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Managing Energy From the Top Down: Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance

Christopher Russell
October 31, 2017

Written in accessible, understandable prose, this book explains the connection between energy and business performance. It delineates how day-to-day choices relate to the risks and rewards of energy use. Concise, to-the-point chapters explain how energy is invested, preserved, and ultimately...

Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

Rick Houghton
October 31, 2017

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and...

Land Use Scenarios: Environmental Consequences of Development

Alan W. Shearer, David A. Mouat, Scott D. Bassett, Michael W. Binford, Craig W. Johnson, Justin A. Saarinen, Alan W. Gertler, Julide Koracin
October 31, 2017

Any alteration of the natural processes occurring on a piece of land will have expected as well as unanticipated effects, and those effects have little regard for arbitrary human boundaries. Consequently, it is not enough for land managers to consider only how they might maintain the parcels for...

Ecology and Management of Terrestrial Vertebrate Invasive Species in the United States

William C. Pitt, James Beasley, Gary W. Witmer
October 30, 2017

This book presents information on vertebrate invasive species for which there is a history of policy and management in the United States. Providing information on policy and management topics associated with vertebrate invasive species, including biosecurity threats and risk assessment....

Environmental Nanotechnology

M. H. Fulekar, Bhawana Pathak
October 30, 2017

Environmental nanotechnology is considered to play a key role in shaping of current environmental engineering and science practices. This book titled "Environmental Nanotechnology" covers the advanced materials, devices, and system development for use in the environmental protection. The...

Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design

Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen
October 27, 2017

Consider this … How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What...

Advances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery: Techniques and Applications

Xiaojun Yang, Jonathan Li
October 27, 2017

Advances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery: Techniques and Applications reviews some of the latest developments in remote sensing and information extraction techniques applicable to topographic and thematic mapping. Providing an interdisciplinary perspective, leading experts from around the...

Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

Hassan A. Karimi
October 27, 2017

Due to the rapid increase in the number of mobile device users worldwide, location-based services (LBSs) have become pervasive, and the demand for them will continue to grow. Exploring recent changes in the technology and its uses, Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services takes an in-depth...

Handbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Management

Lawrence K. Wang, Mu-Hao S. Wang, Yung-Tse Hung, Nazih K. Shammas, Jiaping Paul Chen
October 26, 2017

This volume provides in-depth coverage of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends in waste treatment processes. It delineates...

Environmental Policy and Public Health, Second Edition

Barry L. Johnson, Maureen Y. Lichtveld
October 26, 2017

As with the first edition, this second edition describes how environmental health policies are developed, the statutes and other policies that have evolved to address public health concerns associated with specific environmental hazards, and the public health foundations of the policies. It lays...

The African Neogene - Climate, Environments and People: Palaeoecology of Africa 34

Jürgen Runge
October 26, 2017

During the Neogene – covering the last 23 Million years – the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong...

Indian Ocean Resources and Technology

Ganpat Singh Roonwal
October 25, 2017

The current scenario provides an ideal opportunity to confer higher priority to the marine resources of the Indian Ocean, particularly in terms of integrated management of the deep sea, shallow sea and coastal resources. This will maximize their potential in the sustainable development goal (SDG)...