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  • Our Energy Futureby Don E. Albrecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Rapid changes in energy production and consumption are having major socioeconomic implications for the communities of rural America. Technological developments in horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) nuclear energy, biofuels, wind and solar energy have significantly increased domestic energy production and the production of energy... more...

  • Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zoneby M. Richard DeVoe; G.S. Kleppel; Mac V. Rawson

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Coastal ecosystems make up some of the most important and endangered regions in the world. This book provides guidance on the assessment and management of environmental impacts caused by development. It is useful to ecologists, urban and regional planners, resource managers, policymakers and students. more...

  • Cost-benefit Analysis of Environmental Goods by Applying Contingent Valuation Methodby Uddin Sarwar Ahmed; Gotoh Keinosuke

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Examines environmental valuation methods through the lens of cost-benefit analysis focused on three case studies in Japan: public parks, a bay wetland, and a recreational theme park. The findings presented here serve as a useful source of information on Japanese behavior regarding the valuation of environmental goods. more...

  • Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphereby Robert Mason; Nicola Pirrone

    Springer 2009; US$ 169.00

    Mercury, primarily because of its existence and bioaccumulation as methylmercury in aquatic organisms, is a concern for the health of higher trophic level organisms, or to their consumers. more...

  • Soil Not Oilby Vandana Shiva

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 22.95

    In Soil Not Oil, bestselling author Vandana Shiva connects the food crisis, peak oil, and climate change to show that a world beyond a dependence on fossil fuel and globalization is both possible and necessary. more...

  • Arctic and Alpine Biomesby Joyce A. Quinn

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 65.00

    Provides an overview of the flora and fauna of the biomes in the Arctic and Antarctic as well as of Alpine biomes more...

  • A Blueprint for a Safer Planetby Nicholas Stern

    Random House 2009; US$ 25.23

    * Further substantial climate change is unavoidable and the risks to the natural world, the economy and our everyday lives are immense. The way we live in the next thirty years - how we invest, use energy, organise transport and treat forests - will determine whether these risks become realities. * Although poor countries - the least... more...

  • Mother Countryby Marilynne Robinson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 22.99

    At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in sixty was dying from leukemia in the village closest to the plant. The central question of this eloquently... more...

  • Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Changeby Akimasa Sumi; Kensuke Fukushi; Ai Hiramatsu

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    In recent decades, there has been a growing awareness of how intricate the interactions are between human beings and the environment. Fortunately, progress has been made in understanding this relationship, and new technologies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. However belatedly, there has been an acknowledgment of the incompatibility... more...

  • Species Richnessby Jonathan Adams

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    This is a readable, informative and up-to-date account of the patterns and controls on biodiversity. The author describes major trends in species richness, along with uncertainties in current knowledge. The various possible explanations for past and present species patterns are discussed and explained in an even-handed and accessible way. The implications... more...