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Geocryology: Characteristics and Use of Frozen Ground and Permafrost Landforms


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


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


Julie Kerr
August 24, 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 ...

Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World

Anthony R. Fiorillo
December 14, 2017

The Arctic was not always cold and inhospitable. Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed under tree ferns in a warmer world. This book is a survey of the dinosaurs found in the rocks of this now frigid landscape. The author has spent decades exploring fossil bearing sediments of the Mesozoic and has...

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design in Weak Rocks

Derek Martin, Peter Stacey
December 08, 2017

Weak rocks encountered in open pit mines cover a wide variety of materials, with properties ranging between soil and rock. As such, they can provide a significant challenge for the slope designer. For these materials, the mass strength can be the primary control in the design of the pit slopes,...

The Geology Companion: Essentials for Understanding the Earth

Gary Prost, Benjamin Prost
December 07, 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...

Building Earth Observation Cameras

George Joseph
November 30, 2017

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...

GlobalSoilMap - Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe: Proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 Conference, July 4-6, 2017, Moscow, Russia

Dominique Arrouays, Igor Savin, Johan Leenaars, Alex B. McBratney
November 28, 2017

GlobalSoilMap: Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe contains contributions that were presented at the 2nd GlobalSoilMap conference, held 4-6 July 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation. These contributions demonstrate new developments in the GlobalSoilMap project and digital soil mapping...

Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section, Second Edition: A Colour Atlas

W.S. MacKenzie, A.E. Adams, K.H. Brodie
November 15, 2017

This concise, clear and handy–sized volume, aimed at the undergraduate level, provides an introduction to the observation, description and identifi cation in thin section, using the polarizing microscope, of samples of the commonlyoccurring rocks and minerals. Illustrated with a wealth of full...

Fractals: Concepts and Applications in Geosciences

Behzad Ghanbarian, Allen G. Hunt
November 14, 2017

This book provides theoretical concepts and applications of fractals and multifractals to a broad range of audiences from various scientific communities, such as petroleum, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, atmospheric research, and hydrology. In the first chapter, we introduce...

Geological Resources and Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Holistic Approaches to Transparency and Sustainable Development in the Extractive Sector

Jürgen Runge, James Shikwati
November 03, 2017

This book looks at the distribution, occurrences, potential and prospects for good governance, transparency and sustainable development of geological resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together numerous different point of views, it is carried out in a holistic, interdisciplinary and...

The African Neogene - Climate, Environments and People: Palaeoecology of Africa 34

Jürgen Runge
October 26, 2017

During the Neogene – covering the last 23 Million years – the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong...

Indian Ocean Resources and Technology

Ganpat Singh Roonwal
October 25, 2017

The current scenario provides an ideal opportunity to confer higher priority to the marine resources of the Indian Ocean, particularly in terms of integrated management of the deep sea, shallow sea and coastal resources. This will maximize their potential in the sustainable development goal (SDG)...

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

Stanley W. Trimble
October 23, 2017

"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...

Practical Handbook of Earth Science

Jane H. Hodgkinson, Frank D. Stacey
October 16, 2017

This self-contained handbook provides a carefully researched, compact source of key earth science information and data, logically sorted by subject matter, and then cross-referenced. Appealing to both experts and non-experts alike, the book presents earth science and environmental science as...