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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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