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Engels | Druk: 1st ed. 2023 | Hardcover | 9783642226786
Boek cover Inland Water Altimetry van Jérôme Benveniste (Hardcover)
This book will bring an integrated view of the state-of-the art in the matter to the water scientists eager to add Radar Altimetry to their toolkit. It describes experience in application of satellite altimetry to the different inland seas, lakes and rivers in the World. It presents the principal problems related to the altimetry derived products in inland seas, lakes and rivers and ways of their improvement. This publication is based on numerous satellite and observational data collected and analyzed by the authors of the various chapters in the framework of a set of international projects,...
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Engels | Druk: 1st ed. 2023 | Hardcover | 9783662537640
Boek cover Understanding the Regional Dynamics of Vulnerability van Guoyi Han (Hardcover)
A Historical Approach to the Flood Problem in China
This book presents a detailed regional study of the Dongting Lake Area and explores potential avenues and challenges for future flood risk management in China.Focusing on dynamic changes in regional vulnerability to flooding and its relevance for flood risk management, it proposes a new construct of vulnerability based on the co-variance between the negative (exposure) and positive (response capacity) components. Further, it develops an historical approach, including trajectory analysis and a typology of vulnerability, offering insights into the regional dynamics of change. It is a valuable...
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Engels | Druk: 1st ed. 2023 | Hardcover | 9789811065644
Boek cover Sedimentary Evolution of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in Cenozoic and its Response to the Uplift of the Plateau van Kexin Zhang (Hardcover)
Based on highly detailed field investigations and test data from research on 98 different remnant basins, tectonic settings and lithostratigraphic sequences, this book describes the 4-stage evolution of the tectonic lithofacies paleogeography of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, including Paleocene-Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene and Pliocene. It also discusses the contact relationship between the strata, the tectonic-lithofacies paleogeography evolution in the Cenozoic and their response to the tectonic uplift of the plateau. The continuous uplift and intensive intra-continental deformation during...
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Engels | Druk: 4th Edition | Hardcover | 9781118786505
Boek cover Sedimentary Petrology, 4th Edition van M E Tucker (Hardcover)
Authoritative, accessible, and updated introduction to sedimentary rocks for undergraduate students Sedimentary Petrology provides readers with a concise account of sedimentary rock composition, mineralogy, texture, structure, diagenesis, and depositional environments. The new edition of this classic text incorporates the many technological and analytical advances of the last decade, revealing exciting details of processes such as microbial precipitation, how microporosity is created within mudrocks, and the chemical composition of foraminifera deposits, which can be a key indicator for...
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Engels | Hardcover | 9780253063311
Boek cover The Desert Bones van Jamale Ijouiher (Hardcover)
The Paleontology and Paleoecology of Mid-Cretaceous North Africa
An essential introduction to the age of dinosaurs in Africa. Once Africa was referred to as the ''Lost World of the dinosaur era,'' so poorly known were its ancient flora and fauna. Worse still, many priceless fossil specimens from the Sahara Desert were destroyed during the Second World War. Fortunately, in the twentieth-first century, more researchers are now working in north Africa than ever before and making fascinating discoveries such as the dinosaur Spinosaurus. Based on a decade of study, The Desert Bones brings the world of African dinosaurs fully into the light. Jamale Ijouiher...
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Engels | Paperback | 9780316460903
Boek cover The Last Winter van Porter Fox (Paperback)
The Scientists, Adventurers, Journeymen, and Mavericks Trying to Save the World
One man’s “curiously thrilling joyride” of travelogue, history, and climatology, across a planet on the brink of cataclysmic transformation (Donovan Hohn). As the planet warms, winter is shrinking. In the last fifty years, the Northern Hemisphere lost a million square miles of spring snowpack and in the US alone, snow cover has been reduced by 15-30%. On average, winter has shrunk by a month in most northern latitudes. In this deeply researched, beautifully written, and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere's snow line to track the...
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Nederlands | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9789462585072
Boek cover Historische Atlas NL 4 -   Historische wateratlas NL van Martin Berendse (Hardcover)
De drijvende kracht van Nederland
De Historische Wateratlas NL laat zien dat de huidige vorm van ons land en de indeling in natte en droge delen eigenlijk nog maar heel jong is. Nederland is eigenlijk niet veel meer dan een hele grote rivierdelta. Eén van de grootste afvoerputten van Europa. De strijd met het water maakt een belangrijk deel van onze identiteit uit. Daar komt ook onze rotsvaste overtuiging uit voort dat we in de toekomst het water altijd de baas zullen blijven. Klopt dat historische beeld eigenlijk wel? Waar komen die oprukkende zee en die kolkende rivieren toch steeds vandaan? Tegen wie vechten we eigenlijk...
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Nederlands | Druk: 11 | Paperback | 9789046707944
Boek cover Darwin in de stad van Menno Schilthuizen (Paperback)
Evolutie in de urban jungle
Evolutiebioloog Menno Schilthuizen laat op wervelende wijze zien wat de invloed is van toenemende verstedelijking op de evolutie van mens, dier en natuur In Darwin in de stad laat bioloog en hoogleraar Menno Schilthuizen zien hoe verstedelijking de evolutie van de natuur en dieren stuurt. In de toekomst leeft immers driekwart van de mensheid in de stad en gaat verstedelijkte omgeving steeds meer ruimte innemen. Een groot deel van de rest van het aardoppervlak is nodig voor landbouw, dus waar gaat de natuur dan naartoe? Naar de stad, toont Schilthuizen aan in dit wonderlijke en verrassende...
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