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  • Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Edited by Gary Jedlovec
    ISBN 978-953-307-005-6,
    752 pages, October, 2009
    Remote sensing is the acquisition of information of an object or phenomenon, by the use of either recording or real-time sensing device(s), that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object (such as by way of aircraft, spacecraft, satellite ...
  • Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects
    Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects badge
    Edited by Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand
    ISBN 978-953-307-419-1,
    534 pages, September, 2011
    This book offers an interdisciplinary view of the biophysical issues related to climate change. Climate change is a phenomenon by which the long-term averages of weather events (i.e. temperature, precipitation, wind speed, etc.) that define the clima ...
  • New Frontiers in Tectonic Research - At the Midst of Plate Convergence
    New Frontiers in Tectonic Research - At the Midst of Plate Convergence badge
    Edited by Uri Schattner
    ISBN 978-953-307-594-5,
    364 pages, August, 2011
    Ocean closure involves a variety of converging tectonic processes that reshape shrinking basins, their adjacent margins and the entire earth underneath. Following continental breakup, margin formation and sediment accumulation, tectonics normally rel ...
  • Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Edited by Pei-Gee Peter Ho
    ISBN 978-953-307-003-2,
    608 pages, October, 2009
    Remote Sensing is collecting and interpreting information on targets without being in physical contact with the objects. Aircraft, satellites ...etc are the major platforms for remote sensing observations. Unlike electrical, magnetic and gravity su ...
  • Clay Minerals in Nature - Their Characterization, Modification and Application
    Clay Minerals in Nature - Their Characterization, Modification and Application badge
    Edited by Marta Valaškova and Gražyna Simha Martynkova
    ISBN 978-953-51-0738-5,
    326 pages, September, 2012
    Clay is an abundant raw material which has a variety of uses and properties depending on their structure and composition. Clay minerals are inexpensive and environmentally friendly naturally occurring nanomaterials, thanks to their 1 nm thick silicat ...
  • Exploring the Solar Wind
    Exploring the Solar Wind badge
    Edited by Marian Lazar
    ISBN 978-953-51-0339-4,
    474 pages, March, 2012
    This book consists of a selection of original papers of the leading scientists in the fields of Space and Planetary Physics, Solar and Space Plasma Physics with important contributions to the theory, modeling and experimental techniques of the solar ...
  • Approaches to Managing Disaster - Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts
    Approaches to Managing Disaster - Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts
    Edited by John Tiefenbacher
    ISBN 978-953-51-0294-6,
    174 pages, March, 2012
    Approaches to Managing Disaster - Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts demonstrates the array of information that is critical for improving disaster management. The book reflects major management components of the disaster continuum ( ...
  • Tectonics
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    Edited by Damien Closson
    ISBN 978-953-307-545-7,
    370 pages, February, 2011
    The term tectonics refers to the study dealing with the forces and displacements that have operated to create structures within the lithosphere. The deformations affecting the Earth's crust are result of the release and the redistribution of energy f ...