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Lake Governance

1st Edition

Velma I. Grover, Gail Krantzberg
September 13, 2018

The Lake Governance book will focus on comparative analysis of governance structures by examining policy, legal and institutional structures of current transboundary commissions to develop a common framework for good governance of transboundary lakes. Cooperation among nations sharing natural...

Nickel in Soils and Plants

1st Edition

Christos Tsadilas, Jörg Rinklebe, Magdi Selim
September 07, 2018

Nickel (Ni), the fifth common element on the earth is widespread in the environment. Recently Ni has been proved essential for normal growth of many organisms, and at the same time Ni can become toxic to organisms when high in concentration. In several parts of the world, high Ni concentrations are...

Climate Change Governance and Adaptation: Case Studies from South Asia

1st Edition

Anamika Barua, Vishal Narain, Sumit Vij
September 04, 2018

Climate change in this book is seen not only as an environmental problem but as a societal challenge too and as such discusses the governance issues from an interdisciplinary approach and across different scales: local, state, and national. Drawing governance lessons from case studies across South...

Grasslands of the World: Diversity, Management and Conservation

1st Edition

Victor R. Squires, Jürgen Dengler, Limin Hua, Haiying Feng
August 23, 2018

This book begins with a brief account of the extraordinary sequence of events that led to emergence of grasslands as major vegetation formations that now occupy some of the driest and hottest and the highest and coldest on earth as well as vast steppes and prairies in more temperate climes. It is...

Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities

1st Edition

Jeremy Russell-Smith, Glenn James, Howard Pedersen, Kamaljit K. Sangha
August 22, 2018

Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia sets out a vision for developing North Australia based on a culturally appropriate and ecologically sustainable land sector economy. This vision supports both Indigenous cultural responsibilities and aspirations, as well as enhancing...

GPS Tracking with Java EE Components: Challenges of Connected Cars

1st Edition

Kristof Beiglböck
August 14, 2018

GPS Tracking with Java EE Components: Challenges of Connected Cars highlights how the self-driving car is actually changing the automotive industry, from programing embedded software to hosting services and data crunching, in real time, with really big data. The book analyzes how the challenges of...

Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

1st Edition

Roland Pusch, Raymond N Yong, Masashi Nakano
August 14, 2018

This new book presents the best practices for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, and compares the leading methodologies of Very Deep Hole (VDH) and Mined Repository (MR) approaches. It also assesses their respective waste isolation capacities in both the short- and long-term, and weighs...

Constructability: A Tool for Project Management

1st Edition

Sharmin Khan
August 14, 2018

This book focuses on Constructability, a project management tool and its effectiveness in promotion of sustainable development and architecture. Constructability concentrates on the optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, engineering, procurement and field operations to...

Hydrogeology: Groundwater Science and Engineering

1st Edition

Alain Dassargues
August 01, 2018

This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style. As well as providing physical descriptions and characterisations of hydrogeological processes, it also sets out the corresponding mathematical equations for groundwater flow and solute/heat...

Health and Safety Management: An Alternative Approach to Reducing Accidents, Injury and Illness at Work

1st Edition

John White
July 31, 2018

At a time when our knowledge and understanding of health and safety at work is at its highest, statistics show that ongoing improvements in accident rates and time taken off work due to injury and ill-health are stagnating. Alongside the fact that around 80% of accidents can be attributed to human...

Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment: Theory, Practice, and Innovation

1st Edition

David M. Kempisty, Yun Xing, LeeAnn Racz
July 30, 2018

Perfluoroalkyl substances are compounds that have been around since the 1950s. Only recently has their adverse human health and ecological consequences become known. There are books that either investigate the chemistry or explore the toxicity of these compounds. This is the only book that will...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

1st Edition

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
July 30, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

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