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Geophysics

  • Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Building A Technically Competent Workforceby Phil Andrews

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Volume 2 of the Getenergy Guides series explores the challenges of developing a technically competent workforce for the oil and gas sector globally. The cases in this Volume explore practical examples of the efforts of oil and gas companies, contractors, educational institutions and governments to develop competent, vocationally-trained employees... more...

  • Optical Radiometry for Ocean Climate Measurementsby Giuseppe Zibordi; Craig J. Donlon; Albert C. Parr

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 215.00

    This book presents the state-of-the-art of optical remote sensing applied for the generation of marine climate-quality data products, with contributions by international experts in the field. The chapters are logically grouped into six thematic parts, each introduced by a brief overview. The different parts include: i . requirements for the generation... more...

  • Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disastersby Jean Ellis; Douglas J. Sherman; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions... more...

  • Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disastersby Lucy A. Arendt; Daniel J Alesch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Today, governmental efforts at long-term community recovery from a natural disaster consist primarily of rebuilding the physical artifact of the community. This entails reestablishing vital community services and infrastructure and creating housing to replace that which has been lost. While restoring the built environment of a disaster area is essential,... more...

  • Surface Wave Analysis for Near Surface Applicationsby Giancarlo Dal Moro

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Seismic Wave Analysis for Near Surface Applications presents the foundational tools necessary to properly analyze surface waves acquired according to both active and passive techniques. Applications range from seismic hazard studies, geotechnical surveys and the exploration of extra-terrestrial bodies. Surface waves have become critical to near-surface... more...

  • Magnetoconvectionby N. O. Weiss; M. R. E. Proctor

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    Leading experts present the current state of knowledge of the subject of magnetoconvection from the viewpoint of applied mathematics. more...

  • Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disastersby Douglas Paton; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 129.95

    More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires... more...

  • Ecological Causal Assessmentby Susan B. Norton; Susan M. Cormier; Glenn W. Suter II

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Edited by experts at the leading edge of the development of causal assessment methods for more than two decades, Ecological Causal Assessment gives insight and expert guidance on how to identify cause-effect relationships in environmental systems. The book discusses the importance of asking the fundamental question "Why did this effect happen?"... more...

  • Digital Futuresby James Wilsdon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Beyond the hype about dot-coms, WAP phones and dot-com entrepreneurs, what impacts will e-commerce have on society? How will it affect jobs and local communities? What will it mean for the environment - for energy use, transport and the future shape of our cities? How can we ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits of the new digital technologies?... more...

  • Environmental Risk Managementby Paul Pritchard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 141.95

    This timely publication considers recent developments in environmental risk management as they relate to commercial organizations, including risk transfer through insurance. It starts by looking at characterization of risks based on the hazard-pathway-receptor principles, emphasizing the importance of site specific factors. Environmental risks are... more...