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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 179.00
This book provides an introduction to the analysis and control of Linear Parameter-Varying Systems and Time-Delay Systems and their interactions. The purpose is to give the readers some fundamental theoretical background on these topics and to give more insights on the possible applications of these theories. This self-contained monograph is written... more...
- Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.95
Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world?s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil... more...
- Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.95
Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered... more...
- Greystone Books 2012; US$ 22.95
By the winner of the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award Ancient civilizations relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. Nineteenth-century slaveholders viewed critics as hostilely as oil companies and governments now regard environmentalists. Yet the abolition movement had... more...
- Penguin Canada 2008; US$ 19.00
Our health and habitat are being threatened by biological invaders moving at unprecedented speed. Avian flu and its potential to cause a human pandemic is only one example of a worldwide menace unwittingly unleashed by the forces of globalization. The combination of unfettered free trade in living organisms, increased mobility, and urban crowding has... more...
- Greystone Books 2015; US$ 26.95
The fossil fuel industry and many environmental groups tout hydraulic fracturing fracking? as a panacea, with slick promises of energy independence, greenhouse gas reductions, and benefits to local economies. Yet the controversial technology, which blasts massive volumes of fluids, sand, and chemicals into rock and coal formations, has sparked huge... more...
- Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95
At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he?d buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civilization came calling. A Calgary oil company proposed to drill directly in view of the farm?s communal dining room. Ludwig wrote letters, petitioned, forced public hearings, and discovered the provincial regulator... more...