Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Climate Change and Regional/Local Responses
    Climate Change and Regional/Local Responses
    Editor Yuanzhi Zhang and Pallav Ray
    ISBN 978-953-51-1132-0
    256 pages, May, 2013
    Understanding climate change requires analysis of its effects in specific contexts, and the case studies in this volume offer examples of such issues. Its chapters cover tropical cyclones in East Asia, study of a fossil in Brazil’s Araripe Basi ...
  • Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering
    Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering
    Editor Sebastiano D'Amico
    ISBN 978-953-51-1038-5
    308 pages, March, 2013
    The mitigation of earthquake-related hazards represents a key role in the modern society. The mitigation of such kind of hazards spans from detailed studies on seismicity, evaluation of site effects, and seismo-induced landslides, tsunamis as well as ...
  • Earthquake Research and Analysis - New Advances in Seismology
    Earthquake Research and Analysis - New Advances in Seismology
    Editor Sebastiano D'Amico
    ISBN 978-953-51-1054-5
    216 pages, March, 2013
    The mitigation of earthquake-related hazards represents a key role in the modern society. The main goal of this book is to present 9 scientific papers focusing on new research and results on earthquake seismology. Chapters of this book focus on seve ...
  • Sediment Transport Processes and Their Modelling Applications
    Sediment Transport Processes and Their Modelling Applications
    Editor Andrew J. Manning
    ISBN 978-953-51-1039-2
    388 pages, March, 2013
    Sediment Transport Processes and their Modelling Applications 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 an ...
  • Soil Processes and Current Trends in Quality Assessment
    Soil Processes and Current Trends in Quality Assessment
    Editor Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
    ISBN 978-953-51-1029-3
    444 pages, February, 2013
    Natural processes and human activities alter the properties and quality of soils over time. Nowadays, the growing interest in soil protection prompts abundant research to estimate soil quality in wide-ranging environmental scenarios. The assessment o ...
  • Climate Change - Realities, Impacts Over Ice Cap, Sea Level and Risks
    Climate Change - Realities, Impacts Over Ice Cap, Sea Level and Risks
    Editor Bharat Raj Singh
    ISBN 978-953-51-0934-1
    522 pages, January, 2013
    The Earth is the only planet in our solar system that supports life. The complex process of evolution occurred on Earth only because of some unique environmental conditions that were present: water, an oxygen-rich atmosphere, and a suitable surface t ...
  • Soil Fertility
    Soil Fertility
    Editor Roland Nuhu Issaka
    ISBN 978-953-51-0873-3
    250 pages, December, 2012
    Soil Fertility book presents nine chapters written by renowned soil fertility experts from Africa, Asia and South America. The book is divided into two sections. Section 1, Biological Processes and Integration of Inorganic and Organic Fertilizers for ...
  • Advances in Hurricane Research - Modelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and Impacts
    Advances in Hurricane Research - Modelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and Impacts
    Editor Kieran Hickey
    ISBN 978-953-51-0867-2
    206 pages, December, 2012
    This book provides a wealth of new information, ideas and analysis on some of the key unknowns in hurricane research. Topics covered include the numerical prediction systems for tropical cyclone development, the use of remote sensing methods for trop ...