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  • Ecological Indicators for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Assessmentby J. C. Marques; F. Salas; J. Patricio; H. Teixeira

    WIT Press 2009; US$ 182.00

    Ecological indicators address ecosystems structure and/or function and are commonly used to provide synoptic information about their state. Through quantitative representations of either the forces that steer ecosystems, responses to forcing functions, or of previous, current, or future states of an ecosystem, indicators are expected to reveal conditions... more...

  • Degraded Forests in Eastern Africaby Frans Bongers; Timm Tennigkeit

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Forest degradation as a result of logging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics. It leads to loss in soil fertility, water resources and biodiversity, as well as contributes to climate change. Efforts are therefore required to try to minimize further degradation and restore tropical forests... more...

  • Economic Rights and Environmental Wrongsby Rose Anne Devlin; R. Quentin Grafton

    Edward Elgar Publishing 1998; US$ 40.00

    The crisis of environmental degradation has created an immense volume of literature which focuses on controlling environmental problems. This book goes a step further, in aiming to extend and complement the current debates on the subject. Using property rights, it examines the cause and possible solutions to environmental and resource degradation.... more...

  • Exploring Environmental Issuesby David D. Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 79.95

    Global warming, ozone depletion, drought, acid rain - their causes are viewed as extraordinarily complex; their effects are assumed catastrophic. Exploring Environmental Issues provides a key to understanding our potential crisis. The concise, introductory text presents a review of current environmental issues using a geographical approach that... more...

  • Challenging the Chipby David Pellow; David Sonnenfeld; Ted Smith

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    From Silicon Valley in California to Silicon Glen in Scotland, from Silicon Island in Taiwan to Silicon Paddy in China, the social, economic, and ecological effects of the international electronics industry are widespread. The production of electronic and computer components contaminates air, land, and water around the globe. As this eye-opening book... more...

  • Advances in Air Pollution Modeling for Environmental Securityby István Faragó; Krassimir Georgiev; Ágnes Havasi

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 179.00

    The protection of our environment is one of the major problems in society. More and more important physical and chemical mechanisms are to be added to the air pollution models. Moreover, reliable and robust control strategies for keeping pollution caused by harmful compounds under certain safe levels have to be developed and used in a routine way.... more...

  • Climate and Land Degradationby Mannava V.K. Sivakumar; Ndegwa Ndiang'ui

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 339.00

    In many parts of the world, climatic variations are recognized as one of the major factors contributing to land degradation impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. To accurately assess sustainable land management practices, the climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be known.... more...

  • Sustainability Indicatorsby Simon Bell; Stephen Morse

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Praise for the first edition:'This book should be of interest to anyone interested in sustainable development, and especially sustainability indicators. Bell and Morse easily succeed in exposing the fundamental paradoxes of these concepts and, more importantly, they offer us a way forward. Readers ... will find their practical recommendations for those... more...

  • Paradise Regainedby Gregory Matloff; C Bangs; Les Johnson

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 27.50

    What was our planet like before the advent of our modern civilization? What effects has our civilization had on the planet and its ecological systems? This compelling book discusses these questions and then creates a scenario for the re-greening of Earth. more...

  • Environmental Crisesby Richard Tol

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 149.00

    This book studies the art and science of analyzing, assessing and anticipating environmental change. Among the issues considered are the observational evidence, the changing public perception of the environment, functions of the environment and its use. Coverage also reviews a series of four prominent cases, namely climate change, the emissions of... more...