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152 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 242 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Two Social Philosophers 2. Market Virtues -- and Limitations 3. Reason, Rules, Spontaneity 4. The Clash of Spontaneous Processes 5. Dialectics and a New Paradigm 6. Built in Marx's Name 7. Social Justice 8. Morality 9. Human Nature 10. Law and the Rule of Law 11. Freedom, Coercion, Property 12. Politics, Democracy 13. Marx and Methodology 14. Hayek and Methodology 15. The Primacy of Values.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415464888 20160527
The aim of the book is to stimulate the realignment of political, theoretical and philosophical thinking that is now beginning in response to global warming. The author provides an examination of the theories of the most prominent social philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries - Karl Marx and Friedrich Hayek. He does so in the belief that the work of these two thinkers, in their commonalities and differences, successes and failures, contain important indicators of the content of a social philosophy suited to today's conditions.The book proceeds in the context of the failure of the attempts by followers of Marx, having achieved political power, to realise the objectives they took to issue from his theories, on the one hand, and of the earlier successes, but now emerging failures of the neo-liberal philosophy of Hayek to cope with the with the environmental outcomes of those very successes, on the other. In doing so, the book will incidentally critique postmodernism, because of its claim to be 'Theory' as such, which for a generation impeded genuine theoretical and philosophical work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415464888 20160527
Green Library
xii, 487 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. The Failure of Western Intervention in Africa 2. The Evolution of Urban Development in Africa 3. How Modern Urban Infrastructure Evolved 4. Transferring the British Infrastructure Model to Africa 5. Decentralisation and Urban Infrastructure 6. Urbanization in Ethiopia 7. From Engineering to Infrastructure: Changing the Urban Paradigm 8. Rethinking Urban Development in Africa 9. A Green Infrastructure Model for Africa 10. Green Urban Infrastructure in Practice: Mediating Resource Flows 11. Green Infrastructure and Urban Governance 12. Building African Cities for a Sustainable Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849714723 20160607
This book shows for the first time how green infrastructure can work in an African urban context. On one level it provides a major rethinking of the role of infrastructure in urban society since the creation of networked infrastructure in the early twentieth century. On another, it explores the changing paradigms of urban development through the fundamental question of how decisions are made. With a focus on Africa's fast-growing secondary towns, where 70 per cent of the urban population live, the book explains how urban infrastructure provides the key to the relationship between economic development and social equity, through the mediation of natural resources. Adopting this view enables investment to be channelled more effectively to provide the engine for economic growth, while providing equitable services for all residents. At the same time, the mediation of resource flows integrates the metabolism of the city into the wider ecosystem. This vision leads to a new way of thinking about infrastructure, giving clear definition to the concept of green infrastructure. On the basis of research gathered throughout an extensive career, John Abbott draws in particular from his experience in Ethiopia to demonstrate the ways in which infrastructure needs to respond to the economies, societies and natural environments of twenty-first century urban Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849714723 20160607
Green Library
319 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
23 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
69 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
185 pages ; 24 cm
Renaissance and the progress; development; Arab countries; religious aspects.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
12 p.
Green Library
1 online resource : illustrations
  • Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright; Dedication; Chapter 1. Sustainable Mass Transit; Abstract; Introduction; Sustainability and Energy Use; Mass Transit; Growing and Revitalizing a City; The Four Categories of Commuting; Convincing People to Take Mass Transit; An International Ideology; The Human Element; Great Opportunities; Government Participation; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 2. Infrastructure, Facilities and Vehicles; Abstract; Introduction; History; Train Infrastructure; Stations and Terminals; Signal and Communications; Line Equipment; Facilities; Light Rail Systems
  • Train CarsBus Service; Bus Depots; Bus Rapid Transit; Materials; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 3. Energy; Abstract; Introduction; Fossil Fuels; Power Generating Plants; Electricity for Train Service; Diesel Fuel and the Internal Combustion Engine; Combustion and the Greenhouse Gas Effect; Financial Aspect of Energy in Mass Transit; Renewable Energy; Green Energy for Sale; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 4. Environmental Impacts; Abstract; Introduction; The History of Impacts on the Environment; Noise and Vibration; Water Impacts; Challenging Material and Equipment
  • Refuse Removal and DisposalMaintenance Shop Impacts; Bus Operation Environmental Impacts; Bus Depot Impacts; Visual Impacts of Mass Transit Infrastructure; Environmental Regulations and Management; Financial Impacts; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 5. Sustainability in Train Rail Systems; Abstract; Introduction; Sustainability Assessment; Electrical Consumption Reduction in Train Operations; Regenerative Braking; Wayside Energy Storage; On-Board Energy Storage; Lighting; Light Emitting Diodes; Natural Lighting; Natural Ventilation; White Roofs and the Heat Island Effect; Solar Energy
  • Vertical Axis Wind TurbinesEnvironmental Mitigation; Noise and Vibration Mitigation; Customer Trash Recycling; Sensors, Timers, and Monitors; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 6. Sustainable Initiatives for Public Bus Networks; Abstract; Introduction; Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel; Compressed Natural Gas; Biodiesel; Hybrid Buses; Historic Reduction; Electric Buses; Environmental Protection Agency Emission Standards; Bus Depots; Heat Recovery Units; Green Roofs; Rainwater Collection Systems; Strategic Initiatives; Conclusion; Further Reading
  • Chapter 7. Future Challenges and Sustainability OpportunitiesAbstract; Introduction; All-Electric Bus Fleet; Electrical Energy Storage; Dedicated Renewable Energy; Groundwater Usage; Geothermal; Green Infrastructure; Climate Adaptation; Combinations; Intermodal Bike Sharing; Energy Saving Devices; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 8. Environmental Mitigation of Construction Impacts; Abstract; Introduction; Environmental Review; Recycling; Beneficial Reuse of Excavated Soils; Landfills; Wetlands; Demolition Phase of Construction; Hazardous Waste
1 online resource (xxiv, 198 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgement
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Theory and practice on poverty
  • Natural resources and governance
  • Chapter 3: Techniques and methods used to investigate muslim world's poverty
  • Chapter 4: The incidence and trend of poverty in the muslim world
  • Chapter 5: Natural resource endowments and development trend in the muslim world
  • Chapter 6: Governance and poverty alleviation in the muslim world
  • Chapter 7: Zakat as policy tool to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods
  • Chapter 8: Addressing pertinent development questions in the muslim world
  • Chapter 9: Toward a practicable development collaboration
  • References.
This book investigates the current level and trend of poverty in the Muslim World, including selected countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific and South America. Authors explore themes of poverty reduction, the extent of natural resource endowments (especially mineral resources) and the influence on social and economic development. Chapters explore theory and practice, including governance and programmes, and take a detailed look at Zakat as a faith-based policy tool, to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods and thus contribute to better environmental stewardship. The final chapters look at development questions in the Muslim World and make policy recommendations, including a proposed multi-dimensional development collaboration model called the Development Collaboration Octagon Model (DeCOM). Readers will discover theoretical explanations of poverty and how poverty hampers the development of many nations because the poor are unable to partake actively in the development process. Poverty indicators and measurement are discussed, and trends of economic growth including productivity, manufacturing, trade patterns, investment and saving activity are all explored: supporting data is presented in tables and figures, throughout this text. Authors explore the potency and success stories of public poverty alleviation strategies and programmes pursued in the Muslim world, especially the extent to which the institution of Zakat has been effectively incorporated into public poverty alleviation strategies. Policy options required to enhance social and economic development are proposed, to help pull the poor out of the poverty trap into the mainstream economy in the Muslim world. This work will appeal to anyone wishing to scrutinise poverty, its parameters and its relationship with the development of countries in the Muslim world. Scholars in the fields of economics, sociology, geography and Islamic studies will all find something of value here.
xviii, 183 pages ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures List of Tables Preface Acronyms and Abbreviations Introduction 1 The Sleeping Giant has Awoken: China's New Great Leap Forward 2 Some of the Factors that Contributed to China's Awakening 3 China's Entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 4 Why is China Interested in Africa? 5 China's Foray into Africa: The Benefits 6 China's Foray into Africa: The Criticisms 7 Africa and Millions of Chinese Migrants 8 How African Countries Can Position Themselves to Benefit from China's Foray into Africa 9 China's Foray into Africa: Impact on Interests of External Players? 10 China and Africa: The Way Forward and Prospects for the Future Conclusion: China and Africa: Looking Backward to Move Forward Bibliography Internet Resources Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480217 20170306
China leads the world when it comes to investment and influence on the African continent. The extent of Chinese investment in Africa is well known and much has been written about China's foray into Africa. However, most of the available material has approached this issue by looking at China as the 'New Colonialist' - more interested in Africa's vast natural resources than working in partnership for sustained development. Whilst China's interest in Africa's resources is evident, it is just half of the story. China's foray into Africa goes beyond its appetite for natural resources and into the realm of geo-politics and international political economics. For example, China is all too aware of how it can cultivate Africa's support on global issues at the United Nations and at other international fora. Breaking free from the binary arguments and analysis which characterize this topic, Professor Abdulai presents a refreshing perspective that China's foray into Africa can produce win-win outcomes for China and Africa - if Africans really know what they want from China. Hitherto, each African country has tended to engage China with an individual bucket list; acting in isolation and not as part of a wider continent (indeed Africa and the African Union does not yet have a coordinated policy towards China). For Africa to be able to do that it needs to know where China is coming from, the factors that contributed to its awakening and success, and the benefits and possible pitfalls of this foray, in order to better position itself for a win-win engagement with China. This book will be a valuable read for policy makers, think-tanks and students of Africa-China studies programmes alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480217 20170306
Green Library
8, [2] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
v, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The state of Nigerian environment and environmental law
  • Sustainability and legal principles
  • Seeking a sustainble development framework through urban and regional planning
  • Sustainable land use
  • Harmful wastes, sustainable development and environmental protection
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Human rights, environment and sustainability.
"[This book examines the] issues of land use planning and environmental management and protection in Nigeria. It builds on recent advances in environmental law, planning theories and sustainable development to provide students with the foundation they need to understand approaches that can mitigate impacts of land use practices and enhance environmental protection and sustainable development. While providing a base of knowledge in international and national environmental laws, its primary emphasis is on describing and explaining emerging approaches, methods, and techniques for environmental land use planning, and sustainability."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 413 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvi, 232 p. ; 22 cm.
  • This deen called Islam
  • Introduction: the earth is a mosque
  • Waste. The problem of overconsumption
  • The environmental movement as a response to overconsumption
  • Green Muslims
  • Green mosques
  • Watts. Energy from hell
  • Energy from heaven
  • Efficiency and green jobs
  • Living off the grid
  • Water. Water--essential for survival
  • Toxic waste in our water
  • The wonderful world of wudu
  • Food. Feeding your family
  • Urban and suburban food gardens
  • The farmers' market
  • Green zabiha
  • American halal--setting the stage for the future
  • Conclusion: following the call.
Muslims, like those of many faiths, are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator, take care of each other, and take care of the planet. Those are their sacred mandates, as written in the Quran. While the call to love Allah and one another won't surprise many, the deep and long-standing convergences between Muslim theology and environmentalism aren't widely recognized within other religious and secular cultures at large or even among some American Muslim communities. In this unique project, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin seeks to change that. "Green Deen" ('deen' means 'way' in Arabic) is a call to devotion, prayer, and service, a 'friend-raising' project, a community-building opportunity, and a marriage of faith and reason. Abdul-Matin draws on research and interviews with prominent Muslim scholars, theologians, and community leaders to trace Islam's historical and contemporary preoccupation with humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth. He reveals how Islam's call to reflection specifically includes reflection on our relationship to the natural world, and he cites scriptural passages that implicitly and explicitly illustrate our collective responsibility to maintain and manage the planet's delicate and intricate systems. If we all hope to save our planet and build stronger interfaith and secular relationships, Abdul-Matin argues, Muslims need to remember they have a history of a green deen, and the rest of us need to build community with eco-friendly Muslims. Advancing a mantra of 'water, waste, and watts', Abdul-Matin presents specific ways in which Muslim communities and religious centers could concretely benefit from adopting green strategies (such as getting mosques off the grid and ensuring local communities greater protections against hazards like urban brownouts). And he provides practical steps individual Muslims can take to align their personal environmental practices with their aspirations for both piety and community. "Green Deen" articulates an Earth-conscious, people-affirming, faith-based, justice-centered orientation that will help mainstream American Muslims and their allies promote environmentalism that is steadfast, scientific, and practical. No other book of this kind has been written for the Muslim community, in a language they can understand. No other book helps those environmentalists of other faiths and orientations understand the gifts and contributions that Islam and its followers bring to the table. "Green Deen" is one of a kind.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781605094649 20160604
Green Library
69 pages
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
The issue of sustainability is one of the guiding principles of contemporary architecture. This book brings together contributions from architects, journalists, academics, and consultants to discuss sustainability from a wide range of viewpoints, with a focus on commercial development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471486602 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (50 pages) : illustrations, tables
1 online resource (xiii, 178 pages) : illustrations, maps.
  • List of figures
  • List of contributors
  • 1. Introduction to small-scale wind power / B.D. Plourde, E.D. Taylor, W.J. Minkowycz, and J.P. Abraham
  • 2. Financial and implementation considerations of small-scale wind turbines / B.D. Plourde, E.D. Taylor, P.O. Okaka, and J.P. Abraham
  • 3. Design of Darrieus-style wind turbines / M. Islam-- 4. Design of Savonius-style wind turbines / Sukanta Roy, Ujjwal K. Saha
  • 5. Design of horizontal-axis wind turbines / M. Refan, H. Hangan
  • 6. Numerical simulations of small wind turbines, HAWT style / Jimmy C.K. Tong
  • 7. Case studies of small wind applications / M.H. Alzoubi
  • Index.
In today's world, clean and robust energy sources are being sought to provide power to residences, commercial operations, and manufacturing enterprises. Among the most appealing energy sources is wind power-- with its high reliability and low environmental impact. Wind power's rapid penetration into markets throughout the world has taken many forms. In some cases, wind power is produced in large industrial wind farms by large horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) that supply power directly to the grid. In other cases, wind power is produced more locally, at or near the site of power usage. In these cases, the wind is typically generated by smaller wind turbines that are in single-unit installations or in clusters of units. Regardless of the manifestation of the wind turbine systems, much thought must be given to the selection of the turbine, the economic viability of the installation, and the integration of the system to the connecting grid. It is the intention of this text to discuss these issues in detail so that appropriate decisions can be made with respect to wind power design, testing, installation, and analysis. The specific focus is on small-scale wind systems. While there is no universal definition of small-scale wind power, it generally refers to systems that produce only a few kilowatts, can be installed in constrained spaces, and have a small footprint.
71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Mapping the paper landscape
  • Uncovering the real costs of paper
  • Trimming consumption
  • Improving the fiber supply
  • Producing cleaner paper
  • Designing a sustainable paper economy.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)


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