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Design for Sustainability (Open Access): A Multi-level Framework from Products to Socio-technical Systems (Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability)

by Fabrizio Ceschin

This book discusses the most significant ways in which design has been applied to sustainability challenges using an evolutionary perspective. It puts forward an innovation framework that is capable of coherently integrating multiple design for sustainability (DfS) approaches developed so far.It is now widely understood that design can and must play a crucial role in the societal transformations towards sustainability. Design can in fact act as a catalyst to trigger and support innovation, and can help to shape the world at different levels: from materials to products, product–service systems, social organisations and socio-technical systems. This book offers a unique perspective on how DfS has evolved in the past decades across these innovation levels, and provides insights on its promi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 168 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 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 g...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 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 12 December 2019 onward  

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

by Todd S. Rosenstock

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 321 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2019 onward  

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

by Kenneth Edward Barnes

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Genre: Science & Maths, Environment, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 10.59 mb
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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...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 549 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 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 12 December 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
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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 replicatio...

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

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

by Philippus Wester

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 627 pages
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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 becau...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 1160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2019 onward  

Environmental Education in Indonesia: Creating Responsible Citizens in the Global South? (Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies)

by Lyn Parker

Indonesia’s wealth of natural resources is being exploited at breakneck speed, and environmental awareness and knowledge among the populace is limited. This book examines how young people learn about the environment to see how education can help to develop environmental awareness and avert vast environmental destruction, not only in Indonesia, but also in the Global South more generally. Based on in-depth studies conducted in the cities of Yogyakarta and Surabaya, complemented with surveys of students in secondary schools, Environmental Education in Indonesia examines educational curricula, pedagogy and "green" activities to reveal what is currently being done in schools to educate children about the environment. The book investigates the shortcomings in environment education, including ...

Genre: Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 280 pages
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Political Ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia (Open Access): Agrarian Conflicts and Forest Carbon (Routledge Studies in Political Ecology)

by Jonas I. Hein

Indonesia’s commitment to reducing land-based greenhouse gas emissions significantly includes the expansion of conservation areas, but these developments are not free of conflicts. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of agrarian conflicts in the context of the implementation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and forest carbon offsetting in Indonesia, a country where deforestation is a major issue. The author analyzes new kinds of transnational agrarian conflicts which have strong implications for global environmental justice in the REDD+ pilot province of Jambi on the island of Sumatra. The chapters cover: the rescaling of the governance of forests; privatization of conservation; and the transnational dimensions of agrarian conflicts and peas...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 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,...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2019 onward  

Transforming Socio-Natures in Turkey: Landscapes, State and Environmental Movements (Routledge Environmental Humanities)

by Onur İnal

This book is an exploration of the environmental makings and contested historical trajectories of environmental change in Turkey. Despite the recent proliferation of studies on the political economy of environmental change and urban transformation, until now there has not been a sufficiently complete treatment of Turkey's troubled environments, which live on the edge both geographically (between Europe and Middle East) and politically (between democracy and totalitarianism).The contributors to Transforming Socio-Natures in Turkey use the toolbox of environmental humanities to explore the main political, cultural and historical factors relating to the country’s socio-environmental problems. This leads not only to a better grounding of some of the historical and contemporary debates on the...

Genre: History, Middle East, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 242 pages
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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 h...

Genre: Fiction, Religious Fiction, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 December 2019 onward  

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

by Elisabeth Simelton

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 192 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 December 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 eBook download for Kindle from 07 December 2019 onward  

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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 analyse...

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

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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 beli...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 227 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 December 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;ii...

Genre: Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 335 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 December 2019 onward  

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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 everythin...

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
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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...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 December 2019 onward  

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 envi...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 December 2019 onward  

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

by Stefan Schmutz

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 571 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 December 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’ pu...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 164 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 December 2019 onward  

The inland water fishes of Africa: Diversity, ecology and human use (Hors collection)

by Didier Paugy

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Genre: Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 1164 pages
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Rivers of the Anthropocene

by Jason M. Kelly

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. This exciting volume presents the work and research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network, an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policy makers, and community organizers working to produce innovative transdisciplinary research on global freshwater systems. In an attempt to bridge disciplinary divides, the essays in this volume address the challenge in studying the intersection of biophysical and human sociocultural systems in the age of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch of humans' own making. Featuring contributions from authors in a rich diversity of disci...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 December 2019 onward  

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World (Advances in Global Change Research Book 62)

by Jordi Catalan

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 413 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 December 2019 onward  

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

by Shell International Ltd

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 477 pages
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