• Fens

The Fen Management Handbook


Author: Andrew McBride
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781853976322
Category: Fens
Page: 332
View: 3938

    • Motorboats

RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook


Author: Paul Glatzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906435981
Category: Motorboats
Page: 143
View: 1873

    • Fiction

The Wild Garden


Author: W. Robinson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732674266
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 6817
Reproduction of the original: The Wild Garden by W. Robinson

    • Fiction

The Protector's War


Author: S. M. Stirling
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451460774
Category: Fiction
Page: 591
View: 6004
Ten years after all of Earth's technology had been rendered useless by the Change, two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley are confronted by a dangerous new challenge when the totalitarian Protectorate prepares to seek control over their priceless farmland. Reprint.

    • Trees in cities

Creating and Managing Woodlands Around Towns


Author: Simon J. Hodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780117103283
Category: Trees in cities
Page: 176
View: 9786
The primary role of urban forestry is to provide woodland and trees which improve the quality of daily life for those of us in the UK who do not have immediate access to the countryside. Urban forestry is becoming increasingly recognized as a discipline in its own right but those involved come from many backgrounds and disciplines, ranging from planning through landscape design and horticulture to forestry. This guide presents practical information on the process of urban woodland planning, establishment and management.

    • Science

Agri-Culture

Reconnecting People, Land, and Nature
Author: Jules N. Pretty
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849770425
Category: Science
Page: 261
View: 9148
'Refreshingly fluent narrative, brimming full of stories and metaphors' Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, UK 'A great balance between storytelling and analysis which points to the critical need for gaining control over resources' Jacqueline Ashby, CIAT, Colombia 'Full of supporting evidence and clear arguments' Norman Uphoff, Cornell University, US 'A wonderful book, put together with such vision and passion' Mark Ritchie, Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, US 'A superb volume. This is a valuable monograph that all policy-makers, scholars and farmers must read to understand their roles and responsibilities' Vo-Tong Xuan, Angiang University, Vietnam 'Beautifully written. The implications of the book's ideas are deep and extensive' Julia Guivant, University of Florianopolis, Brazil Something is wrong with our agricultural and food systems. Despite great progress in increasing productivity in recent decades, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished, and further millions suffer for eating too much food or the wrong sort. Agri-Culture envisages the expansion of a new form of food production and consumption founded on more ecological principles and in harmony with the cultures, knowledges and collective capacities of the producers themselves. It draws on many stories of successful agricultural transformation in developing and industrialized countries, but with a warning that true prosperity will depend on the radical reform of the institutions and policies that control global food futures, and fundamental changes in the way we think. The time has come for the next agricultural revolution.

    • Gardens

Landscape Guide for Canadian Homes


Author: Lefebvre, Daniel,Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation,Susan Fisher
Publisher: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
ISBN: 9780660192789
Category: Gardens
Page: 175
View: 7790
Written by Canadian experts about landscaping and gardening for Canada`s wide range of climates. Landscape Guide for Canadian Homes has everything the Canadian homeowner needs to know to create and maintain first-class curb appeal that respects and nurtures the environment while saving time and money. Filled with up-to-date, specific information about water use, soil, heritage plants and trees, landscape design, planting methods and maintenance. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, clear plans and diagrams. A must-have for professionals, serious gardeners and homeowners who want to create a better landscape.

    • Science

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States

A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment
Author: Angela Jardine,Robert Merideth,Mary Black,Sarah LeRoy
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610914848
Category: Science
Page: 528
View: 2151
Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, this report blends the contributions of 120 experts in climate science, economics, ecology, engineering, geography, hydrology, planning, resources management, and other disciplines to provide the most comprehensive, and understandable, analysis to date about climate and its effects on the people and landscapes of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—including the U.S.-Mexico border region and the lands of Native Nations.What is the climate of the Southwest like today? What has it been like in the past, and how is it projected to change over the 21st century? How will that affect water resources, ecosystems, agricultural production, energy supply and delivery, transportation, human health, and a host of other areas? How vulnerable is the region to climate change? What else do we need to know about it, and how can we limit its adverse effects?In addressing these and other questions, the book offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect the well-being of the region’s inhabitants in the decades to come.


    • Science

The Plant Contract

Art’s Return to Vegetal Life
Author: Prudence Gibson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004360549
Category: Science
Page: 190
View: 9537
The Plant Contract presents contemporary art that changes human perception of the vegetal world, after centuries of plant disassociation, and returns us to the genius and solace of “nature and thought”.

    • Technology & Engineering

Water Resources in the Built Environment

Management Issues and Solutions
Author: Colin A. Booth,Susanne M. Charlesworth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118809114
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 440
View: 2076
Water management is a key environmental issue in controlling of floods and reducing droughts. This book provides analysis of the main issues, offering solutions and describing good practice. Water Resources for the Built Environment: management issues and solutions develops an appreciation of the diverse, complex and current themes of the water resources debate across the built environment, urban development and management continuum. The integration of physical and environmental sciences, combined with social, economic and political sciences, provide a unique resource, useful to policy experts, scientists, engineers and subject enthusiasts. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, water resources issues and impacts on the built environment are presented in the inventive and strategic setting of considering the constraints of delivering potable water to an ever-demanding society who, at the same time, are increasingly aware of living in an urban landscape where excessive surface water creates a flood threatened environment – hence, the need to portray a balance between ‘too little vs. too much’. This unique approach to the water resources debate presents a multifaceted collection of chapters that address the contemporary concomitant issues of water shortage and urban flooding and proffers solutions specifically for the built environment. The book is structured into three parts: the first part (Sections 2, 3 and 4) addresses management issues and solutions to minimise water shortages and provide water security for society; whilst the second part of the book (Sections 5 and 6) addresses management issues and solutions to control excessive rainfall and minimise flooding impacts. The third part (Section 7) contextualises the issues of the earlier sections within international case studies from the developing world.

    • Technology & Engineering

Ecological Engineering for Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition


Author: Carl Etnier,Bjorn Guterstam
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780873719902
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 480
View: 3042
The new science of ecological engineering is winning increasing acceptance all over the world. Established industrial economies like Sweden and the United States are investing more in it as initial skepticism and regulatory hurdles are giving way to burgeoning investments by companies and municipalities, increased research activity, and great interest by the public. Less-developed countries are investigating inexpensive and effective ways to build their wastewater treatment infrastructure with ecological engineering. Eastern European countries and the former Soviet Union are turning to ecological engineering to solve their acute pollution problems. Ecological Engineering for Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition, presents comprehensive coverage of topics ranging from wastewater source separation at the household level to the use of huge, natural wetlands. It is an updated description of the state of the art, intended as a tool for teaching and inspiring the management of wastewater as a resource, one of the keys to sustainable development. In this Second Edition, existing chapters have been updated, new chapters have been added, and a comprehensive index has been added.

    • Technology & Engineering

Vetiver Grass:

A Thin Green Line Against Erosion
Author: Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science and Technology for International Development,Panel on Vetiver,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309042690
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 188
View: 4180
For developing nations, soil erosion is among the most chronic environmental and economic burdens. Vast amounts of topsoil are washed or blown away from arable land only to accumulate in rivers, reservoirs, harbors, and estuaries, thereby creating a double disaster: a vital resource disappears from where it is desperately needed and is deposited where it is equally unwanted. Despite much rhetoric and effort, little has been done to overcome this problem. Vetiver, a little-known tropical grass, offers one practical and inexpensive way to control erosion on a huge scale in both humid and semi-arid regions. Hedges of this deeply rooted species catch and hold back sediments while the stiff foliage acts as a filter that also slows runoff and keeps moisture on site. This book assesses vetiver's promise and limitations and identifies places where this grass can be deployed without undue environmental risk.

    • History

Motorized Obsessions

Life, Liberty, and the Small-Bore Engine
Author: Paul R. Josephson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801886416
Category: History
Page: 258
View: 8143
From dirt bikes and jet skis to weed wackers and snowblowers, machines powered by small gas engines have become a permanent—and loud—fixture in American culture. But fifty years of high-speed fun and pristine lawns have not come without cost. In the first comprehensive history of the small-bore engine and the technology it powers, Paul R. Josephson explores the political, environmental, and public health issues surrounding one of America's most dangerous pastimes. Each chapter tells the story of an ecosystem within the United States and the devices that wreak havoc on it—personal watercraft (PWCs) on inland lakes and rivers; all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in deserts and forests; lawn mowers and leaf blowers in suburbia. In addition to environmental impacts, Josephson discusses the development and promotion of these technologies, the legal and regulatory efforts made to improve their safety and environmental soundness, and the role of owners' clubs in encouraging responsible operation. Synthesizing information from medical journals, recent environmental research, nongovernmental organizations, and manufacturers, Josephson's compelling history leads to one irrefutable conclusion: these machines cannot be operated without loss of life and loss of habitat.

    • Nature

Wetland Creation and Restoration

The Status Of The Science
Author: Jon A Kusler
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597268755
Category: Nature
Page: 616
View: 1071
With more than thirty papers from leading scientists and technicians, Wetland Creation and Restoration draws upon important new information and provides the first major national assessmby region of the capacity to implema goal of no-net-loss of wetlands. It is a one-of-a-kind compendium of hands-on information about methods of creating, restoring, and enhancing wetlands.

    • Science

Defence from Floods and Floodplain Management


Author: John Gardiner,Odon Starosolszky,V. Yevjevich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401104018
Category: Science
Page: 568
View: 1442
Defence from Floods and Floodplain Management discusses all aspects of floodplain management related to defence from floods, including specific issues such as the maintenance of flood defences, and reveals many aspects of a more holistic approach to the management of flood risk, expanding the structural/non-structural debate into prevention and cure in the floodplain and its catchment. Recent experience in many countries is recounted by experts from Hungary, Austria, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK and the USA.

    • Birds

Birds in London


Author: William Henry Hudson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 339
View: 5675

    • Science

Fundamentals of Geomorphology


Author: Richard John Huggett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317378385
Category: Science
Page: 544
View: 4129
The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive structure, added recent material on Quaternary environments and landscapes, landscape evolution and tectonics, as well as updated information in fast-changing areas such as the application of dating techniques, digital terrain modelling, historical contingency, preglacial landforms, neocatastrophism, and biogeomorphology. The book begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: Endogenic processes: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints. Exogenic processes: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and long-term geomorphology, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Featuring over 400 illustrations, diagrams, and tables, Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, and providing guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms, this is an indispensable undergraduate level textbook for students of physical geography.