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xxxiii, 699, 46, 23, 21 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • PART I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. The Environment and Sustainability. PART II: SCIENCE, ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 4. Biodiversity and Evolution. 5. Species Interactions, Ecological Succession, and Population Control. 6. The Human Population and Its Impact. 7. Climate and Biodiversity. 8. Aquatic Biodiversity. PART III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: Saving Species and Ecosystem Services. 10. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Saving Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services. 11. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. PART IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES. 12. Food Production and the Environment. 13. Water Resources. 14. Geology and Mineral Resources. 15. Nonrenewable Energy. 16. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. PART V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 18. Air Pollution and Ozone Depletion. 19. Climate Change. 20. Water Pollution. 21. Solid and Hazardous Waste. 22. Urbanization and Sustainability. PART VI: SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES. 23. Economics, Environment, and Sustainability. 24. Politics, Environment, and Sustainability. 25. Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability. SUPPLEMENTS. 1. Measurement Units. 2. Reading Graphs and Maps. 3. Some Basic Chemistry. 4. Maps and Map Analysis. 5. Environmental Data and Data Analysis. 6. Geologic and Biological Time Scale.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337094153 20170821
In the new edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, authors Miller and Spoolman work with the National Geographic Society in developing a text that equips students with the inspiration and knowledge they need to make a difference in solving today's environmental issues. Using sustainability as the integrating theme, the 19th Edition provides clear introductions to multiple environmental problems and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions. New Core Case Studies bring important real-world stories to the forefront; questions added to the captions of figures that involve data graphs give students additional practice in evaluating data; and a new focus on learning from nature highlights principles and applications of biomimicry. The MindTap edition offers additional exclusive National Geographic content and includes a new Think Like an Environmental Scientist activity that introduces important research topics and gives students practice in using the process of science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337094153 20170821
Science Library (Li and Ma)
viii, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction: A New Paradigm for the Built Environment Chapter 2: Why Re-Green the Built Environment? Chapter 3: Ecological Design, Energy, & Waste Chapter 4: Land Conservation & Preservation Chapter 5: Auto-Alternative Transportation: A Catalyst for Greenspace Chapter 6: Roadways Chapter 7: Parking Surfaces Chapter 8: Buildings & Rooftops Chapter 9: Corridors Chapter 10: Alternative Sites Chapter 11: Implementing Green Infrastructure Chapter 12: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138718791 20170919
Regreening the Built Environment examines the relationship between the built environment and nature and demonstrates how rethinking the role and design of infrastructure can environmentally, economically, and socially sustain the earth. In the past, infrastructure and green or park spaces have been regarded as two opposing factors and placed in conflict with one another through irresponsible patterns of development. This book attempts to change this paradigm and create a new notion that greenspace, parks, and infrastructure can indeed be one in the same. The case studies will demonstrate how existing "gray" infrastructure can be retrofitted with green infrastructure and low impact development techniques. It is quite plausible that a building can be designed that actually creates greenspace or generates energy; likewise, a roadway can be a park, an alley a wildlife corridor, a parking surface a garden. In addition to examining sustainability in the near future, the book also explores such alternatives in the distant and very distant future, questioning the notion of sustainability in the event of an earth-altering, cataclysmic disaster. The strategies presented in this book aim to stimulate discussions within the design profession and will be of great interest to students and practitioners of environmental studies, architecture, and urban design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138718791 20170919
Green Library
1 online resource (642 p.) : digital, PDF file.
With the goal of understanding environmental effects of a growing bioeconomy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), national laboratories, and U.S. Forest Service research laboratories, together with academic and industry collaborators, undertook a study to estimate environmental effects of potential biomass production scenarios in the United States, with an emphasis on agricultural and forest biomass. Potential effects investigated include changes in soil organic carbon (SOC), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water quality and quantity, air emissions, and biodiversity. Effects of altered land-management regimes were analyzed based on select county-level biomass-production scenarios for 2017 and 2040 taken from the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy (BT16), volume 1, which assumes that the land bases for agricultural and forestry would not change over time. The scenarios reflect constraints on biomass supply (e.g., excluded areas; implementation of management practices; and consideration of food, feed, forage, and fiber demands and exports) that intend to address sustainability concerns. Nonetheless, both beneficial and adverse environmental effects might be expected. To characterize these potential effects, this research sought to estimate where and under what modeled scenarios or conditions positive and negative environmental effects could occur nationwide. The report also includes a discussion of land-use change (LUC) (i.e., land management change) assumptions associated with the scenario transitions (but not including analysis of indirect LUC [ILUC]), analyses of climate sensitivity of feedstock productivity under a set of potential scenarios, and a qualitative environmental effects analysis of algae production under carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) co-location scenarios. Because BT16 biomass supplies are simulated independent of a defined end use, most analyses do not include benefits from displacing fossil fuels or other products, with the exception of including a few illustrative cases on potential reductions in GHG emissions and fossil energy consumption associated with using biomass supplies for fuel, power, heat, and chemicals. Most analyses in volume 2 show potential for a substantial increase in biomass production with minimal or negligible environmental effects under the biomass supply constraints assumed in BT16. Although corn ethanol has been shown to achieve GHG emissions improvements over fossil fuels, cellulosic biomass shows further improvements in certain environmental indicators covered in this report. The harvest of agricultural and forestry residues generally shows the smallest contributions to changes in certain environmental indicators investigated. The scenarios show national-level net SOC gains. When expanding the system boundary in illustrative cases that consider biomass end use, reductions in GHG emissions are estimated for scenarios in which biomass—rather than oil, coal, and natural gas—is used to produce fuel, power, heat, and chemicals. Analyses of water quality reveal that there could be tradeoffs between biomass productivity and some water quality indicators, but better outcomes for both biomass productivity and water quality can be achieved with selected conservation practices. Biodiversity analyses show possible habitat benefits to some species, with other species showing potential adverse effects that may require additional safeguards. Increasing productivity of algae can reduce GHG emissions and water consumption associated with producing algal biomass, though the effects of water consumption are likely of greater concern in some regions than in others. Moreover, the effects of climate change on potential biomass production show gains and losses in yield among feedstocks across the continental United States. Key research gaps and priorities include actions that can enhance benefits and reduce potential for negative effects of increased biomass...
1 online resource (642 p.) : digital, PDF file.
On behalf of all the authors and contributors, it is a great privilege to present the 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from volume 1. This report represents the culmination of several years of collaborative effort among national laboratories, government agencies, academic institutions, and industry. BT16 was developed to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts towards national goals of energy security and associated quality of life.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource ( xx, 450 pages) :.
  • Part 1 Maize cultivation techniques1.Modelling crop growth and grain yield in maize cultivation: Alam Sher, Xiaoli Liu and Jincai Li, Anhui Agricultural University, China-- and Youhong Song, Anhui Agricultural University, China and The University of Queensland, Australia-- 2.Optimizing maize-based cropping systems: sustainability, good agricultural practices (GAP) and yield goals: Charles Wortmann, Patricio Grassini and Roger W. Elmore, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA-- 3.Maize seed variety selection and seed system development: the case of southern Africa: Peter S. Setimela, Global Maize Program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Zimbabwe-- 4.Good agricultural practices for maize cultivation: the case of West Africa: Alpha Kamara, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria-- 5.Zero-tillage cultivation of maize: Wade E. Thomason, Bee Khim Chim and Mark S. Reiter, Virginia Tech University, USA-- 6.Conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification of maize and other cereal systems: the case of Latin America: Bram Govaerts, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico-- Isabelle Francois, Consultant, USA-- and Nele Verhulst, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico-- 7.Precision maize cultivation techniques: Louis Longchamps, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada-- and Raj Khosla, Colorado State University, USA-- 8.Improving nutrient management for sustainable intensification of maize: Kaushik Majumdar, International Plant Nutrition Institute - South Asia, India-- Shamie Zingore, International Plant Nutrition Institute - sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya-- Fernando Garcia and Adrian Correndo, International Plant Nutrition Institute - Latin America - Southern Cone, Argentina-- Jagadish Timsina, University of Melbourne, Australia-- Adrian M. Johnston, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Canada--9.Crop rotation: a sustainable system for maize production: Bao-Luo Ma, Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada-- and Zhigang Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China-- 10.Intercropping in sustainable maize cultivation: Abeya Temesgen, Shu Fukai and Daniel Rodriguez, The University of Queensland, Australia-- 11.Climate risk management in maize cropping systems: Daniel Rodriguez, Caspar Roxburgh, Claire Farnsworth, Ariel Ferrante, Joseph Eyre, Stuart Irvine-Brown, James McLean, Martin Bielich, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland, Australia-- 12.Advances in maize post-harvest management: Tadele Tefera, International Center of Insect Physiology & Ecology (ICIPE), Ethiopia-- Part 2 Maize pests, diseases and weeds13.Economically important insect pests of maize: William D. Hutchison and Theresa M. Cira, University of Minnesota, USA-- 14.Nematodes associated with maize: T. L. Niblack, The Ohio State University, USA-- 15.Control of rodent pests in maize cultivation: the case of Africa: Loth S. Mulungu, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania--16.Rapid response to disease outbreaks in maize cultivation: the case of maize lethal necrosis: George Mahuku, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Tanzania and P. Lava Kumar, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria-- 17.Controlling aflatoxins in maize in Africa: strategies, challenges and opportunities for improvement: Amare Ayalew and Martin Kimanya, Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa, Ethiopia-- Limbikani Matumba, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi-- Ranajit Bandyopadhayay and Abebe Menkir, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria-- Peter Cotty, USDA-ARS, USA--18.Integrated weed management in maize cultivation: an overview: Khawar Jabran, Duzce University, Turkey, Mubshar Hussain, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan and Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, The University of Queensland, Australia-- 19.Weed management of maize grown under temperate conditions: the case of Europe and the United States: Vasileios P. Vasileiadis and Maurizio Sattin, National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology, Italy and Per Kudsk, Aarhus University, Denmark--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786760128 20170829
Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need to increase by 60% by 2050. There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 2 reviews research on improvements in cultivation techniques such as nutrient management, crop rotation, intercropping and other aspects of conservation agriculture. It also discusses developments in methods for combatting pests and diseases. Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 2: Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in maize cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews developments in breeding and ways research can be translated into effective outcomes for smallholders in the developing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786760128 20170829
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 1 user
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (xii, 574 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Preface xi DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED CERAMIC FIBERS, INTERFACES, AND INTERPHASES IN COMPOSITES Physical and Chemical Properties of Silicon Carbide Fibers 3S. Loison and C. Huguet Heat-Resistant Inorganic Fibers 7Toshihiro Ishikawa and Hiroshi Oda Synthesis, Properties and Applications of SiC Ultrathin Fibers Via Electrospinning Combined with the Polymer-Derived Ceramics Route 19Ying-de Wang, Bing Wang, and De-chuan Zheng Novel Oxide Fibers to Reinforce Ceramic and Metal Matrices 27S. T. Mileiko A Journey in the Field of Ceramic Matrix Composites 39R. Naslain Effects of the Microstructure, and Degradation Reaction under Heat-Treatment on Mechanical Properties of SiC-Polycrystalline Fiber 55Hiroshi Oda and Toshihiro Ishikawa INNOVATIVE DESIGN, ADVANCED PROCESSING, AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of ZrC-Modified C/C-SiC Composites 67J. X. Dai, J. J. Sha, Y. F. Zu, J.Q. Shao, S.H. Wang, and M. K. Lei Manufacture of SiC/ZrSi2 Composite Materials: Assessing Thermal Compatibility between Matrix and Reinforcement 75Olga Coloma Esteban, Mario Caccia, Antonio Camarano, and Javier Narciso Influence of the Annealing Process Parameters in the Production of New Short-Fibre-Reinforced C/C-SiC Composites 85N. Nier, D. Nestler, H. Gurk, K. Roder, G. Wagner, E. Passler, L. Kroll, J. Weisshuhn, and St. Spange Fiber-Matrix Adhesion in CFRC Greenbodies and Its Influence on Microcrack Formation during the Carbonization Process 97S. J. A. Haug, W. M. Mueller, M. G. R. Sause, and S. Horn Effects of Source Gas Flow Paths on the Matrix Infiltration Behaviors and Mechanical Properties of CVI-Processed SiCf/SiC Composite Tubes 109Ji Yeon Park, Sang Min Jeong, Daejong Kim, Hyeon-Geun Lee, Soon Gil Yoon, and Weon-Ju Kim Fabrication of Co-Toughened C-SiC Based Composite by Carbon Fibers and SiC Nanofibers 117J. J. Sha, J. X. Dai, J. Q. Shao, Z. F. Zhang, J. Li, Y. F. Zu, S. Flauder, and W. Krenkel Influencing the Mechanical Properties of Weak Matrix C/C Composites by Means of Microstructural Design 125Andreas Todt, Daisy Nestler, Kristina Roder, Natalia Nier, Bernhard Wielage, and Guntram Wagner Spark Plasma Sintering of Silicon Carbide Powders with Carbon and Boron as Additives 137Jinhua Yang, Jian Jiao, Ling Wang, and Baowei Li Comparison of Machining Technologies for CMC Materials using Advanced 3D Surface Analysis 145A. Rosiger and R. Goller Infiltration of Molten Silicon in a Porous Body of B4C under Microwave Heating 157Mathieu Dutto, Dominique Goeuriot, Sebastien Saunier, Sergio Sao-Joao, Matthieu Lenci, Sylvain Marinel, Shmuel Hayun, and Nachum Frage Refractory Adhesives for Bonding of Polymer Derived Ceramics 167R. Cook, C. Klein, and H. Armstrong ADVANCED THERMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIER COATINGS Self-Healing EBC Material for Gas Turbine Applications 175Willy Kunz and Hagen Klemm Mass Transfer Mechanism in Yb2Si2O7 under Oxygen Potential Gradients at High Temperatures 187S. Kitaoka, T. Matsudaira, M. Wada, N. Kawashima, D. Yokoe, T. Kato, and M. Takata Magnetron Sputtered Y2SiO5 Environmental Barrier Coatings for SiC/SiC CMCS 197V. Leisner, A. Lange, P. Mechnich, and U. Schulz THERMOMECHANICAL BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE OF COMPOSITES Thermal Ablation Performance of Cf-HfB2 Composites with and without a C Matrix Deposited by CVI 213V. Rubio, P. Ramanujam, D. K. Ramachandran, A. D'Angio, and J. G. P. Binner Experimental Research on Air Permeability of Fiber Reinforced Aerogel 223Y. Ma, F. Zhang, and Q. Xiong Fatigue Behavior of an Advanced SiC/SiC Ceramic Composite at 1300 DegreesC in Air and in Steam 231M. B. Ruggles-Wrenn and M. D. Lee Strength Recovery and Crack-Filling Behavior of Alumina/TiC Self-Healing Ceramics 243S. Yoshioka and W. Nakao Hot Gas Stability of Various Ceramic Matrix Composites 253H. Klemm, W. Kunz, T. Wamser, A. Rudinger, R. Weiss, A. Lauer, C. Wilhelmi, T. Machry, S. Hofmann, and D. Koch Damage Analysis in 3D Woven SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composite 261B. Legin, Z. Aboura, F. Bouillon, and S. Denneulin The Wedge-Loaded Double Cantilever Beam Test: A Friction Based Method for Measuring Interlaminar Fracutre Properties in Ceramic Matrix Composites 273Rabih Mansour, Manigandan Kannan, Gregory N. Morscher, Frank Abdi, Cody Godines, and Saber DorMohammadi Damage Monitoring of MI CMCS with Stress Concentrations Utilizing Acoustic Emission and Electrical Resistance 283Ryan Maxwell and Gregory N. Morscher Damage Evolution and Fracture in SiCF/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composite Specimens 297C. D. Newton, J. P. Jones, M. R. Bache, Z. Quiney, and A. L. Chamberlain Damage Characterization of High Velocity Impact in Curved SiC/SiC Composites 311Michael J. Presby, Rabih Mansour, Manigandan Kannan, and Gregory N. Morscher, Frank Abdi, Cody Godines, and Sung Choi Effect of Vacuum on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Silicon Carbide Produced by Reactive Infiltration 323Antonio Camarano, Mario Caccia, and Javier Narciso High-Temperature Mechanical Properties of Silica Aerogel Composites Reinforced by Mullite Fibers 333Yonggang Jiang, Junzong Feng, Jian Feng, and Chunxiao Shi Oxidation Resistance Mechanism of TiAlSiCN and TiCrSiCN Compositions made by Plasma Spark Sintering at 1200 DegreesC 341Alexander Manulyk Effects of Binders (Ni-Co) and Ternary Carbide (TaC) on Friction and Wear Behavior of Ti(CN) Based Cermets 353V. Verma and B. V. Manoj Kumar COMPONENT TESTING AND APPLICATIONS OF COMPOSITES Application of CMC Materials in Rocket Propulsion 367F. Olufsen and E. Orbekk Development of Carbon Fiber Reinforced CMC for Automotive Applications 375K. S. Kim, D. W. Im, Y. H. Choi, S. M. Lee, K. Yoo, N. C. Lee, J. H. Shim, and E. J. Hyun Octra-Optimized Ceramic for Hypersonic Application with Transpiration Cooling 389Christian Dittert and Marius Kutemeyer Oxide-Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites-Enabling Widespread Industry Adoption 401J. Lincoln, B. Jackson, A. Barnes, A. R. Beaber, and L. Visser Updating Composite Materials Handbook-17 Volume 5-Ceramic Matrix Composites 413J. Douglas Kiser, Kaia E. David, Curtis Davies, Rachael Andrulonis, and Cindy Ashforth MULTIFUNCTIONAL COATINGS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS Development of Superfine Nano-Composites Antifouling Coatings for Ship Hulls 427A.S. Khanna, Varun Kasturi, and Pankaj Grover Effect of Heat Exposure on the Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of 3Al2O3 2SiO2/Si/SiC Coating System 443Ryo Inoue, Kazuma Chikamoto, Yasuo Kogo, and Hideki Kakisawa Suspension Plasma Spray of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Coatings 451P. Xu, J. Mostaghimi, T. W. Coyle, and L. Pershin Thick Aluminum Nitride Coatings by Reactive DC Plasma 465Mohammed Shahien, Motohiro Yamada, and Masahiro Fukumoto Using an Axial Feeding DC-Plasma Spray Gun for Fabrication of Ceramic Coatings 479Mohammed Shahien and Masato Suzuki CERAMICS FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE Characterization of Two Calcium Aluminate Cement Pastes 493John F. Zapata, Maryory Gomez, and Henry A. Colorado Additive Manufacturing of Kaolinite Clay from Colombia 505Carlos F. Revelo and Henry A. Colorado ADVANCED MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGIES, AND DEVICES FOR ELECTRO-OPTICAL AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS Elastic Constants Evaluated by Sound Velocities in Relaxor Single-Crystal Plates Applying to Ultrasonic Probe for Medical Uses 519Toshio Ogawa High Piezoelectricity in Ceramics Evaluated by Elastic Constants 535Toshio Ogawa A Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Vibration Analysis of Size-Dependent Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Nanobeams 547A. R. Ashoori, E. Salari, and S. A. Sadough Vanini Development of Liquid Crystal Display with RGB Laser Backlight 559Y. Fujii, E. Niikura, N. Okimoto, S. Maeda, H. Yasui, and A. Heishi Development of High Thermal Conductivity Silicon Nitride Substrates 567Dai Kusano, Hideki Hyuga, You Zhou, and Kiyoshi Hirao.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119407539 20170829
Global population growth and tremendous economic development has brought us to the crossroads of long-term sustainability and risk of irreversible changes in the ecosystem. Energy efficient and ecofriendly technologies and systems are critically needed for further growth and sustainable development. While ceramic matrix composites were originally developed to overcome problems associated with the brittle nature of monolithic ceramics, today the composites can be tailored for customized purposes and offer energy efficient and ecofriendly applications, including aerospace, ground transportation, and power generation systems. The 9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (HTCMC 9) was held in Toronto, Canada, June 26-30, 2016 to discuss challenges and opportunities in manufacturing, commercialization, and applications for these important material systems. The Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT 2016) was held in conjunction with HTCMC 9 to address key issues, challenges, and opportunities in a variety of advanced materials and technologies that are critically needed for sustainable societal development. This Ceramic Transactions volume contains a collection of peer reviewed papers from the 16 below symposia that were submitted from these two conferences Design and Development of Advanced Ceramic Fibers, Interfaces, and Interphases in Composites- A Symposium in Honor of Professor Roger NaslainInnovative Design, Advanced Processing, and Manufacturing TechnologiesMaterials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs) and Nano-laminated Ternary Carbides and Nitrides(MAX Phases)Polymer Derived Ceramics and CompositesAdvanced Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings: Processing, Properties, and ApplicationsThermomechanical Behavior and Performance of CompositesCeramic Integration and Additive Manufacturing TechnologiesComponent Testing and Evaluation of CompositesCMC Applications in Transportation and Industrial SystemsPowder Processing Innovation and Technologies for Advanced Materials and Sustainable DevelopmentNovel, Green, and Strategic Processing and Manufacturing TechnologiesCeramics for Sustainable Infrastructure: Geopolymers and Sustainable CompositesAdvanced Materials, Technologies, and Devices for Electro-optical and Medical ApplicationsPorous Ceramics for Advanced Applications Through Innovative ProcessingMultifunctional Coatings for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119407539 20170829
iii, 45 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
1 online resource.
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  • Section I: Reinventing Farming Systems 1. Introduction 2. Agroecology: Principles and Practice 3. Farming-Related Livelihoods 4. Farming Systems for Sustainable Intensification 5. Designing for the Long-term: Sustainable Agriculture Section II: Resources for Agricultural Development 6. Low-Input Technology: An Integrative View 7. Ecologically Based Nutrient Management 8. Participatory Breeding: Developing Improved and Relevant Crop Varieties With Farmers 9. Research on Livestock, Livelihoods, and Innovation Section III: Context for Sustainable Agricultural Development 10. Gender and Agrarian Inequities 11. The Innovation Systems Approach to Agricultural Research and Development 12. Outreach to Support Rural Innovation 13. Climate Change and Agricultural Systems Section IV: Tying It All Together 14. Tying It All Together: Global, Regional, and Local Integrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
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
1 online resource ( xviii, 339 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1: Agro-Ecological Pest Management - An Overview; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Ecology and Agroecology; 1.2.1 Ecology; 1.2.2 Agroecology; 1.3 Agroecological Pest Management; 1.4 Goals; 1.5 Basis and Principles; 1.6 Key Elements of Agroecological Pest Management; 1.6.1 Crop Management; 1.6.2 Soil Management; Preventive Options; Supplemental Options; Reactive Options; 1.7 Benefits and Limitations; 1.7.1 Benefits; Increasing Species Diversity; Enhancing Longevity; Imposing a Fallow
  • Enhancing Soil Organic Matter1.7.1.5 Increase Landscape Diversity; Saving on Cost of Inputs; 1.7.2 Limitations; 1.8 Conclusions; References; 2: Conservation Tillage; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Weed Management; 2.2.1 Stale Seed Bed + Glyphosate Strategy; 2.2.2 Crop Rotations + Stale Seed Bed; 2.2.3 Integrated Weed Management; 2.3 Insect Pest Management; 2.4 Disease Management; 2.5 Nematode Management; 2.6 Nonpesticidal Management Practices; 2.6.1 Crop Rotation; 2.6.2 Field Sanitation; 2.6.3 Proper Planting Procedures; 2.6.4 Irrigation Management
  • 2.6.5 Variety Selection2.6.6 Scouting and Pest Identification; 2.7 Conclusions; References; 3: Crop Residue Management and Organic Amendments; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Weed Management; 3.3 Insect Pest Management; 3.4 Disease Management; 3.4.1 Biofumigation; 3.5 Nematode Management; 3.6 Conclusions; References; 4: Biofumigation; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Biofumigation; 4.3 Benefits; 4.4 Modes of Utilization; 4.4.1 Crop Rotation/Intercropping; 4.4.2 Incorporation of Biofumigants; 4.4.3 Green Manuring Cover Crops and Trap Crops; 4.4.4 Processed Plant Products; 4.5 Biofumigation Crops
  • 4.5.1 Brassica Plant Species4.5.1.1 Rapeseed (Fig. 4.4); Mustard (Fig. 4.5); Radish (Fig. 4.6); Turnips (Fig. 4.7); Rocket; Processed Brassica Amendments; 4.5.2 Non-Brassica Plant Species; Grasses; Garlic and Onions; 4.6 Pest Management; 4.6.1 Diseases; 4.6.2 Nematode Pests; 4.6.3 Weeds; 4.7 Integration of Biofumigation and Solarization; 4.8 Conclusions; References; 5: Fertilizer Management; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Macronutrients; 5.2.1 Nitrogen; Insect Pests; Diseases; 5.2.2 Potassium
  • Diseases5.2.2.2 Nematodes; 5.2.3 Phosphorus; Diseases; Insect Pests; 5.2.4 Calcium; Diseases; Nematodes; 5.2.5 Sulfur; Insect Pests; Mites; 5.3 Micronutrients; 5.3.1 Manganese; Diseases; 5.3.2 Zinc; Diseases; Insect Pests; 5.3.3 Boron; Diseases; 5.3.4 Iron; Diseases; 5.3.5 Chlorine; Diseases; 5.3.6 Silicon; Diseases; 5.4 Conclusions; References; 6: Agro-Forestry; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Effect on Pests and Natural Enemies; 6.2.1 Insect Pests and Diseases
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  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Microbial Signaling in Plant-Microbe Interactions and Its Role on Sustainability of Agroecosystems; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Signalling Molecules in Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.3 Microbial Coordination of Complex Network Interaction Within Soil Food Web and Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.4 Regulation of Microbial Signalling Compounds by Biotic and Abiotic Factors; 1.5 Signalling Pathways in Soil Food Web Improve Ecosystem Functioning and Sustainability; 1.6 Technical Advances in Identifying Signalling Pathways in Soil-Plant System
  • 1.7 Conclusions and Future PerspectivesReferences; Chapter 2: Exploiting Beneficial Traits of Plant-ƯAssociated Fluorescent Pseudomonads for Plant Health; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Rhizosphere and Plant-Microbe Interaction; 2.3 Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promotion; 2.3.1 Phosphate Solubilization; 2.3.2 Phytohormones; 2.3.3 Siderophores; 2.3.4 Antibiotics; 2.3.5 Enzymes; 2.3.6 Hydrogen Cyanide; 2.4 Induced Systemic Resistance; 2.5 Biological Control of Plant Pathogens; 2.6 Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Agriculture and Plant Health; 2.7 Conclusions; References
  • Chapter 3: N2-Fixing Cyanobacterial Systems as Biofertilizer3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Distribution of Cyanobacteria; 3.3 Free-Living Cyanobacteria; 3.4 Azolla-Anabaena Symbiotic System; 3.5 Artificial Cyanobacterial-Plant Association; 3.6 Molecular Signaling Mechanism; 3.7 Selection of Competent Biofertilizer Strains; 3.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Exploring the Role of Secondary Metabolites of Trichoderma in Tripartite Interaction with Plant and Pathogens; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Pathogen Interaction
  • 4.3 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Plant Interactions4.4 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Induction of Defense Response in Plants; 4.5 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Growth Regulation in Plants; 4.6 Biosynthesized Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.7 Constrains in Commercialization of Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Managing Soil Fertility Through Microbes: Prospects, Challenges and Future Strategies; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Organisms in Soil; 5.3 Macroorganisms in Soil; 5.3.1 Earthworms; 5.3.2 Termites
  • 5.3.3 Plant Roots5.4 Microorganisms in Soil; 5.4.1 Bacteria; 5.4.2 Actinomycetes; 5.4.3 Fungi; 5.4.4 Algae; 5.4.5 Protozoa; 5.4.6 Nematodes; 5.4.7 Viruses; 5.5 Role of Organism in Soil Fertility Enhancement; 5.5.1 N Transformations; 5.5.2 Phosphorus Cycle; 5.5.3 Sulfur Cycle; 5.5.4 Other Mineral Elements; 5.6 Environmental Contaminants and Climate Change; 5.6.1 Potentially Toxic Element; 5.6.2 Chromium (Cr); 5.6.3 Cadmium (Cd); 5.6.4 Lead (Pb); 5.6.5 Mercury (Hg); 5.6.6 Arsenic (As); 5.6.7 Selenium (Se); 5.6.8 Radionuclides; 5.7 Pesticides/Insecticides/Fungicides; 5.8 Effluents
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  • Methanotrophs: An Emerging Bioremediation Tool Due to Unique Broad Substrate Enzyme Methane Monooxygenase.- Methanotrophs: Methane Mitigation, Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment.- Prospects of Plant-Bacteria Interactions in Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils.- Cyanoremediation: A Green-Clean Tool for Decontamination of Synthetic Pesticides from Agro- and Aquatic Ecosystems.- Aromatic Plant-Microbe Associations: A Sustainable Approach for Remediation of Polluted Soils.- Cyanobacteria-mediated bioremediation of heavy metals.- Biochar application in management of paddy crop production and methane mitigation.- Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Heavy Metal Uptake in Metallophytes.- Role of Biosurfactants on Microbial Degradation of Oil Contaminated Soils.- Microbial Oxidation of Atmospheric Methane in Natural and Agricultural Upland Soils.- Microbial Mediated Lindane Bioremediation: A Cost Effective and Naturally Renewable Technology.- Wastewater Effluent Discharge: Impact on Human Health and Microbial Remediation.
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This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in pollution reduction, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of various toxic compounds. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture. Traditional agricultural management techniques have relied heavily on application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and recent land use change practices have led to over exploitation of natural resources. Strategies outlined here simplify a complicated picture of the way microbial communities can improve the quality of environment and eliminate food scarcity in the coming generations. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline of soil sciences, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.
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Contains 20 peer-reviewed papers on pavement innovation and sustainability. Topics include: structural health monitoring of highway pavements; intelligent compaction; sustainability assessment using life-cycle assessment; climate change impacts; and preparation of pavement infrastructure.
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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.
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