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New and Published Books

  1. Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Unknown

  3. Nature's Place (Routledge Revivals)

    Conservation Sites and Countryside Change

    By Bill Adams

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Nature conservation has become increasingly important in Britain over the last three decades. This title, first published in 1986, deals with the critical issues surrounding nature conservation and wildlife protection. The book is broad in scope, with a focus on the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Unknown

  4. Wasting the Rain (Routledge Revivals)

    Rivers, People and Planning in Africa

    By Bill Adams

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this title offers an experienced and constructive evaluation of the ways in which water resources have been developed in Africa. Adams argues that the best hope of productive development lies in working and engaging with local people and using local knowledge of the...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground...

    Published December 24th 2014 by Unknown

  6. Transformative Sustainable Development

    Participation, reflection and change

    By Kei Otsuki

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations. In this context, participation is a genuinely transformative approach to sustainable...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Unknown

  7. Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Unknown

  8. The Changing Face of Land and Conservation in Post-colonial Africa

    Old Land, New Practices?

    Edited by George Barrett, Shirley Brooks, Jenny Josefsson, Nqobile Zulu

    The year 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Land Act in South Africa which legalised the violent dispossession and alienation of the African majority from the land. It is common cause that the alienation of land for conservation purposes, introduced to Africa under colonial rule, has...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Unknown

  9. Rural Resource Management (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Paul Cloke, Chris C. Park

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1985, provides an overview of resource management, together with a geographical treatment of physical, landscape and social resources. Drawing on British, European and North American material, the book has three main objectives: to offer an integrated review of the...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Unknown

  10. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Paul Cloke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This edited collection, first published in 1989, provides a detailed analysis of rural land-use policies on a country-specific basis. Case studies include analyses of planning and legislation in Britain, The Netherlands, Japan, the U.S.A. and Australia. Alongside a comprehensive overview of the...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Unknown