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A comprehensive synthesis of academic and practical experience in understanding and managing upland environments. Includes models and practice guides outlining how vital areas are to be managed, supported and developed for the future. Provides practical options to create solutions.
Collective Action is now recognized as central to addressing the water governance challenge of delivering sustainable development and global environmental benefits. This book examines concepts and practices of collective action that have emerged in recent decades globally. Building on a Foucauldian conception of power, it provides an overview of collective...
With interest in topics such as climate change, energy security, and alternative energy sources being at an all-time high, the effects of today's decisions now rest on the shoulders of future generations. There are no easy answers to our energy issues, so costs and benefits must be considered when evaluating...
Elizabeth Kent's 1823 book on 'portable gardens' combines practical instruction on how to select plants which will thrive in containers and in the polluted air of cities, with quotations on gardening and flowers from ancient as well as modern authors such as Keats and her personal friend Shelley.
This fully updated third edition explores the crucial issues connected to modern energy technology and its uses, assuming no prior technical expertise and avoiding complex mathematical formulations. Ideally suited for introductory energy courses, it is also a useful supplementary text for programs in public policy, business law and resource economics.
With the challenges of environmental change and a growing human population, better decisions are needed to support both biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing. This volume presents theoretical models for making good decisions in non-technical language with case studies demonstrating their practical use for researchers and practitioners.
Describes how Norway has successfully managed its petroleum resources and the variety of policy tools that are available to states rich in natural resources, and how these tools can be adjusted to changing domestic and international contexts.
There is currently much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. This reader provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last 30 years. Including an editorial introduction and overview, it provides an accessible collection of excellent forestry-relevant social science within an...