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  • Air Pollution XXIby J. W. S. LONGHURST; C. A. BREBBIA

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 276.00

    Containing papers presented at the twenty-first in a successful series of conferences on the modeling, monitoring and management of air pollution, the book Air Pollution XXI covers what has become a widespread and growing challenge to the international community. Governments face a need to balance concern over its known impacts on local and global... more...

  • Naturparke als Manager einer nachhaltigen Regionalentwicklungby Friedericke Weber

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.34

    ?Naturparke sind die älteste Schutzgebietskategorie in Deutschland, sie nehmen jedoch im Vergleich zu Nationalparken und Biosphärenreservaten in der Außenwahrnehmung einen eher nachgeordneten Platz ein. Durch das Bundesnaturschutzgesetz wurde ihnen die komplexe Aufgabe der nachhaltigen Regionalentwicklung zugesprochen. Friedericke Weber analysiert... more...

  • The Legacy of American Copper Smeltingby Bode J. Morin

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 49.00

         Throughout world history, copper has been a significant metal for a vast number of cultures, from the oldest civilizations on record to the Bronze Age and Greek and Roman antiquity. Though replaced by iron as the primary metal for tools and weapons in ancient civilizations, copper found new resurgence in the nineteenth... more...

  • Water Quality Engineeringby Mark M. Benjamin; Desmond F. Lawler

    Wiley 2013; US$ 175.00 US$ 151.67

    Explains the fundamental theory and mathematics of water and wastewater treatment processes By carefully explaining both the underlying theory and the underlying mathematics, this text enables readers to fully grasp the fundamentals of physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. Throughout the book, the authors use detailed... more...

  • Noise and Vibration Controlby M. L. Munjal

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 76.00

    Vibration and Noise are two interrelated terms in the field of mechanical engineering. Vibration is caused by unbalanced inertial forces and moments whereas noise is the result of such vibrations. Noisy machines have always been a matter of concern. Lesser vibration ensures manufacturing to closer tolerances, lesser wear and tear, and longer fatigue... more...

  • Environmental Impacts of Waste Paper Recyclingby Yrjo Virtanen; Sten Nilsson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.95

    Public concern for the conservation of natural resources and a general awareness of the environmental consequences of waste disposal is reflected in current legislation aimed at reducing waste. Recycling is commonly cited as one of the preferred methods of waste reduction and this book summarizes a recent study of paper recycling in Europe, which investigated... more...

  • Urban Smellscapesby Victoria Henshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    We see the city, we hear the city, but above all: we smell the city. Scent has unique qualities: ubiquity, persistence, and an unparalleled connection to memory, yet it has gone overlooked in discussions of sensory design. What scents shape the city? How does scent contribute to placemaking? How do we design smell environments in the city? Urban... more...

  • Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commonsby Bruce Lankford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency and efficiency gains from the perspective of common pool... more...

  • Air Dispersion Modelingby Alex De Visscher

    Wiley 2013; US$ 133.00 US$ 115.27

    A single reference to all aspects of contemporary air dispersion modeling The practice of air dispersion modeling has changed dramatically in recent years, in large part due to new EPA regulations. Current with the EPA's 40 CFR Part 51, this book serves as a complete reference to both the science and contemporary practice of air dispersion modeling.... more...

  • Making the Modern Worldby Vaclav Smil

    Wiley 2013; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00

    How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials?  These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization. Over the course of time, the modern world has become dependent on... more...