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  • Microcracking in Rock as Acoustic Emission

    By Tsuyoshi Ishida, Joseph Labuz

    Rock stress and rock damaging are some of the main obstacles encountered when designing and constructing engineering projects with rock. This book will provide a basis to interpret acoustic emission (AE) as damage processes in stressed rock, with applications to stress measurements, size effects,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    CRC Press
    Geomechanics Research

  • Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management

    Principles and Practices

    Edited by Megh R. Goyal

    This new volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation series covers an array of technologies to estimate evapotranspiration and to evaluate parameters that are needed in the management of micro irrigation, with worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture. Topics…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Apple Academic Press
    Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation

  • Nitrogen Metabolism in Rice

    By Pranab Basuchaudhuri

    Nitrogen is an essential primary nutrient for plant growth and development. With the demand for high growth and yield of plants and the depletion of organics in soil, nitrogen availability in soil has become insufficient. This simple and comprehensive book covers the important and current…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
    CRC Press

  • Facility Siting

    Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

    Edited by Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and citizens. This penetrating volume examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Rebuilding Fukushima

    Edited by Mistuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    To date, there have been few books that systematically address what is being done in Fukushima to secure and revive the livelihoods of those affected by the nuclear disaster. This book explores the challenges and prospects in recovery and rebuilding efforts in Fukushima, providing a greater…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture

    Science and Practice

    Edited by Simon Shackley, Greet Ruysschaert, Kor Zwart, Bruno Glaser

    This user-friendly book introduces biochar to potential users in the professional sphere. It de-mystifies the scientific, engineering and managerial issues surrounding biochar for the benefit of audiences including policy makers, landowners and farmers, land use, agricultural and environmental…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 

  • One Health

    Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa

    Edited by Kevin Bardosh

    Zoonotic diseases – pathogens transmitted from animals to people – offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Handbook of Cucurbits

    Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology

    Edited by Mohammad Pessarakli

    The plant family Cucurbitaceae, also known as "cucurbits," consists of various squashes, melons, gourds, cucumbers, and pumpkins. This handbook contains information on cultural practices, nutrition, and physiological processes of cucurbits under both normal and stressful conditions. It presents the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    CRC Press

  • Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment

    Removal of Toxic Trace Elements with Emphasis on Arsenic, Fluoride and Uranium

    Edited by Alberto Figoli, Jan Hoinkis, Jochen Bundschuh

    Focuses on the application of membrane technologies in removing toxic metals\metalloids from water. Particular attention is devoted to the removal of arsenic, uranium, and fluoride. These compounds are all existing in the earth’s crust at levels between two and five thousands micrograms per kg…

    Hardback – 2016-02-03 
    CRC Press
    Sustainable Water Developments - Resources, Management, Treatment, Efficiency and Reuse

  • Uncertainty in Policy Making

    Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions

    By Michael Heazle

    Uncertainty in Policy Making explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Ecological Resilience

    Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Kimberly Etingoff

    This book presents the latest research on resilience strategies around the world. Research such as this is necessary to create new ideas and to evaluate established ones in an effort to make communities more adaptable and to increase people's survival and quality of life while living with the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-30 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

    3. Site Assessment and Monitoring Tools

    Edited by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi

    Environmental assessment and monitoring is the starting point of environmental management and it integrates physicochemical, biological/ecological and toxicological assessment tools for contaminants and contaminated land. Evaluation and interpretation of the results are also key issues of the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    CRC Press

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