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  1. Global Threats, Global Futures

    Global Threats, Global Futures

    Thayer Scudder
    Global threats can be expected to cause a global environmental crisis and declining living standards for most people. Threats analyzed include poverty, cultural, economic, political and religious fundamentalism, consumption, population increase and degradation of the global ecosystem. Chapters on the United States, China and Zambia illustrate difficulties that high, middle and low income countries face in addressing such threats. The final chapter examines the type of transformational change required just to reduce the rate and magnitude of future decline. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 40.80
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  2. Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People

    Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People

    Edited by Jonathan A. Cook, Owen Cylke, Donald F. Larson, John D. Nash, Pamela Stedman-Edwards
    While some argue that trade liberalization has raised incomes and led to environmental protection in developing countries, others claim that it generates neither poverty reduction nor sustainability. The detailed case studies in this book demonstrate that neither interpretation is universally correct, given how much depends on specific policies and institutions that determine ‘on-the-ground’ outcomes. Drawing on research from six countries around the developing world, the book also presents the unique perspectives of researchers at both the world’s largest development organization (The World Bank) and the world’s largest conservation organization (World Wildlife Fund) on the debate over trade liberalization and its effects on poverty and the environment. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. Food Security in Africa

    Food Security in Africa

    Edited by Alexander Sarris, Jamie Morrison
    Drawing on insights from theoretical applications, empirically based approaches and case study experience, this book contributes to the improved design and use of trade and related policy interventions in staple food markets. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  4. Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Colin A.G. Hunt
    Reforestation and avoiding deforestation are ways of harnessing nature to tackle global warming – the greatest challenge facing humankind. In this book, Colin Hunt deals comprehensively with the present and future role of forests in climate change policy and practice. A review of the workings of carbon markets, both based on the Kyoto Protocol and voluntary participation, provides a base from which to explore forestry’s role. Emphasis is on acknowledging how forests’ idiosyncrasies affect the design of markets for sequestered carbon. Chapters range from the role of forests in providing biofuels and biodiversity, to measuring and valuing their stored carbon. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  5. Handbook of Sustainable Development

    Handbook of Sustainable Development

    Edited by Giles Atkinson, Simon Dietz, Eric Neumayer
    This timely and important Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be achieved. Twenty years on from the publication of the seminal Brundtland Report, it has become clear that formidable challenges confront policy makers who have publicly stated their commitment to the goal of sustainable development. The Handbook of Sustainable Development seeks to provide an account of the considerable progress made in fleshing out these issues. Learn More
    2009   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  6. In Search of Sustainable Water Management

    In Search of Sustainable Water Management

    Edited by Douglas S. Kenney
    Water issues in the American West share many similarities with those seen elsewhere in the world as population growth exacerbates longstanding problems of inappropriate water use and management. The contributors to this timely volume examine the universal challenge of sustainable water management to improve the use of water resources already developed and find ways to moderate our growing collective thirst. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2006   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  7. Human Security and the Environment

    Human Security and the Environment

    Edited by Edward A. Page, Michael R. Redclift
    In the post-Cold War era, the pre-eminent threats to our security derive from human degradation of vital ecosystems as well as the possibility of war and terrorist attack. This substantial book examines this new ‘security-environment’ paradigm and the way in which the activities of societies are shifting the balance with nature. The distinguished authors investigate this redefinition of security with particular reference to environmental threats such as climate change and the availability of adequate supplies of food and water. They illustrate how unfettered economic growth, rising levels of personal consumption and unsustainable natural resource and energy procurement are taking a heavy toll on the global environment. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  8. Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Water Systems

    Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Water Systems

    Edited by Aaron T. Wolf
    This important collection reprints the most significant papers and case studies on the prevention and resolution of conflict over water resources. It focuses in particular on the human dynamics that are involved when conflicts over water resources impact on different interest groups, economic sectors and legal or political boundaries. It addresses key issues which arise at both the local and the international level, including amongst others: How do people interact in these situations of conflict? What methods do they use to find a compromise? What institutions do they create – either jointly or unilaterally – to help overcome problems in the future? Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 441.00   Web: $ 396.90
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  9. The Frontier Environment and Social Order

    The Frontier Environment and Social Order

    Michael R. Redclift
    The Frontier Environment and Social Order examines the development of civil society within the forest frontier of Upper Canada, using the letters of Francis Codd, a young English doctor, who settled in the Ottawa Valley in 1846 as the textual basis. The letters provide detailed evidence about frontier development: clearing the forest, establishing farming communities, and bringing civil institutions to a developing country. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. Social Environmental Research in the European Union

    Social Environmental Research in the European Union

    Michael R. Redclift, Elizabeth Shove, Barend van der Meulen, Sujatha Raman
    This book explores the making of international social science, and the parts which academics, policymakers and research managers play in creating European social environmental research. The authors present and analyse a complex picture of overlapping institutional interests within six countries of the EU – The Netherlands, UK, Spain, Greece, Finland and Austria – and develop new models with which to capture the transnational interaction of researchers and funding agencies. The contributors consider the practical and intellectual challenges facing European research managers charged with the task of building a community of social researchers willing to engage with a policy-relevant environmental agenda. The book analyses the shape and character of European social science and the values and commitments of research activity on the environment. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. Measuring Sustainable Development

    Measuring Sustainable Development

    Giles Atkinson, Richard Dubourg, Kirk Hamilton, Mohan Munasinghe, David Pearce, Carlos Young
    This path-breaking book focuses on the theory and practice of economic development as viewed from the perspective of sustainability, and the implications of sustainability for development policy. It demonstrates how various indicators can be developed and used to determine whether or not an economy is on a sustainable path of development. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    1999   Paperback Price: $ 49.00   Web: $ 39.20
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