Soil & Groundwater Books

  • The European Information Society

    This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of on-going GI Science research, as presented at the 10th Conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), held in Aalborg, Denmark. Included are 28 fully peer-reviewed papers covering basic GI Science research themes such as interoperability, geo-ontology, ...

  • Addressing Global Environmental Security Through Innovative Educational Curricula

    As the importance of environmental security increases worldwide, colleges and universities are evaluating how well they are preparing the next generation of environmental scientists and managers and developing new educational approaches. In this volume, we examine: (1) current educational practices and the need for change, (2) educational needs ...

  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

    ... 'Included on the Choice list with the outstanding academic Earth Sciences titles 2008' ...This volume describes simplified dynamic analyses that bridge the gap between the rather limited provisions of design codes and the rather eclectic methods used in sophisticated analyses. Graphs and spreadsheets are included for the ease and speed of use ...

  • State Regulation of Mining Waste: Current State of the Art Report

    State Regulation of Mining Waste: Current State of the Art ...

  • Simulation and Assessment of Chemical Processes in a Multiphase Environment

    The book reviews the current state of knowledge on the chemical and physical processes occurring in the environmental media (i) the atmosphere, (ii) the aqueous phase and (iii) soil and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the chemical mechanisms (both explicit and condensed) currently available to simulate the multimedia environmental ...

  • Survey and Analysis of State Groundwater Classification Systems and Program Operations Report

    This report provides an analysis of state groundwater classification systems. The first phase of the report identifies the statutory and regulatory underpinnings of each state’s classification system. The second phase gives an in-depth examination of ten state programs in order to determine the relationship of classification to groundwater ...

  • Coastal Erosion

    The coastal zone is subject to strong pressures from a large number of users. Populations are migrating to it in large numbers. Industry wants to exploit it for its space, water and manpower. Aggregate miners want to exploit mineral resources and health centers are multiplying. It is a favorite area for tourism and recreation worldwide. The zone ...

  • Opportunities for Public Involvement in NOAA"s Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Restoration Efforts: Case Studies of the Hudson River PCB Contamination and the Tampa Bay Oil Spill

    This study examines two NRDA cases -- contamination of the Hudson River with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the 1993 Tampa Bay oil spill -- and identifies public participation strategies that DAC may choose to implement for future NRDA ...

  • The European Information Society

    This book comprises innovative research presented at the 11th Conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), held in 2008 in Girona, Spain. The scientific papers cover a variety of fundamental research topics as well as applied research in Geoinformation Science including measuring spatiotemporal ...

  • Wetlands: Functioning, Biodiversity Conservation, and Restoration

    Together with its companion Volume 190 Wetlands and Natural Resource Management, this volume gives a broad and well-integrated overview of recent major scientific results in wetland science and their applications in natural resource management issues.After an introduction into the field, 12 chapters contributed by internationally known experts ...

  • Addressing Global Environmental Security Through Innovative Educational Curricula

    As the importance of environmental security increases worldwide, colleges and universities are evaluating how well they are preparing the next generation of environmental scientists and managers and developing new educational approaches. In this volume, we examine: (1) current educational practices and the need for change, (2) educational needs ...

  • Double burden of malnutrition, (The). Case studies from six developing countries (English)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersIn several developing countries, undernourishment is still prevalent while obesity and its related co-morbidities, including chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, are emerging and contributing increasingly to morbidity and mortality. Several countries are now ...

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

    A strongly interdisciplinary and wide-ranging survey of the environment of life on Earth: the most authoritative and comprehensive source on environmental science to be collected together in a single volume. Unique in presenting both a basic overview and detailed information on environmental topics. Entries are arranged in an ...

  • Business and biodiversity : the handbook for corporate action

    This handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, and guidance on corporate biodiversity strategies. The current status of the debate is illustrated by specific case stories, thus providing an opportunity for companies to highlight their renewed commitment to an issue of ...

  • Chemistry and Radiation Changes in the Ozone Layer

    Recent studies have demonstrated a link between ozone changes caused by human activities and changing UV levels at the Earth's surface, as well as a link to climate through changes in radiative forcing and links to changes in chemical composition. This book draws together key scientists who provide state of the art contributions on the ...

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering: Contaminated Soils, Pollutant Fate, and Mitigation

    Why do some contaminants remain in soils indefinitely? How much of a threat do they pose to human health or the environment? The need for effective and economic site decontamination arises daily. Geoenvironmental Engineering: Contaminated Soils, Pollutant Fate, and Mitigation discusses why soils remain contaminated, focusing on the development of ...

  • Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

    Several forms of thin-film solar cells are being examined as alternatives to silicon-solar cells—one of the most promising technologies is the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), with proven efficiencies that approach 11%. This book, which provides a comprehensive look at this promising technology, aims to provide both a graduate level text that ...

  • Water Circulation in Rocks

    Understanding water circulation in rocks represents a very important element to solving many of the problems linked with civil, environmental and mining engineering. This book offers a synthesis of the actual knowledge about the fluid flow in rocks:- from the medium characterization and the structural geological survey to the generation of ...

  • Unsaturated Soils: Numerical and Theoretical Approaches

    Understanding the behaviour of unsaturated soils is becoming exclusively essential for geotechnical engineers and designers. This book includes the Proceedings of the International Conference ISSMGE uniting researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering on a single platform and discussing the problems associated with unsaturated soils. ...

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