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Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation

2nd Edition

Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Alfredo Huete
December 11, 2018

Written by leading global experts, including pioneers in the field, the four-volume set on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Second Edition, reviews existing state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of...

Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass: Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability

1st Edition

Vladimir Strezov, Hossain Md. Anawar
December 03, 2018

New innovations are needed for the invention of more efficient, affordable, sustainable and renewable energy systems, as well as for the mitigation of climate change and global environmental issues. In response to a fast-growing interest in the realm of renewable energy, Renewable Energy Systems:...

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Cesar Marolla
December 03, 2018

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development shows how ICT, as an enabler for all spheres of development, can help innovate business processes and operations, and provide faster integration of new technologies into business systems. Focused on sustainability, the book...

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 56

1st Edition

S. J. Hawkins, A. J. Evans, A.C. Dale, L. B. Firth, I. P. Smith
November 30, 2018

Key features: Explores the implications of long-term climate change for biogeography and ecological processes in the Southern Ocean   Updates knowledge of symbiotic polychaetes in light of the last 20 years of research  Considers the adaptions and environments of Antarctic marine biodiversity ...

Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning

1st Edition

Elizabeth Mossop
November 26, 2018

As different parts of the globe deal with the challenges of coastal settlements in the Anthropcene landscape of increasing uncertainty, the methods of design offer new strategies for developing and testing solutions. These complex problems require collaboration across disciplines, with scientists,...

Sustainability and Design Ethics, Second Edition

1st Edition

Jean Russ
November 26, 2018

Sustainability as a concept remains just as challenging and important today as it was when the first edition of this book was published. The Second Edition of Sustainability and Design Ethics explores the ethical obligations of knowledgeable people such as design professionals, taking into...

GIS-Based Simulation and Analysis of Intra-Urban Commuting

1st Edition

Yujie Hu, Fahui Wang
November 22, 2018

Commuting, the daily link between residences and workplaces, sets up the complex interaction between the two most important land uses (residential and employment) in a city, and dictates the configuration of urban structure. In addition to prolonged time and stress for individual commuters on...

Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes

1st Edition

Christine Farcy, Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Inazio Martinez de Arano
November 21, 2018

Forestry today, like many other sectors that traditionally rely on material goods, faces significant global drivers of societal change that are less often addressed than the environmental concerns commonly in the spotlight of scientific, political, and news media. There are three major...

Atlas of Remote Sensing of the Wenchuan Earthquake

1st Edition

Guo Huadong
November 21, 2018

In May 12, 2008, the Wenchuan County earthquake caused devastating loss of human life and property. Applying all the remote sensing technology available, the Chinese Academy of Sciences immediately launched into action, making full use of its state-of-the-art facilities, remote sensing planes, and...

Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Oceans

1st Edition

Xiaofeng Li, Huadong Guo, Kun-Shan Chen, Xiaofeng Yang
November 21, 2018

The oceans cover approximately 71% of Earth’s surface, 90% of the biosphere and contains 97% of Earth’s water. Since the first launch of SEASAT satellite in 1978, an increasing number of SAR satellites have or will become available, such as the European Space Agency’s ERS-1/-2, ENVISAT, and...

Life in Deep Time: Darwin’s “Missing” Fossil Record

1st Edition

J. William Schopf
November 21, 2018

When Darwin wrote his Origin of Species, one of his main concerns was with the perceived shortness of the fossil record of life. Until the work of J. William Schopf and his colleagues, much of this history was thought to be unknowable. This book, through a memoire of Schopf’s personal recollections...

A Blue Carbon Primer: The State of Coastal Wetland Carbon Science, Practice and Policy

1st Edition

Lisamarie Windham-Myers, Stephen Crooks, Tiffany G. Troxler
November 20, 2018

Key features: Captures the historic context and recent developments in science and policy arenas that address the potential for coastal wetlands to be considered as significant contributors to carbon sequestration Links multiple levels of science (biogeochemistry, geomorphology, paleoclimate, etc.)...

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