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    Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Volume II

    Following on from Volume I, this second volume presents an extended look at environmental modelling research and its applications from an even larger selection of global experts. The book presents timely topics and applications of the study of environmental contaminants, with detailed discussions of mathematical concepts used. Five sections cover ...

  • Geology, Resources and Tectonics

    Myanmar is a country vastly rich in gold, silver, base metals, tin–tungsten, gems and hydrocarbons and is one of the last exploration frontiers remaining in the world. Tectonically Myanmar lies at the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountain Chain and over the last 50 Ma has been profoundly affected by the collision between India and Eurasia, ...

  • Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management

    From the beginning of 21st century, there has been an awareness of risk in the environment along with a growing concern for the continuing potential damage caused by hazards. In order to ensure environmental sustainability, a better understanding of natural disasters and their impacts is essential.   It has been recognized that a holistic and ...

  • A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

    This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams and examples of metamorphic features shown in thin ...

  • Geostatistics: Spatial Information Modeling and Mapping for Natural Resources, Ecological and Environmental Applicationss

    Geospatial information modeling and mapping has become an important tool for the investigation and management of natural resources at the landscape scale. Geostatistics reviews the types and applications of geospatial information data, such as remote sensing, GIS and GPS, as well as their integration into landscape scale geospatial statistical ...

  • Soil and Rock (II): D 5877 - latest

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • Soil and Rock (II): D 5877 - latest

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • Soil and Rock (I): D 420 - D 5876

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • Soil and Rock (I): D 420 - D 5876

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • Rock Failure Mechanisms: Illustrated and Explained

    When dealing with rock in civil engineering, mining engineering and other engineering, the process by which the rock fails under load should be understood, so that safe structures can be built on and in the rock. However, there are many ways for loading rock and rock can have a variety of idiosyncracies. This reference book provides engineers and ...

  • Geological Engineering

    A guide for developing integrated engineering solutions, which take into account both ground conditions and environment, this extensively illustrated textbook covers the subject area of geological engineering in four sections: fundamentals, methods, applications, and geohazards. Covering topics such as site investigation, rock mechanics, and slope ...

  • Machine Learning Algorithms for Spatial Data Analysis and Modelling

    This book discusses machine learning algorithms, such as artificial neural networks of different architectures, statistical learning theory, and Support Vector Machines used for the classification and mapping of spatially distributed data. It presents basic geostatistical algorithms as well. The authors describe new trends in machine learning and ...

  • Soil and Rock (II): D 5877 - latest

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • Soil and Rock (II): D 5877 - latest

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • Soil and Rock (I): D 420 - D 5876

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • Soil and Rock (I): D 420 - D 5876

    Combined, Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature over 375 geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards ...

  • The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa

    Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in southern Africa is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies, however, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity and it is poorly represented in the development planning process. One of the main reasons is a lack of readily ...

  • Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis

    Containing method descriptions and step-by-step procedures, the Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis equips readers with skills to prepare health-related data in the proper format, process these data using relevant functions and software, and display the results as mapped or statistical summaries. Describing the wide ...

  • Facing Climate Change Together

    The vast majority of climate scientists now agree that human-induced climate change is a reality, but there is much ongoing research and debate. Nevertheless, our global society is confronted with the urgent need for a wise response to potential climate change. This volume brings together scientists from the US and Europe to review the ...

  • Landslides and Engineered Slopes. From the Past to the Future: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Landslides and Engineered Slopes, 30 June - 4 July 2008, Xi´an, China

    270 Expert contributions on aspects of landslide hazards, encompassing geological modeling and soil and rock mechanics, landslide processes, causes and effects, and damage avoidance and limitation strategies. Reference source for academics and professionals in geo-mechanical and geo-technical engineering, and others involved with research, design, ...

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