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Putting commitment into action?. - Analysing the Effectiveness of Climate Change Mitigation Governance in the Indonesian Energy... Putting commitment into action?. - Analysing the Effectiveness of Climate Change Mitigation Governance in the Indonesian Energy Sector. (Paperback)
Philipp Munzinger; Edited by Fraunhofer Academy
R711 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R220 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Indonesia is characterized by a vast economic growth which placed the country among the largest economies in Asia. High rates of fossil fuel use have so far proved a recipe for the energy needed to maintain this growth. At the same time the Government of the Republic of Indonesia committed to an ambitious climate mitigation target which requires embarking on a lower GHG emission pathway. Uncertainty remains whether Indonesia is undertaking the necessary steps to realize effective climate change mitigation in the energy sector in contribution to the national GHG emission reduction target, and in line with the national development needs like economic growth, poverty alleviation and sustainable development. This thesis aims to reduce this uncertainty by analysing to what extent climate mitigation governance in the Indonesian energy sector is effective to serve both, the national GHG emission reduction target as well as national development needs. A methodological framework is suggested to examine the Government's role in putting in place institutions, policies and instruments to realize a lower GHG emission development in the energy sector.

Animal Welfare in a Changing World (Hardcover): Andrew Butterworth Animal Welfare in a Changing World (Hardcover)
Andrew Butterworth; Contributions by Rebecca Aldworth, Shelley M. Alexander, Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Panayiotis (Panos) Azmanis, …
R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Contemporary and challenging, this thought-provoking book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. The book explores the effects of fences on wild animals and human impacts on carrion animals; the impacts of tourism on animal welfare; philosophical questions about speciesism; and the quality and quantity of animal lives. The welfare impacts of human-animal interactions are explored, including human impacts on marine mammals, fish, wildlife, and companion and farm animals. Animal Welfare in a Changing World provides: Concise, opinion-based views on important issues in animal welfare by world experts and key opinion leaders. Pieces based on experience, which balance evidence-based approaches and the welfare impacts of direct engagement through training, campaigning and education. A wide-ranging collection of examples and descriptions of animal welfare topics which outline dilemmas in the real world, that are sometimes challenging, and not always comfortable reading. This is a 'must-read' book for animal and veterinary scientists, ethologists, policy and opinion leaders, NGOs, conservation biologists and anyone who feels passionately about the welfare of animals

Mitigation of Dangers from Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards - Prediction, Prevention, and Preparedness (Paperback, 1st ed.... Mitigation of Dangers from Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards - Prediction, Prevention, and Preparedness (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Frederic R. Siegel
R1,337 R1,110 Discovery Miles 11 100 Save R227 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book advances a three-step program for mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards, addressing mitigation economics and funding possibilities to meet the needs of at risk countries that lack the financial resources to invest in disaster reduction programs. Within the context of mitigation, this book covers prediction-prevention-preparedness for global warming/climate change as existing and progressive processes that create or abet slow developing or rapidly occurring hazards that endanger society such as sea level rise, extreme weather events, threats to food/water security, and the spread of infectious diseases.

Creating Shared Value - Concepts, Experience, Criticism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Josef Wieland Creating Shared Value - Concepts, Experience, Criticism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Josef Wieland
R2,419 R2,035 Discovery Miles 20 350 Save R384 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the last years, "Creating Shared Value" has become a much discussed concept in business practice as well as in management theory and especially in the context of corporate social responsibility. This book offers a contribution to the current academic discussions on the well-received article of Michael Porter and Marc Kramer in Harvard Business Review in 2011. In the light of the increasing references to the shared value concept, it develops a critical discussion on its fundamentals and its implications for the relationship between economy and society. By that, the book seeks to shed light on the understanding of the role and the nature of the firm in a globalized economy. The result is a collection of interdisciplinary academic reviews which offer interdisciplinary reflections on "Creating Shared Value" to illuminate theoretical, conceptual and practical challenges of the topic. Within the fields of Business Ethics, Theory of the Firm, Management and Philosophy, researcher, students and practitioners will be given a deeper insight on how to approach to the concept in a conceptional and philosophical way.

Collected Papers of Michael E. Soule - Early Years in Modern Conservation Biology (Hardcover): Michael E Soul e Collected Papers of Michael E. Soule - Early Years in Modern Conservation Biology (Hardcover)
Michael E Soul e
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In the early 1970s, the environmental movement was underway. Overpopulation was recognized as a threat to human well-being, and scientists like Michael Soule believed there was a connection between anthropogenic pressures on natural resources and the loss of the planet's biodiversity. Soule--thinker, philosopher, teacher, mentor, and scientist--recognized the importance of a healthy natural world and with other leaders of the day pushed for a new interdisciplinary approach to preserving biological diversity. Thirty years later, Soule is hailed by many as the single most important force in the development of the modern science of conservation biology.
This book is a select collection of seminal writings by Michael Soule over a thirty-year time-span from 1980 through the present day. Previously published in books and leading journals, these carefully selected pieces show the progression of his intellectual thinking on topics such as genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, and extinctions, and how the history and substance of the field of conservation biology evolved over time. It opens with an in-depth introduction by marine conservation biologist James Estes, a long-time colleague of Soule's, who explains why Soule's special combination of science and leadership was the catalyst for bringing about the modern era of conservation biology. Estes offers a thoughtful commentary on the challenges that lie ahead for the young discipline in the face of climate change, increasing species extinctions, and impassioned debate within the conservation community itself over the best path forward.
Intended for a new generation of students, this book offers a fresh presentation of goals of conservation biology, and inspiration and guidance for the global biodiversity crises facing us today. Readers will come away with an understanding of the science, passion, idealism, and sense of urgency that drove early founders of conservation biology like Michael Soule.

Earth At Risk - Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (Paperback): Derrick Jensen Earth At Risk - Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (Paperback)
Derrick Jensen
R413 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R105 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The planet is under threat from industrial civilisation, yet environmentalists have not considered actions that might prevent the biotic collapse we are facing. This book is a discussion of the world's environmental issues, featuring thinkers who ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of the global crisis.

Conscious Investing - Practitioners' views on holistic investing approaches that benefit people and the planet... Conscious Investing - Practitioners' views on holistic investing approaches that benefit people and the planet (Hardcover)
Christin Ter Braak-Forstinger
R687 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R190 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Conscious investors are part of a growing movement who believe they can do better things with their money when they deeply connect with their money and when they allow themselves to see the big picture: namely, the wider systemic impact that their investment decisions entail. Humanity's current social and environmental challenges require us to dramatically rethink global growth for long-term prosperity and to transform capital markets into a force for good. This will need a fundamental shift towards a regenerative economy as well as a regenerative form of investing. Consciously reflecting and consciously acting upon one's own personal- and financial choices will definitely be part of the solution. Conscious investors are profoundly connected to their mission in life, to humanity and to all the planet. To them investing is an extension of their life's calling and they are aware that everything is not only connected, but also co-evolves in the web-of-life. Conscious investing enlarges the picture beyond the intention to create a positive social and environmental impact, next to achieving a financial return, and brings a systemic view to the investor. It is both a state of awareness as well as a holistic form of impactful investing. This book aims to share approaches to conscious investing that are valid for everyone: a normal person with a family to take care of, as well as dedicated impact investing enthusiasts. Throughout, you will find personal investment stories that have created tangible real-life outcomes and positive impact in multiple ways. Conscious investors represent a new, enlightened group of investors who are not only value-driven but who proactively point their money towards the future they want for themselves, their children and their planet.

Environmental Organizations in Modern Germany - Hardy Survivors in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Paperback): William T.... Environmental Organizations in Modern Germany - Hardy Survivors in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Paperback)
William T. Markham
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"This narrative of the rise and repeated adaptation of the German environmental movement to a variety of social and political contexts is a fascinating one...Ultimately, Markham's sociological analysis of German nature protection organizations proves readable and engaging. He makes significant efforts to write a broadly accessible work. Discussions of sociological theory are limited to a methodological chapter and part of the conclusion; otherwise, his prose is clear and highly organized. This book therefore would make an excellent introduction to the history of German environmentalism." . H-German ..".a welcome addition to the topic of German environmentalism ... that]is well organized... and] succeeds, in part, because of its theoretical perspective... It] also succeeds because of meticulous research." . Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire ..".a profound, comprehensive study... which is singular in its kind and is sure to become a standard reference (Standardwerk) on this subject. In many research stays in Germany, Markham acquired a profound knowledge of the history and the present characteristics of German environmental organizations, of their changing role in politics, and the strategic dilemmas they face." . Nature + Culture "The main contribution of this book lies in its thorough and informative account of the historical development of German environmentalism...an impressive work that will be of interest to researchers well beyond the boundaries of environmental sociology and politics, or European (German) studies." . American Journal of Sociology ..".a well-researched and highly accessible historical-sociological investigation of German environmental organizations in the twentieth century as well as a critical assessment of the strategic dilemmas and decisions that these groups faced as they entered the twenty-first...an excellent contribution to a growing historical literatue dedicated to the 'greening' of German history." . The American Historical Review "William T. Markham... has written a very useful historical and sociological overview of several major twentieth century German environmental organizations...augmented by a broad historical overview of twentieth century German environmentalism and a lucid, historian friendly discussion of the major theories that sociologists and political scientists have used in analyzing social movements...a fine book that should be essential reading for anyone interested in environmental organizations and how to go about studying them." . History: Books in Review German environmental organizations have doggedly pursued environmental protection through difficult times: hyperinflation and war, National Socialist rule, postwar devastation, state socialism in the GDR, and confrontation with the authorities during the 1970s and 1980s. The author recounts the fascinating and sometimes dramatic story of these organizations from their origins at the end of the nineteenth century to the present, not only describing how they reacted to powerful social movements, including the homeland protection and socialist movements in the early years of the twentieth century, the Nazi movement, and the anti-nuclear and new social movements of the 1970s and 1980s, but also examining strategies for survival in periods like the current one, when environmental concerns are not at the top of the national agenda. Previous analyses of environmental organizations have almost invariably viewed them as parts of larger social structures, that is, as components of social movements, as interest groups within a political system, or as contributors to civil society. This book, by contrast, starts from the premise that through the use of theories developed specifically to analyze the behavior of organizations and NGOs we can gain additional insight into why environmental organizations behave as they do."

American Literary Environmentalism (Hardcover): David Mazel American Literary Environmentalism (Hardcover)
David Mazel
R903 R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Save R86 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Early environmental writers provided American settlers with an idealistic conception of their place in the New World, and in the process they mystified our relationship to the land. David Mazel now takes an ecocritical approach to these early writings to show how they defined not only nature but our national subjectivity as well.

In "American Literary Environmentalism," Mazel shows that early writings constituted a form of cultural politics that began with the colonial confrontation with the wilderness and culminated in the creation of our first national park at Yosemite in 1864. He examines a host of works such as John Underhill's "Newes from America," Mary Rowlandson's "Narrative of the Captivity," and Clarence King's "Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada"; he also offers an insightful new reading of James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans" and reviews different interpretations of Yosemite, from Lafayette Bunnell's "Discovery of the Yosemite" to National Park Service texts.

Through these literary studies, Mazel demonstrates how broadly American culture is saturated with the wilderness mystique--and how the construction of the environment is an exercise of cultural power. Illuminating topics from the political elitism underlying the creation of New York's Central Park to the culture of cemeteries in the nineteenth century, he shows how the shaping of privileged spaces was part of an evolving ideology of the conquest.

Mazel's study offers a fascinating glimpse into nineteenth-century cultural formations that we take for granted today, showing how mechanisms of public policy, private interest, and literary production work together to fashion our sense of the wilderness. Theoretically sophisticated yet highly readable, it illustrates that the environment is not only an idea at the center of modern institutions and the subject of much of our literature but is also central to the very notion of America itself.

John Muir - Apostle of Nature (Paperback, New edition): Thurman Wilkins John Muir - Apostle of Nature (Paperback, New edition)
Thurman Wilkins
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nearly a century after John Muir's death, his works remain in print, his name is familiar, and his thought is much with us. How Muir's life made him a leader and brought him insights destined to resonate for decades is the central question underlying this biography by Thurman Wilkins.

Profoundly attached to dramatic wild places and plants, and to the Sierra and the redwoods in particular, Muir spearheaded efforts to protect forest areas and have some designated as national parks. Muir's wilderness ethic, as revealed in his books, letters, and journals, rests on his conception of the proper relationship between human culture and wild nature as one of humility and respect for all life.

Growing a Sustainable City? - The Question of Urban Agriculture (Paperback): Christina D. Rosan, Hamil Pearsall Growing a Sustainable City? - The Question of Urban Agriculture (Paperback)
Christina D. Rosan, Hamil Pearsall
R464 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R122 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Counterculture Green - The 'Whole Earth Catalog' and American Environmentalism (Paperback): Andrew G. Kirk Counterculture Green - The 'Whole Earth Catalog' and American Environmentalism (Paperback)
Andrew G. Kirk
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For those who eagerly awaited its periodic appearance, it was more than a publication: it was a way of life. The Whole Earth Catalog billed itself as "Access to Tools," and it grew from a Bay Area blip to a national phenomenon catering to hippies, do-it-yourselfers, and anyone interested in self-sufficiency independent of mainstream America.

In recovering the history of the Catalog's unique brand of environmentalism, Andrew Kirk recounts how San Francisco's Stewart Brand and his counterculture cohorts in the Point Foundation promoted a philosophy of pragmatic environmentalism that celebrated technological achievement, human ingenuity, and sustainable living. By piecing together the social, cultural, material, environmental, and technological history of that philosophy's incarnation in the Catalog, Kirk reveals the driving forces behind it, tells the story of the appropriate technology movement it espoused, and assesses its fate.

This book takes a fresh look at the many individuals and organizations who worked in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to construct this philosophy of pragmatic environmentalism. At a time when many of these ideas were seen as heretical to a predominantly wilderness-based movement, Whole Earth became a critical forum for environmental alternatives and a model for how complicated ecological ideas could be presented in a hopeful and even humorous way. It also enabled later environmental advocates like Al Gore to explain our current "inconvenient truth," and the actions of Brand's Point Foundation demonstrated that the epistemology of Whole Earth could be put into action in meaningful ways that might foster an environmental optimism distinctly different from the jeremiads that became the stock in trade of American environmentalism.

Kirk shows us that Whole Earth was more than a mere counterculture fad. In an era of political protest, it suggested that staying home and modifying your toilet or installing a solar collector could make a more significant contribution than taking to the streets to shout down establishment misdeeds. Given its visible legacy in the current views of Al Gore and others, the subtle environmental heresies of Whole Earth continue to resonate today, which makes Kirk's lucid and lively tale an extremely timely one as well.


The Economies of Small - Appropriate Technology in a Changing World (Paperback): Raphael Kaplinsky The Economies of Small - Appropriate Technology in a Changing World (Paperback)
Raphael Kaplinsky
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes the origins and character of the global Appropriate Technology movement, identifying its three major components - the environmental, the social and the economic. The author discusses appropriate technologies in the bread, brick, cement and sugar industries in Africa and Asia. The reasons for the increasing attractiveness of small-scale production in the industrially advanced countries are described, and the author aims to show how this approach can open the way to more human-centred patterns of development throughout the globe. The final chapters discuss the limited role played by markets in the development and diffusion of these appropriate technologies, and consider both the nature of suitable governmental policies and assess the likelihood of their emergence.

Christliches Leben in Der Ddr - Diskussionen Im Ostdeutschen Protestantismus Von Den 1950er Bis Zu Dem 1980er Jahren (German,... Christliches Leben in Der Ddr - Diskussionen Im Ostdeutschen Protestantismus Von Den 1950er Bis Zu Dem 1980er Jahren (German, Hardcover)
Andreas Stegmann, Henning Theissen
R1,451 R1,207 Discovery Miles 12 070 Save R244 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Mosquitoes management - Between environmental and health issues (Paperback, New edition): Cecilia Claeys Mosquitoes management - Between environmental and health issues (Paperback, New edition)
Cecilia Claeys
R894 R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Save R81 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Nature's Fortune - How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature (Paperback): Mark R. Tercek, Jonathan S. Adams Nature's Fortune - How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature (Paperback)
Mark R. Tercek, Jonathan S. Adams
R326 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R32 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In Nature's Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. The forests, floodplains, and oyster reefs often seen simply as raw materials or as obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress are, in fact as important to our future prosperity as technology or law or business innovation. Who invests in nature, and why? What rates of return can it produce? When is protecting nature a good investment? With stories from the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Andes to the Gulf of Mexico and even to New York City, Nature's Fortune shows how viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs not only in conservation, protecting water supplies; enhancing the health of fisheries; making cities more sustainable, liveable, and safe; and dealing with unavoidable climate change, but in economic progress, as well. Organisations obviously depend on the environment for key resources, water, trees, and land. But they can also reap substantial commercial benefits in the form of risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets. Once leaders learn how to account for nature in financial terms, they can incorporate that value into the organisation's decisions and activities, just as habitually as they consider cost, revenue, and ROI. A must-read for business leaders, CEOs, investors, and environmentalists alike, Nature's Fortune offers an essential guide to the world's economic, and environmental, well-being.

Global Ecopolitics - Crisis, Governance, and Justice (Hardcover): Peter Stoett Global Ecopolitics - Crisis, Governance, and Justice (Hardcover)
Peter Stoett; As told to Shane Mulligan
R1,378 R1,298 Discovery Miles 12 980 Save R80 (6%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Despite sporadic news coverage of extreme weather events, high-level climate change diplomacy, special UN days of celebration, and popular media references to impending ecological collapse, most students are not exposed to the detailed presentation and analysis of the international relations and diplomacy of environmental policy-making. Comprehensive and accessibly written for first-year or second-year undergraduates, the second edition of Global Ecopolitics provides students with a panoramic view of the policymakers and the structuring bodies involved in the creation of environmental policies. Detailing a considerable amount of environmental activity since its initial 2012 publication, this up-to-date second edition uses an applicable framework of systemic analysis and important case studies that push students to form their own conclusions about past efforts, present needs, and future directions.

Client Earth (Hardcover): James Thornton, Martin Goodman Client Earth (Hardcover)
James Thornton, Martin Goodman
R471 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R118 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope. Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Whoever, environmental laws need to be enforceable and enforced. Step forward a fresh breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers. They provide new rules to legislatures, see that they are enforced, and keep us informed. They tackle big business to ensure money flows into cultural change, because money is the grammar of business just as science is the grammar of nature. At the head of this new legal army stands James Thornton, who takes governments to court, and wins. And his client is the Earth. With Client Earth, we travel from Poland to Ghana, from Alaska to China, to see how citizens can use public interest law to protect their planet. Foundations and philanthropists support the law group ClientEarth because they see, plainly and brightly, that the law is a force all parties recognize. Lawyers who take the Earth as their client are exceptional and inspirational. They give us back our hope.

Animal Welfare in a Changing World (Paperback): Andrew Butterworth Animal Welfare in a Changing World (Paperback)
Andrew Butterworth; Contributions by Rebecca Aldworth, Shelley M. Alexander, Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Panayiotis (Panos) Azmanis, …
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Contemporary and challenging, this thought-provoking book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. The book explores the effects of fences on wild animals and human impacts on carrion animals; the impacts of tourism on animal welfare; philosophical questions about speciesism; and the quality and quantity of animal lives. The welfare impacts of human-animal interactions are explored, including human impacts on marine mammals, fish, wildlife, and companion and farm animals. Animal Welfare in a Changing World provides: Concise, opinion-based views on important issues in animal welfare by world experts and key opinion leaders. Pieces based on experience, which balance evidence-based approaches and the welfare impacts of direct engagement through training, campaigning and education. A wide-ranging collection of examples and descriptions of animal welfare topics which outline dilemmas in the real world, that are sometimes challenging, and not always comfortable reading. This is a 'must-read' book for animal and veterinary scientists, ethologists, policy and opinion leaders, NGOs, conservation biologists and anyone who feels passionately about the welfare of animals

The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest (Paperback): Daryl Smith, Dave Williams, Greg... The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest (Paperback)
Daryl Smith, Dave Williams, Greg Houseal, Kirk Henderson
R503 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R106 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Although less than 3 percent of the original vast landscape survives, the tallgrass prairie remains a national treasure, glowing with a vast array of colorful wildflowers in spring and summer, enriched by the warm reds and browns of grasses in fall and winter. This comprehensive manual, crafted by the staff of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa, will be an essential companion for everyone dedicated to planning, developing, and maintaining all types of prairie restorations and reconstructions in the tallgrass prairie region of Iowa, northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, southwestern Wisconsin, southwestern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, northwestern Missouri, and northeastern Kansas.Focusing on conservation plantings, prairie recovery, native landscaping in yards and at schools, roadside plantings, and pasture renovations, the authors--who collectively have more than a hundred years of experience with prairie restoration--have created a manual that will be particularly useful to landowners, conservation agency personnel, ecosystem managers, native-seeding contractors, prairie enthusiasts, teachers, and roadside managers. A wealth of color and black-and-white photographs taken in the field as well as checklists and tables support the detailed text, which also includes useful online and print sources and references, a glossary, and lists of common and scientific names of all plant species discussed.The text is divided into five parts. Part I, Reconstruction Planning, provides an overall summary of the entire process, information about securing good-quality seed, and the design of seed mixes. In Part II, Implementing Reconstruction, the authors consider ways to prepare and seed the site, manage the site in its first growing season, identify seedlings, and evaluate success. Part III, Prairie Restoration and Management, deals with identifying and assessing prairie remnants, working toward a predetermined restoration goal, and managing restored prairie remnants and completed reconstructions, including prescribed burning. Chapters in Part IV, Special Cases, discuss the uses of prairie in public spaces, roadside vegetation management, and landscaping on a smaller scale in yards and outdoor classrooms. Part V, Native Seed Production, describes the processes of harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing native seed as well as propagating and transplanting native seedlings.Although we cannot recreate the original blacksoil prairie, tallgrass prairie restoration offers the opportunity to reverse environmental damage and provide for the recovery of vital aspects of this lost ecosystem. Anyone in the Upper Midwest who wishes to improve water quality, reduce flood damage, support species diversity, preserve animal habitats, and enjoy the changing panorama of grasses and wildflowers will benefit from the clear, careful text and copious illustrations in this authoritative guide.

The Australian Greens - From Activism to Australia's Third Party (Paperback): Stewart Jackson The Australian Greens - From Activism to Australia's Third Party (Paperback)
Stewart Jackson
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The Australian Greens has been described at various times as the fastest growing new party in Australia, its forerunner the United Tasmania Group the first Green party in the world, and its former Leader Bob Brown as a global treasure. The party played a pivotal role after the 2010 federal election in ensuring the Gillard Government was sustained for 3 years. Although battered in the following Abbott landslide election, the party has survived and grown, to become somewhat of a fixture of Australia politics. However, what do we really know about the Greens in Australia? Is the party really just an extension of the environment movement, or has it matured to a professional party, capable of taking on the `big boys'? This book represents an important effort to come to grips with this question, by talking to the people who make the party tick. Who are the members and activists of the party? What do they think about the political and policy winds sweeping Australia in the early 21st century? And has the party made that transition from a home for tree-huggers and alternative lifestylers to a party ready to work in Government? And the answer must be: yes.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics (Paperback): Derek Wall The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics (Paperback)
Derek Wall
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In the near future there will be no politics but green politics - Climate chaos and pollution, deforestation and consumerism: the crisis facing human civilization is clear enough. But the response of politicians to it has been cowardly and inadequate, while environmental activists have tended to favour single-issue campaigns rather than electoral politics. The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics measures the rising tide of eco-activism and awareness and explains why it heralds a new political era worldwide.

The Climate Resilient Organization - Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Weather Extremes (Paperback): Martina K.... The Climate Resilient Organization - Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Weather Extremes (Paperback)
Martina K. Linnenluecke, Andrew Griffiths
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Climate change has had a significant impact globally, predominantly for those vulnerable to its influence. The first book of its kind, The Climate Resilient Organization assesses the issues that have mounted for decision-makers in the field, while providing strategies to tackle them. With a particular focus on building climate-resilient pathways for private sector organisations, the expert authors offer practical tools and decision-making criteria for evaluating adaptation needs, costs and benefits. Split into two parts, this book begins with an analysis of the subject on a global scale; it continues by translating the science surrounding it while presenting it in a manner suited to local decision-makers. Sustainability and climate adaptation scholars as well as managers will equally find this book to be an insightful read. Government officers and risk management professionals will also find the topics discussed beneficial to their work.

The Brown Agenda - My Mission to Clean Up the World's Most Life-Threatening Pollution (Hardcover): Damon DiMarco, Richard... The Brown Agenda - My Mission to Clean Up the World's Most Life-Threatening Pollution (Hardcover)
Damon DiMarco, Richard Fuller
R427 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This memoir chronicles Richard Fuller's endeavours to clean up toxic brown hotspots in the developed and the developing world. While most everyone has heard of going green, few are aware of the more sinister brown pollution-places; those spots where the death toll of man-made pollutants numbers in the million. This title introduces readers to the environmental science behind identifying, understanding and remedying brown sites. Hard science is always parsed in terms of Fuller's own experiences, making this both pertinent and accessible.

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States (Paperback): Paul R LaChapelle, Don E Albrecht Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States (Paperback)
Paul R LaChapelle, Don E Albrecht
R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The concept of community, in all its diverse definitions and manifestations, provides a unique approach to learn more about how groups of individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change. This new volume highlights specific cases of communities developing innovative approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation around the United States. Defining community more comprehensively than just spatial geography to include also communities of interest, identity and practice, this book highlights how individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change through more resilient social processes, government policies and sustainable practices. Through close examinations of community efforts across the United States, including agricultural stakeholder engagement and permaculture projects, coastal communities and prolonged drought areas, and university extension and local governments, this book shows the influence of building individual and institutional capacity toward addressing climate change issues at the community level. It will be useful to community development students, scholars and practitioners learning to respond to unexpected shocks and address chronic stress associated with climate change and its impacts.

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