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Earth Sciences

  • Predicting the Unpredictableby Susan Elizabeth Hough; Susan Elizabeth Hough

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it?s the catastrophic 2010 quake that took a devastating toll on the island nation of Haiti or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, which scientists know is inevitable. Yet despite rapid advances in earthquake science, seismologists... more...

  • Hyperspectral Imaging Remote Sensingby Dimitris Manolakis; Ronald Lockwood; Thomas Cooley

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Understand the seminal principles, current techniques, and tools of imaging spectroscopy with this self-contained introductory guide. more...

  • Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomenaby Michael J. Hambrey; Jürg C. Alean

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 179.95

    This book provides an illustrated guide to the wide variety of features found on and around the world?s glaciers and ice sheets as well as the products of glacial erosion and deposition. It stresses both the beauty and utility of glaciers and demonstrates how our lives are influenced by one of the key components of the Earth system, the cryosphere.... more...

  • Remote Sensing Image Fusionby Christine Pohl; John van Genderen

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    Remote Sensing Image Fusion: A Practical Guide gives an introduction to remote sensing image fusion providing an overview on the sensors and applications. It describes data selection, application requirements and the choice of a suitable image fusion technique. It comprises a diverse selection of successful image fusion cases that are relevant to... more...

  • Soil Enzymesby Maddela Naga Raju; Narasimha Golla; Rangaswamy Vengatampalli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.26

    This book addresses issues arising from discharge of effluents from sugar industry on to surrounding land or into a water body such as physicochemical properties of soil, changes in the micro flora, quantification of soil enzyme activities as influenced by effluents. Disposal of effluents without neutralization has become general practice. These effluents... more...

  • InSAR Observations of Ground Deformationby Amy Laura Parker

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.62

    This doctoral thesis applies measurements of ground deformation from satellite radar using their potential to play a key role in understanding volcanic and magmatic processes throughout the eruption cycle. However, making these measurements is often problematic, and the processes driving ground deformation are commonly poorly understood. These problems... more...

  • Tidal Sedimentation of the Sunderban's Thakuran Basinby Gautam Kumar Das

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.63

    This book covers an overview of research on sediment textures, sedimentary structures, sediment composition and bioturbation structures including other aspects of tidal sedimentation. The analytical results for the tidal river sedimentation and essential aspects of relevant field studies along the entire stretch of the Thakuran River are being... more...

  • Life in Ancient Iceby John D. Castello; Scott O. Rogers

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 120.00 US$ 96.00

    Life in Ancient Ice presents an unparalleled overview of current research into microbial life in ancient glacial ice and permafrost. Particulates of fungi, bacteria, pollen grains, protists, and viruses are carried by wind around the globe. When they fall to Earth in polar regions they may be trapped in ice for hundreds of millennia. Some of the... more...

  • New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Explorationby Congrui Jin; Gianluca Cusatis

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 142.89

    This contributed volume presents a multi-perspective collection of the latest research findings on oil and gas exploration and imparts insight that can greatly assist in understanding field behavior, design of test programs, and design of field operations. With this book, engineers also gain a powerful guide to the most commonly used numerical simulation... more...

  • Rhodolith/Maërl Beds: A Global Perspectiveby Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez; Wendy Nelson; Julio Aguirre

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 142.89

    Rhodolith beds are recognized internationally as a unique ecosystem, and they are the focus of this interdisciplinary book. These marine beds occur worldwide, from the tropics to the poles, ranging in depth from intertidal to deep subtidal habitats and they are also represented in extensive fossil deposits. In the light of international interest in... more...