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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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xix, 317 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
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xix, 262 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Structural Evaluation of Cell-Filled Pavement, by Subrat Roy.- 2. Global Warming Issues-Need for Sustainable Drainage System in Urban Areas-Green Construction Technologies, by A.K. Shrivastava.- 3. Water Hyacinth: A Useful Plant to Improve Rural Economy, by Priti Mathur.- 4. Growth, Biomass and Carbon Sequestration by Ttrees in Nutrient Deficient Bhata Land Soil of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India, by K.K.Chandra.- 5. Impact of Copper Oxide Nano Particles on Growth of Different Bacterial Species, by Tapan Adhikari.- 6. Performance of Low Cost Microbial Fuel Cell Using Earthenware Separator by Sudhansu Behera.- 7. Synthesis of CaO2 Nanoparticles for Environmental Emediation, by Sapana S. Madan.- 8. Superiority of Re-Circulating Fluidized Bed Reactor over Existing Reactor Arrangements for Chemical Looping Combustion - A Review, by Sachin Tomar.- 9. Enhancing N Use Efficiency and Reducing N2O Emission by Coating Urea with Newly Identified Bio-molecule (C20H30O2), Nano-Zn Oxide and Nano-Rockphosphate, by S. Kundu.- 10. Gamma Radiation Technology for Hygienisation of Municipal Dry Sewage ludge- Naresh Kumar Garg.- 11. Participatory Approach for Corporate Social Responsibility Plan in India, by Dr. Rajesh Puranik.- 12. Solar Powered Cold Storage System for Horticultural Crops, by P. L. Singh.- 13. Feasibility of Solar Pumps for Salt Farmers, by Kapil K Samar.- 14. Development of Uttarakhand Using Alternative Energy Source as Micro Hydropower, by Jyothi Prasad.- 15. Comparative Studies on Performance of Commercially Available High Power PC-LED Bulbs Under Tropical Condition, by Arindam Chakraborty.- 16. Development of Pedal Operated Flour Mill, by Yallappa D.- 17. Development of Family Size FRP Biogas Plant Based on Kitchen Waste, by Deepak Sharma.- 18. A Computer-Based Expert System to Design Deenbandhu Biogas Plant, by Sudhir Narayan Kharpude.- 19. Prosopis Juliflora-A Potential Problematic Weed for Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production- Vijayakumar Palled.- 20. Oil Extraction, Biodiesel Production and CI Engine Investigation Using Madhuca India Methyl Ester, by Amit Karwade.- 21. Design and Development of Producer Gas Based Heat Exchanger for Drying Application, by D.K.Vyas.- 22. Carbon Storage Potential in Dominant Trees of Koraput District of Odisha, by Kakoli Banerjee.- 23. Study of Geothermal Energy Potential with Geothermal Doublet, by Shibani K Jha.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057977 20171211
This book comprising seven parts is organized under two sections. The first section deals with environment containing four parts, whereas the second section, containing three parts, is on energy. The first part deals with some aspects of hydrologic impacts of global warming and anthropogenic changes. Part II is on bio-environment and discusses plants, biomass, and bacterial species. Part III focuses on chemical environment. Section one is concluded with Part IV on social environment. Section two starts out with Part V on solar energy. Hydropower is discussed in Part VI. The concluding Part VII deals with biogas. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management may find the book to be of value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057977 20171211
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244 pages : maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Extreme weather around the world
  • 1. The global links between extreme weather and climate change / Daniel Huber and Jay Gulledge
  • 2. The Atlantic Ocean brings a wave of climate change / The United Nations Environment Programme
  • #g 3. Climate change and global warming 101 / Anup Shah
  • 4. Costal resliience is key for the US and the World / Erin A. Thead
  • 5. In the US hurricanes are a harbinger of climate change / John McQuaid
  • 6. Weird weather around the world is cause for alarm / Christine Ottery
  • Chapter 2: The effects of extreme weather
  • 1. Climate has an impact global health / US Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2. Animal populations are affected by climate upheaval / Juan Lubroth
  • 3. In Eastern Africa, climate change affects food security / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies
  • 4. Extreme weather may lead to extreme hunger / Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 3: Extreme weather and global warming
  • 1. Global warming is man-made, not myth / Donald R. Prothero
  • 2. Is global warming really that bad? / Melissa Denchak
  • 3. How much of the world is responsibile for global warming? / Anup Shah
  • 4. In Southeast Asia, cutting greenhouse gases is vital to survival / Murray Hiebert
  • 5. Whose fault is climate change? / Frank Thomas
  • Chapter 4: Coping with extreme weather
  • 1. How various countries are tracking climate change / NPR News Staff
  • 2. Sustainable development can combat global disaster / Tom R. Burns and Nora Machado Des Johansson
  • 3. Preventing further climate upheaval isn't just the government's domain / Bonizella Biagini and Alan Miller
  • 4. Europe must adapt to climate change / European Environment Agency
  • Periodical and internet sources bibliography
  • For further discussion
  • Organizations to contact
  • Bibliography of books.
In the wake of every killer hurricane, devastating wild fire, severe drought, or once-in-a-century flooding event, it has become commonplace for scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens to debate whether or not these severe weather events can be tied directly to climate change and global warming. The scientific consensus generally indicates that we are beginning to see upticks in extreme weather due to warming and the resulting shift in weather patterns. Certain politicians, business interests, and energy executives, however, forcefully reject such connections as unproven and speculative. Where does the truth lie? This anthology collects the strongest viewpoints from across the ideological spectrum and the globe and allows readers to evaluate the arguments and evidence for themselves before forming an educated opinion. Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Maps, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites.
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xix, 279 pages ; 26 cm
  • An introduction to GIS
  • Spatial analysis in GIS
  • Thematic mapping, GIS and Geovisualisation
  • GIS and network analysis
  • GIS and the classification of people and areas (indexes of deprivation and Geodemographics)
  • GIS and small area estimation of income, well-being and happiness
  • GIS and crime pattern analysis
  • GIS and health care planning and analysis
  • GIS for retail network planning and analysis
  • GIS for emergency planning
  • GIS and education planning
  • GIS and transport analysis and planning
  • GIS for environmental justice and policy evaluation
  • Conclusions: GIS, social media and the future of GIS applications.
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xx, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
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1 map : color ; 54 x 58 cm, on sheet 56 x 81 cm, folded to 19 x 11 cm
Road map with tourist features. Shows scenic drives and outdoor recreation areas.
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48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
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193 pages : many illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
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ix, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
  • Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Neotectonics and Earthquake Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Introduction 1 Ibrahim Cemen and Yucel Y lmaz Part I: Morphotectonic Characteristics of Neotectonics in Anatolia and Its Surroundings 9 2 Morphotectonic Development of Anatolia and the Surrounding Regions 11 Yucel Y lmaz 3 Diversion of River Courses Across Major Strike Slip Faults and Keirogens 93 A. M. Celal S engor Part II: Neotectonics of the Aegean-Western Anatolian Region 103 4 Effect of Slab Tear on Crustal Structure in Southwestern Anatolia: Insight From Gravity Data Modeling 105 Rezene Mahatsente, Suleyman Alemdar, and Ibrahim Cemen 5 Geodynamical Models for Continental Delamination and Ocean Lithosphere Peel Away in an Orogenic Setting 121 Og uz H. Gog us , Russell N. Pysklywec, and Claudio Faccenna 6 Major Problems of Western Anatolian Geology 141 Yucel Yilmaz 7 The Cataldag Plutonic Complex in Western Anatolia: Roles of Different Granites on the Crustal Buildup in Connection With the Core Complex Development 189 Omer Kamac , Alp Unal, S afak Altunkaynak, Stoyan Georgiev, and Zeki M. Billor Part III: Seismotectonics in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 223 8 Fault Structures in Marmara Sea (Turkey) and Their Connection to Earthquake Generation Processes 225 Mustafa Aktar 9 North Aegean Active Fault Pattern and the 24 May 2014, Mw 6.9 Earthquake 239 Sotiris Sboras, Alex Chatzipetros, and Spyros B. Pavlides 10 Seismic Intensity Maps for the Eastern Part of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (Turkey) Based on Recorded and Simulated Ground Motion Data 273 Aysegul Askan, Shaghayegh Karimzadeh, and Mustafa Bilal Index 289.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118944981 20170522
Neotectonics involves the study of the motions and deformations of the Earth's crust that are current or recent in geologic time. The Mediterranean region is one of the most important regions for neotectonics and related natural hazards. This volume focuses on the neotectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean region, which has experienced many major extensive earthquakes, including the devastating Izmit, Turkey earthquake on August 17, 1999. The event lasted for 37 seconds, killing around 17,000 people, injuring 44,000 people, and leaving approximately half a million people homeless. Since then, several North American, European, and Turkish research groups have studied the neotectonics and earthquake potential of the region using different geological and geophysical methods, including GPS studies, geodesy, and passive source seismology. Some results from their studies were presented in major North American and European geological meetings. This volume highlights the work involving the Eastern Mediterranean region, which has one of the world's longest and best studied active strike-slip (horizontal motion) faults: the east-west trending North Anatolian fault zone, which is very similar to the San Andreas fault in California. This volume features discussions of: Widespread applications in measuring plate motion that have strong implications in predicting natural disasters like earthquakes, both on a regional and a global scale Recent motions, particularly those produced by earthquakes, that provide insights on the physics of earthquake recurrence, the growth of mountains, orogenic movements, and seismic hazards Unique methodical approaches in collecting tectonophysical data, including field, seismic, experimental, computer-based, and theoretical approaches. Active Global Seismology is a valuable resource for geoscientists, particularly in the field of tectonophysics, geophysics, geodynamics, seismology, structural geology, environmental geology, and geoengineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118944981 20170522
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237 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm.
  • Introduction and history of mapping and research / P.C. Bandopadhyay-- Introduction to the geography and geomorphology of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Regional context of the geology of the Andaman-Nicobar accretionary ridge / P.D. Clift
  • Cenozoic rifting, passive margin development and strike-slip faulting in the Andaman Sea: a discussion of established v. new tectonic models / C.K. Morley
  • Regional tectonics, structure and evolution of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands from ophiolite formation and obduction to collision and back-arc spreading / C.K. Morley & M. Searle
  • Geological framework of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Andaman-Nicobar Ophiolites, India: origin, evolution and emplacement / B. Ghosh, D. Bandopadhyay & T. Morishita
  • Mithakhari deposits / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Submarine fan deposits: petrography and geochemistry of the Andaman Flysch / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Provenance of Oligocene Andaman sandstones (Andaman-Nicobar Islands): Ganga-Brahmaputra or Irrawaddy derived? / M. Limonta, A. Resentini, A. Carter, P.C. Bandopadhyay & E. Garzanti
  • The Archipelago Group: current understanding / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Inner-arc volcanism: Barren and Narcondam islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Anatomy of the Andaman-Nicobar subduction system from seismic reflection data / S.C. Singh & R. Moeremans
  • Seismicity of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Natural resources / P.C. Bandopadhyay, B. Ghosh & A. Carter
  • Index.
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1 map : both sides, color ; 69 x 100 cm, folded to 25 x 11 cm
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256 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 30 cm
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1 atlas (xv, 152 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
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18. Atlas of Nebraska [2017]

xix, 214 pages 27 x 34 cm
  • List of figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Physical and biological environment
  • Chapter 2. History: the first Nebraskans
  • Chapter 3. Population
  • Chapter 4. Agriculture
  • Chapter 5. Urban and economic patterns
  • Chapter 6. Culture, services and politics
  • Bibliography.
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138 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 x 31 cm
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