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
    1000 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 101661 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
    496 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 163469 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
    742 pages, October, 2009
    All chapters downloaded 208066 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
    454 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 118277 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
    358 pages, February, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 134551 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 ...
  • Geoscience and Remote Sensing New Achievements
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing New Achievements
    Editor Pasquale Imperatore and Daniele Riccio
    ISBN 978-953-7619-97-8
    508 pages, February, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 151126 times.
    Our planet is nowadays continuously monitored by powerful remote sensors operating in wide portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our capability of acquiring detailed information on the environment has been revolutionized by revealing its inner s ...
  • Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Editor Pei-Gee Peter Ho
    ISBN 978-953-307-003-2
    598 pages, October, 2009
    All chapters downloaded 161440 times.
    Remote Sensing is collecting and interpreting information on targets without being in physical contact with the objects. Aircraft, satellites ...etc are the major platforms for remote sensing observations. Unlike electrical, magnetic and gravity su ...
  • Remote Sensing - Applications
    Remote Sensing - Applications
    Editor Boris Escalante-Ramirez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0651-7
    516 pages, June, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 63893 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
    500 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 65694 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 ...
  • 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 52027 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 ...
  • 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 56706 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 ...
  • Tectonics - Recent Advances
    Tectonics - Recent Advances
    Editor Evgenii Sharkov
    ISBN 978-953-51-0675-3
    330 pages, July, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 47797 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 ...
  • 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 42377 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 ...
  • Air Pollution
    Air Pollution
    Editor Vanda Villanyi
    ISBN 978-953-307-143-5
    370 pages, August, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 91077 times.
    Although the climate of the Earth is continually changing from the very beginning, anthropogenic effects, the pollution of the air by combustion and industrial activities make it change so quickly that the adaptation is very difficult for all living ...
  • Air Quality
    Air Quality
    Editor Ashok Kumar
    ISBN 978-953-307-131-2
    382 pages, August, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 90735 times.
    Air pollution is about five decades or so old field and continues to be a global concern. Therefore, the governments around the world are involved in managing air quality in their countries for the welfare of their citizens. The management of air pol ...
  • Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Advances in Modern Cosmology
    Editor Adnan Ghribi
    ISBN 978-953-307-423-8
    198 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 36243 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 ...
  • Soil Fertility
    Soil Fertility
    Editor Roland Nuhu Issaka
    ISBN 978-953-51-0873-3
    242 pages, December, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 17981 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
    222 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 25956 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
    154 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 25504 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
    156 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 21950 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 ...