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The Geology Companion: Essentials for Understanding the Earth


Gary Prost, Benjamin Prost
December 4, 2015

The purpose of this book is to provide an accessible introduction to geosciences for a wide range of students and lay persons. This is a practical book for those who want to understand the earth, without the need to become scientific experts. It will provide readers with a quick, basic groundin...

Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a Sustainable Environment


Julie Kerr
August 18, 2017

The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s ...

Practical Handbook of Earth Science

Jane H. Hodgkinson, Frank D. Stacey
September 07, 2017

This self-contained handbook provides a carefully researched, compact source of key earth science information and data, logically sorted by subject matter, and then cross-referenced. Appealing to both experts and non-experts alike, the book presents earth science and environmental science as...

Open Channel Hydraulics, River Hydraulic Structures and Fluvial Geomorphology: For Engineers, Geomorphologists and Physical Geographers

Artur Radecki-Pawlik, Stefano Pagliara, Jan Hradecky
September 01, 2017

This book presents practical hydraulic and river engineering research along with fluvial geomorphological concepts, and links the theoretical and practical knowledge of people working every day with rivers, streams, and hydraulic structures to fluvial geomorphology. Besides providing a guide for...

Building Earth Observation Cameras

George Joseph
September 01, 2017

A System Engineer’s Guide to Building an Earth Observation Camera Building Earth Observation Cameras discusses the science and technology of building an electro-optical imaging system for a space platform from concept to space qualification and in-orbit evaluation. The book provides a broad...

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...

Rare Earth Elements in Ultramafic and Mafic Rocks and their Minerals: Minor and Accessory Minerals

Felix P. Lesnov
April 16, 2017

This book presents an extensive overview of literature published globally in the last decades on REE distribution in minor and accessory minerals from various types of ultramafic, mafic, and other plutonic rocks. It is a continuation of the author’s work published in 2010: Rare Earth Elements in...

Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization

Sebastiano Foti, Carlo G. Lai, Glenn J. Rix, Claudio Strobbia
March 31, 2017

Develop a Greater Understanding of How and Why Surface Wave Testing Works Using examples and case studies directly drawn from the authors’ experience, Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization addresses both the experimental and theoretical aspects of surface wave propagation in...

Numerical Simulation in Hydraulic Fracturing: Multiphysics Theory and Applications

Xinpu Shen, William Standifird
March 16, 2017

The expansion of unconventional petroleum resources in the recent decade and the rapid development of computational technology have provided the opportunity to develop and apply 3D numerical modeling technology to simulate the hydraulic fracturing of shale and tight sand formations. This book...

Dipmeter Surveys in Petroleum Exploration

Madhusadan Patil
December 27, 2016

Oil exploration requires proper understanding of the geological set-up of any area to make the process economical and effective. This involves geological, geophysical, geochemical surveys including studying the lateral variations in litho-stratigraphic units in the adjoining areas surrounding the...

Petrology of Polygenic Mafic-Ultramafic Massifs of the East Sakhalin Ophiolite Association

Felix P. Lesnov
December 22, 2016

The monograph is concerned with results of studies of petrology of mafic-ultramafic massifs as part of the East Sakhalin ophiolite association. It generalizes and interprets a large body of data (mainly original data) on geology, petrography, petrochemistry, and geochemistry of rocks; mineralogy...

Environmental Engineering V

Malgorzata Pawlowska, Lucjan Pawlowski
December 05, 2016

Poland, like other post-communist countries, is undergoing a transformation into a capitalist system. This transformation affects the country in many ways: economic, social, psychological and also ecological. Ecological problems are strongly connected with the political, economic and psychological...

California's Amazing Geology

Donald R. Prothero
December 02, 2016

California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the...

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...