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xxxiii, 699, S46, G23, I21 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (642 p.) : digital, PDF file.
With the goal of understanding environmental effects of a growing bioeconomy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), national laboratories, and U.S. Forest Service research laboratories, together with academic and industry collaborators, undertook a study to estimate environmental effects of potential biomass production scenarios in the United States, with an emphasis on agricultural and forest biomass. Potential effects investigated include changes in soil organic carbon (SOC), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water quality and quantity, air emissions, and biodiversity. Effects of altered land-management regimes were analyzed based on select county-level biomass-production scenarios for 2017 and 2040 taken from the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy (BT16), volume 1, which assumes that the land bases for agricultural and forestry would not change over time. The scenarios reflect constraints on biomass supply (e.g., excluded areas; implementation of management practices; and consideration of food, feed, forage, and fiber demands and exports) that intend to address sustainability concerns. Nonetheless, both beneficial and adverse environmental effects might be expected. To characterize these potential effects, this research sought to estimate where and under what modeled scenarios or conditions positive and negative environmental effects could occur nationwide. The report also includes a discussion of land-use change (LUC) (i.e., land management change) assumptions associated with the scenario transitions (but not including analysis of indirect LUC [ILUC]), analyses of climate sensitivity of feedstock productivity under a set of potential scenarios, and a qualitative environmental effects analysis of algae production under carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) co-location scenarios. Because BT16 biomass supplies are simulated independent of a defined end use, most analyses do not include benefits from displacing fossil fuels or other products, with the exception of including a few illustrative cases on potential reductions in GHG emissions and fossil energy consumption associated with using biomass supplies for fuel, power, heat, and chemicals. Most analyses in volume 2 show potential for a substantial increase in biomass production with minimal or negligible environmental effects under the biomass supply constraints assumed in BT16. Although corn ethanol has been shown to achieve GHG emissions improvements over fossil fuels, cellulosic biomass shows further improvements in certain environmental indicators covered in this report. The harvest of agricultural and forestry residues generally shows the smallest contributions to changes in certain environmental indicators investigated. The scenarios show national-level net SOC gains. When expanding the system boundary in illustrative cases that consider biomass end use, reductions in GHG emissions are estimated for scenarios in which biomass—rather than oil, coal, and natural gas—is used to produce fuel, power, heat, and chemicals. Analyses of water quality reveal that there could be tradeoffs between biomass productivity and some water quality indicators, but better outcomes for both biomass productivity and water quality can be achieved with selected conservation practices. Biodiversity analyses show possible habitat benefits to some species, with other species showing potential adverse effects that may require additional safeguards. Increasing productivity of algae can reduce GHG emissions and water consumption associated with producing algal biomass, though the effects of water consumption are likely of greater concern in some regions than in others. Moreover, the effects of climate change on potential biomass production show gains and losses in yield among feedstocks across the continental United States. Key research gaps and priorities include actions that can enhance benefits and reduce potential for negative effects of increased biomass...
1 online resource (642 p.) : digital, PDF file.
On behalf of all the authors and contributors, it is a great privilege to present the 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from volume 1. This report represents the culmination of several years of collaborative effort among national laboratories, government agencies, academic institutions, and industry. BT16 was developed to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts towards national goals of energy security and associated quality of life.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
1 online resource : illustrations
  • Section I: Reinventing Farming Systems 1. Introduction 2. Agroecology: Principles and Practice 3. Farming-Related Livelihoods 4. Farming Systems for Sustainable Intensification 5. Designing for the Long-term: Sustainable Agriculture Section II: Resources for Agricultural Development 6. Low-Input Technology: An Integrative View 7. Ecologically Based Nutrient Management 8. Participatory Breeding: Developing Improved and Relevant Crop Varieties With Farmers 9. Research on Livestock, Livelihoods, and Innovation Section III: Context for Sustainable Agricultural Development 10. Gender and Agrarian Inequities 11. The Innovation Systems Approach to Agricultural Research and Development 12. Outreach to Support Rural Innovation 13. Climate Change and Agricultural Systems Section IV: Tying It All Together 14. Tying It All Together: Global, Regional, and Local Integrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations.
  • Global warming as a socioscientific controversy / Craig O. Stewart, Claire Rhodes
  • Water resources management: case study / Sabyasachi Nayak
  • Green School Frameworks / Anisa Baldwin Metzger
  • Developing a framework for next generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries / Alcardo Alex Barakabitze [and 3 others]
  • Regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach / Gabriel Popescu, Simona Bara
  • Transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration as an alternative to subcritical plants: an experimental study / Adriana Greco, Ciro Aprea, Angelo Maiorino
  • Retrofitting of R404a commercial refrigeration systems with R410a and R407f HFCs refrigerants / Mauro Gamberi [and 3 others]
  • Basin-scale, real-time salinity management using telemetered sensor networks and model-based salt assimilative capacity forecasts / Nigel W.T. Quinn, Roberta Tassey, Jun Wang
  • Organic agriculture as a tool to make economy green / Mykhailo Guz, Ivan Ivolga
  • Nanotechnology applications for sustainable crop production / Gaurav Mishra [and 3 others]
  • Analyzing farmers' learning process in sustainable development: the case of organic paddy farmers in North Sumatra, Indonesia / Diana Chalil
  • Cultivating global entrepreneurs in the food supply chain / Ye-Sho Chen, Ismail Hakki Polat
  • The evolution of effective leadership practices in Botswana Horticulture Council / Cheneso Bolden Montsho, Dama Mosweunyane
  • Organic farming: growth and issues / Aditya Vikram Agrawal [and 5 others]
  • Can toxicity for different species be correlated?: the concept and emerging applications of interspecies quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (i-QSTR) modeling / Supratik Kar [and 3 others]
  • Management of drought and floods in the Dobrogea Region / Lucica Rosu, Lavinia Istratie Macarov
  • An agent based hydro informatics approach for the engagement of farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia / Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
  • Towards sustainable agri-food systems: the role of integrated sustainability and value assessment across the supply-chain / John E. Morrissey, Niall P. Dunphy
  • Trends in the evolution of Romania's agricultural resources in the context of sustainable development / Cornel Lazar, Mirela Lazar
  • Current and future trends of refrigerants development / M. V. Duarte [and 3 others].
The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized. Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516293 20161213
1 online resource () : illustrations (some color).
  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Microbial Signaling in Plant-Microbe Interactions and Its Role on Sustainability of Agroecosystems; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Signalling Molecules in Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.3 Microbial Coordination of Complex Network Interaction Within Soil Food Web and Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.4 Regulation of Microbial Signalling Compounds by Biotic and Abiotic Factors; 1.5 Signalling Pathways in Soil Food Web Improve Ecosystem Functioning and Sustainability; 1.6 Technical Advances in Identifying Signalling Pathways in Soil-Plant System
  • 1.7 Conclusions and Future PerspectivesReferences; Chapter 2: Exploiting Beneficial Traits of Plant-ƯAssociated Fluorescent Pseudomonads for Plant Health; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Rhizosphere and Plant-Microbe Interaction; 2.3 Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promotion; 2.3.1 Phosphate Solubilization; 2.3.2 Phytohormones; 2.3.3 Siderophores; 2.3.4 Antibiotics; 2.3.5 Enzymes; 2.3.6 Hydrogen Cyanide; 2.4 Induced Systemic Resistance; 2.5 Biological Control of Plant Pathogens; 2.6 Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Agriculture and Plant Health; 2.7 Conclusions; References
  • Chapter 3: N2-Fixing Cyanobacterial Systems as Biofertilizer3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Distribution of Cyanobacteria; 3.3 Free-Living Cyanobacteria; 3.4 Azolla-Anabaena Symbiotic System; 3.5 Artificial Cyanobacterial-Plant Association; 3.6 Molecular Signaling Mechanism; 3.7 Selection of Competent Biofertilizer Strains; 3.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Exploring the Role of Secondary Metabolites of Trichoderma in Tripartite Interaction with Plant and Pathogens; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Pathogen Interaction
  • 4.3 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Plant Interactions4.4 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Induction of Defense Response in Plants; 4.5 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Growth Regulation in Plants; 4.6 Biosynthesized Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.7 Constrains in Commercialization of Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Managing Soil Fertility Through Microbes: Prospects, Challenges and Future Strategies; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Organisms in Soil; 5.3 Macroorganisms in Soil; 5.3.1 Earthworms; 5.3.2 Termites
  • 5.3.3 Plant Roots5.4 Microorganisms in Soil; 5.4.1 Bacteria; 5.4.2 Actinomycetes; 5.4.3 Fungi; 5.4.4 Algae; 5.4.5 Protozoa; 5.4.6 Nematodes; 5.4.7 Viruses; 5.5 Role of Organism in Soil Fertility Enhancement; 5.5.1 N Transformations; 5.5.2 Phosphorus Cycle; 5.5.3 Sulfur Cycle; 5.5.4 Other Mineral Elements; 5.6 Environmental Contaminants and Climate Change; 5.6.1 Potentially Toxic Element; 5.6.2 Chromium (Cr); 5.6.3 Cadmium (Cd); 5.6.4 Lead (Pb); 5.6.5 Mercury (Hg); 5.6.6 Arsenic (As); 5.6.7 Selenium (Se); 5.6.8 Radionuclides; 5.7 Pesticides/Insecticides/Fungicides; 5.8 Effluents
EBSCOhost Access limited to 1 user
1 online resource () : illustrations (some color).
  • Methanotrophs: An Emerging Bioremediation Tool Due to Unique Broad Substrate Enzyme Methane Monooxygenase.- Methanotrophs: Methane Mitigation, Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment.- Prospects of Plant-Bacteria Interactions in Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils.- Cyanoremediation: A Green-Clean Tool for Decontamination of Synthetic Pesticides from Agro- and Aquatic Ecosystems.- Aromatic Plant-Microbe Associations: A Sustainable Approach for Remediation of Polluted Soils.- Cyanobacteria-mediated bioremediation of heavy metals.- Biochar application in management of paddy crop production and methane mitigation.- Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Heavy Metal Uptake in Metallophytes.- Role of Biosurfactants on Microbial Degradation of Oil Contaminated Soils.- Microbial Oxidation of Atmospheric Methane in Natural and Agricultural Upland Soils.- Microbial Mediated Lindane Bioremediation: A Cost Effective and Naturally Renewable Technology.- Wastewater Effluent Discharge: Impact on Human Health and Microbial Remediation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in pollution reduction, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of various toxic compounds. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture. Traditional agricultural management techniques have relied heavily on application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and recent land use change practices have led to over exploitation of natural resources. Strategies outlined here simplify a complicated picture of the way microbial communities can improve the quality of environment and eliminate food scarcity in the coming generations. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline of soil sciences, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
EBSCOhost Access limited to 1 user
xxvi, 557 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Nanomaterials have been used for years in industries such as consumer products, textile production, and biomedicine, yet the literature outlining their use in environmental causes is limited. The safety, toxicity, transportation, and removal of this technology must be addressed as nanotechnology and nanomaterial use is expected to grow. Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability addresses the applications of nanomaterials in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability, and analyses the potential risks associated with their use. It elucidates the scientific concepts and emerging technologies in nanoscience and nanotoxicity by offering a wide range of innovative topics and reviews regarding its use. This publication is essential for environmental engineers, researchers, consultants, students, regulators, and professionals in the field of nanotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505853 20161114
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xix, 211 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • List of Figures. Acknowledgments. Foreword by Thomas Fisher 1. Introduction 2. Rural Architectural Heritage 3. Rural Architecture and Rural Design 4. Architecture and Agriculture Case Studies 5. Worker and Animal Safety and Health 6. Rural Sustainability and Green Design 7. In-between Landscapes 8. Rural Futures 9. Epilogue Illustration Credits. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138937680 20170621
Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide presents architectural guidelines for buildings designed and constructed in rural landscapes by emphasizing their connections with function, culture, climate, and place. Following on from the author's first book Rural Design, the book discusses in detail the buildings that humans construct in support of agriculture. By examining case studies from around the world including Australia, China, Japan, Norway, Poland, Japan, Portugal, North America, Africa and the Southeast Asia it informs readers about the potentials, opportunities, and values of rural architecture, and how they have been developed to create sustainable landscapes and sustainable buildings for rapidly changing rural futures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138937680 20170621
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 202 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
  • PART I: INTRODUCTION AND ISSUES: TOURIST EXPERIENCES OF THE ARCTIC AND CREATING TOURIST EXPERIENCES. Chapter 1: Arctic Destinations and Attractions as Evolving Peripheral Settings for the Production and Consumption of Peak Tourism Experiences Chapter 2: Experiencing the Arctic in the Past: French Visitors to Finnmark in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s Chapter 3: Roles of Adventure Guides in Balancing Perceptions of Risk and Safety Chapter 4: The Central Role of Identity in the Arctic Periphery Chapter 5: Tourists and Narration in the Arctic: The Changing Experience of Museums Chapter 6: World Heritage List = Tourism Attractiveness? PART II: CREATING TOURIST EXPERIENCES IN THE ARCTIC Chapter 7: Degrees of Peripherality in the Production and Consumption of Leisure Tourism in Greenland Chapter 8: Northern Lights Experiences in the Arctic Dark: Old Imaginaries and New Tourism Narratives Chapter 9: Exploring the Extreme Iditarod Trail in Alaska Chapter 10: The Arctic Tourism Experience from an Evolving Chinese Perspective Chapter 11: Tourists' Interpretations of a "Feelgood In Lapland" Holiday- A Case Study Chapter 12: Negotiating Sami Place and Identity: Do Scottish Traditions Help Sami to be More Sami? Chapter 13: Emergence of Experience Production Systems for Mass Tourism Participation in Peripheral Regions: Evidence from Arctic Scandinavia Chapter 14: Factors of Peripherality: Whale Watching in Northern Norway Chapter 15: Responsible Fishing Tourism in the Arctic Chapter 16: Long way up: Powered Two-Wheeled Journeys in Northern Peripheries Chapter 17: Experiences of Marine Adventurers in the Canadian Arctic Chapter 18: Arctic Tourism in Russia: Attractions, Experiences, Challenges and Potentials Chapter 19: Tourism Experiences of Post-Soviet Arctic Borderlands Chapter 20: Arctic Tourism Experiences: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Research Directions for a Changing Periphery.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780648620 20170626
An exploration of Arctic tourism, focusing on tourist experiences and industry provision of those experiences; this is the first compilation to concentrate on the fundamental essence of the Arctic as being a geographical periphery, but also an experiential core that offers peak tourism experiences. Part 1 investigates the depth and dimensions of tourist experiences in the Arctic. Chapters examine the essence of diverse peak experiences and delve into the factors that give rise to these experiences. Part 2 considers the links between these core experiences and the tourism industry that seeks to sustain itself by facilitating such satisfying outcomes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780648620 20170626
Green Library
1 online resource (128 p).
The World Bank's compilation of statistics from over 200 economies is built around World Development Indicators (WDI) - selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to catalyze discussion on measurement issues. The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 uses maps, charts and analysis to illustrate, trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the breadth and scope of the SDGs, the editors have been selective, emphasizing issues considered important by experts in the World Bank's Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solution Areas. Nevertheless, The Atlas aims to reflect the breadth of the Goals themselves and presents national and regional trends and snapshots of progress towards the UN's seventeen Sustainable Development Goals: poverty, hunger, health, education, gender, water, energy, jobs, infrastructure, inequalities, cities, consumption, climate, oceans, the environment, peace, institutions, and partnerships. Between 1990 and 2013, nearly one billion people were raised out of extreme poverty. Its elimination is now a realistic prospect, although this will require both sustained growth and reduced inequality. Even then, gender inequalities continue to hold back human potential.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464810800 20170626
200 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), charts ; 24 cm
  • Variabilité des risques de submersion au Tuamotu -- Des atolls et des hommes -- Les Tuamotu aujourd'hui -- Le cas de l'atoll de Tabiteuea, République de Kiribati -- Les études sur Kiribati et la situation politique précoloniale (1850-1892) -- Postface. Aplanir les nouveaux chemins de la résilience.
"Cet ouvrage pluridisciplinaire réunissant géographie, anthropologie, histoire et archéologie, est le premier à aborder d'une manière comparative l'avenir des atolls du Pacifique considéré du point de vue des sociétés qui y vivent et du ressenti de leurs habitants confrontés au changement climatique. Il présente les résultats d'enquêtes de terrain effectuées simultanément en 2015 dans l'archipel des Tuamotu en Polynésie française et dans celui des îles Gilbert en République de Kiribati. Des synthèses historiques sur les axes traditionnels de la résilience d'îles basses, très exposées aux risques cycloniques et aux submersions marines, complètent ces observations contemporaines pour souligner les dangers d'un développement économique oublieux de l'équilibre socio-environnemental et des effets potentiels du changement climatique. Ces analyses lancées à l'initiative de I'AFD (Agence française de développement) s'adressent autant à un public sensibilisé aux enjeux climatiques mondiaux qu'à des responsables et acteurs des politiques publiques. Au-delà des différences ponctuelles, elles témoignent du rejet d'ensemble des consignes internationales par des sociétés insulaires voulant demeurer libres de leur destin et s'appuyant sur l'expérience des savoirs traditionnels. Elles dégagent une orientation centrale pour le développement durable d'atolls situés en première ligne du risque climatique : éviter, dans un contexte de crise, que deux conceptions de la résilience, celle de la vision locale et celle des États, ne s'affrontent pour devenir antagonistes."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
223 p. ; 23 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
108 pages ; 28 cm.
Green Library
xv, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Anthropocene in Brazil: an inquiry into development obsession and policy limits PHILIPPE LENA AND LIZ-REJANE ISSBERNER PART I Development dynamics and social-environmentalcontradictions 1 Brazil in the history of the Anthropocene JOSE AUGUSTO PADUA 2 Population, development and environmental degradationin Brazil JOSE EUSTAQUIO DINIZ ALVES AND GEORGE MARTINE 3 The Amazon before the Brazilian environmental issue VIOLETA REFSKALEVSKY LOUREIRO 4 Deregulation, relocation and environmental confl ict -considerations on the control of social demands in contemporary Brazil HENRI ACSELRAD AND GUSTAVO NEVES BEZERRA 5 Markets or the Commons? the role of indigenous peoples, traditional communities and sectors of the peasantry in the environmental crisis JEAN-PIERRE LEROY PART II Controversy and disinformation 6 Planned disinformation: the example of the Belo Monte dam as a source of greenhouse gases PHILIP M. FEARNSIDE 7 Biosafety regulations and practices and consequences in Brazil: who wants to hide the problems? LEONARDO MELGAREJO 8 Tax incentive for pesticides: a debate on its(un)constitutionality from the environmental rule of lawand the environmental public order JOAO ALFREDO TELLES MELO AND GEOVANA DE OLIVEIRA PATRICIO MARQUES PART III Facing the consequences of climate change 9 From co-leader to loner: Brazilian wavering positions in climate change negotiations LARISSA BASSO AND EDUARDO VIOLA 10 From environmental information to precaution in the face of environmental risks: an analysis of Brazil's National Policy on Climate Change and rulings by higher courts CARLOS JOSE SALDANHA MACHADO AND RODRIGO MACHADO VILANI 11 Shaping up Brazil's long-term development considering climate change impacts SERGIO MARGULIS AND NATALIE UNTERSTELL 12 Pathways to a low carbon economy in Brazil EMILIO LEBRE LA ROVERE, CLAUDIO GESTEIRA, CAROLINA GROTERA AND WILLIAM WILLS 13 Financing sustainability: where has all the money gone? LADISLAU DOWBOR 14 Climate change and the integration of public policies MARCEL BURSZTYN AND MARIA AUGUSTA BURSZTYN 15 Environment policy and governance in Brazil: challenges and prospects ADRIANA MARIA MAGALHAES DE MOURA 16 Collective forest reserves in agrarian reform settlements: measures to prevent a non-commons tragedy in the Brazilian Amazon PETER MAY, ROBERT DAVENPORT, PEDRO NOGUEIRA AND PAULO CESAR NUNES Are the multiple social-ecological initiatives the sign of apolitical and cultural shift? PHILIPPE LENA AND LIZ-REJANE ISSBERNER.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138684201 20170605
Brazil is considered one of the world's most important environmental powers. With a continental territory containing almost 70 per cent of the Amazon rainforest, along with a rich biodiversity and huge amount of natural resources, its geopolitical role in environmental decisions is crucial to ongoing global negotiations surrounding climate change. Development policies based on extraction and exportation of raw materials by the mining and agribusiness sectors threaten the global environmental balance and the long-term sustainability of Brazil's economy. Brazil in the Anthropocene examines Brazil's role within the global ecological crisis and considers how national and international policy is influenced by the interdependence of social, political, ethical, scientific and economic factors in the modern age. With chapters from a diverse range of international scholars this interdisciplinary volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental politics, environmental sociology and the environmental humanities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138684201 20170605
Green Library
vi, 127 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library

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