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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...

Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a Sustainable Environment

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Julie Kerr
August 24, 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 ...

Geological Resources and Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Holistic Approaches to Transparency and Sustainable Development in the Extractive Sector

Jürgen Runge, James Shikwati
November 03, 2017

This book looks at the distribution, occurrences, potential and prospects for good governance, transparency and sustainable development of geological resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together numerous different point of views, it is carried out in a holistic, interdisciplinary and...

The African Neogene - Climate, Environments and People: Palaeoecology of Africa 34

Jürgen Runge
October 26, 2017

During the Neogene – covering the last 23 Million years – the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong...

Indian Ocean Resources and Technology

Ganpat Singh Roonwal
October 25, 2017

The current scenario provides an ideal opportunity to confer higher priority to the marine resources of the Indian Ocean, particularly in terms of integrated management of the deep sea, shallow sea and coastal resources. This will maximize their potential in the sustainable development goal (SDG)...

Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country

Stanley W. Trimble
October 23, 2017

"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an...

Practical Handbook of Earth Science

Jane H. Hodgkinson, Frank D. Stacey
October 16, 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...

Geocryology: Characteristics and Use of Frozen Ground and Permafrost Landforms

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...

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...

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...

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