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  1. Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

    Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management

    Edited by Ian D. Rotherham, Robert A. Lambert

    There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

    Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    By John Handmer, Stephen Dovers

    Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of...

    Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Spatial Dimension of Risk

    How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa

    Improving Quality and Access for the Poor

    Edited by Gerald Bloom, Barun Kanjilal, Henry Lucas, David H. Peters

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    There has been a dramatic spread of health markets in much of Asia and Africa over the past couple of decades. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services in all but the most remote localities, but it has created problems with safety, efficiency and cost....

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Negotiating Environment and Science

    An Insider's View of International Agreements, from Driftnets to the Space Station

    By Richard J. Smith

    In this thought-provoking new book, career U.S. State Department negotiator Richard J. Smith offers readers unprecedented access to the details about some of the most complex and politically charged international agreements of the late and immediate post Cold War era. During his nine years as...

    Published March 1st 2012 by RFF Press

  7. Risk Analysis and Human Behavior

    By Baruch Fischhoff

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The articles collected here are foundational contributions to integrating behavioural research and risk analysis. They include seminal articles on three essential challenges. One is ensuring effective two-way communication between technical experts and the lay public, so that risk analyses address...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Judgment and Decision Making

    By Baruch Fischhoff

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Behavioral decision research offers a distinctive approach to understanding and improving decision making. It combines theory and method from multiple disciples (psychology, economics, statistics, decision theory, management science). It employs both empirical methods, to study how decisions are...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Dynamics of Disaster

    Lessons on Risk, Response and Recovery

    Edited by Barbara Allen, Rachel A. Dowty Beech

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Disasters are the result of complex interactions between social and natural forces, acting at multiple scales from the individual and community to the organisational, national and international level. Effective disaster planning, response and recovery require an understanding of these interacting...

    Published April 27th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Regulating Technology

    International Harmonization and Local Realities

    By Patrick van Zwanenberg, Adrian Ely, Adrian Smith

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Examining the regulation of technologies, this book explores how the drive to harmonize regulatory policies across the world is at odds with the increasingly diverse local settings in which they are implemented. The authors use a 'framings' approach that starts with the concerns and experiences of...

    Published April 4th 2011 by Routledge