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Ecopreneuring: The Complete Guide to Small Business Opportunities from the Environmental Revolution

Ecopreneuring: The Complete Guide to Small Business Opportunities from the Environmental Revolution Lowest new price: $58.71
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Author: Steven J. Bennett

An ecopreneur can be anyone who wants to be successful at earning a living by solving environmental problems. Focuses on small scale start-ups and provides information on basic entrepreneuring, including how to get the necessary training, developing viable ecobusiness ideas, funding an ecobusiness, marketing, and managing growth. Also covered are specific ecobusiness opportunities in the fields of recycling and waste reduction techniques and providing products and services for the environmentally aware lifestyle.


Hanford: A Conversation about Nuclear Waste and Cleanup

Hanford: A Conversation about Nuclear Waste and Cleanup Lowest new price: $36.66
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Author: Roy E. Gephart
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Gephart, a geohydrologist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, has written a thorough history of the Hanford nuclear reservation in Hanford, Washington that's accessible to the non-specialist. The main issues discussed are the site's history and changing functions and the process involved in its cleanup. The latter is described in exacting detail, with examples from other sites; discussion of waste and nuclear materials; environmental regulations and cleanup agreement; the administration of the cleanup; and the science, economics, and risk involved. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Design and Retrofit of Wastewater Treatment Plants for Biological Nutritient Removal, Volume V

Design and Retrofit of Wastewater Treatment Plants for Biological Nutritient Removal, Volume V Lowest new price: $812.55
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This book presents information that can be used for the design and operation of wastewater treatment plants that utilize biological nutrient removal processes, i.e., processes that utilize biological mechanisms instead of chemical mechanisms, to remove phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewaters. The book provides: basic fundamentals, concepts, and theories; design of prefermentation units, various types of BNR systems, and secondary clarifiers; retrofitting conventional activated sludge plants; modeling considerations; and special considerations for BNR systems. It includes full-scale and pilot plant case histories, design examples, and retrofit of existing plants.


Extraordinary Play with Ordinary Things (Homegrown)

Extraordinary Play with Ordinary Things (Homegrown) Lowest new price: $19.09
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Author: Barbara Sher

Fun games to play for children 2-12 that enrich motor skills and use only recycled materials found around the house. Each chapter is dedicated to all the games possible with a particular material. For example there is a chapter on games with cans, another on cartons and another on mismatched socks. A list of the motor lessons each game teaches is given. Lessons on skills such as balance, eye-hand coordination and spatial relationships.


Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things: How to Craft Eco-Garments and Sneaky Snack Kits, Create Green Cleaners, and more

Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things: How to Craft Eco-Garments and Sneaky Snack Kits, Create Green Cleaners, and more Lowest new price: $8.37
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Author: Cy Tymony
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Ingenuity has met its match and his name is Cy Tymony. In his book, Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things, Cy combines the sneaky fun of his Sneaky Uses series with the growing interest in green living. The result is an easy-to-practice manual for conserving energy.

The book includes 40 projects using green techniques with step-by-step instructions, as well as illustrations and directions for an Earth-friendly existence. Projects are enjoyable for kids and also engaging for adults.

* Made from 100 percent usable information that really does conserve energy and improve the way we live.

* Contains sneaky things we can do to go green and includes a helpful energy reduction section that is full of tips and resources, making energy conservation easy.

* "I discovered Cy Tymony...There, amid the pages of hand-drawn illustrations, were the kinds of projects I hadn't seen in years...Thank you, Cy, for reinvigorating those creative juices [and] opening up the world of tinkering and creativity to a whole new generation of hobbyists looking to get their hands dirty with new and exciting projects." --Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Science Friday

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Beyond Recycling: A Re-user's Guide: 336 Practical Tips to Save Money and Protect the Environment

Beyond Recycling: A Re-user's Guide: 336 Practical Tips to Save Money and Protect the Environment Lowest new price: $10.81
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Author: Kathy Stein

Describes money-saving ways to re-use common products--many of which are not currently accepted for commercial recycling


Design, Construction, and Monitoring of Landfills

Design, Construction, and Monitoring of Landfills Lowest new price: $168.71
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Author: Amalendu Bagchi

Design, Construction, and Monitoring of Landfills A New Edition of the reference book more professionals are turning to— Like its successful first edition, this updated Second Edition of Design, Construction, and Monitoring of Landfills provides easy access to the current theory and practice of landfill engineering. Using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, it serves as the ideal desk reference for environmental, civil, and geotechnical engineers, hydrogeologists, and others involved in hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal. This new edition features material on landfill operation, the latest advances in waste handling, and new liner and cover technologies. This book offers a wealth of state-of-the-art information, such as:

  • Landfill site selection methods
  • Maintaining quality control during construction
  • The economic analysis of landfills
  • The fundamentals of landfill monitoring
  • Attenuation: how it works, factors affecting it, the design of attenuation landfills
  • Strategies for dealing with leachate, gas, and storm water
  • How to estimate the costs of construction, operation, final closure, and long-term monitoring of landfills
No other single source offers as much time- and money-saving information on landfills as Design, Construction, and Monitoring of Landfills by Amalendu Bagchi. For government agencies, consulting firms, environmental engineers, and others involved in waste management, it is sure to become a standard reference. Of related interest… Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring Robert Gibbons 1994 (0-471-58707-9) 256 pp. Waste Containment Systems; Waste Stabilization and Landfills: Design and Evaluation Hari D. Sharma and Sangeeta P. Lewis 1994 (0-471-57536-4) 528 pp.

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Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Management Lowest new price: $32.95
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Author: Charles A. Wentz

In dealing with all phases of hazardous waste management, this text integrates scientific and engineering principles with legislation, regulation, technology and business related matters. New to this edition are case studies and engineering problems.


Understanding Radioactive Waste

Understanding Radioactive Waste Lowest new price: $40.00
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Author: Raymond L. Murray
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Murray (emeritus, nuclear engineering, North Carolina State U.) uses non-technical language to describe the scientific issues surrounding the handling and hazards of nuclear waste. Chapters cover such topics as the biological effects of radiation, storage and reprocessing of fuels, transportation of waste, treatment of low-level waste, disposal of various kinds of waste, and laws and regulation. Given Murray's history with the Manhattan project, with the design of the first nuclear reactor, and as the executive editor of the Journal of Nuclear Energy , the generally reassuring tone is unsurprising. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Conservation Handbook: Research, Management and Policy

The Conservation Handbook: Research, Management and Policy Lowest new price: $49.80
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Author: William J. Sutherland
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Textbooks on the principles of conservation biology abound. Yet, how does one put this theoretical knowledge into practice? The aim of The Conservation Handbook is to provide clear guidance on the implementation of conservation techniques. The wide range of methods described include those for ecological research, monitoring, planning, education, habitat management and combining conservation with development. Nineteen case studies illustrate how the methods have been applied. The book will be of interest to conservation biology students and practicing conservationists worldwide.

For each copy of the book sold, another copy will be sent free to a practicing conservationist outside Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.


  • Foreword by E. O. Wilson.
  • Concise, practical guide packed full of ideas, methods and advice.
  • Provides solutions for the main conservation problems most commonly encountered.
  • 18 global case studies illustrate the application of techniques.
  • The Conservation Handbook Donations Project
    this book is being sent free to those practising conservationists outside Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan who are otherwise unlikely to obtain a copy. These copies are provided at cost price by Blackwell Science, the publisher, and paid for with the author''s royalties. Each book sold means another one will be donated.

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