- Series: Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics
- Hardcover: 800 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 15, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471813117
- ISBN-13: 978-0471813118
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.3 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,550,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Environment, Construction and Sustainable Development 1st Edition
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"it encapsulates current thinking within the civil engineering discipline on environmental impact mitigation." (Building Research & Information, Vol.30, No.2, 2002)
"...It is an excellent introduction to the environmental impact of construction, written by people who can write with some authority..." (Civil Engineering, 4 November 2002)
..."It is an excellent introduction to the environmental impact of construction .... " (Civil Engineering, 23 June 2003)
From the Back Cover
Environment, construction and sustainable development is an important contribution to the worldwide debate on sustainable development and the first to focus comprehensively on construction. It takes note of historical precedents and analyses future prospects in the light of inequitable use of resources and increasing demographic and socio-economic problems.
Volume 1 gives a detailed treatment of built development in a variety of geographical situations. Volume 2 explains further how each field of civil engineering can be related directly to natural resources and the environment. The two volumes are split into four parts dealing with effects of construction on resources, describing examples of these themes, identifying appropriate practical construction solutions and recognizing the economic and political realities that are faced in their implementation. It gives new emphasis to established solutions in recurrent situations and an integrated analysis of new options available for tackling problems in sustainable development.
This book will appeal to students and post-graduates of geography or civil engineering, and professionals in land use, transportation planning and earth and environment sciences.
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