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Earthscan from Routledge September Highlights

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

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  1. The Energy of Nations

    Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance

    By Jeremy Leggett

    Systemic global risks of oil supply, climate shock and financial collapse threaten tomorrow's economies and mean businesses and policy makers face huge challenges in fuelling tomorrow’s world. Jeremy Leggett gives a personal testimony of the dangers often ignored and incompletely understood - a...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Four Degrees of Global Warming

    Australia in a Hot World

    Edited by Peter Christoff

    At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of human-induced climate change. However climate scientists agree that current national emissions targets collectively will still not achieve this goal....

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch

    From Soup to Nuts

    By Julie Hudson, Paul Donovan

    The changing economic environment for the consumer that is emerging from the wreckage of the financial credit crunch plays directly into the importance of food spending. This is certainly true from the perspective of food prices in the short run, but also from the perspective of sustainability and...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Water Ethics

    A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

    By David Groenfeldt

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    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 fundamental to an understanding of water resource management. Thus in controversies or conflicts over water...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Climate-Resilient Development

    Participatory solutions from developing countries

    Edited by Astrid Carrapatoso, Edith Kürzinger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The concept of resilience currently infuses policy debates and public discourse, and is promoted as a normative concept in climate policy making by governments, non-governmental organizations, and think-tanks. This book critically discusses climate-resilient development in the context of current...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Greening India's Growth

    Costs, Valuations and Trade-offs

    Edited by Muthukumara Mani

    India’s sustained and rapid economic growth offers an opportunity to lift millions out of poverty. But this may come at a steep cost to its environment and natural resources. This insightful book analyses India’s growth from an economic perspective and assesses whether India can grow...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  12. HIV and East Africa

    Thirty Years in the Shadow of an Epidemic

    By Janet Seeley

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    By tracing the shadow of the epidemic over the last 30 years in Uganda and more broadly in the region, HIV and East Africa investigates the impact of the epidemic on people’s lives and livelihoods, placing the epidemic within the context of the social, political and economic changes that have...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  13. How the World's Religions are Responding to Climate Change

    Social Scientific Investigations

    Edited by Robin Globus Veldman, Andrew Szasz, Randolph Haluza-DeLay

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    A growing chorus of voices has suggested that the world’s religions may become critical actors as the climate crisis unfolds, particularly in light of international paralysis on the issue. In recent years, many faiths have begun to address climate change and its consequences for human societies,...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  14. 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

  15. The Coming of Age of the Green Community

    My neighbourhood, my planet

    By Erik Bichard

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    People organising to protect their environment is not a new phenomenon, but the groups that have been pushing for environmental change since the 1970s have not convinced sufficient numbers make sustainable decisions or to lead sustainable lives. Governments have serially failed to do the job at the...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Routledge

  16. The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid

    The Pergau Dam Affair

    By Tim Lankester

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The Pergau dam in Malaysia was the most controversial project in the history of British aid. Because of its high cost, it was a poor candidate for aid funding. It was provided in part to honour a highly irregular promise of civil aid in connection with a major arms deal. After two parliamentary...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Religion, Religious Organisations and Development

    Scrutinising religious perceptions and organisations

    Edited by Carole Rakodi

    Series: Development in Practice Books

    This collection adds to a burgeoning literature concerned with the roles played by religions in development. The authors do not assume that religion and religious organisations can be ‘used’ to achieve development objectives, or that religiously inspired development work is more holistic,...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge