480 pages , JHU Press , 2001 "The purpose of this textbook on global ecosystem change and human health is twofold: (1) to raise awareness of changes in human health related to global ecosystem change and (2) to expand the scope of the traditional curriculum in environmental health to include the interactions of major environmental forces and public health on a global sca...[Read More]
211 pages , Singapore University Press , 1987-01-01 This volume forms the background to the proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Our Environment, organised by the Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore. It comprises the invited contributions on five member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Together, these country reports provide a broa...[Read More]
128 pages , Nomad Press , 2016-04-18 How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars? With energy! In 2014, the United States relied on fossil fuels for about 67 percent of its power. But as the fossil fuel supply dwindles and climate change becomes an increasingly urgent issue, individuals, businesses, and governments are expanding their sources of renewab...[Read More]
337 pages , Springer , 2017-06-15 This book outlines the challenges that increasing amounts of renewable and distributed energy represent when integrated into established electricity grid infrastructures, offering a range of potential solutions that will support engineers, grid operators, system planners, utilities, and policymakers alike in their efforts to realize the ...[Read More]
115 pages , World Bank Publications , 2000 This reports on a detailed market study of rural areas in China without access to electricity from the local or national grid. It obtained basic socio-economic data on households with and without photovaoltaic (PV) systems, and used the data to determine the market potential for PV systems in such areas.
2004-06-22T07:00:00Z To begin with McLuhan is not to begin at the beginning of media ecology, but to plunge in medias res. Given that the field has no founder and inventor, making it difficult to determine just what constitutes the beginning of the media ecology intellectual tradition, it makes sense to start at the center of the field and work our way outward. Whether McLuhan firmly oc...[Read More]
Deep Ecology offers us a broader and more sustainable sense of our own worth, as viable members of the great evolving community of earth. It holds that we can break free from Anthropocentrism (human centredness) which threatens not only ourselves but all complex life forms within reach. Joanna Macy - 'Coming Back to Life'
Deep Ecology recognizes that nothing short of a total revolution in consci...[Read More]
107 pages , Publications de l'OCDE , 1998-04 Across the OECD, farmers are voluntarily forming community-based associations to help achieve a more sustainable agriculture. What are the reasons behind this phenomenon? How can it be encouraged? To what extent can such group-based voluntary action substitute for, or complement, existing agri-environmental policy measures? In...[Read More]
288 pages , W. W. Norton & Company , 2013-02-26 “Weird indeed, and not a little wonderful.”—Nature In the 1980s and 1990s, in places where no one thought it possible, scientists found organisms they called extremophiles: lovers of extremes. There were bacteria in volcanic hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, single-celled algae in Antarctic ice floes, and fungi i...[Read More]
227 pages , Earthscan , 2012 In developing countries the price of rapid growth is all too often noxious airborne pollution, which annually contributes to a disturbing number of avoidable deaths. In recent decades, however, there has been considerable progress in the epidemiology of air pollution, significant changes in international air pollution guidelines, and the emer...[Read More]