Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Mining Methods
    Mining Methods
    Editor Turgay Onargan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0289-2
    74 pages, March, 2012
    An economic viability of a modern day mine is highly dependent upon careful planning and management. Declining trends in average ore grades, increasing mining costs and environmental considerations will ensure that this situation will remain in the f ...
  • Modern Climatology
    Modern Climatology
    Editor Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang and Robert R. Gillies
    ISBN 978-953-51-0095-9
    398 pages, March, 2012
    Climatology, the study of climate, is no longer regarded as a single discipline that treats climate as something that fluctuates only within the unchanging boundaries described by historical statistics. The field has recognized that climate is someth ...
  • Earthquake Research and Analysis - Statistical Studies, Observations and Planning
    Earthquake Research and Analysis - Statistical Studies, Observations and Planning
    Editor Sebastiano D'Amico
    ISBN 978-953-51-0134-5
    470 pages, March, 2012
    The study of earthquakes plays a key role in order to minimize human and material losses when they inevitably occur. Chapters in this book will be devoted to various aspects of earthquake research and analysis. The different sections present in the b ...
  • Climate Models
    Climate Models
    Editor Leonard M. Druyan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0135-2
    350 pages, March, 2012
    Climate Models offers a sampling of cutting edge research contributed by an international roster of scientists. The studies strive to improve our understanding of the physical environment for life on this planet. Each of the 14 essays presents a desc ...
  • Natural Disasters
    Natural Disasters
    Editor Sorin Cheval
    ISBN 978-953-51-0188-8
    166 pages, March, 2012
    The crossroads between a more and more populated human communities and their changing environment pose different challenges than ever before. Therefore, any attempt to identify and deliver possible solutions is more than welcome. The book Natural Dis ...
  • Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management - A Global Perspective
    Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management - A Global Perspective
    Editor Joann K. Whalen
    ISBN 978-953-307-945-5
    318 pages, February, 2012
    Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management: A Global Perspective presents 15 invited chapters written by leading soil fertility experts. The book is organized around three themes. The first theme is Soil Mapping and Soil Fertility ...
  • Hydrogeology - A Global Perspective
    Hydrogeology - A Global Perspective
    Editor Gholam A. Kazemi
    ISBN 978-953-51-0048-5
    232 pages, February, 2012
    The field of groundwater hydrology and the discipline of hydrogeology have attracted a lot of attention during the past few decades. This is mainly because of the increasing need for high quality water, especially groundwater. This book, written by 1 ...
  • Earthquake Research and Analysis - Seismology, Seismotectonic and Earthquake Geology
    Earthquake Research and Analysis - Seismology, Seismotectonic and Earthquake Geology
    Editor Sebastiano D'Amico
    ISBN 978-953-307-991-2
    416 pages, February, 2012
    This book is devoted to different aspects of earthquake research. Depending on their magnitude and the placement of the hypocenter, earthquakes have the potential to be very destructive. Given that they can cause significant losses and deaths, it is ...