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Concrete Jungle: New York City and Our Last Best Hope for a Sustainable Future

by Niles Eldredge & Sidney Horenstein

If they are to survive, cities need healthy chunks of the world's ecosystems to persist; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging...


Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering

by Craig Holdrege

The Human Genome Project announced in 2003 that it had successfully mapped the human DNA. Scientists, politicians, theologians, and pundits speculated what would follow. Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise...


Archeology and Volcanism in Central America: The Zapotitan Valley of El Salvador

by Payson D. Sheets

Scientists have long speculated on the impact of extreme natural catastrophes on human societies. Archeology and Volcanism in Central America provides dramatic evidence of the effects of several volcanic disasters...


Migration, Risk, and Uncertainty

by Allan M. Williams & Vladimír| Baláž

Migration is one of the driving forces of economic and social change in the modern world. It is both informed by risk and a generator of risk, whether for individuals, households, communities or societies....


Handbook of Flotation Reagents: Chemistry, Theory and Practice: Volume 2: Flotation of Gold, PGM and Oxide Minerals

by Srdjan M. Bulatovic

Handbook of Flotation Reagents: Chemistry, Theory and Practice is a condensed form of the fundamental knowledge of chemical reagents commonly used in flotation and is addressed to the researchers and plant metallurgists...


Industrial Scale Suspension Culture of Living Cells

by Hans-Peter Meyer & Diego Schmidhalter

The submersed cultivation of organisms in sterile containments or fermenters has become the standard manufacturing procedure, and will remain the gold standard for some time to come. This book thus addresses...


Handbook of Biomedical Telemetry

by Konstantina S. Nikita

A must-have compendium on biomedical telemetry for all biomedical professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students in the field

Handbook of Biomedical Telemetry describes the main components of a typical...


Knowledge and the City: Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Development: Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based

by Francisco Javier Carrillo, Tan Yigitcanlar & Blanca García

This book underlines the growing importance of knowledge for the competitiveness of cities and their regions. Examining the role of knowledge - in its economic, socio-cultural, spatial and institutional forms...


Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast

by Wilfred E. Richard & William Fitzhugh

Maine to Greenland is a testament to one of the world's great geographic regions: the Maritime Far Northeast. For more than three decades, William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard have explored the Northeast’s...


Biodiversity, Natural Products and Cancer Treatment

by Victor Kuete & Thomas Efferth

This book is the first of its kind in bringing together biodiversity, chemical ecology, phytochemistry and cancer therapy. The highlight of the book is an exhaustive compilation of scientific data on biodiversity...


Concepts in Biotechnology: History, Science and Business

by Klaus Buchholz & John Collins

Adopting a unique approach, this novel textbook integrates science and business for an inside view on the biotech industry. Peering behind the scenes, it provides a thorough analysis of the foundations of the...


Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions

by Frédéric Muttin

Identifying efficient solutions to protect coastal regions from marine pollution requires expertise from a range of specialties and strategic approaches. This book gathers information on the impact of oil spills...


The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences

by Karen S. Harpp, Eric Mittelstaedt & Noémi d'Ozouville

The Galápagos Islands are renown for their unique flora and fauna, inspiring Charles Darwin in the elaboration of his theory of evolution. Yet in his Voyage of the Beagle, published in 1839, Darwin also remarked...


Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics: The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Dri

by Alan Walks

Just how resilient are our urban societies to social, energy, environmental and/or financial shocks, and how does this vary among cities and nations? Can our cities be made more sustainable, and can environmental,...


Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnership

by Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada

There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster...


The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

by Ken Alder

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way...


The Riddle of Sphinx Rock: The life and times of Great Gable

by Ronald Turnbull & Colin Brash

‘Grand to look at, grand to look from, and grand to climb’ – so Great Gable was described over a hundred years ago. Probably the Lake District‘s best loved hill, it receives twenty thousand ascents each...


Climbing Down: Long distance walks in the Scottish, Welsh and English hills in manageable chunks

by Graham Wilson & Gerry Dale

Graham Wilson’s Climbing Down, selected as a Travel Book of the Week in The Guardian, features long distance walks in the Scottish, Welsh and English hills — but in manageable chunks. Wilson makes an entertaining...


American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival

by Giles Slade

Seeking higher ground – how rising global temperatures will lead to unprecedented waves of human migration


The Internet as Second Action Space

by Aharon Kellerman

One of the most significant and important advancements in information and communication technology over the past 20 years is the introduction and expansion of the Internet. Now almost universally available,...