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  • Poisoned

    How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims

    by Alan Bell and 1 more

    After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida’s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he’d been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell’s rapidly declining health forced him to flee his glamorous Miami life to a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert.As his career and marriage ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 44 Man-Made World

    Choosing Between Progress and Planet

    by Andrew Charlton

    series Quarterly Essay #44
    Witnessing at first-hand the failure of the Copenhagen Climate Conference and wondering what went wrong, Andrew Charlton realised the truth of a colleague’s words: “The world is split between those who want to save the planet and those who want to save themselves.”In this groundbreaking essay, Charlton discusses the rift that will shape our future: progress versus planet; rich versus poor. In ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Reshaping Environments

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in a Complex World

    by Helena Bender

    Reshaping Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in a Complex World draws together a team of specialist authors from disciplines including urban planning, social sciences, engineering and environmental science to examine the diverse influences humans have upon the natural environment. This interdisciplinary approach presents multifaceted responses for complex environmental ... Read more

    $65.44 AUD

  • Client Earth

    by James Thornton and 1 more

    Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope.Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Whoever, ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Deepwater Horizon

    by Earl Boebert and 1 more

    In 2010 BP’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe spiraled into the worst human-made economic and ecological disaster in Gulf Coast history. In the most comprehensive account to date, senior systems engineers Earl Boebert and James Blossom show how corporate and engineering decisions, each one individually innocuous, interacted to create the disaster. ... Read more

    $53.56 AUD

  • Food or War

    by Julian Cribb

    Ours is the Age of Food. Food is a central obsession in all cultures, nations, the media, and society. Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to war. But it also presents us with spectacular opportunities for fresh human creativity and technological prowess. Julian Cribb describes a new food system capable of meeting our global needs on this hot ... Read more

    $13.08 AUD

  • Wild Law - In Practice

    by Michelle Maloney and 1 more

    series Law, Justice and Ecology
    Wild Law - In Practice aims to facilitate the transition of Earth Jurisprudence from theory into practice. Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging philosophy of law, coined by cultural historian and geologian Thomas Berry. It seeks to analyse the contribution of law in constructing, maintaining and perpetuating anthropocentrism and addresses the ways in which this orientation can be undermined and ... Read more

    $76.77 AUD

  • War of the Whales

    A True Story

    by Joshua Horwitz

    “Intimate and urgent storytelling” (Chicago Tribune), a “ripping real-life yarn” (Tampa Bay Chronicle): The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world’s most powerful navy, in defense of whales. Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and a New York Times bestseller.War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

    by Elizabeth Fisher

    series Very Short Introductions
    Environmental law is the law concerned with environmental problems. It is a vast area of law that operates from the local to the global, involving a range of different legal and regulatory techniques. In theory, environmental protection is a no brainer. Few people would actively argue for pollution or environmental destruction. Ensuring a clean environment is ethically desirable, and also sensible ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Law as if Earth Really Mattered

    The Wild Law Judgment Project

    by Nicole Rogers and 1 more

    series Law, Justice and Ecology
    This book is a collection of judgments drawn from the innovative Wild Law Judgment Project. In participating in the Wild Law Judgment Project, which was inspired by various feminist judgment projects, contributors have creatively reinterpreted judicial decisions from an Earth-centred point of view by rewriting existing judgments, or creating fictional judgments, as wild law. Authors have ... Read more

    $69.73 AUD

  • Infrastructure

    The Social Value of Shared Resources

    by Brett M. Frischmann

    Infrastructure resources are the subject of many contentious public policy debates, including what to do about crumbling roads and bridges, whether and how to protect our natural environment, energy policy, even patent law reform, universal health care, network neutrality regulation and the future of the Internet. Each of these involves a battle to control infrastructure resources, to establish ... Read more

    $66.43 AUD

  • Governing the Climate

    New Approaches to Rationality, Power and Politics

    by Johannes Stripple and 1 more

    Despite a growing interest in critical social and political studies of climate change, the field remains fragmented and diffuse. This is the first volume to collect this body of scholarship, providing a key reference point in the growing debate about climate change across the social sciences. The book provides a new set of insights into the ways in which climate change is creating new forms of ... Read more

    $49.60 AUD

  • After Nature

    A Politics for the Anthropocene

    by Jedediah Purdy

    Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. The world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists call this epoch the Anthropocene, Age of Humans. The facts of the Anthropocene are scientific—emissions, pollens, extinctions—but its shape and meaning are questions for politics. Jedediah Purdy develops a politics for this post-natural world. ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • Nature's Trust

    Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

    by Mary Christina Wood

    Environmental law has failed us all. As ecosystems collapse across the globe and the climate crisis intensifies, environmental agencies worldwide use their authority to permit the very harm that they are supposed to prevent. Growing numbers of citizens now realize they must act before it is too late. This book exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on ... Read more

    $46.74 AUD

  • Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems

    by Craig R. Allen and 1 more

    Adaptive management is an approach to managing social-ecological systems that fosters learning about the systems being managed and remains at the forefront of environmental management nearly 40 years after its original conception. Adaptive management persists because it allows action despite uncertainty, and uncertainty is reduced when learning occurs during the management process. Often termed ... Read more

    $161.14 AUD

  • Risk Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

    by Michael Baram and 2 more

    This book evaluates and compares risk regulation and safety management for offshore oil and gas operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway and Australia. It provides an interdisciplinary approach with legal, technological and sociological perspectives on efforts to assess and prevent major accidents and improve safety performance. Presented in three parts, it begins with a review ... Read more

    $46.74 AUD

  • Climate Change Liability

    Transnational Law and Practice

    by Richard Lord and 4 more

    As frustration mounts in some quarters at the perceived inadequacy or speed of international action on climate change, and as the likelihood of significant impacts grows, the focus is increasingly turning to liability for climate change damage. Actual or potential climate change liability implicates a growing range of actors, including governments, industry, businesses, non-governmental ... Read more

    $48.61 AUD

  • Down to the Wire

    Confronting Climate Collapse

    by David W. Orr

    "The real fault line in American politics is not between liberals and conservatives.... It is, rather, in how we orient ourselves to the generations to come who will bear the consequences, for better and for worse, of our actions." So writes David Orr in Down to the Wire, a sober and eloquent assessment of climate destabilization and an urgent call to action. Orr describes how political negligence ... Read more

    $29.25 AUD

  • Commoning the City

    Empirical Perspectives on Urban Ecology, Economics and Ethics

    by Derya Özkan and 1 more

    This collection seeks to expand the limits of current debates about urban commoning practices that imply a radical will to establish collaborative and solidarity networks based on anti-capitalist principles of economics, ecology and ethics.The chapters in this volume draw on case studies in a diversity of urban contexts, ranging from Detroit, USA to Kyrenia, Cyprus – on urban gardening and land ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • International Environmental Law

    by Pierre-Marie Dupuy and 1 more

    This textbook provides a concise, conceptually clear, and legally rigorous introduction to contemporary international environmental law and practice. Written in an accessible style, the book covers all the major multilateral environmental agreements, paying particular attention to their underlying structure, their main legal provisions, and their practical operation. The material is structured ... Read more

    $40.25 AUD

  • Climate Justice and Disaster Law

    by Rosemary Lyster

    Climate disasters demand an integration of multilateral negotiations on climate change, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, human rights and human security. Via detailed examination of recent law and policy initiatives from around the world, and making use of a capability approach, Rosemary Lyster develops a unique approach to human and non-human climate justice and its application ... Read more

    $40.25 AUD

  • Eco-socialism as Politics

    Rebuilding the Basis of Our Modern Civilisation

    by Qingzhi Huan

    This volume consists of analyses by experts from both the West and the East on the up-to-date development of Eco-socialism as a red-green politics within the context of capitalist globalisation. It investigates whether and/or in what sense Eco-socialism can offer a better explanation to the causes of ecological problems than the other Green discourses - such as deep ecology and ecological ... Read more

    $197.11 AUD

  • Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

    by Rob Nixon

    “Slow violence” from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today. ... Read more

    $28.81 AUD

  • Principles of International Environmental Law

    by Philippe Sands and 3 more

    This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental ... Read more

    $61.70 AUD