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Read more about Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action - Version 2.0

Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action - Version 2.0

Contributor: Granshaw

Publisher: Portland State University Library

The Climate Toolkit is a resource manual designed to help the reader navigate the complex and perplexing issue of climate change by providing tools and strategies to explore the underlying science. As such it contains a collection of activities that make use of readily available on-line resources developed by research groups and public agencies. These include web-based climate models, climate data archives, interactive atlases, policy papers, and “solution” catalogs. Unlike a standard textbook, it is designed to help readers do their own climate research and devise their own perspective rather than providing them with a script to assimilate and repeat.

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Read more about Introduction to Climate Science - 1st Edition

Introduction to Climate Science - 1st Edition

Contributor: Schmittner

Publisher: Oregon State University

This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.

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Read more about Soils Laboratory Manual - K-State Edition

Soils Laboratory Manual - K-State Edition

Contributors: Moorberg and Crouse

Publisher: New Prairie Press

The Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition is designed for students in undergraduate, introductory soil science courses, and highlights the many aspects of soil science, including: soil genesis and classification, soil physical properties, soil-water interaction, soil biology, soil chemistry, and soil fertility. The lab manual includes 15 different laboratories, each one starting with an introduction and pre-lab assignment, followed by in-lab activities, and complimented by post-lab assignment. In-lab activities involve field trips, experiments, observation stations, or problem sets. Post-lab assignments include online quizzes, problem sets, or laboratory summary reports.

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Read more about Physical Geology - First University of Saskatchewan Edition

Physical Geology - First University of Saskatchewan Edition

Contributor: Panchuk

Publisher: University of Saskatchewan

Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada. It is adapted from "Physical Geology" written by Steven Earle for the BCcampus Open Textbook Program.

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Read more about Dredging Engineering: Special Topics

Dredging Engineering: Special Topics

Contributor: Miedema

Publisher: TU Delft Open

In dredging, production estimating is carried out mainly with analytical physical models of the different dredging processes.

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Read more about Introduction to Oceanography

Introduction to Oceanography

Contributor: Webb

Publisher: Rebus Community

Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.

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Read more about Slurry Transport: Fundamentals, A Historical Overview & The Delft Head Loss & Limit Deposit Velocity Framework - 2nd Edition

Slurry Transport: Fundamentals, A Historical Overview & The Delft Head Loss & Limit Deposit Velocity Framework - 2nd Edition

Contributor: Miedema

Publisher: TU Delft Open

In dredging, trenching, (deep sea) mining, drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications, sand, clay or rock has to be excavated.The book covers horizontal transport of settling slurries (Newtonian slurries). Non-settling (non-Newtonian) slurries are not covered.

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Read more about The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model

The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model

Contributor: Miedema

Publisher: TU Delft Open

In dredging, trenching, (deep sea) mining, drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications, sand, clay or rock has to be excavated. This book gives an overview of cutting theories. It starts with a generic model, which is valid for all types of soil (sand, clay and rock) after which the specifics of dry sand, water saturated sand, clay, atmospheric rock and hyperbaric rock are covered. For each soil type small blade angles and large blade angles, resulting in a wedge in front of the blade, are discussed. For each case considered, the equations/model for the cutting forces, power and specific energy are given. The models are verified with laboratory research, mainly at the Delft University of Technology, but also with data from literature.

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Read more about Advanced Water Mathematics

Advanced Water Mathematics

Contributors: Alvord and Blasberg

Publisher: College of the Canyons

Learning and Understanding Mathematical Concepts in the Areas of Water Distribution and Water Treatment

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Read more about American Environmental History

American Environmental History

Contributor: Allosso

Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

For too long the environment has been considered little more than a neutral background to history. This text surveys findings of the new field of Environmental History about how the environment of the Americas influenced the actions of people here and how people affected their environments, from prehistory to the present.

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