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    Activated Sludge Technology Book

    A Brief History of the Activated Sludge ProcessAlthough recorded history and surviving archaeological sites show that the Babylonians and Assyrians, and later the Romans all used quite sophisticated technology to collect and dispose of their wastes, this environmental awareness was not adopted by later societies, until the Industrial Revolution in ...

  • Evolution of Sanitation and Wastewater Technologies through the Centuries

      Most of the technological developments relevant to water supply and wastewater date back to more than to five thousand years ago. These developments were driven by the necessity to make efficient use of natural resources, to make civilizations more resistant to destructive natural elements, and to improve the standards of life, both at public ...

  • Compound-specific Stable Isotope Analysis

    The use of Compound-specific Stable Isotope Analysis (CSIA) is increasing in many areas of science and technology for source allocation, authentication, and characterization of transformation reactions. Until now, there have been no textbooks available for students with an analytical chemical background or basic introductory books emphasising the ...

  • Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia

    Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia presents the major achievements in the scientific fields of water supply technologies and management throughout the millennia. It provides valuable insights into ancient water supply technologies with their apparent characteristics of durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability. A ...

  • Analytical Archaeometry

    The book describes this interesting and challenging field of research - on the border between natural sciences (chemistry, spectroscopy, biology, geology) and humanities (archaeology, (art-)history, conservation sciences). It fills the gap between these two areas whilst focussing on the analytical aspects of this research field. The first part of ...

  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Past: A Guide to Techniques in Historical Seismology

    This handbook defines the discipline of historical seismology by detailing the latest research methodologies for studying historical earthquakes and tsunamis. Incorporating examples from a broad geographic region (including Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, central Asia, and the Americas), the text presents numerous interpretations and ...

  • Geoinformation Technologies for Geo-Cultural Landscapes: European Perspectives

    The focal main objective of the book is to constitute a meaningful linkage among research problems, geoinformation methods and corresponding applications. The research goals, related both to theoretical and practical issues, derive from multidisciplinary fields such as archaeology, history, geography, landscape planning, environment, ...

  • Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections

    George Stoops, a world expert on thin section analysis, presents the most up-to-date system of analysis and description of soil and regolith materials as seen in thin sections. Scientists and students from archaeology to pedology will appreciate the introduction of micromorphology, the thorough treatment of all features that may be encountered, ...

  • Numerical Ecology

    The book describes and discusses the numerical methods which are successfully being used for analysing ecological data, using a clear and comprehensive approach. These methods are derived from the fields of mathematical physics, parametric and nonparametric statistics, information theory, numerical taxonomy, archaeology, psychometry, sociometry, ...

  • Phytoliths - Applications in Earth Science and Human History

    This impeccably-researched volume skillfully reports and discusses advances in phytolith research, addressing in particular the use of phytoliths for deciphering fundamental issues in earth science and human history. Comprising thirty reviews and original papers, findings are presented in the following five sections: phytoliths in ...

  • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes en Natural Annalogues (Hardbound)

    Many countries are currently exploring the option to dispose of highly radioactive solid wastes deep underground in purpose built, engineered repositories. A number of surface and shallow repositories for less radioactive wastes are already in operation. One of the challenges facing the nuclear industry is to demonstrate confidently that a ...

  • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes en Natural Annalogues (Paperback)

    Many countries are currently exploring the option to dispose of highly radioactive solid wastes deep underground in purpose built, engineered repositories. A number of surface and shallow repositories for less radioactive wastes are already in operation. One of the challenges facing the nuclear industry is to demonstrate confidently that a ...

  • Our land, our legacy : our North American world heritage

    This magnificient publication vividly portrays the beauty and grandeur of World Heritages Sites in North America - where the ideas of national parks, wilderness preservation and the World Heritage Convention began. The astonishing range of natural geological and architectural sites includes the largest nonpolar icefield in the world in Yukon; a ...

  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Fate and Effects in Alaskan Waters

    The first definitive exploration of the effects of this catastrophic oil spill since its occurrence in 1989. In addition to a comprehensive overview of the issues involved, 25 peer-reviewed papers cover the following key topics: • Chemistry and Fate of the Spill • Shoreline Impacts of the Spill • Effects on Fish and Fisheries • ...

  • Remote Sensing in Archaeology

    Whether deployed in space or on the surface of the earth, remote sensing instruments are increasingly becoming standard archaeological tools. Space age techniques have begun to accumulate a wealth of information and unusual evidence such as the presence of sand-buried courses of ancient rivers in the Sahara and the associated remains of human ...

  • The Aral Sea Environment

    The environmental problems in the Aral Sea region continue to worsen. This volume presents the information gathered to date on various aspects of the Aral Sea environment. Specialists from institutions in Russia, Uzbekistan, France, Germany and the USA cover different topics – from the paleohistory and archaeology of the region, to the present ...

  • The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov Volume II

    The manipulation of fire by early hominins was a turning point in our evolutionary history. Once 'domesticated', fire provided warmth, light and protection from predators, as well as enabling the exploitation of a new range of foods. This book presents the spatial analyses of burned and unburned flint items which provide evidence for the ...

  • Morphometrics for Nonmorphometricians

    Morphometrics is concerned with the study of variations and change in the form (size and shape) of organisms or objects adding a quantitative element to descriptions and thereby facilitating the comparison of different objects and organisms. This volume provides an introduction to morphometrics in a clear and simple way without recourse to complex ...

  • The Archaeometallurgy of Copper

    The book deals with the ancient exploitation and production of copper, exemplified by the mining district of Faynan, Jordan. It is an interdisciplinary study that comprises (mining-) archaeological and scientific aspects. The development of organisational patterns and technological improvements of mining and smelting through the ages (5th ...

  • The Black Sea Flood Question: Changes in Coastline, Climate and Human Settlement

    Stimulated by 'Noah’s Flood Hypothesis' proposed by W. Ryan and W. Pitman in which a catastrophic inundation of the Pontic basin was linked to the biblical story, leading experts in Black Sea research (including oceanography, marine geology, paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, archaeology, and linguistic spread) provide overviews of their data and ...

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