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Freshwater Microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants? (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 58)

by Martin Wagner

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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 21 October 2019 onward  

Atlas of Challenges and Opportunities in European Neighbourhoods

by Pierre BECKOUCHE

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 21 October 2019 onward  

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

by Daniel P. Loucks

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 21 October 2019 onward  

Thinking Time Geography: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

by Kajsa Ellegård

Time-geography is a mode of thinking that helps in the understanding of change in society, the wider context and ecological consequences of human actions. This book presents its assumptions, concepts and methods, and example  applications. The intellectual path of the Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand is a key foundation for this book. His research contributions are shown in the context of the urbanization of Sweden, involvement in the emerging planning sector and empirical studies on Swedish emigration. Migration and innovation diffusion studies paved the way for prioritizing time and space dimensions and recognizing time and space as unity. From these insights time-geography grew. This book includes the ontological grounds and concepts as well as the specific notation system of ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2019 onward  

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

by Kyoji Sassa

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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 20 October 2019 onward  

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology (Coastal Research Library Book 31)

by John K. McCarthy

This open access peer-reviewed volume was inspired by the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology International Workshop held at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in November 2016. Content is based on, but not limited to, the work presented at the workshop which was dedicated to 3D recording and interpretation for maritime archaeology. The volume consists of contributions from leading international experts as well as up-and-coming early career researchers from around the globe. The content of the book includes recording and analysis of maritime archaeology through emerging technologies, including both practical and theoretical contributions. Topics include photogrammetric recording, laser scanning, marine geophysical 3D survey techniques, virtual reality, 3D modelling and ...

Genre: Computing, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2019 onward  

14th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM2019): Belgorod State Technological University named after V. G. Shukhov, 23–27 September 2019, ... in Earth and Environmental Sciences)

by Sergey Glagolev

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 488 pages
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Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

by Katherine V. Gough

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, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2019 onward  

Well-being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850–2050

by Harry Lintsen

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 572 pages
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The Bluefin Tuna Fishery in the Bay of Biscay: Its Relationship with the Crisis of Catches of Large Specimens in the East Atlantic Fisheries from the 1960s (SpringerBriefs in Biology)

by Cort , José Luis

This open access book is an original contribution to the knowledge on fishing and research associated with one of the most enigmatic fish of our seas: bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L.). Based on available evidence, it reconstructs the possible methods used to catch large spawners in the Strait of Gibraltar thousands of years ago and describes the much more recent overfishing that led to a great reduction in the catches of the trap fishery on the area and the disappearance of the northern European fisheries. It is the first book to relate the overfishing of juvenile fishes in certain areas to the decline of large spawners in other very distant areas, revealing one of the main underlying causes of this decline, which has remained a mystery to the fishing sector and scientists alike for over...

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 136 pages
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Solar Particle Radiation Storms Forecasting and Analysis: The HESPERIA HORIZON 2020 Project and Beyond (Astrophysics and Space Science Library Book 444)

by Olga E. Malandraki

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 18 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
6 reviews

Climate Bogeyman: The Criminal Insanity of the Global Warming / Climate Change Hoax

by M King

In bold and certain defiance of “the great and the good” who continue to proclaim “Global Warming” to be “settled science,” author M S King aligns himself firmly and proudly in the camp of what the media refers to as “climate change deniers.” What separates this work from that of so many other excellent books and documentaries which debunk the hoax of manmade “Global Warming” is that it provides a complete picture of the scam – one that not only encompasses the Fake Science, but also ties it into the public relations component and the historical geopolitical context which drives the “Climate Bogeyman.”It is self-defeating to “respectfully disagree” with the warmists. Any respect afforded to that crowd implies that they, in the words of one “denialist” film...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Faith, Reason, & Earth History: A Paradigm of Earth and Biological Origins by Intelligent Design

by Leonard Brand

The ground is shifting. New research programs, and new discoveries, are constantly changing the landscape of our knowledge of "how it all began." And for those considering these matters from a position of biblical faith, there are new and promising frontiers to explore. Many of those remarkable recent changes are addressed in this fully updated third edition of this landmark work, now in its twentieth year of publication. With additional contributions from joint author Arthur Chadwick, Faith, Reason, and Earth History presents Leonard Brand's continuing argument for constructive thinking about origins and earth history in the context of Scripture, showing readers how to analyze available scientific data and approach unsolved problems. Faith does not need to fear the data but can contribute...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 604 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2019 onward  

Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future

by Jacek Zaucha

This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime or marine spatial planning. Countries across the globe are beginning to implement maritime spatial plans; however the authors of this collection have identified several key questions that are emerging from this growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach? This book actively engages with the problems encapsulated in these questions, and explores possible solutions.Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinar...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 477 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2019 onward  

Marine Carbon Biogeochemistry: A Primer for Earth System Scientists (SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences)

by Jack J. Middelburg

This open access book discusses biogeochemical processes relevant to carbon and aims to provide readers, graduate students and researchers, with insight into the functioning of marine ecosystems. A carbon centric approach has been adopted, but other elements are included where relevant or needed. The book focuses on concepts and quantitative understanding of primary production, organic matter mineralization and sediment biogeochemistry. The impact of biogeochemical processes on inorganic carbon dynamics and organic matter transformation are also discussed....

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 128 pages
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Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 525 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2019 onward  

Contemporary Co-housing in Europe (Open Access): Towards Sustainable Cities?

by Pernilla Hagbert

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Memory: Boost Your Memory with Easy Exercises - Improve Your Mental Focus in Everyday Life

by Jane Peters

Discover How To Boost Your Memory and Improve Your Mental Focus In Your Everyday Life
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to enhance you mental focus and strengthen your ability to remember things through simple daily exercises and routines.
Memories can be fickle things. Many people will have trouble remembering one type of thing, be it names or numbers. Some people are born with wonderful memories and have no trouble keeping things straight. Those born without this incredible ability have to find ways to strengthen their memories. Some do this through repetition exercises, some come up with nifty little games or tricks to keep their mind alert and focused.
There are a number of ways to help boost your mental acuity and memory. Not all of these need...

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2019 onward  

Geoscience in Petroleum Exploration:Fundamentals of Geology,Geophysics, Petrophysics and Drilling Engineering Techniques Applied in Petroleum Exploration

by Kapish Sinha

This book provides introduction to geology, geophysics, petrophysics and drilling engineering techniques applied in petroleum exploration. These different disciplines of geoscience are backbone of petroleum exploration. Successful exploration program can be best executed by a professional who knows how results were deduced from these disciplines and how to integrate them .This book is intended to serve as beginners guide on how these four major disciplines work together and basic principles behind results produced by them.This book is written in simple language and focus is on understanding the basic physical principles behind concepts of geology,geophysics, petrophysics and drilling engineering. In order to make this book simple and easy to understand, mathematical derivations are kept ou...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 233 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2019 onward  

The Environmental Impact of Sieben Linden Ecovillage (Routledge Focus)

by Andrea Bocco

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2019 onward  

Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 2 (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering Book 39)

by 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 13 October 2019 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, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2019 onward  

Knowledge and Networks (Knowledge and Space Book 11)

by Johannes Glückler

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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 13 October 2019 onward  

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

by 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 13 October 2019 onward  

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation (ISSI Scientific Report Series Book 15)

by Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

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 13 October 2019 onward  

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

by Robert J. Nicholls

This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world’s largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. The book covers the conceptual basis, research approaches and challenges, while also providing a methodology for integration across multiple disciplines, offering a potential prototype for assessments of deltas worldwide. Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas analyses changing ecosystem services in deltas; the health and well-being of people reliant on them; the continued central role of agriculture and fishing; and th...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 593 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2019 onward  

Biomineralization: From Molecular and Nano-structural Analyses to Environmental Science

by Kazuyoshi Endo

This open access book is the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Biomineralization (BIOMIN XIV) held in 2017 at Tsukuba.  Over the past 45 years, biomineralization research has unveiled details of the characteristics of the nano-structure of various biominerals; the formation mechanism of this nano-structure, including the initial stage of crystallization; and the function of organic matrices in biominerals, and this knowledge has been applied to dental, medical, pharmaceutical, materials, agricultural and environmental sciences and paleontology. As such, biomineralization is an important interdisciplinary research area, and further advances are expected in both fundamental and applied research. ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Size: 413 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2019 onward  

Inorganic Constituents in Soil: Basics and Visuals

by Masami Nanzyo

This open access book is a must-read for students of and beginners in soil science. In a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner, it provides basic outlines of soil minerals, new methods and recent developments in the field, with a special focus on visual aids. The chapters on primary minerals, secondary minerals, non-crystalline inorganic constituents and inorganic constituents sensitive to varying redox conditions will help readers understand the basic components of soils. Further, readers are introduced to new analytical methods with the aid of microscopy and recent developments in the field. Uniquely, the book features case studies on the identification and isolation methods for vivianite crystals from paddy field soils, as well as a useful procedure for identifying noncrystalline con...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 181 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2019 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 13 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Climate-Smart Food

by Dave Reay

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2019 onward  

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