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Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning

1st Edition

Elizabeth Mossop
November 06, 2018

This book aims to discuss contemporary ideas about planning and design for coastal resilience, how our thinking about the coast has changed to be far more dynamic and less stable, and to include a better understanding of the implications of climate change. Specifically, the book articulates what...

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Alexandra Toland, Jay Stratton Noller, Gerd Wessolek
November 01, 2018

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene is an investigation of the cultural meanings, representations, and values of soil in a time of planetary change. The book offers critical reflections on some of the most challenging environmental problems of our time, including land...

Geographical Information Science

1st Edition

Narayan Panigrahi
October 31, 2018

Over the last decade, GIS (geographical information systems) has established itself as a collaborative information processing system that is increasing in popularity. Yet this interdisciplinary field is not available to the vast community of students and academicians as a subject of study.This book...

Agent-Based Modeling of Environmental Conflict and Cooperation

1st Edition

Todd K. BenDor, Jürgen Scheffran
October 31, 2018

This book examines the recent development and use of computer modeling and simulation as an important tool for understanding environmental and resource-based conflicts and for finding pathways for conflict resolution and cooperation. It introduces a new, innovative technique for using agent-based...

Reservoir Sedimentation: Assessment and Environmental Controls

1st Edition

Kumkum Bhattacharyya, Vijay P. Singh
October 30, 2018

This book appraises the issues of sedimentation in reservoirs and discusses measures that can be employed for the effective management of sediment to prolong the operational life of reservoirs. It provides information for professional consultants and policymakers to enable them to manage dams in...

Neotropical Birds

1st Edition

Jeffrey A. Stratford
October 26, 2018

The growth of studies from the Neotropics stands in stark contrast with the threats facing neotropical birds. Forest fragmentation, and destructive projects, such as dams, will obliterate large tracts of tropical habitat. New threats to birds includes rapidly expanding palm oil plantations,...

Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Oceans

1st Edition

Xiaofeng Li, Huadong Guo, Kun-Shan Chen, Xiaofeng Yang
October 26, 2018

SAR remote sensing for ocean and coast monitoring has become a very popular area of geoscience and remote sensing research in recent years. This book is focused on ocean dynamical studies of sea surface phenomena, air-sea interactions, anthropogenic object detection and radar imaging mechanisms....

Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

1st Edition

Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
October 25, 2018

During the past 30 years, industrialization has fundamentally changed traditional rural life and agricultural practices in China. While the incomes of farmers have increased, serious issues have been raised concerning the environment, resource depletion, and food safety. In response, the Chinese...

Integrated Life-Cycle and Risk Assessment for Industrial Processes and Products

2nd Edition

Guido Sonnemann, Michael Tsang, Marta Schuhmacher
October 24, 2018

The book covers the use of life-cycle assessment, risk assessment, and a combined framework of the two in the evaluation of environmental damages and sustainability constraints. The new edition will take into account new developments in the last 10 years and will extend the scope of the book to...

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management

1st Edition

R. S. Dwivedi
October 18, 2018

Land degradation is caused by multiple forces, including extreme weather conditions particularly drought, and human activities that pollute or degrade the quality of soils and land utility negatively affecting food production, livelihoods, and the production and provision of other ecosystem goods...

Image Processing and Data Analysis with ERDAS IMAGINE®

1st Edition

Stacy A.C. Nelson, Siamak Khorram
October 18, 2018

Globally, a wide variety of organizations rely on ERDAS IMAGINE® daily, including local, state and national mapping agencies, transportation departments, defense organizations, engineering and utility companies and many more. ERDAS IMAGINE® is a powerful software package used to collect, process,...

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources: Proceedings of the International Forum-Contest of Young Researchers, April 18-20, 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia

1st Edition

Vladimir Litvinenko
October 16, 2018

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources contains the contributions presented at International Forum-Contest of Young Researchers 2018 (St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, 18-20 April 2018). The Forum-Contest is an excellent opportunity for young researchers to present their work...

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