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Download PDF by Claude Tassin: Paysages végétaux du domaine méditerranéen: Bassin

By Claude Tassin

Contrairement au sens commun, le domaine méditerranéen ne se limite pas à l'espace géographique situé autour du bassin de los angeles Méditerranée. Caractérisé par ses étés chauds et secs et ses hivers humides, le milieu méditerranéen marque l. a. transition entre domaine tempéré et tropical. Il trouve son expression l. a. plus emblématique autour de l. a. Méditerranée mais on le rencontre également en Californie, au Chili, en Afrique du Sud et en Australie méridionale. Pour rendre compte de toute los angeles diversité des paysages méditerranéens en fonction de l'altitude, de l'exposition, de l. a. proximité maritime, l'ouvrage présente les caractéristiques du milieu méditerranéen dans ces cinq régions : composition de los angeles couverture végétale, constitution, étagement altitudinal, institutions dominantes, relatives avec les autres éléments du cadre body et humain. Alors que l. a. déprise rurale sur los angeles rive nord du bassin méditerranéen vide les campagnes et qu'une severe surexploitation threat los angeles rive sud et le Chili principal, à l'heure où se développent au contraire en Californie, en Australie du Sud et dans los angeles région du Cap des aires protégées abritant une exceptionnelle biodiversité, l. a. gestion de ce milieu fragile s'impose désormais comme un enjeu environnemental majeur. Dans une point of view d'amélioration de l. a. gestion de l'espace méditerranéen, cet ouvrage suggest ainsi une synthèse biogéographique remarquablement documentée et richement illustrée. Enseignants, étudiants, géographes, naturalistes, chercheurs, décideurs, responsables en cost de l. a. gestion de l'environnement y trouveront à los angeles fois un ouvrage de référence et une invitation à l. a. découverte approfondie du milieu naturel méditerranéen.

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Download PDF by Randal L. Hall: Mountains on the Market: Industry, the Environment, and the

By Randal L. Hall

Manufacturing within the Northeast and the Midwest driven the U.S. to the vanguard of industrialized countries through the early 19th century; the South, despite the fact that, lacked the massive towns and huge buyer call for that catalyzed adjustments in different components of the rustic. still, unlike older stereotypes, southerners didn't shun commercial improvement while gains have been attainable. Even within the Appalachian South, the place the rugged terrain offered specific demanding situations, southern marketers shaped businesses as early as 1760 to use the region's normal resources.

In Mountains out there: undefined, the surroundings, and the South, Randal L. corridor charts the commercial growth of the recent River Valley within the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia, which turned domestic to a large choice of industries. by way of the beginning of the Civil struggle, railroads had made their manner into the realm, and the mining and processing of lead, copper, and iron had lengthy been underway. overlaying 250 years of industrialization, environmental exploitation, and the results of globalization, Mountains out there situates the recent River Valley squarely within the mainstream of yank capitalism.

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Download e-book for kindle: Palaeoclimatic Research and Models: Report and Proceedings by Anver Ghazi

By Anver Ghazi

Palaeoclimatology is almost immediately experiencing a interval of swift progress of thoughts and ideas. experiences of earth's prior climates ryrovide first-class possibilities to ascertain the interactions among the atmosrhere, oceans, cryosphere and the land surfaces. therefore, there's a growing to be popularity of the necessity of shut collaboration among palaeoclimatologists and the weather mode eleven ers. The workshop "Palaeoclimatic examine and types (PRaM)" used to be prepared through the Directorate basic for technology, learn and improvement in the framework of the Climatology examine Programme of the fee of the eu groups (CEC). the purpose of the workshop was once to provide to the contributors of the touch team "Climate versions" and "Reconstitution of prior Climates" of the CEC Climatology study Program~e and to a few invited scientists the chance to debate difficulties of mutual curiosity. approximately 35 specialists fr.om 10 international locations took nart within the workshop. usually, palaeoclimatologists have been requested to spot and speak about the information resembling the 3 issues as outlined by means of the programme committee: 1) Abrupt weather adjustments 2) Initiation of Glaciation three) Glaciated polar areas and their impression on worldwide weather. weather modellers have been requested to offer their perspectives as to how those particular difficulties may be modelled, what use may be ~ade of the to be had palaeoclimatic information and which complementary facts are wanted for modelling.

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Download PDF by Josilene Ferreira Mendes: O direito vivo na luta pela terra (Portuguese Edition)

By Josilene Ferreira Mendes

O Direito Vivo na Luta pela Terra descreve a saga de famílias que, a despeito de sua diversidade de origem, trajetórias e atuais posicionamentos, enfrentam, ainda que de forma diversa e nem sempre harmônica, antagonistas comuns contra seu modo de vida comum. Nessa saga, as famílias expressam, em suas práticas cotidianas, um processo de aprendizagem coletiva, com transformações de suas noções de direito. As famílias pioneiras, apoiadas pela Igreja Católica, tinham no mote da "terra para quem nela trabalha", o motor que os levou ao enfrentamento daqueles que lhes impediam o seu acesso. Conquistada a terra, brand aprenderam que tanto a forma de implementação do instrumento de regularização fundiária, quanto o contexto de assédio de agentes inidôneos da indústria madeireira, apresentariam ameaças às formas autônomas com que praticam a gestão dos recursos naturais. A noção do direito a "terra para quem nela trabalha com autonomia" é reafirmada, a despeito dos revezes que ainda sofrem e das negociações que precisam travar. Além disso, processos da chamada "ambientalização" dos conflitos sociais levaram a mais dificuldades na coesão e coerência da comunidade em formação, com novos desafios para aqueles que buscavam o cuidado com a mata em sua permanência no PDS.

(Fragmento do Prefácio por Noemi Porro)

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Engineering for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation (Springer by Masanori Hamada PDF

By Masanori Hamada

Earthquake and tsunami mess ups were expanding speedily and globally within the final quarter-century. the aim of this e-book is to supply crucial wisdom and knowledge at the mitigation of earthquakes and tsunamis for graduate scholars, younger researchers, and geotechnical engineers. It starts by means of featuring contemporary instances of earthquakes that experience happened on the earth, touching on tsunamis and soil liquefaction and the way to deal with such failures. the ultimate bankruptcy proposes ideas for catastrophe mitigation opposed to in Japan earthquakes and tsunamis within the future.

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Download e-book for iPad: »Retten, was zu retten ist!«: Grundzüge des by Fabian Mainzer

By Fabian Mainzer

Die Geschichte des Naturschutzes in Nordrhein-Westfalen zwischen 1970 und 1995 zeigt sich als Epoche der Widersprüche, zwischen Planungseuphorie und Pragmatismus, zwischen Etablierung und Vollzugsdefizit. Fabian Mainzer analysiert die Entwicklungen und Probleme des Naturschutzes vor dem Hintergrund der Wandlungsprozesse in der westdeutschen Gesellschaft. Von der Genese der Landschaftsplanung als zentrales tool des Naturschutzes bis zum Paradigmenwechsel hin zum Vertragsnaturschutz in den 1980er-Jahren verknüpft er so die Naturschutzgeschichte des Landes mit der deutschen Zeitgeschichte.

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Kevin Wilhelm's Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase PDF

By Kevin Wilhelm

This ebook highlights the chance of inactivity for companies in terms of weather switch, but in addition includes top practices so they can capitalize at the quite a few enterprise possibilities that weather swap offers, together with elevated profitability, better model worth, and better shareholder relations.  the 1st part comprises functional activities and real-world case stories of businesses, comparable to Yakima, solar Microsystems, and Lockheed Martin, that experience effectively enhanced their weather performances, greater model price, and elevated profitability on the related time.  the second one and 3rd sections of this ebook specialize in many of the dangers that businesses face from power carbon rules and the industry elements forcing companies to do so, whether or not they are looking to or not. 

 

This ebook offers the stairs and techniques essential to take management activities to aid company "future-proof" society.

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Download e-book for kindle: Rio Caminho que Anda (Portuguese Edition) by Humberto Guimarães,Anisio Costa

By Humberto Guimarães,Anisio Costa

“As plantas (as matas) importam muito na economia das águas da chuva, não só porque ‘atraem’ mais chuvas, como na retenção da água, servindo de obstáculo ao escorrer de superfície sem infiltração no solo, permitindo lençóis no subsolo, pois, à sombra das matas, o solo se torna mais poroso. Aí é que surgem as nascentes dos cursos d’água de superfície”.

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Download e-book for iPad: Från dystopi till ekoekonomi: Reportage om en möjlig framtid by Ingemar Tigerberg

By Ingemar Tigerberg

Den som undersöker tillståndet för den globala miljön kan lätt drabbas av en chock - det barkar åt helt fel håll. Och om guy tittar vidare på hur vi människor fungerar och på hur vårt ekonomiska process är uppbyggt så är det nära until fingers att känna hopplöshet inför framtiden. Utvecklingen beskrivs ofta med komplexa samband, så svåra att förstå att diskussionen om vår framtid överlämnas i händerna på diversified ”experter”.

Från Dystopi until eventually Ekoekonomi slår ett slag mot detta demokratiska underskott och lyfter fram konkreta inblickar på vad en mer hållbar ekonomi kan innebära för människors vardag – en slags visualiserad nationalekonomi.

Ingemar Tigerbergs skildring bidrar until en hoppfullare framtidsbild än den som annars ofta går att utläsa från miljörörelsen, något att längta until eventually när guy översköljs av floden med allvarliga rapporter om planetens tillstånd.

Boken består av hårda fakta som beskriver situationen för vår miljö och dess ekonomiska samband, varvade med reportage och intervjuer som konkretiserar idéer med lösningar på problemen. De utvalda exemplen fick författaren själv att byta ut förtvivlan och frustration mot hopp och framtidslängtan, males budskapet är också att det behövs styrmedel för att manövrera utvecklingen bort från en annalkande dystopi, mot en attraktiv ekoekonomi.

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Download e-book for kindle: Montre-moi tes déchets...: L'art de faire parler les restes by Gérard Bertolini

By Gérard Bertolini

los angeles poubelle fournit une snapshot de nos consommations en négatif. Elle renvoie à l'intime : regarder sa poubelle en face constitue un prime pas sur le chemin de los angeles responsabilisation. Les déchets ne sont matière morte qu'en apparence : susceptibles d'évoluer dans l'environnement, ils parlent aussi à ceux qui savent les comprendre, les apprivoiser. Ce livre étudie les déchets et leurs géniteurs à travers les âges, depuis les origines de l'homme jusqu'à des futurs possibles.

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