Environment & Sustainability Textbooks New textbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year

We are proud to present our Environment & Sustainability textbook catalogue! Browse our selection of titles designed for the classroom and focusing on a wide range of key areas in these important and expanding fields.

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  • Contemporary Climate Change Debates

    A Student Primer, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Hulme

    Contemporary Climate Change Debates is an innovative textbook which tackles some of the difficult questions raised by climate change. For the complex policy challenges surrounding climate adaptation and resilience, structured debates become effective learning devices for students. This book is…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Towards a Climate-Neutral Europe

    Curbing the Trend, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jos Delbeke, Peter Vis

    This book explains the EU’s climate policies in an accessible way, to demonstrate the step-by-step approach that has been used to develop these policies, and the ways in which they have been tested and further improved in the light of experience. The latest changes to the legislation are fully…

    Hardback – 2019-11-06 
    Routledge

  • The Age of Sustainability

    Just Transitions in a Complex World, 1st Edition

    By Mark Swilling

    With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports…

    Paperback – 2019-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • The Anthropocene

    Key Issues for the Humanities, 1st Edition

    By Eva Horn, Hannes Bergthaller

    The Anthropocene is a concept which challenges the foundations of humanities scholarship as it is traditionally understood. It calls not only for closer engagement with the natural sciences but also for a synthetic approach bringing together insights from the various subdisciplines in the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

  • Water Politics

    Governance, Justice and the Right to Water, 1st Edition

    Edited by Farhana Sultana, Alex Loftus

    Scholarship on the right to water has proliferated in interesting and unexpected ways in recent years. This book broadens existing discussions on the right to water in order to shed critical light on the pathways, pitfalls, prospects, and constraints that exist in achieving global goals, as well as…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

    2nd Edition

    By Arjen Y. Hoekstra

    Using the water footprint concept, this impactful book aids our understanding of how we can reduce water consumption and pollution to sustainable levels. Since the publication of the first edition, the question of how to reduce our water footprint has become even more urgent. Freshwater scarcity…

    Paperback – 2019-07-11
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Nature's Matrix

    Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty, 2nd Edition

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer, Angus Wright

    When first published in 2009, Nature’s Matrix set out a radical new approach to the conservation of biodiversity. This new edition pushes the frontier of the biodiversity/agriculture debate further, making an even stronger case for the need to transform agriculture and support small- and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24
    Routledge

  • Environmental Economics

    Concepts, Methods and Policies, 1st Edition

    By Dodo J. Thampapillai, Matthias Ruth

    Environmental Economics explores the ways in which economic theory and its applications, as practised and taught today, must be modified to explicitly accommodate the goal of sustainability and the vital role played by environmental capital. Pivoting around the first and second laws of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-28
    Routledge

  • Agricultural and Agribusiness Law

    An Introduction for Non-Lawyers, 2nd Edition

    By Theodore A. Feitshans

    This introductory textbook provides an overview of the concepts necessary for an understanding of agricultural and agribusiness law. The text will help students of land-based industries with little or no legal background to appreciate and identify issues that may require referral or consultation…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Design for the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    By Rob Fleming, Saglinda H Roberts

    Sustainable Design for the Built Environment marks the transition of sustainable design from a specialty service to the mainstream approach for creating a healthy and resilient built environment. This groundbreaking and transformative approach introduces sustainable design in a clear, concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-24
    Routledge

  • Food, Animals, and the Environment

    An Ethical Approach, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Schlottmann, Jeff Sebo

    Food, Animals, and the Environment: An Ethical Approach examines some of the main impacts that agriculture has on humans, nonhumans, and the environment, as well as some of the main questions that these impacts raise for the ethics of food production, consumption, and activism. Agriculture is…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15
    Routledge

  • Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

    Transforming the Industrial State, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas A Ashford, Ralph P Hall

    Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development offers a unified, transdisciplinary approach for transforming the industrial state in order to promote sustainable development. The authors present a deep analysis of the ways that industrial states – both developed and developing – are…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge

  • The New Peasantries

    Rural Development in Times of Globalization, 2nd Edition

    By Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

    When first published in 2008, The New Peasantries revolutionized our ways of thinking of what constitutes the peasantry and repeasantization. It showed how a new era of empire and globalization was creating new forms of peasantry. This new edition is thoroughly revised, with a reorganization of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Energy and Society

    A Critical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Bridge, Stewart Barr, Stefan Bouzarovski, Michael Bradshaw, Ed Brown, Harriet Bulkeley, Gordon Walker

    Energy and Society is the first major text to provide an extensive critical treatment of energy issues informed by recent research on energy in the social sciences. Written in an engaging and accessible style it draws new thinking on uneven development, consumption, vulnerability and transition…

    Paperback – 2018-06-06
    Routledge

  • Companion to Environmental Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Noel Castree, Mike Hulme, James D. Proctor

    Companion to Environmental Studies presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the key issues, debates, concepts, approaches and questions that together define environmental studies today. The intellectually wide-ranging volume covers approaches in environmental science all the way…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Food Policy in the United States

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Parke Wilde

    This new edition offers a timely update to the leading textbook dedicated to all aspects of U.S. food policy. The update accounts for experience with policy changes in the 2014 Farm Bill and prospects for the next Farm Bill, the publication of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Research Methods for Environmental Studies

    A Social Science Approach, 1st Edition

    By Mark Kanazawa

    The methodological needs of environmental studies are unique in the breadth of research questions that can be posed, calling for a textbook that covers a broad swath of approaches to conducting research with potentially many different kinds of evidence.   Written specifically for social…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30
    Routledge

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