Geomembranes are flexible polymeric sheets which are used as relatively impermeable liners to contain liquid and vapour. With uses ranging from canal liners to hazard waste landfills, they are used extensively in a range of industries such as water conservation, mining, construction and waste management. <i>A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes: A Practical Approach</i> offers an informed overview of the developments in this field and includes: <ul> <li>Detailed discussion of the major geomembrane types <li>Manufacturing methods <li>Key performance properties <li>Industrial applications <li>Testing and chemical resistance of geomembranes <li>Failure analysis methodology </ul> <p> Written by a polymer research specialist with more than fifteen years experience in industry, this practical handbook covers the manufacture, use, installation, durability, lifespan and performance of geomembranes. It covers all the information required to enable the reader to select the most suitable geomembrane material for the job. <p> <p> This book is a useful reference for engineers and professionals in industry, environmental consultants, polymer and materials scientists, and government agencies and policy makers. It is of particular interest to those designing, commissioning and operating waste management sites, landfills, mine leachate ponds and water containment facilities.
Designed to put statistics within reach of those who do not have strong mathematical backgrounds, A Non-Mathematician's Guide to Statistics is a friendly, conversational introductory textbook. The information, sample problems, and practice tests are ideal for those in any field that collects and processes data without requiring mathematical skills beyond algebra. Emphasizing discussion, demonstration, and illustration, the book gives clear, understandable information that helps students answer questions such as "What is a standard deviation?" "Why would someone prefer regression to ANOVA?" and "How do you actually use Bayes' Theorem?" The material is organized into four chapters that cover descriptive statistics, estimation and hypothesis testing, regression, and discrete probability. Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary, and class-tested mock examinations. A Non-Mathematician's Guide to Statistics is an excellent teaching tool for any statistics course that emphasizes the practical, workplace use of statistics skills. Richard Flint studied mathematics and theology at the University of Notre Dame, statistics at Cornell University, and public policy and The University of Chicago. Now a faculty member at the College of DuPage in Illinois, he has taught courses in statistics, calculus, college algebra, programming, and computer applications for 30 years.
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Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
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