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xiii, 532 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Humanity faces immense hurdles as it struggles to define the path toward a sustainable future. The multiple components of sustainability, all of which demand attention, make understanding the very concept of sustainability itself a challenge. Information about whether global agriculture can be made sustainable, for example, or calculations of the global need for water are useless unless we understand how these issues connect to each other and to other components of sustainability. In this book, experts engage in an extended dialogue concerning these linkages, arguing for a comprehensive view of sustainability. They emphasize the constraints imposed by the relationships among the components--for example, how the need for clean, easily accessible water intersects with the need for the energy required to provide it--and distinguish those constraints that may pose severe limitations on humanity's future from those of less concern. The book also highlights areas for future research and debate.Linkages of Sustainability urges a transformation in the way we view sustainability--a transformation that is necessary if we are to plan responsibly for a more sustainable world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262013581 20160603
Green Library
Book
ix, 229 p. : ill.
  • Preface. List of contributors. 1. Introduction-- Lucas Bretschger and Sjak Smulders, 2. A Dynamic Model of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: Turning Point and Public Policy-- Hannes Egli and Thomas M. Steger, 3. Optimal Timing of Adoption of a Green Technology-- Maria A. Cunha-e-Sa and Ana B. Reis, 4. Can environmental regulations boost growth?-- Rob Hart, 5. General Purpose Technologies And Energy Policy-- Adriaan van Zon and Tobias Kronenberg, 6. Efficient dynamic pollution taxation in an uncertain environment-- Susanne Soretz, 7. A New-Growth Perspective on Non-renewable Resources-- Christian Groth, 8. Sectoral Energy- and Labour-Productivity Convergence-- P. Mulder and H.L.F. de Groot, 9. Spatial evolution of social norms in a common-pool resource game-- Joelle Noailly, Cees A. Withagen and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, 10. Sustainable Motion in Classical Mechanics: An Economics Perspective, John M. Hartwick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402062926 20160528
Book
ix, 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. List of contributors. 1. Introduction-- Lucas Bretschger and Sjak Smulders, 2. A Dynamic Model of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: Turning Point and Public Policy-- Hannes Egli and Thomas M. Steger, 3. Optimal Timing of Adoption of a Green Technology-- Maria A. Cunha-e-Sa and Ana B. Reis, 4. Can environmental regulations boost growth?-- Rob Hart, 5. General Purpose Technologies And Energy Policy-- Adriaan van Zon and Tobias Kronenberg, 6. Efficient dynamic pollution taxation in an uncertain environment-- Susanne Soretz, 7. A New-Growth Perspective on Non-renewable Resources-- Christian Groth, 8. Sectoral Energy- and Labour-Productivity Convergence-- P. Mulder and H.L.F. de Groot, 9. Spatial evolution of social norms in a common-pool resource game-- Joelle Noailly, Cees A. Withagen and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, 10. Sustainable Motion in Classical Mechanics: An Economics Perspective, John M. Hartwick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402062926 20160528
Book
238 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
59 p. : ill. ; 20 x 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
36 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
396 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Section 1 - Application of ecological models in environmental management: Nutrient transformation in riparian buffer zones: modelling approach-- A system dynamics approach to the simulation of urban sustainability-- Hierarchical structures in competitive plant communities-- The evolution of agricultural land evaluation in Spain. Section 2 - Biodiversity: Plankton disturbance at Suape estuarine area - Pernambuco - Brazil after a port complex implantation-- Management in northeastern Brazil: faunal biodiversity-- Estuarine management in northeast Brazil: Plant biodiversity. Section 3 - Climate modelling and ecosystems-- Modelling the effect of global warming on an aquatic ecosystem in central Italy-- The impact caused by the introduction of a pine forest in the arthropod's fauna of a tropical savanna and its consequences. Section 4 - Integrated modelling: IFF? - An integrated framework for modelling irrigation futures in southern Australia-- Evaluating consequences of agricultural policy measures in an integrated economic and environmental model system-- Environmental indices design and integrated modelling: theory and application-- A behavioural ecology approach to modelling decision making in combined economic and ecological systems. Section 5 - Environmental risk: Production of toxic trihalomethane in chlorinated drinking water flowing through conduit-- Nitrogen flow and environmental risk in relation to agriculture in Japan-- Design and experimentation of a Geographic Information System applied to an environmental risk area in the Iglesiente. Section 6 - Sustainable development aspects: Sustainable development in the 21st century: making sustainability operational-- Sustainable development models for the analysis of the Province of Modena (Italy)-- Indigenous patterns of social networking in rural areas: An indispensable 195 mechanism for spillover effects in sustainable development-- Identifying sustainable land-use by describing landscape structure. A case study in alpine and lowland agricultural landscapes of Austria-- Study on the establishment of Sustainable Development performance trend indicator and information system for Taiwan-using factor analysis-- Sustainable development of isolated communities and the role of solar technology: The case of ?acu?an, Santa Rosa, Mendoza, Argentina. Section 7 - Lakustrine and wetlands ecosystems: Estuarine management in northeast Brazil: the estuarine complex of Itamarac?-- Assessment of the adverse environmental effects of the Zimap?n Dam, Mexico-- Model derivations for nutrient diversion on lakes-- Protection of wetlands from development impacts. Section 8 - Forestation issues: Silvicultural strategies in forest management to optimise yield and growth in boreal forests while minimising the risks of wind and snow damage-- A computer system for prediction of risk in Mediterranean shrublands. Section 9 - Computational modelling of natural and human ecosystems: A new computational algorithm to construct mathematical models-- Linguistic entropy of an ecological model-- Sustainable building on the WWW-- An introduction to coding theory of flow equations in ecological models-- The SAMSARA effect: a Brownian motion of coefficients of determination in Ecological Models. Section 10 - Natural resource management: Improving the management of large protected wetlands: Learning the lessons from the Do?ana nature reserves-- Rational use of energy for urban transportation in Brazil-- Ecosystem management: a holistic approach to the management of the natural resources.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853126871 20160527
As regions throughout the world face increasing ecological problems, the importance of developing scientific methods for sustainable development and of producing effective tools for the measurement and control of processes continues to grow. The tasks facing ecologists now require the collaboration of scientists, engineers, economists and other professionals such as those participating in the Second International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development (ECOSUD II) which took place in 1999. Featuring edited versions of the papers presented at ECOSUD II, this book covers the following topics: Application of Ecological Models in Environmental Management; Biodiversity; Climate Modelling and Ecosystems; Integrated Modelling; Environmental Risk; Sustainable Development Aspects; Lakustrine and Wetlands Ecosystems; Forestation Issues; Computational Modelling of Natural and Human Ecosystems; Natural Resource Management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853126871 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
678 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Environmental policies-- sustainable development models-- trade policy and development-- natural resources management-- international policy co-ordination-- climate change, desertification and sustainable development-- climate crop and animal production.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853125027 20160527
Featuring recent work on the engineering and modelling aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, this book contains the proceedings of the First International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853125027 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
95 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
133 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
380 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
[9] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
iii, 122, [xxv] leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 583 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Patrimoine commun, bien public et bien commun
  • État fiduciaire et gardien du patrimoine commun
  • Patrimoine commun et renouvellement des régimes juridiques.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 313 p. : ill., cartes.
Book
xi, 304 p. : ill., maps.
Book
xi, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Why does conflict occur over the use of natural resources? How are external factors built into local conflicts? What governing mechanisms are conducive to equitable and sustainable natural resource management by communities? When do local strategies for conflict management need to be complemented or replaced by external or new mechanisms? How can research help identify opportunities for turning conflict into collaboration? Why is collaboration in natural resource management so difficult? This book grapples with those questions. Case studies analyze specific natural resource conflicts in 10 countries and the interventions of people close to the conflicts (in some cases, the authors themselves). Four concept papers draw the case stories together around particular themes: culture, society, peace, and policy. The concept papers illustrate their main points with examples from the case studies, grounding concepts in concrete experience and raising broader questions for further study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821346235 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
293 p. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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