Natural Resources

Macro-Engineering (Water Science and Technology Library) by V. Badescu, R.B. Cathcart, R.D. Schuiling

By V. Badescu, R.B. Cathcart, R.D. Schuiling

Macro-engineering includes the large-scale amendment and manipulation of normal platforms for the advantage of mankind. the first ambitions of a few Earth-based macroprojects defined during this publication are energy creation, land reclamation, nutrition construction, weather switch, atmosphere, water, delivery and coastal security. different Earth or house initiatives thought of right here have a extra futuristic ring, yet our present-day technical ability makes their attention attainable. Earth-based macroprojects frequently mix various features and goals. they've got an enormous effect at the ecology of a area and the inhabitant's technique of residing (like tourism, fishing, shipping). Its results can be felt all over the world, just like the upward push in international sea point after the damming and evaporation of enormous ocean gulfs for energy construction, or the switch in weather following the local aid of sunlight insolation. every one undertaking will dramatically switch the lives of the folk affected. it will possibly supply them with a greater lifestyle, on the expense of a speedy edition to a replaced atmosphere and a replaced way of life. this can impress transitority geopolitical and social unrest. Macro-engineering contributes to sustainable growth, however it needs to first conquer the social, political and least expensive hindrances in its means.

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Handbook of World Salt Resources by Stanley J. Lefond

By Stanley J. Lefond

Sixty years in the past the Louisiana Geological Survey released "Rock Salt. Its beginning. Geological Occurrences and monetary value within the' kingdom of Louisiana, including short Notes and References to All identified Salt Deposits and Industries of the area" (Bull., 7, 1908, 259 pp.) via G. D. Harris, assisted via G. D. Maury and L. Reineke. the amount which follows is an both formidable venture, carved out as a hard work of affection through Stanley J. Lefond, who all started the paintings whilst he used to be a geologist with Diamond Alkali corporation, Cleve­ land, Ohio, and accomplished it whilst he used to be a member of the geology employees of usa Borax & Chemical Corp., l. a.. Mr. Lefond has performed a radical activity, taking complete good thing about the discoveries (due largely to exploration of the subsurface within the look for oil), increased governmental insurance of mineral deposits, and more desirable communications, on account that 1908. the inducement for "The guide of worldwide Salt assets" was once the 1st Symposium on Salt, held in Cleveland in may possibly, 1962, which was once subsidized and arranged by means of the fairly younger and dynamic Northern Ohio Geological Society. The person of this beneficial compilation owes a debt of gratitude to that Society, to the Diamond Alkali corporation which donated numerous hours of Mr. Lefond's time, and exceptionally, to writer Stanley Lefond.

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Perspectives on Biodiversity: Valuing Its Role in an by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, Committee on Noneconomic and Economic Value of Biodiversity

Document from the Committee on Noneconomic and monetary worth of Biodiversity. experiences how clinical wisdom approximately those values may be utilized to administration of organic assets. makes use of case reviews. Advises managers on the best way to enhance their judgements utilizing information regarding the worth of biodiversity. Softcover.

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Natural Resource Management and Institutional Change by Diana Carney

By Diana Carney

Utilizing new proof from a 3 12 months programme of analysis in constructing international locations in Asia, Latin the US and Africa, the authors describe how govt businesses were privatised, decentralised or restructured whereas deepest quarter companies - either non-profit and advertisement - have taken on more and more very important roles in source administration and repair provide. This publication offers a major and simply obtainable aspect of reference for decision-makers and scholars alike, delivering exact view in its breadth of assurance around the traditional assets area and a variety of assorted institutional forms and ways to source administration.

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Molecular Research in Aquaculture by Ken Overturf

By Ken Overturf

Molecular examine in AquacultureMolecular learn and biotechnology have lengthy been fields of analysis with functions helpful to aquaculture and different animal sciences. Molecular study in Aquaculture seems to supply an figuring out of molecular study and its purposes to the aquaculture in a layout that permits participants with out earlier adventure during this quarter to profit approximately and comprehend this crucial field.Molecular examine in Aquaculture opens with an introductory bankruptcy giving history info at the aquaculture and the advance of the technological know-how and study ways to what's at present getting used. From there it discusses how new, leading edge recommendations at the moment are being switched over and used for examine during this box. Introductory chapters on easy molecular organic innovations, similar to PCR, cloning, and hybridization, and their purpose give you the starting place for an in-depth examine molecular learn and its particular purposes. the remainder chapters assessment key components of molecular learn corresponding to microarray research, quantitative PCR, and transgenics.Molecular study in Aquaculture might be a helpful reference for pros and researchers with an curiosity within the improvement of molecular applied sciences and their functions to the sector of aquaculture.Coverage of uncomplicated molecular organic options and their rationaleIn-depth examine molecular examine and their functions to aquacultureValuable reference at the advancements of this key sector in aquaculture study

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The Forest Frontier: Settlement and Change in Brazilian by Peter A. Furley

By Peter A. Furley

Harmful styles of Amazonian evolution are actually infecting really untouched Northern Brazil - pushed by means of the gold rush and demographic and financial forces from the South.
The wooded area Frontier assesses no matter if the Northern Amazonian States can steer clear of an identical pressures and difficulties that impact the peoples and environments of the South. It examines the social and environmental nature of land improvement in Roraima, the main northerly of the Brazilian Amazonian states. owning lots of the vintage difficulties dealing with different States in addition to containing a mixture of political, cultural and environmental positive factors, Roraima's improvement is at a frontier.
delivering a severe overview of the character and speed of agricultural boost into Roraima, The woodland Frontier will supply a greater knowing to devise for the inevitable improvement to come back.

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Maasailand Ecology: Pastoralist Development and Wildlife by K. M. Homewood

By K. M. Homewood

Ngorongoro Conservation region within the middle of Maasailand is likely one of the world's most vital conservation history components. This e-book centres on a box examine of the Ngorongoro Maasai and their herds, round which current wisdom of African rangeland, natural world, farm animals and pastoralist ecology is introduced jointly and analysed. administration difficulties in Ngorongoro encapsulate some of the significant debates within the ecology and conservation of African savannas. This ebook explores perceived difficulties, ecological proof and attainable administration recommendations. utilizing an interdisciplinary process, the authors argue a hugely charged factor by way of ecological truth and conception. this is often a necessary booklet for all these attracted to the interface among flora and fauna conservation and human land use, no matter if specialist ecologists or biologists, conservationists or source managers, improvement staff or rural planners, and extra more often than not, all these desirous about the ecological proof in the back of environmental and improvement matters.

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Empire and Environmental Anxiety: Health, Science, Art and by J. Beattie

By J. Beattie

A brand new interpretation of imperialism and environmental swap, and the anxieties imperialism generated via environmental transformation and interplay with unknown landscapes. Tying jointly South Asia and Australasia, this e-book demonstrates how environmental anxieties ended in expanding kingdom source administration, conservation, and concrete reform.

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Adapting to Drought: Farmers, Famines and Desertification in by Michael Mortimore

By Michael Mortimore

This publication embodies the result of 13 years of analysis in drought-prone rural parts within the semi-arid sector of northern Nigeria. It describes the styles of adaptive behaviour saw between Hausa, Ful'be and Manga groups in accordance with recurrent drought within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties. The query of desertification is explored in a space the place the noticeable proof of relocating sand dunes is dramatic blame are tested with regards to the sphere facts. A critique is on the market of deterministic theories and authoritarian ideas. Professor Mortimore demonstrates a parallel among the observable resilience of semi-arid ecosystems and the adaptive ideas of the human groups that inhabit them and indicates coverage instructions for strengthening that resilience.

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