Environmental Instruments Books

  • Compound-specific Stable Isotope Analysis

    The use of Compound-specific Stable Isotope Analysis (CSIA) is increasing in many areas of science and technology for source allocation, authentication, and characterization of transformation reactions. Until now, there have been no textbooks available for students with an analytical chemical background or basic introductory books emphasising the ...

  • Training Resource Manual : The Use of Economic Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    This training resource manual aims to contribute to the capacity building of planners, environments and decision makers to design and implement economic instruments.It is meant to assist trainers prepare and deliver training courses that provide an understanding of economic instruments and basic capability to use such instruments in a practical ...

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two

    Completely revised and updated, Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition spans the entire spectrum of environmental science and engineering. Still the most comprehensive, authoritative reference available in this field, the monumental two-volume encyclopedia has expanded to include 87 articles on topics ranging from ...

  • Selected Texts of Legal Instruments in International Environmental Law

    This publication is designed to meet the demand for legal information and material, and serve as a source of reference of basic documents on international environmental law. The Environmental Law Branch of the Division of Policy Development and Law has provided support in the area of capacity building, including the production of publications on ...

  • Groundwater in international law. Compilation of treaties and other legal instruments (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesGroundwater is of high social, economic, environmental and strategic importance. It represents about ninety-seven percent of the fresh water resources available on earth, excluding the water locked in the polar ice. Aquifers, among them numerous transboundary ones, are coming under growing pressure from ...

  • Illustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition

    The Illustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive reference source for the vast and diverse collection of interrelated terms and topics that encompass the fields of environmental science, occupational health and safety, and preventive medicine. These topics ...

  • Handbook of Environmental Health, Fourth Edition, Volume I: Biological, Chemical, and Physical Agents of Environmentally Related Disease

    The Handbook of Environmental Health is a must for the reference library of anyone with environmental concerns. Written by experts in the field and co-published by the National Environmental Health Association, this volume continues to be a valuable college textbook and major information resource on environmental issues.The two-volume Handbook of ...

  • Acoustics of Wood

    The book 'Acoustics of Wood' is devoted to those aspects related to the development of acoustic methods as an effective means for examining physical properties of wood through an interdisciplinary approach. The main parts of the book are: environmental acoustics, material characterization and quality assessment. In the first part of the book a ...

  • Conflicts in International Environmental Law

    This volume is an important contribution to both theoretical and practical approaches to solving contradictions and conflicts between the approaches, principles, objectives and regulations of international environmental agreements. The issue of the coordination and streamlining of environmental agreements is of growing importance regarding the ...

  • Heterogeneous and Liquid Phase Processes

    The 'European Experiment on the Transport and Transformation of Environmentally Relevant Trace Constituents over Europe' (EUROTRAC) was established in 1986 to tackle the scientific problem and combine the expertise, knowledge and resources in Europe, in order to apply them over a large region covering the greater part of the continent. EUROTRAC is ...

  • Encyclopedia of Geochemistry

    Geochemistry uses the methods and philosophies of chemistry to explore and understand the Earth from the most elementary levels. The field has moved on from a prehistoric interest in metals, chert and clay, to become a modern science, utilizing sophisticated techniques to understand the Earth's processes and evolution. By looking deeply into ...

  • Adaptive Mechanisms in the Ecology of Vision

    The field of the ecology of vision has grown considerably since John Lythgoe first wrote his original book on the subject in 1979. John Lythgoe was instrumental in founding the subject that has inspired vision researchers to relate the functioning of the visual system with the visual requirements demanded by the environment and behaviour of ...

  • Report 614: Environmental Instrumentation

    Report 614: Environmental Instrumentation is designed to help executives track business trends, identify emerging sectors and benchmark performance in the complex environmental instrumentation ...

  • Environmental Policy Instruments for Conserving Global Biodiversity

    The current, unprecedented loss of global biodiversity resulting from anthropogenic interference in the world's ecosystems is affecting human well-being across the globe with increasing severity. This book examines two issues that are at the center of the public discussion on biodiversity. First, it examines whether genetic information derived ...

  • Environmental Policy in Search of New Instruments

    Environmental policy is undergoing a dramatic transformation. The problems connected with global change, the need for preventative action, and the growing importance of non-source pollution call for new courses of action and new institutional arrangements. In this situation, it is fairly obvious that both the traditional command and control ...

  • Ecological Economics

    Taking as its starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. The authors, who have written extensively on the economics of sustainability, build on insights from both mainstream economics and ecological sciences. Part I ...

  • Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy

    In recent years, voluntary approaches to emission reductions have increasingly been adopted by major companies all over the world and have increasingly been supported by regulatory bodies and public administrations. Despite this world-wide effort to achieve a better environmental performance through voluntary approaches, economic analysis has ...

  • Transport and the Environment

    Mass transportation has become central to the lifestyle of developed societies - but with what consequences for the environment and, ultimately, human health? Transport and the Environment investigates the major aspects of this emotive subject, with contributions from authors with international reputations for their research in the field. ...

  • Guruswamy, Palmer, Weston & Carlson`s Document Supplement To International Environmental Law & World Order, 2d

    This text is a companion to International Environmental Law and World Order. It also makes quick general reference for anyone associated with the international environmental law. It is organized according to these themes: atmosphere/space, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. It includes background on the evolution of international ...

  • Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

    Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences offers a comprehensive overview of the wide ranging applications of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the fundamental materials properties at the nano-, micro- and meso-scale, which underpin research in the related fields of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. ...

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