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Earth Sciences

  • Baobabs of the Worldby Andry Petignat; Louise Jasper

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 11.00

    A photographic masterpiece, this beautiful book is a fitting tribute to the baobab ? an extraordinary and majestic tree found principally in Madagascar, and peripherally in Africa and Australia.The first section offers a short introduction to the classification and general description of baobabs, details of their life history, biogeography, dispersal... more...

  • Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistryby Bruce F. Schaefer

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 64.00

    An accessible overview of radiogenic isotopes, dataset evaluation and real-world applications for advanced undergraduate students and industry professionals. more...

  • Glaciovolcanism on Earth and Marsby John L. Smellie; Benjamin R. Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00

    Presents the distinctive processes and characteristics of glaciovolcanic eruptions, with reference to terrestrial and Mars occurrences. more...

  • Mine Seismology: Data Analysis and Interpretationby S.N. Glazer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book offers an in-depth analysis and interpretation methods applicable to mine-induced seismicity. It is based on over 40 years of experience in mine and exploration geophysics. Another unique feature of this book is the complete history of the caving process as evidenced by the recorded seismicity at the South African copper mine Palabora Lift... more...

  • Coastal Morphodynamicsby Nilay Kanti Barman; Soumendu Chatterjee; Ashis Kumar Paul

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book discusses the perceptions and sketches, geological background, materials and coastal processes of the East Coast of India. It also suggests strategies for effectively managing natural coastal processes in these areas. India has a coastline of about 7,516 km with a variety of coastal extensions, which developed at different time scales, producing... more...

  • Global Dynamics of the Earth: Applications of Viscoelastic Relaxation Theory to Solid-Earth and Planetary Geophysicsby Roberto Sabadini; Bert Vermeersen; Gabriele Cambiotti

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 99.00

    This volume opens up new perspectives on the physics of the Earth?s interior and planetary bodies for graduate students and researchers working in the fields of geophysics, planetary sciences and geodesy. It looks at our planet in an integrated fashion, linking the physics of its interior to geophysical and geodetic techniques that record, over a broad... more...

  • Fly Ash Zeolitesby Bhagwanjee Jha; Devendra Narain Singh

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book presents a thorough review of the state-of-knowledge and recent innovations in the synthesis of pure and improved grades of fly ash zeolites (FAZ). Addressing improvements to conventional methods, it also showcases a novel technique for the synthesis of high cation exchangers from fly ash and detailed characterization techniques for the... more...

  • Aquifer Characterization Techniquesby Robert G. Maliva

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book presents an overview of techniques that are available to characterize sedimentary aquifers. Groundwater flow and solute transport are strongly affected by aquifer heterogeneity. Improved aquifer characterization can allow for a better conceptual understanding of aquifer systems, which can lead to more accurate groundwater models and successful... more...

  • GIS for Environmental Applicationsby Xuan Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 51.95

    GIS for Environmental Applications provides a practical introduction to the principles, methods, techniques and tools in GIS for spatial data management, analysis, modelling and visualisation, and their applications in environmental problem solving and decision making. It covers the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques in spatial data,... more...

  • The Birth of the Anthropoceneby Jeremy Davies

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The world faces an environmental crisis unprecedented in human history. Carbon dioxide levels have reached heights not seen for three million years, and the greatest mass extinction since the time of the dinosaurs appears to be underway. Such far-reaching changes suggest something remarkable: the beginning of a new geological epoch. It has been called... more...