xxiii, 800 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
  • Introduction-- General Concepts in Sustainable Chemical Technologies-- Separations and Purifications-- Overview by Darrell Patterson-- Membrane Separation-- Gas Separations using Ionic Liquids-- Absorption and Adsorption Processes-- Liquid-Liquid Extractions and Stripping (including supercritical fluids)-- Ionic Liquids and their application to a more sustainable chemistry-- Crystallisation in Continuous Flow Processes-- Chemical Transformation and Reactors-- Overview by Janet Scott-- Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors-- The application of supercritical carbon dioxide extractions of functional compounds for more sustainable future-- Processes employing cavitation e.g. ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation-- Microwave Chemistry and Microwave Reactors-- Continuous Flow Processes-- Bioelectrochemical Systems for a Sustainable Future-- Nanoparticles and their application in sustainable chemistry-- Sustainable Processes in the Metal and Mining Industry-- Photochemical production of Fine Chemicals-- Biochemical Transformations and Reactors-- Overview, by Professor David Leak-- Enzyme Biotransformations and Reactors-- Algae and Bacterial Technologies for Biofuels-- Fermentations and Sustainable Technologies-- Process Integration-- Overview by Rafiqul Gani-- Process Control for Sustainable Processes-- Quantifying the Impact of New Materials and Processes Towards Environmentally Sustainable Technology-- Systematic Computer Aided Framework for Process Synthesis, Design and Intensification.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849739757 20160618
This comprehensive book approaches sustainability from two directions, the reduction of pollution and the maintaining of existing resources, both of which are addressed in a thorough examination of the main chemical processes and their impact. Divided into five sections, each introduced by a leading expert in the field, the book takes the reader through the various types of chemical processes, demonstrating how we must find ways to lower the environmental cost (of both pollution and contributions to climate change) of producing chemicals. Each section consists of several chapters, presenting the latest facts and opinion on the methodologies being adopted by the chemical industry to provide a more sustainable future. A follow-up to Materials for a Sustainable Future (Royal Society of Chemistry 2012), this book will appeal to the same broad readership - industrialists and investors; policy makers in local and central governments; students, teachers, scientists and engineers working in the field; and finally editors, journalists and the general public who need information on the increasingly popular concepts of sustainable living.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849739757 20160618
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xviii, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An introduction / Pamela Matson and Walter Falcon
  • A brief history of the Yaqui Valley / Ashley Dean
  • Looking for "win-wins" in intensive agriculture / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
  • Ecosystems and land use change in the Yaqui Valley: does agricultural intensification "spare land for nature"? / Pamela Matson and Peter Jewett
  • Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development: A case study of change and effectiveness / Ellen McCullough and Pamela Matson
  • Exploring vulnerability in the Yaqui Valley human-environment system / Pamela Matson, Amy Luers, and Ellen McCullough
  • From wheat to waves and back again: connections between the Yaqui Valley and the Gulf of California / Michael Beman and Amy Luers
  • The Yaqui Valley's agricultural transition to a more open economy / Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon
  • Agricultural research and management at the field scale / Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and David Lobell
  • Nitrogen in the Yaqui Valley: sources, transfers, and consequences / Toby Ahrens ... [et al.]
  • Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups ... [et al.]
  • Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio. SpringerLink
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
vi, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1 Adopting Complexity to Guide Inquiries: Framework, Methods, and Rationale 2 The Landscape Regions: Biosphere Reserves and Model Forests 3 Governing Landscape Regions: Learning from Experience and Surprise 4 Technologies and Innovations: Recent Origins and the Canadian Situation 5 Innovations and Sustainability in the Landscape Regions: Looking Ahead, Looking Back 6 Other Approaches toward Desirable Sustainability for Canadian Communities 7 Where Next? Possibilities Being Explored 8 Where Next for Complexity Thinking Itself? Appendices Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774831383 20161228
In the face of growing anxiety about global environmental sustainability, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments. Focusing mainly on collaborative studies of thirty-one landscape regions - designated as "Biosphere Reserves" by UNESCO or as "Model Forests" by the Canadian Forest Service - Francis also summarizes smaller sustainability projects across the country. The author concludes on a hopeful note, looking at solutions considered, proposed, and in some cases already implemented by groups striving for sustainability in an increasingly complex world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774831383 20161228
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xiv, 121 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Natural environments provide enormously valuable, but largely unappreciated, services that aid humans and other earthlings. It is becoming clear that these life-support systems are faltering and failing worldwide due to human actions that disrupt nature's ability to do its beneficial work. Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability documents the National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Ecosystem Services. At this conference, participants were divided into 14 interdisciplinary research teams to explore diverse challenges at the interface of science, engineering, and medicine. The teams needed to address the challenge of communicating and working together from a diversity of expertise and perspectives as they attempted to solve a complicated, interdisciplinary problem in a relatively short time. Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability describes how ecosystem services scientists work to document the direct and indirect links between humanity's well-being and the many benefits provided by the natural systems we occupy. This report explains the specific topics the interdisciplinary research teams addressed at the conference, including the following: -how ecosystem services affect infectious and chronic diseases -how to identify what resources can be produced renewably or recovered by developing intense technologies that can be applied on a massive scale -how to develop social and technical capabilities to respond to abrupt changes in ecosystem services -how to design agricultural and aquacultural systems that provide food security while maintaining the full set of ecosystem services needed from landscapes and seascapes -how to design production systems for ecosystem services that improve human outcomes related to food and nutrition -how to develop appropriate methods to accurately value natural capital and ecosystem services -how to design a federal policy to maintain or improve natural capital and ecosystem services within the United States, including measuring and documenting the effectiveness of the policy -how to design a system for international trade that accounts for impacts on ecosystem services -how to develop a program that increases the American public's appreciation of the basic principles of ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309252423 20160608
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200 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
608 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
  • Contents PART 1 INTRODUCTION Introduction to ecological dimensions for sustainable socioeconomic development-- The concept of sustainable development from an ecosystem perspec-tive: history, evolution, and epistemology PART 2 DWINDLING RESOURCES AND UNCERTAINTY FOR SUSTAINABILITY Water, energy and sustainable development in the 21st century-- Ecologically sus-tainable water management: role of the academy to face the development? Pres-sures and challenges - experiences in Chile-- Water management in Mexico: analy-sis from the sustainability perspective-- Hydrological consequences of climate vari-ability and impact on sustainability of the two great basins in the northwest of Mexico-- Enso drought effects and their impact in the ecology and economy of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico-- The relation of oil to the Mexican economy: past, present and future-- Climate change as a key variable for a socially and eco-nomically sustainable future: a synthesis PART 3 FUNDAMENTALS TOWARD PUBLIC POLICIES Coastal governance in Brazil: the challenges of pre-salt cycle-- Uncoupled public policies and institutions: persistent challenges for management of altered ecosys-tems-- Environmental policy for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation: a case study involving the exploitation of Beaucarnea recurvata-- Gaps in environmental law on sustainable socioeconomic development PART 4 CONCEPTS, TOOLS AND STUDY CASES An ecosystem vision for New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: applying ecologi-cal economics and ecological engineering-- Current concepts of eco-economy and biophysical economics: towards sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico coastal zone-- Renewable resources and poverty alleviation: an application to non-timber forest products-- Use of wetland spatial models for sustainable development-- Quantitative analysis of natural resource regulations leading to coastal ecosystems sustainabil-ity: Mexico as a case study-- Conservation priorities from the structural stability of ecosystems-- Identifying areas for ecotourism and conservation of threatened species: the model of black howler monkey in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico-- Toward sustainability of development in the southern coast of Brazil-- Interdisciplinary diagnosis and scenario analysis for the implementation of a coastal protected area, Laguna de Rocha Uruguay-- The Mayakoba touristic development: a model of sus-tainable tourism in the Mexican Caribbean-- The role of dung beetles in the sus-tainability of pasture and grasslands-- Ecological engineering for controlling water pollution in Latin America-- Biotechnology for edible mushroom culture: a tool for sustainable development in Mexico-- Using ecotechnology to address water and habitat loss quality in estuarine systems, Gulf of Mexico: a synthesis PART 5 POSITION PAPERS TOWARD NEW AGENDA TOPICS Beyond duplicity and ignorance in global fisheries-- A holistic vision on sustainable forest management for the 21st century-- Diminished resources, energy scarcity and climate change: unsustainable future development-- The limits of urban sustain-ability-- Achieving sustainability: issues facing United States public research universities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845647568 20160612
This book fills a gap in the literature on environmental sustainability by addressing the topic from the perspective of social and economic development. Progress in understanding and achieving sustainability requires the integration of scientific, social, economic, and legal issues. Yet progress in understanding and achieving sustainability will only be achieved through integration of scientific, social, economic, and legal aspects. A treatise on environmental sustainability should raise the current state of knowledge by proposing and recommending decision-making efforts and breaking new ground with agendas aimed for the younger generation. These younger scientists will be confronted with future uncertainty related to the set of crises that characterise the 21st Century (e.g. ecological, social, food, energy, environmental, climatic, financial, etc.). Currently, there are a number of indicators that demonstrate that ecological conditions are being compromised globally. These include reduced primary productivity, reduction in biological complexity, spreading pollution such as eutrophication, ecological degradation in any continental/basin/coastal/sea ecosystem, reduction in biodiversity, lowered resilience and slow recovery of damaged ecosystems, and reduced ecological integrity. All of these problems are related to social and economic pressure. The challenge for most ecological systems is not only to establish the baseline for current ecosystem conditions, but also to explore options for recovery and sustainability. The latter involves ecological restoration where ecosystem and environmental services are maintained and enhanced. These services are essential to social integration and economic development. This book not only introduces a theoretical and conceptual framework for the topic, but also analyses the uncertainty for sustainability because of dwindling natural resources. It includes contributions providing a basis for public policies, case studies integrating concepts and tools for solutions, and a set of position papers addressing new agenda topics that will shape the 21st century. The book will be useful for researchers, professors and students alike, as well as for all stakeholders from social, economic and academic sectors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845647568 20160612
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x, 899 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to Sustainable Management-- Sustainable Development-- Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting-- A Holistic Approach Towards Corporate Responsibility-- Benchmarking and Process Change for Green Supply Chain Management-- Developing an Adaptive Framework for Sustainable Supply Networks-- Sustainable Supply Networks by Design-- Energy Resource Management-- Globalization, Technology and Environment-- Japan for Sustainability: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, and Practices-- Sustainability Integration and Economic Performance-- Total Environmental Quality Management-- Sustainable Planning and Decision Making in Multi-Stakeholder Contexts-- Entrepreneurship and Sustainability-- System Dynamics and Sustainability-- Creating Sustainable Supply Chain Systems-- Sustainable Supply Chain Initiatives in the Korean Automobile Industry-- Environmental Information System-- Advanced Environmental Management and Innovation: A Theoretical Framework-- Business Strategies and Sustainability-- Environmental Assessment Tools-- A European Approach of Environmental Costs: A Case Study in the Spanish Road Freight Transport Industry-- Environmental Auditing and Compliance-- Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management and Recovery-- Sustainability Indicators and Indices-- Environmental Management Issues in Services-- Sustainable Development Through Global Learning and Teaching-- Energy Planning for Sustainable Development in India-- Corporate Sustainable Development: A Review and Development of a Research Model-- Academia-Corporate on Campus Sustainability Collaboration: An Exploration of the Construct.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814354813 20160614
Sustainability is about the effective management of nonrenewable and nonreplenishable natural resources. These resources are limited and critical to maintaining ecological balance. A collective effort is required to balance our socio-economic needs with environmental needs. This could be achieved by re-evaluating policies and actions as to how they affect the environment. Sustainability requires changes in traditional practices of doing things and refocusing ourselves to the needs of the earth. This handbook explores the role of sustainability in achieving social development, environmental protection, and economic development. These three areas constitute what is referred to as the triple bottom line (TBL). Sustainability management may help organizations and their global supply networks to re-evaluate their policies, processes, programs, and projects in terms of triple bottom line. Sustainability helps to facilitate planning, implementing, reviewing, and improving an organization's actions and operations to meet ecological goals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814354813 20160614
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xvi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
  • Soil biogeochemistry: from molecular to ecosystem level using Terra Preta and Biochar as examples / Bruno Glaser
  • Factors and mechanisms regulating soil organic carbon in agricultural systems / Yadunath Bajgai, Paul Kristiansen, Nilantha Hulugalle and Melinda McHenry
  • Carbon capture and use as a alternative to carbon capture and storage / Bruno Glaser and Per Espen Stoknes
  • Agroecology of Agromicrobes / Manindra Nath Jha, Shankar Jha and Sanjeet Kumar Chourasia
  • Management of Rhizospere microorganisms in relation to plant nutrition and health / John Larsen, Miguel Nájera Rincón, Carlos González Esquivel, and Mayra E. Gavito
  • Mechanized rain-fed farming and its ecological impact on the drylands: The case of Gedarif State, Sudan / Yasin Abdalla Eltayeb Elhadary
  • The paradox of arable weeds: diversity, conservation and ecosystem services of the unwanted / Jaime Fagúndez
  • Proteomics potential and its contribution toward sustainable agriculture / Abbihit Sarkar [and eighteen others]
  • The food system approach in agroecology supported by natural and social sciences: topics, concepts, applications / Aleander Wezel, Philippe Fleury, Christophe David, and Patrick Mundler
  • Agroecology applications in tropical agriculture systems / Noureddine Benkeblia and Charles A. Francis
  • Agroforesty adaptation and mitigation options for smallholder farmers vulnerable to climate change / Brenda B. Lin
  • Agroecology for sustainable coastal ecosystems: a case for mangrove forest restoration / Mona Webber, Dale Webber, and Camilo Trench
  • Suggesting an interdisciplinary framework for the management of integrated production and conservation landscapes in a transfrontier conservation area of southern Africa / Munyaradzi Chitakira, Emmanuel Torquebiau, Willem Ferguson and Kevin Mearns
  • Agroecology in Central Appalachia: framing problems and facilitating solutions / Sean Clark
  • Can agroecological practices feed the world?: the bio-ecoeconomic paradigm in agri-food production / Lummina G. Horlings
  • Vermont agricultural resilience in a changing climate: a transdisciplinary and participatory action research (PAR) process / Rachel Schattman [and ten others]
  • Experiential learning using the open-ended case: future agroecology education / Charles A Francis, Lennart Salomonsson, Geir Lieblein, Tor Arvid Breland, and Suzanne Morse.
We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment. Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability explores a modern vision of ecology and agricultural systems, so that crop production can be sustainably developed without further environmental degradation. With contributions from experts from more than 20 countries, the book describes how to make the transition to modern agroecology to help the environment. It examines the global availability of natural resources and how agroecology could allow the world population to reach the goal of global sustainable ecological, agricultural, and food production systems. The book discusses important principles that regulate agroecological systems, including crop production, soil management, and environment preservation. Making the link between theory and practices, the book includes examples of agroecology such as an interdisciplinary framework for the management of integrated production and conservation landscapes and the use of mechanized rain-fed farming and its ecological impact on drylands. An examination of how ecology and agriculture can be allied to ensure food production and security without threatening our environment, the text shows you how natural resources can be used in a manner to create a "symbiosis" to preserve ecological systems and develop agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482233018 20160618
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxiv, 393 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Preface Contributors Abbreviations 1. Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture: Global Status, Prospects and Challenges 2. Conservation Agriculture in the USA 3. Conservation Agriculture in Brazil 4. Conservation Agriculture on the Canadian Prairies 5. Conservation Agriculture in Australian Dry-land Cropping 6. Conservation Agriculture in Europe 7. Conservation Agriculture in South-East Asia 8. Conservation Agriculture in China 9. Conservation Agriculture in Central Asia 10. Conservation Agriculture in West Asia 11. Conservation Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa 12. Conservation Agriculture in North Africa 13. Conservation Agriculture in West and Central Africa 14. Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa 15. Conservation Agriculture in Argentina 16. Summing up Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780642598 20160612
The book covers the spread of conservation agriculture (CA) to regions including Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Australia, Europe and emerging CA destinations in Asia and Africa. Topics covered include the various components of CA, and how their individual and combined implementation influence productivity, soil health and environmental quality under diverse edaphic and climatic conditions. The book will be useful to teachers, researchers, extensionists, farmers, and students interested in environmental quality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780642598 20160612
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvii, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: Precision Agriculture and Food Security 1. An Overview of Precision Agriculture M. A. Oliver 2. The Role of Precision Agriculture in Food Production and Security J. L. Hatfield and N. R. Kitchen 3. Improving Food Security Through Increasing the Precision of Agricultural Development A. Gassner, R. Coe and F. Sinclair Part 2: Techniques 4. Rational Management Decisions from Uncertain Spatial Data B.P. Marchant, A.G. Dailey and R. Webster 5. Applications of Remote Sensing in Precision Agriculture for Sustainable Production P.G. Carter and S. L. Young 6. Proximal Sensing R. A. Viscarra Rossel and V. I. Adamchuk 7. Spatio-temporal Analysis to Improve Agricultural Management A. Horta and T. F. A. Bishop Part 3: Management 8. Site-specific Management and Delineating Management Zones D. L. Corwin 9. Precision Weed Management R. Gerhards 10. Site-Specific Irrigation Water Management R. G. Evans and E. J. Sadler 11. The Economics of Precision Agriculture B. P. Marchant, M. A. Oliver, T. F. A. Bishop and B. M. Whelan 12. Spatially Distributed Experimentation: Tools for the Optimization of Targeted Management R. G. V. Bramley, R. A. Lawes and S. E. Cook Part 4: Case Studies CS1. Sampling and Mapping in Precision Agriculture M. A. Oliver CS2. Precision Agriculture in Sugarcane Production J. P. Molin, G. Portz and L. R. do Amaral CS3. Precision Rice Farming for Small-Scale Paddy Fields in Asia B-W. Lee and K-J. Lee CS4. Farmer Perceptions of Precision Agriculture for Fertilizer Management of Cotton R. K. Roberts, J. A. Larson, B. C. English and J. C. Torbet Future Prospects M.A. Oliver, T.A. F. Bishop and B.P. Marchant.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415504409 20160612
Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introduce a non-specialist audience to the the role of PA in food security, environmental protection, and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as its economic benefits. The technologies covered include yield monitors and remote sensing, and the key agronomic principles addressed are the optimal delivery of fertilizers, water and pesticides to crops only when and where these are required. As a result, it is shown that both food production and resource efficiency can be maximized, without waste or damage to the environment, such as can occur from excessive fertilizer or pesticide applications. The authors of necessity describe some technicalities about PA, but the overall aim is to introduce readers who are unfamiliar with PA to this very broad subject and to demonstrate the potential impact of PA on the environment and economy. The book shows how farmers can place sustainability of the environment at the centre of their operations and that this is improved with the application of PA. The range of topics described includes sampling and mapping, weed and pest control, proximal and remote sensing, spatio-temporal analysis for improving management, management zones and water management. These are illustrated with case studies on sampling and mapping, biofuels from sugar cane and maize, paddy rice cultivation, and cotton production. Chapter 3 of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access at It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415504409 20160612
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xx, 533 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 27cm.
  • The Use of Omics Databases for Plants Ayako Suzuki, Keita Suwabe, and Kentaro Yano High-Throughput Approaches for Characterization and Efficient Use of Plant Genetic Resources Jaroslava Ovesna, Anna Janska, Sylva Zelenkova, and Petr Marsik Breeding for Sustainability: Utilizing High-Throughput Genomics to Design Plants for a New Green Revolution Traci Viinanen Transcription Factors, Gene Regulatory Networks, and Agronomic Traits John Gray and Erich Grotewold Contribution of "Omics" Approaches to Sustainable Herbivore Production Jean-Francois Hocquette, Hamid Boudra, Isabelle Cassar-Malek, Christine Leroux, Brigitte Picard, Isabelle Savary-Auzeloux, Laurence Bernard, Agnes Cornu, Denys Durand, Anne Ferlay, Dominique Gruffat, Diego Morgavi, and Claudia Terlouw Mining Omic Technologies and Their Application to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Systems Noureddine Benkeblia Identification of Molecular Processes Underlying Abiotic Stress Plants Adaptation Using "Omics" Technologies Urmila Basu Rhizosphere Metabolomics: A Study of Biochemical Processes Kalyan Chakravarthy Mynampati, Sheela Reuben, and Sanjay Swarup Microbial Functionality and Diversity in Agroecosystems: A Soil Quality Perspective Felipe Bastida, Cesar Nicolas, Jose Luis Moreno, Teresa Hernandez, and Carlos Garcia Survey in Plant Root Proteomics: To Know the Unknown Sophie Alvarez and Leslie M. Hicks Applications of Agricultural and Medicinal Biotechnology in Functional Foods Kandan Aravindaram and Ning-Sun Yang Nutritional Genomics and Sustainable Agriculture Maria Luisa Guillen, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, and Dolores Corella Metabolomics: Current View on Fruit Quality Relation with Human Health Ilian Badjako, Violeta Kondakova, and Atanas Atanassov New Farm Management Strategy to Enhance Sustainable Rice Production in Japan and Indonesia Masakazu Komatsuzaki and Faiz M. Syuaib Advances in Genetics and Genomics for Sustainable Peanut Production Baozhu Guo, Charles Chen, Ye Chu, C. Corley Holbrook, Peggy Ozias-Akins, and H. Thomas Stalker The Relevance of Compositional and Metabolite Variability in Safety Assessments of Novel Crops George G. Harrigan, Angela Hendrickson Culler, William P. Ridley, and Kevin C. Glenn Gene-Expression Analysis of Cell-Cycle Regulation Genes in Virus-Infected Rice Leaves Shoshi Kikuchi and Kouji Satoh Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics: Integration of Latest Technologies for Improving Wheat Productivity in Future Michael G. Francki, Allison C. Crawford, and Klaus Oldach Impact of Climatic Changes on Crop Agriculture: OMICS for Sustainability and Next-Generation Crops Sajad Majeed Zargar, Muslima Nazir, Kyoungwon Cho, Dea-Wook Kim, Oliver Andrzej, Hodgson Jones, Abhijit Sarkar, Shashi Bhushan Agrawal, Junko Shibato, Akihiro Kubo, Nam-Soo Jwa, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, and Randeep Rakwal Designing Oilseeds for Biomaterial Production Thomas A. McKeon Bioenergy from Agricultural Biowaste: Key Technologies and Concepts Suman Khowala and Swagata Pal Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439825044 20160606
Taking a broad and innovative informational approach, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies is the first book to apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production process. The transformation from industrial to sustainable agriculture is discussed within the frameworks of new biotechnologies and global environmental changes. While considering this transformation, the book covers: The use of new biotechnologies to help in the creation of more sustainable agricultural practices, including methods in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and the new emerging technologies, such as metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics, and ionomics The path to reach the goal of the global sustainable agricultural and food production systems in a world of limited natural resources and growing environmental degradation Principles that regulate the new agricultural and food production systems including breeding programs for more sustainable crops, soil management, and environment preservation It is clear that biotechnological approaches will become increasingly important in the future and that a shift from industrial to a sustainable agriculture will be necessary. While many books tend to make "a quick and easy link" between these two different worlds, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies describes exactly how omics can contribute to greater food productivity and security, and agricultural sustainability in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439825044 20160606
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xix, 480 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Scope of Book-- Setting the Scene-- Sustainability and Sustainable Development-- Science and its Importance-- Measurement-- Waste and Pollution-- Chemistry and the Environment-- Green Chemistry-- Process Chemistry and Reaction Engineering-- Catalysis-- Renewables-- Energy Production-- New Chemistry-- The Chemist as Citizen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847558138 20160614
The importance of reconciling the continuing needs of humankind with the protection of the environment and the earth's ability to provide for those needs is now better recognised. Chemistry and chemical technology play an important role in this, though not on their own. Interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity are, therefore, critically important concepts. This book, the first of its kind, provides an interdisciplinary introduction to sustainability issues in the context of chemistry and chemical technology. The prime objective of this book is to equip young chemists (and others) to better appreciate, defend and promote the role that chemistry and its practitioners play in moving towards a society better able to control, manage and ameliorate its impact on the ecosphere. To do this, it is necessary to set the ideas, concepts, achievements and challenges of chemistry and its application in the context of its environmental impact, past, present and future, and the changes needed to bring about a more sustainable yet equitable world. Covering aspects assumed, barely addressed or neglected in previous publications - it puts Green Chemistry in a much wider (historic, scientific, technological, intellectual and societal) context and addresses complexities and challenges associated with attitudes to science and technology, media treatment of scientific and technological controversies and difficulties in reconciling environmental protection and global development. While the book stresses the central importance of rigour in the collection and treatment of evidence and reason in decision-making, to ensure that it meets the needs of a wide community of students, it is broad in scope, rather than deep. It is, therefore, appropriate to a wide audience including practising scientists and technologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847558138 20160614
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxiv, 632, [31] p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xi, 361 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Overview-- general issues in ecological and environmental economics-- governance and policy instruments for environmental control-- environmental issues in Australia, Asia and transitional economies-- environmental health.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843760214 20160527
This collection of Clem Tisdell's articles is a readable and comprehensive economic analysis of important contemporary issues involving ecological and environmental economics. Coverage includes the role of ecological economics in the modern world; welfare and ethical considerations in environmental economics; sustainability concerns; the potential role of local communities in conservation; environmental aspects of population growth; and the relevance of carrying capacity concepts. The value for environmental management of different types of governance and of alternative economic policy instruments (such as environmental taxation compared to tradable permits) is also assessed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843760214 20160527
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Distinct practices of eating are at the heart of many of the world's faith traditions - from the Christian Eucharist to Muslim customs of fasting during Ramadan to the vegetarianism and asceticism practiced by some followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. What we eat, how we eat, and whom we eat with can express our core values and religious devotion more clearly than verbal piety. In this wide-ranging collection, eminent scholars, theologians, activists, and lay farmers illuminate how religious beliefs influence and are influenced by the values and practices of sustainable agriculture. Together, they analyze a multitude of agricultural practices for their contributions to healthy, ethical living and environmental justice. Throughout, the contributors address current critical issues, including global trade agreements, indigenous rights to land and seed, and the effects of postcolonialism on farming and industry. Covering indigenous, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives, this groundbreaking volume makes a significant contribution to the study of ethics and agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813167978 20161205
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xi, 249 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
  • Contents Earth science and environmental protection The main source of agricultural non-point source pollution in the Yellow River and the classification of control measures Y. Hu, Q. Li & W. Chen Comparison of three mixed acid digestion methods for the accurate determination of heavy metal concentration in contaminated soil Y.M. Li, X.Y. Zhou, J. Yang, Y.X. Sun & S.Q. Liao Optimization research of air distribution with stratified air-conditioning in a large space building N. Pei, L. Wang, Z. Chang & G. Lv The spatial structure of urban-rural system and influence pattern in Shiyang River Basin W. Wei, P. Shi, J. Zhou & B. Xie Long-term effects on plasma androgen and antioxidative enzymes in testis after exposure to bisphenol A in male zebrafish (Danio rerio) H. Xu, X. Dong, Z. Zhang & X. Wu Study on purification effects of nitrogen and phosphorus by constructed wetlands system in Xi'an Q. Zhang, B. Shen, Q. Quan & J.K. Li Environmental problem analyses for cross border territories of former Soviet Union countries N. Mavlyanova, I. Denisov & V. Lipatov Screening of sulfide-oxidizing bacteria from sea cucumber breeding pond sediment D.S. Zhang, H. Li, Y. Liu & J. Song Performance of biological activated carbon treating norfloxacin from aqueous solutions X.D. Fan & X.K. Zhang Land use/land cover prediction based on land change modeler approach Y.Z. Shi, M.Y. Fan, H.J. Liu & X.F. Yang Research on fusion methods of TH-1 image Y. Zheng, Y. Song & X. Jia Influence of temperature and initial concentration on adsorption behavior of Cu(II) from aqueous solution by purified attapulgite J. Ren, D. Gou, F. Zhang, L. Tao & M. Zhang Performance test and analysis of vehicle equipment's horizontal earth electrodes under lightning environment X.-B. Qu, B.-H. Zhou, Y.-P. Fu, B. Liu & J.-P. Chen Resource management and sustainable ecological development. Effects of sand burial on growth and physiology of Anabasis aphylla in desert-oasis ecotone of south Junggar Basin, NW China M. Wang & G.M. Chu Root morphological and physiological responses of Alhagi sparsifolia to drought stress in the lower reaches of the Tarim River, China X. Ma, R. Zhang & M. Wang Effective method of permeability study in unsurveyed area N. Zhang, X.H. Su & H. Jiang Analysis of urban expansion and landscape characteristics in Shiyang River Basin-taking Liangzhou District of Wuwei city in China as an example W. Wei, P. Shi, J. Zhou, B. Xie & L. Lei Urban ecosystem services valuation: Progress and challenges L. Zhang, H. Cao, J. Li & L. Qu The viability of Sloping Land Conversion Program: A case study from China H. Han A comparative study of NDVI change in Shendong coalfield based on GIMMS dataset C. Ma, S. Tian, S. Xie, N. Zhao & Y. Yang Ecosystem services valuation with a socio-economic perspective: Case from Hubei, China L. Zhang, L. Qu & Y. Gao The legislation of Chinese energy and sustainable development X. Chen & J. Chen Analysis of landscape pattern change about grassland in Qinghai Lake Basin from 1987 to 2010 X. Zhang, K.-L. Chen, J.-M. Wang & Y.-H. Mao Low carbon urbanization development based on multiple objective programming G.-H. Wu, J. Mu & H.-S. Li Comparison of adoptive reuse of industrial buildings W. Gao, S.H. Wang, K. Yuan, D. Tong, X. Wan, G. Yu & J. Wang Study of safety evaluation on water resources W. Sun, N. Dong, A. Tian & A. Tian Hydrological processes of water resource conservation forest E. Liu Simulation of water droplet trajectory in icing research of aircraft Z.-H. Zhou, X. Yi, Y.-W. Gui & J.-M. Qu The case study of vacuum preloading to reinforce soft soil foundation for expressway Y. Zhuang & S.-B. Li Transient thermal analysis of the rotational tubby eddy current brake X.-J. Yang Sustainable development of China's rare earth resources K. Zhou & Y.-J. Teng Fire danger of interaction processes between local heat sources and condensed substances D.O. Glushkov, A.A. Shcherbinina & P.A. Strizhak Experimental analysis of the feasibility of polydisperse droplet water flow using at fire extinguishing P.A. Strizhak, R.S. Volkov & O.V. Vysokomornaya Experimental study on combustion characteristics of sludge H.-B. Lu, J. Yang & G.-Q. Su Evaluation of safety signs' effectiveness on the construction project scene based on cognitive process Q. Jia, X.-H. Zhou & X.-G. Zhu On theory of road slab design to resist frost-heave force caused by frozen roadbed in seasonal frost regions L. Song, L. Gao & B. Li Research on filtration efficiency of the wet fiber layer for mine dust X.-S. Chen, Y.-L. Zhang & Y.-H. Wang Sterilization of clothing infected by bacillus subtilis var. niger spore using disinfectant sparying coupled with heat effect Z.-G. Li, H.-L. Zhou & H.-J. Zhao Application of horizontal well multi-stage fracturing model in low-permeability gas reservoir Z.-L. Gao, T.-M. Yang & H.-F. Fan Studies on gold nanorods-antibody against melanoma targeted tumor cell L.-H. Zhao, Z.-J. Shen, H.-N. Zhao & D.-M. Han Author index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138026834 20160618
This volume contains the papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Ecological Development (EPSED2014). The contributions cover the latest research results and explore new areas of research and development, like Earth Science, Resource Management, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Ecological Development issues, and will be invaluable to academics and professionals interested or involved in these fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138026834 20160618
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v, 221 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Applying an ecosystem-based approach to aquaculture : principles, scales and some management measures / Doris Soto ... [et al.]
  • Human dimensions of an ecosystem approach to aquaculture / Connor Bailey
  • Economic implications of an ecosystem approach to aquaculture / Duncan Knowler
  • Legal implications of an ecosystem approach to aquaculture / Jorge Bermúdez
  • An ecosystem approach to marine aquaculture : a global review / Barry Costa-Pierce
  • An ecosystem approach to freshwater aquaculture : a global review / John Hambrey, Peter Edwards and Ben Belton.
Building an ecosystem approach to aquaculture: FAO/Universitat de lesIlles Balears Expert Workshop, 7-11 May 2007, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251060759 20160528
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232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction, intent and structure of the book
  • Research questions and basic assumptions
  • The MSc programme "Management of protected areas"
  • Structure of the current volume
  • Sustainability, culture and knowledge
  • Sustainability and protected areas
  • Definition of sustainability
  • Sustainability models
  • Sustainability and gender
  • Sustainability and protected areas
  • Knowledge and protected areas
  • Definition and introduction to knowledge
  • Categorization of knowledge
  • Information and knowledge
  • Knowledge, gender and diversity
  • Knowledge processes
  • Categorization of knowledge of protected areas
  • Knowledge of protected areas as sustainability knowledge
  • Culture and protected areas
  • Definition of culture
  • Theoretical approaches to culture
  • The cultural context of protected areas
  • Microscopic level : culture at individual level
  • Mesoscopic level : the protected area as culture
  • Macroscopic level : the national culture
  • Suprascopic level : global culture
  • Transfer and exchange of knowledge
  • Definition of knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer
  • Categorization types of knowledge exchange
  • Barriers inhibiting the exchange of knowledge
  • Models for exchange of knowledge
  • Knowledge exchange in protected areas
  • The FoAs as a means of transcultural exchange
  • Forming principles for the management of protected areas
  • Applied methods
  • Framework for a transcultural exchange of knowledge
  • Knowledge assessment in four case study sites
  • Knowledge assessment for protected areas
  • The ICR-model adapted for protected areas
  • Realisation of knowledge assessments
  • The four case study sites
  • Fingerprinting the cultural dimensions of the FoAs
  • The 5-R Method
  • Survey of transcultural knowledge exchange
  • Interviews
  • Survey among students of the MPA course
  • Transdisciplinary discourse
  • The case study sites
  • Chitwan National Park, Nepal
  • Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal
  • Mohe Tauern National Park (Carinthian part), Austria
  • Donau-Auen National Park, Austria
  • Results
  • The cultural context of Austria and Nepal
  • Legal and political system
  • Economic system
  • History
  • Science and education system
  • Traditions and customs
  • Language and communication
  • Religion, ethics and philosophy
  • Gender and diversity
  • Results of the knowledge assessments
  • Vision, objectives and management strategy
  • Available resources
  • Application of the fields of activity
  • Comparing the use and the distribution of knowledge
  • Knowledge flows
  • Examples for knowledge exchange at case study sites
  • Qualitative comparison of the FoAs
  • Fields of activity in common use
  • Fields of activity in different use
  • Major aspects inadequately or not addressed by FoAs
  • Dimensions influencing exchangeability of knowledge
  • Knowledge barriers in protected areas
  • General framework for the exchange of knowledge
  • Different local culture and common global subculture
  • Institutional framework for exchanging knowledge
  • Knowledge barriers for a transcultural exchange
  • The role of cultural translators
  • Exchange of systematic knowledge (competences)
  • Evaluation of success of knowledge exchange
  • Synthesis
  • Seven steps to a successful transcultural exchange of knowledge
  • Conclusions according to research questions
  • The Charta of Klagenfurt
  • Recommendations for knowledge transfer in protected areas
  • Recommendations for training and education
  • The added value of international exchange
  • Future research
  • References, tables and figures, photo credits
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Interviews and workshops
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Authors.
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As humans we have stewardship over the environment. Man's dominion does not mean a license to abuse, spoil, squander or destroy. Future cultures will be able to reach their potential only if this generation remembers that sustainable land use is a combination of economics, ecology and social justice. Our ancestors survived due to an innate sense of "oneness" whereby they helped each other. For them everything was "holy". Sustaining desired ecological, economic, and social conditions in the system is a big challenge, but not an impossible task. This book presents chapters by scientists from different disciplines from the Mediterranean Basin and its environs. It presents updated information and highlights the way forward for the fields of economy, environment and ecology, making this book a very useful source for people working in these different disciplines. Contributions have been prepared by experts in these respective fields. The book also brings to the fore important future tasks for these particular disciplines, and provides up-to-date references, tables and figures illustrating research findings. As such, this volume is a must-read for students, researchers and professionals in environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, geography and other related fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443862189 20160617
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xxvii, 331 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Excitons in Nanoscale Systems (G D Scholes & G Rumbles)-- Nanowire Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (M Law et al.)-- Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors (P Simon & Y Gogotsi)-- High-Performance Lithium Battery Anodes Using Silicon Nanowire (C K Chan et al.)-- Advanced Anodes for High-Temperature Fuel Cells (A Atkinson et al.)-- A Redox-Stable Efficient Anode For Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (S Tao & J T S Irvine)-- High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage in Lithium and Sodium Amidoboranes (Z Xiong et al.)-- Tuning Clathrate Hydrates for Hydrogen Storage (H Lee et al.)-- Complex Thermoelectric Materials (J Snyder & E S Toberer)-- Silicon Nanowires as Efficient Thermoelectric Materials (A I Boukai et al.)-- and other papers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814317641 20160605
The search for cleaner, cheaper, smaller and more efficient energy technologies has to a large extent been motivated by the development of new materials. The aim of this collection of articles is therefore to focus on what materials-based solutions can offer and show how the rationale design and improvement of their physical and chemical properties can lead to energy-production alternatives that have the potential to compete with existing technologies. In terms of alternative means to generate electricity that utilize renewable energy sources, the most dramatic breakthroughs for both mobile (i.e., transportation) and stationary applications are taking place in the fields of solar and fuel cells. And from an energy-storage perspective, exciting developments can be seen emerging from the fields of rechargeable batteries and hydrogen storage.
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