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The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition


Thomas E. Lodge
December 22, 2016

 "This fourth edition covers the key subjects of previous editions with major updates of the new science and understanding. If there ever was a necessary book for Everglades advocates, students, authors, members of government and their agencies, The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosys...

Small Cetaceans of Japan: Exploitation and Biology

Toshio Kasuya, William Perrin
April 28, 2017

This book summarizes and analyzes the biology, ecology, exploitation and management of small cetaceans in Japan. It describes the various types of cetacean fisheries in Japan and their historical development, the life histories and ecologies of the main species involved, and the history and...

Tropical Pinnipeds: Bio-Ecology, Threats and Conservation

Juan J. Alava
April 25, 2017

Pinnipeds are a fascinating group of marine mammals that play a crucial role as apex predators and sentinels of the functioning and health of marine ecosystems. They are found in the most extreme environments from the Polar regions to the tropics. Pinnipeds are comprised of about 34 species, and of...

Chlorophyll Fluorescence: Understanding Crop Performance — Basics and Applications

Mohamed H. Kalaji, Vasilij N. Goltsev, Krystyna Żuk-Gołaszewska, Marek Zivcak, Marian Brestic
April 25, 2017

Chlorophyll a fluorescence is a tool for evaluating plant responses to stress conditions. Fluorescence can be used in plant phenotyping and breeding programs to monitor biotic and abiotic stresses including mineral deficiencies, soil salinity, and pathogenic diseases. Chlorophyll Fluorescence:...

Geologic Disposal of Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste

Roland Pusch, Raymond N. Yong, Masashi Nakano
April 21, 2017

This book will address concepts and techniques for preparation and disposal of low- (LLW) and intermediate-level (ILW) radioactive waste from the nuclear industry, the weapons industry, university labs, research institutes, and from the commercial industry. It will aid decision-makers in finding...

Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability

Herman Koren
April 20, 2017

In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation, and the contamination of water, air and land, we find ourselves accountable. In this day...

Building Materials: Product Emission and Combustion Health Hazards

Kathleen Hess-Kosa
April 14, 2017

The construction industry is bombarded with ever-changing building materials—components of which are more and more difficult, if not impossible, to identify. Building material emissions have been implicated as a major source of indoor air pollution, and toxic gases, often unidentified, are...

Neotropical Biogeography: Regionalization and Evolution

Juan J. Morrone
April 13, 2017

Neotropical Biogeography: Regionalization and Evolution presents the most comprehensive single-source treatment of the Neotropical region derived from evolutionary biogeographic studies. The book provides a biogeographic regionalization based on distributional patterns of plant and animal taxa,...

Introduction to GIS Programming and Fundamentals with Python and ArcGIS®

Chaowei Yang
April 07, 2017

Combining GIS concepts and fundamental spatial thinking methodology with real programming examples, this book introduces popular Python-based tools and their application to solving real-world problems. It elucidates the programming constructs of Python with its high-level toolkits and demonstrates...

Natural Decadal Climate Variability: Societal Impacts

Vikram M. Mehta
April 05, 2017

Natural Decadal Climate Variability: Societal Impacts is an important work for understanding the natural decadal climate variability (DCV), a phenomenon which has made long lasting impacts on civilizations, especially on water availability and agriculture. This book comprehensively covers multiyear...

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design

P. Mark Hawley, John Cunning
April 01, 2017

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design is a comprehensive, practical guide to the investigation, design, operation and monitoring of mine waste dumps, dragline spoils and major stockpiles associated with large open pit mines. These facilities are some of the largest man-made structures...

Stinkbugs: Biorational Control Based on Communication Processes

Andrej Cokl, Miguel Borges
March 28, 2017

This book presents an overview of the Pentatomidae species, covering their biology, phylogeny and reproductive behavior, main plants used in their diet and their nutritional exigencies, predatory stinkbugs, interactions between herbivores-plants and natural enemies, use of pheromone for monitoring...

Handbook of Metal-Microbe Interactions and Bioremediation

Surajit Das, Hirak Ranjan Dash
March 23, 2017

Around the World, metal pollution is a major problem. Conventional practices of toxic metal removal can be ineffective and/or expensive, delaying and exacerbating the crisis. Those communities dealing with contamination must be aware of the fundamentals advances of microbe-mediated metal removal...