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Environmental Science Books

Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices

Recently developed organic photovoltaics (OPVs) show distinct advantages over their inorganic counterparts due to their lighter weight, flexible shape, versatile materials synthesis and device fabrication schemes, and low cost in large-scale industrial production. Although many books currently exist on general concepts of PV and inorganic PV materials and devices, few are available that offer a comprehensive overview of recently fast developing organic and polymeric PV materials and devices.

Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels

With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of the production of biofuels, in particular, bioethanol and biodiesel.

Introduction to Green Chemistry

This work responds to the growing imperative for a sustainable environment and benign-by-design industrial procedures. It presents an holistic and interdisciplinary approach for creating and using chemical products and processes. The author covers separation techniques, waste reduction methods, and novel recycling procedures - and includes over 5500 literature references, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems, as well as recommended reading lists.

Alternative Energy Systems: Design and Analysis with Induction Generators, Second Edition

Durable and cost-effective, induction power generators have undergone numerous improvements that make them an increasingly attractive option for renewable energy applications, particularly for wind and hydropower generation systems. From fundamental concepts to the latest technologies, Alternative Energy Systems: Design and Analysis with Induction Generators, Second Edition provides detailed and accurate coverage of all aspects related to the design, operation, and overall analysis of such systems.

The Climate Diet - How You Can Cut Carbon, Cut Costs and Save the Planet

'The Climate Diet' is the must-have guide to the most important ‘diet’ ever – cutting out the excess greenhouse gas emissions from your lifestyle. It explains climate change concepts, problems and solutions in ways that anyone can easily understand. Short, readable, actionable, this thoroughly researched guide will help you cut your carbon ‘calories’ – and save on your food and energy bills!

Green Manufacturing: Case Studies in Lean and Sustainability

No manufacturer can afford to ignore the pressing environmental issues of today. To do so puts both their profit line and their legacy at risk. As part of the Enterprise Excellence Series, this book brings together articles and case studies covering environmental, and energy issues that were previously published in the Association of Manufacturing Excellence’s Target Magazine. It covers both areas of moral responsibility, as well as legal and economic considerations. Chapters are organized in three areas: Protecting the Environment, Using Energy Wisely, and EPA Case Studies, making it easy to track down the information desire.

Hybrid Vehicles: and the Future of Personal Transportation

With one billion cars expected to be on the roads of the world in the near future, the potential for war over oil and the negative environmental effects of emissions will be greater than ever before. Now is the time to seriously consider an alternative to standard automobiles.

Sustainable Land Development and Restoration - Elsevier

This book provides a toolbox to both the novice and experienced environmental practitioner of valuable techniques for addressing site specific environmental issues, as well as managing a portfolio of liabilities on an international scale. Ultimately, the authors are addressing the critical issue of balancing environmental asset balance sheets, whether on the scale of an individual project, across a company's portfolio, or for a community.

Biofuels Biotechnology Chemistry and Sustainable

Evaluating a wealth of quantitative data, Biofuels: Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Sustainable Development discusses different types of biofuels, the science behind their production, the economics of their introduction to the marketplace, their environmental impacts, and their implications for world agriculture. It broadens the discussion on biofuels beyond bioethanol and biodiesel, taking into account the data, ideas, and bioproducts that have appeared over the last fifty years.

Our Precarious Habitat ... It's In Your Hands

This new and expanded Fourth Edition of Dr. Benarde's myth-defying book uses an evidence-based approach to refute today's pervasive, environmental doomsday hype. With up-to-date information consolidated from authoritative scientific journals and presented in highly readable form, Our Precarious Habitat . . . It's In Your Hands: covers hot-button issues like global warming, nuclear energy, electromagnetic fields, alternative health practices, and more; covers illnesses such as SARS, avian flu, West Nile virus, and prion diseases like mad cow; and includes facts, figures, tables, and charts derived from respected scientific sources and presented in easy-to-understand terms.