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- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 32.99
Elastic rebound is the best metaphor for societal responses to major earthquakes in modern times. Focusing on this theme, this book using many pivotal historic earthquakes as illustration. It concludes with a consideration of projected future losses, including the near-certainty that a future earthquake will someday claim over a million lives. more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2006; US$ 44.95
There's no such thing as too much practice. This reproducible program builds skills incrementally. By inviting students to "show what they know" in a variety of new formats, these stimulating lessons will enable struggling students to actually enjoy the learing process. As in all of the binder programs, the dual emphasis is on (1) mastery of the basics... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 179.00
Summarises the petrological, geochemical and volcanological characteristics of Italian Plio-Quaternary volcanism, and discusses petrogenetic hypotheses and possible geodynamics settings. Written for petrologists and geochemists, this book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing a database of volcanic rock analyses. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 259.00
Focuses on sediments as a pollutant in natural freshwater and marine habitats, and as a vector for the transfer of chemicals such as nutrients and contaminants. This work covers three main topics and includes assessment and/or restoration of disturbed watersheds, and sediment-water linkages in terrestrial and aquatic environments. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 169.00
The purpose of the book is to link together knowledge obtained in the observation of mud volcanism and local seismicity. Geological, Seismological, Geophysical and Geochemical parameters are considered. The book represents the modern state of the art after many decades of observations. The book fills an editorial gap and improves knowledge in the fields... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 279.00
The concept of mantle plumes, hot buoyant rock masses that rise in the mantle, is a key to understand intraplate volcanism in the framework of modern plate tectonics. Progress in analytical and satellite technology enables scientists to verify the plume hypothesis with sophisticated techniques. This book presents an overview on these studies. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 139.00
Addresses diverse advances related to fractals and scaling. This book covers broad applications of fractal theory in potential field methods, electrical and electromagnetic methods, geothermics and seismology, written by a panel of earth scientists from around the globe. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 279.00
Geostatistics is used in an increasingly large number of disciplines in environmental sciences. This volume contains forty selected contributions covering the progress in a broad spectrum of fields. The enclosed CD-ROM includes papers in a pdf format that comprise the original research contributions. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 239.00
Contains private views of experts from various countries on the role of geological mapping in sustainable development. This book presents technologies and concepts which are either awaiting for recognition by Geological Surveys, or are gradually applied in some survey. more...