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Sustainability books

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The Will to Drill - Mining in Arctic Communites by Brigt Dale The Will to Drill - Mining in Arctic Communites

This book focuses on the connections between mining activities, knowledge politics and the valuation of landscape in selected case sites in Russia, Greenland and Norway, whilst considering the interrelated aspects of industrialized, natural resource based development and environmental concerns in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

A Sustainable Future 12 Key Areas of Global Concern by Klaus Wiegandt A Sustainable Future 12 Key Areas of Global Concern

On subjects as diverse yet interrelated as the earth's water resources, 21st century energy sources, climate change, the demise of diversity in plant and animal life, overpopulation and malnutrition, this book collects and accessibly presents the most up-to-date research on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

City of Forests, City of Farms Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature by Lindsay K. Campbell City of Forests, City of Farms Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Sustainable Future for Human Security Society, Cities and Governance by Benjamin McLellan Sustainable Future for Human Security Society, Cities and Governance

This book focuses on the human and societal aspects of sustainable development. Three major perspectives are considered: governance and its influence on sustainable development; urban environments and their broader human and environmental impacts; and disaster management. Each of these elements...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment by Riki Therivel Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) is an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful ESIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment by Riki Therivel Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) is an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful ESIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Sustainable Future for Human Security Environment and Resources by Benjamin McLellan Sustainable Future for Human Security Environment and Resources

This book focuses on the environmental components of sustainability, including aspects of resourcing and the environmental impacts of human societies. Marine and tropical forest ecosystems, food security and other natural resources, as well as technologies for the environmental control of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Sustainable Development of Rice and Water Resources in Mainland Southeast Asia and Mekong River Basin by Tuyet L. Cosslett, Patrick D. Cosslett Sustainable Development of Rice and Water Resources in Mainland Southeast Asia and Mekong River Basin
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This book highlights rice and water resources security in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam - countries that share the international Mekong River, which is a source of both regional cooperation and conflict. It discusses the topography, population, economy, rice production...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

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Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research by Walter Leal Filho Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research

This multidisciplinary handbook explores concrete case studies which illustrate how sustainability science and research can contribute to the realization of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains contributions from sustainability researchers from across the world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet by Ernst von Weizsaecker, Anders Wijkman Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet
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Prepared for the Club of Rome' s 50th Anniversary in 2018
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Arctic Summer College Yearbook An Interdisciplinary Look into Arctic Sustainable Development by Max Gruenig Arctic Summer College Yearbook An Interdisciplinary Look into Arctic Sustainable Development

This book highlights both the diversity of perspectives and approaches to Arctic research and the inherent interdisciplinary nature of studying and understanding this incomparable region. The chapters are divided into four liberally-defined sections to provide space for dynamic interpretation and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Factor X Challenges, Implementation Strategies and Examples for a Sustainable Use of Natural Resources by Harry Lehmann Factor X Challenges, Implementation Strategies and Examples for a Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

This book describes and analyses necessities for a more resource-efficient world. It discusses solutions for a more sustainable use of natural resources, addressing decision-makers and experts from the fields of policy development, industry, academia, civil society, and the media. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Mapping Global Dynamics Geographic Perspectives from Local Pollution to Global Evolution by Gilbert Ahamer Mapping Global Dynamics Geographic Perspectives from Local Pollution to Global Evolution

This book asks: What are the most suitable mapping strategies for detecting patterns of global dynamics?It adopts a spatial perspective when trying to understand Global Dynamics - and sets out to revolutionise the concept of space as such. Spatial views...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Handbook of Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development by Walter Leal Filho Handbook of Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development

This book focuses on lifelong learning for sustainable development, an aspect that has been rarely explored in great detail. It also discusses methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which demonstrate how lifelong learning for sustainable development...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2017

Urban Sustainability Indicators A Guidebook by Devisari Tunas Urban Sustainability Indicators A Guidebook

The issues of urban sustainability are critical, and more so for cities with already high density where the problems of resource constraints, quality of urban community life, and quality of the physical environment are exacerbated by the sheer intensity of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Urban Sustainability Indicators A Guidebook by Devisari Tunas Urban Sustainability Indicators A Guidebook

The issues of urban sustainability are critical, and more so for cities with already high density where the problems of resource constraints, quality of urban community life, and quality of the physical environment are exacerbated by the sheer intensity of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization New strategies for new challenges - with a focus on the Global South by Agostino Petrillo Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization New strategies for new challenges - with a focus on the Global South

This book equips readers with a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by radical socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural changes due to globalization and describes effective, sustainable solutions to these challenges. The focus is especially on the rapid urbanization processes in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Sustainable Development in the European Union A General Principle by Matthew Humphreys Sustainable Development in the European Union A General Principle

This book undertakes a critical appraisal of sustainable development in the European Union. In addition to existing issues of sustainability, it examines the development of a European general principle of sustainable development. This original, critical approach examines legal, political and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research by Walter Leal Filho Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research

In this handbook social science researchers who focus on sustainability present and discuss their findings, including empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, and applied projects. As such, the book offers a basis for the dissemination of information, ideas...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Pathways to a Sustainable Economy Bridging the gap between Paris climate change commitments and net zero emissions by Moazzem Hossain Pathways to a Sustainable Economy Bridging the gap between Paris climate change commitments and net zero emissions

The focus of this edited volume is to identify challenges facing organizations in achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a new energy economy, and to explore solutions from various sectors of the economy to enable the transition to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

Sustainability Science Key Issues by Ariane Konig Sustainability Science Key Issues

Sustainability Science: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science. Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

Cultural Sustainability and the Nature-Culture Interface Livelihoods, Policies, and Methodologies by Inger Birkeland Cultural Sustainability and the Nature-Culture Interface Livelihoods, Policies, and Methodologies

As contemporary socio-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity preservation have become more important, the three pillars concept has increasingly been used in planning and policy circles as a framework for analysis and action. However, the issue of how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology by Robert A. Meyers Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

The second edition of this extensive work addresses the grand challenge for science and engineering today. It provides unprecedented, peer-reviewed coverage of sustainability science and technology with contributions from nearly 1,000 of the world's leading scientists and engineers, who write...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Education and Sustainability Paradigms, Policies and Practices in Asia by Michelle Y. Merrill Education and Sustainability Paradigms, Policies and Practices in Asia

This book provides an introduction to the state of sustainability education in Asia. It covers national policies, institutional policies and practices within Asian universities, sustainability considerations for teacher training at schools of education, and pedagogical practices for sustainability in higher...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization A Quest for a Paradigm of Development by Mohamed Bakari The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization A Quest for a Paradigm of Development

This book offers an exhaustive overview of the different political, social, and intellectual circumstances that paved the way for the inception of sustainable development. It offers in-depth analyses of economic globalization, current society-environment relationships, and global trade.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Assessing Water Rights in China by Yahua Wang Assessing Water Rights in China

This book presents a model for describing the hierarchical concept of China's water rights structure, one which takes into account pioneering theories on natural resources and environmental institutional economics. It highlights the basic theory of water rights, with a view...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Urban Sustainability Transitions Australian Cases- International Perspectives by Ralph Horne Urban Sustainability Transitions Australian Cases- International Perspectives

This book contributes to current debates regarding purposive transitions to sustainable cities, providing an accessible but critical exploration of sustainability transitions in urban settings. We have now entered the urban century, which is not without its own challenges, as discussed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2017

Sustainability in the Gulf Challenges and Opportunities by Mohamed Abdelraouf Sustainability in the Gulf Challenges and Opportunities

Sustainability is a topic of great interest today, particularly for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which have witnessed very rapid economic and demographic growth over the past decade. The observed growth has led to unsustainable consumption patterns of vital...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles Consumption and Environmentalism by Tendai Chitewere Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles Consumption and Environmentalism

Sustainable communities raise questions about the compatibility of capitalism and environmentalism and how we can green our way of life in a capitalist economy that values short-term production and consumption over long-term conservation and simple living. If capitalism and its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Post-2020 Climate Action Global and Asian Perspectives by Shinichiro Fujimori Post-2020 Climate Action Global and Asian Perspectives

This book summarizes assessments of the Paris Agreement to provide an excellent introduction to this research field. The AIM/CGE (Asia-Pacific Integrated Modeling /Computable General Equilibrium) model, which is the core of AIM modeling framework, is used for the assessment. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies by Martin (Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, USA) Abraham Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications....
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 28/07/2017

Fundamentals of Sustainable Development by Niko Roorda Fundamentals of Sustainable Development

Revised edition of the author's Fundamentals of sustainable development, 20152.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Fisheries, Quota Management and Quota Transfer Rationalization through Bio-economics by Gordon M. Winder Fisheries, Quota Management and Quota Transfer Rationalization through Bio-economics

This volume examines the impact of fish stock assessment and catch share arrangements in context through case studies and in terms of ecosystem, economy and society. It examines the rationalizing work of bio-economic projects, especially the institutionalization of individual transferable...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2017

Sustainability in Remanufacturing Operations by Paulina Golinska- Dawson Sustainability in Remanufacturing Operations

The present customers' consumption models result in an increasing number of used products that need to be collected and reused or disposed. The book presents the methods, models, case studies for improvement of sustainability in remanufacturing facilities.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2017

Ditch the City and Go Country How to Master the Art of Rural Life from a Former City Dweller by Alissa Hessler Ditch the City and Go Country How to Master the Art of Rural Life from a Former City Dweller

The No-Nonsense Guide For Country Dreamers Though moving to the country takes determination. The same rings true for Alissa Hessler, who relocated from Seattle to rural Maine years ago and has never looked back. In this book she uses her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2017

Headwinds of Opportunity A Compass for Sustainable Innovation by Tim Lindsey Headwinds of Opportunity A Compass for Sustainable Innovation

This book breaks down the factors that are currently constraining society's ability to function more sustainably. It also provides guidance to help leaders reduce the risk that is commonly associated with deploying more sustainable innovations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2017

Headwinds of Opportunity A Compass for Sustainable Innovation by Tim Lindsey Headwinds of Opportunity A Compass for Sustainable Innovation

This book breaks down the factors that are currently constraining society's ability to function more sustainably. It also provides guidance to help leaders reduce the risk that is commonly associated with deploying more sustainable innovations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

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