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Tailings and mine waste '04: proceedings of the Eleventh by Linda Hinshaw

By Linda Hinshaw

Written by means of experts from the mining undefined, this choice of over sixty papers from the 11th annual Tailings and Mine Waste convention offers with technical features and advancements, besides as regulations and environmental concerns. It includes papers on themes equivalent to website characterization, radioactivity and probability and case histories.

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Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation by Anthony W. D. Larkum, Robert J. Orth, Carlos Duarte

By Anthony W. D. Larkum, Robert J. Orth, Carlos Duarte

Seagrasses are precise vegetation; the one team of flowering crops to recolonise the ocean. They take place on each continental margin, other than Antarctica, and shape ecosystems that have very important roles in fisheries, fish nursery grounds, prawn fisheries, habitat range and sediment stabilisation. over the past twenty years there was an explosion of study and knowledge on all points of seagrass biology. but the compilation of all this paintings into one publication has now not been tried formerly. during this e-book specialists in 26 components of seagrass biology current their paintings in chapters that are state-of–the-art and designed to be invaluable to scholars and researchers alike. The booklet not just specializes in what has been stumbled on yet what interesting components are left to find. The booklet is split into sections on taxonomy, anatomy, replica, ecology, body structure, fisheries, administration, conservation and panorama ecology. it truly is destined to turn into the selected textual content on seagrasses for any marine biology course.

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The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology 2 by Bruce E. Johansen

By Bruce E. Johansen

Finished in scope and obtainable to all reader degrees, The Encyclopedia of worldwide Warming technology and expertise covers an enormous diversity of issues, ideas, concerns, strategies, and scientists sifted and melded from the various clinical and technological fields. those contain atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, biogeography, oceanography, geophysics, glaciology, soil technology, and more.Bruce E. Johansen digests the explosion of medical paintings on worldwide warming that has been released considering 1980 and provides it in a collection that's bound to be the crucial usual reference paintings at the subject. the data this is of significance to nearly every body at the planet—for the findings of worldwide warming technology and know-how may still dictate the alternatives we make this day to safe our universal destiny. This encyclopedia will turn out valuable for plenty of kinds of execs, inasmuch as worldwide warming technological know-how informs public coverage debates, utilized technology, and expertise in such fields as strength new release, structure, engineering, and agriculture.

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Desertification: Natural Background and Human Mismanagement by Monique Mainguet

By Monique Mainguet

After UNCED (United convention on surroundings and improvement, Rio de Janeiro, July 1992), a moment version of Desertification used to be invaluable. approximately one hundred fifty corrections, amendments and additions take medical growth under consideration. the writer additionally provides an up-to-date bankruptcy within which the result of UNCED are analyzed.
This e-book goals at an knowing of what's as a rule known as "desertification" - a time period that is proposed to get replaced via "land degradation". every one point of expertise, over the top or inadequate, creates its personal mismanagement. this can be mirrored in a rise in land degradation and at last a reduce in soil productiveness. the ease to the reader is an knowledge of the ecozones and an international assessment of the phenomena, mechanisms and current solutions.

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Microwave absorbing materials by Yuping Duan, Hongtao Guan

By Yuping Duan, Hongtao Guan

With the outstanding improvement of electromagnetic wave communique units and stealth expertise, electromagnetic wave soaking up fabrics were attracting cognizance as antielectromagnetic interference slabs, stealth fabrics, self-concealing know-how, and microwave darkrooms.

This publication starts off with the elemental thought of electromagnetic wave absorption in loss medium house, by means of a dialogue of alternative microwave absorbents, reminiscent of manganese dioxide, iron-based composite powder, conductive polyaniline, barium titanate powder, and manganese nitride. Then, structural soaking up fabrics are explored, together with multilayer fabrics, new discrete absorbers, microwave absorption coatings, cement-based fabrics, and structural pyramid fabrics. some of the portraits display not just the rules of physics and experimental effects but additionally the method of computing.

The e-book could be invaluable for graduate scholars of fabrics technological know-how and engineering, physics, chemistry, and electric and digital engineering; researchers within the fields of electromagnetic sensible fabrics and nanoscience; and engineers within the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and stealth design.

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Improving urban environments: strategies for healthier and by Marco Ragazzi

By Marco Ragazzi

"Because towns are such advanced platforms, growing sustainable city environments is a tough objective. No unmarried strategy--or even numerous strategies--will be adequate to accomplish tomorrow's fit and sustainable towns. The demanding situations face up to compartmentalization, as the elements intersect and overlap. The articles during this compendium have been selected to extend the knowledge of those advanced concerns in a Read more...

summary: "Because towns are such complicated platforms, developing sustainable city environments is a hard objective. No unmarried strategy--or even numerous strategies--will be adequate to accomplish tomorrow's fit and sustainable towns. The demanding situations withstand compartmentalization, as the elements intersect and overlap. The articles during this compendium have been selected to extend the knowledge of those advanced concerns in a non-linear approach. The editor, himself a revered and skilled researcher during this box, has chosen examine within the following issues: enhancing city air caliber; municipal reliable waste possible choices; municipal water administration; lowering city strength intake. The interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary recommendations present in those chapters should be important to either researchers and practitioners, aiding them interact extra successfully to unravel the complicated demanding situations of attaining fit and sustainable city futures. The booklet indicates the concrete implications of many of the recommendations for various consumer teams, resembling city planners, politicians, researchers, and company pursuits. it will likely be necessary to graduate-level scholars of city reports, city making plans, and sustainability, in addition to policymakers and sustainability advocates round the world."

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Solar Cell Technology and Applications by A. R. Jha

By A. R. Jha

Complete insurance of the most recent Advances within the box

Energy specialists expect that wholesale electrical energy costs may simply upward thrust 35 to sixty five percentage through 2015. upload to this the turning out to be want for power independence and the necessity to decrease carbon emissions and it's very transparent that the improvement of inexpensive renewable power, equivalent to solar power, is key for our economic climate and our nationwide defense. With the possibility of inexpensive, renewable strength which may create jobs whereas lowering our dependency on international oil, sun mobilephone know-how offers a truly beautiful and believable alternative.

Presenting a well-balanced mixture of thought and functions, Solar telephone expertise and purposes addresses serious layout facets representing state of the art sun telephone expertise. It deals these engaged within the layout and improvement of inexpensive, high-efficiency sunlight cells whole assurance of the most recent advances within the field—including reasonably cheap, high-efficiency components and the most recent techniques in sunlight cellphone designs. assurance includes:

  • Latest functionality parameters and value projections for cells and entire solar power systems
  • Important houses of the semiconductor and compound fabrics most fitted for the fabrication of sunlight cells
  • Techniques for functionality advancements in sun cells and panels—emphasizing expense, reliability, and durability
  • Integration of natural dye know-how within the improvement of sun devices
  • Mathematical expressions and their derivations—highlighting functionality enhancement

Using traditional nomenclature, a constant set of symbols, and exact devices for ease of comprehension, this time-saving source provides pioneering engineers, learn scientists, professors, and scholars with the certainty had to spark the developments that needs to be made to maximise the commercial and environmental advantages of this fairly untapped and ample renewable strength resource.

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Wildland Fuel Fundamentals and Applications by Robert E. Keane

By Robert E. Keane

A new period in wildland gasoline sciences is now evolving in this sort of approach that fireside scientists and bosses desire a entire realizing of fuels ecology and technological know-how to completely comprehend hearth results and behaviour on varied atmosphere and panorama features. it is a reference ebook on wildland gasoline technological know-how; a booklet that describes fuels and their software in land administration. There hasn't ever been a entire publication on wildland fuels; such a lot wildland gasoline info used to be placed into wildland fireplace technology and administration books as separate chapters and sections. This booklet is the 1st to focus on wildland fuels and deal with them as a common source instead of a fireplace habit enter. furthermore, there hasn't ever been a complete description of fuels and their ecology, size, and outline below one reference; such a lot wildland gasoline info is scattered throughout different and unrelated venues from combustion technology to fireplace ecology to carbon dynamics. The literature and knowledge for wildland gasoline technology hasn't ever been synthesized into one reference; such a lot reviews have been performed for varied and precise ambitions. This ebook is the 1st to hyperlink the disparate fields of ecology, wildland hearth, and carbon to explain gasoline technology. This simply offers with the technology and ecology of wildland fuels, now not fuels administration. notwithstanding, given that dear gas remedies are being deliberate in fireplace ruled landscapes the world over to reduce hearth harm to humans, estate and ecosystems, it really is exceedingly vital that individuals comprehend wildland fuels to boost more suitable gas administration activities.

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