xlii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction 1 Privatisation of the land 2 Reclaiming the common good 3. The ends of the Earth 4 Shifting conceptual landscapes 5 A landscape at our service 6 The great food challenge 7 Valuing land and landscapes 8 Living landscapes 9 Lessons for tomorrow's world 10 The people's land.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848139626 20160606
The landscapes that humanity have inhabited throughout our evolutionary history have met our needs and also substantially shaped our progress. We too, have substantially shaped the landscape, atmosphere and waters of this resilient yet finite world, appropriating increasing proportions of the resources of nature to meet our shifting and growing demands whilst simultaneously degrading the quality and extent of ecosystems together with their capacities to meet the needs of a burgeoning population. Notwithstanding our total dependence on the Earth's natural resources, this relationship between humanity and the land has shifted significantly and frequently throughout our tenure, brief as it is relative to the evolution of planetary life. Common Ground explores the shifting relationship between human society and the landscapes that bear it. In so doing, it explores changing understandings of the natural world and its management and exploitation, presenting suggestions for solutions in the nature of ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848139626 20160606
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xviii, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An introduction / Pamela Matson and Walter Falcon
  • A brief history of the Yaqui Valley / Ashley Dean
  • Looking for "win-wins" in intensive agriculture / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
  • Ecosystems and land use change in the Yaqui Valley: does agricultural intensification "spare land for nature"? / Pamela Matson and Peter Jewett
  • Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development: A case study of change and effectiveness / Ellen McCullough and Pamela Matson
  • Exploring vulnerability in the Yaqui Valley human-environment system / Pamela Matson, Amy Luers, and Ellen McCullough
  • From wheat to waves and back again: connections between the Yaqui Valley and the Gulf of California / Michael Beman and Amy Luers
  • The Yaqui Valley's agricultural transition to a more open economy / Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon
  • Agricultural research and management at the field scale / Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and David Lobell
  • Nitrogen in the Yaqui Valley: sources, transfers, and consequences / Toby Ahrens ... [et al.]
  • Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups ... [et al.]
  • Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio. SpringerLink
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
ix, 245 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Inertia as Failure of the Political Imagination - From Greed to Glory: Ancient to Modern Ethics - and Back Again? - Underpinning Inertia: The Idea of Negligibility - Meet Plato's Republic - The City and the Soul - The Idea of the Good - Initiative and Individuals: A (Partly) Platonic Political Project.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906165178 20160607
Climate change and sustainability are the issues du jour, and they are not likely to go off the agenda any time soon. In this age of competing politics and policies, with limited resources and often limited will to make change, what can we learn from ancient wisdom and philosophy to humankind's benefit? Climate change and sustainability are not just technical problems or problems in applied ethics: they require a new political imagination, which this book illuminates. Professor Melissa Lane identifies key messages - on the role of the individual, the household, the nature of citizenship, and the significance of the imagination - which bring the wisdom of the past to bear on the challenges of the present. Using these resources, and building on these insights this book is a call to action from the past, to a present understanding of political thought and ethical wellbeing. Drawing on Plato's Republic as a model while also challenging aspects of Platonic politics, the book sets out the political and psychological challenges that we face in moving beyond the psycho-political settlement of modern commercial society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906165178 20160607
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
pages cm
  • Preface vii Acknowledgments ix CHAPTER 1 Pursuing Sustainability: An Introduction 1 CHAPTER 2 A Framework for Sustainability Analysis: Linking Ultimate Goals with Their Underlying Determinants 14 CHAPTER 3 Dynamics of Social-Environmental Systems 52 CHAPTER 4 Governance in Social-Environmental Systems 83 CHAPTER 5 Linking Knowledge with Action 105 CHAPTER 6 Next Steps: Contributing to a Sustainability Transition 129 Appendix A Case Studies in Sustainability 143 Appendix B Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, and Additional Resources 187 Notes 211 Index 225.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691157610 20160619
Sustainability is a global imperative and a scientific challenge like no other. This concise guide provides students and practitioners with a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development, and serves as an invaluable companion to more narrowly focused courses dealing with sustainability in particular sectors such as energy, food, water, and housing, or in particular regions of the world. Written by leading experts, Pursuing Sustainability shows how more inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches and systems perspectives can help you achieve your sustainability objectives. It stresses the need for understanding how capital assets are linked to sustainability goals through the complex adaptive dynamics of social-environmental systems, how committed people can use governance processes to alter those dynamics, and how successful interventions can be shaped through collaborations among researchers and practitioners on the ground. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students and an invaluable resource for anyone working in this fast-growing field, Pursuing Sustainability also features case studies, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading. * Provides a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action* Draws on the latest cutting-edge science and practices* Serves as the ideal companion text to more narrowly focused courses* Utilizes interdisciplinary approaches and systems perspectives* Illustrates concepts with a core set of case studies used throughout the book* Written by world authorities on sustainability* An online illustration package is available to professors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691157610 20160619
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to the transition movement
  • Background of study
  • Sustainability, development communication, and social movements
  • Framing the communicative relationship(s) mediated within the movement
  • Methodology
  • The appeal of the glocal narrative(s)
  • Measuring and communicating impacts
  • The multiscalar role of ideology and culture in transition
  • Are transition towns sustainable?
  • The value of diversity : the role of race, class, and age
  • Digital communication, technology, and transition
  • Conclusion and recommendations.
This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. First it analyzes how the movement's grand narratives of responding to "climate change" and creating greater "resiliency" were communicated into local community-based stories, responses, and actions in the Transition Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Second, it seeks to understand the multilayered communication processes that facilitate these actions toward sustainable social change. Transition Amherst developed and/or supported projects that addressed reducing dependency on peak-oil, creating community-based-local economies, supporting sustainable food production and consumption, and participating in more efficient transportation, among others. The popularity of the model coincides with an increase in the interest in and use of the term "sustainability" by media, academics and policymakers around the world, and an increase in the global use of digital technology as a resource for information gathering and sharing. Thus this book situates itself at the intersections of a global environmental and economic crisis, the popularization of the term "sustainability, " and an increasingly digitized and networked global society in order to better understand how social change is contextualized and facilitated in a local community via a global network. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the theories of Transition are applied over an extended period of time in practice, on the ground in a Transition town.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739198537 20160618
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
320 p.
It is becoming increasingly clear that a more sustainable agriculture can bring economic, environmental, and social benefits to farmers, communities, and nations. "Regenerating Agriculture" draws together for the first time new empirical evidence from a diverse range of agroecological and community settings to show the impacts of more sustainable practices. Twenty cases involving widespread success from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and Sri Lanka are presented, and are supported by field- and community-level data from more than 50 projects and programs in 28 countries.Despite this emerging evidence, many farmers still depend on high levels of external inputs. "Regenerating Agriculture", identifies the common elements of successful programs and shows how those still using "modernist" approaches to agriculture can successfully turn to sustainable farming. The first chapter outlines the scale of the challenge and includes analysis of sustainable agriculture's characteristics and underlying philosophies and values.Pretty then presents analyses of the processes of agricultural modernization, focusing on both production- and conservation-oriented programs and policies and the common elements of success. Almost all of these successes have been achieved despite existing, biased policy environments that strongly favor "modern" approaches to agricultural development, and at the same time discriminate against sustainability. "Regenerating Agriculture" examines policy frameworks and institutional processes, and then sets out 25 effective policies that are known to work to support the transition to greater sustainability and self-reliance in agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309052481 20160527
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
535 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • GIS for Sustainable Development Michele Campagna General issues for GI use in planning sustainable development The Rise of Cyber Planning: Some Theoretical Insights Andrea De Montis Theories of Digital Participation Robin S. Smith Metadata and data distribution Benedicte Bucher GI Based Applications on public authorities web sites and their non-professional users Mette Arleth Geographic Information as an Economic Good Alenka Krek GIS research perspectives for sustainable development planning Advanced Remote Sensing techniques for ecosystem data collection Alexandr Napryushkin and Eugenia Vertinskaya Spatio-temporal data modeling for "4D" Databases Alexandr Zipf Spatial Multimedia for Environmental Planning and Management Alexandra Fonseca and Cristina Gouveia Computer support for discussions in spatial planning Claus Rinner Integration of GIS and Simulation Models Andrea Giacomelli Microsimulation and GIS for spatial decision-making Dimitris Ballas Using Geodemographics and GIS for Sustainable Development Linda See and Phil Gibson Multivariate Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology: An Integrated Approach to Human Health and the Environment Stefania Bertazzon and Marina Gavrilova Zone Design in Public Health Policy. Konstantinos Daras and Seraphim Alvanides Tools in the spatial analysis of offences: evidence from Scandinavian cities Vania Ceccato Geospatial Technologies, Vulnerability Assessment, and Sustainable Hazards Mitigation in Cities Tarek Rashed Learning from practice: GIS as a tool in planning sustainable development URBAN DYNAMICS Urban Multi-Level Geographical Information Satellite Generation Sebastien Gadal Urban scenario modelling and forecast for sustainable urban and regional planning Jose I. Barredo, Carlo Lavalle, and Marjo Kasanko NATURAL and CULTURAL HERITAGE The Development of the Cross Border Region of Hungary and Austria Analyzed with Historical Cadastral and Land Register Data Susanne Steiner Computer aided reflexivity and data management in archaeology Anthony Beck and Assaad Seif SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT A Geographical Approach to Community Safety: A UK Perspective Jonathan Corcoran and Bernie Bowen Thomson GIS Application to Support Water Infrastructures Facilities Localization in Particularly Valuable Environmental Areas: The Eolian Islands Case Study Giuseppe Cremona and Luisella Ciancarella Influence of data quality on solar radiation modelling Tomaz Podobnikar, Kristof Ostir, and Klemen Zaksek<del cite="mailto:Creative 5" datetime="2005-04-28T09:20">Toma Podobnikar, KriA!tof OA!tir, and Klemen ZakA!ek</del> PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GIS support for empowering marginalized communities: the Cherokee Nation case study Laura Harjo GIS and participatory diagnosis in urban planning: a case study in Geneva Aurore Nembrini, Sandrine Billeau, Gilles Desthieux and Florent Joerin Visualizing alternative urban futures: using spatial multimedia to enhance Community Participation and policymaking Laxmi Ramasubramanian and Aimee C. Quinn SDI & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SITAD: building a local Spatial Data Infrastructure in Italy Piergiorgio Cipriano Local GIS: Implementing the Urban Spatial Enabled Information System Walter Oostdam.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849330513 20160528
"GIS for Sustainable Development" examines how GIS applications can improve collaboration in decision making among those involved in promoting sustainable development. This volume reviews leading GIScience, providing an overview of research topics and applications that enable GIS newcomers and professionals to apply GIScience methods to sustainable spatial planning. Divided into three parts, the book begins with an introduction to the issues of sustainability, focusing on concepts concerning GIS adoption and use within public organizations that are planning development. Part II focuses on GIScience methods, which can be used to support sustainable development and solve environmental problems. Part III presents research projects and best practices relating to different areas of application within the field. This text provides the latest research findings, delivers complete references to related publications, and supplies you with a complete reference framework for each topic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849330513 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xxxvii, 480 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 atlas (251 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 42 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
[v], 389 : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
2 volumes ; 24 cm.
The two volume proceedings of CCIS 698 and 699 constitutes revised selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem, GRMSE 2016, held in Hong Kong, China, in November 2016. The total of 118 papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 311 submissions. The contributions were organized in topical sections named: smart city in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; spatial data acquisition through RS and GIS in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; ecological and environmental data processing and management; advanced geospatial model and analysis for understanding ecological and environmental processes; applications of geo-informatics in resource management and sustainable ecosystem.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
2 volumes ; 24 cm.
The two volume proceedings of CCIS 698 and 699 constitutes revised selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem, GRMSE 2016, held in Hong Kong, China, in November 2016. The total of 118 papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 311 submissions. The contributions were organized in topical sections named: smart city in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; spatial data acquisition through RS and GIS in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; ecological and environmental data processing and management; advanced geospatial model and analysis for understanding ecological and environmental processes; applications of geo-informatics in resource management and sustainable ecosystem.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 423 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface. Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development: An Overview-- T.X. Bui. I: Sustainable Development and Decision Making. 1. Sustainable Development and Decision Support Systems-- Z. Mikolajuk, A. Gar-On Yeh. 2. Decision Making and Decision Support-- G.E. Kersten. 3. Decision Support with Geographic Information Systems-- A. Gar-On Yeh. II: Applications and Case Studies. 4. Decision Support for Sustainable Land Development: A Case Study of Dongguan-- A. Gar-On Yeh, X. Li. 5. Water Resource Management: A Case Study for EcoKnowMICS-- E.D. Gamboa. 6. Decision Support for Incentive Strategies: A Rural Development Application in Central Africa-- B. Gailly, M. Installe. 7. Efficient Strategies: An Application in Water Quality Planning-- A.V. Lotov, et al. 8. Integrated Rural Energy Decision Support Systems-- S. Pokharel, M. Chandrashekar. 9. DSS for Sustainable Land Management: A South-East Asia Case-- M. Rais, et al. 10. Mapping Critical Factors for the Survival of Firms: A Case Study in the Brazilian Textile Industry-- C.A. Bana e Costa, et al. 11. Learning Negotiations with Web-based Systems: The Base of IIMB-- T.R. Madanmohan, et al. 12. Natural Resource Conservation and Crop Management Expert Systems-- A. Rafea. III: Research Issues. 13. Rule Induction in Constructing Knowledge-Based Decision Support-- T. Bao Ho. 14. Organizational Memory Information Systems A Case-based Approach to Decision Support-- H.G. Smith, et al. 15. Software Internationalization Architectures for DSS-- P.A.V. Hall. 16. Software Integration for Environmental Management-- V.S. Chabanyuk, O.V. Obvintsev. 17. Design of Decision Support Systems as Federated Information Systems-- D.J. Abel, et al. 18. Knowledge Discovery in Databases and Decision Support-- A. Mahadevan, et al. IV: Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development. 19. Experience and Potential-- P.A.V. Hall et al.20. DSS Application Areas-- G.E. Kersten, G. Lo. Glossary. Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792385820 20160528
In recent years, much work has been done in formulating and clarifying the concept of sustainable development and related theoretical and research issues. Now, the challenge has shifted to designing and stimulating processes of effective planning and decision-making, at all levels of human activity, in such a way as to achieve local and global sustainable development. Information technology can help a great deal in achieving sustainable development by providing well-designed and useful tools for decision makers. One such tool is the decision support system, or DSS.This book explores the area of DSS in the context of sustainable development. As DSS is a very new technique, especially in the developing world, this book will serve as a reference text, primarily for managers, government officials, and information professionals in developing countries. It covers the concept of sustainable development, defines DSS and how it can be used in the planning and management of sustainable development, and examines the state of the art in DSS use. Other interested readers will include students, teachers, and analysts in information sciences; DSS designers, developers, and implementors; and international development agencies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792385820 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 608 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Through numerous examples, this book focuses on the root causes of common environmental problems and offers students critical thinking sections that allow them to analyze different viewpoints and come to their own conclusions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780534538743 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
i, 42 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
  • Sustainable development / B.A. Bosché and W.R. Sharp - Truth and harmony, harmony and truth / R.E. Tafoya - Unique coastal dams and reservoirs of the Hong Kong/New Territiries Area / L.W. LeRoy - The Los Angeles Metro Rail Project underground safety / B.M. Ishkanian - A comparison of estimates of ultimately recoverable quantities of gas in the United States / Potencial Gas Agency.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xv, 487 p. : col. ill., maps (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Setting the scene
  • People and land administration
  • The discipline of land administration
  • Land administration processes
  • Modern land administration theory
  • Building land markets
  • Managing the use of land
  • Marine administration
  • SDIs and technology
  • Worldwide land administration activities
  • Capacity building and institutional development
  • The land administration toolbox
  • Project management and evaluation
  • Future trends.
"Land Administration for Sustainable Development" examines global land administration systems at different levels of maturity. This examination elucidates how countries can establish basic infrastructure for the implementation of land-related policies and land management strategies that will help ensure social equality, economic growth, and environmental protection. Through its presentation of a holistic view of land management for sustainable development, this book outlines basic principles of land administration applicable to all countries and their divergent needs. "Land Administration for Sustainable Development" is a resource for professors and students of land planning, land administrators, land planning managers, and government officials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589480414 20160603
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
ix, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Mineralogy-- 3. Soil Chemistry-- 4. Soil Physics-- 5. Soil Biology and Microbiology-- 6. Soil Fertility-- 7. Soil Formation and Classification-- 8. Major Soils of the Tropics: A Descriptive Classification Based on Clay Mineralogy-- 9. Soil Management: An Overview-- 10. Properties and Management of Kaolinitic Soils-- 11. Properties and Management of Oxidic Soils-- 12. Properties and Management of Smectitic Soils-- 13. Properties and Management of Allophanic Soils-- 14. Soils and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195115987 20160528
Agricultural ecology, or agroecology, deals in general with the structure and function of agroecosystems at different levels of resolution. In this text/reference, the authors describe in terms of agroecology the tropical environments of sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin and Central America, focusing on production and management systems unique to each region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195115987 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
359 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 88 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

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