0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All Departments
Price
  • R50 - R100 (4)
  • R100 - R250 (150)
  • R250 - R500 (308)
  • R500+ (1,456)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Physical geography > General

Rewilding - Real Life Stories of Returning British and Irish Wildlife to Balance (Paperback, Edition): David Woodfall Rewilding - Real Life Stories of Returning British and Irish Wildlife to Balance (Paperback, Edition)
David Woodfall 1
R492 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R109 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A hopeful yet practical collection of essays exploring the many opportunities and benefits of rewilding and how to get involved today. Highly illustrated with nature photography tracing landscape change over thousands of years. Rewilding has become the key talking point in the modern conservation movement. But it's commonly misunderstood as a campaign to fill the forests with lynxes, wolves and bears, when in fact the ethos guiding the British rewilding movement is much more nuanced, and much broader in scope. It's also much more complicated, requiring an in-depth understanding of the complexity of regional ecosystems. Naturalist and photographer David Woodfall has spent years canvassing converts actually working in the countryside, meeting the people on the frontline of rewilding and collecting their stories. The result is a passionate chorus of voices from all facets of the movement. More than 50 contributors share stories of successful examples like the Knepp and Alladale estates, of unique species like the North Atlantic Salmon under threat, of the essential NGOs and trusts, of government agencies and policies, and so much more. Illustrated with Woodfall's stunning nature photography, Rewilding offers at once an in-depth understanding of an essential movement and the people leading it; and of British ecosystems in all their terribly fragility and intricate beauty.

Managing Landscapes for Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Robert M. Scheller Managing Landscapes for Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Robert M. Scheller
R3,075 Discovery Miles 30 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses how future landscapes will be shaped by pervasive change and where, when, and how society should manage landscapes for change. Readers will learn about the major anthropogenic drivers of landscape change, including climate change and human induced disturbance regimes, and the unique consequences that multiple and simultaneously occurring change agents can have on landscapes. The author uses landscape trajectories as a guide to selecting the appropriate course of action, and considers how landscape position, inertia, and direction will determine landscape futures. The author introduces the concept of landscapes as socio-technical-ecological systems (STES), which combines ecological and technological influences on future landscape change and the need for society to acknowledge both when considering landscape management. Thinking beyond solutions, the author identifies barriers to managing landscapes for change including the cost, cultural identity of local populations, and the fear of taking action under uncertain conditions. Nevertheless, processes, tools, and technologies exist for overcoming social and ecological barriers to managing landscapes for change, and continued investment in social and scientific infrastructure holds out hope for maintaining our landscape values even as we enter an era of unprecedented change and disruption.

Routledge Library Editions: Geology (Hardcover): Various Routledge Library Editions: Geology (Hardcover)
Various
R70,959 Discovery Miles 709 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This collection of works spans the breadth of the field of geology, with many titles coming from the Binghamton Symposia in Geomorphology series. Written by some of the world's leading experts in their fields, this set is a key reference resource.

Atmosphere of Collaboration - Air Pollution Science, Politics and Ecopreneurship in Delhi (Hardcover): Rohit Negi, Prerna... Atmosphere of Collaboration - Air Pollution Science, Politics and Ecopreneurship in Delhi (Hardcover)
Rohit Negi, Prerna Srigyan
R1,180 Discovery Miles 11 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses air pollution in Delhi from scientific, social and entrepreneurial perspectives. Using key debates and interventions on air pollution, it examines the trajectories of environmental politics in the Delhi region, one of the most polluted areas in the world. It highlights the administrative struggles, public advocacy, and entrepreneurial innovations that have built creative new links between science and urban citizenship. The book describes the atmosphere of collaboration that pervades these otherwise disparate spheres in contemporary Delhi. Key features: * Presents an original case study on urban environmentalism from the Global South * Cuts across science, policy, advocacy and innovation * Includes behind-the-scenes discussions, tensions and experimentations in the Indian air pollution space * Uses immersive ethnography to study a topical and relevant urban issue As South Asian and Global South cities confront fast-intensifying environmental risks, this study presents a dialogue between urban political ecology (UPE) and science and technology studies on Delhi's air. The book explores how the governance of air is challenged by scales, jurisdictions, and institutional structures. It also shows how technical experts are bridging disciplinary silos as they engage in advocacy by translating science for public understanding. The book serves as a reminder of the enduring struggles over space, quality of life, and citizenship while pointing to the possibilities for different urban futures being negotiated by variegated agents. The book will interest scholars and researchers of science and technology studies, urban studies, urban geography, environmental studies, environmental politics, governance, public administration, and sociology, especially in the Global South context. It will also be useful to practitioners, policymakers, bureaucrats, government bodies, civil society organisations, and those working on air pollution advocacy.

Beyond the Map  (from the author of Off the Map) - Unruly enclaves, ghostly places, emerging lands and our search for new... Beyond the Map (from the author of Off the Map) - Unruly enclaves, ghostly places, emerging lands and our search for new utopias (Paperback)
Alastair Bonnett 1
R259 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R57 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Geography is getting stranger. Out there, fleets of new islands are under construction and micro-nations are struggling into the light. As new borders and boundaries ebb and flow with increasing speed, it feels as if our old maps are being discarded, redrawn or torn up. Alastair Bonnett uncovers the stories of thirty-nine extraordinary places, each of which challenges us to re-imagine the world around us. From emerging islands, disruptive enclaves and bold utopian visions to uncanny ruins, ghostly tunnels and hidden landscapes - these are destinations that lie beyond ordinary coordinates. A follow on from the critically acclaimed Off the Map, this is a timely and fascinating discussion of place, ownership and ideas of state.

The Dinaric Karst System of Croatia - Speleology and Cave Exploration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Mladen Garasic The Dinaric Karst System of Croatia - Speleology and Cave Exploration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Mladen Garasic
R3,437 Discovery Miles 34 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers readers a thorough introduction to the Dinaric Karst System in Croatia. As the first comprehensive book on the country's caves and karst, it presents a wealth of fascinating photographs from its karst underground. To date, ca. 12,000 caves and pits have been confirmed in Croatia, approximately 35% of which contain constant groundwater. Knowing the amount, direction and quality of groundwater that has been discovered in caves of the Croatian karst allows us to predict with greater certainty the hydrogeological situation of some karst areas where no special drilling or borehole measurements were performed. In the process of building highways in the country's karst regions over the last thirty years, thousands of caverns (speleological features without natural entrances) were discovered and thoroughly explored. All of them were geologically mapped, surveyed, and photographed in detail. Extensive research was systematically carried out in Croatian karst regions on sections of roads, highways, cuttings, slides, tunnels, bridge foundations, viaducts, etc., while creating ca. 800 kilometers of highways (such as the Zagreb-Rijeka highway, Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik highway, Y-Ipsilon of Istria semi-highway, Rijeka-Rupa highway, Zagreb-Zadar semi-highway, and the Rijeka bypass). Some of these caverns contain major chambers like in the "Sveti Rok" tunnel and in some of them, like in the "Vrata" tunnel, it was even necessary to build a bridge. This bridge is the longest one in the world built in a tunnel over a cavern. The book describes this and many more features of the cave exploration of the Dinaric Karst System of Croatia, making it a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, cavers, and all other readers interested in karst.

The Secret Life of Fungi - Discoveries from a Hidden World (Hardcover): Aliya Whiteley The Secret Life of Fungi - Discoveries from a Hidden World (Hardcover)
Aliya Whiteley
R535 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R88 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Green Gold - Contested Meanings and Socio-Environmental Change in Argentine Yerba Mate Cultivation (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021):... Green Gold - Contested Meanings and Socio-Environmental Change in Argentine Yerba Mate Cultivation (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021)
Adam S. Dohrenwend
R1,212 Discovery Miles 12 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book applies an approach to study the externalization of cost under capitalism in the production of Argentine yerba mate, an infusion with stimulant properties long used by indigenous peoples. Consumption in today's globalized economy makes it difficult to understand the consequences of our actions across the globe. A political-ecological lens, informed by the work of Robert Sack and Ian Cook, can help guide an analysis that geographically reconstructs supply chains and reveal the realities of consumption. The use of yerba mate has become a cornerstone of Argentine society and identity, and yerba mate processors are working to expand exports globally. In Argentina's Misiones Province, the heart of yerba mate production, the true costs of production are borne by the children, the impoverished laborers, and the environment of Argentina's Atlantic Rainforest. These consequences of modernity, along with the efforts of an NGO to remedy them, are presented and assessed.

Uplands and Birds (Hardcover): Ian Newton Uplands and Birds (Hardcover)
Ian Newton
R1,178 Discovery Miles 11 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ian Newton, author of Farming and Birds and Bird Migration returns to the New Naturalist series with a long awaited look at the uplands and its birds. The uplands of Britain are unique landscapes created by grazing animals, primarily livestock. The soils and blanket bogs of the uplands are also the largest stores of carbon in the UK, and 70% of the country's drinking water comes from the uplands. It's a significant region, not least to the multitudes of bird species that hunt, forage and nest there. Once again, Ian Newton demonstrates his mastery of the subject matter at hand, in this beautifully illustrated, authoritative addition to the New Naturalist series.

The Rural-Urban Interface - An Interdisciplinary Research Approach to Urbanisation Processes Around the Indian Megacity... The Rural-Urban Interface - An Interdisciplinary Research Approach to Urbanisation Processes Around the Indian Megacity Bengaluru (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Ellen Hoffmann, Andreas Buerkert, Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, Kotrakere Basegowda Umesh, Prasannakumar Pethandlahalli Shivaraj, …
R3,498 Discovery Miles 34 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bengaluru is one of the fastest growing megacities in India. As such, it provides an in-situ laboratory for studying rural-urban transitions. While urbanization is most evident in the changing landscape with increasing built-up areas, it comes along with changes in ecosystem functions, new economic opportunities, changes in social organization and individual attitudes and behavior. All of these processes are interlinked and mutually depend on each other. This book attempts to integrate studies from a wide scope of disciplinary perspectives and at different spatial scales under the framework of complex social-ecological systems. Agriculture is the prime example of a system in which humans interact with their biophysical environment, and the production systems in the rural-urban interface are profoundly affected by urbanisation. Intensification and diversification of agriculture are immediate responses to urban pressures and demands, and are linked as much to resource (over-)use as to commercialisation. Yet, little is known about the spatial patterns of agricultural transformation in areas of urban sprawl. The focus of the contributions here is explicitly on the interface, in-between the rural and urban systems. It thus differs from the urban-centered perspective of city planners as well as from the rural predominance in most of the agricultural research. In the present volume this focus is implemented by analysing samples along a spatial gradient representing different stages of urbanization. Ongoing time series analyses and a panel study will complement the spatial approach by a temporal dimension.

Secret Wisdom of Nature (Hardcover): Wohlleben Secret Wisdom of Nature (Hardcover)
Wohlleben
R508 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R79 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Climate Ghosts - Migratory Species in the Anthropocene (Paperback): Nancy Langston Climate Ghosts - Migratory Species in the Anthropocene (Paperback)
Nancy Langston
R566 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R101 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Russia's Far North - The Contested Energy Frontier (Paperback): Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, Shinichiro Tabata, Daria Gritsenko,... Russia's Far North - The Contested Energy Frontier (Paperback)
Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, Shinichiro Tabata, Daria Gritsenko, Masanori Goto
R997 Discovery Miles 9 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Russian Far North is immensely rich in resources, both energy and other resources, and is also one of the least developed regions of Russia. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the region. It examines resource issues and the related environmental problems, considers the Arctic and the problems of sea routes, maritime boundaries and military build-up, assesses economic development, and considers the ethnic peoples of the region and also cultural and artistic subjects. Overall, the book provides a rich appraisal of how the region is likely to develop in future.

Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments - Frameworks and Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Mary-Ellen Tyler Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments - Frameworks and Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Mary-Ellen Tyler
R2,411 Discovery Miles 24 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The purpose of this book is to present a range of cases and comparison of the issues, insights and cases emerging from the Sustainable Energy Mix Summit in the Galapagos that offer a better understanding of energy mix in fragile environments from a variety of International locations and contexts including the Galapagos.

Urban High-Resolution Remote Sensing - Algorithms and Modeling (Hardcover): Guoqing Zhou Urban High-Resolution Remote Sensing - Algorithms and Modeling (Hardcover)
Guoqing Zhou
R2,957 Discovery Miles 29 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With urbanization as a global phenomenon, there is a need for data and information about these terrains. Urban remote sensing techniques provide critical physical input and intelligence for preparing base maps, formulating planning proposals, and monitoring implementations. Likewise these methodologies help with understanding the biophysical properties, patterns, and process of urban landscapes, as well as mapping and monitoring urban land cover and spatial extent. Advanced sensor technologies and image processing methodologies such as deep learning, data mining, etc., facilitate the wide applications of remote sensing technology in urban areas. This book presents advanced image processing methods and algorithms focused on three very important roots of urban remote sensing: 3D urban modelling using different remotely sensed data, urban orthophotomap generation, and urban feature extraction, which are also today's real challenges in high resolution remote sensing. Data generated by remote sensing, with its repetitive and synoptic viewing and multispectral capabilities, constitutes a powerful tool for mapping and monitoring emerging changes in the city's urban core, as well as in peripheral areas. Features: Provides advances in emerging methods and algorithms in image processing and technology Uses algorithms and methodologies for handling high-resolution imagery from a ground sampling distance (GSD) less than 1.0 meter Focuses on 3D urban modelling, orthorectification methodologies, and urban feature extraction algorithms from high-resolution remotely sensed imagery Demonstrates how to apply up-to-date techniques to the problems identified and how to analyze research results Presents methods and algorithms for monitoring, analyzing, and modeling urban growth, urban planning, and socio-economic developments In this book, readers are provided with valuable research studies and applications-oriented chapters in areas such as urban trees, soil moisture mapping, city transportation, urban remote sensing big data, etc.

From Presidio to the Pecos River - Surveying the United States-Mexico Boundary along the Rio Grande, 1852 and 1853 (Hardcover):... From Presidio to the Pecos River - Surveying the United States-Mexico Boundary along the Rio Grande, 1852 and 1853 (Hardcover)
Orville B Shelburne; Foreword by David H. Miller
R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 1848 treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War described a boundary between the two countries that was to be marked through a joint boundary commission effort. The section of the boundary along the Rio Grande from Presidio to the mouth of the Pecos River was arguably the most challenging, and it was surveyed by two American parties, one led by civilian surveyor M. T. W. Chandler in 1852, and the second led by Lieutenant Nathaniel Michler in 1853. Our understanding of these two surveys across the greater Big Bend has long been limited to the official reports and maps housed in the National Archives and never widely published. The discovery by Orville B. Shelburne of the journal kept by Dr. Charles C. Parry, surgeon-botanist-geologist for the 1852 party, has dramatically enriched the story by giving us a firsthand view of the Chandler boundary survey as it unfolded. Parry's journal forms the basis of From Presidio to the Pecos River, which documents the day-to-day working of the survey teams. The story Shelburne tells is one of scientific exploration under duress - surveyors stranded in towering canyons overnight without food or shelter; piloting inflatable rubber boats down wild rivers; rising to the challenges of a profoundly remote area, including the possibility of Indian attack. Shelburne's comparison of the original boundary maps with their modern counterparts reveals the limitations of terrain and equipment on the survey teams. Shelburne's book provides a window on the adventure, near disaster, and true accomplishment of the surveyors' work in documenting the course of the Rio Grande across the Big Bend region.

ISE Exploring Physical Geography (Paperback, 3rd edition): Stephen Reynolds, Robert Rohli, Julia Johnson, Peter Waylen, Mark... ISE Exploring Physical Geography (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Stephen Reynolds, Robert Rohli, Julia Johnson, Peter Waylen, Mark Francek
R1,507 Discovery Miles 15 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Exploring Physical Geography promotes inquiry and science as an active process. It encourages student curiosity and aims to activate existing student knowledge by posing the title of every two-page spread and every subsection as a question.

Tokyo as a Global City - New Geographical Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Toshio Kikuchi, Toshihiko Sugai Tokyo as a Global City - New Geographical Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Toshio Kikuchi, Toshihiko Sugai
R3,102 Discovery Miles 31 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines Tokyo's changes, current challenges, and future trends through a new kind of regional geography and serves as an important source of comprehensive information about the past, present, and future perspectives of Tokyo as a global city. Regional geography relies on two main approaches. The traditional one addresses each geographical element of a region individually and in depth, in a descriptive and static manner. The other focuses on a region's specific phenomena and realities as a starting point and proceeds to identify the region's constituent elements and their interactions, which it records and explains in a systematic and dynamic manner. The present volume, unlike its predecessors, relies on the dynamic approach and endeavors to offer a fresh view of Tokyo's new and diverse geographical realities, analyzed in a holistic, systematic manner allowing identification of its specific features. The book covers a broad range of topics including landform variations and volcanic activity, biodiversity concerns, transportation management, waste management, population issues, religious functions, and urban tourism, all of which facilitate understanding of the unique characteristics of Tokyo. Extensive views from different fields of studies make the book a valuable reference to comprehend both the development of Tokyo into a global city and its sustainability.

Natural Dam Lake Cuejdel in the Stanisoarei Mountains, Eastern Carpathians - A Limnogeographical Study (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Natural Dam Lake Cuejdel in the Stanisoarei Mountains, Eastern Carpathians - A Limnogeographical Study (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Alin Mihu-Pintilie
R2,318 Discovery Miles 23 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents an interdisciplinary study of Lake Cuejdel, one of the youngest natural dam lakes in Romania. Even though the overall study has a strong geographical approach, it also includes limnological and hydrological studies. The lake was formed in two phases: Initially a small lake appeared in 1978, and then in 1991 a major landslide occurred that blocked the Cuejdel brook and a larger lake was formed. The book covers various topics, including the lacustrine basin, the geological setting, analyses of the physical-chemical parameters, water dynamics, flora and fauna and lake management. This book is of interest for those working in freshwater science and ecology, physical geography, hydrology and limnology. .

South Asian Rivers - A Framework for Cooperation (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Imtiaz Ahmed South Asian Rivers - A Framework for Cooperation (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Imtiaz Ahmed
R1,173 Discovery Miles 11 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume identifies existing statist approaches and political economies of river management in South Asia. These rivers are heavily suffering from millions of people who in contrast consider them as holy and worship them. Edited by Professor Imtiaz Ahmed, the contributors of this book from India, Nepal and Pakistan are leading readers on a journey through the transboundary rivers of South Asia where rivers are vital for the life and living. The book explains why the region needs a framework for cooperation on the wellbeing of these rivers. River management is the key to sustaining healthy river systems. The authors stress that right of the rivers must be codified and guaranteed by the state and the people in South Asia. However, the statist approach to the transboundary rivers in South Asia actually conceives them as national rivers. This volume contributes to the current campaign of overcoming the water dystopias in South Asia.

Latin American Heritage - Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Brazilian and Argentinian Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... Latin American Heritage - Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Brazilian and Argentinian Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Fabiana Lopes da Cunha, Marcilene dos Santos, Jorge Rabassa
R2,841 Discovery Miles 28 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Focusing on Brazil, this book approaches the term "heritage" from not only a historical and architectural point of view, but also considers its artistic, archaeological, natural, ethnological and industrial aspects. The book is divided into four thematic sections - 1) traditions and intangible heritage, 2) archaeological heritage, 3) natural heritage and landscapes, and 4) heritage of industrial and built environments - and presents chapters on a diverse range of topics, from samba and cultural identities in Rio de Janeiro, to the history of Brazilian archaeology, the value of scenic landscapes in Brazil, and the cultural landscape of Brazil. As an outcome of the First Heritage International Symposium, this unique book explores a variety of heritage dialogues, pursuing global and specific approaches, and combining different views, perceptions and senses.

Physical Geography - Great Systems and Global Environments (Hardcover, New): William M. Marsh, Martin M Kaufman Physical Geography - Great Systems and Global Environments (Hardcover, New)
William M. Marsh, Martin M Kaufman
R1,911 Discovery Miles 19 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The physical geography of Earth is explained through the systems that shape the planet's lands, waters, and atmosphere. Written in an easy narrative style, each chapter combines text with more than 40 single-concept illustrations. The result is a distinctive design that weaves words and illustrations together into an integrated whole. The presentation is uncluttered to keep students focused on the main themes. An entire chapter is dedicated to climate change, its geographic origins, likely outcomes, and influence on other Earth systems. A distinctive illustration program includes summary diagrams at the end of chapters that recap concepts and reinforce the systems approach. Section summaries within chapters, along with end-of-chapter review points and questions, are provided to highlight key concepts and encourage thoughtful review of the material. The instructor's guidebook highlights the core concepts in each chapter and suggests strategies to advance a systems approach in teaching physical geography.

Natural Dam Lake Cuejdel in the Stanisoarei Mountains, Eastern Carpathians - A Limnogeographical Study (Paperback, Softcover... Natural Dam Lake Cuejdel in the Stanisoarei Mountains, Eastern Carpathians - A Limnogeographical Study (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Alin Mihu-Pintilie
R2,910 Discovery Miles 29 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents an interdisciplinary study of Lake Cuejdel, one of the youngest natural dam lakes in Romania. Even though the overall study has a strong geographical approach, it also includes limnological and hydrological studies. The lake was formed in two phases: Initially a small lake appeared in 1978, and then in 1991 a major landslide occurred that blocked the Cuejdel brook and a larger lake was formed. The book covers various topics, including the lacustrine basin, the geological setting, analyses of the physical-chemical parameters, water dynamics, flora and fauna and lake management. This book is of interest for those working in freshwater science and ecology, physical geography, hydrology and limnology. .

Natural Resources, Socio-Ecological Sensitivity and Climate Change in the Volta-Oti Basin, West Africa (Hardcover): Jurgen... Natural Resources, Socio-Ecological Sensitivity and Climate Change in the Volta-Oti Basin, West Africa (Hardcover)
Jurgen Runge, Assogba Guezere, Laldja Kankpenandja
R2,068 Discovery Miles 20 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents the outcome of an interdisciplinary and international workshop supported by the Volkswagen Stiftung (funding line 'Knowledge for Tomorrow') on the topic of 'Natural Resources, Socio-Ecological Sensitivity and Climate Change in the Volta-Oti Basin, West Africa'. The conference was jointly organised by Goethe-University Frankfurt (Germany) and the University of Kara (Togo) held from March 6 to 8, 2019 in northern Togo. It aimed to strengthen capacities of junior scientists from the sub-region, exchange and mobilise theoretical and methodological background from various scientific fields (Botany, Construction, Geology, Geography, Infrastructure, Politics, Remote Sensing, Sociology and Urban Planning). One goal was to deliver reliable elements for ongoing and profound environmental analyses that lie outside the common questions of the academic and civil society stakeholders. Ecosystem fragmentation and deforestation in West Africa are mainly triggered by humans such as agriculture and small-scale forest disturbances for charcoal and firewood production. Increasing population pressure, declining of carrying capacity and demand for agricultural land caused the reduction of land conservation capacities, even in protected areas. The complexity of interactions between environmental and socio-ecological systems and subsequent effects (sensitivity) has raised ongoing international awareness in light of ongoing climate change. By the example of natural resources, land use and stakeholders' perceptions within the Volta-Oti Basin the book's proceedings present, discuss and distribute new findings that will sustainably stimulate the international debate. The workshop also intended to overcome national borders and language barriers between the Anglophone (Ghana) and the Francophone (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo) research communities, and supported better West African cooperation and networking. The young as well as the established partners formed new collaborations, and the event at the University of Kara (Togo) was a truly unique opportunity for all involved, not only to discuss science, but also to assess applied and best future management practices for the Oti-Volta Basin in West Africa.

Social and Ecological System Dynamics - Characteristics, Trends, and Integration in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia (Hardcover,... Social and Ecological System Dynamics - Characteristics, Trends, and Integration in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Krystyna Stave, Goraw Goshu, Shimelis Aynalem
R3,772 R2,990 Discovery Miles 29 900 Save R782 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a social-ecological system description and feedback analysis of the Lake Tana Basin, the headwater catchment of the Upper Blue Nile River. This basin is an important local, national, and international resource, and concern about its sustainable development is growing at many levels. Lake Tana Basin outflows of water, sediments, nutrients, and contaminants affect water that flows downstream in the Blue Nile across international boundaries into the Nile River; the lake and surrounding land have recently been proposed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; the basin has been designated as a key national economic growth corridor in the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan. In spite of the Lake Tana Basin's importance, there is no comprehensive, integrated, system-wide description of its characteristics and dynamics that can serve as a basis for its sustainable development. This book presents both the social and ecological characteristics of the region and an integrated, system-wide perspective of the feedback links that shape social and ecological change in the basin. Finally, it summarizes key research needs for sustainable development.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Multitemporal Remote Sensing - Methods…
Yifang Ban Hardcover R7,436 Discovery Miles 74 360
Islands of Abandonment - Nature…
Cal Flyn Hardcover R563 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740
Britain's Habitats - A Field Guide to…
Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, … Paperback R577 Discovery Miles 5 770
God's Beauty in the Deep
Gary Knapp Hardcover R481 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240
Life as We Made It - How 50,000 Years of…
Beth Shapiro Hardcover R649 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470
The Historical Overberg - Traces Of The…
Chris Schoeman Hardcover  (1)
R300 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200
Fragile Planet - The Impact of Climate…
Collins Books Paperback R369 Discovery Miles 3 690
Naturalist's Guide to Seashore Plants…
Donald Cox Paperback R396 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350
The Glitter in the Green - In Search of…
Jon Dunn Hardcover R633 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310
Oxford International AQA Examinations…
Simon Ross, Alice Griffiths, … Digital product license key R764 Discovery Miles 7 640

 

Partners