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Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development

1st Edition

Usman Ahmed, D. Nathan Meehan
June 14, 2016

As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry...

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016)

1st Edition

Stefano Aversa, Leonardo Cascini, Luciano Picarelli, Claudio Scavia
June 06, 2016

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice contains the invited lectures and all papers presented at the 12th International Symposium on Landslides, (Naples, Italy, 12-19 June 2016). The book aims to emphasize the relationship between landslides and other natural hazards....

Geology for Ground Engineering Projects

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

Rock Dynamics: From Research to Engineering: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications

1st Edition

Haibo Li, Jianchun Li, Qianbing Zhang, Jian Zhao
April 19, 2016

Rock Dynamics: From Research to Engineering is a collection of the scientic and technical papers presented at the Second International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn-2, Suzhou, China, 18-19 May 2016). The book has four sections. The first section contains 8 keynote papers,...

River Morphodynamics and Stream Ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

1st Edition

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

This book focuses on the river morphodynamics and stream ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The objective of the book is to summarize and synthesize the recent studies based on field surveys undertaken in the period 2007-2014. This book was written to serve as a graduate-level text for a course...

Spatial Microsimulation with R

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

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...

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