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May Highlights

With so many great titles publishing this month it has been impossible to give them all the justice they deserve in our May newsletter so to be sure you don't miss out you can find them all below.  Those of you who received our May update will have a discount code for 20% off when you buy online.  If you are not already registered you can sign up for future newsletters here

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  1. The Zeronauts

    Breaking the Sustainability Barrier

    By John Elkington

    A world of 9 billion people by mid-century will demand fundamental changes in our mindsets, behaviors, cultures, and overarching paradigm. Just as our species broke the Sound Barrier during the 1940s and 1950s, a new breed of innovator, entrepreneur, and investor is lining up to break the...

    Published May 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change

    Renewing Damaged Ecosystems

    By Stuart K. Allison

    What is a natural habitat? Who can define what is natural when species and ecosystems constantly change over time, with or without human intervention? When a polluted river or degraded landscape is restored from its damaged state, what is the appropriate outcome? With climate change now threatening...

    Published May 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Maritime Transport and the Climate Change Challenge

    Edited by Regina Asariotis, Hassiba Benamara

    International maritime transport is the backbone of the world globalized economy. It is a significant contributor to global CO2 emissions but also likely to be affected by wide-ranging and potentially devastating climate change impacts associated with rising sea levels and increased frequency/...

    Published May 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Climate Change at the City Scale

    Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Cape Town

    Edited by Anton Cartwright, Susan Parnell, Gregg Oelofse, Sarah Ward

    Climate change impacts are scale and context specific, and cities are likely to bear some of the greatest costs. In recent years cities have begun to craft their own climate change responses against the backdrop of the reluctance displayed by nation-states in committing to emissions...

    Published May 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Global Economics of Forestry

    By William F. Hyde

    This book traces the economic and biological pattern of forest development from initial settlement and harvest activity at the natural forest frontier to modern industrial forest plantations. It builds from diagrams describing three discrete stages of forest development, and then discusses the...

    Published May 11th 2012 by RFF Press

  6. Measuring Wellbeing: Towards Sustainability?

    By Karen Scott

    Improving wellbeing and sustainability are central goals of government, but are they in conflict? This engaging new book reviews that question and its implications for public policy through a focus on indicators. It highlights tensions on the one hand between various constructs of wellbeing and...

    Published May 17th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage

    Understanding CCS Representations, Governance and Innovation

    Edited by Nils Markusson, Simon Shackley, Benjamin Evar

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged rapidly as a crucial technological option for decarbonising electricity supply and mitigating climate change. Great hopes are being pinned on this new technology but it is also facing growing scepticism and criticism. This book is the first to bring...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Biobased Economy

    Biofuels, Materials and Chemicals in the Post-oil Era

    Edited by Hans Langeveld, Johan Sanders, Marieke Meeusen

    The impending threats of catastrophic climate change and peak oil are driving our society towards increased use of biomass for energy, chemical compounds and other materials – the beginnings of a biobased economy. As alternative development models for the biobased economy emerge, we need to...

    Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. E-Waste Management

    From Waste to Resource

    Edited by Klaus Hieronymi, Ramzy Kahhat, Eric Williams

    The landscape of electronic waste, e-waste, management is changing dramatically. Besides a rapidly increasing world population, globalization is driving the demand for products, resulting in rising prices for many materials. Absolute scarcity looms for some special resources such as indium. Used...

    Published May 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications

    Case Studies of Agricultural Products in Africa

    Edited by Michael Blakeney, Thierry Coulet, Getachew Alemu Mengistie, Marcelin Tonye Mahop

    The TRIPS Agreement (for trade-related intellectual property rights) provides for the general protection of geographical indications (GIs) of product origin, including for example the special protection of wines and spirits and for the creation of a multilateral register for wines. The African...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  11. Human Health and Ecological Integrity

    Ethics, Law and Human Rights

    Edited by Laura Westra, Colin L. Soskolne, Donald W. Spady

    The connection between environment and health has been well studied and documented, particularly by the World Health Organization. It is now being included in some legal instruments, although for the most part caselaw does not explicitly make that connection. Neither the right to life nor the...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge