Environment & Sustainability: Biodiversity & Conservation

  • Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency book cover

    Improving Global Environmental Governance

    Best Practices for Architecture and Agency, 1st Edition

    Edited by Norichika Kanie, Steinar Andresen, Peter M. Haas

    The experience of environmental governance is approached in Improving Global Environmental Governance from the unique perspective of actor configuration and embedded networks of actors, which are areas of emerging importance. The chapters look at existing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Global Environmental Governance

  • Land and Resource Scarcity: Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels book cover

    Land and Resource Scarcity

    Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andreas Exner, Peter Fleissner, Lukas Kranzl, Werner Zittel

    This book brings together geological, biological, radical economic, technological, historical and social perspectives on peak oil and other scarce resources. The contributors to this volume argue that these scarcities will put an end to the capitalist system as we know it and alternatives must be…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • Community Seed Banks: Origins, Evolution and Prospects book cover

    Community Seed Banks

    Origins, Evolution and Prospects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ronnie Vernooy, Pitambar Shrestha, Bhuwon Sthapit

    Community seed banks first appeared towards the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national non-governmental organizations. This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies.  Countries that…

    Paperback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • Animals and the Environment: Advocacy, activism, and the quest for common ground book cover

    Animals and the Environment

    Advocacy, activism, and the quest for common ground, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lisa Kemmerer

    Contemporary Earth and animal activists rarely collaborate, perhaps because environmentalists focus on species and ecosystems, while animal advocates look to the individual, and neither seems to have much respect for the other. This diverse collection of essays highlights common ground between…

    Paperback – 2015-04-28
    Routledge

  • Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature book cover

    Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Critical Agrarian Studies

  • The Elements of Environmental Pollution book cover

    The Elements of Environmental Pollution

    1st Edition

    By John Rieuwerts

    Environmental pollution is one of humanity’s most pressing issues and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Anthropogenic activity is disturbing natural cycles and generating pollutants that are altering the atmosphere, accumulating in the food chain and contaminating the world’s soils, rivers…

    Paperback – 2015-04-16
    Routledge

  • HIV and East Africa: Thirty Years in the Shadow of an Epidemic book cover

    HIV and East Africa

    Thirty Years in the Shadow of an Epidemic, 1st Edition

    By Janet Seeley

    This book is about life in the time of the HIV epidemic in Eastern Africa. By tracing the shadow of the epidemic over the last 30 years in Uganda and more broadly in the region, the author explores the impact of the epidemic on people’s lives and livelihoods, placing the epidemic within the context…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

  • Coffee Agroecology: A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development book cover

    Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty…

    Paperback – 2015-01-19
    Routledge

  • Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change: Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation book cover

    Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground…

    Paperback – 2014-12-24
    Routledge

  • Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future book cover

    Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future, 1st Edition

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that…

    Paperback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities book cover

    Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09
    Routledge

  • Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change book cover

    Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

    1st Edition

    By Grégory Beaugrand

    Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including climate change, on marine biodiversity. This pioneering book is the first to address…

    Paperback – 2014-11-28
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

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