Cambridge University Press , 2017-04-06 This book provides a quantitative yet accessible overview of renewable energy engineering practice and the technologies that will transform our energy supply system over the coming years. Covering wind, hydro, solar thermal, photovoltaic, ocean and bioenergy, the text is suitable for engineering undergraduates as well as graduate students ...[Read More]
300 pages , KEL Partners Incorporated , 2010 Basic Landscape Ecology is intended to be a starting point for the study of landscape ecology. The goal is to provide a contemporary synthesis of basic landscape ecological concepts with an applied interpretation. The text is divided into two sections. The first section, which consists of six chapters, is intended to provide a...[Read More]
Socionature is the idea that nature and humanity are one and the same and can be thought of or referenced as a single concept. An example of this perspective would be the difference in experience two cultures might have with a drought. One culture might view drought as a form of natural variability in the environment and store surplus food for these times. Another culture might be engaged in for p...[Read More]
366 pages , Routledge , 2016-02-05 In this second edition of The Sociology of Food and Agriculture, students are provided with a substantially revised and updated introductory text to this emergent field. The book begins with the recent development of agriculture under capitalism and neo-liberal regimes, and the transformation of farming and peasant agriculture from a sm...[Read More]
507 pages , Springer , 2016-03-07 This comprehensive dictionary covers wastewater processes, pollution control, and every major area of environmental engineering used in industry. The alphabetically arranged entries cover key terms used in daily communications and documentation in all research and industrial activities. The several thousand key technical terms are writte...[Read More]
432 pages , CABI , 2000-11-03 This text presents edited key papers from the International Symposium on Grassland Ecophyisiology and Grazing Ecology held in Curitiba, Brazil in August 1999. It considers how plants within grasslands respond to and are adapted to grazing animals.
2016-10-25T07:00:00Z En finir avec le d?ni de nature et passer au monde d'apr?s.
Pollution de l'air, de l'eau, des sols, d?r?glement climatique, d?gradation de la biodiversit?, maladies respiratoires, cancers... la pollution est partout. En seulement deux si?cles, nous avons produit le fl?au de nos soci?t?s modernes. Est-ce cela le progr?s ? Comment pouvons-nous donner...[Read More]
542 pages , Springer , 2016-08-16 Focused on renewable energy systems and the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for their integration in smart grids, this book presents recent advances and methods that help to ensure that power generation from renewable sources remains stable, that power losses are minimized, and that the reliable functioni...[Read More]