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Advanced Geoinformation Science

Chaowei Yang, David Wong, Qianjun Miao, Ruixin Yang
September 12, 2017

Many of the challenges of the next century will have physical dimensions, such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and climate change as well as human dimensions such as economic crises, epidemics, and emergency responses. With pioneering editors and expert contributors, Advanced Geoinformation Science...

Endocrine Disruption Modeling

James Devillers
September 12, 2017

Uses Computational Tools to Simulate Endocrine Disruption Phenomena Endocrine Disruption Modeling provides a practical overview of the current approaches for modeling endocrine activity and the related potential adverse effects they may induce on environmental and human health. Based on the...

Marine Pollution and Climate Change

Andres Hugo Arias, Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchio
September 11, 2017

This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global...

Embedding New Technologies into Society: A Regulatory, Ethical and Societal Perspective

Diana M. Bowman, Elen Stokes, Arie Rip
September 11, 2017

The embedding of any new technologies in society is challenging. The evolving state of the scientific art, often-unquantifiable risks and ill-defined developmental trajectories have the potential to hinder innovation and/or the commercial success of a technology. The are, however, a number of tools...

Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation

N.S. Bolan, M.B. Kirkham, Y.S. Ok
September 07, 2017

The remediation of mine spoil is a global environmental issue affecting most nations. This book covers both the fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine site spoils. It follows three major themes including characterisation of mine site spoils; remediation of...

First Responders Handbook: An Introduction, Second Edition

Michael L. Madigan
September 07, 2017

The objective of this handbook is to make available in a quick reference form, the information to enhance and support the response capabilities of firefighters, emergency medical technicians, hazardous materials response teams, law enforcement officers, bomb squads, medical doctors and nurses,...

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Jingxin Wang
September 01, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is...

Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications

M. Eric Benbow, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Aaron M. Tarone
September 01, 2017

Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and historically understood natural systems to give us a...

Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Amy J. Forsgren
September 01, 2017

This book describes the sources of water contamination by PAHs and their transportation and fate in natural aquatic systems. It then discusses, from the analytical chemist’s view, how to determine the presence of PAHs in water and wastewater, and the changes in PAH concentration during treatment...

WASTES – Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities II: Selected Papers from the 4th Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Porto, Portugal, 25-26 September 2017

Candida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro, Maria de Lurdes Lopes
August 31, 2017

Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities II contains selected papers presented at the 4th edition of the International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, that took place 25-26 September 2017 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal....

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health

Ruth M. Pfeiffer, Mitchell H. Gail
August 30, 2017

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health provides theory and examples to demonstrate the importance of absolute risk in counseling patients, devising public health strategies, and clinical management. The book provides sufficient technical detail to allow...

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Practices

Ruiliang Pu
August 30, 2017

Advanced imaging spectral technology and hyperspectral analysis techniques for multiple applications are the key features of the book. This book will present in one volume complete solutions from concepts, fundamentals, and methods of acquisition of hyperspectral data to analyses and applications...