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    Real Estate Damages, Third Edition

    How much do you know about appraising damaged real estate? To find out, take this 10-question quiz and get a sneak preview of the book. ...

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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...

  • Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disasters

    This book examines the aspects of prevention, mitigation, and management of environmental hazards and disasters from an international perspective. In light of the recent debate on climate change and the possible effects of such a change upon increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events, this publication overviews various ...

  • Hierarchy in Natural and Social Sciences

    Hierarchy is a form of organisation of complex systems that rely on or produce a strong differentiation in capacity (power and size) between the parts of the system. It is frequently observed within the natural living world as well as in social institutions. According to the authors, hierarchy results from random processes, follows an intentional ...

  • Polarized Light in Animal Vision

    While the human eye can practically cope only with two aspects of light, brightness and colour, many animals use polarization as a further source of visual information. The text starts with an introduction into imaging polarimetry, an efficient technique for measuring light polarization, and moves onto a description of the various polarization ...

  • State versus Participation: Natural Resources Management in Europe

    The participation of the public, local communities, indigenous peoples, and various other stakeholders in natural resources policymaking, planning and/or management has been increasingly promoted in international and national policies. This book analyses and discusses how participation does - or does not - occur in the management of forest and ...

  • Burden of proof in natural resources legislation (The). Some critical issues for fisheries law (En )

    Series: FAO Legislative Studies This Legislative Study examines the use of legal devices to ease or reverse the burden of proof, traditionally borne by the prosecution, in order to facilitate enforcement of fisheries legislation. This is related to the development of the precautionary principle in environmental law, which in a sense reverses the ...

  • Institutions and Sustainability

    The institutional perspective on the management of natural resources in the light of the interdisciplinary debate on sustainability is the focus of the agricultural and resource economist Konrad Hagedorn. Institutions and Sustainability reflects the latest trends in combining institutions and sustainability, summarises new conceptual developments ...

  • Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies

    Natural disasters, such as floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, and earthquakes, affect over 226 million people every year. The occurrence of these natural disasters has been increasing every year due to the effect of extreme weather events and higher populations living in areas vulnerable to natural hazards. Developing a guideline for emergency water ...

  • Visualization of Digital Terrain and Landscape Data

    This book approaches the visualization of digital terrain and landscape data by means of clear and practical examples. From data provision and the creation of revealing analyses to realistic depictions for presentation purposes, the reader is led through the world of digital 3D graphics.Combining deep knowledge of the scientific fundamentals and ...

  • Water Engineering and Management: Learning from History

    Water Engineering and Management - Learning from History explores the pair technology / water use (an indivisible pair, since the first member of the binomial determines the second) which, in the light of the knowledge available in the 21st century and with a conception focused on the near future, goes beyond the limits set by nature itself. The ...

  • Models of Economic Growth with Environmental Assets

    This book considers the implications of models of economic growth for the debate on sustainability. The interplay between economic and ecological systems is analyzed, also taking into account issues of equity and risk. The main part of the book concentrates on sustainability in the light of an analytical framework. The book will be of ...

  • Modelling with Transparent Soils

    The fundamental premise of this monograph is that transparent synthetic materials with geotechnical properties similar to those of natural soils can be used to study 3D deformation and flow problems in natural soils. Transparent soils can be made by matching the refractive index of synthetic soil materials and the pore fluid. This monographs ...

  • Stream Ecology and Self Purification: An Introduction, Second Edition

    This new edition of a very successful standard reference is expanded and fully reworked. The book explains and quantifies the processes whereby streams cleanse themselves, reducing their pollutant load as a natural process. Mechanisms of purification in running waters have always been critical with regard to clearly identified pollution sources. ...

  • Primary Productivity and Biogeochemical Cycles in the Sea

    Honorary Lecture: Towards Understanding the Roles of Phytoplankton in Biogeochemical Cycles; R.W. Eppley. Factors Limiting Primary Productivity in the Sea: Light: The Nature and Measurement of Light Environment in the Ocean; J.T.O. Kirk. Factors Limiting Primary Productivity in the Sea: Nutrients: Nutrient Limitation and Marine ...

  • Plant Litter

    This fully revised and updated 2nd edition of Plant Litter focuses on decomposition processes in natural terrestrial systems such as boreal and temperate forests. The availability of several long-term studies from these forest types allows a more in-depth approach to the later stages of decomposition as well as to humus formation. It further ...

  • Atmospheric Chemistry

    Atmospheric Chemistry provides readers with a basic knowledge of the chemistry of Earth's atmosphere, and an understanding of the role that chemical transformations play in this vital part of our environment. The composition of the 'natural' atmosphere (troposphere, stratosphere and mesosphere) is described in terms of the physical and chemical ...

  • Diversity not Adversity: Sustaining Livelihoods with Biodiversity

    The reduction of world poverty is a major challenge for the international community over the next decade. It is increasingly clear that the our capacity to successfully achieve this objective will be undermined if the natural resource base for development is threatened. ~Biodiversity is a fundamental characteristic of that resource base, defining ...

  • Holism and Reductionism in Biology and Ecology

    Holism and reductionism are traditionally seen as incompatible views or approaches to nature. Here Looijen argues that they should rather be seen as mutually dependent and hence co-operating research programmes. He sheds some interesting new light on the emergence thesis, its relation to the reduction thesis, and on the role and status of ...

  • Artificial Intelligence Methods in the Environmental Sciences

    How can environmental scientists and engineers use the increasing amount of available data to enhance our understanding of planet Earth, its systems and processes? This book describes various potential approaches based on artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, including neural networks, decision trees, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic.Part I ...

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