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Hardcover | 213pg | Facts on File | November 2009 ISBN10: 0816072000 | ISBN13: 97808160720002
Environmental Engineering: Designing a Sustainable Future
Environmental Engineering: Designing a Sustainable Future examines how this field, which incorporates not only aspects of art and design but also physics, geology, ecology, and the chemistry of matter, evolved from a discipline of civil engineering. Environmental engineers learn how to work with nature to improve and control the quality of the land, air, and water for the benefit of human and nonhuman cohabitation. Sidebars, figures, and case studies enhance fundamental concepts and examine urgent issues related to the “natural future” of the environment.
The volume includes information on:
- Ecological and energy “architecture”
- Energy-efficient electronics
- Innovations in personal vehicles
- Landscape design
- Solar homes
- Sustainable manufacturing
- Transit systems
The book contains 50 color photographs and line illustrations, five appendixes, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Green Technology is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide.