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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Applied ecology

The Climate Crisis - South African & Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Paperback): Vishwas Satgar The Climate Crisis - South African & Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Paperback)
Vishwas Satgar; Mateo Martinez Abarca, Alberto Acosta, Brian Ashley, Nnimmo Bassey, … 3
R385 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R54 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Capitalism’s addiction to fossil fuels is heating our planet at a pace and scale never before experienced.

Extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels and accelerating feedback loops are a commonplace feature of our lives. The number of environmental refugees is increasing and several island states and low-lying countries are becoming vulnerable. Corporate-induced climate change has set us on an ecocidal path of species extinction. Governments and their international platforms such as the Paris Climate Agreement deliver too little, too late. Most states, including South Africa, continue on their carbon-intensive energy paths, with devastating results. Political leaders across the world are failing to provide systemic solutions to the climate crisis. This is the context in which we must ask ourselves: how can people and class agency change this destructive course of history?

The Climate Crisis investigates ecosocialist alternatives that are emerging. It presents the thinking of leading climate justice activists, campaigners and social movements advancing systemic alternatives and developing bottom-up, just transitions to sustain life. Through a combination of theoretical and empirical work, the authors collectively examine the challenges and opportunities inherent in the current moment.

Most importantly, it explores ways to renew historical socialism with democratic, ecosocialist alternatives to meet current challenges in South Africa and the world.

Advanced Introduction to U.S. Environmental Law (Paperback): Ed Elliott, Daniel C. Esty Advanced Introduction to U.S. Environmental Law (Paperback)
Ed Elliott, Daniel C. Esty
R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world'AEos leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Providing a comprehensive overview of the current and developing state of environmental governance in the United States, this Advanced Introduction lays out the foundations of US environmental law. E. Donald Elliott and Daniel Esty explore how federal environmental law is made and how it interacts with state law, highlighting the important role that administrative agencies play in the creation, implementation, and enforcement of US environmental law. Key features include: an examination of the key statutes, case law, and controversies involved in the regulation of natural resources a survey of the broad range of regulations and legal principles that govern the protection of the environment in the United States analysis of relevant statutes for specific issues including air and water pollution, climate change, endangered species, wilderness preservation, hazardous waste, and pesticides. This Advanced Introduction will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of environmental law. It will also be beneficial for environmental lawyers, business executives, NGO leaders, policymakers, and think tank analysts who work on environmental issues.

From Eco-Cities to Sustainable City-Regions - China's Uncertain Quest for an Ecological Civilization (Paperback): Ernest... From Eco-Cities to Sustainable City-Regions - China's Uncertain Quest for an Ecological Civilization (Paperback)
Ernest J. Yanarella, Richard S. Levine
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A political scientist and an urban architect explore China's odyssey to become an ecological civilization and transform its massive, unsustainable, urbanization process into one that creates hundreds of eco-cities. The resulting From Eco-Cities to Sustainable City-Regions is the first book-length study combining analysis of politics and power, urban design and planning issues derived from the co-authors' interdisciplinary research, and on-site fieldwork from their political science and architectural area specialties. Begun in 1986, little-known policy actions have taken shape in the building of 285 eco-cities--and growing. What are the driving forces of these innovative developments? How is China going about converting its teeming urban areas into replicable and showcase cities? Can these new policy initiatives overcome the damage done to its air, waterways, and land, while significantly reducing public health dangers to its inhabitants? In searching for means for the People s Republic of China to take the next step from eco-cities to sustainable city-regions, the co-authors assess the potential success of China's present course and offer key recommendations for Chinese political leaders, urban planners, and citizen stakeholders to make the transition to a sustainable future for its people and the rest of the world. The primary market for this book will be eco-researchers, Asian studies scholars and teachers, eco- and urban architects, environmental and urban policy professionals, and advanced undergraduates in environmental and sustainability studies or sciences programs. The interdisciplinary reach and critical framework of analysis will appeal to a wide variety of scholars interested in Chinese ecological strides and seeking a critical assessment of its potential.

Research Handbook on Climate Change Law and Loss & Damage (Hardcover): Meinhard Doelle, Sara L. Seck Research Handbook on Climate Change Law and Loss & Damage (Hardcover)
Meinhard Doelle, Sara L. Seck
R5,821 Discovery Miles 58 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This timely Research Handbook offers an insightful review of how legal systems - whether domestic, international or transnational - can and should adjust to fairly and effectively support loss and damage (L&D) claims in climate change law. International contributors guide readers through a detailed assessment of the history and current state of L&D provisions under the UN climate regime and consider the opportunities to fund L&D claims both within and outside the UN climate system. Split into four parts, the Research Handbook investigates the current legal frameworks for L&D across both public international law and domestic law. Chapters explore foundational issues including equity and justice and give a critical assessment of the current state and potential future evolution of international legal systems. The contributing authors also discuss the challenges faced by different legal systems in dealing effectively and fairly with L&D. Providing a comprehensive overview of this important topic, this Research Handbook will be an excellent resource for climate lawyers and policymakers. It will also be an invaluable read for academics and students researching environmental and climate issues.

Conducting and Financing Low-carbon Transitions in China - A Governmentality Perspective (Hardcover): Le-Yin Zhang Conducting and Financing Low-carbon Transitions in China - A Governmentality Perspective (Hardcover)
Le-Yin Zhang
R2,647 Discovery Miles 26 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Utilizing a governmentality lens, this timely book offers an explanation for China's decarbonization performance in the early 21st century. Le-Yin Zhang investigates one of the most ambitious governing projects in history, analyzing the political rationalities of Chinese leaders for decarbonization and the governing techniques and technologies at multiple levels of governance. Demonstrating the potential of combining the use of juridical, administrative and governmental powers, Zhang holistically considers the success of the state in instigating low-carbon transitions in China and mitigating climate disaster. The book provides an in-depth exploration of the art of greening the Chinese financial system and how this links to a wider formulation of carbon governmentality, highlighting the rise of the carbon governmental state through a range of governmental technologies. Engaging with a wide range of primary data from both national and local levels, the author uncovers profound lessons in low-carbon transitions for other states in the making of a carbon neutral world. This cutting-edge book offers key insights for scholars and researchers of environmental governance and its importance in mitigating climate change, particularly those with a key focus on Chinese climate policy. It will also benefit government officials, researchers and consultants investigating potential avenues for low-carbon transition and climate action.

Environmental Management - A Business Management Approach (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Sarel J. Smit, William T. Makomeni Environmental Management - A Business Management Approach (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Sarel J. Smit, William T. Makomeni 1
R477 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R60 (13%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In the past, the natural environment and business were often seen as competing interests. Now, world leaders recognise that the future depends on a new approach to business, operating in harmony with the environment. In Environmental Management – A business management approach, the vital connection between environmental management and business sustainability is clearly outlined.

The book gives students and practitioners insight into the impact business and lifestyle decisions have on the natural environment, and how this in turn affects the long-term sustainability of business. It also gives an overview of key environmental principles and the need to balance these with business activities.

Key Features/ Benefits

  • clearly defined learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help readers navigate the contents
  • self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader’s understanding of the material
  • examples that are relevant to the South African business environment
Research Handbook on Environmental Sociology (Hardcover): Axel Franzen, Sebastian Mader Research Handbook on Environmental Sociology (Hardcover)
Axel Franzen, Sebastian Mader
R5,241 Discovery Miles 52 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Research Handbook presents the state of the art of empirical sociological research on the causes of, and solutions to, pressing environmental problems. It provides cutting edge insights into some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity, including anthropogenic climate change and environmental pollution. The contributors argue that profound collective efforts to protect the environment are vital for sustainable development and offer practical solutions to specific contemporary issues. Wide ranging and insightful, this Research Handbook encompasses the causes and consequences of environmental deterioration, the measurement, development and precedents of environmental concern, the determinants of pro-environmental behavior, and the acceptance of environmental policies. Key topics include the development of global CO2 emissions, prices, income and energy demand, climate change knowledge, meta-knowledge and beliefs, the collective risk social dilemma and support for city road tolls. Scholars and students in the environmental social sciences will find this innovative Research Handbook invaluable. Critical case studies also provide important insights and recommendations for environmental decision makers.

Advanced Introduction to Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (Paperback): Lee Paddock Advanced Introduction to Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (Paperback)
Lee Paddock
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Advanced Introduction provides a clear and accessible guide to the essential elements of environmental compliance and enforcement programs. It examines compliance programs designed to assist regulated entities in meeting their obligations, as well as enforcement tools designed to address non-compliance - such as administrative, civil judicial, and criminal enforcement. Offering an insightful overview of this important area, Lee Paddock highlights recent developments that are changing the way compliance and enforcement work is practiced. Key features include: a review of how the role of criminal enforcement has evolved discussion of traditional compliance monitoring and the role of citizen science examination of the increasing importance of private environmental governance, and the role that government agencies can play in supporting these practices exploration of the need to consider "next generation" and "smart regulation" strategies. This concise and nuanced book will be a key resource for students and scholars of environmental law and politics, criminal law and justice and international policy, as well as environmental enforcement professionals worldwide.

The Green Collar Economy - How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems (Paperback): Van Jones The Green Collar Economy - How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems (Paperback)
Van Jones
R320 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R46 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Now revised and updated, Van Jones's provocative and cutting edge New York Times bestseller The Green Collar Economy delivers a viable plan for solving the two biggest issues facing the country today--the economy and the environment.

Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy (Hardcover): David L. VanderZwaag, Nilufer Oral, Tim Stephens Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy (Hardcover)
David L. VanderZwaag, Nilufer Oral, Tim Stephens
R4,663 Discovery Miles 46 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This important Research Handbook provides a guide to navigating the tangled array of laws and policies available to counter the multiple threats of ocean acidification. It investigates the limitations and opportunities for addressing ocean acidification under global governance frameworks, including multilateral environmental agreements, law of the sea and human rights instruments. The book also describes regional and national approaches and challenges in responding to ocean acidification. The special vulnerabilities of the Arctic, Antarctic and South Pacific are highlighted. Limited responses by regional sea programmes and regional fisheries management organizations are summarized. Case studies are provided from Australia, Brazil, China and the United States. This discerning Research Handbook will be a welcome read for policy makers and students with an interest in the laws and policies of marine governance and climate change. This will also be an ideal read for those who are interested in the pressing environmental issues facing the world community.

The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance - Risk, Innovation and Resilience (Hardcover): Francesco Sindico,... The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance - Risk, Innovation and Resilience (Hardcover)
Francesco Sindico, Stephanie Switzer, Tianbao Qin
R3,085 Discovery Miles 30 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This cutting-edge book considers the functional inseparability of risk and innovation within the context of environmental law and governance. Analysing both 'hard' and 'soft' innovation, the book argues that approaches to socio-ecological risk require innovation in order for society and the environment to become more resilient. In addition to risk and innovation, this book also highlights the need for resilience thinking in environmental law and governance, questioning whether these three factors are mutually supportive. Featuring wide geographical coverage of environmental law issues in both developing and developed nations, contributions posit that environmental law and governance is in a constant state of transformation. Throughout the book, discrete topics such as oceans, climate change and biodiversity are considered alongside intersecting themes such as human rights and litigation. Featuring up to date analysis of cutting edge topics by leading scholars in the field, The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance will be a key resource for academics and students in the fields of environmental law, governance and regulation and environmental politics and policy. The valuable insights offered will also be beneficial for practitioners and lawmakers involved in the development of environmental law.

Teaching Environmental Impact Assessment (Paperback): Angus Morrison-Saunders, Jenny Pope Teaching Environmental Impact Assessment (Paperback)
Angus Morrison-Saunders, Jenny Pope
R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This comprehensive guide provides readers with strategies for teaching Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in all its forms, whether through formal university programmes or in the form of short courses offered to professionals and practitioners. Featuring contributions from 39 university teachers and short course trainers, the centerpiece of the book is the suite of 37 recipes for teaching different aspects of EIA. This internationally relevant resource collectively embodies and applies the best practice principles for teaching EIA, developed through a two-year research project with input from a diverse group of international experts. It provides practical and innovative learning activities with complete instructions for successful delivery, and thus represents a truly comprehensive and up-to-date contribution to the field. This latest contribution to our Elgar Guides to Teaching series serves as both a basis for reflection upon curricula and teaching practices, and as a source of inspiration for learning activities that can be adopted and adapted for different contexts by EIA teachers and trainers. It will be a valuable resource to help both new and seasoned EIA educators expand their toolbox in order to teach EIA more effectively.

Environmental education (Paperback): Environmental education (Paperback)
R175 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R21 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Research Handbook of Responsible Management (Paperback): Oliver Laasch, Roy Suddaby, R.E. Freeman, Dima Jamali Research Handbook of Responsible Management (Paperback)
Oliver Laasch, Roy Suddaby, R.E. Freeman, Dima Jamali
R1,445 Discovery Miles 14 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Outlining both historical foundations and the latest research trends, this Research Handbook offers a unique and cutting-edge overview of the numerous avenues to responsible management. Opening with a conceptual mapping of the field, thought leaders such as Henry Mintzberg and Archie Carroll present foundational and controversial views. Frameworks such as sustainability management, responsible leadership, humanistic and biomimetic management are introduced. Glocal approaches include responsible management with Chinese characteristics, West African Yoruba, and American Pragmatism. Exploring frameworks for the responsible management process, such as theories of practice, and for responsible management learning and innovation, readers are introduced to key methods responsible management research, such as participatory action research. Groundbreaking in scope and depth, this Handbook caters to the responsible management research community, particularly to the Academy of Management and to United Nations PRME signatory business schools. Policymakers and practitioners will benefit from its insight into the latest advances in responsible management research. Contributors include: N.J. Adler, S. Almeida, O. Andrianova, E. Antonacopoulou, J.M. Bartunek, M. Beckmann, A.J. Beveridge, L. Bizzi, V. Blok, N. Bocken, L. Carollo, A.B. Carrol, R. Colbourne, M. Constantinescu, F. Cooren, S. Dmitrieva, S. Dmytrev, R.E. Freeman, P. Fu, M. Gentile, S. Gherardi, L. Godwin, J.F.S. Gomes, M. Guerci, T. Hahn, E. Inigo, D. Jamali, H. Jiang, D.A. Jones, M. Kaptein, S. Kennedy, D. King, N. Kuriyama, O. Laasch, C. Land, N.E. Landrum, K. Langmead, T.B. Long, S. Looser, J. Mair, M. Manidis, T.M.G. Marques, L. McCarthy, T. Mead, D. Mele, S. Mena, J.P. Mika, H. Mintzberg, N. Nguyen, W. Ocasio, O. Ogechi, K. Ogunyemi, E. Osagie, T. Padan, S. Parker, I. Pavez, M. Pirson, O.M. Price, S. Pulcher, Q. Qu, M. Racz, N. Radoynovska, A. Rasche, H. Rintamaki, D.E. Rupp, S. Schaltegger, A. Strati, C. Stutz, R. Suddaby, C. Tams, S. Tams, H. Trittin, C. Van der Byl, E. van Mil, R. van Tulder, S. Waddock, R. Wesselink, C.R. Willness, B. Yang, I. Yi Ren

Advanced Introduction to Water Politics (Paperback): Ken Conca Advanced Introduction to Water Politics (Paperback)
Ken Conca
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. In this authoritative Advanced Introduction, Ken Conca expertly examines the fundamentals of water politics, covering poverty, health and livelihoods alongside key areas such as water law, the environment, international politics and the growing role of climate change in water governance. Key features include: analysis of water politics and policy grounded in law, politics, economics, and environmental management a detailed overview of not only research and scholarship in the field but also the perspectives and activities of the community of practice examination of the major areas of contention in current water policy, including pricing and privatization, large dams and contentious infrastructure, water and climate adaptation, cooperation and conflict in international river basins, and the food-water-energy nexus. This book provides essential reading for scholars and students of political science, public policy, environment studies, human geography and related social sciences, in addition to decision makers and policy makers in the water and environmental policy fields.

The Policy Uptake of Citizen Sensing (Hardcover): Anna Berti Suman The Policy Uptake of Citizen Sensing (Hardcover)
Anna Berti Suman
R2,650 Discovery Miles 26 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Citizen sensing', the practice in which grassroots actors use sensor technology for environmental monitoring, is increasingly entering the debate around environmental risk governance. This groundbreaking book explores the potential for citizen sensing to concretely influence the governance of environmental risks to public health by shaping policy responses implemented by competent institutions. Taking a unique perspective that combines the elements of risk, technology, the grassroots-drive and distrust, Anna Berti Suman analyses which factors contribute to the policy uptake of community-led citizen sensing. She frames the study through the voices of the citizen sensing participants interviewed in her fieldwork, incorporating both theoretical reflections and ethnography into a mixed-methods approach. The book offers novel insights into the advantages and drawbacks of the reliance on citizen sensing by institutional actors and highlights the need for further research in this area. Academics working in environmental law and risk governance will find the research and findings contained in this book both interesting and timely. It will also be of practical use to policy-makers and practitioners, as well as citizen sensing communities that wish to make their monitoring practices more influential.

Rethinking Environmental Law - Why Environmental Laws Should Conform to the Laws of Nature (Hardcover): Jan G. Laitos Rethinking Environmental Law - Why Environmental Laws Should Conform to the Laws of Nature (Hardcover)
Jan G. Laitos
R2,507 Discovery Miles 25 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Challenging historic assumptions about human relationships with nature, Jan G. Laitos examines how environmental laws have addressed environmental problems in the past, and the reasons for the laws' inability to successfully prevent environmental contamination and alterations of critical environmental systems. This forward-thinking book offers a creative and organic alternative to traditional but ultimately unsuccessful environmental rules, highlighting that established approaches to existential threats impacting our natural environment cannot be relied upon. Calling for a rethinking of how science is best used in environmental law, it explains the need for a new generation of environmental laws grounded in the universal laws of nature which might succeed where past and current approaches have largely failed. Proposing a new algorithm for the formulation of workable environmental laws, Laitos explores the ways in which these should be linked to the laws of connection, simplicity, economy, and symmetry. This innovative book illustrates examples of this new class of laws, based not on regulations and rules, but on rights and duties. Rethinking Environmental Law will be an illuminating read for students and scholars of environmental law and policy. Suggesting an alternative role for science in developing environmental policy, it will also be of value to environmental policy makers.

Genomic Politics - How the Revolution in Genomic Science Is Shaping American Society (Hardcover): Jennifer Hochschild Genomic Politics - How the Revolution in Genomic Science Is Shaping American Society (Hardcover)
Jennifer Hochschild
R546 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R73 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A groundbreaking analysis of how the genomic revolution is transforming American society and creating new social divisions-some along racial lines-that promise to fundamentally shape American politics for years to come. The emergence of genomic science in the last quarter century has revolutionized medicine, the justice system, and our understanding of who we are. We use genomics to determine guilt and exonerate the falsely convicted; devise new medicines; test embryos; and discover our ethnic and national roots. One might think that, given these advances, most would favor the availability of genomic tools. Yet as Jennifer Hochschild explains in Genomic Politics, the uses of genomic science are both politically charged and hotly contested. After all, genomics might result in bioterrorism, a demand for "designer babies," or a revival of racial biology. Political divisions around genomics do not follow the usual left-right ideological divides that dominate most of American politics. Through four controversial innovations resulting from genomic science-medicines for heart disease approved for use by only African-Americans, on the grounds of genetic distinctiveness; use of DNA evidence in the criminal justice system; the search for one's roots through genetic ancestry; and the use of genetic tests in prenatal exams-Hochschild reveals how the phenomenon is polarizing America in novel ways. Advocates of genomic science argue that these applications will make life better, while opponents point out the potential for misuse-from racial profiling to "selecting out" fetuses that gene tests show to have conditions like Down syndrome. Hochschild's central message is that the divide hinges on answers to two questions: How significant are genetic factors in explaining human traits and behaviors? And what is the right balance between risk acceptance and risk avoidance for a society grappling with innovations arising from genomic science? Experts differ among themselves about who should make decisions about governing genomics' uses, and Americans as a whole trust almost no one to do so. A deeply researched and original analysis of the politics surrounding one of the signal issues of our times, this is essential reading for anyone interested in how the genetics revolution is shaping society.

Personal Sustainability Practices - Faculty Approaches to Walking the Sustainability Talk and Living the UN SDGs (Hardcover):... Personal Sustainability Practices - Faculty Approaches to Walking the Sustainability Talk and Living the UN SDGs (Hardcover)
Mark Starik, Patricia Kanashiro
R2,937 Discovery Miles 29 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Personal Sustainability Practices is a collection of 19 academic and practitioner perspectives on the topic of faculty personal sustainability. The book addresses the issues of whether, how, where, and when faculty who teach, research, consult, and perform academic and community service are, or need to be, practicing and communicating their own sustainability behaviors to students and other stakeholders. The contributors represent multiple countries, disciplines, academic levels and affiliations, and orientations on those issues and on the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to their personal sustainability practices. The chapter contributions highlight the several main concepts of systems, internal and external integration, curriculum development, and social movements. The key takeaway is that many sustainability scholars are practicing and communicating a wide variety of sustainability actions but that greater consistency and frequency among faculty sustainability values, expression, and actions are generally possible and necessary, and that further exploration of this overall topic is encouraged. Current faculty and doctoral students in the field of environmental or socio-economic sustainability, as well as business, government and nonprofit organization executives who interact with said faculty, will be inspired by the examination of values and personal practices.

Advanced Introduction to Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (Hardcover): Lee Paddock Advanced Introduction to Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (Hardcover)
Lee Paddock
R2,497 Discovery Miles 24 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Advanced Introduction provides a clear and accessible guide to the essential elements of environmental compliance and enforcement programs. It examines compliance programs designed to assist regulated entities in meeting their obligations, as well as enforcement tools designed to address non-compliance - such as administrative, civil judicial, and criminal enforcement. Offering an insightful overview of this important area, Lee Paddock highlights recent developments that are changing the way compliance and enforcement work is practiced. Key features include: a review of how the role of criminal enforcement has evolved discussion of traditional compliance monitoring and the role of citizen science examination of the increasing importance of private environmental governance, and the role that government agencies can play in supporting these practices exploration of the need to consider "next generation" and "smart regulation" strategies. This concise and nuanced book will be a key resource for students and scholars of environmental law and politics, criminal law and justice and international policy, as well as environmental enforcement professionals worldwide.

Eating to Extinction - The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them (Hardcover): Dan Saladino Eating to Extinction - The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them (Hardcover)
Dan Saladino
R667 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'This inspiring and urgent book is one of the few food books that has ever given me goosebumps... A story full of both loss and hope.' BEE WILSON 'We all need to pay more attention to what we are (and are no longer) eating. Dan Saladino inspires us to believe that turning the tide is still possible.' YOTAM OTTOLENGHI 'I love this book... I wish the whole world could read it' RAYMOND BLANC -------------- From a tiny crimson pear in the west of England to great chunks of fermented sheep meat in the Faroe Islands, from pistachios in Syria to flat oysters in Denmark, from a wild honey harvested with the help of birds to an exploding corn that might just hold the key to the future of food - these are just some of the thousands of foods around the world today that are at risk of being lost for ever. In this captivating and wide-ranging book, Dan Saladino spans the globe to uncover the stories of these foods. He meets the pioneering farmers, scientists, cooks, food producers and indigenous communities who are preserving food traditions and fighting for change. All human history is woven through these stories, from the first great migrations to the slave trade to the refugee crisis today. But Eating to Extinction is about so much more than preserving the past. It reveals a world at a crisis point: the future of our planet depends on reclaiming genetic biodiversity before it is too late. Eating to Extinction is an astonishing journey through the past, present and future of food, a love letter to the diversity of global food cultures, and a work of great urgency and hope.

Water Markets - A Global Assessment (Hardcover): Sarah A. Wheeler Water Markets - A Global Assessment (Hardcover)
Sarah A. Wheeler
R2,795 Discovery Miles 27 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Exploring water scarcity issues in light of the growing crisis in global water management, this book examines the applicability of water markets. It provides an overview and understanding of the presence of water markets across the globe, analysing the ways in which different countries and regions are grappling with water scarcity. This timely book offers an insight into the benefits of water markets, and their identified market failures. A water market framework is applied to key case studies, highlighting that the majority of regions have not had sufficient water reforms to allow for the introduction of water markets without negative social consequences. The book addresses existing hydrological and institutional capacity across countries and areas where water reform is needed, and lessons are provided for future water markets, taking into account these limitations. The case studies of different countries tackling water scarcity issues and reform will make this an essential read for scholars of environmental studies, water economics, sustainability management and environmental policies. It will also be an invigorating book for water policy-makers interested in lessons for change, and in how to better implement reforms for water markets to help address both water scarcity and improve productivity.

Giving Future Generations a Voice - Normative Frameworks, Institutions and Practice (Hardcover): Jan Linehan, Peter Lawrence Giving Future Generations a Voice - Normative Frameworks, Institutions and Practice (Hardcover)
Jan Linehan, Peter Lawrence
R2,504 Discovery Miles 25 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This important book focuses on how newly emerging institutions for future generations can contribute to tackling large scale global environmental problems, such as threats to biodiversity and climate change. It is especially timely given the new global impetus for decarbonisation, as well as the huge growth of climate litigation and climate protest movements, often led by young people. Global environmental crises and reactions against short-term thinking have spawned new institutions aimed at giving a voice to future generations in policy-making, such as dedicated commissioners. This book looks at why we need such institutions using approaches from ethics, human rights, sustainable development, intergenerational justice and administrative law. How to design such institutions to maximise their effectiveness, operating principles for such institutions, and case studies from around the world are canvassed. A range of reform proposals are also explored, including mainstreaming future generations' voices in parliamentary processes, commissioners for future generations, human rights-based bodies and deliberative assemblies. This collection brings together philosophers, political and social scientists, lawyers and practitioners. It provides both an introduction to the field and a scholarly in-depth set of studies. It will appeal to academics, policymakers and civil society.

Entangled Life - How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures (Paperback): Merlin Sheldrake Entangled Life - How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures (Paperback)
Merlin Sheldrake
R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Advanced Introduction to U.S. Environmental Law (Hardcover): Ed Elliott, Daniel C. Esty Advanced Introduction to U.S. Environmental Law (Hardcover)
Ed Elliott, Daniel C. Esty
R2,499 Discovery Miles 24 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world'AEos leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Providing a comprehensive overview of the current and developing state of environmental governance in the United States, this Advanced Introduction lays out the foundations of US environmental law. E. Donald Elliott and Daniel Esty explore how federal environmental law is made and how it interacts with state law, highlighting the important role that administrative agencies play in the creation, implementation, and enforcement of US environmental law. Key features include: an examination of the key statutes, case law, and controversies involved in the regulation of natural resources a survey of the broad range of regulations and legal principles that govern the protection of the environment in the United States analysis of relevant statutes for specific issues including air and water pollution, climate change, endangered species, wilderness preservation, hazardous waste, and pesticides. This Advanced Introduction will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of environmental law. It will also be beneficial for environmental lawyers, business executives, NGO leaders, policymakers, and think tank analysts who work on environmental issues.

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