Dhaka Megacity

Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health
Author: Ashraf Dewan,Robert Corner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400767358
Category: Science
Page: 405
View: 8625
The book Dhaka Megacity: Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health presents the use of geospatial techniques to address a number of environmental issues, including land use change, climatic variability, urban sprawl, population density modelling, flooding, environmental health, water quality, energy resources, urban growth modelling, infectious diseases and the quality of life. Although the work is focused on the Megacity of Dhaka in Bangladesh, the techniques and methods that are used to research these issues can be utilized in any other areas where rapid population growth coupled with unplanned urbanization is leading to environmental degradation. The book is useful for people working in the area of Geospatial Science, Urban Geography, Environmental Management and International Development. Since the chapters in the book cover a range of environmental issues, this book describes useful tools for assisting informed decision making, particularly in developing countries.

Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change

A North-South Analysis
Author: Eric Craswell,Mike Bonnell,Deborah Bossio,Siegfried Demuth,Nick van de Giesen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402055919
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 373
View: 1942
This book presents papers from an international conference, held in Bonn, Germany in February 2005, that dealt with integrated water resources management in industrialized and developing countries. The papers detail such emerging concepts as blue and green water, virtual water, the water footprints of nations, multi-agent modeling, linkages between water and biodiversity, and social learning and adaptive management.

Complex Artificial Environments

Simulation, Cognition and VR in the Study and Planning of Cities
Author: Juval Portugali
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540259176
Category: Architecture
Page: 322
View: 9683
This book explores the possibilities of applying the theories of complexity and self-organization developed to account for various phenomena in the natural science to artifacts traditionally the realm of humanities and social sciences. The emphasis of this volume is on the development of cities and the impact of these methods on urban simulation methods.

Human Impacts on Weather and Climate

Author: William R. Cotton,Roger A. Pielke, Sr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113946180X
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 5132
This 2007 edition of Human Impacts on Weather and Climate examines the scientific and political debates surrounding anthropogenic impacts on the Earth's climate and presents the most recent theories, data and modeling studies. The book discusses the concepts behind deliberate human attempts to modify the weather through cloud seeding, as well as inadvertent modification of weather and climate on the regional scale. The natural variability of weather and climate greatly complicates our ability to determine a clear cause-and-effect relationship to human activity. The authors describe the basic theories and critique them in simple and accessible terms. This fully revised edition will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric and environmental science, and will also appeal to policy makers and general readers interested in how humans are affecting the global climate.

Experiences of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642223150
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 318
View: 2021
It is widely acknowledged that, in addition to global and regional efforts to cope with climate change by means of mitigation measures, adaptation initiatives can and perhaps should play a key role in enabling communities from across Africa to better handle the problems related to it. Due to the fact that experiences in climate change adaptation in Africa are poorly documented, this book provides an attempt to address the perceived need for better documentation and dissemination of African experiences on climate change adaptation.

Experiments in Practice

Author: Astrid Schwarz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317317912
Category: Science
Page: 272
View: 6114
Traditionally experimentation has been understood as an activity performed within the laboratory, but in the twenty-first century this view is being challenged. Schwarz uses ecological and environmental case studies to show how scientific experiments can transcend the laboratory.

Getting to Know ArcObjects

Programming ArcGIS with VBA
Author: Robert Burke,Andrew Arana,Thad Tilton
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480186
Category: Computers
Page: 422
View: 6839
Provides lessons on the basics of working with ArcObjects using VBA, covering such topics as adding layers to maps, querying data, and creating layouts.

Groundwater Quantity and Quality Management

Author: Mustafa M. Aral,Stewart W. Taylor
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 078441176X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 592
View: 4448
"Sponsored by Groundwater Management Technical Committee of the Groundwater Council of EWRI, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers."

GIS Tutorial

Workbook for ArcView 9
Author: Wilpen L. Gorr,Kristen Seamens Kurland
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589482050
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 434
View: 9121
Updated for ArcView 9.3, GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition, provides effective GIS training in an easy-to-follow format. By combining ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises intended to gradually build on basic skills, GIS Tutorial is fully adaptable to individual needs as well as classroom settings. In addition to the range of GIS functionality covered by its predecessors, the third edition of this best-selling workbook features two new tutorial chapters that utilize 3D Analyst and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst applications.

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071798382
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 776
Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.

Glacier Science and Environmental Change

Author: Peter G. Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470750235
Category: Science
Page: 544
View: 980
Glacier Science and Environmental Change is an authoritative and comprehensive reference work on contemporary issues in glaciology. It explores the interface between glacier science and environmental change, in the past, present, and future. Written by the world’s foremost authorities in the subject and researchers at the scientific frontier where conventional wisdom of approach comes face to face with unsolved problems, this book provides: state-of-the-art reviews of the key topics in glaciology and related disciplines in environmental change cutting-edge case studies of the latest research an interdisciplinary synthesis of the issues that draw together the research efforts of glaciologists and scientists from other areas such as geologists, hydrologists, and climatologists color-plate section (with selected extra figures provided in color at www.blackwellpublishing.com/knight). The topics in this book have been carefully chosen to reflect current priorities in research, the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, and the developing relationship between glaciology and studies of environmental change. Glacier Science and Environmental Change is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate research students, and professional researchers in glaciology, geology, geography, geophysics, climatology, and related disciplines.

Nile River Basin

Hydrology, Climate and Water Use
Author: Assefa M. Melesse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400706898
Category: Science
Page: 419
View: 7552
This book presents results of scientific studies ranging from hydrological modelling to water management and policy issues in the Nile River basin. It examines the physical, hydrometeorological and hydrogeological description of the basin along with analysis in understanding the hydrological processes of the basin under the changing land-use stemming from population pressure and increased natural resources tapping. The book discusses the increased impact of climate change on the river flows, and such issues as water availability and demand, management and policy to offset the imbalance between demand and available resources. This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, water resources mangers, policy makers as well as graduate and undergraduate students. It is a useful reference text for ecohydrology, arid zone hydrology, hydrology of transboundary rivers and similar courses.

The Cultural Geography Reader

Author: Timothy Oakes,Patricia L. Price
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134113153
Category: Science
Page: 12
View: 2701
The Cultural Geography Reader draws together fifty-two classic and contemporary abridged readings that represent the scope of the discipline and its key concepts. Readings have been selected based on their originality, accessibility and empirical focus, allowing students to grasp the conceptual and theoretical tools of cultural geography through the grounded research of leading scholars in the field. Each of the eight sections begins with an introduction that discusses the key concepts, its history and relation to cultural geography and connections to other disciplines and practices. Six to seven abridged book chapters and journal articles, each with their own focused introductions, are also included in each section. The readability, broad scope, and coverage of both classic and contemporary pieces from the US and UK makes The Cultural Geography Reader relevant and accessible for a broad audience of undergraduate students and graduate students alike. It bridges the different national traditions in the US and UK, as well as introducing the span of classic and contemporary cultural geography. In doing so, it provides the instructor and student with a versatile yet enduring benchmark text.

Thinking about GIS

Geographic Information System Planning for Managers
Author: Roger F. Tomlinson
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589481585
Category: Science
Page: 238
View: 9066
Describes how to implement a successful geographic information system.

Roman in the Provinces

Art on the Periphery of Empire
Author: Gail L. Hoffman
Publisher: Boston College Museum of Art
ISBN: 9781892850225
Category: Art
Page: 352
View: 9298
This beautifully illustrated volume presents new ways of thinking about the concept of “being Roman”—with a particular emphasis on the way people in the provinces and on the periphery of the empire reacted to the state of being a Roman subject. Accompanying an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery and the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, the book presents material that is both chronologically and geographically distant from imperial Rome, the better to characterize and understand local responses and identities within the provinces as they were expressed through material culture.

Creative Teaching

An Evidence-Based Approach
Author: Dennis Sale
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812875344
Category: Computers
Page: 186
View: 1911
This book contains an evidence-based pedagogic guide to enable any motivated teaching/training professional to be able to teach effectively and creatively. It firstly summarises the extensive research field on human psychological functioning relating to learning and how this can be fully utilised in the design and facilitation of quality learning experiences. It then demonstrates what creativity actually 'looks like' in terms of teaching practices, modelling the underpinning processes of creative learning design and how to apply these in lesson planning. The book, having established an evidence-based and pedagogically driven approach to creative learning design, extensively focuses on key challenges facing teaching professionals today. These include utilising information technologies in blended learning formats, differentiating instruction, and developing self-directed learners who can think well. The main purpose of the book is to demystify what it means to teach creatively, explicitly demonstrating the principles of good pedagogic design and communication strategies that underpin such activity. The message is clear - creative teaching competence is both a highly useful and a learnable capability.

The GIS 20

Essential Skills
Author: Gina Clemmer
Publisher: Esri Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 140
View: 5318
The GIS 20 is a no-nonsense workbook that demonstrates how to perform twenty essential GIS skills as indicated by 500 GIS practitioners. Written for professionals with no time for classroom training, this book can be treated as a weekly self-assignment or an as-needed reference. Each chapter offers a handy checklist of basic functions and steps covered in the text, as well as executive level summaries of how the functions are commonly applied for different types of analysis. If you are a GIS beginner, The GIS 20: Essential Skills is your best friend.

Cultural Political Economy of Small Cities

Author: Anne Lorentzen,Bas van Heur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663634X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 7794
The volume highlights ongoing changes in the political economy of small cities in relation to the field of culture and leisure. Culture and leisure are focal points both to local entrepreneurship and to planning by city governments, which means that these developments are subject to market dynamics as well as to political discourse and action. Public-private partnerships as well as conflicts of interests characterise the field, and a major issue related to the strategic development of culture and leisure is the balance between market and welfare. This field is gaining importance in most cities today in planning, production and consumption, but to the extent that these changes have drawn academic attention it has focused on large, metropolitan areas and on creative clusters and flagship high culture projects. Smaller cities and their often substantively different cultural strategies have been largely ignored, thus leading to a huge gap in our knowledge on contemporary urban change. By bringing together a number of case studies as well as theoretical reflections on the cultural political economy of small cities, this volume contributes to an emerging small cities research agenda and to the development of policy-relevant expertise that is sensitive to place-specific cultural dynamics. In taking this approach, the volume hopes to contribute to emerging research on culture and leisure economies by developing a differentiated spatial dimension to it, without which sustainable urban strategies cannot be developed. This book integrates perspectives of economic development with questions of governance and equity in relation to the fields of culture and leisure planning and development. This book should be of interest to students and researchers of Urban Studies and Planning, Regional Studies and Economics, as well as Sociology and Geography.

Civilization and climate

Author: Ellsworth Huntington
Publisher: N.A
Category: Climatology
Page: 333
View: 9914