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New and Published Books

  1. The New Geographies of Energy

    Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes

    Edited by Karl S. Zimmerer

    The New Geographies of Energy: Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes is a pioneering collection of new geographic scholarship. It examines such vitally important research topics as energy dilemmas of the United States, large trends and patterns of energy consumption including China’s role,...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. From the Forest to the Sea – Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning

    By Morgan Gopnik

    The management of common pool resources and publicly-owned areas is fraught with difficulty. This book explores the long, complex, and frequently contentious history of public lands management in the United States in order to draw lessons for the emerging field of marine spatial planning (MSP).&...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management

    Challenges for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Bruce Prideaux

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Large-Scale Forest Restoration

    By David Lamb

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Forests and Globalization

    Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

    Edited by William Nikolakis, John Innes

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world’s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).&...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sustainable Practices

    Social Theory and Climate Change

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Nicola Spurling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Climate change is widely agreed to be one the greatest challenges facing society today. Mitigating and adapting to it is certain to require new ways of living. Thus far efforts to promote less resource-intensive habits and routines have centred on typically limited understandings of individual...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Wood Energy in Developed Economies

    Resource Management, Economics and Policy

    Edited by Francisco X. Aguilar

    There has been a recent resurgence of interest in wood energy as part of a sustainable range of renewable energy options. This book addresses the current gap in the energy and public policy literature for a reference book that compiles the most-recent wood energy assessments, and evaluates current...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Marine Biodiversity Conservation

    A Practical Approach

    By Keith Hiscock

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners and to identify issues and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students....

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

    Capacity, Equity and Sustainability

    Edited by Dominic Stucker, Elena Lopez-Gunn

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security

    Research and Innovation for Development

    Edited by Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. ...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge