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Earthscan from Routledge November 2013 Highlights

With so many great titles publishing this month it has been impossible to give them all the justice they deserve in our November newsletter, so to be sure you don't miss out you can find them all here.

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  1. Better Public Transit Systems

    Analyzing Investments and Performance, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Christian Bruun

    Better Public Transit Systems is a complete primer for performance and investment analysis of public transportation. Whether you’re planning a major new public transit project, an extension or expansion of an existing system, or evaluating the needs of your current system, this book provides the...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Healthy Indoor Environment

    How to assess occupants' wellbeing in buildings

    By Philomena M. Bluyssen

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Restoring Communities Resettled After Dam Construction in Asia

    Edited by Mikiyasu Nakayama, Ryo Fujikura

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The rapid economic expansion and population growth of developing countries in Asia has led to increasing demands for water and energy. To meet these demands, large dam development projects have been completed, which has inevitably caused involuntary resettlement. In order to support these projects,...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Local Environmental Politics in China

    Challenges and Innovations

    Edited by Genia Kostka, Arthur P.J. Mol

    Knowledge and insight in national environmental governance in China is widespread. However, increasingly it has been acknowledged that the major problems in guiding the Chinese economy and society towards sustainability are to be found at the local level. This book illuminates the fast-changing...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation

    Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications

    Edited by Essam Yassin Mohammed

    Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ‘ecosystem services’, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Energy Management in Buildings

    The Earthscan Expert Guide

    By David Thorpe

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    The role of the energy manager has evolved significantly as the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has become increasingly important. Managers are now technical experts, negotiators, construction project managers, procurement specialists, efficiency advocates and often provide...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

    By Beth Osnes

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Series: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Defining Sustainable Development for Our Common Future

    A History of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission)

    By Iris Borowy

    The UN World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, alerted the world to the urgency of making progress toward economic development that could be sustained without depleting natural resources or harming the environment. Written...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Food Systems Failure

    The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture

    Edited by Christopher Rosin, Paul Stock, Hugh Campbell

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    This book provides a critical assessment of the contemporary global food system in light of the heightening food crisis, as evidence of its failure to achieve food security for the world's population. A key aspect of this failure is identified in the neoliberal strategies which emphasize industrial...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Informed Cities

    Making Research Work for Local Sustainability

    Edited by Marko Joas, Kate Theobald, David McGuinness, Cristina Garzillo, Stefan Kuhn

    Informed Cities looks at the knowledge brokerage processes between cities and higher education institutions, and in particular evaluates governance mechanisms for monitoring local sustainability and the role of research within this. The first part of the book provides an analysis of tools for...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

    Edited by Margaret Oliver, Thomas Bishop, Ben Marchant

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introduce a...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Social Protection in Southern Africa

    New Opportunities for Social Development

    Edited by Leila Patel, James Midgley, Marianne Ulriksen

    A new generation of innovative social protection strategies is emerging in southern Africa. Although cash transfers are most prevalent, some country strategies include combinations of interventions such as food, livelihood inputs and support, asset building, public works and social services. The...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  14. Trade, Health and the Environment

    The European Union Put to the Test

    By Marjolein van Asselt, Michelle Everson, Ellen Vos

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    The trade conflicts that the EU has faced within the EU or WTO context demonstrate that the question of how to balance trade and other societal values in situations of uncertainty has not been solved by the regulatory model evolved by the EU in the aftermath of the BSE crisis – one which privileges...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  15. Water Security

    Principles, Perspectives and Practices

    Edited by Bruce Lankford, Karen Bakker, Mark Zeitoun, Declan Conway

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    The purpose of this book is to present an overview of the latest research, policy, practitioner, academic and international thinking on water security—an issue that, like water governance a few years ago, has developed much policy awareness and momentum with a wide range of stakeholders. As a...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  16. Energy: The Basics

    By Harold Schobert

    Series: The Basics

    People rarely stop to think about where the energy they use to power their everyday lives comes from and when they do it is often to ask a worried question: is mankind’s energy usage killing the planet? How do we deal with nuclear waste? What happens when the oil runs out? Energy: The Basics...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security

    New Methods in Understanding Audiences

    By Greg Philo, Catherine Happer

    Series: Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research

    This book, drawing on new research conducted for the UK Energy Resource Centre (UKERC), examines the contemporary public debate on climate change and the linked issue of energy security. It analyses the key processes which affect the formation of public attitudes and understanding in these areas,...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  18. Climate Change and Development

    By Thomas Tanner, Leo Horn-Phathanothai

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge