By William D. Nordhaus
By William D. Nordhaus
By Mihalis Lazaridis,Ian Colbeck
By Prakasam Tata,Jay Witherspoon,Cecil Lue-Hing
By Godfrey Baldacchino,Daniel Niles
Islands face essentially the most urgent problems with our time: the best way to stability ecological integrity with monetary improvement and collective caliber of lifestyles, together with the necessity for social and conservation house. Islands are websites of wealthy and sundry human and ecological range, yet also they are usually characterised by means of slender source bases and dependency on hyperlinks to the surface global, and by way of their restricted skill to figure out the particular personality of these hyperlinks. This quantity experiences the demanding situations of island improvement and conservation within the Asia–Pacific sector. With emphasis on nature reserves and UNESCO international historical past websites, chapters describe the advantages, boundaries, and strength pitfalls in holding such websites, handling biota, and attracting and controlling tourism. The e-book additionally presents a provocative problem to maneuver past the common matters of “sustainability” to the extra holistic inspiration of “futurability”, or “future strength” for convivial human–environmental interactions.
By K. Asante-Duah
In truth, with the keep an eye on and containment of such a lot infectious stipulations and illnesses of the earlier millennium having been accomplished in such a lot built international locations, and with the consequent raise in lifestyles expectations, even more consciousness turns out to have shifted to degenerative illnesses. the various degenerative medical conditions were associated with hundreds of thousands of chemical compounds on a regular basis encountered in human residing and occupational/work environments. it is crucial, accordingly, that human health and wellbeing danger checks are undertaken on a constant foundation - in an effort to ensure the aptitude affects of the objective chemical substances on public health.
By David Rich
The textual content offers you the abilities had to successfully enforce and function an environmental info administration method. The techniques lined should be utilized to any method, from stand-alone via client-server to Web-based. Relational administration and reveal of web site Environmental information combines the basics of knowledge administration and exhibit with the author's decades of expertise that can assist you create your individual info administration procedure or make a better-informed choice whilst identifying a advertisement solution.
By Ralph W. Tiner,Megan W. Lang,Victor V. Klemas
Effectively deal with Wetland assets utilizing the simplest to be had distant Sensing Techniques
Utilizing best scientists within the wetland class and mapping box, Remote Sensing of Wetlands: purposes and Advances covers the quickly altering panorama of wetlands and describes the newest advances in distant sensing that experience taken position during the last 30 years to be used in mapping wetlands. Factoring within the influence of weather switch, in addition to a transforming into call for on wetlands for agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and improvement, this article considers the demanding situations that wetlands pose for distant sensing and offers an intensive creation at the use of remotely sensed information for wetland detection. profiting from the reviews of greater than 50 contributing authors, the e-book describes numerous concepts for mapping and classifying wetlands in a large number of environments starting from tropical to arctic wetlands together with coral reefs and submerged aquatic plants. The authors discuss the benefits and downsides of utilizing varied distant sensing options for wetland detection below assorted stipulations and conditions. additionally they research more often than not on hand info, show low-cost equipment, and supply helpful insights into destiny trends.
Comprised of 25 chapters, this text:
Remote Sensing of Wetlands: purposes and Advances
makes use of quite a few members, bearing on pertinent themes, that will help you achieve a better figuring out of the most recent applied sciences, strengths, and obstacles surrounding this rising field.
By Mashael Mohammed Al Saud
During the earlier years, Saudi Arabia has been laid low with rather critical torrential rains and floods. This ebook provides an in-depth and all-encompassing research at the floods that happened within the Jeddah zone in 2009 and 2011, together with water-flow mechanisms, state of the art recommendations for flood evaluation, flood keep an eye on and acceptable administration techniques. It highlights a couple of tools and ideas that may be utilized in related components in Saudi Arabia with a view to decrease and mitigate the effect of torrential rains and floods.
By John F. Benson,Maggie H. Roe
By Bas van Vliet,Gert Spaargaren,Peter Oosterveer