Sustainability

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Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities

Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Island Press

If widely used, these rules would lead to a much more livable world for future generations – a world that is not unlike the better parts of our own.

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Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River

Nature and Power in the People’s Republic of China

Island Press

This book brings big geopolitical issues to life through the narrative of a particular region and its people.

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Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site

Athabasca University Press

Examining the ecology of the Western Canadian mountain region, this book argues that preserving the Rocky Mountains may be an important defence against future climate change impacts on the Canadian west.

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The Informed Gardener Blooms Again

University of Washington Press

Linda Chalker-Scott investigates scientific literature to debunk common gardening myths, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices.

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What Is Water?

The History of a Modern Abstraction

UBC Press

A history of the modern concept of water that traces how a scientific abstraction has helped to produce a global crisis.

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Forestry and Biodiversity

Learning How to Sustain Biodiversity in Managed Forests

UBC Press

Sustaining biodiversity in managed forests is a complex problem, but the authors argue that it can be done -- through adaptive management, which they describe as a structured approach to “learning by doing.”

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