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Fishing for Sanity: A Trout Stream and a Way of Life (The Sanity Series Book 3)

by Mike Reuther

Jack McAllister enjoys what he's sure is close to a happy life in the mountains of Pennsylvania. This unconventional existence he’s carved out for himself amounts to fishing his beloved trout streams near his home with longtime pal Soothsayer, the wizened sage of the Green Spring Valley, and guiding angling clients. But his life is soon to change with the sudden appearance of a mayfly hatch. Soon, the Shad River and the whole remote valley become a destination spot for too many fly-fishers and commercial interests. By the time, an intrepid reporter, a slick and fast-talking attorney, and a lovely magazine editor enter Jack’s life, things have become more than complicated. Fishing for Sanity is an often-humorous story, capturing a place, a way of life and the inevitable changes we all face.

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 81 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Going Green: The Most Comprehensive Guide To Green Home Upgrades For All Budgets

by Jiles B. O'Neal

A comprehensive guide to going green. This book will give you suggestions on how to change your home, work and vehicle in order to be more environmentally friendly. From starting a compost bin to adding solar panels to your roof, even the smallest changes can help you be more eco friendly and help the environment.

Genre: Home & Garden, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 77 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

The rules have to change: Global Jurisprudence for the climate emergency

by Paul Newman

Jurisprudence gives validity to law. When the context of our physical and social environment changes, Jurisprudence also changes. Scientific validation of the causes of the climate emergency strips validity from laws and rules that are incompatible with averting climate disaster.

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 15 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward  

Railway Ecology

by Luís Borda-de-Água

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a unique overview of the impacts of railways on biodiversity, integrating the existing knowledge on the ecological effects of railways on wildlife, identifying major knowledge gaps and research directions and presenting the emerging field of railway ecology. The book is divided into two major parts: Part one offers a general review of the major conceptual and theoretical principles of railway ecology. The chapters consider the impacts of railways on wildlife populations and concentrate on four major topics: mortality, barrier effects, species invasions and disturbances (ranging from noise to chemical pollution). Part two focuses on a number of case studies from Europe, Asia and North America written by an international group of experts.

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 320 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

by Alberto Troccoli

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 197 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Papers: Investigating the Business of a Productive, Resilient and Low Emission Future

by Todd S. Rosenstock

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 321 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Saving Wildlife: What We’ve Lost, Saved and are Losing

by Kenneth Edward Barnes

Genre: Science & Maths, Environment, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 10.59 mb
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Biodiversity of Angola: Science & Conservation: A Modern Synthesis

by Brian J. Huntley

This open access multi-authored book presents a 'state of the science' synthesis of knowledge on the biodiversity of Angola, based on sources in peer-reviewed journals, in books and where appropriate, unpublished official reports. The book identifies Angola as one of the most biologically diverse countries in Africa, but notes that its fauna, flora, habitats and the processes that drive the dynamics of its ecosystems are still very poorly researched and documented.  This 'state of the science' synthesis is for the use of all students of Angola's biodiversity, and for those responsible for the planning, development and sustainable management of the country's living resources.  The volume brings together the results of expeditions and research undertaken in Angola since the late eighteenth century, with emphasis on work conducted in the four decades since Angola's independence in 1975. The individual chapters have been written by leaders in their fields, and reviewed by peers familiar with the region.  

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 549 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 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 constituents such as volcanic glasses and plant opals, which can also be applied to other soils depending on the local conditions.Given its focus and coverage, the book will be useful to all readers who are interested in agronomy, plant production science, agricultural chemistry and environmental science. In addition, it can help biogeochemists further expand their research work on the rhizosphere of wetland plant roots, iron and phosphate dynamics, etc.

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 181 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 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 collected and presented in this book shows that the regional climate has already started to change and this is expected to continue. Projections of potential future climates show that the region will probably become considerably warmer and wetter in some parts, but dryer in others. Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems have already shown adjustments to increased temperatures and are expected to undergo further changes in the near future. The BACC II Author Team consists of 141 scientists from 12 countries, covering various disciplines related to climate research and related impacts. BACC II is a project of the Baltic Earth research network and contributes to the World Climate Research Programme.

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 501 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

Ranaviruses: Lethal Pathogens of Ectothermic Vertebrates

by Matthew J. Gray

This is the first book on ranaviruses. Ranaviruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease in amphibians, reptiles, and fish. They have caused mass die-offs of ectothermic vertebrates in wild and captive populations around the globe. There is evidence that this pathogen is emerging and responsible for population declines in certain locations. Considering that amphibians and freshwater turtles are suitable hosts and the most imperiled vertebrate taxa in the world, ranaviruses can have significant impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem function. Additionally, many fish that are raised in aquaculture facilities and traded internationally are suitable hosts; thus, the potential economic impact of ranaviruses is significant. Ranaviruses also serve as a model for replication and gene function of large double-stranded DNA viruses. There is an urgent need to assemble the contemporary information on ranaviruses and provide guidance on how to assess their threats in populations. Through the Global Ranavirus Consortium, 24 experts from six countries were organize to write this volume, the first book on ranaviruses. The book begins with a discussion on the global extent of ranaviruses, case histories of infection and disease in ectothermic vertebrates, and current phylogeny. Basic principles of ranavirus ecology and evolution are covered next, with a focus on host-pathogen interactions and how the virus emerges in its environment. There are two chapters that will discuss the molecular biology of ranaviruses, host response to infection, and the genes responsible for immune system evasion. One chapter establishes standards for testing for infection and diagnosing ranaviral disease. The book ends by providing guidance on how to design ranavirus surveillance studies and analyze data to determine risk, and discussing the role of the Global Ranavirus Consortium in organizing research and outreach activities.

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 246 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People

by Philippus Wester

Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 627 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

British Columbia’s “River of No Return”: The Coquitlam River

by Henry E. Prante

Henry Prante, was a well-known crusader for the protection and preservation of the Coquitlam River,"It's unfortunate he didn't live long enough to see the Coquitlam River clean of pollution," said Port Coquitlam & District Hunting & Fishing Club director Al Grist. ''But I'm not sure that will happen in my lifetime either."(Later Al Grist had a fish hatchery named after him)Grist said Prante will be remembered for his love of the outdoors and the work he did to preserve the natural habitat for future generations before it be-came fashionable to do so.He said Prante played a major role in starting the Coquitlam River hatchery by bringing in the first lot of salmon eggs."Henry was very keen on salmon," he said, "and the club still gives an annual salt water salmon fishing trophy in his name."Grist said the club membership discussed naming the spring release of 8,000 Coho salmon Henry Prante Day. (I am not sure if this ever happened though.)He was “quite astute and...brutal” when it came to protecting the environment, said Grist, recalling the club's fight to prove sedimentation in the river from sand and gravel operations that were killing salmon.Prante was Port Coquitlam and District Hunting and Fishing Club president in the 1970’s when he would go to water outflows along the river at 2 a.m. to get water samples in a jam jar for lab testing.He also had a keen mind and a very thorough approach to problem solving."When the Or Creek diversion was proposed; which supplies all of the water you see in the Coquitlam River; the figures on water flows and effects were coming out in both metric and standard measurements.''He reduced the apples and oranges figures into one means of measurement."It added up to the fact that the Coquitlam Dam was not adequate. So Hydro raised the dam by 10 feet. They now keep the water level down l0 feet lower than when Henry came out with what all those numbers meant and the danger to Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam residents of the dam should fail.''He was quite a quy – very thorough."

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment, Sport, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 17 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems:The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments ... Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation 3)

by Rosenzweig Cynthia & Hillel Daniel

“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 because of soil water storage to replenish the soil profile. This is not an isolated problem but one of worldwide interest because each country has concerns about their food security.The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) was developed to evaluate agricultural models and intercompare their ability to predict climate impacts. In sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, South America and East Asia, AgMIP regional research teams (RRTs) are conducting integrated assessments to improve understanding of agricultural impacts of climate change (including biophysical and economic impacts) at national and regional scales. Other AgMIP initiatives include global gridded modeling, data and information technology (IT) tool development, simulation of crop pests and diseases, site-based crop-climate sensitivity studies, and aggregation and scaling.

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 1160 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

Assessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7)

by Lionel Mabit

This open access book is the first comprehensive guideline for the beryllium-7 (Be-7) technique that can be applied to evaluate short-term patterns and budgets of soil redistribution in agricultural landscapes. While covering the fundamental and basic concepts of the approach, this book distinguishes itself from other publications by offering step-by-step instructions on how to use this isotopic technique effectively. It covers experimental design considerations and clear instruction is given on data processing. As accurate laboratory measurement is crucial to ensure successful use of Be-7 to investigate soil erosion, a full chapter is devoted to its specific determination by gamma spectrometry. This open access contribution further describes new developments in the Be-7 technique and includes a concluding chapter highlighting its potential benefits to support the implementation of area-wide soil conservation policy.

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 69 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks

by Michele Walters

Biodiversity observation systems are almost everywhere inadequate to meet local, national and international (treaty) obligations. As a result of alarmingly rapid declines in biodiversity in the modern era, there is a strong, worldwide desire to upgrade our monitoring systems, but little clarity on what is actually needed and how it can be assembled from the elements which are already present. This book intends to provide practical guidance to broadly-defined biodiversity observation networks at all scales, but predominantly the national scale and higher. This is a practical how-to book with substantial policy relevance. It will mostly be used by technical specialists with a responsibility for biodiversity monitoring to establish and refine their systems. It is written at a technical level, but one that is not discipline-bound: it should be intelligible to anyone in the broad field with a tertiary education.

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 326 pages
Free download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Creation: In The Beginning (The Creation Series Book 0)

by The Behrg

In seven days, God created the world. But what happens when a new god arrives, starting The Creation over again?Deep in the jungles of the Venezuelan Rainforest a search has begun that could change the fate of humanity forever. A dying phytopharmacologist, James Dugan, will join depraved scientists and ruthless mercenaries, stopping at nothing in an effort to overcome humanity's one common enemy: Mortality.Meanwhile, plans have been laid by an eco-revolutionary group, led by rebel Faye Moanna, to put an end to the illegal deforestation taking place in the Amazon. But her true motives for going to Venezuela may compromise much more than their sociopolitical objective.Because a frightening power is stirring in the Amazon, an event beginning that only occurred once in the history of the Earth - during its process of Creation. And it will take more than tenacity and ingenuity to survive the coming seven days.The Creation is about to begin anew on planet Earth, and what these two groups are about to discover is that in order to Create, one must first Destroy.** "In The Beginning" is a novella-length chapter included in the first novel of The Creation Series, titled The Creation **

Genre: Fiction, Religious Fiction, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 131 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

Teaming With Microbes: The Three Golden Rules That Help You Become the Best Organic Gardener

by James S. Roman

Genre: Science & Maths, Environment
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa (Open Access): Sustainable Food Security Solutions (Earthscan Food and Agriculture)

by Elisabeth Simelton

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 192 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

Weather: An Act of Man

by Michael Fleming

Humans are the only species willing to destroy their nest.

With their power to create and destroy life and property - some choose the wrong decision due to mental illness. These "mad scientists" who use chemical weapons on American citizens and create un-natural disasters through cloud seeding and geoengineering have ongoing mental issues that need to be solved immediately in order to prevent further harm to planet Earth... our only place to live.

David Keith, geoengineering poster-child and domestic terrorist, believes that he can "save the planet" by "spraying it with battery acid," while admitting to the murder of over 1 million individuals per year from his test-in-progress. Need I say more?

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 114 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Critical Approach to Climate Change Adaptation: Discourses, Policies and Practices (Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research)

by Silja Klepp

This edited volume brings together critical research on climate change adaptation discourses, policies, and practices from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Drawing on examples from countries including Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Russia, Tanzania, Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands, the chapters describe how adaptation measures are interpreted, transformed, and implemented at grassroots level and how these measures are changing or interfering with power relations, legal pluralismm and local (ecological) knowledge. As a whole, the book challenges established perspectives of climate change adaptation by taking into account issues of cultural diversity, environmental justicem and human rights, as well as feminist or intersectional approaches. This innovative approach allows for analyses of the new configurations of knowledge and power that are evolving in the name of climate change adaptation. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, environmental law and policy, and environmental sociology, and to policymakers and practitioners working in the field of climate change adaptation.

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 324 pages
Free download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

PJ JONOTHON's A Day at The Beach

by PJ JONOTHON

Genre: Science & Maths, Environment
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Rewilding European Landscapes

by Henrique M. Pereira

Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. This book proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. The book aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We believe that this book will both set the basis for future research on rewilding and help practitioners think about how rewilding can take place in areas under their management.

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 227 pages
Free download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

Agroecological Transitions: From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory Design

by Jacques-Eric Bergez

This Open Access book presents feedback from the ‘Territorial Agroecological Transition in Action’- TATA-BOX research project, which was devoted to these specific issues. The multidisciplinary and multi-organisation research team steered a four-year action-research process in two territories of France.  It also presents:i)  the key dimensions to be considered when dealing with agroecological transition: diversity of agriculture models, management of uncertainties, polycentric governance, autonomies, and role of actors’ networks;ii)  an operational and original participatory process and associated boundary tools to support local stakeholders in shifting from a shared diagnosis to a shared action plan for transition, and in so doing developing mutual understanding and involvement;iii)  an analysis of the main effects of the methodology on research organisation and on stakeholders’ development and application;iv)  critical analysis and foresights on the main outcomes of TATA-BOX, provided by external researchers.

Genre: Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 335 pages
Free download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Cicada Spring: A Novel

by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everything that happened to her. But how can she do that when everyone thinks she is a liar who is only out for attention? With plot and emotion braided together by a careful hand, this haunted group of people all acting on behalf of their own interests begs the question: How far would you go to protect your own?

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computing, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Fiction, Family Saga, Fiction Classics, Gay & Lesbian, Sea Adventures, Short
Size: 368 pages
Free download for Kindle from 05 September 2019 onward  

Climatic and Environmental Challenges: Learning from the Horn of Africa (Corne de l'Afrique contemporaine)

by Thomas Guindeuil

In the prospect of the COP21 held in Paris in December 2015, the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) organised a scientific conference on environmental and climatic changes in the horn of Africa, with a decisive financial support of the Institut français (Fonds d’Alembert), Paris. The conference was part of a larger event, called “the Road to Paris” and organised by the French Embassy to Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N), Addis Ababa University, in HoA-REC&N headquarters at Gullele Botanic Gardens, Addis Ababa, from 7 to 9 April 2015. In this event, our first purpose was to set aside from the pressure of short-term and policy-oriented concerns raised by the international bureaucracies and bilateral donors, as to try to explore diverse, cross-disciplinary dimensions related to environmental change in the region in a wider way, wider in time and also wider in the elements observed. In a way, the Road to Paris event has also showed, with the various stakeholders and speakers it has gathered, that the issue of climate change has “solidified” automatic discourses, supporting wishful intentions and thinking, and clearly embedded in the building of professional opportunities and international careers. These discourses, indeed, are everything but close to the reality observed on the ground. In this new, competitive, social field, priority may not be easily given to scientific exploration that is not directly policy-oriented and that requires a longer time to produce strong data than what the political and bureaucratic agendas allow. One could not state, though, that interest for science is totally absent in these arenas on climate change. But, invariably, public expectations appear to be much too high in scope and in time, compared to what intellectual curiosity and scientific processes and protocols can produce on a day-to-day basis. Improving awareness on environmental changes should start here: to give a better understanding on the complexity and multiplicity of factors involved in the relation between human evolution, societal choices and developments, and natural environments. The French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) in Addis Ababa was quite well equipped to initiate, with its partners, such a cross-disciplinary exploration.

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 240 pages
Free download for Kindle from 05 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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David King's Weather Almanac: A Compendium of Knowledge

by David King

Genre: Science & Maths, Environment
Size: Unknown
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Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (OPEN ACCESS): Trade-offs and Governance (Routledge Studies in Ecosystem Services)

by Kate Schreckenberg

Understanding how to sustain the services that ecosystems provide in support of human wellbeing is an active and growing research area. This book provides a state-of-the-art review of current thinking on the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. In part it showcases the key findings of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, which has funded over 120 research projects in more than 50 countries since 2010. ESPA’s goal is to ensure that ecosystems are being sustainably managed in a way that contributes to poverty alleviation as well as to inclusive and sustainable growth. As governments across the world map how they will achieve the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, most of which have poverty alleviation, wellbeing and sustainable environmental management at their heart, ESPA’s findings have never been more timely and relevant. The book synthesises the headline messages and compelling evidence to address the questions at the heart of ecosystems and wellbeing research. The authors, all leading specialists, address the evolving framings and contexts for the work, review the impacts of ongoing drivers of change, present new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience, and evaluate the potential contributions from conservation projects, payment schemes, and novel governance approaches across scales from local to national and international. The cross-cutting, thematic chapters challenge conventional wisdom in some areas, and validate new methods and approaches for sustainable development in others. The book will provide a rich and important reference source for advanced students, researchers and policy-makers in ecology, environmental studies, ecological economics and sustainable development.

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 352 pages
Free download for Kindle from 05 September 2019 onward  

Riverine Ecosystem Management: Science for Governing Towards a Sustainable Future (Aquatic Ecology Series Book 8)

by Stefan Schmutz

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 571 pages
Free download for Kindle from 05 September 2019 onward  

Guideline for Salinity Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation Using Nuclear and Related Techniques

by Mohammad Zaman

This open access book is an outcome of the collaboration between the Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, and Dr. Shabbir A Shahid, Senior Salinity Management Expert, Freelancer based in United Arab Emirates.The objective of this book is to develop protocols for salinity and sodicity assessment and develop mitigation and adaptation measures to use saline and sodic soils sustainably. The focus is on important issues related to salinity and sodicity and to describe these in an easy and user friendly way. The information has been compiled from the latest published literature and from the authors’ publications specific to the subject matter.  The book consists of six chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the terms salinity and sodicity and describes various salinity classification systems commonly used around the world. Chapter 2 reviews global distribution of salinization and socioeconomic aspects related to salinity and crop production. Chapters 3 covers comprehensively salinity and sodicity adaptation and mitigation options including physical, chemical, hydrological and biological methods. Chapter 4 discusses the efforts that have been made to demonstrate the development of soil salinity zones under different irrigation systems. Chapter 5 discusses the quality of irrigation water, boron toxicity and relative tolerance to boron, the effects of chlorides on crops. Chapter 6 introduces the role of nuclear techniques in saline agriculture. 

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 164 pages
Free download for Kindle from 05 September 2019 onward  

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