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  • 1 Qualitative Characterization of Household Greywater in Developing Countries: A Comprehensive Review - Al-Gheeti AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 1.1 Introduction1.2 Definition of Greywater1.3 Sources and Quantity of Greywater in Developing Countries1.4 Qualitative Characteristics of Household Greywater1.4.1 General Composition1.4.2 Physical Characteristics1.4.3 Chemical Characteristics1.4.3.1 Heavy Metals1.4.3.2 Organic Micro-Pollutants (OMPs) in Greywater1.4.4 Microbiological Characteristics1.4.4.1 Indicator Bacteria1.5 Conclusion1.6 References 2 Consequences of Improper Disposal of Greywater - Efaq AN, Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RM, AbdulSamad Hazza'a, M.K. Amir Hashim 2.1 Introduction2.2 Microbial Risks2.3 Chemical Risks2.3.1 Xenobiotic Organic Compounds (XOCs)2.3.2 Eutrophication2.3.3 Heavy Metals2.4 Regulations for Discharge of Greywater2.5 Conclusion2.6 References 3 Determination of Pathogenic Organisms in Greywater - Al-Gheethi AA, Efaq AN, Mohamed RMSR, M.K. Amir Hashim 3.1 Introduction3.2 Culture Based Methods3.2.1 Dilution and Spread Plate Procedures3.2.2 Membrane Filtration (MF) Methods3.2.3 Enriched Method3.2.4 Direct Isolation of Pathogenic Bacteria on Selective Media3.3 Non-Culture Methods3.3.1 Microscopic Detection3.3.2 Molecular Methods3.4 Pathogen Growth Potential (PGP) of Inactivated Pathogens in Treated Greywater3.5 Conclusion3.6 References 4 A Reuse of Greywater for Irrigation Purposes - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 4.1 Introduction4.2 Adverse Effects of Heavy Metals on Plant Growth4.3 Microbial Aspects of Reuse of Greywater in Agriculture4.4 Regulations for Reuse of Greywater in Agriculture4.5 Conclusion4.6 References 5 A Potential Reuse of Greywater in Developed and Developing Countries - Mohamed RMSR, Al-Gheethi AA, M.K. Amir Hashim, Martin Anda, Stewart Dallas5.1 Introduction5.2 Weather of Perth, Australia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5.3 Residential Water Consumption in Perth5.4 Residential Water Consumption in Malaysia5.5 Water Scarcity5.5.1 Quantity Issues in Perth5.5.2 Quality Issues in Malaysia5.6 Greywater Treatment and Its Reuse Practice from a Global Perspective5.6.1 Greywater Treatment and Its Reuse Practice in Perth, Western Australia5.6.2 Greywater Treatment and Its Reuse Practice in Malaysia5.7 Greywater Treatment as a Means of Pollution Control5.8 Potential of Greywater Reuse in Malaysia5.9 Juggling the Differences in Adopting the Good Practice5.10 Institutional and Legal Issues5.11 Conclusion5.12 References 6 Management of Household Greywater (Storage and Treatment Technologies) - Al-Gheeti AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 6.1 Introduction6.2 Storage of Greywater6.3 Treatment of Greywater6.3.1 Conventional Treatment Methods6.3.2 Constructed Wet Land System6.3.3 Membrane Reactor System6.3.4 Flocculation and Coagulation Process6.4 Conclusion6.5 References 7 Phycoremediation as a Green Technology for Removal of Nutrients from Greywater - Wurochekke AA, Mohamed RMSR, Al-Gheethi AA, Hauwa A, M.K. Amir Hashim 7.1 Introduction7.2 Phycoremediation Process7.2.1 Selection of Microalgae Species7.2.2 Factors Affecting Phycoremediation Process7.3 Removal Mechanism of Nutrients7.4 Advantages of Phycoremediation7.5 Microbiological Aspects of Phycoremediation7.6 Conclusino7.7 References 8 Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in Greywater - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 8.1 Introduction8.2 Chemical Removal of Heavy Metals8.3 Biological Removal of Heavy Metals8.3.1 Selection of the Most Potent Microorganisms for Removal of Heavy Metals8.3.2 Factors Affecting Heavy Metals Removal8.3.3 Removal Mechanism of Heavy Metals by Microorganism8.4 Conclusion8.5 References 9 Disinfection Technologies for Household Greywater - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 9.1 Introduction9.2 Chemical Disinfection Methods9.2.1 Chlorination9.2.2 Ozonation9.2.3 Natural Compounds9.3 Physical and Mechanical Disinfection Methods9.3.1 Irradiation Disinfection9.3.2 Thermal Disinfection9.3.3 Filtration System9.3.4 Solar Disinfection (SODIS)9.4 Conclusion9.5 References 10 Centralized and Decentralized Treatment Systems for Household Greywater in Rural Regions - Dilaeleyana AS, Athirah A, Mohamed RMSR, Al-Gheethi AA, M.K. Amir Hashim 10.1 Introduction10.2 Centralized Treatment Systems10.3 Decentralized Treatment Systems10.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Centralized and Decentralized Systems10.5 Applicability of Decentralized Systems in Rural Regions10.6 Model Transport Simulation for Drainage Pollution10.6.1 Purpose of Model Transport10.6.2 Model Development of MATLAB/Simulink10.6.3 Advantages or Contribution of the Model Pollutant Transport10.7 Conclusion10.8 References 11 Recycling of Greywater for Production of Biomass and Bio-Products by Microalgae - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 11.1 Introduction11.2 Potential of Greywater as a Production Medium11.3 Harvesting of Biomass Yield11.3.1 Chemical Methods11.3.2. Physical Methods11.4 Extraction of Lipids and Proteins from Biomass Yield11.5 Conclusion11.6 References 12 Nanotechnology Application in Greywater Treatment - Efaq AN, Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, M.K. Amir Hashim 12.1 Introduction12.2 Utilization of Nanotechnology in Greywater Treatment12.3 Role of Microorganisms Used in Nanotechnology12.4 Selection of Nanomaterials12.5 Bio-Carrier System for Treatment of Greywater12.6 Conclusion12.7 References 13 Further Application of Greywater - Al-Gheeti AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 13.1 Introduction13.2 Utilization of Greywater in Building and Construction13.3 Role of Microorganisms in Greywater in Generating Bio-Concrete13.4 Washing of Contaminated Soil by Greywater13.5 Desert Reclamation by Greywater13.6 Groundwater Recharge by Greywater13.7 Conclusion13.8 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319902685 20180723
This book reviews the consequences of improper disposal of greywater into the environment and the most appropriate treatment technologies for developing countries, focusing on the potential to reuse greywater as a production medium for biomass and bio-products. It also describes the quantities and qualitative characteristics, as well as the common practice of discharging greywater in developing countries, and highlights the associated health risks. Further, it compares the management of greywater in developed and developing countries and explores the advantages and disadvantages of various treatment technologies, discussing the reuse of greywater for irrigation purposes in arid and sub-arid countries, especially in the Middle East. The book shows the benefits of greywater and introduces low-cost technologies based on the available local facilities can be used to discharge, reuse, and recycle it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319902685 20180723
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"Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. Supplement, Volume 38, presents the complete abstracts of all contributions to the 26th Annual Conference of the German Crystallographic Society in Essen (Germany) 2018"-- Provided by publisher.
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vi, 486 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
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xi, 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 26 cm.
  • ForewordJurgen Runge 1 Obituaries - Karl W. Butzer (1934-2016), Francoise Gasse (1942-2014)Jurgen Runge and Florence Sylvestre 2 Exploration of the Tibesti Mountains - Re-appraisal after 50 Years?Baldur Gabriel 3 The geomorphology and river longitudinal profiles of the Congo-Kalahari WatershedTyrel J. Flugel, Frank D. Eckardt and Woody (Fenton) P.D. Cotterill 4 Palynological Evidence (Apectodinium) of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Event in the Sediments of the Oshosun Formation, Eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwest NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 5 Sedimentological, palynological and stable isotopes studies on quaternary to neogene sediments of the Eastern Dahomey Basin, Lagos, NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 6 Palynofacies, sedimentology and palaeo-environment evidenced by studies on IDA-6 well, Niger delta, NigeriaJacinta N. Chukwuma-Orji, Edward A. Okosun, Isah A. Goro and Salome H. Waziri 7 Tropical Palaeovegetation dynamics, environmental and Climate change impact from the low latitude Coastal Offshore Margin, Niger Delta, Gulf of GuineaOnema Adojoh, Fabienne Marret, Robert Duller and Peter Osterloff 8 Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates during the Upper-Pleistocene and Holocene in the western Lake Kivu regionChantal Kabonyi Nzabandora, Emile Roche and Mike I. Akaegbobi 9 The Coastal Holocene Sedimentary Environments of the Bays of Loango and Pointe-Noire, Congo: Previous Works, Recent Development and SynthesisDieudonne Malounguila-Nganga, Pierre Giresse, Timothee Miyouna and Florent Boudzoumou 10 Geochronology and technological development: The microscopic and metric evidence from Middle Stone Age (MSA) points at Mumba rock-shelter, northern TanzaniaPastory G. M. Bushozi, Luis Leque and Audax Mabulla 11 Spatial Distribution and Impacts of Mining Development Minerals in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, GhanaRosemary Okla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351666398 20180312
During the Neogene - covering the last 23 Million years - the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data - researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines - an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351666398 20180312
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xxii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Origins
  • Earth system
  • Geologic time
  • The great acceleration
  • Anthropos
  • Oikos
  • Politikos
  • Prometheus.
Climate scientists, geologists, ecologists, and archaeologists recognize the profound effects of human activity on Earth, though whether and how this should be recognized as a formal geological epoch - the Anthropocene - remains under debate, Erle Ellis describes how the Anthropocene concept is affecting the sciences, humanities, and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198792987 20180625
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xxvi, 354 pages : illustrations, maps / ; 28 cm
A variety of exercises provide flexibility in lab assignments. Each exercise includes key terms and learning concepts linked to Geosystems. The 10th Edition includes more integrated media, including Quick Response (QR) codes linking to Pre-Lab videos. Supported media resources needed for exercises including KMZ files for all of the Google Earth (TM) exercises found in the lab manual.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134686363 20180213
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xxii, 215 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: II. Asteroid impacts in time and space III. Criteria for identification of asteroid impact events IV. Asteroid impacts in time IV.1 Archean asteroid impacts IV.1.1 ~3.46-3.47 Ga bombardment IV.1.1.1 Miralga Creek impacts (~3.47 Ga) IV.1.1.2 Marble Bar impacts (~3.46 Ga) IV.1.2 ~3.22-3.25 Ga bombardment IV.1.2.1 Sulphur Springs unconformities and olistostrome (~3.22 Ga) IV.1.3 ~2.63-2.48 Ga bombardment IV.1.2.2 Jeerinah Impact layer and Carawine tsunami breccia (~2.63 Ga) IV.1.2.3 Paraburdoo spherule layer (~2.57 Ga) IV.1.2.4 Spherule Marker Bed (~2.56 Ga) IV.1.2.5 Dales Gorge Spherule layer (~2.48 Ga) IV.2 Proterozoic asteroid impacts IV.3 Phanerozoic asteroid impacts V. Australian Asteroid impacts V.1 Exposed impact structures >10 km in diameter V.1.1 Acraman (~40-90 km) V.1.2 Yarrabubba (~30-70 km) V.1.3 Shoemaker (~29-31 km) V.1.4 Lawn Hill (~18 km) V.1.5 Strangways (~25-40 km) V.1.6 Amelia Creek (~20x12 km) V.1.7 Cleanskin (~15 km) V.1.8 Glikson (~14 km) V.1.9 Gosses Bluff (~12 km) V.1.10 Kelly West (~8-20 km) V.1.11 Spider (~11-13 km) V.1.12 Goyder (~9-12 km) V.1.13 Impact structures <10 km in diameter V.2 Buried asteroid impacts V.2.1 Warburton East (~200 km) V.2.2 Warburton West (~200 km) V.2.3 Woodleigh (~120 km) V.2.4 Talundilly (84 km) V.2.4 Gnargoo (~75 km) V.2.5 Tookoonooka (~55 km) V.2.6 Mount Ashmore (>50 km) V.2.7 Coompana (~44 km) V.2.6 Yallalie (~12 km) V.2.7 Lake Raeside (~11 km) V.3 Meteorite impact craters V.3.1 Goat Paddock (~6 km) V.3.2 Liverpool (~1.6 km) V.3.3 Darwin (~1.2 km V.3.4 Wolfe Creek (~0.88 km)) V.3.5 Hickman (0.36 km) V.3.6 Boxhole (0.17 km) V.3.7 Henbury craters V.3.8 Other impact craters V.4 Magnetic and gravity signatures of buried asteroid impact structures VI. Asteroid impacts and ore genesis VI.1 A global perspective VI.2 Australian impact structures associated with mineralization VII. Asteroids and crustal evolution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319745442 20180702
This book presents a comprehensive overview of Australian impact structures and related mineralization, including a discussion of the significance of many of these structures for crustal evolution. The book focuses in particular on Archaean impact ejecta/fallout units in the Pilbara Craton of Western Australia, large exposed and buried impact structures, and on the geophysical evidence for possible to probable impact structures. Thanks to their long-term geological stability, Precambrian and younger terrains in the Australian continent contain 38 confirmed impact structures and 43 ring and dome structures, many of which constitute possible to probable asteroid impact structures. The impact structures have been the subject of more than half a century of studies and range from several tens of meter-large craters to buried structures larger than 100 km in diameter. Discoveries of impact fallout units in the Pilbara Craton have defined the Pilbara as one of the two best documented terrains where Archaean impact ejecta/fallout deposits are identified, the other terrain being the Kaapvaal Craton in southern Africa. A synthesis of evidence from both cratons indicates periods of large asteroid bombardments during ~3.47 - 2.48 billion years-ago, including peak bombardment about 3.25-3.22 billion years-ago. The latter period coincides with an abrupt transformation of an early Archaean granite-greenstone crust to mid to late Archaean semi-continental crustal regimes, underpinning the significance of heavy asteroid impact events for crustal evolution. Apart from proven impact structures, Australian terrains display a range of circular features, including morphological and drainage rings, circular lakes, volcanic craters, tectonic domes, oval granite bodies, mafic igneous plugs, salt diapirs, and magnetic, gravity and seismic anomalies, many of which are of a likely impact origin. Thermal and hydrothermal processes associated with impact cratering bear important consequences for the formation of mineral deposits, such as Ni at Sudbury, Pb-Zn at Siljan and Kentland. Impact structures may also provide sites for the accumulation of hydrocarbons, whereas in some instances fracturing associated with impact structures allows outward migration of oil and gas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319745442 20180702
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528 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
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  • Map 1. Nightlife on the Farm : The Freshman Experience / Matthew Colin
  • Map 2. Stanford University Places I've Cried / Lilith Frakes
  • Map 3. Stanford Eateries : An Over the Counter:Map / Carla Ho
  • Map 4. Residential and Dining Enterprises : Welcome Home! / Kevin Ji
  • Map 5. Parks for People, Scenery, and Stanford / Alex Li
  • Map 6. Trees, Bikes, and Crime : The "Neighborhoods" of Stanford / Juliette Love
  • Map 7. Morning Glimpses / Dione Sheehan
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ix, 196 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Part I: Bioenergy and Land Use Change 1 Bioenergy and Land Use Change: An OverviewPankaj Lal, Aditi Ranjan, Bernabas Wolde, Pralhad Burli, Renata Blumberg 2 An Exploration of Agricultural Land Use Change at the Intensive and Extensive Margins: Implications for Biofuels Induced Land Use Change ModelingFarzad Taheripour, Hao Cui, Wallace E. Tyner 3 Effects of Sugarcane Ethanol Expansion in The Brazilian Cerrado: Land Use Response in the New FrontierMarcellus M. Caldas, Gabriel Granco, Christopher Bishop, Jude Kastens, J. Brown 4 Biofuel Expansion and the Spatial Economy: Implications for the Amazon Basin in the 21st CenturyEugenio Y. Arima, Peter Richards, Robert T. Walker Part II: Impacts on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services 5 Towards Life Cycle Analysis on Land Use Change and Climate Impacts from Bioenergy Production: A ReviewZhangcai Qin, Christina E Canter, Hao Cai 6 Bio-energies Impact on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Compared to Other Energy TechnologiesAstley Hastings 7 Empirical Evidence of Soil Carbon Changes in Bioenergy Cropping SystemsMarty Schmer, Kathleen Stewart, Virginia Jin 8 Role of crop residues in maintaining soil organic carbon in agroecosystemsDavid E. Clay, Umakant Mishra 9 Incorporating Conservation Practices into the Future Bioenergy Landscape: Water Quality and HydrologyMay Wu, Mi-Ae Ha Part III: Data, Modeling and Uncertainties 10 Uncertainty in Estimates of Bioenergy-induced Land-use Change: The Impact of Inconsistent Land-cover DatasetsNagendra Singh, Keith Kline, Rebecca Efroymson, Budhendra Bhaduri, Bridget O Banion 11 Challenges in Quantifying and Regulating Indirect Emissions of BiofuelsDeepak Rajagopal 12 Biofuels, Land Use Change, and the Limits of Life Cycle AnalysisRichard. J. Plevin 13 Lost Momentum of Biofuels: What Went Wrong?Govinda Timilsina.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
Although bioenergy is a renewable energy source, it is not without impact on the environment. Both the cultivation of crops specifically for use as biofuels and the use of agricultural byproducts to generate energy changes the landscape, affects ecosystems, and impacts the climate. Bioenergy and Land Use Change focuses on regional and global assessments of land use change related to bioenergy and the environmental impacts. This interdisciplinary volume provides both high level reviews and in-depth analyses on specific topics. Volume highlights include: Land use change concepts, economics, and modeling Relationships between bioenergy and land use change Impacts on soil carbon, soil health, water quality, and the hydrologic cycle Impacts on natural capital and ecosystem services Effects of bioenergy on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions Biogeochemical and biogeophysical climate regulation Uncertainties and challenges associated with land use change quantification and environmental impact assessments Bioenergy and Land Use Change is a valuable resource for professionals, researchers, and graduate students from a wide variety of fields including energy, economics, ecology, geography, agricultural science, geoscience, and environmental science. Read an interview with the editors to find out more: https://eos.org/editors-vox/bioenergys-impacts-on-the-landscape.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
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1 map : color ; 67 x 100 cm, folded to 23 x 11 cm.
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xxiv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Aggravation of the Climate Crisis: Temperature Rise, Extreme Weather Events, Renewable Revolution and, the Emerging of the Geoengineering Option 1.3 The Paris Accord and the Rise of Climate Powers 1.4 The Climate Commitment Approach (CCA) 1.5 The Drivers of Climate Commitment 1.6 Final Considerations 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Brazil in the Global Carbon Cycle and the Planetary Boundaries 2.3 Brazil in the International System: Economy, Democracy, and Foreign Policy 2.4 Final Considerations 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Emission Profile 1: Giant Irrational Deforestation 3.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 1: The Lack of Actions 3.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 1: A World Divided by Income: The Brazilian Contribution to the Climate Convention? (1992-2005) 3.5 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Disorders, and Strong Conservative Forces 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Emission Profile 2: Deforestation Control and Drastic Declining 4.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 2: Rapid and Intense Change 4.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 2: The Transition to Moderation and Activism 4.5 The Forces Behind Brazilian Climate Activism 4.6 Final Considerations: Medium Climate Commitment, Overcoming the Amazon Disorders, and the Rise of Reformist Forces 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Emission Profile 3: The Return of High Emissions 5.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 3: Stagnation and Retraction 5.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 3: The Conservative Set-Back 5.5 The Drivers of the Decline 5.6 The Temer's Administration: New Economic Policy, Old Conservative Persistence 5.7 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Neglect, and the Rise of Conservative Forces 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership 6.1 Summarizing the Three Periods 6.2 The Future of Climate Commitment in Brazil: Dealing with the Amazon Neglect 6.3 The Drivers of Climate Commitment in the Coming Years 6.4 The Bases for a True Brazilian Climate Leadership: Democracy, Economy, and International Insertion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106246 20180115
Climate change is increasingly a part of the human experience. As the problem worsens, the cooperative dilemma that the issue carries has become evident: climate change is a complex problem that systematically gets insufficient answers from the international system. This book offers an assessment of Brazil's role in the global political economy of climate change. The authors, Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini expertly review and answer the most common and widely cited questions on whether and in which way Brazil is aggravating or mitigating the climate crisis, including:ã Is it the benign, cooperative, environmental power that the Brazilian government claims it is? Why was it possible to dramatically reduce deforestation in the Amazon (2005-2010) and, more recently, was there a partial reversion?ã The book provides an accessible-and much needed-introduction to all those studying the challenges of the international system in the Anthropocene. Through a thorough analysis of Brazil in perspective vis a vis other emerging countries, this book provides an engaging introduction and up to date assessment of the climate reality of Brazil and a framework to analyze the climate performance of major economies, both on emission trajectory and policy profile: the climate commitment approach. Brazil and Climate Change is essential reading for all students of Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
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2 maps on 1 sheet : both sides, color ; 78 x 62 cm and 45 x 56 cm, on sheet 92 x 92 cm, folded to 23 x 11 cm.
  • Caddo National Grassland, Texas, 2018
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland, Texas, 2018.
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1 map : color ; 28 x 43 cm, on sheet 28 x 54 cm, folded to 14 x 8 cm
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xxiii, 549 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
  • Introduction Making maps is easy Making great maps is hard 1. Maps as Information Products The nature of an information product What is design? Trends in map design Functional design Designer, data and audience Engineers vs Designers vs Map Makers Simplicity and complexity Form and Function Dispersal and Layering Telling stories (metaphors and simile) Minimalism and efficiency Novelty or redundancy Data density Originality Emotional response Integrity Self-explanatory focus Wayfinding maps Experiential maps Numerical and statistical maps Production paradigms Viewing paradigms 2. Perceptions and Conventions The way the eye and brain works Vizualising for the mind Logically coding points Pictograms vs Icons vs Symbols Logically coding lines Logically coding areas Connotations of form Connotations of colour Mixing and using colours Colour constraints Connotations of value Working in greyscale Connotations of typeface Labelling hierarchies Making connections on the map Consistent denotation Innovation and familiarity Compare and contrast Ways of seeing Navigating the page Navigating the screen Navigating the mobile device Factual understanding vs Interpretation 3. Objective Dimensions Information overload Selection by feature type Selection by numbers Dimensional comparison Measurement of Earth Scale Distances Spheres and elipses Datums Latitude and longitude Geographic coordinates Projected coordinates Numerical integrity Making numbers meaningful Geographical distortions Projection distortions Projection families Choosing a good projection Compromising geographical form Geography as a diagram Measurement and proportions Absolute data Percentages, ratios and rates Comparatives Summarising data distributions Classifying data 4. Structure and Organisation Dispersal vs Layering Grids in information design Organisation and response Generalising features Styling features Graphical hierarchies Contrast Actors and support cast Repetition Proximity Balance Staging hierarchies Which way is up? Signs and pointers Focussing attention Distractions Language and phraseology Choosing a font Serif Sans serif Font efficiency: width, height, size Font efficiency: structure, form, direction, colour Typeface differentiation Legibility Type placement The small print (marginalia) 5. Pick'n'Map Choropleth Isarithmic Dot Density Binning Dasymetric Value by alpha Cartogram Flow Network mapping Schematic diagrams Isochrones Graduated Symbol Proportional Symbol Unique Values Bivariate mapping Multivariate mapping Embedded charts Small multiples Chernof Faces Proportional text 6. Different viewpoints Planimetric Panoramic Isometric Aspect Prism maps 3D isolines Mapping change Animation Dynamic variables Temporal 7. Going digital - the UI/UX challenge Map Mashups The 2 second rule Resolution Size Performance Responsive maps Interaction Capabilities Native v Browser apps Partial attention Time and day Inputs Connectivity Currency Personalising the map experience User testing Eye tracking Wireframes Workflow Prototypes Development technologies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589485020 20180806
A lavishly illustrated reference guide, Cartography. by Kenneth Field is an inspiring and creative companion along the nonlinear journey toward making a great map. This sage compendium for contemporary mapmakers distills the essence of cartography into useful topics, organized for convenience in finding the specific idea or method you need. Unlike books targeted to deep scholarly discourse of cartographic theory, this book provides sound, visually compelling information that translates into practical and useful tools for modern mapmaking. At the intersection of science and art, this book serves as a guidepost for designing an accurate and effective map.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589485020 20180806
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1 map : both sides, color, plastic-treated ; 125 x 69 cm, on sheet 92 x 61 cm, folded to 23 x 11 cm
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1 map : both sides, color ; 88 x 150 cm, on sheet 90 x 110 cm, folded to 23 x 11 cm
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vi, 475 pages : maps (some color), illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
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