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

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Al Iannuzzi
August 17, 2017

Within the last decade sustainable product development and green marketing have been proven to be beneficial not only to the environment but also to industry. Companies are creating new initiatives to incorporate these concepts into their business plans and are typically setting new sustainability t...

Mathematical Models of Plant-Herbivore Interactions

Zhilan Feng, Donald DeAngelis
August 16, 2017

Mathematical Models of Plant-Herbivore Interactions addresses mathematical models in the study of practical questions in ecology, particularly factors that affect herbivory, including plant defense, herbivore natural enemies, and adaptive herbivory, as well as the effects of these on plant...

Urban Soils

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
August 11, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon...

Real-Time Environmental Monitoring: Sensors and Systems

Miguel F. Acevedo
July 26, 2017

The natural environment is complex and changes continuously at varying paces. Many, like the weather, we notice from day to day. However, patterns and rhythms examined over time give us the bigger picture. These weather statistics become climate and help us build an understanding of the patterns of...

Land Use and Land Cover Semantics: Principles, Best Practices, and Prospects

Ola Ahlqvist, Dalia Varanka, Steffen Fritz, Krzysztof Janowicz
July 26, 2017

Explore the Important Role that the Semantics of Land Use and Land Cover Plays within a Broader Environmental Context Focused on the information semantics of land use and land cover (LULC) and providing a platform for reassessing this field, Land Use and Land Cover Semantics: Principles, Best...

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition

Pablo M. La Roche
July 18, 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 17, 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...

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...

Data Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity

Eva M. Spehn, Christian Korner
June 21, 2017

Thanks to advances in electronic archiving of biodiversity data and the digitization of climate and other geophysical data, a new era in biogeography, functional ecology, and evolutionary ecology has begun. In Data Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity, Christian Korner, Eva M. Spehn,...

Sustainability: An Environmental Science Perspective

John C. Ayers
June 14, 2017

This book presents an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability. It provides a detailed study of climate change, as well as energy, food, and water security across different regions. The author uncovers the problems caused by current social and environmental practices, and...

Ecological Consequences of Climate Change: Mechanisms, Conservation, and Management

Erik A. Beever, Jerrold L. Belant
June 07, 2017

Contemporary climate change is a crucial management challenge for wildlife scientists, conservation biologists, and ecologists of the 21st century. Climate fingerprints are being detected and documented in the responses of hundreds of wildlife species and numerous ecosystems around the world. To...

Remote Sensing of the Mine Environment

H. Şebnem Düzgün, Nuray Demirel
May 31, 2017

A guide for students and professionals, this introductory course book covers the basic principles of remote sensing and its applications in mine environment monitoring. Building from a reader’s basic knowledge of mine monitoring, it teaches how to implement remote sensing techniques and how to...

Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World

Charles R. Beaton, Chris Maser
May 31, 2017

The earth, our home, is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis—our global economy, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet. Despite conventional thinking that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will put us back on the path of economic growth, the reality is not that simple....

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