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xxii, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgments Author Introduction Strategic Planning The Formula for Success Challenges, Barriers, and Pitfalls Developing a Vision, Goals, and Objectives Governance GIS Training, Education, and Knowledge Transfer Return on Investment How to Sell GIS to Local Government? Conclusions Strategic Planning A Proposed Outline for the Scope of Work Phase I: Needs Assessment Step 1: Online Questionnaire Step 2: Kick-Off Meeting and Technology Workshop Step 3: Departmental Interviews Step 4: Present the Findings of the GIS Needs Assessment Phase II: Conceptual Alternative System Design Step 5: Developing the CSD Phase III: Final Implementation Plan Step 6: Business Plan Step 7: Final Implementation Plan and Presentation (Plan of Action) The Formula for Success Different Perspectives on GIS A Layman's Discussion of Campbell and Masser's Book GIS and Organizations Technological Determinism: The IT Guru or Tech Geek Perspective Managerial Rationalism: The Local Government Management Perspective Social Interactionism: The Local Government Individual Perspective The Truth of the Matter The Formula for Success-A Checklist Category One: GIS Governance Category Two: GIS Digital Data and Databases Category Three: GIS Procedures, Workflow, and Integration Category Four: GIS Software Category Five: GIS Training, Education, and Knowledge Transfer Category Six: GIS Infrastructure The Formula for Success Challenges, Barriers, and Pitfalls A Pass/Fail Approach Five GIS Strategic Planning Components Component One: Strategic GIS Components Component Two: Tactical GIS Components Component Three: Technical GIS Components Component Four: Logistical GIS Components Component Five: Political GIS Components Challenges, Barriers, and Pitfalls Challenges to an Enterprise GIS Barriers to an Enterprise GIS Pitfalls to an Enterprise GIS The Challenges, Barriers, and Pitfalls of 100 Organizations The Challenges, Barriers, and Pitfalls during GIS Maturation The Role and Responsibilities of the GIS Coordinator Sequential Steps to Developing a Vision, Goals, and Objectives Step One: Understand the Existing GIS Situation Step Two: Conduct Blue Sky GIS Sessions with Stakeholders and Conduct a GIS SWOT Analysis Step Three: Build Consensus and Buy-In for an Enterprise GIS Solution from All Stakeholders Example 1: San Luis Obispo County, CA Example 2: City of Carlsbad, CA Example 3: Orange County, CA Example 4: City of Dayton, OH Example 5: Brant County, Ontario, Canada Example 6: Greenville Utilities Commission Example 7: City of Virginia Beach, VA Step Four: Align the GIS with the Vision of the Organizations Organization's Overall Goal #1: Continually Improve Public Safety Organization's Overall Goal #2: Sound and Stable Utilities Organization's Overall Goal #3: Promote Economic Development Organization's Overall Goal #4: A Great Downtown Organization's Overall Goal #5: Increased Civic Engagement Organization's Overall Goal #6: Promote Fiscal Soundness Step Five: Create a GIS Vision Statement, Goals, and Objectives GIS Vision Statement GIS Goals GIS Objectives Step Six: Develop Performance Measures, Outcomes, and Metrics Governance But What Exactly Is GIS Governance? New Management Challenges Introduced by GIS Implementation Government without GIS Misguided GIS Governance Why Is It So Challenging to Deploy an Optimum GIS Governance Model that Meets a Set of Basic Criteria? Three GIS Governance Models Governance Model #1: Centralized Governance Structure Governance Model #2: Decentralized Governance Model Governance Model #3: Hybrid Governance Model New Trending Governance Model: Regionalized Governance Model Adding Functional Teams to the Mix of Governance Models Departmental Accountability, Best Business Practices, Executive Champion, GIS Technical Committee, GIS Steering Committee, Subject Matter Experts, and GIS User Groups An Evaluation of the Different Governance Models Case Study Discussion GIS Training, Education, and Knowledge Transfer Introduction GIS Timeline-GIS Management and Training and Education Period 1: Big Bang to 1970s-The Geographer and Cartographer Period 2: Late 1980s and Late 1990s-The GIS Software Period Period 3: Late 1990s to 2010-The Era of Local Government GIS Professionals Period 4: 2010 to 2020-GIS Maturity and Complexity Period 5: 2020 to 2030-The Next Generation of GIS Coordinators Type of GIS Users in Local Government Esri-Based GIS Software Solutions Defining GIS Training, Education, and Knowledge Transfer Characteristics of a Perfect GIS Coordinator Idea Number One: How to Become an Effective GIS Leader Idea Number Two: Modern-Day Skills of a GIS Coordinator Idea Number Three: The Principles of the CCL GIS Training Series Module One: Characteristics of the Project GIS Coordinator GIS Training Series Module Two: GIS Governance and Management Skills GIS Training Series Module Three: GIS Digital Data and Databases Expertise GIS Training Series Module Four: Understand Procedures, Workflow, and Integration GIS Training Series Module Five: Understanding the Applications of GIS Software GIS Training Series Module Six: GIS Training, Education, and Knowledge Transfer GIS Training Series Module Seven: Understands IT Infrastructure and Architecture Return on Investment Local Governments' Scorecard Approach Example One: City of St. Petersburg, FL Example Two: The City of Boston, MA Example Three: The City of Fort Collins, FL Option One: CBA Option Two: RoI Analysis Option Three: A VP Perceived Benefits More Trouble Than It's Worth The Value of a Life Life is Definable, Changeable, and Improvable A 70:30 Rule Quality-of-Life Goals with Supporting Objectives Economic Diversity and Innovation Effective and Efficient Government Infrastructure and Facilities Equity An RoI and VP Solution KPI #1: Saving Money and Avoiding Costs KPI #2: Saving Time KPI #3: Increased Productivity and Organizational Performance KPI #4: Improving Efficiency KPI #5: Improving Data Accuracy and Reliability KPI #6: Making Better and More Informed Decisions KPI #7: Saving Lives and Mitigating Risks KPI #8: Automating Workflow Procedures KPI #9: Improving Information Processing KPI #10: Complying with State and Federal Mandates KPI #11: Protecting the Community KPI #12: Improving Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration KPI #13: Provide Data to Regulators, Developers, and Other Interested Parties KPI #14: Respond More Quickly to Citizen Requests KPI #15: Improve Citizen Access to Government KPI #16: Effective Management of Assets and Resources KPI #17: Good Environmental Stewardship and Well-Being KPI #18: Data Relationship-New Ways of Thinking KPI #19: Promote Economic Vitality How to Sell GIS to Local Government GIS Is Immensely Sound and Rich with Benefits Selling Topic One: What Exactly Is GIS? Selling Topic Two: Why Do Local Government Organizations Invest in GIS? Selling Topic Three: Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave Obvious Forces Hidden Forces A Values Game Selling Topic Four: The Provocative Language of Selling and Framing the Argument Selling Topic Five: A Loophole in Our Sales Strategy: The Seven Keys to GIS Success Selling Topic Six: Language and Sales Selling Topic Seven: Selling Local Government Data Conclusions The Importance of Strategic GIS Planning A Possible Formula for Success What about the Major Obstacles Along the Way? How Important Is Developing a GIS Vision and Goals and Objectives? The Maturing and Evolution of GIS Management A Paradigm Shift: We Need to Think Very Differently about the GIS Coordinator and Enterprise GIS Training, Education, and Knowledge Transfer GIS Cost-Benefit, RoI Analysis, or Value Proposition: Are We Poorer for It? Is There an Art in Selling GIS to Local Government? The Future of GIS Technology: How Does It Impact the GIS Coordinator or GIO? 2 References Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466556508 20170130
This "how-to" book on planning and managing GIS within local government describes and details the key components of a successful enterprise, sustainable and enduring GIS. It describes the strategic planning process an organization must undertake prior to GIS implementation. The heart of the book is the formula for success that offers a systematic methodology for examining and benchmarking a GIS initiative and the practical and repeatable strategy for success. There are many obstacles to successful GIS implementation, and unfortunately, the local government landscape is riddled with false starts, poorly planned implementations, and glorified mapping systems. This book documents the reason for failure and possible remedies to overcome the challenges to implementation. It discusses pathways to change, ways of improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and lays out the organizational approaches, management processes, and leadership actions that are required for GIS to become an indispensable part of an organization. This book is about aiming high, so you can consistently hit your mark by formulating goals and objectives that will tremendously influence the success of a GIS initiative. It details the factors crucial for building an enterprise GIS vision statement that includes governance, data and databases, procedures and workflow, GIS software, GIS training and education, and infrastructure, and how to develop performance measures related to the stated objectives of an organization. The book combines theory with real-world experience to offer guidance on the process of managing GIS implementation. Through key components, this book introduces a new way to think about GIS technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466556508 20170130
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xxi, 729 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Section I Mining and Mineral Processing Chapter 1 New Paradigms for Sustainable Mineral Processing S. K. Kawatra Chapter 2 Assessment of Sustainability of Mineral Processing Industries Vladimir Strezov and Tim Evans Chapter 3 A Step Change in Mining Productivity: Time to Deliver the Promise Joe Pease, Stephen Walters, Luke Keeney, and Greg Shapland Chapter 4 An Approach to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Mining Projects Sarma S. Kanchibotla and Tapiwa Chenje Chapter 5 Energy Use in Comminution in a Global Context Michael Daniel Chapter 6 Mill-to-Melt-Energy Efficiency Opportunities Sheila Devasahayam Section II Metallurgy/Recycling Chapter 7 Carbothermic Processing of Copper-Cobalt Mineral Sulphide Concentrates and Slag Waste for the Extraction of Metallic Values Yotamu R. S. Hara and Animesh Jha Chapter 8 Processing of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Zero-Waste Materials Recovery D. Marinos and B. Mishra Chapter 9 Selective Leaching: An Ecological Solution for Recovering Metals from Complex Minerals and Materials? Gretchen T. Lapidus Chapter 10 Reductive Leaching of Metal Oxides in Hydrometallurgical Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores, Deep Sea Manganese Nodules, and Recycling of Spent Batteries/Catalysts G. Senanayake, A. Senaputra, L.C.S. Dharmasiri, D.J. Kim, S.M. Shin, J.S. Sohn, K.H. Park, and J. Avraamides Chapter 11 Sustainable Recycling Technology for Electronic Waste Sandip Chatterjee, Archana Kumari and Manis Kumar Jha Chapter 12 Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from e-Wastes (Nd-Fe-B Spent Magnets) Using Magnesium Chloride Salts Komal Babu Addagatla, M. Akbar Rhamdhani, and Sheila Devasahayam Section III Environment Chapter 13 Building Suitable Restoration Approaches in the Brownfields Singarayer Florentine, Patrick Graz, Augustine Doronila, Rachel Martin, Kim Dowling, and Nimesha Fernando Chapter 14 Mining and Environment Greg You and Dakshith Ruvin Wijesinghe Chapter 15 Sustainable Management of Mine Induced Water Muhammad Muhitur Rahman, Dharmappa Hagare, Muttucumaru Sivakumar, and Raghu N. Singh Chapter 16 Bioflocculants Relevant for Water Treatment and Remediation K. A. Natarajan and K. Karthiga Devi Chapter 17 Sustainability and Regional Development: When Brownfields Become Playing Fields K. Dowling, S. Florentine, R. Martin and D. Pearce Chapter 18 Sustainability of Mineral Processing and Metal Production for European Economies in Transition Vladimir Strezov, Natasa Markovska and Meri Karanfilovska Chapter 19 Towards Sustainable Design of Landfill Clay Liners: A Case Study Samudra Jayasekera Section IV Energy Chapter 20 Water and Energy Nexus: Impact of Energy Development on Water Resources Michael Hightower Chapter 21 Alternative Energy Sources for Mineral Sector: An Overview Sheila Devasahayam and Raman Singh Chapter 22 Nuclear Power: Current Status and Prospects Gail H. Marcus Chapter 23 Carbon Capture and Storage Jim Underschultz, Kevin Dodds, Karsten Michael, Sandeep Sharma, Terry Wall, and Steve Whittaker Chapter 24 Photovoltaics: Current and Emerging Technologies and Materials for Solar Power Conversion Venkata Manthina, Alexander Agrios, and Shahzada Ahmad Chapter 25 Improving Process Efficiency by Waste Heat Recuperation: An Application of the Limacon Technology Ibrahim A. Sultan, Truong H. Phung and Ali Alhelal Chapter 26 Urban Waste (Municipal Solid Waste-MSW) to Energy Moshfiqur Rahman, Deepak Pudasainee, and Rajendra Gupta Chapter 27 Electrochemical Energy Systems and Efficient Utilization of Abundant Natural Gas Manoj K. Mahapatra, Boxun Hu, and Prabhakar Singh Chapter 28 Unconventional Gas Jim Underschultz Section V Socio-Economic, Regulatory Chapter 29 A Research and Education Framework to Support the Development of a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Mining Industry in Africa Jennifer Broadhurst, Susan T.L. Harrison, Jochen Petersen, Jean-Paul Franzidis and Dee Bradshaw Chapter 30 Electronic Waste Processing through Copper Recycling: An Economic Analysis Maryam Ghodrat, M. Akbar Rhamdhani, Geoffrey Brooks, Syed Masood, and Glen Corder Chapter 31 The Importance of Risk Management in the Extractive Sector for a Sustainable Economy Samanthala Hettihewa Chapter 32 Integrating Sustainability for Long-Term Business Value Liza Maimone Chapter 33 Challenging the Challenging Regulatory Environment in Papua New Guinea Mohan Singh Section VI Sustainable Materials, Fleets Chapter 34 Sustainability Allusion, Societal Marketing and the Environmental Footprint of Hybrid Autos Christopher S. Wright, Alex Kouznetsov and Sarah Kim Chapter 35 Developing Novel Polymer Composites with Typical Applications in Transport Systems Exposed to High Wear and Corrosion Such as Mining Conveyors Juan Gimenez and Sri Bandyopadhyay Chapter 36 Superhydrophobicity: From the Origin of the Concept to the Fabrication Methodologies for Applications in Pipeline Coatings Shihao Huang, Sagar Cholake, Wen Lee, Kenaope Maithakimako, Divya Eratte, Sheila Devasahayam, and Sri Bandyopadhyay Chapter 37 Application of Waste Materials (Fly Ash) as Novel Energy Materials A. A. Moorthy, Sheila Devasahayam, Danyang Wang, John Flectcher and Sri Bandyopadhyay.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498733021 20170213
Sustainable practices within the mining and energy sectors are assuming greater significance due to uncertainty and change within the global economy and safety, security, and health concerns. This book examines sustainability issues facing the mining and energy sectors by addressing six major themes: Mining and Mineral Processing; Metallurgy and Recycling; Environment; Energy; Socioeconomic and Regulatory; and Sustainable Materials and Fleets. Emphasizing an integrated transdisciplinary approach, it deliberates on optimizing mining productivity and energy efficiency and discusses integrated waste management practices. It discusses risk management, cost cutting, and integration of sustainable practices for long-term business value. It gives a comprehensive outlook for sustainable mineral futures from academic and industry perspectives covering mine to mill optimization, waste, risk and water management, improved efficiencies in mining tools and equipment, and performance indicators for sustainable developments. It covers how innovation and research underpin management of natural resources including sustainable carbon management. *Focuses on mining and mineral processing, metallurgy and recycling, the environment, energy, socioeconomic and regulatory issues, and sustainable materials and fleets. *Describes metallurgy and recycling and uses economic, environmental and social parameter analyses to identify areas for improvement in iron, steel, aluminium, lead, zinc, copper, and gold production. *Discusses current research on mining, performance indicators for sustainable development, sustainability in mining equipment, risk and safety management, and renewable energy resources *Covers alternative and conventional energy sources for the mineral sector as well water treatment and remediation and energy sustainability in mining. *Provides an overview of sustainable carbon management. *Offers an interdisciplinary approach with international focus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498733021 20170213
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xv, 146 pages ; 22 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xxv, 610 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. S-waves and VSP in the 20th century
  • 3. Fundamentals : wavefield dynamics and kinematics
  • 4. Acquisition
  • 5. Processing and analysis
  • 6. Imaging applications
  • 7. Inversion applications
  • 8. Business model considerations.
3C seismic applications provide enhanced rock property characterization of the reservoir that can complement P-wave methods. Continued interest in converted P- to S-waves (PS-waves) and vertical seismic profiles (VSPs) has resulted in the steady development of advanced vector wavefield techniques. PS-wave images along with VSP data can be used to help P-wave interpretation of structure in gas obscured zones, of elastic and fluid properties for lithology discrimination from S-wave impedance and density inversion in unconventional reservoirs, and of fracture characterization and stress monitoring from S-wave birefringence (splitting) analysis. The book, which accompanies the 2016 SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course, presents an overview of 3C seismic theory and practical application: from fundamentals of PS-waves and VSPs, through to acquisition and processing including interpretation techniques. The emphasis is on unique aspects of vector wavefields, anisotropy, and the important relationships that unify S-waves and P-waves. Various applications and case studies demonstrate image benefits from PS-waves, elastic properties and fluid discrimination from joint inversion of amplitude variations with offset/angle (AVO/A), and VSP methods for anisotropic velocity model building and improved reservoir imaging. The book will be of interest to geophysicists, geologists, and engineers, especially those involved with or considering the use of AVO/A inversion, fracture/stress characterization analyses, or interpretation in gas-obscured reservoirs.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 237 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
  • Learning from the 2013 3-D Interpretation Hedberg Conference : how geoscientists see 3-D / Bob Krantz, Carol Ormand, and Brett Freeman
  • Training spatial skills in geosciences : a review of tests and tools / Kristin M. Gagnier [and others]
  • Visual metaphors in structural geology : a means for enhancing 3-D visualization / George H. Davis and David Fischer
  • Visible geology : creative online tools for teaching, learning, and communicating geologic concepts / Rowan Cockett, Tara Moran, and Adam Pidlisecky
  • Spatial skills in expert structural geologists / Margaret R. Tarampi [and others]
  • Structural interpretation of seismic geologic reality, perspective, and 3-D thinking / Peter Boult, Brett Freeman, and Graham Yielding
  • Subsurface structural interpretation : the significance of 3-D structural frameworks / Bob Krantz and Thomas Neely
  • Insight on mechanical stratigraphy and subsurface interpretation / Ronald N. McGinnis [and others]
  • Evolution of the Hat Creek Fault System, Northern California / Simon A. Kattenhorn [and others]
  • 3-D seismic-structural workflows-- examples using the Hat Creek fault system / Graham Yielding and Brett Freeman
  • Earth, mind, and paper : field sketches as expert representations of the Hat Creek fault zone / Heather L. Petcovic, Carol J. Ormand, and Bob Krantz
  • Increasing interpreter capability in structurally complex settings through combined fieldwork, interpretation, and geocellular modeling / John G. Solum, Stephen J. Jolley, and Benjamin D. Meyer
  • Linking cognitive science and disciplinary geoscience practice : the importance of the conceptual model / Thomas F. Shipley and Basil Tikoff.
"Three-dimensional geologic interpretation of surface and subsurface data requires integration and application of both geologic knowledge and spatial cognitive skills. Much surface geologic mapping still employs pen and paper techniques, but subsurface interpretation is usually accomplished using sophisticated visualization software. In both cases, successful interpreters use mental models that bridge internal and external forms of 3-D visualization to construct 3-D geologic interpretations. This volume sets out to understand more about the convergence of geology, 3-D thinking, and software, which collectively provide the basis for truly effective interpretation strategies"--Back cover.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 map : color ; 29 x 48 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 204 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgement. Preface. 1: In good time-- 2: Tempus fugit - time flies-- 3: The importance of understanding time-- 4: The early chronologers-- 5: Time's arrow and time's cycle-- 6: The determination of relative time - beds in order-- 7: Measurement of absolute time - the age of the Earth-- 8: Archaeological time-- 9: Time future. References and further reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780460390 20160619
Geologists are among that group of scientists who must factor the passage of time into their investigations, and they thus have a perspective on time that sets them apart from many other researchers. The proposition that geological time is vast, encompassing thousands of millions of years, is relatively recent. It is a concept that remains controversial and unacceptable to many people today who still consider the Earth to have been made to a timetable covering no more than 10,000 years. This book examines how our fascination with time has developed from our earliest ancestors' recognition of the cycles of the sun and the moon. It considers the passage of time as a series of non-repeatable events - "Time's Arrow" - in contrast to time as a series of repeated processes - "Time's Cycle" - both of which can be used to explain geological features on the Earth's surface. The Abyss of Time argues for a greater understanding of geological or 'deep time' as society becomes more aware of the vulnerability of the Earth's resources to over-exploitation by an expanding consumer society.This debate and the controversy surrounding global warming emphasizes the importance of geological time to the process of economic and political decision-making. It is a book for those interested in the intellectual challenge presented by the extent of geological time. The Abyss of Time is written for environmentalists and policy-makers who wish to better place their concerns and decisions in proper context but, above all, it is a book that offers to share a geologist's appreciation of time with the widest possible audience. [Subject: Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Studies].
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780460390 20160619
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 137 pages : illustrations (some color, color maps ; 25 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xvi, 572 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This second edition of the original volume adds significant new innovations for revolutionizing the processes and methods used in petroleum reservoir simulations. With the advent of shale drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and underbalanced drilling has come a virtual renaissance of scientific methodologies in the oil and gas industry. New ways of thinking are being pioneered, and Dr. Islam and his team have, for years now, been at the forefront of these important changes. This book clarifies the underlying mathematics and physics behind reservoir simulation and makes it easy to have a range of simulation results along with their respective probability. This makes the risk analysis based on knowledge rather than guess work. The book offers by far the strongest tool for engineers and managers to back up reservoir simulation predictions with real science. The book adds transparency and ease to the process of reservoir simulation in way never witnessed before. Finally, No other book provides readers complete access to the 3D, 3-phase reservoir simulation software that is available with this text. A must-have for any reservoir engineer or petroleum engineer working upstream, whether in exploration, drilling, or production, this text is also a valuable textbook for advanced students and graduate students in petroleum or chemical engineering departments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119038719 20161128
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
312 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
vii, 398 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Territory and the mapping sciences
  • I. The international map of the world and the logic of representation. 1. The authority of representation : a single map for all countries, 1891-1939 ; 2. Maps as tools : globalism, regionalism, and the erosion of universal cartography, 1940-1965
  • II. Cartographic grids and new territories of calculation. 3. Aiming guns, recording land, and stitching map to territory : the invention of cartographic grid systems, 1914-1939 ; 4. Territoriality without borders : global grids and the universal transverse Mercator, 1940-1965
  • III. Electronic navigation and territorial pointillism. 5. Inhabiting the grid : radionavigation and electronic coordinates, 1920-1965 ; 6. The politics of global coverage : the Navy, NASA, and GPS, 1960-2010
  • Conclusion: The politics in my pocket.
For most of the twentieth century, maps were indispensable. They were how governments understood, managed, and defended their territory, and during the two world wars they were produced by the hundreds of millions. Cartographers and journalists predicted the dawning of a map-minded age, where increasingly state-of-the-art maps would become everyday tools. By the century s end, however, there had been decisive shift in mapping practices, as the dominant methods of land surveying and print publication were increasingly displaced by electronic navigation systems. In "After the Map, " William Rankin argues that although this shift did not render traditional maps obsolete, it did radically change our experience of geographic knowledge, from the God s-eye view of the map to the embedded subjectivity of GPS. Likewise, older concerns with geographic truth and objectivity have been upstaged by a new emphasis on simplicity, reliability, and convenience. "After the Map" shows how this change in geographic perspective is ultimately a transformation of the nature of territory, both social and political.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226339368 20160725
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
184 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
  • Names of agates
  • What is an agate?
  • Properties of agates
  • Sources of agates
  • Lapidary
  • Uses of agates through the ages
  • Collecting.
Reference for agates including an introduction to their geology an d formation, a comprehensive identification guide and listings for where they can be found around the world.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xi, 504 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to Biochar as an Agricultural and Environmental Amendment
  • Pyrogenic Carbon in Terra Preta Soils
  • Pyrogenic Organic Matter in Japanese Andosols: Occurrence, Transformation, and Function
  • Production and Characterization of Biochar from Agricultural By-Products: Overview and Use of Cotton Biomass Residues
  • Considerations in Biochar Characterization
  • Application of Biochar for Soil Physical Improvement
  • The Effects of Biochar Amendment on Soil Fertility
  • Application of Biochar for Soil Biological Improvement
  • Biochar and Soil Carbon Sequestration
  • Use and Impact of Biochar and Charcoal in Animal Production Systems
  • Interaction Mechanisms between Biochar and Organic Pollutants
  • Impacts of Biochar Amendment on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Soils
  • Application of Biochar for Soil Remediation
  • Biochar Application for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation
  • Aqueous Contaminant Removal and Stormwater Treatment Using Biochar
  • Research and Application of Biochar in China
  • Research and Application of Biochar in Europe
  • Research and Application of Biochar in New Zealand
  • Regional Considerations for Targeted Use of Biochar in Agriculture and Remediation in Australia
  • Research and Application of Biochar in North America
  • Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers.
Discover the mechanisms and processes of biochar amendment for achieving stunning agricultural and environmental benefits. Agricultural and environmental communities are looking to biochar for enhancing soil carbon sequestration and crop productivity, but practical applications are elusive. Accomplished international researchers present a whole picture of biochar in improving soil quality, reducing soil greenhouse gas emissions, and decontaminating stormwater and mine sites. Composition and characteristics of biochar, its interactions with contaminants and soil constituents, and its transformation in the environment are addressed. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive review of the latest biochar research and applications and gain critical guidance in best biochar generation and use.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

34. All about maps [2016]

240 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Typomorphism provides in-depth coverage of the geological setting, mineralogy, chemistry, spectroscopic parameters, typomorphic features, and potential technological and economical uses associated with amazonite discovery. Featuring detailed characterization of the geological settings of amazonite, as well a full investigation of its chemical composition, structural features, and properties with respect to each genetic type of granite, this essential reference covers all key aspects of amazonite and the benefits of its discovery. Both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the field of mineralogy worldwide will find this translation of the popular Russian text a welcome addition to the literature on amazonite. * Presents a thorough guide to amazonite, a mineral in geologic formations that often signifies the presence of rare earth elements * Characterizes the distinctive features of influence in the geological setting of amazonite, as well as in the relationship between deposits and specific genetic types of the granitoids* Includes discussion of amazonite science topics, including the crystal chemical and spectrometric parameters of amazonite and the gemological significance of the amazonite* Provides the first English translation of the popular Russian reference book on the topic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128037218 20160619
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
194 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Canadian Oil Sands and the American Empire 3. The Political Economy of U.S. Energy Policy 4. The Canadian Oil Sands Policy Network 5. Urban Sprawl as Economic Stimulus 6. Global Oil Politics 7. Democratic Ethics, Environmental Lobbying Groups, and Symbolic Inclusion: The Case of the Canadian Oil Sands 8. Conclusion: The Canadian Oil Sands, Empire, and the Collapse of Civilization.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137539557 20160704
This book shows that the unconventional fossil fuels revolution taking place in North America must be understood in light of the great power status of the US. Gonzalez argues that the development of the Canadian oil sands would enhance the political position of the US on the world stage-both by powering its domestic economy and giving the US a potentially important asset, as conventional fossil fuels are declining. While the unconventional fossil fuels revolution in North America has obvious geopolitical implications, it also holds tremendous potential for causing environmental damage-both in terms of global warming and the local and regional damage created by extracting Canadian oil sands and natural gas and oil from shale.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137539557 20160704
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 x 31 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Wind: you feel it every day, but you never think about its place shaping history. Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind--the winds that built empires, the storms that wreck them. Narrating from a 50-year-old sailboat, Streever travels from Texas to Guatamala leading readers through the world's first forecasts, Chaos Theory, and a future affected by changing weather. Along the way, he shares stories of wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes, wind-generated power, wind-tossed airplanes, storms, early maps, WWII and the Wright Brothers, dunes and the Dust Bowl, shipwrecks, windmills and wars, drawing from history, business, science, and travel. AND SOON I HEARD A ROARING WIND is an effortless personal narrative featuring the keen observations, scientific rigor, and whimsy that readers love.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780316410601 20160830
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xvi, 55 pages.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)