2020-04-14T07:00:00Z Cheese puffs. Coffee. Sunscreen. Vapes. George Zaidan reveals what will kill you, what won't, and why--explained with high-octane hilarity, hysterical hijinks, and other things that don't begin with the letter H. INGREDIENTS offers the perspective of a chemist on the stuff we eat, drink, inhale, and smear on ourselves. ...[Read More]
Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Fire and Nonnative Invasive Plants (Rainbow Series) Part 2 - Invasion Ecology, Use of Fire to Control Plants, Northeast, Southeast, Central, West Bioregions , Progressive Management
2014-12-02T08:00:00Z This state-of-knowledge review of information on relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants. The 16 chapters in this volume synthesize ecological and botanical principles regarding relationships between...[Read More]
2020-02-10T08:00:00Z This open access book presents up-to-date analyses of community-based approaches to sustainable resource management of SEPLS (socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes) in areas where a harmonious relationship between the natural environment and the people who inhabit it is essential to ensure community and environmental well-being as well as to build res...[Read More]
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]