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  • Advanced Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

    series Elgar Advanced Introductions series
    This book discusses the big ideas behind EIA thinking and practice. It explores key steps in the process and the core principles underlying these with emphasis placed on best practices. Challenges in designing and implementing development proposals from projects through to plans and policies are addressed. Key topics include the EIA and sustainable development, consideration of alternatives, the ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • The Winter Road

    A Killing in Croppa Creek

    by Kate Holden ...
    An epic true story of greed, power and a desire for legacy from an acclaimed Australian storyteller.July 2014, a lonely road at twilight outside Croppa Creek, New South Wales: 80-year-old farmer Ian Turnbull takes out a .22 and shoots environmental officer Glen Turner in the back.On one side, a farmer hoping to secure his family’s wealth on the richest agricultural soil in the country. On the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 44 Man-Made World

    Choosing Between Progress and Planet

    Book 44 - Quarterly Essay
    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

    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

    $68.99 AUD

  • Deepwater Horizon

    A Systems Analysis of the Macondo Disaster

    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

    $53.99 AUD

  • Client Earth

    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

    $25.99 AUD

  • War of the Whales

    A True Story

    Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: “Horwitz’s dogged reporting…combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative…. He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience” (PEN Award Citation).Six years in the making, War of the Whales is the “gripping detective tale” (Publishers Weekly) of a crusading attorney, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Wild Law - In Practice

    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

    $82.99 AUD

  • Principles of International Environmental Law

    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

    $64.99 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

    $30.99 AUD

  • The Rights of Nature

    A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World

    by David R. Boyd ...
    Winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable LiteratureA growing body of law around the world supports the idea that humans are not the only species with rights; and if nature has rights, then humans have responsibilities.“Expertly written case studies in which legalese is accessibly distilled … empowering reminders that the seemingly inevitable slide toward planetary destruction can be halted.” — ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Monsanto Papers

    Corruption of Science and Grievous Harm to Public Health

    series Children’s Health Defense
    A David and Goliath battle for truthA specialist in GM foods and pesticides, the biologist Gilles-Éric Seralini has studied their toxicity and effects on people's health for many years. In September 2012, for the first time in a major scientific journal (Food and Chemical Toxicology), he published a study showing the effect on the liver and kidneys of two of Monsanto's flagship products: Roundup ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Death of a Whale: The Challenge of Anti-Whaling Activists and Indigenous Rights

    "CAPTAIN PAUL WATSON IS NO STRANGER TO CONTROVERSY. But this particular conflict was more personal than most. His latest book is a fascinating and thought-provoking account of what happened when anti-whaling activists found themselves at odds with tribal rights. Conservationists, eco-warriors, whale protectors, and supporters of Indigenous traditions—as well as anyone who simply loves a good story ... Read more

    $12.89 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rights for Robots

    Artificial Intelligence, Animal and Environmental Law

    Bringing a unique perspective to the burgeoning ethical and legal issues surrounding the presence of artificial intelligence in our daily lives, the book uses theory and practice on animal rights and the rights of nature to assess the status of robots.Through extensive philosophical and legal analyses, the book explores how rights can be applied to nonhuman entities. This task is completed by ... Read more


  • Climate Change Liability

    Transnational Law and Practice

    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

    $48.99 AUD

  • After Nature

    A Politics for the Anthropocene

    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

    $24.99 AUD

  • Philosophy and the Precautionary Principle

    Science, Evidence, and Environmental Policy

    by Daniel Steel ...
    Scholars in philosophy, law, economics and other fields have widely debated how science, environmental precaution, and economic interests should be balanced in urgent contemporary problems, such as climate change. One controversial focus of these discussions is the precautionary principle, according to which scientific uncertainty should not be a reason for delay in the face of serious threats to ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Toxic Politics

    China's Environmental Health Crisis and its Challenge to the Chinese State

    Environmental degradation in China has not only brought a wider range of diseases and other health consequences than previously understood, it has also taken a heavy toll on Chinese society, the economy, and the legitimacy of the party-state. In Toxic Politics, Yanzhong Huang presents new evidence of China's deepening health crisis and challenges the widespread view that China is winning the war ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • The Rule of Five

    Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

    Winner of the Julia Ward Howe Prize“The gripping story of the most important environmental law case ever decided by the Supreme Court.”—Scott Turow“In the tradition of A Civil Action, this book makes a compelling story of the court fight that paved the way for regulating the emissions now overheating the planet. It offers a poignant reminder of how far we’ve come—and how far we still must go.” ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?

    How Money Really Does Grow On Trees

    During recent years, environmental debate worldwide has been dominated by climate change, carbon emissions and eff orts to achieve low carbon economies. But a number of academic, technical, political, business and NGO initiatives indicate that there is a new wave of environmental attention focused on a wholly different set of subjects: namely that of natural capital, ecosystem services and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Climate Casino

    Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World

    Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how. Bringing together all the important issues ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Indigenous Water Rights in Law and Regulation

    Lessons from Comparative Experience

    series Cambridge Studies in Law and Society
    Indigenous Water Rights in Law and Regulation responds to an unresolved question in legal scholarship: how are (or how might be) indigenous peoples' rights included in contemporary regulatory regimes for water. This book considers that question in the context of two key trajectories of comparative water law and policy. First, the tendency to 'commoditise' the natural environment and use private ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Eco-socialism as Politics

    Rebuilding the Basis of Our Modern Civilisation

    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

    $197.99 AUD

  • Lyster's International Wildlife Law

    The development of international wildlife law has been one of the most significant exercises in international law-making during the last fifty years. This second edition of Lyster's International Wildlife Law coincides with both the UN Year of Biological Diversity and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Simon Lyster's first edition. The risk of wildlife depletion and species extinction has become even ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD