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  1. Avian Influenza

    Science, Policy and Politics

    Edited by Ian Scoones

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the...

    Published April 16th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Business Planning for Turbulent Times

    New Methods for Applying Scenarios, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Rafael Ramirez, John W. Selsky, Kees van der Heijden

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects exemplified by the implosion of financial markets and economies around the globe. This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal...

    Published April 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Climate Change and Small Island States

    Power, Knowledge and the South Pacific

    By Jon Barnett, John Campbell

    Series: Earthscan Climate

    Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable of all places to the effects of climate change, and they are a cause c?l?bre of many involved in climate science, politics and the media. Yet while small island developing states are much talked about, the...

    Published March 31st 2010 by Routledge

  4. Governing Uncertainty

    Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology

    Edited by Christopher Bosso

    Nanotechnology promises to transform the materials of everyday life, leading to smaller and more powerful computers, more durable plastics and fabrics, cheap and effective water purification systems, more efficient solar panels and storage batteries, and medical devices capable of tracking down and...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by RFF Press

  5. The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook

    Edited by Jaroslav Mysiak, Hans Jorgen Henrikson, Caroline Sullivan, John Bromley, Claudia Pahl-Wostl

    The complexity of current water resource management poses many challenges. Water managers need to solve a range of interrelated water dilemmas, such as balancing water quantity and quality, flooding, drought, maintaining biodiversity and ecological functions and services, in a context where human...

    Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Futile Progress

    Technology's empty promise

    By Ernest Braun

    Do new innovations and products improve our lives? Has our relentless pursuit of technological progress eliminated the blight of poverty, of inequality, of discrimination, of crime, of war? Has the advance of technology increased our happiness and led us to fulfillment and social harmony? The ads...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Uncertainty and Risk

    Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Gabriele Bammer, Michael Smithson

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    ?This is a major, and deeply thoughtful, contribution to understanding uncertainty and risk. Our world and its unprecedented challenges need such ways of thinking! Much more than a set of contributions from different disciplines, this book leads you to explore your own way of perceiving your own...

    Published July 16th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Tolerability of Risk

    A New Framework for Risk Management

    Edited by Frederic Bouder, David Slavin, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    There is an increasing dissatisfaction about how risk is regulated, leading to vivid debates about the use of 'risk assessment' and 'precaution'. As a result, academics, government officials and industry leaders are calling for new approaches and fresh ideas. This book provides a historical and...

    Published May 26th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Earthscan Reader on Risk

    Edited by Ragnar E. Lofstedt, Asa Boholm

    Series: Earthscan Reader Series

    This new anthology is a comprehensive introduction to the field of risk theory. The introduction provides the ideal starting point for students and professionals new to risk studies and offers a concise refresher for researchers and practitioners. Coverage includes the origins of the 'concept of...

    Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Unnatural Selection

    The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

    Edited by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human...

    Published December 16th 2008 by Routledge