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34 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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viii, 58 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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81 leaves : ill ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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vi, 34 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 88 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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2 v. : ill. ; 26-28 cm.
  • [1] [Report]-- [2] Executive summary.
Green Library
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63 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 100 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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157 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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[24], 444 p. : ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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85 leaves ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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20 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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viii, 83 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Green Library
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iii, 161 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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vii, 26 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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80 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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xvi, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Aline Chiabai
  • Part I. Central American tropical forests, ecosystem services and human wellbeing
  • An overview of forest biomes and ecoregions of Central America / Lenin Corrales, Claudia Bouroncle, and Juan Carlos Zamora
  • Ecosystem services in tropical forests : contribution to human well-being and implications for economic valuation / Aline Chiabai
  • Part II. Impacts of climate and land-use changes in Central American tropical forests
  • Impacts of climate change on ecosystem hydrological services of Central America : water availability / Pablo Imbach, Bruno Locatelli, Juan Carlos Zamora, Emily Fung, Lluis Calderer, Luis Molina and Philippe Ciais
  • Climate change impacts on the water services in Costa Rica : a production function for the hydro-energy sector / Elisa Sainz de Murieta, Aline Chiabai and Juan Carlos Zamora
  • Climate change economic impacts on water and recreation services in Central American forests / Elena Ojea, Juan Carlos Zamora, Julia Martin-Ortega and Pablo Imbach
  • Cost-Benefit analysis of alternative land-use scenarios : a sustainability study for the Volcanic Central Talamanca Biological Corridor / Helen Ding, Aline Chiabai and Diego Tobar
  • Part III. Economic assessment, adaptation options and policy implications
  • The role of economic valuation of ecosystem services in an interdisciplinary context / Anil Markandya
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation : natural responses to climate change impacts / Giacomo Fedele, Raffaele Vignola and Marco Otarola.
"Climate change is expected to be the primary cause for biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services on a global scale, with increased risk of extinction for many plant and animal species. The crucial issue under debate is the impact on the welfare of current and future population, and the role of humans in the exploitation of natural resources. This is of particular importance in Central America where, on one hand, a major share of the world's biodiversity capital is concentrated and, on the other hand, ecological biodiversity loss strongly impacts socio-economic vulnerability. This book will address the impacts of climate change on tropical forest ecosystems and related services in this important region, and will assess the projected economic costs if no policy action is taken by the end of the century. This innovative collection utilises both theoretical approaches and empirical results to provide a conceptual framework for an integrated analysis of climate change impacts on forest ecosystems and related economic effects, offering insight into the complex relationship between ecosystem services and benefits to humans. This important contribution to climate change and forestry studies provides invaluable reading for students and scholars in the fields of environmental and ecological economics, environmental science and forestry, natural resource management, agriculture and climate change"-- Provided by publisher.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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ix, 370 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface / Horst Köhler
  • Acknowledgments
  • Economic challenges in the Middle East and North Africa--an overview / Zubair Iqbal
  • pt. 1. Selected macroeconomic and financial issues. Demographic transition in the Middle East: implications for growth, employment, and housing / Pierre Dhonte, Rina Bhattacharya, and Tarik Yousef
  • Determinants of inflation in the Islamic Republic of Iran--a macroeconomic analysis / Olin Liu and Olumuyiwa S. Adedeji
  • Financial liberalization in Arab countries / Karim Nashashibi, Mohamad Elhage, and Annalisa Fedelino
  • Monetary operations and government debt management under Islamic banking / V. Sundararajan, David Marston, and Ghiath Shabsigh
  • Addendum: Recent developments in Islamic banking / Ghiath Shabsigh
  • Fiscal sustainability with nonrenewable resources / Nigel Chalk
  • pt. 2. External policies. External stability under alternative nominal exchange rate anchors: an application to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries / S. Nuri Erbaș, Zubair Iqbal, and Chera L. Sayers
  • Real exchange rate behavior and economic growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia / Ilker Domac̦ and Ghiath Shabsigh
  • Exchange rate unification, the equilibrium real exchange rate, and the choice of exchange rate regime: the case of the Islamic Republic of Iran / V. Sundararajan, Michel Lazare, and Sherwyn E. Williams
  • Addendum: Exchange system reforms in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a note on past and current experiences / Ghiath Shabsigh
  • Export performance and competitiveness in Arab countries / Karim Nashashibi, Ward Brown, and Annalisa Fedelino
  • The impact of European Union Association agreements on Mediterranean countries / Henri Ghesquiere
  • Addendum: Implementation of the European Union Association agreements / Daniel Hardy, Nicole Laframboise, and Edouard Martin
  • Estimating trade protection in Middle Eastern and North African countries / Maria-Angels Oliva.
Green Library
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279 p. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Political Openings and the Transformation of Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East and North Africa-- 2. Sustaining Authoritarianism During the Third Wave of Democracy-- 3. The Old Authoritarianism-- 4. The New Authoritarianism-- 5. Political Openings Without Patronage Based Privatization and Single Party Institutional Legacies-- 6. Transitions from the New MENA Authoritarianism to Democracy? Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253353979 20160528
Stephen J. King considers the reasons that international and domestic efforts toward democratization have failed to take hold in the Arab world. Focusing on Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Algeria, he suggests that a complex set of variables characterizes authoritarian rule and helps to explain both its dynamism and its persistence. King addresses, but moves beyond, how religion and the strongly patriarchal culture influence state structure, policy configuration, ruling coalitions, and legitimization and privatization strategies. He shows how the transformation of authoritarianism has taken place amid shifting social relations and political institutions and how these changes have affected the lives of millions. Ultimately, King's forward-thinking analysis offers a way to enhance the prospects for democracy in the Middle East and North Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253353979 20160528
Green Library
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110 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Ghana's independence in March 1957 was celebrated with great flourish. But more than a quarter century of increasingly chaotic political and economic turbulence followed. Eventually a major reform program was launched, but after fifteen years its success has been modest. The long-run economic and political records are both lackluster, each limiting the potential of the other. The question is, why has Ghana not achieved sustained and rapid long-term growth? This study seeks to provide an answer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789171065148 20160528
Green Library

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