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Environmental Engineering & Technology

  • Thermodynamics of Natural Systemsby Greg Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 76.00

    Fully updated, this streamlined new textbook is an accessible introduction to thermodynamics for Earth and environmental scientists, emphasising real-world problems. more...

  • Cultures of Predictionby Matthias Heymann; Gabriele Gramelsberger; Martin Mahony

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades science has experienced a revolutionary shift. The development and extensive application of computer modelling and simulation has transformed the knowledge?making practices of scientific fields as diverse as astro?physics, genetics, robotics and demography. This epistemic transformation has brought with it a simultaneous heightening... more...

  • Mixed-Method Evaluation of Watershed Managementby Bahram Mohammadi Golrang

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.69

    This volume evaluates technical and social aspects of a watershed management program in the Kush-Abad Watershed Basin in Iran. Author Bahram Mohammadi Golrang offers a way forward for a more integrated means to evaluate large scale rural environmental management projects, their effects on the physical environment, how to engage the public in such... more...

  • Social Capital, Resilience and Adaptation on Small Islandsby Jan Petzold

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.88

    The book deals with the role of social capital regarding its potential to increase small islands? adaptive capacity to climate change. The case study of the Isles of Scilly, UK, shows how social structures can play a very important role for climate change adaptation. It is argued that social features have to be understood in a non-deterministic and... more...

  • Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growthby Niek Koning

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Using a political-economic approach supplemented with insights from human ecology, this volume analyzes the long-term dynamics of food security and economic growth. The book begins by discussing the nature of preindustrial food crises and the changes that have occurred since the 19th century with the ascent of technical science and the fossil fuel... more...

  • Making Electricity Resilientby Antti Silvast

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Energy risk and security have become topical matters in Western and international policy discussions; ranging from international climate change mitigation to investment in energy infrastructures to support economic growth and more sustainable energy provisions. As such, ensuring the resilience of more sustainable energy infrastructures against disruptions... more...

  • Sustainable Development Goals and UN Goal-Settingby Stephen Browne

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    This book explores the record of the UN development system (UNDS) over more than 70 years as a fount of ideas and concepts in development; as a contributor to development thinking and strategy; and as the principal source of global development goals from the first UN Development Decade to the SDGs. It also examines the more mixed record of the UNDS... more...

  • Ethics of Environmental Healthby Friedo Zölzer; Gaston Meskens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Environmental health encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, such as radiation, toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents. It is often assumed that the assessment part is just a matter of scientific research, and the control part a matter of implementing standards which unambiguously... more...

  • Green Organic Chemistry and its Interdisciplinary Applicationsby Vera M. Kolb

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 179.95

    Green Organic Chemistry and Its Interdisciplinary Applications covers key developments in green chemistry and demonstrates to students that the developments were most often the result of innovative thinking. Using a set of selected experiments, all of which have been performed in the laboratory with undergraduate students, it demonstrates how to... more...

  • Ecosystem Functions and Managementby Harpinder Sandhu

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 162.91

    This is the first book to provide vital information on key local ecosystems, their functions, state of health, and their role in development in an Asian context, particularly on the Indian subcontinent. It addresses six major ecosystems on the Indian subcontinent ? mountain, rural, desert, forest, urban, and freshwater ? and discusses their functions,... more...