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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
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Prologue: Past as precursor of future
  • I. Natural phase. 1. The Himalayan memoir ; 2. Tectonic serendipity ; 3. International biological highway ; 4. Life in flux
  • II. Cultural phase. 5. The first axe ; 6. The Chipko saga
  • III. Mechanical phase. 7. The first train to Lhasa ; 8. Dam rivers, damn rivers ; 9. Payback time
  • IV. Networking phase. 10. Toward sustainability ; 11. Individuals, institutions, and ideals.
Life in the Himalaya explores the interconnectedness between geophysical and biological components of the mountain and its relation to the sustainability of human activities in the region. At the end of glacial age, the Himalayan landscape was significantly transformed by humans; today nearly one-fourth of the world population inhabits the Himalayan river basins. With the unfolding of burgeoning human population, urbanization, geo-politics of militarization, automobile revolution, tourism and dam-building, the Himalaya is an ecosystem at risk where human communities suffer recurrent natural disasters. The book comprehensively reviews Himalaya's past and present and suggests a future of sustainable living. To achieve this, human communities must operate within the region's carrying capacity that is based on Himalaya's geological vulnerability, ecological fragility and human cultural sensitivity.-- Provided by publisher
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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.
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Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner), 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
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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
Science Library (Li and Ma)
200 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)


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