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  1. Beach Management

    Principles and Practice

    By Allan Williams, Anton Micallef

    This comprehensive book provides full coverage of beach management principles and practice, with an emphasis on needs-based management. The book provides a wealth of case studies from the UK, USA, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. The emphasis throughout the book is on optimizing...

    Published January 30th 2011 by Routledge

  2. RFF Natural Resource Management Set

    By Various

    Series: The Resources for the Future Library Collection

    In the early 1950s, the newly founded RFF convened the Mid-Century Conference, where more than 1,500 leaders could 'exchange viewpoints on important resource issues that appear to be of continuing significance for at least the next generation.' This collection gathers RFF's classic, most enduring...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  3. Crop Wild Relatives

    A Manual of in situ Conservation

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Vernon Heywood

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors....

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands

    Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

    Edited by Anthony B. Cunningham, Xuefei Yang

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Unknown

  5. The Economics of Managing Crop Diversity On-farm

    Case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative

    Edited by Edilegnaw Wale, Adam G. Drucker, Kerstin K. Zander

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The purpose of this book is to assess a variety of economic issues as they relate to agro-biodiversity and show how addressing these issues can assist in agro-biodiversity policy-making. This is illustrated using empirical data from some of the countries (Ethiopia, Nepal and Zambia) which are part...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Unknown

  6. Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

    Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges

    Edited by K N Ninan

    This book comprehensively addresses the economic, social and institutional difficulties in conserving biodiversity and the ecosystem services that it provides. It covers a wide range of issues such as biodiversity, ecosystem services and valuation in the context of diverse ecosystems such as...

    Published October 28th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Forests

    Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives

    By James Fargo Balliett

    Forests are considered the lungs of the planet, as they consume and store carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. These biomes, defined as ecological communities dominated by long-lived woody vegetation, historically have provided an economic foundation for growing nations, supplying wood for buildings,...

    Published October 14th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Sacred Natural Sites

    Conserving Nature and Culture

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Robert Wild, Jeffrey Mcneely, Gonzalo Oviedo

    Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy...

    Published October 4th 2010 by Unknown

  9. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests

    Edited by Jurgen Bauhus, Peter van der Meer, Markku Kanninen

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Plantation forests often have a negative image. They are typically assumed to be poor substitutes for natural forests, particularly in terms of biodiversity conservation, carbon storage, provision of clean drinking water and other non-timber goods and services. Often they are monocultures that do...

    Published August 19th 2010 by Unknown