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  • © 2012

Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

  • Provides unprecedented peer-reviewed coverage of sustainability science and technology with contributions from nearly 1,000 of the world’s leading scientists and engineers

  • Edited by renowned Encyclopedia editor Robert Meyers with guidance from an Advisory Board of Nobel Laureates, a Crafoord Prize winner, and other prominent experts

  • Addresses the grand challenge for science and engineering today

  • Establishes a foundation for the many sustainability and policy evaluations being performed in institutions worldwide

  • Written in an authoritative yet accessible style for readers from undergraduate students through non-specialist professionals

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (578 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-cxxi
  2. A

    1. Abiotic Stress Tolerant Crops: Genes, Pathways and Bottlenecks

      • Korneel Vandenbroucke, Michael Metzlaff
      Pages 1-17
    2. Active Multifocal Vision System, Adaptive Control of

      • Alois Unterholzner, Hans-Joachim Wuensche
      Pages 46-64
    3. Active Pedestrian Protection System, Scenario-Driven Search Method for

      • Alberto Broggi, Pietro Cerri, Stefano Ghidoni, Paolo Grisleri, Ho Gi Jung
      Pages 64-89
    4. Advanced Public Transport Systems, Simulation-Based Evaluation

      • Haris N. Koutsopoulos, Moshe Ben-Akiva
      Pages 90-110
    5. Aerosol in Global Atmosphere

      • Colin O’Dowd
      Pages 111-148
    6. Air Pollution Monitoring monitoring and Sustainability sustainability

      • Andrew Knox, Greg J. Evans, Colin J. Lee, Jeffrey R. Brook
      Pages 167-203
    7. Airborne Toxic Chemicals toxic chemicals

      • April Hiscox, Mark Macauda
      Pages 298-309
    8. Alaska Gas Hydrate Research and Field Studies

      • S. L. Patil, A. Y. Dandekar, S. Khataniar
      Pages 330-346
    9. Algae, a New Biomass Resource

      • Cinzia Formighieri, Roberto Bassi
      Pages 346-372
    10. Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells

      • Robert C. T. Slade, Jamie P. Kizewski, Simon D. Poynton, Rong Zeng, John R. Varcoe
      Pages 372-386

About this book

The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (ESST) addresses the grand challenge for science and engineering today. It provides unprecedented, peer-reviewed coverage in more than 550 separate entries comprising 38 topical sections. ESST establishes a foundation for the many sustainability and policy evaluations being performed in institutions worldwide.

An indispensable resource for scientists and engineers in developing new technologies and for applying existing technologies to sustainability, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology is presented at the university and professional level needed for scientists, engineers, and their students to support real progress in sustainability science and technology.

Although the emphasis is on science and technology rather than policy, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology is also a comprehensive and authoritative resource for policy makers who want to understand the scope of research and development and how these bottom-up innovations map on to the sustainability challenge.

Keywords

  • biological systems
  • development economics
  • esst
  • nonlinear modeling
  • physical systems
  • sustainability science

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The entries are long, well written, thoroughly researched and carefully documented. … Many entries contain very useful and clear diagrams and images to help explain concepts. … The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology is an impressive work in both breadth and depth. This is an area of wide interest and exponential growth of knowledge. … It will be highly useful for collections serving postgraduate populations in fields related to sustainability.” (Alisa Mizikar, Reference Reviews, Vol. 27 (8), 2013)

Editors and Affiliations

  • RAMTECH LIMITED, Larkspur, USA

    Robert A. Meyers

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 7,999.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4419-0851-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 7,999.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)