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Renewable energy sources such as solar energy were advocated even before the energy crisis in 1973. Subsequent development in solar energy has been remarkable. Indeed it has been one of the most studied and researched topics in recent years. Much of the technology in the utilization of solar energy has been associated with housing and industrial applications, and, to a smaller extent, with commercial use. The nature of the utilization has been related to the philosophy of independence or autonomy …
Amazon / Springer
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There is a growing need for appropriate management of aquatic plants in rivers and canals, lakes and reservoirs, and drainage channels and urban waterways. This management must be based on a sound knowledge of the ecology of freshwater plants, their distribution and the different forms of control available including chemical, physical, biological and biomanipulation. This series of papers from over 20 different countries was generated from the highly successful European Weed Research Society symposia …

Daniel Urban Kiley is generally considered to be Americas foremost postwar landscape architect. Yet the work from the first two decades of his career is little known, despite both its inherent interest and its importance as a testing ground for his well-known later work.?This book focuses on Kileys most provocative projects from 1940 to 1960. Contributors present analytical investigations of Kileys rarely studied early housing projects and garden prototypes, his garden plans for the Hollin Hills …

More than half the worlds population now lives in cities. Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry. It describes the multiple roles and benefits of urban green areas in general and the specific role of trees, including for issues such as air quality, human well-being and stormwater management. It reviews the various …
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In recent years, the scientific interest in the complex relationship between technological change, employment and regional growth has ex­ hibited a fast growth. Despite the upswing in attention for the inter­ actions between the components of this triangle, research efforts in this area are still severely hampered by lack of theoretical and em­ pirical insights. The present volume aims at providing a refreshing look at this trian­ gle against the background of recent discussions on structural …

This proceedings volume consists of selected papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Computer-Aided Scheduling 0/Public Transport (CASPT 2000), which was held at the conference center of the Konrad­ rd Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany, from June 2pt to 23, 2000. The CASPT 2000 is the continuation of aseries of international workshops and conferences presenting recent research and progress in computer-aided scheduling in public transport.Previous workshops and conferences …

Now back in stock, this highly sought after monograph represents the gardens and landscapes of the Spanish designer Fernando Caruncho. Renowned internationally for serene compositions based on timeless principles of natural forms and geometry, Caruncho has recently completed two landscapes in the United States, one in the rolling farmland of New Jersey and the other in Florida. Caruncho draws inspiration from a wide spectrum of precedents—the garden-academies of ancient Greek philosophers as well …

Thi s book ari ses from The Fourth European Coll oqui urn on Theoret i ca 1 and Quant itat i ve Geography wh i ch was he 1 din Ve 1 dhoven, The Netherlands in September 1985. It contains a series of papers on spatial choice dynamics and dynamical spatial systems which were presented at the colloquium, together with a few other soll icited ones. The book is intended primarily as a state-of-the art review of mainly European research on these two fastly growing problem areas. As a consequence of this …
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by Professor Poul Harremoes Environmental engineering has been a discipline dominated by empirical approaches to engineering. Historically speaking, the development of urban drainage structures was very successful on the basis of pure empiricism. Just think of the impressive structures built by the Romans long before the discipline of hydraulics came into being. The fact is that the Romans did not know much about the theories of hydraulics, which were discovered as late as the mid-1800s. However, …
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his book focuses on urban and peri-urban agriculture in the small town context.The result of high incidences of urban poverty, unemployment and income inequalities give lessons learned in this book that could assist government and policy makers seeking to strengthen local food supply, particularly in small towns that are remote from the mainstream, and where the urban poor are most vulnerable to shortages and price shocks of basic food supplies. …

This book examines the factors influencing women s choices of obstetrical care in a Bariba community in the People s Republic of Benin, West Africa. When selecting a research topic, I decided to investigate health care among the Bariba for several reasons. First, I had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Benin (then Dahomey) and had established a network of contacts in the region. In addition, I had worked for a year as assistant manager of a pharmacy in a northern town and had become interested …
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Inside Llewellyns Herbal Almanac, youll find a colorful array of practical ideas on how to benefit from natures most versatile plants. Spice up your favorite pasta dish with Presto Pesto. Restore health with an aromatic herbal soup. Even learn how to keep bees and make herbal honey.  This friendly herbal guide features hands-on projects, fresh ideas, and advice for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels. Youll be inspired by thirty creative articles on herb use in five unique categories-gardening, …

Idyllic urban oases offer inspiration to anyone yearning to add nature and serenity to an outdoor living space. Rooftop Gardens showcases some of the most unique and extraordinary outdoor spaces in New York City that urban dwellers have created as retreats from the daily chaos of life. A sumptuous array of gardens ranging in style from working to exotic fills the pages, a diverse selection befitting different scales and changing seasons. From the lush produce garden of Eli’s Vinegar Factory to …
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Price: 140.73 $