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Environmental Science

  • An Ecosystem Approach to the Management of Sediment and Sediment Liabilitiesby Eugene Peck; Higher Education Press

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    The ecological health and economic value of rivers and estuaries depend upon a physical "infrastructure" that includes clean sediment, clean water and stable hydrology. Problems involving sediment quantity or sediment quality are typically highly complex and require consideration of the physical, biological and social systems to solve. This handbook... more...

  • Our Space Environment, Opportunities, Stakes and Dangersby Claude Nicollier; Roger-Maurice Bonnet

    EFPL Press 2016; US$ 79.95

    The space surrounding our planet is full of opportunities and resources. Ranging from a hundred to a few thousand kilometers around Earth, our space-neighborhood offers an excellent vantage point to the universe, and a great opportunity to push the frontiers of science and knowledge. Manned missions advance research on human biology, health, and life... more...

  • Oil Spill Impactsby Yejun Wu

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 129.95

    Starting with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident, Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches chronicles a timeline of events that focus on the impact of oil spills and provides an understanding of these incidents using a number of approaches. The book includes an interdisciplinary oil spill taxonomy, an oil... more...

  • Advances in Energy, Environment and Materials Scienceby Yeping Wang; Jianhua Zhao

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 269.95

    The International Conference on Energy, Environment and Materials Science (EEMS2015) was held in Guangzhou, China, from August 25 - 26, 2015. EEMS2015 provided a platform for academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results within the fields of energy science, energy technology, environmental... more...

  • U.S. Agriculture in a Global Settingby M. Ann Tutwiler

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The theme of the 1987/88 annual review of the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP) specifically considers that while the world in which agricultural policy operates has changed dramatically over the decades, agricultural policies have not taken account of those changes in any fundamental way. Originally published in 1988, this... more...

  • Reimagining Climate Changeby Paul Wapner; Hilal Elver

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 145.00

    Responding to climate change has become an industry. Governments, corporations, activist groups and others now devote billions of dollars to mitigation and adaptation, and their efforts represent one of the most significant policy measures ever dedicated to a global challenge. Despite its laudatory intent, the response industry, or ?Climate Inc.?,... more...

  • Climate Change and Anthroposby Linda H. Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Anthropos, in the sense of species as well as cultures and ethics, locates humans as part of much larger orders of existence ? fundamental when thinking about climate change. This book offers a new way of exploring the significance of locality and lives in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a time when humans confront the limits of our control over nature.... more...

  • Landscape, Nature, and the Sacred in Byzantiumby Veronica della Dora

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Explores Byzantine perceptions of creation and different types of natural environments, and the principles underpinning such perceptions. more...

  • IT Solutions for the Smart Gridby Tobias Brandt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 79.99

    Tobias Brandt outlines how information technology (IT) can be used tointegrate sustainable energy technologies into existing infrastructures. Thetopic is approached from micro, meso, as well as macro perspectives. He firstdescribes how IT artifacts can be used to manage renewable energy sources andenergy storage devices in individual households and... more...

  • Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows down Arbitrary Topographyby Ioana Luca; Yih-Chin Tai; Chih-Yu Kuo

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book lays a foundation for formulating depth-averaged equations describing shallow geophysical mass flows - landslides, avalanches or debris flows. Offering detailed derivation of model equations, its stimulating examples show how the models are applied. more...