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  • 1. Future Cities: The Blue and Biophilic .- 2. Planning the Balance of Danger and Delight .- 3. Unsustainable Bounties for the Blue: Cities to the Rescue? .- 4. Making the Marine World Visible - Fostering Emotional Connections to the Sea .- 5. Reimagining the Blue Edge .- 6. Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities .- 7. Conclusions and Trajectories: Final Reflection on Blue, Biophilic Urbanism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180122
There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of `biophilic cities' which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas. In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180122
xiv, 203 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
  • List of Illustrations Preface 1. City Ascending, City Imploding 2. The Integrated Subject 3. Ecology in Practice: Environmental Architecture as Good Design 4. Rectifying Failure: Imagining the New City and the Power to Create it 5. More than Human Nature and the Open Space Predicament 6. Consciousness and Indian-ness: Making Design "Good" 7. A Vocation in Waiting: Ecology in Practice 8. Soldiering Sustainability Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world's most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India's first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book's focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in Building Green act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
Green Library
xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: New Urbanisms, New Citizens Chapter 1: Towards the interdisciplinary study of children and sustainable urbanism Chapter 2: Sustainable urbanisms in policy and practice Chapter 3: Living with sustainable urban technologies Chapter 4: Sustainable mobilities Chapter 5: Constituting Communities: welcoming, belonging, excluding Chapter 6: Vital Politics: children and young people's participation in public space and local decision-making Chapter 7: Making space for vitality in sustainable urbanisms: childhood and play Chapter 8: Conclusion: towards a theory of children and sustainable urban vitalities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Urban living has dramatically changed over the past generation, refashioning children's relationships with the towns and cities in which they live, and the modes of living within them. Focusing on the global shift in urban planning towards sustainable urbanism - from master planned `sustainable communities', to the green retrofitting of existing urban environments - Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments offers a critical analysis of the challenges, tensions and opportunities for children and young people living in these environments. Drawing upon original data, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments demonstrates how the needs, interests and participation of children and young people often remain inferior to the design, planning and local politics of new urban communities. Considering children from their crucial role as residents engaging and contributing to the vitalities of their community, to their role as consumers using and understanding sustainable design features, the book critically discusses the prospects of future inclusion of children and young people as a social group in sustainable urbanism. Truly interdisciplinary, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments forms an original theoretical and empirical contribution to the understanding of the everyday lives of children and young people and will appeal to academics and students in the fields of education, childhood studies, sociology, anthropology, human geography and urban studies, as well as policy-makers, architects, urban planners and other professionals working on sustainable urban designs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Green Library
xiii, 169 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments Prologue Foreword by Professor Peter Newman Part I: The Concept Chapter 1 Connecting Places, Connecting People Chapter 2 Connecting Places for Better Communities Part II: Mapping the Context: Urban Reconfigurations Chapter 3 Reconfiguring Movement Chapter 4 'Making' Places: Urban & Suburban Transformations Part III: Connecting Places, Connecting People: Making it Happen! Chapter 5 Remodeling Approaches: Empowering Place Making and Connectivity Chapter 6 Evaluating People, Place & Transport Connectivity Part IV: The Future Chapter 7 Emerging Challenges-Connected Places in the Global South Chapter 8 Emerging Challenges-Technology Mega-trends & Demographic Shifts Epilogue: Ethnography of Place and Movement Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound and socially just communities? How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic fatalities, increased prevalence of obesity, and lack of social inclusion? The era of car-based planning has led to the disconnection of people and place in developed countries, and is rapidly doing so in developing countries of the Global South. The unfolding megatrend in technological innovation, while adding new patterns of future living and mobility in the cities, will question the relevance of face-to-face connections. What will be the 'glue' that holds communities together in the future? To build better communities, to build better cities, we need to reconnect people and places. Connecting Places, Connecting People offers a new paradigm for place making, by reordering urban planning principles from prioritizing movement of vehicles to focusing on places and the people that live in them. Numerous case studies, including many from the Global South (developing countries) illustrate how this can be realized or fallen short of in practical terms. Importantly, citizens need to be engaged in policy development, to connect with each other and with government agencies. To measure the connectivity attributes of places and the success of strategies to meet the needs, an Audit Tool is offered for a continual quantitative and qualitative evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
Green Library
xix, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Pillars and Circles: Wellbeing at the Core of Sustainability Paola Spinozzi and Massimiliano Mazzanti Part I. Sustainable Wellbeing in Theory and History Prologue Paola Spinozzi I.1. Creating Capacities for Human Flourishing: An Alternative Approach to Human Development Paul James I.2. The Incongruities of Sustainability: An Examination of the UN Earth Summit Declarations 1972-2012 Gonzalo Salazar I.3. Slow Living and Sustainability: The Victorian Legacy Wendy Parkins I.4. Innovation and Consumption in the Evolution of Capitalist Societies Pier Paolo Saviotti 1.5. In a Prescient Mode. (Un)Sustainable Societies in the Post/Apocalyptic Genre Paola Spinozzi Part II. Policies and Institutions for Wellbeing Prologue Massimiliano Mazzanti II.1. Contextualising Sustainability: Socio-Economic Dynamics, Technology and Policy Massimiliano Mazzanti and Marianna Gilli II.2. Social Equity and Ecological Sustainability through the Lens of Degrowth Valeria Andreoni II.3. Institutionalist Climate Governance for Pleasant Cities and the Good Life Gjalt Huppes and Ruben Huele II.4. Assessing Public Awareness about Biodiversity in Europe Anna Kalinowska II.5. Is the Current Global Role of English Sustainable? Richard Chapman Part III. Sustainable Wellbeing Via Habitat and Citizenship Prologue Paola Spinozzi and Massimiliano Mazzanti III.1. The Impact of Settlements on Urban River Basins and the Case of the Belem River in Curitiba, Brazil Gilda Cassilha, Marta Gabardo, Sylvia Leitao, and Zulma Schussel III.2. Creative Social Innovation and Social Urbanism: The Case of Medellin Ana Elena Builes Velez and Maria Florencia Guidobono III.3. Long-term Visions and Ordinary Management: Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in the Italian Region of Emilia Gianfranco Franz III.4. Urban Life and Climate Change at the Core of Political Dialogue: A Focus on Saint-Louis du Senegal Adrien Coly, Fatimatou Sall, Mohamed Diatta C.B.C., and Cherif Samsedine Sarr III.5. Is Ethno-tourism a Strategy of Sustainable Wellbeing? A Focus on Mapuche Entrepreneurs Gonzalo Valdivieso, Andres Ried and Sofia Rojo III.6. Japanese Castle Towns as Models for Contemporary Urban Planning Shigeru Satoh III.7. Vietnam's Pathway towards Sustainability: Stories Half-told Nhai Pham and Dan Tong.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234543 20180129
Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing: Theories, Histories and Policies examines and assesses the interdependence between sustainability and wellbeing by drawing attention to humans as producers and consumers in a post-human age. Why wellbeing ought to be regarded as essential to sustainable development is explored first from multifocal theoretical perspectives encompassing sociology, literary criticism and socioeconomics, second in relation to institutions and policies, and third with a focus on specific case studies across the world. Wellbeing and its sustainability are defined in terms of biological and cultural diversity; stages of advancement in science and technology; notions of citizenship and agency; geopolitical scenarios and environmental conditions. Wellbeing and sustainability call for enquiries into human capacities in ontological, epistemological and practical terms. A view of sustainability that revolves around material and immaterial wellbeing is based on the assumption that life quality, comfort, happiness, security, safety always posit humans as both recipients and agents. Risk and resilience in contemporary societies define the intrinsically human ability to make and consume, to act and adapt, driving the search for and fruition of wellbeing. How to sustain the dual process of exploitation and regeneration is a task that requires integrated approaches from the sciences and the humanities, jointly tracing a worldwide cartography with clear localisations. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers interested in sustainability through conceptual and empirical approaches including social theory, literary and cultural studies, environmental economics and human ecology, urbanism and cultural geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234543 20180129
Green Library
x, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Erosion of Biological Diversity2. The Ubiquitous Waste and Growing Scarcity of Water and Soil3. Energy: As Little as Possible4. Perspectives on Climate Change5. Enlisting the Scientific Method6. Sustainability at the Intersection of Science and Nature7. Scientific Uncertainty, Fabricated Uncertainty, and the Vulnerability of Regulation8. Producing and Disseminating Sustainability-Enhancing Innovations9. Economic Instruments for Sustainable Development10. Global Governance of Sustainable Development11. The Geopolitics of Environment12. The New Multipolarity of Sustainable DevelopmentConclusionNotesReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231162524 20180129
We are squandering our planet's natural capital-its biodiversity, water and soil, and energy sources-at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed course. Though technology has been one of the drivers of the current trend of unsustainable development, it is also one of the essential tools for remedying it. Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in technology, along with law, science, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe. Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana begin with a measure of the costs of ecological damage-the erosion of biodiversity; air, water, and soil pollution; and the wide-reaching effects of climate change-and then consider the solutions that are either now available or close on the horizon that may lead to a more sustainable global trajectory. What market-based tools can be used to promote clean growth? How can renewable energy help us decrease our use of fossil fuels? Is international agreement on climate goals possible? Henry and Tubiana tackle a range of urgent questions, emphasizing possibilities for-and obstacles to-implementation and action. Building on the experience of the most significant climate negotiation of the decade, they show what a world organized along the principles of sustainability could look like.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231162524 20180129
Green Library
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Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections discuss the development and application of several new innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, including geopolymer concrete, sulfoaluminate cement-based concrete, engineered cementitious composites (ECC) based concrete, bacteria-based concrete, concrete with encapsulated polyurethane, and concrete with super absorbent polymer (SAPs), amongst other topics. Final sections focus on crucial design aspects, such as quality control, including lifecycle and cost analysis with several related case studies on repair and rehabilitation. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers and contractors working in the construction industry.
xix, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Preface (Michelle Y. Merrill)Notes on contributorsList of FiguresList of Tables Part I. Projects and Paradigms in Sustainability Education1. Introduction: Education for Sustainability in Asian Contexts (Michelle Y. Merrill) 2. Sustainable Development: Concepts, Histories, and Paradigms (Kieu Li Hao Edson and Md Saidul Islam) 3. Economics Approaches to Sustainability: Methods and Applications (Youngho Chang, Dang Thi Quynh Trang and Michelle Y. Merrill) Part II. National Policy on Sustainability Education 4. Sustainability in Malaysian Research Universities' Curricula and Their Effectiveness (Mohammad Imam Hasan Reza) 5. Sustainability in Cambodia's Higher Education System (Lonn Pichdara and Srinivasa Madhur) 6. Sustainability Aspects of the Education System in India (Vinod K. Sharma and Sangeeta Sharma) 7. Sustainability Education in Korea (Oh-Sang Kwon) Part III. Policies, Practices and Programmes in Asian Universities8. Sustainability Policy and Practices in Thai Higher Education (Chanita Rukspollmuang) 9. Practices of Education for Sustainability in Renmin University of China (Xiaoxia Wang and Heyue Liu) Part IV. Sustainability in Asian Schools of Education10. Indonesian Student Participation in Green Action Projects (Stien Johanna Matakupan) 11. Climate Change and Sustainability Education: Singapore Teachers' Perspectives (Chew-Hung Chang and Liberty Pascua) 12. Education for Sustainable Development in the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (Fuangarun Preededilok) 13. Inquiring into Hong Kong Undergraduate Students' Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours: A Preliminary Study (Wan Wai-yan Sally) Part V. Practices in and out of the Higher Education Classroom 14. A Case Study of Sustainable Landscape Architectural Design Studio Course at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (Asan Suwanarit)15. Water Footprints: New Paradigms in Educating Environmental Sustainability in the Philippines (Marlon C. Pareja) 16. Enhancing University Students' Community Engagement and Social Awareness through Residential College Whole-Person Development Programs under Partnership with Local Non-Governmental Organizations in Macau (Wan Sancia) 17. Conclusion: The Current State of Higher Education for Sustainability in Monsoon Asia (Michelle Y. Merrill, Chew-Hung Chang and Patricia Burkhardt-Holm) Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
This book provides an introduction to the state of sustainability education in Asia. It covers national policies, institutional policies and practices within Asian universities, sustainability considerations for teacher training at schools of education, and pedagogical practices for sustainability in higher education. With contributors from universities and NGOs in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, India, China and South Korea, this volume brings together the best papers from a series of successful international conferences on post-secondary education for sustainability in Asia. The book is organized into five parts: * Part I focuses on paradigms for sustainability education * Part II looks at sustainability education contexts, strategies and outcomes at the national level * Part III gives examples of sustainability programs and strategies adopted at specific universities * Part IV highlights sustainability education research from schools of education * Part V explores specific examples of post-secondary educational practices in sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
Green Library
xix, 105 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Global energy justice
  • Fossil fuels and energy justice
  • Alternative energy sources and energy justice
  • An energy justice road map : six key considerations.
This book re-conceptualizes energy justice as a unifying agenda for scholars and practitioners working on the issues faced in the trilemna of energy security, poverty and climate change. McCauley argues that justice should be central to the rebalancing of the global energy system and also provides an assessment of the key injustices in our global energy systems of production and consumption.Energy Justice develops a new innovative analytical framework underpinned by principles of justice designed for investigating unfairness and inequalities in energy availability, accessibility and sustainability. It applies this framework to fossil fuel and alternative low carbon energy systems with reference to multiple case studies throughout the world. McCauley also presents an energy justice roadmap that inspires new solutions to the energy trilemna. This includes how we redistribute the benefits and burdens of energy developments, how to engage the new energy `prosumer' and how to recognise the unrepresented.This book will appeal to academics and students interested in issues of security and justice within global energy decision-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319624938 20171227
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource.
  • Infiltration Approach in Hydrological Modeling for Flood and Erosion Prevention Khairi Khalid, Mohd Fozi Ali, Nor Faiza Abd Rahman, and Muhammad Zamir Abd Rasid Landslide Risk Level Assessment Based on Erosion-Induced Landslide: A Case Study at UiTM Campus, Selangor Mohd Fozi Ali, Muhammad Solahuddeen Mohd Sabri, Khairi Khalid, and Nor Faiza Abd Rahman Effect of Casting Rate on the Performance of Nitrate Removal Using Ultra-filtration Membrane for Wastewater Reuse Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, Hasrul Hafizuddin Muhammad, Tengku Nurul Aishah, and Tengku Intan Suraya Adopting Green and Sustainable Building Approaches Muhammad Faiz Musa, Mohammad Fadhil Mohammad, Mohd ReezaYusof, and Rohana Mahbub Feasibility Study on Wind Power Generation Potential in Peninsular Malaysia S. S. Ramli, N. Othman, N. A. Kamarzaman, R. Akbar, Z. Faiza, and N. Mohamad Ex-Mine Area Sustainability: Evaluate Levels of Contamination Due to Heavy Metals from Soil Characterization Sabariah Arbai, Azinoor Azida Abu Bakar, Kamaruzzaman Mohamed, and Zainab Mohamed Development of New Formulation for Automotive Weatherstrip Seals Fatimah Zuber, Dzaraini Kamarun, Engku Zaharah, and Engku Zawawi Leather and Synthetic Leather: A Mechanical Viewpoint for Sustainability Jamaluddin Mahmud, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusop, Siti Noor Azizzati, and Mohd Noor Water-Based Pack Carburizing Technique: A Heat Treatment Practice for Sustainable Environment Muhammad Hafizuddin Jumadin, Bulan Abdullah, Muhammad Hussain Ismail, and Siti Khadijah Alias Novel Cyclic Thiourea for Corrosion Inhibition: Synthesis, Characterization and Corrosion Inhibition Studies Of 1,3-Bis(N'-2,3,4-Methyl Benzoylthioureido)-1,3-Methylbenzene Noor Khadijah Mustafa Kamal, Adibatul Husna Fadzil, and Karimah Kassim Bioethanol Production from Oil Palm Frond Lignocellulose Using Facultative Anaerobic Thermophilic Bacteria Siti Nur Ridhwah Muhamed Ramli, Tengku Elida Tengku Zainal Mulok, Sabiha Hanim Mohd Salleh, Khalilah Abdul Khalil, Othman Ahmad, Nik Roslan Nik Abdul Rashid, and Wan Asma Ibrahim Jet-Swirl Injector Spray Characteristics in Combustion Waste of Liquid Propellant Rocket Thrust Chamber Zulkifli Abdul Ghaffar, Salmiah Kasolang, Ahmad Hussein, and Abdul Hamid Weakness of Austenitic Stainless Steel Welded Joints When Subjected to Hydrogen Environment Rashid Deraman and Mohamad Nor Berhan Compression Strength of Open-Cell Aluminum Foam Produced by Green Sand Casting Using Energy Conservation Lost-Foam Technique Mohd Khairi Taib, Razmi Noh Mohd Razali, Bulan Abdullah, and Muhammad Hussain Ismail.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885225 20180213
This volume covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative technologies being used in developing and developed countries that can be indigenous to the region, cost-effective, and often driven by dominant societal interest and geographical status. Several engineering and technological processes are included to mark their importance in product performance and preservation of the environment. Topics cover: * strategies for the management of rain and ground water for consumption * wastewater treatment using indigenous techniques of phytoremediation * scientific and engineering approaches to the prevention of flood and landslides in the tropics * wind power generation * soil evaluation of contamination due to heavy metals * green and sustainable building approaches * bioethanol production * energy conservation techniques Refreshing and informative, Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment revisits conventional approaches of managing natural agents (such as wind, rain and groundwater resources as well as wastewater treatment) in light of current sustainableoriented techniques using modern scientific concepts and strategies. It presents in-depth evaluations and analyses using systematic up-to-date scientific and engineering tools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885225 20180213
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
xvi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • From MDGs to SDGs: African development challenges and prospects / Korbla P. Puplampu, Kobena T. Hanson, and Timothy M. Shaw
  • The African state and development initiatives: the role of good governance in the realization of the MDGs and SDGs / Peter K. Arthur
  • Conflict and sustainable development goals in Africa / Damilohun D. Ayoyo & Temitope B. Oriola
  • From MDGs to SDGs: the policy and institutional dynamics of African agriculture / Korbla P. Puplampu and George O. Essegbey
  • South-south cooperation, SDGs, and Africa's development: a study of China's development intervention in Ghana / Isaac Odoom
  • Natural resource governance and sustainable development in Africa: are we there yet? / Korbla P. Puplampu and Kobena T. Hanson
  • Does the sophistication of exports matter in sustaining growth in middle-income African countries? / Vanessa T. Tang
  • The Internet of Tthings and the sharing economy: harnessing the possibilities for Africa's sustainable development goals / Kobena T. Hanson and Korbla P. Puplampu
  • Environment and climate change in Africa in an era of sustainable development goals / Abbi M. Kedir
  • Crystallizing the Africa Rising narrative with sustainable development / Kobena T. Hanson, Korbla P. Puplampu, and Timothy M. Shaw.
Millennium development goals (MDGs) and sustainable development goals (SDGs) have significant implications for global development, in particular for African countries. This book seeks to assist Africa's policy makers and political leaders, MNCs and NGOs, plus its increasingly heterogeneous media landscape, to understand and better respond or negotiate the evolving development environment of the 21st century. In this collection of nuanced essays, the contributors interrogate the relationship between the MDGs and SDGs in key areas of African development to enhance our understanding and knowledge of the evolving nature of development. They address issues of governance, agriculture, south-south cooperation in a context of foreign aid, natural resource governance and sustainable development, export diversification and economic growth as well as emerging topics such as the internet of things or the sharing economy, climate change, conflict and non-traditional security. The varied, yet interlinked foci present a holistic overview of Africa's development aspirations, and ability to transform the SDGs' universal aspirations into local realities. This book will be of use to academics and students in Development Studies, Contemporary African Studies, Political Science, Policy Studies and Geography, and should also appeal to policy makers and development practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415785938 20180213
Green Library
x, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xxi, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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  • Preface John Dudley Introduction Azzedine Boudrioua Part One: History Guiding the Future, example of Ibn al Haytham Chapter One: Ibn al Haytham's Scientific Program Roshdi Rashed Chapter Two: Science, Philosophy and religion during the 10th century Josef Van Ess Chapter Three: From the Reasons of Light to the Lights of Reason: Remarks on the Nine Centuries Distant Ibn al Haytham's and Albert Einstein's Respective Approaches of Light as Conceived Physically Michel Paty Chapter Four: Translation and Studies of Ibn al Haytham's Optics in Latin Paul Pietquin Chapter Five: Ibn Al-Haytham: The Founder of Scientific Pluralism Hassan Tahiri (Portugal) Chapter Six: The Famous Problem of Ibn al Haytham Pierre Coullet Chapter Seven: Ibn Al-Haytham: Founder of Physiological Optics? Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan Chapter Eight: Al Haytham's Influence on the Optics and Culture of Medieval Europe Charles Falco Part Two: Light-based technologies for the future Chapter Nine: Photonic Technology: Recent Developments and Challenges of the 21st Century Azzedine Boudrioua Chapter Ten: Ibn al Haytham's: From Basra, Earth to the Gale Crater, Mars Noureddine Melikechi Chapter Eleven: Modern electron optics and the search for more light: the legacy of Ibn al-Haytham Mohamed El-Gomati Chapter Twelve: Atomic-scale time with new light sources Majed Chergui Chapter Thirteen: The relevance of LED lighting for sustainable development Harry Verhaar Chapter Fourteen: Medieval Arab Achievements in Optics Sameen Ahmed Khan Part Three: Optics and Photonics in the Arab and Islamic world, Education and Investment in Light Sciences and Technology Chapter Fifteen: Need to Create International Science Centres in Arab Countries" Azher Majid Siddiqui and Sameen Ahmed Khan Chapter Sixteen: The First Synchrotron Light-Source in the Middle-East and Neighbouring Regions Gihan Kamel Chapter Seventeen: Scientific Translation: A Tool from Shadow to Light AbdulAziz Alswailem Chapter Eighteen: Optics and Photonics Research in Lebanon: Key figures, Ways Forward Marie Abboud Conclusion ã ã ã .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498779401 20171218
This book discusses light-based science, emphasizing its pervasive influence in science, technology, policy, and education. A wide range of contributors offers a comprehensive study of the tremendous, and indeed foundational, contributions of Ibn al Haytham, a scholar from the medieval period. The analysis then moves into the future development of light-based technology. Written as a multi-disciplinary reference book by leading scholars inã the history of science and /or photonics, it covers Ibn al Haytham's optics, LED lighting for sustainable development, global and atomic-scale time with new light sources, advanced technology, and vision science. Cutting-edge optical technologies and their global impact is addressed in detail, and the later chapters also explore challenges with renewable energy, the global impact of photonics, and optical and photonic education technology. Practical examples and illustrations are provided throughout the text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498779401 20171218
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)
xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Illustrations xiAcknowledgments xvIntroduction: Values, Data, and Indicators 1Part I The New Empirical Order: How Indicators (Mis)rule Our Economic World1 The Ascent of "Datanomics": The Case of the European Union 152 Good and Bad Indicators: The Case of GDP 20Part II Mapping and Measuring Well-Being and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century3 Income 334 Work 475 Health 556 Education 667 Happiness 768 Trust 889 Institutions 9810 Material Flows 10611 State of the Biosphere 11812 Environmental Performance 12813 Sustainability 136Part III Managing the Well-Being and Sustainability Transition14 Valuing What Counts 15715 Engaging Citizens 16516 Building Tangible and Resilient Transitions 170Conclusion: Beyond (the End of) Growth: Grasping Our Social-Ecological World 191Notes 199Index 217.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170695 20180115
How moving beyond GDP will improve well-being and sustainability Never before in human history have we produced so much data, and this empirical revolution has shaped economic research and policy profoundly. But are we measuring, and thus managing, the right things--those that will help us solve the real social, economic, political, and environmental challenges of the twenty-first century? In Measuring Tomorrow, Eloi Laurent argues that we need to move away from narrowly useful metrics such as gross domestic product and instead use broader ones that aim at well-being, resilience, and sustainability. By doing so, countries will be able to shift their focus away from infinite and unrealistic growth and toward social justice and quality of life for their citizens. The time has come for these broader metrics to become more than just descriptive, Laurent argues; applied carefully by private and public decision makers, they can foster genuine progress. He begins by taking stock of the booming field of well-being and sustainability indicators, and explains the insights that the best of these can offer. He then shows how these indicators can be used to develop new policies, from the local to the global. An essential resource for scholars, students, and policymakers, Measuring Tomorrow covers all aspects of well-being--including health, education, and the environment--and incorporates a broad range of data and fascinating case studies from around the world: not just the United States and Europe but also China, Africa, the Middle East, and India.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170695 20180115
Green Library
138 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Climate change, environment and migration Livelihoods, environmental stress and mobility in Mali and Senegal Theoretical perspectives on the environment-migration nexus The role of environmental factors in shaping migration The migration decision: capabilities matter Aspirations for a better life Social transformation and its impact on the effects of of climate change on migration A migrant typology Migration in the "global North" and the "global South" Conclusion and outlook: Rethinking migration and environmental change in the West African Sahel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138217522 20180213
The West African Sahel is predicted to be heavily affected by climate change in the future. Slow-onset environmental changes, such as increasing rainfall variability and rising temperature, are presumed to worsen the livelihood conditions and to increase the out-migration from the affected regions. Based on qualitative and quantitative data from study areas in Mali and Senegal, this book examines the relationship between population dynamics, livelihoods and environment in the Sahel region, focussing specifically on motives for migration. Critiquing the assumption that environmental stress is the dominating migration driver, the author demonstrates the important role of individual aspirations and social processes, such as educational opportunities and the pull of urban lifestyles. In doing so, the book provides a more nuanced picture of the environment-migration nexus, arguing that slow-onset environmental changes may actually be less important as drivers of migration in the Sahel than they are often depicted in the media and climate change literature. This is a valuable resource for academics and students of environmental sociology, migration and development studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138217522 20180213
Green Library
xxviii, 278 pages ; 23 cm
  • Unrooted : dislocation and the teaching of place / Jennifer L. Case
  • By the Lumbee River with Chad Locklear's "Swamp Posse" / Jane Haladay and Scott Hicks
  • Getting your feet wet : teaching climate change at ground zero / Daniel Spoth
  • Cutting through the smog : teaching about mountaintop removal at a university powered by coal / Brianna Burke
  • Teaching about biodiversity and extinction in a thawing Alaska : a reflection / Jennifer Schell
  • Letting the sheets of memory blow on the line : phantom limbs, world-ends, and the unremembered / Derek Owens
  • Student expectations, disciplinary boundaries, and competing narratives in a first-year sustainability cohort / Corey Taylor, Richard House, and Mark Minster
  • Connecting urban students to rural conservation through recovery plans for endangered species / Andrea Olive
  • Teaching critical food studies in rural North Carolina / Keely Byars-Nichols
  • Mindfulness, sustainability, and the power of personal practice / Jesse Curran
  • Ecological journeys : from higher education to the old farm trail / Barbara George
  • Meeting across ontologies : grappling with an ethics of care in our human-more-than-human collaborative work / Bawaka Country, including Laklak Burarrwanga, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, Djawundil Maymuru, Kate Lloyd, Sarah Wright, Sandie Suchet-Pearson, and Paul Hodge
  • Ganawendamaw : Anishinaabe concepts of sustainability / Margaret Noodin.
Green Library
1 online resource (xxii, 427 pages) : illustrations.
Education plays a vital role in the positive development of communities at both a local and global level. By becoming more informed, citizens can make better contributions to society. Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development is a critical reference source for emerging academic perspectives on the role of higher education programs in contemporary society. Including a range of pertinent topics such as mobile learning, environmental education, and community building, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, students, and professionals interested in the intersection between sustainable development and education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522526216 20171211


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