Resources

We live in a world of diminishing resources. Demand for many fuels and minerals far exceeds supply and the global battles to access and control these key resources are intensifying. In this exciting new series leading international experts explore the geopolitical battles to access and control many of the world's natural assets. From oil to water, food to land, these provocative and illuminating books offer big-picture analyses of the complex power struggles at play, the problems and challenges to which they give rise and their implications for the future.

Land

Land

Derek Hall

Wilfrid Laurier University

£12.99

Land is one of the world’s most emotionally resonant resources, and control over it is fundamental to almost all human activity. From the local level to the global, we are often in conflict over the ground beneath our feet. But because human relationships to land are so complex, it can be difficult to think them through in a unified way. This path-breaking book aims to change that by combining insights from multiple disciplines to develop a framework for understanding the geopolitics of land today.

Water

Water

David Lewis Feldman

University of California, Irvine

£12.99

"Feldman's useful and clear overview of the modern world of water makes a very strong case overall for the involvement of scientists and local people in planning."

The Guardian

Oil

Oil

Gavin Bridge & Philippe Le Billon

University of Manchester; University of British Columbia

£12.99

"You will not find a better guide to the new geopolitics of hydrocarbons."

Michael Ross,, University of California Los Angeles

Food

Food

Jennifer Clapp

University of Waterloo

£12.99

"In this admirably clear exposition Clapp explains the increasing 'financialisation' of and speculation in food commodities. Will sub-prime eaters be blamed for some future market crash? It makes you think twice about a second breakfast."

The Guardian

Fish

Fish

Elizabeth R. DeSombre & J. Samuel Barkin

Wellesley College; University of Florida

£12.99

"A great environmental case study. Once you've read this book, you'll be hooked."

The Ecologist

Timber

Timber

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

University of British Columbia

£12.99

"In what increasingly reads like a Sherlock Holmes thriller, the authors unravel the alliances and corruption of the giant multinational players involved in the rape of the forests."

Irish Examiner

Coltan

Coltan

Michael Nest

Independent Scholar

£12.99

"A clear, thorough and urgent contribution to our understanding of what's going on - and, hopefully, to the campaign to end it."

New Internationalist