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Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. Emerging Economies and the Oxymoron of Sustainable Development

    Arve Hansen and Ulrikke Wethal, editors of Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability, discuss the inherent conflicts of sustainable development and how their new book examines some of the questions surrounding the field.

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  2. NEW! - Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life by Karen Lykke Syse and Martin Lee Mueller

    "Unlimited growth has not only damaged the biosphere, but also disrupted solidarity and cohesion within and between human groups. Sustainability Consumption and the Good Life presents and questions various adaptations to the environmental crises. The book is timely as it challenges and reframes issues of consumption and well-being to meet the demands of an overheating planet." –Peder Anker, New York University, USA

    To read more about Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life click here

    View all the books in the Routledge Environmental Humanities series here

  3. Highly Recommended by CHOICE - Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

    This well-designed, four-part book, illustrated with black-and-white photos, contains helpful technical information on precision agriculture (PA). With contributors from North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Africa, the book offers a valuable international perspective.Summing Up: Highly recommended. - M K Swan, emeritus, Washington State University, CHOICE Reviews September 2014

    For more information about Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection click here

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  4. Highly Recommended by CHOICE - Energy and Electricity in Industrial Nations by Allan Mazur

    "An excellent book for everyone interested in energy-related issues. Summing Up: Highly recommended. " - J Tavakoli, Lafayette College, CHOICE Review September 2014

    For more information about the book click here.

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  5. The Cost of Compliance: Closing Dangerous Nuclear Reactors Increases EU Strategic Vulnerability

    Dr. Spencer Barrett Meredith III, author of Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation, discusses the present costs versus future rewards of compliance as the EU struggles with energy insecurity.

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  6. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher and Mathilda Tham 

    Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion recognizes the complexity of aligning fashion with sustainability. It explores fashion and sustainability at the levels of products, processes, and paradigms and takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question and suggest creative responses... Read more...

  7. NEW! - Savoring Alternative Food

    "Hayes-Conroy's Savoring Alternative Food is stunningly innovative work, richly theorized yet solidly grounded in the complexities of place and experience. Combining original and provocative insights from human geography, anthropology and sociology, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in food activism, public education, and the production and contestation of knowledge around food and nutrition." – Kai A. Schafft, Associate Professor of Education, Penn State University, USA, Editor, Journal of Research in Rural Education and Director, Center on Rural Education and Communities.

    For more books in the Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment series click here

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

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