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- Springer 2007; US$ 259.00
Intended for a geoscience researcher or student with interests in climate change, paleohydrology, karst geology, and sedimentology. This book deals with cave sediments. It provides case-studies from around the world, and gives guidance on appropriate applications of techniques, and their limitations. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 149.00
This work is among the first treatments to account for the complexity of social decisions and sustainability problems by using the methodological framework of multi-criteria decision analysis. The author proposes the new concept of Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation (SMCE) as a policy framework for the analysis of sustainability issues in which concerns... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 299.00
Since the late 1980s, shallow lakes in Europe and North America have been receiving concerted attention from limnologists, fishery biologists and lake managers. These developments relate to deterioration of water quality in the lakes due to pollution and accelerated eutrophication, caused by increased urbanization and agriculture in the lake catchments,... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 239.00
Research on the evolution of social behaviour has been dominated by genetic relatedness for a long time; however, both recent empirical studies and theoretical concepts give growing evidence for ecological factors acting as very prominent additional or alternative driving forces in social evolution. Now the time is ripe to investigate similarities... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 429.00
In Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: The Twenty-Sixth Symposium, leading US and international researchers from academia, industry, and government present state-of-the-art research on how biotechnology is being used to produce high-volume, low-price products from renewable resources, as well as to improve the environment. In addition to the sessions... more...
- National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 16.95
When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the young man took a vow of... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 42.00
EU accession in 2004 has confirmed Hungarys successful transformation from a centrally planned economy into a functioning market economy operating within the framework of a multi-party democracy. However, the countrys output per capita is still well below the EU average, and public expenditures exceed revenues by a large margin. This report... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 72.00
OECD's periodic survey of Canada's economy. After two chapters assessing the current economic situation and policy responses to new terms of trade, ageing, and climate change, additional articles are presented on tax reform, long-term sustainability in the energy sector, and modernising Canada's agricultural policies. more...
Selected Papers from the 4th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and EnvironmentEmerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00
This e-book consists of seven selected papers which were presented during the 4th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment, held in Dubrovnik from 2 to 7th June 2007, and co-organized by the University of Zagreb and Instituto Superior Téchnico from Lisbon. The selected papers cover the following topics:... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95
One of the most famous non-fiction American books, Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the history of Thoreau's visit to Ralph Waldo Emerson's woodland retreat near Walden Pond. Thoreau, stirred by the philosophy of the transcendentalists, used the sojourn as an experiment in self reliance and minimalism… "so as to "live deliberately,... more...