Environment and Sustainability

New and Key Titles 2014


Contacts

Marketing Inquiries
  1. Samantha Freeman
    Marketing Executive - Sustainability and Natural Resources

  2. Francesca Galbo
    Associate Marketing Manager - Energy, Climate Change, Environmental policy and Sustainable Built Environment

Editorial Inquiries
  1. Khanam Virjee
    Commissioning Editor, Development Studies and Sustainability

  2. Louisa Earls
    Commissioning Editor, Climate Change and Environmental Policy

  3. Tim Hardwick
    Senior Commissioning Editor, Natural Resources

Other Inquiries

Agriculture and Food

  1. Food Policy in the United States

    An Introduction

    By Parke Wilde

    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

  2. The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

    By Michael Carolan

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    As interest has increased in topics such as the globalization of the agrifood system, food security, and food safety, the subjects of food and agriculture are making their way into a growing number of courses in disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities, like sociology and food...

    Published March 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Sustainable Food Systems

    Building a New Paradigm

    Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Savoring Alternative Food

    School Gardens, Healthy Eating and Visceral Difference

    By Jessica Hayes-Conroy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" – that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging book, the author explores the contradictions and shortcomings of alternative...

    To Be Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and...

    To Be Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Food Security

    From Crisis to Global Governance

    By Nora McKeon

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book fills a gap in the literature by setting concerns for food security in the context of global food governance in the twenty-first century. It highlights the systemic inadequacies of the present food system and of the dominant strategies for achieving food security. Examining the...

    To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Challenges to Food Security

    From Climate Change to Fragile States

    Edited by Ian Christoplos, Adam Pain

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call “land grabbing” on food prices and...

    To Be Published December 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture

    Science and Practice

    Edited by Simon Shackley, Greet Ruysschaert, Kor Zwart, Bruno Glaser

    Aimed mainly at a professional audience, this book is intended to provide a user-friendly handbook on biochar. It de-mystifies the scientific, engineering and managerial issues surrounding biochar and makes the whole topic more understandable and approachable to potential users. These include...

    To Be Published February 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

    By Ivette Perfecto, John H. Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty...

    To Be Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Depolarizing Food and Agriculture

    An Economic Approach

    By Andrew Barkley, Paul W. Barkley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. The authors of this book address the origins, validity,...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Farmers' Crop Varieties and Farmers' Rights

    Challenges in Taxonomy and Law

    Edited by Michael Halewood

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Crop plant varieties developed by local farmers, commonly referred to as ‘farmers' varieties’, are a problematic subject, because there are no fixed taxonomic or legal definitions of them. As a result, policies to increase the share of benefits farmers receive from the use of such varieties...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Metrics for Agricultural Sustainability

    By Marty D. Matlock

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    The confusing way in which sustainable agriculture has been defined and measured is clarified in this comprehensive volume, which provides an inventory of the metrics for sustainable agriculture from cradle to the farm gate, organized by media and scale. Example metrics include change in...

    To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Routledge

  13. Economics of Agricultural Development

    World Food Systems and Resource Use, 3rd Edition

    By George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, William A. Masters

    Series: Routledge Textbooks in Environmental and Agricultural Economics

    It was once assumed that the development of industry was the only sure fire way for any developing country to enhance its social and economic wellbeing. Coupled with an expansive approach to international trade, rapid industrialization was seen as a prerequisite for prosperity. This is no longer...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  14. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions

    Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca

    Edited by Undine Giseke

    This book demonstrates how agriculture can play a determining role in sustainable, climate-optimised urban development. Agriculture within urban growth centres today is more than an economic or social left-over or a niche practice. It is instead a complex system that offers multiple potentials for...

    To Be Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  16. The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress

    An Environmental History

    By Cameron Muir

    Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities

    Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting book tells the story of how the development of modern agriculture promised...

    To Be Published May 20th 2014 by Routledge

  17. Anaerobic Digestion – Making Biogas – Making Energy

    The Earthscan Expert Guide

    By Tim Pullen

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is used around the world to produce low CO2 energy and to make ‘clean’ fertilisers with large, medium and small-scale plants common-place in Western Europe and USA. There is over 100 million tonnes of agricultural and food waste produced each year in the UK, most of which...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge