The Last Place on Earth (Modern Library Exploration) by Roland Huntford

By Roland Huntford

Firstly of the 20th century, the South Pole used to be the main coveted prize within the fiercely nationalistic smooth age of exploration. within the significant twin biography, the award-winning author Roland Huntford re-examines each element of the nice race to the South Pole among Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies besides 4 of his males purely 11 miles from his subsequent cache of provides, turned Britain's cherished failure, whereas Amundsen, who not just beat Scott to the Pole yet back alive, used to be mostly forgotten. This account in their race is a gripping, hugely readable heritage that captures the using pursuits of the period and the advanced, usually deeply unsuitable males who have been charged with sporting them out. THE final position on the earth is the 1st of Huntford's masterly trilogy of polar biographies. it's also the one paintings at the topic within the English language in line with the unique Norwegian assets, to which Huntford lower back to revise and replace this variation.

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Multivariate Geostatistics: An Introduction with by Hans Wackernagel

By Hans Wackernagel

The 3rd version of this very winning textual content booklet offers an creation to geostatistics stressing the multivariate facets for scientists, engineers or statisticians. Geostatistics deals quite a few versions, tools and strategies for the research, estimation and show of multivariate information disbursed in house or time. This publication offers a quick overview of statistical strategies, an in depth advent to linear geostatistics, and an account of 3 equipment of multivariate research. furthermore, it includes a sophisticated presentation of linear types for mulitvariate spatial or temporal information, of nonlinear types and strategies for choice issues of swap of aid, in addition to an advent to non-stationary geostatistics with precise concentrate on the exterior waft procedure. functions from very assorted parts of technology in addition to exercices with recommendations are supplied to aid express the final ideas.

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Cliff Ecology: Pattern and Process in Cliff Ecosystems by Douglas W. Larson

By Douglas W. Larson

Cliffs are found in nearly each nation in the world. the inability of medical curiosity in cliffs to this point is in awesome distinction to the commonness of cliffs all over the world and to the allure cliffs have had for people all through background. Cliffs offer a different habitat, hardly investigated from an ecological perspective. This e-book goals to spoil the effect of cliffs as geological constructions without lifestyles, by way of reviewing information regarding the geology, geomorphology, microclimate, vegetation, and fauna of either sea and inland cliffs. For the 1st time, proof is gifted to indicate that cliffs all over the world may well signify a useful form of surroundings, which includes many of the least disturbed habitats in the world and contributing extra to the biodiversity of a quarter than their floor assurance could point out.

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Ingenieurgeologie: Grundlagen und Anwendung by Dieter D. Genske

By Dieter D. Genske

Die Ingenieurgeologie ist ein junges, interdisziplin?res Fachgebiet an der Schnittstelle von Geo- und Ingenieurwissenschaften. Es befasst sich mit der Geosph?re, ihrer Wechselwirkung mit dem Menschen und verbindet das raumzeitliche Denken des Geowissenschaftlers mit der Entwurfsarbeit des Ingenieurs. Ausgehend von der Erkundung der Geosph?re stellt der Autor zun?chst Georisiken vor und diskutiert die Folgen menschlicher Eingriffe in die Geosph?re. Anschlie?end veranschaulicht er aktuelle ingenieurgeologische Herausforderungen und entwirft nachhaltige L?sungskonzepte f?r verschiedene Problembereiche: z. B. Naturgefahren wie Hangrutschungen und Bergf?lle, die Ausbeute nat?rlicher Ressourcen, Bau- und Sanierungsvorhaben. Abbildungen, Fallbeschreibungen und ausgearbeitete Beispiele vertiefen das Verst?ndnis f?r diesen neuen, zukunftstr?chtigen Zweig der Erdwissenschaften.

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