Environmental Science: Most read books
Facts and Speculation
The current state of the science of forecasting La Niña as well as case studies of La Niña impacts around the world and in different economic sectors. La Niña and Its Impacts is based on a meeting of researchers, forecasters, and users of La Niña forecasts, held at the U.S...
Business activities are responsible, directly or indirectly, for most human impacts on the earth's ecosystems, yet business is conducted with little thought of its sustainability - that is, the satisfying of our own needs without diminishing the chances of future generations. ...
by JOYCE QUINN
This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World: focuses on deserts, the seemingly desolate - but actually quite lively - regions that are home to some of the most interesting and beautiful flora and fauna in the world. Desert Biomes examines three different types o...
This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World series covers the vast forest that cover much of North America and similar regions. The volume covers the three major types of temperate forest biomes: boreal forests (e.g. the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwes...
One of the most important resources for socio-economic development in arid and semi-arid countries is water, and its scarcity in the Middle East has been a key factor in war and peace-making. The aim of this study is to provide some innovative technological answers to the fun...
Written in an accessible style that is appropriate for general readers as well as professionals in the environmental health field, this work provides a comprehensive yet coherent review of the principal environmental challenges that confront our society. This four-volume work ...
Sustainable Management of Changing Environments
The United Nations University research and training programme area entitled "Sustaining Global Life-Support Systems" responds to the priorities identified in the UN system-wide Agenda 21 emanating from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The U...
A Gathering Storm of Global Challenges
Alarms about the expanding role of climate change as a force multiplier of existing threats to national, international, and human security structures studies are being raised at all levels of governance and intelligence-- national (including the U.S. Senate, the Director of Na...
Climate, Water and Weather in the Twenty-first Century
Short quotations are often used to stimulate thought and evoke discussion. The intention of this book is no less ambitious. Drawing upon a series of quotations taken from the World Meteorological Organization-sponsored publication, Climate: Into the 21st Century, the authors s...
The Amazon basin, site of the world's largest remaining tropical rain forest, is experiencing rapid ecological and socio-economic changes. This book examines the driving forces behind these changes, and considers current threats to the forests and their biodiversity. Various s...
The underlying premise in this study is that the inextricable link between water and politics in the Jordan River watershed can be harnessed to induce ever increasing cooperation in planning and project implementation between otherwise opposed riparians, thus leading to peace ...
The accelerating pace of global warming is provoking anxiety that the Earth is reaching an ominous threshold, a point of no return. Within a decade or two, various feedbacks may take greenhouse warming past any human ability to contain or reverse it. Carbon-dioxide levels in t...
The State of the Environment in Asia 2006/2007 is the fourth in a series of publications on Asia’s environmental landscape. Originally published in Japanese as Ajia Kankyo Hakusho 2006/2007, this English-translated edition serves as an indispensible source of information on th...
History, Policy, and Politics
At a time when changing the nation's environmental policy is a top presidential priority, with a new global climate change treaty deep in negotiations, and with the country itself weighing the need for action against concerns over too much government regulation, this...