Open Access Book Collection in Environmental Sciences

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Check out our most influential open access titles in Environmental Sciences published between 2016 and 2021. We observe some extraordinary performances of these books and their impact on both academic and non-academic communities. Springer has been a pioneer in OA book publication with over 1,300 titles readily accessible on SpringerLink. We have rich resources to support OA book publication and experienced Publishing Editors who are committed to providing support you need. Why not contact our Publishing Editors and start discussing your OA book project?

The titles with a great impact: 2016-2021

*All books can be downloaded as complete titles or as chapters.

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Aquaponics Food Production Systems

“This book is a really good and important source of information for professionals, decision-makers, and even those who are just interested in this novel, or, being more precise, re-invented method of sustainable food production.” (Laszlo Stündl, Ecocycles, Vol. 5 (1), 2019)

121 Citations, 54 Mentions, 939K Downloads 

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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas, Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice

199 Citations, 328 Mentions, 735K Downloads 


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The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People 

“This is a landmark piece of work focused on a region that is a hotspot for climate change impacts.” (Damian Carrington, The Guardian,, February 04, 2019)

191 Citations, 2K Mentions, 701K Downloads 

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Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies

72 Citations, 30 Mentions, 750K Downloads 

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Manual of Digital Earth

58 Citations, 288 Mentions, 713K Downloads  

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Microplastics in Freshwater 

349 Citations, 239 Mentions, 676K Downloads 

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Integrated Groundwater Management

“Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges is a comprehensive, thorough review of the complex problem of groundwater management. … This is a highly recommended resource. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (E. Gomezdelcampo, Choice, Vol. 54 (9), May, 2017)

197 Citations, 30 Mentions, 605K Downloads 

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Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities

63 Citations, 67 Mentions, 569K Downloads 

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Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

89 Citations, 16 Mentions, 566K Downloads 

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Loss and Damage from Climate Change

“Loss and Damage from Climate Change is a very welcome addition to the continuously growing body of work on L&D. More than a review of the state-of-the-art, the book also acts as a positive heuristic for L&D scholarship, pointing the way forward for new comers and seasoned veterans alike. The editors and contributing authors are all to be commended for producing such a comprehensive, thought provoking and accessible guide … .” (Chad S. Boda, Climatic Change, Vol. 156, 2019)

106 Citations, 167 Mentions, 436K Downloads