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Meteorology

  • Ocean of Insightby Heather Lyn Mann

    Parallax Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Heather Lyn Mann was a battle?weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoveries?life?threatening storms, the boredom of isolation,... more...

  • Slope Earthquake Stabilityby Yang Changwei; Zhang Jingyu; Lian Jing; Yu Wenying; Zhang Jianjing

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 105.72

    This book begins with the dynamic characteristics of the covering layerbedrock type slope, containing monitoring data of the seismic array, shaking table tests, numerical analysis and theoretical derivation. Then it focuses on the landslide mechanism and assessment method. It also proposes a model that assessing the hazard area based on the field... more...

  • Protecting the Planetby Budd Titlow; Mariah Tinger

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Climate change is often associated with predictions of dire calamities. But in the past, heroic individuals have stepped forward to meet even the most ominous ecological challenges. This book tells an inspirational story--a story both of pioneering environmentalists who raised our collective consciousness regarding nature's value and heroes of today... more...

  • Energy Return on Investmentby Charles A.S. Hall

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This authoritative but highly accessible book presents the reader with a powerful framework for understanding the critical role of the energy return on investment (EROI) in the survival and well-being of individuals, ecosystems, businesses, economies and nations. Growth and development are fundamental and ubiquitous processes at all scales, from individuals... more...

  • Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehoodby Alejandro Esguerra; Nicole Helmerich; Thomas Risse

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    The contributors to this book critically examine the performance of new modes of governance in areas of limited statehood, drawing on a range of in-depth case studies on issues of climate change, biodiversity, and health.  The Paris Agreement for Climate Change or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) rely on new modes of governance for... more...

  • Realising the 'Triple Dividend of Resilience'by Swenja Surminski; Thomas Tanner

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    Why aren?t we investing more in disaster resilience, despite the rising costs of disaster events? This book argues that decision-makers in governments, businesses, households, and development agencies tend to focus on avoiding losses from disasters, and perceive the return on investment as uncertain ? only realised if a somewhat unlikely disaster... more...

  • Tropical Cyclone Activity over the North Indian Oceanby M. Mohapatra; B.K. Bandyopadhyay; L.S. Rathore

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 137.44

    This book deals primarily with understanding, monitoring and prediction of Tropical Cyclones (TCs) over the North Indian Ocean (NIO). There is special emphasis on TC genesis, intensification, movement and associated adverse weather like heavy rainfall and gale winds. It highlights the current state of research on TCs over the NIO and recent improvements... more...

  • Biocharby Viktor J. Bruckman; Esin Apaydin Varol; Ba?ak B. Uzun; Jay Liu

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00

    This state-of-the-art compendium, combining theory with practical examples, looks at the entire biochar supply chain. more...

  • India's Climate Change Identityby Samir Saran; Aled Jones

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This book presents a new and innovative approach to understanding the dynamics of international climate change negotiations using India as a focal point. The authors consider India?s negotiating position at multilateral climate negotiations and its focus on the notion of ?equity? and its new avatar ?climate justice?. This book delves into the media?s... more...

  • Coastal Change, Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communitiesby Marcha Johnson; Amanda Bayley

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    This collection of essays and design case studies explores a range of ideas and best practices for adapting to dynamic waterfront conditions while incorporating nature conservation in urbanized coastal areas. The editors have curated a selection of works contributed by leading practitioners in the fields of coastal science, community resilience, habitat... more...