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Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide to Best Professional Practices

Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide to Best Professional Practices

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Charles H. Eccleston

March 2, 2011

Under the best of circumstances, preparing an environmental impact assessment (EIA) can be a complex and challenging task. Experience indicates that the scope and quality of such analyses varies widely throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Written to help practitioners and decision-makers ...

Air Quality, Fifth Edition

Air Quality, Fifth Edition

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Thad Godish, Wayne T. Davis, Joshua S. Fu

August 15, 2014

The fifth edition of a bestseller, Air Quality provides students with a comprehensive overview of air quality, the science that continues to provide a better understanding of atmospheric chemistry and its effects on public health and the environment, and the regulatory and technological management p...

The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition

The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition

Simon J. Yu

November 21, 2014

Despite their potentially adverse effects on nontarget species and the environment, insecticides remain a necessity in crop protection as well as in the reduction of insect-borne diseases. The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides provides essential insecticide knowledge required for the...

Environmental Methods for Transport Noise Reduction

Environmental Methods for Transport Noise Reduction

Mats Nilsson, Jörgen Bengtsson, Ronny Klaeboe

November 20, 2014

Presents Evidence-Based Guidance on Noise Abatement Methods Solutions for reducing the noise impact of road and rail traffic can be found in the use of natural elements in combination with artificial elements in urban and rural environments. Ground and road surface treatments; trees, forests, and...

Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

Timothy J Sullivan, Alan T. Herlihy, James R. Webb

November 20, 2014

A practical book for professionals who rely on water quality data for decision making, this book is based on three decades experience of three highly published water and watershed resource professionals. It focuses on the analysis of air pollution sensitive waters and the consequent effects...

Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy

Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy

Fangli Zheng

November 18, 2014

The 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014) was held May 22-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The objective of ICBAEE 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to...

Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity

Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity

Rakesh S. Sengar, Kalpana Sengar

November 13, 2014

Explore the Relationship between Crop and Climate Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity...

In-Situ Remediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Sites

In-Situ Remediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Sites

Jochen Bundschuh, Hartmut M. Holländer, Lena Qiying Ma

November 12, 2014

Providing an introduction, the scientific background, case studies and future perspectives of in-situ arsenic remediation technologies for soils, soil water and groundwater at geogenic and anthropogenic contaminated sites. The case studies present in-situ technologies about natural arsenic,...

Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design

Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design

Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen

November 06, 2014

Consider this … How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What...

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Andrew J. Barker

November 04, 2014

Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an effi cient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus...

Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: Long-Term Effects of Climate and Nutrient Loading on Trophic Organization

Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: Long-Term Effects of Climate and Nutrient Loading on Trophic Organization

Robert J. Livingston

November 03, 2014

Produced by a Leading Aquatic Scientist A narrative account of how estuaries around the world are being altered by human forces and human-induced global climate changes, Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: Long-Term Effects of Climate and Nutrient Loading on Trophic Organization chronicles a...

Ecological Causal Assessment

Ecological Causal Assessment

Susan B. Norton, Susan M. Cormier, Glenn W. Suter II

October 29, 2014

Edited by experts at the leading edge of the development of causal assessment methods for more than two decades, Ecological Causal Assessment gives insight and expert guidance on how to identify cause-effect relationships in environmental systems. The book discusses the importance of asking the...

Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America

Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America

J. Brian Alford, Mark S. Peterson, Christopher C. Green

October 29, 2014

At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on...

Planetary Geodesy and Remote Sensing

Planetary Geodesy and Remote Sensing

Shuanggen Jin

October 22, 2014

Although lunar exploration began in the 1960s, the moon and other planets have many long-standing, unanswered questions about planetary environments, origin, formation and evolution, magnetization of crustal rocks, internal structure, and possible life. However, with the recent development of...

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