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Routledge publishes quality textbooks in a variety of disciplines and course subjects. We are committed to providing course materials to instructors and students that are both engaging and innovative. You can learn more about our textbooks by viewing our featured selections below in Environment & Sustainability. You can also browse textbooks in all subjects or check out our companion websites.

Recent Textbooks Articles

  1. Q&A with J A A Jones, Author of ‘Water Sustainability’

    J A A Jones, author of Water Sustainability, discusses the key messages in his book as well as current controversies surrounding water.

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  2. 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. Read more...

  3. Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach

    By Andrew Barkley and Paul W. Barkley

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and potential resolution of these and other divergences.  Read more...
     

  4. Understanding Human Ecology

    A systems approach to sustainability
    By Robert Dyball, Barry Newell

    This textbook, which has been road-tested and refined through over a decade of teaching and workshops, offers a coherent conceptual framework for Human Ecology – a clear approach for understanding the many systems we are part of and how we frame and understand the problems we face. By giving rigorous... Read more... 

  5. An Introduction to the Green Economy

    Science, Systems and Sustainability
    By Adrian C. Newton and Elena Cantarello

    This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the green economy, using a strongly interdisciplinary approach based on environmental science, rather than treating it as a sub-set of economics. The scientific principles of sustainability are presented, which provide the foundations of the green economy, with a particular focus on systems-based approaches.  Read more...

  6. Sustainable Business

    Key Issues
    By Helen Kopnina and John Blewitt 

    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 students to the background and key issues of sustainability and suggests ways in which these concepts can be applied in business practice.  Read more...

  7. Marine Biodiversity Conservation

    A Practical Approach
    By Keith Hiscock 

    Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners and to identify issues and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students. It also provides sound guidance for marine biology field course work and professionals... Read more... 

  8. The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

    The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

    Edited by Steve Rayner and Mark Caine
    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group’s collective writings from 1988-2010. Drawing on a rich history of heterodox but increasingly accepted views on climate change policy... Read more...

    The Earthscan Science in Society Series aims to publish new high quality research, teaching, practical and policy- related books on topics that address the complex and vitally important interface between science and society. 

  9. Sustainability: Prose and Poetry

    The works of textbook author Margaret Robertson (Sustainability Principles and Practice) and poet Howard W. Robertson focus on similar themes of sustainability, interconnectedness, and the biosphere. In this joint reading they illustrate how these ideas can be expressed in multiple ways using the language of prose and of poetry. The readers give an overview of the fundamental concepts on which this interdisciplinary field is built, offering the dual perspectives of scholarship and lyrical writing in service of its essential meaning.

    Please read on to view videos from this joint reading.

  10. The Positive Deviant

    The Positive Deviant

    An economy low in carbon and high in life satisfaction will require thousands, if not millions of exceptional leaders. This book is the first to bring together sustainability knowledge with the leadership skills and tools to help you become one of those leaders. In it you will find everything you need to get started straight away, and to grow your effectiveness, even in a world that remains perversely intent on the opposite. Read more...

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