Surface Sampling Books

  • Beryllium - Environmental Analysis & Monitoring

    As the use of beryllium grows worldwide, the need for a single source of information on this important but toxic element is of increasing importance. This comprehensive book describes all aspects of the current sampling and analysis techniques for trace-level beryllium in the workplace. It offers both a historical perspective and a description of ...

  • Beryllium: Sampling and Analysis

    Nine peer-reviewed papers provide the latest research on beryllium sample collection, preparation, and measurement. STP 1473 also identifies new areas of standards development concerning beryllium sampling and analytical procedures. Topics cover: Beryllium Disease—Exposure Monitoring and Standardization Issues: an overview of beryllium disease ...

  • Metrology of Pedestrian Locomotion and Slip Resistance

    Fall accidents, which occur as a result of not enough friction available between the floor and shoe bottom for the pedestrian to ambulate without slipping, are responsible for a great number of walkway accidents. For this reason, characterizations of how much friction pedestrians require to ambulate and how much friction is available between the ...

  • Sampling Environmental Media

    STP 1282 is the first publication of its kind to address the vast array of challenges involved with obtaining accurate environmental specimens for pollution evaluation and remediation. 31 comprehensive peer-reviewed papers from leading experts in the fields of chemistry, geology, engineering, biology and risk assessment explore innovative ...

  • Meteorites

    Meteorites - as well as shooting stars and meteors - result from a collision of a solid body from space with our Earth, but only meteorites are able to penetrate the Earth's protective shield, the atmosphere, and fall to the Earth's surface. Before the return of lunar samples, they were the only materials from beyond the Earth which we could take ...

  • Lipids in Freshwater Ecosystems

    There is a general lack of understanding of the role of lipids in aquatic ecosystems. The fundamental purpose of this book is to synthesize the divergent literature on aquatic lipids into a coordinated, digestible form. A large part of the book addresses lipid composition and production in freshwater organisms, with chapters on phytoplankton, ...

  • Oceanic Basalts

    Oceanic basalts are the most abundant rock type found at the earth's surface, and as such they have been the subject of considerable research, particularly since the concept of sea-floor spreading became widely accepted. This book provides a review of these rocks, first dicussing how we sample the ocean floor and what we know about the structure ...

  • Accretion of Extraterrestrial Matter Throughout Earth´s History

    Every year Earth is bombarded with about 40,000 tons of extraterrestrial material. This includes microscopic cosmic dust particles shed by comets and asteroids in outer space, meteorites, as well as large comets and asteroids that have led to catastrophic events in the geologic past. Originally considered only a curiosity, extraterrestrial ...

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