Agriculture at a Crossroads
Volume I: Central and West Asia and North Africa

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An...

192 pages
8 1/2 x 11
11 illustrations

Addressing the Problems of Access
Protecting sources, while giving users certainty

Jorge Cabrera Medaglia, Christian Lopez Silva, and Environmental Law Centre

Addressing the Problems of Access provides a systematic analysis of the requirements of access law, both the CBD requirements and the basic requirements of enforceable legislation. Often key legal issues that have a significant impact on...

77 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Agriculture at a Crossroads
Synthesis Report

The Synthesis Report integrates key findings from the Global and Sub-Global Assessments, providing in-depth analyses of current conditions, challenges, and options for action. In addition, it addresses eight topics of critical importance:...

104 pages
8 1/2 x 11
28 illustrations

Resilient Cities
Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Half of the world’s inhabitants now live in cities. In the next twenty years, the number of urban dwellers will swell to an estimated five billion people. With their inefficient transportation systems and poorly designed buildings, many...

184 pages
6 x 9

The World's Water 2008-2009
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Peter H. Gleick and Michael J. Cohen

Produced biennially, The World’s Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant  trends worldwide, and offers the best...

432 pages
8.5 x 11
40 illustrations

Urban Networks-Network Urbanism

Urban networks, network cities, networked cities and city networks are widely discussed, but their has hardly been debate on what constitutes an urbanism of networks. It is time to shift network urbanism from the realm of general debate to that...

296 pages
6 x 9

Where Our Food Comes From
Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine

The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. But in the years before Stalin...

264 pages
6 x 9
One 8-page color insert

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Second Edition
Who Owns Paradise?

Around the world, ecotourism has been hailed as a panacea: a way to fund conservation and scientific research, protect fragile ecosystems, benefit communities, promote development in poor countries, instill environmental awareness and a social...

568 pages
6 x 9
Tables, references, index

Population, Nature, and What Women Want

In the capital of Ghana, a teenager nicknamed “Condom Sister” trolls the streets to educate other young people about contraception. Her work and her own aspirations point to a remarkable shift not only in the West African nation,...

320 pages
6 x 9

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems
Principles and Practices

Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the energy they consume are all but invisible, often coming from other continents, and...

296 pages
7 x 10
56 photos and illustrations


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