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A New Scientist Gift Pick 2017 From luminous squid to invisible plankton, from sandy shorelines to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep, marine conservationist Tom The Blowfish Hird takes us on an incredible journey revealing what lurks beneath the waves. A treasure chest of fascinating facts, full-colour photos and vintage ...
Blowfish's Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn't Know About the Sea
A New Scientist Gift Pick 2017 From luminous squid to invisible plankton, from sandy shorelines to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep, marine conservationist Tom The Blowfish Hird takes us on an incredible journey revealing what lurks beneath the waves. A treasure chest of fascinating facts, full-colour photos and vintage line drawings, Blowfish's Oceanopedia is a stunningly beautiful guide to all we know about our oceans and the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit them.
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17.05 USD

Blowfish's Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn't Know About the Sea

by Tom 'The Blowfish' Hird
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A new book from Connors is always welcome, and A Song for the River--both an elegy for lost friends and a biography of New Mexico's beautiful Gila river--delivers more of what made his previous efforts so compelling: humanity, lyricism, and top-notch nature writing. --Jon Foro, Amazon Book Review Best Nonfiction ...
A Song for the River
A new book from Connors is always welcome, and A Song for the River--both an elegy for lost friends and a biography of New Mexico's beautiful Gila river--delivers more of what made his previous efforts so compelling: humanity, lyricism, and top-notch nature writing. --Jon Foro, Amazon Book Review Best Nonfiction of 2018 From one of the last fire lookouts in America comes this sequel to the award-winning Fire Season--a story of calamity and resilience in the world's first Wilderness. A dozen years into his dream job keeping watch over the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, Philip Connors bore witness to the wildfire he had always feared: a conflagration that forced him off his mountain by helicopter, and changed forever the forest and watershed he loved. It was merely one of many transformations that arrived in quick succession, not just fire and flood but illness, divorce, the death of a fellow lookout in a freak accident, and a tragic plane crash that rocked the community he called home. At its core an elegy for a friend he cherished like a brother, A Song for the River opens into celebration of a landscape redolent with meaning--and the river that runs through it. Connors channels the voices of the voiceless in a praise song of great urgency, and makes a plea to save a vital piece of our natural and cultural heritage: the wild Gila River, whose waters are threatened by a potential dam. Brimming with vivid characters and beautiful evocations of the landscape, A Song for the River carries the story of the Gila Wilderness forward to the present precarious moment, and manages to find green shoots everywhere sprouting from the ash. Its argument on behalf of things wild and free could not be more timely, and its goal is nothing less than permanent protection for that rarest of things in the American West, a free-flowing river--the sinuous and gorgeous Gila. It must not perish.
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24.100000 USD

A Song for the River

by Philip Connors
Hardback
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This book draws on insights that originated from the Circular Economy and Zero Waste initiatives. Together these approaches try to boost the shift from waste to resources management. The content of this book is partially organized from a stakeholder perspective, revealing the managerial implications for public and private actors. Next ...
Towards Zero Waste: Circular Economy Boost, Waste to Resources
This book draws on insights that originated from the Circular Economy and Zero Waste initiatives. Together these approaches try to boost the shift from waste to resources management. The content of this book is partially organized from a stakeholder perspective, revealing the managerial implications for public and private actors. Next to public policies, also illustrations come from the private sector. Petstar, Texperium and Walmart generously shared some of their best practices at in this regard. Cases from China, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands and Romania are discussed in this book. In all of these different contexts they show ways to create collaborative schemes in order to retain the resources' values as much as product quality and financial circumstances permit. The reader can thus take advantage of the pragmatic viewpoints that aim to inspire policy makers, researchers, students, organisations and communities to boost the needed changes towards a Zero Waste Economy.
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167.990000 USD

Towards Zero Waste: Circular Economy Boost, Waste to Resources

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When it comes to our skin, nature knows how to soothe, smooth, hydrate, refresh, tone and feed us. It probably won't come as any surprise that rose is not only soothing to the skin, but in traditional Chinese medicine it is soothing to our whole being. Seaweeds are packed with ...
Skin Food: Skin & Hair Care Recipes From Nature
When it comes to our skin, nature knows how to soothe, smooth, hydrate, refresh, tone and feed us. It probably won't come as any surprise that rose is not only soothing to the skin, but in traditional Chinese medicine it is soothing to our whole being. Seaweeds are packed with antioxidants that are good both to eat and to turn back the clock with our skin. Manuka honey gives hair softness while coffee is an incredible exfoliator (it really wakes up your skin). Sister & Co is a UK based purveyor of acclaimed natural skin care products developed by Sophie Thompson. In Skin Food, she teaches that you don't need to spend a fortune on expensive beauty products to feed your skin. All you need is a few ingredients that are available in your local supermarket and the alchemy can begin! Skin Food features 70 nourishing recipes which show you how to make luxurious skincare products from scratch, so you can fill those beautiful glass pots sitting in your bathroom with incredible scrubs, butters and salts. Make your own home into a spa, ease away the stress of the day, and bring yourself back to nature one scoop at a time.
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15.740000 USD

Skin Food: Skin & Hair Care Recipes From Nature

by Sophie Thompson
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Based on an ethnographic account of subsistence use of Amazonian forests by Wapishana people in Guyana, Edges, Frontiers, Fringes examines the social, cultural and behavioral bases for sustainability and resilience in indigenous resource use. Developing an original framework for holistic analysis, it demonstrates that flexible interplay among multiple modes of ...
Edges, Fringes, Frontiers: Integral Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability in Guyana
Based on an ethnographic account of subsistence use of Amazonian forests by Wapishana people in Guyana, Edges, Frontiers, Fringes examines the social, cultural and behavioral bases for sustainability and resilience in indigenous resource use. Developing an original framework for holistic analysis, it demonstrates that flexible interplay among multiple modes of environmental understanding and decision-making allows the Wapishana to navigate social-ecological complexity successfully in ways that reconcile short-term material needs with long-term maintenance and enhancement of the resource base.
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126.000000 USD

Edges, Fringes, Frontiers: Integral Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability in Guyana

by Thomas B. Henfrey
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Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability is a timely publication. Differences in availability of water among the regions, the magnitude of variability, the timing and duration of high and low supply of water and its many uses have significant implications on Natural Ecosystems which are of fundamental importance to human wellbeing ...
Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability
Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability is a timely publication. Differences in availability of water among the regions, the magnitude of variability, the timing and duration of high and low supply of water and its many uses have significant implications on Natural Ecosystems which are of fundamental importance to human wellbeing and development. The book outlines water in 21st century, revisits the water resources management policy, critically analyzes the water crisis agenda, addresses the generic and region-specific issues, assesses the reasons for market failure in water resources planning and incidence of massive water crisis. The improvement in water use efficiency, conjunctive and judicious use of water, harnessing of surface and ground water resources in a coordinated way, strategies for environmental protection, management of integrated water resources, adherence to efficiency plan, stability and sustainability of environment and importance of National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog are the major focal points that got momentum in the book. The book recommends to (i) prioritize the development of IWRM and water efficiency measures with the help of supporting agencies; (ii) implement policies and plans once they have been developed; (iii) establish roadmaps and financing strategies for the implementation of their plans and (iv) evaluate, monitor and share through global coordination mechanisms.
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42.58 USD

Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability

by Sarda Ganguly, Gangadhar Banerjee
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We've reached an environmental crisis point with plastic, and it's time to take action. But is it possible to make positive changes without radically changing your lifestyle? Absolutely! This practical book suggests eco-friendly alternatives to plastic, including budget options, high-street substitutes and DIY ideas to help you drastically reduce your ...
Say No to Plastic: 101 Easy Ways To Use Less Plastic
We've reached an environmental crisis point with plastic, and it's time to take action. But is it possible to make positive changes without radically changing your lifestyle? Absolutely! This practical book suggests eco-friendly alternatives to plastic, including budget options, high-street substitutes and DIY ideas to help you drastically reduce your plastic consumption. With 101 simple ways to use less plastic, you'll find it easy to take the first step and make a difference.
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11.93 USD

Say No to Plastic: 101 Easy Ways To Use Less Plastic

by Harriet Dyer
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When it comes to our skin, nature knows how to soothe, smooth, hydrate, refresh, tone and feed us. It probably won't come as any surprise that rose is not only soothing to the skin, but in traditional Chinese medicine it is soothing to our whole being. Seaweeds are packed with ...
Skin Food: Skin & Hair Care Recipes From Nature
When it comes to our skin, nature knows how to soothe, smooth, hydrate, refresh, tone and feed us. It probably won't come as any surprise that rose is not only soothing to the skin, but in traditional Chinese medicine it is soothing to our whole being. Seaweeds are packed with antioxidants that are good both to eat and to turn back the clock with our skin. Manuka honey gives hair softness while coffee is an incredible exfoliator (it really wakes up your skin). Sister & Co teaches that you don't need to spend a fortune on expensive beauty products to feed your skin. All you need is a few ingredients that are available in your local supermarket and the alchemy can begin! Skin Food features 70 nourishing recipes which show you how to make luxurious skincare products from scratch, so you can fill those beautiful glass pots sitting in your bathroom with incredible scrubs, butters and salts. Make your own home into a spa, ease away the stress of the day, and bring yourself back to nature one scoop at a time. Recipes include: - Oatmeal, Honey & Chamomile Tea Facial Polish - Grape & Almond Detox Face Mask - Potato & Green Tea Revitalizing Eye Mask - Brown Sugar & Vanilla Lip Scrub - Olive Oil, Lemon & Sea Salt Foot Scrub - Milk & Honey End-of-day Foot Soak
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22.17 USD

Skin Food: Skin & Hair Care Recipes From Nature

by Sophie Thompson
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Wildly Successful Farming tells the stories of farmers across the American Midwest who are balancing profitability and food production with environmental sustainability and a passion for all things wild. They are using innovative techniques and strategies to develop their wildly successful farms as working ecosystems. Whether producing grain, vegetables, fruit, ...
Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic
Wildly Successful Farming tells the stories of farmers across the American Midwest who are balancing profitability and food production with environmental sustainability and a passion for all things wild. They are using innovative techniques and strategies to develop their wildly successful farms as working ecosystems. Whether producing grain, vegetables, fruit, meat, or milk, these next-generation agrarians look beyond the bottom line of the spreadsheet to the biological activity on the land as key measures of success. Written by agricultural journalist Brian DeVore, the book is based on interviews he has conducted at farms, wildlife refuges, laboratories, test plots, and gardens over the past twenty-five years. He documents innovations in cover cropping, managed rotational grazing, perennial polyculture, and integrated pest management. His accounts provide insight into the impacts regenerative farming methods can have on wildlife, water, landscape, soils, and rural communities and suggest ways all of us can support wildly successful farmers.
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46.92 USD

Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic

by Brian DeVore
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The rise of violent conflicts in developing countries in recent years has attracted concerns from scholars from all fields of study. The significance of the issue calls for an expansion of current research on the various dimensions of violent conflicts and how they impact resource control and sustainability. Impacts of ...
Impacts of Violent Conflicts on Resource Control and Sustainability
The rise of violent conflicts in developing countries in recent years has attracted concerns from scholars from all fields of study. The significance of the issue calls for an expansion of current research on the various dimensions of violent conflicts and how they impact resource control and sustainability. Impacts of Violent Conflicts on Resource Control and Sustainability provides innovative insights into the dimensions and ramifications of violent conflicts, how they are managed, and how resolution efforts contribute to resource control and sustainability. The content within this publication includes information on media coverage of conflict, religious ideology conflict, and global development. This book is a vital reference source for academicians, researchers, policy makers, government functionaries, and individuals seeking current research on the cause and management of violent conflicts.
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194.250000 USD

Impacts of Violent Conflicts on Resource Control and Sustainability

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Coal, gas and oil have been capitalism's main fuels since the industrial revolution. And yet, of all the fossil fuels ever consumed, more than half were burned in the last 50 years. Most alarming of all, fossil fuel consumption has grown fastest in the last three decades, since scientists confirmed ...
Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption
Coal, gas and oil have been capitalism's main fuels since the industrial revolution. And yet, of all the fossil fuels ever consumed, more than half were burned in the last 50 years. Most alarming of all, fossil fuel consumption has grown fastest in the last three decades, since scientists confirmed that it is the main cause of potentially devastating global warming. In Burning Up, Simon Pirani recounts the history of fossil fuels' relentless rise since the mid twentieth century. Dispelling explanations foregrounding Western consumerism, and arguments that population growth is the main problem, Pirani shows how fossil fuels are consumed through technological, social and economic systems, and that these systems must change. This is a major contribution to understanding the greatest crisis of our time.
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103.950000 USD

Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption

by Simon Pirani
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Coal, gas and oil have been capitalism's main fuels since the industrial revolution. And yet, of all the fossil fuels ever consumed, more than half were burned in the last 50 years. Most alarming of all, fossil fuel consumption has grown fastest in the last three decades, since scientists confirmed ...
Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption
Coal, gas and oil have been capitalism's main fuels since the industrial revolution. And yet, of all the fossil fuels ever consumed, more than half were burned in the last 50 years. Most alarming of all, fossil fuel consumption has grown fastest in the last three decades, since scientists confirmed that it is the main cause of potentially devastating global warming. In Burning Up, Simon Pirani recounts the history of fossil fuels' relentless rise since the mid twentieth century. Dispelling explanations foregrounding Western consumerism, and arguments that population growth is the main problem, Pirani shows how fossil fuels are consumed through technological, social and economic systems, and that these systems must change. This is a major contribution to understanding the greatest crisis of our time.
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32.40 USD

Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption

by Simon Pirani
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Most people do not realize it, but the Midwest has been at the forefront of ecological restoration longer than perhaps any other region in the United States, dating back to the 1930s. Because of its industrial history, agricultural productivity, and natural features such as the Great Lakes, the Midwest has ...
Ecological Restoration in the Midwest: Past, Present, and Future
Most people do not realize it, but the Midwest has been at the forefront of ecological restoration longer than perhaps any other region in the United States, dating back to the 1930s. Because of its industrial history, agricultural productivity, and natural features such as the Great Lakes, the Midwest has always faced a unique set of ecological challenges. Focusing on six cutting-edge case studies that highlight thirty restoration efforts and research sites throughout the region- Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio- editors Christian Lenhart and Peter Rocky Smiley Jr. bring together a group of scholars and practitioners to show how midwestern restoration efforts have developed, as well as where they are headed. Whether cleaning up contamination from auto plants in Ohio, or restoring native prairie grasses along the Iowa highway, the contributors uncover a vast network of interested citizens and volunteer groups committed to preserving the region's environment. This study, intended for researchers, students, and practitioners, also provides an updated synthesis of restoration theory and practice, and pinpoints emerging issues of importance in the Midwest, such as climate change and the increase in invasive species it will bring to the region. Though focusing exclusively on the Midwest, the contributors demonstrate how these case studies apply to restoration efforts across the globe.
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47.250000 USD

Ecological Restoration in the Midwest: Past, Present, and Future

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Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of expertise in biology, ecology, or other traditional conservation sciences. ...
Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide
Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of expertise in biology, ecology, or other traditional conservation sciences. This novel book provides an accessible survey of a broad range of theories widely applicable to environmental problems that students and practitioners can apply to their work. It serves as a simple reference guide to illuminate the value and utility of social science theories for the practice of environmental conservation. As part of the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series, it will be a vital resource for conservation scientists, students, and practitioners to better navigate the social complexities of applying their work to real-world problem-solving.
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119.44 USD

Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide

by Marc J. Stern
Hardback
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Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of expertise in biology, ecology, or other traditional conservation sciences. ...
Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide
Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of expertise in biology, ecology, or other traditional conservation sciences. This novel book provides an accessible survey of a broad range of theories widely applicable to environmental problems that students and practitioners can apply to their work. It serves as a simple reference guide to illuminate the value and utility of social science theories for the practice of environmental conservation. As part of the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series, it will be a vital resource for conservation scientists, students, and practitioners to better navigate the social complexities of applying their work to real-world problem-solving.
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59.70 USD

Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide

by Marc J. Stern
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Let Master Photographer Lisa Crayford guide you to the top-ranked waterfalls in the state, as well as her secret waterfalls. Your bucket list should definitely include these 117 gorgeous locales that decorate Minnesota's landscape, including bridge views, short hikes, secluded waterfalls in urban areas and hidden gems along the North ...
Waterfalls of Minnesota
Let Master Photographer Lisa Crayford guide you to the top-ranked waterfalls in the state, as well as her secret waterfalls. Your bucket list should definitely include these 117 gorgeous locales that decorate Minnesota's landscape, including bridge views, short hikes, secluded waterfalls in urban areas and hidden gems along the North Shore. With this book in hand, you can easily plan to see them all. The waterfalls are organized geographically and ranked by beauty. Start with the ones nearby, then get away to discover those farther afield. All the information you need--directions, distance, hike difficulty and more--is right at your fingertips. These natural wonders prove that the Land of 10,000 Lakes is also home to some of the most picturesque waterfalls in America!
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40.900000 USD

Waterfalls of Minnesota

by Lisa Crayford
Hardback
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This textbook explores the science and tecnologies needed for renewable energy. It examines the properties of the earth's atmosphere for transmitting light in from the sun and mediating outflow of infrared energy from the ground, a role that has an effect on the temperature of the earth. It begins by ...
Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy
This textbook explores the science and tecnologies needed for renewable energy. It examines the properties of the earth's atmosphere for transmitting light in from the sun and mediating outflow of infrared energy from the ground, a role that has an effect on the temperature of the earth. It begins by explaining how the sun works, that is by nuclear fusion, and the basic concepts of quantum tunnelling needed are later expanded to allow a competent treatment of semiconductor physics, the discipline behind solar cells. The book covers wind turbine technology, hydroelectric power and pumped-hydro energy storage. It also talks about the history of the Earth's climate and discusses the effects that the present fossil fuel burning, leading to large emission of greenhouse gas, may have on the future temperature of the earth. The sustainable energy discussed in this book will be available in the long term, past the remaining availability of carbon energy, and is also energy that will not tip the climate into warmer conditions. In connection to this, the action of the atmosphere is analyzed both for its transmission of sunlight to the surface for use in solar power, and in secondary forms such as wind, waves and hydroelectricity. Greenhouse gas impurities, such as carbon dioxide, are also examined for their effects on the atmosphere. Building on this analysis, prospects for sustainable energy and moderate climate are assessed.
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93.85 USD

Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

by E. L. Wolf
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This textbook provides a complete introduction to Hydrogeology. It is a comprehensive reference for earth science professionals involved in groundwater exploitation as well as for geotechnical engineers. This English translation of the German textbook Hydrogeologie by H lting & Coldewey, which has been published in its 8th edition, provides insights ...
Hydrogeology
This textbook provides a complete introduction to Hydrogeology. It is a comprehensive reference for earth science professionals involved in groundwater exploitation as well as for geotechnical engineers. This English translation of the German textbook Hydrogeologie by H lting & Coldewey, which has been published in its 8th edition, provides insights into the sources and reservoirs of groundwater, the dynamics of fluid flow, and the physical and chemical composition of groundwater. It also gives an overview about the economic value of groundwater and its exploitation and use. A consistent use of the internationally accepted SI units as well as the formula symbols in the text contributes to the understandability.
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89.240000 USD

Hydrogeology

by Wilhelm G Coldewey, Bernward Holting
Hardback
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The Ogallala aquifer, a vast underground water reserve extending from South Dakota through Texas, is the product of eons of accumulated glacial melts, ancient Rocky Mountain snowmelts, and rainfall, all percolating slowly through gravel beds hundreds of feet thick. Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land is an environmental history and ...
Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land
The Ogallala aquifer, a vast underground water reserve extending from South Dakota through Texas, is the product of eons of accumulated glacial melts, ancient Rocky Mountain snowmelts, and rainfall, all percolating slowly through gravel beds hundreds of feet thick. Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land is an environmental history and historical geography that tells the story of human defiance and human commitment within the Ogallala region. It describes the Great Plains' natural resources, the history of settlement and dryland farming, and the remarkable irrigation technologies that have industrialized farming in the region. This newly updated third edition discusses three main issues: long-term drought and its implications, the efforts of several key groundwater management districts to regulate the aquifer, and T. Boone Pickens's failed effort to capture water from the aquifer to supply major Texas urban areas. This edition also describes the fierce independence of Texas ranchers and farmers who reject any governmental or bureaucratic intervention in their use of water, and it updates information about the impact of climate change on the aquifer and agriculture. Read Char Miller's article on theconversation.com to learn more about the Ogallala Aquifer.
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36.750000 USD

Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land

by Kenna Lang Archer, Char Miller, John Opie
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This 2017 update on food and agricultural policies in sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2005-2016 shows heterogeneous results across countries and commodities, although aggregate figures indicate that price incentives to agriculture were increasing across the period overall. Policies that focused on supporting domestic production, through import tariffs and price support, ...
Agricultural policy incentives in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade (2005-2016): monitoring and analysing food and agricultural policies (MAFAP) synthesis study
This 2017 update on food and agricultural policies in sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2005-2016 shows heterogeneous results across countries and commodities, although aggregate figures indicate that price incentives to agriculture were increasing across the period overall. Policies that focused on supporting domestic production, through import tariffs and price support, are thought to be the main drivers of this trend. Market inefficiencies persist, however, as a source of price disincentives to farmers and a major constraint on agricultural development.
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113.400000 USD
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This book presents the current state of knowledge on soil pollution, emphasizing the crucial role of soils in producing nutritious and safe food and in mitigating climate change by reducing atmospheric CO2 and N2O concentrations. It highlights the need to assess the extent of soil pollution globally and develop soil ...
Soil pollution: a hidden reality
This book presents the current state of knowledge on soil pollution, emphasizing the crucial role of soils in producing nutritious and safe food and in mitigating climate change by reducing atmospheric CO2 and N2O concentrations. It highlights the need to assess the extent of soil pollution globally and develop soil management practices that enhance agricultural resilience to extreme climate events by reducing soil degradation processes.
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92.05 USD

Soil pollution: a hidden reality

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Stormy Outside: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Forester and His Dog
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17.800000 USD

Stormy Outside: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Forester and His Dog

by Mark Stormzand
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Mathematical Problems of the Dynamics of Incompressible Fluid on a Rotating Sphere
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125.990000 USD

Mathematical Problems of the Dynamics of Incompressible Fluid on a Rotating Sphere

by Yuri N Skiba
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Chinese Tea: Seven Types of the Chinese Teas: A Guide to Learning Original Chinese Teas
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8.810000 USD

Chinese Tea: Seven Types of the Chinese Teas: A Guide to Learning Original Chinese Teas

by Alisson Evans
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Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America: Managing Vulnerability, Fostering Resilience
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209.990000 USD

Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America: Managing Vulnerability, Fostering Resilience

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Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal: Current Knowledge and Insights for an Integrated Impact Assessment Process
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146.990000 USD

Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal: Current Knowledge and Insights for an Integrated Impact Assessment Process

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This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world's largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that ...
Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis
This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world's largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. The book covers the conceptual basis, research approaches and challenges, while also providing a methodology for integration across multiple disciplines, offering a potential prototype for assessments of deltas worldwide. Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas analyses changing ecosystem services in deltas; the health and well-being of people reliant on them; the continued central role of agriculture and fishing; and the implications of aquaculture in such environments.The analysis is brought together in an integrated and accessible way to examine the future of the Ganges Brahmaputra delta based on a near decade of research by a team of the world's leading scientists on deltas and their human and environmental dimensions. This book is essential reading for students and academics within the fields of Environmental Geography, Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy focused on solving the world's most critical challenges of balancing humans with their environments. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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32.550000 USD

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

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Legal mechanisms for the management, development and protection of water resources have evolved over the years and have reached unprecedented levels of complexity and sophistication. This phenomenon is largely in response to the global community's sustainable development agenda, to the challenges and limitations imposed by climate variability, and to scientific ...
Legal Mechanisms for Water Resources in the Third Millennium: Select papers from the IWRA XIV and XV World Water Congresses
Legal mechanisms for the management, development and protection of water resources have evolved over the years and have reached unprecedented levels of complexity and sophistication. This phenomenon is largely in response to the global community's sustainable development agenda, to the challenges and limitations imposed by climate variability, and to scientific and technological advances. Bringing together diverse experiences from across the world, this book analyses existing water law and governance solutions, their shortcomings, as well as developments and trends in the light of changing circumstances. The legal mechanisms examined range from international treaties, agreements and arrangements on cooperation over transboundary water resources, to the onset of novel issues arising out of technological advances, and from domestic regulation of water abstraction and groundwater management, to domestic regulation of the water industry. The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Water International, following the XIV and the XV World Water Congresses of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), which were held in 2011 and in 2015, respectively. The chapters originally published in Water International.
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196.22 USD

Legal Mechanisms for Water Resources in the Third Millennium: Select papers from the IWRA XIV and XV World Water Congresses

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This book deals with the application of techniques and methods of chemical analysis for the study of biomass and its conversion processes, aiming to fill the current gap in the book literature on the subject. The use of various techniques and analytical methods is presented and discussed in a straightforward ...
Analytical Techniques and Methods for Biomass
This book deals with the application of techniques and methods of chemical analysis for the study of biomass and its conversion processes, aiming to fill the current gap in the book literature on the subject. The use of various techniques and analytical methods is presented and discussed in a straightforward manner, providing the reader with the possibility of choosing the most appropriate methodologies for analysis of the major classes of plant biomass and its products. In the present volume, a select group of international specialists describes different approaches to understand the biomass structure, their physical and chemical properties, the parameters of conversion processes, the products and by-products formation and quantification, quality parameters, etc. Modern chemistry plays a strong economic role in industrial activities based on biomass, with an increasing trend of the importance of its application from the deployment of biorefineries and the principles of green chemistry, which make use of the potential of biomass with decreasing impact negative environmental. In this context, analytical chemistry can contribute significantly to the supply chains of biomass, be it plant or animal origin; however, with the first offering the greatest challenges and the greatest opportunity for technical, scientific and economic progress, given its diversified chemical constitution. Thus, the chemical analysis can be used to examine the composition for characterizing physicochemical properties and to monitor their conversion processes, in order to obtain better products and uses of biomass. The quality of the biomass used determines the product quality. Therefore, reliable information is required about the chemical composition of the biomass to establish the best use (e.g., most suitable conversion process and its conditions), which will influence harvest and preparation steps. Conversion processes should be monitored for their yield, integrity, safety, and environmental impact. Effluent or residues should be monitored and analyzed for environmental control. Co-products need to be monitored to avoid interference with the product yield and product purity; however, co-products are also a good opportunity to add value to the biomass chain. Finally, products need to be monitored and analyzed to determine their yields and purity and to ensure their quality. In this context, analytical chemistry can contribute significantly to the biomass supply chains, be it of plant or animal origin.
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