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Atlas of Challenges and Opportunities in European Neighbourhoods

by Pierre BECKOUCHE and Pierre BESNARD

This atlas provides a macro-regional overview of the areas that surround the European Union, from the Sahara to the Middle East, Western Balkans to European Russia, Turkey to the Arctic. Detailing key socio-economic data as well as developmental trends, the maps provide a comprehensive territorial analysis at a local scale and explore the potential for regional integration and cooperation.These pioneering maps examine challenges that threaten this wide, yet inter-connected, region, including environmental concerns in the North, political unrest in the East, social factors in the Western Balkans, and the upheaval in the Mediterranean since the Arab spring. Coverage investigates such key countries and areas as Libya, Israel, Palestine, Syria, and the Ukraine as well as explores such essentia...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 198 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2018 onward  

Solar Particle Radiation Storms Forecasting and Analysis: The HESPERIA HORIZON 2020 Project and Beyond (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)

by Olga E. Malandraki and Norma B. Crosby

Solar energetic particles (SEPs) emitted from the Sun are a major space weather hazard motivating the development of predictive capabilities. This book presents the results and findings of the HESPERIA (High Energy Solar Particle Events forecasting and Analysis) project of the EU HORIZON 2020 programme. It discusses the forecasting operational tools developed within the project, and presents progress to SEP research contributed by HESPERIA both from the observational as well as the SEP modelling perspective. Using multi-frequency observational data and simulations HESPERIA investigated the chain of processes from particle acceleration in the corona, particle transport in the magnetically complex corona and interplanetary space, to the detection near 1 AU. The book also elaborates on the un...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 203 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2018 onward  

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation (ISSI Scientific Report Series)

by Pierre-Philippe Mathieu and Christoph Aubrecht

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Over  the  past  decades,  rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such  as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolutionizing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the  way we access, process and exploit Earth Observation data from satellites.This book reviews these megatrends and their implications for the Earth Observation community as well as the wider data economy. It provides insight into new paradigms of Open Science and Innovation applied to space data, which are characterized by openness, access to large volume of complex data, wide availability of new community tools, new techniques for big data analy...

Genre: Computing, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 April 2018 onward  

From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: ElQuisco and Puerto Oscuro

by Gloria L. Gallardo Fernandez

From Seascapes of extinction to seascapes of confidence. Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro by Gloria Gallardo Fernandés is an important contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted challenges underlying sustainable solutions to ecological fisheries, the book describes how, in Chile, indiscriminate harvest of the edible shellfish Concholepas concholepas (false abalone or Loco), has been threatening not only the living of small-scale artisan fishers but also the ecosystem. In an attempt to strengthen the fishers’ livelihoods and at the same time recuperate the fish, the Chilean government introduced the regulatory measure: Management and Exploitation Areas for Benthic Resources (MEABRs), locally known as Management Areas (MAs) and in...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 April 2018 onward  

Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

by Katherine V. Gough and Thilde Langevang

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context.This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research proj...

Genre: Business & Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 April 2018 onward  

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems:The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments ... Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitiga

by Rosenzweig Cynthia & Hillel Daniel and Cynthia Rosenzweig

“Top agricultural scientists from around the world have taken up the challenge of sustainable agriculture, with the specific focus on integrating agronomic, climatological, biophysical and socio-economic perspectives and processes. Every chapter (of the Handbook) contributes to addressing the growing food-security challenges facing the world.”Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityClimate effects on agriculture are of increasing concern in both the scientific and policy communities because of the growing population and the greater uncertainty in the weather during growing seasons. Changes in production are directly linked to variations in temperature and precipitation during the growing season and often to the offseason changes in weather becau...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 1160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 April 2018 onward  

Evolution, Monitoring and Predicting Models of Rockburst: Precursor Information for Rock Failure

by Chunlai Wang

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 April 2018 onward  

Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Hydrothermal Systems: TAIGA Concept

by Jun-ichiro Ishibashi and Kyoko Okino

This book is the comprehensive volume of the TAIGA (“a great river ” in Japanese) project. Supported by the Japanese government, the project examined the hypothesis that the subseafloor fluid advection system (subseafloor TAIGA)   can be categorized into four types, TAIGAs of sulfur, hydrogen, carbon (methane), and iron, according to the most dominant reducing substance, and the chemolithoautotrophic bacteria/archaea that are inextricably associated with respective types of TAIGAs which are strongly affected by their geological background such as surrounding host rocks and tectonic settings. Sub-seafloor ecosystems are sustained by hydrothermal circulation or TAIGA that carry chemical energy to the chemosynthetic microbes living in an extreme environment.  The results of the project...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 666 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 April 2018 onward  

Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin (Regional Climate Studies)

by The BACC II Author Team

​This book is an update of the first BACC assessment, published in 2008. It offers new and updated scientific findings in regional climate research for the Baltic Sea basin. These include climate changes since the last glaciation (approx. 12,000 years ago), changes in the recent past (the last 200 years), climate projections up until 2100 using state-of-the-art regional climate models and an assessment of climate-change impacts on terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. There are dedicated new chapters on sea-level rise, coastal erosion and impacts on urban areas. A new set of chapters deals with possible causes of regional climate change along with the global effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations, namely atmospheric aerosols and land-cover change. The evidence collec...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 501 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 April 2018 onward  

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

by Alberto Troccoli and Alberto Troccoli

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 April 2018 onward  

Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 1 (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering)

by Atilla Ansal and Atilla Ansal

This book collects 5 keynote and 15 topic lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).The book’s twenty state-of-the-art papers were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics include...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 650 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 April 2018 onward  

Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 2 (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering)

by Atilla Ansal and Atilla Ansal

This book collects 4 keynote and 15 theme lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).The book’s nineteen state-of-the-art chapters were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics inc...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 455 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Understanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging New Strands of Integration Across the Social Sciences

by Michael J. Manfredo and Jerry J. Vaske

In this edited open access book leading scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds wrestle with social science integration opportunities and challenges. This book explores the growing concern of how best to achieve effective integration of the social science disciplines as a means for furthering natural resource social science and environmental problem solving. The chapters provide an overview of the history, vision, advances, examples and methods that could lead to integration.The quest for integration among the social sciences is not new. Some argue that the social sciences have lagged in their advancements and contributions to society due to their inability to address integration related issues. Integration merits debate for a number of reasons. First, natural resource issues are ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 261 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Plant Selection for Bioretention Systems and Stormwater Treatment Practices (SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology)

by Bill Lord and Benjamin Loh

As cities develop, more land is converted into impervious surfaces, which do not allow water to infiltrate. Careful urban planning is needed to ensure that the hydrologic cycle and water quality of the catchment areas are not affected. There are techniques that can attenuate peak flow during rain events and reduce the amount of metals, nutrients, and bacteria that enter the urban water cycle. This brief gives a short introduction on bioretention systems and documents the effectiveness of some 36 plant species in removing water pollutants. A summary on the maintenance requirements is also presented. ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 59 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 April 2018 onward  

Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

by Nobuhiro Kaneko and Shinji Yoshiura

We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans. Environmental risks, therefore, are not only human health risks by pollution, climatic anomalies and natural disasters, but also degradation of ecosystem services on which most people are relying for their lives. We cannot entirely eliminate the risks, because it is not possible to attain zero impact on the environment, but we need to fin...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 286 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 April 2018 onward  

Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles (Springer Earth System Sciences)

by Peter S. Liss and Martin T. Johnson

The oceans and atmosphere interact through various processes, including the transfer of momentum, heat, gases and particles. In this book leading international experts come together to provide a state-of-the-art account of these exchanges and their role in the Earth-system, with particular focus on gases and particles.  Chapters in the book cover: i) the ocean-atmosphere exchange of short-lived trace gases; ii) mechanisms and models of interfacial exchange (including transfer velocity parameterisations); iii) ocean-atmosphere exchange of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide; iv) ocean atmosphere exchange of particles and v) current and future data collection and synthesis efforts. The scope of the book extends to the biogeochemical responses to emitted / deposite...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 315 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 April 2018 onward  

Wetlands and Water Framework Directive: Protection, Management and Climate Change (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences)

by Stefan Ignar and Mateusz Grygoruk

This book compares the lessons learned from a wetland-perspective approach to the changing climate and the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) with regard to environmental conservation. Examples from Germany and Poland are discussed due to the efficiency of their respective implementations of water conservation policies. Although the general scientific interest in specific issues such as wetlands, climate change, nature conservation and the WFD enjoy a well established position in international environmental research, these four elements are rarely considered together due to the complexity of the processes, biased scenarios of global change and subjective policy background. Major challenges involved in carrying out environmental conservation actions that assess the potentia...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 April 2018 onward  

Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks: Prediction and Assessment Beyond the Fukushima Accident

by Katsuhiro Kamae and Katsuhiro Kamae

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 177 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Knowledge and Networks (Knowledge and Space)

by Johannes Glückler and Emmanuel Lazega

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Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 386 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Freshwater Microplastics : Emerging Environmental Contaminants? (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry)

by Martin Wagner and Scott Lambert

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Size: 303 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development

by Franz W. Gatzweiler and Joachim von Braun

The aim of the book is to present contributions in theory, policy and practice to the science and policy of sustainable intensification by means of technological and institutional innovations in agriculture. The research insights re from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The purpose of this book is to be a reference for students, scholars and practitioners inthe field of science and policy for understanding and identifying agricultural productivity growth potentials in marginalized areas....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 435 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World (Advances in Global Change Research)

by Jordi Catalan and Josep M Ninot

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 413 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

China’s Gas Development Strategies (Advances in Oil and Gas Exploration & Production)

by Shell Centre and The Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council of the People’s Republic

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 477 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management: An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications

by Daniel P. Loucks and Eelco van Beek

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 624 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities (Water Science and Technology Library)

by Basant Maheshwari and Vijay P. Singh

This book provides a unique synthesis of concepts and tools to examine natural resource, socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional issues that are important for managing urban growth into the future. The book will particularly help the reader to understand the current issues and challenges and develop strategies and practices to cope with future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land, water and energy use challenges. In particular, the book will help the reader to discover underlying principles for the planning of future cities and peri-urban regions in relation to: (i) Balanced urban development policies and institutions for future cities; (ii) Understanding the effects of land use change, population increase, and water demand on the liveability of cities; (iii) Long-term pl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 601 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment (Regional Climate Studies)

by Markus Quante and Franciscus Colijn

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 528 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides: Volume 1 ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025

by Kyoji Sassa and Matjaž Mikoš

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 586 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges

by Anthony J Jakeman and Olivier Barreteau

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 762 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies

by Ian Clark

This work is concerned with the emergence of tourism in colonial Victoria, Australia, and is part of ongoing research into understanding the ‘tourism era of discovery’. It deals with the processes of opening up new attractions and its focus is the embryonic or emergent phase in which natural attractions become the subject of tourist visitation. It is contextualized in the study of eight tourism sites that are the primary focus of this work....

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Reference, History, Australia & Oceania, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 210 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Introduction to Modern Instrumentation: For Hydraulics and Environmental Sciences

by Dardo Oscar Guaraglia and Jorge Lorenzo Pousa

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 433 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

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