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  1. The Politics of Asbestos

    Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest

    By Linda Waldman

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrializing and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork in the UK, India and South Africa, explores people's understandings of their illness,...

    Published March 17th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Reducing Disaster Risks

    Progress and Challenges in the Caribbean Region

    Edited by Ian Davis, Steve Bender, Fred Krimgold, Franklin McDonald

    Series: Environmental Hazards Series

    Are we winning or losing the battle for safe environments? In 1984, leading disaster risk management professionals and researchers met in Jamaica for the Ocho Rios conference on Disaster Mitigation. In this collection, key experts reflect on the progress made in disaster risk reduction since that...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Environmental Impact Assessment

    A Guide to Best Professional Practices

    By Charles H. Eccleston

    Under the best of circumstances, preparing an environmental impact assessment (EIA) can be a complex and challenging task. Experience indicates that the scope and quality of such analyses varies widely throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Written to help practitioners and decision-makers...

    Published March 1st 2011 by CRC Press

  4. Integrating Science and Policy

    Vulnerability and Resilience in Global Environmental Change

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Mimi Berberian

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    As progress towards a greater knowledge in sustainability science continues, the question of how better to integrate scientific progress with actual decisions made by practitioners remains paramount. This book aims to help close the gap between science and practice. Based on a two year...

    Published February 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Tolerance to Environmental Contaminants

    Edited by Claude Amiard-Triquet, Philip S. Rainbow, Michele Romeo

    Series: Environmental and Ecological Risk Assessment

    Tolerance, the ability of populations to cope with the chemical stress resulting from toxic contaminants, has been described in many organisms from bacteria to fungi, from phytoplankton to terrestrial flowering plants, and from invertebrates such as worms to vertebrates like fish and amphibians....

    Published January 20th 2011 by CRC Press

  6. Introduction to Environmental Toxicology

    Molecular Substructures to Ecological Landscapes, Fourth Edition

    By Wayne G. Landis, Ruth M. Sofield, Ming-Ho Yu

    After fifteen years and three editions, Introduction to Environmental Toxicology: Molecular Substructures to Ecological Landscapes has become a standard that defines the field of environmental toxicology, and the fourth edition is no exception. The authors take an integrated approach to...

    Published December 15th 2010 by CRC Press

  7. Rationality and Ritual

    Participation and Exclusion in Nuclear Decision-making, 2nd Edition

    By Brian Wynne

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Rationality and Ritual, internationally renowned expert Brian Wynne offers a profound analysis of science and technology policymaking. By focusing on an episode of major importance in Britain's nuclear history – the Windscale Inquiry, a public hearing about the future of fuel reprocessing&...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Reality of Precaution

    Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe

    By Jonathan B. Wiener, Michael D. Rogers, James K. Hammitt, Peter H. Sand

    The 'Precautionary Principle' has sparked the central controversy over European and U.S. risk regulation. The Reality of Precaution is the most comprehensive study to go beyond precaution as an abstract principle and test its reality in practice. This groundbreaking resource combines detailed case...

    Published December 7th 2010 by RFF Press

  9. The Limits to Scarcity

    Contesting the Politics of Allocation

    Edited by Lyla Mehta

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Scarcity is considered a ubiquitous feature of the human condition. It underpins much of modern economics and is widely used as an explanation for social organisation, social conflict and the resource crunch confronting humanity's survival on the planet. It is made out to be an all-pervasive fact...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Global Environmental Policy

    Concepts, Principles, and Practice

    By Charles H. Eccleston, Frederic March

    Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic...

    Published November 14th 2010 by CRC Press