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- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 91.95
This study combines economic cost-benefit analysis and behavioral models of resource use to generate a framework for sustainable groundwater-irrigated agriculture, deploying datasets from arid southern Pakistan to illustrate the dangers of overextraction. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.95
Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily misunderstood. Sustainability: The Basics offers an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to the concept, and discusses key questions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95
Off-grid isn?t a state of mind. It isn?t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
The world faces a ?perfect storm? of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and increase resilience. This book demonstrates how communities... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 52.84
This study focuses on understanding the socio-economic relevance of plant resources collected from the wild and its relation to current patterns of trade and sustainability. Grischa Brokamp reviews and analyzes the current extent of palm trade in northwestern South America, its impact, limitations and future perspective. Indeed there are conflicts... more...
Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Southeast Asia: Innovations and Policies for Mountainous AreasSpringer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; Not Available
This book surveys drivers, consequences and challenges of land use change in mountainous areas of Southeast Asia, shows how innovation processes can address them and how knowledge creation can help sustainably develop mountain lands and people?s livelihoods. more...
- Springer India 2014; US$ 137.40
Plants form mutualistic association with various microorganisms, particularly in the rhizosphere region. The association benefits both the partners in a number of ways. A single plant can support the growth of diverse microbes and in reciprocation these microbes help the plant in several ways. A great deal of knowledge is now available on the mechanisms... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 158.53
This multi-disciplinary volume presents information on the state-of-the-art in the sustainable development technologies and tactics. Its unique amalgamation of the latest technical information, research findings and examples of successfully applied new developments in the area of sustainable development will be of keen interest to engineers, students,... more...
- Springer London 2014; US$ 73.98
Encompassing a thorough survey of the lighting techniques applied to internal illumination characterized by high efficiency, optimized color and architectural integration, a consolidated summary of the latest scientific, technical and architectural research is presented in order to give the reader an overview of the different themes with their interactions... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 26.64
Im vorliegenden Buch wird das noch junge Forschungsfeld Gastronomie beleuchtet. Eingangs wird das Forschungsfeld eingegrenzt und definiert. Darauf aufbauend werden innovative Forschungsprojekte im Bereich Gastronomie vorgestellt. So werden beispielsweise die kulinarischen Grundeinstellungen von Gästen der Wiener Gastronomie analysiert oder die Umsetzung... more...