Pollution of Lakes and Rivers

A Paleoenvironmental Perspective

Author: John P. Smol

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444307576

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 8785

Now in its second edition, Pollution of Lakes and Rivers provides essential insights into present-day water quality problems from an international perspective. Explains simply and effectively how lake sediments can be used to reconstruct pollution history Includes over 200 additional references and a new chapter on recent climatic change and its effects on water quality and quantity Tackles present-day water quality problems from an international perspective Previously published by Hodder Arnold PowerPoint slides of the artwork from the book are available from: http://post.queensu.ca/~pearl/textbook.htm Reviews: "This is a very well-written and wide-ranging volume that is both instructive and topical. It is likely to prove useful as an introduction to the general area, a reference source and for teaching purposes." (The Holocene, November 2008) "If you thought that paleolimnology was just mud, pollen, and diatoms then you will likely be both struck by the complexity of this field of research and grateful that John Smol, FRSC, has described it so clearly and broadly. Simply put, the second edition is an excellent book." ( Journal of Phycology, 2008) “This is a useful text. It provides a good level of detail so that the beginner in this area can appreciate what palaeolimnology can (and cannot) achieve. It goes beyond the simple introduction to provide a detailed understanding of how techniques can be applied ... This is a different take on the usual pollution text and would be of great use to those wishing to understand more from sedimentary records.” Taken from the British Ecological Society’s Teaching Ecology website "John Smol has extensive experience in this field of paleoenvironmental research which he combines well with his excellent written communication skills to produce a text that is easy to read but also thought provoking." (Quaternary Science Reviews, 2009) “The breadth of coverage in this text is impressive.” (Lake and Reservoir Management, 2009) “If I could speak with fluidity and clarity in my lectures as consistently as John Smol writes my students would be very grateful.” (Journal of Paleolimnology, 2009)

Natural Climate Variability and Global Warming

A Holocene Perspective

Author: Richard W. Battarbee,Heather A. Binney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444300946

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 7562

Whilst there is now overwhelming evidence that greenhouse-gaspollution is becoming the dominant process responsible for globalwarming, it is also clear that the climate system varies quitenaturally on different time-scales. Predicting the course of futureclimate change consequently requires an understanding of thenatural variability of the climate system as well as the effects ofhuman-induced change. This book is concerned with our currentunderstanding of natural climate change, its variability on decadalto centennial time-scales, the extent to which climate models ofdifferent kinds simulate past variability, and the role of pastclimate variability in explaining changes to natural ecosystems andto human society over the later part of the Holocene. The bookhighlights the need to improve not only our understanding of thephysical system through time but also to improve our knowledge ofhow people may have influenced the climate system in the past andhave been influenced by it, both directly and indirectly. This ground-breaking text addresses predictable modification inthe climate system in the context of global warming. Ideal forresearchers and advanced students, it explores current thinking onnatural climate change. Addresses the natural variability of the climate system in thecontext of global warming Contributes substantially to the ongoing discussion on globalwarming Integrates state of the art research and brings togethermodeling and data communities in a balanced way Considers questions of climate change on differenttime-scales “Natural climate variability and global warming isclearly an important book, well-focused and distinctive, withfundamental things to say about Holocene science and its interfacewith the practical problem of global warming. It is anauthoritative, up-to-date summary and synthesis of currentknowledge in this area and is attractively produced with clear,colour illustrations throughout. It is a ‘must’ for alluniversity libraries and our private book collections.”The Holocene, 2009.

Silent Summer

The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland

Author: Norman Maclean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521519667

Category: Nature

Page: 765

View: 7464

Authoritative and easily accessible account of the wildlife of Britain and Ireland, what is declining, what is not, and why.

Freshwater Management

Global Versus Local Perspectives

Author: M. Kumagai,W.F. Vincent

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431684360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

View: 6113

The globalization of trade, monetary and fiscal policies, capital markets, and investment patterns is reshaping the world economy and is leading to new financial, commercial, and marketing structures as well as unprecedented economies of scale. Simultaneously, national and international awareness and to strengthen. There is consensus among responses to accelerating environmental degradation continue most developed countries that the rapidly evolving new economic order needs to be well integrated with policies to maintain or restore environmental quality. Many challenges remain, however, in evaluating the geo-ecological implications of economic globalization, and in formulating the appropriate management responses. In lakes and rivers, the management of water supply and quality has largely proceeded on the basis of local considerations rather than at the global scale that has been more typical of environmental management of the atmosphere and ocean. It is increasingly apparent, however, that high-quality water resources are now in critically short supply not only because of local problems such as over-irrigation and eutrophication, but also as a result of larger-scale climate effects on the hydrosphere. This magnitude of impact will increasingly require the integrated monitoring and management of water resources on a planetary scale, with world criteria for environmental assessment, restoration, and conservation strategies. The increasing extent of world trade in potable freshwater heightens the urgency for establishing international approaches, criteria, and regulations.

The Global Casino

An Introduction to Environmental Issues

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Hodder Education


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 505

View: 5295

The Global Casino is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Particularly useful features for students include points for discussion at the end of each chapter as well as a comprehensive glossary. The lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. The Global Casino is the essential course companion for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies.

The Benthos of Lakes

Author: Ralph O. Brinkhurst,R. E. Boltt

Publisher: Blackburn Pr

ISBN: 9781930665705

Category: Nature

Page: 190

View: 1411

First published in 1974, this book has become a classic in the field.

Zur Revision der Gattung Gomphonema

Die Arten um G. affine/insigne, G. angustatum/micropus, G. acuminatum sowie gomphonemoide Diatomeen aus dem Oberoligozän in Böhmen

Author: Erwin Reichardt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Diatoms, Fossil

Page: 203

View: 1486


Bacillariaceae, Epithemiaceae, Surirellaceae

neue und wenig bekannte Taxa, neue Kombinationen und Synonyme sowie Bemerkungen und Ergänzungen zu den Naviculaceae

Author: Horst Lange-Bertalot,Kurt Krammer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Algae

Page: 289

View: 4637



Author: Winfried Lampert,Ulrich Sommer

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783137864028

Category: Freshwater biology

Page: 489

View: 7618



Author: Kurt Krammer,Horst Lange-Bertalot

Publisher: Lubrecht & Cramer Limited


Category: Algae

Page: 230

View: 1714



Einführung in die Phykologie

Author: Christiaan van den Hoek,Hans Martin Jahns

Publisher: N.A


Category: Algae

Page: 481

View: 2590


Handbuch Angewandte Limnologie

Limnologische Grundlagen - Gewässerbelastungen - Restaurierung - Aquatische Ökotoxikologie - Gewässerschutz - Bewertung

Author: Christian E. W. Steinberg,Wolfgang Calmano,Helmut Klapper,Rolf -Dieter Wilken

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527321315


Page: 3202

View: 4670


Der dritte Schimpanse

Evolution und Zukunft des Menschen

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596172153


Page: 512

View: 1729



Author: Verein Deutscher Eisenhüttenleute. Ausschuss für Metallurgische Grundlagen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slag

Page: 282

View: 9825