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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...


Globalization, Health, and the Environment: An Integrated Perspective

by Greg Guest

Leading health scholars reveal the impact of globalization on human health, as it is mediated through environmental change. Through case studies of cultures around the world, they examine the bio-cultural intersection...


Fuzzy Logic in Chemistry

by Dennis H. Rouvray

Fuzzy Logic has gained increasing acceptance as a way to deal with complexity and uncertainty in many areas of science and engineering. This book is the first to address its practical applications to chemical...


Receptor Modeling for Air Quality Management

by P.K. Hopke

This book presents the background and application of receptor models for the source identification and quantitative mass apportionment of airborne pollutants. Over the past decade, receptor models have become...


Environmental Compliance Made Easy: A Checklist Approach for Industry

by Andre R., Sr. Cooper

The newly revised and thoroughly updated Environmental Compliance Made Easy handbook from Government Institutes' popular 'Made Easy' series reorganizes thousands of pages worth of federal environmental regulatory...


Air Pollution and Health

by Stephen T. Holgate, Hillel S. Koren & Jonathan M. Samet

Concern about the impact of air pollution has led governments and local authorities across the world to regulate, among other things, the burning of fossil fuels, industrial effluence, cigarette smoke, and aerosols....


The Triazine Herbicides

by Ph.D., Janis Mc Farland, Ph.D., Orvin Burnside & Homer M. LeBaron

Over the past 50 years, triazines have made a great impact on agriculture and world hunger by assisting in the development of new farming methods, providing greater farming and land use capabilities, and increasing...


The Little Earth Book

by John Bruges

The Earth is now desperately vulnerable and so are we. This gift-priced-and-sized book contains original, stimulating mini-essays about what is going wrong with our planet and about the greatest challenge of...


Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Volume 4, Ecosystem-Based Management

by Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia, John W. Day & Hector Alafita Vásquez

The fourth volume in the Harte Research Institute’s landmark scientific series on the Gulf of Mexico provides a comprehensive study of ecosystem-based management, analyzing key coastal ecosystems in eleven...


Introducing Groundwater

by Michael (Senior Lecturer in Hydro Price

Presented in a style intended for the non-specialist reader, with technical terms and mathematical formulae kept to a minimum, the second edition of this introduction to groundwater covers a range of topics...