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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Environment & Sustainability. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. Just Published: The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

    From the Foreword by Professor Helene Marsh, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

    "Through a meticulous analysis of archival materials, official sources, publications, photographs and oral history evidence, this book documents for the first time how the colonisation of Queensland and the resultant growth of primary industries have contributed to the decline of the Great Barrier Reef… It provides important historical evidence that demonstrates that the detrimental impacts of increased human population, urban development and agricultural expansion in the Great Barrier Reef catchment area will have to be ameliorated to increase the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area to the ravages of climate change."

    To read more about the book or to recommend to your Librarian click here

  2. Calling People NIMBYs Won’t Stop Development Arguments

    Catherine Gross, author of Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making: Water Under the Bridge, has just authored an article on The Conversation.  Please click through to read more!

  3. Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    "A collection that makes urban political ecology accessible to a wide readership without losing the sophistication needed to handle the complexity and contradictions of the field. Its compelling narratives stretch from unruly trees and people in diverse cities around the world, to original ways of thinking about nature and the city."Alan Mabin, Research fellow, Capital Cities project, University of Pretoria, South Africa

    Why not recommend to your library today!

  4. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Order your copy of the Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer of £125 (RRP £140. Valid until 15th November 2014)

    'Fletcher and Tham have gathered together a stellar cast of academics, researchers, practitioners and activists who offer their perspectives on sustainability viewed through the lens of fashion. Through concise essays and case study snapshots the reader is challenged and guided to think more deeply about sustainability as a matter of personal, local and globaly interconnected agency.'–Sandy Black, University of the Arts London, UK

    To recommend to your librarian or to order a copy visit our website

    Also by Kate Fltecher - The 2nd edition Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

  5. Interview with Dr. John Stanton, Author of Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism

    Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism, available May 2014, considers whether democracy enhances decision-making processes pertaining to the achievement of local sustainable development in England and how such decision-making might best be used to improve the achievement of sustainable development. It is retrospective in its analysis and prospective in its conclusions in that it seeks to draw from what has happened over recent years and offers possible ways in which local sustainable development might be improved in the future.  We recently spoke with author John Stanton about what led him to write the book and what he would like to see implemented as a result. Please read on to see the interview and learn more about this new book.

  6. Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

    It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Written by leaders in the field, the Handbook of Forest Resource Economics provides a detailed, comprehensive and broad coverage of forest economics, including both traditional forestry as well as the wider environmental role of forests. A definitive reference volume for students... Read more

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today?

  7. Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Edited by Alex de Waal and Thea Hilhorst

    The Routledge Humanitarian Studies series in collaboration with the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) takes a comprehensive approach to the growing field of expertise that is humanitarian studies. This field is concerned with humanitarian crises caused by natural disaster, conflict or political instability and deals with the study of how humanitarian crises evolve, how they affect people and their institutions and societies, and the responses they trigger.

    This interdisciplinary series draws on and is relevant to a range of disciplines, including development studies, international relations, international law, anthropology, peace and conflict studies, public health and migration studies.

    For a list of the latest titles, click here

  8. Publishing in December 2013

    A selection of great titles publishing in December

  9. The Human Capacity for Transformational Change

    Pressures for transformational change have become a regular feature of most fields of human endeavor. Master-thinkers and visionaries alike have reframed existing divisions as connecting relationships, bringing together as dynamic systems the supposed opposites of parts and wholes, stability and change, individuals and society, and rational and creative thinking. This reframing of opposites as interconnected wholes has led to realization of the power of a collective mind. This book offers ways and means of creating the synergies that are crucial in influencing a desired transformational change towards a just and sustainable future.

    For a full list of these titles publishing in November, please refer here.

  10. Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability

    This book is concerned with enhancing the understanding of governance in relation to social justice and environmental sustainability across a range of natural resource sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. By examining governance across various sectors, it reveals the main drivers that influence the nature of governance, the principles and norms that shape it, as well as the factors that constrain or enable achievement of justice and sustainability outcomes.

    For a full list of these titles publishing in February 2014, please refer here.

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