Field Monitoring Books

  • Field Sampling Methods for Remedial Investigations, Second Edition

    Originally published in 1994, the first edition of Field Sampling Methods for Remedial Investigations soon became a premier resource in the field. The “Princeton Groundwater” course designated it as one of the top books on the market that address strategies for groundwater well installation, well completion, and groundwater sampling. This ...

  • Handbook on Trade and the Environment

    In this comprehensive new reference work Kevin Gallagher has compiled a fresh and broad-ranging collection of expert voices commenting on the interdisciplinary field of trade and the environment. For over two decades policymakers and scholars have been struggling to understand the relationship between international trade in a globalizing world and ...

  • Tourism in Developing Countries

    The effect of tourism activity in developing countries has been a hotly debated topic for a number of decades. Opinions have fluctuated between the extremes of tourism as the catalyst for socio-economic development and tourism as the basis for neo-colonial exploitation and environmental and cultural decline. The contributions to this timely volume ...

  • Africa Environment Outlook, Case Studies: Human Vulnerability due to Environmental Change (French)

    AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 2004 A follow up to last year’s African Environment Outlook (AEO), these case studies are designed to stimulate interest and action in similar situations at national, sub-regional and regional levels. Written by experts in their fields these case studies are an essential companion to the original AEO publication. Also ...

  • Environmental Radiochemical Analysis II

    Environmental Radiochemical Analysis II brings together comprehensive, up-to-date information from international experts in the field. Coverage includes information on new methods of radionuclide analyses, developments and improvements in existing methods, method comparisons, gamma detector performance and new software products, method ...

  • History of Tribology, 2nd Edition

    More than 20 years since completion of the first edition of this book and it is recognized that HISTORY OF TRIBOLOGY has become a widely used reference book. During the intervening years tribology has become a much more important aspect of science and technology and an internationally recognized field of study and industrial application. Having ...

  • Geotechnical Properties, Behavior, and Performance of Calcareous Soils

    The papers in this publication contain a wide variety of subject matter, from lab and field studies by researchers to design considerations by practitioners, all related to calcareous soils. The first two papers provide useful summaries and general descriptive information on carbonates from marine and arid environments, ...

  • Soil Specimen Preparation for Laboratory Testing

    A very interesting book showing the effects of poor field sampling and preparation on final laboratory results. A must for civil engineers and soil ...

  • Mosquito Ecology

    Mosquito Ecology: Field Sampling Methods is the Third Edition of this popular reference work, originally devised and written by Professor M W Service and now updated by John B Silver. The purpose of the third edition is in keeping with the original vision of Professor Service to describe the methods and rationale for sampling mosquitoes, with ...

  • New Dimensions in Bioethics

    In the last three decades, bioethics has matured into a field of study with several areas of concentration, including medical ethics, environmental ethics and more recently, genetic ethics. For reasons related to both the developmental history of the subject and to the poignancy of the problems presented, most textbooks and collections of ...

  • Finite Mixture and Markov Switching Models

    WINNER OF THE 2007 DEGROOT PRIZE!The prominence of finite mixture modelling is greater than ever. Many important statistical topics like clustering data, outlier treatment, or dealing with unobserved heterogeneity involve finite mixture models in some way or other. The area of potential applications goes beyond simple data analysis and extends to ...

  • From Fossils to Astrobiology

    From Fossils to Astrobiology reviews developments in paleontology and geobiology that relate to the rapidly-developing field of Astrobiology, the study of life in the Universe. Many traditional areas of scientific study, including astronomy, chemistry and planetary science, contribute to Astrobiology, but the study of the record of life on planet ...

  • Colloidal Transport in Porous Media

    Colloids are known to be the often neglected phase for the transport of pollutants in aquatic ecosystems. The book covers the basics of abiotic colloid characterization, of biocolloids and biofilms, the resulting transport phenomena and their engineering aspects. The subject is presented from an international group of leading specialists devoted ...

  • Space Manifold Dynamics

    The term 'Space Manifold Dynamics' (SMD) was proposed during the workshop 'Novel Spaceways for Scientific and Exploration Missions' for describing new types of spacecraft trajectories that could revolutionize how space missions are designed. Obtained by applying the dynamical system approach to mission design, these trajectories represent a ...

  • Planetary Magnetism

    The articles in this volume cover, for the first time, all aspects of planetary magnetism, from the observations made by space missions to their interpretation in terms of the properties of all the planets in the solar system. Studies of dynamo-generated magnetic fields in Mercury, the Earth, the giant planets, as well as in Ganymede, one of ...

  • Weak Links

    How can our societies be stabilized in a crisis? Why can we enjoy and understand Shakespeare? Why are fruitflies uniform? How do omnivorous eating habits aid our survival? What makes the Mona Lisa’s smile beautiful? How do women keep our social structures intact? – Could there possibly be a single answer to all these questions? This book shows ...

  • Basement Tectonics 12

    The Proceedings of the Twelfth International Basement Tectonics Conference continues an emphasis on tectonic problems of the older continental crust. While the evolution of the southern margin of the North American plate receives needed attention, problem areas of the Appalachians and of the Italian region are also treated. Finally methods of ...

  • Nature and Identity in Cross-Cultural Perspective

    Nature and Identity in Cross-Cultural Perspective presents 20 essays which explore diverse cultural interpretations of the earth's surface. Contrasted with each other and with the potentially cosmopolitan culture of science, these detailed studies of ways in which different cultures conceptualise nature appear in the context of global ...

  • Light Pollution: The Global View

    It is only since recent years that the importance of the effects of outdoor lighting on the night-time environment and on the physical and mental health of humans is recognized on a wider scale. The related issue of light pollution is a particularly complex one, with potential conflicts of interest between the utilities, environmentalists, ...

  • Sustainable Strategies for the Upgrading of Natural Gas: Fundamentals, Challenges, and Opportunities

    Energy and feedstock materials for the chemical industry are in increasing demand and, with constraints related to the availability and use of oil, the energy and chemical industry is undergoing considerable changes. In recent years, major restructuring has occurred in the oil, petrochemical, and chemical industry, with increasing attention ...

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