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Publishing Highlights April 2014

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

You can also view all of our new 2014 titles in our Environment & Sustainability Catalog here.

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  1. Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems

    A Guide for Designers, Installers and Engineers

    By Chris Elliott

    Series: Planning and Installing

    An essential addition to the Earthscan Planning & Installing series, Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems provides vital diagrams, pictures and tables detailing the planning and installing of a micro-hydro system, including information on the maintenance and economics once an...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sustainability Appraisal

    A Sourcebook and Reference Guide to International Experience

    By Barry Dalal-Clayton, Barry Sadler

    Sustainability Appraisal is a sourcebook of the state-of-the-art of this rapidly emerging and diversifying area. It draws on a wealth of international experiences and approaches to illustrate the status and scope of Sustainability Appraisal/Assessment (SA) This comprehensive guide highlights how SA...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Celebrity Advocacy and International Development

    By Dan Brockington

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Celebrity advocacy is a curious phenomenon. It occupies a significant proportion of the public domain, but does so without engaging particularly well with much of the public. Yet this may not matter very much. Many people at the core of advocacy, and in political and business elites, simply do not...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Quality of Life and Public Management

    Redefining Development in the Local Environment

    By John Whitelegg

    Quality of Life and Public Management explores the possibility for a dramatic and significant improvement in quality of life for all population groups and sub-groups in the UK. Strongly evidence-based, the book draws on case study data and comparisons into local and central government structure,...

    Published July 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Intimate Economies of Development

    Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia

    By Chris Lyttleton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. International Aid and the Making of a Better World

    Reflexive Practice

    By Rosalind Eyben

    Series: Rethinking Development

    How can international aid professionals manage to deal with the daily dilemmas of working for the wellbeing of people in countries other than their own? A scholar-activist and lifelong development practitioner seeks to answer that question in a book that provides a vivid and accessible insight into...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

    Edited by Shashi Kant, Janaki Alavalapati

    It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Knowledge and Global Biodiversity

    By Alice B.M. Vadrot

    Series: Routledge Studies in Biodiversity Politics and Management

    The establishment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) points to the crucial role attributed to science and knowledge for the successful implementation of biodiversity politics by both scientists and policy-makers. With the increased importance of...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems

    Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change

    Edited by Christian Messier, Klaus J. Puettmann, K. David Coates

    This book links the emerging concepts of complexity, complex adaptive systems (CAS) and resilience to forest ecology and management. It explores how these concepts can be applied in various forest biomes of the world with their different ecological, economic and social settings, and histories....

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Community Matters: Service-Learning in Engaged Design and Planning

    Edited by Mallika Bose, Paula Horrigan, Cheryl Doble, Sigmund C. Shipp

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    Community Matters: Service Learning in Engaged Design and Planning explores issues that resonate with a diverse group of design and planning educators drawn to the challenge of supporting greater community building and empowerment while combining learning with practice. The book explores such...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Pico-solar Electric Systems

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to the Technology and Emerging Market

    By John Keane

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the technology behind the pico-solar revolution and offers guidance on how to test and choose quality products. The book also discusses how pioneering companies and initiatives are overcoming challenges to reach scale in the marketplace, from...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  13. Global Entrepreneurship

    Environment and Strategy

    By Nir Kshetri

    Nir Kshetri’s Global Entrepreneurship: Environment and Strategy provides a window into the economic, political, cultural, geographical, and technological environments that affect entrepreneurs as they exploit opportunities and create value in economies across the world. The book begins with a...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  14. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

    A Sustainability Perspective

    By Thomas E. Johnsen, Mickey Howard, Joe Miemczyk

    This is the ground-breaking new book for aspiring purchasing and supply chain leaders and anyone with a keen interest in this rapidly evolving field. For too long business has focused on short-term cost advantages through low-cost country sourcing with little regard for the longer-term implications...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Sustainability Science and Technology

    An Introduction

    Edited by Alejandro De Las Heras

    Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental...

    Published March 31st 2014 by CRC Press

  16. Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

    By Michael Curley

    Series: Energy and the Environment

    Environmental finance is about creating the greatest environmental benefit for the largest number of people at the lowest possible cost. That is the first and most important principle listed in Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment. Focusing on what the author considers...

    Published March 17th 2014 by CRC Press

  17. The Community Planning Handbook

    How people can shape their cities, towns & villages in any part of the world, 2nd Edition

    By Nick Wates

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    Growing numbers of residents are getting involved with professionals in shaping their local environment, and there is now a powerful menu of tools available, from design workshops to electronic maps. The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Human Security and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Paul Bacon, Robin Cameron

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  19. Governing Marine Protected Areas

    Resilience through Diversity

    By Peter J.S. Jones

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    In this innovative volume, the author addresses some important challenges related to the effective and equitable governance of marine protected areas (MPAs). These challenges are explored through a study of 20 MPA case studies from around the world. A novel governance analysis framework...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge