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Articles from Vol. 1, No. 15, 2001

Aftermath: Systems Thinking, Sustainability and Terrorism
-the part of this world that we can inspect and analyze is always finite. We always have to say the rest of the world does not influence this part, and it is never true. The world is totally connected.Jacob Bronowski (1978, p. 96)None of us will escape...
Astroenvironmentalism: The Case for Space Exploration as an Environmental Issue
Astroenvironmentalism is a concept that applies the values of environmentalism and preservationism to developments in space exploration, commercialization, and militarization. It can be both an umbrella term to describe a variety of issues about space...
Buffer Zones around Protected Areas: A Brief Literature Review
This literature review is based on 53 articles (26 from peer-reviewed journals). Forty-two of these articles specifically refer to the type of buffer zones analyzed here. The main goals set for this review are to identify the principal issues around...
Editorial: Grassroots International Environmental Activism1
Our species has always altered its immediate environment. Unwise irrigation practices by ancient farmers converted the Fertile Crescent-the fabled Babylon-into the desert wastes now known as Iraq. From the Dust Bowl to Chernobyl, we have fouled a lot...
Environmental Compliance Primer for Senior Federal Managers
Senior federal managers especially those who have federal facilities under their direction have the responsibility to ensure that activities occurring at these facilities comply with numerous federal, state, and local environmental requirements. This...
Environmental Resources on the Web
Publishers and readers are invited to sent material for this column to Flora Shrode <fshrode@cc.usu.edu>, Utah State University Libraries, Reference Services, Science-Technology Library, 3100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-3100, USA.WEB SITESPUBLICATIONS...
Information Technology and Global Ecological Crises: Soul and the Sustainability of Librarians1
In one of the anecdotes that Alec Guinness told about himself, Guinness checks his hat and coat at a restaurant and asks for a claim ticket. "That will not be necessary, sir," says the attendant smiling. Pleased at being recognized, Guinness later retrieves...
Restoration and Management Strategies of Wetlands in Developing Countries
Wetlands is the collective term for marshes, swamps, bogs, and similar areas. Wetlands filter sediments and nutrients from surface water and support all life forms through extensive food webs and biodiversity. They are fragile ecosystems that are susceptible...
Review: Agro-Librex; Agro-Agen; Agro-Konf: Bibliographic Database
Review: Agro-Librex; Agro-Agen; Agro-Konf: Bibliographic Database By The University of Agriculture Library in Poznan Reviewed by Maria Anna Jankowska University of Idaho Library, USA University of Agriculture Library in Poznan. Agro-Librex; Agro-Agen;...
Review: Amazon Pollen Manual and Atlas/Manual E Atlas Palinologico Da Amozonia
Review: Amazon Pollen Manual and Atlas/Manual e Atlas Palinologico da Amozonia By Paul Colinvaux, Paulo Eduardo de Oliveira, and Jorge Enrique Moreno Patiño Reviewed by Susanne Renner University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA Paul Colinvaux, Paulo Eduardo...
Review: Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of America's Wetlands
Review: Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of America's Wetlands By Ann Vileisis Reviewed by Graham E.L. Holton Institute of Latin American Studies, La Trobe University, Australia Ann Vileisis. Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of...
Review: Economics of Environmental Management
Review: Economics of Environmental Management By Ans Kolk Reviewed by Gopalsamy G. Poyyamoli Pondicherry University, India Ans Kolk. Economics of Environmental Management. Essex, United Kingdom: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2000. 205pp. ISBN 0-273-64238-3...
Review: Environmental Engineering and Management
Review: Environmental Engineering and Management By J.M. Baldasano and H. Power (Eds.) Reviewed by Umar Karim Mirza Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan J.M. Baldasano & H. Power (Eds.). Environmental Engineering and Management....
Review: Estuarine Science: A Synthetic Approach to Research and Practice
Review: Estuarine Science: A Synthetic Approach to Research and Practice John E. Hobbie (Ed.) Reviewed by Ryder Miller San Francisco, California, USA John E. Hobbie (Ed.). Estuarine Science: A Synthetic Approach to Research and Practice. Washington,...
Review: Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good
Review: Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good By William G. Robbins and James C. Foster Reviewed by Adam M. Sowards Shoreline Community College, USA William G. Robbins & James C. Foster (Eds). Land in the American West: Private...
Review: Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexican Border
Review: Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexican Border By Miriam Davidson Reviewed by Xavier E. Gros Mitsui Babcock Ltd., Scotland Davidson Miriam. Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Border. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona...
Review: Managing a Better Environment: Opportunities and Obstacles for ISO 14001 in Public Policy and Commerce
Review: Managing a Better Environment: Opportunities and Obstacles for ISO 14001 in Public Policy and Commerce By J. Morrison, K. K. Cushing, Z. Day, and J. Speir Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia J. Morrison, K. K....
Review: Materials Matter: Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy
Review: Materials Matter: Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy By Ken Geiser Reviewed by Xavier E. Gros Mitsui Babcock Ltd., Scotland Ken Geiser. Materials Matter: Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy. Cambridge, MA:MIT Press, 2001. 479 pp. ISBN 0-2625-7148-X...
Review: Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services
Review: Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services By Geoffrey Heal Reviewed by Jack Coburn Isaacs Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, USA Geoffrey Heal. Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem...
Review: Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sea
Review: Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sea By Lasse Ringius Reviewed by Umar Karim Mirza Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan Lasse Ringius. Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sea. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. 261 pp. ISBN 0-262-68118-8...
Review: Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train
Review: Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train By Brian Czech Reviewed by Richard Osbaldiston University of Missouri, USA Brian Czech. Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000. 210 pp. ISBN 0-520-22508-2 (hardbound).Shoveling...
Review: The Daily Globe; Environmental Change, the Public and the Media
Review: The Daily Globe; Environmental Change, the Public and the Media Joe Smith (Ed.) Reviewed by Ryder Miller San Francisco, California, USA Joe Smith (Ed.). The Daily Globe: Environmental Change, the Public and the Media. London: Earthscan Publications,...
Review: The Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes
Review: The Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes By Oran R. Young (Ed.) Reviewed by Richard Osbaldiston University of Missouri, USA Oran R. Young (Ed.). The Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press,...
Review: The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century
Review: The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century By William A. Shutkin Reviewed by Pramod K. Nayar University of Hyderabad, India William A. Shutkin. The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in...
Review: The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation and Sustainable Forestry
Review: The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation and Sustainable Forestry By Chris Tollefson (Ed.) Reviewed by Natalie D. Reaves Rowan University, USA Chris Tollefson (Ed.). The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation and Sustainable Forestry. Vancouver,...
Review: Where Vultures Feast: Shell, Human Rights, and Oil in the Niger Delta
Review: Where Vultures Feast: Shell, Human Rights, and Oil in the Niger Delta By Ike Okanta and Oronton Douglas Reviewed by Carl M. Hand Valdosta State University, USA Ike Okanta & Oronton Douglas. Where Vultures Feast: Shell, Human Rights, and Oil...