Environment, Sustainability & Energy Textbooks

New and Key Titles 2014

Welcome to the Environment, Sustainability & Energy Textbook Catalog

We are proud to present our Environment, Sustainability & Energy texbook catalog, which allows you to browse our selection of titles focusing on a wide range of key areas in these important and expanding fields.

On the left, you can click through the list of section headings to see the books we have available in these areas. Instructors who are interested in a text, and teaching a relevant class with more than twelve students, are invited to request a complimentary exam copy. Just click on the 'Complimentary Exam Copy' button and fill in our simple, pre-set form with the requisite information.

In addition to textbooks, we also pubilsh a wide range of professional, reference and research titles in these areas.  To see the rest of our Environment & Sustainability books, please visit www.routledge.com/sustainability.  To see the rest of our Energy books, please visit www.routledge.com/energy.

To get you started, here on the front page we've highlighted a few of our most exciting new and forthcoming titles:

  1. An Introduction to Sustainability

    Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives

    By Martin Mulligan

    An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The book teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasises strategies for action. Aimed...

    To Be Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sustainable Business

    Key Issues

    By Helen Kopnina, John Blewitt

    Series: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

    Sustainable Business: Key Issues is the first comprehensive introductory-level textbook to address the interface between environmental challenges and business solutions to provide an overview of the basic concepts of sustainability, sustainable business, and business ethics. The book introduces...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. An Introduction to the Green Economy

    Science, Systems and Sustainability

    By Adrian C. Newton, Elena Cantarello

    The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable investments are now being made into the development of green technology, renewable...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sustainability Principles and Practice

    By Margaret Robertson

    Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Energy Security, Equality and Justice

    By Benjamin K. Sovacool, Roman V. Sidortsov, Benjamin R. Jones

    This book applies concepts from ethics, justice, and political philosophy to five sets of contemporary energy problems cutting across time, economics, politics, geography, and technology. In doing so, the authors derive two key energy justice principles from modern theories of distributive...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Water Security

    Principles, Perspectives and Practices

    Edited by Bruce Lankford, Karen Bakker, Mark Zeitoun, Declan Conway

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    The purpose of this book is to present an overview of the latest research, policy, practitioner, academic and international thinking on water security—an issue that, like water governance a few years ago, has developed much policy awareness and momentum with a wide range of stakeholders. As a...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Water Ethics

    A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

    By David Groenfeldt

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is fundamental to an understanding of water resource management. Thus in controversies or conflicts over water...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise

    Lessons from Frontrunner Companies

    By Rob van Tulder, Rob van Tilburg, Mara Francken, Andrea da Rosa

    In combining practice and theory, this textbook provides a management perspective on the ‘business case’ for sustainability. Drawing on examples from 20 frontrunner companies located in the Netherlands, it builds upon a unique research project in which CEOs and middle-managers gave access not only...

    Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Living within a Fair Share Ecological Footprint

    Edited by Robert Vale, Brenda Vale

    According to many authorities the impact of humanity on the earth is already overshooting the earth’s capacity to supply humanity’s needs. This is an unsustainable position. This book does not focus on the problem but on the solution, by showing what it is like to live within a fair earth share...

    Published March 24th 2013 by Routledge

  11. The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

    By Arjen Y. Hoekstra

    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 March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Urban Ecosystems

    Understanding the Human Environment

    By Robert A. Francis, Michael A. Chadwick

    With over half of the global human population living in urban regions, urban ecosystems may now represent the contemporary and future human environment. Consisting of green space and the built environment, they harbour a wide range of species, yet are not well understood. This book aims...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Low Carbon Development

    Key Issues

    Edited by Frauke Urban, Johan Nordensvärd

    Series: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

    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

  14. Urban Energy Systems

    An Integrated Approach

    Edited by James Keirstead, Nilay Shah

    Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge