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

Natural Resources

  1. Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resources

    Edited by Grenville Barnes, Brian Child

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin...

    Published May 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management

    A legal pluralism perspective from India

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Amalendu Jyotishi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are further complicated by the competing claims of parallel legal systems, including state, customary, religious, project and...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    Six volume set

    By Carl Bruch, David Jensen, Mikiyasu Nakayama, Jon Unruh

    Series: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts can fail if they do not pay sufficient attention to natural resources. Natural resources – diamonds, oil, and minerals – are frequently at the heart of historic grievances, and have caused or funded at least eighteen conflicts since 1990. The same...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Confronting Land and Property Problems for Peace

    Edited by Shinichi Takeuchi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any society, they can be particularly exacerbated in conflict-affected settings –...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Gender Research in Natural Resource Management

    Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Edited by Helen Young, Lisa Goldman

    Series: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    Sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods is one of the most fundamental challenges faced by post-conflict countries. By degrading the natural resources that are essential to livelihoods and by significantly hindering access to those resources, conflict can wreak havoc on the ability of...

    To Be Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Governance, Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Edited by Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett, Sandra Nichols

    Series: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    When the guns are silenced, those who have survived armed conflict need food, water, shelter, the means to earn a living, and the promise of safety and a return to civil order. Meeting these needs while sustaining peace requires more than simply having governmental structures in place; it requires...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South

    Conceptual Approaches

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Erik Mostert

    Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, wood fuel, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume...

    Published January 14th 2014 by CRC Press

  9. Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

    Edited by Shashi Kant, Janaki Alavalapati

    It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    To Be Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Sustainable Forest Management

    From Principles to Practice

    Edited by John Innes, Anna Tikina

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Sustainable Forest Management provides the material that will educate students about forestry and the contemporary role of forests in ecosystems and society, and hence set the standard of sustainable forest management worldwide. It provides a comprehensive textbook on the concept and practice of...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  12. Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  13. European Wood-pastures in Transition

    A Social-ecological Approach

    Edited by Tibor Hartel, Tobias Plieninger

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions....

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  14. The Governance of Rangelands

    Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

    Edited by Pedro M. Herrera, Jonathan Mark Davies, Pablo Manzano Baena

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile...

    To Be Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  15. 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).&...

    To Be Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  16. Mountain Movers

    Mining, Sustainability and the Agents of Change

    By Daniel M. Franks

    Mining has historically had a poor image for environmental degradation, pollution and worker relations. In recent years the mining industry as a whole has embraced the concept of sustainable and equitable development and embarked on an explicit process of change. But how much of this rhetoric has...

    To Be Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  17. Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

    By Thaddeus Miller

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  19. Resource Recovery from Waste

    Business Models for Energy, Nutrients and Water Reuse

    Edited by Miriam Otoo, Pay Drechsel

    Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  20. Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries – Russia, Mongolia,...

    To Be Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  21. The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

    Lessons from India for Development

    Edited by M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy, M.V.K. Sivamohan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  22. Variable Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid

    By Jay Apt, Paulina Jaramillo

    The integration of renewable energy resources into the electricity grid presents an important challenge. This book provides a review and analysis of the technical and policy options available for managing variable energy resources such as wind and solar power. As well as being of value to...

    Published June 11th 2014 by RFF Press

  23. 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...

    To Be Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge