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Book
206 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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Book
27 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xii, 250 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • The Negawatt revolution - new developments in energy efficiency, A.B. Lovins-- climate warming due to increasing greenhouse gases - how much do we know?, J.D. Mahlman-- changing trends in energy, W.R. Finger-- fuel cells and high energy batteries, B.C.H. Steele-- energy economics, the environment and photovoltaics, R.H. Annan-- a third generation of urban infrastructure, J.P. Eberhard.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789810203900 20160528
After propelling the development of human civilization for the past three centuries, the use of fossil fuel is now increasingly perceived as leading to unacceptable global alterations in our physical and social environment. Are such perceptions correct? What are our options? This volume is the proceedings of a one-day symposium organized to address these challenging questions as well as to provide partial answers. Three of the papers are on global issues involving energy conservation, greenhouse warming and changing trends in energy use; and four papers are on the more specific technological topics of fuel cells and batteries, solar photovoltaics and architecture. The collection of articles in this volume is aimed at policy makers, corporate executives, scientists and engineers, science teachers, environmentalists, journalists and the general public concerned with the important issues of energy and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789810203900 20160528
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Book
107 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Book
170 p.
  • Energy and the environment - the differing problems of the developed and developing regions, Hermann Bondi-- sustainable development - panacea, platitude or downright deception?, Jonathon Porritt-- clean power from fossil fuels, Peter Chester-- the gas industry - survivor and innovator, Denis Rooke-- alternative energy sources - the European story, John Rae-- energy generation in Central and Eastern Europe - the environmental problem, Peter Hardi-- the legacy of Chernobyl - the prospects for energy in the former Soviet Union, Zhores A. Medvedyev-- nuclear power and the environment, Walter Marshall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198584193 20160528
Heat, light, industrial production, transport - every government, in its energy policy, has to balance the competing claims of economic benefit, public opinion and environmental impact. This volume derives from public lectures organized by Linacre College within the University of Oxford. In this book, representatives of the various types of energy generations - coal and oil, gas, nuclear power and alternative technologies - set out the pros and cons of these energy sources and discuss their environmental consequences. Chapters deal with special problems faced by the countries of the developing world, by the new democracies in Central and Eastern Europe and by the republics of the former Soviet Union. Readers should be able to form a balanced judgement on the direction which energy policies could or should take in order to maximize economic efficiency while minimizing the greenhouse effect, acid rain and atmospheric pollution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198584193 20160528
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Book
v, 101 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Book
240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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Book
x, 7, 113 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiv, 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Environment and human influence, R.C. Kirkwood-- atmospheric pollution - components, mechanisms, control and remediation, J.W.S. Longhurst et al-- water pollution, D. Hammerton-- bioremediation - a practical sollution to land pollution, Z.M. Lees and E. Senior-- the economics of pollution, D. Pearce-- introduction to clean technology, R. Cliff and A.J. Longley-- agricultural and pharmaceutical chemicals, P.A. Johnson-- plastics, R. Mackison-- clean technology in the food industry, P. Fryer-- clean synthesis, C. Suckling-- clean energy supply and use, J.W. Twidell.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780751400373 20160528
This book describes the concept of "clean technology" as an approach for protecting the environment by preventing pollution at source, minimising waste and reducing energy use. Early chapters review the general effects and economics of industrial pollution. Coverage then moves on to an examination of the issues and what is being done on a sector-by-sector basis. Surveys of clean methods of chemical synthesis, and the use and supply of clean energy complete the volume. Written primarily for industrial and environmental chemists, the book is also intended for those in academic and research institutions requiring up-to-date information and references on this strategically critical subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780751400373 20160528
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36 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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Book
120 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xi, 256 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Book
20 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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Video
1 streaming video file (56 min.) : digital, sd., col.
From Burlington, Vermont, to Sacramento, California, from Brownsville Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota, communities across the U.S. are facing complex challenges in their attempt to balance growth with the preservation of natural resources. In this program we see how citizens have been able to effect change and explore the new technologies that have empowered them.
Video
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : digital, sd., col.
From Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Austin, Texas, homeowners, architects, builders and an inventor utilize green technologies and innovative design in the construction of new homes and the retrofitting of the old; while residents of one small town show how simple it is to incorporate composting into daily living.
Video
1 streaming video file (56 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Environmental challenges surround the places in which we work and the cars we use to get there. Featured are a look at "sick building syndrome" and the design of new office buildings for the 21st century; a visit with a chemical plant that has found solutions for controlling waste emissions; and a survey of new trends in automobiles and auto-recycling.
Book
ix, 121 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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18. Accounting for resources [1998 - ]

Book
v. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Background - industrial metabolism and materials flow analysis (MFA)-- agricultural industries-- forest industries-- extractive materials - fuels-- extractive materials - minerals and metals-- chemical industry material flows and wastes - inorganic chemicals-- chemical industry material flows and wastes - organic chemicals-- lost mass, wastes and toxic or hazardous emissions-- counting with dollars - from mass-flow to I-O.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858986401 20160527
This volume presents new research on the increasingly important need to account for the use of resources and the dispersion of waste materials. It considers resource accounting both at the process level and at the materials level, offering policy suggestions for waste and resource accounting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858986401 20160527
This companion volume to "Accounting for Resources, 1" tracks the life-cycle of specific elements, such as chlorine and heavy metals, in order to estimate the generation and dissipative losses of material wastes. It proposes a new quantitive measure of the potential for environmental harm of waste materials, and includes case studies to add weight to its conclusions. Four horizontal life cycle case studies are included, one for chlorine and chlorine chemicals, mercury, arsenic and cadmium, and the other for the copper, lead and zinc group. The book also includes a longitudinal study of heavy metals use and dissipation, during the period 1880-1980 with reference to the Huson-Raritan basin. It concludes with an overview, including some recommendations for future research and for policy changes with respect to government statistical data collection and organization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858989235 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
x, 203 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Perspectives water environment management / Juha I. Uitto
  • Central Eurasian water perspectives and arid land studies / Iwao Kobori
  • Major environmental problems in world lakes / Tatsuo Kira
  • Creeping environmental problems in the Aral Sea Basin / Michael H. Glantz
  • The Aral Sea and socio-economic development / Tsuneo Tsukatani
  • Satellite image maps of the Aral Sea and Central Asia / Toshibumi Sakata
  • Word on Aral / O. Abdirakhmanov
  • The role of academic research in solving ecological problems of the Aral Sea Region / U. M. Sultangazin
  • Iranian strategies in Central Asia / Modjtaba Sadria
  • Environmental policy-making for sustainable development of the Caspian Sea Area / Genady N. Golubev
  • Iranian perspectives on the Caspian Sea and Central Asia / Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
  • Principles for confidence-building measures in the Jordan River watershed / Aaron T. Wolf
  • Alternative strategies in the inter-state regional development of the Jordan Rift Valley / Masahiro Murakami
  • The role of international organizations in the integrated management of international water bodies : the activities of the UNU, UNEP, and the World Bank in the Middle East / Mikiyasu Nakayama.
"Central Eurasian Water Crisis" refers to the awareness by the global community that, in the 21st century, people in various regions around the world will likely face problems of water quality and water quantity. These problems have already surfaced in several locations, and this volume focuses on three of them: the Dead Sea, the Aral Sea, and the Caspian Sea regions. In this book, researchers from a variety of physical and social science disciplines seek to identify the water-related problems and the prospects for resolving them. They explain that the water level of the Dead Sea has been declining in recent years, and this has added to political tensions in the region. They explore how the need to resolve environ-mental issues related to the Dead Sea might be a major step toward peaceful cooperation. The Aral Sea, also declining in recent decades, has been threatened by the use of river water to serve cotton development in the sands of otherwise dry Central Asian deserts. And the Caspian Sea, the largest inland sea in the world, has gone through decadal-scale fluctuations over the past 150 years. One of the richest regions in the world with regard to oil and gas reserves, its environmen-tal problems (oil and waste pollution, desertification, the survival of the sturgeon, and the fluctuating sea level) will only serve to worsen other regional political problems, unless they are addressed in the near future. This volume attempts to raise as many questions as it answers about Eurasian water crises. These cases will serve as lessons of actions to be taken--or not taken. Iwao Kobori is a programme advisor at the United Nations University in Tokyo. Michael H. Glantz is a senior scientist in the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280809251 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
x, 203 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Perspectives on water environment management / Juha I. Uitto
  • Central Eurasian water perspectives and arid land studies / Iwao Kobori
  • Major environmental problems in world lakes / Tatsuo Kira
  • Creeping environmental problems in the Aral Sea basin / Michael H. Glantz
  • The Aral Sea and socio-economic development / Tsuneo Tsukatani
  • Satellite image maps of the Aral Sea and Central Asia / Toshibumi Sakata
  • Voices from the region
  • A word on Aral / O. Abdirakhmanov
  • The role of academic research in solving the ecological problems of the Aral Sea region / U.M. Sultangazin
  • Iranian strategies in Central Asia / Modjtaba Sadria
  • Environmental policy-making for sustainable development of the Caspian Sea area / Genady N. Golubev
  • Iranian perspectives on the Caspian Sea and Central Asia / Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
  • Principles for confidence-building measures in the Jordan River watershed / Aaron T. Wolf
  • Alternative strategies in the inter-state regional development of the Jordan Rift Valley / Masahiro Murakami
  • The role of international organizations in the integrated management of international water bodies : the activities of the UNU, UNEP, and the World Bank in the Middle East / Mikiyasu Nakayama.
"Central Eurasian Water Crisis" refers to the awareness by the global community that, in the 21st century, people in various regions around the world will likely face problems of water quality and water quantity. These problems have already surfaced in several locations, and this volume focuses on three of them: the Dead Sea, the Aral Sea, and the Caspian Sea regions. In this book, researchers from a variety of physical and social science disciplines seek to identify the water-related problems and the prospects for resolving them. They explain that the water level of the Dead Sea has been declining in recent years, and this has added to political tensions in the region. They explore how the need to resolve environ-mental issues related to the Dead Sea might be a major step toward peaceful cooperation. The Aral Sea, also declining in recent decades, has been threatened by the use of river water to serve cotton development in the sands of otherwise dry Central Asian deserts. And the Caspian Sea, the largest inland sea in the world, has gone through decadal-scale fluctuations over the past 150 years. One of the richest regions in the world with regard to oil and gas reserves, its environmen-tal problems (oil and waste pollution, desertification, the survival of the sturgeon, and the fluctuating sea level) will only serve to worsen other regional political problems, unless they are addressed in the near future. This volume attempts to raise as many questions as it answers about Eurasian water crises. These cases will serve as lessons of actions to be taken--or not taken. Iwao Kobori is a programme advisor at the United Nations University in Tokyo. Michael H. Glantz is a senior scientist in the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280809251 20160528
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