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Plant-Soil Slope Interaction

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ISBN 10 : 9781351052368
Pages : 199 pages
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Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH

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ISBN 10 : 9789401134385
Pages : 1106 pages
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Download Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH PDF Full Free by Robert J. Wright and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 1106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Soil acidity is a major limitation to crop production in many parts of the world. Plant growth inhibition results from a combination of factors, including aluminum, manganese, and hydrogen ion toxicities and deficiencies of essential elements, particularly calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and molybdenum. Agricultural management practices and acid precipitation have increased acid inputs into the ecosystem and heightened concern about soil acidity problems. While application of lime has proved to be effective in ameliorating surface soil acidity in many areas, significant soil acidity problems still exist. Scientists from Alberta, Canada, recognized the need to provide a forum for researchers from different disciplines to exchange information and ideas on solving problems of plant growth in acid soils. As a result of their efforts, the First International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH was held at Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, in July 1987. In many acid soil areas, liming materials are not readily available, the cost may be prohibitive, or subsoil acidity cannot be corrected by surface application of lime. New management approaches involving both the plant and the soil are needed in these situations. Progress has been made in the selection and breeding of acid-tolerant plants. However, continued progress will be limited by our lack of understanding of the physiological and biochemical basis of differential acidity tolerance among plants.


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From Research to Applied Geotechnics

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ISBN 10 : 9781643680330
Pages : 458 pages
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Proceedings of China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering

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ISBN 10 : 9783319971155
Pages : 890 pages
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Download Proceedings of China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering PDF Full Free by Wei Wu and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-08-02 with total page 890 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book compiles the second part of contributions to the China–Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering held 13.-16. August 2018 in Vienna, Austria. About 400 papers from 35 countries cover virtually all areas of geotechnical engineering and make this conference a truly international event. The contributions are grouped into thirteen special sessions and provide an overview of the geoengineering research and practice in China, Europe and the world: · Constitutive model · Micro-macro relationship · Numerical simulation · Laboratory testing · Geotechnical monitoring, instrumentation and field test · Foundation engineering · Underground construction · Environmental geotechnics · New geomaterials and ground improvement · Cold regions geotechnical engineering · Geohazards – risk assessment, mitigation and prevention · Unsaturated soils and energy geotechnics · Geotechnics in transportation, structural and hydraulic Engineering


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Urban Forestry and Arboriculture in Malaysia

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ISBN 10 : 9789811954184
Pages : 394 pages
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Soft Matter in Plants

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ISBN 10 : 9781788017244
Pages : 258 pages
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Download Soft Matter in Plants PDF Full Free by Kaare Jensen and published by Royal Society of Chemistry. This book was released on 2022-09-09 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plants offer some of the most elegant applications of soft matter principles in Nature. Understanding the interplay between chemistry, physics, biology, and fluid mechanics is critical to forecast plant behaviour, which is necessary for agriculture and disease management. It also provides inspiration for novel engineering applications. Starting with fundamental concepts around plant biology, physics of soft matter and viscous fluids, readers of this book will be given a cross-disciplinary and expert grounding to the field. The book covers local scale aspects, such as cell and tissue mechanics, to regional scale matters covering movement, tropism, roots, through to global scale topics around fluid transport. Focussed chapters on water stress, networks, and biomimetics provide the user with a concise and complete introduction. Edited by internationally recognised leading experts in this field with contributions from key investigators worldwide, this book is the first introduction to the subject matter and will be suitable for both physical and life science readers.


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Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food Security and Sustainability

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ISBN 10 : 9781799850014
Pages : 437 pages
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Download Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food Security and Sustainability PDF Full Free by Abd El-Kader, Sherine M. and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2020-10-16 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Precision agriculture integrates new technologies with the agronomic experience to intelligently manage the high spatial variability of all agricultural variables and the time scales at which these variables change. The right application of this approach increases the size and quality of the agricultural production; saves resources; improves environmental quality; helps to achieve self-sufficiency, food security, and agricultural sustainability; increases exports; and more. Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food Security and Sustainability is an essential reference source that compiles a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of current research in the field of precision agriculture. It also discusses cutting-edge tools and models that can help facilitate and improve the systems implementation. Featuring coverage of a wide range of topics including agronomy, public policy, and internet of things, this book is ideally designed for agriculturalists, government officials, economists, environmentalists, academicians, researchers, students, and engineers in the fields of electronics, ICT, and agriculture.


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Eco- and Ground Bio-Engineering: The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability

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ISBN 10 : 9781402055935
Pages : 411 pages
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Download Eco- and Ground Bio-Engineering: The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability PDF Full Free by A. Stokes and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-04-10 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together papers from geotechnical and civil engineers, biologists, ecologists and foresters. They discuss current problems in slope stability research and how to address them using ground bio- and eco-engineering techniques. Coverage presents studies by scientists and practitioners on slope instability, erosion, soil hydrology, mountain ecology, land use and restoration and how to mitigate these problems using vegetation.


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Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Volume 1

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Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780429797682
Pages : 776 pages
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Download Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Volume 1 PDF Full Free by Andrew McNamara and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2018-07-11 with total page 776 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Physical Modelling in Geotechnics collects more than 1500 pages of peer-reviewed papers written by researchers from over 30 countries, and presented at the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2018 (City, University of London, UK 17-20 July 2018). The ICPMG series has grown such that two volumes of proceedings were required to publish all contributions. The books represent a substantial body of work in four years. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics contains 230 papers, including eight keynote and themed lectures representing the state-of-the-art in physical modelling research in aspects as diverse as fundamental modelling including sensors, imaging, modelling techniques and scaling, onshore and offshore foundations, dams and embankments, retaining walls and deep excavations, ground improvement and environmental engineering, tunnels and geohazards including significant contributions in the area of seismic engineering. ISSMGE TC104 have identified areas for special attention including education in physical modelling and the promotion of physical modelling to industry. With this in mind there is a special themed paper on education, focusing on both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as practicing geotechnical engineers. Physical modelling has entered a new era with the advent of exciting work on real time interfaces between physical and numerical modelling and the growth of facilities and expertise that enable development of so called ‘megafuges’ of 1000gtonne capacity or more; capable of modelling the largest and most complex of geotechnical challenges. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics will be of interest to professionals, engineers and academics interested or involved in geotechnics, geotechnical engineering and related areas. The 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics was organised by the Multi Scale Geotechnical Engineering Research Centre at City, University of London under the auspices of Technical Committee 104 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). City, University of London, are pleased to host the prestigious international conference for the first time having initiated and hosted the first regional conference, Eurofuge, ten years ago in 2008. Quadrennial regional conferences in both Europe and Asia are now well established events giving doctoral researchers, in particular, the opportunity to attend an international conference in this rapidly evolving specialist area. This is volume 1 of a 2-volume set.


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Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides

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ISBN 10 : 9783319534985
Pages : 1197 pages
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Download Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides PDF Full Free by Matjaz Mikos and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-06-10 with total page 1197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia from May 29 to June 2,. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in five full-color volumes. This second volume contains the following: • Two keynote lectures • Landslide Field Recognition and Identification: Remote Sensing Techniques, Field Techniques • Landslide Investigation: Field Investigations, Laboratory Testing • Landslide Modeling: Landslide Mechanics, Simulation Models • Landslide Hazard Risk Assessment and Prediction: Landslide Inventories and Susceptibility, Hazard Mapping Methods, Damage Potential Prof. Matjaž Mikoš is the Forum Chair of the Fourth World Landslide Forum. He is the Vice President of International Consortium on Landslides and President of the Slovenian National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Prof. Binod Tiwari is the Coordinator of the Volume 2 of the Fourth World Landslide Forum. He is a Board member of the International Consortium on Landslides and an Executive Editor of the International Journal “Landslides”. He is the Chair-Elect of the Engineering Division of the US Council of Undergraduate Research, Award Committee Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineering, Geo-Institute’s Committee on Embankments, Slopes, and Dams Committee. Prof. Yueping Yin is the President of the International Consortium on Landslides and the Chairman of the Committee of Geo-Hazards Prevention of China, and the Chief Geologist of Geo-Hazard Emergency Technology, Ministry of Land and Resources, P.R. China. Prof. Kyoji Sassa is the Founding President of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL). He is Executive Director of ICL and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal“Landslides” since its foundation in 2004. IPL (International Programme on Landslides) is a programme of the ICL. The programme is managed by the IPL Global Promotion Committee including ICL and ICL supporting organizations, UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UNISDR, UNU, ICSU, WFEO, IUGS and IUGG. The IPL contributes to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015–2025.


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Geochemistry at the Earth’s Surface

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ISBN 10 : 9783642313592
Pages : 315 pages
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Download Geochemistry at the Earth’s Surface PDF Full Free by Andreas Bauer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-08-27 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geochemistry at the surface of the earth is dominated by two somewhat antagonistic forces: chemical reactions which attempt to attain a steady state (equilibrium) and geological movement of materials in time and space which changes the parameters that control chemical equilibrium. Another aspect that is extremely important to earth surface geochemistry is the effect of plants on the chemical and physical stability of materials (soils). Plant systems in fact work against the normal chemical changes (loss of silica, potassium, etc.) and the normal physical changes (stabilizing fine grained materials (clays) in the surface zones to avoid erosion). Biological effects are clearly seen in redox effects in the various parts of the earth surface movement cycle; soil formation, stream transport, sedimentation. This book attempts to outline these different parameters and their interactions as they affect earth surface geochemistry in order to give a better understanding of movement and accumulation of elements at the surface of the earth.


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Landslides: Theory, Practice and Modelling

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ISBN 10 : 9783319773773
Pages : 313 pages
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Download Landslides: Theory, Practice and Modelling PDF Full Free by S.P. Pradhan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-06-28 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, with contributions from international landslide experts, presents in-depth knowledge of theories, practices, and modern numerical techniques for landslide analysis. Landslides are a reoccurring problem across the world and need to be properly studied for their mitigation and control. Due to increased natural and anthropogenic activities, chances of landslide occurrence and associated hazards have increased. The book focuses on landslide dynamics, mechanisms and processes along with hazard mitigation using geo-engineering, structural, geophysical and numerical tools. The book contains a wealth of the latest information on all aspects of theory, practices and modelling tools and techniques involved in prediction, prevention, monitoring, mitigation and risk analysis of landslide hazards. This book will bring the reader up to date on the latest trends in landslide studies and will help planners, engineers, scientists and researchers working on landslide engineering.


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Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering IV

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ISBN 10 : 9783038265481
Pages : 3502 pages
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Download Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering IV PDF Full Free by Guang Fan Li and published by Trans Tech Publications Ltd. This book was released on 2014-07-04 with total page 3502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architechture and Building Materials (CEABM 2014), May 24-25, 2014, Haikou, China


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ISBN 10 : 9789535112358
Pages : 922 pages
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Download Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination PDF Full Free by Maria C. Hernandez Soriano and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2014-03-26 with total page 922 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.


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Plant-Environment Interaction

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ISBN 10 : 9781119080992
Pages : 361 pages
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Download Plant-Environment Interaction PDF Full Free by Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-01-26 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The increase in global population, urbanization and industrialization is resulting in the conversion of cultivated land into wasteland. Providing food from these limited resources to an ever-increasing population is one of the biggest challenges that present agriculturalists and plant scientists are facing. Environmental stresses make this situation even graver. Plants on which mankind is directly or indirectly dependent exhibit various mechanisms for their survival. Adaptability of the plants to changing environment is a matter of concern for plant biologists trying to reach the goal of food security. Despite the induction of several tolerance mechanisms, sensitive plants often fail to withstand these environmental extremes. Using new technological approaches has become essential and imperative. Plant-Environment Interaction: Responses and Approaches to Mitigate Stress throws light on the changing environment and the sustainability of plants under these conditions. It contains the most up-to-date research and comprehensive detailed discussions in plant physiology, climate change, agronomy and forestry, sometimes from a molecular point of view, to convey in-depth understanding of the effects of environmental stress in plants, their responses to the environment, how to mitigate the negative effects and improve yield under stress. This edited volume is written by expert plant biologists from around the world, providing invaluable knowledge to graduate and undergraduate students in plant biochemistry, food chemistry, plant physiology, molecular biology, plant biotechnology, and environmental sciences. This book updates scientists and researchers with the very latest information and sustainable methods used for stress tolerance, which will also be of considerable interest to plant based companies and institutions concerned with the campaign of food security.


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Publisher : Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015024994652
Pages : 1126 pages
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