Alarm Systems Books

  • The Natural Fix ? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation

    Large cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. This Rapid Assessment Report describes the vital contributions which ecosystems can and must make to improve these efforts. It presents carbon capture and storage through a Green Economy lens, outlining the potential in terms of ...

  • Water and Peace for the People: possible solutions to water disputes in the Middle East

    This book proposes practical and objective solutions to the entrenched water conflicts in the Middle East. The author reveals and clarifies the complexity of the water conflicts, drawing on years of experience facilitating and chairing water negotiations in the region.The bottom line is: Unless the countries involved co-operate, the consequences ...

  • Fire Protection: Systems and Response

    The modern definition of firefighter no longer means “putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.” Emergency responders answer incidents ranging from fire alarm activations to elevator rescues and medical emergencies more often than full-blown fires. Consequently, responders increasingly interface with a wide array of building systems. Underscoring ...

  • Water Crisis: Myth or Reality?: Marcelino Botin Water Forum 2004

    Always considered a classic renewable resource, after a hundred thousand years of farming and industry, rivers in many parts of the world are running dry and the groundwater is over pumped. In addition, the rate at which water sources are becoming contaminated with waste from humans, industry, and agriculture is truly alarming. Do these factors ...

  • GEMS Environment Library No. 11: Global Biodiversity

    We are wholly reliant upon the environment in which we live, an environment so rich and complex that we cannot fully comprehend it. Despite the great scientific advances of recent years, we can but stand in awe of a world that holds together in such perfect harmony. The human race has a vital role to play in the future of the Earth. We have a ...

  • Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology

    Coral reefs around the world are sustaining massive damage at an alarming rate. Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology provides a uniquely historical perspective on the destruction—through both natural and human processes—of coral reef ecosystems. Chapters applying the principles of geophysics, paleontology, geochemistry, and physical and ...

  • Urban Air Pollution and Forests - Resources at Risk in the Mexico City Air Basin

    Urban Air Pollution and Forests - Resources at Risk in the Mexico City Air Basin With a population of more than eighteen million people, Mexico City is a major metropolitan area where the effects of urban development on air quality are of immediate concern. Air pollution exposures and effects on forests in the Mexico City Air Basin are in many ...

  • The Ecology of Mangrove and Related Ecosystems

    The mangrove, seagrass and coral reef ecosystems are of paramount ecological importance but have already undergone great degradation, which is advancing at an alarming rate. If present trends continue, the natural resource basis of the economy and ecology of tropical coastal regions will soon be ruined. This was the unanimous conclusion of ...

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