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Global Environment

Global Environment

Water, Air, and Geochemical Cycles, Second Edition

  • Author: Elizabeth Kay Berner,Robert A. Berner
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 140084276X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 488
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This newly revised edition of Global Environment discusses the major elements of the geochemical cycles and global fluxes found in the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, as well as the human effects on these fluxes. Retaining the strengths of the original edition while incorporating the latest discoveries, this textbook takes an integrated, multidisciplinary, and global approach to geochemistry and environmental problems and introduces fundamental concepts of meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography. New concepts and information in this updated edition include changes of atmospheric carbon dioxide over geologic time, major advances in the study of chemical weathering of rocks, ocean acidification, and important environmental problems, such as the amelioration of the acid rain problem due to reduction in sulfur deposition, problems with nitrification of soils and lakes, and eutrophication of rivers and estuaries. An expanded chapter explores atmospheric chemistry and changing climate, with the most up-to-date statistics on CO2, the carbon cycle, other greenhouse gases, and the ozone hole. Only requiring a fundamental understanding in elementary chemistry, yet taking into account extensive and current data, this text is ideal for students in environmental geochemistry, environmental geology, global change, biogeochemistry, water pollution, geochemical cycles, chemical oceanography, and geohydrology, and serves as a valuable reference for researchers working on global geochemical and environmental issues. Revised edition takes a close look at global fluxes involving the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, and the human effects on these fluxes Detailed discussion of basic concepts including meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography An expanded up-to-date chapter on atmospheric chemistry and changing climate, including CO2, other greenhouse gases, and ozone Presentation of major advances in the study of chemical weathering Discussion of current environmental topics Global coverage of environmental problems involving water Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Approaches and Techniques

  • Author: Jocelyne Hughes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019107912X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 480
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This practical manual of freshwater ecology and conservation provides a state-of-the-art review of the approaches and techniques used to measure, monitor, and conserve freshwater ecosystems. It offers a single, comprehensive, and accessible synthesis of the vast amount of literature for freshwater ecology and conservation that is currently dispersed in manuals, toolkits, journals, handbooks, 'grey' literature, and websites. Successful conservation outcomes are ultimately built on a sound ecological framework in which every species must be assessed and understood at the individual, community, catchment and landscape level of interaction. For example, freshwater ecologists need to understand hydrochemical storages and fluxes, the physical systems influencing freshwaters at the catchment and landscape scale, and the spatial and temporal processes that maintain species assemblages and their dynamics. A thorough understanding of all these varied processes, and the techniques for studying them, is essential for the effective conservation and management of freshwater ecosystems.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

  • Author: S. George Philander
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412992613
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1641
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Prev. ed. published under title: Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change.

Principles of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition

Principles of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition

  • Author: C.H. Walker,R.M. Sibly,D.B. Peakall
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780748409396
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
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Over the past decade ecotoxicology has emerged as a distinct subject of interdisciplinary character. Courses in ecotoxicology reflect this and are taught by specialists in chemistry and biochemistry through to population genetics and ecology. As the first textbook to incorporate all relevant aspects of chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, physiology, population ecology and population genetics, the first edition of this book proved to be well received across several industries. Featuring fully revised text and new illustrations, Principles of Ecotoxicology identifies the major classes of organic and inorganic pollutants, their properties, release and environmental fate, and transport in air, water and along food chains, before considering the effects that they might have upon individual organisms and ultimately whole ecosystems. This timely second edition of Principles of Ecotoxicology incorporates data collected since the first edition on subjects of current research and media interest such as organochloride pesticides, endocrine disruptors, aquatic toxicity, industrial waste and ecotoxicity testing.

Standard Handbook of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology

Standard Handbook of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology

  • Author: Jay H. Lehr,Janet K. Lehr
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780070383098
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 1600
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The most comprehensive single volume ever assembled for the environmental professional--a one-stop, all-under-one-roof overview of environmental engineering subject areas, and a task-simplifying toolkit designed to simplify day-to-day decisions. Covers the varied topics of interest for today's environmental scientist: mathematical modeling, statistics, plant pathology, as well as engineering problem-solving, management decision-making, and public communication. The perfect resource for biologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, chemists, and toxicologists. Packed with numerous tables, charts, illustrations, sampling methods, monitoring methods, testing methods, control techniques, equipment maintenance procedures, and calculation methods. Includes lesson-filled editorial commentary by many of the nearly 100 environmental scientists who have contributed to this book.

Optimizing Nitrogen Management in Food and Energy Production and Environmental Protection

Optimizing Nitrogen Management in Food and Energy Production and Environmental Protection

Proceedings of the 2nd International Nitrogen Conference on Science and Policy, Potomac, MD, USA, 14-18 October 2001

  • Author: J. Galloway,C. Jordan,Joe Wisniewski,J.W. Erisman,E. Cowling
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9789026519277
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1022
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The production of food and energy interfere with the natural nitrogen cycle of the earth. Many of these changes are beneficial, while others are detrimental to societies and the environment. The changing nature of nitrogen in the global environment crosses scientific disciplines, geographical boundaries and political divisions and challenges the creative minds of natural and social scientists, economists, engineers, business leaders and planners. The papers in this book give readers a panoramic view of the changing nature of reactive nitrogen in the global environment, enabling them to make better choices about nitrogen management in food production and consumption, energy production and use, and environmental protection.

Biologie

Biologie

gymnasiale Oberstufe

  • Author: Neil A. Campbell,Jane B. Reece
  • Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
  • ISBN: 9783868949001
  • Category:
  • Page: 748
  • View: 380
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Die 8. Auflage des Campbell (deutsche Ausgabe BA 11/09) wurde jetzt unter Beachtung der hiesigen Lehrpläne für die Oberstufe bearbeitet und erschien in einem wesentlich handlicheren, schultaschenfähigen Format. Der Campbell hatte sich bereits früher als Zusatzlehrbuch für Leistungskurse Biologie und berufliche Gymnasien mit entsprechend fachlicher Ausrichtung bewährt. Diese für Schulen optimierte Ausgabe ist im Rahmen des Imprints Pearson Schule eine folgerichtige Edition (vgl. auch M. Kölling: "Einführung in Java mit Greenfoot"; R. Hattenhauer: "Informatik für Schule und Ausbildung", beide BA 9/10). Ein Themenband zur Ökologie ist für November diesen Jahres angekündigt. - Vorrangig ist der Band für Bibliotheken mit den oben angesprochenen Schultypen im Einzugsbereich zu empfehlen. Als allgemeines Biologielehrbuch ohne bundeslandspezifische Varianten ist der auch preislich sehr akzeptable Titel aufgrund seines fachlichen Niveaus und seiner grafisch hervorragenden Gestaltung auch darüber hinaus einsetzbar. (2 S)

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Earth as a Living Planet

  • Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780470049907
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 768
  • View: 6284
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For more than two decades, Botkin has been active in the application of ecological science to environmental management. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the new Sixth Edition of Environmental Science continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field. This approach equips readers with a solid scientific background in environmental science, so they can think through environmental issues and make their own decisions. Five central themes are weaved throughout the book: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, A Global Perspective, An Urban World, and Science and Values.

Perspectives on Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Kansas

Perspectives on Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Kansas

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Artificial recharge of groundwater
  • Page: 239
  • View: 3705
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Chinese Journal of Geochemistry

Chinese Journal of Geochemistry

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geochemistry
  • Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of chemical technology

Encyclopedia of chemical technology

  • Author: Raymond Eller Kirk,Donald Frederick Othmer,Jacqueline I. Kroschwitz,Mary Howe-Grant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780471526940
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 148
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Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales

Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales

Atmospheric Processes and Human Exposures Around the World

  • Author: Nicola Pirrone,Kathryn R. Mahaffey
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387244938
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 744
  • View: 3709
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This book provides a detailed overview of our current understanding of different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Mercury pollution in different regions of the world is a growing concern from environmental and epidemiological point of view. The increasing trends of energy production from fossil fuel combustion, mercury usage in a large variety of goods and products and the lack of emission control policy, especially in fast developing countries, represent a major environmental and political issue. In the last three years the European Commission, the United Nations, major international and national environmental agencies and governments have posed a significant attention on this growing issues primarily due to the lack of a concerted international effort in controlling and reducing the input of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and sensitive ecosystems.

An explorer's guide to the earth system

An explorer's guide to the earth system

  • Author: Ellen Metzger
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 112
  • View: 3529
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This book provides readers with an Earth system perspective and engages them in active learning and inquiry about their home planet. It contains readings, questions, and exercises that will cultivate a greater appreciation for the planet Earth and its inhabitants, and demonstrate how relevant Earth Science is to our lives and communities Recurring themes—interactions of spheres, scale, cycles, energy, humans and the earth system—are woven throughout the five chapters which cover an introduction to the earth system, geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and cosmosphere. For anyone who wants to explore the science of the Earth.

Chemische Evolution und der Ursprung des Lebens

Chemische Evolution und der Ursprung des Lebens

  • Author: Horst Rauchfuss
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3540276661
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 401
  • View: 3941
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Der Entschluß, ein Buch über den Ursprung (bzw. die Ursprünge) des - bens zu verfassen, setzt voraus, daß man von diesem wissenschaftlichen „großen Problem“ noch immer fasziniert ist, wenn auch die erste intensive Beschäftigung mit dieser Thematik mehr als drei Jahrzehnte zurückliegt. Experimentelle Arbeiten über Protein-Modellsubstanzen unter den si- lierten Bedingungen der Urerde führten zur Entstehung eines der ersten deutschsprachigen Bücher über „Chemische und Molekulare Evolution“, das ich mit Klaus Dose (Mainz), von dem auch die Initiative ausging, v- faßte. Die enorme Erweiterung und Differenzierung dieses Forschungsgebietes führte in den letzten Jahren zur Gründung eines neuen, interdisziplinären Wissenschaftszweiges, der „Exo-/Astrobiologie“. Sie verfolgt das we- gespannte, ehrgeizige Ziel, das Phänomen „Leben“ im gesamten Kosmos zu erforschen. In den folgenden Kapiteln wird ein Überblick über die vielfältigen - mühungen von Wissenschaftlern gegeben, Antworten auf die Frage nach dem „Woher“ des Lebens zu finden. Dabei ist über Erfolge, aber auch Mißerfolge sowie über Diskussionen und gelegentlich harte Kontroversen zu berichten. Es soll aber auch deutlich dargestellt werden, wie viele of- ne Fragen und ungeklärte Rätsel noch auf eine Antwort warten. Es sind - ren mehr, als gern eingestanden wird! – Die Fülle an wissenschaftlichen Publikationen macht es leider unmöglich, über alle Bereiche dieses int- disziplinär ausgerichteten Teilgebietes der Naturwissenschaften mit gl- cher Ausführlichkeit zu berichten.

Isotopes

Isotopes

Principles and Applications

  • Author: Gunter Faure,Teresa M. Mensing
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 897
  • View: 711
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The leading textbook and professional resource on isotope geochemistry–completely updated and expanded Since its initial publication as Principles of Isotope Geology in 1977, this has been the most widely used comprehensive textbook in upper-level isotope geochemistry courses. Now in its Third Edition, Isotopes: Principles and Applications has been thoroughly updated, rewritten, reorganized, and expanded to include more than twice the content of its predecessor. Covering radiogenic, radioactive, and stable isotopes, this volume consists of five units that present fundamentals of atomic physics; dating methods for terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks by means of radiogenic isotopes; geochemistry of radiogenic isotopes; dating by means of U, Th-series and cosmogenic radionuclides; and the fractionation of the stable isotopes of H, C, N, O, and S, as well as Li, B, Si, and Cl. Additionally, this edition provides: Expanded coverage of the U-Pb methods –the most accurate available dating technique Applications to the petrogenesis of igneous rocks Summaries of the use of isotopic data for study of the oceans New examples from the fields of archeology and anthropology Radiation-damage methods of dating including fission tracks, thermoluminescence, and electron spin resonance (ESR) Information on the dispersal of fission-product radionuclides and the disposal of radioactive waste Extensive chapter-by-chapter problems and solutions Supplemented with summaries and references in each chapter, as well as more than 450 drawings and 100 tables, this volume remains the leading resource in isotope geoscience. Broad applications in many other areas –including geochemistry, geology, meteoritics, physics, chemistry, and biology –make it indispensable throughout the natural sciences.

Introductory Oceanography

Introductory Oceanography

  • Author: Harold V. Thurman,Elizabeth A. Burton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Oceanography
  • Page: 554
  • View: 7652
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*Coastal Population Growth: A Global Ecosystem at Risk *Coral Rocks The Value of the Worlds Coral Reefs *Global Warming and Sea Level Rise *Human Impacts on Estuaries *Ballast Water and Exotic Species *Sharks *Catch of the Day: Chilean Sea Bass *Beaches or Bedrooms? The Dynamic Coastal Environment *PCBs in Seawater *Greenhouse Gases, Global CO2 Emissions, and Global Warming *Lifestyles of the Large and Blubbery: The Blue Whale *Dolphin-Safe Tuna: Oxymoron The Issues are introduced in the text and are found in their entirety on the Introductory Oceanography companion Website. HTTP: //WWW.PRENHALL.COM/THURMAN in addition to the Issues projects, the text-specific Website contains practice quizzes with extensive feedback for both correct and incorrect answers, and chapter-specific links to the best oceanography sites on the Internet

Dissolved Air Flotation For Water Clarification

Dissolved Air Flotation For Water Clarification

  • Author: James Edzwald,Johannes Haarhoff
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071745629
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 352
  • View: 4160
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The definitive work on Dissolved Air Flotation Systems (DAF) for clarification of drinking water Dissolved Air Flotation for Water Clarification is a complete design and application source for the water industry divided into three parts: The first develops a fundamental basis for understanding how the process works, and might be adapted to work better. The second provides a reference for design engineers, water operators, and water managers regarding applications where DAF might be incorporated in an overall treatment scheme. The third develops the necessary DAF design concepts and to illustrate them by description of practical applications. Using DAF to remove particles is not only an important process for conventional drinking water plants, but may also be used as a pre-treatment process in membrane plants including reverse osmosis for water desalinization, and in water reuse applications. Dissolved Air Flotation for Water Clarification offers: Information on new applications of DAF in advanced water treatment, desalinization, water reuse, and industrial treatment in food, waste, and pulp and paper Detailed examples, including the world’s largest new DAF plant ever built – Croton, NY water treatment plant A single volume entirely devoted to DAF for drinking water clarification Coverage of conventional and pre-treatment processes SI and conventional units throughout

Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Air
  • Page: N.A
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Water as a limiting resource

Water as a limiting resource

conservation and management

  • Author: William David Williams,A. Sládec̆ková
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 226
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This book is the first part of the Proceedings of the 26th congress of SIL (Societas Internationalis Limnologiae Theoreticae et applicatae) held in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 1994. It contains the papers of all plenary lectures given at that congress. The meeting had the theme ''Water as a limiting resource: Conservation and Management''. Because of the worldwide impact of the issues discussed in the plenary lectures, SIL thought it important to make this unique collection of papers available to the wide audience outside of its organization.

Proceedings

Proceedings

  • Author: International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783510540457
  • Category: Freshwater biology
  • Page: 226
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