Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Open Questions in Cosmology
    Open Questions in Cosmology
    Editor Gonzalo J. Olmo
    ISBN 978-953-51-0880-1
    334 pages, November, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 12029 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
    265 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 7658 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
    352 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 20490 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
    480 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 21137 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
    312 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 42278 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
    312 pages, August, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 51976 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 ...
  • Tectonics - Recent Advances
    Tectonics - Recent Advances
    Editor Evgenii Sharkov
    ISBN 978-953-51-0675-3
    330 pages, July, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 47686 times.
    This book is devoted to different aspects of tectonic researches, especially to modern geodynamic processes. Syntheses of recent and earlier works, combined with new results and interpretations, are presented here for diverse tectonic settings. Most ...
  • Remote Sensing - Advanced Techniques and Platforms
    Remote Sensing - Advanced Techniques and Platforms
    Editor Boris Escalante-Ramirez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0652-4
    462 pages, June, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 56604 times.
    This dual conception of remote sensing brought us to the idea of preparing two different books; in addition to the first book which displays recent advances in remote sensing applications, this book is devoted to new techniques for data processing, s ...