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    Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition

    Analysts, researchers, and regulators have relied on this peer-reviewed publication since 1905. The trusted source of accurate, proven methodology for analyzing natural waters, water supplies, and wastewaters. The 23rd edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater® contains over 400 laboratory methods for the analysis ...

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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 ...

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    Practical Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis

    Most environmental problems involve a large degree of uncertainty, and one way to improve understanding of the issues affecting the global environment is the use of statistics. This book describes the application of statistical methods in different environmental fields, with an emphasis on how to solve real-world problems in complex systems. The ...

  • Sampling for Natural Resource Monitoring

    The book presents the statistical knowledge and methodology of sampling and data analysis useful for spatial inventory and monitoring of natural resources. The authors omitted all theory not essential for applications or for basic understanding. This presentation is broader than standard statistical texts, as the authors pay much attention to how ...

  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

    This book demonstrates and develops the quantitative and formal links between sustainability issues, decision and precaution problems in the management of natural resources. Applied concerns include fisheries, agriculture, biodiversity, exhaustible resources and pollution. The book aims at combining economic and ecological dimensions through an ...

  • Wetlands and Natural Resource Management

    Together with its companion Volume 191 Wetlands: Functioning, Biodiversity Conservation, and Restoration, this volume gives a broad and well-integrated overview of recent major scientific results in wetland science and their applications in natural resource management issues.After an introduction to the field, 13 chapters contributed by ...

  • Institutions, Sustainability, and Natural Resources

    A new economic theory, rather than a new public policy based on old theory, is needed to guide humanity toward sustainability. Institutions are a critical dimension of sustainability and sustainable forest management, and economic analysis of institutional dimension requires an inclusionist rather than an exclusionist approach. This book provides ...

  • Economics, Sustainability, and Natural Resources

    The economics of sustainability is much more complex than the neoclassical (Newtonian) economic approach to economic efficiency. Forest resources provide the ideal starting point for the economic analysis of sustainability. This book provides a systematic critique of neoclassical economic approaches and their limitations with respect to ...

  • Natural resources and economic Development

    Natural Resources and Economic Development explores a key paradox: why is natural resource exploitation not yielding greater benefits to the poor economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America? Part One examines this paradox both through a historical review of resource use and development and through examining current theories which explain the ...

  • An introduction to the African convention on the conservation of nature and natural resources

    The African Convention on the conservation of nature and natural resources was adopted in 1968 in Algiers. Considered the most forward looking regional agreement of the time, it influenced significantly the development of environmental law in Africa. Two and a half decades of intense developments in international environmental law made it ...

  • Sampling Strategies for Natural Resources and the Environment

    Written by renowned experts in the field, Sampling Strategies for Natural Resources and the Environment covers the sampling techniques used in ecology, forestry, environmental science, and natural resources. The book presents methods to estimate aggregate characteristics on a per unit area basis as well as on an elemental basis. In addition to ...

  • Science and Policy in Natural Resource Management

    Despite many well intentioned policies and changes to management practices, the world's natural resources continue to decline. The roles and interplay between science and policy in the regional broadacre agriculture landscape are examined here, offering readers a thorough understanding of the complex interactions that occur across spatial scales ...

  • Sampling Strategies for Natural Resources and the Environment

    Written by renowned experts in the field, Sampling Strategies for Natural Resources and the Environment covers the sampling techniques used in ecology, forestry, environmental science, and natural resources. The book presents methods to estimate aggregate characteristics on a per unit area basis as well as on an elemental basis. In addition to ...

  • The Congo basin : human and natural resources

    The Congo Basin encompasses an enormous region of Central Africa. Up to the present day, the area has a more or less continuous forest cover and is rich in biodiversity. The lowland forest of the Congo Basin for instance, is the most species-rich forest in Africa. In particular species groups of the region, endemism is high. Currently however, ...

  • Stakeholder Dialogues in Natural Resources Management

    The book outlines an integrative theoretical framework and examines examples of stakeholder dialogues and public participation in three areas: science, policy and management. The current practice has been to analyse these separately. However, the three areas should ideally be closely interrelated. Therefore, the book aims to integrate them by ...

  • Handbook of Operations Research in Natural Resources

    Operations Research Management Science approaches have helped people for the last 40 years to understand the complex functioning of the systems based upon natural resources, as well as to manage natural resources in the most efficient manner. The areas usually viewed within the natural resources field are: agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and ...

  • Engineering Risk in Natural Resources Management

    This book provides a system framework to observe, detect and monitor changes in geophysical time series for the purpose of managing natural -- mostly water -- resources. The institutional aspects of risk are considered to be an integral part of the management system. Original and novel features include the definitions of institutions, the ...

  • The Planner’s Guide to Natural Resource Conservation:

    Much of the country’s recent population growth is situated in exurban areas. By many accounts exurbanization has become the dominant pattern of land development in the country and there is no indication it will slow in the foreseeable future (Theobald 2005; Brown et al. 2005; Glennon and Kretser 2005). By definition, exurban development takes ...

  • Training Resource Manual : The Use of Economic Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    This training resource manual aims to contribute to the capacity building of planners, environments and decision makers to design and implement economic instruments.It is meant to assist trainers prepare and deliver training courses that provide an understanding of economic instruments and basic capability to use such instruments in a practical ...

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