By R.P. Hall,D.J. Hughes
By Richard J. D. Tilley
Uniquely describes either the crystallography and homes of perovskite similar materials.
- Practical functions in sunlight cells, microelectronics and telecommunications
- Interdisciplinary subject drawing on fabrics technological know-how, chemistry, physics, and geology
- Contains difficulties and solutions to augment wisdom retention
By G. Mathias Kondolf,Hervé Piégay
Fluvial Geomorphology reviews the biophysical tactics appearing in rivers, and the sediment styles and landforms caused by them. it's a self-discipline of synthesis, with roots in geology, geography, and river engineering, and with robust interactions with allied fields comparable to ecology, engineering and panorama structure. This publication comprehensively stories instruments utilized in fluvial geomorphology, at a degree appropriate to steer the choice of study equipment for a given query. providing an built-in method of the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, it presents counsel for researchers and pros at the instruments to be had to reply to questions about river recovery and administration.
Thoroughly up-to-date because the first variation in 2003 by means of specialists of their subfields, the publication offers cutting-edge instruments that experience revolutionized fluvial geomorphology in fresh many years, comparable to actual and numerical modelling, distant sensing and GIS, new box ideas, advances in courting, monitoring and sourcing, statistical techniques in addition to extra conventional equipment reminiscent of the structures framework, stratigraphic research, shape and movement characterisation and historic research.
- Covers 5 major varieties of geomorphological questions and their linked instruments: historic framework; spatial framework; chemical, actual and organic equipment; research of tactics and types; and destiny knowing framework.
- Provides tips on merits and boundaries of other instruments for various purposes, facts resources, apparatus and offers wanted, and case reviews illustrating their program in an built-in perspective.
It is a vital source for researchers geomorphologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, and ecologists interested by river administration, conservation and recovery. it's a necessary supplementary textbook for top point undergraduate and graduate classes in Geography, Geology, Environmental technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and interdisciplinary classes in river administration and restoration.
By H. Chamley
By Augusto Mangini,Anton Eisenhauer,Peter Walter
By Benjamin Looker
Looker investigates the cultural, social, and political complexities of the belief of “neighborhood” in postwar the United States and the way american citizens grappled with large alterations of their city areas from global conflict II to the Reagan period. within the face of city decline, competing visions of town neighborhood’s importance and goal grew to become proxies for broader debates over the that means and bounds of yankee democracy. via learning the way in which those contests opened up throughout a startling number of genres—Broadway exhibits, radio performs, city ethnographies, actual property files, or even children’s programming—Looker exhibits that the local perfect has functioned as a valuable symbolic web site for advancing and debating theories approximately American nationwide identification and democratic practice.
By Bruce C. Glavovic,Gavin P. Smith
This ebook identifies classes discovered from traditional danger stories to aid groups plan for and adapt to weather swap. Written through prime specialists, the case reports research various studies, from serious storms to sea-level comparable dangers, droughts, warmth waves, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunami, in North the United States, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Small Island constructing States. the teachings are grouped based on 4 imperatives: (i) boost collaborative governance networks; (ii) construct adaptive features; (iii) put money into pre-event making plans; and (iv) the ethical critical to adopt adaptive activities that improve resilience and sustainability.
"A theoretically wealthy and empirically grounded research of the interface among catastrophe probability administration and weather switch variation, complete but available, and intensely timely." Mark Pelling, division of Geography, King’s collage London, united kingdom.
"This publication represents a massive contribution to the knowledge of traditional risks making plans as an pressing first step for decreasing catastrophe possibility and adapting to weather switch to make sure sustainable and equitable development." Sálvano Briceño, Vice-Chair, technological know-how Committee, built-in study on catastrophe threat IRDR, an ICSU/ISSC/ISDR programme. Former Director overseas process for catastrophe aid, UNISDR.
“What a great addition to the younger literature on weather version and probability mitigation! Bruc
e Glavovic and Gavin Smith each one convey to the modifying job an extraordinary mixture of good scholarly attainment and on-the-ground event that shines via during this extensively-documented synthesis of theoretical rules from the geographical regions of weather and dangers and their validation in a wealthy set of various case stories pulled in from worldwide. This e-book may still stay a vintage for lots of years.” William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society.
By P. Morgan,B. H. Baker
By Joe D. Burchfield
"Anyone attracted to geologic time, and that are meant to contain all geologists and a good smattering of biologists, physicists and chemists, may still make Burchfield's commendable and time-tested quantity a part of their own library"—Brent Darymple, Quartely evaluate of Biology
By François Henri Cornet