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- Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 20.98
Vor 100 Jahren erschütterte ein Schiffsunglück bislang unbekannten Ausmaßes die Welt. Über 1500 Menschen starben bei diesem Schiffsunglück, nur 711 konnten gerettet werden. Mit der ?Titanic? ging aber zugleich der Glaube an den unaufhaltsamen technischen Fortschritt und die Unzerstörbarkeit der menschlichen Spitzentechnologie unter. Denn die ?Titanic?... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00
Bernhard Varenius' books influenced the history of science in such a way that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the Great all referred to him. Varenius wrote the first comprehensive description of Japan ("Descriptio regni Japoniae," 1649) from a European perspective, exclusively based on a diversity of sources. But the... more...
- Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 34.20
Climate change is real and is impacting on economies and lives in Africa, especially rural livelihoods. The effects of the climate change phenomena have drawn bitter debate between both the developed and developing countries. To address some of the concerns, the authors identified topics of relevance to Africa, among them: discourses surrounding the... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00
Excess sludge is an inevitable drawback of the waste-activated sludge process. Both the reduction of the amount of sludge produced and improving its dewaterability are of paramount importance. With more stringent environmental and legislative constraints, increasing sludge production and limited disposal options, new reduction alternatives have to... more...
- Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2012; US$ 35.00
This book examines the question of how many species will perish as a result of climate change and associated threats. It offers explanations that synthesize the literature and elaborate on the conservation and policy implications of climate change science. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
'This is a strategy for a kind of development that provides real improvements in the quality of human life and at the same time conserves the vitality and diversity of the Earth. The goal is development that will be sustainable. Today it may seem visionary. but it is attainable. To more and more people it also appears our only rational option.' ?... more...
- CRC Press 1996; US$ 62.95
Oceans cover over 70% of the planet's surface and are essential to life on earth, yet their deepest mysteries remained unexplored until very recently when 20th century technological advances allowed the vast expansion of our frontiers of knowledge, and worldwide interest in oceanography grew rapidly. Combining the skills of 40 contributors from world-renowned... more...
- Channel View Publications 2011; US$ 25.00
This book is the only in-depth ethnographic study of British charter tourists. It is based on several months of participant observation of British charter tourists on holiday in Palmanova and Magaluf on the Mediterranean Island of Mallorca. With a focus on space, the body, and food and drink practices, the book explores the experiential nature of touristic... more...
- University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 35.00
The study of borders has recently undergone significant transitions, reflecting changes in the functions of boundaries themselves, as the world political map has experienced transformations. In the interplay with other categories of difference like class, race, ethnicity, and religion, gender plays a major role in giving meaning to different forms... more...