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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (P. S. Series)
Eric Schlosser
0060838582
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy, and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways. Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating exposé with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts, such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers, who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen. Quickly, however, he moves behind the counter with the overworked and...


Chemistry Fundamentals: An Environmental Perspective (2nd Edition)

0763710741


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Book Description
Aims to guide students to the knowledge that humans live in a chemical environment and that chemistry affects every aspect of our lives. Emphasizes that all living and non-living parts of our environment are made up of chemicals, and that the natural processes continuously occurring in the environment all involve chemical reactions.

Book Info
Aims to guide students to the knowledge that humans live in a chemical environment and that chemistry affects every aspect of our lives. Emphasizes that all living and non-living parts of our environment are made up of chemicals, and that the natural processes continuously occurring in the environment all involve chemical reactions.


The Skeptical Environmentalist
Bjorn Lomborg
0521010683
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Matt Ridley, author of Genome
"...should be read by every environmentalist, so that the appalling errors of fact the environmental movement has made in the past are not repeated."

Review
'This is one of the most valuable books on public policy - not merely on environmental policy - to have been written for the intelligent reader in the past ten years ... The Skeptical Environmentalist is a triumph.' The Economist '... a superbly documented and readable book.' Wall Street Journal
'The Skeptical Environmentalist should be read by every environmentalist, so that the appalling errors of fact the environmental movement has made in the past are not repeated. A brilliant and powerful book.' Matt Ridley, author of Genome 'The Skeptical Environmentalist is perhaps the most important book about the...


How Buildings Work
Edward Allen
019516198X
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
With its homespun drawings and offerings of architectural wisdom for lay readers, this book is like a Whole Earth Catalog building course. In this update of his 1980 edition, however, Allen (architecture, Yale) manages to explain with brevity and common sense "how buildings work." In the opening pages, he places the Earth in the solar system and defines our place on the planet. He then offers analyses of the effects of sun, wind, and cold on building design and location. By focusing primarily on housing, Allen lets readers clearly understand everything from lighting, comfort, and quiet to the basics of making a sturdy structure. He offers occasional but well-placed examples of non-Western design as well. And the illustrations, which look like 1970s instructions for macrame, somehow work. Recommended for general...


The Lean Pocket Guide
MCS Media (Other Contributor)
0972572805
bound - January 10, 2003
Spiral-bound
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Ron Camp, Consultant and Lean Sensi
I highly recommend this tools throughout any organization that wants to disseminate lean into actionable results.

Book Description
The Lean Pocket Guide is designed for use as a convenient, quick reference as you learn and implement lean manufacturing tools and techniques. It provides valuable insight into the nuances of lean from a team of lean sensi's throughout the world. You can put your finger on any entry or lean concept, term, tool, or technique within a matter of seconds! With the simply, clear illustrations, this is definitely meant for use on the shop floor. Also, included is this Pocket Guide is a ready-to-submit Suggestion Form to get those ideas into action, NOW!

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough
0865475873
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Paper or plastic? Neither, say William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Why settle for the least harmful alternative when we could have something that is better--say, edible grocery bags! In Cradle to Cradle, the authors present a manifesto calling for a new industrial revolution, one that would render both traditional manufacturing and traditional environmentalism obsolete. Recycling, for instance, is actually "downcycling," creating hybrids of biological and technical "nutrients" which are then unrecoverable and unusable. The authors, an architect and a chemist, want to eliminate the concept of waste altogether, while preserving commerce and allowing for human nature. They offer several compelling examples of corporations that are not just doing less harm--they're actually doing some good for the environment and their...


Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood
0385721676
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In Oryx and Crake, a science fiction novel that is more Swift than Heinlein, more cautionary tale than "fictional science" (no flying cars here), Margaret Atwood depicts a near-future world that turns from the merely horrible to the horrific, from a fool's paradise to a bio-wasteland. Snowman (a man once known as Jimmy) sleeps in a tree and just might be the only human left on our devastated planet. He is not entirely alone, however, as he considers himself the shepherd of a group of experimental, human-like creatures called the Children of Crake. As he scavenges and tends to his insect bites, Snowman recalls in flashbacks how the world fell apart.

While the story begins with a rather ponderous set-up of what has become a clichéd landscape of the human endgame, littered with smashed computers and abandoned...



Wastewater Engineering
Metcalf & Eddy
0070418780
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill's authoritative book on wastewater treatment. No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- tt describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and...


Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam
Michael R. Lindeburg
1591260434
November 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The Most Trusted Reference for the Civil PE Exam…is Also the Most Up-To-Date As the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for engineers preparing for the breadth-and-depth civil PE examination, the tenth edition of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual provides a concentrated review of the exam topics. No other exam-focused publication is more complete. CERM10 provides the topical review and the support material you need to pass the civil PE exam. New for the 10th Edition New structural design standards Updates to over 14 chapters 12 new concrete column interaction diagrams Revised tables of data and fundamental constants 100 new index entries Organized by Subject Areas Covered on the Exam Environmental Geotechnical Structural Transportation Water Resources


Water Wells and Septic Systems Handbook
R. Dodge Woodson
0071402004
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Packed with 200 illustrations! A PRACTICAL, ONE-STEP RESOURCE FOR WORKING WITH WATER WELLS AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS. Each year, thousands upon thousands of Americans install water wells and septic systems on their properties. But with a maze of codes governing their use-;along with a host of design requirements that ensure their functionality-;where can someone turn for comprehensive, one-stop guidance? Enter the Water Wells and Septic Systems Handbook from McGraw-Hill. Written in language any property owner can understand-;yet detailed enough for professionals and technical students-;this easy-to-use volume delivers the latest techniques and code requirements for designing, building, rehabilitating, and maintaining private water wells and septic systems. Bolstered by a wealth of informative charts, tables, and...


Standard Methods for Examination of Water & Wastewater: Centennial Edition (Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater)
Andrew D. Eaton (Editor), et al
0875530478
October 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Energy Efficiency Manual: for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, designs and builds, is interested in energy conservation and the environment (Energy Efficiency Manual)
Donald R. Wulfinghoff
0965792676
March 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the primary reference, how-to guide, and sourcebook for energy conservation. It lets you improve efficiency and save money in all types of buildings and plants, ranging from individual houses to commercial buildings to large institutions and industrial plants. It is organized around 400 logically grouped energy conservation actions, presented in language that everyone understands. It's for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, manages property, operates energy systems, designs, builds, and values conservation and the environment. It's loaded with features that help you quickly find the right information for each application. "Ratings" and "Selection Scorecards" identify your best conservation opportunities. "Traps & Tricks" ensure success. "Economics" estimate savings and costs. It has been...


Environmental Issues
Daniel C. Abel
013092041X
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Would you like your students to be able to critically analyze the environmental issues they hear about in the news? This unique case study book provides the basic tools they will need to probe and examine relevant issues. Features topical and timely cases rather than hypothetical situations. These include population growth, energy and natural resources, transportation, and air and water pollution. Presents the tools of critical thinking and applies them throughout the book. This allows students to understand the nature of critical thinking before they are asked to think critically about an issue. Includes simple math to understand environmental issues. Mathematical formulas are explained in a non-threatening, step-by-step manner that demystifies math and helps students gain confidence. Suggests examples for...


Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
Eugene A. Avallone
0070049971
January 1996
Hardcover
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Choice, July 2000
…CD-ROM contains…10th edition of the printed handbook…updated…on…environment, steel, friction, fluid film bearings, gears, air-conditioning, vibrations, robotics, composite materials, and pumps…Useful…

Book Description
Newly revised and expanded Marks! TRY TO STUMP IT! Get your hands on the NEW MARKS and you'll solve any mechanical engineering problem quickly and easily--guaranteed! 2,080 pages of mechanical engineering facts, figures, standards and practices; 3,000 illustrations and 900 tables clarify every important mathematical and engineering principle; collective knowledge of 168 experts helps you answer any analytical, design and application question you'll ever have; Most up-to-date engineering data available in a single source...


Oil Spill!
Melvin Berger
0064451216
April 1994
Paperback
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From Booklist
Ages 5-8. Beginning with the events and effects of the Exxon Valdez disaster, Berger introduces children to the causes of oil spills, the ecological damage they cause, and the ideas and technologies developed to deal with them. Although the text is simple and clear, it's sometimes choppy: "Chemicals make the oil less harmful. But they add poisons to the water." Does cutting the sentence in two and treating the subordinate clause like a sentence really make it easier to read? Subtle in texture and deep in tone, the colorful artwork effectively illustrates marine animals and oil tankers; there are also diagrams of cleanup operations, maps, and fanciful ideas (the "1,000 big swimming pools" that could be filled with oil spilled from the Exxon Valdez). The book ends with suggestions for preventing oil spills,...


Water Treatment : Principles and Design
R. Rhodes Trussell, et al
0471110183
February 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“…undoubtedly contains a great deal of information relevant to in-depth study of processes…” (The Chemical Engineer, February 2006)

Book Description
The one-stop resource for all aspects of water treatment engineering-from theory to practice
Completely revised and updated to address current practices and technologies, Water Treatment: Principles and Design, Second Edition provides unique coverage of both the principles and theory of water treatment, as well as the practical considerations of plant design and distribution.
Written by the world's leading water engineering firm, Water Treatment: Principles and Design, Second Edition presents the breadth of water treatment engineering-from the theory and principles of water chemistry and...


Environmental Pollution and Control
J. Jeffrey Peirce
0750698993
Nov 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Complex environmental problems are often reduced to an inappropriate level of simplicity. While this book does not seek to present a comprehensive scientific and technical coverage of all aspects of the subject matter, it makes the issues, ideas, and language of environmental engineering accessible and understandable to the nontechnical reader.
Improvements introduced in the fourth edition include a complete rewrite of the chapters dealing with risk assessment and ethics, the introduction of new theories of radiation damage, inclusion of environmental disasters like Chernobyl and Bhopal, and general updating of all the content, specifically that on radioactive waste.

Since this book was first published in 1972, several generations of students have become environmentally aware and conscious of their...


Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis--and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster
Ross Gelbspan
0465027628
November 2005
Paperback
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Salon.com
"A fast-paced, well-sourced screed."

Book Description
Exposes how big business, the Bush administration, and environmentalists alike are preventing us from solving the problem of global warming-and offers a prescription for saving the planet In Boiling Point, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan argues that, unchecked, climate change will swamp every other issue facing us today. Indeed, what began as an initial response of many institutions-denial and delay-has now grown into a crime against humanity. The fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration's energy and climate policies-payback for helping Bush get elected. But they're not the only ones to blame: the media and environmental activists are unwittingly worsening the crisis. In his new introduction,...


Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment, and Emerging Waste Management Techonolgies
Hari D. Sharma, Krishna R. Reddy
0471215996
May 20, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"Appropriately balanced.... The authors possess the special ability of presenting scientific and engineering information while maintaining an easy-to-read style. Almost all topics dealt with include one or more examples of practical application (this feature may be one of the authors' secrets which make their book so reader friendly). This book provides an extensive compilation of up-to-date knowledge on geoenvironmental technologies and makes a major contribution to putting this essential discipline on a solid footing. It will not be surprising if it rapidly becomes a best seller." (Land Contamination and Reclamation, 13:1, 2005)

"Sharma and Reddy cover the topic [of Geoenvironmental Engineering] thoroughly in this book...this is an excellent text that may very well dominate this field for several years."...



Prentice Hall's Environmental Technology Series, Vol I
Neal K. Ostler
0023895322
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
This one of a series of handbooks is specifically designed to meet the Partners for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) curriculum guidelines now established for the introductory course in the Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology (EHMT) Associates Degree Program. Volume I—the seriesÕ introduction to Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology—is a compilation of recent, relevant studies written by professionals in their respective fields. It covers all of the essentials of environmental technology in an easy-to-understand style and format, providing a solid foundation in this exciting discipline.

Book Info
Volume 1 of Prentice Hall's Environmental Technology Series. Introduces the reader to the potential hazards and governing regulations of...


Prentice Hall's Environmental Technology Series, Volume V
Neil K. Ostler
0023895454
Aug 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This one of a series of handbooks is specifically designed to meet the Partners for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) curriculum guidelines now established for courses in the Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology (EHMT) Associates Degree Program. Volume V guides readers through the application of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) which governs hazardous waste from its creation to its disposal.

Book Info
Volume 5 of the Prentice Hall's Environmental Technology Series. Provides a full range of waste management concepts important to the hazardous materials or to the environmental technician with the ability to articulate waste management concepts that are basic to industry.

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Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set up and Maintain a Worm Composting System
Mary Appelhof
0942256107
June 1997
Paperback
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Pete Seeger, folksinger, environmental activist
"... people ... will thank [Appelhof] for showing us ... how we can eat better food by growing gardens with wormpower."

Green Living Magazine
"[This book] supplies everything you want to know about worm composting but didn't know where to ask."

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Stormwater Collection Systems Design Handbook
Larry W Mays
0071354719
April 26, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This handbook, written by leading experts, is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage on the design of stormwater collections systems. The only work of it's kind, this authoritative and inclusive compendium brings you detailed coverage of the latest design methods and tools for analyzing stormwater collection systems. Each chapter provides expert, detailed, professional guidance on the important components of stormwater collection systems. FEATURES INCLUDE: *Design procedures and detailed examples are presented for stormwater inlets, sewers, both in-line and off-line detention systems, infiltration systems, subsurface detention systems, pump facilities, and many more system components. *New concepts for the design and implementation of distributed stormwater control and reuse and stormwater...


Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 9th Edition
Ben Stein, John S. Reynolds
0471156965
December 28, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems.

For more than half a century, this book has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms the world over. It has also been the primary means by which generations of students have acquired the basic knowledge and skills needed to design environmental control systems. Twice awarded the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is recognized for its comprehensiveness, clarity of presentation, and timely coverage of new design trends and technologies.

Faithful to its proud heritage, this Ninth Edition provides students and professionals with the most complete coverage of the theory and practice of environmental control system design...


Environmental Engineering
Arcadio P. Sincero
0024105643
Aug 1995
Hardcover
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
This new text provides an exceptionally thorough treatment of environmental engineering. The most thorough text of its kind, it encompasses environmental chemistry and biology, hydraulics, and pneumatics; water treatment; wastewater treatment, both conventional and advanced; solid waste management; air pollution control; hazardous waste management and risk assessment; noise pollution and control; and environmental quality modeling. Through clear, straightforward writing, the authors provide incisive and insightful coverage while approaching the subject matter in a direct analytical manner. The text makes use of many practical, hands-on examples throughout to realistically demonstrate the applied nature of the field. This text, perhaps better than any other, combines...


Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design
Walter Martin Hosack
007136255X
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
It is the kind of simplified tool that many of us in practice sorely need" - Jamie Greene, AICP, AIA, Principal, American Communities Partnership *The first computational tool for land development and site planning analysis and design *Real-world case studies, with photographs and plans, illustrate how alternative development options would affect the project results *Includes a CD-ROM containing 30 interactive spreadsheets that can be used for every type of land development scenario

Book Info
Discusses several new tools on a CD-ROM that can improve our ability to evaluate the development capacity of land, the context produced, the cost involved, the tax and investment yield implied, the tax abatement feasible, and the relationship between this built environment and the...


Designing Your Natural Home
David Pearson
0060761431
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

One of the pioneers of incorporating the green movement into home design, David Pearson now offers a complete guide for creating an eco-home. Informative, clear, and with factual advice, tips, and beautiful color photos, Designing Your Natural Home takes readers through each step of the process, from defining the scope of the project to choosing materials and building methods to decorating the new abode.

Along with practical, how-to information, photo essays present inspiring and stylish examples of natural design. The ten innovative homes featured in this book exemplify different solutions for every situation and budget, from apartments to sprawling dwellings. Readers will learn how to make the most of small spaces, find a builder, draw up plans, purchase low energy appliances, and much more.

Whether...



The Sustainable Company: How to Create Lasting Value through Social and Environmental Performance
Chris Laszlo
1597260185
August 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Corporations can indeed do well by doing good, argues this dutiful if not entirely convincing manifesto on responsible capitalism. Laszlo, a consultant and co-author of The Insight Edge: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Evolutionary Management, urges corporations to adopt a "planetary ethics" of environmental and social sustainability, one that cherishes "stakeholder value"-for everyone from employees to environmental activists-as much as shareholder value. He showcases companies whose enlightened policies have enhanced the bottom line in the form of reduced waste and cleanup costs, fewer regulatory hassles, new business opportunities and heightened appeal to socially conscious investors and green consumers. Laszlo endeavors to translate social and environmental concerns into the language of...


Wastewater Treatment Plants: Planning, Design, and Operation, Second Edition
Syed R. Qasim
1566766885
October 5, 1998
Hardcover
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Review
A well written single volume. It is recommended for consideration as a text and should be a worthwhile addition to professional libraries. It is a good value for the money. There is one final point. The index is excellent! -International Journal of Environmental Science



Book Description
Step-by-step procedures for planning, design, construction and operation: *Health and environment *Process improvements*Stormwater and combined sewer control and treatment*Effluent disposal and reuse*Biosolids disposal and reuse*On-site treatment and disposal of small flows*Wastewater treatment plants should be designed so that the effluent standards and reuse objectives, and biosolids regulations can be met with reasonable ease and cost. The design should incorporate flexibility for dealing with...



Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology (With CD-ROM)
Edward J. Tarbuck, et al
0130920258


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Book Info
Text/CD-ROM package for science majors and nonmajors taking a first course in geology. Distinguishing features include nontechnical language, exciting color photos and detailed diagrams. Focuses on basic principles, environmental issues, and Earth as a system. Softcover. CD-ROM included.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Acclaimed through four previous editions, Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Fifth Edition presents a timely, informative, and accessible survey of the basic topics of physical geology. Clearly written in straightforward, non-technical language, this text will be easily understood by students with little or no college-level science experience. The text provides a sense of the observational techniques and reasoning processes, which...

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