14.05.2017

Despite the title of this volume, it is not the one that would enable the readers to accomplish what the meteorological services scattered all around the world are struggling to do; the book has been rather designed to instantly forecast when exactly the storm is due.

   What the author of this publication, professional sailor and meteorologist Alan Watts, tried to do was point out the key factors that people should consider when the pro- forecasters have made their storm predictions - and sometimes even if the professionals have not. This volume brings the sky and science together and is full of very useful tips on how to properly determine what is coming.

The book is very easy to use and is packed with numerous color images that perfectly illustrate various types of weather fronts and allow reader to understand what they would bring. The author has also included so many practical explanations and data table to make the theoretical text more understandable for the average user. The instructive images show the cloud formations and all other supplementary material has been added with the ultimate purpose to enable readers involved in outdoor activities assess their chances of being caught in a storm. Note that actually no other author of the forecasting-related texts uses the hands-on approach applied by Alan Watts. You may wish to have a look at this book on wind forecasting.

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14.05.2017

Here is a book prompting questions - and providing some answers - relating to the behaviors' of the wind in different situations. Note that it is not intended to cover absolutely all circumstances because of its limited volume, but the author of this publication still hopes that it will be very helpful to the readers who require a bit deeper insight into the subject that it is usually provided by the official weather forecasts.

It is not actually a sort of textbook on the wind; however, some of the explanations have been provided in the book, but that is a minimum required to make the content of the publication understandable to all readers who may not be professionals. Such approach is expected to appeal to all people daunted by the long wind explanations. The book is a good choice for the average reader since it does not require them to possess any deep knowledge of the meteorology and associated terminology.

This new release of the popular volume has been seriously updated with numerous informative images and data tables in comparison to the previous edition. There are several completely new chapters such as the one dedicated to the micro wind shifts or the winds that are considered specific to the Mediterranean region. Check this publication for the storm forecasting, as well.

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10.05.2017

Here is the latest edition of the popular and premier air pollution book - it was completely revised by the team of author and now includes many new components. This textbook covers the wide range of topics that er relating to the study of the air pollution; in addition to that, there are some new chapters included in the book covering the atmospheric emissions and long term effects of the pollution.

The authors of the book also present the updated info on acidic development, mathematical modeling, long distance transport etc. It is a perfect compendium for every person involved, either directly or not directly, in making serious decisions in conjunction with the air pollution prevention and control. It will be useful even for non-specialists since they will find very concise and technically correct answers to the most difficult problems. We would say that the book presents a thorough multi-disciplinary overview of all the aspects that are relating to the air pollution - it will also be very interesting for people willing to know a bit more about the subject topic in general.

Written by the recognized industry experts, this textbook is a truly outstanding place to start learning about pollution topics and their relations to the other problems. The material has been presented in a very easy to read manner making the book very handy and helpful for everyone, not only to specialists.

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12.03.2017

Aquatecture - Architecture and Water

   The relationships existing between the structures to their surroundings are considered basic and fundamental to the design cohesion and to the applicable engineering requirements. Anthony Wilson, who is the author of the present volume, has tried to study the architecture from the historical background and has also paid attention to the modern viewpoints. The opening chapter of this volume is mainly examining the general historical context together with all relevant cultural aspects of the water element. The main body of the document consists of several chapters addressing the urban waterfront, and the interface between the urban life and coast/river and water environment in cases of conscious resort, plus water techniques for the achievement of the required visual and physical effects. Numerous examples are supplementing the text part of this book and show the water spaces where the water element is deservedly considered fundamental to the general design. We all know that water provides a foundation for the human existence; however, it is really important to fully understand that a water is also a source of aesthetic pleasure, symbolism, and also therapeutic value, giving the expression to the moods of the nature and providing required substance to the seasonal changes, fashioning the landscapes...

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01.03.2017

Advances in Coastal Modeling

   The present volume is intended to unify and enhance the accessibility of the modern scholarly researches relating to the advances in the field of coastal modeling. A wide spectrum of the innovative models is addressing the whole diversity and all different aspects of these researches together with the dynamics and responses of the coastal systems and subsystems. The chapters of the book have been prepared by the coastal experts from different countries in order to provide readers with the valuable technical insights of the developments and contemporary knowledge of the models considered essential for proper understanding and prediction of the dynamics. Among the features of the present publication we would underline the encompassing and very impressive presentation of the operational/functional models for all people with the interest in professional modeling of the oceans, seas and coasts. The content of the volume also includes the chapters focusing on the shore lines and beaches modeling, in addition to the dynamic processes of waves and flows, currents and transport of sediments. The main scope of the publication has been strengthened with supplementary chapters that concentrate of the major effects that the coastal structures have on the near-shore flows, coastal pollution and eco-modeling and other relevant information.

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16.02.2017

shipboard petroleum surveys
   Take a time going through this nice practical guide released to explain and illustrate how the duly performed shipboard surveys can seriously reduce the risks of cargo shortages and contamination claims that commonly arise from loading/discharging of the crude oils plus various petroleum products. The authors of this booklet are recommending a broad range of both qualitative and quantitative recording/monitoring techniques proven effective; such techniques should assist in identification of the potential loss of cargo and contamination problems at their earliest stages and also to reduce the costs that are associated with the remedy. This guide has been specifically designed to be used together with the industry guidelines and different recognized standards, for examples ones issued by the API. The authors have also provided valuable advice on the avoidance of the errors in the course of the calibration of vessel. They have also given some recommendations relating to the shipboard operating and also logging procedures. All confusing terms and acronyms that are usually associated with the transportation of oil cargoes have been clearly explained. The publication has been prepared by Anthony Severn who is an internationally recognized expert on oil cargo claims commonly arising from the sea transportation and custody transfer of the crude oils and associated products. 

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16.02.2017
Technology and safety of marine systems
 

   This useful and practical work by Anand Pillay and Jin Wang was aimed to cater to a remarkably very broad range of interested readers, including experienced professional safety and operation engineers and design specialists particularly those working in both marine and offshore industries. The book may also serve as a useful thorough reference compilation of materials to the under- and postgraduate students of such disciplines as the marine technology, general-  and safety- and reliability engineering; the content of this volume for sure will be be beneficial for industrial researchers and academics. This title is intended to serve as a good start point for the newcomers to safety engineering and to the apprentices newly engaged in the use of risk analysis methods. The publication includes several useful sections briefly introducing the readers to the shipping scenes and setting the further mood through defining the rules and relevant regulations governing fishing and merchant vessels. Once all applicable safety requirements have been established, note there are numerous risk analysis and safety assessment instruments available to the readers have been highlighted. The methods described in this title are mainly based on the framework of the Formal Ship Safety Assessment, and they have all been demonstrated using numerous real-life practical examples.

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16.02.2017

Corrosion for Everybody

   It goes without saying that people never enjoy corrosion. The corrosion is commonly perceived as a very nasty phenomena with which people have to cope. The present comprehensive volume by Alec Groysman is aimed to clearly explained the corrosion to everybody and the author has made his best to present the explanation in a maximum lucid and interesting way. The content of the volume will be easily understandable even for the beginners and young engineers. However, the problem of corrosion has been addressed quite deeply and it means that the book will be of great professional interest even for the practicing engineers and scientists in this field. The author has used a fresh style of writing and explanation and covered such the important topics as oxygen solubility in water, reversible/irreversible potential, practical monitoring and control of pollution, iron and steel oxidation, humanitarian aspects and many others. The text part of the volume has been supplemented with numerous practical real-life examples of different corrosion phenomena. The corrosion has been explained in six big chapters starting from the corrosion mechanisms and its parameters, through the corrosion phenomena and types of corrosion. The publication would be recommended to all people willing to get a deeper insight in the corrosion types, associated mechanisms and preventative measures.

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