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The Poisoned Well

Author : Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
ISBN : 9781610913362
Genre : Nature
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The Poisoned Well offers vital strategies for citizens, community organizations, and public officials who want to fight the battle against pollutants.

Cartographies Of Danger

Author : Mark Monmonier
ISBN : 0226534189
Genre : Political Science
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No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this entertaining and immensely informative book, maps can tell us a lot about where we can anticipate certain hazards, but they can also be dangerously misleading. California, for example, takes earthquakes seriously, with a comprehensive program of seismic mapping, whereas Washington has been comparatively lax about earthquakes in Puget Sound. But as the Northridge earthquake in January 1994 demonstrated all too clearly to Californians, even reliable seismic-hazard maps can deceive anyone who misinterprets "known fault-lines" as the only places vulnerable to earthquakes. Important as it is to predict and prepare for catastrophic natural hazards, more subtle and persistent phenomena such as pollution and crime also pose serious dangers that we have to cope with on a daily basis. Hazard-zone maps highlight these more insidious hazards and raise awareness about them among planners, local officials, and the public. With the help of many maps illustrating examples from all corners of the United States, Monmonier demonstrates how hazard mapping reflects not just scientific understanding of hazards but also perceptions of risk and how risk can be reduced. Whether you live on a faultline or a coastline, near a toxic waste dump or an EMF-generating power line, you ignore this book's plain-language advice on geographic hazards and how to avoid them at your own peril. "No one should buy a home, rent an apartment, or even drink the local water without having read this fascinating cartographic alert on the dangers that lurk in our everyday lives. . . . Who has not asked where it is safe to live? Cartographies of Danger provides the answer."—H. J. de Blij, NBC News "Even if you're not interested in maps, you're almost certainly interested in hazards. And this book is one of the best places I've seen to learn about them in a highly entertaining and informative fashion."—John Casti, New Scientist

Understanding Environmental Law

Author : Philip Weinberg
ISBN : 9781422417393
Genre : Law
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Bibliography Of Agriculture

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ISBN : PSU:000057553603
Genre : Agriculture
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The Sierra Club Green Guide

Author : Andrew J. Feldman
ISBN : UOM:39015035749533
Genre : Environmental sciences
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Provides a directory of online databases and information resources concerning the environmental sciences and environmental protection

Protect Your Groundwater

Author : League of Women Voters Education Fund Staff
ISBN : IND:30000110539586
Genre : Groundwater
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Proceedings Of The Annual Institute

Author : Eastern Mineral Law Foundation (U.S.). Annual Institute
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060586893
Genre : Mining law
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Groundwater In The Great Plains

Author : Ric Jensen
ISBN : UIUC:30112116675353
Genre : Groundwater
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Guidebook For Local Groundwater Protection In Minnesota

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00376419X
Genre : Groundwater
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Health Promotion Strategies Through The Life Span

Author : Ruth Beckmann Murray
ISBN : UOM:39015050283947
Genre : Medical
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For Nursing Courses in Growth and Development, Health Promotion or Basic Clinical Theory in the Fundamentals of Nursing.Using a practical, holistic approach to the health care of individuals and families, this text offers specific guidelines for holistic health assessment, with suggested nursing interventions and health promotion strategies at each developmental stage from birth to death. Unique in its comprehensive, consistent, and integrated format, it covers the physical, cognitive, emotional, sociocultural and spiritual aspects of development for each life stage individually in equal depth and breadth.

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