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Banach, Fréchet, Hilbert and Neumann Spaces

Analysis for PDEs Set – Volume 1

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Semi-Markov Migration Models for Credit Risk

Stochastic Models for Insurance Set – Volume 1

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Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

From Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) to Radio Frequency

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Enterprise Interoperability

INTEROP-PGSO Vision

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Data Treatment in Environmental Sciences

Multivaried Approach

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From Pinch Methodology to Pinch-Exergy Integration of Flexible Systems

Thermodynamics – Energy, Environment, Economy Set

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Exterior Algebras

Elementary Tribute to Grassmann's Ideas

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Nonlinear Theory of Elastic Plates

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Cognitive Approach to Natural Language Processing

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Earth Systems – Environmental Sciences

Freshwater Fishes

250 Million Years of Evolutionary History

Lionel Cavin, Natural History Museum, Switzerland

With more than 15,000 species, nearly a quarter of the total number of vertebrate species on Earth, freshwater fishes are extremely varied. They include the largest fish species, the beluga at over 7 meters long, and the smallest, the Paedocypris at just 8 millimeters, as well as the carnivorous, such as the piranha, and the calm, such as the Chinese algae eater. Certain species evolve rapidly, ci...

May 2017
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Management of the Effects of Coastal Storms

Policy, Scientific and Historical Perspectives

Philippe Quevauviller, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Paolo Ciavola, University of Ferrara, Italy Emmanuel Garnier, CNRS, France

A large part of the world’s coastlines consists of sandy beaches and dunes that may undergo dramatic changes during storms. Extreme storm events in some cases dominate the erosion history of the coastline and may have dramatic impacts on densely populated coastal areas. Policy, research and historical background are essential elements that need to be interconnected for effective coastal planning a...

March 2017
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Iron Cycle in Oceans

FOCUS Series in Earth System – Environmental Sciences

Stéphane Blain, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France Alessandro Tagliabue, University of Liverpool, UK

Modern marine iron biogeochemistry has developed from the first reports of iron concentrations in seawater in the 1980s to a broad, mature scientific field, driven by a community of researchers studying many diverse aspects of iron cycling in the oceans. Research looks at the role of iron from numerous perspectives and in multiple areas, from the genetic to the earth system, and from the atmospher...

December 2016
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Land Surface Remote Sensing

Environment and Risks

Edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

Spatial observation is an essential tool for the surveillance and tracking of climatic and anthropogenic changes and effects on the environment.
This volume presents several major applications of remote sensing to the environment and to risk: monitoring of desertification, deforestation and wildfires, characterization of industrial plume, monitoring the deformations of the Earth’s surface and ge...

October 2016
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Disaster Prevention Policies

A challenging and Critical Outlook

Patrick Pigeon, University of Savoie-Mont-Blanc, France Julien Rebotier, LISST Laboratory of CNRS, Toulouse, France

This book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations
The authors use their knowledge of the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention to investigate this famous paradox and propose solutions that will help readers understand and reconsider...

October 2016
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Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces

Techniques and Methods

Edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

Recent progress in microwave remote sensing (instrumentation, data processing and analysis methods) has placed it at the heart of various international programs for the monitoring of the climate and impact of human-based changes to the environment.
This volume presents the physical and technical principles of different types of microwave sensors, including synthetic aperture radar (SAR), radar s...

October 2016
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Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces

Techniques and Methods

Edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

The considerable progress in instrumentation and in the development of methods for the processing and analysis of data places remote sensing at the center of various international programs for the surveillance and tracking of climatic and anthropogenic changes and effects on the environment.
This volume presents optical imaging and LiDAR systems: their instrumentation, physics of measurement, pr...

September 2016
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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest

Remote Sensing Observations of Continental Surfaces Set

Edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

The environmental and economic importance of monitoring forests and agricultural resources has allowed remote sensing to be increasingly in the development of products and services responding to user needs.
This volume presents the main applications in remote sensing for agriculture and forestry, including the primary soil properties, the estimation of the vegetation’s biophysical variables, meth...

September 2016
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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology

Remote Sensing Observations of Continental Surfaces Set

Edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

The continental hydrological cycle is one of the least understood components of the climate system. The understanding of the different processes involved is important in the fields of hydrology and meteorology.
In this volume the main applications for continental hydrology are presented, including the characterization of the states of continental surfaces (water state, snow cover, etc.) using act...

September 2016
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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas

Remote Sensing Observations of Continental Surfaces Set

Edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

For a long time, the dynamics of urban and coastal areas have been the focus of administrators and decision makers in charge of public policy in order to better take into account anthropogenic pressure and the impact of climate change.
This volume presents applications of remote sensing in urban environments and coastal zones, including the use of remote sensing in city planning (urban expansion...

September 2016
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Tools for Oceanography and Ecosystemic Modeling

Seas and Oceans Set - Volume 9

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

Studying the Ocean Planet requires measuring and sampling instruments to feed models that take into account its complexity.
This book presents the diversity of observation and monitoring techniques at various scales, but also different kinds of model that take into account some conceptual schemes incorporating various scientific knowledge.
Sampling is approached via the efficiency of fishing gea...

July 2016
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Hydrostructural Pedology

FOCUS Series in Earth System – Environmental Sciences

Erik Braudeau, A&M University, Texas, USA Amjad T. Assi, A&M University, Texas, USA Rabi H. Mohtar, A&M University, Texas, USA

This book presents an in-depth guide to the subject matter and main points of hydrostructural pedology, as theorized for the first time. The authors focus on the underlying concepts, the purpose and role this field plays within agroenvironmental sciences. It is divided into two parts.
Part 1 presents the theory behind hydrostructural pedology. The systemic approach applied to the soil is presen...

June 2016
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The Biogeochemical Cycle of Silicon in the Ocean

FOCUS Series in Earth System – Environmental Sciences

Bernard Quéguiner, Aix-Marseille University, France

In the biogeochemical dynamics of marine ecosystems, silicon is a major element whose role has, for a long time, been underestimated. It is however indispensable to the activity of several biomineralizing marine organisms, some of which play an essential role in the biological pump of oceanic carbon.
This book presents notions indispensable to the knowledge on the silicon biogeochemical cycle in...

June 2016
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Environmental Changes

The Futures of Nature

Céline Granjou, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA), Grenoble, France

This book addresses environmental changes and how they reconfigure society’s relationship to the future. It argues that Man does not build “his” future alone: instead, environmental changes are also proof of the future-making capacity of non-human beings.
The author elaborates on the notion of the futures of Nature by drawing on theoretical contributions by recent ground-breaking literature in th...

March 2016
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Marine Chemical Monitoring

Policies, Techniques and Metrological Principles

Philippe Quevauviller, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Combining laboratory experience with research and policy developments, this book provides an insight into the historical background of marine monitoring, its regulatory frameworks and science–policy interactions.
With experience in the European Commission, the author draws from practical experience in research and policy implementation to present a concise review of marine monitoring on an intern...

January 2016
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Infrared Observation of Earth’s Atmosphere

Hervé Herbin, University of Lille, France Philippe Dubuisson, University of Lille I, France

Spatial remote sensing, especially in the infrared spectral range, has boomed in recent years. This can be explained by the awareness of air pollution problems, such as poorer air quality or climate changes whose consequences are at the heart of issues in current society.
Thus, this book provides an overview of the characteristics and the role of spatial infrared remote sensing for studies of th...

November 2015
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Governance of Seas and Oceans

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 8

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The governance of seas and oceans, defined as all of the forms of participation of society in decision-making concerning the marine environment, is mainly seen here from a legal point of view with the law of the sea as the main driver. This book presents the main aspects of maritime law and the history of its construction. The use of living resources, minerals and marine energy reserves, marine ac...

November 2015
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Marine Ecosystems

Diversity and Functions

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The authors of this book have explored the major oceans of the world to document the diversity of habitats, structures and marine food webs.
From coastal zones to deep sea habitats, several environments are investigated: the phyto-plankton system, the first level of ecological and climatic dynamics via the carbon cycle; the coral ecosystems and their associated coastal seagrass, among the most di...

October 2015
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The Innovation Biosphere

Planet and Brains in the Digital Era

Eunika Mercier-Laurent, IAE Lyon, France

The objective of this book is to heighten awareness about the necessity to take into account the impact of innovation, not only its economic and social repercussions but also those on natural ecosystems. We wish to popularize the use of artificial intelligence approaches and techniques in order to conceive friendly and useful applications that aid humans in their work instead of replacing them and...

May 2015
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Ocean in the Earth System

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 1

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, ...

November 2014
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The Land–Sea Interactions

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 2

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, ...

November 2014
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Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 3

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, ...

November 2014
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Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 4

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, ...

November 2014
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Development of Marine Resources

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 5

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, ...

November 2014
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Value and Economy of Marine Resources

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 6

Edited by André Monaco, CNRS, France Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, ...

November 2014
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Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions

Oil Spill Studies

Edited by Frédéric Muttin, EIGSI, La Rochelle, France.

Identifying efficient solutions to protect coastal regions from marine pollution requires expertise from a range of specialties and strategic approaches. This book gathers information on the impact of oil spills at a coastal level from different experts’ points of view, identifying synergies between domains such as mathematics, numerical modeling, mechanics, biology, economics and law.
The collab...

June 2014
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Water on Earth

Physicochemical and Biological Properties

Christophe Lécuyer, Institut Universitaire de France and University of Lyon 1, France

The presence of water on Earth is discussed in this book using various theories about its origin as a basis. These theories include a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecules, combined with its abundance and distribution ...

November 2013
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Groundwater

FOCUS Series in Environmental Engineering

Anatoly Legchenko, IRD, Marseille, France

This book presents the basics of the non-invasive geophysical method for groundwater investigation, called Magnetic Resonance Sounding (MRS) or Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SNMR), and its practical application to the problems of groundwater localization and aquifer characterization. The method is based on the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) phenomenon and is selectively sensitive to ground...

October 2013
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Modeling Living Systems

From Cell to Ecosystem

Alain Pavé, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

Modeling is now one of the most efficient methodologies in life sciences. From practice to theory, this book develops this approach illustrated by many examples; general concepts and the current state of the art are also presented and discussed. An historical and general introduction informs the reader how mathematics and formal tools are used to solve biological problems at all levels of the orga...

October 2012
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Instrumentation and Metrology in Oceanography

Marc Le Menn, French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM), Brest, France

After a definition of measured quantities and quantities inferred from calculations, this book details the functioning of sensors and instruments used to assess the useful parameters in oceanography: temperature, conductivity, pressure, sound velocity, current in magnitude and direction, time and position with global positioning systems, height of water and tide, waves, as well as optical and chem...

September 2012
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Physical Processes and Measurement Devices

Volume 1 • Environmental Hydraulics Series

Edited by Jean-Michel Tanguy, Ministry of Sustainable Development, France

The study and management of water resources – especially the quantitative approach taken through the science of hydraulics and hydrology – is becoming increasingly important as those resources are affected by increasing population and development, the demands and consumption of industry, pollution, and climate change. Since the existence of water in the environment is also related to the role it ...

October 2010
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Mathematical Models

Volume 2 • Environmental Hydraulics Series

Edited by Jean-Michel Tanguy, Ministry of Sustainable Development, France

The study and management of water resources – especially the quantitative approach taken through the science of hydraulics and hydrology – is becoming increasingly important as those resources are affected by increasing population and development, the demands and consumption of industry, pollution, and climate change. Since the existence of water in the environment is also related to the role it ...

October 2010
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Numerical Methods

Volume 3 • Environmental Hydraulics Series

Edited by Jean-Michel Tanguy, Ministry of Sustainable Development, France

The study and management of water resources – especially the quantitative approach taken through the science of hydraulics and hydrology – is becoming increasingly important as those resources are affected by increasing population and development, the demands and consumption of industry, pollution, and climate change. Since the existence of water in the environment is also related to the role it ...

October 2010
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Practical Applications in Engineering

Volume 4 • Environmental Hydraulics Series

Edited by Jean-Michel Tanguy, Ministry of Sustainable Development, France

The study and management of water resources – especially the quantitative approach taken through the science of hydraulics and hydrology – is becoming increasingly important as those resources are affected by increasing population and development, the demands and consumption of industry, pollution, and climate change. Since the existence of water in the environment is also related to the role it ...

October 2010
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Modeling Software

Volume 5 • Environmental Hydraulics Series

Edited by Jean-Michel Tanguy, Ministry of Sustainable Development, France

The study and management of water resources – especially the quantitative approach taken through the science of hydraulics and hydrology – is becoming increasingly important as those resources are affected by increasing population and development, the demands and consumption of industry, pollution, and climate change. Since the existence of water in the environment is also related to the role it ...

October 2010
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Environmental Hydraulics Series

Edited by Jean-Michel Tanguy, Ministry of Sustainable Development, France with the collaboration of 88 experts and researchers

This series of five volumes proposes an integrated description of physical processes modeling used by scientific disciplines from meteorology to coastal morphodynamics.
The study and management of water resources – especially the quantitative approach taken through the science of hydraulics and hydrology – is becoming increasingly important as those resources are affected by increasing population...

October 2010
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