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            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shellenberger, Michael

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            Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world's last unprotected redwoods. He co-create...d the predecessor to today's Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed billions of people are going to die, contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What's really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.
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            ISBN 9780063074767
            Released AU 3 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia
             

            Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia (Paperback)

            By Benwell, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Over 500 common, threatened, and ecologically significant plants of subtropical eastern Australia.

            ISBN 9781486313655
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            Extreme Environments: Unique Ecosystems - Amazing Microbes
             

            Extreme Environments: Unique Ecosystems - Amazing Microbes (Hardback)

            Edited by Pandey, Anita; Sharma, Avinash

            • RRP: $311.00
            • $311.00
            • Pub Date
              21 Jan 21

            The book Extreme Environments: Unique Ecosystems - Amazing Microbes is an attempt to showcase the uniqueness of extremophiles, the largely unexplored group that has the abilities to function in hostile conditions and represent the very ancient life forms that thrived on earth bil...lions of years ago. The book covers a wide range of research achievements in the field of microbiology of extreme environments right from the conventional approaches of cultivation to recently evolved high throughput sequencing technologies. The book provides a broad spectrum of information about the taxonomy, physiology, ecology and biotechnological applications of extremophiles from various extreme environments across the globe.
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            ISBN 9780367350161
            Released AU 21 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Animals, Health and Society: Health Promotion, Harm Reduction and Health Equity in a One Health World
             

            Animals, Health and Society: Health Promotion, Harm Reduction and Health Equity in a One Health World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Stephen, Craig

            • RRP: $202.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 21

            This timely book reframes the historic narrative of people, animals and nature as risks to each other, to one where we think about health as a shared capacity. This new narrative promotes the positive contributions made to health across species and generations and addresses growi...ng calls to shift from a reactive to proactive approach in One Health. Editor Craig Stephen takes the reader on a tour of the situations wherein we can all, regardless of our job description, work across species, sectors and generations to motivate action. Perspectives and methods from a variety of fields and experts are shared and adapted to promote collaborative understanding of and action on determinants of health at the animal-society interface. Case studies demonstrate that the principles and practices presented are feasible, empowering people to make choices that concurrently benefit the health of animals, societies and ecosystems. The first book to adapt and explain health promotion, harm reduction and health equity issues in a One Health context, and in terms of animal health, this is necessary reading for students of and practitioners working in planetary health, conservation, ecohealth, public health, health promotion, veterinary medicine and animal welfare.
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            ISBN 9780367336226
            Released AU 20 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series CRC One Health One Welfare
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            A River Flows Through It: A Comparative Study of Transboundary Water Disputes and Cooperation in Asia
             

            A River Flows Through It: A Comparative Study of Transboundary Water Disputes and Cooperation in Asia (Hardback)

            Edited by Ho, Selina

            • RRP: $252.00
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            • Pub Date
              27 Dec 20

            A River Flows Through It: A Comparative Study of Transboundary Water Disputes and Cooperation in Asia explores water disputes in Asia and addresses the question of how states sharing a river system can be incentivized to cooperate. Water scarcity is a major environmental, societa...l, and economic problem around the world. Increasing demand for water as a result of rapid economic development, high population growth and density has depleted the world's water resources, leading to floods, droughts, environmental disasters, and societal displacement. Shared river basins are therefore often a source of tension and conflict between states. In regions where relations between countries have historically been conflictual, scarce river water resources have exacerbated tensions and have even sparked wars. Yet, more often than not, states sharing a river basin are able to come to some form of agreement, whether they are far-reaching ones such as water- sharing agreements or those that are more limited such as the sharing of hydrological data. Why do riparian states cooperate, especially when power asymmetries between upstream and downstream countries are characteristic of transboundary river basins? How do non-state actors affect the management of international rivers? What are the conditions that facilitate or hinder cooperation? This book wrestles with these questions by exploring water disputes and cooperation in the major river systems in Asia, and by comparing them with cases in Africa, Europe, and the United States. This book will be of great value to scholars, students, and policymakers interested in transboundary water disputes and cooperation, hydro-diplomacy, and river activism. It was originally published as special issues of Water International.
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            ISBN 9780367636760
            Released AU 27 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance
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            Ecology of Fire-Dependent Ecosystems: Wildland Fire Science, Policy, and Management
             

            Ecology of Fire-Dependent Ecosystems: Wildland Fire Science, Policy, and Management (Hardback)

            By McGranahan, Devan Allen; Wonkka, Carissa L.

            • RRP: $324.00
            • $324.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 21

            This textbook for upper-level courses in fire ecology and wildland fire management will help students design and conduct robust wildland fire research projects and critically interpret and apply fire science in any management, education, or policy situation. It emphasises variabi...lity in wildland fire as an ecological regime and provides tools for students, researchers and managers to assess and connect fire environment and fire behaviour to fire effects. Fire has not only shaped communities but pushed ecosystems beyond previous boundaries. Yet understanding the nature and effects of fire as an ecological disturbance has been slow, hampered by the complexity of the dynamic interactions between vegetation and climate and by fear of the destruction fire can bring. This book will help those who study, manage, and use wildland fire to develop new answers and novel solutions, based on an understanding of how fire functions in natural and social environments. It reviews literature, synthesises concepts, and identifies research gaps and policy needs. The book also explores the interaction of fire and human culture, demonstrating how fire policy can be made adaptable to cultural and socio-ecological objectives.
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            ISBN 9781138597174
            Released AU 20 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Entrepreneurship in Power Semiconductor Devices, Power Electronics and Electric Machines and Drive Systems
             

            Entrepreneurship in Power Semiconductor Devices, Power Electronics and Electric Machines and Drive Systems (Hardback)

            By Ramu, Krishnan

            • RRP: $210.00
            • $210.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Jan 21

            This book introduces the basics of entrepreneurship and a methodology for study of entrepreneurship in electrical engineering and other engineering fields. Entrepreneurship is considered here in three fields of electrical engineering viz., power semiconductor devices, power elect...ronics and electric machines and drive systems, and their current practice. It prepares the reader by providing review of the subject matter in the three fields, their current status in research and development with analysis aspect as needed, thus allowing readers self- sufficiency while reading the book. Each field's emerging applications, current market and future market forecasts are introduced to understand the basis and need for emerging startups. Practical learning is introduced in: (i) Power semiconductor devices entrepreneurship through the prism of 20 startups in detail, (ii) Power electronics entrepreneurship through 28 startup companies arranged under various application fields, and (iii) Electric machines and drive systems entrepreneurship through 15 startups in electromagnetic and 1 in electrostatic machines and drive systems. The book: (i) Demystifies entrepreneurship in a practical way to equip engineers and students with entrepreneurship as an option for their professional growth, pursuit and success, (ii) Provides engineering managers and corporate level executives a detailed view of entrepreneurship activities in the considered three fields that may potentially impact their businesses, (iii) Provides entrepreneurship education in electrical engineering environment and with direct connection and correlation to their fields of study, and (iv) Endows a methodology that can be effectively employed not only in three illustrated fields of electrical engineering but in other fields as well. Book is for electrical engineering students and professionals. For use in undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering the book contains discussion questions, exercise problems,
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            ISBN 9780367555023
            Released AU 30 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Internet of Things: Integration and Security Challenges
             

            Internet of Things: Integration and Security Challenges (Hardback)

            Edited by Velliangiri, S.; Kumar, Sathish A. P.; Karthikeyan, P.

            • RRP: $162.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 21

            IoT is empowered by various technologies used to detect, gather, store, act, process, transmit, oversee, and examine information. The combination of emergent technologies for information processing and distributed security, such as Cloud computing, Artificial intelligence, and Bl...ockchain, brings new challenges in addressing distributed security methods that form the foundation of improved and eventually entirely new products and services. As systems interact with each other, it is essential to have an agreed interoperability standard, which is safe and valid. This book aims at providing an introduction by illustrating state-of-the-art security challenges and threats in IoT and the latest developments in IoT with Cloud, AI, and Blockchain security challenges. Various application case studies from domains such as science, engineering, and healthcare are introduced, along with their architecture and how they leverage various technologies Cloud, AI, and Blockchain. This book provides a comprehensive guide to researchers and students to design IoT integrated AI, Cloud, and Blockchain projects and to have an overview of the next generation challenges that may arise in the coming years.
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            ISBN 9780367893873
            Released AU 20 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Tropical Marine Mollusks: An Illustrated Biogeographical Guide
             

            Tropical Marine Mollusks: An Illustrated Biogeographical Guide (Hardback)

            By Petuch, Edward J.; Berschauer, David P.

            • RRP: $326.00
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            • Pub Date
              21 Dec 20

            Marine biogeography, the study of the spatial distribution of organisms in the world's oceans, is one of the most fascinating branches of oceanography. This book continues the pioneering research into the distributions of molluscan faunas, first studied by biologists over 160 yea...rs ago. It illustrates 1778 species of gastropods in full color, many of which are extremely rare and poorly known endemic species that are illustrated for the first time outside of their original descriptions. The spatial arrangements of malacofaunas shown in this book can be considered proxies for worldwide oceanic conditions and used as tools for determining patterns of Global Climate Change. The book's documentation of evolutionary hot spots and geographically restricted endemic faunas can also be used as a base line for future studies on patterns of environmental deterioration and extinction in the marine biosphere. Documenting the evolution of the amazingly rich worldwide gastropod fauna, this book will appeal to physical and chemical oceanographers, systematic and evolutionary biologists, historical geologists, paleontologists, climatologists, geomorphologists, and physical geographers. The authors incorporate aspects of all of these disciplines into a new classification system for the nomenclature of biogeographical spatial units found in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate seas.
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            ISBN 9780367636388
            Released AU 21 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            GIS and Machine Learning for Small Area Classifications in Developing Countries
             

            GIS and Machine Learning for Small Area Classifications in Developing Countries (Hardback)

            By Ojo, Adegbola

            • RRP: $202.00
            • $202.00
            • Pub Date
              8 Jan 21

            Since the emergence of contemporary area classifications, population geography has witnessed a renaissance in the area of policy related spatial analysis. Area classifications subsume geodemographic systems which often use data mining techniques and machine learning algorithms to... simplify large and complex bodies of information about people and the places in which they live, work and undertake other social activities. Outputs developed from the grouping of small geographical areas on the basis of multi- dimensional data have proved beneficial particularly for decision-making in the commercial sectors of a vast number of countries in the northern hemisphere. This book argues that small area classifications offer countries in the Global South a distinct opportunity to address human population policy related challenges in novel ways using area-based initiatives and evidence-based methods. This book exposes researchers, practitioners, and students to small area segmentation techniques for understanding, interpreting, and visualizing the configuration, dynamics, and correlates of development policy challenges at small spatial scales. It presents strategic and operational responses to these challenges in cost effective ways. Using two developing countries as case studies, the book connects new transdisciplinary ways of thinking about social and spatial inequalities from a scientific perspective with GIS and Data Science. This offers all stakeholders a framework for engaging in practical dialogue on development policy within urban and rural settings, based on real-world examples. Features: The first book to address the huge potential of small area segmentation for sustainable development, combining explanations of concepts, a range of techniques, and current applications. Includes case studies focused on core challenges that confront developing countries and provides thorough analytical appraisal of issues that resonate with audiences from the Global South. Combines GIS an
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            ISBN 9780367322441
            Released AU 8 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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