ќписание: Environment and Development: Basic Principles, Human Activities, and Environmental Implications focuses on the adverse impact that human activities, developments, and economic growth have on both natural and inhabited environments. The book presents the associated problems, along with solutions that can be used to achieve a harmonic, sustainable development that provides for the co-existence of man and natural life. Chapters provide detailed information on a range of environments including: atmospheric, aquatic, soil, natural, urban, energy, and extraterrestrial, as well as the relationship between the environment and development. In addition, this comprehensive book presents the latest research findings and trends in global environmental policy for each issue.
ќписание: This new edition of a reflective and informative guide on current conservation management offers practical measures for managing the built cultural heritage and is grounded in critical thinking. The authors examine management issues through the u
јвтор: Primack Richard B Ќазвание: A Primer of Conservation Biology ISBN: 0878936238 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780878936236 »здательство: Springer –ейтинг: ÷ена: 5389 р. Ќаличие на складе: Ќевозможна поставка.
ќписание: A Primer of Conservation Biology, Fifth Edition incorporates background, theory, and examples in a lively and readable text that will appeal to a wide audience and stimulate interest in conservation biology. The book provides the most up-to-date perspective on many high-profile issues in the field, such as sustainable development, global warming, payments for ecosystem services, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction. The Primer is divided into nine chapters, focusing successively on biological diversity and its value, the threats to biological diversity, conservation at the population and species levels, protecting, managing and restoring ecosystems, and sustainable development. The book provides many examples of successful conservation approaches, such as one involving sea turtles in Brazil, and ends with suggestions for a future agenda. Throughout, the choice of examples is well balanced to show the full range of species, ecosystems, and geographic areas of the world. These examples are also selected to demonstrate the controversies in the field, and stimulate thought and discussion. The links between conservation biology and environmental law, environmental economics, philosophy, social sciences and anthropology, park management, and government policy are clearly presented. The book is very well illustrated in full-colour. The reader-friendly text is backed by an extensive bibliography (covering literature through 2012) and a glossary. There is an annotated list of suggested readings, a summary, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Key conservation organizations and their websites are presented in an Appendix. A Primer of Conservation Biology is ideally suited for use in short undergraduate modules, either as a stand-alone text or supplemented by outside readings. It can also be used effectively as a supplemental resource in courses in introductory biology, general ecology, population biology, environmental science, and wildlife management. Its broad perspective, concise format, and appealing writing style make the Primer the perfect choice for students, professionals, government policymakers, and others who are eager to learn more about conservation biology. These same qualities give the book a strong appeal to students whose first language is not English.
ќписание: Presents fresh opportunities for improving energy efficiency in plant operations. This manual represents the collected background and experience of professionals active in the energy conservation area. It includes chapters that discusses the basic principles and concepts of energy requirements and potential sources of inefficiency.
ќписание: Provides a much-needed and in-depth exploration of nature conservation and its interaction beten the physical environment and ecological systems. Relations between conservation and the physical environment have been transformed over recent decades. Scientists have made great advances in their understanding of this relationship, and this in turn, has had major impact on their approach to nature conservation management. Conservation management now has to take into account the physical dynamic processes such as the impact of air, soil and water as well as the biological processes. Covering habitats ranging from mountains to floodplains to coastal dunes and rivers, this text discusses: * how the biological and physical processes interact in each habitat * explores the current and future impact of global warming and sea-level rise and; * uses case studies to demonstrate how different habitats can be naturally managed and restored. Written by geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists, and limnologists, this is a fundamental text for masters and undergraduate students studying nature conservation, habitat ecology and environmental management. It will also be essential reading for all conservationists, environmental consultants, managers and engineers.
ќписание: Containing over 8,500 entries, this informative dictionary addresses the social, political, scientific, and economic aspects of environmental science and conservation. An essential work of reference for anyone with an interest in the environment and conservation.
ќписание: Sustainable development is one of the most important challenges facing all stakeholders in the built environment. Since the first edition of Evaluating Sustainable Development was published, sustainable development has become prominent and behaviour around the globe is beginning to change. Yet few have addressed the question of measurement.
јвтор: Gad Shayne C Ќазвание: Regulatory Toxicology Ed2 ISBN: 0415239192 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415239196 »здательство: Informa –ейтинг: ÷ена: 17119 р. Ќаличие на складе: Ќет в наличии.
ќписание: This practical resource provides toxicologists and scientists with essential information on the regulations that govern their jobs and products. Regulatory Toxicology also covers the scientific and historical underpinnings of those regulations. Each chapter provides a grounding in the historical events that led to the development of original legislation and major subsequent changes in legislation. The major administrative divisions for regulatory agencies and their main missions and responsibilities are also detailed, as are the basic filing units or documents the agencies require of individuals to meet goals. This second edition is updated to reflect new developments in the field.
ќписание: Despite the potential benefits that PSSA designation can deliver, recent practice both within the IMO and by individual member States, has considerably undermined confidence in this emerging concept. The focus of this book is on the events within the IMO that have led to this lack of confidence arising. In doing so, this book presents an examination of coastal State practice with the PSSA concept.In undertaking this analysis, the research provides evidence of the value of the PSSA concept, but also demonstrates its limitations. In this regard, the book presents a вАШreality checkвАЩ which seeks to rationalise some of the heightened expectations with the concept that are apparent in the current debate. The research argues that States may seek to designate PSSAs more for their вАШiconic statusвАЩ than for any demonstrable environmental benefits that may be realised.