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Climate Changes in the Holocene:: Impacts and Human Adaptation

1st Edition

Eustathios Chiotis
November 20, 2018

This book highlights climate as a complex physical, chemical, biological, and geological system, in perpetual change, under astronomical, predominantly, solar control. It has been shaped to some degree through the past glaciation cycles repeated in the last three million years. The Holocene, the...

EMF Effects from Power Sources and Electrosmog

1st Edition

William J. Rea
November 20, 2018

The field of electromagnetic sensitivity is the new epidemic of the 21st century, and can cause disease of the automatic nerve system in any part of the body. This is as a result of chemical sensitivity, in which over 80,000 chemicals are involved, resulting in innumerable combinations. A cursory...

Imaging from Spaceborne and Airborne SARs, Calibration, and Applications

1st Edition

Masanobu Shimada
November 15, 2018

Sixty years after its birth, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) evolved as a key player of earth observation, and it is continually upgraded by enhanced hardware functionality and improved overall performance in response to user requirements. The basic information gained by SAR includes the...

Green Consumerism: Perspectives, Sustainability, and Behavior

1st Edition

Ruchika Singh Malyan, Punita Duhan
November 15, 2018

This new volume, Green Consumerism: The Behavior of New Age Consumer, provides a holistic understanding the importance of promoting green products and discusses consumers’ buying intentions and decisions. The chapters consider consumer behavior theory in the context of green or ecologically...

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

1st Edition

Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar
November 14, 2018

Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water...

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Alexandra Toland, Jay Stratton Noller, Gerd Wessolek
November 12, 2018

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene is an investigation of the cultural meanings, representations, and values of soil in a time of planetary change. The book offers critical reflections on some of the most challenging environmental problems of our time, including land...

Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping

1st Edition

Bo Wu, Kaichang Di, Jürgen Oberst, Irina Karachevtseva
November 06, 2018

The early 21st century marks a new era in space exploration. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, The European Space Agency (ESA), as well as space agencies of Japan, China, India, and other countries have sent their probes to the Moon, Mars, and other...

GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies

1st Edition

Patrick McHaffie, Sungsoon Hwang, Cassie Follett
October 31, 2018

Over the past few decades the world has been organized through the growth and integration of geographic information systems (GIS) across public and private sector industries, agencies, and organizations. This has happened in a technological context that includes the widespread deployment of...

Image Processing and Data Analysis with ERDAS IMAGINE®

1st Edition

Stacy A.C. Nelson, Siamak Khorram
October 31, 2018

Remotely sensed data, in the form of digital images captured from spaceborne and airborne platforms, provide a rich analytical and observational source of information about the current status, as well as changes occurring in, on, and around the Earth’s surface. The data products, or simply images...

Agent-Based Modeling of Environmental Conflict and Cooperation

1st Edition

Todd K. BenDor, Jürgen Scheffran
October 30, 2018

Conflict is a major facet of many environmental challenges of our time. However, growing conflict complexity makes it more difficult to identify win-win strategies for sustainable conflict resolution. Innovative methods are needed to help predict, understand, and resolve conflicts in cooperative...

Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

1st Edition

Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
October 25, 2018

Key features: Reviews the development of agroecology in China, including research, practice, management, and education regarding challenges for rural and agricultural progress Presents information from sources not readily available in the West about agricultural development in China during the last...

Determination of Target Xenobiotics and Unknown Compound Residues in Food, Environmental, and Biological Samples

1st Edition

Tomasz Tuzimski, Joseph Sherma
October 24, 2018

Xenobiotics are chemical compounds foreign to a given biological system. In animals and humans, xenobiotics include drugs, drug metabolites, and environmental pollutants. In the environment, xenobiotics include synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and industrial pollutants. Many techniques are used in...

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