Coping With Flash Floods

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Author: Eve Gruntfest
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792368267
Size: 49.15 MB
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Coping With Flash Floods by Eve Gruntfest

Original Title: Coping With Flash Floods

The four parts of this book - The Problem, Managing the Problem (Mitigation), Managing the Problem (Warnings and Technology), and Related Hazards - is a collaborative effort across different boundaries and disciplines, identifying key challenges, areas of progress and opportunities. The book emphasises that it is the social science links that need most attention, viz., research on warnings, warning response and risk communication. Further, the work must be seen in the context of sustainable policies, so that economic growth is not compromised and a longer term outlook is adopted.

Quantitative Mineral Resource Assessments

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Author: Donald Singer
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195399595
Size: 75.69 MB
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Quantitative Mineral Resource Assessments by Donald Singer

Original Title: Quantitative Mineral Resource Assessments

"Informed decisions concerning undiscovered mineral resources cannot be made without an understanding of the technological, environmental, or economic difficulties that might be encountered. Quantitative Mineral Resource Assessments: An Integrated Approach offers a modern quantitative assessment that explicates the diverse factors that affect mineral-related decisions, so that potential consequences can be more easily assessed, uncertainty and risk reduced, and courses of action determined without bias. The integrated approach focuses on three assessment parts and the models that support them and is designed so that consequences of alternative courses of action can be examined with respect to land use, exploration, or mineral-resource development. Drawing upon newly developed deposit density models, frequency distributions, and previously unpublished experiments, the book provides an essential and practical approach for making critical decisions." "Written for governmental and industrial policy makers, managers of exploration, planners of regional development, and similar decision makers, the book brings together for the first time the widely scattered literature on the subject. It also captures the necessary ingredients of the diverse disciplines of economic geology, statistics, mineral economics, and geology that are an integral part of quantitative mineral resource assessments. With this wealth of information, the book will serve not only as a guide for professionals but also as a comprehensive reference for those studying or researching mineral resources."--BOOK JACKET.

Understanding The Changing Planet

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Author: Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309150752
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Understanding The Changing Planet by Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade

Original Title: Understanding The Changing Planet

From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer.

The Geology Of Texas

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Author: Reid Ferring
Publisher: Thomson Custom Pub
ISBN: 9780759390799
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The Geology Of Texas by Reid Ferring

Original Title: The Geology Of Texas

The Geology of Texas is written to accompany introductory courses including physical and historical geology, as well as physical geography, and was designed to compliment the topics of those courses for students in Texas and surrounding regions. The chapter follows the geologic history of Texas from the Precambrian to recent, with illustrations from virtually all parts of the state. Students will see how plate tectonics as well as surficial processes have created the Texas landscape, and how that geologic record influenced the settlement of Texas and the importance of geology to the inhabitants of the region today. A major theme of the chapter is economic geology, with attention to Texas' important energy resources, especially petroleum and coal, and also the vital groundwater sources that will become increasingly important to the regions' growing population. Environmental issues are also stressed, including the impacts of frequent hurricanes and large floods. The series can be bound into any Thomson Brooks/Cole text to create a more compelling regional edition highlighting relevant material.

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