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A. N. Sial, "Granite-Related Ore Deposits - Special Publication 350"


A. N. Sial, "Granite-Related Ore Deposits - Special Publication 350"
Publisher: Geological Society of London | 2011 | ISBN: 1862393214 | PDF | 192 pages | 7.4 MB

This volume brings together a collection of papers that summarize current ideas and recent progress in the study of granite-related mineralization systems. They provide a combination of field, experimental and theoretical studies. Papers are grouped according to the main granite-related ore systems: granite-pegmatite, skarn and greisen-veins, porphyry, orogenic gold, intrusion-related, epithermal and porphyry-related gold and base metal, iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG), and special case studies. The studies provide a broad spread in terms of both space and time, highlighting granite-related ore deposits from Europe (Russia, Sweden, Croatia and Turkey) , the Middle East (Iran), Asia (Japan and China) and South America (Brazil and Argentina) and spanning rocks from Palaeoproterozoic to Miocene in age.
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James S. Monroe, Reed Wicander, "The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution"


James S. Monroe, Reed Wicander, "The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution"
Bro ks C ole | 2005 | ISBN: 0495010200, 0495010219 | 768 pages | PDF | 83,5 MB

THE CHANGING EARTH, a leader in the Introductory Geology course, is the only text specifically written for the combined physical and historical geology course. The Fourth Edition's content is based on the best-selling texts PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH and HISTORICAL GEOLOGY: EVOLUTION OF EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME, both written by James Monroe and Reed Wicander. Briefer than the previous edition and maintaining a consistent and clear writing style throughout, the text provides a balanced coverage of physical and historical geology with engaging, real-life examples that draw students into the material. Examples in the Fourth Edition include new two-page art spreads, new paleogeographic maps, and "Geology in Unexpected Places"-a favorite feature from PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH, Fifth Edition. Known for its competitive and robust ancillary package, the Fourth Edition now features GeologyNow, the first assessment-centered student tutorial technology developed for the Geology market. The seamless integration of GeologyNow with chapter concepts emphasizes the connections between the content and students' own lives, through visual 3-D animations and chapter quizzes, helping students develop a greater appreciation for geology.

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Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (10 Volumes)


Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (10 Volumes)
Publisher: Academic Press | ISBN: 0127641009 | edition 2004 | PDF | 5276 pages | 115 mb

As with the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, this second edition is designed to provide a detailed and comprehensive publication covering all facets of the science and practice of analysis. The new work has been extensively revised in terms of the titles and content of the first edition, and includes comprehensive coverage of techniques used for the determination of specific elements, compounds and groups of compounds, in physical or biological matrices. It addresses applications of chemical analysis in all areas, ranging from such topics as medicine to environmental science, and geology to food science. Important characterisation techniques, such as microscopy and surface analysis are also included.




John P. Rafferty, "Geological Sciences (Geology: Landforms, Minerals, and Rocks)"



John P. Rafferty, "Geological Sciences (Geology: Landforms, Minerals, and Rocks)"
R.sen Education Service | 2011 | ISBN: 1615304959 | 206 pages | PDF | 11,2 MB

Described as craggy, rocky, or glacial, among a host of other descriptors, the Earth's geosphere-that is, its solid foundation-is subject to incredible variation. It is these permutations that inform the study of the geological sciences. This field involves not only the study of rocks, minerals, and landforms, but also that of glaciers, fossils, volcanoes, and other aspects of the Earth's surface. This sweeping volume examines the various branches of the geological sciences, as well as the methods and instruments used by geologists to obtain accurate records of the planet's geological history. Profiles of seminal earth scientists are also included.



Diane Carlson, Charles (Carlos) Plummer, "Physical Geology: Earth Revealed, 9 edition"

Diane Carlson, Charles (Carlos) Plummer, "Physical Geology: Earth Revealed, 9 edition"
McGr aw-H ill | 2010 | ISBN: 0073369403 | 672 pages | PDF | 132 MB

Physical Geology: Earth Revealed is appropriate for introductory physical geology classes. This text, which includes the same information as the market-leading Physical Geology - 13th edition, by Plummer/Carlson, is for the instructor who prefers to cover plate tectonics early in the course.

The ninth edition has been updated to include the most current information from the various sub-disciplines that comprise physical geology. The book’s purpose is to clearly present geologic processes so that students can understand the logic of scientific methods. This text features an outstanding art program and a proven, accessible writing style.

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Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck and Dennis Tasa, "Essentials of Geology (11th Edition)"


Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck and Dennis Tasa, "Essentials of Geology (11th Edition)"
Pre tice H all | 2011 | ISBN: 0321714725 | 576 pages | PDF | 100 MB

With the renowned readability of the Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Eleventh Edition ofEssentials of Geology continues to enhance both the approach and the visual presentation that has made this text a best-seller. This revision incorporates a new active learning approach throughout each chapter which offers the students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. It also includes new additions to the visual program and current issues, such as climate change, are thoroughly updated.

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Jim Reichard, "Environmental Geology"


Jim Reichard, "Environmental Geology"
McGr w-H l | 2010 | ISBN: 0073046809 | 544 pages | PDF | 199 MB

Reichard's Environmental Geology emphasizes human interaction with the environment within a geological context. The writing style holds the interest of nonmajor students, and the text brings applications to the forefront so that students feel a connection to the topic.



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Carla Montgomery, "Environmental Geology, 9th edition"


Carla Montgomery, "Environmental Geology, 9th edition"
McGr w-Hi ll | 2010 | ISBN: 0073524085 | 576 pages | PDF | 102 MB

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


Terry Harrison, "Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context: Volume 2: Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology)"


Terry Harrison, "Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context: Volume 2: Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology)"
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 9048199611 | edition 2011 | PDF | 600 pages | 18 mb

This volume 2 and its companion volume 1 present the results of new investigations into the geology, paleontology and paleoecology of the early hominin site of Laetoli in northern Tanzania. The site is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological sites in Africa, worldrenowned for the discovery of fossils of the early hominin Australopithecus afarensis, as well as remarkable trails of its footprints. The first volume provides new evidence on the geology, geochronology, ecology, ecomorphology and taphonomy of the site. The second volume describes newly discovered fossil hominins from Laetoli, belonging to Australopithecus afarensis and Paranthropus aethiopicus, and presents detailed information on the systematics and paleobiology of the diverse associated fauna. Together, these contributions provide one of the most comprehensive accounts of a fossil hominin site, and they offer important new insights into the early stages of human evolution and its context.



J. Murray Roberts, Andrew Wheeler, André Freiwald, Stephen Cairns, "Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats"


J. Murray Roberts, Andrew Wheeler, André Freiwald, Stephen Cairns, "Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats"
Cambridge University Press | 2009-05-25 | ISBN: 0521884853 | 352 pages | PDF | 10,7 MB

There are more coral species in deep, cold-waters than in tropical coral reefs. This broad-ranging treatment is the first to synthesise current understanding of all types of cold-water coral, covering their ecology, biology, palaeontology and geology. Beginning with a history of research in the field, the authors describe the approaches needed to study corals in the deep sea. They consider coral habitats created by stony scleractinian as well as octocoral species. The importance of corals as long-lived geological structures and palaeoclimate archives is discussed, in addition to ways in which they can be conserved. Topic boxes explain unfamiliar concepts, and case studies summarize significant studies, coral habitats or particular conservation measures. Written for professionals and students of marine science, this text is enhanced by an extensive glossary, online resources, and a unique collection of color photographs and illustrations of corals and the habitats they form.

The Geology of Fluvial Deposits: Sedimentary Facies, Basin Analysis, and Petroleum Geology By Andrew D. Miall




The Geology of Fluvial Deposits: Sedimentary Facies, Basin Analysis, and Petroleum Geology By Andrew D. Miall
Publisher: Sp..rin..ger 2007 | 598 Pages | ISBN: 3540591869 | PDF | 23 MB



The Geology of Fluvial Deposits represents the first published synthesis of research on the sedimentary geology of fluvial deposits. It sets out in detail the methods for the field and subsurface study of these sediments, and provides geologists with detailed descriptions of the building blocks of fluvial stratigraphic units, from lithofacies through architectural elements and depositional systems to large-scale stratigraphic sequences and basin-fill complexes. The book contains a new classification of oil and gas fields in fluvial reservoirs, with descriptions of selected case examples. Profusely illustrated and with an extensive reference to the recent literature this textbook will be welcomed by the student and professional alike.



Barry Saltzman - Dynamical Paleoclimatology: Generalized Theory of Global Climate Change


Barry Saltzman - Dynamical Paleoclimatology: Generalized Theory of Global Climate Change
Publisher: Acаdemic Prеss | 2001-11-02 | ISBN: 0126173311 | PDF | 354 pages | 20.51 MB

The book discusses the ideas and creates a framework for building toward a theory of paleoclimate. Using the rich and mounting array of observational evidence of climatic changes from geology, geochemistry, and paleontology, Saltzman offers a dynamical approach to the theory of paleoclimate evolution and an expanded theory of climate.
Saltzman was a distinquished authority on dynamical meteorology. This book provides a comprehensive framework based on dynamical system ideas for a theory of climate and paleoclimatic evolution which is intended for graduate students and research workers in paleoclimatology, earth system studies, and global change research. The book includes an extensive bibliography of geological and physical/dynamical references.
Written by the late Barry Saltzman who was a distinquished authority on dynamical meteorology
This book provides a comprehensive framework based on dynamical system ideas for a theory of climate and paleoclimatic evolution
The book includes extensive bibliography of geological and physical/dynamical references
 



Keith Thomson, "Fossils: A Very Short Introduction"


Keith Thomson, "Fossils: A Very Short Introduction"
Oxford University Press, USA | 2005-12-15 | ISBN: 0192805045 | 160 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Fossils have been vital to our understanding of the formation of the earth and the origins of life. However, their impact has not been limited to debates about geology and evolution: attempts to explain their existence has shaken religion at its very roots, and they have remained a subject of ceaseless fascination for people of all ages and backgrounds. In this readable and wide-ranging book, Keith Thomson provides a remarkably all-encompassing explanation of fossils as a phenomenon. How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are "living fossils"? What fossils will we leave behind for future generations to examine? Beyond the scientific aspects, Thomson highlights the impact of fossils on philosophy and mythology, our concept of time, and today's popular culture. From the black market to the Piltdown Man, and from mythological dragons to living dinosaurs, fossils hold a permanent place in the popular imagination.





David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, "The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs, 2nd Edition"


David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, "The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs, 2nd Edition"
Cambridge University Press | 2005-02-07 | ISBN: 0521811724 | 500 pages | PDF | 81,3 MB

Written for non-specialists, this detailed survey of dinosaur origins, diversity, and extinction is designed as a series of successive essays covering important and timely topics in dinosaur paleobiology, such as "warm-bloodedness," birds as living dinosaurs, the new, non-flying feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur functional morphology, and cladistic methods in systematics. Its explicitly phylogenetic approach to the group is that taken by dinosaur specialists. The book is not an edited compilation of the works of many individuals, but a unique, cohesive perspective on Dinosauria. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of new, specially commissioned illustrations by John Sibbick, world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, the volume includes multi-page drawings as well as sketches and diagrams. First edition Hb (1996): 0-521-44496-9 David E. Fastovsky is Professor of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island. Fastovsky, the author of numerous scientific publications dealing with Mesozoic vertebrate faunas and their ancient environments, is also scientific co-Editor of Geology. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork studying dinosaurs and their environments in Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, Mexico, and Mongolia. David B. Weishampel is a professor at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. Weishampel is best known for discovering, researching, and naming several rare European dinosaur species. During the 1980s Weishampel gained fame for his work with American paleontologist Jack Horner and later named the famous plant-eating, egg-laying Orodromeus, Horner. Now, a decade after his pioneering studies with Horner, Weishampel is most widely known for his current work on the Romanian dinosaur fauna. He is the author and co-author of many titles, including The Dinosaur Papers, 1676-1906 (Norton, 2003); The Dinosauria, (University of California, 1990); and Dinosaurs of the East Coast, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).
 
 

James Shipman, "An Introduction to Physical Sciences, 12th Edition"



James Shipman, "An Introduction to Physical Sciences, 12th Edition"
Br,,ks C,,le | 2007 | ISBN: 0618926968 | 794 pages | PDF | 61 MB

An Introduction to Physical Science presents a survey of the physical sciences--physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology--for non-science majors. Topics are treated both descriptively and quantitatively, providing flexibility for instructors who wish to emphasize a highly descriptive approach, a highly quantitative approach, or anything in between. Time-tested pedagogical tools address the needs of a range of learning styles: concepts to be treated mathematically are consistently introduced from three perspectives (definition, word equation, symbol notation); Confidence Exercises follow in-text Examples, giving students an opportunity for immediate practice and reinforcement; and updated Spotlight On features use figures, photos, or flowcharts to visually summarize important topics.
 
 

Encyclopedia of Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks by M. Church (Repost)


Encyclopedia of Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks by M. Church (Repost)
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (July 2003) | ISBN: 1402008724 | Pages: 928 | PDF | 161.56 MB

More than 75% of the earth's land surface is covered by sediments and sedimentary rocks. Near-surface sediments constitute the reservoirs for almost all groundwater, and are vitally important substrates for soils, wetlands, and shallow marine environments, while more deeply buried sediments provide most of the world's reserves of fossil fuels. The study and understanding of sediments and sedimentary rocks is therefore strongly multidisciplinary, and forms part of several academic disciplines (such as geology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, and civil engineering).

This encyclopedia, which constitutes a wide ranging and authoritative collection of academic articles, covers the sedimentological aspects of sediments and sedimentary rocks. As such the encyclopedia provides a comprehensive, one-volume reference work for students and faculty in universities, and for professionals in geology and allied disciplines (geography, engineering, environmental studies), as well as informed lay readers.
 

Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context



Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context
Springer; 1st Edition | January 21, 2011 | ISBN-10: 9048199557 | 414 pages | PDF | 18.01 MB

This volume 1 and its companion volume 2 present the results of new investigations into the geology, paleontology and paleoecology of the early hominin site of Laetoli in northern Tanzania. The site is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological sites in Africa, worldrenowned for the discovery of fossils of the early hominin Australopithecus afarensis, as well as remarkable trails of its footprints. The first volume provides new evidence on the geology, geochronology, ecology, ecomorphology and taphonomy of the site. The second volume describes newly discovered fossil hominins from Laetoli, belonging to Australopithecus afarensis and Paranthropus aethiopicus, and presents detailed information on the systematics and paleobiology of the diverse associated fauna. Together, these contributions provide one of the most comprehensive accounts of a fossil hominin site, and they offer important new insights into the early stages of human evolution and its context. 
 
 

Yildirim Dilek, Harald Furnes, Karlis Muehlenbachs "Links Between Geological Processes, Microbial Activities & Evolution of Life: Microbes and Geology"



Yildirim Dilek, Harald Furnes, Karlis Muehlenbachs "Links Between Geological Processes, Microbial Activities & Evolution of Life: Microbes and Geology"
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 140208305X | edition 2008 | PDF | 348 pages | 14.8 mb

Microbial activities influence water-rock interaction processes and chemical transport between the major geochemical reservoirs and the formation/transformation of minerals and rocks, whereas geological processes and geochemical controls influence the microbial ecology in extreme environments. How biological activity influences geological processes and what role these processes played in the geological evolution of the Earth are fundamental questions. How do we recognize the ancient microbial activities in the rock record and what analytical methods do we use to document them to better understand the evolution of life? Can we detect the existence of microbial life in deep time by studying Archaean rocks? Microbial systems in extreme environments and in the deep biosphere may be analogous to potential life on other planetary bodies and hence may be used to investigate the possibilities of extraterrestrial life.

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Olle Selinus, Robert B. Finkelman, Jose A. Centeno, "Medical Geology: A Regional Synthesis"



Olle Selinus, Robert B. Finkelman, Jose A. Centeno, "Medical Geology: A Regional Synthesis"
Springer | English | 2011-01-14 | ISBN: 9048134293 | 409 pages | PDF | 19.57 mb

Medical Geology is a rapidly growing field concerned with the relationship between natural geological factors and human and animal health, as well as with improving our understanding of the influence of environmental factors on the geographical distribution of health problems. This book brings together the work of geoscientists and medical/public health researchers, which addresses health problems caused, or exacerbated by geological materials (rocks, minerals, atmospheric dust and water) and processes (including volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Among the environmental health problems discussed in this book are: exposure to toxic levels of trace essential and non-essential elements such as arsenic and mercury; trace element deficiencies; exposure to natural dusts and to radioactivity; naturally occurring organic compounds in drinking water; volcanic emissions, etc. The text also deals with the many health benefits of geologic materials and processes. This wide-ranging volume covers issues in medical geology all over the world with each author covering their respective region. It provides examples from different continents as well as a state-of-the-art review of the latest developments in the discipline. The authors are all recognized geoscientific and medical experts working in the field. The book is written for a wide variety of specialists from geologists, geochemists, pathologists and medical doctors to veterinarians and biologists.
 
 

Diane H. Carlson, Charles C. Plummer, David McGeary, "Physical Geology: Earth Revealed, 7 Edition"



Diane H. Carlson, Charles C. Plummer, David McGeary, "Physical Geology: Earth Revealed, 7 Edition"
Mg,,,H | 2008 | ISBN: 0073050938 | 617 pages | PDF | 121 MB

Physical Geology: Earth Revealed is appropriate for introductory physical geology classes.
This edition has been updated to include the most current information from the various sub-disciplines that comprise physical geology. The book’s purpose is to clearly present geologic processes so that students can understand the logic of scientific methods. This text features an outstanding art program and a proven, accessible writing style.
This text continues to be used as the official textbook to accompany the Annenberg CPB distributed telecourse for physical geology.



R. Hall, "The SE Asian Gateway: History and Tectonics of the Australia-Asia collision - Special Publication 355 (Geological Society Special Publication)"


R. Hall, "The SE Asian Gateway: History and Tectonics of the Australia-Asia collision - Special Publication 355 (Geological Society Special Publication)"
Publisher: Geological Society Of London | ISBN 10: 186239329X | 2011 | PDF | 384 pages | 22.2 MB

Collision between Australia and SE Asia began in the Early Miocene and reduced the former wide ocean between them to a complex passage which connects the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Today, the Indonesian Throughflow passes through this gateway and plays an important role in global thermohaline flow, and the region around it contains the maximum global diversity for many marine and terrestrial organisms. Reconstruction of this geologically complex region is essential for understanding its role in oceanic and atmospheric circulation, climate impacts, and the origin of its biodiversity.

The papers in this volume discuss the Palaeozoic to Cenozoic geological background to Australia and SE Asia collision, and provide the background for accounts of the modern Indonesian Throughflow, oceanographic changes since the Neogene, and aspects of the regions climate history.

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Founded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society in the world, and one of the largest publishers in the Earth sciences.

The Society publishes a wide range of high-quality peer-reviewed titles for academics and professionals working in the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable international reputation for the quality of its work.

The many areas in which we publish in include:

-Petroleum geology
-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics
-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology
-Volcanology, magmatic studies and geochemistry
-Remote sensing
-History of geology
-Regional geology guides




Alan Graham, "A Natural History of the New World: The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas"


Alan Graham, "A Natural History of the New World: The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas"
U-ty Of Ch..go Pr.ss | 2011 | ISBN: 0226306801, 0226306798 | 408 pages | PDF | 3,9 MB

The paleoecological history of the Americas is as complex as the region is broad: stretching from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, the New World features some of the most extraordinary vegetation on the planet. But until now it has lacked a complete natural history. Alan Graham remedies that with A Natural History of the New World. With plants as his scientific muse, Graham traces the evolution of ecosystems, beginning in the Late Cretaceous period (about 100 million years ago) and ending in the present, charting their responses to changes in geology and climate.

By highlighting plant communities’ roles in the environmental history of the Americas, Graham offers an overdue balance to natural histories that focus exclusively on animals. Plants are important in evolution’s splendid drama. Not only are they conspicuous and conveniently stationary components of the Earth’s ecosystems, but their extensive fossil record allows for a thorough reconstruction of the planet’s paleoenvironments. What’s more, plants provide oxygen, function as food and fuel, and provide habitat and shelter; in short, theirs is a history that can speak to many other areas of evolution.

A Natural History of the New World is an ambitious and unprecedented synthesis written by one of the world’s leading scholars of botany and geology.


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P.G. Eriksson, "The Precambrian Earth, Volume 12: Tempos and Events"



P.G. Eriksson, "The Precambrian Earth, Volume 12: Tempos and Events"
E.. r S..e (3-2004) | PDF | 966 pages | ISBN: 0444515097 | 61.9Mb


The Precambrian Earth, Volume 12: Tempos and Events /by P.G. Eriksson, Wladyslaw Altermann, D.R. Nelson and W.U. Mueller.In this book the editors strive to cover all primary (i.e. non-applied) topics in Precambrian geology in a non-partisan way, by using a large team of international authors to present their datasets and highly divergent viewpoints.
The chapters address: celestial origins of Earth and succeeding extraterrestrial impact events; generation of continental crust and the greenstone-granite debate; the interaction of mantle plumes and plate tectonics over Precambrian time; Precambrian volcanism, emphasising komatiite research; evolution and models for Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere; evolution of life and its influence on Precambrian ocean chemistry and chemical sedimentation; sedimentation through Precambrian time; the application of sequence stratigraphy to the Precambrian rock record. Each topic is introduced and a non-partisan closing commentary provided at the end of each chapter. The final chapter blends the major geological events and rates at which important processes occurred into a synthesis, which postulates a number of "event clusters" in the Precambrian when significant changes occurred in many natural systems and geological environments.



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Octavian Catuneanu - Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy



Octavian Catuneanu - Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy
Publisher: Elsеvier Sciеnce | 2006-06-02 | ISBN: 0444515682 | DJVU | 386 pages | 66.36 MB

Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy provides an in-depth coverage and impartial assessment of all current ideas and models in the field of sequence stratigraphy. Even though widely popular among all groups interested in the analysis of sedimentary basin fills, both in academia and in the industry, sequence stratigraphy is yet a difficult undertaking due to an overwhelming jargon and the persistence of conflicting approaches as to how the sequence stratigraphic method should be applied to the rock record. This textbook examines the relationship between such conflicting approaches from the perspective of a unifying platform, demonstrating that sufficient common ground exists to eliminate terminology barriers and to facilitate communication between all practitioners of sequence stratigraphy.
This work is not only a review of past and current literature, but also includes key original viewpoints and is illustrated with new graphic material and numerous field examples of outcrop, core, well log and 3D seismic data in full colour. The book is addressed to anyone interested in understanding and applying the method of sequence stratigraphic analysis, from students to geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers. Sequence stratigraphy remains the most recent paradigm in the broad field of sedimentary geology, with tremendous potential to deciphering the record of global change and to improving the success of economic exploration.
* Offers theoretical guidelines of how the facies and time relationships are expected to be under specific circumstances such as subsidence patterns, sediment supply, topographic gradients, etc.
* Contains numerous high-quality and full-color diagrams, photographs and illustrations, virtually on every aid in comprehension of the subject
* Features a dedicated chapter on discussions and conclusions incorporating all previous chapters with references, basic principles and strategies
* Provides an extensive list of references for further reading, as well as an author and subject index for quick information access



Donald R. Prothero - Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology (2nd edition)


Donald R. Prothero - Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology (2nd edition)
Publisher: McGrаw-Hill | 2003-05-08 | ISBN: 0073661708 | PDF | 512 pages | 20.61 MB

This is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology. Traditional textbooks treat these separately, despite the recent trend to combine them in teaching. It bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and purely descriptive invertebrate paleontology books. The text is targeted at undergraduate geology and biology majors, with the emphasis on organisms, rather than dead objects to be described and catalogued. Current ideas from modern biology, ecology, population genetics, and many other concepts will be applied to the study of the fossil record.
 
 

Cliff Ecology: Pattern and Process in Cliff Ecosystems By Douglas W. Larson, Uta Matthes, Peter E. Kelly



Cliff Ecology: Pattern and Process in Cliff Ecosystems By Douglas W. Larson, Uta Matthes, Peter E. Kelly
Publisher: CUP 2000 | 358 Pages | ISBN: 0521554896 , 0521019214 | PDF | 13 MB



Cliffs are present in virtually every country on earth. The lack of scientific interest in cliffs to date is in striking contrast to the commonness of cliffs around the world and to the attraction cliffs have had for humans throughout history. Cliffs provide a unique habitat, rarely investigated from an ecological viewpoint. This book aims to destroy the impression of cliffs as geological structures devoid of life, by reviewing information about the geology, geomorphology, microclimate, flora, and fauna of both sea and inland cliffs. For the first time, evidence is presented to suggest that cliffs worldwide may represent an invaluable type of ecosystem, consisting of some of the least disturbed habitats on earth and contributing more to the biodiversity of a region than their surface coverage would indicate.
 

 

Principles of Precambrian Geology By Alan M. Goodwin

Principles of Precambrian Geology By Alan M. Goodwin
Publisher: Aca..de..mic Pre..ss; 2nd edition 2000 | 327 Pages | ISBN: 0122897706 | PDF | 28 MB



Principles of Precambrian Geologyis an update to the 1991 book, Precambrian Geology: The Dynamic Evolution of the Continental Crust, by the same author. The new edition covers the same topics in a more concise and accessible format and is replete with explanatory figures, tables, and illustrations. The book serves as a modern comprehensive statement on the Earth's Precambrian crust, covering the main aspects of distribution, lithiostratigraphy, age, and petrogenesis of Precambrian rocks by continent within the context of the Earth's evolving continental crust. Principles of Precambrian Geology provides a suitable framework for assessing various Earth dynamic and biospheric hypotheses, including the modern plate tectonic paradigm and the Gaian hypothesis. Despite the concise format, the new edition provides extensive updated references to support the information presented. It is designed to serve the needs of student, teacher, explorationist and general student of the continental crust.

Key Features
  • Updated to provide more concise accessible information
  • Extensive illustrations, tabulations, and maps
  • Provides a framework for assessing recent hypothesis on Earth dynamics
  • Covers main aspects of distribution, lithostratigraphy, age, and protogenesis of Precambrian rocks