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Environmental Science

  • Groundwater Geophysics in Hard Rockby Prabhat Chandra Chandra

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.95

    In hard rock terrain, shallow water wells generally have a poor to moderate yield. Sinking wells deeply to tap yielding fracture zones often backfires, because the borehole may miss the saturated fracture zones at depths. A wrong approach to groundwater exploration in hard rock has therefore often led to unnecessary recurring expenditures and waste... more...

  • The Greening of Asiaby Mark L. Clifford

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    One of Asia?s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will lessen the environmental impact of Asia?s extraordinary economic growth.... more...

  • The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking: How Fracturing Shale for Gas Affects Us and Our Worldby Madelon Finkel

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Fracking for gas trapped in shale could be a game changer in the quest to find alternatives to dirty fossil fuels, but it also has potential for harm. This book provides "one-stop shopping" for everyone who wants to know more about the issues. more...

  • Nonlinear Physics of Ecosystemsby Ehud Meron

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    Providing an integrative treatment of nonlinear physics and applications in ecology, this text introduces the basic concepts, tools, and applications to important problems in ecology. It exposes readers to the new emerging research field that integrates pattern formation and spatial ecology. The book supplies a detailed overview of pattern formation... more...

  • Everyday Environmental Toxinsby Areej Hassan

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    This collection of timely chapters presents a nuanced study of environmental toxins and the risks they pose to children?s development. The book details the impact of a number of commonplace environmental toxins, focusing on everyday exposure to tobacco smoke, lead, pesticides, and flame retardants. There is growing recognition that the impact of the... more...

  • Advances in Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Industrial Wasteby Ram Chandra

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 169.95

    This book reviews pollutants generated by agriculturally contaminated soil, plastic waste from various industries. The book details rhizobacteria, describes the latest knowledge regarding the biodegradation of tannery and textile waste, and reviews the role of microbes in plastic degradation bioremediation and recycling of urban waste. This book will... more...

  • Negotiating Water Governanceby Emma S. Norman; Christina Cook; Alice Cohen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Recently, efforts to understand the relationship between water and political boundaries have come to the fore of water governance debates: how and why does water governance fragment across sectors and governmental departments? How can we govern shared waters more effectively? How do politics and power play out in water governance? This book brings... more...

  • Stations in the Fieldby Raf De Bont

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    When we think of sites of animal research that symbolize modernity, the first places that come to mind are grand research institutes in cities and near universities that house the latest in equipment and technologies, not the surroundings of the bird?s nest, the octopus?s garden in the sea, or the parts of inland lakes in which freshwater plankton... more...

  • The Coal Faceby Tom Doig

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    'The smoke got thicker and darker and then it seemed to be coming from everywhere, swirling around until it blanketed the entire town . . .' On 9 February 2014 a fire took hold in Victoria's Hazelwood coal mine next to Morwell and burned for one and a half months. As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley... more...

  • Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the Worldby Jonathan Mingle

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    Prologue: A Hearth Tale Part I: The Question of Kumik 1. The Curse 2. Our Dark Materials 3. Water Connection, Fire Connection Part II: The World, Burning 4. The Road to Shangri-La 5. The Burdens of Fire 6. Water Towers Falling Part III: The Fire Brigade 7. In Search of Phunsukh Wangdu 8. Now We're Cooking with Gas!... more...