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Environmentalism. Green movement

  • Fundamentals of Practical Environmentalismby Mark B. Weldon

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 79.95

    Environmental decisions present themselves every day in forms large and small. Should I walk to work today? What about global warming—should I write my congressperson and demand that the government do something? Should I put solar panels on my roof? Should I get a different car or turn up the temperature on the air conditioner or get water-saving... more...

  • Green Victoriansby Vicky Albritton; Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 34.00

    From Henry David Thoreau to Bill McKibben, critics and philosophers have long sought to demonstrate how a sufficient life—one without constant, environmentally damaging growth—might still be rich and satisfying. Yet one crucial episode in the history of sufficiency has been largely forgotten. Green Victorians tells the story of a circle of men and... more...

  • Smart Grids from a Global Perspectiveby Anne Beaulieu; Jaap De Wilde; Jacquelien M.A. Scherpen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 122.30

    This book presents a cross-disciplinaryapproach to smart grids, offering an invaluable basis for understanding theircomplexity and potential, and for discussing their technical, legal, economic, societal, psychologicaland security aspects. Smart grids are a complex phenomenon involving new, active roles for consumersand prosumers, novel social, political... more...

  • Treatment of Biogas for Feeding High Temperature Fuel Cellsby Maria Turco; Angelo Ausiello; Luca Micoli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 77.04

    This book reports on the most recent applications of processes with a particular focus on the source and the properties of biogas and on the characteristics of the fuel cells (FCs). It describes adsorbing materials of potential interest are reviewed and the preparation methods and treatments employed to improve the adsorption properties as well as... more...

  • Water Governance Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africaby Joao Mutondo; Stefano Farolfi; Ariel Dinar

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 55.03

    This book is about the process of water management decentralization in African countries, which is seen as a means of advancing river basin management at the lowest appropriate level.  There are very different stages of implementing decentralization in practice. This called for research aiming to understand the following questions: (i) why do... more...

  • Natural Fibres: Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applicationsby Raul Fangueiro; Sohel Rana

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 146.76

    This book collects selected high quality articles submitted to the 2nd International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF2015). A wide range of topics is covered related to various aspects of natural fibres such as agriculture, extraction and processing, surface modification and functionalization, advanced structures, nano fibres, composites and nanocomposites,... more...

  • Seismic Behavior of Steel Storage Pallet Racking Systemsby Carlo Andrea Castiglioni

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 158.99

    This book presents the mainoutcomes of the first European research project on the seismic behavior ofadjustable steel storage pallet racking systems. In particular, it describes acomprehensive and unique set of full-scale tests designed to assess such behavior.The tests performed include cyclic tests of full-scale rack components, namelybeam-to-upright... more...

  • IT Solutions for the Smart Gridby Tobias Brandt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 69.70

    Tobias Brandt outlines how information technology (IT) can be used tointegrate sustainable energy technologies into existing infrastructures. Thetopic is approached from micro, meso, as well as macro perspectives. He firstdescribes how IT artifacts can be used to manage renewable energy sources andenergy storage devices in individual households and... more...

  • Pro-environmental Behaviorsby Kiyo Kurisu

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 110.07

    This book offers a much-needed practical and conceptual guide for various pro-environmental behaviors. Written by an expert in both the environmental psychology and engineering fields, the book presents an overview of various pro-environmental behaviors (Chapter 1), the psychological background of behaviors (Chapters 2 and 3), how to survey and understand... more...

  • Life Cycle and Sustainability of Abrasive Toolsby BARBARA LINKE

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 134.53

    This monograph focuses on abrasive tools for grinding, polishing, honing, and lapping operations. The book describes the life cycle of abrasive tools from raw material processing of abrasive grits and bonding, manufacturing of monolithic or multi-layered tools, tool use to tool end-of-life. Moreover, this work highlights sustainability challenges including... more...