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Environmental Science

Managing Geo-Based Challenges

World-Wide Case Studies and Sustainable Local Solutions

Authors: Baban, Serwan M. J.

  • Explores in depth sustainable development issues from a locally-driven and practical perspective
  • Integrates relevant research findings and practical implementation based on the author's extensive international experience
  • Provides numerous case studies form diverse climates to demonstrate new technologies and proactive approaches
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
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About this book

This book provides sound conceptual understanding of the current approach to management and decision making regarding geo-based challenges in developing countries that tend to suffer from information poverty and subjectivity and are reactive. The book also provides the necessary technical tools to energize research thinking and develop locally driven practical and sustainable solutions, ultimately moving management and decision making from being reactive to being proactive. This book fills a void as there are no published books to show the way forward or to present real case studies for this purpose.

Case studies that utilize new technologies and scientific thinking are presented for developing sustainable management options based either on producing local applied research or on utilising relevant international research. These case studies are based on the author's first-hand experiences in arid/semi-arid (Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan), temperate (UK) and tropical environments (Malaysia, the Caribbean region, Indonesia and Australia).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Early Influences and Career Evolution

    Baban, Serwan M. J.

    Pages 1-37

  • Geo-hazards Science and Management

    Baban, Serwan M. J.

    Pages 39-71

  • Water Resources Science and Management

    Baban, Serwan M. J.

    Pages 73-105

  • Land Use/Cover, Agriculture and Biodiversity Research

    Baban, Serwan M. J.

    Pages 107-141

  • Suitability Science and Management

    Baban, Serwan M. J.

    Pages 143-166

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07380-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07379-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36039-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Geo-Based Challenges
Book Subtitle
World-Wide Case Studies and Sustainable Local Solutions
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07380-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07380-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07379-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36039-3
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 228
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
Topics