Environmental Management Books

  • The Biology of Biodiversity

    When the 1998 International Prize for Biology was awarded for outstanding research in the biology of biodiversity, the honor went to Harvard University Professor Otto T. Solbrig, one of the authors of this volume. As the world becomes increasingly aware of the crisis and urgency of conservation in biodiversity, this book could not be more timely. ...

  • Wastewater Biology: The Life Processes

    Easy to understand guide in the Wastewater Biology Series. For operators and technicians involved in the biological aspects of wastewater treatment. Reviews bacteria and metabolic/life processes involved in wastewater and sludge stabilization, environmental conditions/ concerns, operational measures needed to monitor, correct or enhance the life ...

  • Detecting and Modelling Regional Climate Change

    For the very first time, this book provides updated, integrated and organized, theoretical and methodological information on regional climate change and the associated environmental and socio-economic impacts on a regional scale. The most recent findings in the field of long-term climate change, which improve our understanding of the global ...

  • 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 ...

  • Report of the tenth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Nicosia, Cyprus, 22-26 October 2007 (CGFM) - Rapport de la dixième session du Comité

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Committee appraised the activities of its subsidiary bodies and those of the regional projects supporting the Commission. It acknowledged the strengthening of the stock assessment process through joint assessment by experts. It favoured the use of the data from trawl survey and requested to pay special attention to ...

  • Report of the Regional Workshop on Safety at Sea in Artisanal and Small-scale Fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Paita, Peru, 2-4 July 2007

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsDuring the workshop, the results of the 'study on safety at sea in artisanal and small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean' were presented, as well as other presentations on different aspects of safety at sea. In addition, experts from participating countries made presentations on the situation of safety ...

  • Extractive industries in arid and semi-arid zones : environmental planning and management

    This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...

  • Extractive industries in arid and semi-arid zones : environmental planning and management (Arabic)

    This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...

  • Managing wetlands in arid regions : lessons learned

    At the close of a 15-year regional programme to build institutional capacity for wetland resources management in West Africa, it was deemed essential to extract and review the lessons learned through this experience.This publication stems from the findings of a study carried out to analyse the experience as a whole and shed light on the successes, ...

  • Opportunities for Antarctic environmental education and training : proceedings of the SCAR/IUCN workshop on environmental education and training

    Examines the educational and training needs arising from relevant legal instruments; covers education and training currently undertaken by national programmes; and, by considering the range of tools available, identifies initiatives for improving the environmental education of scientists, support staff and tourists to the ...

  • Wastewater Hydraulics

    The second, enlarged edition of this established reference integrates many new insights into wastewater hydraulics. This work serves as a reference for researchers but also is a basis for practicing engineers. It can be used as a text book for graduate students, although it has the characteristics of a reference book. It addresses mainly the sewer ...

  • The Upper Guinea heritage : nature conservation in Liberia and Sierra Leone

    The two neighbouring countries, Libera and Sierra Leone, are situated in the heart of the Upper Guinea forest region. This region is one of the earth's most biologically diverse and was originally covered by a continuous block of dense tropical rainforest, ranging from Guinea south through Sierra Leone, and Liberia to Ivory Coast and Ghana. Much ...

  • Sustainability in Manufacturing

    Population growth and increasing resource consumption are global challenges which have to be coped by sustainable development. Increasing the use productivity of resources by new cycle economical concepts supported by innovative technologies is significantly contributing to this ambitious goal. These challenges were accepted by several research ...

  • Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment

    Amazonia is never quite what it seems. Despite regular attention in the media and numerous academic studies the Brazilian Amazon is rarely appreciated as a historical place home to a range of different societies. Often left invisible are the families who are making a living from the rivers and forests of the region. Broadly characterizing these ...

  • Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale

    Enclosed ecosystem experiments have gained in popularity as research tools in ecological science, particularly in the study of coastal aquatic environments. These systems provide scientists with a degree of experimental control that is not achievable through field experiments. Yet to date, techniques for systematically extrapolating results from ...

  • 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 ...

  • Multimedia Cartography

    Multimedia Cartography provides a contemporary overview of the issues related to multimedia cartography and the design and production elements that are unique to this area of mapping. The book has been written for professional cartographers interested in moving into multimedia mapping, for cartographers already involved in producing multimedia ...

  • 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 ...

  • Adapt and Thrive: The Sustainable Revolution

    'Governments and businesses who are currently unable to see beyond the current political term/share price will oppose this book, but in twenty years they will be quoting it as the “Essential Guide for Survival”...' This book is way out ahead in green thinking with business identified as the primary agent for change. 25% discount ...

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