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The Peat Swamp: Productivity, Trafficability and Mechanization
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Authors: Ataur Rahman, Rafia Afroz, Azmi Yahya (International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia) 
Book Description:
This book has been written with emphasis on the fundamental engineering principles underlying the peat characteristics, importance of peat, environmental effects of peat, determination of the mechanical properties of peat terrain, mechanization of peat based on the vehicle for highland, moderate peatland and peat swamp . The mechanization of peat has been discussed in regards to the development of peat vehicle and their performance. This book intends to introduce senior undergraduate and postgraduate students to the study of the peat terrain and theory of peat vehicle mobility. (Imprint: Nova)

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Part 1. Introduction To Peat Swamp: Introduction, Productivity And Economic Values

1.Introduction: The Peat Swamp;pp. 3-14

2.Productivity and Economic Value Of Peat;pp. 15-18

3.Economic Value Of Peat Land;pp. 19-31

Part 2. Traficability [Mechanical Properties and Chemical and
Biological Characteristics]

4.Traficability Of Peat;pp. 35-62

Part 3. Mechanization: wheeled vehicle, tracked vehicle and
Intelligent air-cushion tracked vehicle

5.Mechanization Of Peat Swamp;pp. 65-66

6.Wheeled Vehicle For Highland Peat;pp. 67-88

7.Tracked Vehicle For Moderate Peatland;pp. 89-115

8.Intelligent Air-Cushion Tracked Vehicle For Worst Peat Swamp;pp. 117-168

9.Semi Wheeled Tracked Vehicle: High Land And Moderate Peat;pp. 169-173

10.Relevant Peatland Vehicle in Malaysia;pp. 175-178


      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Environmental Research Advances
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C) 185pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-670-2
   Status: AV
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FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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