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  • Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments
    Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments
    Edited by Andrew J. Manning
    ISBN 978-953-307-586-0,
    344 pages, October, 2011
    Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments is a book which covers a wide range of topics. The effective management of many aquatic environments, requires a detailed understanding of sediment dynamics. This has both environmental and economic implicat ...
  • Soil Contamination
    Soil Contamination
    Edited by Simone Pascucci
    ISBN 978-953-307-647-8,
    180 pages, September, 2011
    Soil contamination has severely increased over the last decades, mainly due to petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, lead and other heavy metals from industrial wastes and human activities. The critical point regarding contaminated soil monit ...
  • Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects
    Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects
    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 ...
  • Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Edited by Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand
    ISBN 978-953-307-411-5,
    468 pages, September, 2011
    This book shows some of the socio-economic impacts of climate change according to different estimates of the current or estimated global warming. A series of scientific and experimental research projects explore the impacts of climate change and brow ...
  • Aspects of Today's Cosmology
    Aspects of Today's Cosmology
    Edited by Antonio Alfonso-Faus
    ISBN 978-953-307-626-3,
    408 pages, September, 2011
    This book presents some aspects of the cosmological scientific odyssey that started last century. The chapters vary with different particular works, giving a versatile picture. It is the result of the work of many scientists in the field of cosmology ...
  • Climate Change - Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation
    Climate Change - Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation
    Edited by Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand
    ISBN 978-953-307-621-8,
    502 pages, September, 2011
    This book provides an interdisciplinary view of how to prepare the ecological and socio-economic systems to the reality of climate change. Scientifically sound tools are needed to predict its effects on regional, rather than global, scales, as it is ...
  • Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Edited by Adnan Ghribi
    ISBN 978-953-307-423-8,
    208 pages, August, 2011
    The twentieth century elevated our understanding of the Universe from its early stages to what it is today and what is to become of it. Cosmology is the weapon that utilizes all the scientific tools that we have created to feel less lost in the immen ...
  • New Frontiers in Tectonic Research - At the Midst of Plate Convergence
    New Frontiers in Tectonic Research - At the Midst of Plate Convergence
    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 ...