Environmental Sciences

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Editor Imran Ahmad Dar and Mithas Ahmad Dar
    ISBN 978-953-307-468-9
    630 pages, December, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 177574 times.
    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 ...
  • Advances in Landscape Architecture
    Advances in Landscape Architecture
    Editor Murat Özyavuz
    ISBN 978-953-51-1167-2
    924 pages, July, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 50046 times.
    Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor and public spaces to achieve environmental, socio-behavioral, and/or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and geological conditions and processes ...
  • The Tsunami Threat - Research and Technology
    The Tsunami Threat - Research and Technology
    Editor Nils-Axel M?rner
    ISBN 978-953-307-552-5
    714 pages, January, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 170841 times.
    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 ...
  • Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment
    Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment
    Editor Kostas Voudouris and Dimitra Voutsa
    ISBN 978-953-51-0486-5
    602 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 96649 times.
    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 ...
  • Economic Effects of Biofuel Production
    Economic Effects of Biofuel Production
    Editor Dr.-Ing. Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes
    ISBN 978-953-307-178-7
    452 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 117875 times.
    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
    388 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 89453 times.
    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 ...
  • Biofuel Production-Recent Developments and Prospects
    Biofuel Production-Recent Developments and Prospects
    Editor Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes
    ISBN 978-953-307-478-8
    596 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 96388 times.
    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, ...
  • Earth Sciences
    Earth Sciences
    Editor Imran Ahmad Dar
    ISBN 978-953-307-861-8
    648 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 77607 times.
    The studies of Earth's history and of the physical and chemical properties of the substances that make up our planet, are of great significance to our understanding both of its past and its future. The geological and other environmental processes on ...
  • Sediment Transport
    Sediment Transport
    Editor Silvia Susana Ginsberg
    ISBN 978-953-307-189-3
    334 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 99826 times.
    Sediment transport is a book that covers a wide variety of subject matters. It combines the personal and professional experience of the authors on solid particles transport and related problems, whose expertise is focused in aqueous systems and in la ...
  • Diversity of Ecosystems
    Diversity of Ecosystems
    Editor Mahamane Ali
    ISBN 978-953-51-0572-5
    484 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 65636 times.
    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
    346 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 85107 times.
    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 ...
  • Environmental Biosensors
    Environmental Biosensors
    Editor Vernon Somerset
    ISBN 978-953-307-486-3
    356 pages, July, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 73303 times.
    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 ...
  • Ecosystems Biodiversity
    Ecosystems Biodiversity
    Editor Oscar Grillo and Gianfranco Venora
    ISBN 978-953-307-417-7
    464 pages, December, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 56588 times.
    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 ...
  • Landscape Planning
    Landscape Planning
    Editor Murat Ozyavuz
    ISBN 978-953-51-0654-8
    360 pages, June, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 41710 times.
    Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor and public spaces to achieve environmental, socio-behavioral, and/or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and geological conditions and processes ...
  • Research in Biodiversity - Models and Applications
    Research in Biodiversity - Models and Applications
    Editor Igor Ya. Pavlinov
    ISBN 978-953-307-794-9
    364 pages, October, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 52586 times.
    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 ...
  • Organic Pollutants - Monitoring, Risk and Treatment
    Organic Pollutants - Monitoring, Risk and Treatment
    Editor M. Nageeb Rashed
    ISBN 978-953-51-0948-8
    229 pages, January, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 23035 times.
    Organic pollutants cause several environmental problems if discharged to air or water body. The occurrence of organic pollutants in the ecosystem, their risk and removal methods are very important issues .This book deals with several aspects of orga ...
  • Biofuels - Economy, Environment and Sustainability
    Biofuels - Economy, Environment and Sustainability
    Editor Zhen Fang
    ISBN 978-953-51-0950-1
    386 pages, January, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 23158 times.
    This book overviews social, economic, environmental and sustainable issues by the use of biofuels written by professionals. It should be of interest for students, researchers, scientists and technologists in biofuels.
  • Air Pollution - New Developments
    Air Pollution - New Developments
    Editor Anca Maria Moldoveanu
    ISBN 978-953-307-527-3
    324 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 46782 times.
    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 ...
  • Biodiversity
    Biodiversity
    Editor Adriano Sofo
    ISBN 978-953-307-715-4
    138 pages, October, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 29836 times.
    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 ...
  • Topics in Conservation Biology
    Topics in Conservation Biology
    Editor Tony Povilitis
    ISBN 978-953-51-0540-4
    110 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 16568 times.
    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 ...