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  • Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change
    Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change
    Edited by Netra Chhetri
    ISBN 978-953-51-0847-4,
    300 pages, November, 2012
    Anomalous climatic outcomes such as higher temperatures, intense rainfall and flood, frequent and severe droughts are now at the new level. Without appropriate adaptation measures, climate change is bound to exacerbate vulnerability of society, plac ...
  • Open Questions in Cosmology
    Open Questions in Cosmology
    Edited by Gonzalo J. Olmo
    ISBN 978-953-51-0880-1,
    342 pages, November, 2012
    In the last years we have witnessed how the field of Cosmology has experienced a metamorphosis. From being essentially the search for three numbers (the expansion rate, the deceleration parameter, and the cosmological constant), it has become a preci ...
  • Application of Geographic Information Systems
    Application of Geographic Information Systems
    Edited by Bhuiyan Monwar Alam
    ISBN 978-953-51-0824-5,
    384 pages, October, 2012
    The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today’s academic and professional arena. More professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever – urban & regional planners, civil engineers, geographe ...
  • Updates in Volcanology - New Advances in Understanding Volcanic Systems
    Updates in Volcanology - New Advances in Understanding Volcanic Systems
    Edited by Karoly Nemeth
    ISBN 978-953-51-0915-0,
    278 pages, September, 2012
    This book is the second volume of the Updates in Volcanology and presents review style chapters as well as stand alone research works on volcanological problems that could be used as valuable resource for both researchers and graduate research studen ...
  • Global Warming - Impacts and Future Perspective
    Global Warming - Impacts and Future Perspective
    Edited by Bharat Raj Singh
    ISBN 978-953-51-0755-2,
    364 pages, September, 2012
    Global Warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue being faced by world leaders. Thus, it requires field of attention for many modern societies, power and energy engineers, academicians, researchers and stakeholders. The so-called consensus ...
  • Clay Minerals in Nature - Their Characterization, Modification and Application
    Clay Minerals in Nature - Their Characterization, Modification and Application
    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 ...
  • Atmospheric Aerosols - Regional Characteristics - Chemistry and Physics
    Atmospheric Aerosols - Regional Characteristics - Chemistry and Physics
    Edited by Hayder Abdul-Razzak
    ISBN 978-953-51-0728-6,
    490 pages, September, 2012
    The book is divided into two sections. The first section presents characterization of atmospheric aerosols and their impact on regional climate from East Asia to the Pacific. Ground-based, air-born, and satellite data were collected and analyzed. Det ...
  • Cartography - A Tool for Spatial Analysis
    Cartography - A Tool for Spatial Analysis
    Edited by Carlos Bateira
    ISBN 978-953-51-0689-0,
    324 pages, August, 2012
    The terrestrial space is the place of interaction of natural and social systems. The cartography is an essential tool to understand the complexity of these systems, their interaction and evolution. This brings the cartography to an important place in ...