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Sustainability: An Environmental Science Perspective

John C. Ayers
June 21, 2017

This book will present an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability (climate change, energy, food, and water security, etc.) and offer potential solutions. It will show how to use footprint analysis to estimate the environmental impacts of human activities, which then allows...

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...

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...

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

Suhas P. Wani, Johan Rockstrom, Kanwar Lal Sahrawat
May 31, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rainfed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. The incentive of watershed programs is to increase the return on investment with over 20% for 65% of the projects that are currently underperforming. Besides...

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction

Cameron La Follette, Chris Maser
May 23, 2017

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction is a much-needed guide that addresses the exciting and significant paradigm shift to the Rights of Nature, as it is occurring both in the United States and internationally in the fields of environmental law and environmental sustainability....

The Science of Renewable Energy

Frank R. Spellman, Revonna M. Bieber
May 22, 2017

As time goes forward, the availability of affordable and accessible petroleum products decreases while the negative environmental impact increases. If we want to sustain our current way of life, which includes massive energy consumption, it is necessary to find alternatives to fossil fuels to...

Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, Second Edition

Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan, Masaharu Fukue
April 13, 2017

In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, the combination of population growth and increased exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources has added increased stresses on the quality and health of the...

Global Forest Monitoring from Earth Observation

Frederic Achard, Matthew C. Hansen
March 31, 2017

Forests provide a large range of beneficial services, including tangible ones such as timber and recreation, and intangible services such as climate regulation, biodiversity, and watershed protection. On the other hand, forests can also be considered roadblocks to progress that occupy space more...

Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South: Conceptual Approaches

Maarten Bavinck, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Erik Mostert
March 31, 2017

Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, wood fuel, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume...

Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach

William L. Weber
March 30, 2017

Written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex concepts, laws, and policy, Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach explores how economic growth usually makes people better off, but also asks at what environmental cost? These costs are not often realized until after...

Engineering Response to Climate Change, Second Edition

Robert G. Watts
March 29, 2017

A clear, concise discussion of today’s hottest topics in climate change, including adapting to climate change and geo-engineering to mitigate the effects of change, Engineering Response to Climate Change, Second Edition takes on the tough questions of what to do and offers real solutions to the...

The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects

Eric Hansen, Rajat Panwar, Richard Vlosky
March 29, 2017

Changes in production, demand, supply, and trade patterns; the impact of green building and bioenergy on industry practices and policy infrastructure; and new economies with production advantages and large consumption bases all present challenges and opportunities in the forest sector. With...

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