Environment & Sustainability: Ecology - Environment Studies

  • Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa book cover

    Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart

    Soil degradation is a widespread problem in Africa resulting in low agricultural productivity while demand for food continues to increase. Degradation is caused by accelerated erosion, acidification, contamination, depletion of soil organic matter and plant nutrients, and salinization. Food and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-24 
    CRC Press
    Advances in Soil Science

  • Human Factors for Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives and Global Applications book cover

    Human Factors for Sustainability

    Theoretical Perspectives and Global Applications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Thatcher, Klaus J. Zink, Klaus Fischer

    This book deals with the central question of how human factors and ergonomics (HFE) might contribute to solutions for the more sustainable development of our world. The contents of the book are highly compatible with the recent political agenda for sustainable development as well as with…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17 
    CRC Press

  • Soil Clays: Linking Geology, Biology, Agriculture, and the Environment book cover

    Soil Clays

    Linking Geology, Biology, Agriculture, and the Environment, 1st Edition

    By Jock G. Churchman, Bruce Velde

    Soils underpin human survival and environmental quality; however, they are infinitely variable. The clays present in soil dictate the ability of the soil to support and sustain the growth of plants, retain organic matter, and host useful microbes. This book describes the origin of soil clays,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-01 
    CRC Press

  • Water, Sustainable Development and the Nexus: Response to Climate Change book cover

    Water, Sustainable Development and the Nexus

    Response to Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Velma I. Grover, Amani Alfarra

    Water is intricately linked with food security, energy security, and sustainable development. As the world is moving towards sustainable development goals, it is critical to recognize the role of water in attaining these goals. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus draws attention to the complex and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    CRC Press
    Water

  • Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty book cover

    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 – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge

  • Natural Communions: Religion and Public Life, Volume 40 book cover

    Natural Communions

    Religion and Public Life, Volume 40, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriel R. Ricci

    The academic treatment of the environment and nature, since the 1980s, has been formalized in sub-disciplines like environmental history, environmental philosophy, ecocriticism and ecospirituality. Within these disciplines the concept of nature has been variously employed to reorient humanity to a…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge
    Religion and Public Life

  • Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture book cover

    Ecoprecarity

    Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Pramod K. Nayar

    Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture presents an examination of ecoprecarity - the precarious lives that humans lead in the process and event of ecological disaster, and the increasing precarious state of the environment itself as a result of human interventions - in…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa: Priorities for Science and Policy Under Global Change book cover

    Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa

    Priorities for Science and Policy Under Global Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Dixon, Dennis P. Garrity, Jean-Marc Boffa, Timothy O. Williams, Tilahun Amede, Christopher Auricht, Rosemary Lott, George Mburathi

    An improved knowledge of Africa’s complex farming systems, set in their socio-economic and environmental context, is an essential ingredient to developing effective strategies for improving food and nutrition security. This book systematically and comprehensively describes the characteristics,…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Stewarding the Sound: The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems book cover

    Stewarding the Sound

    The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leah Bendell, Patricia Gallaugher, Laurie Wood, Shelley McKeachie

    Stewarding the Sound uses different perspectives to build awareness of the wealth and fragility of this ecosystem by balancing economic and social needs with conservation. This book, the first ever compilation of the ecological importance of the Sound, demonstrates the cumulative stresses that are…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    CRC Press

  • Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises book cover

    Globalism and Localization

    Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeanine M. Canty

    Considering the context of the present ecological and social crisis, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore the relationship between globalism and localization. Globalism may be viewed as a positive emergent property of globalization. The latter depicts a worldwide economic and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Independent Thinking in an Uncertain World: A Mind of One’s Own book cover

    Independent Thinking in an Uncertain World

    A Mind of One’s Own, 1st Edition

    Edited by Valerie A. Brown, John A. Harris, David Waltner-Toews

    Human ideas and actions have led to unprecedented changes in the relationships among humans, and between ourselves and the Earth. Changes in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the energy we use are evidence of Nature - which has no special interest in sustaining human life - looking out…

    Paperback – 2019-05-27 
    Routledge

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