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Geoinformation: Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems, Second Edition

Gottfried Konecny
April 23, 2014

Written by a renowned expert, Geoinformation: Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems, Second Edition gives you an overarching view of how remote sensing, photogrammetry, and geographic information systems work together in an interdisciplinary manner. The book presents the...

Geothermal Systems and Energy Resources: Turkey and Greece

Alper Baba, Jochen Bundschuh, D. Chandrasekharam
March 07, 2014

In the region comprising Turkey and Greece, people have been using water from geothermal sources for bathing and washing of clothes since ancient times. This region falls within the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt and hence is a locus of active volcanism and tectonism and experiences frequent...

Geotechnics of Organic Soils and Peat

Bujang B.K. Huat, Arun Prasad, Afshin Asadi, Sina Kazemian
February 18, 2014

Peat and organic soils commonly occur as extremely soft, wet, unconsolidated surficial deposits that are an integral part of wetland systems. These types of soils can give rise to geotechnical problems in the area of sampling, settlement, stability, in situ testing, stabilisation and construction....

GlobalSoilMap: Basis of the global spatial soil information system

Dominique Arrouays, Neil McKenzie, Jon Hempel, Anne Richer de Forges, Alex B. McBratney
January 27, 2014

GlobalSoilMap: Basis of the global spatial soil information system contains contributions that were presented at the 1st GlobalSoilMap conference, held 7-9 October 2013 in Orléans, France. These contributions demonstrate the latest developments in the GlobalSoilMap project and digital soil mapping...

Remote Sensing for Geoscientists: Image Analysis and Integration, Third Edition

Gary L. Prost
December 13, 2013

This third edition of the bestselling Remote Sensing for Geologists: A Guide to Image Interpretation is now titled Remote Sensing for Geoscientists: Image Analysis and Integration. The title change reflects that this edition applies to a broad spectrum of geosciences, not just geology; stresses...

Wavelets and Fractals in Earth System Sciences

E. Chandrasekhar, V. P. Dimri, V. M. Gadre
November 20, 2013

The subject of wavelet analysis and fractal analysis is fast developing and has drawn a great deal of attention in varied disciplines of science and engineering. Over the past couple of decades, wavelets, multiresolution, and multifractal analyses have been formalized into a thorough mathematical...

New Studies on Former and Recent Landscape Changes in Africa: Palaeoecology of Africa 32

Jürgen Runge
November 15, 2013

Volume 32 (2013) of the internationally recognized and acclaimed yearbook series ‘Palaeoecology of Africa’ publishes 9 new interdisciplinary scientific papers on former and recent landscape evolution and on past environments of the African continent (e.g. climate change, vegetation dynamics and...

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...

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