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ELI Press publishes coursebooks, cutting-edge legal and policy perspectives, and reference books, all with the goal of better informing environmental law and policy professionals and fostering innovation. ELI Press books are marketed and distributed by West Academic. Upon selecting a link to a book, you will be transferred to the West Academic site for completion of your order. If you are a faculty member, you may place exam copy orders through the password-protected West Academic faculty page once you have set up an account. If you are an ELI Associate and wish to use your 15% member discount on your order, please contact mcmurrin@eli.org for the promo code to use at checkout on their site. Should you have any difficulties with their site, please call West Academic customer service at 1-800-782-1272 or e-mail support@westacademic.com.

A Changing Landscape: The Conservation Easement Reader

Conservation easements are an essential tool for protecting the American landscape. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of acres protected by land trusts grew from 23 million acres to 47 million acres. Conservation easements used by federal, state, and local government easements would likely add...

 Naturalness and Biodiversity: Policy and Philosophy of Conserving Natural Areas

Maintaining natural conditions and processes, or “naturalness,” is an essential goal in the management of wilderness, national parks, and other protected areas. Yet management experts routinely recommend the abandonment of naturalness as a required goal in protected areas. There are many...

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CLIMATE CHANGE LAW AND POLICY: ESSAYS INSPIRED BY THE IPC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent set of reports, generally referred to collectively as the Fifth Assessment Report, present significant data and findings about climate change. But what role does law play in addressing and responding to these findings? This book, the...

The Sustainability Handbook 2nd Edition

The Sustainability Handbook 2nd Edition covers the complexities, challenges, and benefits of sustainability when pursued by corporate, academic, government, and nonprofit organizations. This second edition identifies the newest, most cutting-edge practices in the field to...

Best of the Books: Reflections On Recent Literature In Natural Resources and the

Enjoy lively wit and wisdom from the books columnists of The Environmental Forum, the policy journal for environmental professionals.

Best of the Books is a series of 60 essays and book reviews...

What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?

This book, edited by Prof. Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law, seeks to fill the gap between the complex legal issues that matter most to the environmental law and animal law movements. Environmental law, with its intricate layers of...

Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge

Has the concept of sustainability as we know it reached the end of its useful life? It is a term that means many things to many people, but it has been a positive driving force across all levels of society in a broad-based effort—either through laws and treaties or voluntary action—to keep our...

Wetlands Deskbook 4th Edition

Wetlands law operates at the junction of private-property rights and natural resource protection. While wetlands provide rich and diverse species habitat, protecting and promoting water quality, the vast majority of U.S. wetlands are on private property. Federal law addresses wetlands protection...

Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice, 3d Edition

Environmental risks and harms affect certain geographic areas and populations more than others. The environmental justice movement is aimed at having the public and private sectors address this disproportionate burden of risk and exposure to pollution in minority and/or low-income communities,...

Next Generation Environmental Compliance and Enforcement

Faced with declining budgets, widespread enforcement problems, and an increasingly complex array of environmental challenges, regulators across the world are searching for new strategies to facilitate compliance with environmental laws. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has...