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  1. Effective Risk Communication

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Risk

    Edited by Ragnar Lofstedt, Frederic Bouder

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Can we better predict or mitigate the consequences of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes? Can we reduce the number of oil spills? And what should be done to clean up the mess when something does goes wrong? Why are people concerned about nuclear plants, but so reckless when they...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

    Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management

    Edited by Ian D. Rotherham, Robert A. Lambert

    There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

    Edited by Enzo Pranzini, Allan Williams

    Europe has a long history of managing coastal erosion through a variety of protection strategies, from the defences of the Venice lagoons to coastal land reclamation in the Netherlands. This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe and a comparative analysis of...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

    Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    By John Handmer, Stephen Dovers

    Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of...

    Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Ecological Biomarkers

    Indicators of Ecotoxicological Effects

    Edited by Claude Amiard-Triquet, Jean-Claude Amiard, Philip S. Rainbow

    Does a change, which affects a few biological macro-molecules, some cells, or a few individuals within a population, have any ecological significance that would allow the prediction of deleterious effects at higher levels of biological organization, namely the population, community, and ultimately...

    Published November 26th 2012 by CRC Press

  7. Nanotechnology

    Health and Environmental Risks, Second Edition

    By Jo Anne Shatkin

    Series: Perspectives in Nanotechnology

    Should you adopt nanotechnology? If you have already adopted it, what do you need to know? What are the risks? Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are revolutionizing the ways we treat disease, produce energy, manufacture products, and attend to our daily wants and needs. To continue to capture the...

    Published November 12th 2012 by CRC Press

  8. Eco-Cities

    A Planning Guide

    Edited by Zhifeng Yang

    Series: Applied Ecology and Environmental Management

    As cities undergo vast changes due to industrialization, urbanization, and globalization, environmental considerations assume a growing importance in the urban planning processes of an increasing number of governments around the world. Several cities and regions around the world have already...

    Published October 15th 2012 by CRC Press

  9. Windfarm Visualisation

    Perspective or Perception?

    By Alan Macdonald

    As windfarms proliferate across the UK, visualisation as a means of predicting the scale and impacts of wind turbines has become a highly controversial subject. The purpose of visualisation is to inform so that judgements can be made by the general public and non-landscape professionals alike....

    Published October 10th 2012 by Whittles Publishing

  10. Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

    By Frank R. Spellman

    There is a strong need for innovation and the development of viable renewable energy sources. Recent technological advances now allow natural gas supplies—previously believed inaccessible or nonexistent—to be discovered, mined, and processed for both industrial and consumer use. The technology, a...

    Published September 17th 2012 by CRC Press