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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...

Practical Handbook of Earth Science

Jane H. Hodgkinson, Frank D. Stacey
October 16, 2017

This self-contained handbook provides a carefully researched, compact source of key earth science information and data, logically sorted by subject matter, and then cross-referenced. Appealing to both experts and non-experts alike, the book presents earth science and environmental science as...

Ecological Sustainability: Understanding Complex Issues

Robert B. Northrop, Anne N. Connor
October 12, 2017

Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to...

Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services

Domingo Alcaraz-Segura, Carlos Marcelo Di Bella, Julieta Veronica Straschnoy
October 12, 2017

A balanced review of differing approaches based on remote sensing tools and methods to assess and monitor biodiversity, carbon and water cycles, and the energy balance of terrestrial ecosystem. Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services highlights the advantages Earth observation technologies offer...

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition

Donald Wilhite, Roger S. Pulwarty
October 11, 2017

Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management,...

Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country

Stanley W. Trimble
September 30, 2017

"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an...

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests

L. Katherine Kirkman, Steven B. Jack
September 12, 2017

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests is a timely synthesis of the current understanding of the natural dynamics and processes in longleaf pine ecosystems. This book beautifully illustrates how incorporation of basic ecosystem knowledge and an understanding of socioeconomic...

Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a Sustainable Environment

Julie Kerr
August 24, 2017

The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s...

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

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...

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...

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...

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