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1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations.
  • Global warming as a socioscientific controversy / Craig O. Stewart, Claire Rhodes
  • Water resources management: case study / Sabyasachi Nayak
  • Green School Frameworks / Anisa Baldwin Metzger
  • Developing a framework for next generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries / Alcardo Alex Barakabitze [and 3 others]
  • Regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach / Gabriel Popescu, Simona Bara
  • Transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration as an alternative to subcritical plants: an experimental study / Adriana Greco, Ciro Aprea, Angelo Maiorino
  • Retrofitting of R404a commercial refrigeration systems with R410a and R407f HFCs refrigerants / Mauro Gamberi [and 3 others]
  • Basin-scale, real-time salinity management using telemetered sensor networks and model-based salt assimilative capacity forecasts / Nigel W.T. Quinn, Roberta Tassey, Jun Wang
  • Organic agriculture as a tool to make economy green / Mykhailo Guz, Ivan Ivolga
  • Nanotechnology applications for sustainable crop production / Gaurav Mishra [and 3 others]
  • Analyzing farmers' learning process in sustainable development: the case of organic paddy farmers in North Sumatra, Indonesia / Diana Chalil
  • Cultivating global entrepreneurs in the food supply chain / Ye-Sho Chen, Ismail Hakki Polat
  • The evolution of effective leadership practices in Botswana Horticulture Council / Cheneso Bolden Montsho, Dama Mosweunyane
  • Organic farming: growth and issues / Aditya Vikram Agrawal [and 5 others]
  • Can toxicity for different species be correlated?: the concept and emerging applications of interspecies quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (i-QSTR) modeling / Supratik Kar [and 3 others]
  • Management of drought and floods in the Dobrogea Region / Lucica Rosu, Lavinia Istratie Macarov
  • An agent based hydro informatics approach for the engagement of farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia / Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
  • Towards sustainable agri-food systems: the role of integrated sustainability and value assessment across the supply-chain / John E. Morrissey, Niall P. Dunphy
  • Trends in the evolution of Romania's agricultural resources in the context of sustainable development / Cornel Lazar, Mirela Lazar
  • Current and future trends of refrigerants development / M. V. Duarte [and 3 others].
The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized. Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516293 20161213
xxvi, 557 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Nanomaterials have been used for years in industries such as consumer products, textile production, and biomedicine, yet the literature outlining their use in environmental causes is limited. The safety, toxicity, transportation, and removal of this technology must be addressed as nanotechnology and nanomaterial use is expected to grow. Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability addresses the applications of nanomaterials in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability, and analyses the potential risks associated with their use. It elucidates the scientific concepts and emerging technologies in nanoscience and nanotoxicity by offering a wide range of innovative topics and reviews regarding its use. This publication is essential for environmental engineers, researchers, consultants, students, regulators, and professionals in the field of nanotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505853 20161114
Science Library (Li and Ma)
200 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), charts ; 24 cm
  • Variabilité des risques de submersion au Tuamotu -- Des atolls et des hommes -- Les Tuamotu aujourd'hui -- Le cas de l'atoll de Tabiteuea, République de Kiribati -- Les études sur Kiribati et la situation politique précoloniale (1850-1892) -- Postface. Aplanir les nouveaux chemins de la résilience.
"Cet ouvrage pluridisciplinaire réunissant géographie, anthropologie, histoire et archéologie, est le premier à aborder d'une manière comparative l'avenir des atolls du Pacifique considéré du point de vue des sociétés qui y vivent et du ressenti de leurs habitants confrontés au changement climatique. Il présente les résultats d'enquêtes de terrain effectuées simultanément en 2015 dans l'archipel des Tuamotu en Polynésie française et dans celui des îles Gilbert en République de Kiribati. Des synthèses historiques sur les axes traditionnels de la résilience d'îles basses, très exposées aux risques cycloniques et aux submersions marines, complètent ces observations contemporaines pour souligner les dangers d'un développement économique oublieux de l'équilibre socio-environnemental et des effets potentiels du changement climatique. Ces analyses lancées à l'initiative de I'AFD (Agence française de développement) s'adressent autant à un public sensibilisé aux enjeux climatiques mondiaux qu'à des responsables et acteurs des politiques publiques. Au-delà des différences ponctuelles, elles témoignent du rejet d'ensemble des consignes internationales par des sociétés insulaires voulant demeurer libres de leur destin et s'appuyant sur l'expérience des savoirs traditionnels. Elles dégagent une orientation centrale pour le développement durable d'atolls situés en première ligne du risque climatique : éviter, dans un contexte de crise, que deux conceptions de la résilience, celle de la vision locale et celle des États, ne s'affrontent pour devenir antagonistes."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"During Latin America's China-led commodity boom, governments turned a blind eye to the inherent flaws in the region's economic policy. Now that the commodity boom is coming to an end, those flaws cannot be ignored. High on the list of shortcomings is the fact that Latin American governments--and Chinese investors--largely fell short of mitigating the social and environmental impacts of commodity-led growth. The recent commodity boom exacerbated pressure on the region's waterways and forests, accentuating threats to human health, biodiversity, global climate change and local livelihoods. China and Sustainable Development in Latin America documents the social and environmental impact of the China-led commodity boom in the region. It also highlights important areas of innovation, like Chile's solar energy sector, in which governments, communities and investors worked together to harness the commodity boom for the benefit of the people and the planet. "-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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
xxi, 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Part I Southern grounding of community: livelihood, healing, truth quest 1 Securing livelihoods: grounding of the relational path - a natural-communal perspective on community activation 2 Healing community: grounding of the eastern path of renewal - a Pax Africana perspective on community activation 3 Truth quest: grounding of the north-western path of reasoned realization - a primocracy perspective on community activation Part II Eastern emergence of community: permaculture, vitality of place, disclose new worlds 4 Permaculture: emergence via awakening of the relational path - an ecodynamic perspective on community activation 5 Vitality of place: emergence via awakening of the path of renewal - a developmental perspective on community activation 6 Disclose new worlds: integral awakening of community activation Part III Northern communal navigation: participatory action research, study circles, networks 7 Participatory action research: a research-laden institutional perspective on community activation 8 Study circles: an educational and institutional research perspective on community activation 9 Wealth of networks: a networked and institutionalized research perspective on community activation Part IV Western communal effect: build community, self-sufficiency, mutual development 10 Community building: an enterprise perspective on community activation 11 Self-sufficiency: an economic perspective on community activation 12 Mutual development: purveyors of the province - a mutual educational perspective on community activation Epilogue: the gene of community activation - relational, renewal, and reasoned realization paths.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
As mass global and social media communications spread across the globe, we are seeing a need for a change in the way we approach issues of political and economic development. The effects of these growing communications are that, on the one hand, we see the significance of place rising, while on the other, marginalized people clamour to be heard and identities become increasingly threatened. We are quickly realizing that a 'one-size fits all' approach is not going to work. Despite more than half a century of attempts to address issues of development, we have seen fairly bleak results. In fact, the rising of economic stars, such as Japan and the Pacific Tigers hitherto, and China and India of late, have little to do with such programs of development or cultural studies, notwithstanding their accomplishment. Typically, such successes have developed top-down, with theories born and bred in the 'West' affecting, or maligning, practices in the 'rest'. The approach taken in this book looks at these developments by turning them on their head: instead, starting bottom-up with an emphasis on what the author terms 'community activation'. With a selection of case studies, this volume looks at where community activation can be found and explores how it could evolve and be of use in developing societies at large. In the process, he addresses such topics as how to embed development in a particular society, how to generate social and economic solidarity, and how to generate wealth from pre-industrial and post-industrial networks. This book provides a guide for readers on how to build community within their organization-and-society from the ground up.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
Green Library
xxviii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1Conservation Agriculture in Africa: An Overview Chapter 2Weather-Proofing Agriculture with Conservation Agriculture Chapter 3Conservation Agriculture: Growing more with less - the future of sustainable intensification Chapter 4Empowering Smallholder Farmers with Profitable and Sustainable Farming using Conservation Agriculture - the Case of East Africa Chapter 5Implementing the Principles of Conservation Agriculture in Malawi: Crop Yields and Factors Affecting Adoption Chapter 6Innovation Systems and farmer perceptions regarding Conservation Agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Chapter 7Conservation Agriculture in North Africa: Experiences, Achievements and Challenges Chapter 8How Can We Cover Millions of Hectares with Conservation Agriculture in Africa? Chapter 9Climate-Smart push-pull - A conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa Chapter 10How to Make Conservation Agriculture Ever Green Chapter 11Mechanization of smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Africa: contributing resilience to precarious systems Chapter 12Conservation Agriculture in South Africa: Lessons from Case Studies Chapter 13Extending Conservation Agriculture benefits through Innovation Platforms Chapter 14Summing Up.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
This book assesses the latest trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture. Focusing on the most recent technologies to improve agricultural resilience to climate change, as well as increase profitability and sustainability, it takes a continental and sub-regional approach to African agriculture. Covering climate-proofing, resilience, sustainable intensification, and the extension and adoption process for new techniques, this book is a vital resource for researchers of agriculture and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xviii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
xix, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Section 1. Introduction: Why this book? Foreword. Joachim von Braun, Chair of the German Government's Bioeconomy Council. Chapter 1. Background and overview of the book, E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK Ivar Virgin, Stockholm Environment Institute Chapter 2. Benefits and challenges of a new knowledge based bioeconomy Ivar Virgin, Matthew Fielding, Melinda Fones Sundell, Holger Hoff and Jakob Granit Stockholm Environment Institute. Chapter 3. The gene revolution: What can and can't be done with modern biosciences? E. Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK. Section 2-Towards sustainable food security Chapter 4. The European Perspective. The case for a highly productive and innovative agriculture in Europe Harald von Witzke, Humboldt University of Berlin Steffen Noleppa, Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture Chapter 5. The African Perspective. New biosciences making African agriculture more productive and resilient Jennifer A. Thomson, University of Cape Town, South Africa Chapter 6. Europe and Africa: Addressing the food security challenges Philipp Aerni, Isabelle Schluep Campo, University of Zurich Ruth K. Oniang'o, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development Section 3- Towards resource efficient economies Broadening the base of agriculture. Chapter 7. The European Perspective. Potential of crop biosciences to support resource-use efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation in European agriculture Olle Olsson1, Torbjorn Fagerstrom2, Jens Sundstrom2, Thomas Katterer2 and Ivar Virgin1. 1Stockholm Environment Institute. 2Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Chapter 8. The European Perspective. A renewable resource base for the European Chemical industry: Getting to a European bioeconomy. Sten Stymne, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Chapter 9. The African Perspective. Using the new biosciences to support the African development agenda E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK Corinda Erasmus, STEPS Science Training, South Africa Martha M O'Kennedy, CSIR, South Africa Chapter 10. The African Perspective. Developing an African bio-resource based industry: the case for Cassava Yona Baguma, Ephraim Nuwamanya, NARO, Uganda Chrissie Rey, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Chapter 11. Europe and Africa: Biofuels for sustainable energy and mobility in the EU and Africa Francis X. Johnson, SEI and Yacob Mulugetta, University College London Section 4. Broadening the bioscience innovation agenda Chapter 12. The potential of biosciences for agricultural improvement in Africa and Europe: looking forward to 2050 Denis J Murphy, University of South Wales, UK Chapter 13. The Need for International Bioscience Collaboration and a Shared Agenda John Komen, bioscience policy advisor, The Netherlands Julius Ecuru, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Uganda Chapter 14. The social and economic challenges for a bioeconomy Richard Smart, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany Justus Wesseler, Wageningen University, The Netherlands Chapter 15. Two decades of European-African bioscience collaboration. From Bio-EARN to Bio-Innovate Ivar Virgin, SEI and Allan Liavoga, ILRI BioInnovate coordinator. Section 5. Transitions to a modern bioeconomy: Analysis of policies Chapter 16. European strategies and policies getting towards a bioeconomy Dirk Carrez, Clever Consult, Belgium. Chapter 17. Getting towards an African bioeconomy Julius Ecuru, , Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Chapter 18. Intellectual Property challenges for a bioeconomy. Rosemary Wolson, CSIR, South Africa Chapter 19. Europe and Africa: How European policies influence bioscience adoption in Africa John Komen, Bioscience policy advisor, The Netherlands Section 6. Way forward-progressing towards European and African bioeconomies Chapter 20. Conclusions and key messages Ivar Virgin, Stockholm Environment Institute E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138818538 20161213
The growing global demand for food, feed and bio-based renewable material is changing the conditions for agricultural production worldwide. At the same time, revolutionary achievements in the field of biosciences are contributing to a transition whereby bio-based alternatives for energy and materials are becoming more competitive. Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies explores the prospects for biosciences and how its innovation has the potential to help countries in the North (Europe) and the South (Africa) to move towards resource efficient agriculture and sustainable bioeconomies. Throughout the book, the situations of Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa will be compared and contrasted, and opportunities for mutual learning and collaboration are explored. The chapters have been written by high profile authors and deal with a wide range of issues affecting the development of bioeconomies on both continents. This book compares and contrasts the situations of these two regions as they endeavour to develop knowledge based bioeconomies. This volume is suitable for those who are interested in ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics. It also provides action plans assisting policy-makers in both areas to support the transition to knowledge based and sustainable bioeconomies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138818538 20161213
Green Library
ix, 300 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • PrefaceIntroductionPart I. Getting to 30 g/m3Introduction to Part One1. PM2.5 Data, Reduction Model, and Policy Package2. Environmental Actions: Necessary but Insufficient3. Structural Adjustment: The What and the How4. Enabling Change: Incentives Needed5. The Cleanup and Economic GrowthPart II. Cases Studies and Green Finance6. Case Study: Shanghai7. Case Study: Beijing8. How to Deal with Coal9. Making Green Finance Work in ChinaNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231174947 20170123
Suffocating smog regularly envelops Chinese metropolises from Beijing to Shanghai, clouding the future prospect of China's growth sustainability. Air pollutants do not discriminate between the rich and the poor, the politician and the "average Joe." They put everyone's health and economic prosperity at risk, creating future costs that are difficult to calculate. Yet many people, including some in China, are concerned that addressing environmental challenges will jeopardize economic growth. In The Economics of Air Pollution in China, leading Chinese economist Ma Jun makes the case that the trade-off between growth and environment is not inevitable. In his ambitious proposal to tackle severe air pollution and drastically reduce the level of so-called PM 2.5 particles-microscopic pollutants that lodge deeply in lungs-Ma Jun argues that in targeting pollution, China has a real opportunity to undertake significant structural economic reforms that would support long-term growth. Rooted in rigorous analyses and evidence-based projections, Ma Jun's "big bang" proposal aims to mitigate pollution and facilitate a transition to a greener and more sustainable growth model.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231174947 20170123
Green Library
202 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
  • Économie circulaire. Approche générale et pluridisciplinaire de l'économie circulaire -- Les économies du recyclage, du partage ou de l'implication interrogent à la fois les modèles économiques et la démocratie -- Biomimétisme, résilience et intelligence territoriale -- Principes thermodynamiques et bioéconomie. Des outils pour le développement durable des territoires ? -- Logistique et écologie industrielle dans la construction d'une politique publique d'aménagement du territoire -- Réflexions sur l'économie circulaire. Ses définitions et les raisons de sa lente adoption -- Comment l'université peut-elle répondre aux besoins en compétences de l'économie circulaire ? -- Approches normatives et territoriales de l'EC -- Un levier pour l'économie circulaire : la sortie du statut de déchet Étude de droit comparé Europe/Asie -- La promotion de l'économie circulaire. Quelles normes ? -- Économie circulaire et droit. Vers une régionalisation de l'économie circulaire en France -- Agriculture de proximité, circuits courts. Dynamiques territoriales et solidarités en construction -- L'économie circulaire en Pays d'Aix -- Les domaines d'application -- L'éco-conception, un défi pour la recherche fondamentale. Le cas de la synthèse éco-compatible de molécules organiques complexes -- Économie de fonctionnalité, économie collaborative. Quels modèles de mobilité pour 2020? -- La Logistique et le Supply-Chain Management face au Développement Durable Défis à surmonter et perspectives ouvertes dans le cadre de l'Économie Circulaire -- La culture maker.Une réponse des consommateurs à l'obsolescence programmée à l'heure de l'économie circulaire -- Communication essaimante pour une organisation circulaire en réponse au développement durable -- Communication essaimante et développement durable. Une étude de cas : la plateforme citoyenne Koom.
"L'économie circulaire est "un concept économique qui s'inscrit dans le cadre du développement durable et dont l'objectif est de produire des biens et des services tout en limitant la consommation et le gaspillage des matières premières, de l'eau et des sources d'énergie" (Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable et de l'Énergie). Les initiatives se multiplient partout en France, pour produire ou consommer autrement en donnant une nouvelle vie à un produit ou en la rallongeant. Pour autant, sortir de la logique linéaire qui imprègne notre quotidien est complexe et l'économie circulaire reste un domaine "émergent". À la mutation du modèle productif s'imposent un changement de pratiques, des formes nouvelles de coopération entre acteurs et par là même de nouveaux instruments méthodologiques et techniques. C'est l'objet de cet ouvrage que d'interroger les principes d'économie circulaire et de proposer un regard sur les conditions d'opérationnalisation, en s'appuyant sur les expertises d'équipes de recherche, de managers et d'élus."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xvi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Top-down and bottom-up ESD: divergence and convergence of Japanese ESD discourses and practices Yoko Mochizuki Part I: School-based approaches Chapter 1. Formal ESD in Japan: dissolving walls between classroom and community Jane Singer and Yoshiyuki Nagata Chapter 2. Implications of 3.11 for disaster education and education for sustainable development in Japan Aiko Sakurai and Rajib Shaw Chapter 3. Assessing sustainability learning and practice at Moriyama High School, Shiga, Japan Yi Zhou and Jane Singer Chapter 4. Globalising school education in Japan: an investigation using the academic ability model Toshiya Kodama Chapter 5. Perspectives on education for sustainable development through local cultural heritage Shizuo Nakazawa and Tadashi Izumitani Chapter 6. An investigation into fairness and bias in educational materials produced by the Japanese government to teach school children about nuclear power and radiation Shinobu Goto Chapter 7. Collaborating for change: teaching and assessing a university community sustainability course in Japan and Vietnam Tracey Gannon, Jane Singer and Benjamin McLellan Part II: Community-based approaches Chapter 8. Community-based, non-formal and informal ESD in Japan: where top-down and bottom-up approaches meet Fumiko Noguchi and Toyoshi Sasaki Chapter 9. Can civil society revitalise dying rural villages? The case of Kamiseya in Kyoto prefecture Binxian Ji and Katsue Fukamachi Chapter 10. Multi-stakeholder community education through environmental learning programmes in Nishinomiya Miki Yoshizumi Chapter 11. From challenge to opportunity: Japanese non-profit organisations harness post-3.11 civic engagement Sarajean Rossitto Chapter 12. A radical approach from the periphery: informal ESD through rights recovery for indigenous AinuFumiko Noguchi Chapter 13. The Tohoku Green Renaissance Project - networking green rebuilding activities after a mega-disaster Tsubasa Iwabuchi and Noriko Takemoto Chapter 14. The importance of genfukei (spirit of place) to citizen participation in community building in Zushi city Koichi Nagashima Chapter 15. Exploring the values of rural communities through place-based education in Niigata prefecture Takako Takano Postscript. Reflections on visions of rebuilding Tohoku: the future of ESD as a response to risk in JapanYoko Mochizuki with Makoto Hatakeyama.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138885233 20170306
Educating for Sustainable Development (ESD) approaches are holistic and interdisciplinary, values-driven, participatory, multi-method, locally relevant and emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving. This book explains how ESD approaches work in the Japanese context; their effects on different stakeholders; and their ultimate potential contribution to society in Japan. It considers ESD in both formal and informal education sectors, recognizing that even when classroom learning takes place it must be place-based and predicated on a specific community context. The book explores not only 'Why ESD', but why and how ESD in Japan has gained importance in the past decade and more recently in the wake of the triple disaster of March 2011. It considers how ESD can help Japan recover and adapt to disasters and take initiative in building more resilient and sustainable communities. This volume asks the questions: What are some examples of positive contributions by ESD to sustainability in Japan? What is the role of ESD in Japan in activating people to demand and work towards change? How can schools, universities and non-governmental organizations link with communities to strengthen civic awareness and community action? After an introduction that elucidates the roots and recent promotion of ESD in Japan, part one of this volume looks at the formal education sector in Japan, while part two examines community-based education and sustainability initiatives. The latter revisits the Tohoku region five years on from the events of March 2011, to explore recovery and revitalization efforts by schools, NGOs and residents. This is an invaluable book for postgraduate students, researchers, teachers and policy makers working on ESD.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138885233 20170306
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (401 pages) : illustrations.
  • Measuring cross-border regional integration with composite indicators: the Oresund integration index / Teemu Makkonen
  • Developing a sustainable urban mobility index: methodological steps / Yongjun Shen, Elke Hermans
  • Composite indices in technology management: a critical approach / Milica Jovanovic [and 4 others]
  • Composite indicators of a knowledge society: triangulation of experts interviews and factor analyses / Norsiah Abdul Hamid [and 3 others]
  • Composite indicators construction by data envelopment analysis: methodological background / Gordana Savic, Milan Martic
  • Methodological challenges in building composite indexes: linking theory to practice / Fabio Gaetano Santeramo
  • Composite indicators of development: some recent contributions / Sandrina B. Moreira, Nuno Crespo
  • Constructing a multidimensional socioeconomic index and the validation of it with early child developmental outcomes / Vijaya Krishnan
  • The rule of law index: is it really impartial? A twofold multivariate i-distance approach / Milica Maricic, Milica Bulajic, Milica Vasilijevic
  • Comparison of input and output indicators in measuring human capital: an analysis at provincial level for Turkey / Sibel Bali
  • The Delphi method application in the analysis of postgraduate students' attitudes on the environmental performance index / Natasa Petrovic [and 4 others]
  • How age-friendly are cities?: measuring age-friendliness with a composite index / Lucie Vidovicová
  • Using data envelopment analysis to construct human development index / Paulo Nocera Alves Junior, Enzo Barberio Mariano, Daisy Aparecida do Nascimento Rebelatto
  • Statistical approach for ranking OECD countries based on composite GICSES index and I-distance method / Maja Mitrovic, Maja Markovic, Stefan Zdravkovic.
Perceiving complex multidimensional problems has proven to be a difficult task for people to overcome. However, introducing composite indicators into such problems allows the opportunity to reduce the problem's complexity. Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Composite Indicators is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the benefits and challenges presented by building composite indicators, and how these techniques promote optimized critical thinking. Highlighting various indicator types and quantitative methods, this book is ideally designed for developers, researchers, public officials, and upper-level students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522507147 20161213
x, 227 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface1. Environment and Economy-No Conflict2. Market Mistakes and How Unpaid-for External Effects Are Killing Us3. Climate Change: "The Greatest External Effect in Human History"4. How to Deal with External Effects5. Solving the Climate Problem6. Everyone's Property Is No One's Property7. Natural Capital: Taken for Granted but Not Counted8. Valuing Natural Capital9. Measuring What Matters10. The Next StepsNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180849 20170130
In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This issue has become only more urgent in recent years with the threat of climate change, the accelerating loss of ecosystems, and the rapid industrialization of the developing world. Reflecting on a lifetime of experience not only as a leading voice in the field, but as a green entrepreneur, activist, and advisor to governments and global organizations, Heal clearly and passionately demonstrates that the only way to achieve long-term economic growth is to protect our environment. Writing both to those conversant in economics and to those encountering these ideas for the first time, Heal begins with familiar concepts, like the tragedy of the commons and unregulated pollution, to demonstrate the underlying tensions that have compromised our planet, damaging and in many cases devastating our natural world. Such destruction has dire consequences not only for us and the environment but also for businesses, which often vastly underestimate their reliance on unpriced natural benefits like pollination, the water cycle, marine and forest ecosystems, and more. After painting a stark and unsettling picture of our current quandary, Heal outlines simple solutions that have already proven effective in conserving nature and boosting economic growth. In order to ensure a prosperous future for humanity, we must understand how environment and economy interact and how they can work in harmony-lest we permanently harm both.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180849 20170130
Green Library
xxii, 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Notes on Contributors. Foreword. Preface: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars Michael Mann Introduction: Energy Accounts Part 1: Accounting for Energy 1. Roadmap 2050 OMA/European Climate Commission 2. Implementing a New Energy Regime in Housing David E. Nye 3. Thermodynamic Materialism Inaki Abalos and Renata Sentkiewicz 4. Designing Better Energy Metrics for Consumers Richard P. Larrick, Jack B. Soll, and Ralph L. Keeney 5. Visualizing Change Reinhold Martin 6. Cooking the Books (On a Solar-Powered Stove) David Owen 7. Visualizing Energy Consumption Activities as a Tool for Making Everyday Life More Sustainable Kajsa Ellegard and Jenny Palm 8. The Materialities of Big Data Jenny Rhee Part 2: Representing Energy 9. A Sense for Energy Erik E. Olsen 10. Evaluating Urban Resource Efficiency Christoph Reinhart and Emmanouil Saratsis 11. Go With the Flow Mitch Tobin 12. Bounding. More or Less Billie Faircloth and Ryan Welch 13. Ladybug + Honeybee Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 14. Net Zero Capable Tim MacDonald 15. Ducks, Dollars, or kWh Vivian Loftness, Azizan Aziz, Bertrand Lasternas, and Sebastian Peters 16. Visualization to Support Facility Operation and Maintenance Semiha Ergan and Xue (Sheryl) Yang 17. Energy Accounts ISA (Interface Studio Architects) 18. Abstracting Energy Forrest Meggers 19. Visualizing a Change of Energy Regimes William W. Braham 20. The New Chautauqua Game William W. Braham, Jill Kurtz, Luke Butcher, and Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 21. Spatialized Energy Diagrams Kiel Moe Part 3: Representing Climates and Regions 22. Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience Vishaan Chakrabarti 23. Delivering Density Dan Willis 24. Scaling Regionalism Stephen Kieran 25. Efficient Urban Forms in the Pearl River Delta, China Stefan Al 26. Park Royale Woha 27. The Climate Control Project Daniel A. Barber 28. Energy in Place Lateral Office 29. Japan, Korea, and Cultural Dimension of Thermal Comfort Katsuhiko Muramoto and Jin Baek 30. Philadelphia Projects Todd Woodward 31. Farming Fuel Rania Ghosn 32. Regionalism Revisited Keith Eggener 33. Glen Eagles Community Centre Vancouver, BC Patkau Architects Figure Credits. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914117 20161018
How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of accounting for energy. Organized into a collection containing both examples of best practices and critiques, this impressive array of projects and contributors combines text and graphic material to explore different representations of energy data. Including work from Kieran Timberlake, SHoP, AMO, Lateral Office, WOHA, and many more, the book boasts a unique graphic design which supports and enhances its role as a valuable resource for professionals and students in architecture, engineering, and urban design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914117 20161018
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource.
  • TITLE PAGE; COPYRIGHT; 1: A NEW DIRECTION IN ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of Scholarly Findings; 3. Final Remark; References; 2: DETECTING VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS IN TEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTIONS BY DESIGNED BREAK-INDICATOR SATURATION; 1. Introduction; 2. Break Detection Using Designed Indicator Functions; 3. Empirical Illustration for Climate Time Series: Detection of Volcanic Eruptions from Simulated Model Surface Air Temperature Data; 4. Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References
  • 3: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELLING AND THE CAUSAL EFFECT OF PERMANENT INCOME ON LIFE SATISFACTION: THE CASE OF AIR POLLUTION VALUATION IN SWITZERLAND1. Introduction; 2. Literature Review; 3. Methodology; 4. Data; 5. Empirical Results; 6. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; Note; References; 4: THE DECOMPOSITION AND DYNAMICS OF INDUSTRIAL CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FOR 287 CHINESE CITIES IN 1998-2009; 1. Introduction; 2. Survey of Related Literature; 3. Decomposition of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Chinese Cities
  • 4. The Impacts of FDI and Environmental Regulations on Scale, Composition and Technique Effects5. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 5: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND THE GREENED SAMUELSON RULE; 1. Introduction; 2. The Model; 3. The Samuelson Rule for Optimal Provision with the Green Public Good (The Greened Samuelson Rule); 4. The Optimal Tax Structure; 5. Discussion and Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 6: HOUSEHOLD COOPERATION IN WASTE MANAGEMENT: INITIAL CONDITIONS AND INTERVENTION; 1. Introduction; 2. Initial Conditions; 3. Intervention; 4. Conclusion
  • 9: GLOBALIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: NEW EMPIRICAL PANEL DATA EVIDENCE1. Introduction; 2. Literature Review and Analytical Framework; 3. Empirical Strategy; 4. Empirical Results; 5. Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 10: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE ON ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION BASED ON MAIN PATH ANALYSIS; 1. Introduction; 2. Knowledge Advances Related to EI; 3. Determinants of EI; 4. Economic Effects of EI; 5. Environmental Effects of EI; 6. Policy Inducement Mechanism; 7. Discussion, Further Developments and Conclusions; Acknowledgements; Notes; References
xxiv, 271 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Past, present and the future of agriculture
  • Agricultural heritage and sustainable food systems
  • A view to protecting and safeguarding our heritage
  • Globally important agricultural heritage systems: concept and the initiative
  • Dynamic conservation of GIAHs
  • Lessons learned, experiences and impacts
  • GIAHs are around us : sites and systems of interest
  • Final reflection and key messages.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource.
  • Drilling Methods
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Drilling Hydraulics
  • Well Control and Monitoring Program
  • Formation Pore and Fractures Pressure Estimation
  • Basics of Drillstring Design
  • Casing Design
  • Cementing
  • Horizontal and Directional Drilling
  • Well Drilling Costs Analysis
  • Well Completion
  • Additional Workout Examples
  • Appendix A: Solutions of Exercises
  • Appendix B: MCQs Solutions
  • Also of Interest
The book clearly explains the concepts of the drilling engineering and presents the existing knowledge ranging from the history of drilling technology to well completion. This textbook takes on the difficult issue of sustainability in drilling engineering and tries to present the engineering terminologies in a clear manner so that the new hire, as well as the veteran driller, will be able to understand the drilling concepts with minimum effort.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119083566 20170313
xix, 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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