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Mineralogy

  • Minerals and Allied Natural Resources and their Sustainable Developmentby Mihir Deb; Sanjib Chandra Sarkar

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 145.50

    Nonrenewable natural resources – metallic and non-metallic minerals, industrial rocks and energy resources (both organic and inorganic), have been treated in a holistic manner in this book, including two important resources (soil and water), not commonly covered in most books on this topic. For the uninitiated reader, an introductory chapter looks... more...

  • Encapsulated Catalystsby Samahe Sadjadi

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 150.00

    Encapsulated Catalysts provides valuable information for chemists, chemical engineers, and materials scientists in this promising area. The book describes many kinds of encapsulated catalysts and their applications in chemistry, including organic, inorganic, hybrid, and biological systems. Unlike other works, which discuss traditional supports,... more...

  • Clays and Healthby Michel Rautureau; Celso de Sousa Figueiredo Gomes; Nicole Liewig; Mehrnaz Katouzian-Safadi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.18

    Originally published in French, this updated and expanded English translation offers a definitive treatment on clays and effects on human health including the long history of clays used as pharmaceutical and therapeutic agents, the origins of clays, their structural properties and modes of action. more...

  • The Earth's Lower Mantleby Felix V. Kaminsky

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 111.92

    This book presents the first overview of the composition and structure of the Earth’s lower mantle. The first part focuses on the study of lower-mantle minerals, identified as inclusions in diamonds from different regions of the world. Three associations are established among the lower-mantle minerals: ultramafic, mafic, and carbonatic. The carbonatic... more...

  • Genesis of Diamonds and Associated Phasesby Yuriy A. Litvin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.18

    This book presents an overview of recent advances in our understanding of the genesis of diamonds and the associated phases. It is divided into three main parts, starting with an introduction to the analysis of diamond inclusions to infer the formation processes. In turn, the second part of the book presents high-pressure experimental studies in mantle... more...

  • Soils, Ecosystem Processes, and Agricultural Developmentby Shinya Funakawa

    Springer Japan 2017; US$ 145.50

    The main objective of this book is to integrate environmental knowledge observed in local agriculture, based on the understanding of soils science and ecology, and to propose possible technical solutions and a more integrated approach to tropical agriculture. The chapters describe and analyze the ecological and technical countermeasures available for... more...

  • Metals, Energy and Sustainabilityby Barry Golding; Suzanne D. Golding

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 59.31

    This book explains how and where copper and fossil fuels were formed and the likely future for the extraction of copper and coal. The colourful chronology of our efforts to extract metals from minerals and energy from fossil fuels is presented from earliest times until the present day. The difficult concept of human sustainability is examined in the... more...

  • An Assessment of Mine Legacies and How to Prevent Themby Vladimir Pacheco Cueva

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.12

    This book seeks to enrich the growing literature on mine legacies by examining a case study of a small abandoned mine in Latin America. Using a combination of Rapid Rural Appraisal and secondary source analysis, this study assessed some of the most damaging legacies of the San Sebastian mine in eastern El Salvador, compared the country’s mine closure... more...

  • Petroleum Production Engineeringby Boyun Guo; Xinghui Liu; Xuehao Tan

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 160.00

    Petroleum Production Engineering, Second Edition, updates both the new and veteran engineer on how to employ day-to-day production fundamentals to solve real-world challenges with modern technology. Enhanced to include equations and references with today’s more complex systems, such as working with horizontal wells, workovers, and an entire new... more...

  • Shale Analyticsby Shahab D. Mohaghegh

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 97.37

    This book describes the application of modern information technology to reservoir modeling and well management in shale. While covering  Shale Analytics , it focuses on reservoir modeling and production management of shale plays, since conventional reservoir and production modeling techniques do not perform well in this environment. Topics covered... more...