Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing
    Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing
    Editor Andrew P. Bunger, John McLennan and Rob Jeffrey
    ISBN 978-953-51-1137-5
    1072 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 115422 times.
    This book comprises the proceedings for the International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing (HF2013) which was held 20-22 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The conference goal was to advance hydraulic fracturing technology ...
  • Biomass - Detection, Production and Usage
    Biomass - Detection, Production and Usage
    Editor Darko Matovic
    ISBN 978-953-307-492-4
    443 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 168979 times.
    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 ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 212593 times.
    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 ...
  • Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Editor Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand
    ISBN 978-953-307-411-5
    468 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 121685 times.
    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
    Tectonics
    Editor Damien Closson
    ISBN 978-953-307-545-7
    370 pages, February, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 137228 times.
    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 ...
  • Remote Sensing - Applications
    Remote Sensing - Applications
    Editor Boris Escalante-Ramirez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0651-7
    528 pages, June, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 68012 times.
    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 ...
  • Geochemistry - Earth's System Processes
    Geochemistry - Earth's System Processes
    Editor Dionisios Panagiotaras
    ISBN 978-953-51-0586-2
    512 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 69875 times.
    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 ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 60149 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 ...
  • 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 53854 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
    346 pages, July, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 51552 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 ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 57130 times.
    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 ...
  • 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 47337 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 ...
  • Aspects of Today's Cosmology
    Aspects of Today's Cosmology
    Editor Antonio Alfonso-Faus
    ISBN 978-953-307-626-3
    408 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 56188 times.
    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 ...
  • Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity Research
    Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity Research
    Editor Oagile Dikinya
    ISBN 978-953-307-470-2
    282 pages, February, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 53907 times.
    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 ...
  • Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Editor Adnan Ghribi
    ISBN 978-953-307-423-8
    208 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 37248 times.
    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 ...
  • New Achievements in Geoscience
    New Achievements in Geoscience
    Editor Hwee-San Lim
    ISBN 978-953-51-0263-2
    222 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 27174 times.
    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 ...
  • Soil Fertility
    Soil Fertility
    Editor Roland Nuhu Issaka
    ISBN 978-953-51-0873-3
    250 pages, December, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 19408 times.
    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 ...
  • Hydrogeology - A Global Perspective
    Hydrogeology - A Global Perspective
    Editor Gholam A. Kazemi
    ISBN 978-953-51-0048-5
    232 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 27767 times.
    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
    All chapters downloaded 27077 times.
    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 ...
  • Natural Disasters
    Natural Disasters
    Editor Sorin Cheval
    ISBN 978-953-51-0188-8
    166 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 22897 times.
    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 ...