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Infrastructure Disturbances

Urbanization, Transportation & Industry

Resources Of The City: Contributions To An Environmental History Of Modern Europe (2005), edited by Schott et al, originates in a conference held at the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester in June 2002 on ‘Urban Environment: Resources, Perceptions, Uses’.

Urban Land: Degradation – Investigation – Remediation (2003), by Genske, brings together the different aspects of this transdisciplinary endeavour by discussing the causes of degradation, the strategies of investigation and the techniques of remediation of urban land.

Understanding Urban Ecosystems: A New Frontier for Science and Education (2003), edited by Berkowitz et al, brings together leaders in the biological, physical and social dimensions of urban ecosystem research with leading education researchers, administrators and practitioners, to show how an understanding of urban ecosystems is vital for urban dwellers to grasp the fundamentals of ecological and environmental science, and to understand their own environment.

Urban Ecosystem Studies in Malaysia: A Study of Change (2003), by Rainis, examines issues between natural environment and urban ecosystem in Malaysia. The interface between urban geography and environmental studies is a very interesting one as it links the interrelationship between environment and development processes.

Building Ecology: First Principles for a Sustainable Built Environment (2002), offers a holistic view of ecologically sustainable building by drawing on established areas of knowledge, demonstrating their relevance to the environmentally-conscious building professional and putting the process, product and impact of building into context.

World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation, 3000BC-AD2000 (2001), by Chew, shows that the processes of population growth, intensive resource accumulation, and urbanization in ancient and modern societies almost universally bring on ecological disaster, which often contributes to the decline and fall of that society.

Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World (2001), by Hardoy et al, describes environmental problems and their effect on human health, local ecosystems and global cycles. It points to the political causes that underpin many of these problems – including ineffective, unaccountable governments and aid agencies’ reluctance to work with the urban poor.

Industry and Environment in Latin America (2001), edited by Jenkins, sets out the impact of globalisation on the environment using case studies, reflected in the growing literature on the effects of trade liberalization, the activities of transnational corporations and international finance.

Asia’s Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and the Environment (2000), edited by Angel and Rock, examines the prospects for and pathways to such a new trajectory. The book lays out a path-breaking vision of how developing economies might go beyond environmental regulation and put in place an array of policies and institutions that could integrate environmental, industrial and technological goals.

Water for Urban Areas: Challenges and Perspectives (1999), edited by Uitto and Biswas, brings together leading experts from four continents to offer unique insights into varied issues of urban water management.

Transport Policy and the Environment (1998), edited by Banister, presents for the first time the results of extensive research: quantifying the contribution of transport to environmental problems; assessing the options for resolving those problems; investigating the conflicts arising from policy implementation; and developing new and better methods of data collection and analysis.

Environmental Ecology, Second Edition: The Ecological Effects of Pollution, Disturbance, and Other Stresses (1994), by Freedman, provides new case studies and in-depth treatment of the effects of pollution and other disturbances on our oceans, lakes, forests, and air.

Dams & Hydrology

Ecology of Desert Rivers (2006), edited by Kingsford, provides a comprehensive account of the variable ecology of these areas and how they determine the behaviour and composition of the organisms that survive in this ‘boom and bust’ environment.

Dams, Ecosystem Functions and Environmental Restoration (2000), World Commission on Dams, consists of seven case studies, two country studies, one briefing paper, seventeen thematic reviews of five sectors, a cross check survey of 125 dams, four regional consultations and nearly 1000 topic-related submissions.

Large Dams: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future (1997), IUCN World Conservation Union, brings together representatives from governments, the private sector, international financial institutions, and civil society organizations to address the advances needed in knowledge and practice, the methodologies and approaches required to achieve these advances, and proposals for a follow-up process involving all stakeholders.

Colorado River Ecology and Dam Management (1991), Committee to Review the Glen Canyon Environmental Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, contains 11 papers that review the extant information about the Colorado River from an ecosystem perspective and serve as the basis for discussion of the use of ecosystem/earth science information for river management and dam operations.

Fire & Weather

Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy (2006), edited by Wuerthner, examines the ecology of these landscapes and the policies and practices that affected them and continue to affect them, such as fire suppression, prescribed burns, salvage logging, and land-use planning.

Australia Burning: Fire Ecology, Policy and Management Issues (2003), edited by Cary et al, examines some of the key questions that relate to the ecology, prediction and management of fire, urban planning, law, insurance, and community issues, including indigenous and non-indigenous concerns.

Fire and Climatic Change in Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas (2003), edited by Veblen et al, brings together research conducted in western North and South America, areas of a great deal of collaborative work on the influence of people and climate change on fire regimes.

Introduction to Wildland Fire (1996), by Pyne et al, provides a comprehensive resource for studying the fundamentals of fire behavior, its ecological effects, and its cultural and institutional framework.

Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia (1996), edited by Goldammer and Furyaev, is the first monograph published in English in which the accumulated state of wildland fire science in the boreal forest zone of Eurasia is systematically analyzed.

The Ecology of Fire (1995), by Whelan, examines the changes wrought by fires with reference to general ecological theory. The impacts of fires on individual organisms, populations and communities are examined separately, and emphasis is placed on the importance of fire regime.

The Ecology of Natural Disturbance and Patch Dynamics (1986), edited by Pickett and White, brings together the findings and ideas of those studying varied systems, presenting a synthesis of diverse individual contributions.


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