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  • Tropical Forests - The Challenges of Maintaining Ecosystem Services while Managing the Landscape
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    Edited by Juan A. Blanco, Shih-Chieh Chang and Yueh-Hsin Lo
    ISBN 978-953-51-2759-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2758-1,
    Edited Volume
    136 pages, November, 2016
    Large regions of the planet have been transformed from their natural composition into different human-made landscapes (farmlands, forest plantations, pastures, etc.). Such process, called land use change, is one of the major components of the current ...
  • Management of Hazardous Wastes
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    Edited by Hosam El-Din M. Saleh and Rehab O. Abdel Rahman
    ISBN 978-953-51-2617-1, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2616-4,
    Edited Volume
    184 pages, October, 2016
    Rapid trend of industry and high technological progress are the main sources of the accumulation of hazardous wastes. Recently, nuclear applications have been rapidly developed, and several nuclear power plants have been started to work throughout th ...
  • Tsunami
    Tsunami
    Edited by Mohammad Mokhtari
    ISBN 978-953-51-2677-5, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2676-8,
    Edited Volume
    172 pages, October, 2016
    This book is a collection of contribution from experts involved in tsunami study for the purpose of covering its different aspects from generation to warning system to be applied in tsunami risk reduction. The presented chapters have been peer review ...
  • Sustainable Urbanization
    Sustainable Urbanization
    Edited by Mustafa Ergen
    ISBN 978-953-51-2653-9, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2652-2,
    Edited Volume
    342 pages, September, 2016
    The rapid urbanization that began with industrialization has begun to cause many problems. New approaches are emerging today to minimize these problems and make urban areas more livable. These problems include insufficient social facilities in urban ...
  • Greenhouse Gases - Selected Case Studies
    Greenhouse Gases - Selected Case Studies
    Edited by Andrew J. Manning
    ISBN 978-953-51-2683-6, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2682-9,
    Edited Volume
    88 pages, September, 2016
    Greenhouse Gases - Selected Case Studies, is a book which covers a range of topics. The long term effective management of the natural environment, requires a detailed understanding of greenhouse gases. This has both environmental and economic implica ...
  • Lake Sciences and Climate Change
    Lake Sciences and Climate Change
    Edited by M.Nageeb Rashed
    ISBN 978-953-51-2557-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2556-3,
    Edited Volume
    198 pages, August, 2016
    Lakes are highly essential for their water quality, habitat suitability, and water supply. Lakes constitute important source for aquatic life, fish, wildlife, and human, but can undergo rapid environmental changes. Most important factors that affect ...
  • Water Stress in Plants
    Water Stress in Plants
    Edited by Ismail Md. Mofizur Rahman, Zinnat Ara Begum and Hiroshi Hasegawa
    ISBN 978-953-51-2621-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2620-1,
    Edited Volume
    126 pages, August, 2016
    Water stress in plants is caused by the water deficit, as induced possibly by drought or high soil salinity. The prime consequence of water stress in plants is the disruption in the agricultural production, resulting in food shortage. The plants, how ...
  • Groundwater - Contaminant and Resource Management
    Groundwater - Contaminant and Resource Management
    Edited by Muhammad Salik Javaid
    ISBN 978-953-51-2466-5, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2465-8,
    Edited Volume
    200 pages, July, 2016
    Water inside the earth, the groundwater and the invisible resource is the most important source of survival of mankind on this globe. Part of the hydrological cycle between entry (percolation and recharge) and exit (natural or forced extraction and d ...