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The African Neogene - Climate, Environments and People: Palaeoecology of Africa 34

Jürgen Runge
October 26, 2017

During the Neogene – covering the last 23 Million years – the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong...

Indian Ocean Resources and Technology

Ganpat Singh Roonwal
October 25, 2017

The current scenario provides an ideal opportunity to confer higher priority to the marine resources of the Indian Ocean, particularly in terms of integrated management of the deep sea, shallow sea and coastal resources. This will maximize their potential in the sustainable development goal (SDG)...

Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks

Edward J. Petuch
October 23, 2017

Shallow water marine molluscan faunas are distributed in a pattern of distinct, geographically definable areas. This makes mollusks ideal for studying the distribution of organisms in the marine environment and the processes and patterns that control their evolution. Biogeography and Biodiversity...

Geocryology: Characteristics and Use of Frozen Ground and Permafrost Landforms

Stuart A. Harris, Anatoli Brouchkov, Cheng Guodong
September 28, 2017

This book provides a general survey of Geocryology, which is the study of frozen ground called permafrost. Frozen ground is the product of cold climates as well as a variety of environmental factors. Its major characteristic is the accumulation of large quantities of ice which may exceed 90% by...

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...

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