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  1. Nature's Matrix

    Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer, Angus Wright

    Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. But recent ecological theory shows that the nature of these fragments is not nearly as important for conservation as is the nature of the matrix of agriculture that surrounds them. Local extinctions...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Soil Science

    Edited by Alfred E. Hartemink, Alex. B. McBratney, Robert E. White

    Series: Earthscan Reference Collections

    This four-volume set, edited by leading experts in soil science, brings together in one collection a series of papers that have been fundamental to the development of soil science as a defined discipline. Volume I contains papers that look at the soil as a natural body and speculate on how it was...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Conservation and Biodiversity Banking

    A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodiversity Credit Trading Systems

    Edited by Nathaniel Carroll, Jessica Fox, Ricardo Bayon

    Series: Environmental Market Insights

    The conservation of biodiversity is now big business. Whether called conservation banking, species banking, habitat banking, biodiversity banking, biodiversity offsets, compensatory mitigation or ecological footprint offsetting, the idea of financially valuing biodiversity and using the market and...

    Published July 15th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Earth Only Endures

    On Reconnecting with Nature and Our Place in It

    By Jules Pretty

    For most of human history, we have lived our daily lives in a close relationship with the land. Yet now, for the first time, more people are living in urban rather than rural areas, bringing about an estrangement. This book, by acclaimed author Jules Pretty, is fundamentally about our relationship...

    Published May 27th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Conservation

    By William M. Adams

    Series: Earthscan Reference Collections

    The thought-provoking articles in Conservation can assist in catalyzing the transition to a new green economy by shaping the mind-sets of leaders, students, teachers and the public alike.' Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 'An...

    Published November 27th 2008 by Routledge

  6. The Algal Bowl

    Overfertilization of the World's Freshwaters and Estuaries

    By David W. Schindler, John R. Vallentyne

    In 1974, John R. Vallentyne predicted that by the year 2000 we would be living in an environmental disaster he called the Algal Bowl. Just as the Dust Bowl of the 1930s was created by misusing western farmland, he forecast that the continuing miuse of lakes could only lead to water degradation. In...

    Published November 26th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Nature Unbound

    Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of Protected Areas

    By Dan Brockington, Rosaleen Duffy, Jim Igoe

    This groundbreaking volume is the first comprehensive, critical examination of the rise of protected areas and their current social and economic position in our world. It examines the social impacts of protected areas, the conflicts that surround them, the alternatives to them and the conceptual...

    Published October 27th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Atlas of Endangered Species

    3rd Edition

    By Richard MacKay

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    Up to 20 percent of species may be extinct by 2030. Vividly presented through full-colour maps and graphics, this fully revised and updated atlas profiles species lost, threatened and surviving today. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken...

    Published October 20th 2008 by Routledge

  9. A Handbook of Tropical Soil Biology

    Sampling and Characterization of Below-ground Biodiversity

    Edited by Fatima M. S. Moreira, E. Jeroen Huising, David E. Bignell

    This practical handbook describes sampling and laboratory assessment methods for the biodiversity of a number of key functional groups of soil organisms, including insects, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and bacteria. The methods have been assembled and the protocols drafted by a number of scientists...

    Published September 29th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction

    Landscapes, People and Power

    By Robert Fisher, Stewart Maginnis, William Jackson, Edmund Barrow, Sally Jeanrenaud

    'This book aims to inspire the conservation community not to regard poverty reduction as someone else's job but to take responsibility for it as part of ecosystem restoration. Though no solutions are perfect,the text and examples given offer encouraging and useful guidance.' Gill Shepherd, poverty...

    Published September 22nd 2008 by Routledge