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  1. Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research

    August Series of the Month:  Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics

    Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study.

    Enter the discount code AGB13 to get 20% discount on this series throughout August.

  2. Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

    Transboundary Water Management institutions must be able to adapt and develop effective response mechanisms to the climate change debate, as distinct from the physical phenomenon of climate change. This book presents a framework for increased understanding and resilience in these institutions based on analysis of their responses. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn through five case studies from around the world.
     

  3. Sea Change: Failed Promises in the Common Fisheries Policy

    Liza Griffin, author of Good Governance, Scale and Power, explores the reforms of the EU-led Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). These reforms have been designed to embody the principles of ‘good governance’. Read Griffin's re-examination of those reforms in the light of 2013 reforms currently being mooted amongst European leaders.

  4. Four Degrees of Global Warming

    Climate scientists agree that there will be average global warming of around 4 degrees by 2100, and between 6 and 12 degrees in centuries thereafter. This comprehensive book outlines the expected consequences of this 'Four Degree World' for Australia and its region. Its contributors include many of Australia’s most eminent and internationally recognized climate scientists, climate policy makers and policy analysts. They provide an accessible, detailed, dramatic, and disturbing examination of the likely impacts on Australia’s social, economic and ecological systems

  5. Sustainable Forests

    This four-volume set is edited by leading experts on the evolving role of forests in providing to meet society's changing needs.The set provides students and teachers with a ready-made selection of, and commentary on the most important key writings on sustainable forests. It will be an essential reference for libraries.
     

  6. The Energy of Nations

    Five systemic risks threatening the global economy. One entrepreneur day to day in the guts of them all. His story is a voyage of discovery into the institutionalization of denial, the reasons civilizations fail, and the case for hope that we can escape disaster.
     

  7. Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch

    Written by an economist and an investment professional, this book addresses the economical and environmental implications of how we treat food. The book examines each aspect of the ‘food chain’, from agriculture, to production and processing, retail, preparation, consumption and recycling. Along the way, Donovan and Hudson explore the interaction between economics, the environment and human health and wellbeing, drawing on their respective economic and environmental perspectives.

  8. Water Ethics

    This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is very relevant to all aspects of water resource management.

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

  9. Publishing next month

    Get a first look at all of the great titles that will be available throughout September.

  10. Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems

    New third edition of the bestselling manual from the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), showing you the essential steps to plan and install a solar photovoltaic system.

    With a global focus, it has been updated to include sections on new technology and concepts, new legislation and the current PV market.

    Updates cover:

    • new developments in inverter and module technology
    • market situation worldwide and outlook
    • integration to the grid (voltage stabilization, frequency, remote control)
    • new legal requirements for installation and planning
    • operational costs for dismantling and recycling
    • feed-in management
    • new requirements for fire protection
    • new requirements in Europe for electric waste (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, WEEE) and the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS).

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