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Earthscan from Routledge October Highlights

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

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  1. Water Resources

    An Integrated Approach

    Edited by Joseph Holden

    The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered about how we supply water in a sustainable and safe manner to fulfil our needs, while at...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook

    A Commercial Property Guide to Managing Risks and Maximizing Returns

    By Aaron Binkley

    The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook explains the business case for property professionals to pursue solar projects. A project’s value is determined by its potential risks and rewards; these are explained thoroughly in terms understood by the real estate industry. This...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Culture, Architecture and Nature

    An Ecological Design Retrospective

    By Sim Van der Ryn

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn’s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design,...

    Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Water Tech

    A Guide to Investment, Innovation and Business Opportunities in the Water Sector

    By William Sarni, Tamin Pechet

    This book unveils how the world in the twenty-first century will need to manage our most fundamental resource need, water. It outlines how stakeholders can improve water use in their homes, their businesses, and the world. In particular, it focuses on the role of stakeholders in...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Higher Education and Sustainable Development

    A model for curriculum renewal

    By Cheryl Desha, Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves

    Responding to the global and unprecedented challenge of capacity building for twenty-first century life, this book is a practical guide for tertiary education institutions to quickly and effectively renew the curriculum towards education for sustainable development. The book begins by exploring...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Intelligent Buildings: An Introduction

    Edited by Derek Clements-Croome

    This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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

  11. Disaster Management

    International Lessons in Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery

    Edited by Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman, Jc Gaillard

    There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

    By Un-Habitat

    Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  14. Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic

    Edited by Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Dawn Bazely, Marina Goloviznina, Andrew Tanentzap

    This is the first comprehensive exploration of why human security is relevant to the Arctic and what achieving it can mean, covering the areas of health of the environment, identity of peoples, supply of traditional foods, community health, economic opportunities, and political stability. The...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  15. Global Corruption Report: Education

    Edited by Transparency International

    Corruption and poor governance are acknowledged as major impediments to realizing the right to education and to reaching the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. Corruption not only distorts access to education, but affects the quality of education and the reliability...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  16. Climate Action Upsurge

    The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics

    By Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman, Rebecca Pearse

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the late 2000s climate action became a defining feature of the international political agenda. Evidence of global warming and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions created a new sense of urgency and, despite consensus on the need for action, the growing failure of international climate policy...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Global Governance of Genetic Resources

    Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol

    Edited by Sebastian Oberthür, G. Kristin Rosendal

    Series: Routledge Research in Global Environmental Governance

    This book analyses the status and prospects of the global governance of Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) in the aftermath of 2010’s Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD’s initial 1992 framework of global ABS governance established the objective of sharing the...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  18. Improving Global Environmental Governance

    Best Practices for Architecture and Agency

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

    Series: Routledge Research in Global Environmental Governance

    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...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  19. Interpreting Rurality

    Multidisciplinary Approaches

    Edited by Gary Bosworth, Peter Somerville

    The British countryside is a national institution; most people aspire to live there, many people use it for leisure and recreation and we can all watch rural life played out on our television screen, read about it in novels or consume its imagery in art and cinematography. The aim of this book is...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  20. Mining and Social Transformation in Africa

    Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production

    Edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, Rosemarie Mwaipopo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking viability of peasant agriculture, rural dwellers have been engaged in a massive search...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  21. Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services

    The Life-Cycle Cost Approach to Planning and Management

    By Livelihoods & Natural Resource Management Institute, Irc International Water & Sanitation Centre, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Watershed Support Services & Activities Network

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    Based on the work of the WASHCost project run by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), this book provides an evaluation of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors in the context of developing countries and is the first systematic study of applying the...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  22. Toward a Binding Climate Change Adaptation Regime

    A Proposed Framework

    By Mizan R. Khan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    The impact of climate change is global both in its cause and its effect. Thus there is a global responsibility for international cooperation to tackle the causes through mitigation strategies such as those agreed at the Durban Platform of December 2011. This climate regime aims to define...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  23. Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets

    Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Edited by Jemimah Njuki, Pascal C. Sanginga

    This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  24. The Capability Approach and Sustainability

    Edited by Ortrud Lessmann, Felix Rauschmayer

    This is the first book dedicated exclusively to the question of the relationships between sustainability and the capability approach. It is rather astonishing that the issue of sustainability first posed by the Brundtland commission in 1987 has gained so little attention from capability scholars...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  25. 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