Green Technologies
Includes 19 Titles

Green Technologies

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A highly relevant book bundle of 19 scholarly titles geared towards the concerns of today’s businesses and governments, this premier package focuses on the latest environmental technologies, environmental engineering, sustainable development, and geoinformatics research.
Release date: October 1, 2010
ISBN13: 9781609607272|EISBN13: 9781609606275

Description

How to best preserve the environment and conserve natural resources is a topic of concern for both current and future generations. The study of environmental and green technologies has increased dramatically as more individuals and organizations begin to recognize the importance of sustainability and emphasize the need to "go green".

The Green Technologies book bundle is a specialized reference collection which supports research in the field of green technology. This premier package includes 19 scholarly titles focusing on environmental technologies, environmental engineering, sustainable development, and geoinformatics. These titles represent IGI Global’s unique coverage of the impact and effective use of technology within the area of green technology.

Topics Covered

  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Geoinformatics
  • Sustainable Development

Books Included in this Collection

Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation
Dawn Wright (Oregon State University, USA), Ned Dwyer (University College Cork, Ireland), Valerie Cummins (University College Cork, Ireland). © 2011. 344 pages.
The field of web-based coastal atlas informatics presents experts with a variety of unique considerations in an area where accuracy is of vital importance and proper representation of spatial data come to the forefront. Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation reviews and presents the...
Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation: Implications of Global Warming on the Economy
Costas P. Pappis (University of Piraeus, Greece). © 2011. 354 pages.
Mounting scientific evidence shows that Earth’s climate is dramatically changing due to the greenhouse emissions caused by human activities, notably by burning fossil fuels for energy production and transport. Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation: Implications of Global...
Regional Innovation Systems and Sustainable Development: Emerging Technologies
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), W.B. Lee (Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Jingyuan Zhao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China). © 2011. 276 pages.
The regional development of society and economy are closely related with innovative capacities. As the benefits of Regional information systems in establishing innovative regional planning are more widely recognized, there is a greater demand for a definitive text on the nascent subject. Regional...
Handbook of Research on Hydroinformatics: Technologies, Theories and Applications
Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid (University of Khartoum, Sudan). © 2011. 618 pages.
Researchers and decision makers who study natural resources and, in particular, water resource management, have acknowledged the significant role of hydroinformatics. The Handbook of Research on Hydroinformatics: Technologies, Theories and Applications describes how hydroinformatics applications, tools...
Handbook of Research on Green ICT: Technology, Business and Social Perspectives
B. Unhelkar (University of Western Sydney, Australia). © 2011. 816 pages.
Green ICT encompasses a vast and vital domain in today’s business and social worlds. The need for focused attention on the green dimension of ICT could not be higher. Handbook of Research on Green ICT: Technology, Business and Social Perspectives unites worldwide investigations, thoughts, and practices...
E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development: Implications and Future Directions
Blessing M. Maumbe (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe). © 2010. 342 pages.
E-agriculture and e-government have transformed public service delivery across the globe, though there are still a number of associated economic, social, political, and legal challenges. E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development: Implications and Future Directions provides critical...
Intelligent Information Systems and Knowledge Management for Energy: Applications for Decision Support, Usage, and Environmental Protection
Kostas Metaxiotis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece). © 2010. 524 pages.
More than ever before, energy is becoming one of the most crucial concerns in economical and industrial development. Intelligent Information Systems and Knowledge Management for Energy: Applications for Decision Support, Usage, and Environmental Protection provides in-depth analysis of the need for a...
Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility
Anette Hallin (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Tina Karrbom-Gustavsson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden). © 2010. 348 pages.
Although social, economical, and environmental sustainability has become increasingly important in this era of globalization, little effort has been put forth to investigate the social and cultural impact. Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility explores how mobility...
Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development: Technologies, Applications and Management
Tan Yigitcanlar (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). © 2010. 416 pages.
The concept of ‘sustainability’ has been pushed to the forefront of policy-making and politics as the world wakes up to the impacts of climate change and the effects of the modern urban lifestyle. Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development: Technologies, Applications and Management...
Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems: Advancements and Trends
Frank Teuteberg (University of Osnabrueck, Germany), Jorge Marx Gomez (University of Oldenburg, Germany). © 2010. 522 pages.
In recent years, the focus of environmental responsibility has shifted toward companies and a variety of highly specific, heterogeneous solutions for different environmental issues have been created. These solutions comprise a special category of information systems, termed Corporate Environmental...
Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Trends, Applications and Advances
Basil Manos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Nikolaos Matsatsinis (Technical University of Crete, Greece), Konstantinos Paparrizos (University of Macedonia, Greece), Jason Papathanasiou (University of Macedonia, Greece). © 2010. 554 pages.
As national and international concern over sustainable resources becomes more prevalent, the need for decision support systems (DSS) increases. The applicable uses of a successful system can assist in the sustainability of resources, as well as the efficiency and management of the agri-environment...
Rethinking Sustainable Development: Urban Management, Engineering, and Design
Tan Yigitcanlar (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). © 2010. 416 pages.
In an atmosphere where civilization is progressing and becoming more aware of the consequences of careless development decisions, rethinking sustainable development–particularly sustainable urban and infrastructure development–has become an inevitable necessity. Rethinking Sustainable Development...
Web-Based Green Products Life Cycle Management Systems: Reverse Supply Chain Utilization
Hsiao-Fan Wang (National Tsing Hua University, ROC). © 2009. 488 pages.
Despite being a relatively new field of research and development, green management has drawn much attention from researchers and practitioners. Facing critical impacts to its environment, a strategic change to integrate supply chain management on green products needs a solid base for decision making....
Intelligent Computational Paradigms in Earthquake Engineering
Nikos Lagaros (University of Thessaly, Greece), Yiannis Tsompanakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece). © 2007. 444 pages.
The enormous advances in computational hardware and software resources over the last fifteen years resulted in the development of non-conventional data processing and simulation methods. Among these methods artificial intelligence (AI) has been mentioned as one of the most eminent approaches to the...
Collaborative Geographic Information Systems
Shivanand Balram (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Suzana Dragicevic (Simon Fraser University, Canada). © 2006. 364 pages.
Many advances in the integration of group spatial modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), and the Internet have occurred in recent years, however there is a lack of materials to highlight the transdisciplinary characteristics and impacts of this convergence while providing a uniform and...
Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity
Andrew Curtis (Louisiana State University, USA), Michael Leitner (Louisiana State University, USA). © 2006. 317 pages.
Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity is designed to introduce a community health group to the potential of using a Geographic Information System to improve birth outcomes. The book is aimed at novice to intermediate level GIS users, though even advanced...
Information Systems for Sustainable Development
Lorenz M. Hilty (EMPA, Switzerland), Eberhard K. Seifert (Wuppertal Institute, Germany), Rene Treibert (Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany). © 2005. 398 pages.
Information Systems for Sustainable Development provides a survey on approaches to information systems supporting sustainable development in the private or public sector. It also documents and encourages the first steps of environmental information processing towards this more comprehensive goal.
Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications
Omar A. Khan (Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, USA), Ric Skinner (Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA). © 2003. 344 pages.
The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the health sector is an idea whose time has come. The current applications of GIS in health are diverse and extensive. The present GIS environment is heavily driven by technology and such an approach is indeed logical for the most part. However, the...
Environmental Information Systems in Industry and Public Administration
Claus Rautenstrauch (Otto von Guericke University, Denmark), Susanne Patig (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany). © 2001. 448 pages.
Environmental Information Systems in Industry and Public Administration provides an overview of worldwide research and development of environmental information systems (ENVIS). This book is the only topical documentation of the highly innovative approach of information systems for environmental...