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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.


The Handbook of Geoscience

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt

Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it is ideal for students, administrators, legal professionals, non-science professionals and general readers with little or no science background, the handbook...


Earth Resistance for Archaeologists

by Armin Schmidt

Earth Resistance for Archaeologists, written by the foremost expert in the field, provides archaeologists with the know-how required to exploit the significant potential of earth resistance methods. A wide variety...


Mantle Convection and Surface Expressions

by Hauke Marquardt, Maxim Ballmer, Sanne Cottaar & Jasper Konter

A multidisciplinary perspective on the dynamic processes occurring in Earth's mantle

The convective motion of material in Earth's mantle, powered by heat from the deep interior of our planet, drives plate tectonics...


Seismic Reservoir Modeling

by Dario Grana, Tapan Mukerji & Philippe Doyen

Seismic reservoir characterization aims to build 3-dimensional models of rock and fluid properties, including elastic and petrophysical variables, to describe and monitor the state of the subsurface for...


Waves and Rays in Elastic Continua

by Michael A Slawinski

Seismology, as a branch of mathematical physics, is an active subject of both research and development. Its reliance on computational and technological advances continuously motivates the developments of its...


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...


Indiana Steinhardt and the Quest for Quasicrystals - A Conversation with Paul Steinhardt

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....


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...


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...


The Possibility of Earthquake Forecasting

by Sergey Pulinets & Dimitar Ouzounov

The Possibility of Earthquake Forecasting uses a holistic approach to address the problems of earthquake forecasting, demonstrating the earthquake preparation process as a complex system that relies on the interaction...


Sonic Thunder

by W R Matson

Since the earliest days of human existence, the clash of thunder has struck fear into the hearts of seasoned warriors and tribal villagers alike. Great gods, demi-gods and heroes were created to explain the...


The Physics of Destructive Earthquakes

by Frédérick Thomas, Robert Chaney & Richard Tseng

This book is a concise introduction to the interactions between earthquakes and human-built structures (buildings, dams, bridges, power plants, pipelines and more). It focuses on the ways in which these interactions...


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...


New Wine Revelations

by George W. Chivers

The earth and moon were created before the starry system. Once, a cocoon of water was above and around the earth. All kinds of species were created at once. The universe and solar system are limitless. Seeing...


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...


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...