This book series addresses current critical environmental issues resulting from rapid urbanization and industrialization, particularly in the developing world. Modern technologies and industrial chemicals have given rise to unique problems of ecosystem degradation, pollution, deprivation and disease. The books in this series will present case studies from different parts of the world, with the aim to stimulate discussion and make policymakers aware of the current state of play.
Major themes include "Waste and Technology", "Climate Change", "Food and Land", "Biodiversity", "Energy", "Food Safety and Security", but interdisciplinary areas including "Environmental Governance", "Human Behavioral Change" and "Bridging Science and Policy" will also be explored, from both natural and social science perspectives. It is hoped that the series will serve as a discussion forum for major environmental issues of modern demographic transition, allowing authors and editors to present strategies for mitigation and remediation.
By Purabi Bose
July 10, 2024
This book explores how the landscapes in indigenous territories are rapidly changing due to increased global industrial demand. This deforestation and urbanization has isolated the Indigenous People from practising 'traditional ways of life.' Portrayed in the book are the Indigenous People's ...
By Wanderley Pereira Oliveira
January 29, 2024
Herbal products have traditionally been used in several industrial sectors and have gained a notable reputation in recent years due to the current trend in society, which seeks natural, healthier, and more sustainable products. The processing of these products, however, is multiplex but important ...
By Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim, Poppy Puspitasari
August 08, 2023
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve, and distribute their products. It demands the application of renewable energy using advanced materials. Renewable energy is reshaping the fields of industry, agriculture, and households, providing reliable power supplies and ...
By T.C. Bamunuarachchige, H.K.S. de Zoysa
December 30, 2022
This unique volume covers many aspects of waste management in developing countries. There is a focus on various sources of waste including the pressing issues of agricultural, medicinal, industrial, and urban waste, and emerging problems with e-waste, nanowaste, and microplastics in marine ...
By Magalie Lesueur Jannoyer, Philippe Cattan, Thierry Woignier, Florence Clostre
October 10, 2016
Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution: Contaminated Soil and Human Health deals with a long term pollution problem, generated by the former use of organochlorine pesticides. Through a case study of the chlordecone pollution in the French West Indies, the authors illustrate a global and systemic ...
By Yong Sik Ok, Sophie M. Uchimiya, Scott X. Chang, Nanthi Bolan
September 18, 2015
Encompassing high priority research areas such as bioenergy production, global warming mitigation, and sustainable agriculture, biochar has received increased worldwide interest in the past decade. Biochar: Production, Characterization, and Applications covers the fundamentals of biochar including ...