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Ecology & Environment

  • Create and Maintain Your Own Smallholding

    Liz Wright

    Product Code: BMOGV
    Paperback
    Learn how to set up your own smallholding, grow your own fruit and vegetables, rear chickens, pigs, lambs and other livestock, and manage their pasture, to help you create a sustainable, organic lifestyle. This excellent new guide brings the heart of the land to your table, with advice on where to buy, how to maintain and how to support other local producers. Packed with tips and hints on how to prepare for the whole year, especially in winter. With case studies and examples throughout. Companion title to Keeping Chickens and Keeping Bees.
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  • Glacier

    Peter G. Knight

    Product Code: CAZJR
    Paperback
    As major actors in the unfolding drama of climate change, glaciers feature prominently in Earth's past and its future. Wherever on the planet we live, glaciers affect each of us directly. They control the atmospheric and ocean circulations that drive the weather; they supply drinking and irrigation water to millions of people; and they protect us from catastrophic sea-level rise. The very existence of glaciers affects our view of the planet and of ourselves, but it is less than 200 years since we realised that ice ages come and go, and that glaciers once covered much more of the planet's surface than they do now. An inspiration to artists, a challenge for engineers, glaciers mean different things to different people. Crossing the boundaries between art, environment, science, nature and culture, this book uniquely considers glaciers from a myriad perspectives, revealing their complexity, majesty and importance, but also their fragility.
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  • Ask an Ocean Explorer

    Dr Jonathan Copley

    Product Code: CBSCK
    Paperback
    'Our everyday lives are connected to the deep ocean in ways we seldom realise.' Between these pages is everything you need to know about our oceans, explained in 25 questions. In Ask An Ocean Explorer marine biologist of over 20 years and advisor for the BBC's Blue Planet II, Dr Jon Copley, explains the science and wonder of the deep ocean. Combining untold history of ocean exploration and personal account of what it's like to be a 'bathynaut' diving in a mini-submarine, Ask An Ocean Explorer will bring to light weird and wonderful deep-sea creatures that we find down there and how the oceans and their health is connected to our everyday lives.
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  • Historic Rocky Mountain National Park

    Randi Minetor

    Product Code: BZKDL
    Paperback
    Historic Rocky Mountain National Park captures fascinating moments and untold stories in the history of this magnificent national park, from the days when Paleo-Indians roamed between the mountain peaks to the settlement of the valleys by ranchers and hoteliers. Stories of the Ute and Arapaho tribes, the 1859 Gold Rush, the first people to summit 14,259-foot-high Long's Peak, the women who climbed to the top of the Rockies, the fossils revealed by snowfield melt, the advocates who worked to protect this landscape, and more provide just enough history to make your visit to the top of America even more exciting than you anticipated.
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  • Whose Cosmopolitanism?

    Nina Glick Schiller

    Product Code: BVHON
    Paperback
    The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or vision of cosmopolitanism is being described and for whose purposes? In response, this volume assembles contributors from different disciplines and theoretical backgrounds to examine cosmopolitanism's possibilities, aspirations and applications-as well as its tensions, contradictions, and discontents-so as to offer a critical commentary on the vital but often neglected question: whose cosmopolitanism? The book investigates when, where, and how cosmopolitanism emerges as a contemporary social process, global aspiration or emancipatory political project and asks whether it can serve as a political or methodological framework for action in a world of conflict and difference.
  • Necessary Evil

    David Kinley (Chair in Human R

    Product Code: BLYKT
    Hardback
    Finance governs almost every aspect of modern life. Every day, we use the financial system to mortgage our homes, to insure our health, to invest in our futures through education and pension funds, to feed and clothe ourselves, to be paid for our labor, and to help others in need. As the fuel of capitalism, finance has been a major force for human progress for centuries. Yet it has periodically generated disasters too, from the Great Depression to the recent sub-prime mortgage crisis. In writing Necessary Evil, eminent human rights law scholar David Kinley spent ten years immersed in researching finance's many facetsafrom how it is raised and what it is spent on, to when it is gambled and who wins and who loses to produce this unique account of how finance works from a human rights perspective. He argues that while finance has historically facilitated many beneficial trends in human well-being, a sea change has occurred in the past quarter century. Since the end of the Cold War, the finance sector's power has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point where it is now out of control. Oversight of the sector has been weakened by deregulation, as powerful lobbyists have persuaded our leaders that what is good for finance is good for the economy as a whole. Kinley shows how finance has become societyas master rather than its servant, and how, as a consequence, human rights concerns are so often ignored, sidelined or crushed. Using episodes of financial malfeasance from around the globeL from the world's banking capitals to the mines of central Africa and the factories of East AsiaL Kinley illustrates how the tools of international finance time and time again fail to advance the human condition. Kinley also suggests policies that can help finance protect and promote human rights and thereby regain the public trust and credibility it has so spectacularly lost over the past decade. An authoritative account of the extraordinary social consequences of the financial system at the heart of the worldas economy, Necessary Evil will be an essential tool for anyone committed to making global capitalism a fairer and more effective vehicle for improving the lives of many, and not just providing for the comfort of a few.
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