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Weather Matters for Energy
Weather Matters for Energy

It is the purpose of this book to provide the meteorological knowledge and tools to improve the risk management of energy industry decisions, ranging from the long term finance and engineering planning assessments to the short term operational measures for scheduling and maintenance. Most of the chapters in this book are based on...

Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick

Our Beautiful, Fragile World features a career-spanning look at the images of photojournalist Peter Essick taken while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. In this book, Essick showcases a diverse series of photographs from some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents major contemporary...

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Giants Fall
Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Giants Fall
Sims believes that ethics in business can be restored by establishing a culture of doing the right thing, creating a climate for whistle-blowing, providing a forum for dialogue and good moral conversation, getting leadership commitment, recognizing unethical behavior, and institutionalizing good ethical behavior....Sims's book is well referenced...
Geographically Weighted Regression: The Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships
Geographically Weighted Regression: The Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships
Geographical Weighted Regression (GWR) is a new local modelling technique for analysing spatial analysis. This technique allows local as opposed to global models of relationships to be measured and mapped. This is the first and only book on this technique, offering comprehensive coverage on this new 'hot' topic in spatial...
Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches
Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches
The world’s political process has been slow to react to the serious, and potentially catastrophic, consequences for life on our planet that flow from the burning of fossil fuel. In one sense, this is understandable: turning around the global energy base is not a simple task. In another sense, it is inexcusable: a myopic failure to act in the...
Fundamentals of Air Pollution, Fourth Edition
Fundamentals of Air Pollution, Fourth Edition
A compendium for all involved directly or indirectly in decision making about air pollution control-regulatory or engineering.

Fundamentals of Air Pollution is an important and widely used textbook in the environmental science and engineering community. Written shortly after the passage of the seminal Clean Air Act
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Weather and Climate Experiments (Facts on File Science Experiments)
Weather and Climate Experiments (Facts on File Science Experiments)

Study of the weather and climate helps students understand weather conditions and the science behind weather research. Temperature, barometric pressure, wind, and precipitation are just a few of the types of data routinely collected and analyzed by meteorologists. By studying weather, students can understand more about what is going on in the...

Real-Time Systems: Scheduling, Analysis, and Verification
Real-Time Systems: Scheduling, Analysis, and Verification
This text is based on two rich sources: (1) materials in lecture notes I taught to senior and graduate-level computer science and electrical engineering students at Rice University and at the University of Houston, and (2) my research in the area of timing analysis and verification of real-time systems since the late 1980s,...
The CTO Job Manual: A Wealth of Reference Material and Thought Leadership on What Every Manager Needs to Know to Lead Their Technology Team
The CTO Job Manual: A Wealth of Reference Material and Thought Leadership on What Every Manager Needs to Know to Lead Their Technology Team
Why spend countless hours searching for relevant thought leadership articles, specific pieces of statistical data, and navigable reference information, when one resource provides it all? In The CTO Handbook, former CTO of IBM Next Generation Group Mark Minevich, guides readers through what need not be a daunting world of IT management - addressing...
Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World (Series on Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics)
Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World (Series on Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics)
Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World presents the most comprehensive description in book form of what is currently known about Titan, the largest satellite of the planet Saturn and arguably the most intriguing and mysterious world in the Solar System. Because of its resemblance to our own planet, Titan is often described as a frozen primitive Earth...
Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change: Ecological and Socio-economic Valuations
Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change: Ecological and Socio-economic Valuations

Tropical rainforests are disappearing due to agricultural intensification and climate change, causing irreversible losses in biodiversity and associated ecosystem functioning. Ecosystem properties and human well-being are profoundly influenced by environmental change, which is often not considered during land use intensification....

Biodiversity under Threat (Issues in Environmental Science and Technology)
Biodiversity under Threat (Issues in Environmental Science and Technology)

'This is a timely, thoughtful and authoritative account of the current state of play on the ecological battlefront'. Rouvray D., 2008. Biodiversity for chemists. Chemistry World, 5 (1), p.p.64-65.

There is much public concern about threats to global biodiversity. Industrial pollution, changes in agricultural practices...

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