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Assessing and Managing Groundwater in Different Environments

Jude Cobbing, Shafick Adams, Ingrid Dennis, Kornelius Riemann
October 10, 2013

This collection of papers is a snapshot of modern hydrogeology in which highly technical methods and approaches sit side-by-side with overlapping legal, social, organisational, institutional and governance considerations. Groundwater is integral to many human and environmental systems. Indeed,...

Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level

Harsha Vardhan, Rajesh Kumar Bayar
August 28, 2013

Being knowledgeable about rock properties is vital to being effective in the design of blasts in mines, quarries and other construction projects. Without proper knowledge, the energy released during blasting can be underutilized, harm the environment, and may escalate costs. Rock Engineering Design...

Global View of Engineering Geology and the Environment

Wu Faquan, Shengwen Qi
August 16, 2013

Global View of Engineering Geology and the Environment contains selected papers from the International Symposium and 9th Asian Regional Conference of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG, Beijing, China, 24-25 September 2013). The book focusses on six...

Planetary Science: The Science of Planets around Stars, Second Edition

George H. A. Cole, Michael M. Woolfson
June 10, 2013

Since the publication of the popular first edition, stellar and planetary scientists have produced numerous new observations, theories, and interpretations, including the "demotion" of our former ninth planet Pluto as a dwarf planet. Covering all of these new discoveries, Planetary Science: The...

Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis

Jean Margat, Jac van der Gun
March 19, 2013

This book presents a unique and up-to-date summary of what is known about groundwater on our planet, from a global perspective and in terms of area-specific factual information. Unlike most textbooks on groundwater, it does not deal with theoretical principles, but rather with the overall picture...

Long-term Process-based Morphological Modeling of Large Tidal Basins: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Ali Dastgheib
December 10, 2012

The study presented in this book is a part of a collective effort to bridge the existing gap of our understanding of morphological behavior of tidal basins between engineering and geological time scales by extending the use of coastal engineering tools (process-based models) to geological time...

Analytic Methods in Geomechanics

Kam-tim Chau
December 06, 2012

A multidisciplinary field, encompassing both geophysics and civil engineering, geomechanics deals with the deformation and failure process in geomaterials such as soil and rock. Although powerful numerical tools have been developed, analytical solutions still play an important role in solving...

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

Stanley W. Trimble
November 21, 2012

"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...

Groundwater Modeling and Management under Uncertainty: Proceedings of the Sixth IAHR International Groundwater Symposium, Kuwait, 19 - 21 November, 2012

Khaled Hadi, Nadim Copty
October 29, 2012

Groundwater is a vital resource of water, in some regions of the world the only source of fresh water. Its use for domestic use and agriculture dates back thousands of years. In recent decades the over-exploitation and unabated use of this resource has lead to severe environmental problems such as...

Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models

Miguel F. Acevedo
August 25, 2012

Given the importance of interdisciplinary work in sustainability, Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models introduces the theory and practice of modeling and simulation as applied in a variety of disciplines that deal with earth systems, the environment, ecology, and human–nature...

Digital Soil Assessments and Beyond: Proceedings of the 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping 2012, Sydney, Australia

Budiman Minasny, Brendan P. Malone, Alex B. McBratney
July 24, 2012

Digital soil assessments and beyond contains papers presented at the 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, held 10-13 April 2012 at the University of Sydney, Australia. The contributions demonstrate the latest developments in digital soil mapping as a discipline with a special focus on the...

Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education

Bryan McCabe, Marina Pantazidou, Declan Phillips
June 12, 2012

This book comprises the proceedings of the international conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (NUI Galway, Ireland, 4-6 July 2012), a major initiative of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee (TC306) on...

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