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            Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated: Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy
             

            Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated: Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Edition)

            By Chiras, Dan

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            Solar Electricity Basics is a highly readable introduction to a promising technology, ideal for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students. It covers everything you need to work with solar electricity including sizing a solar electric system, types of systems, how system...s operate, and costs and benefits.
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            ISBN 9780865719255
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2019
            Publisher New Society Publishers
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            Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq
              

            Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq (Paperback)

            By Muttitt, Greg

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            Oil lies at the heart of Iraqi politics. In public the USA and Britain strenuously deny any self-interest. In private, however, they tell a different story. This title reveals how the occupying powers have sought to return Iraq's oil industry to multinational companies - since it... was nationalised in the early 1970s.
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            ISBN 9780099541738
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources

            Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources (Paperback)

            Edited by Alvarez, Joaquin Andreu; Rossi, Giuseppe; Vagliasindi, Federico; Vela Mayorga, Alicia

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            Droughts and their management are a serious challenge to water resource professionals. While droughts predominate in arid regions, their frequency and severity in more temperate regions with more abundant rainfall have been on the rise. Drought Management and Planning for Water R...esources provides an essential collection of planning and management tools for minimizing the negative impacts of droughts. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it covers water conservation and reuse, conjunctive use and use of marginal resources, desalination, deep groundwater extraction, optimization modeling, and decision support systems. With contributions from a prestigious international panel, the book presents best management practices that maximize efficiency, reliability, and economy while minimizing the potential for adverse effects to the environment and human health. Providing appropriate methodologies, the chapters discuss how conjunctive water use can increase water availability in the developing world and what types of conjunctive use schemes are the most promising. The book examines the feasibility of a drought watch alert system and the legal and administrative framework required. It also explores the application of the Optimization Models and the Decision Support Systems to the study of different water management alternatives under drought conditions. Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources delineates how to reduce drought effects through pro-active vision, good management, and conjunctive use of water sources.
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            ISBN 9780367391904
            Released NZ 31 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change
               

            Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change (Paperback)

            Edited by Frost, Warwick; Hall, C. Michael

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            In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public's imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evo...lved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have established national parks to protect scenery, others to protect ecosystems or wildlife. Tourism has also been a fundamental component of the national parks concept from the beginning and predates ecological justifications for national park establishment though it has been closely related to landscape conservation rationales at the outset. Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa. Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume's focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate leve
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            ISBN 9781138867192
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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            Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste

            Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste (Paperback)

            By Pearce, Fred

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            At a moment when a new generation of power stations and weapons are being developed, Fallout is a measured and fascinating exploration of our most misunderstood energy source and asks: what can we learn from our past mistakes, and what role should nuclear play in our future? Hiro...shima. Bikini Atoll. Windscale. Chernobyl. Fukushima. These names no longer denote a place, but a disaster. In a few syllables, they evoke the heights of human ingenuity clashing with the worst of human error. Individually, each place has its own sobering story to tell; together, they form a timeline of the nuclear age. In this compelling and deeply researched book, Fred Pearce investigates the greatest nuclear incidents and accidents of the past 80 years by visiting their now iconic landscapes. He tours former power stations and abandoned testing sites in the company of scientists and engineers, and in previously toxic wastelands, where radioactive wolves now stalk the streets and genetically-malformed flora blooms, he witnesses the surprising resilience of nature. As well as the physical legacy, Pearce also considers the psychological impact of these disasters. Amid rumours of state cover-ups, corporate deception, and hushed-up medical epidemics, Pearce weighs the evidence on either side of the argument to disentangle the facts from the fear.
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            ISBN 9781846276262
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2019
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Global Water Ethics: Towards a global ethics charter

            Global Water Ethics: Towards a global ethics charter (Paperback)

            Edited by Ziegler, Rafael; Groenfeldt, David

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            Scholarly interest in water ethics is increasing, motivated by the urgency of climate change, water scarcity, privatization and conflicts over water resources. Water ethics can provide both conceptual perspectives and practical methodologies for identifying outcomes which are env...ironmentally sustainable and socially just. This book assesses the implications of ongoing research in framing a new discipline of water ethics in practice. Contributions consider the difficult ethical and epistemological questions of water ethics in a global context, as well as offering local, empirical perspectives. Case study chapters focus on a range of countries including Canada, China, Germany, India, South Africa and the USA. The respective insights are brought together in the final section concerning the practical project of a universal water ethics charter, alongside theoretical questions about the legitimacy of a global water ethics. Overall the book provides a stimulating examination of water ethics in theory and practice, relevant to academics and professionals in the fields of water resource management and governance, environmental ethics, geography, law and political science.
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            ISBN 9780367226817
            Released NZ 3 Apr 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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            Mr Five Per Cent: The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man

            Mr Five Per Cent: The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man (Hardback, Main)

            By Conlin, Jonathan

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            At his death in 1955, Calouste Gulbenkian was the richest man in the world, known as 'Mr Five Percent' for owning 5% of Middle East oil production. For half a century everyone from the Ottoman Sultans to Joseph Stalin sought his advice on oil policy, the latter rewarding him with... Rembrandts from Russia's Hermitage Museum. Today the companies that Gulbenkian created - including Shell and Total - are household names, while the international agreements he brokered still shape the fortunes of Iraq, Venezuela and other oil-producing countries across the globe. Yet Gulbenkian's secrecy has ensured that his remarkable story remained untold - until now. Given unprecedented access to Gulbenkian's private papers, Jonathan Conlin pieces together the many lives of a powerful recluse: deal-maker and financier, but also diplomat, art collector and philanthropist, jealous husband and domineering father. This detailed account reveals the effects of Gulbenkian's restless life on those whose interests he sought to serve, as well as on the Foundation which remains his greatest legacy.
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            ISBN 9781788160421
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve

            Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Board on Physics and Astronomy; Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve

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            Helium has long been the subject of public policy deliberation and management, largely because of its many strategic uses and its unusual source-it is a derived product of natural gas and its market has several anomalous characteristics. Shortly after sources of helium were disco...vered at the beginning of the last century, the U.S. government recognized helium's potential importance to the nation's interests and placed its production and availability under strict governmental control. In the 1960s, helium's strategic value in cold war efforts was reflected in policies that resulted in the accumulation of a large reserve of helium owned by the federal government. The latest manifestation of public policy is expressed in the Helium Privatization Act of 1996 (1996 12 Act), which directs that substantially all of the helium accumulated as a result of those earlier policies be sold off by 2015 at prices sufficient to repay the federal government for its outlays associated with the helium program. The present volume assesses whether the interests of the United States have been well served by the 1996 Act and, in particular, whether selling off the helium reserve has had any adverse effect on U.S. scientific, technical, biomedical, and national security users of helium.
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            ISBN 9780309149792
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2010
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition

            America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition (Paperback, Summary ed)

            By on America's Energy Future, Committee; Academy of Sciences, National; Academy of Engineering, National; Research Council, National

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            Energy production and use touch our lives in countless ways. We are reminded of the cost of energy every time we fill up at the gas pump, pay an electricity bill, or purchase an airline ticket. Energy use also has important indirect impacts, not all of which are reflected in curr...ent energy prices: depletion of natural resources, degradation of the environment, and threats to national security arising from a growing dependence on geopolitically unstable regions for some of our energy supplies. These indirect impacts could increase in the future if the demand for energy rises faster than available energy supplies. Our nation's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that reduces these impacts while providing sufficient and affordable energy supplies to sustain our future economic prosperity. The United States has enormous economic and intellectual resources that can be brought to bear on these challenges through a sustained national effort in the decades ahead. America's Energy Future is intended to inform the development of wise energy policies by fostering a better understanding of technological options for increasing energy supplies and improving the efficiency of energy use. This summary edition of the book will also be a useful resource for professionals working in the energy industry or involved in advocacy and researchers and academics in energy-related fields of study. America's Energy Future examines the deployment potential, costs, barriers, and impacts of energy supply and end-use technologies during the next two to three decades, including energy efficiency, alternative transportation fuels, renewable energy, fossil fuel energy, and nuclear energy, as well as technologies for improving the nation's electrical transmission and distribution systems.
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            ISBN 9780309141451
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2010
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            Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action

            Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By on Earth Resources, Committee; Board on Earth Sciences & Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Policy and Global Affairs

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            Energy and mineral resources are essential for the nation's fundamental functions, its economy, and security. Nonfuel minerals are essential for the existence and operations of products that are used by people every day and are provided by various sectors of the mining industry. ...This title summarizes the findings of this study.
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            ISBN 9780309267441
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2013
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