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Rocky Mountain Divide: Selling and Saving the West

by John B. Wright

The opposing forces of conservation and development have shaped and will continue to shape the natural environment and scenic beauty of the American West. Perhaps nowhere are their opposite effects more visible...


Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary

by Raymond S. Bradley

Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, Third Edition, provides a thorough overview of the methods of paleoclimatic reconstruction and of the historical changes in climate during the past...


Advances in Geosciences: Volume 28: Atmospheric Science (AS) & Ocean Science (OS)

by Kenji Satake & Chun-Chieh Wu

This invaluable volume set of Advances in Geosciences continues the excellent tradition of the Asia-Oceania scientific community in providing the most up-to-date research results on a wide range of geosciences...


Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman & Susan Q. Stranahan

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors....


Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China: 2010

by YE QI

In the midst of global economic development, the world is rapidly running out of resources. It is imperative that the level of carbon emissions be addressed by countries globally. This is especially so in China,...


The World Scientific Handbook of Energy

by GERARD M CRAWLEY

Competition for energy resources worldwide will almost certainly increase because of population growth and economic expansion, especially in countries such as China and India, with large populations. In addition,...


Energy in the 21st Century

by JOHN R FANCHI

Many events that affect global energy production and consumption have occurred since the second edition of Energy in the 21st Century appeared in 2011. For example, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan led to...


International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies - 44th Session: The Role of Science in the Third Millennium

by RICHARD C RAGAINI

Proceedings of the 44th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This seminar has again gathered, in 2011, over one hundred scientists in an interdisciplinary...


Climate Change and the Energy Problem: Physical Science and Economics Perspective

by David Goodstein & Michael Intriligator

This important compendium deals with the primary world problems of global warming and the coming energy crisis. In alternating chapters, it lays out the nature of the two interrelated problems, and specifies...


Advances in Geosciences: Volume 31: Solid Earth Science (SE)

by Kenji Satake & Ching-Hua Lo

This invaluable volume set of Advances in Geosciences continues the excellent tradition of the Asia-Oceania scientific community in providing the most up-to-date research results on a wide range of geosciences...


The Ravaging Tide

by Mike Tidwell

If, like many Americans, you believe the ongoing tragedy of Hurricane Katrina was a once-in-a-lifetime fluke, you need to read this book. In the coming years and decades, the safety of your region, your town,...


Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport

by Jørgen Fredsøe & Rolf Deigaard

This book treats the subject of sediment transport in the marine environment, covering transport of noncohesive sediment by waves and currents in- and outside the surf zone. It can be read independently, but...


Numerical Modeling of Ocean Dynamics

by ZYGMUNT KOWALIK & T S MURTY

While there are several excellent books dealing with numerical analysis and analytical theory, one has to practically sift through hundreds of references. This monograph is an attempt to partly rectify this...


Beyond the Moon: A Conversational, Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Tides

by JAMES GREIG MCCULLY

Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration,...


Saving America's Beaches: The Causes of and Solutions to Beach Erosion

by SCOTT L DOUGLASS

This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how “works of man” have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can...


The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

by HANNAH GAY

This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some...


Getting to Grips with Green Plans: National-level Experience in Industrial Countries

by Barry Dalal Clayton

First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Becoming Native to This Place

by Wes Jackson

The New World -- this empty land dazzlingly rich in forests, soils, rainfall, and mineral wealth -- was to represent a new beginning for civilized humanity. Unfortunately, even the best of the European settles...


Representative Government and Environmental Management

by Edwin T. Haefele

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


One Square Inch of Silence: One Man's Search for Natural Silence in a Noisy World

by Gordon Hempton & John Grossmann

In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s...