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Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition


Al Iannuzzi
August 17, 2017

Written by a renowned sustainability expert, Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition makes the case for why the people and the planet need products to be made in a different, more sustainable way. The growth of the global middle class, with an additional 3 bi...

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management


Jingxin Wang
September 1, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designe...

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Practices


Ruiliang Pu
August 21, 2017

Advanced imaging spectral technology and hyperspectral analysis techniques for multiple applications are the key features of the book. This book will present in one volume complete solutions from concepts, fundamentals, and methods of acquisition of hyperspectral data to analyses and applications of...

Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach

Darius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh
March 16, 2018

This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights...

Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment

M. Manzurul Hassan
March 15, 2018

Arsenic-contaminated groundwater has created one of the world's largest environmental health crises. This book addresses the arsenic issue within a scientific and social science framework, with the context set by environmental and legal considerations. The text explores the methodological issues of...

Environmental Management of Marine Ecosystems

Md. Nazrul Islam, Sven Erik Jorgensen
March 15, 2018

This book will illustrate the current status, trends and effects of climate, natural disturbances and anthropogenic stressors on marine ecosystems. It shows how to integrate different management tools and models in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. Through...

Lifestyle and Nature:: Integrating Nature Technology to Sustainable Lifestyles

Ryuzo Furukawa, Yuko Suto, Emile H. Ishida, Takeshi Yamauchi
March 15, 2018

Environmental constraints are becoming increasingly severe, and now more than ever it is time that we confront head-on the change from an "underground resources" type of civilization to one with a new way of life and technology that embraces a sense of nature. To do so, we need to understand the...

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing

Ni-Bin Chang, Kaixu Bai
March 13, 2018

Combining versatile data sets from multiple satellite sensors with advanced thematic information retrieval is a powerful way for studying complex earth systems. The book Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing offers complete understanding of the basic...

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology

Scott Pardo, Michael Pardo
March 09, 2018

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology focuses on how statistical methods may be used to make sense of behavioral ecology and other data. It presents fundamental concepts in statistical inference and intermediate topics such as multiple least squares regression...

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril
March 09, 2018

Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three...

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing, Second Edition

Jie Shan, Charles K. Toth
March 05, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. Ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space are covered. Also...

Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition

Qihao Weng, Dale Quattrochi, Paolo E. Gamba
March 05, 2018

Earth observation technology, in conjunction with in situ data collection, can be used to observe, monitor, measure, and model many of the components that comprise urban ecosystems cycles. Over the past decade, urban remote sensing has rapidly emerged as a new frontier in the Earth observation...

Nanotechnology and the Resource Fallacy

Stephen L. Gillett
March 05, 2018

Dwindling global supplies of conventional energy and materials resources are widely thought to severely constrain, or even render impossible, a "first-world" lifestyle for the bulk of Earth’s inhabitants. This bleak prospect, however, is wrong. Current energy resources are used grotesquely...

Sustainability: A Way to Abundance

Corrado Sommariva
March 01, 2018

The book describes mechanisms whereby the Earth naturally thrives towards energy and resources abundance and how unsustainable industrial practices alter this trend. The role of technology in addressing sustainably mankind demand for affluence reversing the environmental damage are illustrated...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
February 28, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...