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Environmental Science

  • Flame and Fortune in the American Westby Gregory L. Simon

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Flame and Fortune in the American West creatively and meticulously investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is used as a starting point to better understand these complex social-environmental processes.... more...

  • Cracking the AP Environmental Science Exam, 2017 Editionby Princeton Review

    Random House Children's Books 2016; US$ 18.99

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Environmental Science Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide?including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations.... more...

  • Environmental Economicsby Shunsuke Managi; Koichi Kuriyama

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    This book aids those concerned about environmental issues to firmly grasp relevant analytical methods and to comprehend the thought process behind environmental economics. It does so by drawing from specific environmental issues and at the same time providing commentary that facilitates understanding. This text contains in-depth explanations necessary... more...

  • Contextualizing Disasterby Gregory V. Button; Mark Schuller

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent 'highly visible' disasters and several slow-burning, 'hidden', crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media... more...

  • In the Name of the Great Workby Olš Doubravka áková

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Beginning in 1948, the Soviet Union launched a series of wildly ambitious projects to implement Joseph Stalin's vision of a total "transformation of nature." Intended to increase agricultural yields dramatically, this utopian impulse quickly spread to the newly communist states of Eastern Europe, captivating political elites and war-fatigued publics... more...

  • Life as a Huntby Stuart Marks

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    The "extensive wilderness" of Zambia's central Luangwa Valley is the homeland of the Valley Bisa whose cultural practices have enriched this environment for centuries. Beginning with the intrusions of warlords and later British colonials, successive generations have experienced the callousness and challenges of colonialism. Their homeland, a slender... more...

  • Isotope Geochemistryby Vladimir Kuleshov; J. Barry Maynard

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 120.00

    Isotope Geochemistry: The Origin and Formation of Manganese Rocks and Ores is a comprehensive reference on global manganese deposits, including their origins and formations. Manganese is both a significant industrial chemical, critical for steel-making, and a strategic mineral, occurring in abundance only in certain countries. Furthermore, it is... more...

  • Environment and Earth Observationby Sugata Hazra; Anirban Mukhopadhyay; Asim Ratan Ghosh; D. Mitra; V. K. Dadhwal

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 112.31

    This book presents relevant and contemporary research on the remote sensing of landscapes, agriculture & forestry, geomorphology, coasts & oceans, natural hazards and wild habitats. It highlights the application of remote sensing in understanding natural processes and oceanic features, as well as in creating mapping inventories of water resources... more...

  • Phytoremediationby Abid Ali Ansari; Sarvajeet Singh Gill; Ritu Gill; Guy R. Lanza; Lee Newman

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 168.47

    This book details the plant-assisted remediation method, ?phytoremediation?, which involves the interaction of plant roots and associated rhizospheric microorganisms for the remediation of soil contaminated with high levels of metals, pesticides, solvents, radionuclides, explosives, crude oil, organic compounds and various other contaminants. Each... more...

  • Phytoremediationby Abid A. Ansari; Sarvajeet Singh Gill; Ritu Gill; Guy Lanza; Lee Newman

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 168.47

    This text details the plant-assisted remediation method, ?phytoremediation," which involves the interaction of plant roots and associated rhizospheric microorganisms for the remediation of soil contaminated with high levels of metals, pesticides, solvents, radionuclides, explosives, crude oil, organic compounds and various other contaminants. Each... more...