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Balancing Green Power: How to deal with variable energy sources

by David Elliott

Renewable energy sources are large but some are variable and intermittent. The wide-scale use of renewable energy sources for energy supply will require the adoption of ways to compensate for their variability....


Scilab: from Theory to Practice - I. Fundamentals

by Philippe Roux & Perrine Mathieu

This book provides a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the powerful,open source computing environment of Scilab. It will teach you all the basic Scilab concepts you need for computing, analyzing and visualizing...


Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS UsersA Guide for GIS Users

by Cynthia A. Brewer

Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, breaks down the myriad decisions involved in creating maps that communicate effectively. The second edition includes updated material and a new chapter...


Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook

by Kathryn Keranen & Robert Kolvoord

The first workbook to highlight using lidar data with ArcGIS for Desktop.


Essential Earth Imaging for GIS

by Lawrence III Fox

Essential Earth Imaging for GIS provides readers with the knowledge they need to use sophisticated earth imaging in a GIS.


Taxidermy without a Teacher

by Walter Porter Manton

Well, here we are at last. Please turn the key in that door—to keep all inquisitive priers out—for the process into which I am about to initiate you is something of a secret, shrouded by the thin veil of...


Teaching Mathematics at Secondary Level

by Tony Gardiner

Teaching Mathematics is nothing less than a mathematical manifesto. Arising in response to a limited National Curriculum, and engaged with secondary schooling for those aged 11-14 (Key Stage 3) in particular,...


Mysticism And Logic And Other Essays

by Bertrand Russell

Essays on philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.


Geometries of the Living

by Alain Prochiantz

My idea of a theory in biology is quite different from the theoretical biology that is expressed as equations of observed or photographed phenomena. I have a simpler, more concrete conception. Not a mathematical...


New Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century

by Marcus C. Jefferies & Steve Rowlinson

The last three decades have seen the evolution of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Relationship Contracting (RC) as alternative procurement approaches to traditional methods of delivering public infrastructure....


Neoliberal Spatial Governance

by Phil Allmendinger

Neoliberal Spatial Governance explores the changing nature of English town and city planning as it has slowly but clearly transformed. Once a system for regulating and balancing change in the built and natural...


Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM: Current and future practices

by Lennart Andersson, Kyla Farrell & Oleg Moshkovich

Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM outlines the team structure, software and production ecosystem needed for an effective Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process through current real...


Curiosities of the Sky

by Garrett Putman Serviss

To most minds mystery is more fascinating than science. But when science itself leads straight up to the borders of mystery and there comes to a dead stop, saying, ``At present I can no longer see my way,''...


The Universe: Science & Fiction

by Margarita Schultz Lautersztajn & María Teresa Ruiz González

This book, the first in the series Science and Fiction, collects the answers to the most frequent questions about the universe and astronomy. María Teresa Ruiz, National Science Award, draws these complex topics...


Energy and the Social Sciences: An Examination of Research Needs

by Hans H. Landsberg, Jr., John J. Schanz & Sam H. Schurr

Originally published in 1974, this report dwells on the problems of meeting global energy demands and the time, effort and knowledge needed to research new energy methods. With rising costs, the uncertainty...


Energy Modeling: Art Science Practice

by Milton F. Searl

In 1973, a seminar was held by Resources for the Future to bring together the new and growing community of scholars researching into the general field of energy modelling. Originally published in the same year,...


The Suburban Apartment Boom: Case Study of a Land Use Problem

by Max Neutze

With an increase in urban crises arising from a growing population and rising affluence, and the inadequacy of conventional theories to predict the future states of the environment, Resources for the Future...


Technology Options for Electricity Generation: Economic and Environmental Factors

by Hadi Dowlatabadi & Michael A. Toman

Environmental constraints and market uncertainties create new challenges for electricity generation. In this title, originally published in 1991, the authors present a simulation model with a capability for...


World Mineral Trends and U.S. Supply Problems

by Leonard L. Fischman

Even though the United States relies heavily on imports for many non-fuel minerals, mineral supply has played only a small role in foreign policy since World War II. Originally published in 1980, this report...


The Economics of Managing Chlorofluorocarbons: Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Issues

by John H. Cumberland, James R. Hibbs & Irving Hoch

Chlorofluorocarbons are known to be effective spray can propellants, solvents and refrigerators and were often used in deodorants, refrigerators and other goods. However, it was not known at the beginning of...