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Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

Megh R. Goyal

August 19, 2014

This valuable book, the third volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, focuses on sustainable micro irrigation management for trees and vines. It covers the principles as well as recent advances and applications of micro irrigation techniques. Specialists throughout...

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems

Megh R. Goyal

August 19, 2014

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems, the fourth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, emphasizes sustainable and meaningful methods of irrigation to counter rampant water scarcity. In many parts of the world, this scarcity...

New Studies on Former and Recent Landscape Changes in Africa: Palaeoecology of Africa 32

New Studies on Former and Recent Landscape Changes in Africa: Palaeoecology of Africa 32

Juergen Runge

November 15, 2013

Volume 32 (2013) of the internationally recognized and acclaimed yearbook series ‘Palaeoecology of Africa’ publishes 9 new interdisciplinary scientific papers on former and recent landscape evolution and on past environments of the African continent (e.g. climate change, vegetation dynamics and...

Sustainable Landscaping: Principles and Practices

Sustainable Landscaping: Principles and Practices

Marietta Loehrlein

September 26, 2013

While landscaping has the potential to be part of the solution to certain environmental problems, the quest for beauty can also produce effects that are harmful to the environment. Sustainable Landscaping: Principles and Practices examines landscape practices that adversely affect the environment,...

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril

August 22, 2013

Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three...

Geomorphology

Geomorphology

Mateo Gutierrez

December 07, 2012

This book provides a detailed coverage of the landforms of Planet Earth and the processes that shaped them. The study of these morphologies, some of which formed during past geological periods under environmental conditions very different from those of today, makes it possible to reconstruct the...

Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development

Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development

Sven Stremke, Andy van den Dobbelsteen

September 12, 2012

In the near future the appearance and spatial organization of urban and rural landscapes will be strongly influenced by the generation of renewable energy. One of the critical tasks will be the re-integration of these sustainable energy landscapes into the existing environment—which people value...

Creeping Bentgrass Management, Second Edition

Creeping Bentgrass Management, Second Edition

Peter H. Dernoeden

June 04, 2012

Creeping bentgrass is considered the premier turfgrass species grown on golf courses, and there is a growing demand for an understanding of its maintenance and management practices. Still the only comprehensive reference on the subject, Creeping Bentgrass Management, Second Edition helps you...

Environmental Restoration and Design for Recreation and Ecotourism

Environmental Restoration and Design for Recreation and Ecotourism

Robert L. France

November 16, 2011

A wetland center in London, parks in downtown San Francisco, a wildlife sanctuary in Arcata, and a wetlands park on the outskirts of Las Vegas—what do these urban and suburban locations have in common? They are leading examples of a new restoration design approach that is squarely placed at the...

Modeling morphodynamic evolution in alluvial estuaries: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Modeling morphodynamic evolution in alluvial estuaries: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Mick van der Wegen

December 30, 2010

The main objective of this research is to investigate the governing processes and characteristics that drive morphodynamic evolution in alluvial estuaries by application of a process-based numerical model (Delft3D). It is of utmost importance to understand estuarine processes so that impact of...

Restorative Redevelopment of Devastated Ecocultural Landscapes

Restorative Redevelopment of Devastated Ecocultural Landscapes

Robert L. France

July 19, 2010

A fusion of ecological restoration and sustainable development, restorative redevelopment represents an emerging paradigm for remediating landscapes. Rather than merely fixing the broken bits and pieces of nature, restorative development advocates the reuse of devastated landscapes to improve the...

The Environment: Science, Issues, and Solutions

The Environment: Science, Issues, and Solutions

Mohan K. Wali, Fatih Evrendilek, M. Siobhan Fennessy

July 30, 2009

Students have questions, this book has answers: What is the structure and function of natural systems? Where and how do populations and communities live? How have human impacts altered ecosystems? How can we lessen impacts and create long term solutions? Challenging Times Demand Changing...