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  • Forest Context and Policies in Portugalby Fernando Reboredo

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 141.73

    This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the Portuguese forests and forestry sector, including its history, its total economic value, current threats and opportunities and future challenges, namely the need to incorporate more planning and technology in forest management practices. The methodological approach of analysing the forestry sector in... more...

  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Effective Biomass Resource Utilization and Optimal Environmental Policiesby Jingjing Yan

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 50.78

    This book adopts a linear optimization method and introduces a dynamic optimization simulation model for analyzing synthetic environmental policies as endogenous variables in order to improve the environment and provide more biomass energy. The model considers both the total ecological system and the socio-economic situational changes. The purpose... more...

  • Non-technological Innovations for Sustainable Transportby Alexandra Hyard

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 50.78

    Examining non-technological innovations for environmentally and socially-friendly transport, this book provides the reader with a better understanding of this often overlooked topic. It features four illustrative case studies, and presents a concise review of the core transport modes (road, rail and marine transport). Transport companies are compelled... more...

  • Instructor's Manual to Chris Park's The Environmentby Greg Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 171.95

    The very survival of the planet is at risk: human misuse of natural resources and disturbance of natural environmental systems is pushing the Earth to the limits of its capacity. The Environment is a lively, comprehensive introduction for environmental study, explaining how the environment functions, how environmental systems relate, and the ways... more...

  • Thinking Through the Environmentby Mark J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95

    This reader brings together material from ecological thought, environmental policy, environmental philosophy, social and political thought, historical sociology and cultural studies. The extracts tell the story of the way the natural environment has been understood in the modern world and how this has recently been questioned as contemporary societies... more...

  • The Becher Wetlands - A Ramsar Siteby Christine Semeniuk

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 282.31

    The author is to be congratulated on her efforts and perseverance in undertaking this research, and Springer for making the material available in this book format. I commend the information to all who live close to or around the Becher Point wetlands and the whole study as a model for wetland science globally. Peter Bridgewater Secretary General Ramsar... more...

  • A-Z of the Environmentby Jeremy Stranks

    Thorogood Publishing 2007; US$ 38.95

    The 'environment' embraces many disciplines - ecology, law, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental health, toxicology, genetic engineering and radiology. The book fills a need for an authoritative yet accessible source of reference which expertly summarises the legal, scientific, economic and social issues. more...

  • Principles of Environmental Sciencesby Jan J. Boersema; Lucas Reijnders

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 100.39

    This book provides a picture of the principles, concepts and methods applicable to problems originating from the interaction between the living and non-living environment and mankind. It presents a large number of practical examples and case studies. more...

  • Sociology, Environmentalism, Globalizationby Steven Yearley

    SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 53.00

    This authoritative book brings together the sociologies of globalization and the environment in one volume. Steven Yearley argues that environmental issues have received scant attention in the general debate on globalization even though environmentalists have been very successful in capturing the language and imagery of the globe. more...

  • Improving Regulationby Paul S. Professor Fischbeck; R. Scott Professor Farrow

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 62.95

    Is there potential for a U.S. regulatory system that is more efficient and effective? Or is the future likely to involve 'paralysis by analysis'? Improving Regulation considers the challenges faced by the regulatory system as society and technology change, and our knowledge about the effects of our activities on human and planetary health becomes more... more...