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  1. Visualizing Climate Change

    A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions

    By Stephen R.J. Sheppard

    Carbon dioxide and global climate change are largely invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice

    By Fergus Nicol, Michael Humphreys, Susan Roaf

    The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness

    The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa

    Edited by Francis X. Johnson, Vikram Seebaluck

    Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels have intensified interest in bioenergy from sugar cane and other crops, highlighting important links between energy, environment and development goals. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterized by severe poverty; the...

    Published March 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

    Paths to the Future

    By Annie Pearce, Yong Han Ahn, HanmiGlobal Co, Ltd

    Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, providing necessary facilities for human prosperity ranging from the homes in which we live to the highways we drive, the power plants that provide energy for our daily activities, and the very infrastructure on which human society is...

    Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity

    Lessons from Cuba

    By Julia Wright

    When other nations are forced to rethink their agricultural and food security strategies in light of the post-peak oil debate, they only have one living example to draw from: that of Cuba in the 1990s. Based on the first and – up till now – only systematic and empirical study to come...

    Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Zero-carbon Homes

    A Road Map

    By Joanna Williams

    Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Energy Imperative

    100 Percent Renewable Now

    By Hermann Scheer

    For decades, Hermann Scheer was one of the world's leading proponents of renewable energy. In this, his last book before his death in 2010, he lays out his vision for a planet 100% powered by renewables and examines the fundamental ethical and economic imperatives for such a shift. And most...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Future Climate Change

    Edited by Mark Maslin, Samuel Randalls

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    In recent years, future climate change has increasingly been recognized as one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century, challenging the very structure of our global society. No longer just an abstruse scientific concern, it prompts difficult choices for both individuals and...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Fuel Taxes and the Poor

    The Distributional Effects of Gasoline Taxation and Their Implications for Climate Policy

    Edited by Thomas Sterner

    Series: Environment for Development

    Fuel Taxes and the Poor challenges the conventional wisdom that gasoline taxation, an important and much-debated instrument of climate policy, has a disproportionately detrimental effect on poor people. Increased fuel taxes carry the potential to mitigate carbon emissions, reduce congestion, and...

    Published December 7th 2011 by RFF Press

  10. Applied Photovoltaics

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Stuart R. Wenham, Martin A. Green, Muriel E. Watt, Richard Corkish, Alistair Sproul

    The new edition of this thoroughly considered textbook provides a reliable, accessible and comprehensive guide for students of photovoltaic applications and renewable energy engineering. Written by a group of award-winning authors it is brimming with information and is carefully designed to meet...

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge