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GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management (Open Access): A Global Perspective

by van Maarseveen, Martin

GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. This book explores and illustrates the use of geo-information in the planning and management of urban regions. The first part of the book addresses the concept of sustainable urban development, its different frameworks, the many ways of measuring sustainability, and its value in the urban policy arena. The second part discusses how urban planning can shape our cities, examines various spatial configurations of cities, the spread of activities, and the demands placed on different functions to achieve strategic objective. It further focuses on the recognition that urban dwellers are increasingly under threat from natural hazards and climate change.FeaturesShowcases the importance of GIS in better understanding current urban cha...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 364 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

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 f...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 81 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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 eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators (Cornell Series in Environmental Education)

by Anne K. Armstrong

Environmental educators face a formidable challenge when they approach climate change due to the complexity of the science and of the political and cultural contexts in which people live. There is a clear consensus among climate scientists that climate change is already occurring as a result of human activities, but high levels of climate change awareness and growing levels of concern have not translated into meaningful action. Communicating Climate Change provides environmental educators with an understanding of how their audiences engage with climate change information as well as with concrete, empirically tested communication tools they can use to enhance their climate change program.Starting with the basics of climate science and climate change public opinion, Armstrong, Krasny, and Sc...

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 174 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 June 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 14 June 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...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 549 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2019 onward  

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 14 June 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 replicatio...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 246 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 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."...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment, Sport, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 17 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 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 becau...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 1160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 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 11 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

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 10 June 2019 onward  

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

by James S. Roman

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Genre: Science & Maths, Environment
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 June 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 09 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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 08 June 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 08 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
93 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 June 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...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 June 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 06 June 2019 onward  

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance (Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment)

by Peter Andrée

This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements.As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors address topics including: the variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance; the values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approache...

Genre: Business & Finance, Industries & Professions, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 June 2019 onward  

Permaculture for Beginners: Knowledge and Basics of Permaculture

by Friedhelm Weiss

Permaculture for Beginners – Knowledge and Basics of PermacultureWouldn't it be wonderful if our buildings and automobiles could filter water and at the same time improve air quality?If we could replenish the environment, our world could be a wonderfully clean place.But how exactly how does permaculture change the world?On the one hand, we can change permaculture deserts into productive oases to produce food. On the other hand, it can give us the desperately needed solutions to how we can reduce, if not reverse, the so obviously damaging influence that humans have on our planet.Everything boils down to providing sustained and continuously operating cycles which are able to run in harmony with nature.Here, I will explain the most important aspects of the philosophy which will give you a w...

Genre: Home & Garden, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 June 2019 onward  

Transforming the Future (Open Access): Anticipation in the 21st Century

by Riel Miller

People are using the future to search for better ways to achieve sustainability, inclusiveness, prosperity, well-being and peace. In addition, the way the future is understood and used is changing in almost all domains, from social science to daily life. This book presents the results of significant research undertaken by UNESCO with a number of partners to detect and define the theory and practice of anticipation around the world today. It uses the concept of ‘Futures Literacy’ as a tool to define the understanding of anticipatory systems and processes – also known as the Discipline of Anticipation. This innovative title explores: •?new topics such as Futures Literacy and the Discipline of Anticipation;•    the evidence collected from over 30 Futures Literacy Laboratories an...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 300 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 June 2019 onward  

On Water (Big Ideas Book 1)

by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 June 2019 onward  

The complete guide of physiological ecology: Easy course on organisms and their physical environment (Agronomy series)

by Tim P Mackin

This ebook sets out the fundamentals of physiological ecology Because of the simplicity of the narration, this ebook can can help many students. The book is of interest to anyone who loves nature, it can also be used in courses on agriculture....

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
7 reviews

OFF GRID: Self Sufficient Living Beyond the System (green energy, crops, planting, homesteading, wind energy, livestock, farming)

by Jonathon Toth

Learn the Basics of Self Sufficient Living Off of the Grid!

Get this Kindle book for just $2.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

This book contains an introduction to basic steps and strategies for becoming more self sufficient and lessening your dependence on the grid!
Self sufficient living is an interesting and complex idea. This book explores the basic techniques and strategies involved in becoming self reliant and able to produce everything you need by yourself or with your family.
Is off the grid living for you? Do You have what it takes to live off the land? You will know by the time you finish this book!

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
The Basics of Self SufficiencyAn introduction to Org...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 34 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 June 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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 May 2019 onward  

Climate Change: Facts that Everyone needs to Know

by Carlie Grace

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 May 2019 onward  

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