Physical Geology

Author: Charles (Carlos) Plummer,Diane Carlson,Lisa Hammersley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259165523

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Physical Geology, 15th edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage in Physical Geology. Hundreds of carefully rendered illustrations and accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions to help readers quickly grasp new geologic concepts. Numerous chapter learning tools and a website further assist students in their study of physical geology.

Zumberge's Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology

Author: Robert Rutford,James Carter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

ISBN: 9780073524153

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 809

Zumberge's Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology, 15e is written for the freshman-level laboratory course in physical geology. In this lab, students study Earth materials, geologic interpretation of topographic maps, aerial photographs and Earth satellite imagery, structural geology and plate tectonics and related phenomena. With over 30 exercises, professors have great flexibility when developing the syllabus for their physical geology lab course. The ease of use, tremendous selection, and tried and true nature of the labs selected have made this lab manual one of the leading selling physical geology lab manuals.

Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Author: Bujang B.K. Huat,David G. Toll,Arun Prasad

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203098323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

View: 5335

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world. Like other soils, they are used extensively in construction, either to build upon, or as construction material. They are formed when the rate of rock weathering is more rapid than transportation of the weathered particles by e.g., water, gravity and wind, which results in a large share of the soils formed remaining in place. The soils typically retain many of the characteristics of the parent rock. In a tropical region, residual soil layers can be very thick, sometimes extending to hundreds of meters before reaching un-weathered rock. Unlike the more familiar transported sediment soil, the engineering properties and behaviour of tropical residual soils may vary widely from place to place depending upon the rock of origin and the local climate during their formation; and hence are more difficult to predict and model mathematically. Despite their abundance and significance our knowledge and understanding of these soils is not as extensive as that of transported sediment soil. Written by residual soil specialists from various parts of the world, this unique handbook presents data, knowledge and expertise on the subject. It provides insight into the engineering behaviour of tropical residual soils, which will be applicable to small or extensive construction works worldwide on such soils. This book covers almost all aspects of residual soils, from genesis, classification, formation, sampling and testing to behaviour of weakly bonded and unsaturated soil, volume change and shear strength. It features chapters on applications in slopes and foundation, as well as dedicated parts on residual soils in India, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. A large number of graphs, tables, maps and references throughout the text provide further detail and insight. This volume is intended as a reference guide for practitioners, researchers and advanced students in civil, construction and geological engineering. Unique in its coverage of the subject, it may serve as a standard that benefits every engineer involved in geological, foundation and construction work in tropical residual soils.

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Author: B.B.K. Huat,See Sew Gue,Faisal Haji Ali

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203024621

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

View: 4545

Focused on tropical areas and their unique problems and issues, this work examines all aspects of residual soils engineering, including both theoretical and practical aspects. This book gives the practitioner a thorough understanding of the characteristics of these soil types, their formation and their material properties, while guidelines on application, stabilization and assessment, reveal how this knowledge can be used in the field. The authors have extensive expertise with this type of ground engineering, and include a case study to illustrate the technical aspects. Graduate students, researchers and professionals in soil and rock mechanics, and geotechnical engineers working in tropical regions will find this an invaluable resource.

Fundamentals of Physical Geology

Author: Sreepat Jain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215397

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 6705

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.

Physical geology

Earth revealed

Author: Diane H. Carlson,Charles C. Plummer,David McGeary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071102193

Category: Physical geology

Page: 2

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This book's purpose is to clearly present the various aspects of physical geology so that students can understand the logic of what scientists have discovered, as well as the elegant way the parts are interrelated to explain how Earth, as a whole, works.

Environmental Geology

Author: Carla Montgomery

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073524115

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 5801

Environmental Geology, tenth edition, presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this knowledge will provide the student with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues, as well as for developing ideas about how the problems should be solved.

Earth Science

Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis G. Tasa

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134673948

Category: Science

Page: 766

View: 1009

For introductory courses in earth science. Use dynamic media to bring Earth Science to life Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program. Also available with Mastering Geology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult Earth Science concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology search for: 013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science 013460993X / 9780134609935 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Author: James Petersen,Dorothy Sack,Robert E. Gabler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285969715

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 798

Cengage Learning's FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory physical geography courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CourseMate alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the relationship between humans and physical geography, and how one impacts the other. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Geography

Author: Getis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077436318

Category:

Page: N.A

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Physical Geology

Author: Charles C. Plummer,David McGeary,Diane H. Carlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072904437

Category: Physical geology

Page: 578

View: 4038

Earth Science: Planetology and earth from space. Appendices and index

Author: James A. Woodhead

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560058

Category: Science

Page: 2979

View: 5079

Presents cross-referenced essays on basic topics related to planetology and Earth from space; each essay includes an annotated bibliography.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Author: Gary Nichols

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687779

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 2081

This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers. Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to date and correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible to anyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrative material is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolution versions of these images can also be downloaded from the companion website for this book at: www.wiley.com/go/nicholssedimentology.

Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions

Author: George H. Davis,Stephen J. Reynolds,Charles F. Kluth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471152315

Category: Science

Page: 839

View: 5212

Relates the physical and geometric elegance of geologic structures within the Earth's crust and the ways in which these structures reflect the nature and origin of crystal deformation through time. The main thrust is on applications in regional tectonics, exploration geology, active tectonics and geohydrology. Techniques, experiments, and calculations are described in detail, with the purpose of offering active participation and discovery through laboratory and field work.

Physical geology

Author: Carla W. Montgomery

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 555

View: 6497