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  1. Biodiversity and the Law

    Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge

    Edited by Charles R. McManis

    How do we promote global economic development, while simultaneously preserving local biological and cultural diversity? This authoritative volume, written by leading legal experts and biological and social scientists from around the world, aims to address this question in all of its complexity. The...

    Published October 27th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Social Change and Conservation

    Edited by Krishna B. Ghimire, Michael P. Pimbert

    Protected areas and conservation policies ore usually established with only local nature and wildlife in mind. Yet they con have far reaching consequences for local populations, often undermining their access to resources and their livelihoods. This book is the first comprehensive discussion of the...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Wetlands: Market and Intervention Failures

    Four case studies

    By Kerry Turner, Tom Jones

    Series: Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    Wetlands are vital and valuable resources, both as rich and unique wildlife habitats, and for the functions they fulfil - providing flood and sediment control and coastal protection, as carbon sinks and pollution buffers, for their role in storing and recycling nutrients, as well as for their...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Threatening Desert

    Controlling desertification

    Edited by Alan Grainger

    Series: Natural Resource Management Set

    Lands lost to desert may effectively be lost for ever, so desertification is humanity's most obvious despoliation to the planet. It is certainly one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. In this book the author describes what is happening and where. Although the problem...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Paradise Lost

    The ecological economics of biodiversity

    By Edward Barbier, Joanne Burgess, Carl Folke

    Our wellbeing-even our existence-depends on ecological systems and biological diversity. Ecologists and economists alike recognise that loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious problems the world faces yet their narrow, conventional approaches often fail to grasp all the implications of the...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Our Common Seas

    Coasts in Crisis

    By Don Hinrichsen

    Series: Natural Resource Management Set

    Most of the world's population lives on or near the coasts. Every nation not completely landlocked has used the sea as its supposedly self-cleansing garbage dump. Now the effects are being felt. There is not a coast in the world which is not dangerously polluted. Sewage, oil, plastics, industrial...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Earthscan Library Collection

    By Various

    In the last two decades, environmental threats and the challenge of sustainability have moved to the very centre of political, business and, increasingly, personal agendas. The Earthscan Library Collection has been created to bring back into print the seminal texts in sustainability from the past&...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Economics of Dryland Management

    By John A. Dixon, David E. James, Paul B. Sherman

    Series: Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    We have always had land in which the agricultural productivity is limited because there is not enough moisture. Systems of farming and burning often degrade dryland further until it is desert. Today, however, the problem is becoming much more serious. Over 20 per cent of the world's population...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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