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Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

by Stephen M. Wheeler

How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases.

Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging,...


Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

by Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon & Matthew McCartney

In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture...


Food and Development

by E.M. Young

The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have...


Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Construction

by Poorang A.E. Piroozfar & Frank T. Piller

Challenged by the recent economic crisis, the building and construction industry is currently seeking new orientation and strategies. Here mass customisation is uncovered as a key strategy in helping to meet...


Resilient Downtowns: A New Approach to Revitalizing Small- And Medium-City Downtowns

by Michael A. Burayidi

Resilient Downtowns provides a guide to communities in reviving and redeveloping their core districts into resilient, thriving neighborhoods. While the National Main Street program's four-point approach of organization,...


FROM EROS TO GAIA

by Freeman Dyson

Readers of Freeman Dyson’s previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before...


Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists

by Peter S. Fiske & Aaron Louie

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.

Whether you are a science undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc or senior scientist, you need practical career development...


Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations

by L. Giosan, D. Q. Fuller & K. Nicoll

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 198.

Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations brings together a collection of studies on the history of complex interrelationships...


Lagrangian Modeling of the Atmosphere

by John Lin

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 200.

Trajectory-based (“Lagrangian”) atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling has gained in popularity...


Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere

by Danny Summers, I. R. Mann & D. N. Baker

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 199.

Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere draws together current knowledge of the radiation...


Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region

by John Eichelberger, Evgenii Gordeev & Pavel Izbekov

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 172

.The Kamchatka Peninsula and contiguous North Pacific Rim is among the most active regions in the world. Kamchatka...


Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime

by Matthew W. Hecht & Hiroyasu Hasumi

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 177.

This monograph is the first to survey progress in realistic simulation in a strongly eddying regime made possible...


Post-Perovskite: The Last Mantle Phase Transition

by Katsuhiko Hirose, J. Brodholt & T. Lay

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 174.

Discovery of the perovskite to post-perovskite phase transition in MgSiO3, expected to occur for deep mantle...


Magma to Microbe: Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Oceanic Spreading Centers

by Robert P. Lowell, Jeffrey S. Seewald & Anna Metaxas

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 178.

Hydrothermal systems at oceanic spreading centers reflect the complex interactions among transport, cooling...


Ocean Circulation: Mechanisms and Impacts -- Past and Future Changes of Meridional Overturning

by Andreas Schmittner, John C. H. Chiang & Sidney R. Hemming

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 173.

The ocean's meridional overturning circulation (MOC) is a key factor in climate change. The Atlantic MOC, in...


Extreme Events and Natural Hazards: The Complexity Perspective

by A. Surjalal Sharma, Armin Bunde & Vijay P. Dimri

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 196.

Extreme Events and Natural Hazards: The Complexity Perspective examines recent developments in complexity science...


Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

by Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Peter J. Haeussler & Robert L. Wesson

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 179.

This multidisciplinary monograph provides the first modern integrative summary focused on the most spectacular...


Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record Breaking Enterprise

by Yonggang Liu, Amy MacFadyen & Zhen-Gang Ji

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 195.

Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise presents an overview...


Subsurface Hydrology: Data Integration for Properties and Processes

by David W. Hyndman, Frederick D. Day-Lewis & Kamini Singha

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 171.

Groundwater is a critical resource and the PrinciPal source of drinking water for over 1.5 billion people....


Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle

by Brian J. McPherson & Eric T. Sundquist

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 183.

For carbon sequestration the issues of monitoring, risk assessment, and verification of carbon content and...