Aug 27

RESERVE BOOK


Electrical wiring : residential, 18th edition

Authors Ray Mullin, Phil Simmons
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Delivering the very latest in industry standards and procedures, longtime market leader ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18e continues to provide comprehensive, authoritative coverage that fully implements the 2014 National Electrical Code. The book’s signature three-part organization thoroughly covers Code, Electrical Knowledge, and Applications. Extremely reader friendly, it offers detailed–but not overly technical–explanations as it guides you step by step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional residential electricians in both new construction and existing homes. Vivid Illustrations are fully coordinated with the latest NEC regulations and provide further clarity. In addition, foldout plans at the back of the book give you hands-on practice applying Code requirements.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Random seas and design of maritime structures, 3rd edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author Yoshimi Goda
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Random waves are the most important constituent of the sea environment, as they make the design of maritime structures quite different from that of structures on land. In this book, the concept of random waves for the design of breakwaters, seawalls, and harbor structures is fully explored for easy comprehension by practicing engineers. Theoretical aspects are also discussed in detail for further studies by graduate students and researchers.


Japan’s beach erosion : reality and future measures

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author Takaaki Uda
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Beaches in Japan have been eroding since the 1970s as a result of the artificial land alterations. Approximately 3000 fishing ports and 1000 commercial ports have been built nationwide, as well as 2532 large dams being constructed in the upstream basins of large rivers. Due to the port and dam developments, fluvial sand supply has significantly reduced resulting in shoreline recession around the river mouths. Continuous sand supply along the coastline has also been obstructed by the port breakwaters. The formation of wave shelter zone by the port breakwaters induce longshore sand transport, thereby leading to an accretion of large amount of sand in the wave shelter zone and erosion in the surrounding area. Thus, almost all causes of the beach erosion in Japan are due to anthropogenic factors. The exact situation of the beach erosion has never been clear in literatures that are written in Japanese, or in English. Coastal engineers can and should learn from these results, otherwise the same situation and problems, which were induced by excessive coastal development without protection measures and due attention given to nearby coasts, will recur throughout the world.

Textbooks on coastal engineering, that were already published, describe only the theoretical fundamentals of the subject, but lack the practical perspectives and field studies. The book examines many coastal areas as examples, highlighting the various erosion factors which should be avoided elsewhere globally. This book was first published in Japanese in 2004, and was translated into English by the present author.


Liquefaction around marine structures

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors B. Mutlu Sumer
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book, whose primary aim is to describe liquefaction processes and their implications for marine structures such as pipelines, sea outfalls, quay walls and caisson breakwaters, discusses the subject of soil liqeufaction in the marine environment.

In addition, the physics of liquefaction (including examples illustrating the catastrophic consequences of soil liquefaction with regard to marine structures) are described, and the mathematical modelling of liqeufaction is treated in detail. Also, carefully selected numerical examples support the discussion of assessing liquefaction potential, and benchmark cases such as buried gas pipelines and their floatation, caisson breakwaters, cover stones and their interaction with liquefied soil along with counter measures are investigated.

Readership: Professionals and researchers in the area of coastal, ocean and marine civil engineering; graduate and post graduate students.


Coastal dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Willem T. Bakker
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing/td>

Our world is constantly changing, governed by continuity, dynamic interactions and boundary conditions. For many coasts, the common denominators contributing to these changes are sand, waves, tides, salt gradients, and human interaction, all themes that are treated in this valuable textbook.

Confining itself to essentials, the coverage reflects centuries of theoretical and practical knowledge of Dutch coastal engineers. Focussing, where applicable, on linear theory, the book shows how the essentials of local coastal behavior can be reproduced and predicted.

Contents:

   Introduction
   The Dutch Coast: A Coastal Engineering View:

  • Introduction
  • 150 Years of Beach Measurements
  • The Jarkus Measurements (Holland Coast)
  • Sand Transport by Waves and Tides (Uninterrupted Coast)
  • Tides, Shaping a Coast: Lessons from Van Veen and Other Old Masters
  • Changes of the Zealand coast by Man and Nature

   Line Theories in Coastal Dynamics:

  • Introduction
  • One Line Theory, No Diffraction
  • 2-Line Theory
  • More-Line Theories
  • Symbols Concerning Chapter 3

   Determination of Coastal Constants:

  • General Considerations
  • Calculation of Coastal Constants from Hindcasting of Field Data
  • Computation of Coastal Constants in Longshore Direction from theWave Climate
  • Focussing on cross-shore interaction
  • Symbols Concerning Chapter 4

Experimental Verification:

  • Introduction
  • Experiments in Laboratories
  • Results of Groin Application in Nature

Valuation of the One- and Two-line Model:

  • Introduction
  • Remarks on the Sand Transport Mechanism Assumed
  • Effect of Variable Wave Conditions
  • Effects of Groins as Result of the One- and Two-line Theory

Interaction Between Outer Delta’s and Tidal Basins:

  • Introduction
  • Momentaneous velocities: Linear Tidal Hydraulics. The Lorentz Method and Considerations on Velocity Profiles
  • Tidal Hydraulics: Resultant Currents, Caused by Longitudinal Density Gradients
  • Non-linear Tidal Hydraulics: Vertical Circulation, Caused by “Rain in the Drain”
  • Summary Concerning Tidal-averaged Vertical Circulation; Concluding Remarks
  • Resonance and Morphological Stability of a Prismatic Channel
  • A Morphological Behavior Model for the Outer Delta of Tidal Inlets
  • Morphology of Multiple-channel Tidal Inlet Systems, like Wadden Sea and Western Scheldt
  • Discussion on the Assumptions; Limitations on the Applied Methods in Relation to Other Methods; Acknowledgement
  • Acknowledgements

   Epilogue: Forum and Future Research:

  • “There is More Between Water and Earth, Dear Bakker, than is Meant in your Philosophy”

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in ocean and coastal engineering and management.


Nonlinear waves and offshore structures

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Cheung Hun Kim
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

The responses of offshore structures are significantly affected by steep nonlinear waves, currents and wind, leading to phenomena such as springing and ringing of Tlps, slow drift yaw motion of Fpsos and large oscillations of Spar platforms due to vortex shedding. Research has brought about significant progress in this field over the past few decades and introduced us to increasingly involved concepts and their diverse applicability. Thus, an in-depth understanding of steep nonlinear waves and their effects on the responses of offshore structures is essential for safe and effective designs. This book deals with analyses of nonlinear problems encountered in the design of offshore structures, as well as those that are of immediate practical interest to ocean engineers and designers. It presents conclusions drawn from recent research pertinent to nonlinear waves and their effects on the responses of offshore structures. Theories, observations and analyses of laboratory and field experiments are expounded such that the nonlinear effects can be clearly visualized.


Theory and applications of ocean surface waves, 2 volumes

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors Chiang C. Mei, Michael Stiassnie, Dick K.-P. Yue
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book is an expanded version of The Applied Dynamics of Ocean Surface Waves. It presents theoretical topics on ocean wave dynamics, including basic principles and applications in coastal and offshore engineering as well as coastal oceanography. Advanced analytical and numerical techniques are applied, such as singular perturbations. In this expanded version, three chapters on recent developments have been added. The first is on multiple scattering by periodic or random bathymetry. The second is on Zakharov’s theory of nonlinear wave fields with broad spectra. The third is an extensive discussion of powerful numerical techniques for highly nonlinear waves. Other new topics include infragravity waves, upstream solitons, Venice storm gates, etc. In addition, there are many new exercises. Theory and Applications of Ocean Surface Waves will be invaluable for graduate students and researchers in coastal and ocean engineering, geophysical fluid dynamicists interested in water waves, and theoretical scientists and applied mathematicians wishing to develop new techniques for challenging problems or to apply techniques existing elsewhere.


Beach nourishment : theory and practice

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors Robert G. Dean
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book is written for engineers, students of coastal processes and laypersons interested in beach nourishment, which consists of the placement of large quantities of good quality sediment on the beach to advance the shoreline seaward. The improvement of project performance through proper design and the predictability of performance are emphasized. The overall longevity of a project is addressed as are local erosional areas. The roles which wave height, project length and sediment quality play in project performance are addressed quantitatively. The results are illustrated through reference to a number of monitored nourishment projects. Biological and economic aspects of beach nourishment are addressed.


Saving America’s beaches : the causes of and solutions to beach erosion

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Scott L. Douglass
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing/td>

This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how “works of man” have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can be done to save the beaches for future generations of Americans. A three-part prescription for healthy beaches is proposed: “backing off”, “bypassing sand”, and “beach nourishment”. So if you love waves and beaches, and care about the future of your favorite beach spot, then read this book while you enjoy the beach.


The mechanics of scour in the marine environment

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors B. Mutlu Sumer, Jørgen Fredsøe
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book treats the subject of local scour around different kinds of marine structures, exposed to waves and/or currents. The first, major part of the book is devoted to marine pipelines, describing in detail all kinds of scour scenarios, and also making recommendations for scour protection. Other kinds of structures considered are single piles (slender or large), groups of piles, complex subsea structures, breakwaters, and seawalls. The scour due to ship propellers is also described. The book deals mainly with the scour in noncohesive sediment but, whenever possible, available literature on the scour in finer sediment has been incorporated. In addition, a chapter on the impact of wave-induced liquefaction is included.The authors’ aim is to describe in detail the hydrodynamic processes causing the erosion. With a hydrodynamic understanding, it is easier for the consulting engineer to predict scour in those many cases where physical model tests are not available.


Quality management in construction projects

Author Abdul Razzak Rumane.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Concise and easy to read, Quality Management in Construction Projects presents key information on how to approach quality assurance for construction projects. Containing quick reference tables and a wealth of figures, the book presents valuable quality related data and guidelines. It provides coverage that spans from the inception of a project through issuance of a completion certificate.

Go the extra distance and become the consummate professional:

  • Learn about different types of contract deliverable systems
  • Explore important points to be considered while developing detail design and shop drawing
  • Plan for major activities during construction process
  • Create design review checklists
  • Anticipate costs involved with quality
  • Understand reasons why an executed work may be rejected
  • Develop ways to assess your quality efforts

In addition to covering standard procedures and concepts, the author introduces and discusses a wide range of-the-state-of-the-art-tools and approaches that professionals can use to develop an Integrated Quality Management System most suitable for their specific project. These include Six Sigma, TRIZ, and Total Quality Management, as well ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18000

This information will also prove valuable for cutting-edge instructors who wish to provide engineering/management students with in-depth knowledge about current practices and familiarize them with the vernacular used in discussing quality assurance practices within the construction industry.

Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane’s work in Quality Management in Construction Projects has earned him a nomination for ASQ’s Philip B. Crosby Medal. This award is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.


Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, volume 1

Editors Christiane Maierhofer, Hans-Wolf Reinhardt and Gerd Dobmann
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing Limited

Many concrete structures and elements of concrete infrastructure have exceeded their original design lives and are deteriorating to an extent where they are becoming dangerous. The deterioration can be internal or not obvious and therefore only shows up with detailed testing. Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 1: Deterioration processes and standard test methods reviews the processes of deterioration and classical and standard test methods.

Part one discusses deterioration of reinforced concrete and testing problems with chapters on topics such as key issues in the non-destructive testing of concrete structures, when to use non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures, deterioration processes in reinforced concrete, modelling ageing and corrosion processes in reinforced concrete structures, components in concrete and their impact on quality, and predicting the service life of reinforced concrete structures. Part two reviews classical and standard testing methods including microscopic examination of deteriorated concrete, the analysis of solid components and their ratios in reinforced concrete structures, the determination of chlorides in concrete structures, and investigating the original water content of reinforced concrete structures.

With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 1: Deterioration processes and standard test methods will be a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures.

  • Provides a comprehensive discussion from examination of the components in concrete and their affect on quality through to the role of and tools required for lifetime management
  • Experts in the field identify the testing problems associated with infrastructure considering design, build and maintenance stages
  • Presents a guide for when to use non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures including the role of time in testing

Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, volume 2

Editors Christiane Maierhofer, Hans-Wolf Reinhardt and Gerd Dobmann
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing Limited

Engineers have a range of sophisticated techniques at their disposal to evaluate the condition of reinforced concrete structures and non-destructive evaluation plays a key part in assessing and prioritising where money should be spent on repair or replacement of structurally deficient reinforced concrete structures. Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods reviews the latest non-destructive testing techniques for reinforced concrete structures and how they are used.

Part one discusses planning and implementing non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures with chapters on non-destructive testing methods for building diagnosis, development of automated NDE systems, structural health monitoring systems and data fusion. Part two reviews individual non-destructive testing techniques including wireless monitoring, electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic waves, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, acoustic emission evaluation, magnetic flux leakage, electrical resistivity, capacimetry, measuring the corrosion rate (polarization resistance) and the corrosion potential of reinforced concrete structures, ground penetrating radar, radar tomography, active thermography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, stress wave propagation, impact-echo, surface and guided wave techniques and ultrasonics. Part three covers case studies including inspection of concrete retaining walls using ground penetrating radar, acoustic emission and impact echo techniques and using ground penetrating radar to assess an eight-span post-tensioned viaduct.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods is a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures.

  • Reviews the latest non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques and how they are used in practice
  • Explores the process of planning a non-destructive program features strategies for the application of NDT testing
  • A specific section outlines significant advances in individual NDT techniques and features wireless monitoring and electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic wave technology

Geotechnical slope analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Chiang C. Mei, Michael Stiassnie, Dick K.-P. Yue
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978). This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples.

”…A wonderful book on Slope Stability….recommended as a refernence book to those who are associated with the geotechnical engineering profession (undergraduates, post graduates and consulting engineers)…” Prof. Devendra Narain Singh, Indian Inst. of Technology, Mumbai, India
”I have yet to see a book that excels the range and depth of Geotechnical Slope Analysis… I have failed to find a topic which is not covered and that makes the book almost a single window outlet for the whole range of readership from students to experts and from theoreticians to practicing engineers…” Prof. R.K. Bhandari, New Delhi, India


Users guide to physical modelling and experimentation : experience of the HYDRALAB network

Editors L.E. Frostick, S.J. McLelland & T.G. Mercer
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema Book

A Users Guide to Hydraulic Modelling and Experimentation provides a systematic, comprehensive summary of the progress made through HYDRALAB III . The book combines the expertise of many of the leading hydraulic experimentalists in Europe and identifies current best practice for carrying out state-of-the-art, modern laboratory investigations. In addition it gives an inventory and reviews recent advances in instrumentation and equipment that drive present and new developments in the subject. The Guide concentrates on four core areas – waves, breakwaters, sediments and the relatively-new (but rapidly-developing) cross-disciplinary area of hydrodynamics/ecology. Progress made through the ‘CoMIBBS’ component of HYDRALAB III provides the material for a chapter focussed on guidance, principles and practice for composite modelling. There is detailed consideration of scaling and the degree of relevance of laboratory/physical modelling approaches for specific contexts included in each of the individual chapters. The Guide includes outputs from the workshops and several of the innovative transnational access projects that have been supported within HYDRALAB III, as well as the focussed joint research activities SANDS and CoMIBBS. Its primary purpose is to serve as a shared resource to disseminate the outstanding advances achieved within HYDRALAB III but, even more than this, it is a tribute to the human and institutional collaborations that led to and sustained the research advances, the human relationships that were strengthened and initiated through joint participation in the Programme, and the training opportunities that participation provided to the many young researchers engaged in the projects.


Hydrology : a science of nature

Authors André Musy, Christophe Higy
Place of Publication Enfield, NH
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Science Publishers/Routledge

Looking beyond a purely scientific discussion of hydrology, the authors of this volume emphasize that mankind needs to recognize the urgency of the situation in which our water is threatened. Providing a comprehensive overview of the broad and complex field of hydrology, the book explores the water cycle, its various components, and its interactions with the environment in which it develops and interacts. Through this work, the authors endeavor to contribute to the sustainable development of our society and our environment.


Geotechnical engineering : principles and practices of soil mechanics and foundation engineering

Author V. N. S. Murthy
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Marcel Dekker/CRC Press

As complete and authoritative as any volume on the subject, it discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils.

While this book is a valuable teaching text for advanced students, it is one that the practicing engineer will continually be taking off the shelf long after school lets out. Just the quick reference it affords to a huge range of tests and the appendices filled with essential data, makes it an essential addition to an civil engineering library.


Flood hazards : impacts and responses for the built environment

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Editors Jessica Lamond … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

A 360-degree view of the response to flood risk

As major flooding events around the world show, the impact of flooding on the built environment can cause widespread chaos. These flood events form part of a wider pattern of increasing flood frequency coupled with increased vulnerability of the built environment to flood hazard. Flood risk can unite or divide communities and the responses to potential risk can range from denial to perfect adaptation.

Drawing on the experience of communities and experts, Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment offers guidance on managing urban flooding and flood risk. It brings together a diversity of viewpoints and experiences on flood impacts and responses from leading academics, flood restoration specialists, emergency responders, architects, planning consultants, insurers, policymakers, and community representatives. By including the perspective of the community and the views of households and businesses at risk, this volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on flood management.

The chapter organization loosely corresponds to the phases of the disaster management cycle, covering emergency preparation and response; recovery, repair, and reconstruction; and mitigation and adaptation. Contributors examine the types of impacts and discuss forecasting and emergency warning. They describe processes and good practice in recovery of flood-damaged property from the perspectives of the insurance industry, restorers, and loss adjusters. The book also deals with business continuity, land-use planning, property-level and infrastructure protection, and urban drainage, looking at the regulation and design of the built environment as one way to reduce risk. A section on community response to flooding sheds light on the experiences of flood-affected families.

Written for students, practitioners, and researchers in flood risk management, as well as for professionals who may encounter flood-related issues in the course of their work, this cross-disciplinary book makes a valuable contribution towards designing a future built environment that is more resilient to flood risk.


Aug 25

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Offshore geotechnical engineering

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Mark Randolph and Susan Gourvenec
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Spon Press

Design practice in offshore geotechnical engineering has grown out of onshore practice, but the two application areas have tended to diverge over the last thirty years, driven partly by the scale of the foundation and anchoring elements used offshore, and partly by fundamental differences in construction and installation techniques. As a consequence offshore geotechnical engineering has grown as a speciality.

The structure of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering follows a pattern that mimics the flow of a typical offshore project. In the early chapters it provides a brief overview of the marine environment, offshore site investigation techniques and interpretation of soil behaviour. It proceeds to cover geotechnical design of piled foundations, shallow foundations and anchoring systems. Three topics are then covered which require a more multi-disciplinary approach: the design of mobile drilling rigs, pipelines and geohazards.

This book serves as a framework for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and will appeal to professional engineers specialising in the offshore industry.


Shallow foundations : bearing capacity and settlement, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 163)

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Considered the standard engineering reference on shallow foundations, this edition strengthens that position. Completely reworked and written by one of the top men in the field, it covers all the latest developments and approaches. Equally valuable to researchers and designers as it is to engineering students, this resource updates data and provides revised theories on the ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. It adds refinements to a number of unique circumstances such as foundations on soil with geogrid reinforcement as well as bearing capacity relationships for shallow foundations subjected to eccentric and inclined loads. It also covers advances in reinforcement materials.


Reinforced soil walls and slopes : design and construction

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 163/269)

Authors Maurício Ehrlich, Leonardo Becker
Place of Publication São Paulo
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Oficina de Textos

When it comes to using reinforcements to grant better mechanical performance to soils, geosynthetics, one of the newest groups of building materials, have become mandatory in almost all works of infrastructure, draining applications, waterproofing, paving, erosion control and soil reinforcement.

This volume presents the basic mechanisms associated with soil-reinforcement interaction and a rational design method for reinforced soil-retaining structures. Concepts are described with didactic and theoretical rigor, fulfilling the practical needs of engineers involved in the design, construction and inspection of reinforced soil structures.


Fundamentals of plasticity in geomechanics

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 265)

Author S. Pietruszczak
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

The book presents a concise, yet reasonably comprehensive, overview of fundamental notions of plasticity in relation to geomechanics. The primary objective of this work is to provide the reader with a general background in soil/rock plasticity and, as such, should be perceived as an introduction to the broad area of inelastic response of geomaterials.

The book is divided into eight chapters. Chapters 1 & 2 start with an outline of the basic concepts and fundamental postulates, followed by a review of the elastic-perfectly plastic formulations in geomechanics. The isotropic strain-hardening framework and isotropic-kinematic hardening rules, the latter formulated within the context of bounding surface plasticity, are discussed in Chapters 3 & 4. Chapter 5 outlines the basic techniques for numerical integration, whereas Chapter 6 gives an overview of procedures for limit analysis that include applications of lower and upper bound theorems. Both these chapters are introductory in nature and are intended to provide a basic background in the respective areas. Chapter 7 deals with description of inherent anisotropy in geomaterials. Finally, Chapter 8 provides an overview of the experimental response of geomaterials.

The text is intended primarily for Ph.D./M.Sc. students as well as researchers working in the areas of soil/rock mechanics. It may also be of interest to practicing engineers familiar with established notions of contemporary continuum mechanics.


Open channel flow : numerical methods and computer applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author Roland Jeppson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

A comprehensive treatment of open channel flow, Open Channel Flow: Numerical Methods and Computer Applications starts with basic principles and gradually advances to complete problems involving systems of channels with branches, controls, and outflows/ inflows that require the simultaneous solutions of systems of nonlinear algebraic equations coupled with differential equations. The book includes a CD that contains a program that solves all types of simple open channel flow problems, the source programs described in the text, the executable elements of these programs, the TK-Solver and MathCad programs, and the equivalent MATLAB® scripts and functions.

The book provides applied numerical methods in an appendix and also incorporates them as an integral component of the methodology in setting up and solving the governing equations. Packed with examples, the book includes problems at the end of each chapter that give readers experience in applying the principles and often expand upon the methodologies use in the text. The author uses Fortran as the software to supply the computer instruction but covers math software packages such as MathCad, TK-Solver, MATLAB, and spreadsheets so that readers can use the instruments with which they are the most familiar. He emphasizes the basic principles of conservation of mass, energy, and momentum, helping readers achieve true mastery of this important subject, rather than just learn routine techniques.

With the enhanced understanding of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics provided by this book, readers can then apply these principles to the solution of complex real-world problems. The book supplies the knowledge tools necessary to analyze and design economical and properly performing conveyance systems. Thus not only is the book useful for graduate students, but it also provides professional engineers the expertise and knowledge to design well performing and economical channel systems.


Concrete face rockfill dams

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Paulo T. Cruz, Bayardo Materón, Manoel Freitas
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Concrete Face Rockfill Dams presents the state-of-the-art of dam design and construction. This consulting guide presents details and analyses of twenty-eight large CRFD dams worldwide, including the highest dam in the world. Twelve chapters provide specialist information on concepts, designs, technical specifications, construction details, and instrumentation. Both successes and failures that have led to substantial knowledge breakthroughs are discussed. Moreover, attention is paid to the plans for a CFRD dam over 300 meters high. Intended for dam engineers, this illustrated reference volume is also warmly recommended to other engineering professionals working on the design, construction, and operation of dams and related hydraulic structures.


Rip currents : beach safety, physical oceanography, and wave modeling

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Editors Stephen Leatherman, John Fletemeyer
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Rip Currents: Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling is the culmination of research from over 100 coastal scientists, engineers, forecast meteorologists, lifeguard chiefs, and other practitioners from around the world who participated in the 1st International Rip Current Symposium. These experts identify advancements in research that will lead to a better understanding of the dynamics, mechanisms, and predictability of these dangerous currents, and lower the number of rip current drownings.

Edited by Stephen Leatherman and John Fletemeyer, the book covers:

  • The full spectrum of rip current research and outreach initiatives on all four U.S. coasts (Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific, and Great Lakes) as well as the countries of Brazil, U.K., Japan, and Australia
  • Scientific techniques used to study rip currents including field investigation and numerical modeling
  • Field research involving the use of water-based sensors, video technology, and remote sensing
  • The development of public education programs through various outreach programs and campaigns as well as an evaluation of their overall effectiveness

Rip Currents’ sixteen chapters run the gamut from technical aspects of rip currents to beach safety management strategies. Whether dealing with determining rip current occurrence, hydrodynamic processes, prediction, or mitigating rip current hazards to enhance beach safety, each chapter provides a vignette that is distinct in its own right but also linked to or integrated with other chapters in the book. This comprehensive treatment presents an integrated, international perspective on a coastal process that is only now becoming better understood by the scientific community, and which has great importance to public safety on the world’s beaches.


Flood hazard identification and mitigation in semi- and arid environments

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (ICE)

Editors Richard H. French, Julianne J. Miller
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Alluvial fans are ubiquitous geomorphological features that occur throughout the world, regardless of climate, at the front of mountains as the result of erosion and deposition. They are more prominent in semi- and arid climates simply because of the lack of vegetative cover that masks their fan shapes in more humid areas. From both engineering and geological viewpoints, alluvial fans present particular fluvial and sedimentation hazards in semi- and arid regions because episodic rainfall-runoff events can result in debris, mud, and fluvial flows through complex and, in some cases, migratory channel systems. Further, in semi- and arid climates alluvial fans often end in terminal or playa lakes. Given the uniform topography of playa lakes, these features often present ideal locations for facilities such as airports; however, regardless of the engineering advantages of the topography, the episodic and often long-term flooding of these lakes attracts migratory birds. The purpose of this volume is to summarize the current state-of-the-art, from the viewpoint of engineering, in the identification and mitigation of flood hazard on alluvial fans; and to accomplish this a fundamental understanding of geology is required.


Essentials of offshore structures : framed and gravity platforms

Authors D.V. Reddy, A.S.J. Swamidas
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Essentials of Offshore Structures: Framed and Gravity Platforms examines the engineering ideas and offshore drilling platforms for exploration and production. This book offers a clear and acceptable demonstration of both the theory and application of the relevant procedures of structural, fluid, and geotechnical mechanics to offshore structures. It makes available a multitude of “solved problems” and “sample problems to solve” which give readers a strong understanding of the analysis and design of steel-framed and base-supported concrete gravity offshore structures. The book highlights sensible engineering applications for offshore structural design, research, and development; it can also be useful to those working in the design industry.

  • The user will have a detailed overview of the various structures used in the offshore environment and the preliminary costing factors that will influence their choice for the site.
  • Analytical principles emphasized in the book will help the user to clearly comprehend the various issues that need to be taken into account in the analysis and design of an offshore structure, using the API code.
  • The book includes extensive worked-out problems and sample problems for use by the students and instructors, with a Solution Manual.
  • The seabed pile/gravity foundation analyses and design are clearly outlined with their embedment characteristics and problems worked out.
  • A global description of environmental forces has been given that includes those due to wave, wind, current, tides, earthquakes, ice floe/sheet action, and limit ice-load on Arctic structures.
  • The book outlines the various factors that influence the material choice for offshore structures including fatigue and corrosion of the platforms in the ocean environment.

Separate chapters detail the factors that influence the pile embedment and concrete gravity foundation characteristics, material choice including fatigue and corrosion, estimation of ocean environmental forces that will be exerted on the offshore structures, and the analysis fundamentals that the reader needs to possess. The last two chapters give detailed insights into the analysis and design of framed and concrete gravity platform offshore structures using API code procedures. Overall, this book is a comprehensive presentation of the analysis and design of steel and concrete offshore structures.


A guide to modeling coastal morphology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors Dano Roelvink, Ad Reniers
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Process-based morphodynamic Modeling is one of the relatively new tools at the disposal of coastal scientists, engineers and managers. On paper, it offers the possibility to analyse morphological processes and to investigate the effects of various measures one might consider to alleviate some problems. For these to be applied in practice, a model should be relatively straightforward to set up. It should be accurate enough to represent the details of interest, it should run long enough and robustly to see the real effects happen, and the physical processes represented in such a way that the sediment generally goes in the right direction at the right rate. Next, practitioners must be able to judge if the patterns and outcomes of the model are realistic and finally, translate these colour pictures and vector plots to integrated parameters that are relevant to the client or end user. In a nutshell, this book provides an in-depth review of ways to model coastal processes, including many hands-on exercises.


Applied mathematics in hydraulic engineering : an introduction to nonlinear differential equations

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Kazumasa Mizumura
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Applied Mathematics in Hydraulic Engineering is an excellent teaching guide and reference to treating nonlinear mathematical problems in hydraulic, hydrologic and coastal engineering. Undergraduates studying civil and coastal engineering, as well as analysis and differential equations, are started off applying calculus to the treatment of nonlinear partial differential equations, before given the chance to practice real-life problems related to the fields. This textbook is not only a good source of teaching materials for teachers or instructors, but is also useful as a comprehensive resource of mathematical tools to researchers.


Modeling coastal and offshore processes

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author David C. Kung
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Imperial College Press

Modeling is now a major tool for important environmental strategies. This book allows the non-specialist reader to understand and criticize current models of the shallow sea and coastal environments. Sufficient background on mathematics and statistics is covered, but readers disinclined to spend time on this may use the book as a reference guide in modeling. Topics include the numerical schemes used, modeling the sea bed, modeling shallow sea dynamics and, unusually for this type of book, modeling ecosystems and animals.


Onshore and offshore wind energy : an introduction

Author Paul A. Lynn
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

A highly accessible and authoritative account of wind energy’s scientific background, current technology, and international status, with an emphasis on large turbines and wind farms, both onshore and offshore

Topics covered include:

  • a brief history of wind energy
  • the nature of the wind
  • turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics
  • wind farms
  • offshore opportunities and challenges
  • grid integration of wind energy
  • economic and environmental aspects

Whilst intellectually rigorous, this is not an academic treatise. Key equations are fully discussed, providing essential theoretical background. The text is supported by copious illustrations and about 50 inspiring full-colour photographs from around the world.

This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector in need of a basic appreciation of the underlying principles of wind energy or a quick update. Its style and level will also appeal to second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of renewable and wind energy, energy systems and electrical/electronic engineering. It also gives a concise account of the technology for the large and growing number of people who are interested in onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they are making to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century.


Introduction to computer science using Python : a computational problem-solving focus

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS 11)

Author Charles Dierbach
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus,recommended by Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python (“This is not your average Python book…I think this book is a great text for anyone teaching CS1”). With a focus on computational problem solving from Chapter 1, this text provides numerous hands-on exercises and examples, each chapter ending with a significant-size program demonstrating the step-by-step process of program development, testing, and debugging. A final chapter includes the history of computing, starting with Charles Babbage, containing over 65 historical images. An end-of-book Python 3 Programmers’ Reference is also included for quick lookup of Python details. Extensive instructor materials are provided for those adopting for classroom use, including an instructors’ manual, over 1,000 well-developed slides covering all fundamental topics of each chapter, source code, and test bank.


Assessment essentials : planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato & Prof. Stan Kristian G. Ejera (MMME)

Authors Trudy W. Banta, Catherine A. Palomba foreword by Jillian Kinzie
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Jossey-Bass

A comprehensive expansion to the essential higher education assessment text

This second edition of Assessment Essentials updates the bestselling first edition, the go-to resource on outcomes assessment in higher education. In this thoroughly revised edition, you will find, in a familiar framework, nearly all new material, examples from more than 100 campuses, and indispensable descriptions of direct and indirect assessment methods that have helped to educate faculty, staff, and students about assessment.

Outcomes assessment is of increasing importance in higher education, especially as new technologies and policy proposals spotlight performance-based success measures. Leading authorities Trudy Banta and Catherine Palomba draw on research, standards, and best practices to address the timeless and timeliest issues in higher education accountability. New topics include:

  • Using electronic portfolios in assessment
  • Rubrics and course-embedded assessment
  • Assessment in student affairs
  • Assessing institutional effectiveness

As always, the step-by-step approach of Assessment Essentials will guide you through the process of developing an assessment program, from the research and planning phase to implementation and beyond, with more than 100 examples along the way. Assessment data are increasingly being used to guide everything from funding to hiring to curriculum decisions, and all faculty and staff will need to know how to use them effectively. Perfect for anyone new to the assessment process, as well as for the growing number of assessment professionals, this expanded edition of Assessment Essentials will be an essential resource on every college campus.


Welding metallurgy and weldability

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Author John C. Lippold
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Describes the weldability aspects of structural materials used in a wide variety of engineering structures, including steels, stainless steels, Ni-base alloys, and Al-base alloys

Welding Metallurgy and Weldability describes weld failure mechanisms associated with either fabrication or service, and failure mechanisms related to microstructure of the weldment. Weldability issues are divided into fabrication and service related failures; early chapters address hot cracking, warm (solid-state) cracking, and cold cracking that occur during initial fabrication, or repair. Guidance on failure analysis is also provided, along with examples of SEM fractography that will aid in determining failure mechanisms. Welding Metallurgy and Weldability examines a number of weldability testing techniques that can be used to quantify susceptibility to various forms of weld cracking.

  • Describes the mechanisms of weldability along with methods to improve weldability
  • Includes an introduction to weldability testing and techniques, including strain-to-fracture and Varestraint tests
  • Chapters are illustrated with practical examples based on 30 plus years of experience in the field

Illustrating the weldability aspects of structural materials used in a wide variety of engineering structures, Welding Metallurgy and Weldability provides engineers and students with the information needed to understand the basic concepts of welding metallurgy and to interpret the failures in welded components.


Solidification and crystallization processing in metals and alloys

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Authors Hasse Fredriksson and Ulla Åkerlind
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Solidification or crystallization occurs when atoms are transformed from the disordered liquid state to the more ordered solid state, and is fundamental to metals processing. Conceived as a companion volume to the earlier works, Materials Processing during Casting (2006) and Physics of Functional Materials (2008), this book analyzes solidification and crystallization processes in depth.

Starting from the thermodynamic point of view, it gives a complete description, taking into account kinetics and mass transfer, down to the final structure. Importantly, the book shows the relationship between the theory and the experimental results. Topics covered include:

Fundamentals of thermodynamics
Properties of interfaces
Nucleation
Crystal growth – in vapours, liquids and melts
Heat transport during solidification processes
Solidification structures – faceted, dendritic, eutectic and peritectic
Metallic glasses and amorphous alloy melts

Solidification and Crystallization Processing in Metals and Alloys features many solved examples in the text, and exercises (with answers) for students. Intended for Masters and PhD students as well as researchers in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Metallurgy, it is also a valuable resource for engineers in industry.


Nanoparticles–nanocomposites–nanomaterials : an introduction for beginners

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Author Dieter Vollath
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Wiley-VCH, Verlag GmbH & Co., KGaA

Meeting the demand for a readily understandable introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology, this textbook specifically addresses the needs of students – and engineers – who need to get the gist of nanoscale phenomena in materials without having to delve too deeply into the physical and chemical details.

The book begins with an overview of the consequences of small particle size, such as the growing importance of surface effects, and covers successful, field-tested synthesis techniques of nanomaterials. The largest part of the book is devoted to the particular magnetic, optical, electrical and mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale, leading on to emerging and already commercialized applications, such as nanofluids in magnetic resonance imaging, high-performance nanocomposites and carbon nanotube-based electronics.

Based on the author’s experience in teaching nanomaterials courses and adapted, in style and level, for students with only limited background knowledge, the textbook includes further reading, as well as information boxes that can be skipped upon first reading.


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RESERVE BOOK


Statistics for engineers and scientists, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 21/110)

Author William Navidi
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Statistics for Engineers and Scientists stands out for its crystal clear presentation of applied statistics. Suitable for a one or two semester course, the book takes a practical approach to methods of statistical modeling and data analysis that are most often used in scientific work.

Statistics for Engineers and Scientists features a unique approach highlighted by an engaging writing style that explains difficult concepts clearly, along with the use of contemporary real world data sets to help motivate students and show direct connections to industry and research. While focusing on practical applications of statistics, the text makes extensive use of examples to motivate fundamental concepts and to develop intuition.

McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the fourth edition of Navidi’s, Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance – by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Navidi’s Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, fourth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart–a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success..


Introduction to wireless and mobile systems, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona (EEE)

Authors Dharma Prakash Agrawal, Qing-An Zeng
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Learn how wireless systems work, how mobility is supported, what the underlying infrastructure is and what interactions are needed among different functional components with INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS AND MOBILE SYSTEMS, 4e. Focusing on qualitative descriptions and the realistic explanations of relationships between wireless systems and performance parameters, this user-friendly book helps you learn this exciting technology through relevant examples, such as understanding how a cell phone starts working as soon as they get out of an airplane.


Principles of foundation engineering, Eighth edition

Recommending faculty: ___________ (CE 163/264/266)

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Master the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you’ll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design.


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Pavement engineering : principles and practice, Second edition

Authors Rajib B. Mallick and Tahar El-Korchi
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

Pavements are engineered structures essential to transportation, commerce and trade, and everyday life. In order for them to perform as expected, they must be designed, constructed, maintained, and managed properly. Providing a comprehensive overview of the subject, Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice, Second Edition covers a wide range of topics in asphalt and concrete pavements, from soil preparation to structural design and construction. This new edition includes updates in all chapters and two new chapters on emerging topics that are becoming universally important: engineering of sustainable pavements and environmental mitigation in transportation projects. It also contains new examples and new figures with more informative schematics as well as helpful photographs.

The text describes the significance of standards and examines traffic, drainage, concrete mixes, asphalt binders, distress and performance in concrete and asphalt pavements, and pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. It also contains a chapter on airport pavements and discusses nondestructive tests for pavement engineering using nuclear, deflection-based, electromagnetic, and seismic equipment. The authors explore key concepts and techniques for economic analysis and computing life-cycle cost, instrumentation for acquiring test data, and specialty applications of asphalt and concrete.

The Second Edition includes more relevant issues and recently developed techniques and guidelines for practical problems, such as selection of pavement type, effect of vehicle tires, and use of smart sensors in rollers and software for drainage analysis. This book presents in-depth, state-of-the-art knowledge in a range of relevant topics in pavement engineering, with numerous examples and figures and comprehensive references to online resources for literature and software. It provides a good understanding of construction practices essential for new engineers and materials processing and construction needed for solving numerous problems.


Modelling for coastal hydraulics and engineering, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author K.W. Chau
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Spon Press

Mechanistic models are often employed to simulate processes in coastal environments. However, these predictive tools are highly specialized, involve certain assumptions and limitations, and can be manipulated only by experienced engineers who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles. This results in significant constraints on their manipulation as well as large gaps in understanding and expectations between the developers and users of a model.

Recent advancements in soft computing technologies make it possible to integrate machine learning capabilities into numerical modelling systems in order to bridge the gaps and lessen the demands on human experts. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in conventional coastal modelling as well as in the increasingly popular integration of various artificial intelligence technologies into coastal modelling. Conventional hydrodynamic and water quality modelling techniques comprise finite difference and finite element methods. The novel algorithms and methods include knowledge-based systems, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, and fuzzy inference systems.

Different soft computing methods contribute towards accurate and reliable prediction of coastal processes. Combining these techniques and harnessing their benefits has the potential to make extremely powerful modelling tools.


Seismic design aids for nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete structures

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime Y. Hernandez Jr. (ICE)

Authors Srinivasan Chandrasekaran [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Tools to Safeguard New Buildings and Assess Existing Ones

Nonlinear analysis methods such as static pushover are globally considered a reliable tool for seismic and structural assessment. But the accuracy of seismic capacity estimates―which can prevent catastrophic loss of life and astronomical damage repair costs―depends on the use of the correct basic input parameters.

Seismic Design Aids for Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures simplifies the estimation of those vital parameters. Many design engineers make the relatively common mistake of using default properties of materials as input to nonlinear analyses without realizing that any minor variation in the nonlinear characteristics of constitutive materials, such as concrete and steel, could result in a solution error that leads to incorrect assessment or interpretation.

Streamlined Analysis Using a Mathematical Model

To achieve a more accurate pushover analysis and improve general performance-based design, this book reassesses some key inputs, including axial force-bending moment yield interaction, moment-curvature, and moment-rotation characteristics. It analyzes these boundaries using a detailed mathematical model of reinforced concrete sections based on international codes, and then proposes design curves and tables derived from the authors’ studies using a variety of nonlinear tools, computer programs, and software. The text reviews relevant literature and describes mathematical modeling, detailing numerical procedures step by step.

Including supplementary online material that can be used to compute any parameter, this reference delineates nonlinear properties of materials so that they can be used instantly for seismic analysis without having to solve cumbersome equations.


Spatial variation of seismic ground motions : modeling and engineering applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime Y. Hernandez Jr. (ICE)

Author Aspasia Zerva
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

The spatial variation of seismic ground motions denotes the differences in the seismic time histories at various locations on the ground surface. This text focuses on the spatial variability of the motions that is caused by the propagation of the waveforms from the earthquake source through the earth strata to the ground surface, and it brings together the various aspects underlying this complicated phenomenon.

Topics covered include:

  • Evaluation of the spatial variability from seismic data recorded at dense instrument arrays by means of signal processing techniques
  • Presentation of the most widely used parametric coherency models, along with brief descriptions of their derivation
  • Illustration of the causes underlying the spatial variation of the motions and its physical interpretation
  • Estimation of seismic ground-surface strains from single station data, spatial array records, and analytical methods
  • Introduction of the concept of random vibrations as applied to discrete-parameter and continuous structural systems on multiple supports
  • Generation of simulations and conditional simulations of spatially variable seismic ground motions
  • Overview of the effects of the spatial variability of seismic motions on the response of long structures, such as pipelines, bridges and dams, with brief descriptions of select seismic codes that incorporate spatial variability issues in their design recommendations

This book may serve as a tutorial and/or reference for graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers interested in advancing the current state of knowledge in the analysis and modeling of the spatial variation of the seismic ground motions, or utilizing spatially variable excitations in the seismic response evaluation of long structures.


Soil mechanics fundamentals

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 162)

Authors Isao Ishibashi, Hemanta Hazarika
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

While many introductory texts on soil mechanics are available, most are either lacking in their explanations of soil behavior or provide far too much information without cogent organization. More significantly, few of those texts go beyond memorization of equations and numbers to provide a practical understanding of why and how soil mechanics work.

Based on the authors’ more than 25 years of teaching soil mechanics to engineering students, Soil Mechanics Fundamentals presents a comprehensive introduction to soil mechanics, with emphasis on the engineering significance of what soil is, how it behaves, and why it behaves that way. Concise, yet thorough, the text is organized incrementally, with earlier sections serving as the foundation for more advanced topics. Explaining the varied behavior of soils through mathematics, physics and chemistry, the text covers:

  • Engineering behavior of clays
  • Unified and AASHTO soil classification systems
  • Compaction techniques, water flow and effective stress
  • Stress increments in soil mass and settlement problems
  • Mohr’s Circle application to soil mechanics and shear strength
  • Lateral earth pressure and bearing capacity theories

Each chapter is accompanied by example and practicing problems that encourage readers to apply learned concepts to applications with a full understanding of soil behavior fundamentals. With this text, engineering professionals as well as students can confidently determine logical and innovative solutions to challenging situations.


Mechanical excavation in mining and civil industries

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stan Kristian Ejera (MetE 146)

Authors Rajib B. Mallick and Tahar El-Korchi
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Taylor & Francis/CRC

The secret to streamlined scheduling of mining and civil engineering projects is a solid understanding of the basic concepts of rock cutting mechanics. Comparing theoretical values with experimental and real-world results, Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries thoroughly explains various rock cutting theories developed for chisel, conical, disc, and button cutters. The authors provide numerical examples on the effect of independent variables on dependent variables, as well as numerical and solved examples from real-life mining and civil engineering projects using equipment such as:

  • Hard- and soft-ground tunnel boring machines (TBMs)
  • Roadheaders
  • Shearers
  • Ploughs
  • Chain saws
  • Raise borers
  • Impact hammers
  • Large-diameter drill rigs
  • Microtunnel boring machines

This book assists students and practicing engineers in selecting the most appropriate machinery for a specific job and predicting machine performance to ensure efficient extraction, and offers background information on rock cutting mechanics and different mechanical miners.


Statistics for mining engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stan Kristian G. Ejera (MMME)

Author Jacek M. Czaplicki
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Many areas of mining engineering gather and use statistical information, provided by observing the actual operation of equipment, their systems, the development of mining works, surface subsidence that accompanies underground mining, displacement of rocks surrounding surface pits and underground drives and longwalls, amongst others. In addition, the actual modern machines used in surface mining are equipped with diagnostic systems that automatically trace all important machine parameters and send this information to the main producer’s computer. Such data not only provide information on the technical properties of the machine but they also have a statistical character. Furthermore, all information gathered during stand and lab investigations where parts, assemblies and whole devices are tested in order to prove their usefulness, have a stochastic character. All of these materials need to be developed statistically and, more importantly, based on these results mining engineers must make decisions whether to undertake actions, connected with the further operation of the machines, the further development of the works, etc. For these reasons, knowledge of modern statistics is necessary for mining engineers; not only as to how statistical analysis of data should be conducted and statistical synthesis should be done, but also as to understanding the results obtained and how to use them to make appropriate decisions in relation to the mining operation.

This book on statistical analysis and synthesis starts with a short repetition of probability theory and also includes a special section on statistical prediction. The text is illustrated with many examples taken from mining practice; moreover the tables required to conduct statistical inference are included.


Mining engineering handbook, volume 1 & 2

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Authors Karlus King
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Delve Publishing LLC

In this handbook, we discuss the mining engineering. Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment.


Geomorphic analysis of river systems : an approach to reading the landscape

Recommending faculty: Dr. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 212)

Authors Kirstie A. Fryirs, Gary J. Brierley
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Filling a niche in the geomorphology teaching market, this introductory book is built around a 12 week course in fluvial geomorphology.

‘Reading  the landscape’ entails making sense of what a riverscape looks like, how it works, how it has evolved over time, and how alterations to one part of a catchment may have secondary consequences elsewhere, over different timeframes. These place-based field analyses are framed within their topographic, climatic and environmental context. Issues and principles presented in the first part of this book provide foundational understandings that underpin the approach to reading the landscape that is presented in the second half of the book. In reading the landscape, detective-style investigations and interpretations are tied to theoretical and conceptual principles to generate catchment-specific analyses of river character, behaviour and evolution, including responses to human disturbance.

This book has been constructed as an introductory text on river landscapes, providing a bridge and/or companion to quantitatively-framed or modelled approaches to landscape analysis that are addressed elsewhere. Key principles outlined in the book emphasise the importance of complexity, contingency and emergence in interpreting the character, behaviour and evolution of any given system.

The target audience is second and third year undergraduate students in geomorphology, hydrology, earth science and environmental science, as well as river practitioners who use geomorphic understandings to guide scientific and/or management applications.

The primary focus of Kirstie and Gary’s research and teaching entails the use of geomorphic principles as a tool with which to develop coherent scientific understandings of river systems, and the application of these understandings in management practice. Kirstie and Gary are co-developers of the River Styles® Framework and Short Course that is widely used in river management, decision-making and training.

Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/fryirs/riversystems.


Water ethics : a values approach to solving the water crisis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 215)

Author David Groenfeldt
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Routledge

This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is fundamental to an understanding of water resource management. Thus in controversies or conflicts over water resource allocation and use, an examination of ethics can help clarify the positions of conflicting parties as preparation for constructive negotiations.

The author shows the benefits of exposing tacit values and motivations and subjecting these to explicit public scrutiny where the values themselves can be debated. The aim of such a process is to create the proverbial ‘level playing field’, where values favoring environmental sustainability are considered in relation to values favoring short-term exploitation for quick economic stimulus (the current problem) or quick protection from water disasters (through infrastructure which science suggests is not sustainable).

The book shows how new technologies, such as drip irrigation, or governance structures, such as river basin organizations are neither “good” nor “bad” in their own right, but can serve a range of interests which are guided by ethics. A new ethic of coexistence and synergies with nature is possible, but ultimately depends not on science, law, or finances but on the values we choose to adopt. The book includes a wide range of case studies from countries including Australia, India, Philippines, South Africa and USA. These cover various contexts including water for agriculture, urban, domestic and industrial use, the rights of indigenous people and river, watershed and ecosystem management.


Coastal conservation

Recommending faculty: Dr. Roberto S. Soriano (ICE)

Editors Brooke Maslo and Julie L. Lockwood
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Coastal ecosystems are centres of high biological productivity, but their conservation is often threatened by numerous and complex environmental factors. Citing examples from the major littoral habitats worldwide, such as sandy beaches, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, this text characterises the biodiversity of coastline environments and highlights important aspects of their maintenance and preservation, aided by the analysis of key representative species. Leaders in the field provide reviews of the foremost threats to coastal networks, including the effects of climate change, invasive species and major pollution incidents such as oil spills. Further discussion underscores the intricacies of measuring and managing coastline species in the field, taking into account the difficulties in quantifying biodiversity loss due to indirect cascading effects and trophic skew. Synthesising the current state of species richness with present and projected environmental pressures, the book ultimately establishes a research agenda for implementing and improving conservation practices moving forward.


Aug 17

RESERVE BOOK


Power electronic converters for microgrids

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Authors Suleiman M. Sharkh [and three others]
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

As concerns about climate change, energy prices, and energy security loom, regulatory and research communities have shown growing interest in alternative energy sources and their integration into distributed energy systems. However, many of the candidate microgeneration and associated storage systems cannot be readily interfaced to the 50/60 Hz grid. In Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids, Sharkh and Abu-Sara introduce the basics and practical concerns of analyzing and designing such micro-generation grid interface systems. Readers will become familiar with methods for stably feeding the larger grid, importing from the grid to charge on-site storage, disconnecting from the grid in case of grid failure, as well as connect multiple microgrids while sharing their loads appropriately. Sharkh and Abu-Sara introduce not only the larger context of the technology, but also present potential future applications, along with detailed case studies and tutorials to help the reader effectively engineer microgrid systems.


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Research, creative work, and extension units in the University of the Philippines Diliman : a preliminary inventory

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME 197, Gen. Ref.)

Compiled by Research Dissemination and Utilization Office, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
Place of Publication Philippines
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher [University of the Philippines]

This preliminary inventory presents the outputs of the OVCRD’s initial attempt at compiling a comprehensive listing and profiling of UP Diliman centers, institutes and other units whose principal mandate is to undertake research, creative and/or extension work.  There are many such units in the campus, but they are named differently and are located differently within the organizational structure of their respective home institutions.  Moreover, use the terms “center” and “institute” varies widely, and the same can be said for the term “extension”.

Before one can arrive at a comprehensive inventory of centers for research, creative work and extension activities in UP Diliman, therefore, one has to navigate the “semantic maze” that surrounds the use of the aforementioned terms.  For this reason, this preliminary inventory casts its net wide and takes into account every office and unit in the campus that has, in its name, one of the following keywords: center, institute, laboratory, studio, and extension.


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Project management for dummies, Second edition, UK edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME 197, Gen. Ref.)

Authors Nick Graham and Stan Portny
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

In today’s time-pressured and cost-conscious global business environment, reliable project management and competent delivery are more important than ever. Increasingly, project management is being seen as an essential management skill for all, as well as a career choice for many. This new UK edition of Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition quickly introduces you to the principles of successful project management with a clear and logical approach to help you deliver your projects, not only successfully, but also more easily. Unique to the UK edition, you’ll find clear guidance on using the highly logical product-based approach to project planning, along with advice on how to release the great power of the technique, not only for effective planning, but also for project control.

Updated with fresh content, tips, and tactics that cover everything you need to know from a project’s start to finish, this accessible guide takes you through every stage of project management. You’ll discover how to make project planning easier and more effective, manage resources and stay on track within a budget. Then you’ll find help and advice to help you motivate and manage your teams to help them perform at their best. To help you stay at the leading edge, you’ll also find two new chapters in this edition explaining project governance and the increasingly important international standard ISO 21500. In short, this book will help you master a highly valuable skill for advancing your career.

  • Provides clear descriptions of who should do what in a project to prevent communication and control problems
  • Presents the latest concepts in project management techniques
  • Discusses how to keep risks under control during the project
  • Includes access to online project management templates and checklists to aid in learning

If you’re a manager taking on a project for the first time or a more experienced project professional looking to get up to speed on the latest thinking and techniques, Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition equips you for project management success.


Construction project management : a practical guide to field construction management, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 197)

Authors S. Keoki Sears [and four others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor’s resources.

Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.

  • Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems
  • Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA
  • Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor’s Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions

Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.


Diffusion and mass transfer

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 131/247)

Authors James S. Vrentas, Christine M. Vrentas
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

A proper understanding of diffusion and mass transfer theory is critical for obtaining correct solutions to many transport problems. Diffusion and Mass Transfer presents a comprehensive summary of the theoretical aspects of diffusion and mass transfer and applies that theory to obtain detailed solutions for a large number of important problems. Particular attention is paid to various aspects of polymer behavior, including polymer diffusion, sorption in polymers, and volumetric behavior of polymer–solvent systems.

The book first covers the five elements necessary to formulate and solve mass transfer problems, that is, conservation laws and field equations, boundary conditions, constitutive equations, parameters in constitutive equations, and mathematical methods that can be used to solve the partial differential equations commonly encountered in mass transfer problems. Jump balances, Green’s function solution methods, and the free-volume theory for the prediction of self-diffusion coefficients for polymer–solvent systems are among the topics covered. The authors then use those elements to analyze a wide variety of mass transfer problems, including bubble dissolution, polymer sorption and desorption, dispersion, impurity migration in plastic containers, and utilization of polymers in drug delivery. The text offers detailed solutions, along with some theoretical aspects, for numerous processes including viscoelastic diffusion, moving boundary problems, diffusion and reaction, membrane transport, wave behavior, sedimentation, drying of polymer films, and chromatography.

Presenting diffusion and mass transfer from both engineering and fundamental science perspectives, this book can be used as a text for a graduate-level course as well as a reference text for research in diffusion and mass transfer. The book includes mass transfer effects in polymers, which are very important in many industrial processes. The attention given to the proper setup of numerous problems along with the explanations and use of mathematical solution methods will help readers in properly analyzing mass transfer problems.


HTML : a beginner’s guide, Fifth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS)

Author Wendy Willard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Essential HTML skills―made easy!

Thoroughly updated and revised, HTML: A Beginners Guide, Fifth Edition shows you, step by step, how to create dynamic websites with HTML. The book covers new HTML5 features, including video, audio, and canvas elements. Learn how to structure a page, place images, format text, create links, add color, work with multimedia, and use forms. You’ll also go beyond the basics and find out how to work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), create dynamic web content with JavaScript, upload your site to the web, and code HTML emails. By the end of the book you’ll be able to build custom websites using the latest HTML techniques.

Chapters include:

  • Key Skills & Concepts–Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert–Q & A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This–Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes–Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips–Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Self-Tests–End-of-chapter reviews to test your knowledge
  • Annotated syntax–Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Safety of nanomaterials along their lifecycle : release, exposure, and human hazards

Recommending faculty: Prof. Myra Ruth Poblete (MatE 161)

Editors Wendel Wohlleben [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

The incorporation of nanomaterials into products can improve performance, efficiency, and durability in various fields ranging from construction, energy management, catalysis, microelectronics, plastics, coatings, and paints to consumer articles such as foods and cosmetics. But innovation never comes at zero risk. The potential hazards resulting from human exposure during production, use, or disposal has raised concerns and targeted research early on.

Safety of Nanomaterials along Their Lifecycle: Release, Exposure, and Human Hazards presents the state of the art in nanosafety research from a lifecycle perspective. Although major knowledge gaps still exist, solid data are now available to identify scenarios of critical risk as well as those of safe nanomaterial use for our benefit.

The book is divided into four parts: characterization, hazard, release and exposure, and real-life case studies. To improve coherence throughout the book, various chapters review the same suite of well-characterized, judiciously chosen, and identical industrial nanomaterials. The book is a helpful resource to professionals in product development, industrial design, regulatory agencies, and materials scientists and engineers involved in the safety of nanomaterials.


Monitoring and governance of persistent organic pollutants in Asia

Donated by: Dr. Charita S. Kwan

Editors Osamu Ito [and four others]
Place of Publication Tokyo, Japan
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher United Nations University

A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the United Nations University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996, Environmental Monitoring and Analysis in the East Asian Region, to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project’s activities for 15 years, and reports the present status of the project, touching on the future development of the project by analysing challenges ahead of the project.


Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Diamond Materials

Donated by: Ms. Donna Pagliawan

Editors J.L. Davidson [and four others]
Place of Publication Pennington, NJ
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher The Electrochemical Society, Inc.

The Fifth International Symposium on Diamond Materials was held at the 192nd meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Paris, France from August 31 to September 5, 1997.  This proceedings volume contains 63 of the 81 papers presented at the symposium.  Notwithstanding the leveling in research funding for diamond materials development around the work and the fact that nitrides were split into their own symposium, this was still one of the lagest symposium at this meeting of the society.  The symposium included the first ever session on the emerging field of diamond for electrochemistry.  Papers on electrosynthesis on diamonf, diamond electrodes for sensors, and fundamental electrochemical characterizaton of diamond electrodes were presented and are in a section of these proceedings.

The topics of the papers,in these proceedings are organized according to the following:

  • Growth & Characterization of Diamond
  • Electrochemistry of Diamond
  • Properties & Applications of Diamond

Optical and digital techniques for information security

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Editor Bahram Javidi
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Springer

There are wide-ranging implications in information security beyond national defense. Securing our information has implications for virtually all aspects of our lives, including protecting the privacy of our ?nancial transactions and medical records, facilitating all operations of government, maintaining the integrity of national borders, securing important facilities, ensuring the safety of our food and commercial products, protecting the safety of our aviation system―even safeguarding the integrity of our very identity against theft. Information security is a vital element in all of these activities, particularly as information collection and distribution become ever more connected through electronic information delivery systems and commerce. This book encompasses results of research investigation and technologies that can be used to secure, protect, verify, and authenticate objects and inf- mation from theft, counterfeiting, and manipulation by unauthorized persons and agencies. The book has drawn on the diverse expertise in optical sciences and engineering, digital image processing, imaging systems, information p- cessing, mathematical algorithms, quantum optics, computer-based infor- tion systems, sensors, detectors, and biometrics to report novel technologies that can be applied to information-security issues. The book is unique because it has diverse contributions from the ?eld of optics, which is a new emerging technology for security, and digital techniques that are very accessible and can be interfaced with optics to produce highly e?ective security systems.


Closing the power gap between ASIC & custom : tools and techniques for low power design

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media

Explains how to use low power design in an automated design flow, and examine the design time and performance trade-offs

Includes the latest tools and techniques for low power design applied in an ASIC design flow

Focuses on low power in an automated design methodology, a much neglected area


Access control systems : security, identity management and trust models

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Author Messaoud Benantar
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media

This essential resource for professionals and advanced students in security programming and system design introduces the foundations of programming systems security and the theory behind access control models, and addresses emerging access control mechanisms.


Optimising business performance with standard software systems : how to reorganise workflows by chance of implementing new ERP-Systems (SAP, BAAN, Peoplesoft, Navision …) or new releases

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Heinz-Dieter Knöll [and three others]
Place of Publication Wiesbaden
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher Vieweg

This book is addressed at decision makers, project teams, project managers, company’s IT-managers, and staff of consulting companies, who are either involved in complex standard software implementation, or release migration projects. The book stresses the shortcomings of many present standard software implementations which mainly pertain to insufficiently optimised business processes, thus standard software has caused a lot of dissatisfied companies. The authors analyse certain popular implementation approaches (life-cycle-models) of different Standard Software suppliers. It shows how a new semi-process oriented way of implementing modern standard software systems may contribute to a better business performance.


How to be a successful computer consultant, Fourth edition

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Author Alan R. Simon
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Designed for computer professionals who want to start, develop and expand their consulting business, the third edition of this guide includes new material on object-orientated technology; integrated software development tools; CASE; networking standards; and alternative architectures.

The guide includes tips on

1. Why people use computer consultants: the background needed; how to find clients; and how much to charge.

2. How to choose services and products: what to specialize in, based on prior experience; selecting a business name; and determining a target market.

3. Where to turn for business know-how: managing capital outlay, cash flow and financial statements; setting fees; marketing a business; hiring outside help; and meeting tax requirements.

4. How to use publicity: ways to get it; writing for publications; and giving seminars that sell.

5. Ways to stay current in the field: business and computer books; useful periodicals; and professional organizations and user groups.

6. What the market will need in the 1990′s: six hot topics and how to turn them into opportunities for success.

7. Managing future growth in a changing market.


Ad hoc networking towards seamless communications

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer

Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications is dedicated to an area that attracts growing interest in academia and industry and concentrates on wireless ad hoc networking paradigm. The persistent efforts to acquire the ability to establish dynamic wireless connections from anywhere to anyone with any device without prerequisite imbedded infrastructure move the communications boundaries towards ad-hoc networks. Recently, ad hoc networking has attracted growing interest due to advances in wireless communications, and developed framework for running IP based protocols. The expected degree of penetration of these networks will depend on the successful resolution of the key features.

Ad-hoc networks pose many complex and open problems for researchers. Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications reveals the state-of-the-art in wireless ad-hoc networking and discusses some of the key research topics that are expected to promote and accelerate the commercial applications of these networks (e.g., MAC, routing, QoS, cross-layer optimization issues, service discovery, mobility, handovers, security).


Advances in conceptual modeling : challenging perspectives : ER 2009 Workshops CoMoL, ETheCoM, FP-UML, MOST-ONISW, QoIS, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, Gramado, Brazil, November 9-12, 2009 : proceedings

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book constitutes the refereed joint proceedings of eight international workshops held in conjunction with the 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2009, in Gramado, Brazil, in November 2009. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 submissions. Topics addressed by the workshops are active conceptual modeling of learning (ACM-L), conceptual modeling in the large (CoMoL), evolving theories of conceptual modeling (ETheCoM), workshop on foundations and practices of UML (FP-UML), joint international workshop on metamodels, ontologies, semantic technologies, and information systems for the semantic web (MOST-ONISW), quality of information systems (QoIS), requirements, Intentions and goals in conceptual modeling ( RIGiM) and semantic and conceptual issues in geographic information systems (SeCoGIS).


GeoSpatial semantics : second international conference, GeoS 2007, Mexico City, Mexico, November 29-30, 2007 : proceedings

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2007, held in Mexico City, Mexico, in November 2007. The papers are organized in topical sections on models and languages for geo-ontologies, alignment and integration of geo-ontologies, ontology-based spatial information retrieval, formal representation for geospatial data, and integration of semantics into spatial query processing.


Aug 15

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Remote sensing of coastal environments

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

Editor Yeqiao Wang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

As coastal environments around the world face unprecedented natural and anthropogenic threats, advancements in the technologies that support geospatial data acquisition, imaging, and computing have profoundly enhanced monitoring capabilities in coastal studies. Providing systematic treatment of the key developments, Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments brings together renowned scholars to supply a clear presentation of the state-of-the-art in this technically complex arena.

Edited by a recipient of the prestigious PECASE award, this book provides unrivaled coverage of the issues unique to coastal environments. It presents the best available data for measuring and monitoring coastal zones and explains how decision makers and resource managers can use this data to address contemporary issues in coastal zone management. The text illustrates the latest developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, the integration of remote sensing and in situ data, and covers the effects of land-cover and land-use change on coastal environments.

Complete with representative case studies, this authoritative resource provides a timely snapshot of the wide range of remote sensing applications in coastal issues to enhance the understanding of how increasing disturbances to our coastal regions are affecting the ecological dynamics, biological diversity, and ecosystem health of our coastal environments.


Fundamentals of satellite remote sensing

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong ( GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

Author Emilio Chuvieco
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

An extensive review of remote sensing principles with an emphasis on environmental applications, Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing discusses a wide range of topics, from physical principles to data acquisition systems and on to visual and digital interpretation techniques. The text focuses on the interpretation and analysis of remote sensing images and how they improve our understanding of environmental processes and their interaction with human activities.

The authors discuss new interpretation approaches, including hyperspectral analysis, high-spatial resolution data, and radiative transfer models. The presentation includes an analysis of accuracy assessment methods and demonstrates how to integrate remote sensing results with geographic information systems. It also covers recent missions, such as Terra-Aqua, Envisat, Ikonos-Quickbird-Geoeye and SPOT-5, as well as LIDAR and interpherometric radar.

The discussion of visual criteria to extract interpretation from satellite images emphasizes differences and similarities with conventional photo-interpretation techniques. A chapter on accuracy assessment and the connection between remote sensing and geographic information systems helps readers extend the interpretation of satellite images to a more operational, applications-oriented framework.


Classification methods for remotely sensed data

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

Authors Brandt Tso, Paul M. Mather
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Since the publishing of the first edition of Classification Methods for Remotely Sensed Data in 2001, the field of pattern recognition has expanded in many new directions that make use of new technologies to capture data and more powerful computers to mine and process it. What seemed visionary but a decade ago is now being put to use and refined in commercial applications as well as military ones.

Keeping abreast of these new developments, Classification Methods for Remotely Sensed Data, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the entire field of classification methods applied to remotely sensed data. This second edition provides seven fully revised chapters and two new chapters covering support vector machines (SVM) and decision trees. It includes updated discussions and descriptions of Earth observation missions along with updated bibliographic references. After an introduction to the basics, the text provides a detailed discussion of different approaches to image classification, including maximum likelihood, fuzzy sets, and artificial neural networks.

This cutting-edge resource:

Presents a number of approaches to solving the problem of allocation of data to one of several classes
Covers potential approaches to the use of decision trees
Describes developments such as boosting and random forest generation
Reviews lopping branches that do not contribute to the effectiveness of the decision trees
Complete with detailed comparisons, experimental results, and discussions for each classification method introduced, this book will bolster the work of researchers and developers by giving them access to new developments. It also provides students with a solid foundation in remote sensing data classification methods.


Recent advances in remote sensing and geoinformation processing for land degradation assessment

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

Editors Achim Roder & Joachim Hill
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Land degradation and desertification are amongst the most severe threats to human welfare and the environment, as they affect the livelihoods of some 2 billion people in the world’s drylands, and they are directly connected to pressing global environmental problems, such as the loss of biological diversity or global climate change. Strategies to combat these processes and mitigate their effects at the land-management and policy level require spatially explicit, up-to-date information, which can be provided based on remote sensing data and using geoinformation processing techniques.

Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment introduces the current state of the art in this field and provides an overview of both conceptual and technological advances of the recent past. With a specific focus on desertification and land degradation, the volume covers the assessment of related biophysical indicators, as well as complementary qualitative information at different spatial and temporal scales. It is shown how remote sensing data may be utilized in the context of assessing and monitoring affected ecosystems and how this information may be assimilated into integrated interpretation and modelling concepts. In addition, different case studies are provided to demonstrate the implementation of these methods in the frame of different local settings.

The volume will be of interest to scientists and students working at the interface of ecosystem services, land degradation/desertification, spatial ecology, remote sensing and spatial modelling, as well as to land managers and policy makers.


Modelling urban development with geographical information systems and cellular automata

Recommending faculty: Dr. (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

Authoor Yan Liu
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Urban development and migration from rural to urban areas are impacting prime agricultural land and natural landscapes, particularly in the less developed countries. These phenomena will persist and require serious study by those monitoring global environmental change. To address this need, various models have been devised to analyze urbanization and the physical, socioeconomic, and institutional factors impacting urban development.

The most promising and rapidly developing of these paradigms take advantage of new Geographical Information System (GIS) technology. Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata presents one such cutting-edge model that is more than just predictive. It describes how the model simulates the urbanization process, and it provides theoretical context to promote understanding. Starting with a practical overview of the modelling techniques used in urban development research, the author focuses on the cellular automata model and its greatest strength – the incorporation of fuzzy set and fuzzy logic approaches through which urban development can be viewed as a spatially and temporally continuous process.

Real-Life Application to Develop Future Planning Methods
The text describes a landmark study underway, in which the fuzzy constrained cellular automata model has been implemented in a GIS environment to simulate urban development in Sydney, Australia. Featuring a survey of associated research and a geographical database for the Sydney simulation, this book answers many general “what if” questions for urban planners and details a new approach that they can adapt to their own testing and evaluation needs. This modeling method will provide researchers and planners with the means to not just predict population trends, but to better prepare for their consequences.


Spatial epidemiological approaches in disease mapping and analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 128, GmE 221)

Author Poh-Chin Lai, Fun-Mun So, Ka-Wing Chan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Containing method descriptions and step-by-step procedures, the Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis equips readers with skills to prepare health-related data in the proper format, process these data using relevant functions and software, and display the results as mapped or statistical summaries. Describing the wide range of available methods and key GIS concepts for spatial epidemiology, this book illustrates the utilities of the software using real-world data. Additional topics include geographic data models, address matching, geostatistical analysis, universal kriging, point pattern analysis, kernel density, spatio-temporal display, and disease surveillance.


Microwave propagation and remote sensing : atmospheric influences with models and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco,Prof. Ayin Tamondong ()

Author Pranab Kumar Karmakar
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher CRC Press

Because prevailing atmospheric/troposcopic conditions greatly influence radio wave propagation above 10 GHz, the unguided propagation of microwaves in the neutral atmosphere can directly impact many vital applications in science and engineering. These include transmission of intelligence, and radar and radiometric applications used to probe the atmosphere, among others.

Where most books address either one or the other, Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications melds coverage of these two subjects to help readers develop solutions to the problems they present. This reference offers a brief, elementary account of microwave propagation through the atmosphere and discusses radiometric applications in the microwave band used to characterize and model atmospheric constituents, which is also known as remote sensing.

Summarizing the latest research results in the field, as well as radiometric models and measurement methods, this book covers topics including:

Free space propagation
Reflection, interference, polarization, and other key aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation
Radio refraction and its effects on propagation delay
Methodology of estimating water vapor attenuation using radiosonde data
Knowledge of rain structures and use of climatological patterns to estimate/measure attenuation of rain, snow, fog, and
other prevalent atmospheric particles and human-made substances
Dual/multifrequency methodology to deal with the influence of clouds on radiometric attenuation
Deployment of microwaves to ascertain various tropospheric conditions
Composition and characteristics of the troposphere, to help readers fully understand microwave propagation
Derived parameters of water, free space propagation, and conditions and variable constituents such as water vapor and
vapor pressure, density, and ray bending


Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco,Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez,Prof. Ayin Tamondong ( GE 12)

Editors George Vosselman, Hans-Gerd Maas
Place of Publication Dunbeath, Scotland, UK
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Whittles Publishing

Written by a team of international experts, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the major applications of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning. It focuses on principles and methods and presents an integrated treatment of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning technology. After consideration of the technology and processing methods, the book turns to applications, such as engineering, forestry, cultural heritage, extraction of 3D building models, and mobile mapping. This book brings together the various facets of the subject in a coherent text that will be relevant for advanced students, academics and practitioners.


GPS for land surveyors

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 10, 119, GmE 242, 243)

Author Jan Van Sickle
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher CRC Press

Since the last edition of this international bestseller, GPS has grown to become part of a larger international context, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Both GPS and GNSS technologies are becoming ever more important in the everyday practice of survey and mappers. With GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition, a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors, you can stay in the know on the latest GPS techniques, technologies, codes, and signals.

What’s New to the Third Edition?

Sections on Real-Time Network Services, Block IIF, and control segment modernization
GPS code, such as the M-code, L1C, and L2C
An entire chapter dedicated to GNSS
Discussion of the Russian GLONASS system, the Chinese Beidou system, and the Japanese QZSS
From fundamental theory to practical application and advanced technologies, the book covers GPS without pages of complicated math. It demonstrates the basics of GPS technology, common hardware, surveying methods, survey design, planning, and observation. Additionally, each chapter includes helpful review questions and answers. GPS and GNSS are revolutionizing the practice of surveying and mapping. This user-friendly manual gives you the tools needed to understand and use these important technologies in everyday practice.


Hyperspectral remote sensing of tropical and sub-tropical forests

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 179, 212, GmE 202, 232)

Editors Margaret Kalacska, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher CRC Press

While frequently used in temperate environments, hyperspectral sensors and data are still a novelty in the tropics. Exploring the potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for assessing ecosystem characteristics, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests focuses on the complex and unique set of challenges involved in using this technology and the data it provides.

Special Features

A CD-ROM including hyperspectral color images
Coverage of in situ spectroscopy, airborne and satellite-based remote sensing, and fusion with other forms of data such
as LiDAR
Peer-reviewed chapters that highlight the most innovative achievements
Discussion of the potential of hyperspectral remote sensing to provide tools for assessing ecosystem characteristics at
various spatial and temporal scales
Experts from Diverse Backgrounds Share Their Successes

The book explores a range of analysis techniques, including hyperspectral reflectance indices, spectral mixture analysis, pattern classification, band selection, partial least-squares, linear discriminant analysis, and radiative transfer models. The chapter authors present a comprehensive review of the current status and innovative achievements in the field, citing approximately six hundred studies. As illustrated by the diverse backgrounds of the contributors, the most successful use of hyperspectral data requires a multidisciplinary approach spanning a wide range of fields.

Go Beyond the Basics to Actual Application

Although it begins by touching on the basics, this book is not a tutorial in remote sensing, but a reference that illustrates the potential applications and analysis techniques that can be used when facing the unique challenge of working in the tropics. It presents real-world examples and a suite of analysis techniques for using hyperspectral remote sensing in complex and diverse regions.


Hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202, 232)

Editors Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Alfredo Huete
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher CRC Press

Hyperspectral narrow-band (or imaging spectroscopy) spectral data are fast emerging as practical solutions in modeling and mapping vegetation. Recent research has demonstrated the advances in and merit of hyperspectral data in a range of applications including quantifying agricultural crops, modeling forest canopy biochemical properties, detecting crop stress and disease, mapping leaf chlorophyll content as it influences crop production, identifying plants affected by contaminants such as arsenic, demonstrating sensitivity to plant nitrogen content, classifying vegetation species and type, characterizing wetlands, and mapping invasive species. The need for significant improvements in quantifying, modeling, and mapping plant chemical, physical, and water properties is more critical than ever before to reduce uncertainties in our understanding of the Earth and to better sustain it. There is also a need for a synthesis of the vast knowledge spread throughout the literature from more than 40 years of research.

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation integrates this knowledge, guiding readers to harness the capabilities of the most recent advances in applying hyperspectral remote sensing technology to the study of terrestrial vegetation. Taking a practical approach to a complex subject, the book demonstrates the experience, utility, methods and models used in studying vegetation using hyperspectral data. Written by leading experts, including pioneers in the field, each chapter presents specific applications, reviews existing state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights the advances made, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of hyperspectral data in the study of vegetation as well as its numerous applications, such as crop yield modeling, crop and vegetation biophysical and biochemical property characterization, and crop moisture assessment.

This comprehensive book brings together the best global expertise on hyperspectral remote sensing of agriculture, crop water use, plant species detection, vegetation classification, biophysical and biochemical modeling, crop productivity and water productivity mapping, and modeling. It provides the pertinent facts, synthesizing findings so that readers can get the correct picture on issues such as the best wavebands for their practical applications, methods of analysis using whole spectra, hyperspectral vegetation indices targeted to study specific biophysical and biochemical quantities, and methods for detecting parameters such as crop moisture variability, chlorophyll content, and stress levels. A collective “knowledge bank,” it guides professionals to adopt the best practices for their own work.


Image analysis, classification, and change detection in remote sensing : with algorithms for ENVI/IDL, 2nd Ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

Author Morton J. Canty
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

Demonstrating the breadth and depth of growth in the field since the publication of the popular first edition, Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing, with Algorithms for ENVI/IDL, Second Edition has been updated and expanded to keep pace with the latest versions of the ENVI software environment. Effectively interweaving theory, algorithms, and computer codes, the text supplies an accessible introduction to the techniques used in the processing of remotely sensed imagery.

This significantly expanded edition presents numerous image analysis examples and algorithms, all illustrated in the array-oriented language IDL―allowing readers to plug the illustrations and applications covered in the text directly into the ENVI system―in a completely transparent fashion. Revised chapters on image arrays, linear algebra, and statistics convey the required foundation, while updated chapters detail kernel methods for principal component analysis, kernel-based clustering, and classification with support vector machines.

Additions to this edition include:

An introduction to mutual information and entropy
Algorithms and code for image segmentation
In-depth treatment of ensemble classification (adaptive boosting )
Improved IDL code for all ENVI extensions, with routines that can take advantage of the parallel computational power of
modern graphics processors
Code that runs on all versions of the ENVI/IDL software environment from ENVI 4.1 up to the present―available on the
author’s website
Many new end-of-chapter exercises and programming projects
With its numerous programming examples in IDL and many applications supporting ENVI, such as data fusion, statistical change detection, clustering and supervised classification with neural networks―all available as downloadable source code―this self-contained text is ideal for classroom use or self study.


Datums and map projections for remote sensing, GIS and surveying, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

Authors Jonathan C. Iliffe, Roger Lott
Place of Publication Dunbeath, Scotland, UK
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Whittles Publishing

Over the years since its first appearance, “datums and map projections” has become a key book for many students and professionals around the world. Its theme – a practical guide to coordinate reference systems – is as important now as when it was first published, probably more so when we consider the ever growing use of satellite navigation systems and the introduction of web mapping services such as google earth.while retaining the benefits of the first edition – clear presentation assuming no prior knowledge, a problem-solving approach, practical examples and the combination of gps-derived data with data from other sources – the rewritten and expanded second edition offers very much more: a different structure to give a better grouping of common themes; greater scope to cover all possible different types of coordinate reference system that are used in mapping and related areas; more examples and case studies from around the world; adoption of the terminology of the iso 19111 standard (spatial referencing by coordinates); and use of colour illustrations. This remains a vital text for students and practitioners in all areas of geomatics – surveying, remote sensing, gis, gps – and much more. Its accessible nature also makes it suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject and its applications.


Imaging with synthetic aperture radar

Recommending faculty: Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GmE 230)

Authors Didier Massonnet & Jean-Claude Souyris
Place of Publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher EPFL Press

Describing a field that has been transformed by the recent availability of data from a new generation of space and airborne systems, the authors offer a synthetic geometrical approach to the description of synthetic aperture radar, one that addresses physicists, radar specialists, as well as experts in image processing.


Handbook of spatial statistics

Recommending faculty: Dr. ()

Editor Alan E. Gelfand … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

Assembling a collection of very prominent researchers in the field, the Handbook of Spatial Statistics presents a comprehensive treatment of both classical and state-of-the-art aspects of this maturing area. It takes a unified, integrated approach to the material, providing cross-references among chapters.

The handbook begins with a historical introduction detailing the evolution of the field. It then focuses on the three main branches of spatial statistics: continuous spatial variation (point referenced data); discrete spatial variation, including lattice and areal unit data; and spatial point patterns. The book also contains a section on space–time work as well as a section on important topics that build upon earlier chapters.

By collecting the major work in the field in one source, along with including an extensive bibliography, this handbook will assist future research efforts. It deftly balances theory and application, strongly emphasizes modeling, and introduces many real data analysis examples.

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Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 187, no. 24 : June 27, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, no. 1 : July 4, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, no. 2-3 : July 11/18, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, no. 4 : July 25, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, no. 5 : August 1, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, no. 6 : August 8, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, no. 641 : July 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no. 2 :June 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society

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CIRCULATION BOOKS


Manual of geospatial science and technology

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 120, 190)

Editor John D. Bossler
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Following in the tradition of its popular predecessor, the Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, Second Edition continues to be the authoritative volume that covers all aspects of the field, both basic and applied, and includes a focus on initiating, planning, and managing GIS projects. This comprehensive resource, which contains contributions from 53 leading experts and professors in the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing, reflects the very latest advances in the technology, applications, and usage of the geospatial sciences in many key disciplines, from natural resource analysis to transportation planning.

Significantly updated and expanded, this reader-friendly manual introduces the fundamentals in mathematics and physics needed to perform area-wide mapping, inventory, data conversion, and analysis. The text maintains a focus on the practical aspects of these technologies and remains the only resource to cover the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing with such breadth and clarity. An expanded index, new and revised figures, a color insert, and an easier to read format are among the many improvements to this edition.

New to the Second Edition:

Revised chapters reflecting the changes that have occurred in the technology, applications, and usage of geospacial science
Coverage of GIS applications in automobile navigation and enterprise-wide applications
A new chapter devoted to basic statistics and least squares solutions
Expanded international scope that addresses the other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including the Russian Federation system (GLONASS), the Chinese system (COMPASS), and the European space agency system (GALILEO)
A new chapter covering Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
A new chapter that addresses privacy issues, legal concerns, and the emerging field of public participation GIS (PPGIS)
New material on the expanding field of geovisualization
The text presents many real-world applications, including road map navigation using GPS, as well as problems associated with mapping, inventory of land parcels, and data analysis. Complete with helpful references, decision making tools, and many new case studies, this time-saving resource provides the practical understanding required to harness the potential of these dynamic technologies.


GIS, environmental modeling and engineering, 2nd Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, 175, 222)

Author Allan Brimicombe
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

Spatial dimensions need to be properly captured if modeling and engineering techniques are to be successfully applied in addressing environmental problems. The links between the geographical information systems (GIS) that capture this data, simulation modeling, and engineering offer tremendous possibilities for building versatile support systems for managing the environment. GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering focuses on using GIS and external models to solve real environmental problems, promoting the critical thinking needed for the effective applications of these systems and their analytical outputs.

Divided into three major sections, this textbook first concentrates on defining GIS, identifying how data is structured, and explaining common functionality. The text examines GIS from a technological perspective, exploring the evolution of its scientific basis and its synergies with other technologies within a geocomputational paradigm. The next section explores modeling from a neutral scientific perspective in its role of simulating phenomena, as well as from a more specific perspective in its role within environmental science and engineering. The third and largest section looks at how GIS and simulation modeling are joined. It provides case studies and covers issues such as interoperability, data quality, model validity, space-time dynamics, and decision-support systems.

This volume provides seniors and postgraduate students with a structured, coherent text that goes beyond introductory subject matter by enabling readers to think critically about the data acquisition process and the results they get from the technology.


Spatial data quality : from process to decisions

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 128, GmE 221)

Editors Rodolphe Devillers, Helen Goodchild
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

Producing maps that depict the real world accurately has been a major concern of cartographers for centuries. This is especially true today as escalating access to geospatial data and the subsequent increase in user-generated content provided by Web 2.0 have significantly altered the typical processes used to produce, distribute, and use geospatial data.

Focusing on users and decisions as well as the data, Spatial Data Quality: From Process to Decisions provides an up-to-date overview of scientific progress in this core sub-discipline of the Geographic Information Sciences. Presenting results from a number of current research projects in spatial data quality (SDQ) ― from the assessment of data accuracy to legal aspects relating to the quality of geographic information ― this reference reflects the changes in practice in response to the rapid technological developments over the past decade.

An impressive panel of internationally recognized expert contributors focuses on the relationship between the quality of geographic data and the quality of decisions based on such data. Structured for easy reference, the first section of the book discusses conceptual approaches to SDQ, the second presents a number of applications of spatial data quality methods, the third looks at SDQ issues for remote sensing data, and the final section presents papers that consider the interface between the law and SDQ.

In addition to the main chapters presented in each section, a number of shorter notes present on-going and recent research projects investigating various aspects of spatial data quality.


Principles of modeling uncertainties in spatial data and spatial analyses

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 128, GmE 221)

Authors Wenzhong Shi
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

When compared to classical sciences such as math, with roots in prehistory, and physics, with roots in antiquity, geographical information science (GISci) is the new kid on the block. Its theoretical foundations are therefore still developing and data quality and uncertainty modeling for spatial data and spatial analysis is an important branch of that theory. Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses outlines the foundational principles and supplies a firm grasp of the disciplines’ theoretical underpinnings.

Comprehensive, Systematic Review of Methods for Handling Uncertainties

The book summarizes the principles of modeling uncertainty of spatial data and spatial analysis, and then introduces the developed methods for handling uncertainties in spatial data and modeling uncertainties in spatial models. Building on this foundation, the book goes on to explore modeling uncertainties in spatial analyses and describe methods for presentation of data as quality information. Progressing from basic to advanced topics, the organization of the contents reflects the four major theoretical breakthroughs in uncertainty modeling: advances in spatial object representation, uncertainty modeling for static spatial data to dynamic spatial analyses, uncertainty modeling for spatial data to spatial models, and error description of spatial data to spatial data quality control.

Determine Fitness-of-Use for Your Applications

Modeling uncertainties is essential for the development of geographic information science. Uncertainties always exist in GIS and are then propagated in the results of any spatial analysis. The book delineates how GIS can be a better tool for decision-making and demonstrates how the methods covered can be used to control the data quality of GIS products.


Geographic information systems in water resources engineering

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222 )

Author Lynn E. Johnson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

State-of-the-art GIS spatial data management and analysis tools are revolutionizing the field of water resource engineering. Familiarity with these technologies is now a prerequisite for success in engineers’ and planners’ efforts to create a reliable infrastructure.

GIS in Water Resource Engineering presents a review of the concepts and applications of GIS in the various sub-fields of water resource engineering. After a summary review of analyses and database functions, the book addresses concepts and applications in the following areas:

Surface Water Hydrology
Groundwater Hydrology
Water Supply and Irrigation systems
Wastewater and Stormwater Systems
Floodplain Management
Water Quality
Water Resource Monitoring and Forecasting
River Basin Planning and Management
The book develops a general understanding of the nature of GIS and how it is used to create and analyze geographic data. The author first introduces primary field data collection methods and describes procedures for interpretation and analysis. The second portion of the book focuses on the linkage of GIS data with water resource analysis and management models. Applications are presented with descriptions of GIS database development, analysis background theory, and model integration with GIS.

The profound impact of GIS systems on water resources engineering continues to grow. GIS in Water Resource Engineering arms engineers and planners with an arsenal of tools to assist in the creation of a reliable, environmentally sensitive, infrastructure.


Quality aspects in spatial data mining

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 128, GmE 221) ()

Editors Alfred Stein, Wenzhong Shi, Wietske Bijker
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Taylor&Francis/CRC Press

Describes the State-of-the-Art in Spatial Data Mining, Focuses on Data Quality

Substantial progress has been made toward developing effective techniques for spatial information processing in recent years. This science deals with models of reality in a GIS, however, and not with reality itself. Therefore, spatial information processes are often imprecise, allowing for much interpretation of abstract figures and data. Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining introduces practical and theoretical solutions for making sense of the often chaotic and overwhelming amount of concrete data available to researchers.

In this cohesive collection of peer-reviewed chapters, field authorities present the latest field advancements and cover such essential areas as data acquisition, geoinformation theory, spatial statistics, and dissemination. Each chapter debuts with an editorial preview of each topic from a conceptual, applied, and methodological point of view, making it easier for researchers to judge which information is most beneficial to their work.

Chapters Evolve From Error Propagation and Spatial Statistics to Address Relevant Applications

The book advises the use of granular computing as a means of circumventing spatial complexities. This counter-application to traditional computing allows for the calculation of imprecise probabilities – the kind of information that the spatial information systems community wrestles with much of the time.

Under the editorial guidance of internationally respected geoinformatics experts, this indispensable volume addresses quality aspects in the entire spatial data mining process, from data acquisition to end user. It also alleviates what is often field researchers’ most daunting task by organizing the wealth of concrete spatial data available into one convenient source, thereby advancing the frontiers of spatial information systems.


Topographic laser ranging and scanning : principles and processing

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 12)

Editors Jie Shan and Charles K. Toth
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

A systematic, in-depth introduction to theories and principles of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology is long overdue, as it is the most important geospatial data acquisition technology to be introduced in recent years. An advanced discussion, this text fills the void.

Professionals in fields ranging from geology, geography and geoinformatics to physics, transportation, and law enforcement will benefit from this comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. The book covers ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space. The authors present data collection at the signal level in terms of waveforms and their properties; at the system level with regard to calibration and georeferencing; and at the data level to discuss error budget, quality control, and data organization. They devote the bulk of the book to LiDAR data processing and information extraction and elaborate on recent developments in building extraction and reconstruction, highlighting quality and performance evaluations. There is also extensive discussion of the state-of-the-art technological developments used in: filtering algorithms for digital terrain model generation; strip adjustment of data for registration; co-registration of LiDAR data with imagery; forestry inventory; and surveying.

Readers get insight into why LiDAR is the effective tool of choice to collect massive volumes of explicit 3-D data with unprecedented accuracy and simplicity. Compiled by leading experts talking about much of their own pioneering work, this book will give researchers, professionals, and senior students novel ideas to supplement their own experience and practices.


Spatial statistics : geospatial information modeling and thematic mapping

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 128, GmE 221)

Authors Mohammed A. Kalkhan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Geospatial information modeling and mapping has become an important tool for the investigation and management of natural resources at the landscape scale. Spatial Statistics: GeoSpatial Information Modeling and Thematic Mapping reviews the types and applications of geospatial information data, such as remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and GPS as well as their integration into landscape-scale geospatial statistical models and maps.

The book explores how to extract information from remotely sensed imagery, GIS, and GPS, and how to combine this with field data―vegetation, soil, and environmental―to produce a spatial model that can be reconstructed and displayed using GIS software. Readers learn the requirements and limitations of each geospatial modeling and mapping tool. Case studies with real-life examples illustrate important applications of the models.

Topics covered in this book include:

An overview of the geospatial information sciences and technology and spatial statistics
Sampling methods and applications, including probability sampling and nonrandom sampling, and issues to consider in sampling and plot design
Fine and coarse scale variability
Spatial sampling schemes and spatial pattern
Linear and spatial correlation statistics, including Moran’s I, Geary’s C, cross-correlation statistics, and inverse distance weighting
Geospatial statistics analysis using stepwise regression, ordinary least squares (OLS), variogram, kriging, spatial auto-regression, binary classification trees, cokriging, and geospatial models for presence and absence data
How to use R statistical software to work on statistical analyses and case studies, and to develop a geospatial statistical model
The book includes practical examples and laboratory exercises using ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, and other popular software for geospatial modeling. It is accessible to readers from various fields, without requiring advanced knowledge of geospatial information sciences or quantitative methods.


Geoinformatics in applied geomorphology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 190)

Editors Siddan Anbazhagan, S. K. Subramanian, Xiaojun Yang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can be used to solve a wide variety of applied geomorphologic problems, such as characterization of arid, coastal, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, karst, and tectonic landforms; natural hazard zoning and mitigations; petroleum exploration; and groundwater exploration and management.

Using case studies to illustrate concepts and methods, this book covers:

Arid environments, such as the Thar desert, West Texas, the Qatar Peninsula, and the Dead Sea areas
Coastal shoreline changes in Kuwait
Coastal zone management in India
Estuarine bathymetric study of Tampa Bay, Florida
Fluvial landforms of the Elbe river basin, Germany
Subsurface coastal geomorphology and coastal morphological changes due to tsunamis in the East coast of India
The Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Ghats, and Precambrian terrain of South India
The result of extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology is designed for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of geomorphology, geological engineering, geography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.


Advances in web-based GIS, mapping services and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

Editors Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic, Bert Veenendaal
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications is published as part of ISPRS WG IV/5 effort, and aims at presenting (1) Recent technological advancements, e.g., new developments under Web 2.0, map mashups, neogeography and the like; (2) Balanced theoretical discussions and technical implementations; (3) Commentary on the current stages of development; and (4) Prediction of developments over the next decade. Containing 21 contributions from 60 researchers active within ISPRS communities, most of them from academia and some from governments, the book covers a wide range of topics related to the state-of-the-art in web mapping/GIS and geographic information services. The volume is organized in five sections:

1. Analytical and Geospatial Services;

2. Performance;

3. Augmentation and LBS;

4. Collaboration and Decision Making, and 5. Open Standards for Geospatial Services.

Supported by a considerable number of technical details and examples, an overall view of the current achievements and progress made in the field of web-based GIS and mapping services is given. The chapters reflect timely and future developments addressing: constant updating of related web and geospatial technologies as well as the revolution of web mapping caused by mainstream IT vendors such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft; increased interest from industry on geo-spatial information technologies; and increasing demand from the general public for prompt and effective spatial information services. Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications will appeal to academia and researchers, application specialists and developers, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate students interested in distributed and web-based geoinformation systems and applications, geodatabases, and digital mapping.


Local models for spatial analysis, 2nd Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 128, GmE 221)

Author Christopher D. Lloyd
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Written in recognition of developments in spatial data analysis that focused on differences between places, the first edition of Local Models for Spatial Analysis broke new ground with its focus on local modelling methods. Reflecting the continued growth and increased interest in this area, the second edition describes a wide range of methods which account for local variations in geographical properties.

What’s new in the Second Edition:

Additional material on geographically-weighted statistics and local regression approaches
A better overview of local models with reference to recent critical reviews about the subject area
Expanded coverage of individual methods and connections between them
Chapters have been restructured to clarify the distinction between global and local methods
A new section in each chapter references key studies or other accounts that support the book
Selected resources provided online to support learning
An introduction to the methods and their underlying concepts, the book uses worked examples and case studies to demonstrate how the algorithms work their practical utility and range of application. It provides an overview of a range of different approaches that have been developed and employed within Geographical Information Science (GIScience). Starting with first principles, the author introduces users of GISystems to the principles and application of some widely used local models for the analysis of spatial data, including methods being developed and employed in geography and cognate disciplines. He discusses the relevant software packages that can aid their implementation and provides a summary list in Appendix A.

Presenting examples from a variety of disciplines, the book demonstrates the importance of local models for all who make use of spatial data. Taking a problem driven approach, it provides extensive guidance on the selection and application of local models.


GIS applications in agriculture. Volume two, Nutrient management for energy efficiency

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

Editors David E. Clay, John F. Shanahan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

We are entering a new era in production agronomics. Agricultural scientists the world over call for the development of techniques that simultaneously increase soil carbon storage and reduce agriculture’s energy use. In response, site-specific or precision agriculture has become the focus and direction for the three motivating forces that are changing agriculture today: the expanding capacity of personal computers, the molecular biology revolution, and the recent developments in information technology such as the increasing use of geographical information systems (GIS).

Using mathematics, technology, and creativity, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Two: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency examines the development of nutrient management practices that help producers improve their profitability and energy efficiency. Throughout the book, chapters demonstrate how complex mathematical and spatial modeling approaches can provide the basis for much of our present and certainly our future management practices.

Highlighting recent successes and the nuts and bolts associated with implementing the proposed techniques, the book covers energy efficiency calculations, techniques for overcoming yield-limiting factors, soil information collection and analysis, and remote sensing for improving management decisions. It describes the development of an economically optimum site-specific corn plant population equation based on an experiment containing many field sites, the estimation of soil productivity and energy efficiency using online data sources, and the assessment and implementation of site-specific carbon and water management systems, analyzing energy efficiency of compost and manures.

Emphasizing the mathematics that will enable producers to make full use of the technological advances made during the 21st century, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Two holds the key to the successful, sustainable, and efficient production of food to feed the ever increasing world population.


Location-based information systems : developing real-time tracking applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GmE 223)

Authors Miguel A. Labrador, Alfredo J. Perez, Pedro M. Wightman
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Drawing on the authors’ more than six years of R&D in location-based information systems (LBIS) as well as their participation in defining the Java ME Location API 2.0, Location-Based Information Systems: Developing Real-Time Tracking Applications provides information and examples for creating real-time LBIS based on GPS-enabled cellular phones. Each chapter presents a general real-time tracking system example that can be easily adapted to target any application domain and that can incorporate other sensor data to make the system “participatory sensing” or “human-centric sensing.”

The book covers all of the components needed to develop an LBIS. It discusses cellular phone programming using the Java ME platform, positioning technologies, databases and spatial databases, communications, client- and server-side data processing, and real-time data visualization via Google Maps and Google Earth. Using freely available software, the authors include many code examples and detailed instructions for building your own system and setting up your entire development environment.

Web Resource
A companion website at www.csee.usf.edu/~labrador/LBIS provides additional information and supporting material. It contains all of the software packages and applications used in the text as well as PowerPoint slides and laboratory examples.

Although LBIS applications are still in the beginning stages, they have the potential to transform our daily lives, from warning us about possible health problems to monitoring pollution levels around us. Exploring this novel technology, Location-Based Information Systems describes the technical components needed to create location-based services with an emphasis on nonproprietary, freely available solutions that work across different technologies and platforms.


Global navigation satellite systems : insights into GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass, and others

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 154, 168, 174, GmE 211, 242)

Author B. Bhatta
Place of Publication Hyderabad, India
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher BS Publications

Includes detailed information on GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass, and other regional and augmented systems
Sheds light on the latest developments and modern trends of GNSS
Offers practical guidance for surveying, mapping, and navigation
Includes questions at the end of every chapter
Contains a detailed glossary of terms and extensive reference list
Specifically designed as an introductory reference text, this volume provides a thorough coverage of the basic principles and techniques of GNSS. It starts with the history and basic concepts and subsequently provides an extensive coverage on every GNSS constellation, GNSS signals, errors and accuracy issues, positioning methods, augmentations, satellite geodesy, and GNSS receivers. It also presents a wide spectrum of GNSS applications and practical issues involved in surveying, mapping, and navigation.

Written in a clear style and including advanced topics, a detailed glossary, guidance on surveying, mapping and navigation along with numerous references, this volume is of use to students, researchers and professionals. It will specifically benefit those in geoinformatics, navigation, civil, construction, naval, aviation and transportation engineering working with GNSS for natural resources, agricultural and environmental information, geosciences and geography.


GIS applications in agriculture. Volume three, Invasive species

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

Editor Sharon A. Clay
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

While many “alien” plant and animal species are purposefully introduced into new areas as ornamentals, livestock, crops, and even pets, these species can escape into other areas and threaten agricultural and native ecosystems causing economic and environmental harm, or harm to human health. Increasingly, scientists are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to track and manage the invaders, mitigate the potential rate of spread and level of impact, and protect the native economy and ecosystem.

Beginning with an introduction to the use of GIS technology to capture, store, analyze, manage, and present data, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Three: Invasive Species examines five relevant categories of geographic information including dispersal and transport, prediction and forecasting, mapping of current infestations, maps for management and control tactics, and impact assessment and method of control. It address GIS for studying the population ecology of a new species, niche requirements for species success, and the monitoring and control of several different species including Australian examples of intentionally introduced invasive species, insects and other animals that may also vector a disease, and invasive weed management from prediction to management.

Chapters cover maps and imageries available on various Web sites and provide step-by-step tutorials or case studies that allow manipulation of datasets featured on the accompanying CD-ROM to make maps, perform statistical analyses, and predict future problems. It offers hands-on experience with a variety of software programs that create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data and maps, and present the results of these operations in several different formats. Some of the programs are freeware, others are not, but each can be used to integrate, edit, share, and display geographic information. Color figures are also available on the CD-ROM.

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