Heat Islands: Understanding and Mitigating Heat in Urban Areas

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Heat Islands: Understanding and Mitigating Heat in Urban Areas - Gartland, Lisa Mummery
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Heat islands are urban and suburban areas that are significantly warmer than their surroundings. Traditional, highly absorptive construction materials and a lack of effective landscaping are their main causes. Heat island problems, in terms of increased energy consumption, reduced air quality and effects on human health and mortality, are becoming more pressing as cities continue to grow and sprawl. This comprehensive book brings together the latest information about heat islands and their mitigation. The book describes how ...

Heat Islands: Understanding and Mitigating Heat in Urban Areas 2010, Earthscan Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849712989

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Heat Islands: Understanding and Mitigating Heat in Urban Areas 2008, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781844072507

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