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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • Permeable Reactive Barrierby Ravi Naidu; Volker Birke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    Remediation of ground water is complex and often challenging. The passive remediation technology, currently in vogue, is based on permeable reactive barriers (PRB) that allow water to pass through while the fence/barrier made of reactive materials remediates the contaminants. Although PRB has been in operation for over a decade there are limited published... more...

  • Global Warmingby Chris Spence

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 37.99

    Global warming is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity. From killer heat waves and increasingly violent weather to the spread of pests and vector-borne diseases, global warming has many effects on our lives. While some are positive, most are negative. People fear potentially catastrophic consequences but there is a disturbing lack of... more...

  • Human Hypersensitivity to Environmental Chemicalsby Yukio Yanagisawa; Hiroshi Yoshino; Satoshi Ishikawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    Written by multidisciplinary experts in medicine, chemistry, and architecture, this book examines chemical sensitivity (CS). In 15 chapters fitted to 15 lectures, it discusses not only the medical explanation, but also the environmental factors of this hypersensitive reaction, such as chemistry and architectural aspects. The book overviews pollution-induced... more...

  • Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlandsby Dr. Darold P. Batzer; Rebecca R. Sharitz

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    This second edition of this important and authoritative survey provides students and researchers with up-to-date and accessible information about the ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent scholars help students understand both general concepts of different wetland types as well as complex topics related to these dynamic physical... more...

  • Occupy the Earthby Liam Leonard; Sya Buryn Kedzior

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 134.95

    Concerns about environmental risks have focused the minds of a generation. New movements are emerging to challenge those who would put profits before the planet. This volume represents the cutting edge of international research on global environmental movements and contributes to the on-going debates which may shape our future. more...

  • Grassland Grouse and Their Conservationby Paul A. Johnsgard

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    Paul Johnsgard, one of the world's leading ornithologists, has written this book as a call to action. Conservationists have seen a marked decline in the populations of North American grouse, particularly the grassland-adapted species. Unless action is taken swiftly, at least one species -- Attwater's prairie-chicken -- is certain to follow the heath... more...

  • Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global Worldby Vlasta Kunova; Martin Dolinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    The phenomenon of globalization is now recognized as a key factor in the post-modern civilization and touches every citizen of our planet. Issues of globalization currently appear in nearly all disciplines and research areas. Interest in globalization, its manifestations and trends are reinforced by the fact that communication and transport systems,... more...

  • Food, Farms, and Communityby Lisa Chase; Vern Grubinger

    University of New Hampshire Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    How food systems reflect our values and contribute to our economy, environment, and culture more...

  • Melting Awayby Camille Seamna

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand icebergs. Seaman's unique perspective of the landscape is entwined... more...

  • The Wilderness Familyby Kobie Kruger

    Transworld 2014; US$ 13.65

    When Kobie Krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom. Yet, for Kobie and her family, the seventeen... more...