Ritual House
Drawing on Nature's Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design

The houses we dwell in, the cities surrounding our houses, even the clothes we wear—these are all shelters we erect against the elements. They are also the embodiment of intuitive rituals, individual and cultural responses to nature’s...

224 pages
7 x 10

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Current State and Trends
Findings of the Condition and Trends Working Group

Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively in the last 50 years than in any comparable period of human history. We have done this to meet the growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber, and fuel. While changes to...

948 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Our Human Planet
Summary for Decision Makers

Our Human Planet summarizes the findings of the four working groups and serves as a reference guide to the four main volumes in the MA series. It presents the key findings of each of the working groups, providing an overview of the...

128 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Multiscale Assessments
Findings of the Sub-Global Assessments Working Group

One of the major innovations of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is the incorporation of local and regional assessments—33 in all—in a global portrait of the planet’s health. It is the first global assessment of ecosystems...

412 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Scenarios
Findings of the Scenarios Working Group

Scenarios are an invaluable tool for analyzing complex systems and understanding possible outcomes. This second volume of the MA series explores the implications of four different approaches for managing ecosystem services in the face...

596 pages
8.5 x 11

Best Practice For Conservation Planning In Rural Areas
Biological And Landscape Diversity In Central And Eastern Europe

IUCN, European Programme; Nature Conservation Bureau

This report draws on lessons learned from observations made at seven case study sites, all of which permit economic activities, especially recreation, that are not harmful to the biological values and natural functions of the area. There is now a...

74 pages
7 x 10

Reconstructing Earth
Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans

The Earth's biological, chemical, and physical systems are increasingly shaped by the activities of one species-ours. In our decisions about everything from manufacturing technologies to restaurant menus, the health of the planet has become a...

224 pages
6 x 9

Water as a Human Right?

Angela Cassar and Noemi Nemes

Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation...

53 pages
6.2 x 9.2

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Synthesis

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decisionmakers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem...

160 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


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