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Geology

  • Geology of the Alpsby O. Adrian Pfiffner

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.50

    The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent a superb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and have played a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives an up-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpine geology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, the rock suites are... more...

  • Landslides and Their Controlby Q. Záruba; V. Mencl

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 131.25

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  • Soil-Structure Interactionby A.S. Cakmak

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Despite advances in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquakes continue to cause loss of life and property in one part of the world or another. The Third International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 22nd to 24th June 1987, provided an opportunity for participants... more...

  • Soil Dynamics and Liquefactionby A.S. Cakmak

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Despite advances in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquakes continue to cause loss of life and property in one part of the world or another. The Third International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 22nd to 24th June 1987, provided an opportunity for participants... more...

  • Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnershipby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster its opponents forecast. Providing a comprehensive and objective assessment of what does and does not work, where, why and under what circumstances,... more...

  • Water Sustainabilityby J.A.A. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 82.95

    Using the latest mapping techniques, J.A.A. Jones, Chair of the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability, examines water availability, the impact of climate change and the problems created for water management worldwide as well as possible solutions. Water Sustainability: A Global Perspective is one of the first textbook to meld the physical and human... more...

  • Hillslope Formby A. J. Parsons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 274.00

    The study of hillslopes is a central element of geomorphology, and has been the cause of many of the major methodological disputes in the subject. This book describes the present state of knowledge of hillslope form, the results of measurements of hillslope form and points to unresolved problems in the understanding of it. The book deals with observed... more...

  • Soil Managementby Michael A Fullen; John A Catt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    The soil is a fundamental constituent of the Earth's system, maintaining a careful state of equilibrium within the biosphere. However, this natural balance is being increasingly disturbed by a variety of anthropogenic and natural processes, leading to the degradation of many soil environments. Soil Management provides a comprehensive and authoritative... more...

  • Visible Bonesby Jack Nisbet

    Sasquatch Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    How can you know a place? Historian and naturalist Jack Nisbet—author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America—looks to the relics of a region to connect the present moment to the distant past. In the vast Western territory defined by the Columbia River, Nisbet tracks the stories and meaning of relics... more...

  • Water Resilience for Human Prosperityby Johan Rockström; Malin Falkenmark; Carl Folke; Mats Lannerstad; Jennie Barron; Elin Enfors; Line Gordon; Jens Heinke; Holger Hoff; Claudia Pahl-Wostl

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    A new approach to water-resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students, focusing on global sustainability and socio-ecological resilience to change. more...