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Terrestrial Depositional Systems

Deciphering Complexities through Multiple Stratigraphic


Methods

Kate E. Zeigler Kate Zeigler, Ph.D., CPG, Zeigler Geologic Consulting, LLC, Albuquerque, New
Mexico
William Parker William G. Parker, Ph.D, Vertebrate Paleontologist, Chief of Science and
Resource Management, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest, AZ

A multi-contributed reference that combines reviews of stratigraphic methods with


individual case studies to demonstrate techniques for deciphering complex terrestrial
depositional systems
ISBN: 978-0-12-803243-5
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 334
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geoscientists and petroleum
geologists with a research focus
on stratigraphy from a
multidisciplinary perspective

KEY FEATURES
Offers multi-contributed expertise in stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy,
and lithostratigraphy, ensuring thorough topical coverage
Features case studies in each chapter that underscore the range of applications of individual
stratigraphic methods
Provides detailed explanations of different analyses, data collection methods, and sampling
techniques, making the content immediately implementable
More than 100 illustrations, figures, and photographs provide visual representation of core
concepts
DESCRIPTION
Terrestrial Depositional Systems: Deciphering Complexities through Multiple Stratigraphic Methods
is the first collection of contributed articles that introduces young geoscientists to stratigraphy,
chemostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, and lithostratigraphy while providing seasoned
practitioners with a standard reference that showcases the topics most recent developments in
research and application.
When studying complex depositional systems, scientists often need to rely on more than one
stratigraphic technique to truly understand the sequence of historical events. Through a blend of
specific analytical techniques, experiments, sampling methods, and working examples, this book
provides a practical reference for addressing a range of depositional system challenges.
A multi-contributed reference that combines reviews of stratigraphic methods with individual case
studies, readers will be able to apply a broad scope of techniques that aid in the interpretation and
understanding of complex depositional systems.

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Practical Solutions to Integrated Oil and Gas


Reservoir Analysis
Geophysical and Geological Perspectives

Enwenode Onajite Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Presents the reader with over 120 real technical challenges and solutions for problems
encountered in exploitation and development of oil and gas in the petroleum industry

ISBN: 978-0-12-805464-2
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 380
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Reservoir geophysicist
interpreters/QI specialists,
Qualitative seismic interpreters,
Exploration geologists,
Petrophysicists, Seismic
processors, Oil and Gas Industry

KEY FEATURES
Presents a thorough understanding of the requirements and issues of various disciplines in
characterizing a wide spectrum of reservoirs
Includes over 120 real-life problems and challenging questions encountered by geoscientists in
their day-to-day work
Provides a much needed integrated approach among different disciplines (geology,
geophysics, petrophysics, and petroleum engineering)
Includes case studies on different types of reservoir settings around the world to help illustrate
key points
DESCRIPTION
Over the past several years there has been a growing integration of geophysical, geological,
reservoir engineering, production and petrophysical data in predicting and determining reservoir
properties. This includes reservoir extent and sand development away from the well bore, as well
as in unpenetrated prospects, leading to optimization planning for field development. As such,
geoscientists now must learn the technology, processes and challenges involved within their
specific functions in order to complete day-to-day activities.
Practical solutions to Integrated Reservoir Analysis contains over 120 real-life problems (as shared
on LinkedIn groups) and challenging questions encountered by geoscientists in their day-to-day
work in the exploitation and development of oil and gas fields. From Amplitude Versus Offset
(AVO) to well-to-seismic tie, phase of seismic data, seismic inversion studies, pore pressure
prediction, rock physics and exploration geological, the text examines challenges in the industry as
well as the solutions and techniques used to overcome those challenges.

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Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North


Africa and the Atlantic Margins
Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential

Edited by: Juan I. Soto Professor of Structural Geology, Department of Geodynamics, Granada
University, Spain
Joan Flinch Geology Manager, Repsol Exploration, Houston, USA
Gabor Tari Gabor Tari, Ph.D., Group Chief Geologist, OMV Exploration and Production GmbH,
Vienna, Austria

A multidisciplinary reference that explores the evolution and tectonic significance and
energy potential of Permo-Triassic evaporite rocks in the Alpine orogenic system

ISBN: 978-0-12-809417-4
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 330
TRIM: 8.5w x 10.875h
AUDIENCE
Geologists, Exploration
Geologists, Geoscientists,
Petroleum Industry

KEY FEATURES
Presents the first reference book to cover salt and shale tectonics of Permo-Triassic period
rocks
Features case studies from various places in the Iberian Peninsula and the western
Mediterranean (i.e., Pyrenees, Gibraltar Arc, Gulf of Cadiz, the Algarve, and more)
Integrates field observations and models developed in universities with highly technical and
advanced subsurface studies developed by the petroleum industry
DESCRIPTION
Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic Margins: Tectonics and
Hydrocarbon Potential deals with the evolution and tectonic significance of the Triassic evaporite
rocks in the Alpine orogenic system and the Neogene basins in the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa,
and the western Mediterranean.
As the nature of the Triassic evaporite sequences, the varied diapiric structures they feed, and the
occurrence of hydrocarbons suggest that the Triassic evaporites represent an efficient system to
trap hydrocarbons, this book explores the topic with a wide swath, also devoting content to a
relatively unexplored topic, the mobilization and deformation of the Triassic salt in the
westernmost Tethys (i.e. Iberia and North Africa) during the subsequent Alpine orogenic processes.
The book includes an introductory chapter on the regional tectonic setting of the Iberia and North
Africa region since the Triassic, including the reconstruction of the Tethys western domain, plate
reconstructions and relative motion between the Iberian and African plates, Alpine orogens, and
major sedimentary basins.
Other topics covered include salt tectonic processes, experimental modeling, and observations,
terminology, and structures formed under extension and subsequent shortening. The book is the
go-to guide for both salt and shale tectonic researchers and those working in the hydrocarbon
exploration industry.

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Unconventional Petroleum Geology, 2e

Caineng Zou Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China

Provides a systematic overview of all unconventional hydrocarbons, covering coalbed


methane, fractured carbonate reservoirs, gas hydrates, volcanic and metamorphic types
of reservoirs, and heavy oil and bitumen plus tight oil and gas and shale gas

ISBN: 978-0-12-812234-1
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
978-0-12-397162-3
PUB DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 414
TRIM: 8.5w x 10.875h
AUDIENCE
Exploration Geologists,
Geochemists, and Geophysicists
globally with a focus on
hydrocarbon exploration.
Students and instructors at the
graduate level in the Geosciences

KEY FEATURES
Provides an up-to-date, systematic, and comprehensive overview of all unconventional
hydrocarbons, defining the scope of Unconventional Petroleum Geology
Reorganizes and updates more than half of the first edition content, including four new
chapters
Includes a glossary on unconventional petroleum types, including tight-sandstone oil and gas,
coal-bed gas, shale gas, oil and gas in fissure-cave-type carbonate rocks, in volcanic reservoirs,
and in metamorphic rocks, heavy crude oil and natural bitumen, and gas hydrates
Presents new theories, new methods, new technologies and new management methods,
helping to meet the demands of technology development and production requirements in
unconventional plays
DESCRIPTION
Unconventional Petroleum Geology, 2nd Edition, presents the latest research results of global
conventional and unconventional petroleum exploration and production. The first part covers the
basics of unconventional petroleum geology: introduction, concept of unconventional petroleum
geology, unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, and the origin and distribution of unconventional
oil and gas. The second part is focused on unconventional petroleum development technologies,
including a series of technologies on resource assessment, lab analysis, geophysical interpretation,
and drilling and completion. The third and final section features case studies of unconventional
hydrocarbon resources, including tight oil and gas, shale oil and gas, coal bed methane, heavy oil,
gas hydrates and oil and gas in volcanic and metamorphic rocks.

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Shale Gas

Exploration and Environmental and Economic Impacts

Edited by: Anurodh Mohan Dayal Emeritus Scientist, Petroleum Geochemistry and
Microbiology Group, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India
Devleena Mani CSIR-Senior Research Associate, Petroleum Geochemistry, National Geophysical
Research Institute, Hyderabad, India

A guide to shale gas exploration for geoscientists, the oil and gas industry, and anyone
with interest in unconventional oil and gas development

ISBN: 978-0-12-809573-7
PUB DATE: February 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 280
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geologists, petroleum geologists,
economic geologists, exploration
geologists, geochemists,
geophysicists, petroleum industry

KEY FEATURES
Provides wide-ranging coverage of both the environmental and economic impacts of shale gas
exploration
Includes case studies that describe the prolific and potential shale gas systems from both
producing and prospective countries
Appeals to both those in academia and those in the unconventional gas exploration industry
DESCRIPTION
Shale Gas: Exploration and Environmental and Economic Impacts explores the shale gas exploration
and production activities that are increasing globally, also presenting a basic understanding on the
geological, geochemical, and geophysical aspects. The book is a key reference that is useful for
researchers, the oil and gas industry, and policymakers in gas producing and prospective countries.
Users will find chapters on hydraulic fracturing and shale gas drilling, as well as the environmental
and economic impacts of these activities. Further chapters include case studies on the shale gas
revolution in the United States and other producing countries around the world.

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Cenozoic Foraminifera and Calcareous


Nannofossil Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta
Edited by: Oluwafeyisola Sylvester Adegoke Managing Director, Mosunmolu Ltd., Nigeria
Ajibola Oyebamiji Geosciences R&D, Geological Studies, and Knowledge Management
Coordinator, Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited, Abuja, Nigeria
James John Edet Corporate R&D Manager, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Lagos
Peter Osterloff Principal Biostratigrapher, Shell UK Ltd., Aberdeen, UK
Ogbonnaya Kalu Ulu Managing Director, Kulson Consultants Limited, Lagos

A thorough guide to the flora and fauna of the Niger Delta providing a deeper
understanding of one of the worlds most valuable oil producing areas

ISBN: 978-0-12-812161-0
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 564
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geologists, geophysicists,
exploration geologists, petroleum
geologists, oil and gas industry

KEY FEATURES
Showcases the phylogenetic relationships of some of the principal Niger Delta marker species
and their biostratigraphic and biochronologic significance
Features photographs of index benthonic foraminifera and their equivalent planktonic datums
as well as environmentally sensitive species used in paleobathymetric reconstruction
Includes information and research that has, until now, been in the private archives of
operational companies
Companion website features 20+ full color stratigraphic charts and maps
DESCRIPTION
Cenozoic Foraminifera and Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta is available
just as exploration and production activities are moving into the little known deep water terrain of
the Niger Delta. A thorough understanding of the Cenozoic Niger Delta will improve understanding
and exploration of the evolution of deeper offshore belts, help researchers strengthen and refine
existing Neogene nannofossil biostratigraphic schemes for the Niger Delta region, and gain a better
understanding of the relationship between nannofossil assemblage variations and
paleoenvironments.
The hydrocarbon reserves of the Niger Delta are an extremely valuable natural resource.
Biostratigraphy and Correlation play important roles in the discovery, development and maturing
of hydrocarbon fields. Calcareous nannofossils have been important tools for the stratigraphers in
the Niger Delta and in recent years exploration has moved into deeper offshore areas where
nannofossils are more abundant and diverse. Little has been published about the calcareous
nannofossil chronostratigraphy of the Niger delta. Cenozoic Foraminifera and Calcareous
Nannofossil Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta fills the gap for earth scientists and those working in
the oil and gas industry.

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Sensitivity Analysis in Earth Observation


Modelling

Edited by: George Petropoulos Senior Lecturer, Remote Sensing and GIS, Aberystwyth
University, UK
Prashant K Srivastava Hydrological Sciences (Code 617), ESSIC/NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA

A holistic overview of advanced sensitivity analysis methods in earth observation


modeling, this sophisticated book features a full spectrum of case studies of different
sensitivity/uncertainty analysis implementation approaches and techniques, including
operational products
ISBN: 978-0-12-803011-0
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 424
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geospatial experts, GIS
consultants, Modellers, Remote
sensing researchers; Geophysical
and Geological researchers, policy
makers, environmental
consultants

KEY FEATURES
Outlines challenges and future prospects of sensitivity analysis implementation in earth
observation modeling
Provides readers with a roadmap for directing future efforts
Includes case studies with applications from different regions around the globe, helping
readers to explore strengths and weaknesses of the different methods in earth observation
modeling
Presents a step-by-step guide, providing the principles of each method followed by the
application of variants, making the reference easy to use and follow
DESCRIPTION
Sensitivity Analysis in Earth Observation Modeling highlights the state-of-the-art in ongoing
research investigations and new applications of sensitivity analysis in earth observation modeling.
In this framework, original works concerned with the development or exploitation of diverse
methods applied to different types of earth observation data or earth observation-based modeling
approaches are included. An overview of sensitivity analysis methods and principles is provided
first, followed by examples of applications and case studies of different sensitivity/uncertainty
analysis implementation methods, covering the full spectrum of sensitivity analysis techniques,
including operational products. Finally, the book outlines challenges and future prospects for
implementation in earth observation modeling.
Information provided in this book is of practical value to readers looking to understand the
principles of sensitivity analysis in earth observation modeling, the level of scientific maturity in the
field, and where the main limitations or challenges are in terms of improving our ability to
implement such approaches in a wide range of applications. Readers will also be informed on the
implementation of sensitivity/uncertainty analysis on operational products available at present, on
global and continental scales. All of this information is vital in the selection process of the most
appropriate sensitivity analysis method to implement.

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Time Lapse Approach to Monitoring Oil, Gas,


and CO2 Storage by Seismic Methods
Junzo Kasahara Tokyo University of Marine Sci, Shizuoka University, Japan
Yoko Hasada Daiwa Exploration and Consulting Co. Ltd., Japan

This exciting book on a new technology for monitoring oil, gas, and CO2 using seismic
methods will help readers optimize complex reservoirs and unlock new resources

ISBN: 978-0-12-803588-7
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 202
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Oil and Gas Reservoir Engineers,
Exploration Engineers, CCS
Engineers, and Geoscientists

KEY FEATURES
Benefits both geoscientists and reservoir engineers to optimize complex reservoirs such as
shale and heavy oil
Explains a more accurate and cost efficient reservoir monitoring technology called ACROSS
(Accurately Controlled and Routinely Operated Signal System)
Illustrates real-world application through multiple case studies from around the world
DESCRIPTION
Time Lapse Approach to Monitoring Oil, Gas, and CO2 Storage by Seismic Methods delivers a new
technology to geoscientists, well logging experts, and reservoir engineers, giving them a new basis
on which to influence decisions on oil and gas reservoir management.
Named ACROSS (Accurately Controlled and Routinely Operated Signal System), this new evaluation
method is presented to address more complex reservoirs, such as shale and heavy oil. The book
also discusses prolonged production methods for enhanced oil recovery. The monitoring of storage
zones for carbon capture are also included, all helping the petroleum and reservoir engineer to
fully extend the life of a field and locate untapped pockets of additional oil and gas resources.
Rounded out with case studies from locations such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Canada, this book
will help readers, scientists, and engineers alike to better manage the life of their oil and gas
resources and reservoirs.

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Nickel Sulfide Ores and Impact Melts


Origin of the Sudbury Igneous Complex

Peter C. Lightfoot Chief Geologist, Nickel, Vale Brownfield Exploration; Adjunct Professor, Earth
Sciences, Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada; Associate Editor, Ore Geology Reviews

Classic case study combining economic geology, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics,


and the study of large terrestrial and extra-terrestrial impact structures

ISBN: 978-0-12-804050-8
PUB DATE: August 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 662
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Exploration geologists, university
researchers, and government
scientists. Environmental
monitors and researchers in rock
and mineral analysis, remote
sensing and geophysical
applications

KEY FEATURES
Provides the only reference book to focus entirely on the Sudbury Igneous Complex
Brings together an understanding of ore deposit and impact melts as a basis for future
exploration
Authored by a leading expert on the geology of the Sudbury Igneous Complex with 35 years of
experience working on nickel sulfide ore deposits
DESCRIPTION
Nickel Sulfide Ores and Impact Melts: Origin of the Sudbury Igneous Complex presents a current
state of understanding on the geology and ore deposits of the Sudbury Igneous Complex in
Ontario, Canada. As the first complete reference on the subject, this book explores the linkage
between the processes of meteorite impact, melt sheet formation, differentiation, sulfide
immiscibility and metal collection, and the localization of ores by magmatic and post-magmatic
processes.
The discovery of new ore deposits requires industry and government scientists and academic
scholars to have access to the latest understanding of ore formation process models that link to
the mineralization of their host rocks. The ore deposits at Sudbury are one of the worlds largest
ore systems, representing a classic case study that brings together very diverse datasets and ways
of thinking.
This book is designed to emphasize concepts that can be applied across a broad range of ore
deposit types beyond Sudbury and nickel deposit geology. It is an essential resource for exploration
geologists, university researchers, and government scientists, and can be used in rock and mineral
analysis, remote sensing, and geophysical applications.

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Giant Coal-Derived Gas Fields and Their Gas


Sources in China
Jinxing Dai Professor, Academician of Chinese Science Institute.

Presents the geological and geochemical characteristics of 32 coal-derived giant gas


fields in China.

ISBN: 978-0-12-805093-4
PUB DATE: June 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 572
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Researchers working in oil and gas
geology, teachers and students in
petroleum universities, and as a
reference for their technical and
administrative staff.

KEY FEATURES
Provides geochemical data of the coal-derived giant gas fields, guaranteeing the reliability of
the research
Integrates various indexes, charts, phase states (gas, liquid, solid), and methods to determine
the sources of the coal-derived giant gas fields
Provides numerous data and case studies of gas fields from coal source rock, giving readers a
unique reference for the petroleum geochemistry and geology market
DESCRIPTION
Giant Coal-Derived Gas Fields and Their Gas Sources in China presents a thorough look at 32 coalderived gas fields in China. This reference book includes two main parts, the first discussing the
geologic characteristics of the tectonic, stratigraphy, source and cap rock assemblage for the
accumulation periods.
The second part features multiple differential indexes, charts, phase states (gas, liquid, solid), and
the methods used to determine the sources of the coal-derived giant gas fields. As the first
comprehensive coverage of the methods of gas to source correlation in China, this book will be a
classic reference for researchers working in natural gas geology and geochemistry, and teachers
working in universities around the world.

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Essentials of Mineral Exploration and


Evaluation

S. M. Gandhi Mineral Exploration & Evaluation Consultant, Tamil Nadu, India


B. C. Sarkar Professor and Department Head of Applied Geology, Indian School of Mines,
Jharkhand, India

An up-to-date reference covering the state-of-the-art in mineral exploration and


associated activities such as drilling, sampling, estimation, and evaluation

ISBN: 978-0-12-805329-4
PUB DATE: June 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 400
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geologists, mineralogists, mineral
explorers, graduate students in
mineral exploration departments

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KEY FEATURES
Covers the complete spectrum of all aspects of ore deposits and mining them, providing a
"one-stop shop" for experts and students
Presents the most up-to-date information on developments and methods in all areas of
mineral exploration
Includes chapters on application of GIS, statistics, and geostatistics in mineral exploration and
evaluation
Includes case studies to enhance practical application of concepts
DESCRIPTION
Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation offers a thorough overview of methods used in
mineral exploration campaigns, evaluation, reporting and economic assessment processes. Fully
illustrated to cover the state-of-the-art exploration techniques and evaluation of mineral assets
being practiced globally, this up-to-date reference offers balanced coverage of the latest
knowledge and current global trends in successful mineral exploration and evaluation. From
mineral deposits, to remote sensing, to sampling and analysis, Essentials of Mineral Exploration
and Evaluation offers an extensive look at this rapidly changing field.

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Gold Ore Processing, Vol 15, 2e


Project Development and Operations
Edited by: Mike Adams Fugue Pte Ltd, Singapore

An up-to-date edition of the valuable resource outlining best practices in gold


processing as elucidated by a select panel of experts in the field
A Volume in the Developments in Mineral Processing Series.
ISBN: 978-0-444-63658-4
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
9780444517302
PUB DATE: May 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 1020
TRIM: 8.5w x 10.875h
AUDIENCE
Gold industry, metallurgists,
geologists, chemists, mining
engineers, managers, financiers
operations, projects, research
staff.

KEY FEATURES
Includes several new chapters presenting established, newly implemented, and emerging
technologies in gold ore processing
Covers all aspects of gold ore processing, from feasibility and development stages through
environmentally responsible operations, to the rehabilitation stage
Offers a mineralogy-based approach to gold ore process flowsheet development that has
application to multiple ore types
DESCRIPTION
Gold Ore Processing: Project Development and Operations, Second Edition, brings together all the
technical aspects relevant to modern gold ore processing, offering a practical perspective that is
vital to the successful and responsible development, operation, and closure of any gold ore
processing operation. This completely updated edition features coverage of established, newly
implemented, and emerging technologies; updated case studies; and additional topics, including
automated mineralogy and geometallurgy, cyanide code compliance, recovery of gold from ewaste, handling of gaseous emissions, mercury and arsenic, emerging non-cyanide leaching
systems, hydro re-mining, water management, solidliquid separation, and treatment of
challenging ores such as double refractory carbonaceous sulfides. Outlining best practices in gold
processing from a variety of perspectives, Gold Ore Processing: Project Development and
Operations is a must-have reference for anyone working in the gold industry, including
metallurgists, geologists, chemists, mining engineers, and many others.

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Geological Controls for Gas Hydrates and


Unconventionals

Sanjeev Rajput Principal Geophysical Advisor, Baker Hughes, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
N.K. Thakur Emeritus Scientist, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India

ISBN: 978-0-12-802020-3
PUB DATE: May 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 366
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geoscientists, physicists,
exploration geologists, and
reservoir engineers with a focus
on hydrocarbon research

Presents the current research in gas hydrates from a geological perspective, covering all
aspects of their exploration from data acquisition to processing and interpretation, also
exploring the geological characteristics for gas hydrate formations, gas hydrate
tectonics, rock properties, sedimentation patterns for gas hydrate distribution, and
methods of improved characterization
"With this book, Sanjeev Rajput and N.K. Thakur bring together the most important technology
threads developed over the over the past several decades of oil and gas exploration and show how
they apply both to the most recent foray in the industry, the development of unconventional
reservoirs and also to one of the last remaining frontiers, the exploitation of gas hydrates." --D. O.
Timko, Senior Advisor, Gaffney, Cline & Associates, Singapore
KEY FEATURES
Includes a range of datasets that provide detailed workflows for geological modeling
Presents theoretical and real data analysis from different parts of the world, making its
content practical and implementable in a range of gas hydrate exploration and extraction
scenarios
Features more than 200 figures and illustrations to highlight key concepts
DESCRIPTION
Geological Controls for Gas Hydrate Formations and Unconventionals tells the story of
unconventional hydrocarbon resources, especially gas hydrates, tight gas, shale gas, liquid- rich
shale, and shale oil, to future generations. It presents the most current research in
unconventionals, covering structural constituents of continental margins and their role in
generating hydrocarbons. Additionally, this book answers basic questions regarding
quantifications and characterizations, distributions, modes of occurrence, physical and chemical
properties, and more in essence, all the information that is necessary to improve the models for
precision prediction of the enigma of gas hydrates and other unconventionals. Blending geology,
geophysics, geomechanics, petrophysics, and reservoir engineering, it explains in simple language
the scientific concepts that are necessary to develop geological and reservoir models for
unconventionals.
Serving as a focal point for geoscientists and engineers conducting research that focuses on
reservoir characteristics of unconventionals, Geological Controls for Gas Hydrate Formations and
Unconventionals is a useful resource for a variety of other specialiststies including physicists,
geochemists, exploration geologists, and petroleum and reservoir engineers. It details the key
factors for successful exploration and development of unconventional reservoirs including
discovery, data evaluation, full-field development, production, and abandonment, along with a
vivid description ofn the worldwide occurrence of unconventional hydrocarbons.

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Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas


Industry

Eduardo P Olaguer Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, TX, USA

Outlines the air quality and global change issues that must be addressed in the oil and
gas industry and the tools required

ISBN: 978-0-12-801883-5
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 156
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Atmospheric science:
meteorologists, climatologists,
atmospheric chemists, air quality
scientists. Other physical sciences:
environmental scientists,
geophysicists, physical and
analytical chemists, geographers.
Engineering: chemical, civil,
mechanical, and petroleum
engineers

KEY FEATURES
Addresses major environmental issues of concern as a result of the oil and gas industry
Reflects a balanced, objective view that is based on scientific principles
Provides a wide geographical perspective
Presents a rigorous and comprehensive scientific basis for crafting solutions to air quality
problems created by the oil and gas industry
DESCRIPTION
Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry provides the most up-to-date scientific and
technological methods available to quantify oil and gas industry emissions and atmospheric
impacts in a manner that is relevant to the development of, compliance with, and enforcement of
effective policy and regulations. The book offers a concise survey of these methods to facilitate the
implementation of solutions that promote sustainable energy production.
Part I covers a technical and descriptive summary of air quality and global change issues relevant to
the oil and gas industry, with Part II summarizing state-of-the-art methods pertaining to the
analysis and solution of the problems identified in the earlier section. Examples of state-of-the-art
methods covered include real-time monitoring with chemical ionization mass spectrometry, dronemounted mini-lasers and gas cells, tomographic remote sensing, inverse modeling of emissions, 3D
fluid, chemical, and transport models, and contemporary control technologies, such as flare
minimization, oxidation catalysts, and vapor recovery.
In addition, field studies, policy-relevant modeling assessments, and regulatory decisions from
multiple geographic regions are presented, providing readers best practices from real world
applications.

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Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2e

Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential


Vorticity Analysis

Christo Georgiev National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of


Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Patrick Santurette Forecasting Operations, Mto-France, Toulouse, France
Karine Maynard Forecast Laboratory, Mto-France, Toulouse, France

Presents the latest methods for analyzing and interpreting satellite data and images to
improve understanding of atmospheric thermodynamics, including relevant operational
forecasting methods to use data from numerical weather prediction models along with
helpful illustrations based on real meteorological situations
ISBN: 978-0-12-800194-3
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
978-0-12-619262-9
PUB DATE: July 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 344
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Satellite meteorologists and
forecasters; upper-level
undergraduate and graduate
students in environmental
science, civil and environmental
engineering, and public health

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KEY FEATURES
Presents interpretation of the water vapor channels 6.2 and 7.3m as well as advances based
on satellite data to improve understanding of atmospheric thermodynamics
Improves by new schemes the understanding of upper-level dynamics, midlatitudes
cyclogenesis and fronts over various geographical areas
Provides analysis of deep convective phenomena to better understand the development of
strong thunderstorms and to improve forecasting of severe convective events
Includes efficient operational forecasting methods for interpretation of data from
NWP models
Offers information on satellite water vapor images and potential vorticity fields to analyse and
forecast convective phenomena and thunderstorms
DESCRIPTION
Weather Analysis and Forecasting: Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity
Analysis, Second Edition, is a step-by-step essential training manual for forecasters in
meteorological services worldwide, and a valuable text for graduate students in atmospheric
physics and satellite meteorology. In this practical guide, P. Santurette, C.G. Georgiev, and K.
Maynard show how to interpret water vapor patterns in terms of dynamical processes in the
atmosphere and their relation to diagnostics available from numerical weather prediction models.
In particular, they concentrate on the close relationship between satellite imagery and the
potential vorticity fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. These applications are
illustrated with color images based on real meteorological situations over mid-latitudes,
subtropical and tropical areas.

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Evidence-Based Climate Science, 2e

Data Opposing CO2 Emissions as the Primary Source of Global


Warming
Edited by: Don Easterbrook Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University, Bellingham,
WA, USA

This timely book examines scientific data concerning patterns and causes of past global
climate changeincluding the influences of changes in ocean temperatures, the effect
of solar variation, and the effect of CO2 as counterevidence to the theory that CO2 is
the primary cause behind global warming
ISBN: 978-0-12-804588-6
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
9780123859563
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 418
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Atmospheric scientists,
oceanographers, meteorologists,
and climatologists. It is also
suitable as a reference for
scientists practicing in the fields of
environmental science, ecology,
geology, and geophysics.

KEY FEATURES
Provides scientific evidence for issues related to global climate change that is not readily
available elsewhere
Offers detailed analysis of temperature measurements with the goal of helping readers to
understand conflicting claims about global warming heard every day in the news media
Presents real-time data on polar ice
Presents the real-time effect of CO2 on global warming, rather than forecasts based on
computer models
DESCRIPTION
Evidence-Based Climate Science: Data Opposing CO2 Emissions as the Primary Source of Global
Warming, Second Edition, includes updated data related to the causes of global climate change
from experts in meteorology, geology, atmospheric physics, solar physics, geophysics, climatology,
and computer modeling. This book objectively gathers and analyzes scientific data concerning
patterns of past climate changes, influences of changes in ocean temperatures, the effect of solar
variation on global climate, and the effect of CO2 on global climate. This analysis is then presented
as counter-evidence to the theory that CO2 is the primary cause behind global warming.
Increasingly, scientists are pointing to data which suggests that climate changes are a result of
natural cycles, which have been occurring for thousands of years. Unfortunately, global warming
has moved into the political realm without enough peer-reviewed research to fully validate and
exclude other, more natural, causes of climate change. For example, there is an absence of any
physical evidence that CO2 causes global warming, so the only argument for CO2 as the cause of
warming rests entirely in computer modeling. Thus, the question becomes, how accurate are the
computer models in predicting climate? What other variables could be missing from the models?
In order to understand modern climate changes, we need to look at the past history of climate
changes. Vast amounts of physical evidence of climate change over the past centuries and
millennia have been gathered by scientists. Significant climate changes have clearly been going on
for many thousands of years, long before the recent rise in atmospheric CO2 Evidence-Based
Climate Science, Data Opposing CO2 Emissions as the Primary Source of Global Warming, Second
Edition, documents past climate changes and presents physical evidence for possible causes.

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Volcanic Ash

Hazard Observation

Edited by: Shona Mackie Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Bristol, UK


Kathy Cashman Professor of Volcanology, University of Bristol, UK
Hugo Ricketts Research Scientist, University of Manchester, UK
Alison Rust University of Bristol, UK
Matt Watson Reader, Natural Hazards, University of Bristol, UK

This definitive resourcecompiled by an internationally renowned pool of authors


provides a holistic overview of methods for tracking and measuring volcanic ash in the
atmosphere using ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne instruments, as well as the
fundamental science required to support methodological application and interpretation
ISBN: 978-0-08-100405-0
PUB DATE: June 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 290
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Primary audience are atmospheric
scientists and earth scientists,
specifically those working in the
field of volcanic ash

KEY FEATURES
Includes recent case studies highlighting the impact of volcanic ash, making methods used for
observation more accessible to the reader
Contains advances in volcanic ash observation that can be used in other remote sensing
applications
Presents a cross-disciplinary approach that includes not only methods of tracking and
measuring ash in the atmosphere, but also of the fundamental science that supports
methodological application and interpretation
Edited by an internationally recognized team with a range of expertise within the field of
volcanic ash
DESCRIPTION
Volcanic Ash: Hazard Observation presents an introduction followed by four sections, each on a
separate topic and each containing chapters from an internationally renowned pool of authors.
The introduction provides a volcanological context for ash generation that sets the stage for the
development and interpretation of techniques presented in subsequent sections.
The book begins with an examination of the methods to characterize ash deposits on the ground,
as ash deposits on the ground have generally experienced some atmospheric transport. This
section will also cover basic information on ash morphology, density, and refractive index, all
parameters required to understand and analyze assumptions made for both in situ measurements
and remote sensing ash inversion techniques. Sections two, three, and four focus on methods for
observing volcanic ash in the atmosphere using ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne
instruments respectively.
Throughout the book, the editors showcase not only the interdisciplinary nature of the volcanic ash
problem, but also the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary endeavors. Additionally, by
bringing together a broad perspective on volcanic ash studies, the book not only ties together
ground-, air-, academic, and applied approaches to the volcanic ash problem, but also engages with
other scientific communities interested in particulate transport.

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Methods in Stream Ecology, 3e


Volume 1: Ecosystem Structure

Edited by: F. Richard Hauer University of Montana, Polson, Montana, USA


Gary A. Lamberti University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

The definitive resource revised and updated!

ISBN: 978-0-12-416558-8
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
978-0-12-332908-0
PUB DATE: January 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 550
TRIM: 8.5w x 10.875h
AUDIENCE
Faculty, graduate students,
researchers, advanced
undergraduates, federal, state
and local government officials
interested in and responsible for
stream evaluation and monitoring

"This book is packed with the latest and best how to information for field and laboratory work in
streams. The new edition has expanded content, a larger format, and much better graphics...The
greatest content change is the addition of a 6th section entitled Ecosystem Quality. Section 6 is
anchored by a substantially rewritten chapter on Macroinvertebrates as Biotic Indicators of
Environmental Quality...I like the way in which doable, detailed, stepwise exercises, including the
math, are provided in a format appealing to students interested in conducting stream studies...I
think that even an advanced high school student with access to this book should be able design an
independent study project in stream ecology. I would really like to see it in high school libraries, as
well as on college and university campuses. The greatest strength of this book is that it is written
by leading authorities in stream ecology. The structure is better organized and more informative
than the previous edition. The format is conducive to teaching and learning. I grade this book an
'A'." --Ben Stout, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia, USA
KEY FEATURES
Provides a variety of exercises in each chapter
Includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for
students
Presents taxonomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae
Includes website with tables and a link from Chapter 22: FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION to
an interactive program for assessing and modeling fish numbers
Written by leading experts in stream ecology
DESCRIPTION
Methods in Stream Ecology provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream
ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This two part new edition is updated to
reflect recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams,
including remote sensing. Volume focusses on ecosystem structure with in-depth sections on
Physical Processes, Material Storage and Transport and Stream Biota. With a student-friendly price,
this Third Edition is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology,
freshwater biology, marine ecology, and river ecology. This text is also supportive as a
supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology,
and landscape ecology.

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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates,


4e
Keys to Nearctic Fauna

Edited by: James H. Thorp Kansas Biological Survey Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology University of Kansas Lawrence, KS, USA
D. Christopher Rogers Senior Invertebrate Ecologist/Taxonomist for EcoAnalysts Inc

This updated edition presents a comprehensive revision and expansion of this trusted
professional reference manual and educational textbook on freshwater invertebrates
that is designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise

ISBN: 978-0-12-385028-7
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
9780123748553
PUB DATE: January 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 740
TRIM: 8.5w x 10.875h
AUDIENCE
Professional scientists, technicians
in academia, private companies,
government agencies, and NGOs

KEY FEATURES
Features zoogeographic coverage for all of North America, south to the general area of the
Tropic of Cancer, and Greenland and Bermuda
Provides keys to families of freshwater insects
Provides keys to all other inland water invertebrates at the taxonomic level appropriate for the
current scientific knowledge
Includes multiple taxonomic keys in each chapter that progress from higher to lower
taxonomic levels, thereby allowing users to work up to their level of need and expertise
Presents additional material in each chapter on group introduction, limitations to the keys,
terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation, and references
DESCRIPTION
Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Nearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition presents a
comprehensive revision and expansion of this trusted professional reference manual and
educational textbookfrom a single North American tome into a developing multivolume series
covering inland water invertebrates of the world.
Readers familiar with the first three editions will welcome this new volume. The series, now
entitled Thorp and Covichs Freshwater Invertebrates, (edited by J.H. Thorp), began with Volume I:
Ecology and General Biology, (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers).
It now continues in Volume II with taxonomic coverage of inland water invertebrates of the
Nearctic zoogeographic region. As in previous editions, all volumes of the fourth edition are
designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government
agencies, and private companies, as well as by undergraduate and graduate students.

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Soil and Environmental Chemistry, 2e

William F. Bleam University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Presents key aspects of soil chemistry in environmental science, including dose


responses, risk characterization, and practical applications of calculations using
spreadsheets
ISBN: 978-0-12-804178-9
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
978-0-12-415797-2
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 574
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Researchers and practitioners in
environmental and soil sciences;
Intermediate and advanced
students in soil science and/or
environmental chemistry

KEY FEATURES
Includes additional pedagogy, such as key terms and real-world scenarios
Supplemented by over 100 spreadsheets to migrate readers from calculator-based to
spreadsheet-based problem-solving that are directly linked from the text
Includes example problems and solutions to enhance understanding
Significantly revised chapters link to a companion site that reflects advances in the field,
including expanded coverage of such topics as sample collection, soil moisture, soil carbon
cycle models, water chemistry simulation, alkalinity, and redox reactions
DESCRIPTION
Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition, offers a holistic, practical approach to the
application of environmental chemistry to soil science that includes over 100 spreadsheet files that
supplement the text as a means of migrating problem-solving from calculator-based to
spreadsheet-based.
With an expanded set of problems and solutions and added coverage of key topics such as sample
collection, water chemistry simulation, and soil carbon cycle models, this updated edition is a
must-have reference for soil scientists in environmental chemistry.
Designed to equip the reader with the chemistry knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary
to validate and interpret data, this book combines valuable soil chemistry concepts into the big
picture.

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Green Chemistry
An Inclusive Approach

Edited by: Bela Torok Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Timothy Dransfield Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts
Boston

Presents a single, central resource for an introduction to green chemistry for


environmental scientists and chemists alike

ISBN: 978-0-12-809270-5
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 770
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Faculty, graduate and
undergraduate students studying
green chemistry within chemistry,
biochemistry and biology,
pharmacology, energy, physics,
ecology, environmental sciences,
and engineering programs; people
working in industry, from
researchers to public relations
specialists to executives

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KEY FEATURES
Introduces the topic of green chemistry with an overview of key concepts
Expands upon presented concepts with the latest research and applications, providing both
the breadth and depth researchers need
Includes a broad range of application based problems to make the content accessible for
professional researchers and undergraduate and graduate students
Authored by experts in a broad range of fields, providing insider information on the aspects or
challenges of a given field that are most important and urgent
DESCRIPTION
Green Chemistry: An Inclusive Approach provides a broad overview of green chemistry for
researchers from either an environmental science or chemistry background, starting at a more
elementary level, incorporating more advanced concepts, and including more chemistry as the
book progresses. Every chapter includes recent, state-of-the-art references, particularly review
articles, to introduce researchers to this field of interest and provide them with information that
can be easily built upon.
By bringing together experts in multiple subdisciplines of green chemistry, the editors have curated
a single central resource for an introduction to the discipline as a whole. Topics include a broad
array of research fields, including the chemistry of Earths atmosphere, water and soil, the
synthesis of fine chemicals, and sections on pharmaceuticals, plastics, energy related issues
(energy storage, fuel cells, solar, and wind energy conversion etc., greenhouse gases and their
handling, chemical toxicology issues of everyday products (from perfumes to detergents or
clothing), and environmental policy issues.

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Competition for Water Resources

Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and


Europe

Edited by: Jadwiga R Ziolkowska Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability,


University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Jeffrey M Peterson Director, Water Resources Center; Professor, Department of Applied
Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

This state-of-the-art book provides an overview of water scarcity problems and useful
management methods and best practices from the U.S. and Europe

ISBN: 978-0-12-803237-4
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 460
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Water managers; water resource
economists and researchers in the
food and energy sector

KEY FEATURES
Provides a national and regional perspective through the use of country specific case study
examples
Includes a comparative analysis between the U.S. and Europe, illustrating experiences in water
management from two sides of the Atlantic
Covers interdisciplinary topics related to water, such as agriculture and energy
DESCRIPTION
Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe
addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective
strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates
use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and
challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water.
In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water
use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the
numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and
approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two
continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water.

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Periphyton

Functions and Application in Environmental Remediation


Yonghong Wu Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

This systematic overview provides a wide variety of periphyton functions and


applications in environmental remediation, including biological/ecological features and
methodologies

ISBN: 978-0-12-801077-8
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 420
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Environmental Scientists,
Ecologists, Hydrobiologists,
employees in environmental
protection agencies involved in
aquatic bio-assessment

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KEY FEATURES
Presents case studies that help readers implement similar ecological designs
Focuses on the function of periphyton in remediating destructed ecosystems
Provides readers with an understanding of periphyton in practice, especially the value of
periphyton in enhancing environmental and ecosystem qualities
Discusses the role of periphyton in purifying water and its effect on abiotic elements
DESCRIPTION
Periphyton: Functions and Application in Environmental Remediation presents a systematic
overview of a wide variety of periphyton functions and applications in environmental remediation,
providing readers with an understanding of the biological/ecological features of periphyton, the
methodology of their study, and their application in environmental conservation.
With increases in environmental stress, anthropogenic impacts, and the global decline in
biodiversity, there is a pressing need for methods to assess and improve environmental quality
that are rapid, reliable, and cost-effective. Periphyton is an important component of benthic
communities and plays a crucial role in the functioning of microbial food webs. Because of a
number of advantages, such as a short lifecycle, relative immobility, more rapid responses to
environmental stress and anthropogenic impact than any metazoa, ease of sampling, availability of
taxonomic/molecular identification, and standardized methodologies for temporal/spatial
comparisons, there has, in recent decades, been an increased interest in periphyton as a tool in
biological conservation in aquatic ecosystems.

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Science and the Global Environment

Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global


Environment

Alan McIntosh Professor Emeritus, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources,
Universty of Vermont, USA
Jennifer Pontius Research Ecologist, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Research
Assistant, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont,
USA

This comprehensive resource provides data-rich case studies focused on complex global
environmental issues in four major content areas: water resources; the atmosphere and
air quality; ecosystem alteration; and global resources and human needs
ISBN: 978-0-12-801712-8
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 500
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Upper-level UG/Grad Students in
Environmental Science

KEY FEATURES
Includes global case studies using real data sets that allow readers to practice interpreting data
and evaluating alternative explanations
Focuses on critical skills and knowledge, encouraging readers to apply science and math to real
world problems
Employs a system-based approach, linking air, water, and land resources to help readers
understand that cause-effect may be complex and solutions to environmental problems
require multiple perspectives
Includes special features such as links to video clips of scientists at work, boxed information, a
solutions section at the end of each case study, and practice exercises
DESCRIPTION
Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment is designed to help students of the
environment and natural resources make the connections between their training in science and
math and todays complex environmental issues. The book provides an opportunity for students to
apply important skills, knowledge, and analytical tools to understand, evaluate, and propose
solutions to todays critical environmental issues.
The heart of the book includes four major content areas: water resources; the atmosphere and air
quality; ecosystem alteration; and global resources and human needs. Each of these sections
features in-depth case studies covering a range of issues for each resource, offering rich
opportunities to teach how various scientific disciplines help inform the issue at hand. Case studies
provide readers with experience in interpreting real data sets and considering alternate
explanations for trends shown by the data. This book helps prepare students for careers that
require collaboration with stakeholders and co-workers from various disciplines.

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Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment


Edited by: Jeremy B. Jones Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Emily Stanley Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

This helpful book provides a bridge between published papers and new research
findings on stream ecosystems by synthesizing the state of knowledge on wholeecosystem dynamics of streams, emphasizing nutrient cycling and carbon dynamics, and
exploring how changing environments modify these ecosystems

ISBN: 978-0-12-405890-3
PUB DATE: July 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 540
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Aquatic Ecologists

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KEY FEATURES
Presents a forward-looking perspective regarding the response of stream ecosystems to
environmental change
Provides a synthesis of the latest findings on stream ecosystems ecology in one concise
volume
Includes thought exercises and discussion activities throughout, providing valuable tools for
learning
Offers conceptual models and hypotheses to stimulate conversation and advance research
DESCRIPTION
Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment synthesizes the current understanding of stream
ecosystem ecology, emphasizing nutrient cycling and carbon dynamics, and providing a forwardlooking perspective regarding the response of stream ecosystems to environmental change. Each
chapter includes a section focusing on anticipated and ongoing dynamics in stream ecosystems in a
changing environment, along with hypotheses regarding controls on stream ecosystem
functioning. The book, with its innovative sections, provides a bridge between papers published in
peer-reviewed scientific journals and the findings of researchers in new areas of study.

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Transboundary Water Resources in


Afghanistan
Climate Change and Land-Use Implications

John F. Shroder Senior Research Scholar, Center for Afghanistan Studies, Emeritus Professor of
Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Sher Jan Ahmadzai University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE, USA

ISBN: 978-0-12-801886-6
PUB DATE: July 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 522
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Researchers and professionals in
water, environmental sciences,
hydrology, and geography

This timely book brings together diverse factual material on the physical geography and
political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water
resources, including description of the basic topography of the Indus River watershed
and the basic elements of the hydrological cycle across Afghanistan, Pakistan, China,
and India
KEY FEATURES
Synthesizes information on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic
implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources
Offers a basic topographic description of the Indus River watershed
Provides local water management information not easily available for remote and contentious
border areas
Delivers access to the newest thinking from chief personnel on both sides of the contentious
border
Features material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery
Foundation and other granting agencies
DESCRIPTION
Transboundary Water from Afghanistan: Climate Change, and Land-Use Implications brings
together diverse factual material on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic
implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources. It is the outgrowth of long-term
deep knowledge and experience gained by the authors, as well as the material developed from a
series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have high altitude mountains providing vital water supplies that are
highly contentious necessities much threatened by climate change, human land-use variation, and
political manipulation, which can be managed in new ways that are in need of comprehensive
discussions and negotiations between all the riparian nations of the Indus watershed (Afghanistan,
China, India, and Pakistan). This book provides a description of the basic topographic configuration
of the Kabul River tributary to the Indus river, together will all its tributaries that flow back and
forth across the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the basic elements that are
involved with the hydrological cycle and its derivatives in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush
and Himalaya.

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Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval


Techniques and Applications

Prashant K Srivastava Hydrological Sciences (Code 617), ESSIC/NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
George Petropoulos Senior Lecturer, Remote Sensing and GIS, Aberystwyth University, UK
Y.H. Kerr CESBIO, Toulouse, France

This book provides a detailed reference that offers essential information on monitoring
and understanding soil moisture retrieval techniques and their applications, and
includes thought-provoking sections on techniques from microwave, optical and
infrared satellite datasets, such as the universal triangle method, vegetation and indices
based approaches.

ISBN: 978-0-12-803388-3
PUB DATE: May 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 412
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Professionals working in Water
Resources, Remote sensing & GIS,
and Meteorology

KEY FEATURES
Demystifies soil moisture retrieval and prediction
Links soil moisture retrieval techniques with new satellite missions for earth and
environmental science oriented problems
Written to be accessible to a wider range of professionals with a common interest in geospatial techniques, remote sensing, sustainable water resource development, and earth and
environmental issues
DESCRIPTION
Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval: Techniques and Applications offers readers a better understanding
of the scientific underpinnings, development, and application of soil moisture retrieval techniques
and their applications for environmental modeling and management, bringing together a collection
of recent developments and rigorous applications of soil moisture retrieval techniques from optical
and infrared datasets, such as the universal triangle method, vegetation indices based approaches,
empirical models, and microwave techniques, particularly by utilizing earth observation datasets
such as IRS III, MODIS, Landsat7, Landsat8, SMOS, AMSR-e, AMSR2 and the upcoming SMAP.
Through its coverage of a wide variety of soil moisture retrieval applications, including drought,
flood, irrigation scheduling, weather forecasting, climate change, precipitation forecasting, and
several others, this is the first book to promote synergistic and multidisciplinary activities among
scientists and users working in the hydrometeorological sciences.

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Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric


Sciences

Edited by: Tiffany C Vance NOAA/NMFS/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, Washington,
USA
Nazila Merati Principal at Merati and Associates, Seattle, Washington, USA
Chaowei Yang George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
May Yuan University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA

This book provides an introduction to the use of cloud computing in the atmospheric
and oceanographic sciences with an emphasis on scientific applications and examples
rather than on the infrastructure of cloud computing

ISBN: 978-0-12-803192-6
PUB DATE: March 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 416
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Primary: atmospheric scientists,
climatologists, meteorologists,
oceanographers.
Secondary: geoscientists

KEY FEATURES
Provides real examples that help new users quickly understand the cloud and provide guidance
for new projects
Presents proof of the usability of the techniques and a clear path to adoption of the
techniques by other researchers
Includes real research and development examples
that are ideal for cloud computing adopters in ocean and atmospheric domains
DESCRIPTION
Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences provides the latest information on this
relatively new platform for scientific computing, which has great possibilities and challenges,
including pricing and deployments costs and applications that are often presented as primarily
business oriented. In addition, scientific users may be very familiar with these types of models and
applications, but relatively unfamiliar with the intricacies of the hardware platforms they use.
The book provides a range of practical examples of cloud applications that are written to be
accessible to practitioners, researchers, and students in affiliated fields. By providing general
information on the use of the cloud for oceanographic and atmospheric computing, as well as
examples of specific applications, this book encourages and educates potential users of the cloud.
The chapters provide an introduction to the practical aspects of deploying in the cloud, also
providing examples of workflows and techniques that can be reused in new projects.

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Education and Training for the Oil and Gas


Industry
Localising Oil and Gas Operations

Phil Andrews CEO, Getenergy Intelligence, UK


Jim Playfoot Research Director, Getenergy Intelligence, UK
Simon Augustus Lead Analyst, Getenergy Intelligence, UK

Presents a careful analysis of localisation and its importance in relation to managing


major oil and gas projects plus a detailed methodology on planning and integrating
localisation into existing project management processes

ISBN: 978-0-12-800980-2
PUB DATE: November 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 114
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
international oil companies, local
subsidiaries, supply chain
organisations, national oil
companies and governments
seeking to better understand how
stakeholder interest can align and
how localisation can significantly
impact the efficiency of E&P
operations

KEY FEATURES
Three detailed case studies exploring the benefits of localising the oil and gas workforce
A rigorous economic rationale for localisation of oil and gas projects. Explores how localisation
(and investment in local education, training and talent within that) is at the core of a
successful oil and gas business in the 21st century
Methods of implementing a strategy to educate and train local people in order to meet the
core business needs around individual oil and gas projects
DESCRIPTION
Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Localising Oil and Gas Operations, Volume Four
in the Getenergy series will set out the case for localising the oil and gas operations within
hydrocarbon-producing countries. The focus of this final Volume in the series will be to explore the
value of engaging with local suppliers, local talent and other local stakeholders in the exploration
and production of oil and gas resources. Specifically, we will set out an agenda around which
operators and service companies can coalesce and that highlights the ways in which smart,
targeted investments in education, training and local infrastructure can create a new way of doing
business, particularly in developing or emerging energy economies. Getenergy Intelligence have
developed a unique tool to evaluate the potential cost benefits of localisation for any given project.
This volume lays out the rationale, methodology and processes we have developed to successfully
map out localisation and implement strategic capacity development for oil and gas operations.
The significant cost benefits of localisation have been recognised by a number of major oil and gas
companies, but localisation is still an aspect of doing business that is poorly understood by much of
the global industry. In the first section of this book, the authors provide the rationale for
localisation and layout the core reasons for developing the tool. In the second section, the tool is
described and the exact methodology is explained. In the final section the authors provide three
case studies, demonstrating the tool in action and showing how we are able to measure the cost
effectiveness and wider value of a coherent approach to localisation.

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Marine Geo-Hazards in China

Yin-can YE Professor and General Engineer of Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic
Administration, Hangzhou, China

Marine Geo-Hazards in China is the first book to focus specifically on potential marine
geological hazards in China and provides comprehensive contents and invaluable insight
on the potential marine geological hazards in China. It is an important source of
information for government and local policy makers, environmental and marine
scientists, and engineers
ISBN: 978-0-12-812726-1
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 560
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Researchers, Technicians, Marine
Geologist, Environmental
Geologist, Ocean Engineers,
Disaster prevention engineers,
Government and local policy
makers

KEY FEATURES
The first book to focus on marine geo-hazards in China, which covers almost all potential
marine geological hazards, including natural, anthropogenic, and mixed
Puts together a comprehensive contents on basic geology, basic marine systems, basic
engineering applications, but also includes historical assessments and case studies and
applications
Provides invaluable insight into the problems that must be considered in designing coastal
structures to protect infrastructure investments
DESCRIPTION
Marine Geo-Hazards in China is the first book to focus specifically on potential marine geological
hazards in China. This book includes 19 chapters; chapter 1-3 discusses the historical background,
research progress, and the geological environments in China's sea area; chapter 4-17 discusses the
special topics of main types of geological hazards in China's sea area, including disaster pregnant
environment, mechanism of disaster changes, development regularity and disaster formation
process, existing or potential dangers and countermeasures. In last 2 chapters, the distribution,
development, assessment, and risk analysis of marine geological hazards are discussed.
This book is an important source of information for government and local policy makers,
environmental and marine scientists, and engineers.

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Past Glacial Environments, 2e

Edited by: John Menzies Departments of Geography and Earth Sciences, Brock University,
Canada
Jaap van der Meer School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK

Focusing on the recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including the
pre-Quaternary glaciations, this updated and expanded book is the most complete
reference concerning the study of glacial processes and their geological,
sedimentological, and geomorphological products
ISBN: 978-0-08-100524-8
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
9780750642262
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 575
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Glacial geomorphologists,
geologists, geographers and earth
scientists. Postgraduate students
of glacial geomorphology, geology
and geography

KEY FEATURES
Authored by leading experts from around the world, each sharing their own diverse expertise
Includes specific case studies to alert readers to important ideas and issues while enhancing
the readability of the book
Uses text boxes throughout to explain key concepts from glacial literature
Presents full color photographs, line diagrams, and tables throughout
DESCRIPTION
Past Glacial Environments, Second Edition, presents a revised and updated version of the very
successful first edition of Menzies book, covering a breadth of topics with a focus on the
recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including the pre-Quaternary glaciations.
The book is made up of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world, with
the editors expertise and experience bringing the chapters together.
This new and updated volume includes at least 45% new material, plus five new chapters, including
a section on techniques and methods. Additionally the new edition is in full color and features a
large collection of photographs, line diagrams, and tables and includes examples of glacial
environments and landscapes which are drawn from a worldwide perspective. Critical knowledge
boxes and case studies are included, alerting readers to critical issues and ideas while also aiding
their learning.

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New Zealand Landscape


Behind the Scene

Paul Williams Emeritus Professor, School of Environment, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Brings together the fields of geology and geography to tell the history of and the science
behind one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the world

ISBN: 978-0-12-812493-2
PUB DATE: June 2017

KEY FEATURES
Tells a scientific story and poses questions that are addressed and answered in the course of
the book
Written in a style that is intended to be accessible to experienced researchers and students
Featuring nearly 100 full-color photos of the beautiful New Zealand landscape

FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 330
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geomorphologists, geologists,
geographers, earth scientists,
Resource planners and managers,
and anyone interested in the
science and history of the New
Zealand landscape

DESCRIPTION
Behind the Scene: Geomorphology of the New Zealand Landscape tells the story of New Zealand
through the subject of Geomorphology, a branch of earth science at the interface of Geology and
Geography. Geomorphology is informally described as the science of scenery and, as with every
science, ideas evolve as the research frontier advances. Thus Behind the Scene: Geomorphology of
the New Zealand Landscape offers an early 21st Century interpretation of the New Zealand
landscape, an interpretation that rests on and draws from a rich foundation of ideas bequeathed
by its predecessors, who have had the privilege of exploring, researching and enjoying this corner
of the Pacific.

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Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica


Jean Pierre Bergoeing Professor and researcher, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

A detailed examination of the geographic and geologic characteristics of Costa Rica, a


tectonically active Central American isthmus nation

ISBN: 978-0-12-812067-5
PUB DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 294
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geomorphologists, geologists,
geographers, exploration
geologists, volcanologists,
seismologists

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KEY FEATURES
Includes graphs, maps, and photos that illustrate the most relevant phenomena
Provides detailed description of the different regions of the country, each with its own
tectonic and modeling characteristics
Offers a detailed presentation of the geomorphological characteristics of Costa Rica
DESCRIPTION
Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica is the product of more than 30 years of research
explaining the evolution of the quaternary relief of a geomorphologically diverse country. The book
details the physical landscape of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on potential threats to the
landscape, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and sea level rise.
The book answers questions on the climate changes associated with the intense volcanism that
affects this country. Geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, and students who specialize in the
Earth Sciences will benefit from knowing the geomorphology of Costa Rica, not only as a case
study, but also for the lessons it offers on climate change and worldwide geological history.

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Darriwilian to Katian (Ordovician) Graptolites


from Northwest China
Edited by: Yuandong Zhang Professor, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS,
China
Daniel Goldman University of Dayton, Ohio, USA
Stig M. Bergstrm Professor, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA
Stanley C. Finney Professor, California State University, Long Beach, USA
Xu Chen Academician/Professor, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS, China

This first monograph of the graptolites of the middle to late Ordovician period from
Northwest China includes more than 100 species and their morphologies

ISBN: 978-0-12-800973-4
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 354
TRIM: 8.5w x 10.875h
AUDIENCE
Paleontologists, stratigraphic
specialists, petroleum geologists,
and graduate students of various
fields in geology

KEY FEATURES
Presents the first systematic accounting of these world-renowned graptolite fauna
Provides an ideal reference for those interested in rocks, fossils, and biostratigraphy
Presents over 100 species belonging to 45 genera and 15 families preserved in black shale and
limestone
Includes research from the top, most influential, Ordovician graptolite and conodont
paleontologists in the world
Generously illustrated with four-color figures and photos throughout
DESCRIPTION
Darriwilian to Sandbian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China analyzes the significance of
these exquisite, mostly pyritic, graptolites of the middle to late Ordovician period from North China
and Tarim, Chinalocations that have developed the worlds most complete successions of strata
and fossil records.
The book provides the first systematic account of the renowned graptolite faunas, with over 100
species belonging to 45 genera and 15 families preserved in black shale and limestone, also
presenting a comprehensive accounting of the graptolites during the critical transition from the
middle to late Ordovician period with important data on new morphologies, the latest conventions
in classification, diversity change and evolution, refined biostratigraphy divisions, and correlation
with other major regions or continents.
The book provides a key resource for paleontologists, stratigraphic specialists, petroleum
geologists, and graduate students in varying fields of geology.

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Sediment Provenance

Influences on Compositional Change from Source to Sink

Edited by: Rajat Mazumder Curtin University of Technology Sarawak, Faculty of Engineering and
Science, Sararak, Malaysia; Clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy and Precambrian Geology

An inclusive overview that features data-based case studies on a broad range of the
dynamic aspects of sedimentary rock structure and deposition

ISBN: 978-0-12-803386-9
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 600
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Sedimentary geologists and
university researchers,
exploration geologists, petroleum
geologists. Graduate and upper
undergraduate students taking
related coursework

KEY FEATURES
Provides the latest data available on various aspects of sedimentary rocks from their source to
deposition
Features case studies throughout that illustrate new data and critical analyses of published
data by some of the worlds most pre-eminent sedimentologists
Includes more than 150 illustrations, photos, figures, and diagrams that underscore key
concepts
DESCRIPTION
Sediment Provenance: Influences on Compositional Change from Source to Sink provides a
thorough and inclusive overview that features data-based case studies on a broad range of
dynamic aspects in sedimentary rock structure and deposition. Provenance data plays a critical role
in a number of aspects of sedimentary rocks, including the assessment of palaeogeographic
reconstructions, the constraints of lateral displacements in orogens, the characterization of crust
which is no longer exposed, the mapping of depositional systems, sub-surface correlation, and in
predicting reservoir quality.
The provenance of fine-grained sedimentson a global scalehas been used to monitor crustal
evolution, and sediment transport is paramount in considering restoration techniques for both
watershed and river restoration. Transport is responsible for erosion, bank undercutting, sandbar
formation, aggradation, gullying, and plugging, as well as bed form migration and generation of
primary sedimentary structures.
Additionally, the quest for reservoir quality in contemporary hydrocarbon exploration and
extraction necessitates a deliberate focus on diagenesis. This book addresses all of these
challenges and arms geoscientists with an all-in-one reference to sedimentary rocks, from source
to deposition.

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Isotope Geochemistry

The Origin and Formation of Manganese Rocks and Ores

Vladimir Kuleshov Doctor of Geology and Chief Researcher, Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry
and Geochronology, Geological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Edited by: Barry Maynard Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, University of
Cincinnati, USA

Featuring a wealth of supporting data, analysis, and interpretation on global manganese


origins, formations, and deposits, this thorough reference brings together the primary
academic literature to help support exploration for manganese
ISBN: 978-0-12-803165-0
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 428
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Exploration geologists, economic
geologists, mineralogists,
geochemists, and some
environmental
scientists/climatologists due to
the subject's ties to CO2
sequestration. Secondary
audience includes instructors and
students taking related
coursework

KEY FEATURES
Features coverage of the formation, origins, and deposits of manganese rocks and ores
globally, arming geoscientists with a thorough reference on the subject
Includes 170 figures and illustrations that visually capture key concepts
Includes elusive data with supporting analysis and interpretation of deposits in Russia, one of
the most robust geographic locations in the world for manganese rock and ore research
DESCRIPTION
Isotope Geochemistry: The Origin and Formation of Manganese Rocks and Ores is a comprehensive
reference on global manganese deposits, including their origins and formations. Manganese is both
a significant industrial chemical, critical for steel-making, and a strategic mineral, occurring in
abundance only in certain countries. Furthermore, it is used effectively in CO2 sequestration,
helping to mitigate greenhouse gas emission challenges around the world. For these reasons,
exploration for manganese is very active, yet access to the primary academic literature can be a
challenge, especially in field operations.
Isotope Geochemistry brings this material together in a single source, making it the ideal all-in-one
reference that presents the supporting data, analytics, and interpretation from known manganese
deposits. This book is an essential resource for researchers and scientists in multiple fields,
including exploration and economic geologists, mineralogists, geochemists, and environmental
scientists alike.

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Platinum-Nickel-Chromium Deposits
Geology, Exploration and Reserve Base

S. K. Haldar Emeritus Scientist, Department of Applied Geology and Environmental System


Management, Presidency College, Kolkata, India, and Exploration Consultant, Hindustan Zinc
Limited, Hindustan Copper Limited, and ESSO Standard Eastern Inc.

This foundational reference book from one of the worlds leading geoscientists presents
unique coverage of the coexistence and affinity of high value mineral deposits such as
platinum, palladium, chromium, nickel, copper, gold, and silver
ISBN: 978-0-12-802041-8
PUB DATE: August 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 312
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Postgraduate academic students
of Applied Geology. Secondary:
research scholars, teachers,
investors and professional players
from Government / Private
Mineral Institutions

KEY FEATURES
Presents over 150 full color illustrations including maps, diagrams, and charts
Illustrates the key concepts in a clear and informative manner
Authored by one of the worlds leading geoscientists
Provides unique coverage of high value mineral deposits through an approach accessible to
industry professionals, academic researchers, and students alike
DESCRIPTION
Platinum-Nickel-Chromium Deposits: Geology, Exploration, and Reserve Base is the first reference
book to combine information on the discovery of numerous minerals within existing deposits. This
book recognizes the close affinity and great natural coexistence of platinum, palladium, chromium,
nickel, copper, gold, and silver hosted by unique stratigraphy (mafic-ultramafic intrusive of layered
ingenious complex) in a diverse structural set up.
The chapters are organized in a logical sequence of introductory physical and chemical properties,
demand-supply scenario, price trend, substitution-recycling and uses of these metals, stratigraphy
and host rocks, geochemistry, global distribution of existing deposits in six mega continents,
genetic system, reserves-resources overview, common characteristic features aiding as exploration
guides for new targets, hazards, and sustainable development. This reference book is a must for
students, research scholars, teachers, and professional explorers in economic geology, geography,
and allied subjects.

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Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and


Geology, 2e

Igor Florinsky Principal Research Scientist, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, The
Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

The updated second edition of this comprehensive reference presents an integrated


overview of the principles, methods, and applications of digital terrain analysis and
modeling in the context of soil science and geology, featuring the latest advances in
techniques for recognition, analysis, and interpretation of topographically manifested
geological features

ISBN: 978-0-12-804632-6
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
978-0-12-385036-2
PUB DATE: July 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 486
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Geologists, soil scientists,
geomorphologists, geographers,
and cartographers

KEY FEATURES
Presents an integrated and unified view of digital terrain analysis in both soil science and
geology
Features research on new advances in the field, including DEM analytical approximation,
analytical calculation of local morphometric variables, morphometric globes, and twodimensional generalized spectral analytical methods
Includes a rigorous description of the mathematical principles of digital terrain analysis
Provides both a theoretical and methodological basis for understanding and applying
geographical modeling
DESCRIPTION
Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology, Second Edition, synthesizes the knowledge on
methods and applications of digital terrain analysis and geomorphometry in the context of multiscale problems in soil science and geology. Divided into three parts, the book first examines main
concepts, principles, and methods of digital terrain modeling. It then looks at methods for analysis,
modeling, and mapping of spatial distribution of soil properties using digital terrain analysis, before
finally considering techniques for recognition, analysis, and interpretation of topographically
manifested geological features. Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology, Second Edition,
is an updated and revised edition, providing both a theoretical and methodological basis for
understanding and applying geographical modeling techniques.

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Petroleum Geology of Libya, 2e

D. Hallett Consultant Petroleum Geologist, Richmond, UK


Daniel Clark-Lowes Principal Consultant and Managing Director, Nubian Consulting, Ltd,
Taunton, UK

A current, detailed assessment of Libyan petroleum geology and exploration


opportunities, featuring a wealth of new material on petroleum systems, reserves, and
oil and gas fields and incorporating the results of much recent research, particularly in
the Libyan offshore
ISBN: 978-0-444-63517-4
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
9780444505255
PUB DATE: June 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 392
TRIM: 8.5w x 10.875h
AUDIENCE
Petroleum geologists, new
venture managers, exploration
consultants, petroleum
economists. Academics and
students at graduate and postgraduate levels, researchers and
institutions

KEY FEATURES
Presents over 180 full colour illustrations including maps, diagrams and charts, illustrating the
key concepts in a clear and concise manner
Authored by two recognized world authorities on geology in Libya, with over 40 years
experience in Libya between them
Provides an expanded and updated version of the bestselling previous edition, nicknamed the
Explorationists Bible
Lays the foundation for the post-revolution exploration age in Libya
DESCRIPTION
Petroleum Geology of Libya, Second Edition, systematically reviews the exploration history, plate
tectonics, structural evolution, stratigraphy, geochemistry and petroleum systems of Libya, and
includes valuable new chapters on oil and gas fields, production, and reserves. Since the previous
edition, published in 2002, there have been numerous developments in Libya, including the lifting
of sanctions, a new licensing system, with licensing rounds in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, many
new exploratory wells, discoveries and field developments, and a change of regime.
A large amount of new data has been published on the geology of Libya in the past fourteen years,
but it is widely scattered through the literature. Much of the older data has been superseded, and
several of the key publications, especially those published in Libya, are difficult to access. This
second edition provides an updated source of reference which incorporates much new
information, particularly on petroleum systems, reserves, oil and gas fields, play fairways, and
remaining potential. It presents the results of recent research and a detailed description of Libyan
offshore geology. The book includes an extensive and comprehensive bibliography.

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The Geology of the Canary Islands

Valentin R. Troll Professor of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden


Juan Carlos Carracedo Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Spain

This beautifully illustrated and clearly written field guide provides extensive information
for visiting and studying the Canary Islands fascinating volcanic geology, including plans
for day excursions that span all islands.
ISBN: 978-0-12-809663-5
PUB DATE: June 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 620
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geologists and geology students,
Volcanologists, Geophysicists and
Geochemists.

KEY FEATURES
Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the
volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands
Features 500 full color images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each
island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago
Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the
Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation
Develops understanding of growth, evolution, and destruction of ocean island volcanoes,
promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework
DESCRIPTION
The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of
the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the
islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS
locations provided.
The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes
whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to
intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial
shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses.
Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is
essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating
active volcanic systems in Europe.

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A Concise Geologic Time Scale


2016

J G Ogg Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA


Gabi Ogg West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
F M Gradstein University of Oslo, Norway

Featuring the most up-to-date international geologic time scale standard, this
enlightening book provides a concise summary of Earth's history over 4.5 billion years,
including contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus
ISBN: 978-0-444-63771-0
PUB DATE: June 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 230
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
All geoscientists need to geologic
time scale. More specifically,
biochronologists, evolutionary
biologists, geo-engineers, space
geo-engineers, astronomers, all
high school teachers with geology
in their curriculum vita, all
geostudents, all university
teachers with geology in their
curriculum, all stratigraphic and
paleontologic professionals in
industry, quaternary
geoscientists, etc.

Reviews of the 2004 edition:


"This is an excellent book and an essential reference tool for all who have an interest in the past
and future evolution in our planet. ... The book is beautifully produced and well organized with
maps, illustrations, charts, and photos. All are in the correct geologic colors. The hardback copy of
the book at a price of $40 is an excellent investment." --Ronald Greene, The Leading Edge
KEY FEATURES
Presents a summary of Earth's history over the past 4.5 billion years
Includes a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus
Includes full-color figures including charts, stratigraphic profiles, and photographs to enhance
understanding of each geologic period
Correlates regional geologic stages to the standard definitions approved by the International
Commission on Stratigraphy
Offers an explanation of the methods used to create the time scale
DESCRIPTION
A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016 presents a summary of Earth's history over the past 4.5 billion
years, as well as a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus. The
authors have been at the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives to create an
international geologic time scale for many years, and the charts in this book present the most upto-date international standard, as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the
International Union of Geological Sciences.
This book is an essential reference for all geoscientists, including researchers, students, and
petroleum and mining professionals. The presentation is non-technical and illustrated with
numerous colour charts, maps and photographs. The book also includes a detachable laminated
card of the complete time scale for use as a handy reference in the office, laboratory, or field.

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Geology of the Himalayan Belt

Deformation, Metamorphism, Stratigraphy

B.K. Chakrabarti Emeritus Scientist, Geological Survey of India, India

Through both presentation and analysis of data from the past 50 years, this book
provides the most sophisticated metamorphic and igneous rock data collected across
various Himalayan geographic sectors, capturing their petrography, metamorphism,
structure, mineralization, and regional tectonic research
ISBN: 978-0-12-802021-0
PUB DATE: March 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 254
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geologists, exploration geologists,
geochemists, geophysicists, some
environmental scientists

KEY FEATURES
Features a vast amount of geological research data collected in the Himalayas over the past
half century
Authored by a recognized global expert on the geology of the Himalayan belt
Presents analysis and interpretation techniques to aid scientists in conducting fieldwork and
research
Provides the latest information on geodynamic concepts, from isostasy over continental
collision, to more recently, feedback mechanisms between tectonics and climate
DESCRIPTION
Geology of the Himalayan Belt: Deformation, Metamorphism, Stratigraphy presents sophisticated
metamorphic and igneous rock data across various Himalayan geographic sectors, capturing their
petrography, metamorphism, structure, mineralization, and regional tectonic research.
With an east-west extension of about 3000 kilometers and numerous 8000 meter peaks, the
Himalayas are the most spectacular mountain ranges on earth. Since the 19th century, they have
provided a testing ground of global importance for the development of geodynamic concepts, from
isostasy over continental collision, to more recently, feedback mechanisms between tectonics and
climate.
This book collects the broad range of data thats been gathered on the Himalayas over the past 50
years, providing a comprehensive analysis and interpretation on the available data that brings the
scientific community a better understanding of the geological diversity and structure of the
Himalayan belt, along with new techniques that have applications in a host of global geological
settings.

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Basic Principles of Induction Logging

Electromagnetic Methods in Borehole Geophysics

Alex A. Kaufman Professor Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA


Gregory Itskovich

The only reference book available that provides a step by step description on the theory
of electromagnetic methods in borehole applications

ISBN: 978-0-12-802583-3
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 780
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Geoscientists, engineers and
developers in technology and
research groups in oilfield service
& geophysical software
companies. A wide range of
geoscientists (petrophysicists,
geologists, geophysicists) in oil
and oilfield service companies
who routinely use resistivity logs
in formation evaluation and
geosteering applications

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Provides a step-by-step approach to the theory of electromagnetic methods in borehole
applications starting from the simplest models
Authored by two leading experts in the field, Alex A. Kaufman and Michael B Rabinovich
Presents theory on the subject that has been previously hard to find, making this a must have
reference for anyone working in the field
Delivers a much needed update on the latest analysis methods, modelling techniques, drilling
environments, and probe configurations
DESCRIPTION
This reference provides geoscientists with the information required to survey the electrical
conductivity of rocks surrounding a borehole. The formation conductivity distribution in the
borehole vicinity is critical information required in formation evaluation and geosteering
applications.
The emphasis in this book is on developing a theory of EM logging and on understanding basic
physics for both wireline and LWD logging tools. This theory and understanding of tool physics
furnish valuable insights for development and use of EM techniques in practical logging
applications.
Electromagnetic Methods in Borehole Geophysics will be vital for anyone attempting to investigate,
invent and develop next generation of EM logging tools. It will provide information required to
enable operation in more challenging environments such as logging while drilling, anisotropic and
thinly laminated formations, high angle and horizontal wells, etc.

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Coding and Decoding: Seismic Data, Vol 1, 2e


The Concept of Multishooting

Luc T. Ikelle Faculty of Petroleum Geology, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Discusses how to collect, simulate, and process multishooting data, as well as how it
improves seismic characterization and resolution
A Volume in the Computational Geophysics Series.

ISBN: 978-0-12-811098-0
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
9780444562111
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 630
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Exploration geophysicists,
seismologists studying
earthquakes, volcanoes, and in
the petroleum industry.
Environmental engineers,
geologists, and geographers

KEY FEATURES
Investigates how to collect, stimulate, and process multishooting data
Addresses the improvements in seismic characterization and resolution that can be expected
from multishooting data
Provides information for the oil and gas exploration and production business on the benefits of
multishooting data, helping to influence their day-to-day surveying techniques
Includes robust decoding methods of undetermined mixtures, nonlinear decoding, the use of
constraints in decoding processes, and nonlinear imaging of undecoded data
Includes access to a companion site with answers to questions posed in the book
DESCRIPTION
Coding and Decoding Seismic Data: The Concept of Multishooting, Second Editionoffers a thorough
investigation of modern techniques for collecting, simulating, and processing multishooting data.
Currently, the acquisition of seismic surveys is performed as a sequential operation in which shots
are computed separately, one after the other. The cost of performing various shots simultaneously
is almost identical to that of one shot; thus, the benefits of using the multishooting approach for
computing seismic surveys are enormous.
By using this approach, the longstanding problem of simulating a three-dimensional seismic survey
can be reduced to a matter of weeks. Providing both theoretical and practical explanations of the
multishooting approach, including case histories, this book is an essential resource for exploration
geophysicists and practicing seismologists.

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Origins of the Earth, Moon, and Life


An Interdisciplinary Approach

Akio Makishima Professor, Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University, Japan

Presents theories, experiments, observations, and data from a unified perspective of


the five astro-sciences, astronomy, astrobiology, astrogeology, astrophysics, and
cosmochemistry
ISBN: 978-0-12-812058-3
PUB DATE: April 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 280
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Researchers in astrogeology,
astrophysics, cosmochemistry,
astrobiology, astronomy, and
other space science fields

KEY FEATURES
Includes extensive figures and tables to enhance key concepts
Uses callout boxes throughout to provide context and deeper explanations
Presents up-to-date information on the universe, stars, planets, moons, and life in the solar
system
Combines knowledge from the fields of astrogeology, astrophysics, cosmochemistry,
astrobiology, and astronomy, helping readers understand the origins of the Earth, the moon,
and life in our solar system
DESCRIPTION
Origins of the Earth, Moon, and Life in the Solar System: An Interdisciplinary Approach presents
state-of-the-art knowledge that is based on theories, experiments, observations, calculations, and
analytical data from five astro-sciences, astronomy, astrobiology, astrogeology, astrophysics, and
cosmochemistry.
Beginning with the origin of elements, and moving on to cover the formation of the early Solar
System, the giant impact model of the Earth and Moon, the oldest records of life, and the
possibility of life on other planets in the Solar System, this interdisciplinary reference provides a
complex understanding of the planets and the formation of life.
Synthesizing concepts from all branches of astro-sciences into one, the book is a valuable reference
for researchers in astrogeology, astrophysics, cosmochemistry, astrobiology, astronomy, and other
space science fields, helping users better understand the intersection of these sciences.

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Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging


C. Richard Liu Emeritus Faculty, University of Houston, USA

A single source for in-depth discussion of advanced analytical and numerical techniques
for electromagnetic logging and applications

ISBN: 978-0-12-804008-9
PUB DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 680
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geophysicists, petrophysisists,
geologists and engineers,
including graduate,
undergraduate students, in well
logging and related areas

KEY FEATURES
Features in-depth analysis of the analytical and numerical techniques needed for expert use of
logging techniques
Includes software codes, providing a handy tool for understanding logging tool physics and
design of new logging tools
Provides a detailed glossary of all key terms within the introductory chapter
DESCRIPTION
Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging provides a much-needed and complete analytical method
for electromagnetic well logging technology. The book presents the physics and mathematics
behind the effective measurement of rock properties using boreholes, allowing geophysicists,
petrophysisists, geologists and engineers to interpret them in a more rigorous way.
Starting with the fundamental concepts, the book then moves on to the more classic subject of
wireline induction logging, before exploring the subject of LWD logging, concluding with new
thoughts on electromagnetic telemetry. Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging is the only book
offering an in-depth discussion of the analytical and numerical techniques needed for expert use of
those new logging techniques.

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Data Assimilation for the Geosciences


From Theory to Application

Steven James Fletcher Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State
University, USA

The first reference book written for geoscientists that includes the mathematics,
statistics, and probability theory needed to understand data assimilation

ISBN: 978-0-12-804444-5
PUB DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 580
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
All geoscientists especially
geophysicists, atmospheric
scientists and mathematicians
who are learning about data
assimilation

KEY FEATURES
Includes practical exercises, enabling readers to apply theory in a theoretical formulation
Teaches users how to code theory
Presents a step-by-step guide on how, and why, data assimilation works and can be used
Provides all of the mathematical and statistical background knowledge needed to formulate
data assimilation systems into one place
DESCRIPTION
Data Assimilation for the Geosciences: From Theory to Application brings together all of the
mathematical and statistical background knowledge needed to formulate data assimilation
systems into one place. It includes practical exercises that enable readers to apply theory in a
theoretical formulation and teaches how to code the theory with sample problems that verify
understanding.
The book also demonstrates how data assimilation systems are implemented in larger scale fluid
dynamical problems related to land surface, the atmosphere, oceans, and other geophysical
situations. Users will find a comprehensive presentation of the subject, beginning with basic
principles and then advanced methods, like Particle Filters and Monte-Carlo-Markov-Chain
methods.
In addition, the book covers the applications of data assimilation techniques in various disciplines
of geosciences, making the book useful to students, teachers, and research scientists.

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Kappa Distributions

Theory and Applications in Plasmas

George Livadiotis Senior Research Scientist, Southwest Research Institute, USA

Presents the theoretical developments of kappa distributions, their applications in


space plasmas, and our understanding of space and plasma physics

ISBN: 978-0-12-804638-8
PUB DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 310
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geophysicists, Earth and
Planetary Scientists, Physicists,
Astrophysicists, Statistical
mechanists

KEY FEATURES
Answers important questions, such as how plasma waves are affected by kappa distributions
and how solar wind, and planetary/cometary magnetospheres can be modeled using kappa
distributions
Presents the features of kappa distributions in the context of space plasmas, including how
kappa indices, temperatures, and densities vary among the various species populations in
different space plasmas
Provides readers with the information they need to decide which specific formula of kappa
distribution should be used for a certain occasion and system
DESCRIPTION
Kappa Distributions: Theory and Applications in Plasmas presents the theoretical developments of
kappa distributions, their applications in space plasmas, and how they affect the underpinnings of
our understanding of space and plasma physics, astrophysics, and statistical mechanics-thermodynamics. As such, this book is ideal for geophysicists, especially those interested in space
and planetary science, particularly space plasma and upper earth atmosphere.
The book is separated into three major parts, theoretical methods, analytical methods in plasmas,
and applications in space plasmas. The first part of the book focuses on basic aspects of the theory
of kappa distributions, beginning with the connection of kappa distributions with solid statistical
backgrounds, hence the non-extensive statistical mechanics.
The book then moves on to plasma physics, and is devoted to analytical methods related to kappa
distributions on various basic plasma topics, spanning linear/nonlinear plasma waves, solitons,
shockwaves, and dusty plasmas. The final part of the book deals with applications in space
plasmas, focusing on applications of theoretical and analytical developments in space plasmas
from the heliosphere and beyond.

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Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for


Exploration and Production

Harry Dembicki Distinguished Geological Advisor, Geological Technology Group, Anadarko, USA

Presents the principle concepts and applications of petroleum geochemistry, from


exploration, evaluation, and production of petroleum deposits

ISBN: 978-0-12-803350-0
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 332
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Geologists, geophysicists, and
petroleum engineers in the oil
and gas industry

KEY FEATURES
Emphasizes the practical application of geochemistry in solving exploration and production
problems
Features more than 200 illustrations, tables, and diagrams to underscore key concepts
Authored by an expert geochemist that has nearly 40 years of experience in field-based
research, applications, and instruction
Serves as a refresher reference for geochemistry specialists and non-specialists alike
DESCRIPTION
Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production provides readers with a single
reference that addresses the principle concepts and applications of petroleum geochemistry used
in finding, evaluating, and producing petroleum deposits. Today, there are few reference books
available on how petroleum geochemistry is applied in exploration and production written
specifically for geologists, geophysicists, and petroleum engineers.
This book fills that void and is based on training courses that the author has developed over his 37year career in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Specific topical features include the origin
of petroleum, deposition of source rock, hydrocarbon generation, and oil and gas migrations that
lead to petroleum accumulations.
Also included are descriptions on how these concepts are applied to source rock evaluation, oil-tooil, and oil-to-source rock correlations, and ways of interpreting natural gas data in exploration
work. Finally, a thorough description on the ways petroleum geochemistry can assist in
development and production work, including reservoir continuity, production allocation, and EOR
monitoring is presented.
Authored by an expert in petroleum geochemistry, this book is the ideal reference for any
geoscientist looking for exploration and production content based on extensive field-based
research and expertise.

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Introduction to Volcanic Seismology, 3e


Vyacheslav M Zobin Observatorio Vulcanologico, Universidad de Colima, Mexico

A fully updated overview of both historic and recent developments in volcanic


eruptions, with an extensive collection of illustrations and case studies

ISBN: 978-0-444-63631-7
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
978-0-444-56375-0
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 562
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Seismologists, Volcanologists,
Geophysicists

KEY FEATURES
Presents updated global case studies to provide real-world applications, including studies from
Iceland
Delivers illustrations alongside detailed descriptions of volcanic eruptions
Includes essential information that students and practitioners need to understand the
essential elements of volcanic eruptions
Updates include information on how volcanic seismology was handled in the past
(instrumentation, processing techniques, number of observatories worldwide) that are
compared to the tactics of today
DESCRIPTION
Introduction to Volcanic Seismology, Third Edition covers all aspects of volcano seismology,
specifically focusing on recent studies and developments. This new edition expands on the
historical aspects, including updated information on how volcanic seismology was handled in the
past (instrumentation, processing techniques, number of observatories worldwide) that is
compared to present day tactics. Updated case studies can be found throughout the book,
providing information from the most studied volcanoes in the world, including those in Iceland.
Additional features include descriptions of analog experiments, seismic networks, both permanent
and temporal, and the link between volcanoes, plate tectonics, and mantle plumes. Beginning with
an introduction to the history of volcanic seismology, the book then discusses models developed
for the study of the origin of volcanic earthquakes of both a volcano-tectonic and eruption nature.
In addition, the book covers a variety of topics from the different aspects of volcano-tectonic
activity, the seismic events associated with the surface manifestations of volcanic activity,
descriptions of eruption earthquakes, volcanic tremor, seismic noise of pyroclastic flows, explosion
earthquakes, and the mitigation of volcanic hazards.

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Flow and Heat Transfer in Geothermal Systems


Basic Equations for Describing and Modeling Geothermal
Phenomena and Technologies

Aniko Toth Associate Professor of Petroleum Geology and Engineering,University of Miskolc,


Hungary
Elemer Bobok Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Geology and Engineering, University of Miskolc,
Hungary

Combines the most important elements of geothermal technology, including fluid


dynamics, heat transfer, geothermal energy production, and reservoir engineering

ISBN: 978-0-12-800277-3
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 380
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Geologists; geophysicists; hydrogeologists; drilling and fluid
production engineers; power and
environmental engineers

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Presents a practical and immediately implementable framework for understanding and
applying heat and flow transport theory
Features equations for modelling geothermal phenomena and technologies in full detail
Provides an ideal text for applications in both geophysics and engineering
DESCRIPTION
Flow and Heat Transfer in Geothermal Systems: Basic Equations for Description and Modeling
Geothermal Phenomena and Technologies is the ideal reference for research in geothermal
systems and alternative energy sources. Written for a wide variety of users, including geologists,
geophysicists, hydro-geologists, and engineers, it offers a practical framework for the application of
heat and flow transport theory. Authored by two of the worlds foremost geothermal systems
experts, whose combined careers span more than 50 years, this text is a one-stop resource for
geothermal system theory and application. It will help geoscientists and engineers navigate the
wealth of new research that has emerged on the topic in recent years.

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Ephemeral Hunter-Gatherer Archaeological


Sites
Geophysical Research

Jason Thompson Associate Professor, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, USA

Combining technological advances in near-surface geophysics with recent archaeological


scholarship and underlying archaeological premises, this practical manual for guiding
archaeo-geophysical research design offers a unique platform for enhancing dialog
between students, instructors and practitioners working in archaeology and geophysics

ISBN: 978-0-12-804442-1
PUB DATE: July 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 88
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Practicing professionals,
instructors, and both graduate
and undergraduate students in
geophysics and
anthropology/archaeology and
geology programs

KEY FEATURES
Serves as a practical manual for guiding archaeo-geophysical research design
Bridges the communication gap between traditional and geophysical archaeologists to
contribute to new ways of thinking anthropologically about archaeological geophysics
Provides a focus on prehistoric open-air ephemeral sites, which are often underrepresented
Offers an important reference for practicing professionals, instructors, and students in
geophysics and anthropology/archaeology, as well as geology
DESCRIPTION
Archaeological Geophysics for Ephemeral Human Occupations: Focusing on the Small-Scale
combines technological advances in near-surface geophysics with recent archaeological scholarship
and underlying archaeological premises to provide a practical manual for guiding archaeogeophysical research design. By proposing the amelioration of communication gaps between
traditional and geophysical archaeologists, this book will foment dialogue and participate in
bringing about new ways of thinking anthropologically about archaeological geophysics, especially
in relation to prehistoric open-air ephemeral sites. Offering a way to begin a dialogue between
archaeology and geophysics, Archaeological Geophysics for Ephemeral Human Occupations is an
important reference for practicing professionals, instructors, and students in geophysics and
anthropology/archaeology, as well as geology.

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Eustatic High-frequency Sea Level Cycles and


Habitat Heterogeneity
Basinal-Regional-Global Implications

Edited by: Mu Ramkumar Professor of Geology, Periyar University, India


David Menier Associate Professor and holder of Professorial Diploma of Stratigraphy and
Seismic Stratigraphy, University of South Brittany, France

Provides a one point source for review on previous studies, methodology and
systematics on sea level dynamics and assessment of impact on habitats and
paleobiodiversity on a spatio-temporal scale

ISBN: 978-0-12-812720-9
PUB DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 65
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
The book is intended for those
studying paleobiology,
sedimentology, paleoenvironment
and climate, sea level, sequence
stratigraphy, and basin evolution
studies, along with professionals
across all disciplines involved in
deep sea research

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Presents new and important regional geological knowledge with regard to the sedimentary
basins of India
Provides a one stop shop on high-frequency sea level cycles and fluctuations, and the impact
created by tectonics and climatic cycles
Contains reviews on the current status, case studies and looks towards future trends
DESCRIPTION
Eustatic High-Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity: Basinal-Regional-Global
Implications presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on
Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source thus forming a reference work for beginners,
graduates and postgraduates, who are interested in this subject and intend venture into serious
research.
This book provides a hybrid text book/reference book for beginners, academics and professionals
who intend to document sea level dynamics on long-short time scales and resultant habitat and
paleobiodiversity changes.

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Investigating Seafloors and Oceans


From Mud Volcanoes to Giant Squid

Antony Joseph National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India

Combines unique perspectives on the various phenomena of the seafloor and oceans,
covering several diverse oceanographic aspects such as geology, geophysics, chemistry,
and more
ISBN: 978-0-12-809357-3
PUB DATE: November 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 582
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Researchers in oceanography,
disasters, and earth science;
industry professionals in marinerelated fields. Graduate and
undergraduate students in various
marine-related disciplines

KEY FEATURES
Includes chapters addressing various scientific disciplines, offering the opportunity for readers
to gain insights on diverse topics in the study of oceans
Provides scientific discussion on thermo-tolerant microbial life in sub-seafloor hot sediments
and vent fields, as well as the origin of life debates and the puzzles revolving around how life
originated
Includes detailed information on the origin of dreaded episodes, such as volcanic eruptions,
earthquakes, tsunamis, internal waves and tidal bores
Contains information on the contribution of the oceans in terms of providing useful
nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products
DESCRIPTION
Investigating Seafloors and Oceans: From Mud Volcanoes to Giant Squid offers a bottom-to-top
tour of the worlds oceans, exposing the secrets hidden therein from a variety of scientific
perspectives. Opening with a discussion of the earths formation, hot spots, ridges, plate tectonics,
submarine trenches, and cold seeps, the text goes on to address such topics as the role of oceans
in the origin of life, tidal bore, thermal effects, ecosystem services, marine creatures, and
nutraceutical and pharmaceutical resources.
This unique reference provides insight into a wide array of questions that researchers continue to
ask about the vast study of oceans and the seafloor. It is a one-of-a-kind examination of oceans
that offers important perspectives for researchers, practitioners, and academics in all marinerelated fields.

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Water for the Environment

From Policy and Science Through To Implementation

Edited by: Avril Horne Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne,


Victoria, Australia
Angus Webb Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia
Michael Stewardson Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia
Brian Richter The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Mike Acreman Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

An innovative, multidisciplinary approach to the environmental water management


process that will help water managers face challenges

ISBN: 978-0-12-803907-6
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 600
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Water resource managers,
environmental water managers,
water practitioners, integrated
catchment managers

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Presents a multidisciplinary approach that allows water managers to make connections across
related disciplines, such as hydrology, ecology, law, and economics
Links science to practice for environmental flow researchers and those that implement and
manage environmental water on a daily basis
Incudes case studies to demonstrate key points and address implementation issues
DESCRIPTION
Water for the Environment: From Policy and Science Through To Implementation provides a holistic
view of environmental water management, offering clear links across disciplines that allow water
managers to face mounting challenges.
The book highlights current challenges and potential solutions, helping define the future direction
for environmental water management. In addition, it includes a significant review of current
literature and state of knowledge, providing a one-stop resource for environmental water
managers.

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Bio-Optical Modelling and Remote Sensing of


Inland Waters
Edited by: DEEPAK R. MISHRA Department of Geography, University of Georgia, GA, USA
Igor Ogashawara Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), IN, USA
Anatoly Abraham Gitelson School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE,
USA

An overview and analysis of the current status and future of remote sensing in
monitoring inland water quality from space

ISBN: 978-0-12-804644-9
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 340
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Upper-Level undergraduate and
graduate level students,
researchers and professors in
aquatic sciences, ecology, remote
sensing, and environmental
science

KEY FEATURES
Presents comprehensive chapters that each target a different optically active component of
inland waters
Contains contributions from respected and active professionals in the field
Presents applications of bio-optical modeling theories that are applicable to researchers,
professionals, and government agencies
DESCRIPTION
Bio-Optical Modeling and Remote Sensing of Inland Waters presents the latest developments,
state-of-the-art, and future perspectives of bio-optical modeling for each optically active
component of inland waters, providing a broad range of applications of water quality monitoring
using remote sensing. Rather than discussing optical radiometry theories, the authors explore the
applications of these theories to inland aquatic environments.
The book not only covers applications, but also discusses new possibilities, making the bio-optical
theories operational, a concept that is of great interest to both government and private sector
organizations. Bio-Optical Modeling and Remote Sensing of Inland Waters addresses not only the
physical theory that makes bio-optical modeling possible, but also theimplementation and
applications of bio-optical modeling in inland waters
Early chapters introduce the concepts of bio-optical modeling and the classification of bio-optical
models and satellite capabilities both in existence and in development. Later chapters target
specific optically active components (OACs) for inland waters and present the current status and
future direction of bio-optical modeling for the OACs. Concluding sections provide an overview of a
governance strategy for global monitoring of inland waters based on earth observation and biooptical modeling.

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Decision Making in Water Resources Policy


and Management
An Australian Perspective

Edited by: Barry Hart Emeritus Professor Monash University; Member, Murray-Darling Basin
Authority; Director, Water Science Pty Ltd, Australia
Jane Doolan Professorial Fellow in Natural Resource Governance, University of Canberra,
Australia

Captures the recent Australian experience in developing new decision-making processes


in the policy and management of water resources and illustrates how this is being
implemented overseas

ISBN: 978-0-12-810523-8
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 380
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Early to mid-career practitioners
engaged in policy, planning and
operational roles in all fields of
water resource policy and
management, and catchment
management

KEY FEATURES
Captures recent Australian experience in water resource policy and management decisionmaking
Summarizes the key results from two decades of changes in Australian water resource policy
Illustrates how Australian knowledge is being used in other countries and how this might be
expanded
International practitioners will have real examples of where and how the Australian knowledge
is assisting in other situations
DESCRIPTION
Many countries around the developed and developing world, including Australia, are experiencing
major water scarcity problems which will undoubtedly increase with the impacts of climate change.
In response to this challenge, there is increased focus worldwide on the development of more
sustainable and integrated water resources policies.
The Australian experience over the past decade or two has led to major improvements in the
decision-making processes in water resources policy and management, particularly in response to
drought and climate change. Decision-Making in Water Resource Policy and Management: An
Australian Perspective captures this experience in developing new decision-making processes.
Topics covered include: key aspects of water resources planning, recent water resource policy
changes in irrigation, urban and the environment, the evolution of a water market, some specific
aspects of water resources decision-making, a number of case studies to provide real examples of
improved decision-making, transfer of the Australian experience overseas, and challenges for the
future.

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Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine


Ecosystems
From the Coastline to the Open Sea

Edited by: Juan Baztan Universit de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) and Marine
Sciences for Society; Bethany Jorgensen The University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA; Sabine Pahl
Plymouth University, Department of Psychology, UK; Richard C. Thompson Marine Biology and
Ecology Research Centre, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University (UoP),
Plymouth, UK; Jean-Paul Vanderlinden Universit de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines,
Versailles, France

An introduction to the impact of microplastic polymers in all aquatic environments

ISBN: 978-0-12-812271-6
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 234
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
The target audience primarily
includes members of the
academic community interested
in the multifaceted topic of
microplastics; Oceanographers,
Ecologists and climatologists,
researchers in marine litter,
ecotoxicology, marine biology or
environmental science, other
stakeholders (concerned citizens,
educators, policy-makers,
conservation groups, industry
[including those related to plastics
use and manufacturing; fishing;
etc.])

KEY FEATURES
Includes a range of topics from macro- to microplastics: Weathering and fragmentation
processes
Presents data from source to sink: Occurrence and distribution of microplastics in freshwater
bodies, coastal zones and the open ocean
Presents the impacts of microplastics on marine life as well as microplastics as vectors of
biological and chemical contaminants
Provides important analysis on the solutions and next steps
DESCRIPTION
Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems: From the Coastline to the Open Sea brings
together highlights from the conference proceedings for "MICRO 2016: Fate and impact of
microplastics in marine ecosystems: From the coastline to the open sea." Building upon previous
workshops on microplastics, MICRO 2016 was the first international conference dedicated to this
increasingly salient environmental concern.
While the presence of microplastics in ecosystems has been reported in the scientific literature
since the 1970s, many pressing questions regarding their impacts remain unresolved. This short
format title draws from the shared scientific and technical material and summarizes the current
research and future outlook.

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Marine Ecotoxicology

Current Knowledge and Future Issues

Julin Blasco Senior Scientist. Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalucia (CSIC). Spain
Peter M. Chapman Fellow SETAC Chapman Environmental Strategies Ltd.
Olivia Campana PhD, Environmental Department, University of York
Miriam Hampel Senior Research Scientist, Andalusian Centre for Marine Sciences and
Technology, Spain

This practical guide is the first unified resource to address ecotoxicology concerns
related specifically to marine environments, providing foundational knowledge for
studying, monitoring, and making decisions that affect marine environments and human
health
ISBN: 978-0-12-803371-5
PUB DATE: August 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 324
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Ecotoxicologists, risk assessors
and regulators interested in
marine environments; graduate
students in marine and toxicology
programs, environmental
chemists

KEY FEATURES
Provides practical tools and methods for assessing and monitoring the accumulation and
effects of contaminants in marine environments
Unites world renowned experts in marine ecotoxicology to deliver thorough and diverse
perspectives
Builds the foundation required for risk assessors and regulators to adequately assess and
monitor the impact of pollution in marine environments
Offers helpful insights and guidance to graduate students, ecotoxicologists, risk assessors, and
regulators interested in mitigating threats to marine waters
DESCRIPTION
Marine Ecotoxicology: Current Knowledge and Future Issues is the first unified resource to cover
issues related to contamination, responses, and testing techniques of saltwater from a
toxicological perspective. With its unprecedented focus on marine environments and logical
chapter progression, this book is useful to graduate students, ecotoxicologists, risk assessors, and
regulators involved or interested in marine waters.
As human interaction with these environments increases, understanding of the pollutants and
toxins introduced into the oceans becomes ever more critical, and this book builds a foundation of
knowledge to assist scientists in studying, monitoring, and making decisions that affect both
marine environments and human health.
A team of world renowned experts provide detailed analyses of the most common contaminants in
marine environments and explain the design and purpose of toxicity testing methods, while
exploring the future of ecotoxicology studies in relation to the worlds oceans. As the threat of
increasing pollution in marine environments becomes an ever more tangible reality, Marine
Ecotoxicology offers insights and guidance to mitigate that threat.

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Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and


Livelihood Security

Edited by: M. Dinesh Kumar Executive Director, Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy,
Hyderabad, India
Yusuf Kabir WASH Specialist, UNICEF Office for Maharashta, Mumbai, India
A. J. James Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, New Delhi, India

As a comprehensive guide to the technological, institutional, and policy choices for


building rural water supply systems in developing countries that are sustainable from
physical, economic and ecological points of view, this book uses case studies from
different agro-ecological regions to quantify benefits under different agro-ecological
settings

ISBN: 978-0-12-804132-1
PUB DATE: May 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 302
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Researchers, water resource
managers, international water
managers

KEY FEATURES
Covers interdisciplinary topics deftly interwoven in the rural context of varying geo-climatic
and socioeconomic situations of people in developing areas
Presents methodologies for quantifying the multiple water use benefits from wetlands and
case studies from different agro ecologies using these methodologies to help frame
appropriate policies
Provides analysis of the climatic and socioeconomic factors responsible for changes in
hydrology of multiple use wetlands in order to help target multiple use water bodies for
rehabilitation
Includes implementable models for converting single use water supply systems into multiple
use systems
DESCRIPTION
Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and Livelihood Security covers the technological,
institutional, and policy choices for building rural water supply systems that are sustainable from
physical, economic, and ecological points-of-view in developing countries. While there is abundant
theoretical discourse on designing village water supply schemes as multiple use systems, there is
too little understanding of the type of water needs in rural households, how they vary across socioeconomic and climatic settings, the extent to which these needs are met by the existing single use
water supply schemes, and what mechanisms exist to take care of unmet demands.
The case studies presented in the book from different agro ecological regions quantify these
benefits under different agro ecological settings, also examining the economic and environmental
trade-offs in maximizing benefits. This book demonstrates how various physical and socioeconomic processes alter the hydrology of tanks in rural settings, thereby affecting their
performance, also including quantitative criteria that can be used to select tanks suitable for
rehabilitation.

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Flood Forecasting
A Global Perspective

Edited by: Thomas E Adams University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA
Thomas Pagano Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia

This practical reference describes flood forecast systems and operations in detail as they
currently exist at national and regional centers around the world, with helpful details
about relative strengths, weaknesses, and lessons learned. A valuable resource for
those wishing to develop new forecast systems by drawing on best practices.

ISBN: 978-0-12-801884-2
PUB DATE: April 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 466
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Primary: meteorologists,
Hydrometeorologists, watershed
scientists, hydrologists, natural
resource/water managers.
Secondary: Environmental
Engineers; coastal engineers.

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KEY FEATURES
Covers global systems allowing readers to see a worldwide perspective with different
approaches used by existing flood forecast systems
Provides historical coverage allowing readers to understand why forecast systems have
developed as they have and to see how specific systems have dealt with common problems
encountered
Presents a vision of what appears to be the future of hydrologic forecasting and difficulties
facing hydrologic forecasting
Provides a helpful resource to facilitate improvements to existing systems based on a best
practices approach
DESCRIPTION
Flood Forecasting: A Global Perspective describes flood forecast systems and operations as they
currently exist at national and regional centers around the globe, focusing on the technical aspects
of flood forecast systems. This book includes the details of data flow, what data is used, quality
control, the hydrologic and hydraulic models used, and the unique problems of each country or
system, such as glacial dam failures, ice jams, sparse data, and ephemeral streams and rivers. Each
chapter describes the system, including details about its strengths and weaknesses, and covers
lessons learned. This helpful resource facilitates sharing knowledge that will lead to improvements
of existing systems and provides a valuable reference to those wishing to develop new forecast
systems by drawing on best practices.

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The European Research Management


Handbook

Jan Andersen Senior Executive Advisor, Science Research and Innovation,University of


Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Kristel Toom Vice Head and Researcher, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia
Susi Poli Doctoral EdD Candidate at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK
Pamela F. Miller Director, Sponsored Projects Office, University of California at Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.

Provides frameworks, insight, and guidance on research management and research


administration

ISBN: 978-0-12-805059-0
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 304
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Professional research
administrators and support staff
in universities and research
institutions, Researchers and
research groups, and university
management as well as those
interested in exploring a career in
research management or research
administration

KEY FEATURES
Offers a deeper understanding of the research management and administrative landscape
through single and collective definitions and experiences
Provides an overview of the research environment and explores the international research
arena
Discusses some of the most complex issues in research management and administration by
covering topics such as ethics, innovation, research impact, organizational structures, and
processes for the project life cycle
DESCRIPTION
The European Research Management Handbook addresses the myriad of responsibilities related to
research management and administration. The book incorporates narratives from those working in
the field to provide insight into the profession. The book also offers a unique perspective on the
topic by incorporating global perspectives to address the growing interdisciplinary nature of
research collaboration.
The European Research Management Handbook outlines practical advice for those in the research
management and administration profession at all levels of experience. It is also a useful tool that
research institutions and research groups can use to assist in planning and streamlining their
research support.

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ReSearch

A Career Guide for Scientists

Teresa M. Evans PhD, Director, the Office of Career Development, Graduate School of
Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health and Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio,
TX, USA
Natalie Lundsteen PhD, Director of Graduate Career Development, Graduate School of
Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Nathan L. Vanderford PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Toxicology and Cancer
Biology; Assistant Dean for Academic Development, College of Medicine; Assistant Director for
Research, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Inside knowledge on how to effectively leverage skill sets to take that next step in your
career

ISBN: 978-0-12-804297-7
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 288
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Graduate, medical, and
postdoctoral students across the
Sciences as well as faculty,
advisors, industry professionals,
societies, and other organizations
who are involved in career
counselling, science education
programs, and/or mentorship
programs. Graduates and
professionals in other STEM areas

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KEY FEATURES
Fills the knowledge gap in career planning practices for students and early career researchers
in the STEM fields, particularly those in the sciences
Provides global perspectives on seeking career opportunities outside of the United States
Includes strategies for how to market your transferable skill sets, network, and maximize
informational interviews
DESCRIPTION
ReSearch is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs in the
pursuit of any career. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals
and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the
basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns. This
book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career
options available.
ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order
to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in
transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers
counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans.

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Presenting an Effective and Dynamic Technical


Paper
A Guidebook for Novice and Experienced Speakers in a
Multicultural World

William B. Krantz Presidents Teaching Scholar and Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado,
Boulder, CO, USA; Rieveschl Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor Emeritus, University of
Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH, USA

A practical, compact guidebook covering the nuts and bolts of effective public speaking
from a cross-cultural perspective

ISBN: 978-0-12-805418-5
PUB DATE: November 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 96
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Students and researchers across
the sciences interested in
improving their oral
communication skills; in particular
non-native English speakers

KEY FEATURES
Discusses best practices in putting together an effective talk
Focuses on leveraging the speakers existing skillsets to develop the delivery style that works
best for that individual
Features one-page quick reference guides for giving both formal oral and informal poster
presentations
Addresses cross-cultural communication, as well as particular concerns for non-native English
speakers
Includes a companion site with tools and video examples of formal and informal presentations
for further self-guidance
DESCRIPTION
Presenting an Effective and Dynamic Technical Paper: A Guidebook for Novice and Experienced
Speakers in a Multicultural World is intended for inexperienced speakers as well as those aspiring
to improve their communication skills in making either formal or informal presentations on a
technical subject.
The book focuses on how to make presentations to a cross-cultural audience, including such tactics
as how to list the names of the co-authors on your presentation, how to handle eye contact and
use humor, both of which can differ across the global spectrum of cultures. The cross-cultural focus
of this book relates not only to the audience, but also to the speaker. This book also includes
helpful tips for non-native English speakers.

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Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the


Sciences

Mahadeo A. Sukhai Research Fellow and Team Leader, University Health Network, Princess
Margaret Hospital, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
Chelsea E. Mohler Research Consultant, National Educational Association of Disabled Students,
Ottawa, ON, Canada

As a comprehensive guide, this book provides insights and advice on integrating


students with disabilities into the STEM fields, with each chapter featuring research and
best practices that are interwoven with experiential narratives

ISBN: 978-0-12-804037-9
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 316
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
University faculty, academic
administrators, disability office
staff, students with disabilities,
and industry professionals in
STEM and related disciplines.
Additional markets include
related academic and professional
organizations as well as those
involved in professional
development training and
workshops

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KEY FEATURES
Offers a global perspective on making research or work spaces accessible for students with
disabilities in the STEM fields
Discusses best practices on accommodating and supporting students and demonstrates how
these practices can be translated across disciplines
Enhances faculty knowledge of inclusive teaching practices, adaptive equipment, accessibility
features, and accommodations in science laboratories, which would enable the safe
participation of students with disabilities
Provides advice for students with disabilities on disclosure and mentoring
DESCRIPTION
Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences provides insights and advice on integrating
students with disabilities into the STEM fields. Each chapter features research and best practices
that are interwoven with experiential narratives.
The book is reflective of the diversity of STEM disciplines (life and physical sciences, engineering,
and mathematics), and is also reflective of cross-disability perspectives (physical, sensory, learning,
mental health, chronic medical and developmental disabilities).
It is a useful resource for STEM faculty and university administrators working with students with
disabilities, as well as STEM industry professionals interested in accommodating employees with
disabilities.

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Technical Career Survival Handbook


100 Things You Need To Know

Peter Burke P.E, Consulting Engineer, Self-Employed

This practical guide provides the information needed to survive a technical career,
enabling prospective candidates and those currently in technical careers to explore all
technical education possibilities, industries, disciplines, and specialties

ISBN: 978-0-12-809372-6
PUB DATE: November 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 268
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Scientists, engineers, and
technicians who apply the
principles of science and
mathematics to develop practical
solutions to technical problems.

KEY FEATURES
Offers insights on how to pursue and navigate a technical career
Discusses job searches, interviews, offers, and counteroffers
Includes day-to-day, in the trenches, job situations that may arise and best practices on how to
address them
DESCRIPTION
Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need To Know provides the information
needed to survive a technical career, enabling prospective technical career candidates and those
currently in technical careers to explore all technical education possibilities, industries, disciplines,
and specialties.
This handbook better equips the reader to deal with the tough situations and decisions they have
to make throughout their career. Topics include preparing for the workforce, employment
challenges, and dealing with on the job situations. This book is a practical guidebook for scientists,
engineers, and technicians who apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop
practical solutions to technical problems.

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Leadership Lessons for Health Care Providers

Frank James Lexa Chair, ACR Commission on Practice Leadership and Chairman of the Board,
Radiology Leadership Institute Project Faculty, Spain; East Asia Regional Manager, the Global
Consulting Practicum & Adjunct Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA,
USA

This thought-provoking book provides a solid introduction to the nature of medical


leadership, addressing common situations that physicians and allied health
professionals encounter and providing tactics for handling common leadership
conundrums and increasing leadership abilities

ISBN: 978-0-12-801866-8
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 214
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Physicians and allied health
professionals.Additional markets
include related graduate and
postgraduate programs, academic
and professional organizations as
well as those involved in
professional development training
and workshops

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KEY FEATURES
Discusses and offers practical advice on a number of leadership development topics including
levels of leadership, different styles and techniques, dealing with conflict, making hard
decisions, and setting priorities
Includes valuable insight from leaders and specialists in the health care field
Directs readers to additional leadership resources as next steps
DESCRIPTION
The rapid changes in health care including novel technologies as well as the changing economic,
political, and social landscapes are all forcing physicians as well as most types of health care
practitioners to re-think their role in leadership. This is particularly true in the US in recent years,
but the same issues are widely prevalent affecting health care workers around the globe.
Developing capable medical leaders who can navigate these challenges will be essential.
Physicians and other health care practitioners usually receive little or no leadership training in the
course of their education. At the next steps in their training: internship, residency and fellowship,
gaining clinical acumen takes precedence over developing other skills that are at the core of
leadership training. Leadership Lessons for Health Care Providers will allow all types of health
professionals to gain a better understanding of what leadership is, how to develop their skills while
still early in their careers, how to understand and handle common leadership conundrums and
chart a path towards increasing their leadership capabilities as they reach mid-career and beyond.
This book will provide a great start for those who are interested in learning more about leadership
and includes recommendations for next steps at all stages in leadership work.

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Graduate Research, 4e

A Guide for Students in the Sciences

Robert V. Smith Collaborative Brain Trust University Consulting (CBT UC), Sacramento, CA, USA
Llewellyn D. Densmore Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX,
USA
Edward F. Lener University Libraries, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

This newly revised go-to resource is for graduate researchers at all stages of study and
covers a range of topics including writing and preparation of research proposals,
developing and refining teaching skills, and ethics and compliance areas such as
research involving human subjects and animals

ISBN: 978-0-12-803749-2
PREVIOUS EDITION ISBN:
9780295977058
PUB DATE: February 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 288
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Graduate student, graduate
advisors, and mentors across the
Sciences

KEY FEATURES
Discusses a broad range of topics including time management, library and literature work, and
grant support
Includes a new chapter on career planning and development with advice on careers in
academia, government, and the private sector
Contains chapters that promote the development of a varied set of communication skills
Greatly expanded treatment of graduate study and research in international settings
DESCRIPTION
Graduate Research is an all-in-one resource for prospective and matriculated graduate students in
the sciences. The newly revised edition includes updates to every chapter. Graduate Research
covers a range of topics including writing and preparation of research proposals, developing and
refining teaching skills, and ethics and compliance areas such as research involving human subjects
and animals.
Graduate Research helps readers navigate the multidimensional and interdisciplinary world of
scientific research and it is an invaluable resource for graduate researchers as well as those in
advising or mentoring roles.

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Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for


Sustainable Land Use Management

Paulo Pereira Environment Management Centre, Mykolas Romeris Univeristy, Lithuania


Erik Brevik Dickinson State University, USA
Miriam Munoz-Rojas The University of Western Australia, Australia
Bradley Miller Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Research (ZALF), Germany

A theoretical and practical approach to soil mapping and modeling as it applies to


sustainability and land management

ISBN: 978-0-12-805200-6
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 284
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Students and professionals from
both soil science and land
management fields, professionals
in Geography, Ecology,
Environmental Science, Spatial
planning, Agriculture, Agronomy,
Biology and Engineering

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Offers both a theoretical and practical approach to soil mapping and its uses in land use
management for sustainability
Synthesizes the most up-to-date research on soil mapping techniques and applications
Provides an interdisciplinary approach from experts worldwide working in soil mapping and
land management
DESCRIPTION
Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management is the first reference to
address the use of soil mapping and modeling for sustainability from both a theoretical and
practical perspective. The use of more powerful statistical techniques are increasing the accuracy
of maps and reducing error estimation, and this text provides the information necessary to utilize
the latest techniques, as well as their importance for land use planning.
Providing practical examples to help illustrate the application of soil process modeling and maps,
Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management is an essential tool for
professionals and students in soil science and land management to bridge the gap between soil
modeling and sustainable land use planning.

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Assessment, Restoration and Reclamation of


Mining Influenced Soils

Edited by: Jaume Bech Emeritus Professor, Soil Science of Barcelona University (UB), Catalona,
Spain
Claudia Bini Professor of Soil Science, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of
Venice
Mariya A Pashkevich Head of the Department of Geoecology, National Mineral Resources
University (Mining University), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Complete overview of the assessment and remediation of contaminated soils that have
been adversely affected due to mining operations

ISBN: 978-0-12-809588-1
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 480
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Soil scientists, geologists,
ecologists, environmentalists,
mining engineers and public
administrators and other
professionals who are involved in
past and present mining activities,
environmental surveillance and
management

KEY FEATURES
Provides a thorough overview of the processes operating on mining-devastated areas, as well
as origin, distribution, and deactivation of harmful elements
Includes outcomes and recommendations of the Global Mining Initiative that are widely
regarded as the code of conduct in the minerals industry
Contains global case studies that elucidate various aspects of assessment and restoration of
mine-contaminated land
DESCRIPTION
Assessment, Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils covers processes operating in
the environment as a result of mining activity, including the whole spectra of negative effects of
the anthropopreasure and the environment, from changes in soil chemistry, changes in soil
physical properties, geomechanical disturbances, and mine water discharges.
Mining activity and its waste are an environmental concern. Knowledge of the fate of potentially
harmful elements and their effect on plants and the food chain, and ultimately on human health, is
still being understood. Therefore, there is a need for better knowledge on the origin, distribution,
and management of mine waste on a global level.
This book provides information on hazard assessment and remediation of the disturbed
environment, including stabilization of contaminated soils and phytoremediation, and will help
scientists and public authorities formulate answers to the daily challenges related to the
restoration of contaminated land.

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Soil Magnetism

Applications in Pedology, Environmental Science and


Agriculture

Neli Jordanova Associate Professor, National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Provides a systematic overview of expected outcomes from the application of magnetic


methods in studying different soils and their use

ISBN: 978-0-12-809239-2
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: c. 456
TRIM: 7.5w x 9.25h
AUDIENCE
Soil scientists and geophysists
specializing in rock and mineral
magnetic methods of
investigation of natural materials

KEY FEATURES
Provides an overview of the major findings of uncontaminated soil profiles and proposes a
system of magnetic characteristics
Elucidates the relationship between geochemical and magnetic characteristics of different soil
types, providing a basis for wider recognition and application of soil magnetism in classical
pedagogical characterization of soils
Covers the peculiarities of the main taxonomic soil groups in terms of magnetic mineralogy
and depth variations in concentration, grain size, and phase composition of iron oxides
DESCRIPTION
Soil Magnetism: Applications in Pedology, Environmental Science and Agriculture provides a
systematic, comparative, and detailed overview of the magnetic characterization of the major soil
units and the observed general relationships, possibilities, and perspectives in application of rock
magnetic methods in soil science, agriculture, and beyond.
Part I covers detailed magnetic and geochemical characterization of major soil types according to
the FAO classification system, with Part II covering the mapping of topsoil magnetic signatures on
the basis of soil magnetic characteristics. The book concludes with practical examples on the
application of magnetic methods in environmental science, agriculture, soil pollution, and
paleoclimate.

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Biochar Application

Essential Soil Microbial Ecology

Theresia Komang Ralebitso-Senior Senior Lecturer, School of Science and Engineering, Teesside
University, UK
Caroline Hayley Orr Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Teesside University,
UK

This definitive resource outlines the latest research on the interactions of complex
microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional dynamics and
assesses the impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems, including implications for
climate change policy

ISBN: 978-0-12-803433-0
PUB DATE: May 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 328
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Microbial ecologists, soil
scientists, biotechnology
practitioners and researchers,
upper-level undergraduate and
graduate students in soil science

KEY FEATURES
Includes multiple tables and figures per chapter to aid in analysis and understanding
Includes a comprehensive table of the methods used within the contents, ecosystems,
contaminants, future research, and application opportunities explored in the book
Includes knowledge gaps and directions of future research to stimulate further discussion in
the field and in climate change policy
Outlines the latest research on the interactions of complex microbial populations and their
functional, structural, and compositional dynamics
Offers an assessment of the impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems
DESCRIPTION
Biochar Application: Essential Soil Microbial Ecology outlines the cutting-edge research on the
interactions of complex microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional
dynamics, as well as the microbial ecology of biochar application to soil, the use of different phytochemical analyses, possibilities for future research, and recommendations for climate change
policy.
Biochar, or charcoal produced from plant matter and applied to soil, has become increasingly
recognized as having the potential to address multiple contemporary concerns, such as agricultural
productivity and contaminated ecosystem amelioration, primarily by removing carbon dioxide from
the atmosphere and improving soil functions.
Biochar Application is the first reference to offer a complete assessment of the various impacts of
biochar on soil and ecosystems, and includes chapters analyzing all aspects of biochar technology
and application to soil, from ecogenomic analyses and application ratios to nutrient cycling and
next generation sequencing. Written by a team of international authors with interdisciplinary
knowledge of biochar, this reference will provide a platform where collaborating teams can find a
common resource to establish outcomes and identify future research needs throughout the world.

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Biochar Application

Essential Soil Microbial Ecology

Theresia Komang Ralebitso-Senior Senior Lecturer, School of Science and Engineering, Teesside
University, UK
Caroline Hayley Orr Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Teesside University,
UK

This definitive resource outlines the latest research on the interactions of complex
microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional dynamics and
assesses the impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems, including implications for
climate change policy

ISBN: 978-0-12-803433-0
PUB DATE: May 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 328
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Microbial ecologists, soil
scientists, biotechnology
practitioners and researchers,
upper-level undergraduate and
graduate students in soil science

KEY FEATURES
Includes multiple tables and figures per chapter to aid in analysis and understanding
Includes a comprehensive table of the methods used within the contents, ecosystems,
contaminants, future research, and application opportunities explored in the book
Includes knowledge gaps and directions of future research to stimulate further discussion in
the field and in climate change policy
Outlines the latest research on the interactions of complex microbial populations and their
functional, structural, and compositional dynamics
Offers an assessment of the impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems
DESCRIPTION
Biochar Application: Essential Soil Microbial Ecology outlines the cutting-edge research on the
interactions of complex microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional
dynamics, as well as the microbial ecology of biochar application to soil, the use of different phytochemical analyses, possibilities for future research, and recommendations for climate change
policy.
Biochar, or charcoal produced from plant matter and applied to soil, has become increasingly
recognized as having the potential to address multiple contemporary concerns, such as agricultural
productivity and contaminated ecosystem amelioration, primarily by removing carbon dioxide from
the atmosphere and improving soil functions.
Biochar Application is the first reference to offer a complete assessment of the various impacts of
biochar on soil and ecosystems, and includes chapters analyzing all aspects of biochar technology
and application to soil, from ecogenomic analyses and application ratios to nutrient cycling and
next generation sequencing. Written by a team of international authors with interdisciplinary
knowledge of biochar, this reference will provide a platform where collaborating teams can find a
common resource to establish outcomes and identify future research needs throughout the world.

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SOIL SCIENCE
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Evolutionary History of Freshwater Fishes


during the Last 200 Million Years

Edited by: Lionel Cavin Researcher with expertise in Paleontology: Natural History Museum,
Geneva, Switzerland

Discusses the evolutionary history of freshwater fish assemblages and lineages in


relation to evolutionary processes, to the palaeogeography to abiotic events

ISBN: 978-1-78548-138-3
PUB DATE: June 2017
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 190
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Biologists working on freshwaters
environments,
paleoichthyologists;
Paleontologists in general,
ichthyologists, geologists working
on paleoenvironments

KEY FEATURES
Gathers and synthetizes a vast number of publications, documenting the main past freshwater
assemblages and several fish lineages which invaded freshwaters
Describes the work of the author's own team, concerning fauna from the Cretaceous of
France, Morocco, and Thailand
Presents the recent results of the tempo of diversification in freshwater environments and the
evolutionary histories of clades and gar lineages
DESCRIPTION
Evolutionary History of Freshwater Fishes during the Last 200 Million Yearsfocuses on freshwater
environments and the fact that they contain about half of the world's diverse bony fish species.
Freshwater assemblages contain among the most primitive bony fishes, such as bichirs, sturgeons
and gars, but also the most recent and diverse radiations, such as the African cichlids. The fossil
record of freshwater fishes is rather patchy, but it unveils a complex history shaped by the
evolution of the paleogeography and by the extraordinary key innovations that freshwater fishes
developed to adapt in a broad variety of environments.
This book explores a wealth of active field research, including such hot topics as biological
radiations in east African lakes or phylogeographic studies of ostariophysan fish groups, bringing a
deep-time perspective. The book connects several fields of research, namely paleoecology,
paleogeography, and evolution.

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Biodiversity and Health

Linking Life, Ecosystems, Societies

Serge Morand CNRS-CIRAD, Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Mrieux du Laos, Vientiane, Laos
Claire Lajaunie Doctor of Law, INSERM URMITE Universit de Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France

Covering advances in biodiversity and health, this book links recent research from
ecology and evolution to social sciences, ethics, and policies

ISBN: 978-1-78548-115-4
PUB DATE: May 2017
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 140
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Students and researchers in the
fields of biodiversity, ecology and
evolution of diseases, animal and
human health, evolutionary
medicine and anthropology of
health and medicine, are the main
potential readers of the book, as
well as a broader audience from
conservation ecology and policies.
Policy-makers, applied
researchers and nongovernmental organizations
involved in environmental
management; conservation, and
health policies as well as rural
development

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KEY FEATURES
Presents the first book to give a broad and integrated overview of the scientific disciplines that
contribute to health
From evolutionary ecology, to laws and policies, this book explores the links between health
and biodiversity
Demonstrates how ecological sciences, environmental sciences, medical sciences, and social
sciences may contribute to improve human health
DESCRIPTION
Biodiversity and Health: Linking Life, Ecosystems, Societies fills the gap between the ecology of
health and the concepts supported by international organizations, such as EcoHealth and One
Health. The book provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate how ecological sciences,
environmental sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences may contribute to improve human
health through conserving biodiversity and the services it provides to societies.

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Ecotoxicological Effects

Alexandre Pery AgroParisTech


Garric Jeanne National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and
Agriculture, with expertise in Ecology

Presents experimental and modeling tools to study ecotoxicological effects in both the
body and the general population, and to change the scale of how these effects are
assessed

ISBN: 978-1-78548-214-4
PUB DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 190
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Society of Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry
(SETAC), ISTA, ONEMA, ADEME,
ministry of Ecology,
AgroParisTech, Universities

KEY FEATURES
The book highlights works on ecotoxicology by focusing on testing, perception and the author
approach on this topic
It is therefore different from a lecture and a classic scientific article
A new perspective on ecotoxicology
Approach by modeling and testing
DESCRIPTION
This book is part of a series of six books, co-ordained by Andr Mariotti and Jeanne Garric, having,
on the basis of work carried out in laboratories, research questions, bolts and acquired in
ecotoxicology.

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Microbial Symbioses

Sbastien Duperron Universit Pierre et Marie Curie, Adaptation to Extreme Environments


Team, France

A comprehensive and comparative approach to the current research in microbial


symbioses, a very transversal concept in the life sciences

ISBN: 978-1-78548-220-5
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 152
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Academics, researchers, postgraduate students in the fields of
biochemistry, biology,
environmental science

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KEY FEATURES
Offers a concise summary of the most recent discoveries in the field
Shows how symbiosis is acquiring a central role in the biology of the 21st century by
transforming our understanding of living things
Presents scientific issues, but also societal and economic related issues (biodiversity,
biotechnology) through examples from all branches of the tree of life
DESCRIPTION
Microbial Symbioses presents the latest discoveries on plants and animals and how they evolve in a
mostly microbial world that they have been shaped by and in which they interact from their origin.
Symbiosis appears to be one of the motors of evolution. This paradigm shift affects the very notion
of the individual and challenges the traditional representations of the history of life.
This book's main objective is to develop a concise overview of the current research in this area. The
basic biology concepts needed to track it are explained, but it can also be adapted to a more
specialized audience of scientists. Symbiosis is indeed a very transversal concept in the life
sciences.

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Agent-Based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo,


Volume 2
Advanced Concepts

Edited by: Arnaud Banos CNRS Research Director and Head, UMR Gographie-cits, CNRS
Panthon-Sorbonne University Paris Diderot University, France
Christophe Lang Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Franche-Comt, France
Nicolas Marilleau Research Engineer, UMI 209 UMMSICO, Institut de Recherche pour le
Dveloppement, France

This book on agent-based spatial simulation using NetLogo provides a flexible and
intuitive approach that connects both data and theories
KEY FEATURES
Illustrates advanced concepts and methods in agent-based spatial simulation
Features practical examples developed, and commented on, in a unique platform
Provides theoretical and conceptual backgrounds, as well as algorithmic and technical insights,
including code and applets, so that readers can test and re-use most of its content
ISBN: 978-1-78548-157-4
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 222
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Advanced practitioners from
industry and academia, and
graduate students in the field of
multi-agent systems, focusing or
not on its spatial component

DESCRIPTION
Agent-Based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo, Volume 2: Advanced Concepts provides a flexible
and intuitive approach that connects both data and theories, making it ideal for the majority of
scientific communities. Agent models are as much tools of understanding, exploration, and
adaptation as they are media for interdisciplinary exchange.
The book begins with agent-based modeling of spatialized phenomena with a methodological and
practical orientation, also demonstrating with the use of heavily used free software, NetLogo, how
advanced agent based spatial simulation methods and technics can be implemented. It provides
theoretical and conceptual backgrounds, as well as algorithmic and technical insights, including
code and applets, so that readers can test and re-use most of its content.

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Simulation of Stochastic Processes with Given


Accuracy and Reliability

Yuriy V. Kozachenko Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of


Mathematics and Mechanics, Ukraine
Oleksandr O. Pogorilyak Associated Professor, Department of Mathematical Analysis, Uzhhorod
National University, Ukraine
Iryna V. Rozora Associated Professor, Department of Applied Statistics, TSNUK, Ukraine
Antonina M. Tegza Associate Professor, Department of Probability Theory and Mathematical
Analysis, National University of Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Outlines new approaches and modern methods of simulation of stochastic processes


with given accuracy and reliability in functional spaces

ISBN: 978-1-78548-217-5
PUB DATE: December 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 334
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Graduate and postgraduate
students in modeling and
simulation courses; Specialists in
probability theory and
mathematical statistics who are
interested in the theory and
applications of stochastic
simulation

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KEY FEATURES
Provides an analysis of the theory of Sub-Gaussian (including Gaussian one) and Square
Gaussian random variables and processes
Contains information on the study of the issue of accuracy and confidence level of constructed
models not found in other books on the topic
Provides methods and tools in measuring accuracy and reliability in functional spaces
DESCRIPTION
Simulation of Stochastic Processes with Given Accuracy and Reliability outlines new approaches and
modern methods of simulation of stochastic processes with given accuracy and reliability in some
functional spaces. As a large number of published materials in the field of simulation and modeling
have appeared, with none studying the issue of accuracy and confidence level of constructed
models, this book fills that gap.

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Factorization of Boundary Value Problems


Using the Invariant Embedding Method

Jacques Henry Research Director, INRIA, Bordeaux, France


A. M. Ramos Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Complutense University
of Madrid, Spain

This innovative book presents a new theory for successively solving linear elliptic
boundary value problems, including a transformation in two initial value problems that
are uncoupled

ISBN: 978-1-78548-143-7
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 238
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Researchers and academics
working in the subjects of partial
differential equations, numerical
analysis, control theory

KEY FEATURES
Develops the invariant embedding technique for boundary value problems
Makes a link between control theory, boundary value problems and the Gauss factorization
Presents a new theory for successively solving linear elliptic boundary value problems
Includes a transformation in two initial value problems that are uncoupled
DESCRIPTION
Factorization Method for Boundary Value Problems by Invariant Embedding presents a new theory
for linear elliptic boundary value problems. The authors provide a transformation of the problem in
two initial value problems that are uncoupled, enabling you to solve these successively. This
method appears similar to the Gauss block factorization of the matrix, obtained in finite dimension
after discretization of the problem. This proposed method is comparable to the computation of
optimal feedbacks for linear quadratic control problems.

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Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces


Techniques and Methods
Nicolas Baghdadi IRSTEA, France
Mehrez Zribi CNRS, France

Presents recent developments in remote sensing, exploring analytical techniques that


have made remote Earth observation more efficient

ISBN: 978-1-78548-159-8
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 410
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Remote sensing research teams,
students in second (engineering
schools, masters) and third
university cycles (Masters, PhD)

82

KEY FEATURES
Presents clear-and-concise descriptions of modern methods
Explores current remote sensing techniques that include physical aspects of measurement
(theory) and their applications
Provides physical principles, measurement, and data processing chapters that are included for
each technique described
DESCRIPTION
Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surface: Techniques and Methods brings essential coverage of
the space techniques of observation on continental surfaces. The authors explore major
applications and provide detailed chapters on physical principles, physics of measurement, and
data processing for each technique, bringing readers up-to-date descriptions of techniques used by
leading scientists in the field of remote sensing and Earth observation.

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Land Surface Remote Sensing


Environment and Risks

Mehrez Zribi CNRS, France


Edited by: Nicolas Baghdadi IRSTEA, France

Exploring the use of remote sensing techniques for studying the global land surface, this
informative book covers characterizing aerosols and gases, quantifying
geomorphological processes, and using applications in mining, volcanology, insect
control, and infectious disease

ISBN: 978-1-78548-105-5
PUB DATE: October 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 342
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Research laboratories specializing
in remote sensing or users of
satellite products, Masters or
Doctorate level students in the
field of engineering, agriculture
and geography

KEY FEATURES
Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods
Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the
measurement (theory) and their applications
Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each
technique described
Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems
and measurement corrections to be made
DESCRIPTION
Land Surface Remote Sensing: Environment and Risks explores the use of remote sensing in
applications concerning the environment, including desertification and monitoring deforestation
and forest fires. The first chapter covers the characterization of aerosols and gases by passive
remote sensing. The next chapter presents the correlation of optical images for quantifying the
deformation of the Earth's surface and geomorphological processes. The third chapter is examines
remote sensing applications in the mining environment. The fourth chapter depicts the strong
potential of radar imagery for volcanology and urban and mining subsidence studies. The next two
chapters deal respectively with the use of remote sensing in locust control and the contribution of
remote sensing to the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
In the last ten years, spatial observation of the Earthparticularly continental surfaceshas
expanded considerably with the launch of increasing numbers of satellites covering various
applications (hydrology, biosphere, flow of surface, snow, ice, landslide, floods). This has paved the
way for an explosion in the use of remote sensing data.
This book offers essential coverage of space-based observation techniques for continental
surfaces. The authors explore major applications and provide a corresponding detailed chapter for
the physical principles, physics of measurement, and data processing requirements for each
technique, bringing you up-to-date descriptions of techniques used by leading scientists in the field
of remote sensing and Earth observation.

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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental


Hydrology
Nicolas Baghdadi IRSTEA, France
Mehrez Zribi CNRS, France

Covering the physical principles and data processing requirements for each technique,
this exhaustive reference explores the application of remote sensing techniques for
characterizing and monitoring surface water and groundwater, including changes
affecting freshwater supplies

ISBN: 978-1-78548-104-8
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 458
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Research laboratories specializing
in remote sensing or users of
satellite products, Masters or
Doctorate level students in the
field of engineering, agriculture
and geography

84

KEY FEATURES
Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods
Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the
measurement (theory) and their applications
Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each
technique described
Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems
and measurement corrections to be made
DESCRIPTION
The continental hydrological cycle is one of the least understood components of the climate
system. The understanding of the different processes involved is important in the fields of
hydrology and meteorology.
In this volume the main applications for continental hydrology are presented, including the
characterization of the states of continental surfaces (water state, snow cover, etc.) using active
and passive remote sensing, monitoring the Antarctic ice sheet and land water surface heights
using radar altimetry, the characterization of redistributions of water masses using the GRACE
mission, the potential of GNSS-R technology in hydrology, and remote sensing data assimilation in
hydrological models.
This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally
renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD) , engineers and
scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to hydrology.
Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder
the use of Earth observation data.

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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture


and Forest
Nicolas Baghdadi IRSTEA, France
Mehrez Zribi CNRS, France

Covering the physical principles and data processing requirements for each technique,
this authoritative reference explores the use of optical remote sensing techniques for
mapping the primary properties of continental surfaces

ISBN: 978-1-78548-103-1
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 454
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Research laboratories specializing
in remote sensing or users of
satellite products, Masters or
Doctorate level students in the
field of engineering, agriculture
and geography

KEY FEATURES
Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods
Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the
measurement (theory) and their applications
Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each
technique described
Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems
and measurement corrections to be made
DESCRIPTION
The environmental and economic importance of monitoring forests and agricultural resources has
allowed remote sensing to be increasingly in the development of products and services responding
to user needs.
This volume presents the main applications in remote sensing for agriculture and forestry,
including the primary soil properties, the estimation of the vegetations biophysical variables,
methods for mapping land cover, the contribution of remote sensing for crop and water
monitoring, and the estimation of the forest cover properties (cover dynamic, height, biomass).
This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally
renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and
scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to agriculture and forestry.
Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder
the use of radar imaging techniques.

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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and


Coastal Areas
Nicolas Baghdadi IRSTEA, France
Mehrez Zribi CNRS, France

Presents recent developments in the use of instrumentation for remote sensing,


exploring Earth observation with more efficient and adaptable applications

ISBN: 978-1-78548-160-4
PUB DATE: September 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 352
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Remote sensing research teams,
students in second (engineering
schools, masters) and third
university cycles (Masters, PhD)

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KEY FEATURES
Clear-and-concise descriptions of modern methods of remote sensing for a variety of
applications
Explores the most current remote sensing techniques, with physical aspects of their
measurement (theory)
Presents physical principles, measurement, and data processing chapters that are provided for
each technique described
DESCRIPTION
For a long time, the dynamics of urban and coastal areas have been the focus of administrators and
decision makers in charge of public policy in order to better take into account anthropogenic
pressure and the impact of climate change.
This volume presents applications of remote sensing in urban environments and coastal zones,
including the use of remote sensing in city planning (urban expansion, light pollution, air quality,
etc.), observation of the properties of ocean color, the study of coastal dynamics (identifying
coastlines and estimating sediment balances, etc.) and analysis of the dynamics of mangroves.
This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally
renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and
scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to the coastal environment and urban areas.
Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder
the use of Earth observation data.

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Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface


Techniques and Methods
Nicolas Baghdadi IRSTEA, France
Mehrez Zribi CNRS, France

This comprehensive book offers a thorough grounding in optical remote sensing


techniques for observing land surfaces, exploring the latest developments in
instrumentation as well as analytical techniques that make observations more efficient
and adaptable to applications in areas such as hydrology and landslides

ISBN: 978-1-78548-102-4
PUB DATE: August 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 350
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Research laboratories specializing
in remote sensing or users of
satellite products; Masters or
Doctorate level students in the
field of engineering, agriculture
and geography

KEY FEATURES
Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods
Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the
measurement (theory) and their applications
Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each
technique described
Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems
and measurement corrections to be made
DESCRIPTION
The considerable progress in instrumentation and in the development of methods for the
processing and analysis of data places remote sensing at the center of various international
programs for the surveillance and tracking of climatic and anthropogenic changes and effects on
the environment.
This volume presents optical imaging and LiDAR systems: their instrumentation, physics of
measurement, processing methods and data analysis. The estimation of a digital terrain model
based on optical images and LiDAR data is also discussed.
This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally
renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and
scientists, specialists in Earth observation techniques and imaging systems.
Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder
the use of Earth observation data.

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Insight on Environmental Genomics


The High-Throughput Sequencing Revolution

Denis Faure Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell, Gif-sur-Yvette, France


Dominique Joly Consultant, France

This insightful book presents the latest advances in environmental genomics thanks to
recent new technology developments in high-throughput sequencing, featuring helpful
background information on the taxonomy and diversity of living and fossil organisms as
well as their potential for adapting to different environments

ISBN: 978-1-78548-146-8
PUB DATE: June 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 154
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Masters and doctoral students
and researchers interested in
environmental genomics,
environmental ONG

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KEY FEATURES
Includes recent updates from the field of environmental genomics
Provides details of advances of methods and perspectives of their use
Contains a multidisciplinary overview of the environmental sciences including taxonomy,
ecology, evolution, and diversity
Focuses on the impact of recent technology advances in high-throughput sequencing
DESCRIPTION
Bringing together the latest methodological and scientific progress in the various research areas in
the field of Environmental Genomics, this book discusses the characterization of the structure and
dynamics of life, the study of the evolution and adaptation of genes and genomes, the analysis of
degraded and/or old DNA, and the functional and genomic ecology of populations and
communities. It also considers access to the production and sharing of NGS data and the quality of
this data.
As the product of the collective discussion of the active French scientific community, the book
presents not only the latest technologies in the development of new sequencing methods, but also
the resulting issues, challenges and prospects, in order to identify those aspects with the greatest
potential for modeling and exploring the function of ecosystems.

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Environmental Changes
The Futures of Nature

Cline Granjou National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and
Agriculture (IRSTEA), Grenoble, France

A focus on environmental humanities, devoted to better accounting for the


autonomous agency of nonhuman entities and the social productivity of our
relationships with them

ISBN: 978-1-78548-026-3
PUB DATE: February 2016
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 162
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Academics (researchers and
teachers) in environmental
sociology, environmental
anthropology, environmental
history, human geography,
science and technology studies;
graduate and undergraduate
students in environmental
studies.

KEY FEATURES
Featuring a focus on the notion of future and the aim to locate an approach for the future in
sociology
Elaborates on the notion of more than human futures (drawing on S. Whatmores words)
Offers grounded and detailed insights into three case-study examples
DESCRIPTION
This book addresses environmental changes and how they reconfigure societys relationship to the
future. It argues that Man does not build his future alone: instead, environmental changes are
also proof of the future-making capacity of non-human beings.
The author elaborates on the notion of the futures of Nature by drawing on theoretical
contributions by recent ground-breaking literature in the field of environmental humanities. The
book also builds on a sociological investigation into the practices implemented by environmental
scientists, experts and managers confronted with environmental changes.
Thinking of nature in terms of its futures requires us to overcome the rooted philosophical
tradition that associates nature with permanence and society with creative change. This is a
daunting task which can only be successful if we look beyond the long-lasting influence of the
human-centered categories of innovation, development and civilization that social sciences have
themselves contributed to coining. We need to consider the active capacities of change and
transformation of living beings and matter itself.
This book is of academic interest, but is also for managers in different fields and areas affected by
environmental changes.

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Advances in Ecological Research, Vol 56


Networks of Invasion: A Synthesis of Concepts

Edited by: David Bohan UMR 1347 Agrocologie, Dijon, France


Alex Dumbrell University of Essex, UK
Franois Massol Universit des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

This series in the field of ecology deals with topical and important reviews of the
physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals
KEY FEATURES
Contains chapters detailing pressing concerns regarding invasive species in food webs
Deals with topical and important reviews on the physiology, populations, and communities of
plants and animals
ISBN: 978-0-12-804338-7
PUB DATE: February 2017
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 300
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Environmentalists, ecologists at
undergraduate through to
research level, social scientists
and economists

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DESCRIPTION
Networks of Invasion bridges a conceptual gap between ecological network studies and invasion
biology studies. This book contains chapters detailing pressing concerns regarding invasive species
in food webs, but also extends the idea of networks of invasion to other systems, such as
mutualistic networks or even the human microbiome.
Chapters describe the tools, models, and empirical methods adapted for tackling invasions in
ecological networks.

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Advances in Marine Biology, Vol 76


Advances In Marine Biology

Edited by: Barbara E. Curry Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Laboratory, Conservation
Biology Program, University of Central Florida, USA

Ongoing, in-depth and up-to-date review series on all aspects of marine biology

ISBN: 978-0-12-812401-7
PUB DATE: January 2017
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: c. 240
TRIM: 6w x 9h
AUDIENCE
Postgraduates and researchers in
marine biology, fisheries science,
ecology, zoology, oceanography

KEY FEATURES
Reviews articles on the latest advances in marine biology
Authored by leading figures in their respective fields of study
Presents materials that are widely used by managers, students, and academic professionals in
the marine sciences
Provides value to anyone studying bottlenose dolphins, deep-sea macrofauna, marine
invertebrates, pinna nobilis, and ecology, amongst other study areas
DESCRIPTION
Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 76, the latest release in a series that has been providing indepth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 is well known for its
contents and editing. This latest addition to the series includes updates on many topics that will
appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and
biological oceanography.
Specialty areas for the series include marine science, both applied and basic, a wide range of
topical areas from all areas of marine ecology, oceanography, fisheries management, and
molecular biology, and the full range of geographic areas from polar seas to tropical coral reefs.

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Stratigraphy & Timescales, Vol 1


Stratigraphy & Timescales

Edited by: Michael Montenari Earth Sciences and Geography Department, Keele University,
Newcastle, UK

Multidisciplinary work covers current research across a wide range of stratigraphic


disciplines, including recent developments in the geoscientific research community
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Contains contributions from leading authorities in the field
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Titles Index
A
Adams

Gold Ore Processing, 2e, Vol 15

13

Adams

Flood Forecasting

63

Adegoke

Cenozoic Foraminifera and Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy


of the Niger Delta

Andersen

The European Research Management Handbook

64

Andrews

Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry

30

Andrews

Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Case Studies in
Partnership and Collaboration CUSTOM

31

Baghdadi

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces

83

Baghdadi

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology

86

Baghdadi

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest

87

Baghdadi

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas

88

Baghdadi

Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface

89

Banos

Agent-Based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo, Volume 2

80

Baztan

MICRO 2016: Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems

60

Bech

Assessment, Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils

72

Bergoeing

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica

35

Blasco

Marine Ecotoxicology

61

Bleam

Soil and Environmental Chemistry, 2e

21

Bohan

Networks of Invasion: A Synthesis of Concepts, Vol 56

92

Burke

Technical Career Survival Handbook

68

Cavin

Evolutionary History of Freshwater Fishes during the Last 200 Million Years

76

Chakrabarti

Geology of the Himalayan Belt

44

Curry

Advances In Marine Biology, Vol 76

93

Curry

Advances in Marine Biology, Vol 74

98

Dai

Giant Coal-Derived Gas Fields and Their Gas Sources in China

11

Dayal

Shale Gas

Dembicki

Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production

51

Di Sciara

Mediterranean Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation, Vol 75

96

Duperron

Microbial Symbioses

79

98

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E
Easterbrook

Evidence-Based Climate Science, 2e

Evans ReSearch

17
65

F
Faure

Insight on Environmental Genomics

90

Fletcher

Data Assimilation for the Geosciences

49

Florinsky

Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology, 2e

40

Gandhi

Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation

12

Georgiev

Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2e

16

Granjou

Environmental Changes

91

Haldar

Platinum-Nickel-Chromium Deposits

39

Hallett

Petroleum Geology of Libya, 2e

41

Hart

Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management

59

Hauer

Methods in Stream Ecology, 3e

19

Henry

Factorization of Boundary Value Problems Using the Invariant


Embedding Method

82

Horne

Water for the Environment

57

Coding and Decoding: Seismic Data, 2e

46

Jefferson

Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation,


Part 2, Vol 73

100

Johnson

Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil

74

Jones

Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment

26

Jordanova

Soil Magnetism

73

Joseph

Investigating Seafloors and Oceans

56

Kasahara

Time Lapse Approach to Monitoring Oil, Gas, and CO2 Storage by


Seismic Methods

Kaufman

Basic Principles of Induction Logging

45

I
Ikelle

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Titles Index
Kordas

Large-Scale Ecology: Model Systems to Global Perspectives, Vol 55

97

Kozachenko

Simulation of Stochastic Processes with Given Accuracy and Reliability

81

Krantz

Presenting an Effective and Dynamic Technical Paper

66

Kuleshov

Isotope Geochemistry

38

Kumar

Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and Livelihood Security

62

Lexa

Leadership Lessons for Health Care Providers

69

Lightfoot

Nickel Sulfide Ores and Impact Melts

10

Liu

Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging

48

Livadiotis

Kappa Distributions

50

Mackie

Volcanic Ash

18

Makishima

Origins of the Earth, Moon, and Life

47

Mazumder

Sediment Provenance

37

McIntosh

Science and the Global Environment

25

Menzies

Past Glacial Environments, 2e

33

Mishra

Bio-Optical Modelling and Remote Sensing of Inland Waters

58

Montenari

Stratigraphy & Timescales

94

Morand

Biodiversity and Health

77

Advances in Geophysics, Vol 57

95

Ogg

A Concise Geologic Time Scale

43

Olaguer

Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry

15

Onajite

Practical Solutions to Integrated Oil and Gas Reservoir Analysis

N
Nielsen

P
Pereira

Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management 71

Pery

Ecotoxicological Effects

78

Petropoulos

Sensitivity Analysis in Earth Observation Modelling

Pigeon

Disaster Prevention Policies

84

Geological Controls for Gas Hydrates and Unconventionals

14

Rajput

100

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Ralebitso-Senior

Biochar Application

75

Ramkumar

Eustatic High-Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity

55

Shroder

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan

27

Smith

Graduate Research, 4e

70

Soto

Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the


Atlantic Margins

Srivastava

Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval

28

Sukhai

Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences

67

Thompson

Ephemeral Hunter-Gatherer Archaeological Sites

54

Thorp

Thorp and Covichs Freshwater Invertebrates, 4e

20

Torok

Green Chemistry

22

Toth

Flow and Heat Transfer in Geothermal Systems

53

Troll

The Geology of the Canary Islands

42

Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

29

Williams

New Zealand Landscape

34

Woodward

Ecosystem Services: From Biodiversity to Society, Part 2, Vol 54

99

V
Vance

Wu Periphyton

24

X
Xu

Darriwilian to Katian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China

36

Marine Geo-Hazards in China

32

Zeigler

Terrestrial Depositional Systems

Ziolkowska

Competition for Water Resources

23

Zobin

Introduction to Volcanic Seismology, 3e

52

Zou

Unconventional Petroleum Geology, 2e

Zribi

Land Surface Remote Sensing

85

Y
YE

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