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Cultivating Nature

The Conservation of a Valencian Working Landscape

by Sarah R. Hamilton

<p>The watery terrain of the Albufera Natural Park, an area ten kilometers south of Valencia that is widely regarded as the birthplace of paella, has long been prized by residents and visitors alike. Since the twentieth century, the disparate ...

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Culture and the Changing Environment: Uncertainty, Cognition, and Risk Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Casimir, Michael J.

<p> Today human ecology has split into many different sub-disciplines such as historical ecology, political ecology or the New Ecological Anthropology. The latter in particular has criticised the predominance of the Western view on different ...

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Culture, Space and Climate Change

Vulnerability and Resilience in European Coastal Areas

by Thorsten Heimann

<p>Ways of handling climate change vary worldwide. Differences can be observed in the perception of potential threats and opportunities as well as in the appraisal of adequate coping strategies. Collective efforts often fail not because of ...

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Cycling and Recycling

Histories of Sustainable Practices

by Ruth Oldenziel & Helmuth Trischler

<p>Technology has long been an essential consideration in public discussions of the environment, with the focus overwhelmingly on creating new tools and techniques. In more recent years, however, activists, researchers, and policymakers have ...

ISBN: 9781782389712

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Dark Age America

Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead

by John Michael Greer

<p>After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today's industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource ...

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Data Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity

by Spehn, Eva M.

<P>Thanks to advances in electronic archiving of biodiversity data and the digitization of climate and other geophysical data, a new era in biogeography, functional ecology, and evolutionary ecology has begun. In <STRONG>Data Mining for Global ...

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David Suzuki

by Terry Barber

<p>This biography of David Suzuki is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. David Suzuki (1936-&nbsp; &nbsp; ) has become a household name in Canada and much of North America. He has spent ...

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Death in the Marsh

by Tom Harris

<p>Selenium, essential in microscopic doses, can be deadly in larger amounts. Death in the Marsh explains how federal irrigation projects have altered selenium's circulation in the environment, allowing it to accumulate in marshes, killing ...

ISBN: 9781610912587

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Decision-Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach

by Maser, Chris

<P>Increasingly, environmental decision making is like playing a multidimensional game of chess. With interactions between the atmosphere, the litho-hydrosphere, and the biosphere, the game is at once a measure of complexity, uncertainty, ...

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Deeper Currents

The Sacraments of Hunting and Fishing

by Donald C. Jackson

<p>In <em>Deeper Currents</em>, Donald C. Jackson guides us on a journey into the cathedrals of wild and lonely places, those sacred spaces where hunters and fishers connect with the rhythms of the earth and the spirit that resonates within us. ...

ISBN: 9781496805317

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Democracy in the Woods

Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

by Prakash Kashwan

<p>How do societies negotiate the apparently competing agendas of environmental protection and social justice? Why do some countries perform much better than others on this front? <em>Democracy in the Wood</em>s addresses these question by ...

ISBN: 9780190637408

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Deschutes National Forest

by Les Joslin

<p>From the crest of the High Cascades eastward to the High Desert, the Deschutes National Forest is one of America's great national treasures. Timber, water, and forage were plentiful in Central Oregon and provided the building blocks for the ...

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Design of Thermal Oxidation Systems for Volatile Organic Compounds

by David A Lewandowski

<p>Controlling the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) became a very prominent environmental issue with the passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, and will continue to be an environmental priority through the next decade. No ...

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Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation

by Peter Feinsinger

<p>Anyone working in biodiversity conservation or field ecology should understand and utilize the common-sense process of scientific inquiry: observing surroundings, framing questions, answering those questions through well-designed studies, ...

ISBN: 9781610914727

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Designing Regenerative Cultures

by Daniel Wahl

<p>Daniel Wahl explores ways of relating to the many converging crises and opportunities faced by humanity at a local, regional and global scale. He invites us to step back from our tendency to want quick-fix solutions. Will they - rather than ...

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Designing Renewable Energy Systems: A Life Cycle Assessment Approach

by Gerber, Leda

<P>The book discusses a multi-objective optimization approach in LCA that allows the flexible construction of comprehensive Pareto fronts to help understand the weightings and relative importance of its elements. The methodology is applied to ...

ISBN: 9781498711289

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Determining the Level of Heavy Metal in Orange (Citrus sinensis) within AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine

by Samuel Duah

<p>Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: 72.00, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Agriculture and natural resources), course: Forest resources technology (land reclamation and ...

ISBN: 9783668564848

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Development Asia—Going Green

January–March 2012

by Asian Development Bank

<p>This edition of Development Asia explores the concept of green growth: the embracing of environmentally sound and sustainable policies with the need to maintain high economic growth. It features an exclusive interview with leading expert ...

ISBN: 9789292574406

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Development Asia—Lighting the Future

September 2010

by Asian Development Bank

<p>If one question could threaten Asia's dynamic growth and impressive gains in poverty reduction in recent decades, it is the region's energy supply. The complex issues that encompass energy security are vital for ensuring a region's economic ...

ISBN: 9789292574321

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Development Mantra for Sustainability

Local Solutions for Global Adoption

by Rajha Gopalan

<p>Development Mantra for Sustainability is a compendium of the truth, the wisdom of world’s greatest personalities and also of transformation leaders, who have inspired millions of people and motivated them into action to improve their quality ...

ISBN: 9781947851962

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