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Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology

Siddan Anbazhagan, S.K. Subramanian, XIAOJUN YANG
March 31, 2017

With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can...

Field Hydrogeology: A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Preparation, Second Edition

John E. Moore
March 29, 2017

In recent years, the focus in hydrogeologic investigations has expanded to include aquifer sustainability as part of resource evaluations. While there are other books on the subject, Field Hydrogeology: A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Preparation provides the first integrated...

Soils and Human Health

Eric C. Brevik, Lynn C. Burgess
November 16, 2016

Despite the connections between soils and human health, there has not been a great amount of attention focused on this area when compared to many other fields of scientific and medical study. Soils and Human Health brings together authors from diverse fields with an interest in soils and human...

Geologic Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy

David R. Boden
November 07, 2016

Geothermal energy stands out because it can be used as a baseload resource. This book, unlike others, examines the geology related to geothermal applications. Geology dictates (a) how geothermal resources can be found, (b) the nature of the geothermal resource (such as liquid- or vapor-dominated)...

Palaeogeography and Palaeobiogeography: Biodiversity in Space and Time

Paul Upchurch, Alistair J. McGowan, Claire S.C. Slater
October 12, 2016

Biogeography represents one of the most complex and challenging aspects of macroevolutionary research, requiring input from both the earth and life sciences. Palaeogeographic reconstruction is frequently carried out by researchers with backgrounds in geology and palaeontology, who are less likely...

Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena

Michael J. Hambrey, Jürg C. Alean
September 19, 2016

Considering that glaciers and ice sheets cover about 10% of the Earth’s land surface in a world where human civilization is increasingly impacted by the effects of changing glacial activity, Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena presents itself as an indispensable guide for students, professionals, and...

Mining in the Himalayas: An Integrated Strategy

A.K. Soni
September 01, 2016

Himalaya, the world's most prominent mountain system of the world is a source of sustainence for the social, cultural and economic development of population across different countries. Unscientific, small-scale mining for harnessing reounrces including minerals has caused ecosystem damage....

Red Sea Geothermal Provinces

D. Chandrasekharam, Aref Lashin, Nassir Al Arifi, Abdulaziz M Al-Bassam
June 23, 2016

“Today, over two billion people in developing countries live without any electricity. They lead lives of misery, walking miles every day for water and firewood, just to survive. What if there was an existing, viable technology, that when developed to its highest potential could increase everyone’s...

Spatial Microsimulation with R

Robin Lovelace, Morgane Dumont
March 21, 2016

Generate and Analyze Multi-Level Data Spatial microsimulation involves the generation, analysis, and modeling of individual-level data allocated to geographical zones. Spatial Microsimulation with R is the first practical book to illustrate this approach in a modern statistical programming language...

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments within Arid Southern Africa and Adjoining Regions: Palaeoecology of Africa 33

Jürgen Runge
October 30, 2015

This book is volume 33 of the yearbook series ‘Palaeoecology of Africa’ presenting the outcome of a ‘tribute conference’ to the internationally recognized South African researcher and palynologist Professor Louis Scott. He has recently retired, but is continuing his active research career. The...

Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

John C. Pine
September 10, 2014

The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences.Following in the...

Fractured Rock Hydrogeology

John M. Sharp
June 05, 2014

Fractured rocks extend over much of the world, cropping out in shields, massifs, and the cores of major mountain ranges. They also form the basement below younger sedimentary rocks; at depth; they represent a continuous environment of extended and deep regional groundwater flow. Understanding of...