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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...

North America's Natural Wonders

1st Edition

Gary Prost
March 12, 2020

Although millions of Americans and international travelers take road trips through North America every year, most have no understanding of how the landscape came to be. North America’s Natural Wonders provides everything these travelers need to understand the landscape. Written by a career...

North America's Natural Wonders: Canadian Rockies, California, The Southwest, Great Basin, Tetons-Yellowstone Country

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Gary Prost
March 04, 2020

Written by a career geologist with decades of experience in the field, North America’s Natural Wonders provides everything the reader needs to understand the landscape. It guides readers through the most iconic, geologically significant scenery in North America, points out features of interest,...

North America's Natural Wonders: Appalachians, Colorado Rockies, Austin-Big Bend Country, Sierra Madre

1st Edition

Gary Prost
March 04, 2020

Written by a career geologist with decades of experience in the field, North America’s Natural Wonders guides readers through the most iconic, geologically significant scenery in North America, points out features of interest, explains what they are seeing, and describes how these features came to...

Groundwater Vulnerability and Pollution Risk Assessment

1st Edition

Andrzej J. Witkowski, Sabina Jakóbczyk-Karpierz, Joanna Czekaj, Dorota Grabala
February 12, 2020

This volume offers detailed comparisons and validations of different methods of assessing groundwater vulnerability (DRASTIC, GOD, PI, RTt, AVI, SINTACS, COP). It contains new aspects of vulnerability assessment for the evaluation of coastal aquifer vulnerability and aquifer vulnerability to...

Basic Environmental Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers

1st Edition

Ralph R.B. Von Frese
November 27, 2019

Classroom tested and the result of over 30 years of teaching and research, this textbook is an invaluable tool for undergraduate and graduate data analysis courses in environmental sciences and engineering. It is also a useful reference on modern digital data analysis for the extensive and growing...

Topical Issues of Rational use of Natural Resources 2019: Proceedings of the XV International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers under the auspices of UNESCO (St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, 13-17 May 2019)

1st Edition

Vladimir Litvinenko
November 26, 2019

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources 2019 contains the contributions presented at the XV International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers under the auspices of UNESCO (St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, 13-17 May 2019). The Forum-Contest is a great opportunity for...

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources 2019, Volume 1: Proceedings of the XV International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers under the auspices of UNESCO (St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, 13-17 May 2019)

1st Edition

Vladimir Litvinenko
November 26, 2019

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources 2019 Vol. 1 contains the contributions in presented at the XV International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers under the auspices of UNESCO (St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, 13-17 May 2019). The Forum-Contest is a great...

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources, Volume 2

1st Edition

Vladimir Litvinenko
November 26, 2019

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources 2019 Vol. 2 contains the contributions presented at the XV International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers under the auspices of UNESCO (St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, 13-17 May 2019). The Forum-Contest is a great...

Classical Mechanics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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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

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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

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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...

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...

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