Smith

    Examining the regulation of technologies, this book explores how the drive to harmonize regulatory policies across the world is at odds with the increasingly diverse local settings in which they are implemented. The authors use a 'framings' approach that starts with the concerns and experiences of…

    Paperback – 2011-04-05
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • The Politics of Asbestos

    Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest, 1st Edition

    By Linda Waldman

    Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrializing and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork in the UK, India and South Africa, explores people's understandings of their illness,…

    Paperback – 2011-03-18
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Global Corruption Report: Climate Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Transparency International

    The global response to climate change will demand unprecedented international cooperation, deep economic transformation and resource transfers at a significant scale. Corruption threatens to jeopardise these efforts. Transparency International's Global Corruption Report: Climate Change is the…

    Paperback – 2011-03-18

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