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  • Local Capillary Trapping in Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    By Ehsan Saadatpoor

    After the injection of CO2 into a subsurface formation, storage mechanisms help immobilize the CO2. Injection strategies that promote the movement of CO2 during the post-injection period can increase immobilization by mechanisms of dissolution and residual phase trapping. This book argues that the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    CRC Press

  • Andean Hydrology

    Edited by Diego A. Rivera, Alex Godoy-Faundez, Mario Lillo Saavedra

    This book describes the ecosystem of the Andean watersheds, covering the Californian valley, tropical Andes, and southern Andes. Case studies of the new methods and techniques used for hydrological research in the Andes are provided, and sustainability issues pertaining to Andean water resources…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    CRC Press

  • GlobalSoilMap - Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe

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

    Edited by Dominique Arrouays, Igor Savin, Johan Leenaars, Alex B. McBratney

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-01-12 
    CRC Press

  • Urban Water Sustainability

    Constructing Infrastructure for Cities and Nature

    By Sarah Bell

    The provision of a safe and reliable water supply is a major challenge for the world's growing urban populations. This book investigates the implications of different developments in water technology and infrastructure for urban sustainability and the relationship between cities and nature. The…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies

    Anticipatory governance in practice

    By Evan S. Michelson

    A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up. Current approaches and institutions for effective technology assessment are ill suited and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Astrophotography Manual

    A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Sky Imaging, 2nd Edition

    By Chris Woodhouse

    The Astrophotography Manual, Second Edition is for photographers ready to move beyond standard SLR cameras and editing software to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the stars. Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book takes readers through the full…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Focal Press

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