Environmental Sciences

  • 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 ...
  • Air Quality - Monitoring and Modeling
    Air Quality - Monitoring and Modeling
    Editor Sunil Kumar and Rakesh Kumar
    ISBN 978-953-51-0161-1
    240 pages, February, 2012
    The book reports research on relationship between fungal contamination and its health effects in large Asian cities, estimation of ambient air quality in Delhi, a qualitative study of air pollutants from road traffic, air quality in low-energy buildi ...
  • 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 ...
  • Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm Convention - Environmental and Analytical Update
    Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm Convention - Environmental and Analytical Update
    Editor Tomasz Puzyn and Aleksandra Mostrag-Szlichtyng
    ISBN 978-953-307-917-2
    482 pages, February, 2012
    Ten years after coming into force of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a wide range of organic chemicals (industrial formulations, plant protection products, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, etc.) still pose ...
  • Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Editor Chaouki Ghenai
    ISBN 978-953-51-0100-0
    490 pages, February, 2012
    The technological advancement of our civilization has created a consumer society expanding faster than the planet's resources allow, with our resource and energy needs rising exponentially in the past century. Securing the future of the human race wi ...
  • International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change
    International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change
    Editor Stephen S. Young and Steven E. Silvern
    ISBN 978-953-307-815-1
    488 pages, February, 2012
    Environmental change is increasingly considered a critical topic for researchers across multiple disciplines, as well as policy makers throughout the world. Mounting evidence shows that environments in every part of the globe are undergoing tremendou ...
  • Bioethanol
    Bioethanol
    Editor Marco Aurelio Pinheiro Lima and Alexandra Pardo Policastro Natalense
    ISBN 978-953-51-0008-9
    302 pages, February, 2012
    Recent studies have shown strong evidence of human activity impact on the climate of the planet. Higher temperatures and intensification of extreme weather events such as hurricanes are among the consequences. This scenario opens up several possibili ...