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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...

Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a Sustainable Environment

1st Edition

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Julie Kerr
August 18, 2017

The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s ...

The Origin of Snakes: Insights from Morphology and the Fossil Record

1st Edition

Michael Wayne Caldwell
October 15, 2018

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...

Global Soil Security: Towards More Science-Society Interfaces: Proceedings of the Global Soil Security 2016 Conference, December 5-6, 2016, Paris, France

1st Edition

Anne Richer de Forges, Florence Carré, Alex B. McBratney, Johan Bouma, Dominique Arrouays
September 25, 2018

Global Soil Security: Towards More Science-Society Interfaces contains contributions presented at the 2nd Global Soil Security conference, held 5-6 December 2016 in Paris. These chapters focus on how to achieve soil security.  This involves scientific, economic, industrial and political...

Cretaceous Fossils of South-Central Africa: An Illustrated Guide

1st Edition

Michael Robert Cooper
September 25, 2018

This book serves as an introduction to the Cretaceous geology and palaeontology of south-central Africa, covering the whole of Southern and Eastern Africa and Angola. Fifty two plates illustrate almost 1000 species and provide a field guide to the macrofossils of the subcontinent. The book will be...

Lectures in Geochemistry

1st Edition

Alexey B. Ptitsyn
August 29, 2018

This book is a brief summary of the course of lectures in Geochemistry for undergraduate and graduate students from other than Geological Departments (chemists, biologists, ecologists and naturalists). It describes the Earth’s structure and some geological processes. The modern geochemical concepts...

Site Investigation using Resistivity Imaging

1st Edition

Sahadat Hossain, Golam Kibria, Sadik Khan
August 10, 2018

Subsurface investigation is the most important phase of any civil engineering construction or development activities. The geologic conditions can be extremely complex, variable, and subject to change with time; soil test borings and in-situ tests are employed to obtain subsoil information....

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

1st Edition

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
July 30, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

Air Pollution: Measurement, Modelling and Mitigation, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Abhishek Tiwary, Ian Williams
June 27, 2018

This established textbook offers a one-stop, comprehensive coverage of air pollution, all in an easy-reading and accessible style. The fourth edition, broadly updated and developed throughout, includes a brand-new chapter providing a broader overview to the topic for general reading, and presents...

Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena

1st Edition

Michael J. Hambrey, Jürg C. Alean
June 01, 2018

Considering that glaciers and ice sheets cover about 10% of the Earth’s land surface in a world where human civilization is increasingly impacted by the effects of changing glacial activity, Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena presents itself as an indispensable guide for students, professionals, and...

Engineering Karstology of Dams and Reservoirs

1st Edition

Petar Milanović
May 18, 2018

Karst terrains have been modified and adapted through a range of human activities as the need for flood control, irrigation, food production, hydropower production and other resources has increased. Successful reclamation projects require construction of dams and reservoirs. Karst...

Advances and Trends in Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics: Proceedings of the 10th International Scientific and Professional Conference on Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics (GCG 2017), October 10-13, 2017, Demänovská Dolina, Low Tatras, Slovakia

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Soňa Molčíková, Viera Hurčíková, Vladislava Zelizňaková, Peter Blišt'an
April 16, 2018

The International Scientific and Professional Conference on Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics 2017 (GCG 2017) was organized under the auspices of the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Košice (SK), Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice...

Advances in Groundwater Governance

1st Edition

Karen G. Villholth, Elena Lopez-Gunn, Kirstin Conti, Alberto Garrido, Jac Van Der Gun
December 21, 2017

This book addresses groundwater governance, a subject internationally recognized as crucial and topical for enhancing and safeguarding the benefits of groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems to humanity, while ensuring water and food security under global change. The multiple and complex...

Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World

1st Edition

Anthony R. Fiorillo
December 15, 2017

Anthony Fiorillo has been exploring the Arctic since 1998. For him, like many others, the Arctic holds the romance of uncharted territory, extreme conditions, and the inevitable epic challenges that arise. For Fiorillo, however, the Arctic also holds the secrets of the history of life on Earth, and...

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