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Geocryology: Characteristics and Use of Frozen Ground and Permafrost Landforms

1st Edition

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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

1st Edition

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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

1st Edition

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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 ...

Building Earth Observation Cameras

1st Edition

George Joseph
October 02, 2019

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...

Classical Mechanics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

1st Edition

Osamu Morita
August 26, 2019

This textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students outlines and provides links between classical mechanics and geophysical fluid dynamics. It is particularly suitable for the mechanics and fluids dynamics courses of geophysics, meteorology, or oceanography students as well as serving as a...

Earth Materials: Components of a Diverse Planet

1st Edition

Dexter Perkins, Kevin R. Henke, Adam C. Simon, Lance D. Yarbrough
August 13, 2019

There is a large and growing need for a textbook that can form the basis for integrated classes that look at minerals, rocks, and other Earth materials. Despite the need, no high-quality book is available for such a course. Earth Materials is a wide-ranging undergraduate textbook that covers all...

The Origin of Snakes: Morphology and the Fossil Record

1st Edition

Michael Wayne Caldwell
August 03, 2019

This book presents perspectives on the past and present state of the understanding of snake origins. It reviews and critiques data and ideas from paleontology and neontology (herpetology), as well as ideas from morphological and molecular phylogenetics. The author reviews the anatomy and morphology...

Investigating Groundwater

1st Edition

Ian Acworth
March 28, 2019

Investigating Groundwater provides an integrated approach to the challenges associated with locating groundwater. Uniquely, the book provides a review of the wide range of techniques that can be deployed to investigate this important resource. Many of the practical examples given are based upon...

Geocomputation with R

1st Edition

Robin Lovelace, Jakub Nowosad, Jannes Muenchow
March 25, 2019

Geocomputation with R is for people who want to analyze, visualize and model geographic data with open source software. It is based on R, a statistical programming language that has powerful data processing, visualization, and geospatial capabilities. The book equips you with the knowledge and...

Natural Stone and World Heritage: Salamanca (Spain)

1st Edition

Dolores Pereira
February 05, 2019

Heritage stones are those stones that have been used for many years, even centuries, to build the historic buildings and monuments of places around the world. Some of these stones are still being used for construction, but others are no longer used, either because quarries were exhausted or closed...

Geothermal Systems and Energy Resources: Turkey and Greece

1st Edition

Alper Baba, Jochen Bundschuh, D. Chandrasekharam
January 03, 2019

In the region comprising Turkey and Greece, people have been using water from geothermal sources for bathing and washing of clothes since ancient times. This region falls within the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt and hence is a locus of active volcanism and tectonism and experiences frequent...

Life in Deep Time: Darwin’s “Missing” Fossil Record

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J. William Schopf
November 21, 2018

When Darwin wrote his Origin of Species, one of his main concerns was with the perceived shortness of the fossil record of life. Until the work of J. William Schopf and his colleagues, much of this history was thought to be unknowable. This book, through a memoire of Schopf’s personal recollections...

Geology: Basics for Engineers, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Aurèle Parriaux
November 02, 2018

Geology – Basics for Engineers (second edition) presents the physical and chemical characteristics of the Earth, the nature and the properties of rocks and unconsolidated deposits/sediments, the action of water, how the Earth is transformed by various phenomena at different scales of time and space...

Global Soil Security: Towards More Science-Society Interfaces: Proceedings of the Global Soil Security 2016 Conference, December 5-6, 2016, Paris, France

1st Edition

Anne Richer de Forges, Florence Carré, Alex B. McBratney, Johan Bouma, Dominique Arrouays
September 25, 2018

Global Soil Security: Towards More Science-Society Interfaces contains contributions presented at the 2nd Global Soil Security conference, held 5-6 December 2016 in Paris. These chapters focus on how to achieve soil security.  This involves scientific, economic, industrial and political...

Cretaceous Fossils of South-Central Africa: An Illustrated Guide

1st Edition

Michael Robert Cooper
September 25, 2018

This book serves as an introduction to the Cretaceous geology and palaeontology of south-central Africa, covering the whole of Southern and Eastern Africa and Angola. Fifty two plates illustrate almost 1000 species and provide a field guide to the macrofossils of the subcontinent. The book will be...

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