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Environmental Science

  • Energy Production and Management in the 21st Centuryby C. A. BREBBIA; E. R. Magaril; M. Y. Khodorovsky

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 1,204.00

    Discussing the future of energy production and management in a changing world, this book contains the proceedings of the first international conference on Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century - The Quest for Sustainable Energy.Topics covered include: Energy policies; Energy and economic growth; Energy efficiency; Energy storage. more...

  • American Energy, Imperiled Coastby Jason P. Theriot

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    In the post--World War II era, Louisiana's coastal wetlands underwent an industrial transformation that placed the region at the center of America's energy-producing corridor. By the twenty-first century the Louisiana Gulf Coast supplied nearly one-third of America's oil and gas, accounted for half of the country's refining capacity, and contributed... more...

  • Plastic Purgeby Michael SanClements

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Plastic is everywhere we look. Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier? In Plastic Purge , ecologist, SanClements has put together the most up-to-date... more...

  • The Atlas of Endangered Speciesby Richard MacKay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Up to 20 percent of species may be extinct by 2030. Vividly presented through full-colour maps and graphics, this fully revised and updated atlas profiles species lost, threatened and surviving today. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken towards conservation. Fully revised and updated,... more...

  • Climate Change Cooperation in Southern Africaby Ian Rowlands

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This volume, published in association with the United Nations Environment Programme, examines how co-ordinated action among neighbouring countries could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ways which are environmentally, economically and socially beneficial. A framework is presented for analyzing regional mitigation options, along with specific proposals... more...

  • The Green Webby Martin Holdgate

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    This text is a history of the world's oldest global conservation body - the World Conservation Union, established in 1948 as a forum for governments, non-governmental organizations and individual conservationists. The author draws on unpublished archives to reveal the often turbulent story of the IUCN and its achievements in, and influence on, conservation... more...

  • International Investment and Climate Changeby Timothy Forsyth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This study, based on fieldwork and case studies of southeast Asian countries shows how privatization, investment and new energy technologies can be integrated to combat climate change and provide the maximum return for investors. The author explains what incentives and regulatory structures are needed that do not damage local competitiveness. Asserting... more...

  • Plant Invadersby Quentin C.B. Cronk; Janice L. Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    A practical guide to the protection and management of ecosystems against invasions by non-indigenous plant species. The authors seek to offer an accessible account of the subject and how to protect natural habitats. The majority of countries suffer from invasive plants and there are case studies from North America, Europe, Australia, South and South... more...

  • Health and Climate Changeby Pim Martens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    'Understanding how complex ecological and climatic change can influence human health is the new challenge before us. The book confronts these multidimensional risk assessments head-on and will catalyse the important interdisciplinary and integrated approach that is the new paradigm now required for environmental and public health research.' Dr JONATHAN... more...