Environment and Sustainability in a Developing World 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Bill Adams
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Green Development by Bill Adams
Book DescriptionThe concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. Green Development provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice. This third edition retains the clear and powerful argument of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to political ecology, environmental risk and the environmental impacts of development. This fully revised third edition discusses: * the origins of thinking about sustainability and sustainable development and its evolution to the present day * the ideas that dominate mainstream sustainable development (ecological modernization, market environmentalism and environmental economics) * the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability that challenge 'business as usual' thinking (for example ecosocialism, ecofeminism, deep ecology and political ecology) * the dilemmas of sustainability in the context of dryland degradation, deforestation, biodiversity conservation, dam construction and urban and industrial development * the nature of policy choices about the environment and development strategies and between reformist and radical responses to the contemporary global dilemmas. Green Development offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development. It is unique in offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability and in its coverage of the extensive literature on the environment and development around the world. This book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415395076
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bill Adams
Recreational Hunting, Conservation and Rural Livelihoods, Paperback (January 2009)
For the first time, this book addresses many of the issues that are fundamental to an understanding of the real role of recreational hunting in conservation and rural development. It examines the key issues, asks the difficult questions, and seeks to present the answers to guide policy.
Green Development, Paperback (July 2008)
Presents an analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice. This book discusses the origins of thinking about sustainability and sustainable development and its evolution. It offers insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development.
Five Lessons of Life, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Bill Adams
This is an inspiring true story in which the author meets a mysterious guru in the Himalayas who imparts to him the Five Lessons of Life and urges him to share these. It is a new Celestine Prophecy for the new millennium.
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Author Biography - Bill Adams
Professor Bill Adams has worked for over thirty years on the problems of conservation and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at Cambridge. He was awarded the Busk Medal by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers in 2004. His book Against Extinction: the story of conservation was published in 2004 (Earthscan, London).
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