Introduction to Restoration Ecology
Authors: Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington and Stephen B. Glass
Publisher: Island Press
Written for upper-division undergraduates and first-year postgraduates, this textbook offers a real-life introduction to the field of restoration ecology and an interdisciplinary overview of the theory behind it. The focus of the book is on providing a framework that can be used to guide restoration decisions anywhere in the world, both now and in the future.
Practical Guide to Environmental Management
Author: Frank B. Friedman
Publisher: Island Press/Environmental Law Institute
Practical Guide to Environmental Management, its publishers claim, has earned its place among the classic texts on the subject, aiming to provide readers with the firm grounding in history necessary to put environmental issues in context. The updated 11th edition offers recent examples of the practical utilisation of sustainability principles, greenhouse gas issues and a look at the new auditing standards.
Global Climate Change: A Primer
Authors: Orrin H. Pilkey, Keith C. Pilkey and Mary Edna Fraser
Publisher: Duke University Press
Price: £54.00 and £13.99
ISBN: 9780822350958 and 1092
After explaining the greenhouse effect, the authors turn to the damage it is causing in terms of sea-level rise, ocean acidification, glacier and sea-ice melting, changing habitats, desertification and the threats to animals, humans, coral reefs, marshes and mangroves. These explanations are accompanied by Mary Edna Fraser’s batiks depicting the large-scale arenas in which climate change plays out.
Understanding the Environment and Social Policy
Editor: Tony Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Policy Press
Price: £65.00 and £21.99
ISBN: 9781847423801 and 3795
Featuring the work of leading experts as contributors, this textbook explores the key social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, it reviews current strategies and policies and seeks to provide a critique of proposed future developments in the field.
Curriculum Studies Gone Wild: Bioregional Education and the Scholarship of Sustainability
Author: Nathan Hensley
Publisher: Peter Lang
Price: £81.30 and £20.30
ISBN: 9781433112966 and 2959
Exploring the intersections between curriculum studies and sustainability, this book takes the view that a bioregion is our “life place” and that curriculum studies is the interdisciplinary study of lived experience. The intention is to enable the reader to become better placed to formulate a more inspired, informed and transformative understanding of the overlap between sustainability and education.
Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power: A Critical Global Assessment of Atomic Energy
Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool
Publisher: World Scientific
By assessing the technical, economic, social, environmental and political impact of nuclear power, this book aims to provide a concise, yet vigorous appraisal of the future of nuclear power. It concludes that the risks far outweigh the benefits. Addressing undergraduates and graduates in social sciences, Benjamin Sovacool concludes that we should spend funds on other forms of energy.
Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
Author: David Archer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Presented in an accessible style for both students and general readers, complex scientific evidence is summarised and discussed alongside political and economic commentary to offer a comprehensive guide to global warming. Spanning the distant past to the distant future, the text introduces readers to issues surrounding global warming.
Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays
Author: T.C. Smout
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This collection of T.C. Smout’s essays and articles is intended to provide a multifaceted guide to environmental history. Although the essays often focus on Scotland’s environmental history, the articles endeavour to create a detailed picture of the history of Britain’s environment as a whole.
Environmental Toxicology: Biological and Health Effects of Pollutants
Author: Ming-Ho Yu
Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis
The chemical and biological structure of major pollutants is explained, alongside information on the effect that toxins have on living systems. Looking at pollutants found in water, air and soils, Ming-Ho Yu relates them back to the health of animals, humans and plants. The third edition includes a new chapter and updated material.
Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state and Locality
Authors: Colin Flint and Peter Taylor
Publisher: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education
Political Geography covers, and comments on, principal events and challenges to today’s world, including political violence and terrorism, ecological disaster, imperialism, economic inequity, and exclusionary and fundamentalist attitudes towards nationalism and religion.
Environmental Economics: Theory and Policy in Equilibrium
Author: Hans Wiesmeth
Presenting an analysis and investigation of the most essential areas of environmental theory and policy, this text is based on standard theoretical tools - in particular equilibrium analysis - and aims to demonstrate how economic principles can help citizens to understand environmental issues and guide policymakers.
Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity
Author: Liz Wells
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Price: £51.50 and £18.99
ISBN: 9781845118655 and 8648
Lavishly illustrated in both black and white and colour, this book examines ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. Through critical appraisals of key photographs, Liz Wells demonstrates how visual interpretations of land reinforce social, political and environmental attitudes.
Environment and Food
Author: Colin Sage
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Price: £72.00 and £24.99
ISBN: 9780415363112 and 3129
Environment and Food’s primary purpose is to provide a thorough introduction to the complex relationship between food and environment. Focusing on the view that what we eat has a direct impact on our surrounding environment, the text encourages readers to think about the consequences that our actions have. Colin Sage argues that a re-examination of the assumptions and practices underpinning the contemporary food system is urgently required.
Physical Geography: Great Systems and Global Environments
Authors: William M. Marsh and Martin M. Kaufman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Written in an easy narrative style, this textbook explains the physical geography of the Earth. Diagrams and illustrations boost understanding of difficult concepts, and exercises and summaries aim to ensure that ideas have been fully understood. Core concepts are highlighted in each chapter and strategies suggested to advance a systems approach to teaching.
Author: Shawn J. Marshall
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Price: £55.00 and £16.95
ISBN: 9780691145259 and 5266
Each component of the cryosphere is detailed and an analysis given of how snow and ice interact with our atmosphere and oceans, and how they influence climate, sea level and ocean circulation. The cryosphere’s role in previous ice ages is also explained in depth.
Fundamentals of Geomorphology
Author: Richard Huggett
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Price: £95.00 and £32.99
ISBN: 9780415567749 and 7756
Revised and updated, this edition continues to offer a wide introduction to geomorphology, exploring the world’s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It covers the basics of the Earth’s surface forms and processes, while providing an overview of developments in the field.
Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments
Author: William G. Wilson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Price: £48.50 and £16.00
ISBN: 9780226901459 and 1466
Tackling a host of environmental issues, ranging from global climate change to local interests in sustainability and quality of life, this book gives the reader a broad understanding of the relationship between urban populations and the environment. It describes the earth system components that control what is valued by human society, including clean air and water, a stable climate and good health.