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- IOS Press 2013; US$ 94.00
Coastal areas have traditionally been an attractive place for people to live, but if these areas are low-lying, they are also prone to flooding. In the Netherlands, half of the population lives in coastal areas below mean sea level. Dunes are the primary sea defense along most of the Dutch coastline, and the envisaged protection level of this densely... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.00
Concerns about the effects of global climate change have focused attention on the vulnerability of circumpolar regions. Long-term historical data are needed to better understand the magnitude and direction of environmental change related to both natural and anthropogenic causes, as well as to assess patterns of natural variability. The paucity of instrumental... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2012; Not Available
The former leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown has long been one of Australia's most influential and admired environmental thinkers. Here he outlines the importance of a global, humane approach to the issue of overpopulation. At once compassionate, intelligent and straightforward, this is a valuable and significant extract from Brown's... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
For the first time, His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, shares his views on how mankind?s most pressing modern challenges are rooted in our disharmony with nature. In the vein of Al Gore?s An Inconvenient Truth and Van Jones? Green Collar Economy , Prince Charles presents the compelling case that solutions to our most dire crises?from... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available
In this fresh and gutsy analysis, Amanda Little lays bare America?s energy past, present and future and shows how the innovatory designs that got it to its current energy crisis will actually save it from ruin. more...
- Government Institutes 2006; US$ 104.99
Designed for both professional and student use, the new Second Edition includes recent improvements in the application of new technologies and materials on the environment. It also places greater emphasis on the three environmental media of air, water, and soil and discusses how technology can be used to mitigate contamination of all three. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
An amazing, enlightening, and endlessly entertaining look at how weather has shaped our world. Throughout history, great leaders have fallen, the outcomes of mighty battles have been determined, and the tides of earth-shattering events have been turned by a powerful, inscrutable force of nature: the weather. In Blame It on the Rain , author Laura... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
By looking backward at the course of great extinctions, a paleontologist sees what the future holds. More than 200 million years ago, a cataclysmic event known as the Permian extinction destroyed more than 90 percent of all species and nearly 97 percent of all living things. Its origins have long been a puzzle for paleontologists. During the 1990s... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This handbook provides and overview of physical, chemical and biological methods used to analyze soils andplant tissue using an ecosystem perspective. The current emphasis on climate change has recognized the importance of including soil carbon as part of our carbon budgets. Methods to assess soilsmust be ecosystem based if they are to have utility... more...