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Tourism in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua - Struggles over Land, Water, and Fish (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): G. Thomas LaVanchy,... Tourism in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua - Struggles over Land, Water, and Fish (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
G. Thomas LaVanchy, Matthew J Taylor, Nikolai A. Alvarado, Anna G. Sveinsdottir, Mariel Aguilar-Stoen
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book interrogates the impact of tourism on local lives and environments along the southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Nicaragua has turned to tourism to earn needed foreign exchange and to provide jobs. The unplanned boom, however, has come with costs to local environments. Using an in-depth case study of the community of Gigante and nearby tourism developments, the chapters delve into the impact of recent unregulated booms in tourism on groundwater, household water security, local economies, culture, land ownership, and artisanal fisheries.

Come On! - Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Ernst Ulrich von... Come On! - Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, Anders Wijkman
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Current worldwide trends are not sustainable. The Club of Rome's warnings published in the book Limits to Growth are still valid. Remedies that are acceptable for the great majority tend to make things worse. We seem to be in a philosophical crisis. Pope Francis says it clearly: our common home is in deadly danger. Analyzing the philosophical crisis, the book comes to the conclusion that the world may need a "new enlightenment"; one that is not based solely on doctrine, but instead addresses a balance between humans and nature, as well as a balance between markets and the state, and the short versus long term. To do this we need to leave behind working in "silos" in favor of a more systemic approach that will require us to rethink the organization of science and education. However, we have to act now; the world cannot wait until 7.6 billion people have struggled to reach a new enlightenment. This book is full of optimistic case studies and policy proposals that will lead us back to a trajectory of sustainability. But it is also necessary to address the taboo topic of population increase. Countries with a stable population fare immensely better than those with continued increase. Finally, we are presenting an optimistic book from the Club of Rome.

Planning and Socioeconomic Applications (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Jay D. Gatrell, Ryan R. Jensen Planning and Socioeconomic Applications (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Jay D. Gatrell, Ryan R. Jensen
R4,202 R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Save R3,083 (73%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This chapter has shown a small sample of GIS applications in economic devel- ment. GIS is a powerful tool for data analysis and presentation, and the economic development rami cations are truly signi cant. The speed at which data and stra- gies can be coordinated is clearly changing the way economic developers approach their job. There are a number of important trends that are likely to result in GIS becoming more pervasive in the economic development community. These include declining costs of GIS software, increased computing power, and the growth of Web-based GIS applications. There also has been increase in GIS skills among economic development professionals. References Bastian, L. (2002). Getting the best from the web. Area Development Site and Facility Planning, March 1-7. Accessed 5 September 2008. Batheldt, H. (2005). Geographies of production: growth regimes in spatial perspective (II) - kno- edge creation and growth in clusters. Progress in Human Geography, 29(2), 204-216. Bathelt,H.,Malmberg,A.,Maskell,P.(2004). Clustersandknowledge: localbuzz,globalpipelines and the process of knowledge creation. Progress in Human Geography, 28(1), 31-56. Bernthal, M., Regan, T. (2004). The economic impact of a NASCAR racetrack on a rural com- nity and region. Sports Marketing Quarterly, 13(1), 26-34. Blackwell, M., Cobb, S. Weinbert, D. (2002). The economic impact of educational institutions: Issues and methodology. Economic Development Quarterly, 16(1), 88-95. Blair, J. (1995). Local Economic Development, Analysis and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands - Social & Ecological Threats to Sustainability (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Stephen J.... Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands - Social & Ecological Threats to Sustainability (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Stephen J. Walsh, Diego Riveros-Iregui, Javier Arce-Nazario, Philip H. Page
R2,501 Discovery Miles 25 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Globalization is not a new phenomenon, but it is posing new challenges to humans and natural ecosystems in the 21st century. From climate change to increasingly mobile human populations to the global economy, the relationship between humans and their environment is being modified in ways that will have long-term impacts on ecological health, biodiversity, ecosystem goods and services, population vulnerability, and sustainability. These changes and challenges are perhaps nowhere more evident than in island ecosystems. Buffeted by rising ocean temperatures, extreme weather events, sea-level rise, climate change, tourism, population migration, invasive species, and resource limitations, islands represent both the greatest vulnerability to globalization and also the greatest scientific opportunity to study the significance of global changes on ecosystem processes, human-environment interactions, conservation, environmental policy, and island sustainability. In this book, we study islands through the lens of Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) and the multi-scale and multi-thematic drivers of change. In addition to assessing the key processes that shape and re-shape island ecosystems and their land cover/land use changes, the book highlights measurement and assessment methods to characterize patterns and trajectories of change and models to examine the social-ecological drivers of change on islands. For instance, chapters report on the results of a meta-analysis to examine trends in published literature on islands, a satellite image time-series to track changes in urbanization, social surveys to support household analyses, field sampling to represent the state of resources and their limitations on islands, and dynamic systems models to link socio-economic data to LCLUC patterns. The authors report on a diversity of islands, conditions, and circumstances that affect LCLUC patterns and processes, often informed through perspectives rooted, for instance, in conservation, demography, ecology, economics, geography, policy, and sociology.

Forgotten Colorado - Southern Region (Paperback): Heath A Gay Forgotten Colorado - Southern Region (Paperback)
Heath A Gay
R454 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R75 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Essential World Atlas - The comprehensive companion to our planet (Paperback): Dk Essential World Atlas - The comprehensive companion to our planet (Paperback)
Dk 1
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Full of clear and detailed maps, this beautifully designed world atlas is the perfect companion to discover our planet. Originally published in 1997 and now in its 10th edition, the Essential World Atlas includes all recent border, place name, and flag changes around the world, including the new nation of South Sudan and the annexation of Crimea. A series of 12 global thematic maps on subjects as diverse as Ocean currents and languages give a general introduction to the World today. These are followed by the main atlas which includes over 60 full colour regional maps featuring political and state borders; main population and administrative centres; main lines of communication, ports and airports. In addition to these maps this clear, informative and affordable atlas also includes a fully cross-referenced index-Gazetteer featuring 20,000 places, data profiles of each country, plus a glossary of geographical terms making it the perfect reference tool to distil the mass of information in today's world into the essential facts needed to help understand our ever-changing planet.

Governance of Arctic Shipping - Rethinking Risk, Human Impacts and Regulation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Aldo Chircop, Floris... Governance of Arctic Shipping - Rethinking Risk, Human Impacts and Regulation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Aldo Chircop, Floris Goerlandt, Claudio Aporta, Ronald Pelot
R1,128 Discovery Miles 11 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This open access book is a result of the Dalhousie-led research project Safe Navigation and Environment Protection, supported by a grant from the Ocean Frontier Institute's the Canada First Research Excellent Fund (CFREF). The book focuses on Arctic shipping and investigates how ocean change and anthropogenic impacts affect our understanding of risk, policy, management and regulation for safe navigation, environment protection, conflict management between ocean uses, and protection of Indigenous peoples' interests. A rapidly changing Arctic as a result of climate change and ice loss is rendering the North more accessible, providing new opportunities while producing impacts on the Arctic. The book explores ideas for enhanced governance of Arctic shipping through risk-based planning, marine spatial planning and scaling up shipping standards for safety, environment protection and public health.

Biogeology - Evolution in a Changing Landscape (Paperback): Bernard Michaux Biogeology - Evolution in a Changing Landscape (Paperback)
Bernard Michaux
R3,058 Discovery Miles 30 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This detailed exposition gives background and context to how modern biogeography has got to where it is now. For biogeographers and other researchers interested in biodiversity and the evolution of life on islands, Biogeology: Evolution in a Changing Landscape provides an overview of a large swathe of the globe encompassing Wallacea and the western Pacific. The book contains the full text of the original article explored in each chapter, presented as it appeared on publication. Key features: Holistic treatment, collecting together a series of important biogeographical papers into a single volume Authored by an expert who has spent nearly three decades actively involved in biogeography Describes and interprets a region of exceptional biodiversity and extreme endemism The only book to provide an integrated treatment of Wallacea, Melanesia, New Zealand, the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Antarctica Offers a critique of fashionable neo-dispersalist arguments, showing how these still suffer from the same weaknesses of the original Darwinian formulation. The chapters also include analysis of many major theoretical and philosophical issues of modern biogeographic theory, so that those interested in a more philosophical approach will find the book stimulating and thought-provoking.

Physical Geography: The Key Concepts (Paperback): Richard John Huggett Physical Geography: The Key Concepts (Paperback)
Richard John Huggett
R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Physical Geography: The Key Concepts is a thought-provoking and up-to-date introduction to the central ideas and debates within the field. It provides extended definitions of terms that are fundamental to physical geography and its many branches, covering topics such as:

  • biogeography
  • ecology
  • climatology
  • meteorology
  • geomorphology
  • hydrology
  • pedology

Complete with informative tables, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading, this is a highly accessible guide for those studying physical geography and related courses.

Environmental History of Oceanic Islands - Natural and Human Impacts on the Vegetation of the Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe)... Environmental History of Oceanic Islands - Natural and Human Impacts on the Vegetation of the Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe) Archipelago (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Tod F. Stuessy
R3,094 Discovery Miles 30 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Juan Fernandez Archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean west of Chile at 33 Degrees S latitude. Robinson Crusoe Island is 667 km from the continent and approximately four million years old; Alejandro Selkirk Island is an additional 181 km west and only one million years old. The natural impacts of subsidence and erosion have shaped the landscapes of these islands, resulting in progressive changes to their subtropical vegetation. The older island has undergone more substantial changes, due to both natural causes and human impacts. After the discovery of Robinson Crusoe Island in 1574, people began cutting down forests for lumber to construct boats and homes, for firewood, and to make room for pastures. Domesticated plants and animals were introduced, some of which have since become feral or invasive, causing damage to the local vegetation. The wealth of historical records on these activities provides a detailed chronicle of how human beings use their environment for survival in a new ecosystem. This book offers an excellent case study on the impacts that people can have on the resources of an oceanic island.

Environmental History of Oceanic Islands - Natural and Human Impacts on the Vegetation of the Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe)... Environmental History of Oceanic Islands - Natural and Human Impacts on the Vegetation of the Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe) Archipelago (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Tod F. Stuessy
R2,910 Discovery Miles 29 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Juan Fernandez Archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean west of Chile at 33 Degrees S latitude. Robinson Crusoe Island is 667 km from the continent and approximately four million years old; Alejandro Selkirk Island is an additional 181 km west and only one million years old. The natural impacts of subsidence and erosion have shaped the landscapes of these islands, resulting in progressive changes to their subtropical vegetation. The older island has undergone more substantial changes, due to both natural causes and human impacts. After the discovery of Robinson Crusoe Island in 1574, people began cutting down forests for lumber to construct boats and homes, for firewood, and to make room for pastures. Domesticated plants and animals were introduced, some of which have since become feral or invasive, causing damage to the local vegetation. The wealth of historical records on these activities provides a detailed chronicle of how human beings use their environment for survival in a new ecosystem. This book offers an excellent case study on the impacts that people can have on the resources of an oceanic island.

Landscapes and Landforms of Namibia (Hardcover): Andrew Goudie, Heather Viles Landscapes and Landforms of Namibia (Hardcover)
Andrew Goudie, Heather Viles
R4,352 Discovery Miles 43 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The landscapes of Namibia are of world-class quality in beauty, diversity and interest. This book provides the first ever overview of the most important of these landscapes, explains why they look as they do, and evaluates why they are of note. Writing from a geomorphological perspective, the authors introduce the key processes and controls which influence landscape and landform development in Namibia. Geological and tectonic background, climate now and in the past, vegetation and animals (including humans) are all identified as crucial factors influencing the landscape of Namibia today. The book presents twenty one richly-illustrated case studies of the most significant landscapes of Namibia, ranging from the iconic Etosha Pan at the heart of the biggest wildlife conservation area in the north, to the famous dunes and ephemeral river at Sossus Vlei in the heart of the Namib desert. Each case study also contains a full list of the key references to the scientific work on that landscape. The authors provide an assessment of the current state of conservation of these landscapes, and their importance to tourism. The book is recommended reading for anyone with a professional or amateur interest in the spectacular and intriguing landscapes of this part of southern Africa. It provides a useful handbook for those travelling around Namibia, and an invaluable reference guide for those interested in how landscapes develop and change.

Geological Landscapes of Britain (Hardcover, Edition.): Julian Ashbourn Geological Landscapes of Britain (Hardcover, Edition.)
Julian Ashbourn
R3,494 R2,426 Discovery Miles 24 260 Save R1,068 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses the geological history of Britain from the early geological formation of the British Isles, through to the variety of currently visible rock formations and ensuing natural landscapes. It is presented as an accessible narrative which may be utilised in a variety of educational contexts, or simply enjoyed as an holistic overview of the subject. It additionally provides an important visual record of British geology in the 21st century via a portfolio of high quality, scientifically accurate photographs, which are themselves part of a larger collection, being developed to become the definitive image library for British geoscience.

In addition, the book provides an insight into the relationship between the geology of Britain and how early settlers interacted with the landscape throughout Mesolithic and Neolithic times. It is a book which serves equally as a scientific reference, an introduction to the subject of British geology and, no doubt, as an edition which will remain a pleasure to own in its own right.

Geographical Changes in Vegetation and Plant Functional Types (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Andrew M. Greller, Kazue Fujiwara,... Geographical Changes in Vegetation and Plant Functional Types (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Andrew M. Greller, Kazue Fujiwara, Franco Pedrotti
R4,027 R3,087 Discovery Miles 30 870 Save R940 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents studies on current vegetation topics, from polar to tropical regions. It is a festschrift to mark the 70th birthday of Prof. Elgene O. Box, who has studied vegetation all over the world, both through fieldwork and modeling. It reflects a number of his interests, including basic ecological plant forms (cf 'plant functional types'), temperate-zone forests, and evergreen versus seasonal patterns. Section 1 discusses the concept of vegetation series, while Section 2 has two global-scale chapters on plant functional traits and whether they are related more to climate or phylogeny. Section 3 has nine chapters focusing on vegetation history, regional vegetation, and how these have influenced current species organizations and distributions. Regions treated include Russia, China, the USA, Mexico and Mediterranean areas. Lastly, Section 4 addresses aspects of vegetation change and plant ecology. Every chapter in this unique book offers original ideas on the topic of vegetation, as the authors are assembled from a world-wide population of leading vegetational ecologists, whose interests range from local communities to global theoretical questions.

Oceanic Internal Tides: Observations, Analysis and Modeling - A Global View (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Eugene G Morozov Oceanic Internal Tides: Observations, Analysis and Modeling - A Global View (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Eugene G Morozov
R3,330 Discovery Miles 33 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents a detailed study of the structure and variability of internal tides and their geographical distribution in the ocean. Based on experimental analysis of oceanic measurements combined with numerical modeling, it offers a comprehensive overview of the internal wave processes around the globe. In particular, it is based on moored buoys observations in many regions in all oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern) that have been carried out by researchers from different countries for more than 40 years as part of various oceanographic programs, including WOCE and CLIVAR. However, a significant portion of the data was collected by the author, who is a field oceanographer. The data was processed and interpreted on the basis of the latest knowledge of internal wave motion. The properties of internal waves were analyzed in relation to the bottom topography and mean state of the ocean in specific regions. Internal waves play a major role in the formation of seawater stratification and are responsible for the main processes of ocean dynamics, such as energy transfer and mixing. One of the most significant ideas presented in this book is the generation of internal tides over submarine ridges. Energy fluxes from submarine ridges related to tidal internal waves greatly exceed the fluxes from continental slopes. Submarine ridges form an obstacle to the propagation of tidal currents, which can cause the creation of large amplitude internal tides. Energy fluxes from submarine ridges account for approximately one fourth of the total energy dissipation of the barotropic tides. Model simulations and moored measurements have been combined to generate a map of global distribution of internal tide amplitudes. This book is of interest to oceanographers, marine biologists, civil engineers, and scientists working in climate research, fluid mechanics, acoustics, and underwater navigation.

Sustainable Agricultural Development - An Economic Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): John M Antle, Srabashi Ray Sustainable Agricultural Development - An Economic Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
John M Antle, Srabashi Ray
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a non-technical, accessible primer on sustainable agricultural development and its relationship to sustainable development based on three analytical pillars. The first is to understand agriculture as complex physical-biological-human systems. Second is the economic perspective of understanding tradeoffs and synergies among the economic, environmental and social dimensions of these systems at farm, regional and global scales. Third is the understanding of these agricultural systems as the supply side of one sector of a growing economy, interacting through markets and policies with other sectors at local, national and global scales. The first part of the book introduces the concept of sustainability and develops an analytical framework based on tradeoffs quantified using impact indicators in the economic, environmental and social domains, linking this framework to the role of agriculture in economic growth and development. Next the authors introduce the reader to the sustainability challenges of major agroecosystems in the developing and industrialized worlds. The concluding chapter discusses the design and implementation of sustainable development pathways, through the expression of consumers' desire for sustainably produced foods on the demand side of the food system, and through policies on the supply side such as new more sustainable technologies, environmental regulation and payments for ecosystem services.

Climate Change in Poland - Past, Present, Future (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Malgorzata Falarz Climate Change in Poland - Past, Present, Future (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Malgorzata Falarz
R4,183 Discovery Miles 41 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This edited book provides a comprehensive overview of the past, present and future climate development in Poland. The book consists of three main parts. The first part presents the results of the study of climate change before instrumental measurements in Poland in the last millennium. The second part analyses the long-term changes and variability of 36 climate characteristics for 14 climate elements, indices, meteorological phenomena and weather types using data from 79 weather stations in the base period 1951-2018 and for long series up to 239 years (1780-2018). The particular attention is paid to climate extremes. The third part of the book deals with projected changes in temperature, precipitation and thermal indices related to the agriculture and energy sectors. Two future time horizons are carried out: 1) near future: 2021-2050 and 2) far future: 2071-2100. The results for Poland are compared to those from Europe and other parts of the world. The book is addressed to scientists (climatologists, geographers, etc.), academic teachers, students, journalists and all those interested in Poland and climate change in Poland.

Natural Disasters: Floods - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, Annotated edition): E. Willard Miller, Ruby M. Miller Natural Disasters: Floods - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
E. Willard Miller, Ruby M. Miller
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A thorough overview of the phenomenon of flooding, including frequency, damage, and information about organizations that help flood victims. What causes killer floods? Why are they so destructive? Can they be predicted, tamed, or eliminated? Find the answers in Natural Disasters: Floods, which discusses where and how often floods occur in the United States, how the federal government handles flood control, and the extent of the economic and social damage caused by floods. Provides an extensive bibliography of books and articles Detailed index

Economic and Ecological Implications of Shifting Cultivation in Mizoram, India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Vishwambhar Prasad... Economic and Ecological Implications of Shifting Cultivation in Mizoram, India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
R2,613 Discovery Miles 26 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents the first empirically tested, comprehensive study on shifting cultivation in Mizoram. Shifting cultivation is a unique and centuries-old practice carried out by the people of Mizoram in Northeast India. Today, it is a non-economic activity as it does not produce sufficient crops, and as a result, the area under shifting cultivation is decreasing. Such cultivation leads to the burning and degradation of vast areas of forestland and therefore has adverse impacts on the floral and faunal resources. This book is a valuable resource for government workers, policymakers, academics, farmers and those who are directly or indirectly associated with practical farming, or with framing and implementing policies. It is equally important to master's and Ph.D. students of geography, resource management, development, and environmental studies who are involved in research and development.

Soils Under Stress - More Work for Soil Science in Ukraine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Yuriy Dmytruk, David Dent Soils Under Stress - More Work for Soil Science in Ukraine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Yuriy Dmytruk, David Dent
R3,111 Discovery Miles 31 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dokuchaev carried out most of his research in Ukraine. His student and friend, Volodymyr Vernadsky, went on to create trans-disciplinary environmental sciences and the concept of Earth as a living organism, famously taken up by James Lovelock. That spring of ideas still flows and the researches captured in this volume are relevant to present-day problems, and not only in Ukraine. Soils have always been under stress but, in the Anthropocene, mankind is in the driving seat. As a sequel to Soil Science Working for a Living: Applications of soil science to present-day problems, we consider issues of policy as well as soil genesis, attributes and functions in various environments, natural and man-made. We consider human impacts on the soil cover through its use and misuse, highlight methods of research and assessment of soil quality, and the threats of soil degradation. The distinguished contributors also describe and propose various options for evaluation and remediation of degraded soils, drawing on the latest methods of modelling and cartography as well as long-term field experiments and long experience. The book will be invaluable to researchers and practitioners in soil science including graduate and post-graduate education, academics and professionals.

Make a Home for Wildlife - Creating Habitat on Your Land Backyard to Many Acres (Paperback): Charles Fergus Make a Home for Wildlife - Creating Habitat on Your Land Backyard to Many Acres (Paperback)
Charles Fergus
R602 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R60 (10%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to take the sometimes daunting steps to improve the quality of your land. According to U.S. Forest Service, 250 million acres of woods and forests in the United States are privately held by 10 million individuals/families. Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs, own a 20-acre woodland retreat, run a farm of 100 acres, or belong to an outdoor club with hundreds or thousands of acres, you can make changes to the land-improvements that will turn your property into a better home for wildlife. Habitat projects can be simple or complex, short-term or spanning decades. Cost can be minimal-a few hours of your time spent doing pleasant work in the outdoors-or can run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. And there is funding to help landowners make wildlife habitat. Focusing on the eastern US from Canada to Florida and west to the Great Plains, this book describes basic habitat types-forest, shrublands, grasslands, and wetlands-and highlights over 150 select native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants, explaining how they are used-or not-by wildlife. The book includes more than 100 profiles of prominent and interesting species of insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals with information on animals and their habitat needs. Large and small mammals, resident and migratory birds, and insects are covered. Fergus relates stories of landowners who have made habitat in different states and regions in different ways.

Water Management and the Environment: Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Martina Zelenakova Water Management and the Environment: Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Martina Zelenakova
R3,323 R2,708 Discovery Miles 27 080 Save R615 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book brings together contributions from experts in water management, scientists, researchers, academics and lecturers, sharing experiences and successes in this field. It is devoted to a wide range of water resources management issues, including water quality to water quantity, considering all impacts of water issues in the environment. The book presents international approaches to the latest developments in both the fundamental bases and the applicability of state-of-the-art knowledge that can be effectively used for solving a variety of large problems in integrated water resources management. The main focus of the book is on water pollution - physical, chemical, biological, and geographical pollution, hydrology problems, and limnology tasks.

Australia (Hardcover): Anthony Ham, Donna Wheeler Australia (Hardcover)
Anthony Ham, Donna Wheeler
R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Australia, situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, is rich in rainforest, deserts, and mountains. Geological wonders such as the Uluru, the Outback or the Great Barrier Reef characterize the country, as do the coastline of dream beaches and surfing paradises with offshore islands. This book shows in more than 500 pictures the uniqueness of the animal world above and under water along with the untouched nature and the cultural sides of the metropolises like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Canberra.

Wetlands and Western Cultures - Denigration to Conservation (Hardcover): Rod Giblett Wetlands and Western Cultures - Denigration to Conservation (Hardcover)
Rod Giblett
R1,791 Discovery Miles 17 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Wetlands and Western Cultures: Denigration to Conservation, Rod Giblett examines the portrayal of wetlands in Western culture and argues for their conservation. Giblett's analysis of the wetland motif in literature and the arts, including in Beowulf and the writings of Tolkien and Thoreau, demonstrates two approaches to wetlands-their denigration as dead or their commendation as living waters with a potent cultural history.

Protected Areas in Northern Tanzania - Local Communities, Land Use Change, and Management Challenges (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020):... Protected Areas in Northern Tanzania - Local Communities, Land Use Change, and Management Challenges (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Jeffrey O. Durrant, Emanuel H. Martin, Kokel Melubo, Ryan R. Jensen, Leslie A. Hadfield, …
R2,072 Discovery Miles 20 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Northern Tanzania is an important and diverse ecological and cultural region with many protected lands. This book, Protected Areas in Northern Tanzania, brings to the forefront research on significant issues and developments in conservation and management in national parks and protected lands in northern Tanzania. The book draws attention to issues at the intersection of conservation, tourism, and community livelihood, and several studies use geospatial technologies-Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing data and techniques-to study land use and land cover conversion. With contributions from professors at the Mweka College of African Wildlife Management located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and other Tanzanian researchers, the book provides important perspectives of local experts and practitioners. Protected Areas in Northern Tanzania provides a significant contribution in research and technological advancement in the areas of wildlife conservation and protected land management throughout this critical region.

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