New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of Sept. 2d

FEATURED BOOK

Contested Waters: An Environmental History of the Colorado River (2013).  Contested Waters is a 266 page text authored by April R. Summitt, an assistant professor of history at Arizona State University, published by the University Press of Colorado.  The book, discusses the Colorado River and its unique geographical, political and environmental history from the perspective of the waters’ “conquest, control, division, and depletion”.  Of interest to researchers the text focuses on water law in the American west, issues of sustainability, as well as the various power relationships in existence between regulating bodies (including Mexico).  Individual chapter endnotes and an index are included for ease of use.

NEW LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS

AGRICULTURE.

Harvesting the biosphere : what we have taken from nature / Vaclav Smil

The new horse-powered farm : tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower / Stephen Leslie ; foreword by Lynn Miller

CLIMATE CHANGE.

Climate change and land policies / edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong

Environmental technologies, intellectual property and climate change : accessing, obtaining and protecting / edited by Abbe E.L. Brown, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, UK

Ethical adaptation to climate change : human virtues of the future / edited by Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Global commons, domestic decisions : the comparative politics of climate change / edited by Kathryn Harrison and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom

COASTAL LAW.

The battle for North Carolina’s coast : evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future / Stanley R. Riggs … [et al.]

COMMENTARY.

Terra nova : the new world after oil, cars, and suburbs / Eric W. Sanderson

CONSERVATION.

Conservation capital in the Americas : exemplary conservation finance initiatives / editor, James N. Levitt ; assistant editor, Shannon Meyer

CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW.

Appraising conservation and historic preservation easements / Richard J. Roddewig

DISASTER LAW.

Disaster law [electronic resource] / edited by Taryn Rucinski

Building community resilience post-disaster : a guide for affordable housing and community economic development practitioners / Dorcas R. Gilmore and Diane M. Standaert, editors

ECONOMICS.

Green economy and good governance for sustainable development : opportunities, promises and concerns / edited by Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira

ENERGY.

EU law and the development of a sustainable, competitive and secure energy policy : opportunities and shortcomings / Bram Delvaux

FORESTS.

Forest landscape restoration : integrating natural and social sciences / John Stanturf, David Lamb, Palle Madsen, editors

FOREIGN LAW.

Developing an appropriate contaminated land regime in China : lessons learned from the US and UK / Xiaobo Zhao

The Middle East water question : hydropolitics and the global economy / Tony Allan

Power and water in the Middle East : the hidden politics of the Palestinian-Israeli water conflict / Mark Zeitoun

Satoyama–satoumi ecosystems and human well-being : socio-ecological production landscapes of Japan / edited by Anantha Kumar Duraiappah … [et al.]

Water, power and politics in the Middle East : the other Israeli-Palestinian conflict / Jan Selby

Water wisdom : preparing the groundwork for cooperative and sustainable water management in the Middle East / edited by Alon Tal and Alfred Abed Rabbo

HISTORY.

Histories of the dustheap : waste, material cultures, social justice / edited by Stephanie Foote and Elizabeth Mazzolini

A Sand County almanac, and sketches here and there / by Aldo Leopold ; illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz ; introduction by Robert Finch

OCEAN LAW.

Waves / Fredric Raichlen

Zoning the oceans : the next big step in coastal zone management / John M. Boehnert

SOCIOLOGY.

Wild ones : a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America / Jon Mooallem

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

Assessing sustainability : a guide for local governments / Wayne M. Feiden, with Elisabeth Hamin

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE.

Infrastructure and land policies / edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Karin L. Brandt

TOXICS.

Soil remediation and rehabilitation : treatment of contaminated and disturbed land / Helmut Meuser

Toxic tort litigation / Arthur F. Foerster & Christine Gregorski Rolph, editors ; Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association

URBAN ECOLOGY.

Italian Historical Rural Landscapes : Cultural Values for the Environment and Rural Development / Mauro Agnoletti, Editor

The humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century city / edited by Rutherford H. Platt

VIDEO.

Green fire [videorecording] : Aldo Leopold and a land ethic for our time / Aldo Leopold Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, Center for Humans and Nature present ; a film by Ann Dunsky, Steve Dunsky, Dave Steinke ; writer, Stephen Most

WATER LAW & RESOURCES.

Contested water : the struggle against water privatization in the United States and Canada / Joanna L. Robinson

Living with water : targeting quality in a dynamic world / Paul Pechan, Gert E. de Vries, editors

Monitoring water quality : pollution assessment, analysis, and remediation / Satinder Ahuja

WILDLIFE.

Save me from the lion’s mouth : exposing human-wildlife conflict in Africa / James Clarke

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