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xx, [676] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxvii, 530, 4, 24, 17 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
What is the "big picture" in environmental science? Our authors know and effectively communicate it in Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Sixth Edition. Whether you view the subject through a scientific, social, political, or historical lens, you'll find the concrete foundations here that work for courses in both environmental science and environmental studies. A systems approach is the connective fabric that makes sense of the wealth of topics and data, which demonstrates how aspects of the natural environment interconnect with each other and with human society. A section on Resource Use and Management introduces the concept of sustainability, and another on Dealing with Environmental Degradation discusses threats to the environment and mitigation strategies. A bonus section available online on Social Solutions to Environmental Concerns, discusses the complex issues impacting the environment and the scientific, technologic, and human behavioral ways to address them. Throughout the text you will find the hard data necessary for a scientific study of the environment and the measured analysis ideal for our time. Combining evidence-based, contemporary information and data with relevant case studies, practical applications, numerous calculations, and modern references, Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions teaches and engages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284091700 20180326
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xiii, 177 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: The Evolution of Environmental EnforcementMark Ungar2. Amazonia, Organized Crime and Illegal Deforestation: Best Practices for the Protection of the Brazilian Amazon RainforestFranco Perazzoni 3. Deforestation in the Bolivian Amazon: The Case of the El Chore Forest Reserve in Santa Cruz DepartmentManlio Alberto Roca Zamora 4. Peru: A Legal Enforcement Model for the AmazonHugo R. Gomez Apac, Maria Antonieta Merino de Taboada, and Milagros Granados Mandujano 5. Ecuador: Rainforest under SiegeVictor Lopez Acevedo6. Colombia: Bridging the Gaps between What Is Needed and What Actually Exists Regarding the Protection of Its AmazonAna Maria Hernandez Salgar and Luz Marina Mantilla Cardenas7. Environmental Penal Control in Venezuela: Amazonia and the Orinoco Mining ArcManuel Joel Diaz Capdevilla8. Suriname: An Exposed InteriorKatia Delvoye, Minu Parahoe, and Hermes Libretto.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319565514 20171121
This book is the most updated and comprehensive look at efforts to protect the Amazon, home to half of the world's remaining tropical forests. In the past five years, the Basin's countries have become the cutting edge of environmental enforcement through formation of constitutional protections, military operations, stringent laws, police forces, judicial procedures and societal efforts that together break through barriers that have long restrained decisive action. Even such advances, though, struggle to curb devastation by oil extraction, mining, logging, dams, pollution, and other forms of ecocide. In every country, environmental protection is crippled by politics, bureaucracy, unclear laws, untrained officials, small budgets, regional rivalries, inter-ministerial competition, collusion with criminals, and the global demand for oils and minerals. Countries are better at creating environmental agencies, that is, than making sure that they work. This book explains why, with country studies written by those on the front lines-from national enforcement directors to biologists and activists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319565514 20171121
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xx, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Prof. Bruce B. Janz (University of Central Florida, USA), "Peripherality and Non-Philosophy in African Philosophy: Womanist Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy and Other Provocations." Prof. Alexander Animalu & Mr. Jeff Unegbu (University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria), "Gaia Hypothesis from an African Perspective." Prof. Thaddeus Metz (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), "How to Ground Animal Rights on African Values: A Constructive Approach." Dr. Kevin Behrens (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), "An African Account of the Moral Obligation to Preserve Biodiversity." Prof. Olatunji Oyeshile (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), "Transformation of Urban Space in South-West of Nigeria, 2011 to Present: Ethical Issues in Development and Aesthetics" Prof. Ebunoluwa Oduwole & Dr. Fayemi Kazeem (Olabisi Onabanjo University & University of Lagos, Nigeria), "Animal Rights vs. Animal Care Ethics: Interrogating the Relationship to Non-Human Animals in Yoruba Culture." Prof. Workineh Kelbassa (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia), "Women and the Environment in Africa." Prof. Oladele Balogun & Dr. Fayemi Kazeem (Olabisi Onabanjo University & University of Lagos, Nigeria), "Women Identities in African Environmental Ethics: A Conversational Engagement." Dr. Jonathan Chimakonam (University of Calabar, Nigeria), "Ohanife: An Account of the Ecosystem based on the African notion of Relationship." Dr. Angela Roothaan (Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands), "Hermeneutics of Trees in an African Context: Enriching the Understanding of the Environment `for the Common Heritage of Mankind.'" Victor Nweke (University of Calabar, Nigeria), Global Warming as an Ontological Boomerang Effect: Towards a Philosophical Rescue from the African Place." Dr. Ralph Madu (Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria), "Laudato Si and the Ecological Crisis." Dr. Ada Agada (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria) "Catalyzing Climate Change Action in Nigeria: Moderate Anthropocentrism and the African Perspective of the Cosmos". Prof. Fainos Mangena (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe) "Zimbabwe's Environmental Crisis: Questioning Ubuntu?" Francis Diawuo and Abdul Karim Issifu (University for Development Studies, Ghana and University of Cape Coast, Ghana) "Exploring the African Traditional Belief Systems (Totems and Taboos) in Natural Resources Conservation and Management in Ghana".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138297135 20180205
African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation is about the unconcern for, and marginalisation of, the environment in African philosophy. The issue of the environment is still very much neglected by governments, corporate bodies, academics and specifically, philosophers in the sub-Saharan Africa. The entrenched traditional world-views which give a place of privilege toã one thing over the other, as for example men over women, is the same attitude that privileges humans over the environment. This culturally embedded orientation makes it difficult for stake holders in Africa to identify and confront the modern day challenges posed by the neglect of the environment. In a continent where deep-rooted cultural and religious practices, as well as widespread ignorance, determine human conduct towards the environment, it becomes difficult to curtail much less overcome the threats to our environment. It shows that to a large extent, the African cultural privileging of men over women and of humans over the environment somewhat exacerbates and makes the environmental crisis on the continent intractable. For example, it raises the challenging puzzle as to why women in Africa are the ones to plant the trees and men are the ones to fell them. Contributors address these salient issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives, demonstrating what African philosophy could do to ameliorate the marginalisation which the theme of environment suffers on the continent. Philosophy is supposed to teach us how to lead the good life in all its forms; why is it failing in this duty in Africa specifically where the issue of environment is concerned? This book which trail-blazes the field of African Philosophy and Environmental Ethics will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy, African philosophy, Environmental Ethics and Gender Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138297135 20180205
Green Library
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xxiv, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Preface Craig E. Colten and Lary M. Dilsaver Introduction Geoffrey L. Buckley and Yolonda Youngs Part I: Nature Gone Wild Chapter 1: Toward a Historical Geography of Human-Invasive Species Relations: How Kudzu Came to Belong in the American South Derek H. Alderman Chapter 2: Unruly Domestic Environments: Do-It-Yourself Pesticides, Gender, and Regulation in Post-World War II Homes Dawn Biehler Chapter 3: From Noble Stag to Suburban Vermin: The Return of Deer to the Northeast United States Bob Wilson Part II: Parks and Recreation Chapter 4: Wild, Unpredictable, and Dangerous: A Historical Geography of Hazards and Risks in U.S. National Parks Yolonda Youngs Chapter 5: Migration and Social Justice in Wilderness Creation Katie Algeo and Collins Eke Chapter 6: Racialized Assemblages and State Park Design in the Jim Crow South William E. O'Brien Chapter 7: Shredding Mountain Lines: GoPro, Mobility, and the Spatial Politics of Outdoor Sports Annie Gilbert Coleman Part III: Living in the City Chapter 8: Frederick Law Olmsted's Abandoned San Francisco Park Plan Terence Young Chapter 9: Inventing Phoenix: Land Use, Politics, and Environmental Justice Abigail M. York and Christopher G. Boone Chapter 10: Fresh Kills Landfill: Landscape to Wastescape to Ecoscape Martin V. Melosi Part IV: Transforming the Environment Chapter 11: Progressive Legacy: Fred Besley and the Rise of Professional Forestry in Maryland Geoffrey L. Buckley Chapter 12: Gold vs. Grain: Oblique Ecologies of Hydraulic Mining in California Gareth Hoskins Chapter 13: Bridging the Florida Keys: Engineering an Environmental Transformation, 1904-1912 K. Maria D. Lane Chapter 14: Florida's Springs: Growth, Tourism, and Politics Christopher F. Meindl Part V: Eye on Nature Chapter 15: Reconsidering the Sublime: Images and Imaginative Geographies in American Environmental History Finis Dunaway Chapter 16: American Environmental Photography Steven Hoelscher Chapter 17: Environments of the Imagination Dydia DeLyser Afterword William Wyckoff.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442269965 20180416
This innovative book provides a dynamic--and often surprising--view of the range of environmental issues facing the United States today. A distinguished group of scholars examines the growing temporal, spatial, and thematic breadth of topics historical geographers are now exploring. Seventeen original chapters examine topics such as forest conservation, mining landscapes, urban environment justice, solid waste, exotic species, environmental photography, national and state park management, recreation and tourism, and pest control. Commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the seminal work The American Environment: Interpretations of Past Geographies, the book clearly shows much has changed since 1992. Indeed, not only has the range of issues expanded, but an increasing number of geographers are forging links with environmental historians, promoting a level of intellectual cross-fertilization that benefits both disciplines. As a result, environmental historical geographies today are richer and more diverse than ever. The American Environment Revisited offers a comprehensive overview that gives both specialist and general readers a fascinating look at our changing relationships with nature over time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442269965 20180416
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction: Examining the terrain Eric Freedman & Mark Neuzil Part I: Habitat, conservation, and restoration 2. The dam dilemma for fisheries management in the Great Lakes Daniel B. Hayes, Robert McLaughlin, Brian Roth & Lisa Peterson 3. Irrigation in the Great Lakes Basin: prospects and conflicts B. Timothy Heinmiller 4. Artificial reefs and reef restoration in the Laurentian Great Lakes Edward F. Roseman, Jeremy Pritt & Matthew McLean Part II: Extinction & survival 5. Georgian Bay, Lake Huron: turtles and their wetland habitat in a changing landscape Chantel Markle & Patricia Chow-Fraser 6. Framing extinction: Societal attitudes toward the passenger pigeon in editorials and opinion pieces Bruno Takahashi, Ran Duan, Apoorva Joshi, Anthony Van Witsen & Eric Freedman 7. Recovering the ecology of fear: Cascading effects of gray wolf predation and competition in a Great Lakes Basin forest David G. Flagel 8. Linear corridors and predator movement dynamics in the Great Lakes Basin Victoria M. Donovan & Jesse N. Popp Part III: Pollution, climate change, and invasive species 9. Toxicants in the Great Lakes: living with a toxic legacy while managing for chemicals of emerging concern Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Heiko L. Schoenfuss & Jane R. Feely 10. Water quality in the Great Lakes: Interactions between nutrient pollution, invasive species, and climate change Gaston E. Small 11. Emerald ash borer, black ash, and Native American basketmaking: Invasive insects, forest ecosystems and cultural practices Therese M. Poland, Maria R. Emery, Tina Ciaramitaro, Ed Pigeon & Angie Pigeon Part IV: Public Policy 12. Legislating the Great Lakes: socially constructing water through congressional discourse Theresa R. Castor 13. Conservation authorities in Ontario: key players in the governance of invasive and endangered species Andrea Olive 14. Citizen engagement, interpretation, and resource management in the Great Lakes Basin Gail Vander Stoep 15. 7 Indigenous principles for successful cooperation in Great Lakes conservation initiatives Kyle P. Whyte, Nicholas J. Reo, Deborah McGregor, M.A. (Peggy) Smith, James F. Jenkins & Kathleen A. Rubio Part V: Conclusions 16. Through the crystal ball Mark Neuzil & Eric Freedman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977050 20180115
The Great Lakes Basin in North America holds more than 20 percent of the world's fresh water. Threats to habitats and biodiversity have economic, political, national security, and cultural implications and ramifications that cross the US-Canadian border. This multidisciplinary book presents the latest research to demonstrate the interconnected nature of the challenges facing the Basin. Chapters by U.S. and Canadian scholars and practitioners represent a wide range of natural science and social science fields, including environmental sciences, geography, political science, natural resources, mass communications, environmental history and communication, public health, and economics. The book covers threats from invasive species, industrial development, climate change, agricultural and chemical runoff, species extinction, habitat restoration, environmental disease, indigenous conservation efforts, citizen engagement, environmental regulation, and pollution.Overall the book provides political, cultural, economic, scientific, and social contexts for recognizing and addressing the environmental challenges faced by the Great Lakes Basin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977050 20180115
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xxi, 103 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Section I: Locating Environmental Justice in Rural Places Introduction Section II: Theorizing the "Justice" in Environmental Justice 1. An Integrative Framework for Environmental Justice Section III: Researcher Statement 2. The Narrative Moment: Informing Environmental Claims through Ethnographic Analysis Section IV: Just Places: A Story of Cultural and Environmental Injustice in Land Between the Rivers 3. Cultural and Environmental History of Settlement: 1779 - 1945 4. Development Projects and Displacement Narratives: 1945-present Section V: Contextualizing the Environmental Justice Movement in Land Between the Rivers 5. Exploring Strategies of Justice in Community Mobilization: The Case of Land Between the Rivers Section VI: Towards an Integrative Framework for Environmental Justice Concluding Remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498507844 20180416
Conceptualizing Environmental Justice evolved from an ethnographic study of an environmental justice movement in a rural community called Land Between the Rivers in Kentucky. The environmental movement emerged as a result of collective displacement for the construction of two dams and an environmental refuge over a period of sixty years. This book explores the historical and contemporary efforts to mobilize the community and asks what specific strategies and tools were adopted and how these tools coalesced into four justice themes: cultural injustices, economic deprivation, institutional fairness, and political agency. It explores how each theme shaped and informed the displaced residents' efforts to protect their rights and seek justice. This book argues that expanding the conceptual foci of environmental justice theory and identifying both distributive and non-distributive themes of justice allows us to understand the complexities of environmental movement narratives and examine what shape environmental justice movements will take in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498507844 20180416
Green Library
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1 streaming video file (75 min.) : digital, sound, color
Diagnosed with learning difficulties, Tori finds her greatest teacher in nature, spending a 'gap year' living semi-primitively with four other young women in Oregon's Cascades.
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xvi, 289 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: The Ecology of Environmentalism Seed Rudolf Steiner's Holistic Vision Roots Biodynamics and the Origins of Organic Agriculture Branches Anthroposophical Initiatives and the Growing Environmental Movement Flowers New Economies for Environmentalism Fruit The Broader Ecology of Camphill Ecology The Boundaries of Anthroposophy Evolution Anthroposophy's Gifts to the Environmental Movement Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520290068 20171227
For nearly a century, the worldwide anthroposophical movement has been a catalyst for environmental activism, helping to bring to life many modern ecological practices such as organic farming, community-supported agriculture, and green banking. Yet the spiritual practice of anthroposophy remains unknown to most environmentalists. A historical and ethnographic study of the environmental movement, Eco-Alchemy uncovers for the first time the profound influences of anthroposophy and its founder, Rudolf Steiner, whose holistic worldview, rooted in esoteric spirituality, inspired the movement. Dan McKanan shows that environmentalism is itself a complex ecosystem and that it would not be as diverse or transformative without the contributions of anthroposophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520290068 20171227
Green Library
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xi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Figures Introduction: Decoding Spaces of Ecological Injustice I Space 1 Spatial In/Justice and Place 2 Solastalgia and the Environmental Humanitiesã II Oil 3 Petrospaces 4 Speed of Petrodrama 5 Sullom Voe 6 Pipelines of Injustice III Climate 7 Climate Injustice 8 Cli-Fi 9 Irony of Catastrophe Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189683 20180312
Ecological Exile explores how contemporary literature, film, and media culture confront ecological crises through perspectives of spatial justice - a facet of social justice that looks at unjust circumstances as a phenomenon of space. Growing instances of flooding, population displacement, and pollution suggest an urgent need to re-examine the ways social and geographical spaces are perceived and valued in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Maintaining that ecological crises are largely socially produced, Derek Gladwin considers how British and Irish literary and visual texts by Ian McEwan, Sarah Gavron, Eavan Boland, John McGrath, and China Mieville, among others, respond to and confront various spatial injustices resulting from fossil fuel production and the effects of climate change. This ambitious book offers a new spatial perspective in the environmental humanities by focusing on what the philosopher Glenn Albrecht has termed 'solastalgia' - a feeling of homesickness caused by environmental damage. The result of solastalgia is that people feel paradoxically ecologically exiled in the places they continue to live because of destructive environmental changes. Gladwin skilfully traces spatially produced instances of ecological injustice that literally and imaginatively abolish people's sense of place (or place-home). By looking at two of the most pressing social and environmental concerns - oil and climate - Ecological Exile shows how literary and visual texts have documented spatially unjust effects of solastalgia. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to students, scholars, and professionals studying literary, film, and media texts that draw on environment and sustainability, cultural geography, energy cultures, climate change, and social justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189683 20180312
Green Library
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xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1: Ecopedagogy: Teaching for Critical Environmental Literacies CHAPTER 2: Connections Between Environmental and Citizenship Pedagogies CHAPTER 3: Theoretical Lenses to View Socio-Environmental Issues CHAPTER 4: Whose Development? Contextualizing Sustainable Development CHAPTER 5: Conclusion: Teaching to Save the Planet.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138700895 20180312
Misiaszek examines the (dis)connection between critical global citizenship education models and ecopedagogy which is grounded in Paulo Freire's pedagogy. Exploring how concepts of citizenship are affected by globalization, this book argues that environmental pedagogues must teach critical environmental literacies in order for students to understand global environmental issues through the world's diverse perspectives. Misiaszek analyses the ways environmental pedagogies can use aspects of critical global citizenship education to better understand how environmental issues are contextually experienced and understood by societies locally and globally through issues of globalization, colonialism, socio-economics, gender, race, ethnicities, nationalities, indigenous issues, and spiritualties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138700895 20180312
Green Library
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xix, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Preface (Michelle Y. Merrill)Notes on contributorsList of FiguresList of Tables Part I. Projects and Paradigms in Sustainability Education1. Introduction: Education for Sustainability in Asian Contexts (Michelle Y. Merrill) 2. Sustainable Development: Concepts, Histories, and Paradigms (Kieu Li Hao Edson and Md Saidul Islam) 3. Economics Approaches to Sustainability: Methods and Applications (Youngho Chang, Dang Thi Quynh Trang and Michelle Y. Merrill) Part II. National Policy on Sustainability Education 4. Sustainability in Malaysian Research Universities' Curricula and Their Effectiveness (Mohammad Imam Hasan Reza) 5. Sustainability in Cambodia's Higher Education System (Lonn Pichdara and Srinivasa Madhur) 6. Sustainability Aspects of the Education System in India (Vinod K. Sharma and Sangeeta Sharma) 7. Sustainability Education in Korea (Oh-Sang Kwon) Part III. Policies, Practices and Programmes in Asian Universities8. Sustainability Policy and Practices in Thai Higher Education (Chanita Rukspollmuang) 9. Practices of Education for Sustainability in Renmin University of China (Xiaoxia Wang and Heyue Liu) Part IV. Sustainability in Asian Schools of Education10. Indonesian Student Participation in Green Action Projects (Stien Johanna Matakupan) 11. Climate Change and Sustainability Education: Singapore Teachers' Perspectives (Chew-Hung Chang and Liberty Pascua) 12. Education for Sustainable Development in the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (Fuangarun Preededilok) 13. Inquiring into Hong Kong Undergraduate Students' Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours: A Preliminary Study (Wan Wai-yan Sally) Part V. Practices in and out of the Higher Education Classroom 14. A Case Study of Sustainable Landscape Architectural Design Studio Course at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (Asan Suwanarit)15. Water Footprints: New Paradigms in Educating Environmental Sustainability in the Philippines (Marlon C. Pareja) 16. Enhancing University Students' Community Engagement and Social Awareness through Residential College Whole-Person Development Programs under Partnership with Local Non-Governmental Organizations in Macau (Wan Sancia) 17. Conclusion: The Current State of Higher Education for Sustainability in Monsoon Asia (Michelle Y. Merrill, Chew-Hung Chang and Patricia Burkhardt-Holm) Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
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 education. With contributors from universities and NGOs in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, India, China and South Korea, this volume brings together the best papers from a series of successful international conferences on post-secondary education for sustainability in Asia. The book is organized into five parts: * Part I focuses on paradigms for sustainability education * Part II looks at sustainability education contexts, strategies and outcomes at the national level * Part III gives examples of sustainability programs and strategies adopted at specific universities * Part IV highlights sustainability education research from schools of education * Part V explores specific examples of post-secondary educational practices in sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
Green Library
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Science and Sustainability Our Island, Earth The Nature of Environmental Science The Nature of Science Sustainability and Our Future 2. Earth's Physical Systems Matter, Chemistry, and the Environment Energy: An Introduction Geology: The Physical Basis for Environmental Science Geologic and Natural Hazards 3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology Evolution: The Source of Earth's Biodiversity Ecology and the Organism Population Ecology Conserving Biodiversity 4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology Species Interactions Ecological Communities Earth's Biomes 5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology Earth's Environmental Systems Ecosystems Biogeochemical Cycles 6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development Culture, Worldview, and the Environment Environmental Ethics Economics and the Environment Sustainable Development 7. Environmental Policy Environmental Policy: An Overview U.S. Environmental Law and Policy International Environmental Policy Approaches to Environmental Policy 8. Human Population Our World at Seven Billion Demography Population and Society 9. The Underpinnings of Agriculture The Changing Face of Agriculture Soil: A Foundation of Agriculture Water for Agriculture Nutrients for Plants Pollination Conserving Agricultural Resources 10. Making Agriculture Sustainable The Race to Feed the World Raising Animals for Food Preserving Crop Diversity and Pollinators Controlling Pests and Weeds Genetically Modified Food Organic Agriculture Sustainable Food Production 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Life's Diversity on Earth Benefits of Biodiversity Biodiversity Loss and Extinction Conservation Biology: The Search for Solutions 12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas Forest Ecosystems and Forest Resources Forest Loss Forest Management Parks and Protected Areas 13. The Urban Environment Our Urbanizing World Sprawl Creating Livable Cities Urban Sustainability 14. Environmental Health and Toxicology Environmental Health Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Organisms Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Ecosystems Studying Effects of Hazards Risk Assessment and Risk Management Philosophical and Policy Approaches 15. Freshwater Systems and Resources Freshwater Systems Solutions to Depletion of Fresh Water Freshwater Pollution and Its Control 16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources The Oceans Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Marine Pollution Emptying the Oceans Marine Conservation 17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control The Atmosphere Outdoor Air Quality Ozone Depletion and Recovery Addressing Acid Deposition Indoor Air Quality 18. Global Climate Change Our Dynamic Climate Studying Climate Change Current and Future Trends and Impacts Responding to Climate Change 19. Fossil Fuels Sources of Energy Fossil Fuels: Their Formation, Extraction, and Use Reaching Further for Fossil Fuels Addressing Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use Energy Efficiency and Conservation 20. Conventional Energy Alternatives Alternatives to Fossil Fuels Nuclear Power Bioenergy Hydroelectric Power 21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives "New" Renewable Energy Sources Solar Energy Wind Power Geothermal Energy Ocean Energy Sources Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 22. Managing Our Waste Approaches to Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Industrial Solid Waste Hazardous Waste 23. Minerals and Mining Earth's Mineral Resources Mining Methods and Their Impacts Toward Sustainable Mineral Use 24. Sustainable Solutions Sustainability on Campus Strategies for Sustainability Precious Time.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
For courses in introductory environmental science. Help Students Connect Current Environmental Issues to the Science Behind Them Environment: The Science behind the Stories is a best seller for the introductory environmental science course known for its student-friendly narrative style, its integration of real stories and case studies, and its presentation of the latest science and research. The 6th Edition features new opportunities to help students see connections between integrated case studies and the science in each chapter, and provides them with opportunities to apply the scientific process to environmental concerns. Also available with Mastering Environmental Science Mastering(TM) Environmental Science is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(TM) Environmental Science does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Environmental Science, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Environmental Science, search for: 0134145933 / 9780134145938 Environment: The Science behind the Stories Plus Mastering Environmental Science with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134204883 / 9780134204888 Environment: The Science behind the Stories *0134510194 / 9780134510194 Mastering Environmental Science with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environment: The Science behind the Stories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Preface Alan Reid, Katrien Van Poeck and Jonas A. Lysgaard Editorial Introduction Katrien Van Poeck and Jonas A. Lysgaard 1. The roots and routes of environmental and sustainability education policy research Jonas A. Lysgaard, Alan Reid and Katrien Van Poeck 2. A Case Study of Dilemmas and Tensions: the writing and consultation process involved in developing a national guideline document for environmental education Barry Law and Robyn Baker 3. Science: an unreliable friend to environmental education? Martin Ashley 4. On the need to repoliticise environmental and sustainability education: rethinking the postpolitical consensus Louise Sund and Johan OEhman 5. Education policy mobility: reimagining sustainability in neoliberal times Marcia McKenzie, Andrew Bieler and Rebecca McNeil 6. The Quest for Holism in Education for Sustainable Development Andrew Stables and William Scott 7. Tensions and transitions in policy discourse: recontextualizing a decontextualized EE/ESD debate Robert B. Stevenson 8. Unsettling orthodoxies: education for the environment/for sustainability Jo-Anne Ferreira 9. Education for sustainable development (ESD): the turn away from `environment' in environmental education? Helen Kopnina 10. Environmental Literacy: functional, cultural, critical. The case of the SCAA guidelines Andrew Stables 11. Education for Sustainable Development, governmentality and Learning to Last John Blewitt 12. The action competence approach and the `new' discourses of education for sustainable development, competence and quality criteria Finn Mogensen and Karsten Schnack 13. Pluralism in practice - experiences from Swedish evaluation, school development and research Karin Rudsberg and Johan OEhman 14. Environmental education policy research - challenges and ways research might cope with them Jeppe Laessoe, Noah Weeth Feinstein and Nicole Blum 15. Taking stock of the UN Decade of education for sustainable development: the policy-making process in Flanders Katrien Van Poeck, Joke Vandenabeele and Hans Bruyninckx 16. Globalisation and education for sustainable development: exploring the global in motion Stefan L. Bengtsson and Leif O. OEstman 17. Environmental and sustainability education policy research: a systematic review of methodological and thematic trends Kathleen Aikens, Marcia McKenzie and Philip Vaughter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138301740 20180226
This timely collection surveys and critiques studies of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy since the mid-1990s. The volume draws on a wide range of policy studies and syntheses to provide readers with insights into the international genealogy and priorities of ESE policy. Editors and contributors call for renewed attention to the possibilities for future directions in light of previously published work and innovations in scholarship. They also offer critical commentary on the evolution of research trends, approaches and findings. Including a wide range of examples of ESE policy and policy research, the book draws on studies of educational initiatives and legislation, policy making processes and rhetoric, ideological orthodoxy and critique, curriculum making and educational theory, globalisation and neoliberalism, climate change and environmental worldviews, and much more. In addition, introductory commentary from the editors traces how ESE researchers have dealt with key trends, complexities and issues in the policy-practice-research nexus both conceptually and empirically. Throughout the collection, contributions illustrate how researchers might reimagine and reinvigorate policy research on ESE, including how working with other fields and diverse perspectives, ideas and expertise will aid the cross-fertilisation of a complex terrain of ideas, policy and practice. This book is based on a special issue of Environmental Education Research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138301740 20180226
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xvii, 426 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Rationale: Ethics for Guiding Environmental Behaviours and Practices 2. Ethical Reasoning 3. Conflicting Values: Anthropocentric, Biocentric and Ecocentric Ethics 4. Shallow, Deep and Social Ecologies 5. Environmental behavioural change and the psychology of influence 6. The practical and moral limitations of the psychology of influence 7. Economic Change: Corporations and Environmental Responsibility 8. Constitutional Political Change: Green Votes and Green Representation 9. Non-Constitutional Political Change: Green Direct Action, Civil Disobedience and Symbolic Activity 10. Conclusion: Integration Without Reduction Appendix: Reflections on teaching.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138924055 20180403
Environmental Ethics and Behavioural Change takes a practical approach to environmental ethics with a focus on its transformative potential for students, professionals, policy makers, activists, and concerned citizens. Proposed solutions to issues such as climate change, resource depletion and accelerating extinctions have included technological fixes, national and international regulation and social marketing. This volume examines the ethical features of a range of communication strategies and technological, political and economic methods for promoting ecologically responsible practice in the face of these crises. The central concern of the book is environmental behaviour change: inspiring, informing and catalysing reflective change in the reader, and in their ability to influence others. By making clear the forms of environmental ethics that exist, and what each implies in terms of individual and social change, the reader will be better able to formulate, commit to, articulate and promote a coherent position on how to understand and engage with environmental issues. This is an essential companion to environmental ethics and philosophy courses as well as a great resource for professionals interested in practical approaches to environmental ethics. It is also excellent supplementary reading for environmental studies, environmental politics and sustainable consumption courses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138924055 20180403
Green Library
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xv, 212 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xx, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction.- 1. Understanding Key Concepts.- 2. Perspectives on the Environment.- 3. The Dynamics of Environmental Policy.- 4. Actors at the State Level.- 5. Actors at the International Level.- 6. Air Pollution: Few Sources, Many Effects.- 7. Water: Quantity vs. Quality.- 8. Natural Resources: Forests, Oceans and Fisheries.- 9. Waste: A Failure of Consumer Society.- 10. Biodiversity: Species, Genes and Ecology.- 11. Energy: The Slow Road to Renewables.- 12. Climate Change: The Ultimate Global Test.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137604002 20180115
This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific environmental problems including their causes, the challenges and results of addressing them to date.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137604002 20180115
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xv, 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: The new socio-ecological world of our making Part I: Environmental security in theory 2. Genealogy, research phases and debates of the concept of environmental security 3. Critical Environmental Security Studies (CESS): a framework for analysis Part II: Environmental security: analysis of the practical implementation 4. Overview of environmental security implementation in the system of global environmental governance 5. The case of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) and its political implementation of the concept of environmental security 6. Critical analysis of the ENVSEC conception of environmental security in the Critical Environmental Security Study framework (CESS) 7. Conclusions. Environmental Security in the Anthropocene.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138704893 20171127
This book provides a critical assessment of the theories and practice of environmental security in the context of the Anthropocene. The work analyses the intellectual foundations, the evolution and different interpretations, strengths and potential of the link between environment and security, but also its weaknesses, incoherencies and distortions. To do so, it employs a critical environmental security studies analytical framework and uniquely places this analysis within the context of the Anthropocene. Furthermore, the book examines the practice-theory divide, and the political implementation of the environmental security concept in response to global environmental change and in relation to different actors. It pays significant attention to the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), which is led by different programs of the United Nations, the OSCE and until recently by NATO, among others, and has largely been overlooked in the academic literature to date. The goal is to study how environmental security practice could inform and shape the environmental security theory, and also to explore how, conversely, new theoretical insights could contribute to the enhancement of environmental security activities. This book will be of great interest to students and academic scholars of environmental security, critical security studies, green political theory, global governance and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138704893 20171127
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