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:
Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments
With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional...
To Be Published July 21st 2015 by Routledge
Sustainability: Key Issues is a comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students doing courses in sustainability. Highly original, it covers the very broad spectrum of ideas covered under sustainability, from participation, resilience, growth, ecological modernism...
To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge
Renewable Energy Resources is a numerate and quantitative text covering the full range of renewable energy technologies and their implementation worldwide. Energy supplies from renewables (such as from biofuels, solar heat, photovoltaics, wind, hydro, wave, tidal, geothermal, and ocean-thermal) are...
Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge
Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives
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...
Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge
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 19th 2014 by Routledge
Science, Systems and Sustainability
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
Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro
Series: Cultural Spaces
Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to...
Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge
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 20th 2014 by Routledge
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
Principles, Perspectives and Practices
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
A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis
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
Lessons from Frontrunner Companies
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 29th 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 16th 2013 by Routledge
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 25th 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 March 19th 2013 by Routledge
Understanding the Human Environment
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 12th 2013 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
An Integrated Approach
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 26th 2013 by Routledge