Mangrove Ichnology of the Bay of Bengal Coast  Eastern India

Mangrove Ichnology of the Bay of Bengal Coast Eastern India


  • Author : Chirananda De
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-06
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783319992327


Mangrove Ichnology of the Bay of Bengal Coast Eastern India Book Description :

This book focuses on the world’s largest mangrove delta complex, located at Sundarban, a world heritage site, and on the relatively new and rapidly expanding scientific discipline of ichnology. In addition to presenting a range of ichnological research databases that are widely applicable to multidisciplinary research fields in geology, biophysics, biology, ecology, geomorphology and the marine and environmental sciences, it addresses the global concern of rising sea levels to explain growing ecological problems, from the mass mortality of coastal organisms and rapid loss of mangrove forest wealth, to widespread coastal and riverbank erosion. It also demonstrates the value of applying new ichnological tools to coastal geotechnical planning and prog...

Mangrove Ecosystems

Mangrove Ecosystems


  • Author : Volker Linneweber
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783662047132


Mangrove Ecosystems Book Description :

Protection of the environment has nowadays become a major challenge and a condi tion for survival of future human generations and life on Earth in general. Yet it is still far too much of a dream or hope rather than a reality in the policy of our societies. Presently we are experiencing an unprecedented exponential growth of demography combined with a race for profit, resulting in excessive consumption particularly of en ergy, and a serious impact on the world ecosystems. Various types of pollutants and emerging new diseases not only disrupt the normal course of life, but also above this some of the atmospheric pollutants are most likely involved in the changing climate. We fear and literally shiver at the thought that the "changing climate" would ul...

Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos

Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos


  • Author : Anastasios Eleftheriou
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780470995112


Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos Book Description :

Ecosystems of the benthic environment are a sensitive index to ecological change, and as such demand long-term and effective monitoring. Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos provides comprehensive information on the tools and techniques available to those working in areas where the declining health of the sea, depletion of marine resources and the biodiversity of marine life are major concerns. In response to the need for increasingly detailed information on bottom-living communities, this fully revised new edition offers: Contributions from a broad range of internationally recognised experts New information for those compiling environmental impact statements, pollution assessments and working with eco-system management Two separate chapters on Im...

Geology Field Trips in and around the U    S  Capital

Geology Field Trips in and around the U S Capital


  • Author : Christopher S. Swezey
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2020-03-26
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780813700571


Geology Field Trips in and around the U S Capital Book Description :

"This volume contains four guides associated with the 2020 GSA Southeastern and Northeastern Sections Joint Meeting in Reston, Virginia. The localities of these four field trips include various locations in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia"--...

Coastal Wetlands  Alteration and Remediation

Coastal Wetlands Alteration and Remediation


  • Author : Charles W. Finkl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319561790


Coastal Wetlands Alteration and Remediation Book Description :

This book delves into human-induced and natural impacts on coastal wetlands, intended or otherwise, through a series of vignettes that elucidate the environmental insults and efforts at amelioration and remediation. The alteration, and subsequent restoration, of wetland habitats remain key issues among coastal scientists. These topics are introduced through case studies and pilot programs that are designed to better understand the best practices of trying to save what is left of these fragile ecosystems. Local approaches, as well as national and international efforts to restore the functionality of marsh systems are summarily approached and evaluated by their efficacy in producing resilient reclamations in terms of climate-smart habitat conservation....

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay


  • Author : Roland Pusch
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482243444


Bentonite Clay Book Description :

Studies the Environmental, Cosmetic, and Pharmaceutical Applications of Bentonite Clay Bentonite clay, of which members of the smectite family of clay minerals are particularly important, has proven to be effective in sealing off wastes from groundwater. Bentonite Clay: Environmental Properties and Applications explores the mineralogy of clays in general and of smectites in particular that represent challenging conditions for geotechnical professionals responsible for earth dam construction, the foundations of roads and buildings, and the long-term isolation of chemical and radioactive wastes. The author, a world-renowned expert on the subject, places special emphasis on the environmental behavior of bentonite clay when focused on the isolation of ha...

Climate Change  Ocean Acidification and Sponges

Climate Change Ocean Acidification and Sponges


  • Author : José Luis Carballo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319590080


Climate Change Ocean Acidification and Sponges Book Description :

While sponges represent a very simple group of organisms, which are represented by over 8000 species, there is considerable interest in the increasing role they may play in future marine ecosystems. While we still have a comparatively limited understanding of how sponges will respond to ocean warming and acidification there is evidence that some species may have the ability to acclimate or even adapt to these stressors. This comprehensive collection of articles describes our current understanding of the impacts of ocean acidification and warming on sponges across multiple levels of biological organisation, and from the geological past to the present. With expert contributions from across the world this book represents the most up-to-date view on spon...

Geological Exploration in Murzuq Basin

Geological Exploration in Murzuq Basin


  • Author : D. Worsley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2000-12-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0080532462


Geological Exploration in Murzuq Basin Book Description :

The Murzuq Basin is a large intracratonic sag basin located in southwestern Libya. Exploration efforts started in this vast and remote Saharan region already in 1957 and 60 exploratory wells have been drilled to date, resulting in over 20 discoveries with around 4,000 million barrels of oil in place. Most discoveries have been made in Ordovician sandstone reservoirs sourced by hot shales of the Lower Silurian Tanezzuft Formation. Oil is already being produced and exported from the area, but the basin's total hydrocarbon potential is still poorly understood. Recent exploration - especially the major discovery and initial development of the Giant "Elephant" Field - has greatly increased interest for the area's potential. Many petroleum geologists and c...

The Sea Floor

The Sea Floor


  • Author : Eugen Seibold
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1996-02-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3540601910


The Sea Floor Book Description :

The "Sea Floor" is designed to acquaint students with the most important results achieved in marine geology over the last three decades and the scientists who brought them about. Written by two of marine geology's leading exponents, it lays the groundwork for studies in geology, oceanography and environmental sciences by summarizing modern insights into tectonics and marine morphology, the geological processes at work on the sea floor, and the Earth's climatic history as recorded in deep sea sediments....

Soils

Soils


  • Author : Randall J. Schaetzl
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139443463


Soils Book Description :

Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on all aspects of soils. The book's introductory chapters on soil morphology, physics, mineralogy and organisms prepare the reader for the more advanced and thorough treatment that follows. Theory and processes of soil genesis and geomorphology form the backbone of the book, rather than the emphasis on soil classification that permeates other less imaginative soils textbooks. This refreshingly readable text takes a truly global perspective, with many examples from around the world sprinkled throughout. Replete with hundreds of high quality figures and a large glossary, this book will be invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change. Soils: Genesis and G...