Welcome to the 2013 Environment and Sustainability Catalog
Welcome to the 2013 Environment and Sustainability Catalog!
We are excited by the diversity of areas we cover and the range of products we have published to date, including student textbooks, research monographs, reference handbooks, professional manuals and titles aimed at NGO and policy-makers. Our Environment and Sustainability list continues to grow rapidly while reflecting the interdisciplinary nature and continued importance of the field.
We have a fantastic year of publishing ahead. As well as a brand new anthology of Mike Hulme’s writing, Exploring Climate Change Through Science and In Society, we are also very excited about our new titles Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch and The Sustainable University. In the Earthscan Science in Society series, Reconstructing Sustainability Science provides an essential understanding of the complex relationship between science, social change and the normative dimensions of sustainability. We are particularly enthused about commissioning new titles for a brand new series we are launching. Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability provides interdisciplinary and international textbooks on the core topics in environment and sustainability, including the first textbook on Low Carbon Development.
It is a constant pleasure to work with such inspiring and committed authors and series editors. Please get in touch if you would like to find out about the full range of titles, including backlist, in any area of Environment and Sustainability, or if you would like to submit a book proposal or discuss an idea.
Best wishes from your editors,
Creating Sustainable Communities under Ecological Limits to Growth
More than two decades of mounting evidence confirms that the existing scale of the human enterprise has surpassed global ecological limits to growth. Based on such limits, The No-Growth Imperative discounts current efforts to maintain growth through eco-efficiency initiatives and smart-growth...
Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge
Denying Our Planetary Boundaries
This powerful book shows us that we are in deep denial about the magnitude of the global environmental challenges and resource constraints facing the world. Despite growing scientific consensus on major environmental threats as well as resource depletion, societies are largely continuing with...
Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge
Breaking the Sustainability Barrier
A world of 9 billion people by mid-century will demand fundamental changes in our mindsets, behaviors, cultures, and overarching paradigm. Just as our species broke the Sound Barrier during the 1940s and 1950s, a new breed of innovator, entrepreneur, and investor is lining up to break the...
Published May 13th 2012 by Routledge
Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related issues of low carbon development and takes an...
Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture
This book offers a broad introduction to food policies in the United States. Real-world controversies and debates motivate the book’s attention to economic principles, policy analysis, nutrition science and contemporary data sources. It assumes that the reader's concern is not just the economic...
Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge
Actors, institutions and processes, 3rd Edition
The European Union (EU) has a hugely important effect on the way in which environmental policies are framed and implemented in many different parts of the world, but especially Europe. The new and comprehensively revised edition of this well-known textbook provides a state-of-the-art analysis of...
Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge
Australia in a Hot World
At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of human-induced climate change. However climate scientists agree that current national emissions targets collectively will still not achieve this goal....
Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture
In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy...
Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge
Water is not only used in the domestic context, but also in agriculture and industry in the production of commercial goods, from food to paper. The water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks at both direct and indirect use of water by a consumer or producer. The water footprint of...
Published April 7th 2013 by Routledge
The impact of development needs to be considered beyond the narrow focus of economic, ecological or social concerns. This reader-friendly book is the first to promote a holistic approach to sustainable development. It gives readers a multifaceted approach to the area to encompass what is referred...
Published March 25th 2012 by Routledge