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The 50th Anniversary Issue of Fish Physiology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 40B
  • November 1, 2024
  • Colin Brauner + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 3 7 3 1 - 0
Fish Physiology, Volume 40B recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The editors of the series have produced a total of 47 books (several volumes have two books) that contain almost 500 chapters since the inaugural volume published in 1969. Initial volumes were devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms and principles of fish physiology, with a focus on a few model species and some application to natural environmental conditions. Then, as the field better understood mechanisms, the approach was broadened to not only delve deeper into system physiology (e.g., chapters in early volumes were expanded to become books), but also interspecific differences in physiology.Finally, as interspecific physiological mechanisms were further resolved, it became possible to discuss physiology in light of a changing world. Thus, physiology can now inform on conservation, sustainability and management, as exemplified with the most recent volumes. This anniversary issue celebrates the series by highlighting some of the very important early work in the field that was published in the series.

Zero Waste Manufacturing

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Lalit Goswami + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 5 9 9 7 - 8
Zero Waste Manufacturing: Recent Advancements in Sustainable Manufacturing, addresses processes and practices for zero waste manufacturing to promote a more sustainable society and provides readers with a proper understanding of the most recent advances for solving waste management issues. The book covers numerous mechanisms supported by scientific evidence and case studies that will help the administrations and technological professions in adopting the best possible methodology at grassroot levels and various interdisciplinary approaches towards sustainable development.

Neglected Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Indranil Samanta + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 6 0 6 2 - 2
Neglected Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance: Impact on One Health and Sustainable Development Goals provides a thorough examination of how neglected zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance together hinder the achievement of sustainable development goals declared by the United Nations in the pursuit of a disease-free world. Neglected zoonotic diseases, as defined by the World Health Organization, are diseases likely to impact the livelihoods of livestock keepers and those living in periurban communities in developing countries. This book examines how such zoonoses affect the health of vulnerable farming populations and reduce the production capacity of their livestock.Written by internationally recognized experts in the field of livestock and poultry zoonoses, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive description of modern sustainable development goals and defines neglected zoonotic diseases and their impacts on human physical, mental, social, and economic health. Subsequent chapters systematically describe the epidemiology, hosts and transmission, disease process, economic significance, and prevention and treatment protocols of key neglected zoonotic diseases, including echinococcosis, leishmaniasis, zoonotic tuberculosis, anthrax, brucellosis, leptospirosis, borreliosis, rickettsioses, and rabies. The book concludes with an assessment of the obstacles to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and possible mitigation strategies for veterinary researchers and policymakers alike.

Water Sustainability and Hydrological Extremes

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Durga Prasad Panday + 3 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 4 9 9 - 8
Water Sustainability and Hydrological Extremes: Quantity, Quality, and Security presents a study for the mitigation of hydrological extremes through case studies. The focus is on the effect of extremes on water quality and the fate of geogenic, microbial, anthropogenic pollutants in the water cycle, and the interaction of water quality and quantity variations. The book integrates rapidly growing diverse topics, such as co-occurrence variation in water quantity and quality, water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. Stakeholders’ participation and raising awareness for sustainable management strategies for hydrological extremes and water management systems is also covered.This thorough guide serves as a pillar to postgraduate students and researchers as it’s centered on discovering remediation and natural attenuation of hydrological extremes with a special emphasis on present and future challenges.

Oil Spill Science and Technology

  • 3rd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mervin Fingas
  • English
  • Hardback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 7 0 3 - 6
Oil Spill Science and Technology, Third Edition delivers a multi-contributed view on the entire chain of oil-spill related topics from oil properties and behaviors to remote sensing through the management side of contingency planning and communicating oil spill risk perceptions. This new edition compiles information on oil spills from a scientific point of view and with new case studies and examples. This book aims to serve both as an authoritative reference for individuals new to the field who need to understand the depth of science going into the fields of oil spill, recovery, assessment, and analysis, as well as those who have years of experience.Written by over 24 experts in the field, this updated edition combines technology with case studies to identify the current state of knowledge surrounding oil spills that will encourage additional areas of research that are left to uncover in this critical sector of the energy industry.

MXenes as Emerging Modalities for Environmental and Sensing Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Tahir Rasheed + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 8 5 3 - 8
MXenes as Emerging Modalities for Environmental and Sensing Applications: Theories, Design and Approach explores how MXene-based hybrid nanostructures are used to remedy environmental pollutants. The book also explains how they assist in sensing and degradation/removal applications to protect the ecological system, both environmental and aquatic life, from various types of toxic pollutants released from industrial sectors. This book focuses on the design, fabrication, and application of MXene-based nanostructures and their integration with the biotechnological processes for monitoring and treatment of pollutants in environmental matrices and sensing applications.It aims to increase scientific and technological awareness of the urgency required to tackle life-threatening pollutants arising from various industrial and biotechnological sectors of the modern world.

Grassland Degradation, Restoration and Sustainable Management of Global Alpine Area

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Zhanhuan Shang + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 8 8 2 - 8
Grassland Degradation, Restoration and Sustainable Management of Global Alpine Area involves the stripping and regeneration of the grassland’s mattic epipedon. The stripping of the mattic epipedon is a unique phenomenon on the global alpine area, which has left many unanswered questions. Is stripping degradation an inherent, inevitable feature of the alpine grassland ecosystem? Is it an avoidable occurrence? Why is ecological restoration of stripped degraded grassland extremely difficult? Does restoration rely on reconstructing the grassland’s mattic epipedon? Or can it be done in another way? How can sustainable ecological restoration be achieved?Frontline researchers in global alpine area have used observational evidence from field studies to respond to these questions and to present a comprehensive picture of the problems and drivers of grassland degradation. The climate-environment interaction mechanism of grassland degradation is revealed by the holistic approach in this book. Ecological restoration is discussed through social and economic participation, and past and present restoration actions are analyzed from the perspective of traditional culture and ecological ethics. The future sustainable management of grassland under climate change and social and economic development trend is also covered. This book will alert people to the dangers of degradation and to the difficulties encountered in ecological restoration.

Metal Value Recovery from Industrial Waste Using Advanced Physiochemical Treatment Technologies

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Dimitrios A Giannakoudakis + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 8 8 4 - 2
Metal Value Recovery from Industrial Waste Using Advanced Physiochemical Treatment Technologies focuses on the fundamental and advanced topics involved with the technologies for the extraction of metal ions from different industrial discarded volumes which may be sludge or wastewater. Uniqueness of the book lies in the fact that it covers each topic related to industrial wastes and elaborates on discussions on metal ion recovery to make the readers confident about the topics and concepts explained in the section.Moreover, this book examines high potential in different downstream processes like membrane filtration, hybrid techniques, chemical leaching, electrochemical techniques, and a variety of advanced recovery techniques. Emphasis is given to state-of-the-art concept, latest research, practical applications or commercialization through case studies, and comparative evaluation of the processes for metal ion recovery from industrial wastes.

The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 3

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
  • English
  • Hardback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 3 3 7 5 6 - 7
The Sustainability Handbook: How to Go About Disruptive Sustainability Innovation, Volume Three provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into an organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption and lifecycle management. Aimed at those who have already established a mature Sustainability Portfolio Management approach, it explores the “why” of Disruptive Sustainably Innovation and how to capture and use Sustainability Drivers and Requirements.Global climate change poses enormous environmental challenges, and societies across the world must adapt and innovate to further the goals of sustainability for present and future generations. The private sector especially must find new ways of doing business to align their practices with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community. Using a conceptually structured framework throughout, the book examines the latest academic research to summarize what environmental, social, and economic sustainability actually means in different contexts. This book will be ideal for researchers, students and businesspeople at all levels and sectors.

Green Chemistry

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Lalit Prasad + 3 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 9 9 0 - 0
Green Chemistry: A Path to Sustainable Development provides updated information and knowledge on green chemistry, analyzes greener solutions for environmental sustainability, and includes principles and practices, metrics, green chemical technologies, and real-world applications. Chapters explore interdisciplinary approaches to green chemistry, as well as value added through by-products, conversion of waste to value added products, remodeling from a conventional approach to a greener approach, and the challenges, opportunities, and future scope of green chemistry. Finally, this book discusses green methodologies, processes, and new chemical development.