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  1. Science, Society and the Environment

    Applying Anthropology and Physics to Sustainability
    By Michael R. Dove and Daniel M. Kammen

    In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key junctures between science, society, and environment. Read more

  2. Biochar for Environmental Management

    Science, Technology and Implementation, 2nd Edition
    Edited by Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph

    The first edition of this book, published in 2009, was the definitive work reviewing the expanding research literature on this topic. Since then, the rate of research activity has increased at least ten-fold, and biochar products are now commercially available as soil amendments. This second edition includes not only substantially updated chapters... Read more

  3. Once there was a city

    Tony Fry, author of City Futures in the Age of a Changing Climate, discusses the threats to the future of cities in this our dawning age of climate related disasters and conflicts.

  4. Whose Politics and which Green? The Politics of Green Transformations

    The Politics of Green Transformations, edited by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach and Peter Newell, explores the influence of politics on radical changes to global ecological, social and economic sustainability.

    With a new entry every fortnight, blog posts written by various Routledge authors will be displayed both on the Routledge website and on our Facebook page. Each post within Facebook will be open to comments so please feel free to voice your thoughts! You can view all of our past blog posts there as well. 

  5. Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development
    By Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer

    The book uses an integrated approach that weaves together various lines of research to understand the ecology of a very diverse tropical agroforestry system. Key concepts explored include biodiversity patterns, metapopulation dynamics and ecological networks. Read more

  6. Anaerobic Digestion – Making Biogas – Making Energy

    The Earthscan Expert Guide
    By Tim Pullen

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Hundreds of million tonnes of agricultural and food waste are produced each year around the world, most of which is just that, waste. Anaerobic digestion, biogas and the heat and electricity that can be produced from it is still a nascent industry in many countries... Read more

  7. Co-Author of ‘Food, Globalization and Sustainability’ featured in FOODPOLIS

    FOODPOLIS reached out to Dr. Peter Oosterveer, co-author of Food, Globalization and Sustainability, to discuss the many challenges of food safety around the world.  You can read the Q&A here.  Learn more about the book here

  8. Want, Waste or War?

    The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals
    By Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, and Stacy D. VanDeveer

    The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and their governance ramifications, calls attention to the sustainability of contemporary consumer resource use, lifestyles and supply chains. This book sets out an analytical framework for understanding these nexus issues and the related governance challenges and opportunities. Read more...

  9. Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change

    Matin Bunzl, author of Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change, discusses the philosophical challenge and moral implications of climate change.

    With a new entry every fortnight, blog posts written by various Routledge authors will be displayed both on the Routledge website and on our Facebook page. Each post within Facebook will be open to comments so please feel free to voice your thoughts! You can view all of our past blog posts there as well.

  10. NEW: Forest Tenure and Reform in Asia and Africa

    Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration
    Edited by Randall Bluffstone, Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson

    This book helps students, researchers and professionals to understand the importance and implications of these reforms for local environmental quality, climate change, and the livelihoods of villagers, who are oftentimes poor. It is shown that local forest management can oftentimes be more successful than top-down management of common pool forest resources. Read more...

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