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- Earthscan 2010; US$ 49.95
In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development.Using the framework of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM), the report brings... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 99.99
For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population is urban. A fundamental aspect of this transformation has been the emergence of giant cities, or megacities, that present major new challenges. This book examines how issues of megacity development, urban form, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 100.00
In the last decade, water resources planners have frequently signalled an impending water crisis. The message is that the world is running out of water and that only by careful planning and the adoption of integrated water resources management can catastrophe be avoided. Stephen Brichieri-Colombi challenges these perceptions. He maintains that the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 99.95
The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 59.99
The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth's major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation... more...
- Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 56.00
In the last human generation we have learned that life existed on our earth for more than three billion years, yet man has done more to change the earth and its ability to support life in the last few centuries than preceding life forms have over hundreds of millions of years. And nearly all of these changes were brought about as unforeseen or unconsidered... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95
How are human societies changing the global environment? Is sustainable development really possible? Can environmental risks be avoided? Is our experience of nature changing? This book shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. It provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?A passionate and heartfelt call to care.? ?Bruce Feiler, New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and America ?s Prophet In You Are Here, Thomas Kostigen, the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Green Book , takes us to the most extreme environmental areas on the planet to show how what we do from... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 45.00
Never before in human society has the interaction of people and their natural environment been so complex. It is precisely this diversity that creates a need for a synthesis that transcends the boundaries of traditional academic fields. "Mappae Mundi more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 85.00
As affluence grows, it gets easier to travel faster and further. But research shows that, despite this, the average travel time in all societies remains steady at roughly an hour a day. The implication is that people are choosing to increase the distance they regularly travel, rather than opting for shorter journey times. While this clearly offers... more...