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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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