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Global Sustainability Inside and Outside the Territory: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop

by Carmine Nardone & Salvatore Rampone

This book contains the proceedings of the international workshop on global sustainability held in Benevento, Italy, on February 2014. The proceedings consist of 10 invited and contributed papers related to the...


A Short Guide to Climate Change Risk

by Nigel Arnell

Climate change poses a risk to business operations and to markets--but at the same time it can bring opportunities for some businesses. With chapters on the nature, science and politics of climate change risk,...


Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We Can't Afford To Lose

by Steven H. Schneider

World-renowned scientist and author Stephen H. Schneider depicts the next one hundred years as a potentially perilous period for climate and life—unless we citizens of Earth first recognize and then work to...


Big Data in Ecology

by Guy Woodward, Mehrdad Hajibabaei & Alex Dumbrell

This volume includes topical and important reviews on the subject of big data in ecology


Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

by Frederick Rowe Davis

Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy....


Advances in Agronomy

by Donald L Sparks

Advances in Agronomy is a highly cited and well established serial review that includes cutting-edge reviews on topics in the crop and soil sciences. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading...


Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

by Nicolette Hahn Niman

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.

But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental...


Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations

by Thomas von Larcher & Paul D. Williams

Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations provides a broad overview of recent progress in using laboratory experiments and numerical simulations to...


Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

by Helen Caldicott

On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of...


Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

by David Goodstein

Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel? Our rate of oil discovery has reached its peak and will never be exceeded; rather,...


Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy

by J. Bret Bennington & E. Christa Farmer

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy, including: tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis...


Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

by Wilfried Haeberli, Colin Whiteman & John F. Shroder

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters, a book in Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters series, addresses glacial surges, glacial and ice sheet melting, ice shelf collapses, methane emissions, increased...


Advances in Molecular Toxicology

by James C. Fishbein & Jacqueline M. Heilman

This series continually publishes cutting-edge reviews in the rapidly evolving field of molecular toxicology.


Climate Change and Museum Futures

by Fiona Cameron & Brett Neilson

Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions...


The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

by Diane Ackerman

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention....


Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection

by Boris I. Kharisov, Oxana V. Kharissova & H. V. Rasika Dias

This book is divided into four main sections thoroughly analyzing the use of nanomaterials for water, air and soil solutions, and emphasizing environmental risks. Providing background on nanomaterials' two-decade...


The David Suzuki Reader: A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

by David Suzuki & Bill Mckibben

In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our...


Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels

by Nasib Qureshi, David Hodge & Alain Vertes

  • presents an integrated approach to ethanol/butanol production with emphasis on the economics as a result of a single operational process
  • includes all pretreatment processes such as fermentation and product recovery...


Framespotting: Changing How You Look At Things Changes How You See Them

by Laurence & Alison Matthews

Look at it this way... Everywhere we look, “framing” affects how we see things. Frames restrict our view, keeping us from seeing the whole truth, and subtly influencing our take on everything from deck-chairs...


Technological and Social Dimensions of the Green Revolution: Connecting Pasts and Futures

by Pratyusha Basu & Bruce Scholten

Rising concerns about agricultural productivity and food security in rapidly changing economic and environmental contexts have led to renewed interest in agricultural development. But the extent to which new...