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  • Anfänge globaler Umweltpolitikby Thorsten Schulz-Walden

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 77.00

    Today, environmental security is a socially compelling issue. As a historian, the author shows that the connection between environment and security did not originate with the end of the Cold War. Rather, environmental concerns related to security policy were already evident in 1970. Then as now, international environmental problems that... more...

  • One World for One Earthby Philip Sarre; Paul Smith; Paul Smith with Eleanor Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    We have only one earth, and how we choose to live in it matters. This highly readable and challenging text sets out some important topical issues that tells us we are not making a very good job of it. From the tropical rainforests to the teeming cities of the developing world and the energy hungry nations of Europe and North America, One World for... more...

  • Environment and Societyby Paul Robbins; John Hintz; Sarah A. Moore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 51.95

    Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises,... more...

  • Computational Intelligence Techniques in Earth and Environmental Sciencesby Tanvir Islam; Prashant K. Srivastava; Manika Gupta; Xuan Zhu; Saumitra Mukherjee

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Computational intelligence techniques have enjoyed growing interest in recent decades among the earth and environmental science research communities for their powerful ability to solve and understand various complex problems and develop novel approaches toward a sustainable earth. This book compiles a collection of recent developments and rigorous... more...

  • Background and Future Prospects in Life Cycle Assessmentby Walter Klöpffer

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has become the recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and human health impacts connected with the complete life cycle (creation, use, end-of-life) of products, processes and activities, enabling the assessor to model the entire system from which products are derived or in which processes and activities operate.... more...

  • Illusion of Separationby Giles Hutchins

    Floris Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Our modern patterns of thinking and learning are all based on observing a world of 'things', which we think of as separate building blocks. This worldview allows us to count and measure objects without their having any innate value; it provides neat definitions and a sense of control over life. However, this approach also sets humans apart from each... more...

  • Marine Coastal and Water Pollutionsby Fré Muttin; ; ric

    Wiley 2014; US$ 70.00

    Identifying efficient solutions to protect coastal regions from marine pollution requires expertise from a range of specialties and strategic approaches. This book gathers information on the impact of oil spills at a coastal level from different experts’ points of view, identifying synergies between domains such as mathematics, numerical modeling,... more...

  • Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countriesby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 199.00

    Outlines success stories from countries such as UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Oman and others Addresses challenges posed by climate change to agriculture in the Gulf States Proposes options for enhancing Gulf States agriculture to promote and improve food security more...

  • Non-technological Innovations for Sustainable Transportby Alexandra Hyard

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Examining non-technological innovations for environmentally and socially-friendly transport, this book provides the reader with a better understanding of this often overlooked topic. It features four illustrative case studies, and presents a concise review of the core transport modes (road, rail and marine transport). Transport companies are compelled... more...

  • Forest Context and Policies in Portugalby Fernando Reboredo

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the Portuguese forests and forestry sector, including its history, its total economic value, current threats and opportunities and future challenges, namely the need to incorporate more planning and technology in forest management practices. The methodological approach of analysing the forestry sector in... more...