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Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

by Katherine V. Gough

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context.This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research proj...

Genre: Business & Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward  

Geoscience in Petroleum Exploration:Fundamentals of Geology,Geophysics, Petrophysics and Drilling Engineering Techniques Applied in Petroleum Exploration

by Kapish Sinha

This book provides introduction to geology, geophysics, petrophysics and drilling engineering techniques applied in petroleum exploration. These different disciplines of geoscience are backbone of petroleum exploration. Successful exploration program can be best executed by a professional who knows how results were deduced from these disciplines and how to integrate them .This book is intended to serve as beginners guide on how these four major disciplines work together and basic principles behind results produced by them.This book is written in simple language and focus is on understanding the basic physical principles behind concepts of geology,geophysics, petrophysics and drilling engineering. In order to make this book simple and easy to understand, mathematical derivations are kept ou...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 233 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward  

The Environmental Impact of Sieben Linden Ecovillage (Routledge Focus)

by Andrea Bocco

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 July 2019 onward  

Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 2 (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering Book 39)

by Atilla Ansal

This book collects 4 keynote and 15 theme lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).The book’s nineteen state-of-the-art chapters were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics inc...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 455 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 July 2019 onward  

Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin (Regional Climate Studies)

by The BACC II Author Team

​This book is an update of the first BACC assessment, published in 2008. It offers new and updated scientific findings in regional climate research for the Baltic Sea basin. These include climate changes since the last glaciation (approx. 12,000 years ago), changes in the recent past (the last 200 years), climate projections up until 2100 using state-of-the-art regional climate models and an assessment of climate-change impacts on terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. There are dedicated new chapters on sea-level rise, coastal erosion and impacts on urban areas. A new set of chapters deals with possible causes of regional climate change along with the global effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations, namely atmospheric aerosols and land-cover change. The evidence collec...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 501 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

The Beauty of Geology: Art of Geology Mapping in China Over a Century

by Chenyang Li

This open access book contains a collection of rare geologic maps and figures made by Chinese geologists in the last century. Preserved in National Geological Archives of China, these artworks demonstrate the development and innovation of geological mapping technology in China in the past 100 years. The collections are highly scientific and artistic, with most of the hand-drawn maps featured with traditional Chinese painting techniques, while the newer ones being more accurate and embedded with more scientific information with the aid of computer techniques....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 119 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 525 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology (Coastal Research Library Book 31)

by John K. McCarthy

This open access peer-reviewed volume was inspired by the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology International Workshop held at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in November 2016. Content is based on, but not limited to, the work presented at the workshop which was dedicated to 3D recording and interpretation for maritime archaeology. The volume consists of contributions from leading international experts as well as up-and-coming early career researchers from around the globe. The content of the book includes recording and analysis of maritime archaeology through emerging technologies, including both practical and theoretical contributions. Topics include photogrammetric recording, laser scanning, marine geophysical 3D survey techniques, virtual reality, 3D modelling and ...

Genre: Computing, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Evolution, Monitoring and Predicting Models of Rockburst: Precursor Information for Rock Failure

by Chunlai Wang

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems:The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments ... Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation 3)

by Rosenzweig Cynthia & Hillel Daniel

“Top agricultural scientists from around the world have taken up the challenge of sustainable agriculture, with the specific focus on integrating agronomic, climatological, biophysical and socio-economic perspectives and processes. Every chapter (of the Handbook) contributes to addressing the growing food-security challenges facing the world.”Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityClimate effects on agriculture are of increasing concern in both the scientific and policy communities because of the growing population and the greater uncertainty in the weather during growing seasons. Changes in production are directly linked to variations in temperature and precipitation during the growing season and often to the offseason changes in weather becau...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 1160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Life of Inland Waters: An Elementary Text Book of Fresh-Water Biology For Students

by James G. Needham

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 518 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Marine Carbon Biogeochemistry: A Primer for Earth System Scientists (SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences)

by Jack J. Middelburg

This open access book discusses biogeochemical processes relevant to carbon and aims to provide readers, graduate students and researchers, with insight into the functioning of marine ecosystems. A carbon centric approach has been adopted, but other elements are included where relevant or needed. The book focuses on concepts and quantitative understanding of primary production, organic matter mineralization and sediment biogeochemistry. The impact of biogeochemical processes on inorganic carbon dynamics and organic matter transformation are also discussed....

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 128 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

The Bluefin Tuna Fishery in the Bay of Biscay: Its Relationship with the Crisis of Catches of Large Specimens in the East Atlantic Fisheries from the 1960s (SpringerBriefs in Biology)

by Cort , José Luis

This open access book is an original contribution to the knowledge on fishing and research associated with one of the most enigmatic fish of our seas: bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L.). Based on available evidence, it reconstructs the possible methods used to catch large spawners in the Strait of Gibraltar thousands of years ago and describes the much more recent overfishing that led to a great reduction in the catches of the trap fishery on the area and the disappearance of the northern European fisheries. It is the first book to relate the overfishing of juvenile fishes in certain areas to the decline of large spawners in other very distant areas, revealing one of the main underlying causes of this decline, which has remained a mystery to the fishing sector and scientists alike for over...

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

by Alberto Troccoli

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 July 2019 onward  

EARTH MAGNETISM: Problems With Electric Charges, On Earth, In Atmosphere, In Van Allen Belt And On The Moon

by NGUYEN VAN CUONG and PhD. Nguyen Dinh Noan

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 July 2019 onward  

Weather: An Act of Man

by Michael Fleming

Humans are the only species willing to destroy their nest.

With their power to create and destroy life and property - some choose the wrong decision due to mental illness. These "mad scientists" who use chemical weapons on American citizens and create un-natural disasters through cloud seeding and geoengineering have ongoing mental issues that need to be solved immediately in order to prevent further harm to planet Earth... our only place to live.

David Keith, geoengineering poster-child and domestic terrorist, believes that he can "save the planet" by "spraying it with battery acid," while admitting to the murder of over 1 million individuals per year from his test-in-progress. Need I say more?...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 114 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 July 2019 onward  

Wetlands and Water Framework Directive: Protection, Management and Climate Change (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences)

by Stefan Ignar

This book compares the lessons learned from a wetland-perspective approach to the changing climate and the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) with regard to environmental conservation. Examples from Germany and Poland are discussed due to the efficiency of their respective implementations of water conservation policies. Although the general scientific interest in specific issues such as wetlands, climate change, nature conservation and the WFD enjoy a well established position in international environmental research, these four elements are rarely considered together due to the complexity of the processes, biased scenarios of global change and subjective policy background. Major challenges involved in carrying out environmental conservation actions that assess the potentia...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 July 2019 onward  

Inorganic Constituents in Soil: Basics and Visuals

by Masami Nanzyo

This open access book is a must-read for students of and beginners in soil science. In a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner, it provides basic outlines of soil minerals, new methods and recent developments in the field, with a special focus on visual aids. The chapters on primary minerals, secondary minerals, non-crystalline inorganic constituents and inorganic constituents sensitive to varying redox conditions will help readers understand the basic components of soils. Further, readers are introduced to new analytical methods with the aid of microscopy and recent developments in the field. Uniquely, the book features case studies on the identification and isolation methods for vivianite crystals from paddy field soils, as well as a useful procedure for identifying noncrystalline con...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 181 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2019 onward  

Arctic Geopolitics, Media and Power (Routledge Geopolitics Series)

by Nilsson E., Annika

Arctic Geopolitics, Media and Power provides a fresh way of looking at the potential and limitations of regional international governance in the Arctic region. Far-reaching impacts of climate change, its wealth of resources and potential for new commercial activities have placed the Arctic region into the political limelight. In an era of rapid environmental change, the Arctic provides a complex and challenging case of geopolitical interplay. Based on analyses of how actors from within and outside the Arctic region assert their interests and how such discourses travel in the media, this book scrutinizes the social and material contexts within which new imaginaries, spatial constructs and scalar preferences emerge. It places ground-breaking attention to shifting media landscapes as a criti...

Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 July 2019 onward  

Biomineralization: From Molecular and Nano-structural Analyses to Environmental Science

by Kazuyoshi Endo

This open access book is the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Biomineralization (BIOMIN XIV) held in 2017 at Tsukuba.  Over the past 45 years, biomineralization research has unveiled details of the characteristics of the nano-structure of various biominerals; the formation mechanism of this nano-structure, including the initial stage of crystallization; and the function of organic matrices in biominerals, and this knowledge has been applied to dental, medical, pharmaceutical, materials, agricultural and environmental sciences and paleontology. As such, biomineralization is an important interdisciplinary research area, and further advances are expected in both fundamental and applied research. ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Size: 413 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 July 2019 onward  

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

by Robert J. Nicholls

This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world’s largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. The book covers the conceptual basis, research approaches and challenges, while also providing a methodology for integration across multiple disciplines, offering a potential prototype for assessments of deltas worldwide. Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas analyses changing ecosystem services in deltas; the health and well-being of people reliant on them; the continued central role of agriculture and fishing; and th...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 593 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 July 2019 onward  

Handbook of Mathematical Geosciences: Fifty Years of IAMG

by Daya Sagar, B.S.

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Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Software, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 914 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 July 2019 onward  

From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: ElQuisco and Puerto Oscuro

by Gloria L. Gallardo Fernandez

From Seascapes of extinction to seascapes of confidence. Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro by Gloria Gallardo Fernandés is an important contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted challenges underlying sustainable solutions to ecological fisheries, the book describes how, in Chile, indiscriminate harvest of the edible shellfish Concholepas concholepas (false abalone or Loco), has been threatening not only the living of small-scale artisan fishers but also the ecosystem. In an attempt to strengthen the fishers’ livelihoods and at the same time recuperate the fish, the Chilean government introduced the regulatory measure: Management and Exploitation Areas for Benthic Resources (MEABRs), locally known as Management Areas (MAs) and in...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2019 onward  

Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication (Advances in Volcanology)

by Carina J. Fearnley

This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of volcanic crisis research, the goal being to establish ways of successfully applying volcanology in practice and to identify areas that need to be addressed for future progress. It shows how volcano crises are managed in practice, and helps to establish best practices.  Consequently the book brings together authors from all over the globe who work with volcanoes, ranging from observatory volcanologists, disaster practitioners and government officials to NGO-based and government practitioners to address three key aspects of volcanic crises. First, the book explores the unique nature of volcanic hazards, which makes them a particularly challenging threat to forecast and manage, due in part to their varying spatial and temporal char...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Education & Reference, Words & Language, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 771 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2019 onward  

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People

by Philippus Wester

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 627 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2019 onward  

Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future

by Jacek Zaucha

This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime or marine spatial planning. Countries across the globe are beginning to implement maritime spatial plans; however the authors of this collection have identified several key questions that are emerging from this growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach? This book actively engages with the problems encapsulated in these questions, and explores possible solutions.Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinar...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 477 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 June 2019 onward  

Well-being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850–2050

by Harry Lintsen

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 572 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2019 onward  

Volcanic Unrest: From Science to Society (Advances in Volcanology)

by Joachim Gottsmann

This open access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:1.     The global significance of volcanic unrest2.     Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity3.     Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena4.     Bridging the gap between science and decision-makingVolcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment.  Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 313 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2019 onward  

Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks: Prediction and Assessment Beyond the Fukushima Accident

by Katsuhiro Kamae

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 177 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2019 onward  

Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development

by Franz W. Gatzweiler

The aim of the book is to present contributions in theory, policy and practice to the science and policy of sustainable intensification by means of technological and institutional innovations in agriculture. The research insights re from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The purpose of this book is to be a reference for students, scholars and practitioners inthe field of science and policy for understanding and identifying agricultural productivity growth potentials in marginalized areas....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 435 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2019 onward  

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