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Everest the Cruel Way

by Joe Tasker

On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess stood at 24,000 feet on the west ridge of Mount Everest. Below them were their companions, some exhausted, some crippled by illness, all virtually incapacitated....


Dark Winter

by John L. Casey

Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells...


Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010

by Narangoa Li & Robert Cribb

Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to maintain autonomy...


American Exodus

by Giles Slade

Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps could make the real amount much higher. In the coming century, intensifying storms will batter our coasts,...


Foundations of the Earth

by H.H. Shugart

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation...


Water from Heaven

by Robert Kandel

From where—and what—does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to...


Gis Open Source

by Luca Casagrande, Alessandro Frigeri, Alessandro Furieri & Ivan Marchesini et al.

The authors are all prominent experts in Open Source GIS in Italy and, in many cases, the international community. They are all professionals with involvement in training and scientific research and are highly...


De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

by Georgius Agricola

This 1546 publication remains a landmark in geology due to its unprecedented classifications by physical property and locality, its simple standardized naming system, its meticulous summaries of earlier studies,...


Climate Change in Bangladesh

by Harun Rasid & Bimal Paul

Climate Change in Bangladesh: Confronting Impending Disasters is a comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts on Bangladesh, followed by a review of measures for confronting the manifested threats of climate...


Me and the Biospheres

by John Allen

The life story of John P. Allen, inventor of the largest laboratory for global ecology ever built and one of the most luminous minds of our time. Contained within a magnificently designed air-tight glass-and-steel-framed...


Physics of the Earth’s Interior

by Barbara Romanowicz

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions: the extent of certain recent natural disasters and their dramatic consequences have reminded us of the power of terrestrial phenomena and of the need for scientific...


When the Invasion of Land Failed

by George McGhee

The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin mass...


Physical Processes and Measurement Devices: Environmental Hydraulics

by Jean-Michel Tanguy

This series of five volumes proposes an integrated description of physical processes modeling used by scientific disciplines from meteorology to coastal morphodynamics. Volume 1 describes the physical processes...


Geographical Information and Climatology

by Pierre Carrega

This book includes two parts. The first part is more theoretical and general, and it covers fundamental principles: geospatial climate data measurement; spatial analysis, mapping and climate; geographical information,...


Thermo-Hydromechanical and Chemical Coupling in Geomaterials and Applications: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium Geoproc'2008

by Jian-Fu Shao & Nicolas Burlion

GeoProc2008 collects the proceedings of the International Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C (thermal, hydraulic, mechanical, chemical) Processes in Geosystems.


Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues

by Murugan Ramalingam, Esmaiel Jabbari, Seeram Ramakrishna & Ali Khademhosseini

A cutting-edge look at the application of micro and nanotechnologies in regenerative medicine

The area at the interface of micro/nanotechnology and stem cells/tissue engineering has seen an explosion of activity...


Quaternary Dating Methods

by Mike Walker

This introductory textbook introduces the basics of dating, the range of techniques available and the strengths and limitations of each of the principal methods.

Coverage includes:

  • the concept of time in Quaternary...


The Field Description of Metamorphic Rocks

by Norman Fry

Geological Society of London Handbook Series Edited by KeithCox

Founded in 1807, the Geological Society of London has beenpublishing since 1845 and now distributes its journal to Fellowsthroughout the world....


The Warming Papers: The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast

by David Archer & Raymond Pierrehumbert

Chosen for the 2011 ASLI Choice - Honorable Mention (History Category) for a compendium of the key scientific papers that undergird the global warming forecast.

Global warming is arguably the defining scientific...


Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework

by Gary J. Brierley & Kirstie A. Fryirs

This book outlines a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles Framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behavior, condition, and recovery potential. Applications of...