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Download E-books L'alternativa razionale: I pro e i contro dell'ingegneria climatica (Italian Edition) PDF

By David Keith

Decenni di discussioni sul riscaldamento globale hanno finora portato solo a politiche confuse, fatte più di roboanti dichiarazioni che di soluzioni reali. Intanto il carbonio nell’atmosfera continua a crescere e l’effetto serra si intensifica. Davvero non si può fare nient’altro? In effetti sì, tecnicamente si può, e costerebbe anche molto poco. Ma l. a. soluzione proposta si scontra con una comprensibile resistenza da parte di molti. Una delle proposte (mai comunque in opposizione alla riduzione delle emissioni di CO2, che resta un obiettivo necessario) si chiama «geoingegneria», un insieme di tecnologie volte a modificare artificialmente il clima della Terra. l. a. tecnica si basa sul rilascio nella stratosfera di gocce di acido solforico, che agirebbero come un ombrello contro i raggi del Sole. Non parlare di questi temi potrebbe costarci caro. Parlarne in maniera poco informata, anche di più. in keeping with questo uno dei principali esperti mondiali di tecnologie climatiche ha voluto scrivere questo libro: in line with discutere in base alle conoscenze e valutare se all’umanità convenga iniziare seriamente a investire nel settore dell’ingegneria ambientale.

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Download E-books Crop Stress Management and Global Climate Change (CABI Climate Change Series) PDF

Weather switch is a various, multifactorial phenomenon, that means that the agronomic ideas wanted are case-specific and may have local transformations. This e-book presents an built-in view of the demanding situations and possibilities that might face agriculture sooner or later because of weather switch. It discusses how the stresses caused by weather switch may be triumph over through assessing, measuring and predicting environmental adjustments and stresses, selecting possibilities and adapting to alter and responding to multifactorial swap. demanding situations and capability recommendations that will be taken to beat those are illustrated utilizing a few case reviews.

Climate switch will pose many demanding situations to agriculture sooner or later, yet by means of taking an integrative method of predicting and adapting to alter, this publication will encourage researchers to show these demanding situations into possibilities.

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Download E-books Camping Out In The Yellowstone PDF

Camping out in Yellowstone, 1882 describes the park at a time whilst Yellowstone was once actually an "out-back and past" experience.

Writing simply 5 years after the military chased the Nez Peirce Indians in the course of the zone, and basically ten years after the park’s institution, Mary Richards offers a bright photo of the undeveloped and untouristed Yellowstone Park: hearth gap Basin, giant sizzling Spring, reduce Falls, and the Excelsior Geyser, now defunct yet mightier on the time than previous trustworthy. Augmented through twenty-eight modern pictures, this ebook deals a interesting point of view for present-day Park lovers.

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Download E-books Evolution and Innovation in Wildlife Conservation: Parks and Game Ranches to Transfrontier Conservation Areas PDF

The crucible of innovation in natural world and habitat conservation is in southern Africa the place it has co-evolved with decolonization, political transformation and the increase of improvement, possession, administration and livelihood debates. 

Charting this innovation, early chapters of this quantity take care of the conventional 'fines and fences' conservation that happened within the colonial and early post-independence interval, with next sections focussing at the experimentation and innovation that happened on inner most and communal land as a result of holiday from those conventional tools. the ultimate part offers with more moderen recommendations within the quarter, focussing on development and strengthening the relationships among parks and society. Importantly, the e-book presents a data-rich precis of experimentation with extra inclusive types of conservation when it comes to ecological, social, political and fiscal indicators. 

Published with the Southern African Sustainable Use expert crew (SASUSG) of IUCN.

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Download E-books Advanced Energetic Materials PDF

Advanced vigorous materialsâ€"explosive fill and propellantsâ€"are a severe know-how for nationwide protection. whereas numerous new promising innovations and formulations have emerged in recent times, the dept of safety is worried concerning the nation’s skill to take care of and increase the information base during this region. to help in addressing those matters, places of work inside of DOD requested the NRC to enquire and examine the scope and well-being of the U.S. R&D efforts in lively fabrics. This record presents that evaluation. It provides a number of findings in regards to the present R&D attempt and proposals geared toward enhancing U.S. features in constructing new vigorous fabrics technology.

This learn reviewed U.S. examine and improvement in complex energetics being performed through DoD, the DoE nationwide laboratories, industries, and academia, from an inventory supplied by means of the sponsors. It additionally: (a) reviewed papers and know-how exams of non-U.S. paintings in complicated energetics, assessed very important parameters, resembling validity, viability, and the chance that every of those fabrics may be produced in volume; (b) pointed out obstacles to scale-up and creation, and instructed technical methods for addressing power difficulties; and (c) instructed particular possibilities, innovations, and priorities for presidency sponsorship of applied sciences and production strategy development.

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Download E-books Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene PDF

This quantity investigates the results of human actions on coral reefs, which offer very important life-supporting structures to surrounding normal and human groups. It examines the self-reinforcing ecological, fiscal and technological mechanisms that degrade coral reef ecosystems round the world.

Topics comprise reefs and limestones in Earth historical past; the interactions among corals and their symbiotic algae; illnesses of coral reef organisms; the advanced triangle among reef fishes, seaweeds and corals; coral disturbance and restoration in a altering world.

In addition, the authors take key contemporary advances in DNA reports into consideration which gives new insights into the inhabitants biology, styles of species distributions, contemporary evolution and vulnerabilities to environmental stresses. those DNA analyses additionally supply new understandings of the restrictions of coral responses and scales of administration essential to maintain coral reefs of their current states.

Coral reefs were crucial assets of nutrition, source of revenue and assets to people for millennia. This booklet info the fragile stability that exists inside of those ecosystems in any respect scales, from geologic time to mobile interactions and explores how contemporary international and native adjustments effect this courting. it's going to function an quintessential source for all these drawn to studying how human actions have affected this very important surroundings round the world.

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Download E-books Ecology and Religion (Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies Series) PDF

By John Grim

From the Psalms within the Bible to the sacred rivers in Hinduism, the flora and fauna has been indispensable to the world’s religions. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker contend that today’s growing to be environmental demanding situations make the connection ever extra vital.

This primer explores the background of spiritual traditions and the surroundings, illustrating how spiritual teachings and practices either promoted and now and then subverted sustainability. next chapters learn the emergence of non secular ecology, as perspectives of nature replaced in spiritual traditions and the ecological sciences. but the authors argue that faith and ecology are now not the province of associations or disciplines by myself. They describe 4 basic facets of spiritual lifestyles: orienting, grounding, nurturing, and remodeling. Readers then see how those phenomena are skilled in a local American faith, Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, and Hinduism.

Ultimately, Grim and Tucker argue that the engagement of non secular groups is important if humanity is to maintain itself and the planet. scholars of environmental ethics, theology and ecology, global religions, and environmental stories will obtain an effective grounding within the burgeoning box of non secular ecology.

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Download E-books Our Way Out: Principles for a Post-apocalyptic World PDF

By Marq De Villiers

Worldwide warming, strength shortages, overpopulation — it truly is no ask yourself that as a society, we are in an apocalyptic temper. Out of an unending circulation of gloomy prognoses for humanity's destiny, we've got emerged with little notion and few concrete principles for switch. Our approach Out is the 1st time that our such a lot pressing worldwide demanding situations were taken care of as features of a unmarried, higher crisis — and the 1st to recognize that whereas crises strengthen one another, options permit one another. The transformation to sustainability is already taking place, in lots of small methods, in lots of components of the world. Our means Out exhibits us how we will scale up those efforts to create significant and lasting change.

This isn't really a booklet on weather swap, strength, or the other unmarried issue — it's the tale of the way in the suggestions to the worldwide crises we are facing, lie the seeds of whatever higher. it's a instruction manual for massive and interesting around the globe switch. And, now not least of all, it bargains us strong desire that we will make issues better.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Educating for a Culture of Social and Ecological Peace PDF

Examines the overlapping goals, values, and ideas in peace and environmental education.

Acknowledging the twin notions of probability and chance that current themselves in modern social and ecological crises, this e-book explores how either peace and environmental schooling can remodel the way in which we predict and what we worth. The e-book outlines the hyperlink among social violence and ecological degradation and the necessity to teach for the aim of attaining social and ecological peace. experts in peace and environmental schooling provide a holistic and built-in technique on teaching approximately those difficulties and demanding situations. in addition they supply academic thoughts, equivalent to curricular frameworks and pedagogical thoughts acceptable for either formal and casual settings, and case reviews and examples that illustrate their application.

“At as soon as compact and bold, this impressive publication examines a wide selection of texts that take care of problems with the Earth’s quickly dwindling normal resources.” — CHOICE

"This e-book bargains the main finished and cogently argued case for conjoining environmental, social justice, and peace schooling that i've got encountered. The authors current a multifaceted imaginative and prescient of why such schooling is required and what it could seem like. i stopped each one bankruptcy with a feeling of highbrow pleasure and gratitude. i glance ahead to utilizing the ebook in my classes." — Gregory A. Smith, coeditor of Ecological schooling in motion: On Weaving schooling, tradition, and the Environment

Contributors comprise Abelardo Brenes, Peter Blaze Corcoran, Ian Harris, Fanny Heymann, Patricia M. Mische, Isabel Orellana, Lucie Sauvé, Frans C. Verhagen, Arjen E. J. Wals, and Anita L. Wenden.

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Download E-books Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World PDF

By Rick Smolan

Blue Planet Run offers readers with a unprecedented examine the water difficulties dealing with humanity and a few of the hopeful strategies being pursued via huge and small businesses, yet marketers and activists, and via nongovernmental agencies and foundations. by means of the tip of the ebook, readers are left to shape their very own conclusions to whether or how the human race is able to taking the stairs essential to clear up this international situation prior to it truly is too overdue. Blue Planet Run is 2 books in a single: First, it truly is approximately a rare 15,000-mile relay race - the longest relay race in human historical past - during which 20 athletes spent ninety five days operating world wide to unfold information of the world's water trouble. Secondly, it's a exhibit of robust, inspiring, hectic and hopeful photos captured through major photojournalists all over the world who documented the human face of the difficulty and its attainable recommendations. the results of those parallel initiatives is the publication you carry on your fingers. a hundred percent of the royalties from this ebook should be used to supply fresh water to humans worldwide who desperately desire it.

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