Markets and the Environment

Markets and the Environment is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to a topic of central importance in understanding a wide range of environmental issues and policy approaches. It offers a clear overview of the fundamentals of...

288 pages
5.5 x 8.75
33 photos and illustrations

Restoring Natural Capital
Science, Business, and Practice

Edited by James Aronson, Suzanne J. Milton, and James N. Blignaut; Foreword by Peter H. Raven

How can environmental degradation be stopped? How can it be reversed? And how can the damage already done be repaired? The authors of this volume argue that a two-pronged approach is needed: reducing demand for ecosystem goods and services and...

400 pages
7 x 10

A Field Guide to Conservation Finance

Finally, a comprehensive book on land conservation financing for community and regional conservation leaders. A Field Guide to Conservation Finance provides essential advice on how to tackle the universal obstacle to protecting private...

408 pages
6 x 9
65 photos and illustrations

High Tech Trash
Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health

The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture...

352 pages
6 x 9

Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics

Though many students and environmentalists shudder at even the thought of economics, a working knowledge of the basics can be a powerful ally. Economic arguments carry a great deal of weight, and putting them to work for environmental causes can...

304 pages
6 x 9

From Walden to Wall Street
Frontiers of Conservation Finance

Edited by James N. Levitt

In the absence of innovation in the field of conservation finance, a daunting funding gap faces conservationists aiming to protect America's system of landscapes that provide sustainable resources, water, wildlife habitat, and recreational...

264 pages
6 x 9

Investing in Nature
Case Studies of Land Conservation in Collaboration with Business

In 2004, U.S. consumers spent $5.2 billion purchasing bottled water while the government only invested 5 percent of that amount to purchase critical watersheds, parks, and wildlife refuges-systems vital to clean water and healthy environments...

232 pages
6 x 9

Sprawl Costs
Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development

The environmental impacts of sprawling development have been well documented, but few comprehensive studies have examined its economic costs. In 1996, a team of experts undertook a multi-year study designed to provide quantitative measures of...

224 pages
6 x 9

Disclosure Requirements
Ensuring Mutual Supportiveness Between the WTO TRIPS Agreement and the CBD

There is an urgent need for concrete steps to foster the mutual supportiveness of the objectives embodied in the Convention on Biological Diversity and multilateral trade rules under the World Trade Organization. Intellectual property is one area...

48 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Ecological Economics
A Workbook for Problem-Based Learning

Ecological economics addresses one of the fundamental flaws in conventional economics--its failure to consider biophysical and social reality in its analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-...

120 pages
7 x 10

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