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Geocryology: Characteristics and Use of Frozen Ground and Permafrost Landforms

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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 volu...

The Geology Companion: Essentials for Understanding the Earth

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Gary Prost, Benjamin Prost
December 7, 2017

This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in thei...

Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a Sustainable Environment

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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 ...

Air Pollution: Measurement, Modelling and Mitigation, Fourth Edition

Abhishek Tiwary, Ian Williams
June 27, 2018

This established textbook offers a one-stop, comprehensive coverage of air pollution, all in an easy-reading and accessible style. The fourth edition, broadly updated and developed throughout, includes a brand-new chapter providing a broader overview to the topic for general reading, and presents...

Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena

Michael J. Hambrey, Jürg C. Alean
June 01, 2018

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...

Engineering Karstology of Dams and Reservoirs

Petar Milanović
May 18, 2018

Karst terrains have been modified and adapted through a range of human activities as the need for flood control, irrigation, food production, hydropower production and other resources has increased. Successful reclamation projects require construction of dams and reservoirs. Karst...

Advances and Trends in Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics: Proceedings of the 10th International Scientific and Professional Conference on Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics (GCG 2017), October 10-13, 2017, Demänovská Dolina, Low Tatras, Slovakia

Soňa Molčíková, Viera Hurčíková, Vladislava Zelizňaková, Peter Blišt'an
April 23, 2018

The International Scientific and Professional Conference on Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics 2017 (GCG 2017) was organized under the auspices of the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Košice (SK), Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
February 28, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

Advances in Groundwater Governance

Karen G. Villholth, Elena Lopez-Gunn, Kirstin Conti, Alberto Garrido, Jac Van Der Gun
December 21, 2017

This book addresses groundwater governance, a subject internationally recognized as crucial and topical for enhancing and safeguarding the benefits of groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems to humanity, while ensuring water and food security under global change. The multiple and complex...

Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World

Anthony R. Fiorillo
December 15, 2017

Anthony Fiorillo has been exploring the Arctic since 1998. For him, like many others, the Arctic holds the romance of uncharted territory, extreme conditions, and the inevitable epic challenges that arise. For Fiorillo, however, the Arctic also holds the secrets of the history of life on Earth, and...

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design in Weak Rocks

Derek Martin, Peter Stacey
December 08, 2017

Weak rocks encountered in open pit mines cover a wide variety of materials, with properties ranging between soil and rock. As such, they can provide a significant challenge for the slope designer. For these materials, the mass strength can be the primary control in the design of the pit slopes,...

The Geology Companion: Essentials for Understanding the Earth

Gary Prost, Benjamin Prost
December 07, 2017

This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in...

GlobalSoilMap - Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe: Proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 Conference, July 4-6, 2017, Moscow, Russia

Dominique Arrouays, Igor Savin, Johan Leenaars, Alex B. McBratney
November 28, 2017

GlobalSoilMap: Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe contains contributions that were presented at the 2nd GlobalSoilMap conference, held 4-6 July 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation. These contributions demonstrate new developments in the GlobalSoilMap project and digital soil mapping...

Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section, Second Edition: A Colour Atlas

W.S. MacKenzie, A.E. Adams, K.H. Brodie
November 15, 2017

This concise, clear and handy–sized volume, aimed at the undergraduate level, provides an introduction to the observation, description and identifi cation in thin section, using the polarizing microscope, of samples of the commonlyoccurring rocks and minerals. Illustrated with a wealth of full...

Fractals: Concepts and Applications in Geosciences

Behzad Ghanbarian, Allen G. Hunt
November 14, 2017

This book provides theoretical concepts and applications of fractals and multifractals to a broad range of audiences from various scientific communities, such as petroleum, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, atmospheric research, and hydrology. In the first chapter, we introduce...

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