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Título Environment and development : basic principles, human activities, and environmental implications / edited by Stavros G. Poulopoulos, Vassilis J. Inglezakis.

Publicación Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, 2016.
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Colección ScienceDirect 2015/16
Nota Includes index.
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Contiene: Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright; List of Contributors; Chapter 1. Introduction to Environment and Development; 1.1. Man and Environment: A Relation of Competition; 1.2. Global Environmental Problems: Our Common Future; 1.3. Case Study 1: Easter Island's Human Extinction; 1.4. Public Participation; 1.5. Case Study 2: European Commission's Public Consultation on Air Pollution; 1.6. Case Study 3: Three Cases of Environmental Activism in China; 1.7. Environmental Legislation; 1.8. Synopsis of the Book; Chapter 2. Atmospheric Environment.
2.1. Introduction: The Stratification of Atmosphere2.2. Scales of Atmospheric Pollution; 2.3. Ambient Air Pollution and Health Effects; 2.4. Indoor Air Pollution; 2.5. Noise; Chapter 3. Aquatic Environment; 3.1. Introduction: The Importance of Water; 3.2. The Distribution of Freshwater; 3.3. Conventional and Nonconventional Sources of Drinking Water; 3.4. Hydrological Cycle; 3.5. Water Stressors; 3.6. Climate Change and Freshwater Pressure; 3.7. Water Pollution; 3.8. International Water Policy and Legislation; 3.9. Wastewater as a Resource; 3.10. Wastewater Treatment Technologies.
3.11. Drinking Water Treatment Technologies3.12. Water Economics and Management; Chapter 4. Soil Environment; 4.1. Introduction: Basic Definitions; 4.2. Soil Threats and Degradation; 4.3. Desertification; 4.4. International Policy; 4.5. Building a Strategy for Soil Protection at Local Scale-The Case of Agricultural Wastes Disposal on Soil; Chapter 5. Urban Environment; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Key Urban Environmental Problems; 5.3. Stress Posed to Natural Sources by Urbanization; 5.4. Measures for Restoration/Conservation of the Urban Environment; 5.5. Transport and Land Use; 5.6. Air Quality.
5.7. Urbanization and Climate Change5.8. Solid Waste Management; 5.9. Water Resources; 5.10. Conclusion; Chapter 6. Energy and the Environment; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Fossil Fuels; 6.3. Role of Fossil Fuels in the Energy Mix; 6.4. State of the Art in Fossil Fuel Power Generation; 6.5. Emissions; 6.6. R & D Technologies; 6.7. Process Engineering Tools; 6.8. Process Engineering-Thermodynamic Tools; 6.9. Introduction to Renewable Sources; 6.10. State-of-the-Art in Renewable Technologies; 6.11. Role of the Renewable Energy: Economic Trends, Policies, and Incentives; 6.12. Life Cycle Methodology.
6.13. Introduction to Hydrogen6.14. Hydrogen Production Methods; 6.15. Fuel Cells; 6.16. Emissions; 6.17. Nuclear Energy Production; Chapter 7. Extraterrestrial Environment; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Space Waste; 7.3. Greenhouse Effect in the Solar System; 7.4. Hydrated Minerals in Extraterrestrial Environments and Potential Implications; Chapter 8. Environment and Development; 8.1. Introduction; 8.2. Conceptual Approaches to Development and Principles of Sustainable Development; 8.3. Economic Growth and Environmental Implications.
Bibliografía Includes bibliographical references and index.
Resumen: This book focuses on the adverse impacts of human activities and development on both natural and inhabited environments. It covers associated problems and solutions for achieving harmonic sustainable development in a range of environments and presents the latest research findings in global environmental policy.
Materia Sustainable development.
Human ecology.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Human ecology. (OCoLC)fst00962941
Sustainable development. (OCoLC)fst01139731
Autor secundario Poulopoulos, Stavros G., editor.
Inglezakis, Vassilis J., editor.
OTRO SOPORTE Print version: Environment and development. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, 2016 9780444627339 0444627332
ISBN 044462743X (electronic bk.)
9780444627438 (electronic bk.)
0444627332
9780444627339
ISBN/ISSN CHVBK 403937582
CHBIS 010796300