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Download Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, Volume 12 by T. W. Freeman PDF

By T. W. Freeman

Geographers is an annual choice of experiences on people who have made significant contributions to the improvement of geography and geographical suggestion. matters are drawn from all sessions and from all components of the area, and comprise recognized names in addition to these much less popular, together with explorers, self sufficient thinkers and students. every one paper describes the geographer's schooling, lifestyles and paintings and discusses their effect and unfold of educational principles. each one learn encompasses a decide on bibliography and a quick chronology. The paintings features a basic index, and a cumulative index of geographers indexed in volumes released thus far. released below the auspices of the overseas Geographical Union.

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Download Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age by Eugene McCann,Kevin Ward,Allan Cochrane,Doreen Massey PDF

By Eugene McCann,Kevin Ward,Allan Cochrane,Doreen Massey

Mobile Urbanism presents a different set of views at the present global-urban situation. Drawing on state-of-the-art theoretical paintings, major geographers demonstrate that towns aren't remoted gadgets of research; quite, they're dynamic, global–local assemblages of regulations, practices, and ideas.

The essays during this quantity argue for a theorizing of either city policymaking and place-making that knows them as teams of territorial and relational geographies. It broadens our comprehension of brokers of transference, reconceiving how rules are made cellular, and acknowledging the significance of interlocal coverage mobility. in the course of the richness of its empirical examples from Europe, North the US, South the US, Africa, Asia, and Australia, individuals carry to gentle the numerous methodological demanding situations that researchers face within the learn of an urban–global, territorial–relational conceptualization of towns and recommend effective new ways to realizing urbanism in a networked world.

Contributors: S. Harris Ali, York U, Toronto; Allan Cochrane, Open U; Roger Keil , York U, Toronto; Doreen Massey, Open U; Donald McNeill, U of Western Sydney; Jamie Peck, U of British Columbia; Jennifer Robinson, collage collage London.

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Download Global Challenges and the Emerging World Order by Giulio Sapelli PDF

By Giulio Sapelli

This publication bargains a desirable evaluate of the demanding situations posed via the world’s new geostrategic order and certain destiny instructions. It opens with an unconventional view of the Arab Spring, deciding on its origins within the relative US withdrawal from the center East as a result of either the necessity for army disengagement for financial purposes and the invention of shale fuel and tight oil within the center of the North American continent. the increase within the geostrategic value of Putin’s Russia is explored during this context. the results of the global fiscal obstacle are analyzed intensive: the author’s interpretation is that the realm is coming into a part of volatile development generated through hyper financialization and deflation. by contrast historical past, the ebook explores the united states try to set off progress throughout the Transatlantic alternate and funding Partnership, the influence of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (based at the US-Australia army alliance) in restraining China’s boost, and the opportunity of Africa to turn into the driving force of the world’s monetary destiny if it may well face up to chinese language penetration and proceed the nation-building process.

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Download Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees by Stephane Bonelli PDF

By Stephane Bonelli

Erosion is the most typical reason behind disasters at earth-dams, dikes and levees, no matter if via overtopping and overflowing, or inner erosion and piping. This publication is devoted to the phenomenon of inner erosion and piping. it's not meant to be exhaustive at the topic, yet brings jointly a few of the newest overseas learn and advances. Emphasis is put on actual approaches, how they are often studied within the laboratory, and the way attempt effects should be utilized to levees and dams. the implications from numerous examine tasks in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the USA are lined through the authors. Our goal has been to percentage our newest findings with scholars, researchers and practitioners. knowing the failure of an earth-dam or a levee through erosion in a unified framework, no matter if inner erosion or floor erosion, calls for non-stop study during this box. we are hoping that the reader will achieve wisdom from this booklet that results in additional development within the tough box of the security of levees and dams.


1. cutting-edge at the probability of inner Erosion of Dams and Levees by way of trying out, Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry.
2. touch Erosion, Pierre Philippe, Rémi Beguin and Yves-Henri Faure.
three. Backward Erosion Piping, Vera Van Beek, Adam Bezuijen and Hans Sellmeijer.
four. focused Leak Erosion, Stéphane Bonelli, Robin Fell and Nadia Benahmed.
five. courting among the Erosion homes of Soils and different Parameters, Robin Fell, Gregory Hanson, Gontran Herrier, Didier Marot and Tony Wahl.

About the Authors

Stéphane Bonelli is a examine Professor at Irstea (French Environmental Sciences and applied sciences examine Institute) in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has over two decades of educating and learn adventure, and has been a member of the ICOLD (International fee on huge Dams) ecu operating staff on inner Erosion considering that 2005. He has participated in 19 huge dam experiences in France (visual inspection, tracking info research and numerical modeling). His present actions comprise study, educating and consultancy, targeting soil erosion and the tactics of levee breach.

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Download Simple Seismics for the petroleum geologist, the reservoir by N.A. Anstey PDF

By N.A. Anstey

This little e-book is diversified. it's written, essentially, for geologists, reservoir engineers, and log analysts. Why? simply because cutting-edge seismic technique is greater than a device for reconnaissance exploration, for locating buildings; it has turn into a device for learning the came across reservoir-its quantity, its obstacles, its adaptations of thickness, and its traits of porosity. this day, the geophysicist, the geolog­ ist, the engineer, and the log analyst can do good things jointly. as the booklet isn't written basically for geophysi­ cists, it will possibly pass a lot of the "mechanics" of the seismic technique. The reader who reaches the final web page (bless him!) won't be able to coaching the seismic strategy, yet he'll know how the seismic procedure may also help to unravel his difficulties. it may possibly even be of worth to these practitioners of the seismic method-in the sphere or within the processing centre-who already understand the mechanics of the tactic, yet wish to take a broader view. 1 1 Seismics and constitution Of the entire geophysical tools operating from the skin, there's just one that is greatly permitted for reports of person petroleum reservoirs-the seismic mirrored image approach. we might dearly like to have anything higher, yet regrettably ... lowered to its necessities, the strategy is that this: we make a bang, and we pay attention for echoes.

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Download How to Read the American West: A Field Guide (Weyerhaeuser by William Wyckoff,William Cronon PDF

By William Wyckoff,William Cronon

From deserts to ghost cities, from nationwide forests to California bungalows, the various gains of the western American panorama are popular to citizens and tourists alike. yet in how one can learn the yank West, William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to those commonly used landscapes. A geographer and an entire photographer, Wyckoff bargains a clean viewpoint at the traditional and human heritage of the yank West and encourages readers to find that background has formed the areas the place humans reside, paintings, and visit.

This leading edge box advisor contains tales, pictures, maps, and diagrams on 100 panorama beneficial properties around the American West. good points are grouped in line with sort, corresponding to normal landscapes, farms and ranches, locations of specific cultural id, and towns and suburbs. not like the geographic association of a standard guidebook, Wyckoff's box consultant attracts cognizance to the connections and the variations among and between locations. Emphasizing good points that recur from one a part of the area to a different, the advisor takes readers on an exploration of the 11 western states with journeys into their normal and cultural character.

How to learn the yank West is a perfect touring spouse at the major roads and byways within the West, offering unforeseen insights into the landscapes you notice out your automobile window. it's also a superb resource for armchair tourists and those who reside within the West who are looking to examine extra in regards to the sleek West, the way it got here to be, and the way it could possibly swap within the years to come.

Showcasing the typical along the outstanding, Wyckoff demonstrates how asking new questions about the landscapes of the West can allow us to see the environment extra truly, aiding us make knowledgeable and considerate judgements approximately their stewardship within the twenty-first century.

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Download Cycling and Society (Transport and Society) by Dr Horton Dave,Dr Rosen Paul,Dr Cox Peter PDF

By Dr Horton Dave,Dr Rosen Paul,Dr Cox Peter

How can the social sciences aid us to appreciate the earlier, current and capability futures of biking? This well timed overseas and interdisciplinary assortment addresses this question, discussing shifts in biking practices and attitudes, and starting up very important serious areas for puzzling over the clients for biking.
The publication brings jointly, for the 1st time, analyses of biking from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, together with heritage, sociology, geography, making plans, engineering and expertise. The e-book redresses the previous forget of biking as an issue for sustained research by means of treating it as a diverse and intricate perform which issues vastly to modern social, cultural and political thought and motion.
Cycling and Society demonstrates the outstanding range of up to date biking, either inside of and throughout cultures. With biking more and more promoted as an answer to varied social difficulties throughout a variety of coverage components in car-dominated societies, this publication is helping to open up a brand new box of biking studies.

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Download Natural Gas Seepage: The Earth’s Hydrocarbon Degassing by Giuseppe Etiope PDF

By Giuseppe Etiope

The e-book deals a contemporary, accomplished, and holistic view of typical fuel seepage, outlined because the obvious or invisible movement of gaseous hydrocarbons from subsurface resources to Earth’s floor. starting with definitions, classifications for onshore and offshore seepage, and basics on fuel migration mechanisms, the ebook stories the newest findings for the worldwide distribution of fuel seepage and describes detection tools. Seepage implications are mentioned on the subject of petroleum exploration, environmental affects (hazards, toxins, atmospheric emissions, and previous weather change), rising medical matters (abiotic gasoline and methane on Mars), and the function of seeps in old cultures. With an up-to-date bibliography and an built-in research of obtainable info, the ebook bargains a brand new primary knowledge - gasoline seepage is extra frequent than formerly suggestion and affects all of Earth’s exterior “spheres”, together with the hydrosphere, surroundings, biosphere, and anthroposphere.

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Download OCR A Level Geography Student Guide 3: Geographical Debates: by Peter Stiff,David Barker,Helen Harris PDF

By Peter Stiff,David Barker,Helen Harris

Reinforce scholars' geographical realizing all through their direction; transparent subject summaries with pattern questions and solutions aid scholars enhance their examination approach and accomplish their best.

Written by means of lecturers with wide interpreting event, this guide:

- is helping scholars determine what they should understand with a concise precis of the subjects tested at AS and A-level

- Consolidates figuring out via evaluation counsel and knowledge-check questions

- bargains possibilities for college kids to enhance their examination method by means of consulting pattern graded solutions to exam-style questions

- Develops self sufficient studying and study skills

- offers the content material scholars have to produce their very own revision notes

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