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  • 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

  • The Atlas of Human Rights

    Mapping Violations of Freedom Worldwide, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Fagan

    Human rights have become synonymous with legal, political, social and even economic justice - as a means of overcoming oppression and discrimination irrespective of nationality, class, creed, gender, ethnicity, or even ideological commitment. As global governments are increasingly using a threat of…

    Paperback – 2010-06-11
    The Earthscan Atlas

  • 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

  • Forests for People

    Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne M. Larson, Deborah Barry, Ganga Ram Dahal, Carol Jean Pierce Colfer

    Who has rights to forests and forest resources? In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them. This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially…

    Paperback – 2010-02-24
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Good Cop/Bad Cop

    Environmental NGOs and Their Strategies toward Business, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Lyon

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an increasingly prominent role in addressing complex environmental issues such as climate change, persistent bio-accumulative pollutants, and the conservation of biodiversity. At the same time, the landscape in which they operate is changing rapidly.…

    Paperback – 2010-02-23

  • Governing Uncertainty

    Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Bosso

    Nanotechnology promises to transform the materials of everyday life, leading to smaller and more powerful computers, more durable plastics and fabrics, cheap and effective water purification systems, more efficient solar panels and storage batteries, and medical devices capable of tracking down and…

    Paperback – 2010-02-23

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