Taylor & Francis (USA)

180 Books found

Taylor & Francis (USA) Books

  • Methods in Environmental Forensics

    Methods in Environmental Forensics

    While environmental catastrophes can be naturally occurring, often they are the result of criminal intent or malfeasance. Sorting out the details when the land itself is the only witness requires a special set of investigative skills. For accountability to be established, investigators must be able to answer these questions with a measure of scientific certainty: · How and when did the contamination occur? · Who caused the contamination? · What ...

  • Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

    Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

    Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions examines the integrated management of water resources in urban settings, focusing on issues specific to arid and semi-arid regions and on what make them different from other regions. It provides an overview of the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUMW) engineering approach for managing the entire urban water cycle, with emphasis on water supply technologies. The text examines water ...

  • Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

    Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

    Biological and chemical weapons are a growing terrorist threat to the United States and other nations and countermeasures continue to evolve as a national and global priority issue. To keep up with this rapidly changing and vital field we must establish the current state-of-the-science on countermeasures to form a platform from which to offer perspectives, policies, and procedures that will assist the United States and other nations to defend ...

  • GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition

    GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition

    Since the last edition of this international bestseller, GPS has grown to become part of a larger international context, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Both GPS and GNSS technologies are becoming ever more important in the everyday practice of survey and mappers. With GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition, a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors, you can stay in the know on the latest GPS techniques, technologies, ...

  • Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures: Towards the Spatial Semantic Web

    Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures: Towards the Spatial Semantic Web

    Initiatives, such as INSPIRE and the US DHS Geospatial Data Model, are working to develop a rich set of standards that will create harmonized models and themes for the spatial information infrastructure. However, this is only the first step. Semantically meaningful models must still be developed in order to stimulate interoperability.    Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures (SII) presents solutions to the problems preventing the launch ...

  • Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

    Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

    A collection of more than 200 papers, Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization covers new developments in mechanical in-situ testing and interpretation techniques, statistical analysis of test data, geo-environmental site characterization, soil sampling methods, multi-dimensional geophysical imaging techniques, residual/unsaturated soil characterization, and case histories that involve major construction projects or disaster ...

  • The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure

    The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure

    Traditional methods for handling spatial data are encumbered by the assumption of separate origins for horizontal and vertical measurements. Modern measurement systems operate in a 3-D spatial environment. The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure offers a new model for handling digital spatial data, the global spatial data model or GSDM. The GSDM preserves the integrity of three-dimensional spatial data ...

  • Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains

    Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains

    Although the dynamic aspect of the world is widely recognized, information systems have lagged in their ability to represent these dynamics and provide support for users and analysts, especially those who work with dynamic geographic domains. A collection of peer-reviewed articles, Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains showcases new research and perspectives on theoretical aspects of geographic dynamics and including novel data modeling ...

  • Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes: Fundamentals and Applications in New Materials

    Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes: Fundamentals and Applications in New Materials

    The applications of solvent extraction (SX) and liquid membranes (LM) span chemistry, metallurgy, hydrometallurgy, chemical/mineral processing, and waste treatment—making it difficult to find a single resource that encompasses fundamentals as well as advanced applications. Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes: Fundamentals and Applications in New Materials draws together a diverse group of internationally recognized experts to highlight key ...

  • Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition

    Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition

    Updated to reflect the numerous advances that have evolved since the September 11 terrorist attacks, Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition maintains its reputation as a comprehensive training manual for emergency responders to incidents involving nuclear, biological, and chemical materials.  Features more than 70% new and updated material! This second edition presents in-depth coverage of ...

  • NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners

    NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners

    “… the most comprehensive book on NEPA and impact assessment to date….provides practical guidance for navigating the complexities of NEPA, environmental planning, readers are provided with a single guide describing modern tools, techniques, and approaches for streamlining project implementation.” Dr. Lynton K. Caldwell, “The Father of NEPA” (Endorsement prepared for draft text, before he passed away) The U.S. National Environmental Policy Act ...

  • The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides

    The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides

    The first book in two decades to address this multi-faceted field, The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides provides the most up-to-date information on insecticide classification, formulation, mode of action, resistance, metabolism, environmental fate, and regulatory legislation. The book draws on the author’s groundbreaking research in insect detoxification. It discusses mechanisms at the molecular level such as specific enzymes that ...

  • The Toxicology of Fishes

    The Toxicology of Fishes

    When looking for a book on fish toxicology, you might find one that discusses the biochemical and molecular aspects, or one that focuses on aquatic toxicology in general. You can find resources that cover human and animal toxicology or ecotoxicology in general, but no up-to-date, comprehensive book devoted to the effects of chemical pollution on these organisms has been widely available, until now. Written by experts, The Toxicology of Fishes ...

  • Toxicological Risk Assessment of Chemicals: A Practical Guide

    Toxicological Risk Assessment of Chemicals: A Practical Guide

    Unlike many existing books on toxicology that cover either toxicity of a particular substance or toxicity of chemicals on particular organ systems, Toxicological Risk Assessment of Chemicals: A Practical Guide lays out the principle activities of conducting a toxicological risk assessment, including international approaches and methods for the risk assessment of chemical substances. It illustrates each step in the process: hazard identification, ...

  • Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

    Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

    Professionals and students who come from disciplines other than chemistry need a concise, yet reliable guide that explains key concepts in environmental chemistry, from the fundamental science to the necessary calculations for applying them. Updated and reorganized, Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Second Edition provides the essential background for understanding and solving environmental chemistry problems ...

  • GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making

    GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making

    Although much has been written on evidence-based policy making, this is the first volume to address the potential of GIS in this arena. GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making covers the development of new methodological approaches, emphasizing the identification of spatial patterns in social phenomena. It examines organizational issues, including the development of new tools for policy making. This text brings together the results of researchers ...

  • Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition

    Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition

    If you're ready to take your knowledge of ArcGIS to the next level, then you need to learn how to work with ArcObjects. But with thousands of objects, properties, and methods, how can you ever hope to sort through the ArcObjects model diagrams?The first edition of Chang's Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach gave us the answer. The author's task-oriented approach shows you how to sort through the massive ArcObjects ...

  • Atmospheric Acoustic Remote Sensing

    Atmospheric Acoustic Remote Sensing

    Sonic Detection and Ranging (SODAR) systems and Radio Acoustic Sounding Systems (RASS) use sound waves to determine wind speed, wind direction, and turbulent character of the atmosphere. They are increasingly used for environmental and scientific applications such as analyzing ground-level pollution dispersion and monitoring conditions affecting wind energy generation. However, until now there have been no reliable references on SODAR and RASS ...