Looking Into the Earth

An Introduction to Geological Geophysics

Author: Alan E. Mussett,M. Aftab Khan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785747

Category: Science

Page: 470

View: 2296

Comprehensively describes the principles and applications of 'global' and 'exploration' geophysics for introductory/intermediate university students.

Geologie fÃ1⁄4r Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 9294

Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschlï¿1⁄2ge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklï¿1⁄2rt Ihnen leicht verstï¿1⁄2ndlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser fï¿1⁄2r die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflï¿1⁄2chenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Biophysik

Eine Einführung

Author: Rodney Cotterill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527406869

Category: Biophysics

Page: 395

View: 6776

Was eignet sich besser zum Einstieg in ein neues Fachgebiet als ein in der Muttersprache verfasster Text? So manch angehender Biophysiker hätte sich den englischen 'Biophysics' von Cotterill schon lange als deutsche Übersetzung gewünscht. Hier ist sie: sorgfältig strukturiert und ausgewogen wie das englische Original, mit dem Vorzug der schnelleren Erfaßbarkeit. Vom Molekül bis zum Bewusstsein deckt der "Cotterill" alle Ebenen ab. Er setzt nur wenig Grundwissen voraus und ist damit für die Einführungsvorlesung nach dem Vordiplom ideal. Zusätzliche Anhänge mit mathematischen und physikalischen Grundlagen machen das Lehrbuch auch für Chemiker und Biologen attraktiv.

An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics

Author: John M. Reynolds

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471955559

Category: Science

Page: 806

View: 2854

An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics John M. Reynolds Reynolds Geo-Sciences Ltd, UK An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics represents the first introductory text to describe the developing field of environmental geophysics. A significant proportion of the material has never before been featured in a book of this type; particularly the case histories, some of which have never been published. The geographical basis of the case histories is worldwide, with examples originating from Australia to North America, Arctic Canada to the Antarctic, and from Europe to China. Some of the new material includes chapters on detailed survey design, Ground Penetrating Radar, electro-magnetic methods in environmental applications, electrical Sub-Surface Imaging (2-D tomography), Spectral Induced Polarisation, and high resolution engineering reflection seismology. The range of applications covered includes mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, but the greatest emphasis is on the use of geophysics in civil engineering, and in environmental and groundwater investigations. The level of mathematics and physics is deliberately kept to a minimum but is described qualitatively within the text. Relevant mathematical expressions are separated into boxes to supplement the text and the book is profusely illustrated with many figures and line drawings. Ideal for students wanting a broad introduction to the subject, the book is also designed for practising civil engineers, geologists, archaeologists and environmental scientists who need an overview of modern geophysical methods relevant to their discipline. This book is the first to provide such a comprehensive coverage of environmental geophysics.

An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration

Author: Philip Kearey,Michael Brooks,Ian Hill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632049295

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 8674

This new edition of the well-established Kearey and Brooks text is fully updated to reflect the important developments in geophysical methods since the production of the previous edition. The broad scope of previous editions is maintained, with even greater clarity of explanations from the revised text and extensively revised figures. Each of the major geophysical methods is treated systematically developing the theory behind the method and detailing the instrumentation, field data acquisition techniques, data processing and interpretation methods. The practical application of each method to such diverse exploration applications as petroleum, groundwater, engineering, environmental and forensic is shown by case histories. The mathematics required in order to understand the text is purposely kept to a minimum, so the book is suitable for courses taken in geophysics by all undergraduate students. It will also be of use to postgraduate students who might wish to include geophysics in their studies and to all professional geologists who wish to discover the breadth of the subject in connection with their own work.

Geowissenschaften

Die Dynamik des Systems Erde

Author: Christian Robert,Romain Bousquet

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366250393X

Category: Science

Page: 1017

View: 4426

Dieses Lehrbuch bildet in einem Band mit über 800 erklärenden Grafiken und anschaulichen Fotos eine Synthese aller Themen rund um die Geowissenschaften. Die beiden Autoren Christian Robert und Romain Bousquet entwerfen ein umfassendes und kohärentes Bild der Entwicklung unseres Planeten von seinen Anfängen bis hin zu seinem heutigen Zustand. Nach einer grundlegenden Einführung behandelt das Werk vier große Themen: Es beginnt mit der Entstehung des Planeten Erde vom Aufbau des Weltalls bis zur Mineralogie und Stabilität der Materialen. Im zweiten Teil folgen die Kennzeichen der Dynamik der Erde und deren Untersuchung mit geophysikalischen und strukturgeologischen Methoden. Im dritten Teil geht es um den Kreislauf der Gesteine und Gebirgsbildungsprozesse. Abschließend behandeln die Autoren die Rohstoffe der Erde. Im gesamten Werk stellen sie die grundlegenden Aussagen neuen Erkenntnissen und Theorien gegenüber. Ein wichtiges Referenzwerk für Studierende der Geowissenschaften sowie Lehrende und Forschende.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science

Author: Jacqueline Smith

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109407

Category: Science

Page: 401

View: 8975

Presents an illustrated dictionary of more than 3,700 frequently used terms in Earth science.

Fundamentals of Geophysics

Author: William Lowrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465953

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6936

This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an introductory level of knowledge in physics and mathematics. It gives a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics, and presents geophysics within the wider context of plate tectonics, geodynamics and planetary science. Basic principles are explained with the aid of numerous figures and step-by-step mathematical treatments, and important geophysical results are illustrated with examples from the scientific literature. Text-boxes are used for auxiliary explanations and to handle topics of interest for more advanced students. This new edition also includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help assess the reader's understanding of the topics covered and quantitative exercises for more thorough evaluation. Solutions to the exercises and electronic copies of the figures are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521859028.

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration for Non-geologists

Author: Robert Stoneley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198548560

Category: Science

Page: 119

View: 2935

This unique text offers a friendly, fascinating introduction to the world of petroleum exploration for readers with little or no technical background on the subject. Refreshingly clear and jargon-free, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the underlying rationale for exploration, essential basic geological and geophysical exploration techniques, drilling and logging wells, reserves, and an outline of reservoir geology. A helpful case history of exploration in the North Sea is presented to illustrate how the numerous processes work together, and a lengthy glossary of technical terms serves as an invaluable aid for those approaching the subject for the first time. Perfect for all those interested in petroleum exploration, the book will be especially welcomed by students and by non-geologists working in industry, such as draughtspeople, engineers, accountants, and lawyers.

Disaster Deferred

A New View of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

Author: Seth Stein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152241X

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 3422

In the winter of 1811-12, a series of large earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone-often incorrectly described as the biggest ever to hit the United States-shook the Midwest. Today the federal government ranks the hazard in the Midwest as high as California's and is pressuring communities to undertake expensive preparations for disaster. Coinciding with the two-hundredth anniversary of the New Madrid earthquakes, Disaster Deferred revisits these earthquakes, the legends that have grown around them, and the predictions of doom that have followed in their wake. Seth Stein clearly explains the techniques seismologists use to study Midwestern quakes and estimate their danger. Detailing how limited scientific knowledge, bureaucratic instincts, and the media's love of a good story have exaggerated these hazards, Stein calmly debunks the hype surrounding such predictions and encourages the formulation of more sensible, less costly policy. Powered by insider knowledge and an engaging style, Disaster Deferred shows how new geological ideas and data, including those from the Global Positioning System, are painting a very different-and much less frightening-picture of the future.

Theory of the Earth: With Proofs and Illustrations;

Author: Archibald Geikie,James Hutton

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270254785

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 7211

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Geodäsie

Author: Wolfgang Torge

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110198177

Category: Science

Page: 379

View: 6540

Das Buch gibt einen systematischen Überblick über die grundlegenden Theorien, die Bezugssysteme und die Mess- und Auswertemethoden der Geodäsie, wobei der Beitrag der geodätischen Raumtechniken zur Positionierung und zur Schwerefeldbestimmung besonders herausgestellt wird. Diese Methoden haben auch zu einem für die Praxis wichtigen Wandel in der Einrichtung geodätischer Grundlagennetze geführt. Zur interdisziplinären Geodynamikforschung kann die Geodäsie damit ebenfalls wesentliche Beiträge leisten. Der gegenwärtige Stand der Geodäsie wird durch eine Vielzahl von Beispielen aus Messung, Auswertung und Analyse illustriert, ein umfangreiches Literaturverzeichnis erleichtert ein weitergehendes Studium. Das Buch vermittelt einen umfassenden Überblick über die tiefgreifenden Veränderungen, welche die Geodäsie in den vergangenen zwanzig Jahren erfahren hat.

Applied Geophysics in Hydrogeological and Engineering Practice

Author: W.E. Kelly,S. Mareš

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080870359

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 6787

Engineering geology and hydrogeology are applied sciences which utilize other applied sciences such as geophysics to solve practical problems. The book is written in the monograph format with seven chapters. The first chapter introduces the engineering and hydrogeological tasks to be discussed in the book. Relations between the physical, geomechanical and hydrogeological parameters are discussed in chapters three and five. Methods for field measurements and interpretation of field data are discussed in chapters four and six. Some special methods not routinely used in current practice are discussed in chapter seven. To illustrate and analyze the various applications, the authors have drawn from the extensive literature including many studies not previously described in english texts. Theoretical analyzes are supplemented by numerous examples. This book is addressed to university students of geology especially engineering geology and hydrogeology, geophysics and earth sciences, and post graduate, reseachers, and practising engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, and hydrogeologists.

The Inaccessible Earth

Author: Geoff C. Brown,Alan E. Mussett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780045500284

Category: Earth

Page: 235

View: 3133

Field Geophysics

Author: John Milsom

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470843475

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 6612

This handy pocket-sized book provides practical information and assistance to anyone engaged in small-scale surveys on the ground. The 3rd edition updates the considerable changes in instrumentation, and far-reaching developments in applications that have occurred since 1996. New sections include details on Ground Penetrating Radar, VLF and CSAMT/MT, GPS navigation, electromagnetic methods of conductivity mapping, capacity coupling, and audiomagnetotellurics (AMT).

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology

Author: Philip Kearey

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 327

View: 7074

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology is the most extensive and authoritative guide to earth sciences available. Covering over 7,700 key terms, it explains not only the core vocabulary of 'the study of the solid earth' but also relevant terms from the related disciplines of astronomy, biology, environmental geoscience, chemistry and physics. The result is a wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary that will prove essential for student, researcher and keen amateur geologist alike. Gives comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of geology Provides helpful tables showing geological ages of the earth and SI units Defines relevant key terms from other subject areas Includes an extensive topic-based bibliography covering all aspects of geology

Spektralanalyse und Filtertheorie

in der angewandten Geophysik

Author: Burkhard Buttkus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662099711

Category: Science

Page: 650

View: 7093

Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor einen umfassenden ]berblick }ber den gegenw{rtigen Entwicklungsstand der Spektralanalyse und Filtertheorie in derGeophysik. Die Beschreibung der Prinzipien und theoretischen Grundlagen der verschiedenen Verfahren wird erg{nzt durch eine praxiserprobte Bewertung ihrer Wirksamkeit. Neben den klassischen Verfahren werden moderne Methoden und deren Anwendungsm|glichkeiten an ausgew{hlten Beispielen vorgestellt. Dazu geh|ren u.a. die Spektralanalyse durch An- passung der Daten an regellose Modelle, die Maximum-Entro- pie- und Maximum-Likelihood-Spektralanalyse, Wiener- und Kalman-Filterung, die homomorphe Dekonvolution sowie daten- adaptive Verfahren f}r nicht station{re Prozesse. Dieses anwendungsorientierte Lehrbuch ist Studenten, For- schern und Praktikern zu empfehlen, die praktische geophysi- kalische Aufgaben in den Bereichen Datenerfasung, -bearbei- tung und -auswertung zu l|sen haben.