Best Waste Management Books
Here you will get Best Waste Management Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Humanure Handbook, 4th Edition: Shit in a Nutshell
Author: by Joseph C. Jenkins
Published at: Joseph Jenkins, Inc.; 4th edition (May 6, 2019)
An updated edition of an underground classic This is the 4th edition of a self-published book that no respectable publisher would touch with a ten-foot shovel. The 1st edition was published in 1994 with a print run of 600 copies, which the author expected to watch decompose in his garage for the rest of his life.
Now, 24 years later, the book has sold over 70,000 print copies in the U.S. Alone, been translated in whole or in part into 21 languages and been published in foreign editions on four continents. The book has won numerous awards, including the Foreword Magazine Gold Medal, Readers Favorite Awards Gold Medal, Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deeming the book “Most Likely to Save the Planet.” The book has been mentioned on such diverse media outlets as: Mother Earth News, Whole Earth Review, Countryside Journal, The Journal of Environmental Quality, Natural Health, NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine, Organic Gardening Magazine, the History Channel, Tree House Masters, and many other national and international venues.
2. Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books)
Author: by Jen Green
Published at: B.E.S.; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2005)
What if everybody threw away old bottles and newspapers, littering the world with glass and plastic and tin cans that should be recycled and made into new products? Mr. Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by separating his trash for recycling.
When he takes them on a class trip to a recycling plant they learn the value of recycling. Part of every child’s development involves asking questions. Today, some of the most important questions kids ask are related to the natural environment.
The enlightening and entertaining four-book Why Should I? Series demonstrates the importance of protecting nature. Books present brief, entertaining stories that answer children’s questions and feature amusing color illustrations on every page. A note at the back of each book is for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to use these books most effectively.
3. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape
Author: by Brad Lancaster
Published at: Rainsource Press; 3rd edition (August 22, 2019)
2020 Independent Press Award Winner-Home & Garden Category Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition is the best-selling, award-winning guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement life-enhancing water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community.
This book enables you to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional plan specific to your site and needs. Clearly written with more than 290 illustrations, this full-color edition helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow yourself and your community with skills of self-reliance and cooperation, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat.
Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same.
4. Composting For Dummies
Author: by Cathy Cromell
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (February 8, 2010)
Back-to-basics gardening that will benefit the earth and your wallet! Want to use ordinary waste to create an extraordinary garden? Composting lets you turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free compost and mulch that’s chock-full of nutrients.
From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting an indoor worm-composting operation, Composting For Dummies makes these often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible for anyone! Digging into compost basics get a handle on the benefits of composting and the tools you’ll need to get started Choosing the best method and location find the best composting method and location that’s right for you, whether it’s above ground, in a hole, in a container or bin, or even right in your kitchen Building your pile learn which ingredients can go into your compost pile, what stays out, and how to mix it all up in the right proportions Stepping beyond traditional composting get the lowdown on vermicomposting (letting worms eat your garbage), growing green manures to compost later, and sheet composting in the same spot you plan to plant Open the book and find: A step-by-step guide to composting The right gear and tools for the job Tips on constructing your own composting containers and bins Materials you can safely compost (and those to avoid) Cover crops to improve your soil now and compost later Recommendations for using your finished compost What worms contribute to your compost Troubleshooting advice if your compost pile isn’t cooperating Learn to: Turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into nutrient-rich compost Build and maintain your own compost bin Use worms to aid in composting, both indoors and out Give your vegetable and flower gardens a boost of energy
5. Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Author: by Bea Johnson
Published at: Scribner; 45550th edition (April 9, 2013)
Bea Johnson is the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement. CNN The book that started the waste-free living movement, Zero Waste Livingrelates Bea Johnson’s inspirational personal story and provides practical tools and tips to help readers diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.
In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable forty percent, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been.
This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea’s experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids’ lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption.
6. PPI Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Water Resources and Environmental Depth Exam Problems, 2nd Edition – Contains 100 Practice Problems for the NCEES PE Civil Water Resources and Environmental Exam
Author: by R. Wane Schneiter PhD PE
Published at: PPI, A Kaplan Company; Second edition (February 17, 2015)
Still Spending Money On Toxic Fertilizers?Try This Instead! Have you ever been to a lush old forest and wondered how those majestic trees and thick bushes grow so happily without any help… While your garden threatens to die out within weeks if you don’t feed your plants with chemical fertilizers?
Well, nature is wise. A forest fertilizes itself with dead leaves and grass and all kinds of organic materials that turn into delightfully nutritious compost. It contains the EXACT nutrients that plants need for healthy growth – without the weird (and expensive) chemicals that contaminate the soil.So…
Why don’t you just repeat this process in your garden – or even in a bucket in your apartment? But composting is complicated and expensive, they say. It’s not worth the effort, they say. Compost stinks, they say.Guess what?Those are MYTHS.
When done correctly, composting is easy and cheap… And compost actually has a nice earthy smell so you can even make it indoors.But… How do you compost correctly? You simply grab this book and follow the step-by-step tutorials! This book will help you:Choose the perfect composting system for your home (you can literally get one for $13, so it won’t break the bank)Make sure that your compost pile has the right proportion of green and brown ingredientsPrevent your compost from rotting, drying out, or developing funny smellsFind the courage to invite some friendly worms to help you (this is called vermicomposting)Discover non-disgusting ways to fertilize your garden with your bodily wasteEnjoy a lush garden without the dangers of artificial fertilizers!
8. Surplus: The food waste guide for chefs
Author: by Vojtech Végh
Published at: Independently published (January 26, 2021)
Do you know how much food waste you create every day?Probably not. But it’s much more than you think. Surplus: The food waste guide for chefs is a thought-provoking book for every chef that wants to effectively reduce and prevent food waste in a restaurant’s kitchen.
Written by the founder of the first zero-waste vegan restaurant in the world, it includes a few short stories from the restaurant, and covers the topic of food waste and plant-based cooking from motivation and mindset tips, to practical steps of food waste prevention.
Believing that the food waste problem can be solved by combining a mindset change with technical knowledge, this book includes words of motivation and also an ingredient directory with tips on how to use every part of an ingredient, and a few zero-waste and plant-based recipes for inspiration.
The methods and steps described in the book can be applied in every professional kitchen, whether it’s a small bistro or a large restaurant. While this book is focused on the hospitality industry and professional chefs, the content provides a different viewpoint on the food waste solutions that can be valuable to anyone interested in reducing food waste or introducing plant-based options on the menu.
9. PPI PE Environmental Practice Exams – Mock Practice Exams for the PE Environmental Exam
Author: by R. Wane Schneiter PhD PE
Published at: PPI, A Kaplan Company; First edition (April 27, 2018)
Mock Practice Exams for the PE Environmental ExamThe best way to prepare for the PE Environmental exam is by taking PE Environmental Practice Exams. These practice exams closely mirror the complete exam experience by covering the six primary topics on the exam and matching the level of difficulty, length, and question format.
Two full-length practice exams, each with 80 multiple-choice problems (40 morning problems and 40 afternoon problems) cover the full range of exam topics. Fully explained solutions for each problem supplement your study regime and assess your readiness for the exam. The book also includes valuable exam tips, approaches, and insights to increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing.
Topics CoveredAirAssociated Engineering PrinciplesEnvironmental Health and SafetySite Assessment and RemediationSolid and Hazardous WasteWaterKey FeaturesConsistent with the exam scope and formatAssess problem-solving skills and reveal topics that require extra reviewDemonstrates the most efficient way to solve problemsIdentifies references used most often during the examSolve problems under exam-like timed conditionsBinding: PaperbackPublisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company The PE Environmental Practice Exams and its companion products are part of PPI’s best-selling exam-review series, used by more than 4 million engineers to prepare for their licensing exams.
10. Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
Author: by Adam Minter
Published at: Bloomsbury Publishing; Reprint edition (January 19, 2021)
From the author of Junkyard Planet, “an anthem to decluttering, recycling, making better quality goods and living a simpler life with less stuff.” -Associated PressDownsizing.Decluttering.Discarding. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want.
But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go? Sometimes across the country-or even halfway across the world-to people and places who find value in what we leave behind.
In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more.
Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all? Secondhand offers hopeful answers and hard truths.
11. PPI PE Environmental Review – A Complete Review Guide for the PE Environmental Exam
Author: by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
Published at: PPI, A Kaplan Company; First edition (January 7, 2019)
You need this book for your CBT preparation! The PE Environmental CBT exam is NOT open book. You will only be allowed to use the NCEES supplied electronic reference on the exam. Ensure exam day success with the new PE Environmental Review from Michael R.Lindeburg, PE.
PE Environmental Review offers the complete review for the new NCEES Environmental PE CBT exam. This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive reference manual available, and is designed to the exact order of the exam. Topics CoveredWater: Principles, Wastewater, Stormwater, Potable Water, Water ResourcesAir: Principles, Pollution ControlSolid and Hazardous Waste: Principles, Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste, Hazardous, Medical, and Radioactive WasteSite Assessment and RemediationEnvironmental Health and SafetyAssociated Engineering PrinciplesAbout the Exam The NCEES PE Environmental CBT Exam is a 9-hour computer-based exam.
It is closed book with an electronic reference. Examinees have 9 hours to complete the 80 question exam. The 9-hour time includes a tutorial and optional break. This exam uses both the International System of units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS).
12. Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have
Author: by Tatiana Schlossberg
Published at: Grand Central Publishing (August 27, 2019)
First Place Winner of the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award*”If you’re looking for something to cling to in what often feels like a hopeless conversation, Schlossberg’s darkly humorous, knowledge-is-power, eyes-wide-open approach may be just the thing.”-VogueFrom a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choices.
With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it.
By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel – Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England.
13. The Septic System Owner's Manual
Author: by Lloyd Kahn
Published at: Shelter Publications; Revised edition (February 1, 2007)
More than 28 million households have septic systems, but few homeowners know how they operate or how to maintain them. This clearly written, illustrated guide addresses that need, emphasizing conventional septic systems powered by gravity flow, filtering through soil, and the natural soil organisms that purify sewage.
The book discusses maintenance, what to do if things go wrong, and alternative systems such as mounds and sand filters. Additional chapters cover graywater systems, composting toilets, and a unique history of water-borne waste disposal. This expanded edition contains three new chapters.
14. Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
Author: by Edward Humes
Published at: Avery; Reprint edition (March 5, 2013)
A Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America’s biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trashThe average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year.
But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trashwhat’s in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity.
Along the way , he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you’ve ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles’ Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists residing in San Francisco’s dump, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can, but a single mason jar.
15. Waste Management for the Food Industries (Food Science and Technology)
Author: by Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis
Published at: Academic Press; 1st edition (November 30, 2007)
The continuously increasing human population, has resulted in a huge demand for processed and packaged foods. As a result of this demand, large amounts of water, air, electricity and fuel are consumed on a daily basis for food processing, transportation and preservation purposes.
Although not one of the most heavily polluting, the food industry does contribute to the increase in volume of waste produced as well as to the energy expended to do so. For the first time, nine separate food industry categories are thoroughly investigated in Waste Management for the Food Industries in an effort to help combat this already acute problem.
The current state of environmental management systems is described, offering comparisons of global legislation rarely found in other resources. An extensive review of commercial equipment, including advantages and disadvantages per employed waste management technique, offers a unique perspective for any academic, student, professional, and/or consultant in the food, agriculture and environmental industries.