An investigation of the Earth with emphases on the opportunities available to and the constraints upon humankind arising from properties of the Earth, and on the effects of human activities on the natural environment.
Just a selection of print and online books that focus on sustainability - agriculture, energy and transportation. Use books as a starting point, to help generate ideas regarding your chosen topic. And be sure to browse the shelves or online to find other related books.
Despite a 2016-18 glut in fossil fuel markets and decade-low fuel prices, the global transformation to sustainable energy is happening. Our ongoing energy challenges and solutions are complex and multidimensional, involving science, technology, design, economics, finance, planning, policy, politics, and social movements.
Food production on present and future saline soils deserves the world's attention particularly because food security is a pressing issue, millions of hectares of degraded soils are available worldwide, freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce, and the global sea-level rise threatens food production in fertile coastal lowlands.
We don't have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what's wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem.
A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change "Jon Gertner takes readers to spots few journalists or even explorers have visited.
Food for thought -- The history of agriculture -- The importance of sustainable agriculture -- Biotechnology and genetic engineering -- Precision agriculture -- Biodiverse farming systems -- Sustainable energy -- The future of sustainable agriculture.
The requirement for sustainable transport in urban areas has become more onerous in the past decade due to a number of negative externalities which have been increasingly associated with growing mobility and the advances made in the technology and available options for sustainable transport.
Here's a one-stop volume that takes a unique approach to addressing today's complete range of clean energy challenges, technologies, and associated issues. This book highlights synergistic opportunities, showing how energy efforts in different sectors can be integrated, capitalizing on the strengths of each to create better, more cost-effective solutions.
Provides an entertaining presentation of the essential issues of energy policy and its impact
Answers pressing questions which everybody is asking her or himself
Detailed facts in in narrative form on what is arguably the most important problem of our time.
A sustainable community energy system is an approach to supplying a local community - ranging from a few homes or farms to entire cities - with its energy requirements from renewable energy or high-efficiency co-generation energy sources.
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