Download Im Fokus: Naturkatastrophen: Zerstörerische Gewalten und by Nadja Podbregar, Dieter Lohmann PDF

By Nadja Podbregar, Dieter Lohmann

Erdbeben, Hurrikans, Jahrhunderthochwasser: Immer wieder zeigt die Natur in solchen Ereignissen auch ihre zerstörerische Seite – und dies seit Jahrmillionen. Naturkatastrophen haben auch unsere eigene Geschichte geprägt und beeinflusst: Sie schufen Mythen, entschieden Kriege und ließen ganze Reiche untergehen. Und selbst heute – trotz aller Fortschritte in Wissenschaft und Technologie – gehören diese Naturereignisse noch immer zu den Phänomenen unseres Planeten, die für uns unbeherrschbar und oft auch unvorhersehbar sind.

Was aber macht Erdbeben und Co so unberechenbar? Warum gibt es Tornados auch bei uns? Und wie wird der Klimawandel künftige Naturgefahren beeinflussen? Welche Antworten es bisher auf diese und andere Fragen gibt – und auch used to be wir heute noch nicht wissen, beschreibt dieses Buch. Es gibt einen Überblick über die großen Naturkatastrophen unseres Planeten und erklärt die Hintergründe.

Naturwissenschaften im Fokus

Reihenherausgeber: Harald Frater

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Download Idiot's Guides: Environmental Science by James Dauray PDF

By James Dauray

Environmental technological know-how is an built-in, interdisciplinary box that mixes the learn of ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil technology, geology, atmospheric technological know-how, and geography. it really is one of the most sensible 10 hottest complicated Placement examinations taken via highschool seniors in order to obtain postsecondary university credits.

Idiot's advisor to Environmental Science presents a step by step assessment of the disciplines that contain environmental technological know-how, supporting scholars grab the fundamental innovations, internalize the knowledge, and get ready for assessments. good points include:

- the fundamentals and heritage of the human dating with the common environment

- The methods species develop, switch, and interact

- an in depth description of the earth's ecosystems, together with deserts, grasslands, forests, and aquatic ecosystems

- the consequences of economics and agriculture at the environment

- a few of the kinds of power people use, in addition to how its creation affects the earth's ecosystems, with a spotlight on renewable strength sources

- The in poor health results of a becoming inhabitants, together with toxins, pollution, micro organism, waste, and international warming/climate switch

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Download Advances in Energy, Environment and Materials Science by Yeping Wang, Shiquan Zhou PDF

By Yeping Wang, Shiquan Zhou

The 2016 overseas convention on Energy, atmosphere and fabrics technological know-how (EEMS 2016) came about on July 29-31, 2016 in Singapore. EEMS 2016 has been a gathering position for leading edge lecturers and business specialists within the box of strength and surroundings examine. the first target of the convention is to advertise examine and developmental actions in power and surroundings examine and additional to advertise clinical details alternate among researchers, builders, engineers, scholars, and practitioners operating everywhere in the global. The convention should be prepared each year making it an excellent platform for individuals to proportion perspectives and studies in power, surroundings and fabrics technological know-how and comparable areas.

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Download Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino: Building Simple Devices by Emily Gertz, Patrick Di Justo PDF

By Emily Gertz, Patrick Di Justo

Makers world wide are development inexpensive units to observe the surroundings, and with this hands-on advisor, so are you able to. via succinct tutorials, illustrations, and transparent step by step directions, you'll the right way to create instruments for reading the standard of our surroundings, utilizing Arduino and a number of other reasonably cheap sensors.

Detect damaging gases, dirt debris corresponding to smoke and smog, and top atmospheric haze—substances and prerequisites which are frequently invisible on your senses. You'll additionally notice easy methods to use the medical approach to assist you study much more out of your atmospheric assessments.

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Download Residue Reviews: Residues of Pesticides and Other by D. O. Eberle (auth.), Francis A. Gunther, Jane Davies PDF

By D. O. Eberle (auth.), Francis A. Gunther, Jane Davies Gunther (eds.)

Worldwide situation in clinical, business, and governmental com­ munities over lines of poisonous chemical compounds in foodstuffs and in either abiotic and biotic environments has justified the current triumvirate of specialised guides during this box: complete studies, quickly released growth reviews, and archival documentations. those 3 guides are built-in and scheduled to supply in foreign conversation the coherency crucial for nonduplicative and present growth in a box as dynamic and complicated as environmental contami­ country and toxicology. formerly there was no magazine or different book sequence reserved solely for the various literature on "toxic" chemical compounds in our meals, our feeds, our geographical encompass­ ings, our household animals, our flora and fauna, and ourselves. all over the world substantial efforts and plenty of abilities were mobilized to tech­ nical and different reviews of natures, locales, magnitudes, fates, and toxicology of the persisting residues of those chemical compounds loosed upon the area. one of the sequelae of this extensive new emphasis has been an inescapable want for an articulated set of authoritative courses the place one can look forward to finding the newest vital international literature produced through this rising region of technological know-how including documenta­ tion of pertinent ancillary legislation.

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Download Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified by Lisa H. Weasel PDF

By Lisa H. Weasel

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More than ten years in the past, the 1st genetically changed meals took their position at the cabinets of yankee supermarkets. yet whereas American shoppers remained blissfully unconcerned with the recent items that without warning stuffed their kitchens, Europeans have been even more cautious of those “Frankenfoods.” while famine struck Africa in 2002, a number of countries refused shipments of genetically changed meals, fueling an argument that positioned the problem at the world's political time table for good.

In nutrition Fray, esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel brings readers into the guts of this debate, shooting the real-life reviews of the scientists, farmers, policymakers and grassroots activists at the entrance traces. right here she combines strong clinical wisdom and a gripping narrative to inform the genuine tale in the back of the headlines and the hype. Seminal and state-of-the-art, nutrition Fray enlightens and informs and may permit readers to make up their very own minds approximately some of the most vital concerns dealing with us today.


“A riveting and aggravating truth fee, meals Fray is a vital reminder that it's time to learn, no longer passive. Weasel's is a compelling voice declaring that the need to understand extra approximately GM meals ahead of consuming them and to allay issues approximately security and environmental affects, isn't in any respect anti-science. It's a decidedly pro-human stance.” -- The Miami Herald

“Dr. Weasel masterfully navigates the advanced and multi-faceted heritage of the storied GM debate, giving equivalent therapy to many of the facets and eventually entrusting the readers to come back to their very own conclusions. the result is needed studying for somebody fascinated by GM applied sciences, prior, current and future.”
-- Common floor Magazine

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Download Genetic Interactions Among Microorganisms in the Natural by E. M. H. Wellington, J. D. van Elsas PDF

By E. M. H. Wellington, J. D. van Elsas

This publication provides an outline of gene move and balance in these aquatic and terrestrial environments the place micro organism and fungi can continue to exist and engage genetically. It examines the position performed through intercourse among microbes within the evolution of populations and their survival. certain emphasis is put on method, together with the research through novel options of genetic fabric extracted at once from soils, rivers and lakes. The traditional unfold of antibiotic resistance and the secure use of genetically manipulated microbes are concerns of substantial clinical, scientific and public obstacle upon which the investigations provided the following have direct bearing. This distinctive assortment should be of worth to expert researchers in utilized microbiology, ecology and biotechnology in addition to biomedical scientists attracted to the environmental hazards of genetic engineering

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Download Sustainable Energy Pricing: Nature, Sustainable Engineering, by Gary M. Zatzman PDF

By Gary M. Zatzman

The petroleum quarter is potentially the most important and such a lot dominant financial zone within the globalized financial system. notwithstanding, for purposes explored during this e-book, even though not one of the present monetary improvement types healthy this zone long ago and practice even much less this present day, no passable replacement has awarded itself.  This ebook highlights the real the reason why present versions fail to foretell power pricing with moderate accuracy, and ventures into environmental and different issues of oil and gasoline creation and linked financial judgements mounting throughout either built in addition to constructing economies.

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Download Coal Fired Flue Gas Mercury Emission Controls by Jiang Wu, Yan Cao, Weiguo Pan, Weiping Pan PDF

By Jiang Wu, Yan Cao, Weiguo Pan, Weiping Pan

Mercury (Hg) is likely one of the such a lot poisonous heavy metals, destructive to either the surroundings and human health and wellbeing. Hg is published into the ambience from typical and anthropogenic resources and its emission keep watch over has brought on a lot problem. This ebook introduces readers to Hg pollutants from ordinary and anthropogenic resources and systematically describes coal-fired flue fuel mercury emission regulate in undefined, specifically from coal-fired energy stations. Mercury emission regulate thought and experimental examine are proven, together with how elemental mercury is oxidized into oxidized mercury and the impact of flue gasoline contents at the mercury speciation transformation procedure. Mercury emission keep watch over equipment, akin to latest APCDs (air toxins keep an eye on units) at energy stations, sorbent injection, ingredients in coal combustion and photo-catalytic tools are brought intimately. Lab-scale, pilot-scale and full-scale experimental reviews of sorbent injection carried out by means of the authors are provided systematically, aiding researchers and engineers to appreciate how this technique reduces the mercury emissions in flue fuel and to use the equipment in mercury emission keep watch over at coal-fired energy stations. Readers will arrive at a entire realizing of assorted mercury emission keep watch over equipment which are appropriate for commercial applications.

The publication is meant for scientists, researchers, engineers and graduate scholars within the fields of power technological know-how and expertise, environmental technology and expertise and chemical engineering.

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Download Sex and the River Styx by Edward Hoagland PDF

By Edward Hoagland

Edward Hoagland offered John Burroughs Medal!
Named by way of as a "Best e-book of the Month" for February 2011!
Edward Hoagland Elected to the yankee Academy of Arts & Sciences
Called the easiest essayist of his time by means of luminaries like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland brings readers his final assortment. In Sex and the River Styx, the author's sharp eye and severe interest shine via in essays that span his youth exploring the woods in his rural Connecticut, his days as a circus employee, and his travels across the world in his later years.
the following, we meet Hoagland at his top: touring to Kampala, Uganda, to fulfill a relatives he'd been assisting aid simply to discover a divide a long way more than he may have ever imagined; reflecting on getting older, love, and intercourse in a deeply own, frequently staggering manner; and bringing us the sweetness of untamed areas, along the disparity of wasting them, and continuously with a twist that brings the style of nature writing to enormously new heights. His willing dissection of social realities and the human spirit will either startle and trap readers as they meet African matriarchs, Tibetan yak herders, circus aerialists, and the strippers who entertained university boys in Fifties Boston. Says Howard Frank Mosher in his foreword, the self-described rhapsodist "could relatively be thought of our final, nice transcendentalist."

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