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Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition

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Al Iannuzzi
August 17, 2017

Written by a renowned sustainability expert, Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition makes the case for why the people and the planet need products to be made in a different, more sustainable way. The growth of the global middle class, with an additional 3 bi...

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

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Jingxin Wang
September 1, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designe...

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Practices

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Ruiliang Pu
August 21, 2017

Advanced imaging spectral technology and hyperspectral analysis techniques for multiple applications are the key features of the book. This book will present in one volume complete solutions from concepts, fundamentals, and methods of acquisition of hyperspectral data to analyses and applications of...

Bioavailability, Leachability, Chemical Speciation, and Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in the Process of Composting

Jiwan Singh, Ajay Kalamdhad
July 20, 2018

Currently, it is a serious concern to manage waste in the environment. Therefore, detailed knowledge of heavy metals, their eco-toxicological and health effects and ecofriendly approaches for their immobilization and detoxification is urgently required to control and minimize the environmental...

Variability and Phylogeny

Gabriel S. Bever
July 15, 2018

A core concept of evolutionary theory is Darwin’s prediction that the origin of derived phenotypes are accompanied by periods of increased variability. These "Zones of Variability" are transient in time and tree space. The book will establish an Extended Model of Variability by exploring how...

High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing: Data, Analysis, and Applications

Yuhong He, Qihao Weng
July 10, 2018

High spatial remote sensing data have been often used as valuable sources of information throughout emergency management cycle. Information extracted in high spatial remote sensing data right after a devastating earthquake can help assess the earthquake's damage of roads and buildings and make...

Fundamentals of Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation

Yue Rong
July 09, 2018

This book will examine all aspects of environmental site assessment and remediation and outline the interdisciplinary skills needed to work in the field. It provides a comprehensive overview for students, environmental professionals, and real estate developers, and includes the latest environmental...

Golf Turf Management

Lambert McCarty
July 09, 2018

Golf Turf Management provides information on major agronomic and economic topics related to building and maintaining a viable golf course. The book features basic and applied information on available grasses including selection and use; applied turfgrass physiology; soils and soil amendments;...

Advanced Remote Sensing Technology for Tsunami Modelling and Forecasting

Maged Marghany
July 05, 2018

The innovation in space technologies has generated a new method for observing and monitoring tsunamis from space. Most tsunami remote sensing studies focus on using classical image processing tools or conventional edge detection procedures. However, these methods do not use modern physics, applied...

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar
June 30, 2018

Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water...

Fluid Mechanics of Environmental Interfaces

Carlo Gualtieri, Dragutin T. Mihailovic
June 28, 2018

Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) studies the motion of air and water at several different scales, the fate and transport of species carried along by these fluids, and the interactions among those flows and geological, biological, and engineered systems. EFM emerged some decades ago as a response...

Air Pollution: Measurement, Modelling and Mitigation, Fourth Edition

Abhishek Tiwary, Ian Williams
June 27, 2018

This established textbook offers a one-stop, comprehensive coverage of air pollution, all in an easy-reading and accessible style. The fourth edition, broadly updated and developed throughout, includes a brand-new chapter providing a broader overview to the topic for general reading, and presents...

Micropollutants in Large Lakes: From Potential Pollution Sources to Risk Assessments

Nathalie Chevre
June 18, 2018

Scientists, regulators, and the general public are now more and more aware of the chemicals present in surface waters worldwide. Agrochemicals, such as herbicides or insecticides, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics can be detected at low to medium concentrations in seas, groundwaters and rivers. Among...

Human Rights and Emerging Technologies: Analysis and Perspectives in Europe

Daniele Ruggiu
June 18, 2018

What is the state of current European governance on new and emerging technologies, and where is it going? What is, and what can be, the role of human rights in governance arrangements? These are the main questions that this book answers for both European and non-European scholars. It provides a...

Artificial or Constructed Wetlands: A Suitable Technology for Sustainable Water Management

María del Carmen Durán-Domínguez-de-Bazúa, Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta, Josep M. Bayona
June 15, 2018

Artificial or constructed wetlands are an emerging technology particularly for tropical areas with water scarcity. For big cities, the sustainable management of water resources taking into account proper use is always challenging. The book presents case studies illustrating the above. As plants and...

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