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  • Seismology and Structure of the Earthby Barbara Romanowicz; Adam Dziewonski

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 96.95

    Treatise on Geophysics: Seismology and Structure of the Earth, Volume 1, provides a comprehensive review of the state of knowledge on the Earths structure and earthquakes. It addresses various aspects of structural seismology and its applications to other fields of Earth sciences. The book is organized into four parts. The first part principally... more...

  • A Continental Plate Boundaryby David Okaya; Tim Stern; Fred Davey

    Wiley 2013; US$ 124.00

    Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 175. A Continental Plate Boundary offers in one place the most comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge for researchers and students to learn about the tectonics and plate dynamics of the Pacific-Australian continental plate boundary in South Island and about... more...

  • Post-Perovskiteby Kei Hirose; John Brodholt; Thorne Lay; David Yuen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 108.00

    Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 174. Discovery of the perovskite to post-perovskite phase transition in MgSiO 3 , expected to occur for deep mantle conditions, was first announced in April 2004. This immediately stimulated numerous studies in experimental and theoretical mineral physics,... more...

  • Astronomie mit dem Personal Computerby Oliver Montenbruck; Thomas Pfleger

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.99

    Astronomie mit dem PC vermittelt dem Leser eine fundierte Einführung in die Welt der himmelsmechanischen Berechnungen, die für die astronomische Beobachtungspraxis von besonderer Bedeutung sind.Von den theoretischen Grundlagen der Astronomie und Numerik bis zur Erstellung schneller und präziser Anwendungsprogramme vermittelt das Buch... more...

  • Interpreting the Precautionary Principleby Timothy O'Riordan; James Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Viewed from the perspective of environmental management, this study describes the implications and applications of the precautionary principle - a theory of avoiding risk even when its likelihood seems remote. This principle has been employed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the North Atlantic Convention, yet it is not... more...

  • The Tolerability of Riskby Frederic Bouder; David Slavin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    There is an increasing dissatisfaction about how risk is regulated, leading to vivid debates about the use of 'risk assessment' and 'precaution'. As a result, academics, government officials and industry leaders are calling for new approaches and fresh ideas. This book provides a historical and topical perspective on the alternative concept of 'Tolerability... more...

  • Wavelets and Fractals in Earth System Sciencesby E. Chandrasekhar; V. P. Dimri; V. M. Gadre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    The subject of wavelet analysis and fractal analysis is fast developing and has drawn a great deal of attention in varied disciplines of science and engineering. Over the past couple of decades, wavelets, multiresolution, and multifractal analyses have been formalized into a thorough mathematical framework and have found a variety of applications... more...

  • Asymmetric Continuumby Roman Teisseyre; Maria Teisseyre-Jelenska

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book deals with a class of basic deformations in Asymmetric Continuum Theory. It describes molecular deformations and transport velocities in fluids, strain deformations in solids as well as the molecular transport, important in fracture processes.    In solids, a separate problem relates to the displacements; their recording, e.g., by means... more...

  • Readings in Riskby Theodore S. Glickman; Michael Gough

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Developed for use as a reference work in graduate and undergraduate courses as well as for researchers, policymakers, and interested laypersons, the book is a unique collection of authoritative yet accessible journal articles about risk. Drawn from a variety of disciplines including the physical and social sciences, engineering, and law, the articles... more...

  • The Precautionary Principle in the 20th Centuryby Paul Harremoes; David Gee; Malcom MacGarvin; Andy Stirling; Jane Keys; Brian Wynne; Sofia Guedes Vaz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.00

    The precautionary principle is widely seen as fundamental to successful policies for sustainability. It has been cited in international courts and trade disputes between the USA and the EU, and invoked in a growing range of political debates. Understanding what it can and cannot achieve is therefore crucial. This volume looks back over the last century... more...