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- Swastik Publishers & Distributors 2008; US$ 40.00
Biodiversity is the sum of organisms that include plants, animals, microorganisms and the ecosystems. These natural resources are gifts of nature that are important for humans and for the functioning of ecosystems. The local/indigenous peoples have been custodians of diversity so far. Through an understanding of the natural processes they have been... more...
- Rajat Publications 2008; US$ 50.00
This book, the first in the series of this four book volume on climate change, deals, exclusively with the exploration of the causes of climate change. The increase in the emission of green house gases and the subsequent enhanced greenhouse effect, is the root of this problem, and the human activities and processes which cause these are quite comprehensively... more...
- Navyug Publishers & Distributors 2009; US$ 45.00
The Truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one; that Means we have to change the way we live our lives. This book talks about the need to solve the problems of climate change, presenting comprehensive facts and information on various aspects of global warming. It Uses explanatory diagrams and photos to clarify and highlight key issues. This... more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 23.32
* 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 136.00
This book is a comprehensive account of all significant energy sources, evaluated according to their capacity, reliability, cost, safety and effects on the environment. Non-renewable sources (for example, coal, oil, gas and nuclear fuel) together with renewable sources like wood, hydro, biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, and tidal; are... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 114.95
This is the first book of its kind on disaster risk reduction education. A ready reference for practitioners in the field this book describes and demonstrates different aspects of disaster risk reduction education in an easy-to-understand form with current academic research and practical field experiences included throughout. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
James Lovelock described his previous book, The Revenge of Gaia , as 'a wake-up call for humanity'. Stark though it was in many respects, in The Vanishing Face of Gaia Lovelock says that even though the weather seems cooler and pollution lessens as the recession bites, the environmental problems we will face in the twenty-first century are even... more...