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v. : ill. ; 28-30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
Green Library
xx, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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
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
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)
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
Green Library
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
Green Library
vi, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
xvii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • Part I: Applications of Geographical Information Systems and Disaster Management.- Part II: Environmental Modelling and Simulation.- Part III: Energy Informatics and Environmental Informatics.- Part IV: Software Tools and Environmental Databases.- Part V: Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development.- Part VI: Sustainable Mobility.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319656861 20171127
This book presents the latest findings and ongoing research in connection with green information systems and green information & communication technology (ICT). It provides valuable insights into a broad range of cross-cutting concerns in ICT and the environmental sciences, and showcases how ICT can be used to effectively address environmental and energy efficiency issues. Offering a selection of extended contributions to the 31st International Conference EnviroInfo 2017, it is essential reading for anyone looking to expand their expertise in the area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319656861 20171127
1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1Introduction: utopia, environment and natureChapter 2Environmentalism: from crisis to hopeChapter 3Deep ecology: wild nature, radical visionsChapter 4Utopian fiction: imagining the sustainable societyChapter 5No future: green utopias between apocalypse and adaptationChapter 6After nature: ecological utopianism from limits to lossChapter 7Conclusion: long live the green utopia?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745684772 20171211
Environmentalism has relentlessly warned about the dire consequences of abusing and exploiting the planet's natural resources, imagining future wastelands of ecological depletion and social chaos. But it has also generated rich new ideas about how humans might live better with nature. Green Utopias explores these ideas of environmental hope in the post-war period, from the environmental crisis to the end of nature. Using a broad definition of Utopia as it exists in Western policy, theory and literature, Lisa Garforth explains how its developing entanglement with popular culture and mainstream politics has shaped successive green future visions and initiatives. In the face of apocalyptic, despairing or indifferent responses to contemporary ecological dilemmas, utopias and the utopian method seem more necessary than ever. This distinctive reading of green political thought and culture will appeal across the social sciences and humanities to all interested in why green utopias continue to matter in the cultivation of ecological values and the emergence of new forms of human and non-human well-being.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745684772 20171211
EBSCOhost Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
138 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • List of Figures, Acknowledgements 1. Introducing - Greenwashing 2. Introducing - Culture with Richard Maxwell 3. Museums 4. Citizenship, Regulation, and Resistance 5. Conclusion: Greenpeace versus Shell via Lego, Works Cited ã .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962712 20171106
Greenwashing Culture examines the complicity of culture with our environmental crisis. Through its own carbon footprint, the promotion of image-friendly environmental credentials for celebrities, and the mutually beneficial engagement with big industry polluters, Toby Miller argues that culture has become an enabler of environmental criminals to win over local, national, and international communities. Topics include: the environmental liabilities involved in digital and print technologies used by cultural institutions and their consumers; Hollywood's 'green celebrities' and the immense ecological impact of their jet-setting lifestyles and filmmaking itself; high profile sponsorship deals between museums and oil and gas companies, such as BP's sponsorship of Tate Britain; radical environmental reform, via citizenship and public policy, illustrated by the actions of Greenpeace against Shell's sponsorship of Lego. This is a thought-provoking introduction to the harmful impact of greenwashing. It is essential reading for students of environmental studies and cultural studies, and those with an interest in environmental activism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962712 20171106
Green Library
1 online resource (xxiv, 393 pages.) :
xix, 405 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Contents Alphabetical list of contents Notes on Contributors Preface Confucius, 479-551 BCE Yue Zhuang Buddha, fifth century bce Purushottama Bilimoria Zhuangzi, c.370-c.286 bce David E. Cooper Aristotle, 384-322 bce David E. Cooper Virgil, 70-19 bce Philip R. Hardie Saint Francis of Assisi, 1181/2-1226 Andrew Linzey and Ara Barsam Wang Yang-ming, 1472-1528 T. Yamauchi Michel de Montaigne, 1533-92 Ann Moss Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 Paul S. MacDonald Benedict Spinoza, 1632-77 Paul S. MacDonald Basho, 1644-94 David J. Mossley Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712-78 Paul S. MacDonald Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804 Emily Brady Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 Colin Riordan Alexander von Humboldt, 1769-1859 Nicolaas A. Rupke William Wordsworth, 1770-1850 W. John Coletta John Clare, 1793-1864 W John Coletta Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-82 Holmes Rolston III Charles Darwin, 1809-82 Alan Holland Henry David Thoreau, 1817-62 Laura Dassow Walls Karl Marx, 1818-83 Richard Smith John Ruskin, 1819-1900 Richard Smith Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822-1903 R. Terry Schnadelbach John Muir, 1838-1914 Peter Blaze Corcoran Anna Botsford Comstock, 1854-1930 Peter Blaze Corcoran Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941 Kalyan Sen Gupta Black Elk, 1862-1950 J. Baird Callicott Jacob von Uexkull, 1864-1944 Carlo Brentari Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959 Robert McCarter Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948 Purushottama Bilimoria Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965 Ara Barsam and Andrew Linzey Aldo Leopold, 1887-1948 J. Baird Callicott Robinson Jeffers, 1887-1962 Michael McDowell Martin Heidegger, 1889-1976 Simon P. James Eve Balfour, 1898-1990 Erin Gill Rachel Carson, 1907-64 Peter Blaze Corcoran Lynn White, Jr, 1907-87 Michael P. Nelson Maurice Merleau-Ponty, 1908-61 Bryan E. Bannon E.F. Schumacher, 1911-77 Satish Kumar John Cage, 1912-92 Peter Jaeger Arne Naess, 1912-2009 David E. Cooper John Passmore, 1914-2004 David E. Cooper Judith Wright, 1915-2000 Nicholas Birns Barry Commoner, 1917-2012 Peter Dreier James Lovelock, 1919- Michael Allaby Mary Midgley, 1919- Elizabeth McKinnell Murray Bookchin, 1921-2006 John Barry Thich Nhat Hanh, 1926- Elli Weisbaum Edward Osborne Wilson, 1929- Phillip J. Gates Yi-Fu Tuan, 1930- Paul C. Adams Paul Ehrlich, 1932- Ian G Simmons Holmes Rolston III, 1932- Jack Weir Seyyed Hossein Nasr 1933- Sarah Robinson-Bertoni Wendell Berry, 1934- Jason Peters Jane Goodall, 1934- Marc Bekoff Rudolf Bahro, 1935-97 John Barry Roderick Nash, 1939- Gregory Graves Val Plumwood, 1939-2008 Nicholas Griffin Patriarch Bartholomew, 1940- John Chryssavgis and Frederick W. Krueger Wangari Maathai, 1940-2011 Mia MacDonald J. Baird Callicott, 1941- Michael P. Nelson Bob Hunter, 1941-2005 Thomas E. Hart Susan Griffin, 1943- Cheryll Glotfelty Chico Mendes, 1944-88 Joy A. Palmer Cooper Barry Lopez, 1945- Diane Warner Peter Singer, 1946- Paula Casal Al Gore, 1948- Thomas E. Hart Vandana Shiva, 1952- Lynette J. Dumble Bill McKibben, 1960- Thomas E. Hart Pavan Sukhdev, 1960- Paul Knights and Stijn Neuteleers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138684737 20171127
Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy A. Palmer Cooper and David E. Cooper, themselves distinguished authors on environmental matters, have assembled a team of expert contributors to summarize and analyse the thinking of diverse and stimulating figures from around the world and from ancient times to the present day. Among those included are: philosophers such as Rousseau, Kant, Spinoza and Heideggeractivists such as Chico Mendes and Wangari Maathailiterary giants such as Virgil, Goethe and Wordsworthmajor religious and spiritual figures such as Buddha and St Francis of Assissi eminent scientists such as Darwin, Lovelock and E.O. Wilson Lucid, scholarly and informative, the essays contained within this volume offer a fascinating overview of humankind's view and understanding of the natural world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138684737 20171127
Green Library
xxxiii, 699, 46, 23, 21 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • PART I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. The Environment and Sustainability. PART II: SCIENCE, ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 4. Biodiversity and Evolution. 5. Species Interactions, Ecological Succession, and Population Control. 6. The Human Population and Its Impact. 7. Climate and Biodiversity. 8. Aquatic Biodiversity. PART III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: Saving Species and Ecosystem Services. 10. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Saving Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services. 11. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. PART IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES. 12. Food Production and the Environment. 13. Water Resources. 14. Geology and Mineral Resources. 15. Nonrenewable Energy. 16. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. PART V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 18. Air Pollution and Ozone Depletion. 19. Climate Change. 20. Water Pollution. 21. Solid and Hazardous Waste. 22. Urbanization and Sustainability. PART VI: SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES. 23. Economics, Environment, and Sustainability. 24. Politics, Environment, and Sustainability. 25. Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability. SUPPLEMENTS. 1. Measurement Units. 2. Reading Graphs and Maps. 3. Some Basic Chemistry. 4. Maps and Map Analysis. 5. Environmental Data and Data Analysis. 6. Geologic and Biological Time Scale.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337094153 20170821
In the new edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, authors Miller and Spoolman work with the National Geographic Society in developing a text that equips students with the inspiration and knowledge they need to make a difference in solving today's environmental issues. Using sustainability as the integrating theme, the 19th Edition provides clear introductions to multiple environmental problems and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions. New Core Case Studies bring important real-world stories to the forefront; questions added to the captions of figures that involve data graphs give students additional practice in evaluating data; and a new focus on learning from nature highlights principles and applications of biomimicry. The MindTap edition offers additional exclusive National Geographic content and includes a new Think Like an Environmental Scientist activity that introduces important research topics and gives students practice in using the process of science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337094153 20170821
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxviii, 278 pages ; 23 cm
  • Unrooted : dislocation and the teaching of place / Jennifer L. Case
  • By the Lumbee River with Chad Locklear's "Swamp Posse" / Jane Haladay and Scott Hicks
  • Getting your feet wet : teaching climate change at ground zero / Daniel Spoth
  • Cutting through the smog : teaching about mountaintop removal at a university powered by coal / Brianna Burke
  • Teaching about biodiversity and extinction in a thawing Alaska : a reflection / Jennifer Schell
  • Letting the sheets of memory blow on the line : phantom limbs, world-ends, and the unremembered / Derek Owens
  • Student expectations, disciplinary boundaries, and competing narratives in a first-year sustainability cohort / Corey Taylor, Richard House, and Mark Minster
  • Connecting urban students to rural conservation through recovery plans for endangered species / Andrea Olive
  • Teaching critical food studies in rural North Carolina / Keely Byars-Nichols
  • Mindfulness, sustainability, and the power of personal practice / Jesse Curran
  • Ecological journeys : from higher education to the old farm trail / Barbara George
  • Meeting across ontologies : grappling with an ethics of care in our human-more-than-human collaborative work / Bawaka Country, including Laklak Burarrwanga, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, Djawundil Maymuru, Kate Lloyd, Sarah Wright, Sandie Suchet-Pearson, and Paul Hodge
  • Ganawendamaw : Anishinaabe concepts of sustainability / Margaret Noodin.
Green Library
xiii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to research methods in environmental studies Chapter 2: A brief history of knowledge and argumentation Chapter 3: General research design principles Chapter 4: General principles of quantitative research Chapter 5: Quantitative data and sampling Chapter 6: Basic quantitative methods and analysis Chapter 7: More advanced methods of quantitative analysis Chapter 8: Spatial analysis and GIS Chapter 9: General principles of qualitative research Chapter 10: The case study method Chapter 11: The ethnographic approach Chapter 12: Actor-network theory Chapter 13: Environmental discourse analysis Chapter 14: Action research Chapter 15: Mixed methods Chapter 16: Data collection I: Principles of surveying Chapter 17: Data collection II: Interviewing Chapter 18: Ethical issues in environmental research Chapter 19: Writing a research proposal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138680166 20171227
The methodological needs of environmental studies are unique in the breadth of research questions that can be posed, calling for a textbook that covers a broad swath of approaches to conducting research with potentially many different kinds of evidence.ã ã Written specifically for social science-based research into the environment, this book covers the best-practice research methods most commonly used to study the environment and its connections to societal and economic activities and objectives. Over the course of the chapters, Kanazawa introduces quantitative and qualitative approaches, mixed methods, and the special requirements of interdisciplinary research, emphasising that methodological practice should be tailored to the specific needs of the project. The book also provides detailed coverage on key topics including the identification of a research project; spatial analysis; ethnography approaches; interview technique; and ethical issues in environmental research.ã Drawing on a variety of extended examples to encourage problem-based learning and fully addressing the challenges associated with interdisciplinary investigation, this book will be an essential resource for students embarking on courses exploring research methods in environmental studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138680166 20171227
Green Library
viii, 200 pages ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 - Policy, Process and Actors CHAPTER 2 - The Development of a National Forest Policy CHAPTER 3 - Protecting the Sea from Oil Pollution CHAPTER 4 - The 'Best Available Technology' Debate CONCLUSION.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138737198 20171218
Protecting the environment is a key issue for Russia, with its vast wilderness areas and its economy's reliance on extractive industries, which have the potential to cause massive pollution. This book explores how policymaking works in Russia, focusing on the important field of environmental policy. It argues that, contrary to the prevailing view that the presidency dominates the policy process, with Putin making all major decisions or at least being the arbiter between conflicting parties, policy is in fact made a range of competing interests including the bureaucracy and influential industry and industrial association lobbyists, with relatively little intervention from Putin. The book shows how, although Russia does not have a strong civil society, environmentalist views are represented through the institutionalized bureaucracy. The book concludes that policy decision making in Russia is quite dispersed and not overcentralized.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138737198 20171218
Green Library