Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists

Author: Alan E. Kehew
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780131457300
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides readers with an introduction to geology with a focus on real-world applications. Case histories in nearly every chapter help emphasize the relationship between geology and engineering. Has a solid background in the basics of geology including mineralogy, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, structural geology and plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, rivers, coastlines, and glaciers. New material covers geologic resources, geologic hazards, and environmental challenges in the current century. A new overview covers the implications of population growth, the use and depletion of energy and water resources, the employment opportunities for geologists, potential effects of climate change. A useful reference for anyone in the fields of civil engineering or environmental/earth science.

Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists Pearson New International Edition

Author: Alan E. Kehew
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292056339
Format: PDF, Docs
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For introductory courses in geology for engineers or engineering geology, offered in departments of geology, earth science, and civil engineering. This text provides an introduction to geology for students of engineering and environmental science – with a focus on applications that they are likely to use in their professional careers. It demonstrates the importance of geology to engineers by including introductory mechanics, hydraulics, and case studies that illustrate interactions between geology and engineering; applications involving environmental problems and solutions are given significant coverage as well.

Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists

Author: Alan E. Kehew
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides readers with an introduction to geology with a focus on real-world applications. KEY TOPICS: Case histories in nearly every chapter help emphasize the relationship between geology and engineering. Has a solid background in the basics of geology including mineralogy, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, structural geology and plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, rivers, coastlines, and glaciers. Coverage of volcanic hazards: Mt. Pinatubo, Hawaiian volcanos, Lake Nyos gas explosion, Nevado del Ruiz mud flow.

Open Channel Hydraulics

Author: A. Osman Akan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080479804
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Open Channel Hydraulics is written for undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students, and practicing engineers. Written in clear and simple language, it introduces and explains all the main topics required for courses on open channel flows, using numerous worked examples to illustrate the key points. With coverage of both introduction to flows, practical guidance to the design of open channels, and more advanced topics such as bridge hydraulics and the problem of scour, Professor Akan's book offers an unparalleled user-friendly study of this important subject ·Clear and simple style suited for undergraduates and graduates alike ·Many solved problems and worked examples ·Practical and accessible guide to key aspects of open channel flow

Should We Risk It

Author: Daniel M. Kammen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691074573
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How dangerous is smoking? What are the risks of nuclear power or of climate change? What are the chances of dying on an airplane? More importantly, how do we use this information once we have it? The demand for risk analysts who are able to answer such questions has grown exponentially in recent years. Yet programs to train these analysts have not kept pace. In this book, Daniel Kammen and David Hassenzahl address that problem. They draw together, organize, and seek to unify previously disparate theories and methodologies connected with risk analysis for health, environmental, and technological problems. They also provide a rich variety of case studies and worked problems, meeting the growing need for an up-to-date book suitable for teaching and individual learning. The specific problems addressed in the book include order-of-magnitude estimation, dose-response calculations, exposure assessment, extrapolations and forecasts based on experimental or natural data, modeling and the problems of complexity in models, fault-tree analysis, managing and estimating uncertainty, and social theories of risk and risk communication. The authors cover basic and intermediate statistics, as well as Monte Carlo methods, Bayesian analysis, and various techniques of uncertainty and forecast evaluation. The volume's unique approach will appeal to a wide range of people in environmental science and studies, health care, and engineering, as well as to policy makers confronted by the increasing number of decisions requiring risk and cost/benefit analysis. Should We Risk It? will become a standard text in courses involving risk and decision analysis and in courses of applied statistics with a focus on environmental and technological issues.

Basic Coastal Engineering

Author: Robert M. Sorensen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387233326
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The second edition (1997) of this text was a completely rewritten version of the original text Basic Coastal Engineering published in 1978. This third edition makes several corrections, improvements and additions to the second edition. Basic Coastal Engineering is an introductory text on wave mechanics and coastal processes along with fundamentals that underline the practice of coastal engineering. This book was written for a senior or first postgraduate course in coastal engineering. It is also suitable for self study by anyone having a basic engineering or physical science background. The level of coverage does not require a math or fluid mechanics background beyond that presented in a typical undergraduate civil or mechanical engineering curriculum. The material p- sented in this text is based on the author’s lecture notes from a one-semester course at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Texas A&M University, and George Washington University, and a senior elective course at Lehigh University. The text contains examples to demonstrate the various analysis techniques that are presented and each chapter (except the first and last) has a collection of problems for the reader to solve that further demonstrate and expand upon the text material. Chapter 1 briefly describes the coastal environment and introduces the re- tively new field of coastal engineering. Chapter 2 describes the two-dimensional characteristics of surface waves and presents the small-amplitude wave theory to support this description.

Systems Engineering with Economics Probability and Statistics

Author: C. Jotin Khisty
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270551
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This title offers an overview of the fundamentals and practice applications of probability and statistics, microeconomics, engineering economics, hard and soft systems analysis, and sustainable development and sustainability applications in engineering planning.

Environmental and Pollution Science

Author: Ian L. Pepper
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008049479X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Environmental and Pollution Science, Second Edition, provides the latest information on the environmental influence of a significant number of subjects, and discusses their impact on a new generation of students. This updated edition of Pollution Science has been renamed to reflect a wider view of the environmental consequences we pay as a price for a modern economy. The authors have compiled the latest information to help students assess environmental quality using a framework of principles that can be applied to any environmental problem. The book covers key topics such as the fate and transport of contaminants, monitoring and remediation of pollution, sources and characteristics of pollution, and risk assessment and management. It contains more than 400 color photographs and diagrams, numerous questions and problems, case studies, and highlighted keywords. This book is ideally suited for professionals and students studying the environment, especially as it relates to pollution as well as government workers and conservationists/ecologists. * Emphasizes conceptual understanding of environmental impact, integrating the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and mathematics * Topics cover the fate and transport of contaminants; monitoring and remediation of pollution; sources and characteristics of pollution; and risk assessment and management * Includes color photos and diagrams, chapter questions and problems, and highlighted key words

Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry

Author: Eugene R. Weiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439853339
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Professionals and students who come from disciplines other than chemistry need a concise yet reliable guide that explains key concepts in environmental chemistry, from the fundamental science to the necessary calculations for applying them. Updated and reorganized, Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Third Edition provides the essential background for understanding and solving the most frequent environmental chemistry problems. Diverse and self-contained chapters offer a centralized and easily navigable framework for finding useful data tables that are ordinarily scattered throughout the literature. Worked examples provide step-by-step details for frequently used calculations, drawing on case histories from real-world environmental applications. Chapters also offer tools for calculating quick estimates of important quantities and practice problems that apply the principles to different conditions. This practical guide provides an ideal basis for self-study, as well as short courses involving the movement and fate of contaminants in the environment. In addition to extensive reorganization and updating, the Third Edition includes a new chapter, Nutrients and Odors: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur, two new appendices, Solubility of Slightly Soluble Metal Salts and Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in this Book, and new material and case studies on remediation, stormwater management, algae growth and treatment, odor control, and radioisotopes.

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop

Author: Tim Ormsby
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480834
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explains how to use ArcView, then uses ArcView as a base for teaching ArcEditor and ArcInfo to allow readers to learn tasks including mapmaking, spatial analysis, and managing geographic data.