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Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability

by Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Sangam Shrestha & David Wiberg

An in-depth review of sustainable concepts in water resources management under climate change 

Climate change continues to intensify existing pressures in water resources management, such as rapid...


Coastal Ecosystems in Transition

by Thomas C. Malone, Alenka Malej & Jadran Faganeli

Explores how two coastal ecosystems are responding to the pressures of human expansion

The Northern Adriatic Sea, a continental shelf ecosystem in the Northeast Mediterranean Sea, and the Chesapeake Bay, a major...


Dynamic Magma Evolution

by Francesco Vetere

Explores the complex physico-chemical processes involved in active volcanism and dynamic magmatism

Understanding the magmatic processes responsible for the chemical and textural signatures of volcanic products...


Indiana Steinhardt and the Quest for Quasicrystals

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Paul Steinhardt, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Director of the Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University....


Submarine Landslides

by Kei Ogata, Andrea Festa & Gian Andrea Pini

An examination of ancient and contemporary submarine landslides and their impact

Landslides are common in every subaqueous geodynamic context, from passive and active continental margins to oceanic and continental...


An Introduction to Planetary Nebulae

by Jason J. Nishiyama

In this book we will look at what planetary nebulae are, where they come from and where they go. We will discuss what mechanisms cause these beautiful markers of stellar demise as well as what causes them to...


Quantifying Uncertainty in Subsurface Systems

by Céline Scheidt, Lewis Li & Jef Caers

Under the Earth's surface is a rich array of geological resources, many with potential use to humankind. However, extracting and harnessing them comes with enormous uncertainties, high costs, and considerable...


Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

by William Lowrie

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Central to the Earth Sciences today, it encompasses areas such as seismology, volcanism, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and the Earth's magnetic field (present...


Essential Fluid Dynamics

by Jonathan Braithwaite

The book is an introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics, essential for students and researchers in many branches of science. It illustrates its fundamental principles with a variety of examples drawn mainly...


Origins of Life

by Douglas Whittet

Origins of Life: A Cosmic Perspective presents an overview of the concepts, methods, and theories of astrobiology and origins of life research while presenting a summary of the latest findings. The book provides...


Bioenergy and Land Use Change

by Zhangcai Qin, Umakant Mishra & Astley Hastings

Although bioenergy is a renewable energy source, it is not without impact on the environment. Both the cultivation of crops specifically for use as biofuels and the use of agricultural byproducts to generate...


Electrostatic Phenomena on Planetary Surfaces

by Carlos I Calle

The diverse planetary environments in the solar system react in somewhat different ways to the encompassing influence of the Sun. These different interactions define the electrostatic phenomena that take place...


Ionospheric Space Weather

by Timothy Fuller-Rowell, Endawoke Yizengaw, Patricia H. Doherty & Sunanda Basu

This monograph is the outcome of an American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on longitude and hemispheric dependence of ionospheric space weather, including the impact of waves propagating from the lower...


Integrated Imaging of the Earth

by Max Moorkamp, Peter G. Lelièvre, Niklas Linde & Amir Khan

Reliable and detailed information about the Earth?s subsurface is of crucial importance throughout the geosciences. Quantitative integration of all available geophysical and geological data helps to make Earth...


Geophysics, Realism, and Industry: How Commercial Interests Shaped Geophysical Conceptions, 1900-1960

by Aitor Anduaga

Did industry and commerce affect the concepts, values and epistemic foundations of different sciences? If so, how and to what extent? This book suggests that the most significant influence of industry on science...


The Early Earth

by James Badro & Michael J. Walter

The Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiation provides a multidisciplinary overview of the state of the art in understanding the formation and primordial evolution of the Earth.  The fundamental structure...


The Seismoelectric Method

by André Revil, Abderrahim Jardani, Paul Sava & Allan Haas

The seismoelectric method consists of measuring electromagnetic signals associated with the propagation of seismic waves or seismic sources in porous media. This method is useful in an increasing number of applications,...


Anthropological Research Framing for Archaeological Geophysics: Material Signatures of Past Human Behavior

by Jason Randall Thompson

Anthropological Research Framing for Archaeological Geophysics addresses the gap between humanistic anthropological archaeology and geophysical archaeology. It initiates and invites professional dialogue toward...


Hawaiian Volcanoes

by Rebecca Carey, Valérie Cayol, Michael Poland & Dominique Weis

Hawaiian Volcanoes, From Source to Surface is the outcome of an AGU Chapman Conference held on the Island of Hawai?i in August 2012. As such, this monograph contains a diversity of research results that highlight...


Physics of the Atmosphere

by Rodrigo Caballero

With the increasing interest in climate change, there is an ever-growing importance in atmospheric physics and an understanding of how the atmosphere functions and interacts with oceans, ice and the biosphere....