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  1. The Impact of Soil Erosion in the Upper Blue Nile on Downstream Reservoir Sedimentation

    By Yasir Salih Ahmed Ali

    Population growth in the Blue Nile Basin has led to fast land-use changes from forest to agricultural land, which resulted in speeding up the soil erosion processes producing highly negative impacts on the local soil fertility and agricultural productivity. The eroded sediment is transported...

    Published December 8th 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean

    Processes and Perspectives from the Past and Present

    By John B. Thornes, John Wainwright

    The Mediterranean has been subject to changing human settlement and land use patterns for millennia, and has a history of human exploitation in an inherently unstable landscape. Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean reviews both physical and social aspects of this region, in relation to its...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

    By Andrew J. Barker

    Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an effi cient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus...

    Published November 20th 2014 by CRC Press

  4. A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

    By Kurt Hollocher

    This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams...

    Published November 20th 2014 by CRC Press

  5. Planetary Geodesy and Remote Sensing

    Edited by Shuanggen Jin

    Although lunar exploration began in the 1960s, the moon and other planets have many long-standing, unanswered questions about planetary environments, origin, formation and evolution, magnetization of crustal rocks, internal structure, and possible life. However, with the recent development of...

    Published October 21st 2014 by CRC Press

  6. Logging the Chalk

    By Rory N. Mortimore

    Chalk has proved to be one of the more difficult rocks to corelog as it breaks up readily during the drilling process leading to core-loss and destructuring, particularly where flints, nodular chalks, and/or fractures are present. One of the greatest difficulties is the identification of chalk...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Whittles Publishing

  7. Hazards Analysis

    Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

    By John C. Pine

    The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences.Following in the...

    Published September 9th 2014 by CRC Press

  8. Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization

    By Sebastiano Foti, Carlo G. Lai, Glenn J. Rix, Claudio Strobbia

    Develop a Greater Understanding of How and Why Surface Wave Testing Works Using examples and case studies directly drawn from the authors’ experience, Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization addresses both the experimental and theoretical aspects of surface wave propagation in...

    Published August 20th 2014 by CRC Press

  9. Progressive Technologies of Coal, Coalbed Methane, and Ores Mining

    Edited by Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Kostiantyn Ganushevych

    Presenting new technologies in underground coal extraction, with special attention to mine galleries support and maintenance, load mechanism of "massif-support system-safety system" systems, analysis of face equipment for thin coal seams mining and substantiation of rational stoping parameters....

    Published August 10th 2014 by CRC Press

  10. Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry of Light Gas-Forming Elements

    Edited by V.S. Sevastyanov

    Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry of Light Gas-Forming Elements explores different methods of isotope analysis, including spark, secondary ion, laser, glow discharge, and isotope ratio mass spectrometry. It explains how to evaluate the isotopic composition of light elements (H, C, N, O) in solid,...

    Published July 24th 2014 by CRC Press