Environment And Services

Author: Peter Burberry
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317891503
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Environment and Services provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical aspects of building design and construction in the fields of physical environment and services installation. It explains the principles involved, the materials and equipment required, design methods and applications. The eighth edition has been brought fully up-to-date with the current building regulations and reflects recent trends by placing increased emphasis on environmental issues related to buildings. The book is suitable for undergraduate degree courses in building, building surveying, building engineering and management, and architecture. It is also suitable for HNC/D courses in building studies and building services engineering as well as CIOB and RIBA examinations.

The Rio Declaration On Environment And Development

Author: Jorge E. Viñuales
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510424
Size: 18,11 MB
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The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment. The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation. This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over thirty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale. The book investigates each principle's travaux préparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court. It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.

Information Sources And Services Directory

Author: United States. Department of the Interior. Office of Library and Information Services
Size: 17,21 MB
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Environment And Society

Author: Paul Robbins
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118451554
Size: 19,30 MB
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Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material

Oecd Trade Policy Studies Trade That Benefits The Environment And Development Opening Markets For Environmental Goods And Services

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264035788
Size: 16,95 MB
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This volume is a compendium of working papers intended to be a practical tool for negotiations on liberalising trade in environmental goods and services.

Promoting The Export Of U S Environmental Technologies Goods And Services

Author: United States
Size: 13,99 MB
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The Environmental Goods And Services Industry Manual For Data Collection And Analysis

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 926417365X
Size: 20,12 MB
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This manual, which has been jointly developed by the OECD and Eurostat, aims to provide a firm basis for constructing comparable statistics of the environmental industry.

Physiology Environment And Man

Author: Douglas H. K. Lee
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483270041
Size: 14,70 MB
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Physiology, Environment, and Man is based on a symposium conducted by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, August 1966. While one might expect a textbook to present its field in organized and comprehensive fashion, a symposium necessarily follows more of an illustrative pattern, according to the personal interests or even idiosyncrasies of the participants. It is interesting to note that, in spite of these limitations, the presentations did in fact cover the range of physiological concerns with environmental effects, from the genetic to the temporal, and from the molecular to the holistic. The book opens with a discussion of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council’s broad-based critical study of the physiological underpinning of current concepts of biological responses to toxic chemicals and physical stresses. Subsequent chapters deal with topics such as the metabolic fate of common environmental agents; growth and trophic factors in carcinogenesis; environmental factors in aging and mortality; adaptation to heat and cold; and the definition of an optimum environment.

Environmental And Health Risk Assessment And Management

Author: Paolo Ricci
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402037757
Size: 19,95 MB
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This book is about the legal, economical, and practical assessment and management of risky activities arising from routine, catastrophic environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. It includes a discussion of aspects of US and European Union law concerning risky activities, and then develops the economic analyses that are relevant to implementing choices within a supply and demand framework. The book also discusses exposure-response and time-series models used in assessing air and water pollution, as well as probabilistic cancer models, including toxicological compartmental, pharmaco-kinetic models and epidemiological relative risks and odds ratios-based models. Statistical methods to measure agreement, correlation and discordance are also developed. The methods and criteria of decision-analysis, including several measures of value of information (VOI) conclude the expositions. This book is an excellent text for students studying risk assessment and management.

Management Of Multimedia Networks And Services

Author: Northern Ireland) International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (6th : 2003 : Belfast
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540200505
Size: 12,91 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on the Management of Multimedia Networks and Services, MMNS 2003, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in September 2003. The 39 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on stream control and management, management and control of multicast communications, ad-hoc and sensor networks, QoS and mobility management in wireless networks, traffic engineering and routing, differentiated network services, on-demand networking issues and policies, multimedia QoS management, security management, and (corresponding to an associated workshop) end-to-end monitoring techniques and services.