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xviii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
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xvii, 331 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
At a time of societal urgency surrounding ecological crises from depleted fisheries to mineral extraction and potential pathways towards environmental and ecological justice, this book re-examines ecologically unequal exchange (EUE) from a historical and comparative perspective. The theory of ecologically unequal exchange posits that core or northern consumption and capital accumulation is based on peripheral or southern environmental degradation and extraction. In other words, structures of social and environmental inequality between the Global North and Global South are founded in the extraction of materials from, as well as displacement of waste to, the South. This volume represents a set of tightly interlinked papers with the aim to assess ecologically unequal exchange and to move it forward. Chapters are organised into three main sections: theoretical foundations and critical reflections on ecologically unequal exchange; empirical research on mining, deforestation, fisheries, and the like; and strategies for responding to the adverse consequences associated with unequal ecological exchange. Scholars as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from the spirited re-evaluation and extension of ecologically unequal exchange theory, research, and praxis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319897394 20180910
Green Library
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137 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xx, [676] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: What are "Global Environmental Politics?" Chapter 2: Deconstructing the Global Environment and "Global Environmental Politics" Chapter 3: Capitalism, Globalization, and the Environment Chapter 4: Civic Politics and Social Activism: Environmental Politics "On the Ground' Chapter 5: Domestic Politics and Global Environmental Politics Chapter 6: Global Environmental Politics, Society and You.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538105108 20180910
This book argues that environmental problems are, first and foremost, political and, therefore, about power. Using a framework of political economy and political ecology, the authors deconstruct current environmental problems to identify root causes and address those problems through mobilization of collective action and social power. The second edition also offers: * Updated examples and stories of political struggles and the actors involved *Explicit attention to various forms of power in environmental politics, including structural and social power *Local politics and collective action as related to global environmental politics *Discussion of emerging issues such as synthetic biology; commodification and financialization of nature, including carbon markets; and geoengineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538105108 20180910
Green Library
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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
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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192 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction The Basic science Introduction The greenhouse effect Climate projections Risks and vulnerabilities Ethical communication of science Chapter summary What is Climate Change Ethics? Introduction Ideal and non-ideal theory Climate economics Why ethics is necessary Is ethics adequate? Chapter summary Precautionary Policy Introduction The precautionary principle Adaptation and mitigation Three drivers of climate change From Rio to Paris Chapter summary International Justice Introduction Climate change and human rights The ideology of business as usual The tragedy of the commons Three principles of climate justice The right to development Chapter summary Intergenerational Justice Introduction An `intergenerational arms race' The non-identity problem The contractarian gambit Just savings Beyond the contract? Chapter summary Nature in the Anthropocene Introduction Why species matter The Anthropocene Activist preservationism Two moral doctrines Ecomodernism The end of nature Chapter summary Individual Duties Introduction The prisoner's dilemma The negligibility thesis Turning to the virtues Virtues for the climate crisis Building just institutions Carbon offsetting Chapter summary Climate Change Denial Introduction Virtue Epistemology How to believe in climate change Climate change bullshit Dealing with bullshit: producers and consumers The problem of integrity Chapter summary Geoengineering Introduction The turn to geoengineering Moral hazard and moral corruption Just governance Distributive justice Intergenerational justice Procedural justice Corrective justice Chapter summary Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138559790 20181001
The Ethics of Climate Change: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding arguably the greatest threat now facing humanity. Williston addresses important questions such as: Has humanity entered the Anthropocene? Is climate change primarily an ethical issue? Does climate change represent a moral wrong? What are the impacts of climate change? What are the main causes of political inaction? What is the argument for climate change denial? What are intragenerational justice and intergenerational justice? To what extent is climate change an economic problem? Is geoengineering an ethically appropriate response to climate change? Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an immensely topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, global justice, sustainability, geography, and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138559790 20181001
Green Library
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xxi, 330 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm.
Designers provide creative solutions for user problems and identify the needs of users in a given environment. However, it is often difficult to understand the social design of a product or service. Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability is a critical scholarly resource that provides groundbreaking research on social contributions to design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as rural sustainability, ecological farmhouse designs, and community public spaces, this book is geared towards architects, designers, program planners, entrepreneurs, and engineers seeking information about design for resolving social issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522541837 20180828
Green Library
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v. : ill. ; 28-30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Introduction - a sense of wonder 1. Wonder over the Ages 2. Do we all wonder? 3. Illuminating moments 4. The great ethical divide - anthropocentrism vs ecocentrism 5. Harmony - not `theory' 6. Gaia and the sense of wonder 7. The wonder of wilderness 8. Problems which bury wonder 9. The Ritual of Finding Wonder 10. Education for wonder 11. Wonder - helping humanity become whole 12. The road back to wonder End poem: `Not for me'.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138590434 20181001
Environmental scientist and writer Haydn Washington argues that we will not solve the environmental crisis unless we change our worldview and ethics, and to do so we must rejuvenate our sense of wonder at nature. This book focuses on humanity's relation with nature, and the sense of wonder and belonging common to indigenous cultures and children everywhere. Drawing on events in the author's own four decades working to protect wild places, and the current literature on wonder, it examines what a sense of wonder is, what it has been called in different cultures, and our high points of wonder at nature. It also looks at the `Great Divide' in worldview between anthropocentrism and ecocentrism, and considers the problem of anthropocentric theory in academia, arguing that the focus should instead be on harmony with nature. The book concludes with an examination of why wonder has become buried in Western society and considers ways in which it can be revived, including rituals and education. It also considers how wonder helps humanity to become `whole'. The final chapter presents the road back to wonder and how wonder towards nature can be restored in Western society. This book will be of great interest to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, environmental philosophers and ecological ethicists, as well as environmentalists, educators, eco-psychologists, and students looking at sustainability, deep ecology, and environmental philosophy and ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138590434 20181001
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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
Green Library
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94 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and show them how to build experiments to find the answers to all kinds of burning questions. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie's and Iggy's project books, Ada's will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid's lab would be complete without it!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781419730245 20180521
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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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155 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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
Green Library
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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 20180521
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 20180521
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1 online resource (236 pages)
  • 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 20180521
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 20180521
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xvi, 296 pages : maps ; 22 cm
An insightful look at the American environmental crisis and emerging solutions from the heartland to the coasts in the era of global climate change Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ravaging the United States. Along their journey, which quickly expands to California, Florida, and New York, the pair uncovered surprising and profound connections between ecological systems and environmental crises across the country. Artfully weaving together independent research and engaging storytelling, Jackson and Chapple examine the looming threats from recent hurricanes and fires, industrial agriculture, river mismanagement, extreme weather events, drought, and rising sea levels that are pushing the country toward the breaking point of ecological and economic collapse. Yet, despite these challenges, the authors provide optimistic and practical solutions for addressing these multidimensional issues to achieve greater environmental stability, human well-being, and future economic prosperity. With a passionate call to action, they look hopefully toward emerging and achievable solutions to preserve the country's future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300179392 20180530
Green Library
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xi, 280 pages ; cm.
A political history of environmental policy and regulation in California, from the Gold Rush to the present Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access, improved energy efficiency, and, most recently, addressed global climate change. How has this state, more than any other, enacted so many innovative and stringent environmental regulations over such a long period of time? The first comprehensive look at California's history of environmental leadership, California Greenin' shows why the Golden State has been at the forefront in setting new environmental standards, often leading the rest of the nation. From the establishment of Yosemite, America's first protected wilderness, and the prohibition of dumping gold-mining debris in the nineteenth century to sweeping climate- change legislation in the twenty-first, David Vogel traces California's remarkable environmental policy trajectory. He explains that this pathbreaking role developed because California had more to lose from environmental deterioration and more to gain from preserving its stunning natural geography. As a result, citizens and civic groups effectively mobilized to protect and restore their state's natural beauty and, importantly, were often backed both by business interests and bystrong regulatory authorities. Business support for environmental regulation in California reveals that strict standards are not only compatible with economic growth but can also contribute to it. Vogel also examines areas where California has fallen short, particularly in water management and the state's dependence on automobile transportation. As environmental policy debates continue to grow more heated, California Greenin' demonstrates that the Golden State's impressive record of environmental accomplishments holds lessons not just for the country but for the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691179551 20180530
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