A Pivotal Moment
Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge

Through a series of essays by leading demographers, environmentalists and reproductive health advocates, A Pivotal Moment offers a new perspective on the complex connection between population dynamics and environmental quality. It presents the...

432 pages
6 x 9
21 illustrations

The Rebirth of Environmentalism
Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear

Over the past two decades, a select group of small but highly effective grassroots organizations have achieved remarkable success in protecting endangered species and forests in the United States. The Rebirth of Environmentalism tells for...

304 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It

In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has...

432 pages
6 x 9
9 photos, 13 illustrations

Covering ABS
Addressing the Need for Sectoral, Geographical, Legal, and International Integration

Tomme Young

The most difficult and least addressed ABS implementation issue is that of coverage. On the one hand, the CBD’s ABS provisions appear to give every country full rights over all genetic resources found in the country, even if the exact...

184 pages
8 x 10

Contracting for ABS
The Legal and Scientific Implications of Bioprospecting Contracts

Shakeel Bhatti, Tomme Young, Santiago Carrizosa, and Patrick McGuire

Contracts relating to scientific/technical development are effective only where they are enforceable or valid under relevant law, can be practically implemented by the parties, and address matters arising from the relevant scientific/technical...

307 pages
8 x 11.5

Planning for Coastal Resilience
Best Practices for Calamitous Times

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and magnitude of coastal storms around the globe, and the anticipated rise of sea levels will have enormous impact on fragile and vulnerable coastal regions. In the U.S., more than 50% of the...

200 pages
6 x 9
23 illustrations

Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals

Whether you are managing wetlands, protecting endangered species, or restoring ecosystems, you need to be able to communicate effectively in order to solve conservation and resource management problems. Communication Skills for Conservation...

480 pages
6 x 9
49 photos and illustrations

Environmental Regulations and Housing Costs

Many communities across the nation still lack affordable housing. And many officials continue to claim that “affordable housing” is an oxymoron. Building inexpensively is impossible, they say, because there are too many regulations....

288 pages
6 x 9
7 illustrations

Roadless Rules
The Struggle for the Last Wild Forests

Roadless Rules is a fast-paced and insightful look at one of the most important, wide-ranging, and controversial efforts to protect public forests ever undertaken in the United States.


In January 2000, President Clinton...

192 pages
6 x 9

Wildlife Law
A Primer

Wildlife Law is a comprehensive and readable primer that provides an overview of U.S. wildlife law for a broad audience, including professionals who work with wildlife or who manage wildlife habitat, students across the spectrum of natural...

360 pages
6 x 9


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