domingo, 30 de agosto de 2009

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

segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2009

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

sábado, 22 de agosto de 2009

Major Impacts and Plate Tectonics

Este livro avalia os mecanismos que dão origem a movimentos de placas tectônicas e apresenta provas de que um grande impacto na terra, têm provocado mudanças significativas e dramática em sua faixa.
Major Impacts and Plate Tectonics: A Model for the Phanerzoic Evolution of the Earth's Lithosphere Publisher: CRC ISBN: 0415238994 edition 2000 PDF 368 pages 8,45 mb

quarta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2009

Time Effects in Rock Mechanics (Materials Modelling & computation) by N. D. Cristescu and U. Hunsche

O mundo exige um aumento do número de instalações subterrâneas de armazenamento de aplicações, tais como, os resíduos de repositórios e de tráfego. Previsão precisa da estabilidade e deformação das instalações é essencial, e apela a modelos de cálculo utilizando confiável e abrangente constitutiva equações descrevendo o comportamento mecânico das rochas envolvidas, especialmente o tempo-dependente efeitos. Aqui, os autores combinam os seus conhecimentos e experiência pessoal nesta área para incentivar a prática da utilização de materiais com base em leis físicas e uma sólida base matemática. Para mais discussão e pesquisa sobre o comportamento tempo-dependente de rochas e materiais relacionados no texto é apoiado por mais de 200 figuras.
Time Effects in Rock Mechanics (Materials Modelling & computation) by N. D. Cristescu and U. HunschePublisher: Wiley January 1998 ISBN: 0471955175 Pages: 350 DJVU 10.86 MB

Sedimentology Review 1 (International Association Of Sedimentologists Series) (No. 1)

Sedimentology Review é uma nova série de livros editada pelo Instituto de Pesquisa de Pós-Sedimentology (DPR) e publicado pela Blackwell Scientific Publications. A série oferece o praticante sedimentologist com um meio de aceder rapidamente novos desenvolvimentos em sedimentologia. Existente livros data rápida e continuamente novas revistas se tornarem disponíveis, o que torna difícil manter-se actual em todos os aspectos do tema. A série oferece alta qualidade opiniões escritas em um formato acessível, em uma ampla variedade de temas em sedimentologia, geologia sedimentar. A série será um importante recurso para os estudantes, professores e investigadores, bem como aos geólogos.
V. P. Wright, "Sedimentology Review 1 (International Association Of Sedimentologists Series) (No. 1)"Wiley-Blackwell (April 15, 1993) English 0632031026 152 pages PDF 29.34 MB

Studies of Cave Sediments

Grutas servir como únicos repositórios para geológico, biológico, antropológico e informação. Os sedimentos dentro dessas cavidades naturais são incrivelmente diversificada. Elas incluem minerais secundários, tais como calcita e gipsita, que ocorrem em diversas formas, bem como alogénico e Autogenic clasts. Este livro é para qualquer pesquisador ou estudante geociência com interesses nas alterações climáticas, paleohydrology, karst geologia, sedimentologia e. Estudos de Sedimentos Cave é o primeiro volume global sobre caverna sedimentos. Fornece estudos de casos de todo o mundo, dá orientações sobre as aplicações das técnicas, e as suas limitações, sintetiza métodos que podem ser utilizados para decifrar complexos depósitos, e inclui depósitos químicos (espeleotemas), bem como sedimentos clásticos.
Studies of Cave Sediments: Physical and Chemical Records of PaleoclimateSpringer 329 pages 2007 ISBN: 1402053266 PDF 31 mb

domingo, 16 de agosto de 2009

Círculo de Fogo


É espectacular olhar para o grande círculo de vulcões e atividades sísmicas que toca o Oceano Pacífico. Testemunhe o nascimento de um novo vulcão no Chile, o famigerado Monte St. Helens que entrou em erupção no ano de 1980. Vamos levar vocês em uma viagem selvagem, através do centro da Terra, para ver como que o processo das forças geológicas provocam uma erupção vulcânica ou terremoto. E para encerrar teremos os resultados devastadores dessas forças, através das cenas do terramoto de 1989 que abalaram a cidade de San Francisco.

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O Mundo nas Sombras


Este é um filme que requer uma tomada de posição. Ele alerta para o fato de que podemos ter subestimado a velocidade em que o nosso clima está mudando. Em essência, trata de um fenômeno letal relativamente novo que muitos cientistas até recentemente se recusavam a acreditar que existia, mas que pode ter levado milhões de pessoas à morte por inanição: aquilo que tem sido chamado de escurecimento global.
Áudio: Português
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Asteróides: Impacto Final


Cada ano, milhões destas ' balas dispersas os céus, e toneladas de meteoritos pequenos golpeiam nosso planeta todos os dias!.Há 65 milhão anos atrás, os dinossauros foram aniquilados da terra.Os cientistas acreditam que o impacto de um asteróide com uma milha causaria total destruição do nosso planeta. Junto com o Eugene Shoemaker extraordinário geólogo e a sua esposa Carolyn com sua equipe encontraram algo extraordinário,um presságio de um outro tipo de Big Bang!?Era o cometa Shoemaker - Levy 9 que se chocaria com Júpiter meses mais tarde e causaram uma espetacular devastação, Juntos também mapearam os céus e descobriram de mais de 30 cometas e centenas dos asteróides. Agora que nós sabemos o que está lá fora, como podemos nos defender? Essas coisas têm atingido a Terra no passado.E atingirão a Terra no futuro, produzirão uma catástrofe que excede todos os outros desastres naturais conhecidos.Agora que os Cientistas presenciaram o impacto em Júpiter eles estão certos que poderá ocorrer um impacto na terra, só precisamos saber quando, mas somente 10 % do Céu foi mapeado e os outros 90%?Uns Dos Melhores Documentários Sobre impacto de asteróides lançados.

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Maravilhas da Natureza - A História do Mundo

Bilhões de anos atrás, um planeta do tamanho de Marte se chocou contra a Terra e desencadeou uma série de eventos que transformaram uma terra sem vida no planeta fértil e azul que conhecemos hoje.
Tamanho: 84 MB
Áudio: Português
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América Pré-Histórica

SinopseA mesma equipe da BBC, produtora dos sucessos Planeta Azul e Caminhando com Dinossauros agora leva você de volta ao inicio da América. Viaje 14.000 anos ao passado e conheça os primeiros humanos a chegarem ao continente e compartilhar o mesmo espaço com diversas bestas.
6 Episódios
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Planeta Terra: O Futuro

Esta série de três episódios apresenta especialistas discutindo as questões ambientais e de conservação, e questiona quanto do mundo revelado em "Planeta Terra" voltará a ser visto. Com contribuições de eminentes cientistas, teólogos e conservacionistas, incluindo Jonathan Porritt, E.O. Wilson, Tony Juniper, Sir David Attenborough e o Arcebispo da Cantuária, a série analisa a crise ambiental do planeta e examina quais poderão ser as soluções, caso existam.
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Este livro oferece uma visão geral e concisa da nossa compreensão do manto, a sua evolução desde o início diferenciação e as consequências da superplumes para a superfície terrestre .
SuperplumesSpringer 2007-08-23 ISBN: 1402057490 564 pages PDF 12,5 MB


O que é geologia? - As camadas da Terra - Solos - Placa tectônica - Tipos de rochas - Terreno formação - O ciclo rock - Os segredos em rochas – As maravilhosas formações rochosas.
Tim Clifford , "Geology"Publisher: Rourke Publishing 2008-01-30 ISBN 160044623X PDF 48 pages 3.9 MB

Earth's Oldest Rocks

“Earth's Oldest Rocks” proporciona uma visão global de todos os aspectos do início da Terra. O livro é dividido em dois capítulos sobre a história da Terra precoce, dez capítulos específicos sobre a geologia da cratons, e dois capítulos sobre o início da Terra.
Martin J. van Kranendonk, Hugh Smithies, Vickie Bennett “Earth's Oldest Rocks, Volume 15 (Developments in Precambrian Geology)" Elsevier Science 2007-11-01 ISBN: 2007-11-01 1330 pages PDF 32,2 MB

Isotope Geology

Radiogênico isótopos estáveis e são amplamente utilizados em ciências da Terra para determinar a idade das rochas, meteoritos e objetos arqueológicos, bem como marcadores de compreender processos geológicos e ambientais. Isótopo métodos determinar a idade da Terra, ajudar a reconstruir o clima do passado, e explicar a formação dos elementos químicos no Universo. Este livro oferece uma abrangente introdução ao radiogênico dois isótopos estáveis e técnicas. Uma compreensão dos princípios básicos do isótopo geologia é importante para um vasto leque das ciências: geologia, astronomia, paleontologia, geofísica, climatologia, arqueologia, entre outros. Escrito por um dos mais respeitados do mundo e mais conhecida geochemists, este livro completo cor será inestimável para todos os cursos graduação e pós-graduação sobre o tema, e é um excelente texto de referência para cientistas.
Claude J. Allègre "Isotope Geology" Cambridge University Press 2009-01-31 ISBN: 0521862280 512 pages PDF 7,3 MB

quinta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2009

This Dynamic Earth : The Story of Plate Tectonics

No início dos anos 1960, o surgimento da teoria da placa tectônica iniciou uma revolução nas ciências da terra. Desde então, os cientistas têm verificado e estudado está teoria, e agora com uma visão onde se tem uma melhor compreensão de como o nosso planeta tem sido moldado pelos processos tectônicos. Sabemos agora que, direta ou indiretamente, placa tectônica influencia quase todos os processos geológicos, passado e presente. Com efeito, a noção de que toda a superfície da Terra está continuamente mudando profundamente tem mudado a forma como olhamos para o nosso mundo.
Peter Lindeberg (Editor) pdf 2001 ISBN 0160482208 77 pages 3.51 MB

The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide

Uma compilação de algumas publicações no campo da microscopia de minérios, este livro possui uma lista de 431 minerais que estão incluídas neste atlas.
Idioma: Inglês
Elsevier Science (November 19, 2008) ISBN-10: 0444528636 894 Pages PDF 104 MB

Introduction to Mineral Exploration

Este livro aborda não só a natureza de exploração mineral, mas também considera outros fatores essenciais para o sucesso da exploração. Esta segunda edição é atualizada para incluir novos capítulos sobre a exploração minerais, manipulação de dados e um novo estudo de caso sobre a exploração de diamantes.
Idioma: Inglês
Blackwell Publishing 2006-01-30 481 pages PDF 9,1 MB

quarta-feira, 12 de agosto de 2009

Geology and Geomorphology of Holocene Coastal Barriers of Brazil

Sérgio R. Dillenburg, Patrick A. Hesp ,"Geology and Geomorphology of Holocene Coastal Barriers of Brazil "Springer December 5, 2008 ISBN: 3540250085 PDF 380 pages 30.58mb
This is the first book to cover Holocene geology and geomorphology of the entire 8,500 kilometers of the Brazilian coast. It is aimed at third and fourth year undergraduates, post-graduate students, scientists and managers. It characterizes the coast in terms of holocene geology, geomorphology, oceanographic conditions and the location of the barrier types. Separate chapters outline the types of barrier in each state, beginning in the south and proceeding to the north. Special emphasis is placed on the stretches of coast where the detailed morphology and stratigraphy of barriers has been previously determined.

Geological Atlas of Africa: With Notes on Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Economic Geology, Geohazards and Geosites of Each Country

Thomas Schluter «Geological Atlas of Africa: With Notes on Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Economic Geology, Geohazards and Geosites of Each Country»Publisher: Springer Edition: 2005 ISBN: 354029144X PDF 272 pages 16,22 Mb
This is the first attempt to summarise the geology of Africa by presenting it in an atlas and to synthesise the stratigraphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards and geosites of each country and territory of the continent. Furthermore, the digitised geological maps are correlated and harmonised according to the current stratigraphic time table. The atlas aims to contribute to capacity building in African Earth Sciences and to initiate research and economic opportunities by providing a database of basic geological background information.

Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology

S. J. B. Reed, «Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology»Cambridge University Press ISBN: 052184875X 2006 PDF 206 pages 4.68 MB

The favourable reception given to the first (1996) edition of this book suggests that the joint treatment of electron microprobe analysis (EMPA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with a specifically geological slant has been found to serve a useful purpose. It was therefore decided to proceed with this second, revised and updated, edition. The inclusion of both EMPA and SEM can be justified on the grounds that the instruments share much in common and their functions overlap: SEMs fitted with X-ray spectrometers are often used in analytical mode, while EMP instruments, though designed primarily for analysis, also have imaging functions similar to those of the SEM.


Geology in Petroleum Production

A. J. Dikkers " Geology in Petroleum Production"Elsevier Publishing Company November 1, 1985 ISBN: 0444424504 240 pages PDF 3.28 mb
A practical book for geologists involved in petroleum production, here is a comprehensive review of basic techniques in production geology, the links with related subjects, and the function of geologists in the planning and operation of all phases of oilfield development. The first part discusses the basic techniques used in the analysis and graphic representation of the stratigraphy, tectonic structure, reservoir sedimentology and hydrocarbon distribution of an oilfield. The second part describes how this knowledge is applied in the various phases of field development. The mutual support between production geology and neighbouring disciplines such as seismology, log interpretation, reservoir engineering is stressed. Throughout the book, the text is secondary to the illustrations; these are examples, mostly hypothetical, of conditions and techniques discussed, designed so as to bring out as clearly as possible the importance of the points

terça-feira, 11 de agosto de 2009

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Kent C. Condie «Earth as an Evolving Planetary System»Publisher: Academic Press Edition: 2004 ISBN: 0120883929 PDF 350 pages 9,44 Mb
Earth as an Evolving Planetary System presents the key topics and questions relating to the evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle over the last four billion years. It examines the role of plate tectonics in the geological past via geological evidence and proposed plate reconstruction.Kent Condie synthesizes data from the fields of oceanography, geophysics, planetology, and geochemistry to examine the key topics and questions relating to the evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle. This volume provides a substantial update to Condie's established text, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, 4E. It emphasizes the interactive nature of various components of the Earth system on time scales of tens to hundreds of millions of years, and how these interactions have affected the history of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere.* New insight on interaction and evolution of Earth system* Examines the role of castrophic events in Earth's history* New section on the evolution of the mantle


The Earth and the Moon

The Earth and the MoonChelsea House Publications 2006-03-28 ISBN: 0816051941 192 pages PDF 14,3 MB
Earth belongs to a group of small, inner solar-system planets, including Mercury, Venus, and Mars, which all consist of a mantle made of silica-based minerals above an iron-rich core and crusts that show evidence of meteorite bombardment and volcanic lava flow. Beyond these basic similarities, and despite their similar formation processes in the inner solar system, these four planets are strangely different from one another.While the Earth's surface temperatures are relatively constant, Mercury goes through daily cycles of heat high enough to melt lead and cold deep enough to freeze carbon dioxide gas. Though the study of geology started with the Earth, making it the standard against which other planets are compared, "The Earth and the Moon" compares the Earth equally with other planets to clearly display the similarities and differences between the various orbiting bodies. This volume discusses the fundamental aspects of the Earth as a planet, including its size, mass, orbit, surface appearance, atmosphere, and the causes of its seasons. This volume also covers the evolution of the moon in relation to the geological features of the Earth and the history behind the successful space missions to the moon. Perfect for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of the Earth and Moon, this volume presents an unbiased view of this exciting topic.

Key to The Future: The History of Earth Science

Key to The Future: The History of Earth Science (Science Spectraseries) Publisher: CRC 2002 134 Pages ISBN: 0415278775 PDF 4 MB
Here is a book for everyone who has an interest in how our planet works, what has happened during its 4,550 million year history and what might happen in the future. It tells how Earth scientists study the pattern of events that have shaped the planet and guided the evolution of life on Earth. In clear and simple language it describes how the effects of these events are measured and the careful detective work needed to unravel the extraordinary complexity of Earth history. The latest advances in dating methods, including the detection of regular patterns of global climate change, are explained and illustrated with real case histories. Our environment is unexpectedly unstable. Dramatic and catastrophic changes in the environment have directed the evolution of life and the rise of Man, and we can expect similar events in the future. If we are to control their effects, we will have to understand what to expect - and what could happen if we try to intervene in the 'natural' development of our home, the Earth.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, 2nd edition

Gary Nichols, "Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, 2nd edition"
Wiley-Blackwell 2009-06-02 ISBN: 1405135921 432 pages PDF 13 MB
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 fromEnjoy this great book! Brought to you...

The Handy Geology Answer Book

The Handy Geology Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)
2004-02-01 PDF 512 pages 37 Mb
...offers clear, detailed explanations of the many fascinating and diverse aspects of geology. The book is written in understandable language, but the answers are not over-simplified... – American Reference Books. The award-winning science writers answer such puzzlers as: What is the theory of continental drift? What are polarity reversals? They deliver captivating reading and easy understanding of the complexities that shaped our planet, as they answer nearly 1,000 of the most often asked questions. Tracing the formation of the universe and the planet, investigating the layers of the Earth, and explaining the formation of mountains and bodies of water are just some of the chapters. Questions and answers are also devoted to volcanoes, fault lines, caves, fossil fuels, world morphological features, and even the geology of other planets. Entertaining and informative, Handy Geology combines vivid, clear writing with a great format.