Books

  • Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies

    In this time of increasingly pressing concern about global climate change and its potentially irreversible and detrimental impacts on the world's population, it is considered urgent to find effective means for significantly reducing local, regional, national and international greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses, industries and ...

  • Long-term Perspective in Coastal Zone Development

    The southern coast of the North Sea is mainly protected by a single line of defence against flooding. The traditional means for heightening and strengthening the existing coastal barriers are limited due to the increased enormous resource costs, i.e. building materials, funding and space. On the other hand, further interests and needs such as ...

  • API RP 4G Standard for Exploration & Production

    The objective of this publication is to give guidelines and establish recommended procedures for inspection, maintenance and repair of items for drilling and well servicing structures, in order to maintain the serviceability of this equipment.These recommendations should be considered as supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, the ...

  • Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization

    The Second Edition of Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization updates and expands the exposition of the authors' central theses concerning: the integration of water quantity-quality issues, and the treatment of water as a multi-product commodity, with the market playing the major role in the determination of water ...

  • Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

    This book is an ideal reference text for teaching renewable energy to engineering and science students, as well as a reference book for scientists and professionals doing self study on the subject. The book has twelve chapters and starts with the definition and classification of renewable and non renewable energy and their status at global level. ...

  • Nonlinear Time Series Analysis in the Geosciences

    The understanding of dynamical processes in the complex system “Earth” requires the appropriate analysis of a large amount of data from observations and/or model simulations. In this volume, modern nonlinear approaches are introduced and used to study specifiic questions relevant to present-day geoscience. The approaches include spatio-temporal ...

  • Real-Time and Deliberative Decision Making

    Decision-making tools are needed to support environmental management in an increasingly global economy. Addressing threats and identifying actions to mitigate those threats necessitates an understanding of the basic risk assessment paradigm and the tools of risk analysis to assess, interpret, and communicate risks. It also requires modification of ...

  • Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice

    This is a new text aimed expressly at the student taking a course in landscape ecology, written by very well-known practitioners and pioneers in this new field of ecological analysis. Landscape ecology has emerged during the past two decades as a new and exciting level of ecological study. Environmental problems such as global climate change, land ...

  • Short-Wave Solar Radiation in the Earth´s Atmosphere

    Based on data from an experiment which ran for ten years, this book summarizes the results of the Atmospheric Physics Department of the St. Petersburg University and the Main Geophysical Observatory. The processed data now forms a rich dataset of spectral values of radiative characteristics under different atmospheric conditions. The analysis of ...

  • Terrestrial Fluids, Earthquakes and Volcanoes: the Hiroshi Wakita Volume II

    Terrestrial fluids, earthquakes and volcanoes: The Hiroshi Wakita Volume II is a special publication to honor Professor Hiroshi Wakita for his scientific contribution to science and commemorate his 10th anniversary as Emeritus Professor at The University of Tokyo. This second special issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics consists of 10 original ...

  • Progress in Industry and Innovation Policy

    Progress in Industry and Innovation Policy is an international Book Series presenting ground-breaking studies and reports on developments in industry and innovation policy. Interdisciplinary in nature, the Book Series aims to contribute to advance policy research, development and application. The Book Series is available as online source and ...

  • Forest Growth Responses to the Pollution Climate of the 21st Century

    These proceedings consist of papers presented at the 18th IUFRO workshop on Forest Growth Responses to the Pollution Climate of the 21st Century, held in Edinburgh in September 1998. Included are authoritative reviews and experimental evidence of forest growth responses in Europe and North America to the dominant components of air pollution, ...

  • Limnology and Oceanography: Methods

    Limnology and Oceanography: Methods (ISSN 1541-5856) is a companion to ASLO's top-rated journal Limnology and Oceanography, and articles are held to the same high standards. In order to provide the most rapid publication consistent with high standards, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods appears in electronic format only, and the ...

  • Current Ornithology, Volume 14

    Physiological, Ecological, and Evolutionary Bases for the Avoidance of Chemical Irritants by Birds; L. Clark. Temporal Flexibility in Avian Reproduction: Patterns and Mechanisms; T.P. Hahn, et al. Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Song Repertoires; S.A. MacDougall-Shackleton. Social Dominance in Birds: Early Findings and New Horizons; ...

  • Transactions on Computational Systems Biology IV

    The LNCS journal Transactions on Computational Systems Biology is devoted to inter- and multidisciplinary research in the fields of computer science and life sciences and supports a paradigmatic shift in the techniques from computer and information science to cope with the new challenges arising from the systems oriented point of view of ...

  • New Report On Environmental Protection & Waste Management in Canada

    The staff at Hazardous Materials Management and Solid Waste & Recycling magazines, working with consultants from Environics International, have released the most in-depth study of the environmental protection and waste management industries in Canada to date.The full report -- which includes valuable information about new trends, pollution and ...

  • Coping with Water Deficiency

    In line with the Water Framework Directive, this book stresses the need for an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach to balance the competing demands on water-domestic, agricultural, industrial, tourism and environmental/ecological- and promote economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable water use in ...

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