Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change
    Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change
    Editor Netra Chhetri
    ISBN 978-953-51-0847-4
    300 pages, November, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 14181 times.
    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 ...
  • Fractal Analysis and Chaos in Geosciences
    Fractal Analysis and Chaos in Geosciences
    Editor Sid-Ali Ouadfeul
    ISBN 978-953-51-0729-3
    182 pages, November, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 14253 times.
    The fractal analysis is becoming a very useful tool to process obtained data from chaotic systems in geosciences. It can be used to resolve many ambiguities in this domain. This book contains eight chapters showing the recent applications of the frac ...
  • Open Questions in Cosmology
    Open Questions in Cosmology
    Editor Gonzalo J. Olmo
    ISBN 978-953-51-0880-1
    342 pages, November, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 12548 times.
    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 ...
  • Updates in Volcanology - New Advances in Understanding Volcanic Systems
    Updates in Volcanology - New Advances in Understanding Volcanic Systems
    Editor Karoly Nemeth
    ISBN 978-953-51-0915-0
    278 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 8319 times.
    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
    Editor Bharat Raj Singh
    ISBN 978-953-51-0755-2
    364 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 21713 times.
    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 ...
  • Atmospheric Aerosols - Regional Characteristics - Chemistry and Physics
    Atmospheric Aerosols - Regional Characteristics - Chemistry and Physics
    Editor Hayder Abdul-Razzak
    ISBN 978-953-51-0728-6
    490 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 22196 times.
    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 ...
  • Clay Minerals in Nature - Their Characterization, Modification and Application
    Clay Minerals in Nature - Their Characterization, Modification and Application
    Editor Marta Valaškova and Gražyna Simha Martynkova
    ISBN 978-953-51-0738-5
    326 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 44702 times.
    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 ...
  • Cartography - A Tool for Spatial Analysis
    Cartography - A Tool for Spatial Analysis
    Editor Carlos Bateira
    ISBN 978-953-51-0689-0
    324 pages, August, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 52894 times.
    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 ...