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In-Situ Remediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Sites

In-Situ Remediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Sites

Jochen Bundschuh, Hartmut M. Holländer, Lena Qiying Ma

October 31, 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,...

Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective

Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective

Chris Maser

October 14, 2014

Written by Chris Maser, one of the architects of the sustainability movement, Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective explores a critical number of the myriad aspects that comprise the great, reciprocal feedback loops between the mountain peaks, the deep sea, and everywhere in...

Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, Second Edition

Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, Second Edition

Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan, Masaharu Fukue

September 25, 2014

In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, the combination of population growth and increased exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources has added increased stresses on the quality and health of the...

Sustainable Watershed Management

Sustainable Watershed Management

I. Ethem Gonenc, John P. Wolflin, Rosemarie C. Russo

September 09, 2014

This proceedings volume contains papers and extended abstracts presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Watershed Management (SuWaMa 2014). The Conference was the second in a series of Sustainable Watershed Management Conferences. The objective of the Conference Series was to...

Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach

Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach

William L. Weber

September 02, 2014

Written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex concepts, laws, and policy, Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach explores how economic growth usually makes people better off, but also asks at what environmental cost? These costs are not often realized until after...

Agricultural Resource Use and Management

Agricultural Resource Use and Management

Kimberly Etingoff

August 19, 2014

Agriculture is one of the prime users of water, particularly in arid places with already-limited water resources, and its effects are diverse and far reaching. Providing a nuanced study of agricultural resource management, this informative book takes a four-pronged approach, covering research on:...

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Land - Volume I

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Land - Volume I

Yeqiao Wang

July 23, 2014

With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of...

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Two-Volume Set (Print)

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Two-Volume Set (Print)

Yeqiao Wang

July 23, 2014

With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of...

Hydrology: A Science for Engineers

Hydrology: A Science for Engineers

André Musy, Benoit Hingray, Cécile Picouet

July 23, 2014

This book presents the main hydrological methods and techniques used in the design and operation of hydraulic projects and the management of water resources and associated natural risks. It covers the key topics of water resources engineering, from the estimation of runoff volumes and unit...

Interrelationships Between Corals and Fisheries

Interrelationships Between Corals and Fisheries

Stephen A. Bortone, Ph.D.

July 17, 2014

Interrelationships Between Corals and Fisheries is derived from a workshop held by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council in Tampa, Florida in May 2013, where world authorities came together to discuss the current problems in managing tropical fisheries and offered suggestions for future...

River Basin Management in the Twenty-First Century: Understanding People and Place

River Basin Management in the Twenty-First Century: Understanding People and Place

Victor Roy Squires, Hugh Martin Milner, Katherine Anne Daniell

July 10, 2014

Worldwide development of agriculture and industry creates burgeoning demands on natural resources. Management of the rivers and the surrounding landscape is one of the important tasks for today and for the foreseeable future. Lessons learned from centuries of management (and mismanagement) have...

Handbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Second Edition

Handbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Second Edition

Sunggyu Lee, James G. Speight, Sudarshan K. Loyalka

July 08, 2014

While strides are being made in the research and development of environmentally acceptable and more sustainable alternative fuels—including efforts to reduce emissions of air pollutants associated with combustion processes from electric power generation and vehicular transportation—fossil fuel...