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About this book
About this book
Containing contributions from researchers, engineers, planners, decision-makers and consultants, this book reviews topics such as: Earth's Materials and Resources; Earth's Dynamics; Geo-Environmental Planning and Management; Environmental Remediation; and Geo-Information Sources. It will be of interest to a diverse audience of researchers, practitioners and government employees including geologists, civil engineers, forest and agricultural engineers, geographers, biologists, ecologists, hydrologists, architects, and local planners.
Section 1: Earth's materials and resources Geoscience education: the foundation of truly sustainable development and a high quality of life for all people; Bog iron formation in the Nassawango Creek watershed, Maryland, USA; In search of geothermal energy power potential in Tanzania: the role of geophysics; Section 2: Soil and rock properties Landslide stabilization by tree root reinforcement; Variation of plant cover and soil nutrient content in two floodplain forests in Soomaa National Park, Estonia; Determination of microbial activity and nitrogen and carbon forms in peat soils in Estonia; Section 3: Earth's dynamics Holocene alluvium around Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus: an archive of land-use, tectonic processes, and climate change; Comparison of seismic characteristics of the surface ground in Asia using microtremor observations; Section 4: Hydrological studies Simulation of the effects of anthropogenic and climatic variability on runoff; TOC fluctuations in subsoil water and a seepage lake; Section 5: Natural hazards and risks Natural hazards in mountainous environment and theoretical assessments: differences and analogies; Hydrological characterisation of possible triggering scenarios in slope instability; An integrated automatic procedure for monitoring and evaluating ground instabilities; Section 6: Vulnerability studies Chlamydomonas reinhardtii's influence on the corrosion of rocks; Can an integrated ground water vulnerability mapping tool facilitate sensitivity analysis in a spatial domain?; Lessons and recommendations from the Prestige disaster; Section 7: Environmental planning and management Proposal for an inventory of geomorphological heritage in Castilla-La Mancha Region, Spain; Environmental quality assessment in the coast of Concepcion, Chile: application and comparative analysis for territorial planning; Issues of scale, location and geologic terrain related to Salt Lake City and Baltimore-Washington metropolitan areas; Towards the Europeanization of water and land-use planning; The use of Strategic Environmental Assessments for predicting the impacts of EU regional development projects in new Member States: with reference to an Estonian case; Section 8: Environmental pollution and remediation Joint treatment of landfarming and bioventing in karst soils contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons; Electroremediation of copper mine tailings; Laboratory essays on solid residues from an area of sand mining activities at Analandia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and implications to the water resources quality; Use of sand drains for improving characteristics of loessail soil: a case study; Streamlined remediation decisions for brownfield redevelopment; Simulating the fate and transport of pesticide in unsaturated soil: a case study with glyphosate-isopropylammonium; Section 9: Waste management, treatment and disposal Risk areas in the application of sewage sludge on degraded soils in the province of Alicante (Spain); Application of monitoring during