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  1. Zero-carbon Homes

    A Road Map

    By Joanna Williams

    Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Electric Vehicles

    Technology, Policy and Commercial Development

    By Joao Vitor Fernandes Serra

    Modern electric vehicles (EVs) are well suited to most people's general transport needs. Despite this, their adoption at a large scale has been grindingly slow. What are the reasons for this? Unlike most books which focus on the technical aspects of EV performance, this guide sets out the...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Low Carbon Transport in Asia

    Strategies for Optimizing Co-benefits

    Edited by Eric Zusman, Ancha Srinivasan, Shobhakar Dhakal

    Without the effective participation of developing Asia, a climate crisis is certain. Within developing Asia, the key to averting such a crisis lies in low carbon transport. China, India and Asia's other emerging economies could promote fuel efficient vehicles, public transport, and sustainable...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk in Coastal Cities

    Edited by Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Malcolm Bowman, Philip Ward, Piet Dircke

    Series: Earthscan Climate

    This book presents climate adaptation and flood risk problems and solutions in coastal cities, including an independent investigation of adaptation paths and problems in Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta. The comparison draws out lessons that each city can learn from the others. While the main focus...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Dynamics of Disaster

    Lessons on Risk, Response and Recovery

    Edited by Barbara Allen, Rachel A. Dowty Beech

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Disasters are the result of complex interactions between social and natural forces, acting at multiple scales from the individual and community to the organisational, national and international level. Effective disaster planning, response and recovery require an understanding of these interacting...

    Published April 28th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Children and their Urban Environment

    Changing Worlds

    By Claire Freeman, Paul Tranter

    In our fast-changing urban world, the impacts of social and environmental change on children are often overlooked. Children and their Urban Environment examines these impacts in detail, looking at the key activities, spaces and experiences children have and how these can be managed to ensure that...

    Published March 30th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Cities and Climate Change

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2011

    By Un-Habitat

    Cities and Climate Change examines the links between urbanization and climate change, the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban populations and the policy responses and practices that are emerging in urban areas. Over half of the world's population now live in urban...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Sustainable Self

    A Personal Approach to Sustainability Education

    By Paul Murray

    Achieving a sustainable society is the biggest issue of our time. It is not an issue confined to a particular subject area or to certain jobs. It is a way of thinking and behaving that will need to be embedded in all aspects of all of our lives. The Sustainable Self is the perfect resource for...

    Published February 17th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Soils in Urban Environments

    By Pam Hazelton, Brian Murphy

    Soil properties such as water retention, salinity and acidity are not just issues for agriculture and forestry. They are equally as significant in creating environmental and structural problems for buildings and other engineering works. As a greater proportion of the world's population is now...

    Published January 31st 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 31st 2011 by Routledge