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  • Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design in Weak Rocks

    Edited by Derek Martin, Peter Stacey

    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,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    CRC Press

  • Advances in Groundwater Governance

    Edited by Karen G. Villholth, Elena Lopez-Gunn, Jac Van Der Gun, Kirstin Conti, Alberto Garrido

    Although groundwater remains relatively unknown and underappreciated across the globe, its importance is enormous and even steadily increasing because of factors such as population growth and climate change. It is the sole or primary source of drinking water in many parts of the world and it forms…

    Hardback – 2017-12-27 
    CRC Press

  • The Angry Earth

    Disaster in Anthropological Perspective, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Anthony Oliver-Smith, Susanna M. Hoffman

    This volume explores how various cultures in different historical moments have responded to calamity, offering insight into the complex relationship between society and environment. In the second edition, each chapter has been updated with an addendum to reflect on recent developments in the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Freshwater Ecosystems in Protected Areas

    Conservation and Management

    Edited by C. Max Finlayson, Angela H. Arthington, Jamie Pittock

    Freshwater ecosystems have the greatest species diversity per unit area. This book shows that, rather than a marginal part of protected area management, freshwater conservation is central to sustaining biodiversity. It focuses on better practices for conserving inland aquatic ecosystems in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Global Soil Map 2017

    Proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 Conference, July 4-6, 2017, Moscow, Russia

    Edited by Igor Savin

    This work holds the proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 conference, held in Moscow, Russia between July 4-6, 2017. The last decade has shown an increasing demand for information on the state of the world's soils, from areas such as soil management, global food security, ecological…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
    CRC Press

  • Alaska Dinosaurs

    An Ancient Arctic World

    By Anthony R. Fiorillo

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05 
    CRC Press

  • Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics

    By Longtan Shao, Xiaoxia Guo, Shiyi Liu, Guofeng Zheng

    The concept of effective stress and effective stress equation are fundamental for establishing the theory of soil mechanics and poromechanics. However, up till now, the physical meaning of effective stress has not been explained clearly, and the theoretical basis of effective stress equation has…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    CRC Press

  • Nanotechnology and the Resource Fallacy

    Edited by Stephen L. Gillett

    Dwindling global supplies of conventional energy and materials resources are widely thought to severely constrain, or even render impossible, a "first-world" lifestyle for the bulk of Earth’s inhabitants. This bleak prospect, however, is wrong. Current energy resources are used grotesquely…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Pan Stanford

  • Micropollutants in Large Lakes

    from Potential Pollution Sources to Risk Assessments

    By Nathalie Chevre

    Scientists, regulators, and the general public are now more and more aware of the chemicals present in surface waters worldwide. Agrochemicals, such as herbicides or insecticides, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics can be detected at low to medium concentrations in seas, groundwaters and rivers. Among…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    EPFL Press

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

    Innovative Field and Laboratory Studies

    By Lawrence V. Tannenbaum

    This book will present a detailed analysis of how some current ecological risk assessment (ERA) studies fall short of their intended mark. It will discuss the limitations of these studies and explain how sometimes their premises are fundamentally flawed, thus producing data that is not particularly…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29 
    CRC Press

  • Forestry Applications

    Edited by Gregory Paradis

    In 2012, a Forestry Special Interest Group (FSIG) was founded within the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS). Besides a general commitment to promoting the application of operational research (OR) to forest management and forest products industry problems, the FSIG has two concrete…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge

  • Rivers and Society

    Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

    Edited by Malcolm Cooper, Abhik Chakraborty, Shamik Chakraborty

    Rivers and their watersheds constitute some of the most dynamic and complex landscapes. Rivers have sustained human communities, and human societies have utilized and altered river flows in a number of ways for millennia. However, the level of human impact on rivers, and on watershed environments,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-24 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

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