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Conservation of the environment

See below for a selection of the latest books from Conservation of the environment category. Presented with a red border are the Conservation of the environment books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Conservation of the environment books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

A Better Planet Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

A Better Planet Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

Author: Ingrid C. Burke Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2019

A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world's leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals through the United Nations have highlighted the need to address critical challenges such as the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, water shortages, and air pollution. But in the United States, partisan divides, regional disputes, and deep disagreements over core principles have made it nearly impossible to chart a course toward a sustainable future. This timely new book, edited by celebrated scholar Daniel C. Esty, offers fresh thinking and forward-looking solutions from environmental thought leaders across the political spectrum. The book's forty essays cover such subjects as ecology, environmental justice, Big Data, public health, and climate change, all with an emphasis on sustainability. The book focuses on moving toward sustainability through actionable, bipartisan approaches based on rigorous analytical research.

Erosion Essays of Undoing

Erosion Essays of Undoing

Author: Terry Tempest Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Historic Rocky Mountain National Park The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures

Historic Rocky Mountain National Park The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures

Author: Randi Minetor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Historic Rocky Mountain National Park captures fascinating moments and untold stories in the history of this magnificent national park, from the days when Paleo-Indians roamed between the mountain peaks to the settlement of the valleys by ranchers and hoteliers. Stories of the Ute and Arapaho tribes, the 1859 Gold Rush, the first people to summit 14,259-foot-high Long's Peak, the women who climbed to the top of the Rockies, the fossils revealed by snowfield melt, the advocates who worked to protect this landscape, and more provide just enough history to make your visit to the top of America even more exciting than you anticipated.

Dictionary of Geotourism

Dictionary of Geotourism

Author: Anze Chen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Geotourism is a new, emerging scientific discipline by applying the principles of earth science in the study of natural and human tourism resources. It involves the principles and methodologies of art, landscape architecture, environmental science and tourism in dealing with earth science issues of tourism activities and provides guidance to the establishment, management and protection of geoparks, forest parks and scenic areas. The Dictionary of Geotourism contains over 3,000 definitions, hundreds of diagrams and pictures with easy to understand explanations and illustrations in six different parts covering the concepts, principles, tourism earth science resources, applications, geopark establishment and management, geology-related parks and world heritage sites. It contains plenty of Chinese concepts and examples of nature-based tourism, natural and cultural landscapes, sustainable and rural developments, conservation systems and methods, park development and management, which are seldom being shared outside China while it also balances the views of other global counterparts. This dictionary is a reference for geological heritage survey, assessment and research. It can also be used to assist designing and planning of geopark, national parks, heritage protection, museum, exhibition and scientific interpretation. It is a valuable teaching material for teachers and students of geoscience and tourism as well as providing useful guidance for geopark, national park managers and tour guides in their operation. In addition, it offers scientific knowledge of the surrounding natural and cultural landscapes to the general public.

Fight for It Now John Dower and the Struggle for National Parks in Britain

Fight for It Now John Dower and the Struggle for National Parks in Britain

Author: David Wilkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2019

National Parks are Britain's breathing spaces - protected areas enjoyed by the millions of visitors attracted every year by their tranquillity, beauty and landscape. Fifteen National Parks cover a significant share of Britain's total land area - 10 per cent of England, 20 per cent of Wales, and 7 per cent of Scotland. Yet despite their importance, few people today are aware of the campaign in the 1930s and 1940s to establish National Parks. And fewer still know the name of the man who was its principal driving force. John Dower was an architect, a planner, a prodigious walker, an accomplished writer and, above all, a fighter. Fight for It Now is the first biography to be written about him, and the title reflects his one great objective and the increasing urgency of attaining it as his health declined. Drawing on extensive national archives and his private papers and letters, the book describes Dower's early work with pressure groups like the Friends of the Lake District and the Council for the Protection of Rural England, and then his subsequent move during the Second World War to an influential position inside government, focusing on post-war reconstruction. While German bombs were falling on British cities, it was part of Dower's job to quarter the English countryside and identify potential areas for National Parks. Dower's most influential contribution was his 'one-man White Paper' National Parks in England and Wales published at the end of the war in 1945. The 'Dower Report' addressed key questions on the criteria for selecting National Parks, where they should be located, who they were for, and how they should be administered, and it paved the way at last for the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act. While overcoming opponents both outside and inside government, Dower wrote continuously as though his project could only be hammered out at white heat. And all the while, the one struggle he knew he could not win was the tuberculosis that eventually killed him, at the tragically early age of forty-seven.

How to Save the World For Free

How to Save the World For Free

Author: Natalie Fee Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Just what we need to get the job done - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Are you worried about the effects of climate change on our environment? Want to help but don't know where to start? Natalie Fee's new handbook to green living will help you to make small lifestyle changes which will make a big difference to our planet. We know that a better world is possible. One where we all get to breathe clean air, marvel at the abundance of wildlife and enjoy life without worrying if it's about to self-destruct. But how do we get there? And can it really be ... easy? And fun? And free? How to Save the World for Free by environmental campaigner Natalie Fee will galvanise you to think and live differently, covering all key areas of our lives, from food and travel to politics and sex, author and environmental campaigner Natalie Fee will galvanise you to think and live differently. You will feel better, live better and ultimately breathe better in the knowledge that every small change contributes towards saving our world. Examples of Natalie's tips include voting with climate change policies in mind, carrying a reusable coffee cup, buying bamboo toothbrushes, packaging-free toiletries and ditching plastic based pads and tampons in favour of a menstrual cup, all of which will reduce your environmental impact while also saving you money. Unlike other guides to green living, How to Save the World For Free also addresses the big barriers to change, including broken political systems, capitalism and consumerism - and gives us practical and engaging ways to disrupt them. Perfect for fans of Lucy Siegle's Turning the Tide on Plastic and Greta Thunberg's No One is Too Small to Make a Difference. Whether you are a signed-up member of Extinction Rebellion or if you're just starting out on your environmental journey, How to Save the World for Free includes helpful and approachable advice for everyone. Let's save the world together! #HowToSaveTheWorldForFree 10% of all profits from the book will go to City to Sea, a non-profit organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source. Watch Natalie's TEDx talk on the devastating effect of plastic in our oceans here: https://bit.ly/2N1mzlr This book has been printed on FSC-certified paper and uses nontoxic vegetable-based inks. Laurence King Publishing is committed to ethical and sustainable production, and are proud participants in The Book Chain Project (R) bookchainproject.com

Mountain Biodiversity A Global Assessment

Mountain Biodiversity A Global Assessment

Author: Christian (University of Basel, Switzerland) Korner Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Originally published in 2002, Mountain Biodiversity deals with the biological richness, function and change of mountain environments. The book was birthed from the first global conference on mountain biodiversity and was a contribution to the International Year of Mountains in 2002. The book examines biological diversity as essential for the integrity of mountain ecosystems and argues that this dependency is likely to increase as environmental climates and social conditions change. This book seeks to examine the biological riches of all major mountain ranges, from around the world and using existing knowledge on mountain biodiversity, examines a broad range of research in diversity, including that of plants, animals, human and bacterial diversity. The book also examines climate change and mountain biodiversity as well as land use and conservation.

Coral Battleground

Coral Battleground

Author: Judith Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Coastal Ecosystems of the Tropics - Adaptive management

Coastal Ecosystems of the Tropics - Adaptive management

Author: A. Velmurugan, Palanivel Swarnam, Chandrashekhar Sivaperuman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

The coastal areas of the tropics are rich in biodiversity, natural resources and place of intensive developmental activities as it provides livelihood to millions of people. At the same time evidences suggest that several unique coastal ecosystems viz., mangroves, wetlands, salt marshes, corals, estuaries, sand dunes and agro-ecosystem are vulnerable to natural disasters and events associated with global climate change. In recent times degradation of land, water and genetic erosion besides threat to native flora and fauna have been increasing due to unsustainable developmental activities. Therefore, a paradigm shift in deriving livelihood through conventional methods, developmental strategies, conservation practices are required for balanced and sustainable growth of the coastal areas. This publication strives to cover the status of different natural resources of the coastal region, various aspects of degradation process, production need and restorative methods besides new technological options and its socio-economic implications with case examples. Special focus is given to bring out the scope and potential of mangrove based farming, integrated and organic farming and its value addition besides the role of coastal vegetations as bioshield in protecting these regions from sea erosion, cyclones and tsunami. As the tropical coastal areas are vulnerable to climate change events, this book also covers the recent weather pattern, impacts of climate change and climate resilient technologies besides intuitional linkages and policy framework aimed at balancing development and environmental concerns.

Utah's Air Quality Issues Problems and Solutions

Utah's Air Quality Issues Problems and Solutions

Author: Hal Crimmel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Although Utah is a land of outdoor wonders, the state has a distressing air pollution problem. In some areas like Salt Lake City, geography exacerbates the issue; air quality in the Wasatch Front metropolitan region often ranks among the worst in the nation. Utah's Air Quality Issues: Problems and Solutions is the first book to tackle the subject. Written by scholars in a variety of fields, including chemical engineering, economics, atmospheric science, health care, law, parks and recreation and public policy, the book provides a one-stop resource on the causes, impacts, and possible solutions to the state's air quality dilemma. This volume is a must read for anyone wanting to understand Utah's air pollution problem and what can be done about it.

Population Dynamics for Conservation

Population Dynamics for Conservation

The management and conservation of natural populations relies heavily on concepts and results generated from models of population dynamics. Yet this is the first book to present a unified and coherent explanation of the underlying theory. This novel text begins with a consideration of what makes a good state variable, progressing from the simplest models (those with a single variable such as abundance or biomass) to more complex models with other key variables of population structure (including age, size, life history stage, and space). Throughout the book, attention is paid to concepts such as population variability, population stability, population viability/persistence, and harvest yield. Later chapters address specific applications to conservation such as recovery planning for species at risk, fishery management, and the spatial management of marine resources. Population Dynamics for Conservation is suitable for graduate-level students. It will also be valuable to academic and applied researchers in population biology. This overview of population dynamic theory can serve to further their population research, as well as to improve their understanding of population management.

Population Dynamics for Conservation

Population Dynamics for Conservation

The management and conservation of natural populations relies heavily on concepts and results generated from models of population dynamics. Yet this is the first book to present a unified and coherent explanation of the underlying theory. This novel text begins with a consideration of what makes a good state variable, progressing from the simplest models (those with a single variable such as abundance or biomass) to more complex models with other key variables of population structure (including age, size, life history stage, and space). Throughout the book, attention is paid to concepts such as population variability, population stability, population viability/persistence, and harvest yield. Later chapters address specific applications to conservation such as recovery planning for species at risk, fishery management, and the spatial management of marine resources. Population Dynamics for Conservation is suitable for graduate-level students. It will also be valuable to academic and applied researchers in population biology. This overview of population dynamic theory can serve to further their population research, as well as to improve their understanding of population management.