Tag Archives: environmental science

Lively capital : biotechnologies, ethics, and governance in global markets

Title: Lively capital : biotechnologies, ethics, and governance in global markets
Author:  Klapötke, Thomas M
Call number: TP248.23.L784
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Synopsis:
Lively Capitalis an urgent and important collection of essays addressing the reconfigured relations between the life sciences and the market. Working at the intersection of science and technology studies and social and cultural anthropology, prominent scholars investigate the relationship of biotechnology to ethics, governance, and markets, as well as the new legal, social, cultural, and institutional mechanisms emerging to regulate biotechnology. They address matters such as genomics, pharmaceutical marketing, intellectual property, environmental science, clinical trials, and patient advocacy as they are playing out around the world, in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.Lively Capitalis not only about the commercialization of the life sciences: its institutional histories, epistemic formations, and systems of valuation. It is also about the lively affects-the emotions and desires-involved when technologies and research impinge on experiences of embodiment, kinship, identity, disability, citizenship, accumulation, or dispossession. At stake in the commodification of the life sciences are opportunities to intervene in and adjudicate matters of health, life, and death.
[As taken from Syndetics]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Environmental science : physical principles and applications
Editors: Egbert Boeker, Rienk van Grondelle
Call number: GE105.B671E           
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Synopsis:
This text examines problems that arise from the interaction between humans and the natural environment and considers how humans’ negative impact on the environment can be avoided or reduced. Material is presented from both a scientific and a social perspective. Coverage includes climatic change, energy conversion, the transport of pollutants, and experimental methods. Mathematics is introduced only where necessary, and is explained with derivation avoided. Learning features include chapter exercises and cases. The authors are affiliated with Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) [As taken from Syndetic Solutions, Inc.]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Environmental science : earth as a living planet [New edition] 
Authors: Daniel B. Botkin, Edward A. Keller
Call number: GE105.B749 2011  
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Synopsis:
An introductory textbook that presents the most important concepts in the study of the environment from an analytical and interdisciplinary perspective, and encourages students to formulate their own thoughts about environmental problems. The eighth edition offers:
-24 Chapters, (the seventh edition was 29 chapters)
-New streamlined text clears away the “jargon” to bring the issues and the science to the forefront
-New Chapter 24: Our Environmental Future provides a capstone chapter for the course. Data and research has been updated to provide the most up-to-date information in the field. [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Advances in environmental research
Editors: Charles V. Rades and Evan B. Tilesman 
Call number: GE140.A244 V1,GE140.A244 V2, GE140.A244 V3,GE140.A244 V4, GE140.A244 V5
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Synopsis:
Advances in environmental research from all over the world are documented in this loose collection of government studies and academic projects. Nova Science staff editors Rades and Tilesman (no credentials given) gather cutting-edge research on the tenuous and sometimes destructive relationship humans have with their surroundings, concentrating on such topics as pesticide poisoning in sub-Saharan Africa, the effects of power plants on the immediate environment and the acidification of boreal climate zones. Aimed at other researchers in the field, this book also provides data on negative environmental changes at the microscopic level. [As taken from Syndetic Solutions, Inc.]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title:
 Clean fuels in the marine sector
Editor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Call number: GC1015.2.C623
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Synopsis:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with other regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada, is considering whether to designate one or more SOx Emission Control Areas (SECAs) along the North American coastline, as provided for by MARPOL Annex VI. This addition to the international MARPOL treaty went into effect on 19 May 2005, and places limits on both NOx and SOx emissions. [As taken from Syndetic Solutions, Inc.]