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Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycle: Variables and Consequences

1st Edition

Isabel Ferrera
January 11, 2017

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This valuable compendium provides an overview of the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change. The chapters highlight the importance of marine plankton in carbon processing as well as the effects of...

Urban Land Use: Community-Based Planning

1st Edition

Kimberly Etingoff
December 20, 2016

This compendium volume, Urban Land Use: Community-Based Planning, covers a range of land use planning and community engagement issues. Part I explores the connections between land use decisions and consequences for urban residents, particularly in the areas of health and health equity. The chapters...

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

1st Edition

Mark Gibson
October 19, 2016

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...

Water Poverty: The Next “Oil” Crisis

1st Edition

Shirley J. Hansen
August 08, 2016

A water crisis on our immediate horizon is destined to hurt, even kill, millions of children, and the window of opportunity to do something about it is rapidly closing. There is, however, a glimmer of hope that could turn into rays of sunshine. Water is a commodity, and we have just come through...

Sustainable Cities: Urban Planning Challenges and Policy

1st Edition

Kimberly Etingoff
July 08, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Two trends come together in the world’s cities to make urban sustainability a critical issue today. First, greater and greater numbers of people are living in urban areas—and are projected to do so for the foreseeable future. Additionally,...

Improving Urban Environments: Strategies for Healthier and More Sustainable Cities

1st Edition

Marco Ragazzi
May 12, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Because cities are such complex systems, creating sustainable urban environments is a challenging goal. No single strategy—or even several strategies—will be enough to achieve tomorrow’s healthy and sustainable cities. The challenges resist...

The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

1st Edition

Sergio A. Molina-Murillo, Carlos Rojas Alvarado
February 17, 2016

This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits the existence of forests to the use of forest resources in a modern human context, this...

Urban Development for the 21st Century: Managing Resources and Creating Infrastructure

1st Edition

Kimberly Etingoff
July 29, 2015

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Urban planners around the world are increasingly concerned with creating and maintaining cities that are healthy for both the environment and for individuals. Cities are at the forefront of the trend toward sustainable living, since they are...

Urban Ecology: Strategies for Green Infrastructure and Land Use

1st Edition

Kimberly Etingoff
July 28, 2015

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. With increasing global urbanization, the environments and ecologies of cities are often perceived to suffer. While pollution and destruction of green space and species may occur, cities also remain part of natural systems. Cities provide...

Economics for Environmental Professionals

1st Edition

Frank R. Spellman
April 13, 2015

Environmental professionals are often called upon to find solutions to environmental degradation problems or to lead the way in planning to prevent them. Because they come mainly from the environmental and science disciplines, most environmental professionals have limited training in the...

An Introduction to Ecological Economics

2nd Edition

Robert Costanza, John H Cumberland, Herman Daly, Robert Goodland, Richard B Norgaard, Ida Kubiszewski, Carol Franco
December 02, 2014

From Empty-World Economics to Full-World Economics Ecological economics explores new ways of thinking about how we manage our lives and our planet to achieve a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future. Ecological economics extends and integrates the study and management of both "nature's...

Network Economics of Marine Ecosystems and their Exploitation

1st Edition

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,...