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41. Environmental Law and Policy,
42. American Environmental History
43. Essential Environmental Science
44. Environmental Economics
45. Environmental Stewardship in the
46. Environmental Philosophy: From
47. Environmental Print in the Classroom:
48. Environmental Law and Policy,
49. The Consumer's Guide to Effective
50. Environmental Science
51. Land and Environmental Art
52. Concise Dictionary of Environmental
53. Environmental Economics and Management:
54. Introduction to Environmental
55. The Complete Guide to Environmental
56. Emerald City: An Environmental
57. Environmental Organic Chemistry
58. Environmental Politics and Policy
59. Probability Concepts in Engineering:
60. Food Security and Global Environmental

41. Environmental Law and Policy, 3d (Concepts and Insights)
by James Salzman, Barton H. Thompson, Jr.
Paperback: 371 Pages (2010-04-05)
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Environmental Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive treatment of environmental law. Written to be read rather than used as a reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The book is intended for four audiences - students (both graduate and undergraduate) seeking a readable study guide for their environmental law and policy courses; professors who do not use casebooks (relying on their own materials or case studies) but want an integrating text for their courses or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and environmental professionals who want a concise, readable overview of the field. For the Third Edition, new chapters have been written on climate change and energy, exploring the important developments in these rapidly changing areas.The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. Starting with the first chapter's brief history of environmentalism in America, the second chapter goes on to explore the importance and implications of basic themes that occur in virtually all environmental conflicts, including scientific uncertainty, market failures, problems of scale, public choice theory, etc. It then presents three dominant perspectives in the field that drive policy development - environmental rights, utilitarianism, and environmental justice. Chapter Three fills in the remaining legal background for understanding environmental protection, reviewing the theory of instrument choice, the basics of administrative law, core concepts in constitutional law (e.g., takings, the commerce clause), and the doctrines associated with how citizen groups shape environmental law (such as standing).The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. International issues such as ozone depletion, climate change, and transboundary waste disposal are also addressed. These chapters build on the themes and conceptual framework laid down in the first part of the text in order to integrate the discussion of individual statutes into a broad portrait of the law. ... Read more

42. American Environmental History (Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History)
Paperback: 384 Pages (2003-02-14)
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Asin: 0631228640
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This compilation of seminal essays and primary documents introduces students to the most exciting scholarship and writing on the of environmental history in the United States. Subjects include the changing American landscape, soil epidemics, waste disposal, industrial development, conservation, and the environmental movement.

  • Introduces students to the most exciting scholarship and writing on the subject of environmental history in the United States.
  • Contains primary documents that illustrate the conditions, perception, and influences of environmental issues from the pre-Columbian era to the present.
  • Subjects include the changing American landscape, soil epidemics, waste disposal, industrial development, conservation, and the environmental movement.
  • Includes an editorial introduction, headnotes, and suggestions for further reading.
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4-0 out of 5 stars More of a cultural history than a landscape one...
This book explores the cultural background of American land use and the history from Native American control through our own. Don't expect all shrubs and sidewalks; the insight into native cultures that inspired their use of the land is very deep and far-reaching. ... Read more

43. Essential Environmental Science
by Edward A. Keller, Daniel B. Botkin
Paperback: 480 Pages (2007-10-05)
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Essential Environmental Science provides a non-quantitative approach that is based on principles, critical thinking and the big questions that are driving the field today. It offers a condensed look at the field, covering topics in way that will help readers answer the "big questions." It eliminates more detailed or advanced topics to make the material more accessible while also placing the focus on today's important issues. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent transaction
It arrived in a timely manner and it the conditioned described....excellent foundation for the study of environmental issues to be addressed in higher division academia.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good
The shipment of the product was accurate, right on time. The book as curled at the edge as the seller told.Books inside face was clear without any marks and damages. I got this book cheap and it happened to be a good one.

2-0 out of 5 stars NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
As a person who doesn't really care about enviromental science (go ahead shoot me), this book was the end of the rope. Though sometimes it was interesting, it was very tedious to read. The WileyPlus site that is a companion for this book is probably the worst study materials I have come across! Both the book and the companion site offer no guidance into what I should really concentrate on. Even my professor didn't like the book!! ... Read more

44. Environmental Economics
by Barry Field, Martha k Field
Paperback: 512 Pages (2008-09-04)
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Asin: 0073375764
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Environmental Economics is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental economics as they have been developed in the past and as they continue to evolve.The examples discussed in this textbook represent only a sample of the full range of issues that actually exists.For this reason, the Fifth Edition sticks to the basic ideas and ways that environmental economists have found to make the basic concepts and models more specific and relevant to concrete environmental issues.The basic structure and sequence of chapters are unchanged but contains new and updated material that reflects the new research efforts by environmental economists over the last few years. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars environmental economics
Learn how our environmental regulations really impact our economy and what the true cost of clean up is.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Intro to Environ reesource economics
This book holds an excewllent treatment of the range and focus of topics which fall under the environmental resource economics realm.The author addresses both the fundamentals and advanced social concepts mixed withexcellent examples of the economic principles which resource managers mustmake during the policy process and the inherent problems these policiespresent.A must read for anyone interested in working in the publicsector. ... Read more

45. Environmental Stewardship in the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant Wisdom on the Environment
by Action Institute
 Paperback: 119 Pages (2007)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
A radio program mentioned this book, and if listeners wanted a free copy, just call them. Yeah, right! All copies were history by the time I called--I shoulda hit Amazon FIRST! Within no time, I got my own copy. So it wasn't "free" but at a ridiculously low price, and with quick turnaround time, I can't complain.

5-0 out of 5 stars Who else wants to be a good steward?
Originally published on the LibertarianChristians Blog:

In this thin volume, the Acton Institute has assembled a superb group of scholars from the Judeo-Christian tradition to speak their minds on what it means to be a steward of God's creation. The book consists of three position papers, one each by the Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant representatives, that explain their own viewpoints. It also includes the text of the Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship, which resulted from inter-faith dialogue between the three groups. The result is an imminently readable book that challenges us to be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with.

All three traditions emphasize the importance of the doctrine of creation. Regardless of the process itself, Genesis tells us that humans are the apex of God's created order and have been given the role of steward in it. Thus, we are to use, cultivate, and develop environmental resources as responsible individuals.

I found it particularly interesting that each tradition's position paper addressed the issue of over-population. I suppose this is important because it seems that every year we hear in the news about the "dangers of too many people" on earth. The book thoroughly trounces the absurd over-population argument once and for all. Other "catastrophe" positions, such as climate change alarmism, are debunked as well, most specifically in the Protestant position paper. The science itself is addressed and the duplicity of the ideas are exposed for what they are: anti-human hogwash.

Another prominent feature of the book is the affirmation of the free market and property rights as the proper means of environmental preservation. Each tradition understands that command-and-control economics cannot possibly result in environmental protection. In fact, it is progress on a free market that drives people to cleaner and better methods of production.

Surprisingly, I enjoyed most the Jewish tradition's position paper. I thought their analysis of Torah and their logical exposition of the Old Testament was nothing short of stellar. On the other hand, perhaps I should not have been so surprised. After reading the section and reviewing some of the key points, I noticed that my favorite Rabbi, Daniel Lapin, was part of the group that wrote the paper. I guess he gets around!

Libertarian Christians need to become more aware of environmental issues, but that awareness needs to go beyond merely knowing arguments against global warming. We need to have a proper Biblical understanding of stewardship and communicate it accordingly. The Acton Institute's little book has done the Christian community a great service with this book, and I highly recommend it to Christian readers looking for an accurate account of environmental stewardship theology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Putting "conserve" in "conservative"
"Environmental Stewardship in the Judeo-Christian Tradition" is a slim volume about caring for the Earth as drafted by Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant leaders. It's a surprisingly accessible read. It's from the Acton Institute, and the book comes across as a collaborative effort--because it is. With the current debate on global warming, soaring gas&food prices, and drilling in ANWR, "Environmental Stewardship" is quite relevant. How can one rightly balance human needs with care for the environment? While some radical environmentalists are ecstatic at high gas prices, there's the issue that it's unduly causing hardship to the working poor.

"Environmental Stewardship" is fascinating in that it looks at the issue from three viewpoints- Jewish, Catholic and Protestant. The rabbis discuss, among other things, that eating meat is morally obligatory, since animals that eat other animals are superior to those that eat plants. One can imagine how this would be handled at VegNews. Eating meat, per se, isn't a mitzvot (good work). There are the kosher laws forbidding pork&shellfish, so eating meat isn't always objectively good from the Jewish standpoint. Since lions,tigers&bears eat other animals, does that make them equal to humans? Then again, the Jewish arguments on the environment are interesting because they're so open to debate. The Catholics argue from a more authoritative standpoint. They discuss fortitude, temperance, justice, and prudence-- virtues missing in the current debate. Of course, they speak of artificial contraception as a poor answer to dealing with global population. Finally, the Protestants discuss stewardship mainly from a Calvinist perspective. Many Protestants are emergent and non-denominational, so this article is in a sense anachronistic.

"Environmental Stewardship" makes a fascinating read, discussing inconvenient truths about balancing care for the Earth with human needs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking!
Earthkeeping News describes the Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship, which appears in the book's introduction, as "the most significant contribution of religious conservatives to the environmental debate since the movement first emerged." It has been endorsed by Focus on the Family president James Dobson, Prison Fellowship Ministries chairman Chuck Colson, First Things editor Father Richard John Neuhaus, and hundreds of other religious leaders. Offers a reasonable vision of environmental stewardship informed by sound theological reflection, honest scientific inquiry, and rigorous economic thinking. ... Read more

46. Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology (4th Edition)
by Michael E. Zimmerman, J. Baird Callicott, John Clark, Karen J. Warren, Irene J. Klaver
Paperback: 512 Pages (2004-06-14)
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Edited by leading experts in contemporary environmental philosophy, this anthology features the best available selections that cover the full range of positions within this rapidly developing field. Divided into four sections that delve into the vast issues of contemporary Eco-philosophy, the Fourth Edition now includes a section on Continental Environmental Philosophy that explores current topics such as the social construction of nature, and eco-phenomenology. Each section is introduced and edited by a leading philosopher in the field. For professionals with a career within the environmental field including law, politics, conservation, geography, and biology.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Breadth
This book was assigned reading for a college class on Sustainable Development.I'd already had some exposure to the philosophies & theories presented.It seems to be a good collection representing a wide range of ideas; a great piece for my reference shelf.In other words: a keeper!

5-0 out of 5 stars a splendid collection of leading eco thinkers and writers....
....ably assembled and edited by Michael E. Zimmerman.This anthology spans the spectrum from animal rights to environmental protection to deep ecology, and by doing so provides a superb introduction to environmental studies as well as important supplementary reading reaching forward into the present.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Introduction to Environmental Philosophy
Regardless of whether you are interested in deep ecology, animal rights, envirnmental ethics,eco-feminism or political ecology, this excellently edited edition will have something of interest for you. Those who are looking for a more scientific approach to examing our relationship with nature, as oppossed to the more philosophical writings of Muir, Thoreau and Abbey, this book will be especially appreciated.
Published primarily for use in environmetal philosophy/science courses at the university level, this book is very useful in providing a well researched, diversen sampling from some of the most important theorists in the field. Essays by J. Baird Calicott, Tom Regan, author of the revolutionary work "The Case Animal Rights", Holmes Rolston III, author of the seminal text "Environmetal Ethics", the Norweigan philosopher Arne Naess and , the so-called founder of the deep Ecology movement, Aldo Leopold, author of the famous "Sand County Almanac", as well as works by other important scholars such as George Sessions, Warick Fox, the famous eco-feminist historian Carolyn Merchant, John Clark and Gary Snyder along with many others.
Although the essays contianed in this text can be challenging at times, in the end the payoff definitely makes it worth the effort. This difficulty is, at least, in part due to the fact that what this book requires is a new way of examining our relationship with nature and a willingness to examine problems from a more holistic perspective, which can sometimes be a hard thing for those taught that the world is here simply for man's exploitation (gender specificity intended). This volume is particularly effective in giving students a well-rounded introduction to many of the most important issues in environmental writing today. As the seriousness of our ecological problems persist and even worsen, this book will continue to be a highly informative source of information for students and instructors for years to come. ... Read more

47. Environmental Print in the Classroom: Meaningful Connections for Learning to Read (No. 553-845)
by Jennifer Prior, Maureen R. Gerard
Paperback: 139 Pages (2004-09-01)
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Environmental print - print found in a child's natural environment - serves an important part of a child's beginning literacy development. This book offers a research-based rationale for using environmental print as an instructional literacy tool and practical suggestions for implementing this approach in your kindergarten classroom.

Authors Jennifer Prior and Maureen R. Gerard guide you in enriching your existing curriculum with environmental print connections that reinforce the reading skills children are learning in school. The chapters show you how to create a print-rich play environment and implement teacher-facilitated activities, ultimately leading to students - independent use of environmental print games. You will learn how to:

-Enrich students
-play with environmental print play props and play activities
-Create an environmental print curriculum that incorporates purposeful instruction
-Implement print games and activities using environmental print.
-Use environmental print to assess students' print awareness and sight-word vocabulary.
-Help parents assist their children in learning to read using environmental print.

The appendixes include descriptions of the authors' own studies on environmental print and reactions from classroom teachers who participated in the studies.

Although this book focuses primarily on kindergarten students, it also offers ideas for preschoolers and more advanced learners. Use this book to provide your students with practical, engaging literacy instruction using environmental print.

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-Response To Intervention/Struggling Readers
-Early Literacy
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48. Environmental Law and Policy, Second Edition (Concepts and Insights Series)
by James Salzman, Barton H. Thompson Jr.
Paperback: 338 Pages (2006-12-11)
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The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross cut environmental law. Starting with the first chapter s brief history of environmentalism in America, the second chapter goes on to explore the importance and implications of basic themes that occur in virtually all environmental conflicts, including scientific uncertainty, market failures, problems of scale, public choice theory, etc. It then presents three dominant perspectives in the field that drive policy development environmental rights, utilitarianism, and environmental justice. Chapter Three fills in the remaining legal background for understanding environmental protection, reviewing the theory of instrument choice, the basics of administrative law, core concepts in constitutional law (e.g., takings, the commerce clause), and the doctrines associated with how citizen groups shape environmental law such as standing.The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. International issues such as ozone depletion, climate change, and transboundary waste disposal are also addressed. These chapters build on the themes and conceptual framework laid down in the first part of the text in order to integrate the discussion of individual statutes into a broad portrait of the law. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Deliver Too Fast !!
Wonderfull. I didn't believe when I recieved my book in less than one week after I ordered.

Thanks. Iam continuing use your service !! ... Read more

49. The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
by Michael Brower, Warren Leon
Paperback: 304 Pages (1999-03-30)
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From one of the most prestigious nonprofit organizations devoted to environmental issues comes a clear, practical, and rational overview of the relationship between consumers and the environment.
Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Cloth diapers or disposables? Some choices have a huge impact on the environment; others are of negligible importance. To those of us who care about our quality of life and what is happening to the earth, this is a vastly important issue. In these pages, the Union of Concerned Scientists help inform consumers about everyday decisions that significantly affect the environment. For example, a few major decisions--such as the choice of a house or vehicle--have such a disproportionately large affect on the environment that minor environmental infractions shrink by comparison.
This book identifies the 4 Most Significant Consumer-Related Environmental Problems, the 7 Most Damaging Spending Categories, 11 Priority Actions, and 7 Rules for Responsible Consumption. Learn what you can do to have a truly significant impact on our world from the people who are at the forefront of scientific research.Amazon.com Review
Paper or plastic? Cloth or disposable? Regular or organic? Every day, environmentally conscious consumers are faced with the overwhelming catch-22 of a capitalist society--reconciling the harm we do by consuming, while still providing ourselves and our families with the goods and services we need. It's enough to make a city dweller crazy. Fret no more! The Union of Concerned Scientists has put together a well-researched and eminently practical guide to the decisions that matter. The authors hope that the book will help you set priorities, stop worrying about insignificant things, and understand the real environmental impacts of household decisions. For instance, you may be surprised to learn that buying and eating meat and poultry is much more harmful to the environment than the packaging the meat is wrapped in, even if it's Styrofoam. This guide takes on both sides of the consumer-impact argument, goring sacred cows of the environmentalist movement (like the strident emphasis on recycling) and the industrialist perspective (like the relentless message to buy more, more, more). If you're confused and overwhelmed by all the environmental decision-making in the modern world, you'll find new inspiration in this book. --Therese Littleton ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 1999 Edition:More Green for your green
This review is of the 1999 paper edition of the book.There is a 2009 digital edition of the book, but it is not an update or a revision.

Unlike other books which overwhelm the reader into inaction with just "50 simple things to do" this book gives the reader a list of only the top 11 most effective actions consumers can take for the enviornment:

1. Choose a place to live that reduces the need to drive.
2. Think twice before purchasing another car.
3. Choose a fuel efficient, low polluting car.
4. Set concrete goals for reducing your travel.
5. Whenever practical, walk, bicycle, or take public transportation

6. Eat less meat.
7. Buy certified organic produce.

Household Operations:
8. Choose your home carefully.
9. Reduce the environmental costs of heating and hot water.
10. Install efficient lighting and appliances.
11. Choose an electricity supplier offering renewable energy.

The scientists who wrote this book provide ample hard numbers and reasons for their choices, but keep the book very easy and fun to read.

I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 stars since it is likely out of date having been published in 1999.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent green source book
I have read and re-read this book over and over. There is always good information and a lot of good places to start for a weekend green project or a sustainability roundtable. I know a lot of people in various places in the green friendly living cycle, and this book never fails to get people interested and involved. Makes a GREAT gift.

3-0 out of 5 stars Hard Numbers, Weak Message
The goals of this book are admirable, but the authors (on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists) fail to deliver a truly practical message. Brower and Leon constructed a pretty impressive quantitative methodology to measure the true environmental impacts of a wide variety of consumer activities. But while the numbers are impressive, the authors transformed them into confusing and contradictory recommendations for the concerned citizen. The authors certainly found that some consumer behaviors that seem to be harmful to the environment, such as buying the occasional over-packaged grocery item, are not worth worrying about so much (taken individually) when you crunch the numbers. This is the authors' overall message - look at the numbers to determine which consumer behaviors actually harm the environment the most, and which can be worried about a little less by the conscientious citizen. But the problem is that the recommendations lose their focus and bleed into a very inconsistent message for the reader.

Regardless of whether the one Styrofoam cup I use today has a quantitatively small impact on the environment, I'm not buying the authors' contention that I shouldn't worry because it's just one cup amongst billions of tons of waste produced by business and industry. Maybe so, but things add up, and if many people care a little, then even the authors' quantitative methods would detect the long-term benefits. This book is docked an additional star for the epilogue about the history of American consumerism (written by a third author), which is fairly interesting but reads like the literature review for a graduate student thesis. This epilogue is filler at best and not consistent with the general themes of the rest of the book. On the good side, the extensive bibliography, though outdated, offers a plethora of books and websites that would probably tackle the matter of environmental consumerism better than this book does. [~doomssdayer520~]

2-0 out of 5 stars Are these scientists REALLY concerned about the Environment?
I do agree that it is often important to look at the bigger picture of things.This book helps the reader to focus on the big contributors of environmental damage.However, I disagree on number of things that the the authors claim that people should not be highly concerned about.

The first one is "...by remembering the small weight of many consumer products, you can reduce your guilt and anxiety levels dramatically.Light non-toxic products, such as plastic trash bags, paper napkins, and leather wallets, do not deserve to be high priorities for environmental concern." (pg. 126) If plastic bags are not of high environmental concern, then why do countries like Ireland, Taiwan, and some cities in the US either outright ban or tax the use of plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores?Is it because of the excessive use of these petroleum-based goods (the US alone uses 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually) is creating a problem in landfills, our cities and the ocean?

I also love they way they make us feel so smug about using spray cans, stating that "Most spray cans currently rely on hydrocarbons such as methane, ethane, propane, cyclopropane, butane, and cyclopentane.They do not contribute to ozone depletion, have low toxicity, and have relatively LITTLE impact on global warming given the small quantities in a spray can.You should not feel embarrassed or guilty to SPRAY AWAY." (pg. 135)Please Wikipedia some of the gases mentioned above and perhaps you'll read about it's greenhouse gas effects and toxicity levels.

On page 133 they write "The throwaway drinking cup has become a powerful symbol of America's wasteful, polluting society.Nevertheless, it is not a major sin against the environment to use an occasional paper or plastic cup....of course, you don't want to be wasteful, but a few dozen, or even a COUPLE HUNDRED, disposable cups a year will have relatively little environmental impact."Let's see, a couple hundred cups a year multiplied by 300 million Americans = a HUGE impact to the environment, especially when there are things we can do to not rely so much on disposables like carry your own mug to Starbucks!!!

These are just a few of a number of outrageous claims from the Union of Concerned Scientists that are presented in this book.I don't think this book is entirely worthless.But please use some common sense when taking in their advice.

5-0 out of 5 stars EVERYONE should read this book
Impeccably researched, well-referenced, and very convincing.This book will convince the shrewdest skeptics.It focuses on high-impact habits, and doesn't harp on the little tiny details that don't make a big difference.A fantastic book; true to its title! ... Read more

50. Environmental Science
by Daniel Chiras
Paperback: 700 Pages (2009-01-17)
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Updated throughout with the latest information on environmental issues, the new eighth edition of Environmental Science provides a clear introduction tot the environmental issues facing society today and offers many possible solutions for how we can create a more sustainable way of life. The author focuses on the root causes of environmental problems and takes care to present both sides of the issues. Every chapter emphasizes critical analysis to teach students how to approach these complex topics and determine the merits of the debates for themselves. New Go Green tips offer suggestions for how students can live more environmentally responsible lives. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars This book is somewhat biased
Its biased but also gives you room to form your own opinion in some chapters.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
The book arrived in the mail 4 days after purchase in great condition as advertised. This was a great buy!

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm so lucky to own this book
This book is just so great! I didn't buy it here in Amazon, but just want to write a review for those who may come to this page.... It is very insightful, inspirational, and clearly-organized. You will learn a lot of different topics about the environment(both natural and social, and their relationships), and it is easy to review your study because the writer gives the key concepts and review questions in each chapter. Most importantly, I can really feel the author's strong passion about his love of life and his positive attitude of human's restoration process.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!!
Excellent service.Product just as described.Arrived sooner than expected which was a great plus!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Over twenty years old and still a classic
This was the textbook for an Environmental Science class I took over twenty years ago.It changed my outlook forever on how we impact the planet.Happy to find it again after all these years. ... Read more

51. Land and Environmental Art
Paperback: 204 Pages (2010-06-23)
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The traditional landscape genre was radically transformed in the 1960s when many artists stopped merely representing the land and made their mark directly in the environment. Drawn by vast, uncultivated spaces of desert and mountain as well as by post-industrial wastelands, artists such as Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson moved earth to create colossal primal symbols. Others punctuated the horizon with man-made signposts, such as Christo's Running Fence and Walter de Maria's The Lightning Field. For Richard Long, journeys became works of art while Dennis Oppenheim immersed his entire body in the contours of the land. In this broad survey of Land Art, Brian Wallis discusses the key artists, works and issues that define Land Art historically, as well as its later ramifications.

This book fully documents the 1960s Land Art movement and surveys examples of Environmental Art to the present day. Earthworks, environments, performances and actions by artists ranging from Ana Mendieta in the 1970s and 80s to Peter Fend in the 1990s are illustrated with breathtaking photographs, sketches and project notes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Artists working within the landscape
The newest addition to Phaidon's Themes and Movements series covering the most important art movements of the twentieth century, is //Land and Environmental Art//. Since I first heard of the English artist Richard Long in the 1970s, I've been a fan of what's come to be called Land Art. Beginning in the '60s, artists disenchanted with contemporary abstractions in big cities like New York and London took to the open spaces and created works that integrated earth and ecology, and were fundamentally incapable of being shown in a downtown art gallery.Long, for example, incorporates walking into inaccessible, unpopulated places like the Himalayas, where he alters the landscape with stones in geometric configurations, which he then documents with maps and photographs.

The book is divided into two sections: a survey text charting the most significant characteristics of Land and Environmental Art, and then a compilation of the key works. Robert Smithson's great bulldozer works, including the Spiral Jetty, Christo and Jeanne Claude's iconic wrapped landscapes, and Andy Goldsworthy's precious short-lived works with found materials, are all amply represented in this well-designed book loaded with spectacular photographs.

Reviewed by Phil Semler

5-0 out of 5 stars Good survey of the Land Art movement in its context
There are more, and better, images in the Taschen Land Art books, but this is the best source for a serious discussion of the importance and place of the art movement.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Land Art Book.
In the 1960's maverick artists stopped merely representing landscapes and turned to making their mark onto the environment itself.Christo/Claude flew onto the scene with sweeping bravado.And we are familiar with De Maria's surreal 'Lightning Field' and Smithson's iconic 'Spiral Jetty'. By the way thanks to global warming the waters have receeded and the Jetty is back!
This fantastic big book sweeps through more than 100 land artists and their various far ranging methods of impressing upon nature. Captivating large photographs are perfectly wed to the text explaining the process of how the pieces were planned and produced.
There are a fair number of environmemental art books on the market. Leave it to Phaidon to present the best one. . . . . Note; another great one is 'Land Art in the US...' by Malpas.

5-0 out of 5 stars Themes and Movements
This Themes and Movements series of books is an excellent one for the neophyte as well asthe

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth buying
Worth the price, a complete and well done editorial work. I recomend the entire series Themes & Movements. ... Read more

52. Concise Dictionary of Environmental Engineering
by Thomas M. Pankratz
Paperback: 416 Pages (1996-08-28)
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Concise Dictionary of Environmental Engineering contains thousands of definitions of terms used in the field of environmental engineering, including technical terms, abbreviations, and product/process trademarks and brand names. It helps you make sense out of technical reports and papers, and makes finding the right word for your own reports and papers easy! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for serious students of environmental engineering.
Mr. Pankratz's book has become an important component of my reference library.It is easy to use and extremely helpful. ... Read more

53. Environmental Economics and Management: Theory, Policy and Applications
by Scott J. Callan, Janet M. Thomas
Hardcover: 480 Pages (2006-05-30)
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Asin: 0324320671
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Succed in economics with, ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT: THEORY, POLICY AND APPLICATIONS. Learn to use economic analytical tools such as market models, benefit-cost analysis, and risk analysis to assess environmental problems and to evaluate policy solutions. Margin definitions and internet links help you master the terminology and offer updates and information beyond the text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Speedy Delivery
Even though I had this book FedExed because i needed it for class during the same week. The description was 100% accurate and I had no problems

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful!
The book contains VERY thorough explanations!Sometimes the equations are hard to follow, but overall, a very resourceful academic tool! ... Read more

54. Introduction to Environmental Geology (4th Edition)
by Edward A. Keller
Paperback: 752 Pages (2007-04-26)
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Asin: 0132251507
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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As the human population increases, many decisions concerning our use of natural resources will determine our standard of living and the quality of our environment. This reader-friendly book helps readers develop an understanding of how geology interacts with major environmental problems facing society. Included with every text, the Hazard City CD-ROM gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments based on the idealized town of Hazard City.

Focuses on five fundamental concepts of environmental geology: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, Earth as a System, Hazardous Earth Processes, and Scientific Knowledge and Values. Features new chapters on Impacts of Extraterrestrial Objects and Waste as a Resource: Waste Management. Presents new or extensively revised discussion of human population growth, Alaska earthquake of 2002, emerging global water shortage, cleaning Boston Harbor, and much more. Revises many figures to more clearly illustrate the topics under discussion, based on user feedback. An informative reference for anyone interested in learning more about the environment.

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1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible Book
I had to buy it for a class, but where do they come up with this stuff? This book is horrible. It continues the lie of overpopulation and a bunch of crap like that. Nothing but a brainwash.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book Great Price
I was completely satisfied with my recent purchase. my textbook came sooner than expected and was in excellent condition. I will definitely order my textbooks online next semester, it saved me a ton of money!

3-0 out of 5 stars Review of Environmental Geology, 4th edition
This reference is fine for the general reader who wishes to understand the basics of Environmental Geology, however, the information it contains can be found for a much less expensive cost at any online site or library.Much of the information covered is also a general topic of most high school geology courses, though it contains a good amount of information concerning human impact on natural processes.The writing style is concise, though not so dense as to defer all but the most determined reader.

4-0 out of 5 stars Intro to Enviornmental Geology
The book was received quickly, in mostly good condition. A little dirty, but nothing serious.

1-0 out of 5 stars Slow shipping
My daughter and I ordered the book on August the 17th to be used in her college Geology class. The book was received on Sept. 12. The book was in good condition, but never thought it would take almost a month receive. This was not a good purchasing experience on Amazon. I might think twice before ordering from this part of their website again. ... Read more

55. The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
by Environmental Careers Organization
Paperback: 463 Pages (1998-11-01)
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Compiled by the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information, The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century is a completely revised and updated edition of what has become the standard reference on the subject. Organized for ease of use and fully updated to reflect ongoing changes in environmental fields, it is the most comprehensive and reliable resource available for anyone seeking information about environmental career opportunities and how to get started in one. The book presents:

  • a thorough consideration of environmental trends for the 21st century and the likely impact of those trends on future career opportunities
  • an overview of environmental professions including a statistical review of the private sector environmental industry, state and local government, federal government, academia, and nonprofits
  • valuable tips on career search strategies along with information about education, volunteering, and internships
  • case studies of representative work and individual profiles that give readers an up-close and personal look at a variety of environmental professionals, what they really do, and how they arrived at their current positions
  • resources for further information including more than 100 of the top web sites for the environmental career seeker

Chapters examine the entire spectrum of career fields, with each chapter providing an "at a glance" summary of the field; discussion of history and background along with current issues and trends; examination of specific career opportunities and the educational requirements for each; salary ranges by type of employer, level of experience, and responsibility; and an extensive list of resources for further information. Fields profiled include: planning, education and communications, energy management and conservation, fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, land and water conservation, and others.

Written at a broad introductory level, The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century provides an informative and inspirational starting place from which to learn more about specific fields. For recent college graduates, students, volunteers, librarians, career counselors, or anyone interested in working to protect the environment, it is an essential reference. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
Though this book was published in the late 1990's, it seems to cover, in a very comprhesive manner, all aspects of the Environmental Industry.The authors have broken down, catagorized, and analyzed everything you would want to know about this industry.

5-0 out of 5 stars environmental careers
This is a great book with a lot of information on environmental career paths. Great read when your outside on the lawn or at the beach and close to earths environment. Green is the way to go. It is the wave of the future. It goes through almost every profession and is very detailed. Has great advice on job searching. IF you are searching for environmental jobs I would suggest using http://www.EnvironmentalCrossing.com to look for jobs because it has jobs only from employer websites and far more jobs than you will find on other job boards. Very good site.

5-0 out of 5 stars EnviornmentalCrossing.com
I've been looking for a job in the environmental industry for a long time. what I've found more helpful than anything else out there is definitely http://www.EnvironmentalCrossing.com. It makes it so easy to look for jobs because it has jobs only from employer websites and far more jobs than you will find on other job boards.

http://www.EnvironmentalCrossing.com is a great site!

3-0 out of 5 stars Checkthis out!
[...] There are a lot of jobs on it,far more than you will find on other job boards.It works well for me. And it's easy to use! Just create an account and search to your hearts content. I'm sure you will find some thing that you would love doing!

5-0 out of 5 stars good book, good condition, good timely arrival.
This book came very quickly from the seller and is in decent condition.The price was absolutely terrific, and I am very happy.This is a good book for people exploring the idea of embarking upon an environmental career, or people looking to change or expand their career to something environmentally related.Thanks! ... Read more

56. Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (The Lamar Series in Western History)
by Matthew Klingle
Paperback: 400 Pages (2009-01-06)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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At the foot of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains on the forested shores of Puget Sound, Seattle is set in a location of spectacular natural beauty. Boosters of the city have long capitalized on this splendor, recently likening it to the fairytale capital of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City. But just as Dorothy, Toto, and their traveling companions discover a darker reality upon entering the green gates of the imaginary Emerald City, those who look more closely at Seattle’s landscape will find that it reveals a history marked by environmental degradation and urban inequality.


This book explores the role of nature in the development of the city of Seattle from the earliest days of its settlement to the present. Combining environmental history, urban history, and human geography, Matthew Klingle shows how attempts to reshape nature in and around Seattle have often ended not only in ecological disaster but also social inequality. The price of Seattle’s centuries of growth and progress has been paid by its wildlife, including the famous Pacific salmon, and its poorest residents. Klingle proposes a bold new way of understanding the interdependence between nature and culture, and he argues for what he calls an “ethic of place.” Using Seattle as a compelling case study, he offers important insights for every city seeking to live in harmony with its natural landscape.


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5-0 out of 5 stars Great history lesson
I'd read several histories of Seattle before this, so I knew the basic outline of how the city was settled and how the land was reshaped by engineers -- filling in mud flats, knocking down hills, carving a ship channel connect Puget Sound to Lake Washington. But this book goes much further, exploring each of those developments in detail, plus many others I didn't know about, showing how developers, engineers, railroads, and government officials worked to carve a city out of the diverse and challenging environment. The author explores how engineers dominated city government for many years, and how their decisions about water supplies, auto traffic vs. parks, sewer lines, etc., continue to shape the city and its neighborhoods today.

Particularly revealing here is how some of the "victories" of Seattle's growing environmental consciousness have come at a pretty high price. For example, the cleanup of Lake Washington in the 60's was heralded as a great victory for science and the environmental movement -- but it came at the price of re-routing even more sewage into the Duwamish River (now one the nation's largest Superfund sites) and into Puget Sound (thereby creating further problems for the Sound's ecosystem).

Great read -- ties together nature, geography, ongoing court cases involving Indian fishing rights, urban geography and sociology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Examination of the Interplay of History & The Environment
If you are interested in both history and the environment, and a new, rigorous and thoughtful way of examining the interplay between the two, then The Emerald City will undoubtedly interest you.Mr. Klingle tackles the history of Seattle - literally from the ground (or is that the Sound?) up - with an eye on showing how the building of a major metropolitan city can lead to both inevitable and surprising consequences, even when said city-building is done with a cognizance of the need to take into account surrounding pristine environs, and, indeed, even when trying to develop the city with the best interests of the environment in mind.Which, I think, is the point; one cannot separate development and the environment, and as such they must be approached with a new paradigm.

Klingle comes at this tale from multiple angles - the greed and power of the early railway companies, the socio-economic impact not only on the native Sound tribes but on the early western settlers as well, the planning of Seattle's verdant parks by Olmstead, an extremely eye-opening take of the interplay between ecology and urban poverty - and brings them together in a way that, in the end, to my mind echoed perfectly the multiple waterways that all feed into, and sustain, Seattle.

That Mr. Klingle is a top-notch writer, with the ability to turn a beautiful phrase or metaphor with seeming ease, is just icing on the cake.I am neither an academic nor a scholar, but The Emerald City is a book of surpassing intelligence and thoughtfulness, and, like the "emerald" associated with Seattle, a gem worth looking into.Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars A History that Speaks to All Cities
Matthew Klingle has written a brilliant study of how the city--in this case Seattle but it could be any city--creates at once both beauty and ugliness.Tracing stories about the physical, social, and cultural reorganization of Seattle and its hinterlands, Klingle shows exactly why the effort to build a more livable city also made Seattle increasingly unlivable for some residents.Readers will be left with a deeper appreciation for the strengths and weaknesses of urban environmental reform in the last century, how urban ecology intrinsically shaped social inequity, and why historical perspective is absolutely crucial when cities decide to address environmental problems.The epilogue is simply brilliant, providing readers with a brave and smart discussion about why acknowledging the shortcomings of past policies is essential for developing what Klingle calls a historically-informed "ethic of place" as residents turn to the future.This is an exceptional work of history. ... Read more

57. Environmental Organic Chemistry
by Rene P. Schwarzenbach, Philip M. Gschwend, Dieter M. Imboden
Paperback: 1000 Pages (2002-06-15)
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Environmental Organic Chemistry focuses on environmental factors that govern the processes that determine the fate of organic chemicals in natural and engineered systems. The information discovered is then applied to quantitatively assessing the environmental behaviour of organic chemicals. Now in its 2nd edition this book takes a more holistic view on physical-chemical properties of organic compounds. It includes new topics that address aspects of gas/solid partitioning, bioaccumulation, and transformations in the atmosphere.

-Structures chapters into basic and sophisticated sections
-Contains illustrative examples, problems and case studies
-Examines the fundamental aspects of organic, physical and inorganic chemistry - applied to environmentally relevant problems
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2-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps a good reference text, but it's supposed to be a graduate intro text
Compared to the 1st edition this text is about twice the size.It is a monstrously large book.However, the book fails to teach the concepts in a clear fashion required when one is just starting in the field.Too much attention is spent to minute details that confound the subject.A great deal of space is used on deriving formulas.

It is without a doubt that the authors are exceptional minds in their fields, and have a fine understanding of the material.However, speaking as a student, they do me no favors in explaining what is going on.This text needs to be rewritten and edited to serve as a useful textbook for graduate students.Until then, the book will possibly be useful as a reference.

2-0 out of 5 stars not authentic
the text I received is much thicker (nearly 2x the size) than the original 1300 page text which makes for a very heavy load.The images are much darker than those it was compared to as well. I can only assume that this text is not authentic.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but complicated
I am using this book as part of my graduate class. Before I got this book, I was using the old edition, believe me the old edition is much simpler, easier to understand than this new one. They have integrated the book with overwhelming symbols for which they do not even have the key/index. You spend a lot of time figuring out what the symbols mean. So, I would recommend that you try to get a hold of the old edition of the book, however remember that the old edition does not cover the modelling part and does not give you exposure to the problem sets.
So, the bottom line is that if you want to get an understanding and feel of the subject goahead for the old edition, but if this isyour core area of research and do not mind a bit of complication in the writing and explanation, go for the new edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book
This book is an asset for the student and professional alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for environmental chemistry
I have used this book while taking a course in environmental chemistry. This book is easy to read, understand and really simplified a very complex and interesting topic. It covers wide range of topics in envrionmental chemistry. I really recommend my fellow students to get this book ! ... Read more

58. Environmental Politics and Policy
by Walter A. Rosenbaum
Paperback: 400 Pages (2010-08-01)
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Rosenbaum’s classic, comprehensive text once more provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues.

Notable revisions include:
• A completely revamped energy chapter covering conventional energy policy as well as a comparative examination of alternatives to current energy production.
• Expanded discussion of current U.S. climate change policy with attention to the role of the states, the impact of global environmental politics, and emerging technologies on policy alternatives.
• Analysis of the Obama administration’s energy agenda and its profound differences from Bush administration policies and the practical difficulties of creating an effective political coalition in support of the new policy agenda.
• Greater emphasis on executive-congressional relations in the policy-making cycle.
• Examination of changes in the environmental movement, with particular attention to newly emerging cleavages over energy and climate issues.
• A thorough updating of all policy chapters, including an examination of such topics as “mountain top removal,” the emergence of Bisphenol A as an endocrine disruptor issue, and the “new NIMBYism.”

New and revised tables, figures, and other data illustrate key environmental information while a new, detailed timeline frames the initial chapter’s historical narrative of evolving environmental policy.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best, often earthily relevant currenttext on environmental policy - but a new approach is needed
There may be confusion about Amazon's listed reviews of Rosenbaum's book because the 7th and 8th editions share the same reviews - at least during my examination (Sept. 6 2010).

Let me first counter a curious "1 star" review by "Easy Reader" of Rosenbaum's writing style."I found this text extremely poorly written.... I looked through the entire text for a single example of a clearly written and concise statement and was disappointed."

I find often interesting dynamics behind books that garner conflicting rave and condemning reviews. So I don't dismiss outvoted dissenters. In most cases ideological differences are involved. However, in this case it's writing style!

Could Rosenbaum's book be a best seller and have gone through seven earlier editions if he were a bad writer? In fact, I find Rosenbaum's writing style the most clear, candid, earthy and least affected by political correctness of all writers with whom I'm familiar (I have around 3,500 references on my EndNote database for policy literature).

On the other hand, the evolution of U.S. environmental policy since the late 1960s includes such labyrinthine detail and complexity (the U.S. now has more than 650 laws directly or indirectly relating to environmental issues) that any book dealing with the subject can hardly avoid confusion.So I wonder whether Easy Reader's problem with Rosenbaum may really be with U.S. policy (first exposure to a book on this subject)?If so, he or she may be on target - but it should be the policy, not Rosenbaum.

Colorful, insightful and telling descriptions or literature citations of what has being going on in the U.S. abound in Rosenbaum's book. Some examples:

1) "Light truck regulation, especially, has become a `third rail' political issue... Americans - even ones who fancy themselves as environmentalists - have fallen in love with trucks"

2) "At least one agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seems almost incapable of conquering a historical addiction to `cooked' BCAs" [BCA refers to Benefit-Cost Assessment]*

3) "Experts ... can be caught up in the emotionally and politically polarizing atmosphere of ..disputes. [Their expertise can be] reduced to one more weapon in a political arsenal".

4) "NIMBYism will continue to be tough, stubborn, and durable, its ranks crowded with well-educated, socially active, organizationally experienced people.....many public policy discussions become dialogues of the deaf ..."

The reason I refer to the desirability of a fundamentally new approach for environmental textbook writing is precisely the almost endless list of inefficiencies, failures, and damaging public conflicts that Rosenbaum describes. These increasingly include NIMBYism, evidences of regulatory and sociopolitical obstructions to renewable energy and other progressive efforts in the U.S. What are almost universally omitted in all U.S. texts to date are foreign experience and the fact that the U.S. conflict over environmental and natural resource policy is unique among advanced nations.

A new approach focusing on historical developments from a more universal perspective would allow chaotic U.S. developments and details to be seen in the light of more successful policies of other advanced nations. Giving each major regulatory area or statute around which controversy has roiled (Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act amendments, Endangered Species Act, Superfund Act,) and subjects like regulatory economics, precautionary principle, risk assessment, nuclear energy independent treatment leaves many students and even experts with the feeling that environmental policy and the U.S. are basket cases - there's little hope for the future.

My own conclusions from the book cited below are that there's light at the end of the tunnel - but not until we take off America-centric blinders and can see it.

*My historical research (Manheim, The Conflict over Environmental Regulation in the United States...... Springer 2009) suggests that USACE standards of objectivity were consistently high before 1950. They became more arbitrary as a consequence of the serendipitous events of the 1960s and later.

1-0 out of 5 stars Slow!
I paid a lot extra for one-day shipping...and five days later it's still not here! I expect a refund on shipping.

1-0 out of 5 stars Difficult Read
I found this text extremely poorly written. Run-on sentences and excessive use of adjectives were rampant making it difficult to ream the meaning out of most of the sections. I looked through the entire text for a single example of a clearly written and concise statement and was disappointed. Textbooks are for instruction, not for the demonstration of the writer's proficiency with a thesaurus. And they are certainly not a contest to see how many different thoughts can be crammed into a single sentence.

I am a former professor who, since 1980 has worked in the private sector and then government, for the past 15 years on environmental issues.Now I hope to teach again, about environmental policy.After rereading many books and catching up on new publications, I just read (cover to cover, in September 2001) the 4th edition of this book.It is great!The best introduction to environmental policy that I have seen.If I do teach, this will definitely be the main book, supplemented by shorter readings on legal fact-finding processes and criteria that impact environmental policy (environmental law is, in my opinion, more important than the attention it receives here).I strongly recommend this book, and am confident that the forthcoming, fifth edition will be as good as its predecessor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and Enjoyable Textbook...
I read most of this book in pieces as an environmental science student afew years back for writing papers and taking tests.As an EnvironmentalSpecialist working for the government now, I still refer to the textbookfrequently!Great reference book, great textbook. Thanks! ... Read more

59. Probability Concepts in Engineering: Emphasis on Applications to Civil and Environmental Engineering (v. 1)
by Alfredo H-S. Ang, Wilson H. Tang
Hardcover: 420 Pages (2006-03-03)
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Apply the principles of probability and statistics to realistic engineering problems

The easiest and most effective way to learn the principles of probabilistic modeling and statistical inference is to apply those principles to a variety of applications. That's why Ang and Tang's Second Edition of Probability Concepts in Engineering (previously titled Probability Concepts in Engineering Planning and Design) explains concepts and methods using a wide range of problems related to engineering and the physical sciences, particularly civil and environmental engineering.

Now extensively revised with new illustrative problems and new and expanded topics, this Second Edition will help you develop a thorough understanding of probability and statistics and the ability to formulate and solve real-world problems in engineering. The authors present each basic principle using different examples, and give you the opportunity to enhance your understanding with practice problems. The text is ideally suited for students, as well as those wishing to learn and apply the principles and tools of statistics and probability through self-study.

Key Features in this 2nd Edition:
* A new chapter (Chapter 5) covers Computer-Based Numerical and Simulation Methods in Probability, to extend and expand the analytical methods to more complex engineering problems.
* New and expanded coverage includes distribution of extreme values (Chapter 3), the Anderson-Darling method for goodness-of-fit test (Chapter 6), hypothesis testing (Chapter 6), the determination of confidence intervals in linear regression (Chapter 8), and Bayesian regression and correlation analyses (Chapter 9).
* Many new exercise problems in each chapter help you develop a working knowledge of concepts and methods.
* Provides a wide variety of examples, including many new to this edition, to help you learn and understand specific concepts.
* Illustrates the formulation and solution of engineering-type probabilistic problems through computer-based methods, including developing computer codes using commercial software such as MATLAB and MATHCAD.
* Introduces and develops analytical probabilistic models and shows how to formulate engineering problems under uncertainty, and provides the fundamentals for quantitative risk assessment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted
This product was described exactly as it was.Good delivery time.Good seller.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with real world examples
The authors use real world engineering examples to explain concept. This is an excellent book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good textbook for Structural reliability starters!
My Structural reliability course use this book as textbook. The author of this book is very famous in this field, and I think this book would be a very good choice to start your study on reliability.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most well written engineering texts
A great collection of both fundamental and advanced probability conceptsas applied to civil engineering design situations.This textbook was extremely useful during my undergraduate and graduate courses in probability as well as in more specialized courses in wind and seismic engineering.More importantly, I still find myself using this text now that I am out of college.

Wounderfully written textbook on a classic topic in engineering that will withstand the changes in technology and still prevail as some of the most important fundamentals in design methodology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable Reference
An indispensable reference book, it provides a great balance of theory, worked examples, and exercises that thoroughly explain basic concepts of probability and risk as encountered in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The first edition has been within arm's reach on my book shelf for 30 years. I wish all my engineering texts were so well written. ... Read more

60. Food Security and Global Environmental Change
Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-11)
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Global environmental change represents an immediate and unprecedented threat to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, especially those who depend on small-scale agriculture for their livelihoods. As this book shows, at the same time, agriculture and related activities also contribute to climate change, by intensifying greenhouse gas emissions and altering the land surface. Responses aimed at adapting to climate change may have negative consequences for food security, just as measures taken to increase food security may exacerbate climate or other environmental change. The authors show that his complex and dynamic relationship between climate change, agriculture and food security is also influenced by additional factors. Agricultural and food systems are heavily influenced by socioeconomic conditions, which in turn are affected by multiple processes such as macro-level economic policies, political conflicts and the spread of infectious diseases.

This book provides a major, accessible synthesis of the current state of knowledge and thinking on the relationships between global environmental change and food security. While some other books look at the links between climate change and agricultural production, they do not extend this to food security. In contrast, this book addresses the broader issues, based on a novel food system concept and stressing the need for actions at a regional, rather than just an international or local, level. It reviews new thinking which has emerged over the last decade, and looks forward towards adaptation and mitigation strategies for the next decade. ... Read more

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