Climate Change

Book Digest: Women who saved the planet, COVID-19 vaccine route and more

Role of fisheries in alleviating malnutrition to the mining sector’s contribution to SDGs, DTE tracks new books on environment and development from leading authors  

By DTE Staff
Published: Friday 02 October 2020

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet | Kate Pankhurst | October 10, 2020

All actions — big and small — can be powerful in the fight against climate crisis. The book places at centre the women who have been making decisions that have helped protect our natural world from a climate breakdown as well as political agenda. The inspiring picture-book celebrates extraordinary women across the world.  

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems: Adapting for Climate Change and Extreme Weather Impacts | Michael AP Taylor | Elsevier | October 9, 2020

The book examines the international state of knowledge on climate change and weather and their potential impacts on the planning, design and serviceability of transportation networks. It describes alternative frameworks for adapting to climate change in the planning, provision and management of transportation systems.

Fish, Food, And Hunger: The Potential Of Fisheries For Alleviating Malnutrition |George Kent |Routledge | December 7, 2020

Fish, Food and Hunger provides descriptive information on fisheries and nutrition. It outlines actions that need to be taken to enhance the contribution of fisheries to alleviate malnutrition. It derives generalisations regarding evaluation and design of fisheries projects and fisheries policies.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Issues and Way Forward | Donald Churchill | September 23, 2020

What are the historical facts associated with the outbreak and escalation of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic? The book delves into that and chronicles global efforts and success recorded so far in pursuit of COVID-19 vaccine.

Critical issues and potential limitations to COVID-19 vaccine are succinctly underlined. The book brings a message of hope to humanity: That COVID-19 will be surmounted, just like previous pandemics the world has experienced.

Mining, Materials, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 2030 and Beyond | Christian Parra, Brandon Lewis, Saleem H Ali | CRC Press | October 14, 2020

The book offers a deep dive into the contribution by the mining and materials sector towards the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations in 2015.

It offers readers a practical insight of how the mining sector can have a positive impact on meeting these vital global targets.


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