0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (1)
  • R50 - R100 (1)
  • R100 - R250 (30)
  • R250 - R500 (96)
  • R500+ (377)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmentalist, conservationist & Green organizations

Environment Politics (Hardcover, Reissue): Doyle   Mceachern Environment Politics (Hardcover, Reissue)
Doyle Mceachern
R1,253 Discovery Miles 12 530 Special order

Introduces the ways in which politics and policy respond to the diverse challenges of environmental problems. Outlining the position of politics within an interdisciplinary environmental focus, the book examines the full range of green politics: the institutional responses of parliaments, parties and electoral systems; the more informal politics of non-government organizations and social movements; and the politics of business as it responds to the greening of our society. Highlighting the multiplicity of green political responses, the book features a wealth of original global case material.

A History of Nature Conservation in Britain (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): David Evans A History of Nature Conservation in Britain (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
David Evans
R3,350 Discovery Miles 33 500 Special order

Attitudes to "nature" and the countryside are fickle. The conservation movement has achieved limited success in 100 years of campaigning, yet membership has never been greater. Can conservationists now shake off their insular, disunited and negative image and attain an influence which matches the size of their movement? This volume charts the conservation movement from its beginnings in Victorian coffee houses to its current societies which boast memberships in the millions. A history of the British movement, the oldest in the world, this text offers an insight into the campaign for countryside access and protection - from battles against pesticides, pollution, genetic engineering, farming and forestry, to legislation for the protection of birds, fish stocks, and freedom to walk the mountains.

The Age of Ecology (Paperback): Joachim Radkau The Age of Ecology (Paperback)
Joachim Radkau
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Special order

This book is the first major study of the history of environmentalism, from its origins in romanticism and the nature cults of the late 18th century to the global environmental movements of today. Radkau shows that this is not a single story of the steady ascent of environmentalism but rather a multiplicity of stories, each with its own dramatic tension: between single-issue movements and the challenges posed by the interconnection of environmental issues, between charismatic leaders and bureaucratic organizations, and between grassroot movements and global players. While the history can be traced back several centuries, environmentalism has flourished since the 'environmental revolution' of 1970, spurred on by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 and the growing concern about global warming. While environmentalists often opposed the scientific mainstream, they were also often led by scientific knowledge. Environmentalism is the true Enlightenment of our time D so much so that we can call our era 'the age of ecology'. This timely and comprehensive global history of environmentalism will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the most pressing global issues of our time.

Remediation of Hazardous Waste in the Subsurface - Bridging Flask and Field (Hardcover, New): Clayton J. Clark, Angela... Remediation of Hazardous Waste in the Subsurface - Bridging Flask and Field (Hardcover, New)
Clayton J. Clark, Angela Stephenson Lindner
R3,249 Discovery Miles 32 490 Special order

This book addresses one of the most challenging problems that plagues the environmental field today-subsurface contamination. The past three decades have ushered in various methods for removal of organic and inorganic contaminants from the subsurface to varying degrees of effectiveness. Because of the site-to-site variability in the nature of contamination characteristics, the pattern of waste disposal and accidental releases, the site characteristics and thus contaminant behavior, and hydrologic conditions, predicting the effectiveness of one treatment method over another is a daunting task. Field demonstration of innovative technologies is a key step in their development, however, only after successful scale-up from laboratory testing. This book features chapters written by researchers who have linked laboratory- and field-scales in efforts to find creative, cost-effective methods for prediction of successful remediation of contaminated soil and ground water. State-of-the-art technologies using physicochemical removal methods and biological methods are discussed in the context of not only their effectiveness in remediating organic and inorganic wastes from various subsurface environments but also in terms of useful flask-scale methods for measuring and predicting their field-scale effectiveness. Chapters address sorption and hydrolysis of pesticides by organoclays, use of Fentons agents to destroy chlorinated solvents removed from the subsurface by granulated activated carbon, methanol flushing as a means of removing toxaphene from soils, natural attenuation as a method for effectiveness of remediation metals and biodegrading acid-mine drainage constituents, and biodegradation ofradiologically contaminated soils. Also addressed in this book are current and future methods of assessing microbiological activity potential and diversity and of modeling biodegradation, contaminant flux, and gaseous transport in the subsurface.

Social Justice and the Power of Compassion - Meaningful Involvement of Organizations Improving the Environment and Community... Social Justice and the Power of Compassion - Meaningful Involvement of Organizations Improving the Environment and Community (Hardcover)
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard
R1,339 Discovery Miles 13 390 Special order

Social Justice and the Power of Compassion looks at how a single person, or a small organization, working at the grassroots level can make great strides in helping the marginalized and disenfranchised. Marguerite Guzman Bouvard weaves the personal stories of the founders and directors of such organizations as the Polaris Project, MADRE, and the Harpswell Foundation to show how they have dealt with social problems of many kinds that have been invisible for too long. From dealing with climate change to giving housing and giving medical care to the homeless these people and their organizations have created models that have been replicated around the country and successfully given widespread attention to these important issues.

Ecoviolence - Links Among Environment, Population, and Security (Paperback): Thomas Homer-Dixon, Jessica Blitt Ecoviolence - Links Among Environment, Population, and Security (Paperback)
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Jessica Blitt
R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Special order

Ecoviolence explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewable resources_such as cropland, fresh water, and forests_and violent rebellions, insurgencies, and ethnic clashes in developing countries. Detailed contemporary studies of civil violence in Chiapas, Gaza, South Africa, Pakistan, and Rwanda show how environmental scarcity has played a limited to significant role in causing social instability in each of these contexts. Drawing upon theory and key findings from the case studies, the authors suggest that environmental scarcity will worsen in many poor countries in coming decades and will become an increasingly important cause of major civil violence.

The Fabric of the World - Towards a Philosophy of Environment (Hardcover, 1st): Maurice Ash The Fabric of the World - Towards a Philosophy of Environment (Hardcover, 1st)
Maurice Ash
R212 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R38 (18%) Special order

Everyone is talking about the environment, but what is meant by that word? This is the subject matter of this book. The author argues that we must question the institutions whose existence is based on the language of this dualistic perspective - nation-states, conventional politics and monetary values - and re-establish the principle of local life and community values. Only by recognising the spirit that underlies our environmental concerns will we counter the hopelessness, anomie and widespread emotional deprivation that our atomistic worldview has brought upon us.

Gaia's Wager - Environmental Movements and the Challenge of Sustainability (Paperback): Gary C. Bryner Gaia's Wager - Environmental Movements and the Challenge of Sustainability (Paperback)
Gary C. Bryner
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Special order

Can environmentalism evolve into a powerful social movement that transforms human practices in ways that are ecologically sustainable? Gary C. Bryner contends that it is in our self-interest as a species to ensure that environmental movements coalesce in the service of sustainability. From the very first Earth Day to the setting of Agenda 21 for the new millennium, this book traces the actors, the issues, and the institutions involved in moving environmentalism from a loose collection of fuzzy groups and goals to a new global force for change. Will the next phase of environmental action resemble the WTO protests in Seattle, the UN Kyoto Protocols, or a Think Tank inside the Washington Beltway? Gaia's Wager shows that movements play an important role between political parties and interest groups on the domestic scene and the unruly forces of globalization internationally. Only social movements can catalyze a response to the global environmental threat that has a chance of both capturing imaginations and institutionalizing progress toward environmental sustainability. Above all, Gaia's Wager bets on the confluence of big ideas and social action to yield a more hopeful environmental future.

Energy, Society and Environment - Technology for a Sustainable Future (Paperback): David Elliott Energy, Society and Environment - Technology for a Sustainable Future (Paperback)
David Elliott
R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Special order


Society's use of energy and technology is at heart of many of the most significant environmental problems of recent years, including problems of health, global warming and acid rain. Use of technology has been a major cause of environmental problems but new technology offers many solutions.
Energy, Society and Environment is an introduction to energy and energy use, and the interactions between technology, society and the environment. The book is clearly structured to examine:
* key environmental issues, and the harmful impacts of energy use
* new technological solutions to environmental problems
* implementation of possible solutions
* implications for society in developing a sustainable approach to energy use.
Social processes and strategic solutions to problems are located within a clear, technological context with topical case studies and informative diagrams illustrating key issues.
Energy, Society and Environment examines the potential and limits of technical solutions to environmental problems and suggests the social, economic and political changes necessary to avoid serious environmental damage in the future.

Earth First:Anti-Road Movement (Hardcover): Derek Wall Earth First:Anti-Road Movement (Hardcover)
Derek Wall
R3,003 Discovery Miles 30 030 Special order

Earth First! is one of the most controversial and well known green movements in the world and the driving force behind the anti-road campaigns of the 1990s, made famous by sabotage tactics. Detailed accounts of major anti-road campaigns both in the UK and internationally are included, describing confrontations at Twyford, Newbury, Glasgow, the Autobahn in Germany, and information on the international spread of the Earth First! movement, with details of campaigns in Australia, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland and Eastern Europe. "Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement" traces the origins of the movement and the history of anti-roads activism in Britain since the 1880s. Radical EF! organizers describe how they took on their green activist identity, why they launched both EF! and the anti-roads movement, and their experiences of dramatic protest. Exposing the tensions between EF! and other green activists, they explain the political and economic influences on and the culture and politics of protest. Showing how green social and political theory can be linked to practical struggles for environmental and social change, Derek Wall investigates key topics of political and sociological

The Politics of the Environment - Ideas, Activism, Policy (Hardcover): Neil Carter The Politics of the Environment - Ideas, Activism, Policy (Hardcover)
Neil Carter
R1,170 Discovery Miles 11 700 Special order

This textbook provides students with a comprehensive guide to the range of issues in environmental politics. It covers theory and ideology; pressure groups and party politics; as well as policies, regulation and implementation. The book includes many examples and empirical details from around the world, with complex concepts defined and analyzed. Essay questions, a glossary and guides to further reading enhance the wide-ranging treatment of this important subject area.

Ecoviolence - Links Among Environment, Population, and Security (Hardcover): Thomas Homer-Dixon, Jessica Blitt Ecoviolence - Links Among Environment, Population, and Security (Hardcover)
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Jessica Blitt
R1,176 Discovery Miles 11 760 Special order

Ecoviolence explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewal resources - such as cropland, fresh water and forests - and violent rebellions, insurgencies and ethnic clashes in developing countries. Detailed contemporary studies of civil violence in Chiapas, Gaza, South Africa, Pakistan and Rwanda show how environmental scarcity has played a limited to significant role in causing social instability in each of these contexts. Drawing upon theory and key findings from the case studies, the authors suggest that environmental sarcity will worsen in many poor countries in coming decades and will become an increasingly important cause of major civil violence.

Agency, Democracy, and Nature - The U.S. Environmental Movement from a Critical Theory Perspective (Paperback, New): Robert J... Agency, Democracy, and Nature - The U.S. Environmental Movement from a Critical Theory Perspective (Paperback, New)
Robert J Brulle
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Special order

In this book Robert Brulle draws on a broad range of empirical and theoretical research to investigate the effectiveness of U.S. environmental groups. Brulle shows how Critical Theory--in particular the work of Jurgen Habermas--can expand our understanding of the social causes of environmental degradation and the political actions necessary to deal with it. He then develops both a pragmatic and a moral argument for broad-based democratization of society as a prerequisite to the achievement of ecological sustainability.From the perspectives of frame analysis, resource mobilization, and historical sociology, using data on more than one hundred environmental groups, Brulle examines the core beliefs, structures, funding, and political practices of a wide variety of environmental organizations. He identifies the social processes that foster the development of a democratic environmental movement and those that hinder it. He concludes with suggestions for how environmental groups can make their organizational practices more democratic and politically effective."

Green Thought in German Culture (Hardcover): Colin Riordan Green Thought in German Culture (Hardcover)
Colin Riordan
R1,698 Discovery Miles 16 980 Special order

"Thinking Green" is now part of the very fabric of life in Germany. Both politics and daily life are informed by considerations which were hitherto unknown. This volume considers the emergence and development of green ideas in Germany, and analyzes the part played by green thought in the arts, including literature, drama, film, popular fiction, architecture, philosophy and other cultural arenas. In so doing, it explores the formative roles that writers, artists and other cultural actors have played in disseminating and criticizing green ideas.

The Last Tree - Reclaiming the Environment in Tropical Asia (Paperback, illustrated edition): James R. Rush The Last Tree - Reclaiming the Environment in Tropical Asia (Paperback, illustrated edition)
James R. Rush
R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Special order

Chronicling the increasingly devastating environmental situation in tropical Asia, this book describes citizen groups working throughout the region to avert a crisis. The author reviews the state of the habitat and discusses the evidence of environmental degradation that plagues the region, including dwindling forests, contaminated waterways, vulnerable coastal zones, overcrowded cities, and receding countryside. He also analyzes the link between state control of resources and environmental destruction, focusing on the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and India. This book may be of interest to environmentalists and those concerned with saving their natural heritage.

World Bank Group Interactions with Environmentalists - Changing International Organisation Identities (Hardcover, New): Susan... World Bank Group Interactions with Environmentalists - Changing International Organisation Identities (Hardcover, New)
Susan Park
R1,694 Discovery Miles 16 940 Special order

This book shows how environmentalists have shaped the world's largest multilateral development lender, investment financier and political risk insurer to take up sustainable development. The book challenges an emerging consensus over international organisational change to argue that international organisations (IOs) are influenced by their social structure and may change their practices to reflect previously antithetical norms such as sustainable development. This important text locates sources of organisational change with environmentalists, thus demonstrating the ways in which non-state actors can effect change within large intergovernmental organisations through socialisation. It combines a theoretically sophisticated account of international organisation change with detailed empirical evidence of change in one issue area across three institutions. The book will be of interest to academics, postgraduate and upper undergraduate students in international relations, international political economy, environmental politics, development and globalisation studies and geography as well as policy makers, international bureaucrats and development practitioners. -- .

Growing a Sustainable City? - The Question of Urban Agriculture (Hardcover): Christina D. Rosan, Hamil Pearsall Growing a Sustainable City? - The Question of Urban Agriculture (Hardcover)
Christina D. Rosan, Hamil Pearsall
R1,228 R1,148 Discovery Miles 11 480 Save R80 (7%) Special order

Urban agriculture offers promising solutions to many different urban problems, such as blighted vacant lots, food insecurity, storm water runoff, and unemployment. These objectives connect to many cities' broader goal of "sustainability," but tensions among stakeholders have started to emerge in cities as urban agriculture is incorporated into the policymaking framework. Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable. Christina Rosan and Hamil Pearsall's intriguing and illuminating case study of Philadelphia reveals how growing in the city has become a symbol of urban economic revitalization, sustainability, and - increasingly - gentrification. Their comprehensive research includes interviews with urban farmers, gardeners, and city officials, and reveals that the transition to "sustainability" is marked by a series of tensions along race, class, and generational lines. The book evaluates the role of urban agriculture in sustainability planning and policy by placing it within the context of a large city struggling to manage competing sustainability objectives. They highlight the challenges and opportunities of institutionalizing urban agriculture into formal city policy. Rosan and Pearsall tell the story of change and growing pains as a city attempts to reinvent itself as sustainable, livable, and economically competitive.

Cyberprotest - Environmental Activism Online (Hardcover): Jenny Pickerill Cyberprotest - Environmental Activism Online (Hardcover)
Jenny Pickerill
R1,181 Discovery Miles 11 810 Special order

This is an exploration of contemporary radical internet activism in Britain. It investigates the context, tensions and outcomes of environmentalists' use of the Internet. Examining a wide variety of groups - from radical direct action protesters to the political lobbying of Frends of the Earth - it allows activists to speak of their experiences, challenges and innovations, providing an insight into the workings of frontline activism. Internet use in all levels of activism - from long-running campaigns to short-term intense tactics - is analysed in the quest to determine the value of this much-hyped technology. dealing with the tensions of using environmentally damaging technology and in avoiding surveillance and counter-strategies. It also examines how they use the Internet in a participatory manner, to aid mobilization and to add to their tactical repertoire. It reflects upon the implications of these uses for political campaigning and identifies emerging trends in the forms and processes of the environmental movement. or who have a concern for the politics of the Internet and activism.

Historical Dictionary of North American Environmentalism (Hardcover, New): Edward R. Wells, Alan M. Schwartz Historical Dictionary of North American Environmentalism (Hardcover, New)
Edward R. Wells, Alan M. Schwartz
R1,534 Discovery Miles 15 340 Special order

An attempt to capture the people, places, and events which have contributed to the development of environmentalism around the world, attempting to place each term used in the context of a developing movement. Although the focus of this volume is the history of North American environmentalism, entries that are not purely North American in scope have been included because they somehow helped to shape environmentalism on this continent.

A History of Nature Conservation in Britain (Paperback, 2nd New edition): David Evans A History of Nature Conservation in Britain (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
David Evans
R1,237 Discovery Miles 12 370 Special order

Attitudes to "nature" and the countryside are fickle. The conservation movement has achieved limited success in 100 years of campaigning, yet membership has never been greater. Can conservationists now shake off their insular, disunited and negative image and attain an influence which matches the size of their movement? This volume charts the conservation movement from its beginnings in Victorian coffee houses to its current societies which boast memberships in the millions. A history of the British movement, the oldest in the world, this text offers an insight into the campaign for countryside access and protection - from battles against pesticides, pollution, genetic engineering, farming and forestry, to legislation for the protection of birds, fish stocks, and freedom to walk the mountains.

The Green Movement in Iran (Paperback): Hamid Dabashi The Green Movement in Iran (Paperback)
Hamid Dabashi
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Special order

The Green Movement in Iran contains Hamid Dabashi's most important writings on the Iran's June 2009 election, its tumultuous aftermath, and the characteristics and aspirations of the emerging Green Movement. These analyses range from close analysis of the nature of the events to the Green Movement's historical background and future political consequences. The writings have been modified and updated for book publication. The volume presents Dabashi's account of the events since June 12, 2009 the Election Day itself and his recap of highlights of the build-up period to the mass protests. He provides insightful background for events on the ground, dealing with debates about the credibility of the election. He then discusses political continuity in Iran, as well as the characteristics of the Green Movement. Dabashi argues that the reaction of the custodians of the Islamic Republic to the charge of the election being a fraud only affirms its lost legitimacy, and casts the system as being neither "Islamic" nor a "republic." Dabashi also comments on US politics and its relations to Iran and the Green Movement, pointing out shortcomings in American media culture. The role of the Iranian opposition in the Green Movement and American political policies, the political and economic consequence of the U.S. sanctions against Iran, and the way these may be interpreted by Iranian society are all viewed from an enlightening perspective. Dabashi argues that the Iranian regime, suffering deeply from legitimacy issues, makes use of its bureaucratic, economic, and political leverage to stage a show of support and project division among the people.

Green Backlash - Global Subversion of the Environment Movement (Paperback, New): Andrew Rowell Green Backlash - Global Subversion of the Environment Movement (Paperback, New)
Andrew Rowell
R1,245 Discovery Miles 12 450 Special order

This text presents a controversial expose of the rise of the anti-environmental movement in the USA and its rapid spread worldwide. Rowell reveals how extreme violence, threats and international scapegoating and polarization seek to intimidate activists into inactivity and silence over oil company operations in Nigeria, the UK anti-roads movement, Canadian and Australian forestry and European marine resource disputes, Brent Spar and other recent controversies. The tide is turning against environmentalism as the political Right, industry and governments fight back. The backlash is set to get worse as resource wars intensify. But by offering a greater understanding of the challenges and threats facing global environmentalism, this book presents the environmental movement with a chance to reevaluate and change to beat the backlash before it is too late.

The Environmental Crusaders - Confronting Disaster, Mobilizing Community (Paperback, New): Myron Peretz Glazer, Penina Migdal... The Environmental Crusaders - Confronting Disaster, Mobilizing Community (Paperback, New)
Myron Peretz Glazer, Penina Migdal Glazer
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Special order

A panoramic survey of grassroots environmentalism in Israel, the former Czechoslovakia, and the United States featuring profiles of key citizen activists.

The Environmental Crusaders highlights citizens in Israel, the former Czechoslovakia, and the United States who challenged serious ecological problems and demanded a safe environment and an accountable society. The men and women portrayed here confronted the threat of nuclear contamination, chemical waste and pollution, exposure to garbage and industrial refuse, untreated sewage, and other serious dangers. Drawing upon 140 interviews, Myron Peretz Glazer and Penina Migdal Glazer portray the personal transformation of those who moved from uninvolved residents to political activists working collectively to improve the quality of community life. In the process, they show how environmentalism is adapting to the new global economy.

An important feature of this book is its comparative approach. While the United States has a long tradition of environmental activism and a well-developed infrastructure to support environmental groups, Israel represents a society where security issues, economic development, and absorption of immigrants have superseded environmental concerns. A small group of early Israeli activists has recently been joined by others in forming a new and still fragile environmental movement. A parallel environmental group in the Israeli Arab community combines similar ecological concerns with a larger quest for equality and social justice. In a different national context, environmental dissidence has resulted in dramatic revolutionary change in Czechoslovakia. The book recounts the role of environmental activists in bringingdown the Communist government in 1989 as well as post-Velvet revolutionary developments.

The Glazers argue that grassroots activists in all three countries have become the bedrock of an international social movement to expose and respond to environmental threats to their communities. Following on their pathbreaking work on whistleblowers, the Glazers show the power of personal courage in the face of government and corporate bureaucracies that fail to meet our collective needs.

Green Politics in Japan (Hardcover, New): Lam Peng Er Green Politics in Japan (Hardcover, New)
Lam Peng Er
R2,566 Discovery Miles 25 660 Special order


An important comparative study of Japanese politics that reveals that green issues have yet to displace the traditional urban politics of post-industrial Japan. This is unlike the rise of green parties and politics in Europe. Unlike Europe, it seems that political values in Japan are still informed by the conservative values of hierarchy and deference.

A Radical Green Political Theory (Hardcover, New): Alan Carter A Radical Green Political Theory (Hardcover, New)
Alan Carter
R2,582 Discovery Miles 25 820 Special order


This volume is the first systematic, comprehensive and cogent environmental political philosophy. It exposes the relationships between the ever-worsening environmental crises, the nature of prevailing economic structures and the role of the modern state and concludes that the combination of these factors is driving humanity towards destruction.
Innovative, provocative and cutting-edge, A Radical Green Political Theory will be of enormous value to all those with an interest in the environment, political theory and moral and political philosophy.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Politics and the Environment - From…
James Connelly, Graham Smith, … Paperback R470 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380
Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of…
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Paperback R1,539 R1,451 Discovery Miles 14 510
The Snow Leopard Project - And Other…
Alex Dehgan Hardcover R512 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780
How to Go Plastic Free
Caroline Jones Paperback  (1)
R237 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660
Beginner's guide to earthworm farming
Mary Murphy Paperback R170 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340
12 Small Acts to Save Our World…
World Wildlife Fund Hardcover  (1)
R344 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180
Food and Nutrition - What Everyone Needs…
P. K. Newby Paperback R296 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000
The Age of Ecology
Joachim Radkau Hardcover R466 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850
The Little Green Book of Eco-fascism…
James Delingpole Paperback  (1)
R349 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760
Kiss the Ground - How the Food You Eat…
Josh Tickell, Terry Tamminen Paperback R258 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610

 

Partners