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  1. Environmental Management System ISO 14001: 2004

    Handbook of Transition with CD-ROM

    By Syed Imtiaz Haider

    Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 provides the information and practical know-how required to facilitate a smooth adoption and incorporation of the latest revisions and enhancements put forth by the International Organization for Standardization. This unique work shows how to adopt or...

    Published October 28th 2010 by CRC Press

  2. Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements

    Derivation, Implementation, and Interpretation

    Edited by Graham Merrington, Ilse Schoeters

    A comprehensive and practical overview of the state of the science, Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements: Derivation, Implementation, and Interpretation addresses the derivation of soil quality standards for trace elements and the implementation of these standards within regulatory and risk...

    Published October 26th 2010 by CRC Press

  3. Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

    Edited by Loraine McFadden

    Series: Environmental Hazards Series

    Our coasts provide a home and livelihoods for millions of people; many of the world's biggest cities are along coastlines. Yet these precious areas face increasing threats from irresponsible development and the potential dangers of climate change. This volume explores the wide spectrum of coastal...

    Published October 4th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

    Edited by Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster, Philip van Notten, Livia A. Smits

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly...

    Published September 28th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Smog Check

    "Science, Federalism, and the Politics of Clean Air"

    By Douglas S. Eisinger

    When federal and state governments battle over environmental regulations, whose approach should prevail? Shortly after passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, a controversial U.S. EPA mandate led to an intense conflict between federal regulators and California politicians. The disagreement...

    Published September 21st 2010 by RFF Press

  6. Urban Flood Management

    By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

    Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than...

    Published September 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  7. Uncertainty in Policy Making

    Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions

    By Michael Heazle

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Uncertainty in Policy Making explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Feeling of Risk

    New Perspectives on Risk Perception

    By Paul Slovic

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The Feeling of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, to describe the extension of risk perception research into the first decade of this new century. In this collection of important works, Paul Slovic explores the conception of 'risk as...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Influenza and Public Health

    Learning from Past Pandemics

    Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock, Jennifer Gunn

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge