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Forces of Nature: Our Quest to Conquer the Planet

by Barry A. Vann

As long as the human species has existed, men and women have had to contend with the unpredictable forces of nature. Geographer Barry A. Vann brings a unique perspective to this age-old struggle in this illuminating...


Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Human Security: A Comparative Analysis

by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Antonio Marcio Buainain & Maria Bondes

The main focus of the book is to analyze pros and cons of the climate change debate among scholars, policy makers and scientist, and its impact on human security in various countries.


The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

by Duncan Clark, Mike Berners-Lee & Bill Mckibben

The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential...


Marine Plants of the Texas Coast

by Roy L. Lehman

Written for biology students, teachers, nature lovers, amateur naturalists, conservation workers, and parks and wildlife personnel, this up-to-date, easy-to-use guide describes the marine plants of the Gulf...


Industrial Ventilation Design Guidebook

by Howard D. Goodfellow & Esko Tahti

The Industrial Ventilation Design Guidebook addresses the design of air technology systems for the control of contaminants in industrial workplaces such as factories and manufacturing plants. It covers the basic...


Whales and Dolphins: Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions

by Philippa Brakes & Mark Peter Simmonds

Whales and dolphins are icons for the conservation movement. This book brings together experts in the relevant diverse fields of cetacean research, to provide authoritative descriptions of our current knowledge...


Stories from the Skeleton

by Jurmain

First Published in 1999, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth

by Eric Pooley

In The Climate War, Eric Pooley--deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek--does for global warming what Bob Woodward did for presidents and Lawrence Wright did for terrorists. In this epic tale of an American...


Bioenergy Production by Anearobic Digestion: Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes

by Nicholas E. Korres, Padraig O'Kiely & John A.H. Benzie

Interest in anaerobic digestion (AD), the process of energy production through the production of biogas, has increased rapidly in recent years. Agricultural and other organic waste are important substrates that...


Carbon Dioxide and Terrestrial Ecosystems

by George W. Koch & Jacques Roy

The importance of carbon dioxide extends from cellular to global levels of organization and potential ecological deterioration may be the result of increased CO2 in our atmosphere. Recently, the research emphasis...


Carbon Dioxide, Populations, and Communities

by Fakhri A. Bazzaz & Christian Korner

In past decades and in association with a continuing global industrial development, the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has been rising. Among the many predictions made concerning this disturbing...


Strategic Planning for Water

by Hugh Howes

Strategic Planning for Water examines the neglected relationship between planning for water and spatial planning. It provides the background to sustainable water management and assistance to spatial planners...


Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago

by Charlie Hailey

Spoil islands are overlooked places combining dirt with paradise, waste-land with “brave new world,” and wildness with human intervention. Mundane products of dredging, these islands form an uninvestigated...


Science and International Environmental Policy: Regimes and Nonregimes in Global Governance

by Radoslav S. Dimitrov

The proliferation of environmental agreements is a defining feature of modern international relations that has attracted considerable academic attention. Typically focusing on happy-end stories of policy creation,...


Wetlands

by Karen L. McGlothlin, Sharon L. Spray & John C. Callaway

Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a...


Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment

by Kenneth Worthy

A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world.

Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world—smartphones, fast...


Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World

by Peter Doherty

At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize-winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse...


Telling Our Way to the Sea

by Aaron Hirsh

A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experience

By turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems...


Conservation of Fish and Shellfish Resources: Managing Diversity

by J. E. Thorpe, Graham A.E. Gall & Jim E. Lannan

Fish and shellfish comprise annually nearly 70-million tons of the world's edible animal protein. However, because of this demand, previously vast stocks have often been exhausted to the point of near extinction....


Solid Waste: Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation: Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation

by I. Twardowska, H.E. Allen & A.F. Kettrup

This book covers a broad group of wastes, from biowaste to hazardous waste, but primarily the largest (by mass and volume) group of wastes that are not hazardous, but also are not inert, and are problematic...