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Ehrlich's Geomicrobiology

6th 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

1st Edition

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...

Hydraulic Fracturing

1st Edition

Michael Berry Smith, Carl Montgomery
June 09, 2015

Hydraulic Fracturing effectively busts the myths associated with hydraulic fracturing. It explains how to properly engineer and optimize a hydraulically fractured well by selecting the right materials, evaluating the economic benefits of the project, and ensuring the safety and success of the...

Karstology: Karsts, Caves and Springs: Elements of Fundamental and Applied Karstology

1st Edition

Eric Gilli
April 22, 2015

Karst landscapes are home to 25 percent of the world’s drinking water supplies, and in many countries water supply is highly dependent on karst aquifers. Their unique structures, containing many voids, are a particular problem for building corporations and land developers. This book, written...

Natural Mineral Nanotubes: Properties and Applications

1st Edition

Pooria Pasbakhsh, G. Jock Churchman
February 04, 2015

The book provides a wide introduction on history, minerology, geology, and the characteristics and application of different natural nanotubes. It is the first comprehensive book to discuss natural nanotubes, particularly halloysite nanotubes. The book will be useful mainly for postgraduate students...

Building Earth Observation Cameras

1st Edition

George Joseph
January 28, 2015

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...

The Impact of Soil Erosion in the Upper Blue Nile on Downstream Reservoir Sedimentation

1st Edition

Yasir Salih Ahmed Ali
December 09, 2014

Population growth in the Blue Nile Basin has led to fast land-use changes from forest to agricultural land, which resulted in speeding up the soil erosion processes producing highly negative impacts on the local soil fertility and agricultural productivity. The eroded sediment is transported...

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

1st Edition

Andrew J. Barker
November 21, 2014

Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a...

A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

1st Edition

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...

Planetary Geodesy and Remote Sensing

1st Edition

Shuanggen Jin
October 22, 2014

Although lunar exploration began in the 1960s, the moon and other planets have many long-standing, unanswered questions about planetary environments, origin, formation and evolution, magnetization of crustal rocks, internal structure, and possible life. However, with the recent development of...

Logging the Chalk

1st Edition

Rory N. Mortimore
October 13, 2014

Chalk has proved to be one of the more difficult rocks to corelog as it breaks up readily during the drilling process leading to core-loss and destructuring, particularly where flints, nodular chalks, and/or fractures are present. One of the greatest difficulties is the identification of chalk...

Progressive Technologies of Coal, Coalbed Methane, and Ores Mining

1st Edition

Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Kostiantyn Ganushevych
August 11, 2014

Presenting new technologies in underground coal extraction, with special attention to mine galleries support and maintenance, load mechanism of "massif-support system-safety system" systems, analysis of face equipment for thin coal seams mining and substantiation of rational stoping parameters....

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