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            Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer
              

            Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKenzie, Richard Lloyd

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            An insider's account of the most successful international environmental action ever undertaken: the Montreal Protocol on Protection of the Ozone Layer. Richard McKenzie's career in ozone research began years before the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole and continues to the pr...esent day. McKenzie brings a first-hand experience to the story through his research and involvement in scientific and environmental assessments of ozone depletion. Saving our Skins is the story of how McKenzie and his colleagues at New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research in Lauder - a research laboratory housed on a sheep and cattle station at the bottom of the country - helped ensure the success of the Montreal Protocol. McKenzie's story plays out against a backdrop of an ever-increasing threat from climate change and its interactions with the ozone story. This book - authoritative on the science, but accessible to the layman - intertwines the scientific story behind the Protocol with the author's personal experiences in a career that spans four decades, stretching from the hallowed corridors of Oxford University to an isolated rural community where the locals refer to the scientists as "stargazers". The book's title plays on the dual problem of ozone depletion - which leads to dramatic increases in ultra-violet radiation that causes skin cancer - and climate change, which poses an existential threat to humanity. Both serve to remind us of the fragility of our thin skin of atmosphere. Ultimately, McKenzie shows that with foresight and global cooperation, difficult problems in science can be solved. As world leaders grasp for solutions to the climate change threat, this book suggests they might find a model in the Montreal Protocol.
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            ISBN 9780473533298
            Published NZ 24 Jul 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Subjects of Intergenerational Justice: Indigenous Philosophy, the Environment and Relationships
              

            Subjects of Intergenerational Justice: Indigenous Philosophy, the Environment and Relationships (Hardback)

            By Winter, Christine J.

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            This book challenges mainstream Western IEJ (intergenerational environmental justice) in a manner that privileges indigenous philosophies and highlights the value these philosophies have for solving global environmental problems. .

            ISBN 9780367551476
            Released NZ 6 Sep 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
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            Sludge: Disaster on Victoria's Goldfields

            Sludge: Disaster on Victoria's Goldfields (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lawrence, Susan; Davies, Peter

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            Sludge The fascinating, troubling legacy of the gold rush Everyone knows gold made Victoria rich. But did you know gold mining was disastrous for the land, engulfing it in floods of sand, gravel and silt that gushed out of the mines? Or that this environmental devastation still a...ffects our rivers and floodplains? Victorians had a name for this mining waste- 'sludge'. Sludge submerged Victoria's best grapevines near Bendigo, filled Laanecoorie Reservoir on the Loddon River and flowed down from Beechworth over thousands of hectares of rich agricultural land. Children and animals drowned in sludge lakes. Mining effluent contaminated three-quarters of Victoria's creeks and rivers. Sludge is the compelling story of the forgotten filth that plagued nineteenth-century Victoria. It exposes the big dirty secret of Victoria's mining history - the way it transformed the state's water and land, and how the battle against sludge helped lay the ground for the modern environmental movement. 'A remarkable achievement' -Tom Griffiths 'A work of brilliant rediscovery and a wake-up call for our own times' -Grace Karskens 'Vividly conveys the long-term costs of short-term gains' -Billy Griffiths
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            ISBN 9781760641108
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult
             

            Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult (Hardback)

            By DeLeo, Rob A.

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            Public policy analysts and political pundits alike tend to describe the policymaking process as a reactive sequence in which government develops solutions for clearly evident and identifiable problems. While this depiction holds true in many cases, it fails to account for instanc...es in which public policy is enacted in anticipation of a potential future problem. Whereas traditional policy concerns manifest themselves through ongoing harms, anticipatory problems are projected to occur sometime in the future, and it is the prospect of their potentially catastrophic impact that generates intense speculation and concern in the present. Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult provides an in depth examination of the complex process through which United States government institutions anticipate emerging threats. Using contemporary debates over the risks associated with nanotechnology, pandemic influenza, and global warming as case study material, Rob A. DeLeo highlights the distinctive features of proactive governance. By challenging the pervasive assumption of reactive policymaking, DeLeo provides a dynamic approach for conceptualizing the political dimensions of anticipatory policy change.
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            ISBN 9781138813427
            Released NZ 5 Oct 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy
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            Global Climate and Energy Governance: Towards an Integrated Architecture
              

            Global Climate and Energy Governance: Towards an Integrated Architecture (Hardback)

            By Heubaum, Harald L.

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              31 Dec 23

            This book provides an in depth analysis of global governance integration and institutional innovation.

            ISBN 9781138958159
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Global Institutions
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            Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives
             

            Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ross, Ashley D.

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            Systematically explores and measures disaster resilience across the Gulf Coast to gain a better understanding of how resilience in concept is translated into disaster management practices, particularly on the local government level.

            ISBN 9781138194441
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy
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            Social Policy and Planning for the 21st Century: In Search of the Next Great Social Transformation
             

            Social Policy and Planning for the 21st Century: In Search of the Next Great Social Transformation (Hardback)

            By Reid, Donald G.

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            This book addresses the two most critical issues facing humanity today, climate change and poverty, arguing that neither can be solved without resolving the other, and that in order to address these two critical issues, social policy (including environmental policy) will need to ...be completely altered from how it is conceived at present. Today's social values of consumption and accumulation will need to give way to new social markers, aesthetic consumption and accomplishment. Additionally, the allocation of resources in the new economy will be based on these new social markers rather than simply through the present market mechanism.
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            ISBN 9781138674059
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Sociology
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            Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes
             

            Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes (Hardback)

            Edited by Head, Lesley; Saltzman, Katarina; Setten, Gunhild; Stenseke, Marie

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            How are different concepts of nature and time embedded into human practices of landscape and environmental management? And how can temporalities that entwine past, present and future help us deal with challenges on the ground? In a time of uncertainty and climate change, how much... can we hold onto ideals of nature rooted in a pristine and stable past? The Scandinavian and Australian perspectives in this book throw fresh light on these questions and explore new possibilities and challenges in uncertain and changing landscapes of the future. This book presents examples from farmers, gardens and Indigenous communities, among others, and shows that many people and communities are already actively engaging with environmental change and uncertainty. The book is structured around four themes; environmental futures, mobile natures, indigenous and colonial legacies, heritage and management. Part I includes important contributions towards contemporary environmental management debates, yet the chapters in this section also show how the legacy of older landscapes forms part of the active production of future ones. Part II examines the challenges of living with mobile natures, as it is acknowledged that environments, natures and people do not stand still. An important dimension of the heritage and contemporary politics of Australia, Sweden and Norway is the presence of indigenous peoples. As is clear in part III, the legacies of the colonial past both haunt and energise contemporary land management decisions. Finally, part IV demonstrates how the history and heritage of landscapes, including human activities in those landscapes, are entwined with contemporary environmental management. The rich empirical content of the chapters exposes the diversity of meanings, practices, and ways of being in nature that can be derived from cultural environmental research in different disciplines. The everyday engagements between people, nature and temporalities provide important creative resourc
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            ISBN 9781472464651
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Methods for the Quantitative Assessment of Channel Processes in Torrents (Steep Streams)
             

            Methods for the Quantitative Assessment of Channel Processes in Torrents (Steep Streams) (Hardback)

            By Rickenmann, Dieter

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            An important part of the risk management of natural hazards in mountain regions concerns the hazard assessment and the planning of protection measures in steep headwater catch-ments, i.e. torrent control and slope stabilization. This book presents an overview of methods to quanti...fy channel processes in steep catchments. The understanding and the quantitative description of channel processes provides an essential basis for the planning of protection measures. In the European Alps, channel processes are mostly triggered by rainfall events and associated runoff processes. Apart from possible flood hazards during an intense rainstorm event, a lot of damage is often caused by fine and coarse sediment which is entrained either in the form of fluvial bedload transport or of a debris flow. Typically, the damage increases with the total amount of sediment transported to the fan during an event, particularly if the water and the sediments leave the channel on the fan. This work mainly discusses the topics of flow resistance, bedload transport, debris flows and the relation between magnitude and frequency of torrential sediment events.
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            ISBN 9781138029613
            Released NZ 24 Mar 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series IAHR Monographs
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            Advanced Materials and Technologies for Wastewater Treatment
             

            Advanced Materials and Technologies for Wastewater Treatment (Hardback)

            By Upadhyayula, Sreedevi; Chaudhary, Amita

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            This book discusses advanced materials and technologies used in wastewater treatment. It includes the treatment of waste generated by municipal, agro-industry, and other industries including chemical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, textile, and other sectors.

            ISBN 9780367686161
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Emerging Materials and Technologies
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