Progress in Location-Based Services 2014 (Lecture Notes in by Georg Gartner,Haosheng Huang

By Georg Gartner,Haosheng Huang

This ebook offers a normal photograph of contemporary examine actions with regards to location-based companies. Such actions emerged within the final years specially pertaining to problems with outdoor/indoor positioning, clever setting, spatial modelling, personalization and context-awareness, cartographic conversation, novel consumer interfaces, crowdsourcing, social media, colossal facts research, usability and privateness. This ebook is constructed from a range of the simplest papers offered through the eleventh overseas Symposium on place established prone, which used to be held in Vienna (Austria) among twenty sixth and twenty eighth November 2014.

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The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences by Andrew D. Miall

By Andrew D. Miall

it's been greater than a decade because the visual appeal of the 1st variation of this publication. a lot growth has been made, yet a few controversies stay. the unique principles of Sloss and of Vail (building at the early paintings of Blackwelder, Grabau, Ulrich, Levorsen and others) that the stratigraphic checklist may be subdivided into sequences, and that those sequences shop crucial information regarding basin-forming and subsidence approaches, is still as strong an concept as whilst it used to be first formulated. The definition and mapping of sequences has develop into a regular a part of the basin research method. the most goal of this e-book is still just like it used to be for the 1st version, that's, to situate sequences in the broader context of geological tactics, and to respond to the query: why do sequences shape? Geoscientists may possibly thereby be greater outfitted to extract the utmost info from the list of sequences in a given basin or quarter. Tectonic, climatic and different mechanisms are the producing mechanisms for sequences ranging over a variety of instances scales, from enormous quantities of thousands of years to the high-frequency sequences shaped by way of cyclic strategies lasting a couple of tens of hundreds of thousands of years

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Ethnicity, Gender and the Border Economy: Living in the by Latife Akyüz

By Latife Akyüz

For whom and why are borders drawn? What are the symbolic projections of those actual realities? And what are the symbolic projections of those actual realities? Constituted through adventure and reminiscence, borders form a "border photo" within the minds and social reminiscence of individuals past the strains of the nation. in relation to the Turkey-Georgia border, identical to the border has usually been built as an financial fact that creates "conditional permeabilities" instead of political emphases. This publication places ahead the argument that participation during this financial lifestyles reshapes the connection among the ethnic teams who dwell within the borderland in addition to gender kin. via drawing on precise ethnographic learn on the Turkey-Georgia border, existence on the border is explored by way of kinfolk kinfolk, paintings lifestyles, and intra- and inter-ethnic staff kinfolk. utilizing an intersectional strategy, the booklet charts the perceptions and representations of the way assorted ethnic and gendered teams adventure interactions between themselves, with one another, and with the altering financial context.

This booklet bargains a wealthy, empirically established account of the intersectional and multidimensional types of financial job in border areas. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars, researchers, and coverage makers alike operating in geography, economics, ethnic experiences, gender stories, diplomacy, and political studies.

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Earthquake Time Bombs by Robert Yeats

By Robert Yeats

In a media interview in January 2010, scientist Robert Yeats sounded the alarm on Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as an 'earthquake time bomb', a sector at severe danger of significant seismic job. One week later, a catastrophic earthquake struck town, leaving over 100,000 lifeless and triggering a humanitarian problem. during this well timed learn, Yeats sheds new mild on different earthquake hotspots worldwide and the groups in danger. He examines those seismic threats within the context of contemporary cultural historical past, together with financial improvement, nationwide politics and foreign conflicts. Descriptions of rising seismic resilience plans from a few towns supply a extra hopeful photograph. crucial examining for policy-makers, infrastructure and emergency planners, scientists, scholars and someone residing within the shadow of an earthquake, this booklet increases the alarm in order that we will defend our weak towns sooner than it truly is too late.

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Quantitative Geography: The Basics by Richard Harris

By Richard Harris

Numerical facts are all over the place. Charts and information seem not only in geography journals but additionally within the media, in public coverage, and in enterprise and trade too. to interact with quantitative geography, we needs to have interaction with the quantitative tools used to gather, examine, current and interpret those data.

Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the precise advent for undergraduates starting any quantitative equipment direction. Written in brief, basic chapters with full-colour diagrams, the publication publications the reader via quite a lot of issues from the fundamental to the extra complicated, including:

  • Statistics
  • Maths
  • Graphics
  • Models
  • Mapping and GIS
  • R

Closely aligned with the Q-Step quantitative social technology programme, Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the appropriate start line for knowing and exploring this basic quarter of Geography. 

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Trace Fossils: Concepts, Problems, Prospects by William Miller III

By William Miller III

This ebook serves as an updated creation, in addition to review to trendy hint fossil learn and covers the majority of the fundamental features of recent ichnology. Divided into 3 part, hint Fossils covers the old historical past and ideas of ichnology, on-going learn difficulties, and symptoms concerning the attainable destiny development of the self-discipline and strength connections to different fields. This paintings is meant for a vast viewers of geological and organic scientists. staff new to the sector may get a feeling of the most thoughts of ichnology and a transparent proposal of the way hint fossil study is carried out. Scientists in comparable disciplines may locate capability makes use of for hint fossils of their fields. And, demonstrated staff might use the ebook to examine at the development in their specific model of ichnology. by way of layout, there's something the following for amateur and veteran, insider and outsider, and for the biologically-oriented employees and for the sedimentary geologists.

* offers a overview of the country of ichnology before everything of the twenty first Century
* Summarizes the fundamental options and techniques of contemporary hint fossil research
* Discusses the most important history information regarding the historical past of hint fossil examine, the most options of ichnology, examples of present difficulties and destiny instructions, and the aptitude connections to different disciplines inside either biology and geology

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Mid-Ocean Ridges by Roger Searle

By Roger Searle

The world's mid-ocean ridges shape a unmarried, attached international ridge approach that's a part of each ocean, and is the longest mountain variety on the earth. Geologically lively, mid-ocean ridges are key websites of tectonic flow, in detail all in favour of seafloor spreading. This coursebook offers a multidisciplinary method of the technological know-how of mid-ocean ridges – crucial for an entire realizing of worldwide tectonics and geodynamics. Designed for graduate and complex undergraduate scholars, it's going to additionally supply a beneficial reference for pros in proper fields. historical past chapters supply a old creation and an summary of analysis suggestions, with succeeding chapters protecting the constitution of the lithosphere and crust, and volcanic, tectonic and hydrothermal techniques. A precis and synthesis bankruptcy recaps crucial issues to consolidate new studying. obtainable to scholars and pros operating in marine geology, plate tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics, volcanism and oceanography, this is often definitely the right creation to a key worldwide phenomenon.

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Springs of Steamboat, The: Healing Waters, Mysterious Caves by Dagny McKinley

By Dagny McKinley

Steamboat Springs is global popular for the ski mountain that overshadows the city, however it was once the multitude of springs that drew Ute Indians after which the 1st white settlers to this valley. John Crawford, Steamboat's founder, predicted a city the place humans traveled from worldwide to participate within the therapeutic houses of the waters. many of the springs have been believed to treatment every little thing from rheumatism, gout and dyspepsia to virulent blood issues and pores and skin illnesses. whereas a few springs have disappeared and others have been sacrificed within the identify of growth, many--including outdated city sizzling Springs and Strawberry Park scorching Springs--still beckon viewers to take pleasure in their glowing waters.

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Spaces of Security and Insecurity: Geographies of the War on by Alan Ingram,Alan, Dr Ingram,Klaus, Professor Dodds

By Alan Ingram,Alan, Dr Ingram,Klaus, Professor Dodds

Drawing on serious geopolitics and similar strands of social concept, this e-book combines new case reports with theoretical and methodological reflections at the geographical research of safeguard and lack of confidence. It brings jointly a mix of early profession and extra confirmed students and translates safeguard and the conflict on terror throughout a couple of domain names, together with: overseas legislation, faith, migration, improvement, diaspora, paintings, nature and social activities. At a time whilst strong initiatives of globalization and protection proceed to increase their succeed in over an more and more huge circle of individuals and areas, the publication demonstrates the relevance of severe geographical imaginations to an interrogation of the present.

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Rapid Penetration into Granular Media: Visualizing the by Magued Iskander,Stephen Bless,Mehdi Omidvar

By Magued Iskander,Stephen Bless,Mehdi Omidvar

Rapid Penetration into Granular Media: Visualizing the elemental Physics of quick Penetration introduces readers to the diversity of tools constructed to imagine, become aware of, and version the quick penetration of average and man-made projectiles into earth fabrics whereas supplying professional practitioners with a regular reference that showcases the topic's most modern advancements in learn and application.

There has been a flurry of lately funded learn either within the U.S. and Europe on learning the habit of projectiles in granular media. This ebook compiles the findings of contemporary examine at the topic and descriptions the elemental physics of fast earth penetration, and assembles a finished number of experimental and numerical thoughts to check the problem.

  • Presents a entire interdisciplinary assessment of the newest learn advancements within the reaction of granular media to affect and impulsive loading
  • Combines the adventure of well-liked researchers from varied disciplines concentrating on the demanding situations awarded via effect loading of granular media
  • Introduces lately constructed tools for visualizing the basic physics of quick penetration into granular media

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