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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

Biorefineries outlines the processes and steps to successfully scale up production of two types of biofuels, butanol and ethanol, from cellulosic residues for commercial purposes. It covers practical topics,...


Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job

by H.H. Shugart

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,” but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green”...


Understanding Environmental Policy

by Steven Cohen

The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental...


Environmental Studies of a Marine Ecosystem: South Texas Outer Continental Shelf

by R. Warren Flint & Nancy N. Rabalais

Environmental Studies of a Marine Ecosystem reports the temporal and spatial variation of both the living and nonliving resources of the south Texas outer continental shelf. As the last major study to have been...


Cloud Dynamics

by Jr., Robert A. Houze

As models of the Earth/atmosphere system and observations become ever more sophisticated, and concerns about climate change and societal impacts of extreme weather and its forecasting grow, understanding the...


The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of...


Floods

by Dennis J. Parker

Floods occur in most parts of the world and range from being welcomed annual occurrences, to natural disasters which have countless physical and societal impacts.

Floods presents the most comprehensive collection...


Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

by Heather Houser

The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings, and as efforts to prevent ecological and human degradation aligned, a new literature of...


Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment

by Harold F. Hemond & Elizabeth J. Fechner

The third edition of Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment explains the fundamental principles of mass transport, chemical partitioning, and chemical/biological transformations in surface waters, in...


Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants

by Victor Kuete

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and...


The Environment and Aggregate-Related Archaeology

by Tony Brown

This volume provides a synthetic review of the background and archaeology that has emerged through archaeological interventions associated with the quarrying of sand, gravel, and rock for aggregates. The book...


Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

by Courtney White & Michael Pollan

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental...


Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

by Thom van Dooren

A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his own ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical...


Typhoon Turning Atlas

by Weihong Qian, Xiaolong Shan & Haoyuan Liang

Typhoons with unusual tracks are difficult to forecast with respect to whether, when, and where typhoon turning occurs based on traditional synoptic charts and numerical weather forecast model products. This...


Statistical Applications for Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment

by Joseph Ofungwu

Statistical Applications for Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment guides readers through real-world situations and the best statistical methods used to determine the nature and extent of the problem, evaluate...


The Scars of Project 459: The Environmental Story of the Lake of the Ozarks

by Traci Angel

Advocating for the protection of a much-valued resource


Sustainability Matters: (In 2 Volumes)Volume 1: Asia's Green ChallengesVolume 2: Asia's Energy Concerns, Green Policies and Environmental Advocacy

by Lin-Heng Lye, Victor R Savage & Loke Ming Chou

Sustainability Mattersis a compilation of some of the best research papers by students from the National University of Singapore's inter-disciplinary graduate programme in environmental studies, the MSc in Environmental...