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Entirely updated in light of the recent World Commission on Dams Report, and responding to it, this new edition of Patrick McCully's now classic study shows why large dams have become such a controversial technology in both industrialized and developing countries. He explores the wide-ranging ecological impacts of large dams, the human consequences, the organization of the dam-building industry, and the role played by international... more...

Questions of how to green the North American economy, create a green energy and transportation infrastructure, and halt the deadly increase in greenhouse gas buildup dominate our daily news. Related questions of how the design of cities can impact these challenges dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon discusses... more...

Renowned academic and businesswoman Jill Bamburg shows how mission-driven entrepreneurs can preserve the values of their company while maintaining their growth and competitiveness in the marketplace. Through lessons and stories readers learn how to build growth businesses that can be successful and economically significant in the competitive marketplace. They will learn how their businesses can be strong global competitors without becoming bad local... more...

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging... more...

As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry spending. This growth has prompted professionals experienced in conventional oil and gas exploitation and development to acquire practical... more...


This book offers a new framework that facilitates the development of more intelligent systems and methods for data analysis and international information sharing, such as the use of satellite imaging and geospatial data to predict changes in weather conditions and shifts in water levels, and to assess the extent of the forest cover remaining on Earth that is visible from space. It brings together the many aspects of science and... more...

Engineers get an assessment of the sources of pollution and a summary of the techniques used in pollution control and cooling systems. This book aims to introduce waste water and cooling water treatments to student and graduate engineers in the oil and chemical industries. It is based on oil industrial impletmentation of these treatments and describes operators' experiences in running their own facilities in a number of plants.... more...

The definitive report and only print publication to come from the World Life Sciences Forum -- the most important global event in the biosciences, backed by the United Nations and the expertise of 20 Nobel Laureates. The contributors are representatives from global companies in pharma/health, biotechnology, food and consulting/finance and numerous UN organizations such as WHO, FAO, UNESCO, UNEP, as well as NGOs and national authorities. Three volumes... more...

In the future, the UK's energy supplies, for both heat and power, will come from much more diverse sources. In many cases, this will mean local energy projects serving a local community or even a single house. What technologies are available? Where and at what scale can they be used? How can they work effectively with our existing energy networks? This book explores these power and heat sources, explains the characteristics of each and examines how... more...

A hot-button societal issue, sustainability has become a frequently heard term in every industrial segment. Sustainability in apparel production is a vast topic and it has many facets. Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production covers all aspects of sustainable apparel production including the raw materials employed, sustainable manufacturing processes, and environmental as well as social assessments of apparel production. The book... more...