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Tips & Tricks to Save Energy

The book serves as a guideline for how we can save energy efficiently and effectively.The author gives good ideas to save energy at office,cars,home etc     

Author Name :Frank Patrick

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Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests: International Perspective

Trees and vegetation in cities arent just there to make the place look pretty. They have an important ecological function. This book contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book includes contributions from experts around the world, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts.     

Author Name :Margaret M. Carreiro, Yong-Chang Song, Jianguo Wu

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Detection Methods for Algae, Protozoa and Helminths in Fresh and Drinking Water (Water Quality Measurements)

This is the second book in the Water Quality Measurement Series. It focuses on the analytical aspects related to epidemiology, toxicology, sanitary, engineering and plant technology to provide an integrated and clear strategy for carrying out surveillance, quality control, prevention and remedial measures. * Contains a significant number of tables, figures, colour and black and white photographs and spectra * Offers workable answers to specific practical issues using a comprehensive and scientifically sound approach     

Author Name :Franca Palumbo, Giuliano Ziglio, Andre Van der Beken

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Lagoons: Biology, Management and Environmental Impact

Coastal lagoons are particularly complex environments in which the transition between marine and continental waters is gradual, due to the continuity of the aquatic habitat. They are characterised by major fluctuations in chemical and physical parameters, which reflect multiple interactions between the distance to the sea, water depth, the nature of the sediment, organic matter quality, hydrodynamic turnover time, tidal currents, wind forced currents, volume lost by evaporation, and gravitational circulation. This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of lagoons, their biology, management and environmental impact.     

Author Name :Adam G. Friedman

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Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Nanotechnology

An increased understanding of the environmental and human health impacts of engineered nanoparticles is essential for the responsible development of nanotechnology and appropriate evidence-based policy and guidelines for risk assessment. Presenting the latest advances in the field from a variety of scientific disciplines, this book offers a comprehensive overview of this challenging, inter-disciplinary research area. Topics covered include: * The properties, preparation and applications of nanomaterials * Characterization and analysis of manufactured nanoparticles * The fate and behaviour of nanomaterials in aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric environments * Ecotoxicology and human toxicology of manufactured nanoparticles * Occupational health and exposure of nanomaterials * Risk assessment and global regulatory and policy responses Understanding the behaviour and impacts of nanotechnology in the environment and in human health is a daunting task and many questions remain to be answered. Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Nanotechnology will serve as a valuable resource for academic researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology, environmental science, materials science and biology, as well as for scientists in industry, regulators and policy makers.     

Author Name :Jamie R. Lead, Emma Smith

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Wildland Fires and Air Pollution, Volume 8

The interaction between smoke and air pollution creates a public health challenge. Fuels treatments proposed for National Forests are intended to reduce fuel accumulations and wildfire frequency and severity, as well as to protect property located in the wild land-urban interface. However, prescribed fires produce gases and aerosols that have instantaneous and long-term effects on air quality. If fuels treatment are not conducted, however, then wild land fires become more severe and frequent causing worse public health and wellfare effects. A better understanding of air pollution and smoke interactions is needed in order to protect the public health and allow for socially and ecologically acceptable use of fire as a management tool. This text offers such an understanding and examines innovative wide-scale monitoring efforts (field and remotely sensed), and development of models predicting spatial and temporal distribution of air pollution and smoke resulting from forests fires and other sources. * collaborative effort of an international team of scientists * high quality of invited chapters * full colour     

Author Name :Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Michael Arbaugh, Allen Riebau, Christian Andersen

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Municipal Stormwater Management, Second Edition

The authors provide the most up-to-date information available, including water quality best management practices and stormwater master and quality management plans. They present little known but valuable tables, charts, and procedures covering both common designs and more specialized situations. Both English and Metric versions of charts and nomographs are included where available and where deemed useful for the designer.The text presents an understanding of what works and what doesn't in real-world municipalities. Topics on planning and institutional concerns focus on programs dealing with public awareness, ordinances and regulations, and financing. Technical design topics range from the practical aspects of hydrologic procedures to the design of culverts and storm drainage systems. This stand-alone document provides all the essential information for the design and analysis of most stormwater management facilities.Municipal Stormwater Management, Second Edition covers all aspects of municipal Stormwater management, from planning and institutional concerns to technical design considerations. It details the design applications and the institutional aspects of Stormwater management that planners and administrators face on a daily basis. The material and depth of coverage make this book the perfect text for both professional and academic use.     

Author Name :Thomas N. Debo, Andrew J. (Andy) Reese

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Killing Our Oceans

Star Trektold us that space is the final frontier, but, in fact, it's the deep oceans. How well we protect and manage marine resources will either secure or seal our fate as a species. At the beginning of this demanding but informative treatise, Kunich, author ofArk of the Broken Covenant(2003), presents an overview of basic oceanography and explains that the current massive extinction of ocean life has one primary cause: humankind. Asking why, if we're responsible for this destruction, we don't take responsibility for it, Kunich parses international law governing marine life, which has been, for the most part, a dismal failure with a few exceptions, such as Australia's management of the Great Barrier Reef. Kunich believes that individual nations have too narrow a view of the dire situation and that the lack of a world court with enough clout to settle international disputes effectively perpetuates our destruction of marine life. Kunich concludes with thought-provoking proposals for the establishment of worldwide ocean protection and conservation.     

Author Name :John Charles Kunich

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Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Want to take advantage of solar power? This friendly, hands-on guide takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to do everything from adding small components to your home to building a solar-powered house from the ground up. You'll see how to heat and cool your home, create solar rooms, install solar lighting, and much more.Discover how to:Choose the best solar system for your needs, Handle small to large solar projects, Build, buy, or sell a solar home, Finance your solar investments, Avoid the worst solar mistakes.     

Author Name :Rik DeGunther

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Advances in Wind Energy Conversion Technology

With an annual growth rate of over 35%, wind is the fastest growing energy source in the world today. As a result of intensive research and developmental efforts, the technology of generating energy from wind has significantly changed during the past five years. The book brings together all the latest aspects of wind energy conversion technology - right from the wind resource analysis to grid integration of the wind generated electricity. The chapters are contributed by academic and industrial experts having vast experience in these areas. Each chapter begins with an introduction explaining the current status of the technology and proceeds further to the advanced lever to cater for the needs of readers from different subject backgrounds. Extensive bibliography/references appended to each chapter give further guidance to the interested readers. The proposed book provides in-depth discussion on all the major aspects of wind energy conversion technology. Academic and industrial experts share their expertise and experiences in wind energy conversion systems through various chapters grouped in to eight sections. In contrast with other publications in this area, a detailed section on offshore wind farms is included in this volume. Economic and environmental aspects of wind energy coversion are also given due emphasis, along with the recent trends in wind energy engineering. Though a contributory volume, continuity between chapters and sections are maintained throughout the book.     

Author Name :Sathyajith Mathew, Geeta Susan Philip

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Recycling of Biomass Ashes

The use of renewable bioenergy is increasing, and so is the production of associated wastes: biomass ashes. This book presents eleven chapters on the options for recycling such biomass ashes, ranging from their use as fertilizer in agriculture and forestry to their application as a supplement for the production of cement-based materials or bricks. The book also examines the pros and cons for each of the different uses of biomass ashes.     

Author Name :Heribert Insam, Brigitte A. Knapp

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Paths to a Green World

This comprehensive and accessible text fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing on the ways key economic processes affect environmental outcomes. It examines the main actors and forces shaping global environmental management, particularly in the developing world. Moving beyond the usual academic emphasis on international agreements and institutions, it strives to integrate debates within the real world of global policy and the academic world of theory. The book maps out an original typology of four contrasting worldviews of environmental changethose of market liberals, institutionalists, bioenvironmentalists, and social greensand uses these as a framework to examine the links between the global political economy and ecological change. This typology not only helps students understand and participate in debates about these worldviews but also provides a common language for students and instructors to discuss the issues across the social sciences. The book covers globalization and its consequences for the environment; the evolution of global discourse and global environmental governance; wealth, poverty, and consumption; the impact on the environment of global trade and trade agreements; transnational corporations and differential environmental standards; and the environmental effects of international financing, including multilateral lending and aid and bilateral and private finance. Brief, illustrative case studies appear throughout the text.     

Author Name :Jennifer Clapp and Peter Dauvergne

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Protection of Built Environment Against Earthquakes

Current knowledge and state-of-the-art developments in topics related to the seismic performance and risk assessment of different types of structures and building stock are addressed in the book, with emphasis on probabilistic methods. The first part addresses the global risk components, as well as seismic hazard and ground motions, whereas the second, more extensive part presents recent advances in methods and tools for the seismic performance and risk assessment of structures. The book contains examples of steel, masonry and reinforced concrete buildings, as well as some examples related to various types of infrastructure, such as bridges and concrete gravity dams.The book's aim is to make a contribution towards the mitigation of seismic risk by presenting advanced methods and tools which can be used to achieve well-informed decision-making, this being the key element for the future protection of the built environment against earthquakes.     

Author Name :Matja Dolek

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Water Contamination and Health

This volume examines every potential means of exposure to water contaminants, provides in-depth discussions on toxicology, and explains up-to-date techniques for evaluating human health risk. It develops a methodology for assessing the cumulative absorbed dose of contaminants through all routes of exposure, including ingestion, inhalation and dermal. Federal and state efforts to monitor and treat water are examined.     

Author Name :Rhoda G.M. Wang

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Seismic Engineering

This title offers a comprehensive coverage of the many facets of seismic engineering.The first half of the book is devoted to seismic phenomena and hazards, detailing the causes of earthquakes, the parameters used to characterize earthquakes, strong ground motions, seismic hazards and their evaluation, and seismic action. The second half discusses the effects of earthquakes and tools used to assess and reduce risk, including the effects of vibratory motions and induced phenomena, seismic calculations and technical aspects of prevention.The importance of keeping orders of magnitude in mind (i.e. through reasoning or very simple equations) when discussing seismic phenomena and their effects is emphasized, a task which most people overlook because of their rarity and the brevity of their manifestations.     

Author Name :Jacques Betbeder-Matibet

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Your Green Home

More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. Thats what green building is all about.Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new homewhether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home designed and builtand getting what you want.     

Author Name :Alex Wilson

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Traffic and Environment

The automobile is one of the inventions that has made a decisive contribution to human mobility, and consequently it has become an inseparable part of modern human society. However, it is through this widespread use that its negative impacts on the environment have become so highly visible. Achievements in improving the ecological characteristics of the automobile are highly impressive: a modern car emits only a fraction of the amounts of noise and exhaust pollutants produced by its predecessors 30 years ago. The contributions to this book were written by experts, most of whom have been actively involved in the development of modern automobiles and their combustion engines for more than 30 years. They have participated in all phases of the ecological development of the automobile and summarize their experience and know-how in this book .     

Author Name :Dusan Gruden

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The Environmental Consequences of War

Over the past three decades we have witnessed the environmental devastation caused by military conflict in the wake of the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Kosovo conflict. This book brings together international lawyers, military officers, scientists, and economists to examine the legal, political, economic, and scientific implications of wartime damage to the natural environment and public health. This analysis of the existing legal framework includes lessons from peacetime environmental law, scientific assessment and economic valuation of ecological and public health damage, and proposals for future developments.     

Author Name :Jay Austin, Carl E.Bruch

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Cleaning Up the Environment

The industrial might of the United States grew in the 1930s and flourished during the two world wars. As businesses large and small supplied the needs of the country, they discarded their wastes in landfills, pits, and waterways. It was an easy and inexpensive way to get rid of wastes before more were made. Waste dumping had not yet been linked with illnesses so few people worried about it, especially if the materials were hidden under the ground or in the ocean. Within 20 years of the end of WWII, those wastes began to cause serious health problems.     

Author Name :Anne Maczulak

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Advanced Air and Noise Pollution Control

Leading pollution control educators and practicing professionals describe how various combinations of different cutting-edge process systems can be arranged to solve air, noise, and thermal pollution problems. Each chapter discusses in detail a variety of process combinations, along with technical and economic evaluations, and presents explanations of the principles behind the designs, as well as numerous variant designs useful to practicing engineers. The emphasis throughout is on developing the necessary engineering solutions from fundamental principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The authors also include extensive references, cost data, design methods, guidance on the installation and operation of various air pollution control process equipment and systems, and Best Available Technologies (BAT) for air thermal and noise pollution control.     

Author Name :Lawrence K. Wang, Norman C. Pereira and Yung-Tse Hung

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Sustainability

This book's subtitle is misleading. Eco-friendly communities are discussed in the last chapter, but the bulk of the title examines existing and emerging technologies in the fields of biotechnology and agriculture. Maczulak writes with authorityif drylyabout the science of biotechnology and its prospects but gives only cursory attention to related concerns, such as unanticipated consequences from releasing genetically modified plants and animals on the natural environment. Though she strives for balance, the author's belief that science and biotechnology will solve all of the problems facing the planet is an undercurrent to the text. For example, though the text acknowledges that humans need to seriously address poverty and uncontrolled human population growth, statements such as, "if this technology is to rescue countries such as Bangladesh," underscore the bias toward technology. Although this book is part of a series, any work that attempts to address the issue of sustainability must discuss changes in human behavior more thoroughly. If a primer on biotechnology and emerging green technologies is needed this volume will serve, but for information on actual sustainable practices one must look elsewhere.     

Author Name :Anne E. Maczulak

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Pollution

One of the most troubling aspects of pollution in this age is its pervasiveness--there are few places left where a person or an animal can live without being exposed to pollution. Toxic substances travel great distances through the air, and many of these substances eventually fall from the atmosphere onto growing crops and open waters. Meat and milk-producing animals ingest pollutants, produce growers spray large amounts of toxic pesticides onto food intended for people's dinner tables, and both animals and humans ingest small amounts of unhealthy compounds in water. Scientists now detect an array of toxic compounds--or compounds that harm the body--in the blood and tissue of almost every person from whom they collect a sample.     

Author Name :Anne E. Maczulak

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Energy for a Sustainable World

An easy read, balancing the pros and cons, this book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts, provides a historical overview and accurately assesses our current energy system based on fossil fuels, while outlining the alternatives for today and the future, including nuclear fusion and fission, solar energy and other renewables. An excellent source of information and a must-read for non-specialists.     

Author Name :Nicola Armaroli and Vincenzo Balzani

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Double or Quits

A thorough, thought-provoking and very readable book.' Energy World 'This book, from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, assesss the prospects and dangers of reviving the nuclear industry.' Petroleum Review 'Nuclear power is firmly back on the agenda in many countries, but the debate around its future remains both polarised and emotive. Dispassionate information is hard to come by. This book attempts to - and succeeds in - filling that gap.' Energy World ' A detailed assessment of the prospects and risks of reviving the nuclear industry.     

Author Name :Malcolm C. Grimston ,Peter Beck

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Nuclear Energy

An in-depth series provides an accessible and comprehensive examination of the history, technology, science, environmental, and social implications associated with the acquisition of energy and the production of power across the globe.     

Author Name :John Tabak

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International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology

TheInternational Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismologyis an impressive and comprehensive collection of articles by leaders in their fields. It is sure to be a valuable resource for students, research workers and practitioners who need a broad, reliable and up-to-date source of information and knowledge in seismological fields     

Author Name :William H.K.Lee, Hiroo Kanamori, Paul C.Jennings, Carl Kisslinger

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Wind Energy

The book covers all the major aspects of wind energy conversion technology. In contrast with other publications on this subject, the author gives due emphasis to wind resource analysis and its economic aspects. The subject is treated from its basics and gradually developed to the advanced level. Such a treatment caters the needs of readers with different subject backgrounds. Each section is discussed with illustrative examples and practical problems. An extensive bibliography is appended to each chapter to give further guidance to the readers     

Author Name :Sathyajith Mathew

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Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques

Solar Energy Fundamentals and ModellingTechniquesprovides a sound background to the underlying physical principles of solar irradiation and energy, with explanations as to how these can be modelled and applied in solar energy projects and design. Bringing togetherinformationnot found elsewhere in a single source, the book includes an innovative exposition ofexpertsystem methodologies used in the domain of solar irradiation and energy. In addition to methodologies such as statistics and geo-statistics (regionalized variables), new modellingapproachessuch as fuzzy logic inference, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and genetic algorithmtechniquesare introduced, along with both classical Kriging and newlydevelopedTechniques for spatial solar irradiation modelling.     

Author Name :Zekai Sen

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Energy

This book is aimed at students and professionals as well as anyone interested in having a global vision and perspective on energy. Over the past two centuries, the use of coal and later oil and gas has allowed an unprecedented increase in the standard of living. Over the past fifty years, the dominance of nuclear energy has given us access to an even more powerful source of energy. More recently there has been a revival in interest for renewable energy sources, which have for a long time dominated the history of humanity. This new edition has been fully updated, describing energy sources from the past, from today and for the future as well as focusing on their usages by looking at all the different issues (technological, economic, environmental etc). Each source of energy is presented with its advantages and disadvantages. This book gives advice on how to use energy more efficiently in order to become less dependent upon fossil fuels, which are slowly being depleted and becoming more and more expensive. The inclusion of many tables and figures allows the reader to compare data on energy (e.g. on energy reserves, consumption, production etc)     

Author Name :Christian Ngo

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Gasoline, Diesel and Ethanol Biofuels from Grasses and Plants

The world is currently faced with two significant problems: fossil fuel depletion and environmental degradation, which are continuously being exacerbated due to increasing global energy consumption. As a substitute for petroleum, renewable fuels have been receiving increasing attention due a variety of environmental, economic, and societal benefits. The first-generation biofuels - ethanol from sugar or corn and biodiesel from vegetable oils - are already on the market. The goal of this book is to introduce readers to second-generation biofuels obtained from non-food biomass, such as forest residue, agricultural residue, switch grass, corn stover, waste wood, municipal solid wastes, and so on. Various technologies are discussed, including cellulosic ethanol, biomass gasification, synthesis of diesel and gasoline, bio-crude by hydrothermal liquefaction, bio-oil by fast pyrolysis, and the upgradation of biofuel. This book strives to serve as a comprehensive document presenting various technological pathways and environmental and economic issues related to biofuels.     

Author Name :Ram B. Gupta , Dr. Ayhan Demirbas

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Energy Use in the New Millennium

At their Gleneagles Summit in July 2005, G8 leaders identified climate change and securing clean energy and sustainable development as key global challenges. They agreed that we must transform the way we use energy and that we must start now. Improved energy efficiency is essential to meeting this goal. Therefore, the G8 asked the IEA to provide analysis of energy use and efficiency developments in buildings, appliances, transport and industry.This publication is a response to the G8 request. Looking back, it shows how changes in energy efficiency, economic structure, income, prices and fuel mix have affected recent trends in energy use and CO2 emissions in IEA countries. The results are a wake-up call for us all.     

Author Name :International energy agency

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Water Purification and Management

One of the major challenges for many Mediterranean and other countries is finding viable solutions to tackle water shortage. Some of the major water quality constraints derive from the high salinity of groundwater and from pollution sources such as: untreated domestic sewage, fertilizers and pesticides from irrigation drainage, industrial effluents, and solid waste disposal. Wastewater treatment processes involving physico-chemical and biological treatment, chemical oxidation, membrane technologies, along with methods of solids concentration and disposal are of special relevance in dealing with these problems. This volume contains selected lectures presented at the NATO ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE held in Oviedo (November 15-21, 2009) and sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. They cover a variety of topics from wastewater treatment methods to cleaner production strategies, as a careful management of water resources is the basis for sustainable development and to avoid potential security threats. The reader will benefit from a general view of some of the operations involved in wastewater treatment and solid concentration and disposal methods. A proper water reuse and recycling, together with efficient solid disposal, would contribute to a better use of the resources and a sustainable economic growth, particularly in many arid lands of the world.     

Author Name :Jose Coca-Prados, Gemma Gutirrez-Cervell

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Sustainable Land Development and Restoration

This book provides a toolbox to both the novice and experienced environmental practitioner of valuable techniques for addressing site specific environmental issues, as well as managing a portfolio of liabilities on an international scale. Ultimately, the authors are addressing the critical issue of balancing environmental asset balance sheets, whether on the scale of an individual project, across a company's portfolio, or for a community. The environmental manager who adopts the principles in this book will have greater confidence that environmental protection or restoration activities are providing measurable utility. The goal is that, through multidimensional resource management analysis and practices companies and societies can achieve sustainable maintenance of a balanced environmental system.     

Author Name :Kandi Brown,William L. Hall,Marjorie Snook,Kathleen Garvin

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Wind Turbine Control Systems

This book emphasizes the application of Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) gain scheduling techniques to the control of wind energy conversion systems. This reformulation of the classical problem of gain scheduling allows straightforward design procedure and simple controller implementation. From an overview of basic wind energy conversion, to analysis of common control strategies, to design details for LPV gain-scheduled controllers for both fixed- and variable-pitch, this is a thorough and informative monograph.     

Author Name :Fernando D. Bianchi, Hernn de Battista, and Ricardo J. Mantz

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Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics

Model development is of vital importance for understanding and management of ecological processes. Identifying the complex relationships between ecological patterns and processes is a crucial task. Ecological modellingboth qualitatively and quantitativelyplays a vital role in analysing ecological phenomena and for ecological theory. This textbook provides a unique overview of modelling approaches. Representing the state-of-the-art in modern ecology, it shows how to construct and work with various different model types. It introduces the background of each approach and its application in ecology. Differential equations, matrix approaches, individual-based models and many other relevant modelling techniques are explained and demonstrated with their use. The authors provide links to software tools and course materials. With chapters written by leading specialists, Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics is an essential contribution to expand the qualification of students, teachers and scientists alike.     

Author Name :Fred Jopp, Hauke Reuter, Broder Breckling, and Melanie Trexler

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Fractured Rock Hydraulics

Uniquely devoted to hard and fractured rock hydraulics, this advanced-level introduction provides tools to solve practical engineering problems. Chapter I covers the fundamentals of fractured rock hydraulics under a tensor approach. Chapter II presents some key concepts about approximate solutions. Chapter III discuss a few data analysis techniques applied to groundwater modeling. Chapter IV presents unique 3D finite difference algorithms to simulate practical problems concerning the hydraulic behavior of saturated, heterogeneous and randomly fractured rock masses without restriction to the geometry and properties of their discontinuities. Supported by examples, cases, illustrations and references, this book is intended for professionals and researchers in hydrogeology, engineering geology, petroleum reservoir, rock and hydraulic engineering. Its explanatory nature allows its use as a textbook for advanced students.     

Author Name :Fernando Olavo Franciss

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Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste

Geological disposal has been studied for decades by the nuclear industry with a view to ensuring the safe containment of its wastes. Geological disposal of carbon dioxide and that of radioactive waste gives rise to many common concerns in domains ranging from geology to public acceptance. In this respect, comparative assessments reveal many similarities, ranging from the transformation of the geological environment and safety and monitoring concerns to regulatory, liability and public acceptance issues. However, there are profound differences on a broad range of issues as well, such as the quantities and hazardous features of the materials to be disposed of, the characteristics of the targeted geological media, the site engineering technologies involved and the timescales required for safe containment at the disposal location.     

Author Name :Ferenc L. Toth

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Sustainable Development, Energy and the City

No progress towards sustainable development is possible without the participation of informed and aware citizens and decision-makers. This book examines a dynamic sector energy - and a space city - that are critical for sustainability. Urban energy systems are capital intensive and have long lives. Immediate change is difficult, but innovation is crucial for progress toward more intelligent systems. Here is an informative guide for decision makers and citizens alike.     

Author Name :Voula P. Mega

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Alternatives for Ground Water Cleanup

This book offers conclusions and research needs and recommends policies for restoring contaminated ground water to drinking water standards.     

Author Name :National Academies Press

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Solar Heating in Cold Regions

This book is primarily a technical guide to the design and production of solar installations in regions where heating is an issue of utmost importance. This book is written mainly for technicians, architects and designers who are interested in solar heating systems in cold regions of developing countries     

Author Name :Alain Guinebault

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Inventing for the Environment

This ambitious book describes the many ways in which invention affects the environment (here defined broadly to include all forms of interaction between humans and nature). The book starts with nature itself and then leads readers to examine the built environment and then specific technologies in areas such as public health and energy. Each part focuses on a single environmental issue. Topics range widely, from the role of innovation in urban landscapes to the relationship among technological innovation, public health, and the environment. Each part features an essay by a historian, an essay by a practitioner, and a "portrait of innovation" describing an individual whose work has made a difference. The mixture of historians and practitioners is critical because statements about the environment inevitably measure present and future conditions against those of the past. Early in the industrial revolution, smoke stacks were symbols of prosperity; at its end they were regarded as signs of pollution. Historical examples can also lead to the rediscovery of an old technology, as in the revival of straw bale construction. As it explores the history of invention for the environment, the book suggests many new ways to put the past to use for the common good.     

Author Name :Arthur P. Molella, Joyce Bedi

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Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles

Examines how agricultural protection has changed over the past six years since the implementation of trade liberalization for agricultural and nonagricultural products in most Latin American countries. The study examines the effects of trade reform on real farm prices and the status of tariffs and quanitative restrictions in these countries. The analysis identifies areas where additional reforms are needed and discusses the current trade policies of these countries in the context of the Uruguay Round Agreement.     

Author Name :Asif Faiz,Christopher S. Weaver,Michael P. Walsh

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Approaches to Scaling of Trace Gas Fluxes in Ecosystems, Volume 24

This excellent book covers techniques used for extrapolating measurements of trace gas fluxes and factors regulating the production, consumption and exchange of trace gases in terrestrial and aquatic environments.It provides a comprehensive summary of all aspects of scaling, from flux measurement techniques, geographic data, modelling, use of tracers and isotopes, inverse modelling and satellite-borne atmospheric observations. An interesting feature of the book is the fact that both fluxes from terrestrial and aquatic (marine) sources are discussed, along with the uncertainties in estimates of trace gas fluxes at different scales, including point, field, landscape, regional and global scale.As well as reviewing the state of the art in the field of scaling of fluxes of greenhouse gases, ozone and aerosol and their precursors, and acidifying compounds, the emphasis of this volume is on identification of gaps in knowledge, finding solutions, and determination of future research directions.     

Author Name :A.F.Bouwman

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Environmental Fate of Pesticides

This book is concerned with modelling the fate of organic substances in the soil. Once a chemical enters the soil it is subject to various transformation processes. It partitions between the liquid, solid and gaseous phase, it is sorbed to different binding sites with a different strength of bonding, it may decay by a simple chemical process or it may be transformed by microorganisms. Solute transport through soil and subsurface is mediated by water flow and is strongly influenced by solute sorption. To complicate matters, soil structures are heterogeneous. All these processes are embedded in a spatio-temporal hierarchy. The book brings together many different aspects of environmental fate modelling of pesticides comprising such diverse subjects as, e.g., compartment theory, nonlinear biological degradation models, modelling toxicity, parameter identification, coupling of physical and biological processes, pedotransfer functions, translation of models across scales, coupling geographical information systems with models, and FUZZY-approaches.     

Author Name :0.Richter, B. Diekkriiger, P. Nortersheuser

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Glacier Science and Environmental Change

Glacier Science and Environmental Change is a comprehensive reference work examining contemporary issues in glaciology and explores the interface between glacier science and environmental change, past, present, and future.     

Author Name :Peter G.Knight

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Hydrological Modelling and the Water Cycle

This collected work reports on the state of the art of hydrological model simulation, as well as the methods for satellite-based rainfall estimation. Mainly addressed to scientists and researchers, the contributions have the structure of a standard paper appearing in most cited hydrological, atmospheric and climate journals. Several already-known hydrological models and a few novel ones are presented, as well as the satellite-based precipitation techniques. As the field of hydrologic modeling is experiencing rapid development and transition to application of distributed models, many challenges including overcoming the requirements of compatible observations of inputs and outputsare addressed.The many contributing authors, who are well established in this field, provide readers with a timely overview of the ongoing research on these topics. The level of interest and active involvement in the discussions clearly demonstrate the importance the scientific community places on challenges related to the coupling of atmospheric and hydrologic models.     

Author Name :Soroosh Sorooshian, Kuo-Lin Hsu, Erika Coppola, Barbara Tomassetti, Marco Verdecchia, Guido Viscont

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Snow and Climate

The extent and variability of seasonal snow cover are important parameters in the climate system, due to their effects on energy and moisture budgets, and because surface temperature is highly dependent on snow cover. In turn, snow cover trends serve as key indicators of climate change. Many distinct techniques have become available to study snow-climate relationships. Satellites provided the first capability for monitoring snow cover extent at continental and hemispheric scales, and there have been rapid advances in snow modeling physics to represent snow cover and snow processes in Global Climate Models (GCMs). These advances have changed the way we look at snow cover. The main goal of this book is to provide a synthesis of the prevailing state of snow-climate science that reflects this distinct perspective. This volume provides an excellent synthesis for researchers and advanced students.     

Author Name :Richard L.Armstrong, Eric Brun

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Global Ecology

Written by one of the most distinguished and best-known ecologists, this book deals with the ecology of planet earth, focusing on its ecological components, the biosphere, and one of the most important environmental issues facing us today - climate change. It is based on content from the well-respected Encyclopedia of Ecology (published in 2008), this volume has an international focus and covers a range of ecosystems.     

Author Name :Sven Erik Jorgensen

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Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production

The Handbook of Cleaner Production comprises a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * manufacturing technologies * waste management * pollution control and remediation * methods for estimating and reporting emissions * treatment and control technologies * health risk exposures for workers and the wider community * cost data for pollution management * cleaner production and prevention options * safe chemical handling practices Best Practices in the Agrochemical Industry includes coverage of pollution of drinking water (atrazine, trichloropropane and DBCP and the risks associated with them, such as miscarriages and infertility), pesticide residues in food, a case study of worker pesticide exposure and cancer, contaminants in organic food, etc.     

Author Name :Nicholas P Cheremisinoff and Paul E. Rosenfeld

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Biomass and Alternate Fuel Systems

This book explains characteristics of renewable fuels, especially biomass and wood, and the cost-effective and environment-friendly methods of handling, storing and burning these fuels. It is complete with the economic evaluation method, introduction of the pollution control equipment for limiting the emission from fuel combustion, case studies, and costs and carbon emission comparisons between conventional and alternate fuels. Many case studies are introduced here too.This book is an update and expansion of the "Industrial Wood Energy Handbook" by a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984. It introduces new technologies new technologies not available at the time of the early version.     

Author Name :Tom McGowan

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Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

Man-made changes in the climate system, consisting of atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere and biosphere represent a most serious challenge to the planet s ecosystems and their natural environment. Bioclimatology, hydrology, bio-hydrology, eco-physiology are important scientific research areas with wide application to environmental protection, forestry, agriculture and water management and protection against natural hazards including droughts, floods, windstorms, weather extremes, and wild fires.Bioclimatology helps in better understanding the causes and impacts of natural hazards and ways how to prevent them. Improved knowledge of natural hazards is a vital prerequisite for the implementation of integrated resource management. It provides a useful framework for combating current climate variability and for adapting to ongoing climate change. The book discusses recent research on the interactions between meteorological, climatological, hydrological and biological processes in the atmosphere and terrestrial environment. It highlights a spectrum of topics associated with climate change and weather extremes and their impact on different sectors of the national economy. All contributing authors come from renowned scientific research institutions and universities in Europe and specialise in issues of climate change, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, hydrologic cycle, ecosystems, biosphere, and natural hazards.     

Author Name :Katarina Strelcova ,Csaba Matyas , Axel Kleidon,Milan Lapin, Frantisek Matejka

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Energy Production and Alternative Energy

Greenhaven Presss Confronting Global Warming series explores current and future challenges facing the planet due to climate change.The series covers the full range of climate change impactsincluding water, population, nature, and health and diseaseand the various essential components of any solution, such as energy production and alternative energy, the role of the government, the role of industry,and the role of the individual. Each volume examines the current status of the topic being covered, highlights key future challenges, explores potential or proposed solutions for dealing with the results of climate change, and presents the pros and cons of such solutions.Confronting Global Warming features all original content written expressly for this full-color series. Volumes also include a descriptive table of contents, a glossary, a bibliography, a subject index, and fullcolor photos, maps, and illustrations. Titles in the Confronting Global Warming series offer users a well-rounded view of global warming,providing context for how society has dealt with climate change thus far and encapsulating debates about how it will confront issues related to climate in the future.     

Author Name :Debra A. Miller

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Development of plants

The present book makes an elaborate experimental study on various mechanisms of carnivorous plants: structure, movement of tentacles, aggregation of protoplasm, effects of heat, nitrogenous and non-nitrogenous fluids, salts, acids, alkaloids and other poisons, and vapours, sensitiveness and transmission of motor impulse. Basing the presentation on the common sun-dew, the book also describes various species such as Dionaea Muscipula, Aldrovanda Vesiculosa, etc. The book also makes an interesting presentation on various species of Drosophyllum, Pinguicula and Utricularia.     

Author Name :Iqbal Hussain

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Surface and Underground Excavations

This comprehensive text explores the technologies and developments in excavations for any type of surface or underground excavation. The first several chapters cover unit operations, including drilling, explosives and blasting, mucking, haulage, hoisting, and supports and reinforcement. The book then describes excavation techniques for various operations, such as tunneling, raising, sinking, drifting, stoping, quarrying and surface mining, underground mining, pillar blasting, and liquidation. It also examines the design, planning, and analysis of excavations as well as the construction of surface and subsurface excavations, such as caverns. Case studies focus on heavy underground blasting during pillar recoveries.     

Author Name :Ratan Raj Tatiya

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Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof, and Lethal

In this book, in crisp, simple and clear language, Callie Lyons summarizes this story of contamination, which she had been following right from its beginning. The book has enough scientific details to define what C-8 is and why it is considered such a health risk. In 15 well organized chapters, the volume covers DuPont manufacturing processes, the history of C-8 leakage into public waters, bureaucratic hurdles and industry pressures, scientific and federal investigations, public activism and the residents' lawsuit, potential further exposure risks, and the phasing out of C-8. Chapter-by-chapter notes and a section on other resources round out this book.     

Author Name :Callie Lyons

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Biomass

Due to demands placed on natural resources globally and subsequent deterioration of the environment, there is a need to source and develop appropriate technology to satisfy this requirement. For decades mankind has largely depended on natural resources such as fossil fuels to meet the ever increasing energy demands. Realizing the finite nature of these resources, emphasis is now shifting to investigating alternate energy source governed by environmentally friendly principles. The abundance of biomass and associated favorable techno-economics has recently changed global perceptions of harnessing biomass as a valuable resource rather than a waste. To this end this book aims to make a contribution to exploring further this area of biomass research and development in the form of a compilation of chapters and covering areas of ecological status of different types of biomass and the roles they play in ecosystems, current status of biomass utilization and deriving energy and other value added products from biomass. In this context biomass can be defined as large plants and trees and different groups of microorganisms. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for scientists and environmental managers in planning solutions for sustainable development.     

Author Name :Maggie Momba and Faizal Bux

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Energy Efficiency

Global warming resulting from the use of fossil fuels is threatening the environment and energy efficiency is one of the most important ways to reduce this threat. Industry, transport and buildings are all high energy-using sectors in the world and even in the most technologically optimistic perspectives energy use is projected to increase in the next 50 years. How and when energy is used determines society's ability to create long-term sustainable energy systems. This is why this book, focusing on energy efficiency in these sectors and from different perspectives, is sharp and also important for keeping a well-founded discussion on the subject.     

Author Name :Jenny Palm

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Air Quality

Air pollution is about five decades or so old field and continues to be a global concern. Therefore, the governments around the world are involved in managing air quality in their countries for the welfare of their citizens. The management of air pollution involves understanding air pollution sources, monitoring of contaminants, modeling air quality, performing laboratory experiments, the use of satellite images for quantifying air quality levels, indoor air pollution, and elimination of contaminants through control. Research activities are being performed on every aspect of air pollution throughout the world, in order to respond to public concerns. The book is grouped in five different sections. Some topics are more detailed than others. The readers should be aware that multi-authored books have difficulty maintaining consistency. A reader will find, however, that each chapter is intellectually stimulating. Our goal was to provide current information and present a reasonable analysis of air quality data compiled by knowledgeable professionals in the field of air pollution.     

Author Name :Ashok Kumar

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Natural Gas

The contributions in this book present an overview of cutting edge research on natural gas which is a vital component of world's supply of energy. Natural gas is a combustible mixture of hydrocarbon gases, primarily methane but also heavier gaseous hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane and butane. Unlike other fossil fuels, natural gas is clean burning and emits lower levels of potentially harmful by-products into the air. Therefore, it is considered as one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources applied in variety of residential, commercial and industrial fields. The book is organized in 25 chapters that cover various aspects of natural gas research: technology, applications, forecasting, numerical simulations, transport and risk assessment.     

Author Name :Primoz Potocnik

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Clean Energy Systems and Experiences

This book reports the latest developments and trends in "clean energy systems and experiences". The contributors to each chapter are energy scientists and engineers with strong expertise in their respective fields. This book offers a forum for exchanging state of the art scientific information and knowledge. As a whole, the studies presented here reveal important new directions toward the realization of a sustainable society.     

Author Name :Kei Eguchi

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Handbook of Property Estimation Methods for Chemicals

A complete restructuring and updating of the classic 1982 Handbook of Chemical Property Estimation Methods (commonly known as "Lyman's Handbook"), the Handbook of Property Estimation Methods for Chemicals: Environmental and Health Sciences reviews and recommends practical methods for estimating environmentally important properties of organic chemicals. One of the most eagerly anticipated revisions in scientific publishing, the new Handbook includes both a foreword and a chapter by Dr. Lyman.Written for convenient and frequent use, each chapter integrates recent developments while retaining the elements that made the first version a classic. As a reference tool, the New Edition is indispensable. It comprehensively reviews recent developments in chemical property estimation methods and focuses on the properties most critical to environmental fate assessment.     

Author Name :Robert S.Boethling, Donald Mackay

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Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry

The first edition of Toxicological Chemistry (1989) was written to bridge the gap between toxicology and chemistry. It defined toxicological chemistry as the science that deals with the chemical nature and reactions of toxic substances, their origins and uses, and the chemical aspects of their exposure, transformation, and elimination by biological systems. It emphasized the chemical formulas, structures, and reactions of toxic substances. The second edition of Toxicological Chemistry (1992) was significantly enlarged and increased in scope compared to the first edition. In addition to toxicological chemistry, it addressed the topic of environmental biochemistry, which pertains to the effects of environmental chemical substances on living systems and the influence of life-forms on such chemicals. It did so within a framework of environmental chemistry, defined as that branch of chemistry that deals with the origins, transport, reactions, effects, and fates of chemical species in the water, the air, and terrestrial and living environments.     

Author Name :Stanley E.Manahan

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Chemistry and biology of water, air and soil

The essential mission of mankind can be defined as the many-sided material and cultural development of each human being and the society as a whole. A healthy development can be fully achieved only in a good quality environment, and thus environmental protection has become one of the primary targets of society. The need to pay increased attention to water sources, purity of air and soil can be encountered in all long-term forecasts. Man pollutes the environment by his activity; primarily he pollutes its fundamental components, water, soil and air, and thus he unfavourably affects the cycle of chemical substances and causes serious damage to living organisms. It is, therefore, urgently necessary to seek solutions which would contribute to a general improvement of this rather negative and continuing situation.     

Author Name :J.Tolgyessy

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The Hydrogen Energy Transition

The most up-to-date government, industry and academic research supporting the use of hydrogen energy.The Hydrogen Energy Transition addresses the key issues and actions that need to be taken to achieve a changeover to hydrogen power as it relates to vehicles and transportation, and explores whether such a transition is likely, or even possible. Government agencies and leaders in industry recognize the need to utilize hydrogen as an energy source in order to provide cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable energy for the world's economies. This book analyzes this need and presents the most up-to-date government, industry, and academic information analyzing the use of hydrogen energy as an alternative fuel.     

Author Name :Daniel Sperling, James S. Cannon

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Climate Change and Variability

Climate change is emerging as one of the most important issues of our time, with the potential to cause profound cascading effects on ecosystems and society. However, these effects are poorly understood and our projections for climate change trends and effects have thus far proven to be inaccurate. In this collection of 24 chapters, we present a cross-section of some of the most challenging issues related to oceans, lakes, forests, and agricultural systems under a changing climate. The authors present evidence for changes and variability in climatic and atmospheric conditions, investigate some the impacts that climate change is having on the Earth's ecological and social systems, and provide novel ideas, advances and applications for mitigation and adaptation of our socio-ecological systems to climate change. Difficult questions are asked. What have been some of the impacts of climate change on our natural and managed ecosystems? How do we manage for resilient socio-ecological systems? How do we predict the future? What are relevant climatic change and management scenarios? How can we shape management regimes to increase our adaptive capacity to climate change? These themes are visited across broad spatial and temporal scales, touch on important and relevant ecological patterns and processes, and represent broad geographic regions, from the tropics, to temperate and boreal regions, to the Arctic     

Author Name :Suzanne Simard

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Air Pollution

Though it provides short descriptive analyses of most of the fundamental topics, [the books] value lies more in demonstrating these topics in case studies, which are drawn from the US, India, and elsewhere. Additionally, the work introduces many new and often advanced methods and materials that explore, for example, topics in risk, economics, policy, and sustainability. Even experts in the field may be captivated by some of these new ideas.The material is well organized with minimal overlap. The book provides an invaluable and timely contribution to the urgent environmental challenges facing our society today. As illustrated in the book, we need integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to address the effects of human-induced activities.     

Author Name :Bhola R. Gurjar, Luisa T. Molina, and C.S. P. Ojha

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Air Pollution Science for the 21st Century

Acid rain, photochemistry, long-range transport of pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and aerosols have dominated tropospheric air pollution for the last 30 years of the 20th century. At the start of the 21st century, acid rain is subject to planned improvement in Europe and North America, but is still a growing problem in Asia. Tropospheric ozone is understood much better, but the problem is still with us, and desirable levels are difficult to achieve over continental Europe. The heterogeneous chemistry that is responsible for ozone depletion in the stratosphere is now reasonably clear, but there is on-going interest in the sources and sinks of CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) replacements in the troposphere. There is also increasing interest in indoor air quality, and the origin and health implications of atmospheric particles. Perhaps most important on a global perspective, intensive research has not yet determined the relationship between greenhouse gases, aerosols and surface temperature. The climactic implications of these are now more urgent than ever.     

Author Name :Jill Austin,Peter Brimblecombe,William Sturges

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The Landscape Ecology of Fire

Global warming is expected to change fire regimes, likely increasing the severity and extent of wildfires in many ecosystems around the world. What will be the landscape-scale effects of these altered fire regimes? Within what theoretical contexts can we accurately assess these effects? We explore the possible effects of altered fire regimes on landscape patch dynamics, dominant species (tree, shrub, or herbaceous) and succession, sensitive and invasive plant and animal species and communities, and ecosystem function. Ultimately, we must consider the human dimension: what are the policy and management implications of increased fire disturbance, and what are the implications for human communities?     

Author Name :Donald McKenzie, Carol Miller, and Donald A. Falk

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Silenced Rivers

Entirely updated in light of the recent World Commission on Dams Report, and responding to it, this new edition of Patrick McCully's now classic study shows why large dams have become such a controversial technology in both industrialized and developing countries. He explores the wide-ranging ecological impacts of large dams, the human consequences, the organization of the dam-building industry, and the role-played by international banks and aid agencies in promoting it. He also looks as the extensive technical, safety, and economic problems associated with large dams. New in this edition, the author tells the story of the rapid growth of the international anti-dam movement, and suggests alternative methods of supplying the services supposedly provided by large dams.     

Author Name :Patrick McCully

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Aquatic Ecosystem Research Trends

This book discusses various freshwater ecosystems and methods used for the purposes of water quality monitoring, including those utilizing aquatic macrophytes. Early-established management plans provide the first steps towards sustainable management of aquatic environments. Thus, the methods used for managing aquatic plants, including mechanical or manual harvesting, hand-pulling and biological control are discussed. The removal efficiency of nutrients and of metal by macrophytes is examined, as well as the potential use of these plants in wastewater treatment. This book surveys and critically reviews existing literature regarding the presence of steroid sex hormones in freshwater ecosystems, their sources and potential fate. Discharges from wastewater treatment plants and transport from agricultural operations are also examined. Finally, this book discusses the role of NF-kB inhibitors, an inducible transcription, in marine chemical ecology, as well as its role in biomedicine.     

Author Name :George H. Nairne

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Wind Power

In electrical power generation system the present trend is to maximize the renewable energy penetration ratio as much as possible. Among the renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biogas/biomass, tidal, geothermal, etc., wind energy has the huge potential to play an important role in energy market along with conventional energy sources. Therefore,reasonably the research on wind power is progressing rapidly. Its roots include many engineering and science disciplines, from mechanical, electrical and electronics to computer, and aerospace engineering. Each of the fields is unique, awesome, and has its own beauty.The joint effort from different fields make one technology successful. This book is the result of inspirations and contributions from many researchers of different fields. A wide verity of research results are merged together to make this book useful for students and researchers who will take contribution for further development of the existing technology.     

Author Name :S M Muyeen

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Rational Exuberance for Renewable Energy

Rational Exuberance for Renewable Energy is a beyond-the-hype account of the underlying issues that encourage or plague widespread dissemination of renewable energy (RE) technologies. Renewable energy operates in the real world, and it cannot be assumed that the conventional theories and incentive structures of economics and business do not apply. The author argues that grants and subsidies could be provided to support research, development and technology improvement efforts, but should not be employed as an instrument of state policy to intervene in specific markets. It is important to recognize that although investors often demonstrate an appetite for market risk, they find technology risks and policy uncertainty much less appealing.     

Author Name :Srinivasan Sunderasan

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Future Bioenergy and Sustainable Land Use

The bioenergy boom of recent years has polarized opinion: while supporters claim that bioenergy can help to secure energy supply, mitigate climate change and create development opportunities, its critics maintain that the production of bioenergy crops will heighten land use conflicts as food cultivation, nature conservation and bioenergy production compete for land.The central message of Future Bioenergy and Sustainable Land Use is that use should be made of the sustainable potential of bioenergy, which can be tapped all over the world, provided that risks to sustainability are excluded. However, this aim will require considerable international co-operation and co-ordination to ensure that the use of bioenergy does not endanger food security or the goals of nature conservation and climate change mitigation. The report thus presents an integrated vision that will provide policy-makers with clear guidance for the deployment of bioenergy.     

Author Name :German Advisory Council on Global Change

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Energy Management Reference Library CD

The Energy Management Reference Library CD-ROM includes 1904 pages of text and graphics and contains the following complete books: Energy Management Handbook, 4/E by Wayne C. Turner, CEM, PhD; Guide to Energy Management,4/E by Barney L. Capehart, CEM, PhD.; Solutions Manual for Guide to Energy Management, 4/E by Klaus-Dieter E. Pawlik; Handbook of Energy Engineering, 5/E by Albert Thumann, CEM and D. Paul Mehta, PhD. These indispensable reference books are used to prepare for the Association of Energy Engineers' Certified Energy Managers (CEM) examination and is used in the five-day CEM refresher course.     

Author Name :Wayne C. Turner

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Dam

Rivers are one of natures most vital energy sources, and their power can be efficiently harnessed through the construction of dams. But now dams have become a controversial engine in the race toward technological advancement, so much so that the World Commission on Dams convened in 1998 to debate the issue. Are dams a help to society or an agent of environmental destruction? Trevor Turpin explores the answers to that question here in his comprehensive historical chronicle.     

Author Name :Trevor Turpin

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Wind Power in View

More than ever, travelers are encountering a different sort of landscape, one not only of nature but of technology. Wind Power in View is the first authoritative discourse on the aesthetic impact of wind turbines on the landscape and what can be done about it. It is a detailed and thoroughly illustrated discussion of the issue from several different perspectives. The book also provides an overview of the status of wind energy at the dawn of the new millennium, examines some of the ongoing battles, and offers guidelines on minimizing its visual impact.Taking examples from the United States, Germany, Denmark, Great Britain and Sweden, Wind Power in View is the first book to tackle the thorny land use questions raised by wind energy's hard won respectability. What will be the future of wind energy? Will it be welcomed as savior, or will it be opposed as a new-age intrusion on open space and landscape preservation? These 11 essays, international in nature and written by objective experts, address landscape issues in creative, original ways.     

Author Name :Martin J. Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe & Robert W. Righter

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Solar Energy

The present book on Solar Energy is entitled to reveal some of the latest concepts and research in the direct exploitation of solar energy and incorporates eighteen chapters, authored by fifty-two selected, international contributors. All these contributions are developed in the two of the areas that we believe to be the most promising and efficient in solar energy: the new generation of PV cells and the solar array-gravity draught accelerators. From new advances in the Material Science to provide high efficiency photocells, up to the airborne solar chimney and the closed-circuit chimney gravitational accelerator for use on Mars and Moon, the original authors explain the new concepts in a high-level, first-hand presentation, which characterizes the entire book. The chapters are designed to gradually attract the interest of the reader by means of their content. Despite the small space available, or rather surely due to this constraint, the stories of the new technologies are presented in a very synthetic and easy-to-read manner, a necessary quality for time saving today.     

Author Name :Radu D Rugescu

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Urban Energy Transition

This compendium of 29 chapters from 18 countries contains both fundamental and advanced insight into the inevitable shift from cities dominated by the fossil-fuel systems of the industrial age to a renewable-energy based urban development framework. The cross-disciplinary handbook covers a range of diverse yet relevant topics, including: carbon emissions policy and practice; the role of embodied energy; urban thermal performance planning; building efficiency services; energy poverty alleviation efforts; renewable community support networks; aspects of household level bio-fuel markets; urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives; innovations in individual transport systems; global urban mobility trends; implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage; and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles. Presented are practical and principled aspects of technology, economics, design, culture and society, presenting perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance.     

Author Name :Peter Droege

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Nuclear Power

The need to reduce carbon emissions has brought the debate over nuclear power to a head. Is it, as its detractors say, expensive, dangerous and inflexible? Or is it an opportunity to invest in a long term large-scale electricity source that will help win the battle against climate change? This book is an accessible primer on how nuclear power works, examining its costs and benefits as part of an electricity supply system, as well as the nuclear power industry's operating record.     

Author Name :J. Wood

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Energy In The 21st Century

Energy may be the most important factor that will influence the shape of society in the 21st century. The cost and availability of energy significantly impacts our quality of life, the health of national economies, the relationships between nations, and the stability of our environment. What kind of energy do we want to use in our future? Will there be enough? What will the consequences of our decisions be? Every one of us has a stake in the answers to these questions and the decisions that are being made to provide energy. The choices we make today will effect generations to come. What kind of future do we want to prepare for them? We can make the best decisions by being aware of our options and the consequences of our choices. This informative book examines how society can make the transition from a reliance on fossil fuels to energy independence. The reader is exposed to a broad range of energy types and will develop an appreciation of the role that each energy type may play in the future. Energy in the 21st Century was written to give the concerned citizen enough information about energy to make informed decisions and contribute to the debate.     

Author Name :John R. Fanchi

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Alternative Energy

This exceptionally timely volume weighs the costs and benefits of alternative energy sources and their implications for reducing energy consumption.     

Author Name :Brian C. Black Ph.D., Richard Flarend

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Energy for a Warming World

"Energy for a Warming World" challenges the commonplace notion that the amount of power which mankind can potentially harness from renewable resources is more than large enough to assuage future demand levels.By examining the renewable issue from an electrical engineering perspective, and exercising due regard for the limited capability of current and future electrical generation and transmission systems, this book attempts to provide more realistic statistics for the levels of power which could be extracted from sustainable resources in the critical time frame of 30 to 40 years. The engineering logic leads inexorably to the importance of taking a global outlook on the switch to renewable power supply and transmission an outlook which has some surprising and uncomfortable ramifications for mankind."Energy for a Warming World" provides a new perspective on renewable resources for academics and researchers in environmental or electrical power engineering, as well as to students in related areas.     

Author Name :Alan John Sangster

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Energy 2007-2050

Main topics: energy, electricity, renewable energy sources, storage of energy, nuclear option, energy efficiency, biofuels, geothermal energy, biomass     

Author Name :Many Authors

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Energy management handbook 6th edition

Since its first edition was published more than two decades ago, Energy Management Handbook has remained the leading reference of choice used by thousands of energy management professionals for one fundamental reason. With this new edition, Dr. Turner and Mr. Doty continue to bring readers both the cutting-edge developments they need to know about, as well as the broad scope of practical information they must have to accomplish real and significant energy cost reduction goals. No other single publication has been as influential in defining and guiding the energy management profession. This new sixth edition builds upon and is no less essential than its predecessors. Comprehensive in scope, it provides todays energy managers with the tools they will require to meet the challenges of a new era of predicted rising energy costs and supply uncertaintiesongoing developments which seem certain to impact virtually every aspect of the cost of doing business in the decades ahead. The new edition also examines the impact of the passage and implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which puts in place new energy efficiency requirements for government facilities, as well as energy- efficiency-related tax incentives for commercial buildings.     

Author Name :Wayne C.Turner, Steve Doty

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Nuclear Energy Now

This book highlights the key developments in nuclear power, along with the continued operating and safety improvements in nuclear reactors. It also examines nuclear energys global growth, which in recent years has significantly outpaced that in the United States, the onetime industry leader. It also identifies the strategic steps the U.S. government has taken to jump-start this critical industry.     

Author Name :Alan M. Herbst, George Hopley

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Nonprofit Guide to Going Green

The definitive, practical, go-to resource guide on helping all charities become more "green"Nonprofit Guide to Going Greenis your comprehensive learning tool to guide nonprofits and NGOs towards becoming greener. A desktop reference for any charitable organization to become greener, this essential book gives your organization the support it needs to take proactive steps to protect the environment while fulfilling its mission.     

Author Name :Ted Hart, Adrienne D. Capps,Matt Bauer

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Marine Organic Matter

The oceans contain a great biodiversity of marine organisms. They include a rich variety of unusual genes and biochemistries and hence a diverse array of organic compounds ranging from colourful carotenoids and chlorophylls to lipids with structures ranging from the simple to the complex. This volume brings together ten chapters on the occurrence and identification of the lipid biomarkers and of pigments in marine waters. It describes how they freeduan.com can be used in conjunction with stable isotopes and molecular biology to ascertain the sources and fate oforganic matter (both natural and pollutant) in the sea and underlying sediments. The authors are each experts in their field and the chapters provide both an overview of the state-of-the-art and knowledge gaps together with abundant detail to satisfy the needs of specialists and non-specialists alike.     

Author Name :John K.Volkman

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Heat-waves

The book, reviewing the effects of heat stress on health and potential strategies to reduce vulnerability to thermal stress, is the work of a strong collaborative team of investigators from several European countries. It is particularly timely given the high-profile effects of the heat-wave in France in 2003 that have reinforced the need for societies to cope more effectively with heat-waves.This publication makes an important contribution to understanding of the effects of thermal stress and effective responses. It complements other work such as that on the health effects of floods and the effects of climate on infectious diseases that has been undertaken under the Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies for Human Health (cCASHh) project     

Author Name :C. Koppe,S. Kovats ,G. Jendritzky,B. Menne

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Global Energy Economics and Climate Protection

The Global Energy Economics and Climate Protection Report 2009 compiles the essential indicators which are necessary to assess the climate evolution. The report explains the most important facts and indicators, shows the data for all important regions of the world and comments on the data with a focus on the key players. As a result, the report provides with the important facts and the knowledge necessary to for a quantitative climate discussion. The Annex of the report gives a concise overview on the fundamentals of energy economy, a brief analysis of the global energy economy, and a table of the main CO2 Emissions sorted according to countries and sectors (Electricity, Fuel, Heating).     

Author Name :Valentin Crastan

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Forest Analytics with R

Forest Analytics with R combines practical, down-to-earth forestry data analysis and solutions to real forest management challenges with state-of-the-art statistical and data-handling functionality. The authors adopt a problem-driven approach, in which statistical and mathematical tools are introduced in the context of the forestry problem that they can help to resolve. All the tools are introduced in the context of real forestry datasets, which provide compelling examples of practical applications.The modeling challenges covered within the book include imputation and interpolation for spatial data, fitting probability density functions to tree measurement data using maximum likelihood, fitting allometric functions using both linear and non-linear least-squares regression, and fitting growth models using both linear and non-linear mixed-effects modeling. The coverage also includes deploying and using forest growth models written in compiled languages, analysis of natural resources and forestry inventory data, and forest estate planning and optimization using linear programming.     

Author Name :Andrew P. Robinson and Jeff D. Hamann

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Process Engineering for Pollution Control and Waste Minimization

Offers up-to-date technical information on current and potential pollution control and waste minimization practices, providing industry-specific case studies, techniques and models.     

Author Name :Donald L. Wise

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Our Energy Future

A Wiley Survival Guide on our Energy Future,Concerned about our energy future? Turn to this guide for easy-to-grasp and up-to-date coverage of the many aspects of the energy value chain:Oil and natural gas,Coal,Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect,Energy from water,Biomass,Solar energy,Geothermal energy,Wind energy,Nuclear energy,Electricity, Energy storage,Transportation,Housing,Smart energy consumption,Hydrogen.Armed with the knowledge in this book, students, teachers, decision-makers, politicians, and consumers can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.     

Author Name :Christian Ngo, Joseph Natowitz

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Guide to Energy Management

The fifth updated edition of GUIDE TO ENERGY MANAGEMENT represents a fully revised edition for energy managers considering strategies to improve lighting, combustion, and more. Articles aren't light overviews but come from some of the leading energy professionals in the industry, discussing energy management topics ranging from HVAC optimization to improving operations and efficiency ratings of equipment, understanding power factors and energy usage and bills, and fuels and mixtures. Very specific, very technical - and very useful for any actively involved in energy management systems.     

Author Name :Wayne C. Turner

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Environmental and Agricultural Modeling

Agriculture increasingly faces the challenge of balancing its multiple functions in a sustainable way. Integrated assessment and modelling (IAM) can provide insight into the potential impacts of policy changes. However, concepts to address the wide range of issues and functions typical for agriculture are still scarce. Environmental and Agricultural Modelling reviews and presents our current understanding of integrated and working tools to assess and compute, ex-ante, alternative agricultural and environmental policy options, allowing:1. Analysis at the full range of scales (farm to European Union and global) whilst focusing on the most important issues emerging at each scale;2. Analysis of the environmental, economic and social contributions of agricultural systems towards sustainable rural development and rural viability;Analysis of a broad range of issues and agents of change, such as climate change, environmental policies, rural development options, effects of an enlarging EU, international competition, and effects on developing countries.     

Author Name :Floor M. Brouwer, Martin van Ittersum

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The Conservation Handbook

The aim ofThe Conservation Handbookis to provide clear guidance on the implementation of conservation techniques. The wide range of methods described include those for ecological research, monitoring, planning, education, habitat management and combining conservation with development. Nineteen case studies illustrate how the methods have been applied. The book will be of interest to conservation biology students and practicing conservationists worldwide.     

Author Name :William J. Sutherland

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Advanced Intelligent environment

Advanced Intelligent Environmentsdescribes the latest research results in scientific disciplines that relate to the development of intelligent environments, as well as their application to various aspects and domains of everyday life. The book broadcasts the vision of intelligent environments that support human activity; its chapters provide a comprehensive view of state-of the-art research in related key disciplines, such as ubiquitous computing, networking, artificial intelligence, and architecture.The material covers many key topics in the field of intelligent environments including system design and development, prototype deployment and evaluation, architectural design and studies on human factors,and also includes scenarios, visions and roadmaps. The book chapters, which are extended versions of the best papers presentedat the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE07) held at Ulm University (Germany), provide a synthetic perspective on research and developments in these areas.     

Author Name :Wolfgang Minker Michael Weber Hani Hagras Victor Callagan Achilles D. Kameas

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Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

Sediments in aqueous systems are of increasing interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and stakeholders around the world. This book not only covers the characteristics of the sediments themselves, but also their physico-chemical impact on aquatic habitats and subsequent management implications. There is a strong focus on methods and instrumentation for collecting data and monitoring of environmental sediment quality and as a result, a wide range of environments are considered - from urban areas to freshwater estuaries and marine ecosystems. The chapters have been written by international specialists in the field, ensuring a good breadth of examples, experiences and case studies throughout. This book will appeal to a broad spectrum of interests from geographers, to engineers and environmental scientists, and at undergraduate to post graduate and academic researcher levels.     

Author Name :Cristiano Poleto, Susanne Charlesworth

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