Coastal Structures 2011

Author: Shigeo Takahashi
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814412228
Format: PDF, ePub
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Coastal Structures are undergoing renewal and innovation to better serve the needs of our society, from environmental co-existence and habitat enhancement to risk management. The CSt2011 conference is the sixth in a series that highlights coastal disaster preparedness and ocean utilization in a changing climate. The conferences have frequently yielded milestone works and highly cited references in the field. Contents:Volume 1:THESEUS-Coastal Risks in a Changing ClimateSea Level RiseWave Overtopping SimulatorCoastal Structure ProjectNumerical SimulationsOcean EnergyRubble Mound & Berm BreakwatersMovable StructuresWave-Structure InteractionWave ForceWave Runup and OvertoppingRubble Mound Breakwater & Wave TransmissionProbabilistic Design & Life Cycle EvaluationWave & Vertical Breakwater InteractionVolume 2:Artificial BlocksStability of BlocksNumerical ModelingNumerical Wave-Structure InteractionWave-Seabed-Structure InteractionCoastal EnvironmentStorm DisasterDesign Wave & Storm SurgeGeotextile & Concrete MattressConstruction & RehabilitationCase StudiesTsunami Wave ForceTsunami Prevention MeasuresTsunami Simulation & ObservationShore ProtectionErosion & Sediment TransportGeotechnical DesignPoster Sessions Readership: Graduates and researcher in coastal engineering, ocean engineering, civil engineering and environmental engineering.Keywords:Coastal Structure;Storm;Tsunami;Coastal Disaster;Ocean EnergyKey Features:Multidisciplinary topics from coastal disaster prevention to ocean energy utilizationNewest research results at the forefront of the fieldMany world-reknowned authors

Climate Change 2014 Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability Part B Regional Aspects Volume 2 Regional Aspects

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316240355
Format: PDF, ePub
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners

Author: Miguel Esteban
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128012706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The world’s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal Disasters Mitigation presents a coherent overview of 10 years of coastal disaster risk management and engineering, during which some of the most relevant events of recent time have taken place, including the Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricanes Katrina and Sandy in the United States or the 2011 Japanese tsunami. International case studies offer practical lessons on how disaster resilience can be improved in the future Contains tools and techniques for analyzing and managing the risk of coastal disasters Provides engineering measures for mitigating coastal vulnerability to tsunamis, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes Includes crucial tactics for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the infrastructure

Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems

Author: J. Berglund
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
ISBN: 9289355999
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This report contributes to a Nordic IPBES-like assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal areas. It is based on ten geographical cases in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. The purpose is to reflect upon local biodiversity and ecosystem services, e.g. status and trends, drivers of change and policies for governance, and what future we are to expect. The cases describe the situation in the Näätämö area, Kalix archipelago, Quark, Lake Puruvesi, Bay of Lumparn, Öresund, Helgeland archipelago, Faroe Islands, the northern coastline of Iceland, and Disko Bay. It stretches from fresh water areas to ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and from urbanised areas with heavy pressures on the environment, e.g. Öresund, to sparsely populated areas, like Greenland with a population of around 0.03 habitants/km2.

Asian and Pacific Coasts 2011

Author: Joseph H. W. Lee
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981436648X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a compilation of papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC2011) held on December 14OCo16, 2011 in Hong Kong, China. It contains more than 200 articles addressing a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from conventional coastal engineering problems (such as wave hydrodynamics and sediment transport) to issues of contemporary interest (such as tsunami, coastal development, climate change and seawater level rise, shoreline protection, marine energy, nearshore ecology, oil spill, etc.). Authors present their experiences in tackling these problems, by means of theoretical modeling, numerical simulation, laboratory and field observations, with an aim to advance fundamental understanding of the controlling mechanisms, as well as to develop solutions for practical designs. This volume serves to promote technological progress and activities, technical knowledge transfer and cooperation on an international scale."

OECD Economic Outlook Volume 2011

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264063471
Format: PDF, ePub
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In addition to the usual macroeconomic and country assessments and statistical annex with projection data, this issue of the OECD Economic Outlook also includes special chapters on the persistence of high unemployment and drivers and vulnerabilities associated with international capital flows.

Handbook of Sea Level Research

Author: Ian Shennan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118452577
Format: PDF, ePub
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Measuring sea-level change – be that rise or fall – isone of the most pressing scientific goals of our time and requiresrobust scientific approaches and techniques. This Handbookaims to provide a practical guide to readers interested in thischallenge, from the initial design of research approaches throughto the practical issues of data collection and interpretation froma diverse range of coastal environments. Building on thirtyyears of international research, the Handbook comprises 38 chaptersthat are authored by leading experts from around the world. The Handbook will be an important resource to scientists interestedand involved in understanding sea-level changes across a broadrange of disciplines, policy makers wanting to appreciate ourcurrent state of knowledge of sea-level change over differenttimescales, and many teachers at the university level, as well asadvanced-level undergraduates and postgraduate research students,wanting to learn more about sea-level change. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/shennan/sealevel"www.wiley.com\go\shennan\sealevel/a

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Minerals Yearbook Area Reports International Review

Author: Geological Survey
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9781411336711
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE - Significantly reduced list price Providesavailable minerals data on countries in Europe and Central Eurasia. Discusses the importance of minerals to the economies of these countries and to the United States."