The School of Environmental Science and Management Library houses an up-to-date references and other materials on a wide array of topics related to environmental science. The library supports the degree program, research and extension of the school by having an extensive collection on introductory, basic information and technical references on ecology, environmental science, environmental chemistry, waste management, environmental assessment and related topics.

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This book aims to increase understanding of the state and potential of forest ecosystems to mitigate and to adopt to climate change in a polluted environment. A further aim to reconcile process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modelling through comprehensive forest ecosystem research. This also provides mechanistic and policy-oriented modeling with scientifically sound risk indication regarding atmospheric changes and ecosystem services. Updates the process-based understanding from forest research on climate change and intrinsically associated air pollution, and offers perspectives on coping with associated global challenges.

CLIMATE CHANGE : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. Marie-Antoinette Melieres and Chloe Marechal. Wiley Blackwell. 2015. QC 902.9 M451 2015

Provides a simple but masterly account, with a minimum of equations, of how the Earth’s climate system works, of the physical processes that have given rise to the long sequence of glacial and interglacial periods of the Quaternary, and that will continue to cause the climate to evolve. The summaries at the end of each section constitute essential reading for policy makers and planners. Its straight forward and elegant description, with an abundance of well chosen illustrations, focuses on different time scales, and includes the most recent research in climate science by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It shows how it is human behaviour that will determine whether or not the present century is a turning point to a new climate, unprecedented on Earth in the last several million years.


This book offers comprehensive coverage of the economics of climate change and climate policy, and is suitable for advanced undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral students. Topics discussed include the cost and benefits of adaptation and mitigation, discounting, uncertainty, policy instruments and international agreements. Special features include in-depth treatment of the economics of climate change; careful explanations of concepts and their application to climate policy; customizable integrated assessment model that illustrates all issues discussed; specific usage guidelines for each level of reader; and companion website featuring data, extra reading, quizzes, videos and more.

ECOLOGY AND APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. Kimon Hadjibiros. CRC Press. 2014. QH 541 H31 2014

Addresses the impact of contemporary environmental problems by using the main principles of scientific ecology. It offers a brief yet comprehensive explanation of ecosystems based on energy, population, and cycles of chemical elements. The book presents a variety of scientific ecological issues and uses that examine a range of environmental problems while considering potential engineering, scientific and managerial solutions. It takes an engineering approach and avoids excessive biological detail while introducing ecology with a systematic approach.


This book considers the impact of chemicals on the environment from a wider perspective : the evolution of plant toxins and defense mechanisms against them in animals as a consequence of plant-animal warfare. Comparisons are made between this and the development of resistance by insects towards man-made insecticides. The text focuses particularly on problems posed by pesticides and to a lesser extent by drugs. This materials specifically addresses the problems that pesticides pose and explores the development of resistance to them. It focuses on the history of pesticides, pesticide selectivity between target species and beneficial organisms, and types of pesticides.

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS. Cliff VanGuilder. Mercury Learning and Information. 2014. TD 194.7 v36 2014

Designed for business managers, environmental health and safety (EHS) personnel, and environmental engineers, this book can be used as a textbook or an industrial guidance reference on conducting environmental audits across all industries. It explains the audit process, from planning, to the actual audit, to the evaluation of results and necessary corrections. The primary emphasis is on condensing the numerous volumes of environmental laws, rules, and regulations into a brief and understandable series of questions. These audits also contain checklists for source reduction, waste minimization, reuse, and recycling before waste disposal. The audits will also encompass water, air, solid waste, remediation, chemical and

petroleum bulk storage, and many health and safety requirements.


Provides practical and working knowledge of how environmental policy analysis is developed. Detailing the tools required to conduct that analysis and also discusses weaknesses in the existing methods, underlining areas for future improvement. This approach allows readers to get a sense of what is known and what is not known

about environmental economics.
problems and how we would optimally react if we had perfect information about environmental benefits and costs. It then describes methods in use
and their flawsto acquire the information necessary to enact environmental policy. The book starts with a categorization of goods types, concluding that environmental problems stem from non-excludable goods that are either rivalrous or non-rivalrous.

The book discusses why we have environmental

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba and Terry J. Gentry. Third edition. Elsevier. 2015. QR 100 P47 2015

This edition relates environmental microbiology to a variety of life science, ecology and environmental science topics including biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation, environmental transmission of pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and drinking water treatment and reuse. The final chapter highlights several emerging issues including microbial remediation of marine oil spills, microbial contributions to global warming, the impact of climate change on microbial infectious disease, and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY : AN INTRODUCTION. Peter Hough. Routledge. 2014. GE 170 H72 2014

This book offers a survey of the competing conceptions and applications of the increasingly prominent notion of environmental security. The book is divided in three parts. In the first, the key theoretical and practical arguments for and against bringing together environmental security issues are set out The book then goes on to reveal how and why environmental issues have come to be framed in some quarters as national security concerns, in the context of the effects of overpopulation, resource depletion, climate change and the role of military as both a cause and a solution to problems of pollution and natural disasters. Finally, part 3 explores the case for treating the key issues of environmental change as matters of human security.


Brian Tomaszewski. CRC Press. 2015. HV 551.2 T647 2015

Guides readers through the basics of GIS as it applied to disaster management practice. Using a hands-on approach grounded in relevant GIS and disaster management theory and practice, this book provides coverage of the basics of GIS. It examines what GIS can and can’t do, GIS data formats (vector, raster, imagery) and basic GIS functions, including analysis, map production/cartography, and data modeling. It presents a series of real-life case studies that illustrate the GIS concepts discussed in each chapter. These case studies supply readers with an understanding of the applicability of GIS to the full disaster management cycle.

HAZARDS ANALYSIS : REDUCING THE IMPACT OF DISASTERS . Second Ediition. John C. Pine. CRC Press. 2015. HV 553 P528 2015

This edition provides a structure and process for understanding the nature of natural and human-caused disasters. Stressing the role of hazard risk management for public, private, and non-profit organizations, the author and expert contributors cover problem solving, risk analysis, and risk communications to ensure readers are in a position to identify key problems associated with hazards and the risks that they present. The book details a systematic process of hazards identification, vulnerability determination, and consequences assessment for the natural built and human environment.

INVISIBLE IN THE STORM : THE ROLE OF MATHEMATICS IN UNDERSTANDING WEATHER. Ian Roulstone & John Norbury. Princeton University Press. 2013 QC 874.3 R68 2013

Invisible in the Storm is the first book to recount the history, personalities, and ideas behind one of the greatest scientific successes of modern times--the use of mathematics in weather prediction. Although humans have tried to forecast weather for millennia, mathematical principles were used in meteorology only after the turn of the twentieth century. From the first proposal for using mathematics to predict weather, to the supercomputers that now process meteorological information gathered from satellites and weather stations, Ian Roulstone and John Norbury narrate the groundbreaking evolution of modern forecasting.

OUR UNCOMMON HERITAGE : BIODIVERSITY CHANGE, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, AND HUMAN WELLBEING. Charles Perrings. Cambridge University Press. 2014. QH 541.15 E35 P47 2014.

Explores the many dimension of human-driven biodiversity change. It integrates ecology, economics and policy to examine the causes and consequences of changes in ecosystems, species and genes, and to identify better ways to manage those changes. It explores the place of biodiversity in the wealth of nations, the rigths and responsibilities people have for natural resources at local, regional, national and international levels, and the challenges faced in protecting the common good at the global level.

PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHE MISTRY. James E. Girard. 3rd ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2013. QD 33.2 G57 2013

This edition has been revised and updated in response to comments and suggestions from reviewers and users of the second edition. The author emphasizes that all living and nonliving part of our environment comprise chemicals and that all of the antural processes continuously occurring in the environment involve chemical reactions. With this concept of interdependence, students begin to see that, without some understanding of chemistry, it is impossible to understand fully environmental issues sush as ozone depletion, global warming, air and water pollution, and the hazards of radioactivity. Two chapters were included one on sustainability and green chemistry and another on soil chemistry and agriculture, as well as numerous updates throughout to address the changes in the field.


Guides readers through real-world situations and the best statistical methods used to determine the nature and extent of the problem, evaluate the potential human health and ecological risks, and design and implement remedial systems as necessary. Featuring numerous worked examples using actual data and “ready- made” software scripts. Includes description of basic statistical concepts and principles in an informal style that does not presume prior familiarity with the subject, detailed illustration of statistical applications in the environmental and related water resources fields using real-world data in the contexts that would typically be encountered by practitioners and coverage of frequent data sample issues such as non-detects, outliers, skewness, sustained and cylical trend that habitually plague environmental data samples.

SUSTAINABILITY : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE. Margaret Robertson. Routledge. 2014. HC 79 R624 2014

Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing relevant theory and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions. Elements of sustainability are examined piece by piece, and wide coverage ranges over ecosystems, social equity, environmental justice, food, energy, product life cycles, cities, and more. Techniques for management

and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided.

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. Mark Diesendorf. Routledge. 2014. TJ 808 D54 2014

Brings together the science, technology, economics and policy issues to provide a unique and truly interdisciplinary approach. It details the enormous recent changes in the energy sector and profiles the renewable energy technologies that can transform our fossil-fuelled energy systems into ecologically sustainable ones. The book provides in-depth analysis of : scenarios for transitioning our pollution energy system to one based on the efficient use of renewable energy; sustainable transport and planning for better cities; the politics and policies of climate change mitigation; why nuclear energy is not the answer; myths about wing and solar energy efficiency and what people can do to overcome vested interests and push reluctant governments to take effective action.

URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS : AN INTRODUCTION. Graham Squires. Routledge. 2013. HT 321 S69 2013

Provides the background information to understand crucial economic aspects and techniques. A broad range of theories of the natural and built environment and economics are explained, helping the reader to develop a real understanding of the topics that influence this subject such as : history of economic thought and perspectives of urban and environmental economics, market forces, market failure and externalities in the built and natural environment, introduction to cost-benefit analysis, macroeconomic tools and policy, issues in urban space, city models and land use, environmental resources and use in urban space, pollution control, natural resource and energy economics, resource valuation and international contemporary challenges, climate change, globalization, sustainable urban development, appraisal, evaluation and assessment, and informatics.


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