Environmental Studies

Download E-books Umweltbewertung für Ingenieure: Methoden und Verfahren (German Edition) PDF

Die Bewahrung der natürlichen Umwelt auch für zukünftige Generationen hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten eine zunehmende gesellschaftliche Relevanz erlangt. Heute kann – zumindest in den westlichen Industriestaaten – kein aufwändiger Industriebetrieb errichtet und kein neues, komplexes Produkt auf den Markt gebracht werden, ohne dass die damit verbundenen Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt und den Menschen vertieft untersucht werden. Damit hat auch der Bedarf an Methoden und Ansätzen zugenommen, die jeweilige Umweltsituation systematisch und reasonable zu erheben, zu bilanzieren und zu bewerten.

Das vorliegende Buch stellt das dazu benötigte methodische Wissen zusammen und zeigt anschauliche Anwendungsbeispiele auf.

·       Die heute quick unüberschaubare Anzahl von Methoden und Ansätzen zur Umweltbewertung wird strukturiert hinsichtlich der grundlegenden Modellierungs- und Bewertungsansätze. Damit kann ein vertieftes Verständnis allgemeiner Prinzipien und Anwendungsfelder entwickelt werden.

·       Modellierungs- und Bewertungsansätze, die im Wesentlichen auf natur- und ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen basieren, werden detailliert und mit Praxisbeispielen erläutert, um in die Anwendung der jeweiligen Umweltbewertungsmethoden einzuführen.

·       Weitergehende Konzepte und Ansätze mit eher gesellschaftswissenschaftlichem Kontext werden mit ihren Charakteristika und Zielsetzungen zusammenfassend vorgestellt und damit eine Orientierung über das gesamte Feld der Technikbewertung gegeben.

Damit werden insbesondere im Hinblick auf die ingenieurtechnische Anwendung die Werkzeuge dargestellt, mit denen Umweltauswirkungen von Produkten, Prozessen und Dienstleistungen erfasst, analysiert und bewertet werden können.

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Download E-books Understanding our Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution PDF

This 2d variation of realizing the environment has been remodeled and vastly up to date, delivering a contemporary introductory point textual content for college students of pollutants and environmental chemistry. The publication describes the fundamental recommendations relating to the chemistry of the ambience, freshwaters, oceans and soils, in addition to the ways that toxins behave in those media (exemplified by means of case experiences dependent upon topical environmental problems). It additionally examines the move of pollution among diverse environmental booths, the tracking of our surroundings, the ecological and human wellbeing and fitness results of chemical pollutants, economics and regulatory regulate. back case stories are used all through. This distinctive introductory textual content is key interpreting for college kids on undergraduate and primary yr postgraduate classes facing pollutants and environmental chemistry, in addition to for scientists and engineers in undefined, public provider and consultancy who require a uncomplicated figuring out of environmental strategies.

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Download E-books Freshwater Aquatic Biomes (Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World) PDF

By Richard A. Roth

This quantity within the Greenwood courses to Biomes of the World: sequence covers the freshwater biomes that exist in wetlands, ponds and lakes, and rivers and streams, analyzing all features that outline those biomes: crops, Geographical Distribution, demanding situations posed through the surroundings, model of the vegetation and animals to the environment.

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Download E-books Recent Advances and Issues in Environmental Science PDF

Environmental technology integrates actual and organic sciences to the learn of our surroundings, with the aim of fixing today’s environmental demanding situations. lots of those demanding situations tie right into a larger idea of utilizing the earth’s assets sustainably. This assortment brings jointly a few vitally important advances in environmental technological know-how, together with how weather switch impacts plant illness, easy methods to continue birds and bats clear of wind generators, disinfecting polluted water for ingesting, how weather coverage affects traditional habitats, melanoma possibility as a result of ecological concerns, and masses more.

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Download E-books Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson PDF

Whilst Rachel Carson died of melanoma in 1964, her 4 books, together with the environmental vintage Silent Spring, had made her probably the most well-known humans in the United States. This trove of formerly uncollected writings is a helpful addition to our wisdom of Rachel Carson, her affinity with the flora and fauna, and her existence.

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Download E-books The Global Environment: Science, Technology and Management PDF

Those volumes offer an authoritative evaluate of all of the significant environmental themes. targeting the present 'state of the paintings' in addition to the exam of destiny perspectives.
the 1st quantity spotlights the fundamental sciences and environmental exploitation, exploring concerns comparable to international climates, marine toxins, tourism and the surroundings, chemical time bombs and the ozone layer. the second one quantity is dedicated to preventitive concepts, expertise and administration. urged recommendations for environmental tracking, waste administration, responses to grease spills, ecological engineering are defined, as are environmental schooling and foreign legislation. quantity 2 highlights innovations for fixing 'man-made' environmental difficulties.
This reference is addressed to scientists and engineers in and in academia, executive planners and directors, political scientists, attorneys and economists and promotes realizing among specialists in a variety of disciplines.

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Download E-books Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians (Springerbriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development) PDF

This publication highlights the long term resettlement strategy of the Egyptian Nubian humans alongside the Aswan excessive Dam. Assessing the resettlement of 48,000 Egyptian Nubians in reference to the excessive Dam is principally very important for 3 major purposes: to begin with, this resettlement technique is among the infrequent situations during which learn all started ahead of the dam was once outfitted has persevered for over 40 years. Secondly, the resettlement of the Egyptian Nubian humans is among the few circumstances during which the residing criteria of the big majority greater as a result of preliminary political will of the govt, mixed with Nubian tasks. Thirdly, given the complexity of the resettlement technique, weaknesses in executive making plans, implementation, and within the weakening of presidency political offer worthwhile classes for destiny dam-induced resettlement efforts.

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Download E-books Lessons From Fukushima: Japanese Case Studies on Science, Technology and Society PDF

This booklet is set the results of the Fukushima catastrophe in mild in their technological, societal, political, cultural and environmental origins. The importance of the nuclear coincidence is investigated during this ebook within the contexts of politics, economic climate, and society. The authors scrutinize the relationships among technological know-how, know-how and society resulting in this twist of fate. extra, the authors demonstrate how those relationships have been built traditionally.

This booklet presents a case research at the Fukushima catastrophe in political, societal, fiscal and cultural dimensions. furthermore, analyses for traditionally grown relationships among diversified societal spheres mouthing into mess ups are offered utilizing examples of the Minamata ailment (Mercury pollution), Itai-Itai illness (Cadmium pollution), BSE, and GMOs.

With this e-book, Yuko Fujigaki achieves to attach neighborhood and cultural peculiarities with generalized clinical details and practices in a coherent, logical model to a finished quantity on a really genuine subject of worldwide importance. In mild of a globally expanding strength hole, this publication has a special worldwide relevance, offering a decent account on various triggers mouthing into the nuclear catastrophe. This e-book not just offers a systematic account. It may also additionally give a contribution to avoid destiny failures ranging from comparable vectors.

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Download E-books Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans PDF

The Earth's organic, chemical, and actual platforms are more and more formed through the actions of 1 species-ours. In our judgements approximately every little thing from production applied sciences to eating place menus, the well-being of the planet has develop into a manufactured from human selection. Environmentalism, despite the fact that, has mostly did not adapt to this new reality.

Reconstructing Earth deals seven essays that discover methods of constructing a brand new, extra subtle method of the surroundings that replaces the delusion of recuperating pristine landscapes with a extra grounded point of view which could foster a greater dating among people and the planet. Braden Allenby, a attorney with levels in either engineering and environmental stories, explains the significance of technological selection, and the way that issue is way extra major in shaping our surroundings (in methods either fascinating and never) than environmental controls. Drawing on his different history and event in either academia and the company global, he describes the rising box of "earth structures engineering and management," which deals an built-in method of figuring out and coping with complicated human/natural platforms that may function a foundation for crafting greater, extra lasting strategies to frequent environmental problems.

Reconstructing Earth not just evaluations dysfunctional components of present environmentalism yet establishes a beginning for destiny environmental administration and development, one equipped on an figuring out of technological evolution and the cultural platforms that aid glossy applied sciences. Taken jointly, the essays provide an incredible technique of constructing an environmentalism that's powerful and sensible adequate to handle the pressing realities of our planet.

Reconstructing Earth is a thought-provoking new paintings for somebody fascinated about the prior or way forward for environmental suggestion, together with scholars and lecturers of environmental stories, environmental coverage, know-how coverage, technological evolution, or sustainability.

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Download E-books Modelling Uncertainty in Flood Forecasting Systems PDF

Like several ordinary risks, flooding is a fancy and inherently doubtful phenomenon.  regardless of advances in constructing flood forecasting versions and strategies, the uncertainty in forecasts is still unavoidable.  This uncertainty has to be stated, and uncertainty estimation in flood forecasting presents a rational foundation for risk-based standards. This booklet provides the advance and purposes of varied equipment according to probablity and fuzzy set theories for modelling uncertainty in flood forecasting platforms. particularly, it provides a technique for uncertainty evaluation utilizing disaggregation of time sequence inputs within the framework of either the Monte Carlo approach and the bushy Extention Principle.    It studies an development within the First Order moment second process, utilizing moment measure reconstruction, and derives qualitative scales for the translation of qualitative uncertainty.  program is to flood forecasting versions for the Klodzko catchment in POland and the Loire River in France.   customers for the hybrid innovations of uncertainty modelling and probability-possibility variations also are explored and reported.

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