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Water: Science and Issues: 003 by E. Julius Dasch

By E. Julius Dasch

"Water: technological know-how and matters" is an illustrated encyclopedia that addresses interdisciplinary elements of water assets for a large viewers. generally acceptable for basic readers in addition to these in need of an organization educational origin, this 4-volume paintings is appropriate for prime institution and faculty scholars, public library consumers, and execs looking a entire number of water-related subject matters. The books during this set speak about well timed concerns equivalent to safety, clash, globalization, sustainability, international warming, pollutants, invasive species, water shortage, and prescribed drugs and purchaser chemical compounds in water provides. It additionally offers a systematic context by means of summarizing rules of hydrology, geology, ecology, environmental technological know-how, engineering, oceanography, economics, coverage, making plans, administration and legislation. In three hundred alphabetically prepared articles written via water scientists, professors, and educators, "Water: technological know-how and matters" integrates key suggestions, present matters, conventional and rising study, and significant laws in 3 topic parts: clean waters (groundwater, lakes, streams, and ice); marine waters; and coverage and administration. those themes are complemented by means of ancient overviews, biographical sketches, and profession details. greater than 575 colour pictures and illustrations support inform water's interdisciplinary tale. chosen thesaurus definitions, sidebars, cross-references, and a brief bibliography accompany each one access. A accomplished word list, cumulative index, and different reference aids supply extra application.

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The Next Green Revolution: Essential Steps to a Healthy, by Raymond P Poincelot, Jim Horne, Maura Mcdermott

By Raymond P Poincelot, Jim Horne, Maura Mcdermott

We are utilizing this e-book in our sustainable agriculture category and thus far it has been very insightful and informative. plenty of brilliant info and facts from a guy who has been on either side of the agriculture fence. expecting the remainder of the learn.

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Building Stone Decay: From Diagnosis to Conservation - by R. Prikryl, B. J. Smith

By R. Prikryl, B. J. Smith

Stone constructions and monuments shape the cultural centres of some of the world's city components. often those components are vulnerable to excessive degrees of atmospheric pollutants that advertise a number of competitive stone decay procedures. due to this, stone decay is now widely known as a critical danger to a lot of our cultural background. If this probability is to be effectively addressed it really is crucial that the indications of deterioration are essentially pointed out, that applicable stone houses are competently characterised and that decay tactics are accurately pointed out. it truly is absolutely the case that profitable conservation needs to be underpinned through a finished realizing of the explanations of degradation and the standards that regulate them. The accomplishment of those challenging ambitions calls for an interdisciplinary procedure according to co-operation among geologists, environmental scientists, chemists, fabric scientists, civil engineers, restorers and designers. In pursuit of this collaboration, this quantity goals to reinforce the information base facing the reasons, outcomes, prevention and resolution of stone decay problems.Also on hand: GEOMATERIALS IN CULTURAL history - particular booklet no. 257 - ISBN 1862391955 usual Stone, Weathering Phenomena, Conservation recommendations and Case reviews - ISBN 1862391238 Stone: development Stone, Rock Fill and Armourstone in development - ISBN 1862390290

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Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict by Michael Klare

By Michael Klare

With a brand new creation through the Author

From the oilfields of Saudi Arabia to the Nile delta, from the transport lanes of the South China Sea to the pipelines of vital Asia, Resource Wars seems to be on the starting to be effect of source shortage at the army rules of countries.

International defense specialist Michael T. Klare argues that during the early a long time of the recent millennium, wars might be fought no longer over ideology yet over entry to dwindling provides of priceless usual commodities. The political divisions of the chilly battle, Klare asserts, have given approach to an international scramble for oil, typical gasoline, minerals, and water. And as armies in the course of the international outline source protection as a first-rate aim, common instability is certain to stick with, specially in these parts the place pageant for crucial fabrics overlaps with long-standing territorial and non secular disputes. during this clarifying view, the hot explosive clash among the USA and Islamic extremism stands published because the predictable end result of client international locations trying to safeguard the very important assets they count on.

A much-needed review of a replaced global, Resource Wars is a compelling examine war in an period of rampant globalization and excessive monetary competition.

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Who Owns Britain by Kevin M. Cahill

By Kevin M. Cahill

It is a critique of either the landowning artistocracy and the Land Registry. Cahill argues that our current method of landownership is of fabric detriment to nearly all of householders within the united kingdom, whereas the various wealthiest landowners within the kingdom pay no charges and truly obtain cash within the type of gives you and subsidies.

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Environmental Dilemmas: Ethics and decisions by R.J. Berry

By R.J. Berry

This publication is an account of the standards that experience to be weighed in making judgements concerning the air we breathe, approximately strength resources, land use, animal welfare, commerical revenue and so forth. it is going to be of curiosity to managers, historians, sociologists, yet specifically for environmental scientists pressured to make judgements on imperfect or incomplete proof.

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Global Gravity Field Modeling from Satellite-to-Satellite by Majid Naeimi, Jakob Flury

By Majid Naeimi, Jakob Flury

This publication presents a valid theoretical foundation for the the several gravity box restoration equipment and the numerics of satellite-to-satellite monitoring facts. It represents lectures given on the ‘Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Autumn college’ in undesirable Honnef, Germany, October 4-9, 2015. The emphasis of the varsity was once on supplying a legitimate theoretical foundation for the several gravity box restoration equipment and the numerics of information research. The ways coated listed below are the variational equations (classical approach), the acceleration process and the strength stability technique, all of that are used for worldwide gravity box restoration at the foundation of satellite tv for pc observations. the speculation of parameter estimation in satellite tv for pc gravimetry and ideas for orbit decision also are incorporated. The e-book publications readers via a extensive diversity of issues in satellite tv for pc gravimetry, supplemented via the mandatory theoretical historical past and numerical examples. whereas it offers a entire evaluation for these readers who're already accustomed to satellite tv for pc gravity info processing, it additionally deals a vital reference consultant for graduate and undergraduate scholars drawn to this field.

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Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation by Robin N. Gibson, Richard D.M. Nash, Audrey J. Geffen, Henk

By Robin N. Gibson, Richard D.M. Nash, Audrey J. Geffen, Henk W. Van der Veer

Fascinating and immediately recognizable, flatfishes are targeted of their uneven postlarval physique shape. With over 800 extant species famous and a distribution stretching around the world, those fishes are of substantial examine curiosity and supply an immense contribution to advertisement and leisure fisheries around the world. This moment version of Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation has been thoroughly revised, up to date and enlarged to answer the ever-growing physique of analysis. It presents: * Overviews of systematics, distribution, existence background suggestions, copy, recruitment, ecology and behavior * Descriptions of the key fisheries and their administration * An overview of the synergies among ecological and aquaculture examine of flatfishes. rigorously compiled and edited through 4 internationally-known scientists and with chapters written by way of many global leaders within the box, this glorious re-creation of a truly renowned and winning booklet is vital interpreting for fish biologists, fisheries scientists, marine biologists, aquaculture team of workers, ecologists, environmental scientists, and govt staff in fisheries and fish and flora and fauna departments. Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation, moment variation, will be present in all libraries of study institutions and universities the place lifestyles sciences, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine sciences, oceanography, ecology and environmental sciences are studied and taught.

Reviews of the 1st variation * an effective, updated booklet that complicated scholars and learn scientists with pursuits in fish biology will locate fascinating and worthwhile. Aquaculture foreign * A data-rich ebook that outlines a lot of what you may ever need to know approximately flatfishes. Fish & Fisheries * good offered with transparent illustrations and a priceless resource of data for people with a common curiosity in fish ecology or for the extra expert reader. you'll want to ensure that your library has a duplicate. J Fish Biology * an exceptional and extremely useful assessment of the complete, international flatfish scene. a person attracted to flatfish at whichever degree of the commercial nutrition chain may still put money into a duplicate instantly. Ausmarine * as a result of the top of the range of every bankruptcy, written via overseas specialists, it's a worthy reference. experiences in Fish Biology and Fisheries

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