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Maps of the world

Contains world Maps.     

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MADAM HOW AND LADY WHY

Introduces children to geology through conversations about earthquakes, volcanoes, coral reefs, and so on. Encourages children to wonder about the distinctive features of the landscape about them and how they came to be that way.     

Author Name :Charles Kingsley

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THE ROUTLEDGE ATLAS OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Brought right up to date with the latest momentous events, this extremely timely new edition of a best-seller, from arguably the most high profile historian writing today, traces the tangled and bitter history of the Arab-Jewish struggle from the early twentieth century to the present day.     

Author Name :Martin Gilbert

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Nature

Exploring the shifting ways in which geographers have studied nature, this book emphasizes the relationships and differences between human geography, physical geography and resource and hazards geography. As everything from global warming to GM foods becomes headline news, the use and abuse of nature is on the agenda as never before. Synthesizing a wealth of diverse and complex information, this text makes the significant theories, debates and information on nature accessible to students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, and cultural studies.     

Author Name :Noel Castree

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Home

Home is a significant geographical and social concept. It is not only a three-dimensional structure, a shelter, but it is also a matrix of social relations and has wide symbolic and ideological meanings; home can be feelings of belonging or of alienation; feelings of home can be stretched across the world, connected to a nation or attached to a house; the spaces and imaginaries of home are central to the construction of peoples identities.     

Author Name :Alison Blunt, Robyn Dowling

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City

City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key concepts in human geography. Always at the heart of discussions in social theory, the definition and specification of the city nonetheless remains illusive. In this volume, Phil Hubbard locates the concept of the city within current traditions of social thought, providing a basis for understanding its varying usages and meanings through a critical discussion of the contribution of key authors and thinkers.     

Author Name :Phil Hubbard

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Atlas of the World's Deserts

Divided into chapters that concentrate on particular aspects of the deserts, their geology, life forms, history and future, this book describes the hostile and extreme environments that cover more than a seventh of the world's surface. Lavish photographs capture the stark beauty of each desert's colours and light; maps show the varying topography of different regions, and the enthralling text describes some of nature's most remarkable adaptations and humanity's most resourceful communities.     

Author Name :Nathaniel Harris

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ATLAS OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Covering the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the beginnings of the Renaissance, this is an indispensable volume which brings the complex and colourful history of the Middle Ages to life. Key features: * geographical coverage extends to the broadest definition of Europe from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes * each map approaches a separate issue or series of events in Medieval history, whilst a commentary locates it in its broader context * as a body, the maps provide a vivid representation of the development of nations, peoples and social structures. With over 140 maps, expert commentaries and an extensive bibliography, this is the essential reference for those who are striving to understand the fundamental issues of this period.     

Author Name :ANGUS MACKAY WITH DAVID DITCHBURN

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Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography

Anyone interested in comparative biology or the history of science will find this myth-busting work genuinely fascinating. It draws attention to the seminal studies and important advances that have shaped systematic and biogeographic thinking. It traces concepts in homology and classification from the 19th century to the present through the provision of a unique anthology of scientific writings from Goethe, Agassiz, Owen, Naef, Zangerl and Nelson, among others.     

Author Name :David M. Williams, Malte C. Ebach

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Geographic Information Science and Public Participation

Computer-mediated participation is at the crossroads. In the early heady days of the digital revolution, access to "high" technologies such as GIS promised the empowerment of marginalized communities by providing data and information that was previously hidden away from public view. To a great extent, this goal has been achieved at least in the U.S. and Western Europe data about a range of government initiatives and raw data about different aspects of spatial planning such as land use, community facilities, property ownership are available a mouse-click away. Now, that we, the public, have access to information, are we able to make better plans for the future of our cities and regions? Are we more inclusive in our planning efforts? Are we able to foster collaborative governance structures mediated by digital technologies? In the book, these issues will be discussed using a three-part structure. The first part of the book will be theoretical it will review the literature in the field, establish a framework to organize the literature and to link three different subject areas (participation and community development, GIS and other related technologies, and planning processes). The second part of the book will be a series of success stories, case studies that review actual situations where participatory planning using GIS has enabled community wellbeing and empowerment. These case studies will vary in scale and focus on different planning issues (planning broadly defined). The final part of the book will step back to review alternative scenarios for the future, exploring where we are headed, as the technologies we are using to plan rapidly change.     

Author Name :Laxmi Ramasubramanian

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Geographic Information

Bringing producer and consumer debates together, Geographic Information: Value, Pricing, Production, and Consumption provides a coherent perspective on what have become emotional and territorial issues of IPR protection and liberation. This book addresses a range of issues relating to GI, from its definition, purpose, and use to how GI affects individuals, organizations, and governments. It examines business issues including pricing, exploitation, competition, and IPR in private, commercial, and public domain environments. It also introduces a detailed case study that shows how the GI collection and dissemination policies affect regional and global environmental monitoring programs.     

Author Name :Roger A. Longhorn, Michael Blakemore

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Mapping Towns and Cities

Mapping Towns and Cities (Mapping Our World)     

Author Name :Robert Walker

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Doing Cultural Geography

Doing Cultural Geography is an introduction to cultural geography that integrates theoretical discussion with applied examples. The emphasis throughout is on doing. Recognising that many undergraduates have difficulty with both theory and methods courses, the text demystifies the theory informing cultural geography and encourages students to engage directly with theory in practice. It emphasises what can be done with humanist, Marxist, poststructuralist, feminist, and postcolonial theory, demonstrating that this is the best way to prompt students to engage with the otherwise daunting theoretical literature.     

Author Name :Dr Pamela Shurmer-Smith

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Atlas of Russia's Intact Landscapes

Nearly a quarter of the worlds current forest area is in Russia. Russia has retained about two thirds of its estimated original forest area. Given its magnitude, Russias forests play an important role in the worlds climate.A new study by GFW Russia shows that only about a quarter of the forest zone of Russia is still in large blocks of road-less wilderness so called intact forest landscapes (also known as frontier forests). This is less than the previous estimate of more than two fifths.The new estimate is presented in an Atlas of Russias Intact Forest Landscapes and derives from a two year study in which GFW Russia used satellite images and ground observations to fine comb the forest zone of Russia for signs of disturbances by modern land use.     

Author Name :Global Forest Watch

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Culture and Space

Drawing upon 30 years work which took him to Madagascar, New Hebrides, Australia, and New Caledonia, Joel Bonnemaison's work presents an original and refreshing alternative to the more traditional Anglo-American approach to cultural geography. Bonnemaison provides a true kind of anthro-geography as he explores questions around the geography of culture and the anthropology of space.     

Author Name :Joel Bonnemaison

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World Regional Geography Concepts

The authors of World Regional Geography have answered the need foran exceptionally brief textbookfor the evolving world regional course. In World Regional Geography Concepts, eight major thematic concepts frame the coverage and give students a way of approach the wealth of information in the text. Like the Pulsiphers' longer text, World Regional Geography Concepts emphasizes global trends and the interregional linkages that are changing lives throughout the world, humanizes geographical issues by representing the lives of women, men, and children in various regions of the globe.     

Author Name :Lydia Mihelic, Alex A. Pulsipher

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Regional Climate Studies of China

Regional Climate of China is the first volume to present the latest research findings gained over the last decade which has greatly advanced our knowledge of the regional climate researches in China. A distinctive feature of the volume is that it is based on an integration of researches by using the advanced technologies, such as field observation and experiment, satellite information and numerical models in the regional climate studies.     

Author Name :Congbin Fu, Zhihong Jiang, Zhaoyong Guan, Jinghai He, Zhong-feng Xu

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Making Maps

A concise, down-to-earth guide to creating maps using GIS, this book is visually engaging, clear, and compelling--exactly how an effective map should be. Featuring over 300 maps and other figures, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices, the book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, map symbols, color, and type. For students, professionals, and others who want to make better maps, this is an essential, uniquely helpful resource. The author's website (http://makingmaps.owu.edu) offers excerpts from each chapter, links to related sites, and a regularly updated blog on the topic of making maps.     

Author Name :John Krygier, Denis Wood

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Concept Mapping

Provide your students with a clear, visual and systematic way of thinking about, identifying, and devising a plan of care. Davis Care Planning Nursing Diagnosis Resource CenterYour resource for nursing diagnosis, care planning and concept maps, concept map generator, care plan template, interactive and printable assessment tool, and more! Davis Care Planning Nursing Diagnosis Resource CenterYour resource for nursing diagnosis, care planning and concept maps, concept map generator, care plan template, interactive and printable assessment tool, and more!     

Author Name :Pamela McHugh Schuster

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Making Maps, Second Edition

Acclaimed for its innovative use of visual material, this book is engaging, clear, and compellingexactly how an effective map should be. Nearly every page is organized around maps and other figures (many in full color) that illustrate all aspects of map making, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices. The book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, symbols, color, and type. Readers are invited to think critically about both the technical features and social significance of maps as they learn to create better maps of their own.     

Author Name :John Krygier, Denis Wood

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Physical Geography

Physical Geography: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the interactions, systems and processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the physical world around us. This book introduces five key aspects of the study of physical geography: * atmosphere, weather and climate systems * the carbon cycle and historic and contemporary climate change * plate tectonics, weathering, erosion and soils * the role of water and ice in shaping the landscape and impacting human activity * the patterns of plant and animal life and human impacts upon them.The book features diagrams, maps and a glossary to aid understanding of key ideas and suggestions for further reading to allow readers to develop their interest in the subject making Physical Geography: The Basics the ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of geography and the environment.     

Author Name :Joseph Holden

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Geographic Information Systems Demystified

Geographic information systems (GIS) - a central repository of geographic data collected from various sources, including satellites and GPS is emerging as one of the most intriguing and promising high-tech fields. Today, many technical, managerial, engineering, and academic positions require GIS skills, and this easy-to-understand resource answers the call. The book examines and explains all of the critical GIS concepts in a clear voice and in a consistent structure. It provides technical and non-technical professionals, regardless of their background, with an accessible and practical guide to important GIS know-how. While other GIS-learning sources are software-product biased, this unique volume offers an unbiased approach to the fundamentals of learning GIS, helping the reader become functional and knowledgeable in this burgeoning area.     

Author Name :Stephen R. Galati

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This Dynamic Earth

The story of plate tectonics. Covers the historical perspective, developing the theory, and understanding plate motions. "Hotspots": Mantle thermal plumes Some unanswered questions Plate tectonics and people Endnotes     

Author Name :Peter Lindeberg

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The Nile River

Explains where the Nile River is, its unusual characteristics, and how animal, plant, and human life thrive along its banks.     

Author Name :Erinn Banting

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The Mississippi River

This book is part of the "Natural Wonders" series, which presents ethical questions concerning the topic. In this book, the pros and cons on humans controlling the flow of the river through dams, locks, and levees are laid out for students to make their own decisions. Pictures, charts, maps, a timeline, a quiz, a book list, website list, and glossary are also features. Highly recommended for classrooms and libraries. 2004, Weigl Publishers, Ages 8 to 12     

Author Name :Janeen R. Adil

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The Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on Earth, rises more than 13,000 feetabove the Pacific Ocean. Mauna Loa is so large that it covers halfthe island of HawaiM..Mauna Loa is a shield volcano.     

Author Name :Christine Webster

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The Biosphere

Though long unknown in the West, Vladimir Vernadsky's The Biosphere, first published in 1926, revolutionized our view of life on Earth. In it he set forth his idea that the emergence of life can be viewed as an astrophysical phenomenon subject to physical laws governing the interactions of matter and energy, and that the biosphere has profound effects on Earth's climate, its landforms, and the contents of its atmosphere. These ideas helped found numerous scientific fields and originated the concept of life a geological force that forms the foundation of Gaia theory. Although Vernadsky's work diffused across the Iron Curtain out of Soviet Russia only slowly and indirectly, the concept of the biosphere in use today is largely his.With this milestone publication of the first English translation of the entire text, English-speaking readers can at last read one of the great classics of modern science in their own language. Mark McMenamin has written extensive annotations to explain the structure of Vernadsky's arguments and their modern relevance, Jacques Grinvald has provided an introduction that places the book in historical context, and a stellar cast of international experts have co-signed the foreword.     

Author Name :Vladimir I. Vernadsky

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Geotechnics of Soft Soils

The book discusses recent developments in soft soil modelling, focussing on ground improvement.Natural soft soils are very complex materials. As construction activities increasingly take place in poor ground conditions, ground improvement is often required. However, design practices for ground improvement were for long at best crude and conservative, and at worst unsafe. Although new construction and field observation techniques have been developed to ensure that geotechnical structures such as embankments, tunnels and deep excavations can be built safely under these difficult conditions, design is still predominantly based on empirical rules and simplifying assumptions. Since 2000 increased computer power has made systematic numerical studies utilising the 3D finite element method more and more possible. This enabled the investigation of complex soil-structure interaction mechanisms associated with ground improvement problems. The EC-funded Research Training Network Soft Clay Modelling for Engineering Practice (SCMEP), was set up to develop improved constitutive and numerical models to assist in geotechnical design on soft clays, and made significant advances in theory backed up with substantial experimental programmes (2000- 2004). The EC-funded Marie Curie Research Training Network AMGISS (Advanced Modelling of Ground Improvement on Soft Soils) continued the research by the SCMEP network, focussing on modelling ground improvement systems. The aim of the AMGISS network is to develop advanced numerical modelling techniques for analysing the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of ground improvement systems on soft soils utilising advanced constitutive modelling, physical modelling and 2D, enhanced 2D and 3D numerical modelling techniques.     

Author Name :Martino Leoni, Minna Karstunen

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Atlas

Carry the world in your pocket - now in its 4th edition. It might be small, but it covers every region of the world, from the Atacama Desert to the Zagros Mountains. Digital landscape modelling combined with important roads, railways, rivers and settlements give a complete global overview. You can swot up for the pub quiz: over 10,000 essential facts and figures, from geography and climate to population and economy tell you everything you need to know. It is presented in handy pocket size, perfect for your bag or desk.     

Author Name :DK editors

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The Geek Atlas

The Geek Atlasis more or less a travel guide for those interested in science, math, and technology. The book covers 128 places where science and technology come alive (if you are a computer geek the number 128 will instantly stand out to you like a secret sign, if you are not you'll have to buy the book to find out why). The book is broken down into chapters by location and then the significant technological advance that was done there. Each chapter is broken down ever further into two parts. The first part of each place would be a historical and general description readable by anyone, the second part is a detailed explanation of the actual science, technology or mathematics behind the place. This format is actually rather nice as the general reader could skip past the detailed explanations and still enjoy the book if they aren't interested or already know the information.     

Author Name :John Graham-Cumming

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Oceans

Discovering the Earth is a fascinating seven-volume set that describes the steps by which we have reached our cumulative understanding of the way Earth functions. Each volume concentrates on a particular branch of science and area of scientific discovery through the lives and research of individuals of a specific time. Designed to complement science curricula, the books depict the challenges that scientists overcame and the obstacles presented when their contemporaries did not recognize their discoveries as relevant or significant.     

Author Name :Michael Allaby

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Instrumentation in Earthquake Seismology

This book is primarily intended for seismologists and technicians working with seismological instruments. The aim is that it should be used as a practical tool with only the amount of theory needed to understand the basic principles, and the answers to most practical problems should be found here. This book is written in such a way that it is understandable for a broad range of professionals working with seismological instruments and seismic data, whether students, engineers, or seismologists. Both practical and theoretical topics are covered, with the main emphasis on practical aspects. The book is based on the authors' (seismologist and physicist) experience working in this field for more than 25 years.     

Author Name :Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil

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Rocks and Minerals

A mineral is a naturally occurringsolidchemical substancethat is formed throughgeologicalprocesses and that has a characteristicchemical composition, a highly orderedatomic structure, and specificphysical properties. By comparison, arockis anaggregateof minerals and/ormineraloidsand does not have a specific chemical composition.     

Author Name :Diane Adam

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Geological Methods in Mineral Exploration and Mining,

This book is written as a practical field manual to be used by geologists engagedin mineral exploration. It is also hoped that it will serve as a text and reference for students in Applied Geology courses of universities and colleges. The book aims to outline some of the practical skills that turn the graduate geologist into an explorationist. It is intended as a practical how to book, rather than as a text on geological or ore deposit theory.     

Author Name :Roger Marjoribanks

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An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals

The book is meant to introduce the fascinating science of geology and the way it reveals the history of the Earth as told by its rocks. The text describes the components of the Earth, the different rock types, and the methods with which the fossil and mineral contents of the rocks are found, dated, and classified. It is also designed to aid in the location, identification, and collection of a variety of rock types, many of which contain collectible fossils and minerals. Students of geology and science will find this a valuable reference to further their studies.     

Author Name :Jon Erickson

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The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

This will be an invaluable work for students and faculty in ecology, evolution, or biogeography.     

Author Name :Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's

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The Rough Guide to the Earth

From the opening and closing of oceans over millions of years to the overnight reshaping of landscapes by volcanoes, the Earth beneath our feet is constantly changing. The Rough Guide to the Earth explores all aspects of our dynamic planet, from the planets origins and evolution and the seasons and tides to melting ice caps, glaciers and climate change. Featuring many spectacular images and helpful diagrams, this Rough Guide provides a fascinating and accessible introduction to Earth science.     

Author Name :Martin Ince

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The Handbook of Geographic Information

This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science.Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background informationComprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular areaCovers the full spectrum of research in GIS.Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS.Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future.     

Author Name :John Wilson, A Stewart Fotheringham

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The Earth's Biosphere

This extremely comprehensive book is more than an encyclopedia. It presents integrative, selective, and good quality information with a point of view informed by up-to-date sources and spanning a dazzling array of fields. I doubt anyone other than Vaclav Smil could have produced such a work.     

Author Name :Vaclav Smil

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Questioning Geography

Questioning Geographyintroduces students to the fundamental debates that animate geography today.Each of the chapters focuses on a key issue that has divided or galvanised geographers in their work.Covers both human and physical geography.Includes essay questions and suggestions for further reading.Demonstrates to students the distinctiveness and vitality of modern geography.     

Author Name :Noel Castree

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Global Warming and Climate Change

This book looks at the principal consequences of climate change and its possible impact on conflict and security. It clarifies the impact of climate change on natural resources, on the frequency and expansion of natural disasters, and, as a consequence, the repercussions that can be foreseen on environmentally-induced migration.     

Author Name :Antonio Marquina

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Glacial Geology

In the preface for the First Edition of Glacial Geology we wrote that this book is the product of two things: an enthusiasm for glacial geology and a perceived need for a student text with which to stimulate this enthusiasm in others. Thirteen years on we still believe this to be the case. The First Edition has sold well and has been wellreceived by undergraduates studying the subject. In the First Edition of Glacial Geology we also wrote that the aim of the book is simple: to provide an account of glacial geology which is accessible to undergraduates and uncluttered from unnecessary detail. Although we have taken the opportunity to update and revise a lot of the content in this Second Edition, reflecting new developments in the subject, we have tried to stay true to this original aim. We hope you will still find this an accessible and helpful treatment of the subject and that by reading this book you will share some of our enthusiasm for glacial geology.     

Author Name :Matthew R.Bennett, Neil F.Glasser

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Urban Geography

Urban Geography is an authoritative and stimulating introduction to the study of towns and cities. This book synthesises a wealth of material to provide a comprehensive introduction for students of urban geography, drawing on a rich blend of theoretical and empirical information, to advance their knowledge of the city.     

Author Name :Michael Pacione

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The science of water

Hailed on its first publication as a masterful account for both the general reader and student, The Science of Water continues to ask the same questions: water, water, water water everywhere, right? In addition, it asks: the Earths supply of fi nite water resources can be increased constantly to meet growing demand, right? Despite these absurdities, a belief actually does prevail that the Earths fi nite water resources can be increased constantly to meet growing demand. History has demonstrated that consumption and waste increase in response to rising supply. However, the fact of the matter is that freshwater is a fi nite resource that can be increased only slightly through desalinization or some other practices, all at tremendous cost.     

Author Name :Frank R.Spellman

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Groundwater

This book comprehensively deals with the resource evaluation through remote sensing (RS) along with GIS, resistivity tomography for identification of potential bore-holes in hard rock region, aquifer parameterization through pumping tests, interpolation of sparse spatial data through the theory of regionalized variables (Geostatistics) and augmentation of groundwater resource through aquifer storage and recovery method (ASR). Characterization of fractured medium parameters, identification of sources of Fluoride and Arsenic contamination and its remediation, groundwater modeling procedures to understand the flow and contaminant migration phenomenon, inverse modeling to evolve the parameters which are controlling the groundwater movement and mass transport and management aspects of the groundwater resources through community participation, and artificial recharge and remediation of contaminated aquifer system have also been brought out in this textbook.     

Author Name :Dr. M. Thangarajan

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Earth Science An Illustrated Guide to Science

Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science" is one of eight volumes of "Facts On File's" new "Science Visual Resources" set. Containing six sections, a comprehensive glossary, a Web site guide, and an index, Biology is an ideal learning tool for students and teachers of science. Full-colour diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations.     

Author Name :Simon Adams, David Lambert

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Applied Sedimentology Second Edition

Illustrations include well-reproduced black and white photos and clear uncluttered, readable maps, sections and block diagrams. Selley's writing style is straightforward and clear, punctuated occasionally by subtle, quite engaging flights of light-hearted humor...this book, described by Selley as "unashamedly about sensual sedimentology", is an important contribution that belongs both in the hands of students and in the working library of the petroleum geology practitioner.     

Author Name :Richard C. Selley

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The Rough Guide to Climate Change

The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 2ndedition lays out the facts and assesses the options- global and personal- for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future. This updated edition includes new information from the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and an updated politics section to reflect post-Kyoto developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes in-depth information and lifestyle tips about what you can do to help.     

Author Name :Robert Henson

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World Cultures & Geography

World Cultures and Geography gives students an appreciation and understanding of cultures around the world. Basic physical geography skills are balanced with an exploration of the traditions, cultures, and daily lives of people from across the globe. Using the Five Themes of Geography as a basis for developing geography skills, World Cultures and Geography helps students understand geography's effect on history and culture.Students learn how early cultures relate to their own lives and how modern times have been influenced by events of the past. Cooperative projects connect geography to other middle school subjects such as math, science, history, and literature. Generate interest and reinforce skills through the use of technology and the Internet. A wide range of interactive opportunities encourages students to learn and improve their critical thinking, content-area reading, and map skills.     

Author Name :Sarah Bednarz,Marci Smith Deal,Ins Miyares,Donna Ogle,Charles White

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SIKU

By exploring indigenous peoples knowledge and use of sea ice, the SIKU project has demonstrated the power of multiple perspectives and introduced a new field of interdisciplinary research, the study of social (socio-cultural) aspects of the natural world, or what we call the social life of sea ice. It incorporates local terminologies and classifications, place names, personal stories, teachings, safety rules, historic narratives, and explanations of the empirical and spiritual connections that people create with the natural world. In opening the social life of sea ice and the value of indigenous perspectives we make a novel contribution to IPY, to science, and to the public     

Author Name :Igor Krupnik, Claudio Aporta, Shari Gearheard, Gita J. Laidler, Lene Kielsen Holm

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Remote Sensing and GIS Integration

Maximize a geographical information tool by incorporating it with up-to-date remotely sensed data.GIS is predominantly a data-handling technology, while remote sensing is a data retrieval and analysis technology. This book addresses the need to combine remotely sensed data with cartographic, socioeconomic, and environmental data and GIS functionalities.Remote Sensing and GIS Integration begins with theoretical discussions, followed by a series of application areas in urban and environmental studies that employ the integration of remote sensing and GIS. Each application area is examined through analysis of state-of-the-art methods and detailed presentations of one or more case studies.     

Author Name :Qihao Weng

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Learning to Think Spatially

Spatial thinking - a constructive combination of concepts of space, tools of representation, and processes of reasoning - uses space to structure problems, find answers, and express solutions. It is powerful and pervasive in science, the workplace, and everyday life. By visualizing relationships within spatial structures, we can perceive, remember, and analyze the static and dynamic properties of objects and the relationships between objects. Despite its crucial role underpinning the National Standards for Science and Mathematics, spatial thinking is currently not systematically incorporated into the K-12 curriculum. "Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 Curriculum" examines how spatial thinking might be incorporated into existing standards-based instruction across the school curriculum. Spatial thinking must be recognized as a fundamental part of K-12 education and as an integrator and a facilitator for problem solving across the curriculum. With advances in computing technologies and the increasing availability of geospatial data, spatial thinking will play a significant role in the information- based economy of the 21st-century. Using appropriately designed support systems tailored to the K-12 context, spatial thinking can be taught formally to all students. A geographic information system (GIS) offers one example of a high-technology support system that can enable students and teachers to practice and apply spatial thinking in many areas of the curriculum.     

Author Name :Committee on Geography, National Research Council

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Atlas of Global Development

Published in association with Harper Collins, the Atlas of Global Development vividly illustrates the key development challenges facing our world today. Social, economic, and environmental issues that are facing the planet are presented by easy-to read, colorful world maps, tables, graphs, text and photographs. Drawing on data from the World Bank's authoritative World Development Indicators, the book brings to life country comparisons of social indicators like life expectancy, infant mortality, safe water, population, growth, poverty and energy efficiency. Issues that have been hitting the headlines such as AIDS, population living below $1 a day, freshwater, trade are presented giving an unbiased view of the state of the world we live in. This title builds on and replaces the existing World Bank Atlas which has been published by the World Bank for almost four decades.     

Author Name :World Bank Publications

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Earth's Glacial Record

Glacial deposits provide a record of climate and eustatic change on Earth. This book presents new work on ancient glacial rocks from the International Geological Correlation Project 260.     

Author Name :M. Deynoux, J. M. G. Miller, E. W. Domack, N. Eyles, I. Fairchild, G. M. Young

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Uses of Energy, Minerals and Changing Techniques

Use of a commodity depends on the interplay of its demand, supply and technology; and the use manifests itself through the consumption of the commodity. Commodities may be defined in different ways at different times, new properties may be unravelled, but the uses of the commodities follow their own evolutionary course depending on mans knowledge of their properties at a particular point of time. It is the potential utility, which has given rise to the demand, and has acted as the motive force behind all economic, scientific and technological activities.     

Author Name :K. K. Chatterjee

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Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry

Langmuir provides a thorough presentation of natural chemical concentrations, systems and processes to help readers (1) understand controls on the chemical quality of surface and subsurface waters, and (2) distinguish between the natural and the anthropogenic. Unlike most authors, whose civil/sanitary engineering backgrounds promote a more aquatic chemistry perspective, LangmuirUs geology/geochemistry experience focuses coverage on the chemical interactions between water and geological materials. The book provides valuable training in using in the geochemical computer code MINTEQA2 as an integral problem-solving tool.     

Author Name :Donald Langmuir

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Historical GIS

Historical GIS is an emerging field that uses Geographical Information Systems to research the geographies of the past. Gregory and Ell present the first study comprehensively to define this emerging field, exploring all aspects of using GIS in historical research and providing a clear agenda for its future development.     

Author Name :Ian N. Gregory , Paul S. Ell

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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, 2nd edition

This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers.     

Author Name :Gary Nichols

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Reservoir Sedimentation

Books on the subject of reservoir sedimentation arc generally lacking. There is however a need for collecting, documenting and evaluating the knowledge available in this field of engineering. Research on reservoir sedimentation in recent years was aimed mainly at water resources projects in developing countries. These countries, especially in Africa, often have to cope with long droughts, flash floods and severe erosion problems. Large reservoir capacities are required to capture water provided by flash floods so as to ensure the supply of water in periods of drought. The problem arising however is that these floods, due to their tremendous stream power, carry enormous volumes of sediment which, due to the size of reservoirs, are virtually deposited in toto in the reservoir basin, leading to fast deterioration of a costly investment. Accurate forecasting of reservoir behaviour is therefore of the utmost importance.     

Author Name :G.W.AnnandaleP

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Hydrodynamics and sedimentation in wave-dominated coastal environments

This volume evolved from a symposium held at the Eleventh International Congress on Sedimentology which met at Hamilton, Ontario in August 1982 under the auspices of the International Association of Sedimentologists. The symposium entitled Coastal Environments Dominated by Waves was convened jointly by Brian Greenwood (representing the primary sponsors, the Geological Association of Canada and Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists) and Skip Davis (representing the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, the co-sponsor). The objective of the symposium was to provide a forum for discussion of the links between hydrodynamics and sedimentation in both modern and ancient wave-dominated coastal environments.     

Author Name :B.Greenwood, R.A.Davis

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Geological Formation Names of China

Geological Formation Names of China (18662000) is the only catalogue on stratigraphic nomenclature for China in the world to keep two writing types (Wade-Giles Romanization and Chinese Phonetic Alphabet) so as to provide convenience for domestic and overseas readers. The catalogue is intended for specialists and graduates in Geosciences and Stratigraphy. Shouxin Zhang (1927 2006) was stratigrapher and research professor at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.     

Author Name :Shouxin Zhang

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Geochemistry of Sedimentary Carbonates

This book has its roots in the year 1970, when we first met in the carbonates course in Bermuda, Fred as an instructor and John as a student. Over the intervening 20 years, we have been active in research on the geochemistry of sedimentary carbonates in both the field and laboratory and from a theoretical standpoint. During this period, an immense amount of information has been acquired in carbonate geochemistry resulting in a voluminous journal literature and many books on specialized topics. However, with the exception of the now classic book by Bathurst (1974) on carbonate sediments and their diagenesis, no work has been produced that presents an overview of sedimentary carbonate geochemistry. In attempting to teach this topic and through many conversations with colleagues active in research on sedimentary carbonates, we have perceived a need for a book that presents an overview of the field of sedimentary carbonate geochemistry and is reasonably comprehensible to the nonspecialist.     

Author Name :John W.Morse, Fred T.Mackenzie

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Diagenesis in sediments and sedimentary rocks

The book Diagenesis in Sediments was published in 1967, almost a hundred years after introduction of the term diagenesis in geological literature, i.e., in 1868, in Von Guembels major work Geognostische Beschreibung des ostbayerischen Grenzge birges. Many decades passed, however, before research into diagenetic processes and products really got underway. It could be stated that up to the 1950s, the topic of diagenesis formed only a very minor part of geological research literature (see for example, Trask, 1951, and Sujkowski, 1958). Rapid development took place during the next fifteen years, as illustrated by the scope and contents of the above-mentioned work Diagenesis in Sediments.     

Author Name :Gunnar Larsen, George V.Chilingar

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Applied clay mineralogy

The author has had a career which involved academic teaching and research in the areas of clay mineralogy, sedimentology, and geology of industrial minerals; clay mineralogist for the Indiana Geological Survey; and 17 years in industry with Georgia Kaolin Company, a clay company with interests in kaolins and bentonites. At Georgia Kaolin Company, he had positions as Director of Research, Manager of Operations, Vice President of Operations, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Georgia Kaolin Company mined and processed kaolins in Georgia, sodium bentonites in Wyoming, calcium bentonites in Texas, and halloysite in New Zealand.     

Author Name :Haydn H.Murray

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The Theory of Island Biogeography

Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography, first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem--the regulation of species diversity in island populations--the book transformed the science of biogeography and ecology as a whole. In The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited, some of today's most prominent biologists assess the continuing impact of MacArthur and Wilson's book four decades after its publication. Following an opening chapter in which Wilson reflects on island biogeography in the 1960s, fifteen chapters evaluate and demonstrate how the field has extended and confirmed--as well as challenged and modified--MacArthur and Wilson's original ideas. Providing a broad picture of the fundamental ways in which the science of island biogeography has been shaped by MacArthur and Wilson's landmark work, The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited also points the way toward exciting future research.     

Author Name :Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's

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Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth clearly details the mechanisms responsible for plate tectonics, volcanic hotspots, and many resulting geological processes. Starting from basic principles, coverage provides a fundamental exploration into the principles of convection in the earth's mantle, summarizes key observations and presents all the relevant physics. The book begins with a brief history of the key ideas leading into mantle convection, covering more than 200 years of geological thought. It concludes with surveys of geochemical contraints on mantle evolution and the thermal evolution of the mantle, with implications for changes in the surface tectonic regime. Main concepts and arguments are presented with a minimum of mathematics. For the reader who desires fuller coverage, more mathematical versions of important aspects are also included. This book will be of interest to a broad range of geologists who desire a better understanding of the earth's internal dynamics. Graduate students and researchers working on the many aspects of mantle dynamics and its implications for geological processes will find it particularly useful. It is also suitable as a text for upper undergraduate and postgraduate courses in geophysics, geochemistry, and tectonics.     

Author Name :Geoffrey F. Davies

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Geology for Engineers

A knowledge of geology is of the first importance to the practical engineer. The engineer requires the needful information to be put before him in a clear and concise manner; the author compiled the requisite information in one volume, in the hope that it may serve as a handy book of reference.     

Author Name :Robert Fox Sorsbie

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The Rock Cycle

Introduces a core science topic through visual diagrams, hands-on experiments and biographies. This book is suitable for young readers with a lifelong curiosity about science and the world. Discusses how rocks change over time, the effects of weathering and erosion on rocks, and how the shifting of tectonic plates affected Earth's structure.     

Author Name :Melanie Ostopowich

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Minerals and Rocks

After a brief introduction to the Rock Cycle, this text presents the physical properties of minerals and an introduction to crystallography. The most important rock-forming minerals are then dealt with in a systematic way, followed by the three main rock groups - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.     

Author Name :J. Richard Wilson

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Research Trends in Geographic Information Science

In June/July 2008 the Institute for Geoinformation and Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology organized a scientific colloquium in this city, where 15 well-known scientists presented their ideas on research for the upcoming decade. This book contains papers prepared by the participants as well as by other researchers. The eighteen papers in this book reflect the opinion of a core group of Geoinformation scientists about future research topics. Dealing with these topics poses multiple research questions for the coming years.     

Author Name :Gerhard Navratil

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Managing Geographic Information Systems 2nd Edition

Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this widely adopted text and practical reference addresses all aspects of developing and using geographic information systems (GIS) within an organization. Coverage includes the role of the GIS professional, how geographic information fits into broader management information systems, the use of GIS in strategic planning, and ways to navigate the organizational processes that support or inhibit the success of GIS implementation. All chapters retained from the prior edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect significant technological, empirical, and conceptual advances, as well as the changing contexts of GIS use. New chapters discuss organizational politics, metadata, legal issues, and GIS ethics.     

Author Name :Nancy J. Obermeyer, Jeffrey K. Pinto

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Desktop GIS

Desktop GIS explores the world of Open Source GIS software and provides a guide to navigate the many options available. Discover what kind of GIS user you are and lay the foundation to evaluate the options and decide what software is best for you.Desktop GIS examines the challenges associated with assembling and using an OSGIS toolkit. You'll find strategies for choosing a platform, selecting the right tools, integration, managing change, and getting support. The survey of OSGIS desktop applications provides you with a quick introduction to the many packages available. You'll see examples of both GUI (Graphical User Interface) and command line interfaces to give you a feel for what is available.     

Author Name :Gary Sherman

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Plate Tectonics

The development of the plate tectonic theory was one of the great revolutions in the history of science. Before the plate tectonic theory, most scientists believed that Earth was a static planet that never really changed. Working like detectives, a small group of pioneering individuals slowly pieced together an entirely different picture of our Earth, showing that the planet is really a dynamic, active world. Over the course of millions of years, continents collided with each other, oceans opened and closed, and mountains rose and fell - and these changes continue today. "Plate Tectonics" examines the evolution of plate tectonic theory from its beginnings as a wild idea of drifting continents to its acceptance as the main concept that drives geology today. The book also focuses on the lives and achievements of those individuals who fought great odds to give rise to one of the most important theories in science.     

Author Name :Steve Tomecek

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Physics of the Earth

The fourth edition of Physics of the Earth maintains the original philosophy of this classic graduate textbook on fundamental solid earth geophysics, while being completely revised, updated, and restructured into a more modular format to make individual topics even more accessible. Building on the success of previous editions, which have served generations of students and researchers for nearly forty years, this new edition will be an invaluable resource for graduate students looking for the necessary physical and mathematical foundations to embark on their own research careers in geophysics. Several completely new chapters have been added and a series of appendices, presenting fundamental data and advanced mathematical concepts, and an extensive reference list, are provided as tools to aid readers wishing to pursue topics beyond the level of the book.     

Author Name :Frank D. Stacey, Paul M. Davis

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Nature

The Key Ideas in Geography series will provide strong, original, and accessible texts on important spatial concepts for academics and students working in the fields of geography, sociology and anthroplogy, as well as the interdisciplinary fields of urban and rural studies, development and cultural studies. Each text will locate a key idea within its traditions of thought, provide grounds for understanding its various usages and meanings, and offer critical discussion of the contribution of relevant authors and thinkers.     

Author Name :Noel Castree

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Earthquakes

When a puddle dries up, where does all the water go? The science matters series provides a compelling introduction to key science topics, explaining concepts in a format that encourages reading and comprehension. Each title introduces a core science topic through visual diagrams, hands-on experiments, and fascinating biographies, all engagingly written.     

Author Name :Jennifer Nault

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Earth Time

The dramatic history of planet Earth and the rocky road to understanding the past* A probing account of the history of the earth and an introduction to the many eccentric characters that have attempted to understand its origins.* Full of fascinating anecdotes about 19th century explorers and natural philosophers who first carved up Earth's history just as others were carving up the globe.* Unravels the fascinating history of rock strata and the implications they have had on accepted theories on the Earth's life.* Considers the future of the earth, and what a repeat of some of the catastrophic events of the earth's past, such as major earthquakes and asteroid collisions, could mean for life today.     

Author Name :Douglas Palmer

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Astrobiology of Earth

Astrobiology of Earth adopts a unique approach that differs from most texts in the field which focus on the possibility of extraterrestrial life. In contrast, the central theme of this book is the fortuitous combination of numerous cosmic factors that together produced the special environment which enabled the emergence, persistence and evolution of life on our own planet, culminating in humanity. This environment has been subject to constant and chaotic change during life's 3.6 billion year history. The geologically very recent appearance of humans and their effect on the biosphere is discussed in relation to its deterioration as well as climate change. The search for extraterrestrial life is considered with a view to the suggestion that humans may escape a depleted Earth by colonizing the universe. This book contributes to our understanding of astrobiology from the perspective of life on Earth and especially human welfare and survival. Astronomical and geological phenomena are related in turn to their biological relevance and impact. This introductory text assumes little or no prior knowledge of more specialized scientific fields and is designed for undergraduate and graduate level students taking related courses in departments of biology, earth science/geology.     

Author Name :Joseph Gale

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The Methods and Materials of Demography, Second Edition

Like the original, Red Book, the Second Edition presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the methods used by technicians and research workers in dealing with demographic data. It is concerned with the ways data on population are gathered, classified, and treated to produce tabulations and various summarizing measures that reveal the significant aspects of the composition and dynamics of populations. It also sets forth the sources, limitations, underlying definitions, and bases of classification, as well as the techniques and methods that have been developed for summarizing and analyzing the data.     

Author Name :David A. Swanson, Jacob S. Siegel

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Riparian landscapes

Riparian Landscapes examines the ecological systems of streamside and floodplain areas from the perspective of landscape ecology. The author describes the specific spatial pattern of riparian vegetation as a result of, and a control on, the ecological, geomorphological, and hydrological processes that operate along rivers. He also discusses the role of the riparian zone in controlling species distribution and abundance and highlights the intelligent management of these valuable ecological resources. Finally, Malanson explores the potential for linking hydrological, geomorphological and ecological simulation models.     

Author Name :George P.Malanson

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Glaciers

Introduces a core science topic through visual diagrams, hands-on experiments and biographies. This book is suitable for young readers with a lifelong curiosity about science and the world.Explains what glaciers are, how they form, and what affect they have on the earth's landscape.     

Author Name :Christine Webster

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World Geography

World Geography helps students relate distant places and cultures to their own lives. Each unit addresses physical geography, human geography, and major issues of a specific region of the world. World Geography offers a vibrant, visual approach that captures students' attention. Large, concise maps and numerous charts and graphs make the information accessible.Students are shown how to make comparisons between physical and human geography by exploring the similarities and differences across cultures. World Geography offers high-interest features, effective case studies, and primary sources to show the relevance of geography to current events.     

Author Name :Daniel D. Arreola,Marci Smith Deal, James F. Petersen, Rickie Sanders

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An Introduction to Japanese Society

This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper themes: the construction of gender in Japan; the impact of globalization and modern consumerism; and the rapidly shifting boundaries of Japanese culture and identity.     

Author Name :Yoshio Sugimoto

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Gaia

The Gaia hypothesis, first put forth in the mid-1960s, and published in book form in 1975, has had a radical effect on scientific views of evolution and the environment. Fiercely debated by biologists, chemists, and cyberneticists, it has been the subject of numerous conferences and a BBC special which aired on public TV's "Nova" series. Green Peace and other environmental groups have embraced the theory, and Isaac Asimov incorporated it into two his science fiction novels. Now, James Lovelock provides a new preface to his his seminal work, confronting his critics, and, addressing the current advances in science and technology, demonstrates how his predictions have already begun to be fulfilled.According to the Gaia hypothesis, the environment does not coincidentally support life on earth; rather the two interact much the way a bird and its nest interact. "The Earth's living matter," writes Lovelock, "air, oceans, and land surface form a complex system which can be seen as a single organism and which has the capacity to keep our planet a fit place for life." This revolutionary book offers the clearest explanation of the interaction of life and the environment.     

Author Name :James Lovelock

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Into the Bermuda Triangle

Still unsolved, still baffling, still claiming new victims. Here are the untold stories. A pilot reports a strange haze enveloping his plane, then disappears; eleven hours after fuel starvation, as if calling from a void, he is heard 600 miles away. He requests permission to land, then vanishes forever. A freighter steaming over placid seas disappears without a trace. A pleasure yacht ghosts past without a soul on board. A pilot calls for help because a "weird object" is harassing his plane. A jet collides with an "unknown" and is never found.Into the Bermuda Triangle is the first comprehensive examination of these baffling disappearances in more than a generation. Drawing on official reports from the NTSB and other investigative agencies as well as interviews with scientists, theorists, and survivors, leading authority Gian Quasar not only sets the record straight on previously examined cases, he also offers a bulging file of new cases, the collective results of his twelve-year investigation.     

Author Name :Gian Quasar

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Atlas of the World's Deserts

Deserts are beautiful places, even when unforgiving of those who do not respect their nature. This is an attractive book, written for the nonspecialist, that portrays that nature with a wealth of simple maps, lovely photographs, and considerable basic introductory information.Topical chapters, each dealing with some general characteristic such as physical geography, plants, or animals, are interspersed with atlas sections on the deserts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Australia and the Poles (the arid "cold deserts" of the Arctic and Antartica). Each major desert area is described by a location map, a larger desert map, a sentence or two about specific areas identified on the map, a fact file, and illustrations of some unique attributes. The deserts are not always easy to find on the small location maps.This is both a browsing book and beginning reference book for the topics included. For the most part, the information and layout of the book are handsomely integrated. Many of the numerous sidebars include illustrations, but there are several (for example, the one describing the moloch in the chapter "Creatures of the Desert") that would have benefited from accompanying photographs.     

Author Name :Nathaniel Harris

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Atlas of deep water sea bed

Presented in an accessible, user-friendly format, this atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the North-East Atlantic, it reveals for the first time many features that have hitherto been hidden beneath the waves. It is organised both thematically and by region, with the sea floor and its biological hotspots areas of high biodiversity such as seamounts shown at a resolution not possible before. The atlas presents everything from submarine canyons to coral carbonate mounds, using digital terrain models generated from multibeam data and photographs taken from unmanned deep-water vehicles (ROVs).     

Author Name :Boris Dorschel ,Andrew J. Wheeler,Xavier Monteys,Koen Verbruggen

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Water Resources Management

The District of Cameron Highlands is a popular tourist resort in Malaysia; it has three main river systems namely the Telom, Bertam and Lemoi rivers which drain the northern, middle and southern parts of the district respectively. The river systems with numerous tributaries (totalling 123) and particularly those within the Telom and ertam catchment areas play a vital role in Cameron Highlands as sources of water for freshwater supply, irrigation water for agricultural activities and for hydroelectricity generation and recreational activities.The total water demand in 2002 for the district to fulfill the demand of domestic, commercial and industrial and government institutions was 4.95 ml/day.The commercial sector which comprises mostly of hotels and restaurants, together with the industrial sector are the largest water consumers. It is important to note that, water supply for agricultural use does not come from the Districts water supply network.     

Author Name :Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), National University of Malaysia

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Alluvial Fan Flooding

Flooding occurring on the surface of an alluvial fan or similar landform which originates at the apex and is characterized by high-velocity flows; active processes of erosion, sediment transport, and deposition; and unpredictable flowpaths. Alluvial fan flooding is depicted on a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) as Zone AO, with a flood depth and velocity.     

Author Name :Committee on Alluvial Fan Flooding, National Research Council

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Principles of snow hydrology

Principles of Snow Hydrology describes the factors that control the accumulation, melting and runoff of water from seasonal snowpacks over the surface of the earth. The book addresses not only the basic principles governing snow in the hydrologic cycle, but also the latest applications of remote sensing, and techniques for modeling streamflow from snowmelt across large mixed land-use river basins. Individual chapters are devoted to climatology and distribution of snow, snowpack energy exchange, snow chemistry, ground-based measurements and remote sensing of snowpack characteristics, snowpack management, and modeling snowmelt runoff (including the SRM model developed by Rango and others). Many chapters have review questions and problems with solutions available online. This book is a reference book for practicing water resources managers and a text for advanced hydrology and water resources courses which span fields such as engineering, earth sciences, meteorology, biogeochemistry, forestry and range management, and water resources planning.     

Author Name :David R.Dewalle,Rango, A

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Abrupt Climate Change

Looks at the current scientific evidence and theoretical understanding to describe what is currently known about abrupt climate change, including patterns and magnitudes, mechanisms, and probability of occurrence. Surveys the history of climate change and makes a series of specific recommendations for the future.     

Author Name :Committee on Abrupt Climate Change, National Research Council

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