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  • Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Edited by 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 ...
  • Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm Convention - Environmental and Analytical Update
    Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm Convention - Environmental and Analytical Update
    Edited by 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 ...
  • International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change
    International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change
    Edited by 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
    Edited by 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 ...
  • Water Stress
    Water Stress
    Edited by Ismail Md. Mofizur Rahman and Hiroshi Hasegawa
    ISBN 978-953-307-963-9,
    312 pages, January, 2012
    Plants experience water stress either when the water supply to their roots becomes limiting, or when the transpiration rate becomes intense. Water stress is primarily caused by a water deficit, such as a drought or high soil salinity. Each year, wate ...
  • Evapotranspiration - Remote Sensing and Modeling
    Evapotranspiration - Remote Sensing and Modeling
    Edited by Ayse Irmak
    ISBN 978-953-307-808-3,
    526 pages, January, 2012
    This edition of Evapotranspiration - Remote Sensing and Modeling contains 23 chapters related to the modeling and simulation of evapotranspiration (ET) and remote sensing-based energy balance determination of ET. These areas are at the forefront of t ...
  • Sustainable Natural Resources Management
    Sustainable Natural Resources Management
    Edited by Abiud Kaswamila
    ISBN 978-953-307-670-6,
    178 pages, January, 2012
    Natural resources conservation is one of the dilemmas currently facing mankind in both developed and the developing world. The topic is of particular importance for the latter, where the majority depend on terrestrial ecosystems for livelihood; more ...
  • Relevant Perspectives in Global Environmental Change
    Relevant Perspectives in Global Environmental Change
    Edited by Julius Ibukun Agboola
    ISBN 978-953-307-709-3,
    166 pages, December, 2011
    Over the years, environmental change has sharpened significant dynamic evolution and knowledge in organizational structures of organisms, from cellular/molecular to macro-organism level including our society. Changes in social and ecological systems ...