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Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

by Peter Healey & Steve Rayner

With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology,...

Water and Cereals in Drylands

by Parviz Koohafkan

This topic is central to contemporary concerns for more sustainable agricultural development. This is a well-written and clear book, with excellent data, tables and illustrations, addressing issues of water...

Urban Livelihoods: A People-centred Approach to Reducing Poverty

by Tony Lloyd-Jones & Carole Rakodi

One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of...

Methane and Climate Change

by Pete Smith, David Reay & Andre Van Van Amstel

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is estimated to be responsible for approximately one-fifth of man-made global warming. Per kilogram, it is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 100-year...

Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers

by Deutsche Gesellschaft fu?r Sonnenenergie

Solar thermal systems available today offer efficiency and reliability. They can be applied in different conditions to meet space- and water-heating requirements in the residential, commercial and industrial...

Science, Policy and Stakeholders in Water Management: An Integrated Approach to River Basin Management

by Geoffrey Gooch & Per Stålnacke

One of the major problems facing practitioners and scientists working with water management is how to integrate knowledge and experiences from scientific, policy and stakeholder perspectives. In this book this...

Food Wars: "The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets"

by Michael Heasman & Tim Lang

'Food Wars is a heartening book which calls for a radical change in the way the world feeds itself. It offers a blueprint for a future where nobody goes to bed hungry.' Derek Cooper, founder presenter of the...

Technology Transfer for Renewable Energy

by Gill Wilkins

This text highlights the role that renewable energy can play in achieving sustainable development. It focuses on rural areas of developing countries, looking in particular at stand-alone solar home systems and...

Tackling Wicked Problems: Through the Transdisciplinary Imagination

by John Harris, Valerie A A Brown & Jacqueline Russell

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildings

by Joana Carla Soares Carla Soar Goncalves

Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies, while at the same time offering the high density work and living conditions that many believe will an important constituent...

The Meat Crisis: Developing More Sustainable Production and Consumption

by John Webster & Joyce D'Silva

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies: An Introduction

by Peter O'Donoghue

Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies is a complete, user-friendly and easy-to-read introduction to the use of statistical tests, techniques and procedures in sport, exercise and related subjects. It guides...

The Good Life in a Technological Age

by Philip Brey, Adam Briggle & Edward Spence

Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social...

17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations: Explained and Illustrated

by Brian Scaddan

This popular guide focuses on common misconceptions in the application of the Wiring Regulations. It explains in clear language those parts of the Regs that most need simplifying, outlining the correct procedures...

Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials

by Bruce Black

Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials is an ideal introduction to workshop processes, practices and materials for entry-level engineers and workshop technicians. With detailed illustrations throughout...

17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification

by Brian Scaddan

This popular guide clarifies the requirements for inspection and testing, explaining in clear language those parts of the Regs that most need simplifying. In addition to the usual descriptive and diagrammatic...

Air Conditioning Engineering

by W.P. P. Jones

Designed for students and professional engineers, the fifth edition of this classic text deals with fundamental science and design principles of air conditioning engineering systems. W P Jones is an acknowledged...


by John Carruthers

Brickwork allows the reader to develop their understanding of key subjects by completing the numerous exercises and tests, including multiple choice questions. In addition, each topic begins with a summary of...

Building Design Management

by Colin Gray & Will Hughes

A practical handbook on the management of building design, this guide explains the processes, roles and responsibilities of those involved in the design of the building, as well as ways to maximise efficiency....

Children's Spaces

by Mark Dudek

This collection of essays is concerned with the experiences children have within the supervised worlds they inhabit, as well as with architecture and landscape architecture.

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