Includes 10 Titles

Environmental Sustainability

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In recent years, the health and sustainability of the environment and natural resources has become a topic of great interest among scholars, researchers, as well as the general public. Modern day concerns such as climate change, depletion of energy resources, and the impact the environment has on human health has brought about a new era of initiatives to promote environmental wellbeing.

The Environmental Sustainability collection includes 10 timely titles, published during the 2013 and 2014 copyright years, focusing on the latest initiatives for a greener future. Including research-based discussions on topics pertaining to environmental education, renewable energy, environmental policy, the green economy as well as sustainable development, this essential collection is ideally designed for use by environmental scientists, researchers, engineers, advanced level students, conservationists, and policymakers.

Release date: October 1, 2014
ISBN13: 9781466674349|EISBN13: 9781466674332

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Modern day concerns such as climate change, the availability of natural resources, and the impact the environment has on human health has brought about a new era of initiatives focusing on environmental sustainability. This targeted collection includes 10 essential book titles which discuss important environmental topics including environmental education, renewable energy, environmental policy, the green economy, and sustainable development solutions. Focusing on key sustainability issues, this timely collection comprised of books published during the 2013 and 2014 copyright years is crucial to the research needs of environmental scientists, scholars, engineers, advanced level students, conservationists, and policymakers.

Topics Covered

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Policy
  • Green Economy
  • Green Technologies
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Development

Books Included in this Collection

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations
Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju (University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia), Abdul Hamid Saharuddin (University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia), Ab Saman Ab Kader (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Wan Mohd Norsani Wan Nik (University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia). © 2014. 338 pages.
Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, making maritime influences an important consideration in evaluating modern global economic systems. Therefore, the efficient design, operation, and management of maritime systems are important for sustainable marine technology development and green...
E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis
Zacharoula Andreopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Vagis Samathrakis (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), Soulla Louca (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Maro Vlachopoulou (University of Macedonia, Greece). © 2014. 317 pages.
Implementation of technology into social and economic developments have provided key strengths in improving competitiveness and meeting the demands of modern society for life and the economy; including adapting to green development as a means to confront the economic crisis. E-Innovation for...
Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development
Nilanjan Ghosh (Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited, India), Anandajit Goswami (The Energy and Resources Institute, India). © 2014. 324 pages.
While the effects of climate change become ever more apparent and pressing, the discussion of sustainable practices and environmental protection is a common overture among the academic and scientific communities. However, in order to be truly effective, sustainable solutions must be tested and applied...
Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation
Ezendu Ariwa (University of Bedfordshire, UK). © 2014. 335 pages.
In the age of corporate responsibility, green technology and sustainability continue to grip the consciousness of business and academic institutions. However, development of appropriate business-driven green applications requires an awareness of best practices of the green agenda. Green Technology...
Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods
Shin’ya Obara (Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan). © 2014. 430 pages.
The management of global warming is a relevant issue throughout the world and has experts of various fields considering various methods to control Earth’s atmospheric temperature. While microgrid technology is emerging as the next generation energy supply system, renewable energy is often unstable and...
Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development
Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA), Helen E. Muga (University of Mount Union, USA). © 2014. 800 pages.
Education is a key component for progress in both the developed and developing world. It is imperative that society has access to new strides made in the area of sustainability so that current global challenges are resolved. Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development...
Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning: New Technologies
Giuseppe Borruso (University of Trieste, Italy), Stefania Bertazzon (University of Calgary, Canada), Andrea Favretto (University of Trieste, Italy), Beniamino Murgante (University of Basilicata, Italy), Carmelo Maria Torre (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy). © 2013. 434 pages.
Spatial analytical techniques and geographical analysis and modelling methods are required in order to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels. Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging the...
Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices
Helen E. Muga (University of Mount Union, USA), Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA). © 2013. 321 pages.
Organizations and businesses are applying sustainable development concepts in their management strategies in order to improve and rethink products, processes, services, and policies which will have significant potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, excess consumption, and improve the quality of...
Transactional Environmental Support System Design: Global Solutions
Jason Papathanasiou (University of Macedonia, Greece), Basil Manos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Stratos Arampatzis (Tero Ltd, Greece), Robert Kenward (Anatrack Ltd, UK). © 2013. 313 pages.
Designing a Transactional Environmental Support System grew from the desire to allow citizens to exchange knowledge on local land and animals for the purpose of learning how to increase their sustainability in regards to biodiversity and livelihood. Transactional Environmental Support System Design...
Sustainable Technologies, Policies, and Constraints in the Green Economy
Andrei Jean-Vasile (Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania), Turek Rahoveanu Adrian (Institute of Research for Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Romania), Jonel Subic (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, Serbia), Dorel Dusmanescu (Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania). © 2013. 390 pages.
The development of a green and sustainable economy continues to grow in awareness and popularity due to its promotion of a more comprehensive way of achieving economic development through social and environmental efficiency. Sustainable Technologies, Policies, and Constraints in the Green Economy...