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Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition

Pablo M. La Roche
July 21, 2017

The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through  climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field...

Sustainable Viticulture: The Vines and Wines of Burgundy

Claude Chapuis
July 21, 2017

Written by an expert of the ins and outs of viticulture in Burgundy and many other areas of the world, this new volume showcases the wine-growing culture of Burgundy. Sustainable Viticulture: The Vines and Wines of Burgundy covers the rich history and culture of the wine growing tradition of the...

Sustainable Management of Land Resources: An Indian Perspective

G.P. Obi Reddy, N.G. Patil, Arun Chaturvedi
July 15, 2017

The depletion of land resources is one of the greatest challenges for mankind in this millennium. Shrinking land resources, weather aberrations, deterioration of land quality, and the globalization and liberalization of market economies have become intertwined to influence the sustainable...

Heavy Metals and Other Pollutants in the Environment: Biological Aspects

Gennady E. Zaikov, Larissa I. Weisfeld, Eugene M. Lisitsyn, Sarra A. Bekuzarova
July 11, 2017

This important new volume presents a plethora of research on the distribution of heavy metals in soils and rocks of natural habitats, farmlands, and urbanized areas along with the factors influencing their bioavailability. The authors evaluate the content of organic matter, soil acidity, mineral...

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers, Second Edition

Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid Ahmed, Mohammed Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid
July 07, 2017

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers in its second edition incorporates changes and introduces new concepts using Visual Basic.NET, a programming language chosen for its ease of comprehensive usage. This book offers a complete understanding of the basic principles of...

Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications

Yang Hong, Jonathan J. Gourley
July 01, 2017

Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications provides graduate students, operational forecasters, and researchers with a theoretical framework and practical knowledge of radar precipitation estimation. The only text on the market solely devoted to radar hydrology, this comprehensive...

Linking Aquatic Exposure and Effects: Risk Assessment of Pesticides

Theo C. Brock
June 30, 2017

Time-variable exposure profiles of pesticides are more often the rule than exception in the surface waters of agricultural landscapes. There is, therefore, a need to adequately address the uncertainties arising from time-variable exposure profiles in the aquatic risk assessment procedure for...

Fishes Out of Water: Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers

Zeehan Jaafar, Edward O. Murdy
June 27, 2017

Mudskippers are amphibious fishes native to the Indo-West Pacific and tropical western Africa. Unlike most fishes, mudskippers emerse to forage, find mates, and defend territories. Adaptations to their morphology, physiology and behavior enable mudskippers to accommodate both aquatic and...

Iodine Made Simple

Tatsuo Kaiho
June 22, 2017

Iodine Made Simple is a unique volume that explains the basic properties of iodine as well as the products and technology using it. Included are eight sections: What Is Iodine?, Iodine around Us, Iodine That Sustains Electronic and Information Materials, Using Iodine for Analysis, Innovative...

Environmental and Human Health: Risk Management in Developing Countries

Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves, Mattheus F.A. Goosen, Evens Emmanuel
June 21, 2017

Many countries experience lack of harmony among economic development, environmental management and human health. As a consequence, public health, the integrity of ecosystems, and the efforts to reach environmental sustainability, have been adversely affected. The complexity, frequency and magnitude...

Elements of Industrial Hazards: Health, Safety, Environment and Loss Prevention

Ratan Raj Tatiya
June 21, 2017

An introductory course on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) as applicable to all manufacturing and exploration engineering industries. Its first part deals with fundamentals, ecology and environmental engineering and covers air and water pollution sources, magnitude, measuring techniques...

The Global Arsenic Problem: Challenges for Safe Water Production

Nalan Kabay, Jochen Bundschuh, Bruce Hendry, Marek Bryjak, Kazuharu Yoshizuka, Prosun Bhattacharya, Suer Anac
June 21, 2017

A prevalent and increasingly important issue, arsenic removal continues to be one of the most important areas of water treatment. Conventional treatment plants may employ several methods for removing arsenic from water. Commonly used processes include oxidation, sedimentation, coagulation and...

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