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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...

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...

Natural Decadal Climate Variability: Societal Impacts

Vikram M. Mehta
March 21, 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...

Advances in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Oceans

Victor Raizer
March 16, 2017

This book demonstrates the capabilities of passive microwave technique for enhanced observations of ocean features, including the detection of (sub)surface events and/or disturbances while laying out the benefits and boundaries of these methods. It represents not only an introduction and complete...

Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources

Prasenjit Mondal, Ajay K. Dalai
March 10, 2017

Increased research is going on to explore the new cleaner options for the utilization of natural resources. This book aims to provide the scientific knowhow and orientation in the area of the emerging technologies for utilization of natural resources for sustainable development to the readers. The...

Practical Toxicology: Evaluation, Prediction, and Risk, Third Edition

David Woolley, Adam Woolley
March 07, 2017

Practical Toxicology: Evaluation, Prediction, and Risk, Third Edition shows how to conduct a program of safety evaluation and testing and then to interpret and apply the resulting data and information in the real world, beginning with the basic concepts in toxicology and progressing to the...

Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection

Donna Marie Bilkovic, Molly M. Mitchell, Megan K. La Peyre, Jason D. Toft
March 02, 2017

Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students,...

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities

Abad Chabbi, Henry W. Loescher
March 02, 2017

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities reveals how environmental research infrastructures (RIs) provide new valuable insights on ecological processes that cannot be realized by more traditional short-term funding cycles and are integral to understand our...

Boundary Retracement: Processes and Procedures

Donald A. Wilson
February 21, 2017

The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other. This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the...

Plastic Marine Debris: Environmental Science, Public Health Risks, and Policy Solutions

Sasha Adkins
February 15, 2017

This book shows how toxic chemicals in plastics, which are changing the balances of our seas, are a contributing factor in the premature puberty of girls and other serious endocrine disruptions. The book familiarizes readers with the current state of plastic marine debris, using language accessible...

Water Hyacinth: Environmental Challenges, Management and Utilization

Shaohua Yan, Jun Yao Guo
February 09, 2017

The water hyacinth is a disruptive factor in aquatic ecosystem management and ecosystem services, and causes problems in fisheries, transportation waterways, irrigation, hydropower generation, and water resources. To address these concerns, it is necessary to integrate past studies with current...

Animal Movement: Statistical Models for Telemetry Data

Mevin B. Hooten, Devin S. Johnson, Brett T. McClintock, Juan M. Morales
January 26, 2017

The study of animal movement has always been a key element in ecological science, because it is inherently linked to critical processes that scale from individuals to populations and communities to ecosystems. Rapid improvements in biotelemetry data collection and processing technology have given...

Air Pollution and Its Impacts on U.S. National Parks

Timothy J. Sullivan
January 25, 2017

A variety of air pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere from human-caused and natural emissions sources throughout the United States and elsewhere. These contaminants impact sensitive natural resources in wilderness, including the national parks. The system of national parks in the United...