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Greenlanders, Whales, and Whaling: Sustainability and Self-Determination in the Arctic
by Richard A. Caulfield - University Press of New England , 1997
Whaling has been central to the life of Greenland's Inuit people for at least 4000 years, but economic changes have altered this ancient practice. The author reveals these impacts by looking at whaling's place in the contemporary Greenlandic economy.
Green Products by Design: Choices for a Cleaner Environment
- University Press of the Pacific , 1992
Traditional formulas of environmental management are being reassessed. OTA provides an overview of how designers might integrate environmental concerns with traditional design objectives, and how policymakers can take advantage of such opportunities.
Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
by Thomas Elmqvist, et al. - Springer , 2013
Urbanization is a global phenomenon and the book emphasizes that this is not just a social-technological process. It is also a social-ecological process where cities are places for nature, and where cities also are dependent on the biosphere.
by Geert Potters - Bookboon , 2013
This book on marine pollution describes different threats to life in the oceans, as well as the relevant modern research methods. It ends with a description on international legislation preventing pollution by the maritime sector (MARPOL73/78).
by Sorin Cheval (ed.) - InTech , 2012
The book addresses the needs of various users, interested in a better understanding of hazards and their more efficient management. It is a scientific enterprise tackling a variety of natural hazards potentially deriving into disasters.
Pollution Prevention and Control
by Paul Mac Berthouex , Linfield C. Brown - Bookboon , 2013
This book is about how essential nutrients and pollutants are transformed or accumulated as they move through the environment. It is about modeling the fate of pollutants in the environment, and generally setting the goals for pollution prevention.
Membrane Bioreactor for Wastewater Treatment
by Jixiang Yang - Bookboon , 2013
The book starts from the introduction of biological wastewater treatment. In addition, the book focuses on knowledge of membrane, performance of MBR and its operation. This book is suitable for person who does not have any background in MBR.
Advances in Landscape Architecture
by Murat Ozyavuz (ed.) - InTech , 2013
Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor and public spaces to achieve environmental, socio-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and geological conditions in the landscape.
Water Resources: Planning, Development and Management
by Ralph Wurbs - InTech , 2013
Authors address a broad range of topics that include planning strategies, water quality modeling and monitoring, erosion prediction, freshwater inflows to estuaries, coastal reservoirs, irrigation management, aquifer recharge, and water allocation.
Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation
by Tom Theis, Jonathan Tomkin (eds) - Connexions , 2012
With this book, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge -- including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, etc.
by Adrian Thomas Sobotta, et al. - Greening IT Initiative , 2010
IT industry can provide the technological solutions we need to optimise resource use, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We call this Greening IT. This book looks into the great potential of greening society with IT.
Environmental Land Use Planning
by Seth Appiah-Opoku (ed.) - InTech , 2012
The book discusses such issues as predicting changes in land use pattern, ecological footprint analysis, socioeconomic and behavioral modeling, and flood control approaches. It is an important reference material on environmental management.
Air Quality: New Perspective
by G.L. Badilla, B. Valdez, M. Schorr (ed.) - InTech , 2012
This book is reporting air pollution of interest to experts in industrial plants dealing with the environmental issues. The authors emphasize the problems of air pollution involving the human sector as a part in the control of air pollutants.
by Nuray Balkis - InTech , 2012
Water pollution is a major global problem that requires ongoing evaluation and revision of water resource policy at all levels. It has been suggested that it is the leading worldwide cause of deaths (more than 14,000 people daily) and diseases.
Chemistry, Emission Control, Radioactive Pollution and Indoor Air Quality
by Nicolas Mazzeo - InTech , 2011
The 25 chapters of this comprehensive book deal with several air pollution issues grouped into the following sections: a) air pollution chemistry; b) air pollutant emission control; c) radioactive pollution and d) indoor air quality.
Environmental Management in Practice
by Elzbieta Broniewicz - InTech , 2011
This book shows many examples of environmental management. The diversity of presented aspects within environmental management and approaching the subject from the perspective of various countries contributes to the development of the research.
Water Measurement Manual
- Reclamation Bureau , 2001
The mission of many public and private water resources organizations is to manage and conserve existing water supplies. These management efforts involve making sound technical and economic decisions concerning new and existing water needs.
Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling
- National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill , 2011
The Commission's report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actions required as industry moves forward to meet the nation's energy needs.
- 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.
Climate and Transportation Solutions
by Daniel Sperling, James S. Cannon - CreateSpace , 2010
The book features the latest thinking from leaders and experts on transportation, energy and climate issues, bringing insights and recommendations from the meeting of Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy to a broad audience.
by Francisco Macia Perez - InTech , 2010
We should think about the design of a worldwide strategic plan for energy management across the planet. It would include measures to raise awareness, educate the actors involved, develop policies, provide resources, and establish contingency plans.
by Er Sunil Kumar - InTech , 2010
This publication will open the eyes of the citizens to the increasing menace posed by the lack of waste management systems. It also hopes to instill a moral compulsion among policy makers to make waste management a part of their development policy.
Environmental Fluid Mechanics 1: Mixing and Transport Processes in the Environment
by Scott A. Socolofsky, Gerhard H. Jirka - Texas A&M University , 2005
Environmental Fluid Mechanics is the study of processes in earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere on a local or regional scale. In this book passive diffusion is treated by introducing the transport equation in a range of unstratified water bodies.
Biomass Properties and Fire Prediction Tools
by Miltiadis Boboulos - BookBoon , 2010
The book on biomass properties and prediction tools for vegetation wildland-urban interface fires. It covers research in the field of occurrence and spreading of forest fires, fuel particle characteristics, ignition temperature and flammability, etc.
Thermal Processing of Waste
by J. C. Jones - BookBoon , 2010
Contents: Municipal solid waste; Miscellaneous Waste-Derived Solid Fuels; Principles of Pyrolysis and Gasification; Examples of Waste Pyrolysis; Examples of Gasification of Wastes; Hydrocarbon Waste; Incineration of Radioactive Waste.
Technical Guide to Managing Ground Water Resources
by Steve Glasser, at al. - US Forest Service , 2007
The effects of human activities on ground water need to be clearly understood in order to manage these systems. This guide emphasizes that disruption of ground water resources has consequences for hydrological systems and related environment.
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.
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.
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.
Hard Truths: Facing the Hard Truths About Energy
- National Petroleum Council , 2007
This analysis of energy in America is based on well-documented facts and data. The conclusions are sobering: there's no easy way out of our energy fix, but the road map that this book lays out clearly points the way toward a secure energy future.
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.
by Dawei Han - BookBoon , 2008
Introductory textbook on hydraulics written for undergraduate students in civil and environmental engineering, environmental science and geography. The aim of this book is to provide a concise and comprehensive coverage of hydraulics.
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.