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Global Warming: Causes, Impacts and Remedies
by Bharat Raj Singh - InTech , 2015
Global warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue facing world leaders. It is becoming clear that humans have caused most of the warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives mainly by the burning of fossil fuels.
Organic Pollutants: Monitoring, Risk and Treatment
by M. Nageeb Rashed (ed.) - InTech , 2013
Organic pollutants cause several environmental problems if discharged to air or water body. The occurrence of organic pollutants in the ecosystem is a very important issue. This book deals with several aspects of organic pollutants.
Climate Change and Peak-Oil
by Kar Lee - Smashwords , 2012
Why is Climate Change so controversial? Are we running out of oil? Was the burning of Moscow in 2010 a result of Global Warming? This book provides a critical but concise analysis of the evidence of the Global Warming theory and the Peak-Oil claim.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
by Imran Ahmad Dar, Mithas Ahmad Dar - InTech , 2011
The aim of this book is to present the reader with a broad overview of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Topics covered: Geology, Geochemistry, Seismology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Mineralogy, Soil, Remote Sensing and Environmental Sciences.
Global Warming Trigger Event
by Darryl Whitford , 2011
The fascinating story of scientific discovery of the cause of global warming and the reticence of scientists and government to accept a different point of view. The discovery was uncovering knowledge of global warming that no one wanted to listen to.
Data Analysis for Environmental Science and Management
by Bruce Kendall, Chris Costello - University of California, Santa Barbara , 2006
Not only do environmental practitioners need to know how to analyze data, they also need to discern the quality of existing analyses (i.e., determine when someone is 'lying with statistics'). The goal of this book is to help teach those skills.
by Silvia Susana Ginsberg - InTech , 2011
The book covers a wide variety of subject matters. It combines the personal and professional experience of the authors on solid particles transport and related problems, whose expertise is focused in aqueous systems and in laboratory flumes.
The 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill
by J.C. Jones - BookBoon , 2010
This monograph was conceived after the author had done a good deal of broadcasting, within the UK and internationally, on the Gulf Coast oil spill. The approach to writing this monograph has been a totally disinterested one.
The Tsunami Threat: Research and Technology
by Nils-Axel Moerner - InTech , 2011
This book offers extensive and new information on tsunamis; their origin, history, effects, monitoring, hazards assessment and proposed handling with respect to precaution. Only through knowledge do we know how to behave in a wise manner.
- Wikibooks , 2010
Applied ecology is a framework for a better balance between people and nature in order to reduce human impact. This textbook provides a review of important areas of applied ecological knowledge for advanced university students and site managers.
Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction
by Thomas Eisner, Jerrold Meinwald - National Academies Press , 1995
This book highlights selected research areas that are contributing to advancement of chemical ecology. Leading experts review the chemistry of insect defense; phyletic dmoninance; social regulation; eavesdropping, alarm and deceit; and reproduction.
by Dawei Han - BookBoon , 2010
This is an introductory book on hydrology that covers hydrological cycle, precipitation analysis, evaporation and evapotranspiration processes, infiltration, ground water movement, hydrograph analysis, rainfall runoff modelling, etc.
Coal and the Environment
by S. F. Greb, C. F. Eble, D. C. Peters, A. R. Papp - American Geological Institute , 2006
The book explains the importance of coal, the environmental concerns associated with its mining and use, and how technological advances are making coal an environmentally cleaner fuel. Includes a poster with information about the mining cycle.
Metal Mining and the Environment
by T. L. Hudson, F. D. Fox, G. S. Plumlee - American Geological Institute , 1999
The booklet offers new tools for raising awareness and understanding of the impact and issues surrounding metal mining and the environment. It provides a geoscience perspective on metal mining and the environment and improves Earth science literacy.
Water Encyclopedia: Science and Issues
- Advameg, Inc. , 2009
This encyclopedia contains articles like Acid Rain, Agriculture and Water, Aquaculture, Chemical Analysis of Water, Clean Water Act, Climate and the Ocean, Dams, Desalinization, Drinking Water and Society, Estuaries, Fish and Wildlife Issues, etc.
The Green Fuse: An Ecological Odyssey
by John Harte - University of California Press , 1993
A widely respected ecological scientist draws on the poet's image and his own environmental research to demonstrate the many interconnections among the world's ecosystems. Harte offers a program for doing something about the world's current messes.
Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
by Thomas R. Karl, at al. - Cambridge University Press , 2009
The report summarizes the impacts of climate change on the US, now and in the future. It focuses on climate change impacts in different regions and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health.
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
by David JC MacKay - UIT Cambridge Ltd. , 2009
Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale -- for Europe, the United States, and the world.
The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change
by Richard C. J. Somerville - University of California Press , 1998
An authoritative, up-to-date handbook on global change. Written by a scientist for nonscientists, this primer humanizes the great environmental issues of our time - the hole in the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and air pollution.
Africa: Atlas of our Changing Environment
- United Nations Environment Programme , 2008
This 400-page Atlas is a unique publication which brings to light stories of environmental change at more than 100 locations spread across every country in Africa. There are more than 300 satellite images, 300 ground photographs and 150 maps.
The Discovery of Global Warming
by Spencer R. Weart - Harvard University Press , 2008
In an engaging book that reads like a detective story, the author reports the history of global warming theory, including the internal conflicts plaguing the research community and the role government has had in promoting climate studies.
by E. Burcu Ozkaraova Gungor - InTech , 2008
This book takes a look at issues such as air, soil and noise pollution problems, environmental quality assessment, monitoring, modeling and risk assessment, environmental health impact assessment, environmental technology development, etc.
Averting Catastrophe: Strategies for Regulating Risky Technologies
by J. Morone, E. Woodhouse - University of California Press , 1988
Chernobyl, Bhopal, and Love Canal are symbols of the risks that go hand in hand with modern technology. This volume is a study of the system for containing the risks of such technologies as chemicals, nuclear power, and genetic engineering.
Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers
by James Tindall, James Kunkel - Pearson Education , 1998
This is a systematic coverage of state-of-the-art unsaturated zone hydrology. Coverage begins with the basic physical properties of clays, and moves on to contaminant transport, spatial variability, scaling, and fractals in the earth sciences.
The Nature of Northern Australia
by J. Woinarski, B. Mackey, H. Nix, B. Traill - ANU E Press , 2007
Northern Australia is one of the largest natural areas remaining on Earth. Its tropical savannas, rainforests, and free flowing rivers provide a basis for much of the economic activity and the quality of life for residents of the area.
by J.C. Jones - BookBoon , 2008
Atmospheric pollution is is becoming an increasingly important theme as the discussion on global warming becomes ever more relevant. The book introduces the different concepts of atmospheric pollution and the underlying principles.
Acceptable Risk?: Making Decisions in a Toxic Environment
by Lee Clarke - University of California Press , 1991
Modern technology give us much of what we value, but they also gave us Bhopal, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island. What is acceptable risk? The author finds a pattern of decision-making based on relationships among organizations.
Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering
by Richard C. Flagan, John H. Seinfeld - Prentice Hall , 1988
The subject of this book is air pollution engineering. The goal is to present a rigorous analysis of the production of air pollutants and their control. The text is intended for use at the senior or first-year graduate level.
An Introduction to Energy Sources
by B Viswanathan - Indian Institute of Technology , 2006
The reasons for the choice of energy sources are many. There is a need to know the options available, the need to harness some of these sources efficiently and effectively and above all the environmental concerns these energy sources give rise to.