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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 22 new and published books in the subject of Environmental History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Great Barrier Reef

    An Environmental History

    By Ben Daley

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation

    Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

    By Spencer Barrett Meredith, III

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

    Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

    Edited by Jean-Frédéric Morin, Amandine Orsini

    Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. European Wood-pastures in Transition

    A Social-ecological Approach

    Edited by Tibor Hartel, Tobias Plieninger

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions....

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology

    By Gufu Oba

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology,...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement

    Edited by Matthias Dietz, Heiko Garrelts

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the growing transnational climate movement. A dual focus on climate politics and civil society provides a hitherto unavailable broad and systematic analysis of the current global movement, highlighting how its dynamic and diverse character can play...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Defining Sustainable Development for Our Common Future

    A History of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission)

    By Iris Borowy

    The UN World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, alerted the world to the urgency of making progress toward economic development that could be sustained without depleting natural resources or harming the environment. Written...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Climate Action Upsurge

    The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics

    By Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman, Rebecca Pearse

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the late 2000s climate action became a defining feature of the international political agenda. Evidence of global warming and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions created a new sense of urgency and, despite consensus on the need for action, the growing failure of international climate policy...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society

    An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches

    By Mike Hulme

    Mike Hulme has been studying climate change for over thirty years and is today one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices speaking internationally about climate change in the academy, in public and in the media. The argument that he has made powerfully over the last few years is that...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge