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A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

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Kurt Hollocher
November 21, 2014

This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams and...

Geology for Ground Engineering Projects

Chris J. N. Fletcher
May 02, 2016

Bridges the Gap between Geology and Ground Engineering High-quality geological models are crucial for ground engineering projects, but many engineers are not always at ease with the geological terminology and analysis presented in these models, nor with their implications and limitations. Project...

Karst without Boundaries

Zoran Stevanović, Neven Krešić, Neno Kukurić
April 26, 2016

Karstified rocks of different lithology cover more than 10% of the continental surface of our planet. It is known that some 20% or even a few percent more of the global population largely depends on karstic groundwater but in many karst areas all over the world there are limited natural resources...

River Morphodynamics and Stream Ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Zhaoyin Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mengzhen Xu, Guoan Yu
March 24, 2016

Based on a thorough understanding of changing facts on fluvial morphodynamics and ecology on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the research projects in this book study the effect of the plateau uplift on river network morphology, fluvial processes, aquatic ecology (i.e. wetland, lake and...

Spatial Microsimulation with R

Robin Lovelace, Morgane Dumont
March 21, 2016

Generate and Analyze Multi-Level Data Spatial microsimulation involves the generation, analysis, and modeling of individual-level data allocated to geographical zones. Spatial Microsimulation with R is the first practical book to illustrate this approach in a modern statistical programming language...

Rip current prediction system for swimmer safety: Towards operational forecasting using a process based model and nearshore bathymetry from video

Leo Sembiring
February 23, 2016

Rip currents are among the most dangerous coastal hazards for the bathing public, and contribute to the highest portion of beach rescues all over the world. In order to help life guards in planning and preparing rescue resources so that casualties can be minimized, information about where and when...

Climate Change Impacts on the Stability of Small Tidal Inlets

Duong Minh Trang
February 09, 2016

This work explores coastal zones in the vicinity of tidal inlets, which are commonly utilized for navigation, sand mining, waterfront developments and fishing and recreation, are under particularly high population pressure and will only be exacerbated by foreshadowed climate change (CC). Although...

Geomodels in Engineering Geology: An Introduction

Peter Fookes, Geoff Pettifer, Tony Waltham
December 22, 2015

Geomodels in Engineering Geology outlines the world's climatic and morphological zones and the changes such environments bring upon the ground. It deals with fundamental aspects of surface soils and geology in relation to their engineering behavior and guides the way that ground investigation can...

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments within Arid Southern Africa and Adjoining Regions: Palaeoecology of Africa 33

Juergen Runge
October 30, 2015

This book is volume 33 of the yearbook series ‘Palaeoecology of Africa’ presenting the outcome of a ‘tribute conference’ to the internationally recognized South African researcher and palynologist Professor Louis Scott. He has recently retired, but is continuing his active research career. The...

Pressure and Temperature Well Testing

Izzy M. Kutasov, Lev V. Eppelbaum
October 21, 2015

The book comprises two parts: Pressure and Flow Well Testing (Part I) and Temperature Well Testing (Part II), and contains numerous authors’ developments. Due to the similarity in Darcy’s and Fourier’s laws the same differential diffusivity equation describes the transient flow of incompressible...

Ehrlich’s Geomicrobiology, Sixth Edition

Henry Lutz Ehrlich, Dianne K. Newman, Andreas Kappler
October 15, 2015

Advances in geomicrobiology have progressed at an accelerated pace in recent years. Ehrlich’s Geomicrobiology, Sixth Edition surveys various aspects of the field, including the microbial role in elemental cycling and in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels. Unlike the fifth...

Seismic Retrofitting: Learning from Vernacular Architecture

Mariana R. Correia, Paulo B. Lourenco, Humberto Varum
September 08, 2015

Local communities have adapted for centuries to challenging surroundings, resulting from unforeseen natural hazards. Vernacular architecture often reveals very intelligent responses attuned to the environment. Therefore, the question that emerged was: how did local populations prepare their...

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