Energy & Renewables Books

  • Sustainable Energy Consumption and Society

    What drives developed countries' high rates of energy and resource consumption? How important are individual efforts versus technological or social innovations for environmental sustainability?A multidisciplinary study combining social science, energy analysis, and risk communication, this work occupies a unique niche in the literature. Few ...

  • The Economics of Natural Gas Storage

    Within the context of an evolving global market for natural gas and restructuring efforts in the European market, gas storage is an important element. Providing additional flexibility, promoting competition, and enhancing supply security are crucial factors for natural gas sector liberalization. Storage in Europe has come to the center of the ...

  • Carbohydrates in human nutrition (En )

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition Papers In their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization periodically convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. A primary objective of these consultations is the review of the state of ...

  • Innovations in 3D Geo Information Systems

    This book covers various aspects of spatial data modelling specifically regarding three-dimensional (3D) modelling and structuring. The realization of 'true' 3D geoinformation spatial systems requires a high input, and the developmental process is taking place in various research centers and universities around the globe. The development of such ...

  • Prevention of land degradation, enhancement of carbon sequestration and conservation of biodiversity through land use change and sustainable land mana

    Series: World Soil Resouces ReportsThis publication contains the proceedings of an IFAD/FAO Consultation, held as part as the follow-up to UNCED Agenda 21. The objective of the consultation was to bring together international experts from research institutions, universities, the World Bank, IFAD and FAO in order to review the state-of-the-art ...

  • Natural Resource Valuation and Damage Assessment in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis Report

    Oil fields are abundant in the Niger Delta and provide the Nigerian government with much of its revenue. Environmental damage caused by oil production activities including exploration, drilling, production, transportation, and refining threatens biodiversity of the Niger Delta and the livelihoods of its inhabitants. Many of the people in the Niger ...

  • Wind Turbines

    Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over decades ...

  • Restoration of Aquatic Systems

    Simplistic thinking would have us believe that by eliminating the loading of a given pollutant, an aquatic system will revert to its previous pristine state. This premise is without scientific verification. Besides the fact that typically very little documentation exists defining what exactly that previous pristine state was, it should be noted ...

  • Multilayered Aquifier Systems: Fundamentals and Applications

    Offers a systematic and unified approach to the classical theories and recent techniques of multilayered aquifer systems. Clarifies governing principles and facilitates industrial problem solving. Uses the automated numerical Laplace inversion procedure to simplify mathematical ...

  • Computational Methods in Systems Biology

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology, CMSB 2004, held in Paris, France in May 2004.The 16 revised full papers and 7 revised short papers presented together with an invited paper went through two rounds of reviewing, selection and revision. The ...

  • Nanoscale Assembly

    Nanotechnology has received tremendous interest over the last decade, not only from the scientific community but also from a business perspective and from the general public. Although nanotechnology is still at the largely unexplored frontier of science, it has the potential for extremely exciting technological innovations that will have an ...

  • Light Scattering Media Optics

    The theory of the scattering of light by small particles is very important in a wide range of applications in atmospheric physics and atmospheric optics, ocean optics, remote sensing, astronomy and astrophysics and biological optics. This book summarises current knowledge of the optical properties of single small particles and natural light ...

  • Tropical Circulation Systems and Monsoons

    This is a book on the practical side of tropical meteorology which in its 3 Parts covered in 12 chapters reviews several current theories and ideas on tropical circulations and monsoons, offering new definitions and ideas to facilitate a systematic development of the subject. The book emphasizes the need for a system’s approach to tropical ...

  • Handbook of Waste Management and Co-Product Recovery in Food Processing: Volume 1

    With its distinguished editor and army of international contributors, Waste Management and Co-Product Recovery in Food Processing reviews the latest developments in this area. The book introduces the field, focussing on legislation and consumer interests, the principle drivers of waste management. It addresses the minimization of biowaste and the ...

  • Protective Relaying for Power Generation Systems

    Power outages have considerable social and economic impacts, and effective protection schemes are crucial to avoiding them. While most textbooks focus on the transmission and distribution aspects of protective relays, Protective Relaying for Power Generation Systems is the first to focus on protection of motors and generators from a power ...

  • King`s Cross: Beneath The Flames (Video)

    Dig into the facts and piece together the deadly causes of the 1987 London Underground fire. On November 18, 1987, at 7:30 PM, thirty people were killed in a fire that broke out in King's Cross station. The results were disastrous -- find out why and how this tragedy occurred and learn from the fatal errors dramatized in this highly compelling ...

  • The Art and Science of Lightning Protection

    A lightning strike to an unprotected object or system can be disastrous - in the United States lightning is responsible for over 30% of all electric power failures, causes billions of dollars worth of property damage, and an average of 85 fatalities a year. This accessible text describes all aspects of lightning protection and includes many ...

  • State Regulation of Mining Waste: Current State of the Art Report

    State Regulation of Mining Waste: Current State of the Art ...

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