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              Timber

              Timber (Hardback)

              By Dauvergne, Peter; Lister, Jane

              • RRP: $107.99
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              Timber is a vital global resource. The way we produce and consume timber, however, is changing. This trailblazing book is the first to expose what's happening inside corporate commodity chains with conclusions that fundamentally challenge our understanding of how and why deforest...ation persists.
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              ISBN 9780745649276
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2011
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Cocoa

              Cocoa (Hardback)

              By Leissle, Kristy

              • RRP: $136.99
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              Chocolate has long been a favourite indulgence in Europe and the Americas. Asia too is developing a growing appetite for this everyday luxury. But behind every chocolate bar we unwrap lie power struggles and political manoeuvring over its most important ingredient: cocoa. In this... incisive book, Kristy Leissle reveals how cocoa, which brings pleasure and wealth to relatively few, depends upon an extensive global trade system that exploits the labour of five million growers, as well as countless other workers and vulnerable groups. The reality of this dramatic inequity, she explains, is often masked by the social, cultural, emotional, and economic values humans have placed upon cocoa from its earliest cultivation in Mesoamerica to the present day. Tracing the cocoa value chain from farms in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, through to chocolate factories in Europe and North America, Leissle shows how cocoa has been used as a political tool to wield power over others. Cocoa's politicization is not, however, limitless: it happens within botanical parameters set by the crop itself, and the material reality of its transport, storage, and manufacture into chocolate. As calls for justice in the industry have grown louder, Leissle reveals the possibilities and constraints for realizing a truly sustainable and fulfilling livelihood for cocoa growers, and for keeping the world full of chocolate.
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              ISBN 9781509513161
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2018
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Coltan

              Coltan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nest, Michael

              • RRP: $42.99
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              A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or 'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient in mobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal condition...s watched over by warlords. The United Nations sent a team to investigate, and its expose of the relationship between violence and the exploitation of coltan and other natural resources contributed to a re-examination of scholarship on the motivations and strategies of armed groups. The politics of coltan encompass rebel militias, transnational corporations, determined activists, Hollywood celebrities, the rise of China, and the latest iGadget. Drawing on Congolese and activist voices, Nest analyses the two issues that define coltan politics: the relationship between coltan and violence in the Congo, and contestation between activists and corporations to reshape the global tantalum supply chain. The way production and trade of coltan is organised creates opportunities for armed groups, but the Congo wars are not solely, or even primarily, about coltan or minerals generally. Nest argues the political significance of coltan lies not in its causal link to violence, but in activists' skillful use of mobile phones as a symbol of how ordinary people and transnational corporations far from Africa are implicated in Congo's coltan industry and therefore its conflict. Nest examines the challenges coltan initiatives face in an activist 'marketplace' crowded with competing justice issues, and identifies lessons from coltan initiatives for the geopolitics of global resources more generally.
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              ISBN 9780745649320
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2011
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Gemstones and the Environment

              Gemstones and the Environment (Hardback)

              • RRP: $38.99
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              ISBN 9780749655054
              Released NZ Not specified
              Publisher Franklin Watts Ltd
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              Food

              Food (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Edition)

              By Clapp, Jennifer

              • RRP: $38.99
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              We all need food to survive, and forty percent of the world's population relies on agriculture for their livelihood. Yet control over food is concentrated in relatively few hands.

              ISBN 9781509500802
              Released NZ 4 Apr 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Oil 2e

              Oil 2e (Paperback, 2nd Edition)

              By Bridge, G.; Le Billon, Philippe

              • RRP: $37.99
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              Oil pulses through our daily lives. It is the plastic we touch, the food we eat, and the way we move. Oil politics in the twentieth century was about the management of abundance, state power, and market growth. The legacy of this age of plenty includes declining conventional oil ...reserves, volatile prices, climate change, and enduring poverty in many oil-rich countries. The politics of oil are now at a turning point, and oil s future will not be like its past. In this in-depth primer to one of the world s most significant industries, authors Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon take a fresh look at the contemporary political economy of oil. Going beyond simple assertions of peak oil and an oil curse, they point to an industry reordered by global shifts in demand towards Asia, growing reliance on unconventional reserves, international commitments to reduce carbon emissions and a growing campaign for fossil fuel divestment, and violent political struggles in producer-states. As a new geopolitics of oil emerges, the need for effective global oil governance becomes imperative. Highlighting the growing influence of civil society and attentive to the efforts of firms and states to craft new institutions, this fully updated second edition identifies the challenges and opportunities to curtail price volatility, curb demand and the growth of dirty oil, decarbonize energy systems, and improve governance in oil-producing countries.
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              ISBN 9781509511730
              Released NZ 25 May 2017
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Carbon

              Carbon (Hardback)

              By Ervine, Kate

              • RRP: $119.99
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              Carbon is the political challenge of our time. While critical to supporting life on earth, too much carbon threatens to destroy life as we know it, with rising sea levels, crippling droughts, searing heat waves, and catastrophic floods sounding the alarm on a future now upon us.

              ISBN 9781509501113
              Released NZ 7 Sep 2018
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Diamonds

              Diamonds (Hardback)

              By Smillie, Ian

              • RRP: $107.99
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              Diamonds are a multi-billion dollar business involving some of the world's largest mining companies, a million and a half artisanal diggers, more than a million cutters and polishers and a huge retail jewellery sector.

              ISBN 9780745672304
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2014
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Food

              Food (Hardback, 2nd Edition)

              By Clapp, Jennifer

              • RRP: $141.99
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              We all need food to survive, and forty percent of the world's population relies on agriculture for their livelihood. Yet control over food is concentrated in relatively few hands.

              ISBN 9781509500796
              Released NZ 4 Apr 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Fish
               

              Fish (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DeSombre, Elizabeth R.; Barkin, J. Samuel

              • RRP: $40.99
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              Explores the causes of the crisis in the world's fisheries, and what needs to be done to address the situation. This title explains the structure of the fishing industry, the incentives that persuade individuals or companies to catch fish at unsustainable levels.

              ISBN 9780745650203
              Released NZ 13 May 2011
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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