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Our collection of 72 books.

  • Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment
    Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment
    Editor Kostas Voudouris and Dimitra Voutsa
    ISBN 978-953-51-0486-5,
    614 pages, April, 2012
    The book attempts to covers the main fields of water quality issues presenting case studies in various countries concerning the physicochemical characteristics of surface and groundwaters and possible pollution sources as well as methods and tools fo ...
  • Agroforestry for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Science and Practice
    Agroforestry for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Science and Practice
    Editor Martin Leckson Kaonga
    ISBN 978-953-51-0493-3,
    176 pages, April, 2012
    Agroforestry has great potential for reducing deforestation and forest degradation, providing rural livelihoods and habitats for species outside formally protected land, and alleviating resource-use pressure on conservation areas. However, widespread ...
  • Phenology and Climate Change
    Phenology and Climate Change
    Editor Xiaoyang Zhang
    ISBN 978-953-51-0336-3,
    332 pages, March, 2012
    Phenology, a study of animal and plant life cycle, is one of the most obvious and direct phenomena on our planet. The timing of phenological events provides vital information for climate change investigation, natural resource management, carbon seque ...
  • Tropical Forests
    Tropical Forests
    Editor Padmini Sudarshana, Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao and Jaya R. Soneji
    ISBN 978-953-51-0255-7,
    400 pages, March, 2012
    The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosyst ...
  • Genetic Diversity in Plants
    Genetic Diversity in Plants
    Editor Mahmut Çalişkan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0185-7,
    510 pages, March, 2012
    Genetic diversity is of fundamental importance in the continuity of a species as it provides the necessary adaptation to the prevailing biotic and abiotic environmental conditions, and enables change in the genetic composition to cope with changes in ...
  • The Biosphere
    The Biosphere
    Editor Natarajan Ishwaran
    ISBN 978-953-51-0292-2,
    314 pages, March, 2012
    In this book entitled "The Biosphere", researchers from all regions of the world report on their findings to explore the origins, evolution, ecosystems and resource utilization patterns of the biosphere. Some describe the complexities and challenges ...
  • Environmental Contamination
    Environmental Contamination
    Editor Jatin Kumar Srivastava
    ISBN 978-953-51-0120-8,
    232 pages, February, 2012
    Nature minimizes the hazards, while man maximizes them. This is not an assumption, but a basic idea of the findings of scientists from all over the world. The last two centuries have witnessed the indiscriminate development and overexploitation of na ...
  • Perspectives on Nature Conservation - Patterns, Pressures and Prospects
    Perspectives on Nature Conservation - Patterns, Pressures and Prospects
    Editor John Tiefenbacher
    ISBN 978-953-51-0033-1,
    284 pages, February, 2012
    Perspectives on Nature Conservation demonstrates the diversity of information and viewpoints that are critical for appreciating the gaps and weaknesses in local, regional and hemispheric ecologies, and also for understanding the limitations and barri ...