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Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition

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Al Iannuzzi
August 17, 2017

Written by a renowned sustainability expert, Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition makes the case for why the people and the planet need products to be made in a different, more sustainable way. The growth of the global middle class, with an additional 3 bi...

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

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Jingxin Wang
September 1, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designe...

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Practices

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Ruiliang Pu
August 21, 2017

Advanced imaging spectral technology and hyperspectral analysis techniques for multiple applications are the key features of the book. This book will present in one volume complete solutions from concepts, fundamentals, and methods of acquisition of hyperspectral data to analyses and applications of...

Grasslands of the World: Diversity, Management and Conservation

Victor R. Squires, Jürgen Dengler, Limin Hua, Haiying Feng
August 15, 2018

This book begins with a brief account of the extraordinary sequence of events that led to emergence of grasslands as major vegetation formations that now occupy some of the driest and hottest and the highest and coldest on earth as well as vast steppes and prairies in more temperate climes. It is...

Lake Governance

Velma I. Grover, Gail Krantzberg
August 15, 2018

The Lake Governance book will focus on comparative analysis of governance structures by examining policy, legal and institutional structures of current transboundary commissions to develop a common framework for good governance of transboundary lakes. Cooperation among nations sharing natural...

GPS Tracking with Java EE Components: Challenges of Connected Cars

Kristof Beiglböck
August 14, 2018

GPS Tracking with Java EE Components: Challenges of Connected Cars highlights how the self-driving car is actually changing the automotive industry, from programing embedded software to hosting services and data crunching, in real time, with really big data. The book analyzes how the challenges of...

Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

Roland Pusch, Raymond N Yong, Masashi Nakano
August 14, 2018

This new book presents the best practices for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, and compares the leading methodologies of Very Deep Hole (VDH) and Mined Repository (MR) approaches. It also assesses their respective waste isolation capacities in both the short- and long-term, and weighs...

Constructability: A Tool for Project Management

Sharmin Khan
August 14, 2018

This book focuses on Constructability, a project management tool and its effectiveness in promotion of sustainable development and architecture. Constructability concentrates on the optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, engineering, procurement and field operations to...

Hydrogeology: Groundwater Science and Engineering

Alain Dassargues
August 01, 2018

This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style. As well as providing physical descriptions and characterisations of hydrogeological processes, it also sets out the corresponding mathematical equations for groundwater flow and solute/heat...

Health and Safety Management: An Alternative Approach to Reducing Accidents, Injury and Illness at Work

John White
July 31, 2018

Human error contributes to at least 80% of workplace accidents and near-misses. By applying the principles of marginal gain and using lessons drawn from the high risk world of outdoor adventure, this book provides a variety of practical solutions that will reduce the incidence of human error in the...

Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment: Theory, Practice, and Innovation

David M. Kempisty, Yun Xing, LeeAnn Racz
July 30, 2018

Perfluoroalkyl substances are compounds that have been around since the 1950s. Only recently has their adverse human health and ecological consequences become known. There are books that either investigate the chemistry or explore the toxicity of these compounds. This is the only book that will...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
July 30, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

Bioavailability, Leachability, Chemical Speciation, and Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in the Process of Composting

Jiwan Singh, Ajay Kalamdhad
July 24, 2018

Currently, it is a serious concern to manage waste in the environment. Therefore, detailed knowledge of heavy metals, their eco-toxicological and health effects and ecofriendly approaches for their immobilization and detoxification is urgently required to control and minimize the environmental...

Variability and Phylogeny

Gabriel S. Bever
July 15, 2018

A core concept of evolutionary theory is Darwin’s prediction that the origin of derived phenotypes are accompanied by periods of increased variability. These "Zones of Variability" are transient in time and tree space. The book will establish an Extended Model of Variability by exploring how...

High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing: Data, Analysis, and Applications

Yuhong He, Qihao Weng
July 10, 2018

High spatial resolution data including those from satellite, manned aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms provide a novel data source for addressing environmental questions with an unprecedented level of detail. To effectively utilize information contained in high spatial resolution...

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