Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia by K. V. Chugunov, H. Parzinger, A. Nagler (auth.), E. Marian

By K. V. Chugunov, H. Parzinger, A. Nagler (auth.), E. Marian Scott, Andrey Yu. Alekseev, Ganna Zaitseva (eds.)

This publication is a suite of the articles provided on the NATO complex learn Workshop (ARW 979859) held in St. Petersburg, from the 15-18 November 2003 within the Hermitage Museum. The identify of the workshop was once “The influence of our environment on Human Migration in Eurasia”. greater than forty scientists from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, uk, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania and Latvia took half. the topics of the workshop involved in the foundation, improvement, interactions, and migrations of prehistoric and historical populations, in particular the Scythians, in Eurasia and their relationships with the surroundings of the time. The dialogue of those questions necessitated the participation of experts from a variety of educational fields. past any doubt, the surroundings performed an enormous position within the lifetime of historic nomadic populations, forming the foundation in their economies and influencing numerous facets in their mode of existence. during this recognize, the collaboration of experts within the Humanities and technology is key for the answer of clinical questions referring to those peoples. during the last few years, a large number of new proxy information on the topic of environmental alterations in the course of the Pleistocene and the Holocene and their impression on human lifestyles has turn into to be had. Our dialogue used to be predominantly constrained to environmental alterations with regards to the Holocene. In st this era of approximately ten thousand years, the main target was once at the 1 millennium BC.

Show description

Continue reading →

The Value of Information: Methodological Frontiers and New by Daniel Osgood, Kenneth E. Shirley (auth.), Ramanan

By Daniel Osgood, Kenneth E. Shirley (auth.), Ramanan Laxminarayan, Molly K. Macauley (eds.)

The e-book examines functions in disparate fields associated via the significance of valuing details: public overall healthiness and area. Researchers within the healthiness box have built one of the most leading edge methodologies for valuing info, used to assist make certain, for instance, the price of diagnostics in informing sufferer therapy judgements. within the box of area, contemporary purposes of value-of-information tools are severe for informing judgements on funding in satellites that gather info approximately air caliber, clean water offers, weather and different average and environmental assets affecting international wellbeing and fitness and caliber of life.

Show description

Continue reading →

Electromagnetic Fields, Environment and Health by André Aurengo, Anne Perrin (auth.), Anne Perrin, Martine

By André Aurengo, Anne Perrin (auth.), Anne Perrin, Martine Souques (eds.)

A strong variety of misconceptions are at the moment circulating at the results of non-ionizing radiations on our overall healthiness, which can result in an oversimplification of the problem, to almost certainly risky assumptions or to deceptive information research. wellbeing and fitness results could be exaggerated, or to the contrary underplayed. The authors of this paintings (doctors, engineers and researchers) have endeavored to provide tested and simply comprehensible clinical details at the electromagnetic fields and their organic and health and wellbeing results. After a basic evaluation of the physics of the waves and a presentation of non-ionizing radiations, the authors overview the most emission resources encountered in our day-by-day setting. They summarize easily yet as thoroughly as attainable the present wisdom on their organic effects.
The defense limits urged by way of foreign agencies are offered for different frequency levels. This publication is meant for medical professionals, academics, scientists, scholars, coverage makers and someone else drawn to a deeper figuring out of the health and wellbeing results of electromagnetic fields. meant to serve a extensive readership, every body will process it based on their respective point of interest and data. it's neither an exhaustive stock of the entire reports made thus far, nor a survey textual content focusing merely on a few selected reports. neither is the target to provide the entire assets of non-ionizing radiations. readers can be given the chance to develop their wisdom, additionally through consulting the chosen bibliography provided via the authors on the finish of every chapter.

Show description

Continue reading →

Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes by Gary M. Lovett, Clive G. Jones, Monica G. Turner, Kathleen

By Gary M. Lovett, Clive G. Jones, Monica G. Turner, Kathleen C. Weathers

This groundbreaking paintings connects the information of approach functionality built in environment ecology with panorama ecology's wisdom of spatial constitution. The ebook elucidates the demanding situations confronted through environment scientists operating in spatially heterogeneous structures, correct conceptual ways utilized in different disciplines and in several atmosphere kinds, and the significance of spatial heterogeneity in conservation source management.

Show description

Continue reading →

Food and Environment: The Quest for a Sustainable Future by V. Popov, C. A. Brebbia

By V. Popov, C. A. Brebbia

The various advances in foodstuff construction over the last century have made it attainable to feed the complete of humanity. yet nutrients creation and processing may have harmful results at the surroundings. significant demanding situations stay with industrial-scale farming. greater productiveness and bigger volumes are not come on the rate of product caliber or animal discomfort. regardless of their value, the implications of food-related difficulties haven't been sufficiently thought of. it truly is necessary to comprehend the effect that nutrients creation methods and the calls for of emerging dwelling criteria may have at the nutrition fed on day-by-day by means of the world's humans. Of specific value are the consequences on human health and wellbeing and the future health of the inhabitants, in addition to the extra normal concerns concerning attainable harm to the surroundings and ecology. This publication comprises contributions offered on the first foreign convention convened to check those demanding situations. issues contain: nutrition Processing concerns; illness of foodstuff; prescription drugs in nutrition, Obesity-Related matters; insecticides and food; Hormonal results; foodstuff and Fecundity; Genetic Engineering; Freezing and Thawing; Heavy Metals; Pathogens; Salination difficulties; Desertification; Transportation difficulties; Traceability; Threshold Values; sleek Farming; altering weather; legislation and laws; Epidemiological stories; Water assets difficulties; and Animal Welfare. The ebook should be of curiosity to nutrients scientists and nutritionists, in addition to agricultural, ecological and environmental future health specialists drawn to these types of demanding situations.

Show description

Continue reading →

Introduction to Population Ecology by Larry L. Rockwood

By Larry L. Rockwood

Introduction to inhabitants Ecology, 2nd Edition is a finished textbook protecting all elements of inhabitants ecology.  It makes use of a wide selection of box and laboratory examples, botanical to zoological, from the tropics to the tundra, to demonstrate the basic legislation of inhabitants ecology. Controversies in inhabitants ecology are introduced absolutely modern during this version, with many fresh and revised examples and data.

each one bankruptcy presents an summary of ways inhabitants idea has built, via descriptions of laboratory and box stories which have been encouraged by way of the theory. Topics explored contain single-species inhabitants development and self-limitation, lifestyles histories, metapopulations and a variety of interspecific interactions together with pageant, mutualism, parasite-host, predator-prey and plant-herbivore. an extra ultimate bankruptcy, new for the second one version, considers multi-trophic and different complicated interactions between species. 

in the course of the e-book, the maths concerned is defined with a step by step technique, and graphs and other
visible aids are used to give a transparent representation of the way the versions paintings. Such positive aspects make this an available advent to inhabitants ecology; crucial examining for undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in inhabitants ecology, utilized ecology, conservation ecology, and conservation biology, together with people with little mathematical experience.

Show description

Continue reading →

Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World by Rob Dietz, Daniel W. O'Neill

By Rob Dietz, Daniel W. O'Neill

It’s time for a brand new type of economy

We’re overusing the earth’s finite assets, and but over the top intake is failing to enhance our lives. In adequate Is sufficient, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill lay out a visionary yet real looking replacement to the perpetual pursuit of monetary growth—an economic climate the place the objective isn't extra yet enough.

They discover particular innovations to preserve traditional assets, stabilize inhabitants, lessen inequality, repair the economic system, create jobs, and more—all with the purpose of maximizing long term future health rather than temporary earnings. choked with clean principles and impressive optimism, adequate Is adequate is the primer for attaining real prosperity and a hopeful destiny for all.

Show description

Continue reading →

Food Revolution, The: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life by John Robbins

By John Robbins

In 1987, John Robbins released Diet for a brand new America, which used to be an early model of this booklet, and he begun the nutrition revolution. He keeps to paintings tirelessly to advertise wakeful meals offerings greater than twenty years later.

First released in 2001, The nutrition Revolution remains to be the most usually pointed out and referred to books of the food-politics revolution. It was once one of many first actual books to debate the damaging future health results of consuming genetically transformed meals and animal items of every kind, to show the risks inherent in our manufacturing facility farming method, and to suggest an entire plant-based vitamin.

The booklet garnered endorsements through all people from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The meals Revolution is timelier than ever--and a really compelling learn. The tenth anniversary variation has an up to date, new modern glance and a brand new advent by way of the writer.

Show description

Continue reading →