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Geografia

 What Goes Up... Gravity and Scientific Method Peter Kosso   9781107129856 Cambridge University Press
The concept of gravity provides a natural phenomenon that is simultaneously obvious and obscure; we all know what it is, but rarely question why it is. The simple observation that 'what goes up must come down' contrasts starkly with our current scientific explanation of gravity, which involves challenging and sometimes counterintuitive concepts. With such extremes between the plain and the...
cena: 231,17
    
What Goes Up... Gravity and Scientific Method
 Environment, Resources and Politics in Greenland: Under the Great Ice Mark Nuttall 9781138820517 Routledge

Once imagined as a place on the very edge of the world, Greenland is now viewed as being at the epicentre of climate change. At the same time, international attention is focusing on opportunities for oil and mineral development, seemingly made possible as the inland ice melts and sea ice disappears, revealing geological riches and making access to remote areas possible.

This...

cena: 661,61
    
Environment, Resources and Politics in Greenland: Under the Great Ice
 Mechanical Ice Drilling Technology Pavel G. Talalay 9789811005596 Springer

This book provides a review of mechanical ice drilling technology, including the design, parameters, and performance of various tools and drills for making holes in snow, firn and ice. The material presents the historical development of ice drilling tools and devices from the first experience taken place more than 170 years ago to the present day and focuses on the modern vision of ice...

cena: 686,66
    
Mechanical Ice Drilling Technology
 Debating the Neoliberal City Christelle Morel Journel Gilles Pinson 9781472459572 Routledge

The concept of the neoliberal city has become a key structuring analytical framework in the field of urban studies. It explains both the ongoing transformation of urban policies and the socio-spatial effects of these policies within cities, and highlights the prominent role of cities in the new geography of capitalism.

Bringing together a team of leading scholars, this book challenges...

cena: 601,35
    
Debating the Neoliberal City
 Community-Owned Transport Leigh Glover 9781472433800 Routledge

City and state governments around the world are struggling to achieve environmentally sustainable transport. Economic, technological, city and transport planning and human behaviour solutions are often hampered by ineffective implementation. So attention is now turning to institutional, governmental and political barriers. Approaches to these implementation problems assume that transport...

cena: 773,64
    
Community-Owned Transport
 Living with Disasters: Communities and Development in the Indian Sundarbans Amites Mukhopadhyay   9781107107281 Cambridge University Press
This book is a critical account of the disconnected nature of governance, conservation and livelihood initiatives in the Indian Sundarbans, an active delta that spreads over 25,500 sq. km across India and Bangladesh and lies in the Bay of Bengal. It draws a holistic picture of the disaster-prone delta in eastern India, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the largest tracts of...
cena: 456,08
    
Living with Disasters: Communities and Development in the Indian Sundarbans
 Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation Raymond C. Murray 9780878425778 Mountain Press Publishing Company

This popular introduction to forensic geology--the science of tracing muddy footprints, finding buried bodies, and exposing gem and mineral fraud--is now even better. With more than fifteen new case studies and several new forensic techniques, Evidence from the Earth, Second Edition, details how modern-day Sherlock Holmes's can solve crimes using soils, rocks, and other earth materials. From...

cena: 85,68
    
Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation
 Food & Society Guptill, Amy E.; Copelton, Denise A.; Lucal, Betsy 9781509501830 John Wiley & Sons

This popular and engaging text, now revised in a second edition, offers readers a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers' curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both individual and social, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With...

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Food & Society
 Electromagnetic Seabed Logging: A New Tool for Geoscientists Stephane Sainson 9783319453538 Springer

Seabed logging (SBL) gathers the electromagnetic methods of marine subsoil exploration and more specifically those dedicated to the exploration of oil and gas at sea.

Appeared in 2000, these techniques, with more than 500 industrial jobs, present after 15 years of commercial success a discovery record rate of nearly 90 % and seem now to turn the world in the offshore exploration...

cena: 769,78
    
Electromagnetic Seabed Logging: A New Tool for Geoscientists
 Gravity: A Very Short Introduction Timothy Clifton 9780198729143 Oxford University Press, USA
Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. It also has the distinction of being the oldest, weakest, and most difficult force to quantize. Understanding gravity is not only essential for understanding the motion of objects on Earth, but also the motion of all celestial objects, and even the expansion of the Universe itself. It was the study of gravity that led...
cena: 47,24
    
Gravity: A Very Short Introduction
 Economics of the International Coal Trade: Why Coal Continues to Power the World Lars Schernikau 9783319465555 Springer
This book is the 2nd edition of the Economics of the International Coal Trade. Coal is the single most important source of power on our planet and today accounts for 40% of electricity generation and 30% of primary energy. The world's appetite for energy is still far from being met. Until 2050, an additional 6+ billion people will require accessto proper power. "Why Coal Continues to Power the...
cena: 608,88
    
Economics of the International Coal Trade: Why Coal Continues to Power the World
 Anti-Corruption and Its Discontents: Local and International Perspectives on Corruption in Papau New Guinea Grant Walton 9781138698024 Routledge

The fight against corruption is now a core part of development policy and practice. Some call these efforts a 'war on corruption'. What does this so-called 'war' mean for developing countries? And how do international perspectives on corruption relate to local and national concerns?

This book examines the relevance of anti-corruption discourse in Papua New Guinea, one of the...

cena: 607,65
    
Anti-Corruption and Its Discontents: Local and International Perspectives on Corruption in Papau New Guinea
 Flood Damage Survey and Assessment: New Insights from Research and Practice Daniela Molinari Scira Menoni Francesco Ballio 9781119217923 American Geophysical Union

Several scholars across the globe identified the present lack of high quality damage data as the main constraint to efficient risk mitigation. The need for a systematic collection of damage data in the aftermath of flood events come into light, thus the aim being the creation of complete and reliable databases. Flood damage data collected in the aftermath of a disastrous event can support a...

cena: 680,81
    
Flood Damage Survey and Assessment: New Insights from Research and Practice
 Disciplinary Spaces: Spatial Control, Forced Assimilation and Narratives of Progress Since the 19th Century Andrea Fischer-Tahir Sophie Wagenhofer 9783837634877 Transcript Verlag, Roswitha Gost, Sigrid Noke
This volume looks at spaces such as reservations, model villages, and collective towns as spatial and disciplinary techniques - implemented in order to disempower and radically alter the behavior of people who were perceived as ill-suited to fit into the hegemonic concept of "the nation" from the 19th century onwards. Comparing examples from the Americas, Australia, Eastern Africa, Europe, the...
cena: 187,70
    
Disciplinary Spaces: Spatial Control, Forced Assimilation and Narratives of Progress Since the 19th Century
 New Urban Worlds Simone, AbdouMaliq; Pieterse, Edgar 9780745691565 John Wiley & Sons

It is well known that the world is transitioning to an irrevocable urban future whose epicentre has moved into the cities of Asia and Africa. What is less clear is how this will be managed and deployed as a multi-polar world system is being born. The full implications of this challenge cry out to be understood because city building (and retrofitting) cannot but be an undertaking entangled in...

cena: 103,80
    
New Urban Worlds
 Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica Jean Pierre Bergoeing 9780128120675 Elsevier

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica is the product of more than 30 years of research explaining the evolution of the quaternary relief of a geomorphologically diverse country. The book details the physical landscape of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on potential threats to the landscape, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and sea level rise.

The book answers...

cena: 571,94
    
Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica
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