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  • A Revolução de uma Palha - Uma Introdução À...

    Masanobu Fukuoka
    (2866457)

    “Com uma simples palha é possível iniciar-se uma revolução planetária, relegar o Homem à Natureza e recuperar o equilíbrio (há muito) perdido. Soa a utopia? Talvez não o seja.” Gabriela Araújo “O agricultor tornou-se atarefado demais quando começámos...

  • Energy And Civilization - A History

    Smil,Vaclav
    (9922362)

    A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization.Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done....

  • Fundamental Principles Of Engineering...

    Leach, Richard
    (9938038)

    Working at the nano-scale demands an understanding of the high-precision measurement techniques that make nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing possible. Richard Leach introduces these techniques to a broad audience of engineers and scientists...

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  • The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes

    Egan,Dan
    (9938544)

    The Great Lakes--Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior--hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and...

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  • Handbook Of Respiratory Protection -...

    Racz, Leeann
    (9939436)

    Respiratory protection includes devices and management techniques for keeping people safe from hazardous materials. This handbook presents the state-of-the-art in respiratory protection technology as well as best management practices for work...

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  • Historical Agriculture And Soil Erosion In...

    Trimble, Stanley W
    (9939970)

    'This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance,...

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  • The Wood For The Trees - One Man's Long View...

    Fortey, Richard
    (9938109)

    Award-winning scientist Richard Fortey, upon his retirement, purchased four acres of ancient woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees is the joyful, lyrical portrait of what he found there. Fortey leads us...

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  • Unnatural Selection

    van Grouw,Katrina
    (9938670)

    A lavishly illustrated look at how evolution plays out in selective breedingUnnatural Selection is a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding--the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man. More important, it's a book about...

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  • Reform As Reorganization

    Hanson, Royce
    (9939127)

    As the fourth report in a series on the Governance of Metropolitan Areas, Reform as Reorganization explores the welfare and development of metropolitan America in terms of political reorganization. Originally published in 1974, this study reflects on...

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  • The Economics Of National Forest Management

    Clawson, Marion
    (9939125)

    Originally published in 1976, this title concentrates upon the management of national forests. Using the best data available, Marion Clawson considers all outputs of the national forests and all costs of national forest management to analyse forests...

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  • The Outer Beach - A Thousand-Mile Walk On...

    Finch,Robert
    (9938494)

    Those who have encountered Cape Cod--or merely dipped into an account of its rich history--know that it is a singular place. In The Outer Beach, beloved nature writer Robert Finch weaves together his collected writings from more than fifty years and...

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  • The Guide To Walden Pond - An Exploration Of...

    Thorson, Robert M
    (9939224)

    An exploration of the history, nature, landscape, and literature of one of America's most iconic places This is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau's most defining place, visited by half a million people each year and widely known as the...

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  • Climate Of Hope - How Cities, Businesses, And...

    Bloomberg,Michael
    (9940917)

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions...

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  • Invasive Stink Bugs And Related Species...

    McPherson, J E
    (9937907)

    The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause...

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  • Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation - A Case...

    Hatheway, Allen W
    (9937901)

    The assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites pose a significant technical and financial challenge to successor property owners, including municipalities and other public entities undertaking brownfields...

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  • Solar Water Pumping - The Earthscan Expert...

    Foster, Robert
    (9939752)

    Pumping water is a universal need and a major energy challenge, especially where electrical service is absent, expensive or unreliable. Water demands are greatest when the sun shines most intensely. Could there be a better power source for pumping,...

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  • Photovoltaic Systems And The National...

    Brooks, Bill
    (9938968)

    Used throughout the United States, the National Electric Code (NEC) is the world's most detailed set of electrical codes, with extensive guidelines pertaining to photovoltaic (PV) systems. Photovoltaic Systems and the National Electric Code...

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  • Biomass To Renewable Energy Processes, Second...

    Cheng, Jay
    (9939433)

    Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition, explains the theories of biological processes, biomass materials and logistics, and conversion technologies for bioenergy products such as biogas, ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, and synthetic...

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  • Junk Raft - An Ocean Voyage And A Rising Tide...

    Eriksen, Marcus
    (9941691)

    An exciting account of an activist scientist's unorthodox fight in the growing movement against plastic marine pollution and of his expedition across the Pacific on a home-made 'junk raft' News media brought the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'--the...

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  • Sustaining Lake Superior - An Extraordinary...

    Langston, Nancy
    (9938816)

    A compelling exploration of Lake Superior's conservation recovery and what it can teach us in the face of climate change Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world, has had a remarkable history, including resource extraction and industrial...

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  • Routledge Handbook Of Agricultural...

    Hunter, Danny
    (9938303)

    The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental...

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  • Eco-Engineered Bioreactors - Advanced Natural...

    Higgins, James
    (9937915)

    This book provides a comprehensive understanding of a highly innovative method of natural wastewater treatment using advanced in-groundbioreactors called Eco-Engineered Bioreactors (EEBs), and traces their evolution from the earliest aerated gravel...

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  • Solar And Infrared Radiation Measurements

    Vignola, Frank
    (9937900)

    The rather specialized field of solar and infrared radiation measurement has become more and more important in the face of growing demands by the renewable energy and climate change research communities for data that are more accurate and have...

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  • The Myth Of Silent Spring - Rethinking The...

    Montrie, Chad
    (9942187)

    Since its publication in 1962, Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring has often been celebrated as the catalyst that sparked an American environmental movement. Yet environmental consciousness and environmental protest in some regions of the United...

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  • Environmental Management Towards...

    Modak, Prasad
    (9940323)

    This book is about understanding challenges we face today in managing our environment and ensuring sustainability of this Planet. It presents the critical state of our resources and threats to resource security due to overconsumption, pollution, and...

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  • Thinking Continental - Writing The Planet One...

    Lynch, Tom
    (9938892)

    In response to the growing scale and complexity of environmental threats, this volume collects articles, essays, personal narratives, and poems by more than forty authors in conversation about 'thinking continental'--connecting local and personal...

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  • The Myth Of Silent Spring - Rethinking The...

    (9942163)

    Since its publication in 1962, Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring has often been celebrated as the catalyst that sparked an American environmental movement. Yet environmental consciousness and environmental protest in some regions of the United...

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  • Phytoremediation Of Environmental Pollutants

    Chandra, RAM
    (9939964)

    Phytoremediation aids to augment bioremediation as it uses broad range plants to remediate soil, sediment, surface water and ground water that have been contaminated with toxic metals, organic, pesticides and radionuclides. This book serves to...

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  • The Drinking Water Handbook, Third Edition

    Spellman, Frank R
    (9937885)

    This new edition of The Drinking Water Handbook is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes a comprehensive discussion of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination event, new coverage of contaminants in water, such as personal care products and...

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  • The Mountains Of California

    Muir,John
    (9930224)

    A great hero of America's conservation movement, John Muir (1838-1914) was active in establishing the Yosemite Valley as a protected national park and in awakening interest in the importance of safeguarding natural resources. In this tribute to the...

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  • Hydrogen And Fuel Cells - Emerging...

    Sorensen,Bent
    (9933321)

    In a multidisciplinary field such as energy, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells stands out by covering the entire width of hydrogen production and usage technologies, giving detailed descriptions of not just one but the range of very different fuel cells that...

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  • Urban Forests - A Natural History Of Trees...

    Jonnes, Jill
    (9928460)

    'Far-ranging and deeply researched, Urban Forests reveals the beauty and significance of the trees around us.' --Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction 'Jonnes extols the many contributions that trees make to city...

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  • Verde Brilhante - A Sensibilidade e A...

    Mancuso, Stefano; Viola, Alessandra
    (9399175)

    As plantas não precisam dos seres humanos para viver, mas estes precisam delas para tal. Será isso inteligência? Serão as plantas capazes de comunicar entre si, de resolver problemas? Partindo destas questões, Stefano Mancuso e Alessandra Viola...

  • Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries, And...

    Mitchell, Andrew
    (9933161)

    Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries and Mineral Deposits in Myanmar arms readers with a comprehensive overview of the geography, geology, mineral potential and tectonic plate activity of Myanmar. The book focuses on the nature and history of the...

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  • Biomass Gasification, Pyrolysis And...

    Basu,Prabir
    (9933297)

    Biomass Gasification, Pyrolysis and Torrefaction, Third Edition, is enhanced with a new topic on processing and cleaning of product gas of gasification and a brief introduction to biomaterials, making it a versatile resource that not only explains...

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  • Power Plant Instrumentation And Control...

    Basu, Swapan
    (9933332)

    The book discusses instrumentation and control in modern fossil fuel power plants, with an emphasis on selecting the most appropriate systems subject to constraints engineers have for their projects. It provides all the plant process and design...

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  • Biodiversity And Health - Linking Life,...

    Morand, Serge
    (9933154)

    Biodiversity and Health: Linking Life, Ecosystems and Societies fills the gap between the ecology of health and the concepts supported by international organizations, such as EcoHealth and One Health. The book provides a unique opportunity to...

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  • Why Time Flies - A Mostly Scientific...

    Burdick, Alan
    (9932555)

    'An insightful meditation on the curious nature of time...A highly illuminating intellectual investigation' (Kirkus Reviews) explaining the sometimes contradictory ways we experience time. 'Time' is the most commonly used noun in the English...

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  • Pem Water Electrolysis

    Bessarabov, Dmitri
    (9933334)

    PEM Water Electrolysis explores technology gaps in the development of commercially viable PEM electrolysis systems for energy applications. This volume--from the popular Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Primers series--brings together information from...

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  • Renewable Energy - Physics, Engineering,...

    Sorensen,Bent
    (9933325)

    This volume is a true shelf reference, providing a thorough overview of the entire renewable energy sphere, while still functioning as a go-to information source for professionals and students when they need answers about a specific technical issue....

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  • Smart Grid - Integrating Renewable,...

    Sioshansi, Fereidoon P
    (9933303)

    The creation of a flexible, efficient, digitized, dependable and resilient power grid may well be the best route to increasing energy efficiency & security, as well as boosting the potential of renewable & distributed power sources. This book covers...

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  • Kiss The Ground - How The Food You Eat Can...

    Tickell, Josh
    (9931446)

    Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource--the very ground that feeds us. Josh Tickell, one of...

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  • Introduction To Wind Energy Systems - Basics,...

    Wagner, Hermann-josef
    (9933126)

    This monograph addresses the needs of readers interested in wind energy converters. The authors achieve to strike a balance between a concise presentation of the material and a detailed book for experts in the field. The book covers aspects such as...

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  • Renewable Energy, Second Edition - A First...

    Ehrlich, Robert
    (9934827)

    This revised edition is fully updated and continues to provide the best in-depth introduction to renewable energy science. It focuses mainly on renewable energy, but also addresses nonrenewable energy (fossil fuels and nuclear technology). The...

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