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Chemistry for sanitary engineers, Second edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Clair N. Sawyer, Perry L. McCarty
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1967]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Education is usually carried out at the graduate level, drawing mainly on students with a civil engineering background.  In general, civil engineering training does not prepare a student well in chemistry and biology.  Snce a knowledge of these sciences is vital to the sanitary engineer, the graduate program must be designed to correct this deficiency.

This book is written to serve as a textbook for a first course in chemistry for sanitary engineers and for the students with one year of college-level chemistry.  Sanitary engineers need a wide background in chemistry, and in recognition of this need, the book summarizes the important aspects from various areas of chemistry.  This treatment should help orient the student’s thinking, aid him in his choice of areas for advanced study, and help him to develop a better concept of what should expect to derive from further study.

The purpose of this book is twofold:

  • It attempts to bring into focus those aspects of chemistry which are particularly valuable to sanitary engineering practice, and
  • It attempts to lay a groundwork of understanding in the area of specialized quantitative analysis, commonly referred to as water and wastewater analysis, that will serve the student as a basis in all the common phases of sanitary engineering practice and research.

A treatise on limnology, volume 1:  Geography, physics, and chemistry

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author G. Evelyn Hutchinson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1957]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The aim of this book is to give as complete an account as is possible of the events  characteristically occurring in lakes.  The author, by training a biologist, is by inclination a naturalist who has tried to examine the whole sequence of geological, physical, chemical, and biological events that operate together in a lake basin and are dependent one on another.  The book is addressed to all who are professionally concerned with limnology, but also to biologists who may wish to know something of the physicochemical environment, mode of life, and evolutionary significance of such fresh-water organisms as they may study from quite different points of view; to geologists who are desirous of learning something of modern lakes in order that they may better interpret the record of inland waters in past times; and to oceanographers who wish to compare the results of their own science with what has been learned of the small but very individual bodies of water which make up the nonmarine part of the hydrosphere.

A treatise on limnology, volume 2:  Introduction to lake biology and the limnoplankton

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author G. Evelyn Hutchinson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1967]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Included are the following: a long, modern account, which relates the freshwater biota to the rest of the living world. . .a short formal discussion which brings order into the nomenclature of biological communities in lakes. . .a nonmathematical, readable treatment of the hydromechanics of the plankton–the only known attempt to cover the subject. . .chapters on the phytoplankton, its occurrence and seasonal succession, and on the zooplankton, with a special account of vertical distribution and migration. . .and a final chapter of cyclomorphosis

Recursive streamflow forecasting : a state-space approach

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors József Szilágyi, András Szöllösi-Nagy
Place of Publication Leiden
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

This textbook is a practical guide to real-time streamflow forecasting that provides a rigorous description of a coupled stochastic and physically based flow routing method and its practical applications. This method is used in current times of record-breaking floods to forecast flood levels by various hydrological forecasting services. By knowing in advance when, where, and at what level a river will crest, appropriate protection works can be organized, reducing casualties and property damage. Through its real-life case examples and problem listings, the book teaches hydrology and civil engineering students and water-resources practitioners the physical forecasting model and allows them to apply it directly in real-life problems of streamflow simulation and forecasting. Designed as a textbook for courses on hydroinformatics and water management, it includes exercises and a CD-ROM with MATLAB® codes for the simulation of streamflows and the creation of real-time hydrological forecasts

Leonardo Da Vinci’s water theory : on the origin and fate of water

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors L. Pfister, H. H. G. Savenije, F. Fenicia
Place of Publication Wallingford
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was not only one of the greatest artists of his time, he was also a great engineer and scientist. A large part of his scientific work was dedicated to understanding the movement, circulation and physical characteristics of water in its different forms. This book makes Leonardo Da Vinci’s contributions to the science of water accessible to a wider public and compares his ideas with our present knowledge. Fascinating, revealing and inspiring, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Water Theory opens up a new history to the study of water. Two hundred years before Newton, Perrault and Halley, Leonardo Da Vinci was doing hypothesis-driven science and describing and classifying hydrological processes. For example, he came close to the modern definition of the hydrological cycle, recognising that water passes through the major river systems countless times, summing up to volumes much greater than those contained in the worlds oceans. Pfister, Savenije and Fenicia carefully report Da Vincis seminal work and provide a modern hydrological context.

Climate and the hydrological cycle

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

Editors M. F. P. Bierkens, A. J. Dolman, P. A. Troch
Place of Publication Wallingford
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

An in-depth overview of the role of the hydrological cycle within the climate system, including climate change impacts on hydrological reserves and fluxes, as well as the controls of terrestrial hydrology on regional and global climatology. This book fills the need for a text about the interface between the two disciplines: Role of the hydrological cycle in the climate system; Evaporation; Physics of evaporation and atmospheric boundary layers; Precipitation physics and rainfall observation; Land surface hydrology; Land surface schemes and climate models; Arctic and snow hydrology; Dynamics of glaciers, ice sheets and global sea level; Feedback mechanisms: precipitation and soil moisture; Feedback mechanisms: land use, hydrology and carbon; Palaeohydrology: an introduction; Groundwater palaeohydrology; Global warming and the acceleration of the hydrological cycle; Climate change and hydrological impact studies; and Remote sensing for hydrological studies.

An introduction to dynamic meteorology, Third edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author James R. Holton
Place of Publication San Diego
Date of Publication [1992]
Publisher Academic Press

Dynamic meteorology is the study of those motions of the atmosphere that are associated with weather and climate. The science of dynamic meteorology continues its rapid advance, and its scope has broadened considerably. There continue to be important new developments in the analysis and prediction of extratropical synoptic-scale systems. Important progress has been made in the understanding of mesoscale storms, in tropical dynamics, in the dynamics of climate, and in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere.
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Third Edition reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a coherent presentation of the fundamentals. The text emphasizes physical principles rather than mathematical elegance.

  • Presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology
  • Explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists
  • Discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change
  • Features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics
  • Includes updated treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction
  • Instructor’s manual is available

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