Combines examples from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe with theoretical and conceptual frameworks for anticipating, preparing for, and responding to disasters. This title is suitable for those interested in improving risk reduction and adaptation strategies to extreme events.
In 'Falcon', bestselling natural history writer Helen Macdonald ranges across the globe and over many millennia, taking in natural history, myth and legend, falconry, science and conservation, and falcons in the military, in urban settings and the corporate world.
As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk.
Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. This is a guide to literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.
In 2009, Felicity Aston led a team of 'ordinary' women - some of whom had never even seen snow or slept in a tent before - on a 900 km skiing trek across the Antarctic, one of the toughest journeys on the planet. Despite eighty-mile-an-hour winds, deadly crevasses, frostbite and injuries, the expedition broke six World Records.
Presents an overview of green science and technology and their essential role in sustainability and sustainable development. This book addresses the roles of the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, the geosphere, and the biosphere on the environment and emphasizes the importance of the anthrosphere as a distinct environmental sphere.
Introducing Environment takes the reader on a guided tour of some of the major environmental issues of our time. It is the ideal text for anyone new to environmental science and ecology looking to master the essentials in a quick, straightforward way.
Global Environments through the Quaternary delves into the environmental changes that have taken place during the Quaternary: the two to three million years during which man has inhabited the Earth. It is essential reading for any students seeking a balanced, objective overview of this truly interdisciplinary subject.
This book is very different from existing environment and development texts. Rather than listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy, this title looks at practical management and problem-solving techniques.
Provides an introduction to the major pollutants causing concern, a description of their sources and how their emissions and concentrations have changed through time. This book examines - atmospheric pollution at global, continental and local scales; the development of policy at national and international levels; among others.
The National Research Council conducted an independent study to weigh the collective evidence for fishery-induced changes to marine ecosystems and the implications of the findings for US fisheries management. This book provides comprehensive information in regard to these findings.
From artificial glaciers in the Himalayas to painted mountains in Peru, electrified reefs in the Maldives to garbage islands in the Caribbean, the author found people doing the most extraordinary things to solve the problems that we ourselves have created.
The first indepth analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change. Provides a valuable interdisciplinary analysis of the issues and will appeal to students and researchers interested in sustainability at local and global scales. Features on Australian case study (Newcastle, NSW).
Presents an analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice. This book discusses the origins of thinking about sustainability and sustainable development and its evolution. It offers insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development.
This is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The text brings together, for the first time, information about a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well known phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the less familiar (e.g.
Blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce you to the ancient art of finding your way using nature's own sign-posts, from the feel of a rock to the look of the moon. In this edition, you'll learn why some trees grow the way they do and how they can help you find your way in the countryside.
This book provides a description, based upon research evidence from the Near East and elsewhere, of changes in climate and how they affected social and political developments. It includes three major case studies of the Neolithic, Early Bronze, and Roman/Byzantine periods.
Explains what Fair Trade is and where you can find Fair Trade products. This title discusses who it helps, who it doesn't help, and why. It asks questions, such as "Are you willing to spend more money on an item knowing that the producers of the item have received fair pay?"
Four fields spread around the world: their grasses, their hedges, their birds, their skies, and their natural and human histories. Four real fields - walkable, mappable, man-made, mowable and knowable, but also secretive, mysterious, wild, contested and changing. This book tells the story of four green fields.
This work provides a wide perspective of the oceans by examining their places in the earth sciences, drawing together all the key strands of ocean study and presenting a holistic view of ocean processes, ancient and modern.
In this sweeping social history Dorceta E. Taylor examines the emergence and rise of the multi-faceted conservation movement from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, showing how race, class, and gender influenced its every aspect.
This work provides an overview of environmental politics since 1945 - both in its formative and in its maturing years. The overall focus is on the emergence of an environmental culture that has engaged millions of Americans in varied ways of thought and action.
Reviews the way in which our unchecked human activity could change the world forever, with a perspective on what we can do to reverse the damage. This book charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption and its impact on climate change and our planet.
From one of our greatest science writers, this biography of a beech-and-bluebell wood through diverse moods and changing seasons combines stunning natural history with the ancient history of the countryside to tell the full story of the British landscape.
With lyrical evocations of nature and the wild, this book features essays that have charted the change in Kingsnorth's thinking. It articulates a vision that he calls 'dark ecology,' which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us, and he argues for a renewed balance between the human and nonhuman worlds.