Research Instruments Books

  • Coastal oceans research and development in the Indian Ocean : status report 2008

    The CORDIO programme, which started in 1999 as a pragmatic response to the impacts of global warming on coral reefs, has over the years improved our knowledge and management of coral reefs. Data collection in the Curieuse Marine Park in the Seychelles was instrumental in guiding government policy over the management of marine protected areas, ...

  • Pendulum Impact Machines: Procedures and Specimens

    Ten peer-reviewed papers cover the latest information on pendulum impact machines. STP 1476 represents the work of impact test researchers from around the world and provides input for further improvements in test methods, especially those used in construction codes and standards. These papers are organized into four major areas: Historical ...

  • Soil and Environmental Analysis: Modern Instrumental Techniques

    Evaluating traditional and recent analytical methods according to speed, sensitivity, and cost-efficiency, this reference supports specialists in the selection of effective analytical techniques and equipment for the study of soils, soil contaminants, and environmental samples. Updated and revised, this Third Edition illustrates the advantages, ...

  • The Institutional Economics of Market-Based Climate Policy

    The objective of this book is to analyze the institutional barriers to implementing market-based climate policy, as well as to provide some opportunities to overcome them. The approach is that of institutional economics, with special emphasis on political transaction costs and path dependence.Instead of rejecting the neoclassical approach, this ...

  • Ocean Sciences Bridging the Millennia

    Since the rise of ancient civilizations, human curiosity has led to relentless exploration in an attempt to understand the oceans that cover 70% of our planet. The findings of ancient maritime explorers still form the foundation of modern knowledge and research, which benefit from increasingly precise instruments and platforms such as large ...

  • Global Environment Outlook 3 (GEO-3) - Paperback (French)

    The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series are the flagship publications of the world's leading environmental organization. They present comprehensive and authoritative reviews and analyses of worldwide environmental conditions and trends and the policies and policy instruments available to address them.Available in English , French , Spanish and ...

  • Global Environment Outlook 3 (GEO-3) - Paperback (Spanish)

    The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series are the flagship publications of the world's leading environmental organization. They present comprehensive and authoritative reviews and analyses of worldwide environmental conditions and trends and the policies and policy instruments available to address them.Available in English , French , Spanish and ...

  • Global Environment Outlook 3 (GEO-3) - English Hardback

    The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series are the flagship publications of the world's leading environmental organization. They present comprehensive and authoritative reviews and analyses of worldwide environmental conditions and trends and the policies and policy instruments available to address them.Available in English , French , Spanish and ...

  • Food, Agriculture and Rural Development: Current and Emerging Issues for Economic Analysis and Policy Research (CUREMIS II). Vol. 1: Latin America and

    The present publication is part of the second edition of CUREMIS. This second edition covers current and emerging issues with a regional focus. The present volume contains four in-depth reviews on: new institutions for agricultural and rural development; the changing role of women in the rural economy; innovative policy instruments and evaluation ...

  • New Tools for Environmental Protection: Education, Information, and Voluntary Measures

    Many people believe that environmental regulation has passed a point of diminishing returns: the quick fixes have been achieved and the main sources of pollution are shifting from large 'point sources' to more diffuse sources that are more difficult and expensive to regulate. The political climate has also changed in the United States since the ...

  • Global Environment Outlook 3 (GEO-3) - English Paperback

    The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series are the flagship publications of the world's leading environmental organization. They present comprehensive and authoritative reviews and analyses of worldwide environmental conditions and trends and the policies and policy instruments available to address them.Global Environment Foreword by Klaus ...

  • Corrosion Rates of Steel in Concrete

    Can help you use data to better predict rates of corrosion of reinforced concrete structures. 11 papers on methods of determining corrosion rates of steel in concrete, plus other issues of interest such as: chloride ingress; effects of pozzolans; concrete properties; corrosion inhibitors; different metals and repair techniques; and mechanisms of ...

  • Progress in Analytical Luminescence

    Presents advances in luminescence research to spectroscopic and analytical chemist. Covers a wide range of topics, from chromatographic applications, to analytical procedures of biochemical and medical interest, to solution kinetics and the latest advances in ...

  • Instrumented Impact Testing

    The symposium on Instrumented Impact Testing was presented at the Seventy-sixth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Testing and Materials held in Philadelphia, Pa. 24—29 June 1973. Committee E28 on Mechanical Testing sponsored the symposium. T. S. DeSisto, Army Materials and Research Center, presided as symposium ...

  • Advances in Luminescence Specroscopy

    Discusses recent advances in fluorescence and phosphorescence research, including instrumentation, fundamental photo physical phenomena, and analytical applications. Focuses on probes of the chemical microenvironment, coupled phenomena, and computer-assisted luminescence ...

  • Strong Motion Instrumentation for Civil Engineering Structures

    Most of the existing strong motion instrumentation on civil engineering structures is installed and operated as federal, state, university, industry or private applications, in many cases operated as a closed system. This hampers co-operation and data exchange, hampering the acquisition of strong motion and structural data, sometimes even ...

  • Climate Change and European Leadership

    This book provides an authoritative and far-reaching, yet controversial analysis of European efforts to implement and secure global action on climate change, and how this relates to wider questions about the role of European and global sustainability. Written by an experienced, international and multidisciplinary team of authors, the book ...

  • Leonid Storm Research

    This book will appeal to all researchers that have an interest in the current Leonid showers. It contains over forty research papers that present some of the first observational results of the November 1999 Leonid meteor storm, the first storm observed by modern observing techniques. The book is a first glimpse of the large amount of ...

  • Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology

    Hardly a day goes by without news headlines concerning infectious disease threats. Currently the spectre of a pandemic of influenza A|H1N1 is raising its head, and heated debates are taking place about the pro’s and con’s of vaccinating young girls against human papilloma virus. For an evidence-based and responsible communication of infectious ...

  • Neutrons in Biology

    Neutron Sources: Neutron Facilities; Past, Present and Future (abstract only) D. Price. The NIST NBSR and Cold Neutron Research Facility; J. Rush. Neutron Instrumentations: High Precision Thermal Neutron Detectors; V. Radeka, et al. Neutron Scattering in Australia; R. Knott. Small Angle Scattering: Neutron Scattering Studies on Chromatin ...

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