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Global Energy Transformation: Four Necessary Steps to Make Clean Energy the Next Success Story
Global Energy Transformation: Four Necessary Steps to Make Clean Energy the Next Success Story
Over the next few years, political and financial power will move in the direction of individuals, companies and nations that are able to use energy in a more efficient way. This book describes this challenge and presents a way forward by which we may achieve the goal of increased energy efficiency in the different areas that need to...
Climate Change (Global Viewpoints)
Climate Change (Global Viewpoints)

Global interdependence has become an undeniable reality. Mass media and technology have increased worldwide access to information and created a society of global citizens. Understanding and navigating this global community is a challenge, requiring a high degree of information literacy and a new level of learning sophistication.

Building...

Groundwater in the Environment: An Introduction
Groundwater in the Environment: An Introduction

This accessible new textbook provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of groundwater systems and their management. Using straightforward language and analogies to everyday experiences, it explains the origins, nature, and behavior of subsurface water without resorting to complicated mathematics.

Groundwater in the...

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Two-Volume Set: Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals
Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Two-Volume Set: Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics presents the basic...

Global Issues: An Introduction
Global Issues: An Introduction

Now reorganized and updated throughout, the fifth edition of this well-regarded introductory global issues text continues to reflect the most important aspects of an increasingly globalized world.

  • Reorganized into more accessible chapters better suited to semester-long courses, with new sections covering development,...
Digital Preservation for Heritages: Technologies and Applications
Digital Preservation for Heritages: Technologies and Applications

Cultural heritages include rich information related to social, historical and cultural values. Affected by climate, environmental and other factors, some valuable heritage information is threatened through destruction or disappearance, and some is still not utilized sufficiently. How to investigate and utilize such information...

101 Investment Tools for Buying Low & Selling High
101 Investment Tools for Buying Low & Selling High

More than just an investment dictionary, 101 Investment Tools for Buying Low and Selling High analyzes in a concise style various investment vanes-from stock indexes to measures of affordable housing to leading economic reports.
Learn what these measures are, who's compiling them, where they are easily found, and how they can, or
...

Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Along a Latitudinal Gradient in Chile (BestMasters)
Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Along a Latitudinal Gradient in Chile (BestMasters)
How is the vegetation distribution influencing the erosion and surface formation in the different eco zones of Chile? To answer this question, it is mandatory to possess fundamental knowledge about plant species habitats, occurrence and their dynamics. In his study Christian Bödinger utilizes satellite imagery in combination with...
Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges
Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has emerged as an important approach for addressing the social and environmental impact of company activities. Yet companies are increasingly expected to go beyond this. They are now often expected to assist in addressing many of the world's most pressing problems, including climate change, poverty and...
Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice
Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice
Although our planet is characterized by water, the extent to which water in its frozen state plays a role in the functioning of the Earth is perhaps underappreciated. Snow and ice cover about a sixth of the Earth’s surface, as snow lying on the ground, as glaciers and larger masses of terrestrial ice, including the huge...
Understanding Renewable Energy Systems
Understanding Renewable Energy Systems
* Provides technical details on different renewable energy systems plus background information on climate change and related economics
* Contains free CD-ROM, including simulation software and figures from the book
* Ideal as a student text, including worked examples

Beginning with an overview of renewables (including biomass,
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Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology - 3 Volume Set (Print Version) (v. 13)
Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology - 3 Volume Set (Print Version) (v. 13)

Using limited resources in sustainable ways, energy engineers and technologists have made people's lives comfortable and affordable with efficient and cost-effective technology, from air conditioners to waste fuels. But to accommodate the expanding world population, the global supply of energy has been increasingly strained. Energy...

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