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  • Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Ageby Angus M. Gunn

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age discusses the man-made environment and its physical setting, focusing on the urban slums of the world and rural hinterlands that caused the slums. Each chapter of this book deals with a specific issue, and the study of each issue is concluded with three questions—one answerable from the text, a second raising... more...

  • Design with the Desertby Richard Malloy; John Brock; Anthony Floyd; Margaret Livingston; Robert H. Webb

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural... more...

  • Ecological Sustainabilityby Robert B. Northrop; Anne N. Connor

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 154.95

    Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable energy,... more...

  • Risk Assessment with Time to Event Modelsby Mark Crane; Michael C. Newman; Peter F. Chapman; John S. Fenlon

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 172.95

    How can environmental regulators use information on 48-hour toxicity tests to predict the effects of a few minutes of pollution? Or, at the other extreme, what is the relevance of 96-hour toxicity data for organisms that may have been exposed to a pollutant for six months or more? Time to event methods are the key to answering these types of questions.... more...

  • Fundamentals of Practical Environmentalismby Mark B. Weldon

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 92.95

    Environmental decisions present themselves every day in forms large and small. Should I walk to work today? What about global warming—should I write my congressperson and demand that the government do something? Should I put solar panels on my roof? Should I get a different car or turn up the temperature on the air conditioner or get water-saving... more...

  • Green Victoriansby Vicky Albritton; Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    From Henry David Thoreau to Bill McKibben, critics and philosophers have long sought to demonstrate how a sufficient life—one without constant, environmentally damaging growth—might still be rich and satisfying. Yet one crucial episode in the history of sufficiency has been largely forgotten. Green Victorians tells the story of a circle of men and... more...

  • Smart Grids from a Global Perspectiveby Anne Beaulieu; Jaap De Wilde; Jacquelien M.A. Scherpen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 97.37

    This book presents a cross-disciplinaryapproach to smart grids, offering an invaluable basis for understanding theircomplexity and potential, and for discussing their technical, legal, economic, societal, psychologicaland security aspects. Smart grids are a complex phenomenon involving new, active roles for consumersand prosumers, novel social, political... more...

  • Treatment of Biogas for Feeding High Temperature Fuel Cellsby Maria Turco; Angelo Ausiello; Luca Micoli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.12

    This book reports on the most recent applications of processes with a particular focus on the source and the properties of biogas and on the characteristics of the fuel cells (FCs). It describes adsorbing materials of potential interest are reviewed and the preparation methods and treatments employed to improve the adsorption properties as well as... more...

  • Water Governance Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africaby Joao Mutondo; Stefano Farolfi; Ariel Dinar

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.12

    This book is about the process of water management decentralization in African countries, which is seen as a means of advancing river basin management at the lowest appropriate level.  There are very different stages of implementing decentralization in practice. This called for research aiming to understand the following questions: (i) why do... more...

  • Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXIVby Douw G. Steyn; Nadine Chaumerliac

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 245.13

    Current developments in air pollution modelling are explored as a series of contributions from researchers at the forefront of their field. This newest contribution on air pollution modelling and its application is focused on local, urban, regional and intercontinental modelling; data assimilation and air quality forecasting; model assessment and evaluation;... more...