Released on 1984-01-01Categories Nature

Groundwater Contamination

Groundwater Contamination

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309034418

Category: Nature

Page: 179

View: 856

And ConclusionsReferences; III METHODS OF WASTE DISPOSAL ; 4 Shallow Land Burial of Municipal Wastes; Introduction; Leachate Characteristics; Gas Production; Hydrogeologic Criteria; Unsaturated Flow; Site Size; Water Balance; Trench Covers; Trench Liners; Monitoring; Monitoring Methodology; Verification of Contamination; Conclusions; References; 5 Deep Burial Of Toxic Wastes; Introduction; Methods of Disposal; Advantages and Disadvantages of Deep Burial; A Hypothetical Repository; Hydrogeologic Properties of Rocks at Depth; General Data from Wells and Test Holes; Geochemical Evidence.
Released on 2000-09-07Categories Technology & Engineering

Aquatic Pollution

Aquatic Pollution

Author: Edward A. Laws

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471348759

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 639

View: 116

A clear, straightforward presentation of concepts and issues in aquatic pollution This comprehensive introductory text presents a systematic study of pollution in oceans, lakes, streams, and underground aquifers. In a clear, straightforward style that is easily accessible to nonscientists, it describes the sources, features, and effects of thirteen different types of aquatic pollution. Fully updated to reflect current understanding and recent developments, this Third Edition of Aquatic Pollution covers every aspect of pollution associated with urban runoff, acid rain, sewage disposal, pesticides, oil spills, nutrient loading, and more. Case studies of major pollution sites such as Lake Erie, Three Mile Island, and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal help to illustrate points made in the general discussion. Important features of this new edition include: * Updated discussions of nonpoint source pollution, industrial pollution, thermal pollution, pathogens, metals, plastics, and more * New case studies of Chesapeake Bay and the Exxon Valdez * Beginning-of-chapter outlines * End-of-chapter study questions * New special section on units of measurement * Four chapters on the fundamentals of ecology and toxicology Aquatic Pollution, Third Edition, is a first-rate teaching and learning tool for courses in environmental science, zoology, oceanography, biology, and civil or sanitary engineering. It is also an excellent primer for policymakers and activists focused on environmental issues.
Released on 2007Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Memory, Psychology and Second Language Learning

Memory, Psychology and Second Language Learning

Author: Mick Randall

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902721977X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

View: 631

This book explores the contributions that cognitive linguistics and psychology, including neuropsychology, have made to the understanding of the way that second languages are processed and learnt. It examines areas of phonology, word recognition and semantics, examining 'bottom-up' decoding processes as compared with 'top-down' processes as they affect memory. It also discusses second language learning from the acquisition/learning and nativist/connectionist perspectives. These ideas are then related to the methods that are used to teach second languages, primarily English, in formal classroom situations. This examination involves both 'mainstream' communicative approaches, and more traditional methods widely used to teach EFL throughout the world. The book is intended to act both as a textbook for students who are studying second language teaching and as an exploration of issues for the interested teacher who would like to further extend their understanding of the cognitive processes underlying their teaching.Mick Randall is currently Senior Lecturer in TESOL and Head of the Institute of Education at the British University in Dubai. He has taught courses in second language learning and teaching, applied linguistics and psychology in a number of different contexts. He has a special interest in the cognitive processing of language and in the psycholinguistics of word recognition, spelling and reading.
Released on 1990-10-25Categories Foreign Language Study

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194371360

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 173

View: 711

How are words and idioms organized in a language? How are they learnt and stored? Vocabulary explains the ways in which the various theories relating to these questions have been applied in both teaching and reference materials. A wide range of examples illustrate the text, and will help readers to evaluate and adapt the vocabulary materials they use in their own classrooms.
Released on 1998-03-12Categories Foreign Language Study

Psycholinguistics

Psycholinguistics

Author: Thomas Scovel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194372138

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 154

View: 848

Part of a series of introductions to the key disciplines in the study of language, this book informs the reader about current thinking and acts as a guide to further enquiry.
Released on 1990-12-31Categories Science

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Author: Hsai-Yang Fang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412988917

Category: Science

Page: 956

View: 112

More than ten years have passed since the first edition was published. During that period there have been a substantial number of changes in geotechnical engineering, especially in the applications of foundation engineering. As the world population increases, more land is needed and many soil deposits previously deemed unsuitable for residential housing or other construction projects are now being used. Such areas include problematic soil regions, mining subsidence areas, and sanitary landfills. To overcome the problems associated with these natural or man-made soil deposits, new and improved methods of analysis, design, and implementation are needed in foundation construction. As society develops and living standards rise, tall buildings, transportation facilities, and industrial complexes are increasingly being built. Because of the heavy design loads and the complicated environments, the traditional design concepts, construction materials, methods, and equipment also need improvement. Further, recent energy and material shortages have caused additional burdens on the engineering profession and brought about the need to seek alternative or cost-saving methods for foundation design and construction.
Released on 2012-01-04Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Words in the Mind

Words in the Mind

Author: Jean Aitchison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118170960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 757

Featuring new coverage of the brain and language, and lexicalcorpora, the 4th edition of Words in the Mind offers readersthe latest thinking about the ways in which we learn words,remember them, understand them, and find the ones we want to use. Explores the latest insights into the complex relationshipbetween language, words, and the human mind, creating a rich andrevealing resource for students and non-specialists alike Addresses the structure and content of the human word-store– the ‘mental lexicon’ – with particularreference to the spoken language of native English speakers Features a wealth of new material, including an all-new chapterfocusing exclusively on the brain and language, and enhancedcoverage of lexical corpora – computerized databases –and on lexical change of meaning Incorporates numerous updates throughout, including expansionof many notes and suggestions for further reading Comprises state-of-the-art research, yet remains accessible andstudent-friendly
Released on 1994Categories Gardening

Possum in the Pawpaw Tree

Possum in the Pawpaw Tree

Author: B. Rosie Lerner

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 155753053X

Category: Gardening

Page: 308

View: 964

One of the latest trends in home horticulture is regional gardening, but most popular garden books and syndicated columns are written by authors on the East or West coasts. Possum in the Pawpaw Tree is aimed at the heartland of the United States, where "normal" weather means bitter winters, torrential spring rains, and summer drought. The material here is arranged to provide a handy month-by-month guide for indoor and outdoor gardening activities, both for the novice and the more experienced gardener.