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World Environment Day 2018 - Cambridge Scholars Publishing

On the 5th of June, Cambridge Scholars Publishing will be marking this years’ World Environment Day. This day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on, and improve on, the ways that we care for and protect the environment. Given widespread evidence that we are now living in the Anthropocene, an era in which our planet’s atmospheric, geological, and life-sustaining systems are being profoundly altered by humankind, it is ever-more urgent that we think collectively about how to lessen our impact on the world around us.

The challenges highlighted by World Environment Day are interdisciplinary in nature, requiring collaboration between scholars in various different fields. At Cambridge Scholars we are proud to be contributing to these challenges by publishing high quality work sitting at the intersection of the social, physical, health, and life sciences. We are offering readers a 50% discount on four of our most important recent titles that speak to these themes.

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code ENVIRONMENT18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st July 2018.


With the global adoption of the “green revolution” in the 1970s; the long historical legacy of agriculture’s boom and bust cycle seemed – finally – to be put on hold. However, now, man-made climate change poses a new and immediate crisis – from Syria to South Sudan – how do we feed the 10 billion people likely to inhabit the planet by 2050? How do we continue to feed, sustainably, the 7.5 billion of us that are already here? How do we do so in a climate that is becoming increasing hostile to food security?  Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security in the 21st Century Our Daily Bread explores the history of agriculture, and the threat that climate change imposes for all aspects of our “daily bread”. While these challenges are severe and significant, it argues that we are not without hope, and offers a wide range of solutions, from polyculture farming to feminism that can, when applied, lead to a better future for humankind.

Environmental problems of pollution and degradation are a major source of concern globally. At all levels, efforts are being made to protect and preserve the environment from further deterioration. Measures are being taken at international, national and regional levels by governments and organisations to spread the awareness and concern for the environment and ecosystem. Research has indicated that humans must be guided by values, beliefs, and individual motivating factors if attitudes are to be converted in actual behaviour. Environmental Attitudes and Awareness: A Psychosocial Perspective presents empirical research on the relationship between the measures of ecological concern and its demographic and psychosocial determinants. It discusses different models of environmental concern and tracks the human-environment relationship as studied by environmental psychologists and sociologists.

Progress in Medical Geology represents a compendium of research conducted by international scholars who participated in the 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial held during “The 5th International Conference on Medical Geology” in Arlington, Virginia, USA, in 2013. The research topics dealt with here mainly focus on the new scientific field of medical geology used to address a variety of human health issues and diseases specifically related to geological materials and earth-system processes. This volume will be of interest to those who wish to learn about current and historical health issues relating to geological materials or other environmental factors. It also represents a useful guide to learning the interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving in the field of medical geology.

The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview traces the conceptual sources of the present environmental degradation within the worldview of Modernity, and particularly within the thought of René Descartes, universally acclaimed as the father of modern philosophy. The book demonstrates how the triple foundations of the Modern worldview – in terms of an exaggerated anthropocentrism, a mechanistic conception of the natural world, and the metaphysical dualism between humanity and the rest of the physical world – can all be largely traced back to Cartesian thought, with direct ecological consequences.


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