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Environmental effects of industries and plants

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  • Unwelcome Harvestby Gordon R. Conway; Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Agriculture Pollutes: pesticides can destroy wildlife and some are toxic to humans; some fungicides and herbicides cause cancer. Nitrates result in the contamination of drinking water and produce the risk of the ?blue-baby? syndrome in infants and of stomach cancer in adults. Agriculture produces methane, ammonia, nitrous oxide and the products of... more...

  • Economic Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Development Projectsby John A. Dixon; Richard A. Carpenter; Louise A. Fallon; Paul B. Sherman; Supachit Manipomoke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    It has always been thought that some level of pollution and waste is unavoidable in development projects. But no one has made much effort to quantify and assess the extent of this sort of damage. In this book a group of analysts from the Asian Development Bank and from the East West Center propose a means of constructing useful economic evaluations... more...

  • Economic Analysis of Environmental Impactsby John Dixon; Louise Scura; Richard Carpenter; Paul Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This revised and updated guide to the environmental economics of development projects demonstrates how the environmental impacts of projects can be translated into monetary values. The theoretical bases are examined, and the techniques themselves given detailed exposition, supported by extensive case studies illustrating a wide range of applications.... more...

  • Deutschlands Energiezukunftby Manfred Popp

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.50 US$ 21.23

    Der Autor beschreibt die Entwicklung des Energiebedarfs der Welt, die Moglichkeiten zur Deckung und die Optionen, die Deutschland dafur zur Verfugung stehen. Das Buch will niemanden von einem bestimmten Weg uberzeugen, sondern dem Leser ein eigenes Urteil erleichtern. more...

  • A Guide to Local Environmental Auditingby Hugh Barton; Noel Bruder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Sustainable development is still seen by authorities as an abstract concept. Local Environmental Auditing will help put it into practice.The book provides a comprehensive guide to monitoring the state of the local environment and establishing the impacts of local actions on global issues, and shows how current local authority policy and practice can... more...

  • Ecotextilesby M Miraftab; A. Richard Horrocks

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 230.00

    This book includes a carefully-chosen and edited selection of 23 papers from the Ecotextile 2004 Conference held at the University of Bolton. Ecotextiles is divided into five main parts. Part one deals with recycling and use of waste as raw materials in such areas as clothing and carpet manufacture. Part two discusses sustainability and eco-design... more...

  • Environmental Impact of Textilesby K Slater

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 265.00

    Environmental impact of textiles examines what effects all phases of textile production and use have on the environment, from growing or making fibres to discarding a product after its useful life has ended. It looks at the physical environment affected by these processes, including resource depletion, pollution and energy use; the biological environment,... more...

  • Long-Term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complexby Katherine N. Probst; Michael H. McGovern

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Decades of U.S. nuclear weapons production have exacted a heavy environmental toll. The Department of Energy estimates that cleaning up waste and contamination resulting from production activities will cost over $150 billion. Yet even once that money is spent, these sites will need long-term attention to assure protection of human health and the environment.... more...

  • Solar, Wind and Landby Troy A. Rule

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems often require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and challenging land use conflicts. Wind turbines can create... more...

  • Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Societyby Josiane Meier; Ute Hasenöhrl; Katharina Krause; Merle Pottharst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    After decades "in the shadows", urban lighting is re-emerging as a matter of public debate. Long-standing truths are increasingly questioned as a confluence of developments affects lighting itself and the way it is viewed. Light has become an integral element of place-making and energy-saving initiatives alike. Rapidly evolving lighting technologies... more...