Physical Geology Today

Author: Brendan E. Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199965557

Category: Physical geology

Page: 768

View: 1308

This text presents a clear and conceptual understanding of how Earth works, emphasizing the role of tectonic plates throughout. Using clear, focused, and engaging prose, the authors discuss connections between concepts, processes, and principles in a straightforward manner. The text introducesthemes using stunning overview graphics at the beginning of each chapter and features hundreds of meticulously developed figures throughout in order to illustrate ongoing processes and changes over time.

Environmental Geology Today

Author: Director Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the Va Palo Alto Health Care System Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto California Trisha Suppes,Robert L. McConnell,Ellen B Dennehy,Daniel C. Abel,Professor Emeritus University of Mary Washington Robert L McConnell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284031780

Category: Science

Page: 824

View: 5241

Designed for the undergraduate, introductory environmental geology course for majors and non-majors alike, Environmental Geology Today presents the core geological principles and explores the effects of humanity on the physical environment. Contemporary case studies throughout encourage students to use their critical thinking skills to dissect the subject matter as part of their overall analysis. The numerous case studies are drawn from topical current events that relate to the chapter material and contain numerical data. Using simple math, graphing, and critical thinking, the authors challenge students to analyze aspects of the data, honing their basic math and analytical skills. With a focus on teaching students to think critically about our environment, Environmental Geology Today is a fresh and modern exploration of this ever-evolving field.

Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 3263

Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - 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 erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Geology Applied to Engineering

Second Edition

Author: Terry R. West,Abdul Shakoor

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478637226

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 4541

Geology Applied to Engineering bridges the gap between the two fields through its versatile application of the physical aspects of geology to engineering design and construction. The Second Edition elucidates real-world practices, concerns, and issues for today’s engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. Both undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from the book’s thorough coverage, as will professionals involved in assessing sites for engineering projects, evaluating construction materials, developing water resources, and conducting tests using industry standards. West and Shakoor offer expanded coverage of important topics such as slope stability and ground subsidence and significant fields in engineering geology, such as highways, dams, tunnels, and rock blasting. In order to allow for the diverse backgrounds of geologists and engineers, material on the properties of minerals, rocks, and soil provides a working knowledge of applied geology as a springboard to more comprehensive subjects in engineering. Example problems throughout the text demonstrate the practical applications of soil mechanics, rock weathering and soils, structural geology, groundwater, and geophysics. Thought-provoking and challenging exercises supplement core concepts such as determining shear strength and failure conditions, calculating the depth needed for borings, reading and analyzing maps, and constructing stratigraphic cross sections.

Aerial Geology

A High-Altitude Tour of North America's Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks

Author: Mary Caperton Morton

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698357

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 3164

“Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology.” —The New York Times Book Review Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and clarify scientific concepts. Fact-filled, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.

Geology Today, Study Guide

Understanding Our Planet

Author: Barbara W. Murck,Brian J. Skinner

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471323235

Category: Science

Page: 155

View: 2982

This book provides an introduction to the six main areas of physical geography. It uses an earth systems approach to discuss the planet as a whole, plate tectonics, rocks and rock formation, surface processes, oceans/atmospheres, and resources.

Geology

an introduction to physical geology

Author: Stanley Chernicoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780395923511

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 9654

To effectively introduce core concepts, this first-year survey text shifts the focus from learning terminology to understanding--and observing--the range of earth's geologic processes. The Third Edition retains all the features which have made the text popular among students, while integrating new or enhanced elements and material including a significantly revised art program and a suite of technology supplements. The pedagogical aids which appear throughout help students to assimilate the material and continually reassess their progress. At the end of every chapter, new On-the-Web activities encourage the use of web resources, Learning Actively exercises challenge students to apply their knowledge to their surroundings, and Chapter Summaries are now shorter to allow for faster review. New! The revised art program presents a level of detail appropriate for introductory students, and demonstrates naturalism as well as technical accuracy--ensuring that the basics are skillfully communicated. New! Geology at a Glance sections act as quick, visual reference tools summarizing difficult ideas using figures, photos, and flow charts. New! Highlight boxes are now divided into three categories to actively illustrate the relevance of abstract geologic principles to students' daily lives: Environmental, Earth System Science, and Application/Everyday Interest boxes. New! A strong technology package facilitates learning through interactive tutorials and a web site with ACE self-tests, lab simulations, and a link to www.geologylink.com, Houghton Mifflin's award-winning site for the geology community. Instructors may access PowerPoint slides on the web site, as well as additional classroom resources.

Holmes' Principles of Physical Geology

Author: Peter MacLaren Donald Duff,Donald Duff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780748743810

Category:

Page: 791

View: 7194

This text assumes no prior knowledge of geology and provides an introduction to the science and the place of geology in the world we live in. It covers of all aspects of geology, starting with a broad view of the Earth as a planet, and developing all the major themes of contemporary geology.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2693

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Fluid- und Thermodynamik

Eine Einführung

Author: Kolumban Hutter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642558046

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 9726

Essentials of geology

Author: Reed Wicander,James Stewart Monroe

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 447

View: 8345

Theory of the Earth: With Proofs and Illustrations;

Author: Archibald Geikie,James Hutton

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270254785

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 6886

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.

Earth : an Introduction to Physical Geology

Author: Lutgens, Frederick K,Tarbuck, Edward J,Tsujita, Cameron J. (Cameron James),Dennis Tasa

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131217249

Category: Science

Page: 657

View: 8327

To understand timely issues such as natural disasters and environmental challenges-and to evaluate solutions to related problems-the average citizen needs a basic awareness of the scientific principles that influence our planet. This trusted book makes an often-complex subject accessible to readers with a strong focus on readability and illustrations. Offers a meaningful, non-technical survey that is informative and up to date for learning basic principles and concepts. Includes a revised and expanded GEODe Earth CD-ROM. Updates and revises art and illustrations to include dozens of new high-quality, photographs carefully selected to aid understanding and add realism. Provides a wealth of new special-interest boxes, including "Earth as a System," "People and the Environment," and "Understanding Earth." A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about Earth's geology.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8138

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology

Author: Mark J Crawford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185064

Category: Science

Page: 460

View: 2678

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you're new to rocks and minerals or just brushing up on a favorite old subject, CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology can help. This guide not only helps you understand how glaciation, running water, weathering, and erosion have formed the landscapes we see today, but as you work your way through this guide, you'll find out about The earth's components Geologic structures Igneous rocks Sedimentary rocks Metamorphic rocks CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology is an invaluable reference for those who want to understand complex processes deep inside the earth like plate tectonics, volcanic activity, and mountain-building. Here are just a few of the things you'll learn about: The earth's origin Shorelines Deserts and winds The ocean floor Earthquakes With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

Physical geology

principles, processes, and problems

Author: Charles J. Cazeau,Robert D. Hatcher,Francis T. Siemankowski

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 518

View: 7682

Physical geology

Author: John Essington Sanders,Alan H. Anderson,Robert Carola

Publisher: HarperCollins College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 9314

Fundamentals of Physical Geology

Author: Sreepat Jain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215397

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 9875

Physical Geology is a vast subject and it is not possible to cover all aspects in one book. This book does not invent the wheel but merely put together sets of updated but concise material on Physical Geology with lots of illustrations. All illustrations are created by hand and give a real classroom feel to the book. Students or readers can easily reproduce them by hand. This is a book, where a diagram says it all. The book is divided into four parts. The first part “The Solar System and Cosmic Bodies” deals with elements of our Solar System and the cosmic bodies around it (like meteorites, asteroids, etc.). The second part “The Earth Materials” deals with Earth and its internal structure. The third part “The Hydrologic System” is more exhaustive and deals with the hydrological system of the Earth including Weathering and Mass Wasting, Streams, Groundwater, Karst, Glaciers, Oceans and Aeolian Processes and Landforms. The fourth and the final part “The Tectonic System” deals with different aspects of Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.