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  • The Water-Sustainable Cityby David L. Feldman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Cities place enormous pressures on freshwater quality and availability because they are often located some distance from the water sources needed by their populations. This fact compels planners to build infrastructure to divert water from increasingly distant outlying rural areas, thus disrupting their social fabric and environment. In addition, increasing... more...

  • The Triumph of Seedsby Thor Hanson

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 24.00

    We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed... more...

  • Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goodsby Daniel McFadden; Kenneth Train

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Contingent valuation is a survey-based procedure that attempts to estimate how much households are willing to pay for specific programs that improve the environment or prevent environmental degradation. For decades, the method has been the center of debate regarding its reliability: does it really measure the value that people place on environmental... more...

  • America's Water and Wastewater Crisisby Lewis D. Solomon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the role of private firms in the American water and wastewater industry. As more water infrastructure shifts from public- to private-sector control, vendors, consultants, and facilities are taking on more importance. Lewis D. Solomon presents an historical overview of water supply and treatment needs and the role of the government,... more...

  • Flows and Practicesby Lyla Mehta; Bill Derman

    Weaver Press 2017; US$ 38.00

    For the past two decades, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been the dominant paradigm in water resources. This book explores how ideas of IWRM are being translated and adapted in Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Grounded in social science theory and research, it highlights the importance of politics, history... more...

  • Research for Development in the Dry Arab Regionby Shadi Hamadeh; Mona Haider; Rami Zurayk

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 18.00

    Can dryland communities cope with the global changes sweeping the world today? Is their predicament limited to their difficulty of building livelihoods on precarious natural resources? Can development research and external interventions offer any sustainable and fruitful partnerships to this end? This book relates the story of a relationship between... more...

  • Melt Inclusions in Volcanic Systemsby B. De Vivo; R. J. Bodnar

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 180.00

    Melt inclusions provide a unique record of the physical and chemical processes operating in active magma chambers associated with volcanic systems. This book includes a summary of modern techniques used to study and interpret melt inclusions in volcanic rocks, as well as descriptive studies of specific volcanoes. These various studies document the... more...

  • Precambrian Ore Deposits of the East European and Siberian Cratonsby C. Gillen; D. V. Rundqvist

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 310.00

    " Precambrian Ore Deposits of the East European and Siberian Cratons " is a sequel to " Precambrian Geology of the USSR " published in 1993 (English edition), in which the main emphasis was on the stratigraphy, magmatism and metamorphism of Precambrian assemblages in both ancient cratons (East European and Siberian) as well as in Phanerozoic fold... more...

  • Bentonitesby R. E. Grim; N. Guven

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 165.00

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  • Clays, Muds, and Shalesby C. E. Weaver

    Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 72.95

    This book provides a comprehensive and critical summary of clay mineral literature that relates to geology and geologic processes, making it useful both as a reference book for geologists and as a text for the specialist. The book encompasses the full scope of clay-shale geology. An introductory chapter provides basic background terminology and classification.... more...