Coal production and processing technology by M.R. Riazi, Rajender Gupta

By M.R. Riazi, Rajender Gupta

Coal creation and Processing Technology offers uniquely entire insurance of the most recent coal applied sciences utilized in every thing from mining to greenhouse fuel mitigation. that includes contributions from specialists in and academia, this book:

  • Discusses coal geology, characterization, beneficiation, combustion, coking, gasification, and liquefaction
  • Explores coalbed methane drilling, excavatability, floor creation, strata keep watch over, and longwall production
  • Tackles monetary, protection, and environmental matters, together with coal corporation valuations, mine emergency preparedness, and carbon management

Capturing cutting-edge wisdom from various features of the coal chain, Coal construction and Processing Technology bargains a holistic view of today’s coal in addition to a glance at destiny trends.

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The Yellow River : the problem of water in modern China by David A. Pietz

By David A. Pietz

Flowing throughout the center of the North China Plain―home to two hundred million people―the Yellow River sustains certainly one of China’s middle areas. but this important water offer has develop into hugely susceptible in contemporary many years, with in all likelihood severe repercussions for China’s financial, social, and political balance. The Yellow River is an investigative excursion to the resource of China’s modern water predicament, mapping the confluence of forces that experience formed the drawback that the world’s such a lot populous state now faces in handling its water reserves.

Chinese governments have lengthy struggled to keep up ecological balance alongside the Yellow River, project bold courses of canal and dike development to mitigate the consequences of recurrent droughts and floods. yet rather in the course of the Maoist years the North China simple was once notably re-engineered to make use of each drop of water for irrigation and hydroelectric iteration. As David A. Pietz exhibits, Maoist water administration from 1949 to 1976 forged an extended shadow over the reform interval, starting in 1978. quick city progress, business enlargement, and agricultural intensification over the last 3 a long time of China’s financial growth were learned on a water source base that used to be acutely compromised, with results which were tougher and expensive to beat with each one passing decade. Chronicling this complicated legacy, The Yellow River presents very important perception into how water demanding situations will have an effect on China’s direction as a twenty-first-century worldwide power.

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Agricultural Conservation: Converting Grassland to Cropland by United States Government Accountability Office

By United States Government Accountability Office

The nation's last grassland has a number of very important advantages, similar to supplying land for grazing and flora and fauna habitat for plenty of at-risk species. even though, over the last three centuries approximately 1/2 the grassland has been switched over to different makes use of, mostly cropland. as well as wasting very important grassland values, such conversions may end up in elevated spending on federal farm courses, reminiscent of crop coverage, particularly in marginal parts. This publication examines: the level of grassland conversions to cropland and the price of farm software funds for those newly switched over cropland acres; the relative significance of farm software funds as opposed to different components in manufacturers' judgements to transform grassland to cropland; and, any effect the Sodbuster conservation provision - which locations soil erosion criteria on yes switched over land - has had on proscribing grassland conversions. This ebook is an excerpted and edited version.

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Cases in Corporate Governance by Mr Robert T Wearing

By Mr Robert T Wearing

`Wearing has written an outstanding and hugely provocative booklet that does a very good task of introducing scholars to theories of company governance and exposing advanced truth events in a transparent and well-written demeanour' - The overseas magazine of Accounting

With in-depth research of 9 assorted situations, a number of of that have encouraged the codes and laws of company behaviour within the united kingdom and the US, this e-book explores the connection among governance perform and conception.

Each case offers readers the scope to research a customary scenario, its results, who the most actors have been and the way they behaved. The ebook underlines that there are often conflicting perspectives as to what `good' governance is. it's going to support scholars make clear their very own principles approximately why governance fails and what the potential suggestions are. priceless good points contain:

- Sound and entire insurance of comparable concept

- bankruptcy introductions

- A concluding bankruptcy that pulls jointly key strands of pondering

- dialogue questions

This booklet could be of curiosity to better point undergraduates and MSc/MBA scholars taking classes in company governance or comparable subjects.

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Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism by Gregory Allen Barton

By Gregory Allen Barton

Environmentalism started with the institution of the 1st empire wooded area in 1855 in British India. in the course of the moment 1/2 the 19th century, over ten in step with cent of the land floor of the earth turned secure as a public belief. The empire forestry flow unfold via India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S. and to different elements of the area. Gregory A. Barton's pioneering learn perspectives the origins of environmentalism in worldwide standpoint.

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The Yuma Reclamation Project: Irrigation, Indian Allotment, by Robert Sauder

By Robert Sauder

The Yuma Reclamation venture: Irrigation, Indian Allotment and cost alongside the reduce Colorado River offers a meticulously researched ancient account of the Yuma Reclamation undertaking (authorized in 1904), one of many first federal irrigation tasks within the Western usa. Chapters scrutinize intensive the myriad stumbling blocks encountered simply to get this system begun, its influence, and its legacy as much as the trendy day. A considerate research of financial and social in addition to environmental components of the time, The Yuma Reclamation venture is adequately thorough to meet expert students but completely obtainable to readers of all backgrounds. hugely prompt.

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Thymosins by Gerald Litwack (Eds.)

By Gerald Litwack (Eds.)

Thymosins, the most recent quantity within the Vitamins and Hormones series, first released in 1943, and the longest-running serial released by way of educational Press, offers updated info on thymosins study that spans new facts from molecular biology to the health facility.

Each quantity can specialize in a unmarried molecule or a illness that's with regards to supplements or hormones, with the subject largely interprested to incorporate similar ingredients, akin to transmitters, cytokines, progress elements, and others reviewed.

  • Provides state of the art experiences about the molecular and mobile biology of supplements and hormones
  • Contains services from world-renowned members
  • Includes insurance of an enormous array of topics
  • Presents In-depth, present info on the molecular to the medical levels

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Ecosystem Approaches and Oceans: Panel Presentations during by United Nations

By United Nations

The booklet offers prime quality panel shows and plenary discussions from delegations which ended in very important convergence of reviews. the realm of concentration of the assembly used to be surroundings ways and oceans. 20 person panelists made displays at the numerous facets of the subject. The displays exhibit lot extra is going on than were understood. still, much continues to be to be performed, specifically, to house concerns at the excessive seas the place wisdom and governance platforms are vulnerable.

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