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Download Landslide Hazard and Risk by Thomas Glade, Malcolm G. Anderson, Michael J. Crozier PDF

By Thomas Glade, Malcolm G. Anderson, Michael J. Crozier

With the expanding have to take an holistic view of landslide chance and threat, this ebook overviews the concept that of chance examine and addresses the sociological and mental matters as a result of landslides. Its built-in method bargains realizing and skill for involved agencies, landowners, land managers, insurance firms and researchers to increase hazard administration strategies. worldwide case reports illustrate various built-in ways, and a concluding part presents standards and contexts for the following new release of strategy versions.

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Download Carboniferous Geology of the Eastern United States by C. Blaine Cecil, James C. Cobb, Donald R. Chestnut Jr., PDF

By C. Blaine Cecil, James C. Cobb, Donald R. Chestnut Jr., Heinz Damberger, Kenneth J. Englund

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Published via the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Field journey Guidebooks Series.

This guidebook used to be ready for a box journey to be performed ahead of the graduation of the twenty eighth overseas Geological Congress, convened in Washington, DC, July 1989. the aim of this box journey is to check the geologic elements that managed the deposition of Carboniferous rocks within the Illinois and Appalachian basins, with emphasis being put on basinal tectonic evolution, sedimentation, and paleoclimate. in the course of the journey, lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic correlations among the Illinois and Appalachian basins can be under pressure which will supply continuity among the 2 parts. as well as this, geochemical stipulations of sedimentation and peat formation could be illustrated and mentioned at the foundation of the stratigraphic and local distribution of chemical sediments, together with coal beds. the real Mississippian/Pennsylvanian (mid-Carboniferous) boundary, and the sedimentological, paleobotanical and paleoclimatic adjustments linked to it, can also be emphasised.


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Download The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica by Leslie Carol Roberts PDF

By Leslie Carol Roberts

More than continent, Antarctica is a land of the mind's eye, shaping and formed for hundreds of years through explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The whole Earth and Sky conjures a majority of these rules and interweaves them with the event and background of Antarctica, balancing the truth of the frigid outpost populated via a ragtag alliance of foreign researchers opposed to the crystalline dreamscape of a continent on the backside of the realm.   while Leslie Carol Roberts went to Antarctica for the 1st time with Greenpeace, she hoped to save lots of the realm. within the 20 years seeing that then she has shifted to the no simpler activity of saving Antarctica itself, compiling memoirs and tales, studying the biology and geography of the icy land, and documenting her personal trip. This ebook items jointly the tragic and heroic stories of nineteenth-century exploration, interviews with scientists, and the author’s own observations. the result's a impressive university that inspires the sweetness and the complexity, the perils and the rewards of a lifelong engagement with the earth’s final desolate tract. A kaleidoscope of legends, tales, box notes, pictures, stories, heritage, letters, and examine, the e-book renders an effect, straight away big and microscopic, of the impression of people at the land and ice we name Antarctica, and its impression on us.

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Download Freshwater ecology: concepts and environmental applications by Walter K. Dodds, Matt R Whiles PDF

By Walter K. Dodds, Matt R Whiles

Freshwater Ecology, moment Edition, is a wide, updated remedy of every little thing from the fundamental chemical and actual houses of water to complicated unifying innovations of the group ecology and atmosphere relationships as present in continental waters.

With forty% new and multiplied assurance, this article covers utilized and simple facets of limnology, now with extra emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than within the past variation. It positive factors eighty new and up-to-date figures, together with a piece of colour plates, and 500 new and up to date references. The authors take an artificial method of ecological difficulties, instructing scholars tips to deal with the demanding situations confronted by way of modern aquatic scientists.

This textual content is designed for undergraduate scholars taking classes in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate scholars taking classes in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology.

  • Expanded revision of Dodds' profitable text.
  • New boxed sections supply extra complicated fabric in the introductory, modular structure of the 1st edition.
  • Basic medical innovations and environmental purposes featured throughout.
  • Added insurance of weather switch, surroundings functionality, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production.
  • Expanded assurance of actual limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. 
  • Expanded insurance of the poisonous results of prescribed drugs and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants
  • More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and photographs of a broader diversity of organisms
  • Expanded insurance of the useful roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a brand new part on omnivores.
  • Expanded appendix on regular statistical techniques.
  • Supporting site with figures and tables -

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Download Identification and Mitigation of Large Landslide Risks in by Ch. Bonnard, F. Forlati, C. Scavia PDF

By Ch. Bonnard, F. Forlati, C. Scavia

As huge landslides may have severe affects on inhabitants, infrastructure and the surroundings, methodologies for the overview and mitigation of dangers are presently significant concerns. As early identity is vital for enough danger evaluate, the contents of this article is going to absolutely end up a useful source for researchers and practitioners of landslide probability id and mitigation. Bringing jointly services from a few similar disciplines, this e-book analyzes the dangers posed via chosen huge landslides and their direct and oblique effects, in addition to technical and social affects

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