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Drake, J. J.

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 679 library holdings
Roles: Editor
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Most widely held works by J. J Drake
Steel city : Hamilton and region by M. J Dear( )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its establishment nearly 200 years ago as a village at the centre of an agricultural district, Hamilton has grown into one of Canada's biggest industrial centres, at the heart of a highly developed regional municipality. The story of its changing landscapes, both physical and human, is presented in the nineteen essays that make up this volume, all by geographers associated with Hamilton's McMaster University. Change is the essence of the story. Each contributor focuses on one aspect of the past, present, or future landscapes of Hamilton, and places it within the context of change in the region. The first series of essays explores physical landscapes – geology and relief, climate, soils, vegetation, and hydrology – and shows how human activity has moulded them. The second group charts the evolution of human landscapes in the region, paying special attention to contemporary Hamilton with its rich and diverse combination of people and cultures, and also to the political intrigue that surrounded the introduction of regional government to the area. Finally a third series focuses on the functioning of the Hamilton region. Within a highly complex system, the city and region balance a broad range of often contradictory trends and activities. The contributors examine the difficulties facing agriculture in a rapidly urbanizing region; the importance of Hamilton in caring for welfare-dependent populations; the future of steel in Steel City; the challenges posed by energy requirements in the region; and the hard choices facing policy-makers. The last two essays discuss the role played by McMaster University in the life of the region, and the landscape of Hamilton today: a remarkable complex of historical interest, great natural beauty, and modern city life
Study to model the effects of uranium mine tailings on a permafrost environment by Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study to model the effects of uranium mine talings on a permafrost environment by Ming-Ko Woo( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uranium mine tailings may have long-term environmental impacts because of their low radioactive decay rate, but little is known about the effect of such tailings on the arctic environment. This study began after a field reconnaissance in 1981. Two years of major field investigations, carried out in Central Keewatin, allowed equations and parameters to be determined for the model, which simulates the daily temperature and moisture profiles using inputs of air temperature, precipitation, solar radiation and lateral inflow to the tailings. If the tailings are flooded, the model will also simulate the ice cover and the effects of the floodwater upon the thermal regime of the tailings. The model also couples the water and energy fluxes. Detailed descriptions of different components of the model are given in the programmers' manual which also includes a program listing and a definition of the parameter values. The user's manual describes the data file, the interactive input session and provides sample outputs from the model
Coronal physics and the chandra emission line project by N. S Brickhouse( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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