Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Author: Martin Abraham

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128047925

Category: Science

Page: 2262

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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Author: Robert A. Meyers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387894690

Category: Science

Page: 12555

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The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (ESST) addresses the grand challenge for science and engineering today. It provides unprecedented, peer-reviewed coverage in more than 550 separate entries comprising 38 topical sections. ESST establishes a foundation for the many sustainability and policy evaluations being performed in institutions worldwide. An indispensable resource for scientists and engineers in developing new technologies and for applying existing technologies to sustainability, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology is presented at the university and professional level needed for scientists, engineers, and their students to support real progress in sustainability science and technology. Although the emphasis is on science and technology rather than policy, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology is also a comprehensive and authoritative resource for policy makers who want to understand the scope of research and development and how these bottom-up innovations map on to the sustainability challenge.

Fossil Energy

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Author: Ripudaman Malhotra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146145722X

Category: Science

Page: 634

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The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy. Fossil Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of this key resource, which currently represents nearly 85% of global energy consumption. Gathering 16 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, the chapters provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of fundamentals and current areas of research. Written by recognized authorities in the field, this volume represents an essential resource for scientists and engineers working on the development of energy resources, fossil or alternative, and reflects the essential role of energy supplies in supporting a sustainable future.

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology

Author: Kit L. Yam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470541385

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1368

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The complete and authoritative guide to modern packaging technologies —updated and expanded From A to Z, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Third Edition covers all aspects of packaging technologies essential to the food and pharmaceutical industries, among others. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include important innovations and changes in materials, processes, and technologies that have occurred over the past decade. It is an invaluable resource for packaging technologists, scientists and engineers, students and educators, packaging material suppliers, packaging converters, packaging machinery manufacturers, processors, retailers, and regulatory agencies. In addition to updating and improving articles from the previous edition, new articles are also added to cover the recent advances and developments in packaging. Content new to this edition includes: Advanced packaging materials such as antimicrobial materials, biobased materials, nanocomposite materials, ceramic-coated films, and perforated films Advanced packaging technologies such as active and intelligent packaging, radio frequency identification (RFID), controlled release packaging, smart blending, nanotechnology, biosensor technology, and package integrity inspection Various aspects important to packaging such as sustainable packaging, migration, lipid oxidation, light protection, and intellectual property Contributions from experts in all-important aspects of packaging Extensive cross-referencing and easy-to-access information on all subjects Large, double-column format for easy reference

Encyclopedia of Sustainability [3 volumes]

Author: Robin Morris Collin,Robert William Collin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313352623

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 819

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This three-volume encyclopedia explores the concept of sustainability in the contexts of the environment, economics, and justice. • Includes biological sketches of important leaders including Mohammad Yunnus, Wangari Maathai, and Karl Henrik RobËrt • Offers over 50 illustrations and drawings and a variety of helpful maps • Appendices of original documents not easily located otherwise • A guide to related topics opens each volume, allowing quick reference to entries by theme •A "Definitions and Contexts" section unique to each volume provides readers with a crash course in the often complex language of sustainability

Infectious Diseases

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Author: Phyllis Kanki,D. Jay Grimes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146145719X

Category: Medical

Page: 506

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Infectious Diseases: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology presents authoritative, peer-reviewed contributions from leading experts on a wide range of major infectious diseases of global importance. Infectious diseases account for more than 17 million deaths each year worldwide. While modern medicine and technology have diminished the threat of many of these pathogens in high-income countries, the ever present threats of re-emerging infections, population mobility, natural disasters, and pathogen genetic variability are but some of the reasons for the dynamic threat of this broad category of risks to human health. An indispensable resource for students and scientists, the volume also covers some of the new technologies currently under development for infectious disease prevention, treatment, and eradication. The greater part of the infectious disease burden remains in the tropics, where low and middle-income countries lack the resources, infrastructure, and health systems to mount or sustain control efforts. Many contributions describe the efforts of the scientific research community and international donor agencies to achieve the integrated goals of vigilant surveillance, improved and cost-effective diagnostics, and treatment for sustainable disease control.

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 008091456X

Category: Science

Page: 3120

View: 8392

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The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

Diese Fremdheit in mir

Roman

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446252010

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Kann man die falsche Frau heiraten und trotzdem die große Liebe finden? Mevlut ist Straßenverkäufer in Istanbul, als er sich Ende der 60er Jahre auf der Hochzeit seines Cousins in die jüngere Schwester der Braut verliebt. Drei Jahre lang schreibt er ihr Liebesbriefe nach Anatolien. Doch dann schickt man ihm die ältere Schwester. Pflichtbewusst heiratet Mevlut Rayiha, und ausgerechnet ein Jugendfreund nimmt seine Angebetete zur Frau. Die beiden Familien leben drei Jahrzehnte in enger Verbundenheit, doch dann nimmt ihr Schicksal eine dramatische Wende. Istanbul aus der Sicht kleiner Leute: Ein großartiger Schelmenroman und ein Familienepos – vor allem aber erzählt der Nobelpreisträger Pamuk eine erstaunliche Liebesgeschichte.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

Author: J. Michael Spector

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506311288

Category: Education

Page: 968

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology examines information on leveraging the power of technology to support teaching and learning. While using innovative technology to educate individuals is certainly not a new topic, how it is approached, adapted, and used toward the services of achieving real gains in student performance is extremely pertinent. This two-volume encyclopedia explores such issues, focusing on core topics and issues that will retain relevance in the face of perpetually evolving devices, services, and specific techniques. As technology evolves and becomes even more low-cost, easy-to-use, and more accessible, the education sector will evolve alongside it. For instance, issues surrounding reasoning behind how one study has shown students retain information better in traditional print formats are a topic explored within the pages of this new encyclopedia. Features: A collection of 300-350 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in 2 volumes available in a choice of print or electronic formats. Entries, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross references and further readings. A detailed index, the Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. This reference encyclopedia is a reliable and precise source on educational technology and a must-have reference for all academic libraries.

Encyclopedia of Architectural Technology

Author: Jacqueline Glass

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 353

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Constant technological advancements are opening up dramatic new possibilities for the built form; at the same time architects are developing innovative designs which require new techniques to make these ideas reality. The Encyclopedia of Architectural Technology is the first book to specifically address these two issues by providing a comprehensive reference to modern architectural technologies, encompassing all key aspects of construction, structures, environmental design and servicing. The Encyclopaedia features over 180 entries ranging from materials and techniques to notable innovators in architecture and engineering. Each entry includes a brief quick-reference summary followed by a more detailed text and suggestions for further reading. Besides technological terms, entries are included on related topics such as sick building syndrome and sustainability. Key engineers Ove Arup and Ted Happold have dedicated entries, as do a range of ground-breaking architects such as Le Corbusier, Norman Foster, Walter Gropius, Herzog & de Meuron, Oscar Niemeyer, Richard Rogers, Carlo Scarpa, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ken Yeang and many others.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology

Author: Trauth, Eileen M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591408164

Category: Reference

Page: 1451

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"This two volume set includes 213 entries with over 4,700 references to additional works on gender and information technology"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

Author: Sherif Sakr,Albert Zomaya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319775241

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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The Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies provides researchers, educators, students and industry professionals with a comprehensive authority over the most relevant Big Data Technology concepts. With over 300 articles written by worldwide subject matter experts from both industry and academia, the encyclopedia covers topics such as big data storage systems, NoSQL database, cloud computing, distributed systems, data processing, data management, machine learning and social technologies, data science. Each peer-reviewed, highly structured entry provides the reader with basic terminology, subject overviews, key research results, application examples, future directions, cross references and a bibliography. The entries are expository and tutorial, making this reference a practical resource for students, academics, or professionals. In addition, the distinguished, international editorial board of the encyclopedia consists of well-respected scholars, each developing topics based upon their expertise.

Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Second Edition - Four Volume Set (Print)

Author: Sohail Anwar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466506732

Category: Science

Page: 2342

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Using limited energy resources in sustainable ways, energy engineers and technologists have made our lives comfortable and affordable. However, due to an expanding world population, global energy resources are being increasingly strained. Considering this scenario, effective energy management, energy efficiency, and a significant use of renewable energy sources are key strategies for meeting global energy requirements. Energy managers, researchers, scholars, and policy makers need to know all aspects of energy engineering and technology to deal with current energy issues. The Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Second Edition – Four-Volume Set provides cutting-edge scientific and engineering knowledge of the planning, development, operation, and economics of energy systems. Written by leading experts in their specialties and reviewed by subject-matter authorities, each topical entry in this quintessential reference: Describes the concepts, technologies, and theories involved, explaining their importance Reviews the evidence and scientific basis for the theories, including the latest research Supplies real-world examples and/or case studies to ensure a practical understanding Offers a helpful summary, noting future trends and potential applications Contains references and recommendations for further reading An invaluable resource for professionals in academia, business, industry, and government, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in different academic disciplines, the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Second Edition – Four-Volume Set presents a wealth of information on energy efficiency, renewable energy systems and technologies, the financial analysis of energy systems, energy economics, environmental regulations, sustainable development, green building, the use of nanotechnology to develop energy systems, energy storage, fuel cells, and more. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]

Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies

Author: Adam, Frederic

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048444

Category: Computers

Page: 1019

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As effective organizational decision making is a major factor in a company's success, a comprehensive account of current available research on the core concepts of the decision support agenda is in high demand by academicians and professionals. Through 110 authoritative contributions by over 160 of the world's leading experts the Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies presents a critical mass of research on the most up-to-date research on human and computer support of managerial decision making, including discussion on support of operational, tactical, and strategic decisions, human vs. computer system support structure, individual and group decision making, and multi-criteria decision making.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -Volume II

Author: Konstantin V. Frolov, Oleg N. Favorsky,R.A. Chaplin and Christos Frangopoulos

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848262957

Category:

Page: 444

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Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses mechanical engineering - the generation and application of heat and mechanical power and the design, production, and use of machines and tools. These five volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

Author: Quigley, Marian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591409888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 520

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Rapid technological advancement has given rise to new ethical dilemmas and security threats, while the development of appropriate ethical codes and security measures fail to keep pace, which makes the education of computer users and professionals crucial. The Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security is an original, comprehensive reference source on ethical and security issues relating to the latest technologies. Covering a wide range of themes, this valuable reference tool includes topics such as computer crime, information warfare, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and education. This encyclopedia is a useful tool for students, academics, and professionals.