Professor C. Howson
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2013
Search here to find books owned by the library. Remember that there may not be books on all specific topics.
Search WorldCat to find books owned by other libraries. Simply click on the red FindIt button and sign in to have the book send here to our library.
Use the mega-catalog, Worldcat, to find books from other libraries. WorldCat will allow you to search over 15,000 libraries worldwide.
Borrow from another UW library.
These resources can be used to find books in other UW libraries.
Simply check the resources you would like to search
and press the select button. This will bring you back to the search page
and your searches will then be in the selected databases.
Select only your local library to return to searching your local library catalog.
Encyclopedia of sustainability
Call Number: Reference GE10 .E528 2010
This expansive encyclopedia breaks new ground, giving definition and focus to an urgent and much-talked-about topic that is extraordinarily wide ranging and all too often misunderstood. As the first major reference work in its field, the three comprehensive volumes span the entire scope of sustainability from ecological concepts to financial concerns to public policy and community action, giving readers a solid foundation from which to think critically about efforts to make a more sustainable world. The Encyclopedia of Sustainability comprises three volumes, each dedicated to one of three equally important contexts in which the term is used: environment and ecology, business and economics, and equity and fairness.
Call Number: GE196 .S578 2010X
Written as a professional reference book and a case textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, Sustainable Communities contains detailed case studies of communities in U.S.A., Europe, and Asia that have become sustainable. In most cases, these communities are either off the central power grid or will be by 2010, and are examples of what regions, cities, towns, and communities - such as colleges, businesses and shopping malls - can do to become sustainable.
Human footprints on the global environment : threats to sustainability
Call Number: GE170 .H84 2010
The colossal human ecological footprint now threatens the sustainability of the entire planet. Scientists, policymakers, and other close observers know that any understanding of the causes of global environmental change is a function of understanding its human dimension - the range of human choices and actions that affect the environment. This book offers a state-of-the-art assessment of research on the human dimensions of global environmental change, describing how global threats to sustainability have come about, providing an interpretive framework for understanding environmental change, reviewing recent work in the social and ecological sciences, and discussing which paths for future advances in our knowledge may prove most promising.
The world water crisis : the failures of resource management
Call Number: HD1691 .B665 2009
In the last decade, water resources planners have frequently signalled an impending water crisis. The message is that the world is running out of water and that only by careful planning and the adoption of integrated water resources management can catastrophe be avoided. Stephen Brichieri-Colombi challenges these perceptions. He maintains that the crisis is one of resource management rather than availability: it arises because water resource planners advocate exploitation of rivers without due regard to social, environmental and geopolitical consequences. The author advances a new paradigm--water in the national economy--which will enable developing countries to meet future food and water demands without increasing abstraction from rivers and consequential riparian conflict. A powerful re-appraisal of the development of global water resources.