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Recent Textbooks Articles

  1. John Twidell

    Q&A with Authors of Renewable Energy Resources, Third Edition

    John Twidell and Tony Weir, authors of Renewable Energy Resources, discuss what experiences led them to write this book, their reflections on the state of the field, and what’s new in the third edition. Read the full Q&A here.

  2. Digital Technologies and the Global Environment

    Read our special Earth Day blog post by Stephen Rust and Salma Monani, co-authors of Ecomedia: Key Issues, where he discusses how digital technologies impact the way we communicate about the global environment. 

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  3. The Elements of Environmental Pollution

    By John Rieuwerts

    Environmental pollution is one of humanity’s most pressing issues and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Anthropogenic activity is disturbing natural cycles and generating pollutants that are altering the atmosphere, accumulating in the food chain and contaminating the world’s soils, rivers and oceans. Read more

  4. Environment and Citizenship

    By Benito Cao

    The increasing awareness of the human impact on the environment is having a profound effect on the concept and content of citizenship – one of the fundamental institutions that structures human relations. In what is the first introduction of its kind, this book provides an accessible, stimulating and multidimensional overview of the many ways in which concern for the environment... Read more

  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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...
     

  8. 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... 

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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