Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Tectonics
    Tectonics
    Editor Damien Closson
    ISBN 978-953-307-545-7
    370 pages, February, 2011
    The term tectonics refers to the study dealing with the forces and displacements that have operated to create structures within the lithosphere. The deformations affecting the Earth's crust are result of the release and the redistribution of energy f ...
  • Biomass - Detection, Production and Usage
    Biomass - Detection, Production and Usage
    Editor Darko Matovic
    ISBN 978-953-307-492-4
    443 pages, September, 2011
    Biomass has been an intimate companion of humans from the dawn of civilization to the present. Its use as food, energy source, body cover and as construction material established the key areas of biomass usage that extend to this day. Given the compl ...
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Editor 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 ...
  • Tectonics - Recent Advances
    Tectonics - Recent Advances
    Editor Evgenii Sharkov
    ISBN 978-953-51-0675-3
    346 pages, July, 2012
    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 ...
  • Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Editor 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 ...
  • Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Editor Gary Jedlovec
    ISBN 978-953-307-005-6
    752 pages, October, 2009
    Remote sensing is the acquisition of information of an object or phenomenon, by the use of either recording or real-time sensing device(s), that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object (such as by way of aircraft, spacecraft, satellite ...
  • Geochemistry - Earth's System Processes
    Geochemistry - Earth's System Processes
    Editor Dionisios Panagiotaras
    ISBN 978-953-51-0586-2
    512 pages, May, 2012
    This book brings together the knowledge from a variety of topics within the field of geochemistry. The audience for this book consists of a multitude of scientists such as physicists, geologists, technologists, petroleum engineers, volcanologists, ge ...
  • 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 ...
  • An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy
    An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy
    Editor Cumhur Aydinalp
    ISBN 978-953-307-896-0
    156 pages, February, 2012
    An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy is a collection of papers that can be easily understood by a wide variety of readers, whether they wish to use it in their work, or simply to extend their knowledge. It is unique in that it presents a broad ...
  • Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity Research
    Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity Research
    Editor Oagile Dikinya
    ISBN 978-953-307-470-2
    282 pages, February, 2011
    This book provides the state of the art of the investigation and the in-depth analysis of hydraulic conductivity from the theoretical to semi-empirical models perspective as well as policy development associated with management of land resources eman ...
  • Remote Sensing - Applications
    Remote Sensing - Applications
    Editor Boris Escalante-Ramirez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0651-7
    528 pages, June, 2012
    Nowadays it is hard to find areas of human activity and development that have not profited from or contributed to remote sensing. Natural, physical and social activities find in remote sensing a common ground for interaction and development. This boo ...
  • 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 ...
  • Remote Sensing - Advanced Techniques and Platforms
    Remote Sensing - Advanced Techniques and Platforms
    Editor Boris Escalante-Ramirez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0652-4
    474 pages, June, 2012
    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 ...
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Doppler Radar Observations - Weather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced Applications
    Doppler Radar Observations - Weather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced Applications
    Editor Joan Bech and Jorge Luis Chau
    ISBN 978-953-51-0496-4
    482 pages, April, 2012
    Doppler radar systems have been instrumental to improve our understanding and monitoring capabilities of phenomena taking place in the low, middle, and upper atmosphere. Weather radars, wind profilers, and incoherent and coherent scatter radars imple ...
  • Aspects of Today's Cosmology
    Aspects of Today's Cosmology
    Editor 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 ...
  • New Achievements in Geoscience
    New Achievements in Geoscience
    Editor Hwee-San Lim
    ISBN 978-953-51-0263-2
    222 pages, March, 2012
    New Achievements in Geoscience is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for academic researchers in geophysics, environmental science, earth science, natural resource managements and their related support fields. This book attempts to highlight issue ...
  • Climate Change - Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation
    Climate Change - Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation
    Editor 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 ...
  • Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects
    Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects
    Editor 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 ...