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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

  • 4th Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • James H. Thorp
  • English
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Each book of the series Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates, Fourth Edition is developed to be the most modern and consistent set of taxonomic keys on the region. The design of the series provides a highly comprehensive, current set of keys in one place for each of these bioregions, with all keys written in a consistent style. This book can be used to the full spectrum of interested readers, from students through to university professors and government agenciesVolume V: Keys to Fauna of the Australian Bioregion focuses on Australia and New Zealand, providing an all-in-one reference for taxonomic classifications across this diverse bioregion and indispensable for biomonitoring and other studies of environmental health.

Effects of Climate Change on Forests

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Fabrizio D'Aprile
  • English
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Effects of Climate Change on Forests: An Evidence-Based Primer for Sustainable Management of Temperate and Mediterranean Forests presents concepts, case studies and the application of theories about forest management under climate change. It provides invaluable insight to how forest planning and management tie into the ecological functioning and resilience of the forest, and does so by utilizing a concept weakly implemented in traditional forest planning: namely, by following the variability in growth, and other processes, over time. This shift in focus better incorporates the services provided by forests, and allows for better adaptation planning to help temperate forests not only survive but thrive in the face of climate change. Real-world case studies demonstrate how to effectively manage temperate forests under climate change, using the results of evidence-based research.

Climate Crisis, Energy Violence

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mary Finley-Brook + 1 more
  • English
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Climate Crisis Energy Violence: Mapping Fossil Energy's Enduring Grasp on a Vulnerable Future communicates the extremity, breadth and extent of energy violence across energy sources, sectors and geographies. The work accommodates structural, ecological, institutional, physical and economic forms of energy violence, exploring the field through novel research methods and data sources, including the use of comparative homicide and repression databases, the analysis of hotspots and sacrifice zone analysis, and systematic representations of the full continuum of violence. The work is accompanied by comprehensive case studies drawn from global examples, including coal mining, oil production, hydraulic fracturing, biofuels, hydroelectric dams and solar panel construction.By framing the work in the context of violence, and in particular the use of metrics, the book provides a compelling and engaging argument for energy justice.

Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Tommy Lundgren + 2 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Every decision about energy involves its price, cost, and quantity. For economists, energy economics is one of three subdisciplines which, taken together, compose an economic approach to the development and preservation of natural resources and environmental quality.Energy economics, which focuses on energy-related subjects such as renewable energy, hydropower, nuclear power, and the political economy of energyResource economics, which covers subjects in land and water use, such as mining, fisheries, agriculture, and forestsEnvironmental economics, which takes a broader view of natural resources through economic concepts such as risk, valuation, regulation/policy, distribution with business applicationAlthough the three are closely related, they are not often presented as an integrated whole. This revised 3-volume set will bridge that gap by unifying these fields into a high-quality, comprehensive and unique overview. It will serve as an invaluable and unique tool to facilitate the first step in diving into a new subject within energy, resource or environmental economics. The chapters are written in a non-technical manner so that users outside of advanced academics or trained economists are also able to grasp the content easily. In addition, all chapters will follow a specific template throughout, thus providing a consistent and logical format for the reader.

Antimicrobial Materials and Coatings

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ashish Kumar Singh + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Antimicrobial Materials and Coatings covers the properties, fabrication technologies and applications of antimicrobial coatings and materials, with a focus on innovative antimicrobial nanomaterials. Due to the globally concerning issue of antimicrobial resistance and the evidence that nanomaterials are believed to have no or low potential for resistance development, considerable efforts have been directed to synthesizing and developing antibacterial coatings and nanomaterials for a range of applications.This book guides the reader through the key properties, fabrication technologies and various applications of antimicrobial coatings and materials, including applications in food packaging, biomedicine and public health, water treatment and decontamination.

Recent Progress in Medical Miniature Robots

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Li Zhang + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Recent Progress in Medical Miniature Robots: From Bench to Bedside serves as a specialized and dedicated reference on tethered miniature robots and their related collective behaviors. The book presents the latest achievements in the research of miniature robotics and introduces a variety of miniature robots on the milli-/micro/nano-scale, with tethered/untethered and individual/swarm designs, describing the various types and analyzing the underlying principles per class. Clinicians, academicians, healthcare professionals, researchers, students, engineers, and scientists working in the field of medical miniature robots and related biomedical applications will benefit from the knowledge presented in this book.Robotic technology helps the medical field realize new surgical procedures and medical treatments that were previously unachievable. Innovative technologies like medical robotics will continue to improve the performance of minimally invasive interventions, allowing more accessible surgical treatments. With the advancement of robotic technologies across the scales, novel robotic-assisted surgical procedures and therapeutic interventions are revolutionizing medical diagnosis and treatment solutions, which enable and enhance visualization, accessibility, and accuracy for surgeons to carry out minimally invasive interventions that benefit medical doctors and patients worldwide.

DEVELOPMENT IN WASTE WATER TREATMENT RESEARCH AND PROCESSES

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Maulin P. Shah
  • English
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Applied Technologies for Clean Up of Environmental Contaminants covers the features of remediation and biocontrol technology, a multidisciplinary field combining environmental and industrial microbiology with biotechnology to improve environmental management. Studying the advanced microbial processes involved in geomicrobiology, aeromicrobiology, microbial loop and nutrient availability, as well as microbial energetics in the contaminated environment with an emphasis on innovative methodologies, the book provides readers with a better understanding of basic microbiology, allowing them to comprehend the mechanism and behavior of various biochemical processes that are used in bioremediation and biocontrol technologies.Including coverage of key subjects such as management of waste, energy generation, restoration processes, water treatment processes, co-metabolism, and nutrient recycling as well as emerging advances in environmental microbial biotechnology, green nanotechnology, metagenomic and proteomic strategies, DNA microarray, and biosensor-based technologies, this book provides potential implications for environmental management.

The 50th Anniversary Issue of Fish Physiology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 40B
  • November 1, 2024
  • Colin Brauner + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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The series "Fish Physiology" recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In total, 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. The content of the "Fish Physiology" volumes has evolved over time. The 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 interspecific differences in physiology were explored, permitting a more evolutionary framework. 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. In particular, we wished to (re)introduce new researchers to this research that has stood the test of time and that shaped the field. Each re-published chapter is preceded by a short review written by experts in the field to provide an overview/introduction of each selected chapter, discuss what is particularly noteworthy or important in the particular chapter, and discuss why in their opinion this chapter has become a classic in its own right and how it has inspired the field of fish physiology today.

Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mashrur Chowdhury + 2 more
  • English
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Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of data-enabled methods for analyzing intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including the tools needed to implement these methods using big data analytics and other computing techniques. The book examines the major characteristics of connected transportation systems, along with the fundamental concepts of how to analyze the data they produce. It explores collecting, archiving, processing, and distributing the data, designing data infrastructures, data management and delivery systems, and the required hardware and software technologies. Other sections provide extensive coverage of existing and forthcoming intelligent transportation systems and data analytics technologies.All fundamentals/concepts presented in this book are explained in the context of ITS. Users will learn everything from the basics of different ITS data types and characteristics to how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different ITS applications. In addition, they will discover how to design effective data visualizations, tactics on the planning process, and how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different connected transportation applications, along with key safety and environmental applications for both commercial and passenger vehicles, data privacy and security issues, and the role of social media data in traffic planning.

Innovative and Hybrid Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Oualid Hamdaoui
  • English
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Innovative and Hybrid Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment presents a panoply of topics ranging from the fundamental aspects and mechanistic modeling, to the upscaled experiments relating recent innovation and hybridization of AOPs, to efficiency enhancement of used processes for the removal of recalcitrant contaminants and emerging pollutants present in water. The book applies the outcomes of this novel approach into practical applications and technological assessments covering the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted in the fields of AOPs in water treatment.The book devotes special interest to reactive species production, reaction kinetics, mechanistic modeling, energy production, degradation intensification, and disinfection.