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Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach

Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach

William L. Weber

September 02, 2014

Written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex concepts, laws, and policy, Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach explores how economic growth usually makes people better off, but also asks at what environmental cost? These costs are not often realized until after...

Network Economics of Marine Ecosystems and their Exploitation

Network Economics of Marine Ecosystems and their Exploitation

Christian Mullon

October 23, 2013

This book addresses the question of the double exposure of marine ecosystems, i.e. to both global climate changes and economic globalization. This book contains a short, but self sufficient mathematical introduction, the formalization in the context of Network economics of global commodity chains,...

Environmental Economics: An Integrated Approach

Environmental Economics: An Integrated Approach

Philip E. Graves

August 21, 2013

Rigorous, yet written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex material, Environmental Economics: An Integrated Approach provides practical and working knowledge of how environmental policy analysis is developed. This is a true textbook, detailing the tools required to conduct that...

The Feeding of Nations: Redefining Food Security for the 21st Century

The Feeding of Nations: Redefining Food Security for the 21st Century

Mark Gibson

February 15, 2012

In the last decade, the world has grown richer and produced more food than ever before. Yet in that same period, hunger has increased and 925 million remain underfed and malnourished. Exploring this troubling paradox, The Feeding of Nations: Re-Defining Food Security for the 21st Century offers a...

Remediation Manual for Contaminated Sites

Remediation Manual for Contaminated Sites

David L. Russell

October 06, 2011

To ask the right question, one needs to have some idea of what the answer might be. So it is with remediation. There is no such thing as too much information when it comes to characterizing a site, as information can aid in selecting the best remediation options. Unfortunately, the collection of...

Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World

Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World

Charles R. Beaton, Chris Maser

August 05, 2011

The earth, our home, is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis—our global economy, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet. Despite conventional thinking that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will put us back on the path of economic growth, the reality is not that simple....

Economic Incentives for Stormwater Control

Economic Incentives for Stormwater Control

Hale W. Thurston

August 03, 2011

Dealing with stormwater runoff in urban areas is a problem that is getting bigger and more expensive. As we cover porous surfaces with impervious structures—commercial buildings, parking lots, roads, and houses—finding places for rainwater and snowmelt to soak in becomes harder. Many landscapers,...

Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species, Second Edition

Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species, Second Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D.

May 23, 2011

The impact of invasive species is second only to that of human population growth and associated activities as a cause of the loss of biodiversity throughout the world. In the United States, invasions of nonnative plants, animals, or microbes cause major environmental damage. The second edition of...

Environmental and Economic Sustainability

Environmental and Economic Sustainability

Paul E. Hardisty

June 21, 2010

Never before has the quest to balance the needs of people, the environment, and the economy been so important. While sustainability has been widely taken up by governments and business, the world has continued to move in increasingly unsustainable directions, from continued dependence on fossil...

Groundwater Economics

Groundwater Economics

Charles A. Job

December 21, 2009

From the western United States to the Indian subcontinent, water issues have always been economic issues. Considered ubiquitous under the continents, groundwater varies considerably in depth, quality, accessibility, and availability. A unified discussion of groundwater and its economic importance,...

Applied Risk Management in Agriculture

Applied Risk Management in Agriculture

Dana L. Hoag

October 20, 2009

Defining the fundamentals of building a risk management plan, Applied Risk Management in Agriculture uses strategic management to organize the process of risk management. A time-tested procedure inside and outside the business community, this technique provides an ideal platform for organizing risk...

Environmental Economics for Watershed Restoration

Environmental Economics for Watershed Restoration

Hale W. Thurston, Matthew T. Heberling, Alyse Schrecongost

March 06, 2009

Whether addressing pollution problems or helping protect a specific use, watershed associations are finding that the competition for funds is getting harder. While we can grasp the value of our streams for fishing or kayaking and other services, or their cultural value, or their value to an...