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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...


Solar Cooling: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems

by Paul Kohlenbach & Uli Jakob

Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted...


The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

by Charles Fishman

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth,...


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...


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”...


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...


Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Science

by Daniel Lee Kleinman & Kelly Moore

Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both...


Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

by Molly E. Brown

The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed...


Environment and the City

by Joe Ravetz, Clive George & Joe Howe

For the first time at the beginning of the twenty-first century, urban dwellers outnumber rural residents and this trend is set to continue. Consequently one of the most pressing issues of our time is how to...


Building to Last: The challenge for business leaders

by Colin Hutchinson

The major challenge for companies is to create a business that will last. This means they have to take seriously the issue of sustainable development, rather than simply having an environmental policy, conducting...


Communities in Transition: Protected Nature and Local People in Eastern and Central Europe

by Saska Petrova

Providing an integrated perspective on why, how and for whom nature conservation practices have been implemented in CEE, this book sheds further light upon the mechanisms through which such practices both redefine...


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...


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


Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology

by Richard Leach

Working at the nano-scale demands an understanding of the high-precision measurement techniques that make nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing possible. Richard Leach introduces these techniques to a broad...


Supply-Side Sustainability

by Timothy F. H. Allen, Joseph A. Tainter & Thomas W. Hoekstra

While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative...


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...


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...


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...


Climate Change Education: Knowing, doing and being

by Chang Chew Hung

Climate change is a controversial topic; some people assert that climate change is not occurring, and others believe that reports are inaccurate, that whilst climate change is happening, it may not be caused...


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...