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  • After the Iceby Alun Anderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    New from Smithsonian Books, After the Ice is an eye-opening look at the winners and losers in the high-stakes story of Arctic transformation, from nations to native peoples to animals and the very landscape itself. Author Alun Anderson explores the effects of global warming amid new geopolitical rivalries, combining science, business, politics, and... more...

  • The Story of Life in 25 Fossilsby Donald R. Prothero

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping, scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a... more...

  • Latin America & the Caribbeanby Kevin Hillstrom

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 65.00

    This volume is an overview of the environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing Latin America and the Caribbean - from the tip of South America to the Windward Islands. It provides a chronology of important dates in the environmental history of Central and South America. more...

  • Remote Sensing for a Changing Europeby D. Maktav

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 189.00

    These proceedings cover 84 papers, presented earlier at the ?Remote Sensing for a Changing Europe? symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey (2-7 June 2008). Technical presentations were on all fields of geoinformation and remote sensing, but especially on the following topics: geoinformation and remote sensing, new sensors and instruments, image processing... more...

  • Environmental, Health and Humanity Issues in the Down Danubian Regionby Dragutin Mihailovic

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 144.00

    In order to preserve this world for future generations, we must strive for sustainable development — a development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising options and resources for future generations to meet their own needs. However, some scientists suspect that recent large floods, heat waves and drought in Central... more...

  • The Cost of Environmental Degradationby Lelia Croitoru; Maria Sarraf

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99

    How much is a cleaner environment worth? For policy makers, that question goes largely unanswered. It's not that the environment is seen as unimportant. It's simply much easier to compare the costs and benefits of tangible projects such as airports and electrical grids, than it is to weigh the merits of a landfill cleanup. Over the past decades,... more...

  • Climate Change and Climate Modelingby J. David Neelin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    Provides students with a solid foundation in climate science, to help understand global warming, natural climate variations, and climate models. more...

  • Megaflooding on Earth and Marsby Devon M. Burr; Paul A. Carling; Victor R. Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 112.00 US$ 91.84

    A research summary of the causes and effects of megaflooding on Earth and Mars, for hydrologists, planetary scientists and engineers. more...

  • Forecast Verificationby Ian T. Jolliffe; David B. Stephenson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 117.00 US$ 101.40

    Forecast Verification: A Practioner's Guide in Atmospheric Science, 2nd Edition provides an indispensible guide to this area of active research by combining depth of information with a range of topics to appeal both to professional practitioners and researchers and postgraduates. The editors have succeeded in presenting chapters by a variety of the... more...

  • Regimes in Southeast Asiaby Henriette Litta

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 51.65

    In the context of massive environmental problems in Southeast Asia, the countries in the region have decided ? at least in some instances ? to create regimes to solve these problems jointly. This empirical observation is surprising, given the Southeast Asian countries? general reluctance to regional cooperation, the governance and budgetary constraints... more...