Download E-books Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis PDF

By Jean Margat

This e-book provides a special and up to date precis of what's identified approximately groundwater on our planet, from an international standpoint and when it comes to area-specific actual info. in contrast to so much textbooks on groundwater, it doesn't care for theoretical ideas, yet fairly with the general photograph that emerges because of numerous observations, reports and different actions on the topic of groundwater in all elements of the area. the focal point is on exhibiting the position and geographical range of groundwater―a common source of serious significance in lifestyle, yet poorly understood via most people or even through many water region execs.

The booklet starts off via analysing groundwater within the context of the hydrological cycle. for that reason, groundwater structures as actual devices, with their barriers customarily outlined via geological stipulations, are reviewed. the subsequent bankruptcy seems to be at groundwater as a source, being attentive, between others, to its volume and caliber, to the differentiation among renewable and non-renewable assets, and to the recommendations for chickening out groundwater. this is often via a scientific documentation of the amounts of groundwater withdrawn and used around the globe, and of the corresponding stocks of groundwater in all the major water use sectors. After that, gradually growing to be wishes for groundwater administration interventions are pointed out, due to neighborhood human actions and international switch (including demography, financial improvement and weather change). eventually, groundwater assets administration is addressed and real-life instances are defined that illustrate activities taken and reports with assorted concerns in several elements of the world.

The authors tried to put in writing this booklet in the sort of method that it really is obtainable to a much broader readership than simply groundwater pros. it is going to additionally gain non-groundwater experts who paintings in groundwater-related fields (water managers, land use planners, environmentalists, agronomists, engineers, economists, attorneys, and journalists), through broadening their realizing of groundwater and making them conscious of the large number of groundwater settings. Groundwater experts will use the ebook as a handy reference at the geographical variety of groundwater. a part of the contents or interpretations provided can even be new to them or improve their wisdom of a few points. the numerous maps, tables, and references will keep a lot time in the event you may differently need to seek somewhere else for easy details at the globe’s groundwater.

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Download E-books National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary PDF

By National Geographic

During this impressive ebook of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic unearths an international only a few could have the opportunity to work out for themselves. Shot via many of the world's best photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen beneficial properties awesome photographs of areas, occasions, ordinary phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom noticeable by means of human eyes. it is all the following: 30,000-year-old cave paintings sealed from the general public; animals which are one of the final in their species in the world; volcanic lightning; great crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 lots; the engraving within Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an advent through nationwide Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose paintings has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the private caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, traditional wonders, and little-seen items from the some distance reaches of the globe.

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Download E-books Wetlands (Biomes of the Earth) PDF

By Peter D. Moore

The place do wetland habitats ensue in the world? What components regulate their distribution? What threats influence those parts, and what kind of conservation attempt is important? In a transparent and concise layout, "Wetlands" explores the solutions to those questions and lots more and plenty extra. starting with a basic evaluate of the geography and geology of wetlands - together with lakes, ponds, pothole mires, marshes, temperate and tropical swamps, and lavatories - this quantity is helping readers visualize this normal habitat. Exploring ecosystems, biodiversity, topics akin to decomposition and fossils, and the background and prehistory of this biome, "Wetlands" offers an obtainable advent to the numerous points of wetland habitats during the global. this present day wetlands are usually used as water garage platforms and as brokers for the regulate of floods. This quantity discusses the need for conservation of those parts, together with strategies used to guard current wetlands and methods of rehabilitating these already broken by way of human task.

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Download E-books Spatial Databases: With Application to GIS (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) PDF

By Philippe Rigaux

Spatial Databases is the 1st unified, in-depth remedy of targeted strategies for facing spatial info, quite within the box of geographic info structures (GIS). This ebook surveys numerous suggestions, similar to spatial info types, algorithms, and indexing equipment, built to handle particular positive factors of spatial info that aren't accurately dealt with by means of mainstream DBMS technology.

The publication additionally studies advertisement recommendations to geographic info dealing with: ArcInfo, ArcView, and Smallworld GISs; and extensions to the relational version, PostgreSQL and Oracle Spatial. The authors research those underlying GIS applied sciences, verify their strengths and weaknesses, and look at particular makes use of for which every product is most fitted.

* Examines the strengths of assorted question languages and ways to question processing.
* Explains using computational geometry in spatial databases GISs, delivering invaluable historical past and an in-depth examine key algorithms.
* Covers spatial entry tools, together with the R-tree and several other space-driven constructions, and is full of dozens of invaluable illustrations.

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Download E-books Between the Sunset and the Sea: A View of 16 British Mountains PDF

By Simon Ingram

Simon Ingram takes us excessive into Britain’s such a lot forbidding and marvelous wild locations via the entire seasons of the yr – from the 1st blush of spring to the darkest chunk of the mountain winter.

In the past due 18th century, mountains shifted from being universally reviled to turning into the main inspiring issues in the world. easily placed, the monsters turned muses – and a complete creative stream was once born. This flow turned a love affair, the affection affair turned an obsession, and progressively yet definitely, obsession turned way of life as mountains turned stitched into the cloth of the British cultural tapestry.

In his compelling new ebook, Simon Ingram explores how mountains grew to become any such preoccupation for the fashionable western mind's eye, weaving his personal adventures right into a strong narrative which supplies a type of experiential hit checklist for those that don’t have the time nor the need to climb 1000 mountains.

For a few of these mountains, the main impressive factor approximately them could be the adventure they’ve taken to get the following. Others, the stories of technology, endeavour and artwork that experience performed out on their slopes. The mythology they’re soaking wet in. The background they’ve noticeable. The genius they’ve encouraged. the chance that pulls humans to them. The lifestyles that clusters round them, human and in a different way. the intense climate they conjure. the journey they gas. the way in which that a few increase the hairs at the again of your neck, and set off robust, unusual feelings. And furthermore, what they’re prefer to be amidst, lower than, on – simply what that indefinable caliber is that the British mountains wield which takes ownership of you so powerfully, and not is going away.

From Beinn Dearg to Ben Nevis, Ingram takes us on a trip spanning 16 of Britain’s so much evocative mountainous landscapes, and what they suggest to us today.

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Download E-books National Geographic [FR], Issue 186 (March 2015) PDF

Le journal des grandes expéditions nationwide Geographic emmène chaque mois, ses lecteurs sur le chemin d’aventures uniques, avec un éventail de sujets qui va de l'archéologie aux civilisations anciennes, en passant par les merveilles de l. a. nature, l. a. faune, l. a. flore, mais aussi l’ethnographie. l. a. ardour et l’enthousiasme qui animent les journalists et photographes, connus et reconnus dans le monde entier, sont le moteur du journal.

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Download E-books Jerusalem: The Eternal City PDF

By David B. Galbraith, D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

Latter-day Saints are good conscious of the importance of the nice urban of Jerusalem in our theology and within the historical past of God's dealings along with his humans. here's a designated contribution to the literature of the Church ready by means of 3 professors who've a mixed overall of thirty-five years place of abode and adventure in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the everlasting urban stories the Holy urban from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 2000 — from Melchizedek to the Millennium. it's the first remedy of the importance of Jerusalem from an LDS viewpoint. in the course of the disciplines of theology, heritage, geography, anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and political technological know-how, the publication is a complete research of Jerusalem's multifaceted impression on global historical past via 40 centuries.

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Download E-books A Companion to Cultural Geography PDF

A significant other to Cultural Geography brings jointly unique contributions from 35 unusual overseas students to supply a severe evaluate of this dynamic and influential box of analysis.

  • Provides obtainable overviews of key subject matters, debates and controversies from various old and theoretical vantage points
  • Charts major adjustments in cultural geography within the 20th century in addition to the significant techniques that presently animate paintings within the field
  • A necessary source not only for geographers but in addition these operating in allied fields who desire to get a transparent realizing of the contribution geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates

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