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Women Working in the Environment: Resourceful Natures

by Carolyn E. Sachs

Based on theoretical insights from ecofeminism, women and development, and postmodernism, and the convincing empirical work of numerous scholars, this book is organized around five aspects of gender relationships...


Energy, Resources and Environment: Papers Presented at the First U.S.-China Conference on Energy, Resources and Environment, 7-12 November 1982, Beiji

by S.W. Yuan

Energy, Resources and Environment documents the first U.S.-China Conference and discusses the concerns about the world's energy situation, such as its resource, environmental effects, and possible alternative...


Advances in Geosciences: Volume 30: Planetary Science (PS) and Solar & Terrestrial Science (ST)

by Kenji Satake

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...


Advances in Geosciences: Volume 29: Hydrological Science (HS)

by Kenji Satake

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...


A Future for Amazonia: Randy Borman and Cofán Environmental Politics

by Michael Cepek

Blending ethnography with a fascinating personal story, A Future for Amazonia is an account of a political movement that arose in the early 1990s in response to decades of attacks on the lands and peoples of...


Corporate Crops: Biotechnology, Agriculture, and the Struggle for Control

by Gabriela Pechlaner

Biotechnology crop production area increased from 1.7 million hectares to 148 million hectares worldwide between 1996 to 2010. While genetically modified food is a contentious issue, the debates are usually...


The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma

by Angus Wright

The Death of Ramón González has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative...


Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

by Todd Shallat

As the Mississippi and other midwestern rivers inundated town after town during the summer of 1993, concerned and angry citizens questioned whether the very technologies and structures intended to "tame" the...


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...


The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

by Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp & Marcel Dicke

Insects will be appearing on our store shelves, menus, and plates within the decade. In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans...


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....


Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining & Utilization: A Complete Revision of Environmental Implications of Expanded Coal Utilization

by M.J. Chadwick, N.H. Highton & N. Lindman

As coal is considered as a substitute for other fuels, more serious attention is being given to the environmental impacts of the whole coal fuel cycle: mining, transport, storage, combustion and conversion....


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 â¿¿ 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...