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New and Published Books

  1. The Two Degrees Dangerous Limit for Climate Change

    Public Understanding and Decision Making

    By Christopher Shaw

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    This book is about the history, present and future of one the most important policy ideas of the modern era – that there is a single, global dangerous amount of climate change. That dangerous amount of climate change is imagined as two degrees centigrade of global warming above the pre-industrial...

    Published October 7th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Bad Earth

    Environmental Degradation in China

    By Vaclav Smil

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    As China strives to significantly increase its economic output, the nation faces an acute deterioration of the physical resources from which this prodigious growth springs. Major problems include water shortages, the pollution of water, high levels of carcinogens in the air, accelerating erosion,...

    Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Managing Ash from Municipal Waste Incinerators

    By Alyce M. Ujihara, Michael Gough

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Originally published in 1989, this report deals with issues surrounding ash residues produced by municipal waste combustors. Spurred by huge disagreements over the environmental risks that these ash residues posed; Managing Ash from Municipal Waste Incinerators attempts to shed light on the debates...

    Published September 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Autonomous Nature

    Problems of Prediction and Control From Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution

    By Carolyn Merchant

    Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and...

    Published September 17th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Handbook of Regulations on Environmental Protection in China

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Handbook of Regulations on Environmental Protection in China details the environmental laws, regulations and standards in China for those enforcing and creating environmental policy as it stood in the early 1990’s. Originally published in English in 1994, this translation aims to illuminate an...

    Published September 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Greenhouse Warming

    Abatement and Adaptation

    Edited by Norman J. Rosenberg, William E. Easterling III, Pierre R. Crosson, Joel Darmstadter

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Originally published in 1989, Greenhouse Warming combines papers presented at a workshop held in 1987 to discuss climate change. This study identifies ways that climate impacts upon agriculture, forestry and water resources in order to advise on safeguarding against drought, flood and extreme cold...

    Published September 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Mountain Movers

    Mining, Sustainability and the Agents of Change

    By Daniel M. Franks

    Series: Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

    The products of mining are everywhere – if it wasn’t grown, it was mined or drilled. But the mining industry has a chequered past. Pollution, human rights abuses, and corruption have tarnished the reputation of the industry across the globe. Over a decade ago the major mining companies embraced the...

    Published September 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Global Development and the Environment

    Perspectives on Sustainability

    Edited by Joel Darmstadter

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In preparation for the United Nation’s Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, this study aimed to detail enduring environmental issues that might or might not have been considered at the conference. Originally published earlier that year, Global Development and...

    Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Economics of Managing Chlorofluorocarbons

    Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Issues

    Edited by John H. Cumberland, James R. Hibbs, Irving Hoch

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Chlorofluorocarbons are known to be effective spray can propellants, solvents and refrigerators and were often used in deodorants, refrigerators and other goods. However, it was not known at the beginning of their use, the complex reaction that CFCs have on the earth’s climate. Originally published...

    Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Public Regulation of Site Selection for Nuclear Power Plants

    Present Procedures and Reform Proposals — An Annotated Bibliography

    By Ernest D. Klema, Robert L. West

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Public regulation of site-selection for nuclear power plants is woven into the fabric of the distinctively-American experience in exercising government control over privately-owned public utilities. Originally published in 1977, the authors have identified the various dimensions of public concern...

    Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge