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Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions

Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions

  • Author: Dawn J. Wright
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • ISBN: 9781589484603
  • Category: NATURE
  • Page: 507
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This book showcases the latest and best oceanography research using spatial analyses and geographic information systems. This is the leading, most up-to-date book on the subject.

Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Author: Tiffany C Vance,Nazila Merati,Chaowei Yang,May Yuan
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 012803193X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 454
  • View: 6624
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Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences provides the latest information on this relatively new platform for scientific computing, which has great possibilities and challenges, including pricing and deployments costs and applications that are often presented as primarily business oriented. In addition, scientific users may be very familiar with these types of models and applications, but relatively unfamiliar with the intricacies of the hardware platforms they use. The book provides a range of practical examples of cloud applications that are written to be accessible to practitioners, researchers, and students in affiliated fields. By providing general information on the use of the cloud for oceanographic and atmospheric computing, as well as examples of specific applications, this book encourages and educates potential users of the cloud. The chapters provide an introduction to the practical aspects of deploying in the cloud, also providing examples of workflows and techniques that can be reused in new projects. Provides real examples that help new users quickly understand the cloud and provide guidance for new projects Presents proof of the usability of the techniques and a clear path to adoption of the techniques by other researchers Includes real research and development examples that are ideal for cloud computing adopters in ocean and atmospheric domains

Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation

Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation

  • Author: John A. Cigliano,Heidi L. Ballard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317272609
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 298
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In recent years, citizen science has emerged as a powerful new concept to enable the general public, students, and volunteers to become involved in scientific research. A prime example is in biodiversity conservation, where data collection and monitoring can be greatly enhanced through citizen participation. This is the first book to provide much needed guidance and case studies from marine and coastal conservation. The novelty and rapid expansion of the field has created a demand for the discussion of key issues and the development of best practices. The book demonstrates the utility and feasibility, as well as limitations, of using marine and coastal citizen science for conservation, and by providing critical considerations (i.e.which questions and systems are best suited for citizen science), presents recommendations for best practices for successful marine and coastal citizen science projects. A range of case studies, for example, on monitoring of seabird populations, invasive species, plastics pollution, and the impacts of climate change, from different parts of the world, is included. Also included are discussions on engaging youth, indigenous communities, and divers and snorkelers as citizen scientists, as well as best practices on communication within citizen science, building trust with stakeholders, and informing marine policy as part of this exciting and empowering way of improving marine and coastal conservation. .

Solution-Earth: Subconscious

Solution-Earth: Subconscious

  • Author: Matthew Underwood
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1326521721
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 228
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The second part of Matthew Underwood's Solution-Earth trilogy continues the adventure where Solution-Earth: The Rash, left off. Who is the strange looking man found injured in Arizona? What is the strange discovery that a scuba diver made? What has become of the exiled commander? As Agent Hill returns home and to work at the UKA, why does he seem so different? Why can't he explain where he's been? Can he be trusted? What are the consequences for the friendly Pourians, when a Karlusian fleet appears around their planet? What could it mean, when the enemy seem to be having a civil war? In the mind of one of the most capable of agents, a battle for control is taking place. Can he identify true reality? Can he escape his mental prison and get back to the reality of who he is and what he needs to do? Hidden behind the scenes, the friendly visitors to Earth and their human allies are developing technology to find a way home. But they have no idea that the protection afforded to them may not be quite enough...

Marine Debris

Marine Debris

Sources, Impacts, and Solutions

  • Author: James M. Coe,Donald Rogers
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461384869
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 432
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Marine debris is a global pollution problem affecting marine life, maritime commerce and environmental quality. Scientists, policymakers and the public must be knowledgeable about the source, impact and control efforts if effective solutions are to be developed. Marine Debris addresses the origin of persistent solid waste in the ocean, from urban and rural discharges to waste from ships and the recreational use of oceans. The book identifies key issues from biological, technological, economic and legal perspectives, and gives a framework for controlling each of the main sources of marine debris.

Der Mensch und das Meer

Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist

  • Author: Callum Roberts
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641100062
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
  • View: 9240
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Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Stress in the Earth

Stress in the Earth

  • Author: WYSS
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3034857454
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 458
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Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie

Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie

Wie man neue Märkte schafft, wo es keine Konkurrenz gibt

  • Author: W. Chan Kim,Renée Mauborgne
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446448470
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 250
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Das Buch ist ein globales Phänomen. Es wurde 3,5 Millionen Mal verkauft, in rekordverdächtigen 43 Sprachen publiziert und ist auf 5 Kontinenten zum Bestseller geworden. Nun ist es in einer aktualisierten und erweiterten Auflage neu erschienen. - Der internationale Bestseller: Jetzt mit neuem Vorwort, neuen Kapiteln und aktualisierten Fallstudien - Ein Bestseller auf 5 Kontinenten - Weltweit mehr als 3,5 Millionen Bücher verkauft - In 43 Sprachen übersetzt - Ein Wall-Street-Journal-, Businessweek- und Fast-Company-Bestseller Der von Organisationen und Branchen auf der ganzen Welt hochgeschätzte Bestseller stellt alles in Frage, was wir bisher über die Voraussetzungen strategischen Erfolgs zu wissen glaubten. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie, vertritt die Ansicht, dass ein brutaler Konkurrenzkampf nur dazu führt, dass sich die Konkurrenten in einem blutrot gefärbten Ozean um rapide schwindende Gewinnmöglichkeiten streiten. Basierend auf der Untersuchung von mehr als 150 strategischen Schachzügen (im Lauf von mehr als 100 Jahren und in mehr als 50 Branchen) vertreten die Autoren die Ansicht, dass nachhaltiger Erfolg nicht auf verschärftem Konkurrenzkampf, sondern auf der Eroberung »Blauer Ozeane« beruht: der Erschließung neuer Märkte mit großem Wachstumspotenzial. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie präsentiert einen systematischen Ansatz, wie man Konkurrenz irrelevant macht, und legt Prinzipien und Methoden vor, mit der jede Organisation ihre eigenen Blauen Ozeane erobern kann. Diese erweiterte Auflage enthält: - Ein neues Vorwort der Autoren: Hilfe! Mein Ozean färbt sich rot. - Aktualisierungen der in dem Buch behandelten Fälle und Beispiele, indem ihre Geschichte bis in die Gegenwart weitervorfolgt wird. - Zwei neue Kapitel und ein erweitertes drittes Kapitel: Ausrichtung, Erneuerung und Red Ocean Traps. Sie behandeln die wichtigsten Fragen, die die Leser in den vergangenen zehn Jahren gestellt haben. Der bahnbrechende Bestseller stellt das bisherige strategische Denken auf den Kopf und entwirft einen kühnen neuen Weg in die Zukunft. Hier können Sie lernen, wie man neue Märkte erschließt, auf denen Konkurrenz noch keine Rolle spielt. "Das ist ein extrem wertvolles Buch." Nicolas G. Hayek, Verwaltungsratpräsident, Swatch Group "Ein Muss für Manager und Wirtschaftsstudenten." Carlos Ghosn, President und CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "Die Strategien von Kim und Mauborgne sind nicht nur neu, sondern auch praxisnah. Wir haben sie in unserem Unternehmen mit großem Erfolg umgesetzt." Patrick Snowball, Chief Executive, Norwich Union Insurance Wenn Sie mehr über die innovative Kraft des Buches wissen wollen, besuchen Sie blueoceanstrategy.com. Dort finden Sie alle Mittel, die Sie brauchen: praktische Ideen und Fallbeispiele aus staatlichen Unternehmen und der Privatindustrie, Lehrmaterial, Mobile Apps, aktuelle Updates sowie Tipps und Tools, mit denen Sie Ihre Reise auf dem Blauen Ozean erfolgreich gestalten können.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

  • Author: G. Miller,Scott Spoolman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495556718
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 832
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In this current, thought-provoking environmental science textbook,G. Tyler Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman bring theconcept of sustainability to the forefront. Students are engagedand motivated with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. As the authors showcase four scientific principles of sustainability, they immerse students in the many practical steps they, as individuals, can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. The book’s new concept-centered format transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Information Exchange Beyond Text

  • Author: Ursyn, Anna
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466646284
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 511
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As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

Environmental Issues and Solutions: A Modular Approach

Environmental Issues and Solutions: A Modular Approach

  • Author: Norman Myers,Scott Spoolman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285528433
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book helps you critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific background to enable you to understand each issue. In order to find and apply solutions to these problems, they help you see that the problems are not insurmountable and that something can be done to achieve a sustainable future. The modular chapters provide full descriptions of each of the major environmental problems with real stories about what people are doing to tackle the resulting challenges. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Das sechste Sterben

Das sechste Sterben

Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt

  • Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518740628
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 312
  • View: 9997
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Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.

Solutions for a Small Planet

Solutions for a Small Planet

  • Author: Pepper Lewis
  • Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781891824838
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 256
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A fascinating exploration of one hundred forms of crystals, describing specific uses and their purpose, from the spiritual to the cellular, as agents of change. It clarifies the role of crystals in our awakening. Crystals are ensouled. Those souls of the mineral kingdom want to work with you and Earth to help you reach your full potential now as evolution accelerates. Each crystal makes its own unique contribution as a teacher. From the regal amethyst and friendly boji stone to the multitalented quartz and powerful emerald, the mineral world can open doors to experiences that change your life. Crystals are masters of using light. They can help you get in touch with your roots in the Earth as well as your higher self and other spiritual beings. Learn to work with crystals! This book contains newly channeled information to teach you how to become partners with your mineral guides. They can show you how to use light for healing, enlightenment, and transformation to create a better life

Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

For Planet Earth

  • Author: Patrick Kenji Takahashi
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781467821650
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 296
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Simple Solutions: For Planet Earth is a scientific book written in a popular style for the average reader. You have read about Peak Oil and Global Climate Warming, and complained about $4/gallon gasoline, but how really serious are these headlines and annoyances? The author has worked his entire career on: the science, technology, education, administration and politics of these subjects, and crystallizes this complex field into understandable elements, providing simple solutions for humanity. Does it make sense for the renewable energy budget of the Federal Government to be about $1 billion/year when: o Annual tax incentives and government programs for the oil industry are supposedly in the range between $38 billion and $115 billion, although Lester Brown says $210 billion in 2005. o Farm subsidies alone in 2004 cost taxpayers $16.2 billion. o Our country spends $12 billion a month, or $144 billion/year, on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, ostensibly to protect oil, only to raise prices. The author’s long experience with the Greenhouse Effect has led him to believe that methane, not carbon dioxide, could well be the critical gas of concern, for there is potential for global warming to cascade into, what he terms, the Venus Syndrome. The closing chapter speculates on a hypothesis regarding mega-tsunamis (100 meter waves) from landslides. While simple solutions are suggested, the problem is the inability of our civilization to agree on a workable strategy, which is further weakened by the lack of will on part of the general populace. Thus, the reader is urged to help make that crucial difference. Instructions and examples are provided on how to attain Rainbow Vision to carry out this mission for a better Planet Earth. The simplest solution is for everyone to join in on the effort.

Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies

Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies

  • Author: Rainer Höfer
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
  • ISBN: 1847559050
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 497
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Limited supplies of fossil fuels and concerns about global warming have created a strong desire to solve the resource issue in the age "beyond petroleum". This reference book, from the "Green Chemistry Series", contains the essential areas of green chemistry and sustainability in modern economies. It is the first book to outline the contribution of chemistry, and of renewable chemical or biological resources, to the sustainability concept and to the potential resolution of the world's energy problems. It describes the current status of technical research, and industrial application, as well as the potential of biomass as a renewable resource for energy generation in power stations, as alternative fuels, and for various uses in chemistry. It outlines the historical routes of the sustainability concept and specifies sustainability in metrics, facts and figures. The book is written by European experts from academia, industry and investment banking who are world leaders in research and technology regarding sustainability, alternative energies and renewable resources. The sustainability aspects covered include: * consumer behaviour and demands, lifestyles and mega trends, and their impact on innovation in the industry * consumer industry requirements and their impact on suppliers * emerging paradigm changes in raw material demand, availability, sourcing, and logistics * the contribution of the industry to restore the life support systems of the Earth * socially responsible banking and investment * sustainability metrics The book highlights the potential of the different forms of renewable raw materials including: * natural fats and oils * plant-based biologically active ingredients * industrial starch * sucrose * natural rubber * wood * natural fibres It also covers the actual status of biomass usage for green energy generation, green transportation, green chemistry and sustainable nutrition and consumer goods, and it depicts the potentials of green solvents and white biotechnology for modern synthesis and manufacturing technologies. The book is aimed at technical and marketing people in industry, universities and institutions as well as readers in administrations and NGOs. The book will also be of value to the worldwide public interested in sustainability issues and strategies as well as others interested in the practical means that are being used to reduce the environmental impact of chemical processes and products, to further eco-efficiency, and to advance the utilization of renewable resources.

An American Solution for Reducing Carbon Emissions, Averting Global Warming, Creating Green Energy and Sustainable Employment

An American Solution for Reducing Carbon Emissions, Averting Global Warming, Creating Green Energy and Sustainable Employment

  • Author: Andre DuPont
  • Publisher: Andre DuPont
  • ISBN: 0615282628
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 170
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This book is written for: (1) Environmental Educators (2) Environmental Engineers (3) Environmental Policy Analyst (4) Environmentalist interested in Air Pollution Control TechnologyIndividuals interested in the reduction of Green House Gas emissions and finding solutions to the problem ofGlobal Warming.The accumulation of carbon dioxide in the environment is recognized as a major contributor to the Global Warming Problem. The reduction of carbon emissions requires the applications of bio-reactors that can absorb carbon dioxide and produce a new source of fuel. This guidebook provides preliminary design specifications for bioreactor that can reduce Green House Gas emissions within the U.S. Statements made are ideas and projections for both technical and non-technical professionals in setting a course to prevent Global warming. Also, this book provides a alternative explanation for the occurrence of crude oil below the ocean and the resourceful approach of using natural processes to produce energy. The author presents a simple overview of avant-garde engineering methods for the construction and operation of bioreactors that could reduce carbon emission by 50% at fossil fuel power generators. Included are inspired state-of-the-art requirements and creative cost estimates for the construction of bioreactor technology. You will get sensible projections for reduction of the emission of carbon dioxide at fossil fuel power generators within the limitation of the upcoming paradigm shift in the utilization of electric power. If you are interested in the Air Pollution Control Technology then you will find this book an indispensable tool in understanding the new technology of bioreactors that remove carbon emissions from the stack of a fossil fuel power plant. You will discover the astonishing need to construct new sources of clean electric power because of the innovation of the Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PHEV). PHEV's will soon sweep the American road and change the way we travel to work. Hundreds of new clean electric power facilities will be needed to charge the lithium batteries in the next generation of automobiles. Many Americans may find employment in the revitalization of electric power sector. Read this guidebook to find useful insight on the next phase of American industrial modernization.

Wild Solutions

Wild Solutions

How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank

  • Author: Andrew Beattie,Paul R. Ehrlich
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300127189
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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We live on an unexplored planet, ignorant of more than eighty percent of the species that share our world. In this fascinating and abundantly illustrated book, two eminent ecologists discuss the biological diversity of the Earth, showing how the natural systems that surround us play an essential role in protecting our basic life-support systems. Andrew Beattie and Paul Ehrlich tell us about the millions of species providing ecosystem services that maintain the quality of our air and water and the fertility of the soil, dispose of domestic, industrial, and agricultural waste, and protect crops from pests. The authors also describe how biological diversity opens the way for new medicines, pharmaceuticals, construction materials and designs, and manufactured goods. They point to innovative industries that harness species for the biological repair of damaged landscapes, biological mining, biological pest control, and biomonitoring of the environment. The organisms upon which these activities are founded—although often microscopic, obscure, or bizarre—provide natural capital that is worth infinitely more than anyone has previously guessed. The authors urge us to protect the biological wealth of our Earth and keep it from being destroyed by human activity.

Technological Solutions

Technological Solutions

  • Author: Jim Ollhoff
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1617871990
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Technological Solutions looks to finding an answer to climate change through scientific means. Many ways to reverse climate change are introduced from the obvious reducing pollution and carbon dioxide through renewable, future energy to the fascinating idea of using screens and mirrors to partially block sunlight, from building levees to prevent floods to creating artificial clouds and growing plankton to absorb extra carbon. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Oceanography: an Earth Science Perspective

Oceanography: an Earth Science Perspective

  • Author: Dr Andy Cundy,Andy Cundy,Steve Kershaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134983298
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8672
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This work provides a wide perspective of the oceans by examining their places in the earth sciences, drawing together all the key strands of ocean study and presenting a holistic view of ocean processes, ancient and modern.