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    Ecosystems and Sustainable Development IX

    Containing papers presented at the Ninth International Conference in the well-established conference series on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, this book originates from the work of the late Nobel laureate, Ilya Prigogine, and challenges us to develop the new science of “ecodynamics,” integrating thermodynamics, ecology and ...

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    Geopolitical Atlas of the Oceans

    Richly illustrated with outstanding maps, this book is the first of its kind to address all major issues related to the oceans as well as questions dealing with delimitation of maritime boundaries in territorial seas and areas under juridiction (exclusive economic zones, protected fishing zones, protected ecological zones and continental shelves). ...

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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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    M14 Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control: Recommended Practices, Fourth Edition

    A cross-connection is an actual or potential connection between any part of a potable water system and any other environment that contains other substances that would allow such substances to enter the potable water system. Cross-connection control programs are intended to reduce the risk of contamination or pollution of the public water system. ...

  • Green Jobs: Working for People and the Environment

    SummaryThe pursuit of so-called 'green jobs'—employment that contributes to protecting the environment and reducing humanity's carbon footprint—will be a key economic driver of the 21st century. 'Climate-proofing' the global economy will involve large-scale investments in new technologies, equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, ...

  • Working in Hot Environments: Health and Safety Guide

    Designed for industry, grounds maintenance, construction workers, road repair crews and emergency response workers, this guide incorporates safety tips and information for hot working conditions. Includes relevant topics such as outdoor work during summer months, working inside hot industrial environments and the signs and symptoms of heat-related ...

  • Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments: Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation and Control

    Despite the large amount of money spent on research into pollution of the indoor environment, the problem remains complex with major gaps in our knowledge of the identities and sources of pollutants and of the effects of prolonged exposure to indoor pollutants on health. Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments considers one such group ...

  • Karst Environments

    With a focus on karren formation in high mountains, and specifically in the European Alps, this text summarizes the scientific results of systematic observations made during field trips, as well as the interpretation, using modern analytical methods, of the data collected. Márton Veress, who has been working in different types of karren landscapes ...

  • Making Sustainability Work

    The best practices in corporate sustainability performance are no longer the exclusive domain of companies like Ben & Jerry's or The Body Shop, as they were a decade ago; now, large, multinational companies like G.E. and Wal-Mart are leading the way with significant financial and organizational commitments to social and environmental issues. ...

  • Increasing Productivity and Profit through Health and Safety: The Financial Returns from a Safe Working Environment

    In all workplaces the health and safety of employees is closely linked with the company´s profitability. Human resource strategies for improving the health and safety of people in the workplace do not necessarily cost money - in fact they usually save money. ...

  • Economy - Energy - Environment Simulation

    The volume is based on a policy simulation model linking sixty countries and regions at a detailed industrial level, covering 99.5% of the world's economic activities. Country models are linked by trade matrices that explicitly describe annual trade flow among world regions. Energy demand and supply is explained in response to changing prices ...

  • Modelling Radioactivity in the Environment

    Just as an environmental model typically will be composed of a number of linked sub-models, representing physical, chemical or biological processes understood to varying degrees, this volume includes a series of linked chapters exemplifying the fundamental nature of environmental radioactivity models in all compartments of the environment. Why is ...

  • The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours

    Worldwide urbanization has already reached unprecedented levels in the estuarine and coastal zone. This is particularly the case in the Asia Pacific region where mega-cities and mega-harbours have developed and are still growing. As a result environmental degradation is significant and growing. This book details how science can provide solutions ...

  • Air Quality in Urban Environments

    Urban air quality is a topic which remains high on the scientific and political agenda. Concentrations of most air pollutants are higher in urban areas than in the surrounding rural regions, and given the high population densities, it is within urban areas that the majority of the population receive their air pollutant exposure. Despite the ...

  • Empirical Modeling of the Economy and the Environment

    The papers presented in this volume address a wide range of policy themes in the context of environmental regulation. Investigated issues include the interaction between environmental regulation and economic growth, international competitiveness, structural change, pollution leakage, technological innovation, tax systems, as well as implications ...

  • Handbook on Trade and the Environment

    In this comprehensive new reference work Kevin Gallagher has compiled a fresh and broad-ranging collection of expert voices commenting on the interdisciplinary field of trade and the environment. For over two decades policymakers and scholars have been struggling to understand the relationship between international trade in a globalizing world and ...

  • Synthetic Musk Fragrances in the Environment

    Over the last decade, synthetic musk fragrances, which after use enter the environment by different pathways, have been described as a new group of bioaccumulative and persistent xenobiotics. This book gives the first comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the environmental pollution caused by several different synthetic musks. Written by a wide ...

  • Soil & Environment 2

    This set of two volumes is the result of the Fourth International KfK/TNO Conference on Contaminated Soil (Berlin, Germany, May 3--7, 1993) and contains over 300 contributions from about 20 countries. Contributions are centered around the following themes: Strategies and policies; legal, economic and social aspects; Risks; Management; ...

  • Water Resources Management and the Environment

    Water has become an 'economic good' and the techno-socio-economic challenges involved in the protection, conservation, recycling and equitable utilization of water are addressed in this volume. An understanding of the linkages and dynamics of interactions involving water is provided in a total of twelve chapters. Chapters one to three constitute ...

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