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Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach

Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach

Vera M. Kolb

August 22, 2014

Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach provides a full course in astrobiology with an emphasis on abiogenesis and evolution. The book presents astrobiology both as a developing science and as the science of the future. The origins of life and the possibility of life elsewhere continues to be a...

GeoComputation, Second Edition

GeoComputation, Second Edition

Robert J. Abrahart, Linda M. See

June 23, 2014

A revision of Openshaw and Abrahart’s seminal work, GeoComputation, Second Edition retains influences of its originators while also providing updated, state-of-the-art information on changes in the computational environment. In keeping with the field’s development, this new edition takes a broader...

Geographical Information Systems: Trends and Technologies

Geographical Information Systems: Trends and Technologies

Elaheh Pourabbas

May 16, 2014

Web services, cloud computing, location based services, NoSQLdatabases, and Semantic Web offer new ways of accessing, analyzing, and elaborating geo-spatial information in both real-world and virtual spaces. This book explores the how-to of the most promising recurrent technologies and trends in...

Soil Physics: An Introduction

Soil Physics: An Introduction

Manoj K. Shukla

November 26, 2013

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, this book covers important soil physical properties, critical physical processes involving energy and mass transport, movement and retention of water and solutes through soil profile, soil temperature regimes and aeration, and plant-water relations....

Wavelets and Fractals in Earth System Sciences

Wavelets and Fractals in Earth System Sciences

E. Chandrasekhar, V. P. Dimri, V. M. Gadre

November 20, 2013

The subject of wavelet analysis and fractal analysis is fast developing and has drawn a great deal of attention in varied disciplines of science and engineering. Over the past couple of decades, wavelets, multiresolution, and multifractal analyses have been formalized into a thorough mathematical...

Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content

Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content

George P. Petropoulos

October 28, 2013

Integrating decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field, Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods and modeling techniques employed for deriving spatio-temporal estimates of energy fluxes and soil surface moisture...

GIS Fundamentals, Second Edition

GIS Fundamentals, Second Edition

Stephen Wise

September 25, 2013

With GIS technology increasingly available to a wider audience on devices from apps on smartphones to satnavs in cars, many people routinely use spatial data in a way which used to be the preserve of GIS specialists. However spatial data is stored and analyzed on a computer still tends to be...

Spatial Mathematics: Theory and Practice through Mapping

Spatial Mathematics: Theory and Practice through Mapping

Sandra Lach Arlinghaus, Joseph J. Kerski

June 26, 2013

In terms of statistics, GIS offers many connections. With GIS, data are gathered, displayed, summarized, examined, and interpreted to discover patterns. Spatial Mathematics: Theory and Practice through Mapping uses GIS as a platform to teach mathematical concepts and skills through visualization of...

Planetary Science: The Science of Planets around Stars, Second Edition

Planetary Science: The Science of Planets around Stars, Second Edition

George H. A. Cole, Michael M. Woolfson

June 10, 2013

Since the publication of the popular first edition, stellar and planetary scientists have produced numerous new observations, theories, and interpretations, including the "demotion" of our former ninth planet Pluto as a dwarf planet. Covering all of these new discoveries, Planetary Science: The...

Mathematical Morphology in Geomorphology and GISci

Mathematical Morphology in Geomorphology and GISci

Behara Seshadri Daya Sagar

May 29, 2013

Mathematical Morphology in Geomorphology and GISci presents a multitude of mathematical morphological approaches for processing and analyzing digital images in quantitative geomorphology and geographic information science (GISci). Covering many interdisciplinary applications, the book explains how...

Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics, Second Edition

Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics, Second Edition

C.J. van der Veen

March 26, 2013

Measuring, monitoring, and modeling technologies and methods changed the field of glaciology significantly in the 14 years since the publication of the first edition of Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics. Designed to help readers achieve the basic level of understanding required to describe and model...

Geomorphology

Geomorphology

Mateo Gutierrez

December 07, 2012

This book provides a detailed coverage of the landforms of Planet Earth and the processes that shaped them. The study of these morphologies, some of which formed during past geological periods under environmental conditions very different from those of today, makes it possible to reconstruct the...