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Robert W. Christopherson, Ginger Birkeland ... 688 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 10th edition (February, 2017) ... Language: English - ASIN: B06WVT65WP by Amazon.

The most authoritative introduction to physical geography with new applications to real-world geography: Among the most highly regarded texts in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s best-selling Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography is known for its meticulous attention to detail, up-to-date accuracy, and rich integration of climate change science. Uniquely organized, the text presents Earth systems topics as they naturally occur: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. This interconnected and organic systems-based approach is highlighted in strong pedagogical tools, a structured learning path, and current, updated information. The 10th Edition includes new features and activities that help readers apply geography to the real world, revised infographics, and new exercises designed to enhance learning.

R. Kerry Rowe ... 1087 pages - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1461356997 - ISBN-13: 978-1461356998.

This handbook aims to discuss, in one vol- Notwithstanding the effort that was made to ensure that each chapter is as correct as ume, a wide array of topics that have entered practicable, there is little doubt that some er- the mainstream of geopractice (i. e. geotech- nical and geoenvironmental engineering) rors (typographical or otherwise) will creep over the past two decades, while at the same into a document of this size, especially in its time not losing sight of the more conven- first printing. Readers are requested to advise tional aspects of the discipline that remain a the undersigned of any errors (typographical core part of the work of geoprofessionals. or otherwise) or significant omissions they These topics range from conventional satu- identifY-to the extent possible they will be rated soil mechanics, to unsaturated soil be- corrected in subsequent printings. havior, rock mechanics, hydrogeology and I am indebted to the numerous contribu- geosynthetics. The book deals with pave- tors to this book who have labored, in their ments, shallow and deep foundations, em- "spare time" to produce a manuscript, re- bankments, slopes, retaining walls, buried spond to editorial and reviewer comments, and helped provide what I hope will be useful structures, dynamics and earthquakes, risk assessment and management, contaminant contributions to the profession. transport, groundwater monitoring, and con- Finally, lowe a deep debt of gratitude to tainment, treatment and remediation of con- my family (Kathy, Katrina, Kieron and Ken- taminated sites.

G. L. Sivakumar Babu, Krishna R. Reddy, Anirban De, Manoj Datta ... 343 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (June, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9811040761 - ISBN-13: 978-9811040764 ...

This volume is a compilation on issues related to sustainable practices in geo-environmental engineering, particularly as applying to developing nations such as India. While, the developed world has already developed some solutions such as landfills, developments in landfills, barriers and liners in the North America and waste-to-energy and waste incineration in Europe, developing countries like India are trying to figure out ways which suit the present condition without compromising the future needs and comforts. This volume presents case studies on the various problems and solutions adopted for different sites. Although a common approach for all the problems is not feasible or recommend, this collection aims to provide a compendium on the current efforts underway and to help achieve common ground for the practitioners and researchers involved. The works included here give insight to the possible development of resilient and sustainable structures (like offshore wind turbines) and energy geotechnics. The book covers topics such as liners and barrier systems, use of recycled and waste materials, waste management and hazard assessment, sustainable infrastructure, and sustainability and the environment. The contents of this book will be useful to researchers and professionals working in geo-environmental engineering. The book will also be useful to policy makers interested in understanding geotechnical concerns related to sustainable development.

Stephane Bonelli ... 416 pages - Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; 1st edition (March, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 184821409X - ISBN-13: 978-1848214095 ...

Erosion is the most common cause of failures at earth-dams, dikes and levees, whether through overtopping and overflowing, or internal erosion and piping. This book is dedicated to the phenomenon of internal erosion and piping. It is not intended to be exhaustive on the subject, but brings together some of the latest international research and advances. Emphasis is placed on physical processes, how they can be studied in the laboratory, and how test results can be applied to levees and dams. The results from several research projects in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the United States are covered by the authors. Our aim has been to share our most recent findings with students, researchers and practitioners. Understanding the failure of an earth-dam or a levee by erosion in a unified framework, whether internal erosion or surface erosion, requires continuous research in this field. We hope that the reader will gain knowledge from this book that leads to further progress in the challenging field of the safety of levees and dams.

William O. McCarron ... 352 pages -Publisher: J. Ross Publishing; (March, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1604270098 - ISBN-13: 978-1604270099.

Practicing engineers in the offshore engineering industry will find in this contributed handbook practical information on current oil field production development practices for foundations and subsea flowlines. The technical challenges associated with deepwater developments have led to significant innovations. The contributors are practicing engineers and academics who have been at the forefront of offshore geotechnic development for several decades. Until the 1980s, the most common design concerns for offshore foundation and pipeline engineering were associated with extreme storm loadings, earthquakes, mudflows, fatigue, and installation activities. Engineers today face additional concerns, including: submarine slope failures, thermal buckling of pipelines, catenary riser interaction with the seafloor, vortex induced vibration of flowlines, shallow water flows encountered during drilling operations, and thermal interaction of pipelines with permafrost. 

Deepwater Foundations and Pipeline Geomechanics describes recent advances in geophysical data acquisition and evaluation as they relate to offshore developments, as well as foundation and pipeline design considerations. The presentation is focused on deepwater geotechnics as well as subsea and Arctic pipeline design considerations, but engineers will find much of it applicable to other situations. 

Key Features: --Describes deepwater foundation issues and the corresponding site investigation requirements --Illustrates the use of integrated geophysical studies in field architecture planning, geohazard investigations, planning geotechnical investigations and foundation selection --Demonstrates the application of centrifuge modeling techniques for soil-structure interaction and introduces the application of risk analysis to foundation design with example applications --Discusses geomaterial models and features necessary for their successful application to various foundation problems and includes illustrative examples for suction piles, flowline-soil interaction and more --WAV offers downloadable spreadsheets to calculate soil-pipe interaction responses, spreadsheets demonstrating reliability calculations, color versions of geophysical profiles, and example Abaqus analysis input files for analyzing lateral buckling of subsea flowlines.

A. Stokes, Ioannis Spanos, Joanne E. Norris, Erik Cammeraa ... 
411 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (December, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 9048174031 - ISBN-13: 978-9048174034 ...

In an era where climate change, natural catastrophes and land degradation are major issues, the conservation of soil and vegetation in mountainous or sloping regions has become an international priority. How to avoid substrate mass movement through landslides and erosion using sustainable and ecologically sound techniques is rapidly becoming a scientific domain where knowledge from many different fields is required. These proceedings bring together papers from geotechnical and civil engineers, biologists, ecologists and foresters, who discuss current problems in slope stability research, and how to address those problems using ground bio- and eco-engineering techniques. Ground bioengineering methods integrate civil engineering techniques with natural materials to obtain fast, effective and economic methods of protecting, restoring and maintaining the environment whereas eco-engineering has been defined as a long-term ecological strategy to manage a site with regard to natural or man-made hazards. Studies on slope instability, erosion, soil hydrology, mountain ecology, land use and restoration and how to mitigate these problems using vegetation are presented by both scientists and practitioners. Papers encompass many aspects of this multidisciplinary subject, including the mechanisms and modelling of root reinforcement and the development of decision support systems, areas where significant advances have been made in recent years.

Peter Fookes, Geoff Pettifer, Tony Waltham ...
208 pages - Publisher: Whittles Publishing (October, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 184995139X - ISBN-13: 978-1849951395 ...

The book provides a valuable guide to the evaluation and understanding of ground and environmental conditions of sites and their surrounds. This is done through a series of annotated block models and supporting photographs of common geological and geomorphological situations around the world, with basic text explanations and information on each principal block diagram and its annotated photographs. Ground conditions depend on the climatic, geological and geomorphological history of the site and its surrounding area. In ground investigation, ground engineering, design and construction, a preliminary study of the local environment (including climate), the landforms and the geomorphological processes creating and modifying the local landscape is thus required, as well as informed detailed knowledge of the soils and geology, their distribution, properties and engineering behaviour. Geomodels in Engineering Geology outlines the world's climatic and morphological zones and the changes such environments bring upon the ground.It deals with fundamental aspects of surface soils and geology in relation to their engineering behavior and guides the way that ground investigation can be developed to provide appropriate information needed for design and construction of a project - augmented by case histories and experience of practical problems.

R. P. Loweth ... 428 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (May, 1997) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 940106461X - ISBN-13: 978-9401064613 ...

Discussing all aspects of offshore surveying in a single volume, this book provides all algorithms necessary to develop complete software suites, and gives a large number of quality control criteria. It is invaluable to professional surveyors, offshore engineers and geophysicists, providing them with a wealth of data in a single volume. It is also a valuable reference work for hydrographic surveyors, seismic navigators and operations geophysicists. This book brings together information on spheroids, datums, projections and binning; gives a complete listing of UKOOA P1/90 and P2/91 formats for data transfer; a field guide to the calibration of radio navigation systems and compasses, acoustic and laser measuring devices; GPS, including calibration, use and differential techniques; field manual for quality control of all aspects of offshore surveying; listing of typical specifications for inclusion in survey contracts; and a comprehensive glossary of relevant terms for offshore surveying.

Tapobrata Sanyal ... 218 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (September, 2016) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 9811019312 - ISBN-13: 978-9811019319 ...

This book presents a first-of-its-kind exposition on the emerging technology of jute fiber geotextiles. The book covers the characteristics of jute fiber and jute yarns, types and functions of jute geotextiles, and the mechanism of control of surficial soil with jute geotextiles. The content also includes applications such as the mechanisms of functioning of jute geotextiles in strengthening road sub-grade and controlling river bank erosion, stabilization of earthen embankments, management of settlement of railway tracks, and consolidation of soft soil by use of pre-fabricated vertical jute drains (PVJD). Geotextile standards, properties and test methods, variants of jute geotextiles, economical and environmental advantages in different applications are covered along with a few case studies. A chapter on soil basics is included to enable clearer understanding of soil mechanisms. The book can be used as a reference work or as primary or supporting text for graduate and professional coursework. It will also prove useful to researchers and practicing engineers looking for a comprehensive treatise on jute geotextiles.

Yun-Hae Kim ... 1450 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (December, 2015) ...
Language: English - ASIN: B019FNKRD2 by Amazon Digital Services ...

The International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering series provides a forum for exchange of ideas and enhancing mutual understanding between scientists, engineers, policymakers and experts in these engineering fields. This book contains peer-reviewed contributions from many experts representing industry and academic establishments worldwide. Authors from different countries have pooled their rich multidisciplinary up-to-date knowledge, in order to share their invaluable experience with the community.

The book covers the areas of structural engineering, geotechnical and geological engineering, tunnel, subway and underground facilities, seismic engineering, coastal engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation, surveying engineering, cartography and geographic information systems, computational mechanics and applied mechanics, construction technology, architectural design and its theory, building technology science, renewable energy, energy saving building, low-carbon building, ecological building, urban, rural planning and design, landscape planning and design, traditional construction materials, advanced construction materials, project management, engineering management, civil and construction industry management, infrastructure demand and supply, engineering education. hydrology, water resources, flood and drought management, hydraulic engineering, water purification and wastewater treatment.

Qiang He, Shit-Long Shen ... 298 pages - Publisher: ASCE; (May, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411050 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411056 ...

Geoenvironmental Engineering and Geotechnics: Progress in Modeling and Applications (GSP 204), presents 39 papers that represent the latest developments in the application of soil, rock, and groundwater mechanics in geotechnical engineering modeling and practice including: the relationship between geotechnical engineering and sustainability; new evidence and research into the strength and deformational behavior of soil; and recent advances in characterization and modeling of groundwater flow in geological formations of diverse geotechnical properties. This Geotechnical Special Publication examines these and other important areas of geotechnical engineering using three main categories: Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geotechnics and Seepage and Porous Mechanics. These papers were presented at the GeoShanghai 2010 Conference, sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, held in Shanghai, China, June 35, 2010.

Geovariances ISATIS 2016 [Size: 433 MB] ... ISATIS® has been the reference in geostatistics software for more than 20 years. Whether you are in the Mining, the Oil & Gas or the Environmental industry, Geovariances’ leading-edge software solution has been designed to offer the sound technology you need to get the expected level of confidence in your estimates whilst quantifying the associated risk.

Isatis assets: State of the art and industry benchmark geostatistics + Fast, optimized parallel algorithms + Powerful and fast 3D Viewer + Numerous interfaces with professional standard software packages allowing to load a wide variety of data and output the results in a format best suited to your needs + Batch functionalities enabling automatic procedures for updating and easy reproduction of workflows + Journaling file system for auditing + Immediate access to high-quality on-line documentation and technical references + Unlimited access to technical support provided by specialists in geostatistics.

Arild Palmstrom, Hakan Stille ... 444 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition (January, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727759957 - ISBN-13: 978-0727759955 ...

The first book to focus on risk and uncertainty in ground conditions, Rock Engineering explains the geological principles and concepts required for successful geotechnical design and engineering of underground excavations. The book sets out the principles and techniques required in geology and rock engineering, including details on the evaluation of uncertainties in the geological and ground conditions, to support good practice in the design and engineering of underground projects. New to this edition: Updated throughout in line with new research results and new examples New aspects on swelling rock (rock geology) and a more detailed description of testing swelling rock New section on engineering geological field registrations with forecast on conditions in tunnel New sections on production capacity for drill and blast and for TBM".

This fully updated edition has added focus on rock engineering applications in design, planning and excavation. Special chapters have been added dealing with the practical use of the Euro Code in rock design, the design principles of some special underground projects and three case histories. The ambition is to better cover the complex engineering geological process in rock construction from ground investigation to execution. Rock Engineering, Second Edition: ¢¢outlines strategies for investigating different ground conditions ¢¢discusses new technology and methodology for detecting and analysing risks, and ensuring safety, accountability and sustainability is maintained ¢¢applies geological principles in rock engineering to detailed case study examples ¢¢explains the key principles of design of surface and underground structures ¢¢evaluates uncertainties in geological ground conditions Rock Engineering is a valuable reference tool for geotechnical engineers, geologists, consultants, contractors, and advanced students on rock engineering and engineering geology courses.

Robert W. Sarsby ... 496 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition (July 3, 2013)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 072774187X - ISBN-13: 978-0727741875

Environmental Geotechnics, 2nd edition provides engineers with an overview of the key aspects of the environmental interface with the construction industry and discusses a variety of geotechnical topics including some basic theoretical background knowledge, investigation methods and common geotechnical problems. This new edition is fully revised and updated with all standards and regulations. It includes new coverage of geothermal energy and material on the use of natural/renewable materials in construction, e.g. timber, geosynthetics, vegetable fibres.

Lyesse Laloui ... 192 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; (August 22, 2014)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 072776053X - ISBN-13: 978-0727760531

The seventeenth Géotechnique Symposium in Print took place at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 3 June 2013 and sought to address the new challenges that are emerging from the interactions between multi-physical phenomena. These proceedings bring together the international research presented at the symposium and published across two issues Géotechnique and as well as additional subsequent research published in the journal. This title examines: experimental analysis and constitutive modelling of the bio- and chemo-mechanical behaviour of geomaterials; effects of changes in the pore water chemistry on soil and rock behaviour; interactions between geometrical scales of diverse biological, chemical, physical and mechanical processes; case studies of chemical and biological soil modifications; and applications of bio- and chemo-mechanical models in emerging technologies.

Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti, Yueping Yin ... 
717 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (May 22, 2014)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 331904995X - ISBN-13: 978-3319049953

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume. This third full-color volume contains the following:

Debris flows + Rock-slope instability and failure + Earthquake-induced landslides + Rain-induced landslides + Landslides in cultural/natural heritage sites + Urban landslides + Landslides in cold regions + Landslides in coastal and submarine environments + Natural dams and landslides in reservoirs.

Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti, Yueping Yin ... 851 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (May 20, 2014)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319050494 - ISBN-13: 978-3319050492

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume. This second full-color volume contains the following:

Physical modeling and material testing + Application of numerical modeling techniques to landslides + Remote sensing techniques for landslide mapping and monitoring + Hazard mapping + Monitoring, prediction, and warning of landslides + Risk assessment + Remedial measures and prevention works + Risk reduction strategy + Inventory and database.

Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti, Yueping Yin ... 493 pages - Publisher: Springer; (May 16, 2014) - Language: English - ASIN: B00KDX3GEG

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume.

This first full-color volume contains the following: Plenary lectures + International programme on landslides + Thematic and regional networks on landslides + Policy, legislation, and guidelines on landslides + Climate and landuse change impacts on landslides + Recognition and mechanics of landslides + General landslide studies + Student sessions, landslide teaching tools, and other side events.

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