2012-04-19T07:00:00Z A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage.
Take a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash. It's the biggest thing we make: The average American is on track to produce a whopping 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime, ...[Read More]
2018-01-02T08:00:00Z Mark Nelson, PhD, has worked for several decades in closed ecological systems research. As one of eight brave souls enclosed in the pioneering Biosphere 2 experiment for two years in 1991-1993, Nelson learned fi rst hand how essential the proper use of human waste is to the health of the planet. This realization, combined with his lifelong love aff air with construc...[Read More]
2016-12-30T08:00:00Z Creativity and the Performing Artist: Behind the Mask synthesizes and integrates research in the field of creativity and the performing arts. Within the performing arts there are multiple specific domains of expertise, with domain-specific demands. This book examines the psychological nature of creativity in the performing arts. The book is organi...[Read More]
2016-04-14T07:00:00Z It is only recently that the immense economic value of pollination to agriculture has been appreciated. At the same time, the alarming collapse in populations of bees and other pollinators has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. This book focuses on the specific measures and practices that the emerging science of pollination ecology is identifying to c...[Read More]
2017-12-01T15:48:06Z Cet ouvrage dresse un état des lieux de la situation environnementale en Chine, avant de proposer solutions et conseils aux entrepreneurs.
Pour asseoir sa position de géant économique mondial, la Chine a décidé, depuis quelques années, d'inscrire le développement durable dans ses principaux axes politiques. L'année 2006 a été pour cela un...[Read More]
2016-05-12T07:00:00Z Farmers have developed a range of agricultural practices to sustainably use and maintain a wide diversity of crop species in many parts of the world. This book documents good practices innovated by farmers and collects key reviews on good practices from global experts, not only from the case study countries but also from Brazil, China and other parts of Asia an...[Read More]
2018-01-03T08:00:00Z Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment: Tools, Strategies and Challenges for Woody Crops explores the complex relationship between water scarcity and climate change, agricultural water-use efficiency, crop-water stress management and modeling water scarcity in woody crops. Understanding these cause- and effect relationships and ide...[Read More]