Environmental Sciences

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Editor Imran Ahmad Dar and Mithas Ahmad Dar
    ISBN 978-953-307-468-9
    644 pages, December, 2011
    We are increasingly faced with environmental problems and required to make important decisions. In many cases an understanding of one or more geologic processes is essential to finding the appropriate solution. Earth and Environmental Sciences are by ...
  • Economic Effects of Biofuel Production
    Economic Effects of Biofuel Production
    Editor Dr.-Ing. Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes
    ISBN 978-953-307-178-7
    462 pages, August, 2011
    This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Tsunami Threat - Research and Technology
    The Tsunami Threat - Research and Technology
    Editor Nils-Axel M?rner
    ISBN 978-953-307-552-5
    728 pages, January, 2011
    Submarine earthquakes, submarine slides and impacts may set large water volumes in motion characterized by very long wavelengths and a very high speed of lateral displacement, when reaching shallower water the wave breaks in over land - often with di ...
  • Biodiversity
    Editor Adriano Sofo
    ISBN 978-953-307-715-4
    148 pages, October, 2011
    Biodiversity is strongly affected by the rapid and accelerating changes in the global climate, which largely stem from human activity. Anthropogenic activities are causing highly influential impacts on species persistence. The sustained environmental ...
  • Diversity of Ecosystems
    Diversity of Ecosystems
    Editor Mahamane Ali
    ISBN 978-953-51-0572-5
    496 pages, April, 2012
    The ecosystems present a great diversity worldwide and use various functionalities according to ecologic regions. In this new context of variability and climatic changes, these ecosystems undergo notable modifications amplified by domestic uses of wh ...
  • Alternative Fuel
    Alternative Fuel
    Editor Maximino Manzanera
    ISBN 978-953-307-372-9
    358 pages, August, 2011
    Renewable energy sources such as biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, biomass from wastes or hydrogen are subject of great interest in the current energy scene. These fuels contribute to the reduction of prices and dependence on fossil fuels. In additi ...
  • 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 ...
  • Environmental Biosensors
    Environmental Biosensors
    Editor Vernon Somerset
    ISBN 978-953-307-486-3
    366 pages, July, 2011
    This book is a collection of contributions from leading specialists on the topic of biosensors for health, environment and biosecurity. It is divided into three sections with headings of current trends and developments; materials design and developme ...
  • Herbicides and Environment
    Herbicides and Environment
    Editor Andreas Kortekamp
    ISBN 978-953-307-476-4
    760 pages, January, 2011
    Herbicides are much more than just weed killers. They may exhibit beneficial or adverse effects on other organisms. Given their toxicological, environmental but also agricultural relevance, herbicides are an interesting field of activity not only for ...
  • Topics in Conservation Biology
    Topics in Conservation Biology
    Editor Tony Povilitis
    ISBN 978-953-51-0540-4
    122 pages, May, 2012
    Conservation biology is called a "crisis discipline." In a world undergoing rapid change, this science informs us about research, technologies, management practices, and policies that can help protect the earth's naturally-occurring biological divers ...
  • Research in Biodiversity - Models and Applications
    Research in Biodiversity - Models and Applications
    Editor Igor Ya. Pavlinov
    ISBN 978-953-307-794-9
    376 pages, October, 2011
    The book covers several topics of biodiversity researches and uses, containing 17 chapters grouped into 5 sections. It begins with an interesting chapter considering the ways in which the very biodiversity could be thought about. Noteworthy is the ch ...
  • Evapotranspiration
    Editor Leszek Labedzki
    ISBN 978-953-307-251-7
    458 pages, March, 2011
    Evapotranspiration is a very complex phenomenon, comprising different aspects and processes (hydrological, meteorological, physiological, soil, plant and others). Farmers, agriculture advisers, extension services, hydrologists, agrometeorologists, wa ...
  • Air Pollution - New Developments
    Air Pollution - New Developments
    Editor Anca Maria Moldoveanu
    ISBN 978-953-307-527-3
    334 pages, September, 2011
    Today, an important issue is environmental pollution, especially air pollution. Due to pollutants present in air, human health as well as animal health and vegetation may suffer. The book can be divided in two parts. The first half presents how the e ...
  • Ecosystems Biodiversity
    Ecosystems Biodiversity
    Editor Oscar Grillo and Gianfranco Venora
    ISBN 978-953-307-417-7
    474 pages, December, 2011
    Ecosystems can be considered as dynamic and interactive clusters made up of plants, animals and micro-organism communities. Inevitably, mankind is an integral part of each ecosystem and as such enjoys all its provided benefits. Driven by the increasi ...
  • Water Stress
    Water Stress
    Editor 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 ...
  • Chemistry, Emission Control, Radioactive Pollution and Indoor Air Quality
    Chemistry, Emission Control, Radioactive Pollution and Indoor Air Quality
    Editor Nicolas Mazzeo
    ISBN 978-953-307-316-3
    692 pages, July, 2011
    The atmosphere may be our most precious resource. Accordingly, the balance between its use and protection is a high priority for our civilization. While many of us would consider air pollution to be an issue that the modern world has resolved to a gr ...
  • Sustainable Natural Resources Management
    Sustainable Natural Resources Management
    Editor 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 ...
  • The Impact of Air Pollution on Health, Economy, Environment and Agricultural Sources
    The Impact of Air Pollution on Health, Economy, Environment and Agricultural Sources
    Editor Mohamed K. Khallaf
    ISBN 978-953-307-528-0
    456 pages, September, 2011
    This book aims to strengthen the knowledge base dealing with Air Pollution. The book consists of 21 chapters dealing with Air Pollution and its effects in the fields of Health, Environment, Economy and Agricultural Sources. It is divided into four se ...
  • 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 ...