Nowadays, environmental issues including air and water pollution, climate
change, overexploitation of marine ecosystems, exhaustion of fossil resources,
conservation of biodiversity are receiving major attention from the public,
stakeholders and scholars from the local to the planetary scales. It is now
clearly recognized that human activities yield major ecological and environ-
mental stresses with irreversible loss of species, destruction of habitat or cli-
mate catastrophes as the most dramatic examples of their eﬀects.
I often enjoy my lunch at a small café named Holly Berry’s. It’s
one of those places where people quickly know your name, at
least your first name, where congeniality and food are offered
with equal gusto. I was talking to Jack, who most folks would describe
as a cook until they taste his food, at which point he’d be
better described as a chef. Jack asked me if I was writing a book
while on sabbatical and I said that I was, one about the concept of
the balance of nature. Jack allowed as to how he had not given a
great deal of thought to the...
SRH programs can help improve the nutritional status of women and their
children and advance progress on the hunger and maternal and child health
targets. Supplemental feeding programs for pregnant women, improving wom-
en’s knowledge of the nutritional requirements of themselves and their children
and increasing women’s power to negotiate access to needed nutrition must
be part of a multi-intervention strategy. Closely spaced pregnancies and the
associated high fertility levels place women at an increased risk of anemia and
other conditions of absolute and relative malnutrition.
The present “Solar Energy” science book hopefully opens a series of other first-hand texts in new technologies with practical impact and subsequent interest. They might include the ecological combustion of fossil fuels, space technology in the benefit of local and remote communities, new trends in the development of secure Internet Communications on an interplanetary scale, new breakthroughs in the propulsion technology and others.