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Radiogenic Isótopos em Processos Geológicos


Radiogenic Isótopos em Processos GeológicosEditora: Springer ISBN: 9048129982 Edição 2009 PDF 306 pages 2,5 MB
Este livro apresenta uma abordagem moderna de radiogenic métodos isotópicos de soluções de problemas em geologia teóricos e práticos. Novas abordagens sobre termocronologia são de especial interesse. Resultados de medições de idade para o momento da formação da Terra, as principais etapas na evolução da biota no Fanerozóico, e os mais importantes eventos tectônicos e magmáticos no Mesozóico Late através do Cenozóico da América Central e do Leste Asiático, a margem ocidental da América do Norte, e África do Nordeste são discutidos. Sistemática de fontes magmáticas em termos de geoquímica isotópica em continentes e oceano-continente zonas de transição são cobertos. Matemática formal considerações sobre geologia radioisótopo que são apresentadas de forma simples, com exemplos numéricos e tabelas que podem ser utilizadas para soluções de problemas teóricos sobre a origem e evolução da Terra, bem como para a correta seleção de materiais regionais em estudos geocronológicos e namoro de cada um dos objectos geológicos.

Física para Geólogos


Física para GeólogosEditora: CRC ISBN: 0415288053 Edição 2002 PDF 156 páginas 1,6 MB

Todos os geólogos precisam de um amplo entendimento da ciência a compreender os processos que estudo e técnicas analíticas. Em particular, estudantes de geologia necessidade de compreender a física básica por trás desses processos, o que este livro apresenta em linguagem clara e simples matemática. Dá ao leitor informações que lhe permita verificar a validade do que ele lê na literatura científica. Água, um componente essencial da geologia, é enfatizada, e muitos erros publicados sobre a água são perceptíveis quando armado com este texto. Esta edição atualizada discute uma ampla gama de tópicos, incluindo a radiação eletromagnética de ótica de raios gama, a estrutura atômica e idade-datados, o calor eo fluxo de calor, eletricidade e magnetismo, o stress ea tensão, as ondas do mar, acústica, e fluidos e escoamento de fluidos. O livro dá definições básicas e dimensões e também alguns avisos sobre o mal-entendido estatísticas matemáticas, em particular de análise de regressão linear e computação não esclarecidos.

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National Geographic - Terra Choques: Mega Vulcão


National Geographic - Terra Choques: Mega VulcãoInglês No Sub 47mins 544x352 XviD PAL 25 fps MP3 126 kbps 350 MbGener: Documentário
Ninguém acreditava as reivindicações dos primeiros cientistas que disse que o mundo era redondo. Imagine a descrença do público se tivessem sido informados sobre a existência de inundações e super super vulcões que abalou o planeta em seu núcleo. Cientistas geólogo marca J Harlen Bretz um herege em 1920 por sua teoria de que o Scablands, uma área no canto noroeste de os E.U. conhecido por sua 'cai seca "e da paisagem agreste, haviam sido criados durante a noite por uma inundação gigante.No episódio, Flood Mega, uma equipe de geólogos maverick caçada em busca de pistas para provar a teoria de Bretz para ser verdade. Espalhados por todo o terreno, eles acham de cem toneladas de granito pedras, buracos gigantes, 40-ondulações pé esculpido na paisagem e as marcas de arranhão arrancados na rocha. "Em geologia estamos realmente procurando evidências das características das rochas, sobre a paisagem. É muito semelhante ao que faz um detetive à procura de pistas na cena do crime. Essas pistas se encaixam em um padrão e, finalmente, um culpado é associado com essa cena do crime ", explica o professor de Geociências Vic Baker, da Universidade do Arizona.Na série de choques Terra, Vulcão Mega, revela como a evidência encontrada por climatologistas que estudam as mudanças para a atmosfera na Groenlândia iniciou uma investigação sobre um dos maiores do mundo, erupções vulcânicas. "Quanto mais eu olhava para os resultados, eu sabia que estávamos olhando para algo que acabou de ser catastróficas", relembra Greg Zielinski, um da equipe que descobriu a anomalia no gelo que datam 75.000 anos. Mais dicas localizado debaixo d'água, em rochas e enterrados sob as cinzas dirigida Zielinski e seus colegas cientistas a uma descoberta surpreendente: a existência de um super vulcão no local do lago Toba, na Indonésia. Alguns cientistas prevêem que, quando eclodiu 75.000 anos atrás, causou tanta devastação que o mundo foi empurrado para uma idade do gelo com duração de um milênio. Mais preocupante é a possibilidade de que poderia entrar em erupção novamente. "Pois bem, uma erupção vulcânica super afetaria todos os aspectos da vida moderna e da civilização moderna", diz o geólogo Mike Rampino.
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domingo, 29 de novembro de 2009

K.C. Misra, "Understanding Mineral Deposits"


K.C. Misra, "Understanding Mineral Deposits"
Springer | 1999 | ISBN: 0045530092 | 864 pages | PDF | 50,1 MB

The challenge of finding new orebodies to satisfy the ever increasing demands for mineral commodities has to be met, in addition to improved techniques of exploration, mining, extraction, and management, by a better understanding of the geologic setting and genesis of the various classes of mineral deposits. A substantial part of the book is devoted to a discussion, with appropriate examples, of principles that govern the formation of mineral deposits and the various kinds of field and laboratory data that can be used to interpret their genesis. The rest of the book discusses the characteristics of selected classes of deposits, their relationship with the crustal evolution in space and time, and on the application of available data to the formulation of viable genetic models that provide the basis for exploration strategies. Audience: The book is intended as a text for an introductory course in economic geology at senior undergraduate and graduate levels, but it should also serve as a useful information resource for professional economic geologists.








Handbook of Paleoanthropology: Volumes 1-3: T. Hardt (Author), Winfried Henke (Editor), Ian Tattersall (Editor)


Paleoanthropology is perhaps the most multidisciplinary of all the sciences. Any complete account of the evolution and cultural and biological context of Homo sapiens must combine information from geology, paleoecology, primatology, evolutionary biology and a host of other fields. Above all, historical information needs to be combined with, and interpreted in the light of, what we know of the living world. Paleoanthropology is also an actively developing field in which much remains to be settled. The three volumes of this handbook bring together contributions by the world's leading specialists that reflect the broad spectrum of modern paleoanthropology, thus presenting an indispensable resource for both professionals and students alike. Volume 1 deals with principles, methods, and approaches. In recent years, enormous advances have been made in such areas as phylogenetic analysis, paleoecology and evolutionary theory and philosophy. The contributions in this first volume present the state of the art in these fields, provide succinct introductions to them and reflect the many ways in which they interact. As human beings are primates, Volume 2 is devoted to primate origins, evolution, behaviour, and adaptive variety. Its emphasis is on integration of fossil data with the vast amount that is now known of the behaviour and ecology of living primates in natural environments. Volume 3 deals with the fossil and molecular evidence for the evolution of Homo sapiens and its fossil relatives (the family Hominidae or subfamily Homininae, according to taste, a matter that we have left to the individual contributors).

Vol 1:Principles, Methods and Approaches
Vol 2:Primate Evolution and Human Origins
Vol 3:Phylogeny of Hominids

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Computers in Geology: 25 Years of Progress (Studies in Mathematical Geology)

This volume vividly demonstrates the importance and increasing breadth of quantitative methods in the earth sciences. With contributions from an international cast of leading practitioners, chapters cover a wide range of state-of-the-art methods and applications, including computer modeling and mapping techniques. Many chapters also contain reviews and extensive bibliographies which serve to make this an invaluable introduction to the entire field. In addition to its detailed presentations, the book includes chapters on the history of geomathematics and on R.G.V. Eigen, the "father" of mathematical geology. Written to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Association for Mathematical Geology, the book will be sought after by both practitioners and researchers in all branches of geology.

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sábado, 21 de novembro de 2009

"Oceans – Biomes of the Earth"


Trevor Day "Oceans – Biomes of the Earth"
Published by Chelsea House Publications | Publication date : April 2006 | ISBN : 0816053278 | PDF | 273 pages | English | 16.2 MB


The oceans are teeming with life of all kinds. Changing sea levels, plate tectonics, chemical cycling, sedimentation, and the atmosphere greatly impact these habitats. The ocean's currents and sea level are tied closely to weather patterns and in turn to such issues as global warming and El Nino.
"Oceans" provides a complete overview of the ecosystem that exists in these bodies of water. From the coastal wetlands to the deep ocean waters, the geography, geology, chemistry, and physics of oceans are thoroughly examined in this volume.
Today, the impact that human use of ocean resources has on these habitats, including habitat loss and overharvesting, is in constant debate. "Oceans" looks at these possible threats and concludes with a balanced look at the ways to manage the oceans, as well as the future of this ecosystem.

"Taiga – Biomes of the Earth"


Trevor Day "Taiga – Biomes of the Earth"
Published by Chelsea House Publications | Publication date : April 2006 | ISBN : 0816053294 | PDF | 241 pages | English | 15.4 MB
Taiga is a biome of the Northern Hemisphere, between tundra to the north and broad-leaved forest and temperate grassland to the south. Taiga includes dense forest, open forest, and jigsaw puzzles of forests, wetlands, and lakes that can be found in northwestern and northeastern America, northern Europe, Siberia, and East Asia. Examining its geography, geology, climate, and biodiversity, "Taiga" describes this unique ecosystem in a clear, complete manner. Human uses of taiga date back thousands of years to Eurasian hunters and fishers crossing the Bering land bridge into present-day North America. Today, hunting, logging, and mining are a few of the ways this habitat is used. Threats resulting from this development include overharvesting from hunting and logging, clear-felling, and the spread of agriculture. This volume also examines ways of managing taiga, including the movement to conserve taiga habitats through the creation of reservations and sanctuaries.

"Geological and Soil Evidence. Forensic Applications"



"Geological and Soil Evidence. Forensic Applications" by Kenneth Pye
CRC | 2007 | ISBN: 0849331463 | 362 pages | PDF | 9 Mb

This book provides an authoritative introduction to the nature and properties of geological and soil materials that may be used as trace evidence and the techniques used to analyze and evaluate them. It emphasizes the use of geoscience in forensic analyses, including geophysical, meteorological, and geomorphological data.

This inclusive book covers material types and analytical strategies used in examining both the common components of geological evidence, such as rocks, dusts, minerals, spores, and microfossils, as well as anthropogenic particles like pottery and brick.
It instructs on particle characterization based on physical, chemical, and mineralogical traits such as color, shape, density, and elemental and isotopic composition. It also explains sampling and handling procedures particular to criminalistics and introduces analysis, evaluation, and decision-making practices based on statistical significance and the weighing of different types of evidence.

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Plate Tectonics (Science Foundations) By Stephen M. Tomecek


Plate Tectonics (Science Foundations) By Stephen M. Tomecek
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications 2009-05-30 | 102 Pages | ISBN: 1604130148 | PDF | 10 MB

The development of the plate tectonic theory was one of the great revolutions in the history of science. Before the plate tectonic theory, most scientists believed that Earth was a static planet that never really changed. Working like detectives, a small group of pioneering individuals slowly pieced together an entirely different picture of our Earth, showing that the planet is really a dynamic, active world. Over the course of millions of years, continents collided with each other, oceans opened and closed, and mountains rose and fell - and these changes continue today. "Plate Tectonics" examines the evolution of plate tectonic theory from its beginnings as a wild idea of drifting continents to its acceptance as the main concept that drives geology today. The book also focuses on the lives and achievements of those individuals who fought great odds to give rise to one of the most important theories in science.

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quarta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2009

Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation


E. MacDonald, "Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation" Woodhead Publishing Ltd 2007 ISBN-10: 1845691752 664 Pages PDF 5 MB
Designed for geologists and engineers engaged specifically in the search for gold deposits of all types and as a reference for academics in higher schools of learning, the Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation provides principles and detailed explanations that underpin the correct interpretation of day-to-day experience in the field. Problems are addressed with regard to the analysis, interpretation, and understanding of the general framework within which both primary and secondary gold resources are explored, developed, and exploited. The Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation covers topics as diverse as the nature and history of gold, geology of gold ore deposits, gold deposition in the weathering environment, sedimentation and detrital gold, gold exploration, lateritic and placer gold sampling, mine planning and practice for shallow deposits, metallurgical processes and design, and evaluation, risk, and feasibility.

Handbook of Hydrothermal Technology (Materials and Processing Technology


K. Byrappa, Masahiro Haber, "Handbook of Hydrothermal Technology (Materials and Processing Technology)"Noyes Publications/William Andrew; 1st edition (January 14, 2002) English 081551445X 525 pages PDF 11.09 MB
Quartz, zeolites, gemstones, perovskite type oxides, ferrite, carbon allotropes, complex coordinated compounds and many more?all products now being produced using hydrothermal technology. Handbook of Hydrothermal Technology brings together the latest techniques in this rapidly advancing field in one exceptionally useful, long-needed volume. The handbook provides a single source for understanding how aqueous solvents or mineralizers work under temperature and pressure to dissolve and recrystallize normally insoluble materials, and decompose or recycle any waste material. The result, as the authors show in the book, is technologically the most efficient method in crystal growth, materials processing, and waste treatment. The book gives scientists and technologists an overview of the entire subject including:* Evolution of the technology from geology to widespread industrial use.* Descriptions of equipment used in the process and how it works.* Problems involved with the growth of crystals, processing of technological materials, environmental and safety issues.* Analysis of the direction of today's technology.In addition, readers get a close look at the hydrothermal synthesis of zeolites, fluorides, sulfides, tungstates, and molybdates, as well as native elements and simple oxides. Delving into the commercial production of various types, the authors clarify the effects of temperature, pressure, solvents, and various other chemical components on the hydrothermal processes.
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Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology (Topics in Geobiology)


Shuhai Xiao, Alan J. Kaufman, "Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology (Topics in Geobiology)"
Springer 2007-12 ISBN: 1402052014 300 pages PDF 22,1 MB

The Neoproterozoic Era (1000–542 million years ago) has become a major focus of geobiological investigations because it is a geological period characterized by dramatic climatic change and important evolutionary innovations. Repeated glaciations of unusual magnitude occurred throughout this tumultuous interval, and various eukaryotic clades independently achieved multicellularity, becoming more complex, abundant, and diverse at its termination. Animals made their first debut in the Neoproterozoic too.

This volume presents a sample of views and visions among some of the growing numbers of Neoproterozoic workers. It includes a set of multidisciplinary reviews on the Neoproterozoic fossil record (animals, algae, acritarchs, protists, and trace fossils), evolutionary developmental biology of animals, molecular clock estimates of phylogenetic divergences, and Neoproterozoic chemostratigraphy and sedimentary geology. These topics are of continuing interest to geoscientists and bioscientists who are intrigued by the deep history of the Earth and its inhabitants.


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Stratigraphic reservoir characterization for petroleum geologists, geophysicists, and engineers


Roger M. Slatt. "Stratigraphic reservoir characterization for petroleum geologists, geophysicists, and engineers"
Handbook of Petroleum Exploration and Production, Volume 6
Elsevier Science | 2007 | ISBN: 0444528180 | 493 pages | PDF | 18 Mb



Reservoir characterization as a discipline grew out of the recognition that more oil and gas could be extracted from reservoirs if the geology of the reservoir was understood. Prior to that awakening, reservoir development and production were the realm of the petroleum engineer. In fact, geologists of that time would have felt slighted if asked by corporate management to move from an exciting exploration assignment to a more mundane assignment working with an engineer to improve a reservoir's performance.
Slowly, reservoir characterization came into its own as a quantitative, multidisciplinary endeavor requiring a vast array of skills and knowledge sets. Perhaps the biggest attractor to becoming a reservoir geologist was the advent of fast computing, followed by visualization programs and theaters, all of which allow young geoscientists to practice their computing skills in a highly technical work environment. Also, the discipline grew in parallel with the evolution of data integration and the advent of asset teams in the petroleum industry. Finally, reservoir characterization flourished with the quantum improvements that have occurred in geophysical acquisition and processing techniques and that allow geophysicists to image internal reservoir complexities.



Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens


Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 0387238689 | edition 2005 | PDF | 348 pages | 9,7 mb

The eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, had a momentous impact on the fungal, plant, animal, and human life from the mountain to the far reaches of the explosion's ash cloud and mudflows. Although this intense natural event caused loss of substantial life and property, it also created a unique opportunity to examine a huge disturbance of natural systems and their subsequent responses. Based on one of the most studied areas of volcanic activity, Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens synthesizes the ecological research that has been conducted for twenty-five years since the eruption.



Research from geology as well as plant and animal ecology has been integrated in this unprecedented look at the complex interactions of biological and physical systems in the response of the volcanic landscape. Lessons from the volcano inform our larger understanding of ecosystem disturbances, natural processes, and the impact of land-use practices. Included are results of significant and long-term research on vegetation, mycorrhizae, plant and animal interactions, arthropods, amphibians, mammals, fish, lakes, nutrient cycling, geomorphology, and environmental management. This comprehensive account will be of value to those interested in natural history, ecology, disturbance, conservation biology, limnology, geoscience, and land management. Questions about what actually happens when a volcano erupts, what the immediate and long-term dangers are, and how life reasserts itself in the environment are discussed in full detail.

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Language of the Earth: A Literary Anthology, 2nd edition


Frank H. T. Rhodes, Richard O. Stone, Bruce D. Malamud, "Language of the Earth: A Literary Anthology, 2nd edition"
Wiley-Blackwell | 2008-05-19 | ISBN: 1405160675 | 344 pages | PDF | 2,1 MB

Man’s complex relationship to planet Earth is explored in this second edition of the landmark anthology edited by Frank Rhodes and Bruce Malamud. This volume provides a portrait of the planet as experienced not just by scientists, but by artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists as well.


# A unique collection that bridges the gap between science and humanities

# Contains writings by scientists, artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists including Charles Darwin, Dane Picard, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mark Twain and Archibald Geikie

# Represents the human experience over the centuries, covering a span of 2,500 years

# Reflects the planet’s extraordinary physical diversity

# The previous edition was voted one of the 25 ‘Great Books of Geology’ by readers of the Journal of Geological Education

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Studies of Cave Sediments: Physical and Chemical Records of Paleoclimate


Studies of Cave Sediments: Physical and Chemical Records of Paleoclimate
Springer | 329 pages | 2007 | ISBN: 1402053266 | PDF | 31 mb

Caves serve as unique repositories for geologic, biologic, and anthropologic information. The sediments within these natural cavities are incredibly diverse. They include secondary minerals such as calcite and gypsum, which occur in sundry forms, as well as allogenic and autogenic clasts. This book is for any geoscience researcher or student with interests in climate change, paleohydrology, karst geology, and sedimentology. Studies of Cave Sediments is the first comprehensive volume on cave sediments. It provides case-studies from around the world, gives guidance on appropriate applications of techniques, and their limitations, synthesizes methods that can be used to decipher complex deposits, and includes chemical deposits (speleothems) as well as clastic sediments.


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Furnace of Creation, Cradle of Destruction: A Journey to the Birthplace of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis


Roy Chester PhD, "Furnace of Creation, Cradle of Destruction: A Journey to the Birthplace of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis"
AMACOM | 2008-07-16 | ISBN: 0814409202 | 256 pages | PDF | 2,5 MB

Over the past few years, devastating tsunamis off the coast of the Indian Ocean have killed hundreds of thousands of people. Even more alarmingly, scientists predict that these tsunamis, as well as a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, may eventually threaten Hawaii, California, and Oregon. The cause of this trinity of natural disasters is plate tectonics. Perhaps the greatest advance made in the field of earth science, the plate-tectonics theory argues that the surface of the Earth is broken into large plates, which change in size and position over time. The edges of these plates rub against each other, causing earthquakes, volca­noes, and tsunamis that continue to inflict such intense destruction to the surface our planet. In Furnace of Creation, Cradle of Destruction, renowned scientist Roy Chester reveals the fascinating history of this discovery and tells the enigmatic story of one of the great mysteries of our time: how the surface of our planet was created and how it has evolved. From the early discoveries of Sir Francis Bacon to the begin­nings of geology and the controversy surrounding the theory of conti­nental drift, this impeccably researched book reveals the evolution of a vital sci­en­ti­fic theory. Lucid and compelling, this book offers a long-awaited explanation of the under­ly­ing forces that shape our world.



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An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals: Seeking Clues to the Earth's Past


Jon Erickson - An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals: Seeking Clues to the Earth's Past
Facts on File | 2000 | ISBN: 0816042365 | Pages: 272 | PDF | 13.0 MB

The study of fossils, minerals, and gems has played crucial roles in increasing our knowledge about the Earth, the changes the planet has gone through, and the species that have inhabited it. This volume introduces the fascinating disciplines of geology, paleontology, and mineralogy, and how they reveal secrets of the Earth's history.

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a systematic treatment of Earth history, rock types, marine fossils, terrestrial fossils, crystals, gems, and precious metals that provide insights into Earth's character; the most current data available on such topics as global tectonics and faunal extinctions, including a wealth of information about the demise of dinosaurs; new technologies in detecting and preserving rocks and minerals; and the effects of erosion and climate changes.


quarta-feira, 23 de setembro de 2009

Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Current Status and Future Perspectives Publisher: Geological Society of London Pages: 424 2003 ISBN 1862391173 PDF 35 MBThe motion and deformation of rocks are processes of fundamental importance in shaping the Earth, from outer crustal layers to the deep mantle. Reconstructions of the evolution of the Earth therefore require detailed knowledge of the geometry of deformation structures and their relative timing, of the motions leading to deformation structures and of the mechanisms governing these motions. This volume contains a collection of 22 papers on field, experimental and theoretical studies that add to our knowledge of these processes. They are a mixture of review papers on selected topics in the field of structural geology and tectonics and papers on current issues and new techniques and are grouped into four themes: The effect of fluids on deformation; The interpretation of Microstructures and textures; Deformation mechanisms and rheology of crust and upper mantle minerals; Crust and lithosphere tectonics.

Principles of Glacier Mechanics

Roger LeB. Hooke, "Principles of Glacier Mechanics"Cambridge University Press ISBN:0521544165 2 edition (March 21, 2005) PDF 448 pages 5105 KB

This book provides students and practising glaciologists with the tools they need to understand modern glaciology. Relatively simple concepts are introduced first, followed by mathematically more sophisticated chapters. A knowledge of basic calculus is assumed, but important concepts of physical processes are developed from elementary principles. Emphasis is placed on connections between modern research in glaciology and the origin of features of glacial landscapes. Student exercises are included. This new edition builds on the successful first edition: it has been completely updated, and important new sections and whole chapters have been added. Principles of Glacier Mechanics is designed to be used as a primary textbook in upper division and graduate courses in glaciology, and can be used as either a primary or supplementary text in courses in glacial geology. Practising glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find it useful as a reference book.

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terça-feira, 22 de setembro de 2009

National Geographic Secret Yosemite



National Geographic Secret Yosemite
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Genere: DocumentryYosemite National Park is the most visited National Park in the United States. National Geographic goes beyond the tourist hotspots and journeys deep into the dynamic and untamed wilderness behind 12,000 square miles of awe-inspiring natural wonders few have ever seen. Known for its steep granite cliffs, impressive waterfalls and the world's largest living trees—the Giant Sequoias—this beautiful haven attracts vacationers all year round. With more than 700,000 acres of land, this terrain is home to a host of wild creatures ranging from black bears, bobcats, foxes, snakes and a variety of bats. Discover this vast wilderness as National Geographic explores the life within the wilderness found beyond the postcard-perfect views.This DVD stays at the similar style as Secret Yellowstone by NG. It is not for people who want to get an overview of this park. It is just focused on some special topics, climbing El Capitan, climbing Half Dome, global warming and the Giant Sequoia. The part of Climbing El Capitan is quite an eye-opener for me, especially the King Swing. It is beyond my original imagination. For people who never have an experience of rock climbing like me, it is very exciting to see this. The shooting quality is good as most films by NG. The animation is helpful to explain the science and geology. Overall, this film is suitable for people who want to know something not commonly seen in Yosemite.

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Discovery - 100 Greatest Discoveries - 4 of 9 - Earth Sciences


Discovery - 100 Greatest Discoveries - 4 of 9 - Earth SciencesXviD 4000 kbps 1280x720 29.97 fps AC3 45 min RS 1.36 GBScientists have transformed the way we think and live throughout the centuries. What are the most important scientific discoveries of all time? In no particular order, we present the top 100 in eight different categories:Astronomy - Explore the universe *** Biology - Explore the world around you *** Chemistry - Explore the world under a microscope *** Earth Science - Explore the Earth under your feet *** Evolution - Explore the past *** Genetics - Explore what makes you, you *** Medicine - Explore developments in health *** Physics - Explore how stuff worksVenture beneath our planet's crust for a look at the powerful geological forces that keep life on the move and adapting plate tectonics, earthquakes and super volcanoes.

Earth Sciences1. Earth's Core (1906)Seismologist Richard Oldham determines that earthquake waves move through the central part of the Earth much slower than through the mantle around it. He surmises that the Earth has a core composed of liquid. 2. Earth's Inner Core (1930s)In 1936, Inge Lehmann documents that some seismic waves from deep inside the Earth's core do not pass through, but are reflected back. It becomes clear that the Earth has an inner core consisting of a small, solid iron sphere that is surrounded by a thick outer core composed of liquid iron. 3. Continental Drift (1911)Alfred Wegener proposes that all the continents in the world once formed a single, giant landmass that was eventually split apart in a process called "continental drift." Wegener's evidence consists of the "fit" of South America with Africa, fossil distribution and geological similarities. 4. Seafloor Spreading (1950s – 1960s)Adding his own data on changes in seafloor depth and geology to discoveries of his peers, Harry Hess proposes that Wegener's theory of continental drift is a result of seafloor spreading. He hypothesizes that molten magma from beneath the Earth's crust is oozing up between the plates in the Great Global Rift (now referred to as the Mid-Ocean Ridge). As the hot magma cools, it expands and pushes the plates out from the rift, causing the Atlantic Ocean to get wider over time. 5. Plate Tectonics (1960s)The work of many scientists reveals that the Earth's surface is broken into several interconnected plates of rock. Earth's outermost layer, the lithosphere, is broken into at least seven large, rigid pieces. These plates are moving in different directions and at different speeds (about 1 to 4 inches per year) and are crashing together, pulling apart and sideswiping each other. All the action at plate boundaries produces phenomena such as mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. 6. Troposphere and Stratosphere (1890s)With the aid of scientific instruments placed on unmanned balloons, Leon Teisserenc de Bort discovers that the atmosphere consists of layers. Bort notices that air temperature decreases steadily up to about seven miles, but remains constant at higher altitudes. After more than 200 balloon experiments, he suggests that the atmosphere is divided into two layers called the "troposphere" and the "stratosphere." 7. Global Warming (late 20th century)A number of scientists see evidence of a warming trend on the Earth's surface and attribute it to a rise in the concentration of "greenhouse gases." Global warming theory states that an increase of the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century can be attributed to humans and increased emissions of carbon dioxide. According to the theory, temperatures will increase further if emissions of these greenhouse gases continue. 8. Cosmic Radiation (1911 onward)In 1912, Victor Hess travels to 17,500 feet in a hot air balloon (without oxygen) and observes that radiation increases with altitude. Further experiments convince him the radiation is coming from space. We now know that the vast majority of cosmic rays are protons, and therefore have a positive electrical charge. 9. Magnetic Field Reversal (1906)Bernard Brunhes discovers that the Earth's magnetic field has changed direction and reversed itself. His paleomagnetic study of clay baked by a Miocene lava flow 13 million years ago provides the evidence. It is nearly 50 years before his discovery is accepted by the scientific community. 10. Geological Change (1830s)Charles Lyell offers proof that the Earth evolved slowly in his multivolume Principles of Geology: An Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface by Reference to Causes Now in Operation, published between 1830 and 1833. In his work, he advocates the then-controversial idea of uniformitarianism — the idea that the Earth was shaped entirely by slow-moving forces acting over a very long period of time. Catastrophism, a geologic idea that uses biblical chronology to date the Earth, was more accepted at the time. 11. Radiometric Dating (1907)Bertram Boltwood discovers how to calculate the age of a rock by measuring the rate of its radioactive decay. His observations and calculations put Earth's age at 2.2 billion years. Although we now think the Earth is nearly twice that age, this number was a dramatic increase over the accepted age at the time. Boltwood's formulas are compatible with several radioactive elements, including carbon-14, which has been used to date historical artifacts. 12. Periodic Ice Ages (1930s)Serbian astrophysicist Miultin Milankovitch develops a theory relating Earth's motion to long-term climate change and ice ages. His mathematical theory of climate uses variations in solar radiation based on season and latitude. His theory posits that cyclical variations in Earth-sun geometry, such as orbit shape and axis angle, result in different levels of solar energy reaching the Earth.


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Standard Deviants Geology


Standard Deviants Geology 1.4 GBRecommended by university professors and teachers nationwide, The Standard Deviants are the perfect resource for academic success. With videos ranging from English Composition to Organic Chemistry, The Standard Deviants’ entertaining and enjoyable teaching style breaks down difficult subjects into a clear, step-by-step formatRecommended by university professors and teachers nationwide, The Standard Deviants are the perfect resource for academic success. The Standard Deviants’ entertaining and enjoyable teaching style breaks down difficult subjects into a clear, step-by-step format. Besides learning the difference between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, this series provides information on plate tectonics, volcanoes, weathering and more!The Standard Deviants provide:A comprehensive tutorial of challenging course conceptsStudy techniques including mnemonics, visual devices and memory buildersQuick reference cards with charts, definitions, formulas and course outlinesAn approachable, off-beat format that builds understanding, confidence and retentionA specialized academic team is created for each subject
The Standard Deviants provide:A comprehensive tutorial of challenging course conceptsStudy techniques including mnemonics, visual devices and memory buildersQuick reference cards with charts, definitions, formulas and course outlinesAn approachable, off-beat format that builds understanding, confidence and retentionA specialized academic team is created for each subject

,"Himalaya to the Sea"


J. Shroder Jr. ,"Himalaya to the Sea"Routledge 1993-12-27 ISBN: 0415066484 PDF Pages: 472 12.4MBPlate tectonic collision, climate oscillation, glacial fluctuation, severe wind and water erosion - all have wrought dramatic change on the landscape of the Western Himalaya, one of the most dynamic and spectacular landscapes on Earth. Study of the region - from the Western Himalaya foothills and lowlands to the Arabian Sea - is of particular value to geology and geomorphology because of the size and frequency of events. That much of South Asia is relatively inaccessible has enhanced the significance of research in Pakistan and adjacent areas. Himalaya to the Sea focuses on the general evolution of landforms in Pakistan but is also an essential guide for predictive, protective and remedial measures to mitigate the natural hazards which plague the region and constrain development. The authors describe regional erosion and sedimentation within the context of topographical evolution; more specifically, they deal with neotectonics, past and present glaciation, general mountain geomorphology and process mechanics, past and present fluvial processes and landforms, wind blown loess deposits, age dates, soils, marine terraces and archaeology. This is the first integrated assessment of the geomorphology and Quaternary evolution of this region, from highlands to ocean. Presenting new research, methodologies and theory, this highly illustrated book also provides the first comprehensive bibliography to this exciting region.

Structural Geology and Personal Computers


Structural Geology and Personal Computers546 pages Pergamon Press Inc; 1st edition (December 1, 1996) ISBN: 0080424309 PDF 45 MbHardbound. This book will help structural geologists keep abreast of rapid changes in work practices resulting from the personal computer revolution. It is organized into six parts: I Computer-Aided Learning; II Microstructural Analysis; III Analysis of Orientation Data; IV Strain and Kinematic Analysis; V Mathematical and Physical Modeling; VI Structural Mapping and GIS. The 45 contributing authors explain how to: set up computer-aided teaching and learning facilities on a low budget; illustrate tectonic strain concepts with a drawing program; integrate multimedia presentations into structural coursework; analyze microstructures with computer-aided microscopy; produce sophisticated stereonets with custom software for both the Mac and IBM PC; evaluate orientation data using a spreadsheet program; model the development of macrostructures and microstructures numerically; integrate structural and geophysical data; and apply PC technology to the production of

Geology and Ecosystems


Geology and EcosystemsSpringer ISBN: 0387292926 2005-11-16 PDF 392 pages 23 Mb This book is the result of an international working group entitled Geology and Ecosystems that was organized by the IUGS commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning (COGEOENVIRONMENT). The aim of the working group is to increase awareness and build methodological principles of ecological geology as a new branch of science. This book includes the analysis of the relationship between the different geological, hydrochemical, hydrogeological, and engineering-geological processes and the processes within surface ecosystems. Modern engineering activity associated with the mining of minerals, excessive groundwater withdrawal, disposal of industrial and domestic liquid wastes (including radioactive wastes) and their impacts on all components of the environment are analyzed, as is the "water factor" impact on ecosystems. It is intended as a professional update for all scientists and professionals with an interest in the Earth's environments and environmental protection.

Geology and Hydrogeology of Carbonate Islands

H. Leonard Vacher, Terrence M. Quinn, "Geology and Hydrogeology of Carbonate Islands"Elsevier Publishing Company 1997-12-01 ISBN: 0444815201 966 pages PDF 18 MBHardbound. The Geology and Hydrogeology of Carbonate Islands presents a survey of more than 30 selected islands such as Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, coastal Yucatan, Barbados, the Caymans, Isla de Mona, islands of Polynesia, the Cooks, Guam, Niue, Nauru, Rottnest Island, the Houtman Abrolhos, islands of the Great Barrier Reef and many atolls including Enewetak, Tarawa, Diego Garcia, Mururoa, and the Cocos Islands. The book provides a wealth of observational data and a survey of interpretations on the issues within the intersection of carbonate geology (depositional architecture, diagenetic processes and dolomitization, Cenozoic sea-level history, karstification and blue holes) and island hydrology (distribution of fresh and brackish groundwater, dual-aquifer conceptualizations, modeling of island lenses, water budgets and water resources, effects of climatic variations, island karst, endo-upwelling).
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Precambrian Sedimentary Environments

Wladyslaw Altermann, "Precambrian Sedimentary Environments: A Modern Approach to Ancient Depositional Systems (Special Publication 33 of the IAS) (International Association Of Sedimentologists Series)"Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition (March 19, 2002) 0632064153 464 pages PDF 14.17 MB
The motivation for this volume came from the idea that the Precambrian is the key, both to the present, and to the understanding of the Earth as a whole. The Precambrian constitutes about 85% of Earth's history, and of that, about 3.75 billion years of Precambrian time, represented by rocks, are accessible to geoscientists. Ancient atmospheric and environmental conditions can be traced back to the time when the Earth was only about 250 million years old. Precambrian rocks supply almost 75% of important mineral resources such as Fe, Mn, Au, Pt and Cr. Many of these elements are associated with sedimentary rocks and some important hydrocarbon, coal and graphite deposits are also hosted by Precambrian rocks.This volume is aimed at geoscientists interested in Precambrian sedimentary rocks and at students of Earth history. It contains review articles discussing Precambrian conditions and case studies from Precambrian shields and successions of North and South America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and India. The introductory papers, written by experts on Precambrian environments, treat comprehensively the application of actualism to the Precambrian, the evolution and influence of life on the sedimentary rock record, the genesis of Banded Iron Formations, the Precambrian sulphur cycle and the significance of Precambrian chemical carbonate precipitates. The case studies include depositional settings and processes in Archean terranes, in Paleoproterozoic sequences, with some emphasis on the lack of vegetation and weathering, and in late Proterozoic sequences, with some emphasis on glacial deposits. The contributions demonstrate that Precambrian sedimentary deposits are commonly similar to their Phanerozoic counterparts in terms of composition, sedimentary processes, and depositional setting, but may differ significantly as a result of lack of vegetation, climatic and biological constraints, composition and circulation of seawater, and the secular involvement of continental crust.

Soils of the Past


Gregory J. Retallack “Soils of the Past" For Dummies 2001-02-15 ISBN: 0632053763 512 pages PDF 29,5 Mb
It has been 10 years since publication of the first edition of Soils of the Past. In that time the subject of paleopedology has grown rapidly, and established itself within the mainstream of geological research.Ancient soils contain vital mineralogical, geochemical, textural, and paleontological information about the continental environments in which they formed. Advances in isotope geochemistry and sequence-stratigraphic models allow more detailed reconstructions of environmental change from paleosols and new insights into diverse topics like atmospheric chemistry, global change, palaeoecology, geobiology and mass extinction.This fully updated second edition of soils of the past gives describes the main types of ancient soil, procedures for their recognition and study, their classification and, most significantly, a wide array of examples of how paleosols have been used for paleoenvironmental reconstruction.Soils of the Past is written for advanced undergraduates studying paleopedology as part of a degree in geology, environmental science, or physical geography, and for interested professional earth scientists.

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Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms

Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms, 2nd editionBy Matthew R. BennettPublisher: John Wiley & Sons 400 pages 2009-09 English PDF 16.5MB
The new second edition of "Glacial Geology" provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology and geomorphology. It is has been thoroughly revised and updated from the original first edition. This book will appeal to all students interested in the landforms and sediments that make up glacial landscapes. The aim of the book is to outline glacial landforms and sediments and to provide the reader with the tools required to interpret glacial landscapes. It describes how glaciers work and how the processes of glacial erosion and deposition which operate within them are recorded in the glacial landscape. The second edition is presented in the same clear and concise format as the first edition, providing detailed explanations that are not cluttered with unnecessary detail. Additions include a new chapter on Glaciations around the Globe, demonstrating the range of glacial environments present on Earth today and a new chapter on Palaeoglaciology, explaining how glacial landforms and sediments are used in ice-sheet reconstructions. Like the original book, text boxes are used throughout to explain key concepts and to introduce students to case study material from the glacial literature. Newly updated sections on Further Reading are also included at the end of each chapter to point the reader towards key references. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and illustrations.

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Fault-Zone Properties and Earthquake Rupture Dynamics


Eiichi Fukuyama, "Fault-Zone Properties and Earthquake Rupture Dynamics, Volume 94 (International Geophysics)"Academic Press (April 6, 2009) English 0123744520 300 pages PDF 12.81 MB
The dynamics of the earthquake rupture process are closely related to fault zone properties which the authors have intensively investigated by various observations in the field as well as bylaboratory experiments. These include geological investigation of the active and fossil faults, physical and chemical features obtained by the laboratory experiments, as well as the seismological estimation from seismic waveforms. Earthquake dynamic rupture can now be modeled using numerical simulations on the basis of field and laboratory observations, which should be very useful for understanding earthquake rupture dynamics.

Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History


David Christian "Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History"University of California Press English 2005-02-01 664 pages PDF 27,5 MB
An introduction to a new way of looking at history, from a perspective that stretches from the beginning of time to the present day, Maps of Time is world history on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the Big Bang, David Christian views the interaction of the natural world with the more recent arrivals in flora and fauna, including human beings.Cosmology, geology, archeology, and population and environmental studies--all figure in David Christian's account, which is an ambitious overview of the emerging field of "Big History." Maps of Time opens with the origins of the universe, the stars and the galaxies, the sun and the solar system, including the earth, and conducts readers through the evolution of the planet before human habitation. It surveys the development of human society from the Paleolithic era through the transition to agriculture, the emergence of cities and states, and the birth of the modern, industrial period right up to intimations of possible futures. Sweeping in scope, finely focused in its minute detail, this riveting account of the known world, from the inception of space-time to the prospects of global warming, lays the groundwork for world history--and Big History--true as never before to its name.

Thermodynamics in Mineral Sciences: An Introduction


Ladislav Cemic - Thermodynamics in Mineral Sciences: An IntroductionSpringer 2005 ISBN: 354024364X Pages: 386 PDF 1.87 MB
The subject of this book are natural systems where thermodynamic processes take place as a result of changes in temperature, pressure and composition. The basic concepts are discussed on low level trying to preserve the mathematical rigor. Calculated examples using data from the mineralogical literature are given to elucidate the difficult and very abstract matter of thermodynamics. The book is aimed for students of geology, mineralogy, material science and all other interested readers who deal with solid matter.

Alfred Wegener: Creator of the Continental Drift Theory

Alfred Wegener: Creator of the Continental Drift Theory (Makers of Modern Science)Lisa Yount ISBN: 0816061742 PDF 177 pages May 2009 5 MB
When German meteorologist Alfred Wegener first proposed his groundbreaking theory of continental displacement, later called continental drift, in 1912, his geologist peers rejected his theory because the field of geology at the turn of the century was based in 18th- and 19th-century observations about the nature of the earth and the planet's development. Wegener's theory of continental drift proposed that the enormous landmasses slowly moved on the earth's surface over millions of years. His idea explained countless observations made about the earth, from how the continents formed, to what causes earthquakes, to how the earth's surface continues to change. An itinerant explorer, Wegener traveled around the world, and he died while on a polar mission in Greenland. It wasn't until decades after his death that the continental drift theory proved fruitful to other scientists in the 20th century. In "Alfred Wegener", learn how this daring adventurer pieced together a theory that later revolutionized the Earth sciences.
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Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging


Sam Boggs, David Krinsley - Application of Cathodoluminescence Imagingto the Study of Sedimentary RocksCambridge University Press 2006 ISBN: 052185878X Pages: 176 PDF 5.29 MB
Minerals in sedimentary rocks emit characteristic visible luminescence called cathodoluminescence (CL) when bombarded by high energy electrons. CL emissions can be displayed as colour images in a cathodoluminescence microscope or as high-resolution monochromatic images in a scanning electron microscope. This provides information not available by other techniques on the provenance of the mineral grains in sedimentary rocks, and insights into diagenetic changes. The book begins with an easily understood presentation of the fundamental principles of CL imaging. This is followed by a description and discussion of the instruments used in CL imaging, and a detailed account of its applications to the study of sedimentary rocks. This is the first comprehensive, easily understood description of the applications of cathodoluminescence imaging to the study of sedimentary rocks. It will be an important resource for academic researchers, industry professionals and advanced graduate students in sedimentary geology.

"Bauxites (Developments in Soil Science)"


I. Valeton, "Bauxites (Developments in Soil Science)" Publisher:Springer ISBN: 0444408886 1972 PDF 234 pages 10 Mb PDF
This book aims to present an accurate survey of the current state of our knowledgeregarding the mineralogy, geochemistry, geology and genesis of bauxite deposits,and to discuss unsolved problems as necessary for teaching and research. Formining engineers and economic geologists the book contributes to a better understandingof the genesis and distribution of different types of deposits.

"Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science (Science Visual Resources)"


Simon Adams, David Lambert, "Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science (Science Visual Resources)" Chelsea House Publications 2006 ISBN: 0816061645 208 pages PDF 22,6 MB
"Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science" is one of eight volumes of "Facts On File's" new "Science Visual Resources" set. Containing six sections, a comprehensive glossary, a Web site guide, and an index, Biology is an ideal learning tool for students and teachers of science. Full-colour diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations. The six sections include: "Planet Earth" - considers Earth's place in the Solar System and its relationship to the Sun, the Moon, and the environment of interplanetary space. Topics covered in this section include solar and lunar eclipses, tides, seasons, and Earth's magnetic field. "Earth's History" - examines the basic principles used by geologists to determine the age of rocks and the use of fossil evidence in determining the sequence of geological events. There is a comprehensive survey of the history of life on Earth and a general description of each of the geological eons. A sequence of pages traces the history of the North American continent through each geological period, showing the prevailing conditions and the kind of life forms that have flourished there. "Earth's Rocks" - is concerned with the processes that create and modify Earth's geology. The relative abundance of minerals on our planet; the formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; and the processes of plate tectonics are examined in this section. "Air and Oceans" - is an overview of the shallow but complex layer of gas and water that surrounds our planet and supports all animal and plant life. The types and causes of all significant weather phenomena are covered here, as well as the intimate connections between the oceans and the atmosphere. Heat transfer between air and oceans and the planet-wide systems of circulation driven by solar energy are also explained here. "Erosion and Weathering" - looks at the constant wearing down of the Earth's rocks by the combined actions of the atmosphere and the oceans. Mechanical and chemical weathering, the formation and movement of soil, and the geological forms produced by the actions of rivers and glaciers are all featured in this section. Wind erosion and the formation and spread of desert landscapes are also covered. "Comparisons" - gives the relative scales of major planetary features, such as oceans, rivers, continents, and mountain ranges.

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate


Michael Allaby, Richard Garratt, "Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate" Facts on File; 2 edition (June 8, 2007) ISBN-10: 0816063508 832 Pages PDF 16,7 MB
From Library JournalScience author Allaby (Illustrated Dictionary of Science; A Dictionary of Earth Sciences) has compiled more of a dictionary than an encyclopedia, covering roughly 3000 alphabetically arranged terms pertaining to climatology and meteorology, as well as geology, biology, and astronomy. The longest entries (mostly biographical) run nearly two pages, but the majority are brief definitions. Allaby succinctly describes noteworthy named storms and also includes local weather terms, from the Indian andhis to the Argentinean zonda. Unfortunately, he omits some terms of particular interest to American and Canadian users, including Alberta clipper, humidex, first heave, Mount Washington Observatory, and storm chaser. The entries are extensively cross-referenced and sometimes include a reference or two to web sites or books. Quite a few of the print references, and a full quarter of the titles in the "Bibliography and Further Reading," are to other works by the author. Five appendixes complete the work: a "Chronology of Disasters" (selection criteria unspecified), a "Chronology of Discoveries," a chart of the geological time scale, a list of destructive "Tornadoes of the Past," and a list of web sites. Given the brevity of the entries, this is an optional purchase for libraries with large scientific and technical reference collections. Smaller academic and public libraries might find it useful but should also consider the less expensive The Facts On File Weather and Climate Handbook, also compiled by Allaby, or even a dictionary, such as Storm Dunlop's A Dictionary of Weather or The Facts On File Dictionary of Weather and Climate.Nancy R. Curtis, Univ. of Maine Lib., Orono

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Biotic Response to Global Change: The Last 145 Million Years

Stephen J. Culver, Peter F. Rawson, "Biotic Response to Global Change: The Last 145 Million Years"Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2000-07-24 516 Pages ISBN: 0521663040 PDF 20 MB


Desde os tempos do Cretáceo ao presente, o clima da Terra mudou de um muito calor, do efeito estufa "fase sem gelo para o gelo" casa "mundo de hoje. Neste livro, especialistas de mais de quarenta e investigar as múltiplas possibilidades que a vida tem reagido às mudanças ambientais globais, que tiveram lugar durante este período. Detalhes Cobertura um amplo espectro de animais, vegetais ea vida protistan, com o foco em aspectos como as extinções, diversidade e biogeografia. Este volume será uma referência inestimável para pesquisadores e estudantes de pós-graduação em paleontologia, geologia, biologia, oceanografia e climatologia.

Applied Clay Mineralogy, Volume 2


Haydn H. Murray "Applied Clay Mineralogy, Volume 2: Occurrences, Processing and Applications of Kaolins, Bentonites, Palygorskitesepiolite, and Common Clays (Developments ... Clay Science) (Developments in Clay Science)"Publisher: Elsevier Science ISBN: 0444517014 edition: 2008 PDF 188 Pages 4,5 Mb


This book on Applied Clay Mineralogy is comprehensive. It covers the structure, composition, and physical and chemical properties of kaolinite, halloysite, ball clays; bentonites including sodium montmorillonite, calcium montmorillonite, and hectorite; and palygorskite and sepiolite. There is also a short chapter on common clays which are used for making structural clay products and lightweight aggregate. The location and geology of the major clay deposits that are marketed worldwide and regionally include kaolins from the United States, Southwest England, Brazil, and the Czech Republic along with halloysite from New Zealand and ball clays from the US, England, Germany, and Ukraine. Bentonites from the U.S. and Europe are included along with palygorskite and sepiolite from the U.S., China, Senegal, and Spain. The mining and processing of the various clays are described. Extensive discussions of the many applications of the clays are included. The appendices cover the important laboratory tests that are used to identify and evaluate the various types of clay. Many figures are included covering electron micrographs, processing flow sheets, stratigraphy, and location maps.* Provides the structure and composition of clay minerals, as well as their phyisical and chemical properties * Discusses pplications for Kaolin, Bentonite, Palygorskite and Sepiolite * Contains appendixes of laboratory tests and procedures, as well as a test for common clays

Deep-Water Sedimentation in the Alpine Basie of SE France


Este volume oferece uma visão multidisciplinar e elabora o 'estado-da-arte "do conhecimento científico sobre o sistema influentes turbidíticos. Aspectos complementares são cobertas, de geologia, sedimentologia e estratigrafia de seqüência, modelagem de processos sedimentares e arquiteturas, geoquímica, caracterização de reservatórios, modelagem sísmica e usa como análogos de profundidade campos de hidrocarbonetos marinhos.
P. Jospeh, Deep-Water Sedimentation in the Alpine Basie of SE France (Geological Society Special Publication) (No. 221) [ILLUSTRATED]Geological Society of London 2004 ISBN 1862391483 484 Pages 70 MB
Idioma: Inglês