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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
- National Science Teachers Association , 2007
The book features Vesuvius of 75 AD, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the South Asian tsunami of 2004 to learn about earthquakes and volcanic eruptions as players in the dynamic system that has shaped the Earth throughout history.
The Elements of Geology: Adapted to the Use of Schools and Colleges
by Justin R. Loomis - Gould & Lincoln , 1852
In preparing the following work, it was intended to present a systematic and somewhat complete statement of the principles of Geology, within such limits that they may be thoroughly studied in the time usually allotted to this science.
The planet we live on: The beginnings of the Earth Sciences
by Chris King - Learning Development Institute , 2010
This book has been written as an introductory guide to geology, to interest you in the subject and to enthuse you to study geology at higher levels. This book, like the others in the Series, is written in simple English.
Clay Minerals in Nature: Their Characterization, Modification and Application
by M. Valaskova, G.S. Martynkova - InTech , 2012
Clay is an abundant raw material which has a variety of uses and properties. Clay minerals are inexpensive and environmentally friendly naturally occurring nanomaterials, thanks to their 1 nm thick silicate layers, in all types of sediments.
Gems and Gem Minerals
by Oliver C. Farrington - A. W. Mumford , 1903
Where do they come from? What are they made of? How can they be distinguished? What is their value? The subject as a whole has been treated from the mineralogical standpoint, as this affords the best basis for a thorough knowledge of gems.
The Elements of Geology
by William Harmon Norton - Ginn & company , 1905
The author has ventured to depart from the common usage which subdivides geology into a number of departments, and to treat in immediate connection with each geological process the land forms and the rock structures which it has produced.
Tectonics: Recent Advances
by Evgenii Sharkov (ed.) - InTech , 2012
This book is devoted to different aspects of modern geodynamic processes. The text covers up-to-date materials of detailed geological-geophysical investigations, which can help understand the essence of mechanisms of different tectonic processes.
Introduction to Mineralogy: A Collection of Copper Minerals
by Andrea Bangert , 2002
This paper introduces and describe five species of minerals which are represented in a small collection brought out of the copper mines of Butte, Montana. The species included are native copper, azurite, malachite, rhodocrosite, and chrysocolla.
Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona
by David A. Kring - Lunar and Planetary Institute , 2007
This guidebook provides a trail-oriented geological tour of the Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona. The geological processes involved in the formation of the crater have been broken down into a series of discrete topics.
Introduction to Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems
by Mike Howard, Darcy Howard - Rockhounding Arkansas , 1998
Crystallography is a fascinating division of the entire study of mineralogy. We hope to bring you to a greater appreciation of natural mineral crystals and their forms by giving you some background and understanding into the world of crystallography.
Traces of Catastrophe
by Bevan M French - Lunar and Planetary Institute , 1998
A detailed introduction to impact processes, crater formation, and shock metamorphism. The book is intended for geoscientists of all kinds: students, professors and professional geologists who may encounter an impact structure in the field area.
Why, and How, Should Geologists Use Compositional Data Analysis
by Ricardo A. Valls - Wikibooks , 2008
It is important for geologists to be aware that the usual multivariate statistical techniques are not applicable to constrained data. It's also important to have access to appropriate techniques as they become available. This is the aim of this book.
by Damien Closson - InTech , 2011
The present book is restricted to the structure and evolution of the terrestrial lithosphere with dominant emphasis on the continents. Topics: Gondwana history, the tectonics of Europe and the Near East; the tectonics of Siberia; and more.
Charles Lyell and Modern Geology
by Thomas George Bonney - Macmillan and co , 1895
Lyell, while still a young man, determined that he would endeavour to put geology -- then only beginning to rank as a science -- on a more sound and philosophical basis. To accomplish this purpose, he spared no labour, shrank from no fatigue.
Minerals and Rocks
by J. Richard Wilson - BookBoon , 2010
After a brief introduction to the Rock Cycle, this text presents the properties of minerals and introduces crystallography. The most important rock-forming minerals are then dealt with in a systematic way, followed by the three main rock groups.
Geology for Engineers
by Robert Fox Sorsbie - Griffin , 1911
A knowledge of geology is of the first importance to the practical engineer. The author compiled the requisite information in a clear and concise manner in one volume, in the hope that it may serve as a handy book of reference.
Technical Guide to Managing Ground Water Resources
by Steve Glasser, at al. - US Forest Service , 2007
The effects of human activities on ground water need to be clearly understood in order to manage these systems. This guide emphasizes that disruption of ground water resources has consequences for hydrological systems and related environment.
by Dawei Han - BookBoon , 2010
This is an introductory book on hydrology that covers hydrological cycle, precipitation analysis, evaporation and evapotranspiration processes, infiltration, ground water movement, hydrograph analysis, rainfall runoff modelling, etc.
Metal Mining and the Environment
by T. L. Hudson, F. D. Fox, G. S. Plumlee - American Geological Institute , 1999
The booklet offers new tools for raising awareness and understanding of the impact and issues surrounding metal mining and the environment. It provides a geoscience perspective on metal mining and the environment and improves Earth science literacy.
Manual of the Chemical Analysis of Rocks
by Henry Stephens Washington - Wiley , 1904
This book presents to chemists, petrologists, mining engineers and others who have not made a particular study of quantitative analysis, a selection of methods for the chemical analysis of silicate rocks, and especially those of igneous origin.
by F. H. Hatch - Whittaker , 1912
1912 edition. There are two parts, the first of which deals with the properties of minerals, and the second with the description of the more important species that either make up rocks, or occur as ores, as salts, or as gems.
A Photographic Atlas of Rock Breakdown Features in Geomorphic Environments
by Mary Bourke, Heather Viles - Planetary Science Institute , 2007
A comprehensive image collection of rock breakdown features observed on boulders. This atlas is intended as a tool for planetary geoscientists and their students to assist in identifying surface features found on rocks on planetary surfaces.
Deserts: Geology and Resources
by A.S. Walker - U.S. Geological Survey , 2000
Contents: What Is a Desert; How the Atmosphere Influences Aridity; Where Deserts Form; Types of Deserts; Desert Features; Eolian Processes; Types of Dunes; Remote Sensing of Arid Lands; Mineral Resources in Deserts; Desertification.
Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers
by James Tindall, James Kunkel - Pearson Education , 1998
This is a systematic coverage of state-of-the-art unsaturated zone hydrology. Coverage begins with the basic physical properties of clays, and moves on to contaminant transport, spatial variability, scaling, and fractals in the earth sciences.
New Theory of the Earth, 2nd Edition
by Don L. Anderson - Cambridge University Press , 2007
Advanced textbook on the origin, composition, and evolution of the Earth's interior: geophysics, geochemistry, dynamics, convection, mineralogy, volcanism, energetics and thermal history. A reference for all researchers in the solid Earth sciences.
by Kåre Kullerud , 2003
Introductory flash-based, online book on plate tectonics - the movement of litosphere plates. Students using this book can see continents collide and watch what happens at the mid-ocean ridge. Fantastic full-color illustrations.
by Marian Ivan - Samizdat Press , 2008
This text presents some theoretical problems related to the continuum mechanics, of particular importance to applied geomechanics, geological engineering and structural geology. The theory of plates and shells is discussed in detail.
Exercises in Active Tectonics
by Nicholas Pinter - Prentice Hall , 1996
This set of exercises is designed to accompany any tectonic geomorphology text. Emphasizing the principles and practices of problem- solving, it guide students through research problems and techniques with step-by-step instructions and explanations.
Volcanology and Geothermal Energy
by Kenneth Wohletz, Grant Heiken - University of California Press , 1992
Practical guide for geologists and drilling engineers. It describes the potential geothermal reservoirs associated with volcanic regions and offers examples of how geological field data give evidence of the location and size of a geothermal resource.
Theory of the Earth
by Don L. Anderson - Blackwell Science Inc , 1989
Textbook on the origin, evolution, structure and composition of the Earth. It treats the pertinent aspects of solid state physics, thermodynamics, geochemistry, petrology, and seismology. A text intended for exploration geologists and researchers.
Imaging the Earth's Interior
by Jon F. Claerbout - Blackwell Science Inc , 1985
Prospecting for oil begins with seismic soundings. The echoes are processed into images that reveal the earth's geological history. This book describes the image-making process, it uses the wave equation directly in the image-making process.
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
by W.J. Kious, J.W. Kious, R.I. Tilling - United States Government Printing , 2001
Introduction to the concept of plate tectonics for all readers interested in the subject, also the source of information for science teachers at the middle or high school level. Great graphics and photos matching a well written text.