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International Council of Scientific Unions Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

Overview
Works: 278 works in 733 publications in 3 languages and 24,981 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Other, Responsible party
Classifications: QH545.N83, 574.5222
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A plague of rats and rubbervines : the growing threat of species invasions by Yvonne Baskin( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human love of novelty and desire to make one place look like another, coupled with massive increases in global trade and transport, are creating a growing economic and ecological threat. The same forces that are rapidly "McDonaldizing" the world's diverse cultures are also driving us toward an era of monotonous, weedy, and uniformly impoverished landscapes. Unique plant and animal communities are slowly succumbing to the world's "rats and rubbervines"--animals like zebra mussels and feral pigs, and plants like kudzu and water hyacinth--that, once moved into new territory, can disrupt human enterprise and well-being as well as native habitats and biodiversity. From songbird-eating snakes in Guam to cheatgrass in the Great Plains, "invasives" are wreaking havoc around the world. In A plague of rats and rubbervines, Yvonne Baskin draws on extensive research to provide an engaging and authoritative overview of the problem of harmful invasive alien species. She takes the reader on a worldwide tour of grasslands, gardens, waterways, and forests, describing the troubles caused by exotic organisms that run amok in new settings and examining how commerce and travel on an increasingly connected planet are exacerbating this oldest of human-created problems. She offers examples of potential solutions and profiles dedicated individuals worldwide who are working tirelessly to protect the places and creatures they love. While our attention is quick to focus on purposeful attempts to disrupt our lives and economies by releasing harmful biological agents, we often ignore equally serious but much more insidious threats, those that we inadvertently cause by our own seemingly harmless actions. This book takes a compelling look at this underappreciated problem and sets forth positive suggestions for what we, as consumers, can do to help
The work of nature : how the diversity of life sustains us by Yvonne Baskin( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Work of Nature, noted science writer Yvonne Baskin examines the threats posed to humans by the loss of biodiversity. She summarizes and explains key findings from the ecological sciences, highlighting examples from around the world where shifts in species have affected the provision of clean air, pure water, fertile soils, lush landscapes, and stable natural communities. Distilling and bringing to life the work of the world's leading ecologists, The Work of Nature is the first book of its kind to clearly explain the practical consequences of declining biodiversity on ecosystem health and functioning
Planet earth in jeopardy : environmental consequences of nuclear war by Lydia Dotto( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under ground : how creatures of mud and dirt shape our world by Yvonne Baskin( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dirt - the final frontier? Yvonne Baskin leads an intriguing tour of this virtually uncharted territory, from the polar desert of Antarctica to the coastal rain forests of Canada to the vanishing wetlands of the Mississippi River basin. She introduces exotic creatures from nematode worms and mud shrimps to mycorrhizal fungi and explores how their work sustains our green and productive world above. She also explores the alarming threats that air pollution, trawl fishing, wetland destruction, and other human impacts pose to these unique creatures and how their loss, in turn, affects our own well-being."--Jacket
The greenhouse effect, climatic change, and ecosystems by International Council of Scientific Unions( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis and assessment at an international level of the problems of increasing concentrations in the atmosphere of carbon dioxide and other gases and the greenhouse effect these have on climate change throughout the world
Environmental consequences of nuclear war( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oceans 2020 : science, trends, and the challenge of sustainability by J. G Field( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of essays analyzing the state of the world's oceans and identifying key issues for sustainable development
Greenhouse earth by Annika Nilsson( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate impact assessment : studies of the interaction of climate and society by Robert W Kates( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some perspectives of the major biogeochemical cycles by Gene E Likens( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur. Interactions between major biogeochemical cycles. Socio-economic impacts on biogeochemica cycles
Environmental impact assessment : principles and procedures by International Council of Scientific Unions( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and French and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow up to the 1977 publication by Plewes and Whitney. Invited papers were given at a two-day follow-up workshop in October 1983. This volume covers the first day of the workshop and emphasizes current practice in environmental impact assessment
Resilience and the behavior of large scale systems( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Risk assessment of environmental hazard by Robert W Kates( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effects of pollutants at the ecosystem level by Patrick J Sheehan( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental risk assessment by Anne V. T Whyte( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental risks. Establishing an overview of the problem. Identifying and estimating risks. Risk evaluations and national policy. Managing environmental risks. International colaboration in risk management
Environmental issues by Martin W Holdgate( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simulation modelling of environmental problems by François N Frenkiel( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environemntal problems. Simulation modelling and systems analysis. Purposes of environmental modelling. The decision-maker's outlook. The model builder'outlook. Environmental simulation modelling. Problem of modelling for decision-making. Case studies of simulation modelling. Recent experiment in simulation modelling for environmental management experience in simulation modelling for enviromental management in different countries. Possible areas for improvements. Priorities for improvements in enviromental modelling
The major biogeochemical cycles and their interactions by Consejo Internacional de Uniones Científicas( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practitioner's handbook on the modelling of dynamic change in ecosystems by J. N. R Jeffers( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carbon dioxide, climate, and society : proceedings of a IIASA workshop by J Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carbon Dioxide, Climate and Society contains the proceedings of a workshop organized by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis on February 21- 24, 1978. The papers explore the potential consequences of carbon dioxide for climate and society and considers the biogeochemical carbon cycle as a background for predicting future atmospheric concentrations of CO2. The state of knowledge regarding the impacts of increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations on climate and environment is also discussed, along with the implications of such knowledge (and lack thereof) for decision-making on
 
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A plague of rats and rubbervines : the growing threat of species invasions
Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Council for Science. Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

Comité scientifique sur les problèmes de l'environnement

Conseil international des unions scientifiques Comité scientifique chargé des problèmes de l'environnement

Conseil international des unions scientifiques Comité scientifique pour les problèmes d'environnement

Conseil international des unions scientifiques Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

ICSU-SCOPE

International Council of Scientific Unions Naučnyj Komitet Problemam Okruzajuščej Sredy

International Council of Scientific Unions Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

Naučnyj Komitet Problemam Okruzajuščej Sredy

S.C.O.P.E.

S.C.O.P.E. (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment)

Scientific committee on problems of the environment

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment of the International Council of Scientific Unions

Scientific Council on Problems of the Environment

SCOPE

SCOPE/ICSU

Scope (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment)

SKOPE

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環境問題科学委員会

Languages
English (148)

French (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
The work of nature : how the diversity of life sustains usPlanet earth in jeopardy : environmental consequences of nuclear warUnder ground : how creatures of mud and dirt shape our worldThe greenhouse effect, climatic change, and ecosystemsOceans 2020 : science, trends, and the challenge of sustainabilityGreenhouse earthResilience and the behavior of large scale systems