Surface

Land/water and the Visual Arts

Author: Liz Wells,Simon Standing

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841509361

Category: Art

Page: 95

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This book is a collection of six papers from the 2004 Land/Water and Surface symposium. These works contribute both to contemporary academic debates within artist and curatorial practices, and to understanding within related areas of experience and knowledge. Central themes include: sustainability; representation of change, journey, place and visual practice; West Country and regional specificity. There is particular focus on coast as a littoral space, and interest in exploring relations between site-theme-art process-narrative. The collection also includes material about the Land/Water Research group, the programme for the 2005 symposium and speaker biographies illustrations, and a poem by Thomas A Clark written especially for the occasion.
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The Canadian Who's who

Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040718

Category: Canada

Page: 1450

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Now in its ninety-eighth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians.
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Modern Paints Uncovered

Proceedings from the Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium

Author: Getty Conservation Institute

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 089236906X

Category: Art

Page: 317

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Over the past seventy years, a staggering array of new pigments and binders has been developed and used in the production of paint, and twentieth-century artists readily applied these materials to their canvases. Paints intended for houses, boats, cars, and other industrial applications frequently turn up in modern art collections, posing new challenges for paintings conservators. This volume presents the papers and posters from "Modern Paints Uncovered," a symposium organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Tate, and the National Gallery of Art and held at Tate Modern, London, in May 2006. Professionals from around the world shared the results of research on paints that have been available to artists since 1930--the date that synthetic materials began to significantly impact the paint industry. Modern Paints Uncovered showcases the varied strands of cutting-edge research into the conservation of contemporary painted surfaces. These include paint properties and surface characteristics, analysis and identification, aging behavior, and safe and effective conservation techniques.
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Advances in Spatial Planning

Author: Jaroslav Burian

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9535103776

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

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Spatial planning is a significant part of geosciences that is developing very rapidly. Many new methods and modeling techniques like GIS (Geographical Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning Systems) or remote sensing techniques have been developed and applied in various aspects of spatial planning. The chapters collected in this book present an excellent profile of the current state of theories, data, analysis methods and modeling techniques used in several case studies. The book is divided into three main parts (Theoretical aspects of spatial planning, Quantitative and computer spatial planning methods and Practical applications of spatial planning) that cover the latest advances in urban, city and spatial planning. The book also shows different aspects of spatial planning and different approaches to case studies in several countries.
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Proceedings, 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

Global Monitoring for Sustainability and Security, June 20-24, 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia

Author: International Center for Remote Sensing of Environment,Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center,International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing,Russian Space Agency

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1029

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The Geographical Sciences During 1986—2015

From the Classics To the Frontiers

Author: Shuying Leng,Xizhang Gao,Tao Pei,Guoyou Zhang,Liangfu Chen,Xi Chen,Canfei He,Daming He,Xiaoyan Li,Chunye Lin,Hongyan Liu,Weidong Liu,Yihe Lü,Shilong Piao,Qiuhong Tang,Fulu Tao,Lide Tian,Xiaohua Tong,Cunde Xiao,Desheng Xue,Linsheng Yang,Linwang Yuan,Yuanming Zheng,Huiyi Zhu,Liping Zhu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811018847

Category: Science

Page: 596

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In four chapters and an introduction, this book systematically helps readers understand the development of the Geographical Sciences both in China and in the world during the past 30 years. Through data analysis of methodologies including CiteSpace, TDA, qualitative analysis, questionnaires, data mining and mathematical statistics, the book explains the evolution of research topics and their driving factors in the Geographical Sciences and its four branches, namely Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geographical Information Science and Environmental Geography. It also identifies the role of the Geographical Sciences in the analysis of strategic issues such as global change and terrestrial ecosystems, terrestrial water cycle and water resources, land change, global cryosphere evolution and land surface processes on the Tibetan Plateau, economic globalization and local responses, regional sustainable development, remote sensing modelling and parameter inversion, spatial analysis and simulation, and tempo-spatial processes and modelling of environmental pollutants. It then discusses research development and inadequacy of Chinese Geographical Sciences in the above-mentioned topics, as well as in the fields including Geomorphology and Quaternary environmental change, Ecohydrology, ecosystem services, the urbanization process and mechanism, medical and health geography, international rivers and transboundary environment and resources, detection and attribution of changes in land surface sensitive components, and uncertainty of spatial information and spatial analysis. It shows that the NSFC has driven the development in all these topics and fields. In addition, the book summarises trends of the Geographical Sciences in China and the research level in major countries of the world through an overview of geographical education in colleges and universities, the analysis of publications, citations and author networks of SCI/SSCI and CSCD indexed articles, and the description of Sino-USA, Sino-UK and Sino-German cooperation. This book serves as an important reference to anyone interested in geographical sciences and related fields.
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Advances in Environmental Geotechnics

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geoenvironmental Engineering in Hangzhou, China, September 8-10, 2009

Author: Yunmin Chen,Xiaowu Tang,Liangtong Zhan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642044603

Category: Science

Page: 964

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"Advances in Environmental Geotechnics" presents the latest developments in this interdisciplinary field. The topics covered include basic and advanced theories for modeling of geoenvironmental phenomena, testing and monitoring for geoenvironmental engineering, municipal solid wastes and landfill engineering, sludge and dredged soils, geotechnical reuse of industrial wastes, contaminated land and remediation technology, applications of geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering, geoenvironmental risk assessment, management and sustainability, ecological techniques and case histories. This proceedings includes papers authored by core members of ISSMGE TC5 (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering---Environmental Geotechnics) and geoenvironmental researchers from more than 20 countries and regions. It is a valuable reference for geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineers as well as civil engineers. Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, and Liangtong Zhan are Professors at the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University, China.
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