Earth's Restless Surface

Author: Deirdre Janson-Smith

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780113100569

Category: Science

Page: 60

View: 5742

Explores the processes and evidence of change to the surface of our planet; how to recognise past events in the rocks, guiding us through geological time to recreate past landscapes, and illustrating agents of erosion, etc.

Das System der Erde - was bewegt die Welt?

Lebensraum und Zukunftsperspektiven

Author: Joachim Reitner,Klaus Weber,Ute Karg

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3938616075

Category: Biology (General)

Page: 179

View: 8349

Our planet earth is a system - scarcely understood - of geological, biological und cosmic processes of great variety, which make it an interesting object of research. The papers listed here deal with topics of a series of lectures open to the public, presented at the Academy of Sciences and at the Georg August University of Göttingen, which were organised by the publishers of this book. It is the publishers' aim to bring before the public a few important and interesting geoscientific aspects. Needless to say, there is no claim to cover all aspects of this subject area. However, the publishers would like to initiate readers to concentrate more deeply on scientific topics. The selected material should help them to find their way through the diversity of this branch of research.

The Earth's Land Surface

Landforms and Processes in Geomorphology

Author: Kenneth J Gregory

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245578

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 1538

"Given the sheer scale of the topic under consideration here, Professor Gregory does well to condense it into bite-size pieces for the reader. I recommend this text to all undergraduate students of physical geography and earth sciences, particularly to those in their first and second years... This book is a comprehensive and (crucially) inexpensive text that will provide students with a useful source on geomorphology." - Lynda York, The Geographical Journal "I would highly recommend this to anyone doing geology or geography at university as a 'go to' book for geomorphology and landform." - Sara Falcone, Teaching Earth Science "An excellent source of information for anyone who needs a well-informed, easy to use reference volume to introduce them to the fascinating complexities of the earth’s land surface, past, present and future." - Angela Gurnell, Queen Mary, University of London This introductory text details the land surface of the earth in a readable style covering the major issues, key themes and sensitivities of the environments/landscape. Emphasising the major ideas and their development, each chapter includes case studies and details of influential scientists (not necessarily geomorphologists) who have contributed to the progress of understanding. Providing a very clear explanation of the understanding achieved and of the debates that have arisen, the book is comprised of 12 chapters in four sections: Visualising the land surface explains and explores the composition of the land surface and outlines how it has been studied. Dynamics of the land surface considers the dynamics affecting the earth's land surface including its influences, processes and the changes that have occurred. Environments of the land surface looks to understand the land surface in major world regions highlighting differences between the areas. Management of the land surface is an examination of the current and future prospects of the management of the earth's land surface. With pedagogical features including further reading, questions for discussion and a glossary, this original, lively text is authored by one of the leading experts in the field and will be core reading for first and second year undergraduates on all physical geography courses.

The Inverted Bowl

Introductory Accounts of the Universe and Its Life

Author: George H. A. Cole

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1848165056

Category: Science

Page: 343

View: 7367

The Inverted Bowl is in a very real sense a companion to Wandering Stars.

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

The Environment and Humankind

Author: Ian Douglas,Richard John Huggett,Mike Robinson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415277501

Category: Political Science

Page: 1021

View: 3124

The Companion Encyclopedia of Geography provides an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people. Examining both physical and human geography and charting human activities within their habitat up to the present day, this Companion also asks what lies in the future: * A differentiated world * A world transformed by the growth of a global economy * The global scale of habitat modification * A world of questions * Changing worlds, changing geographies * Geographical futures. The forty-five self contained chapters are bound into a unifying whole by the editors' general and part introductions; each chapter provides details of the most useful sources of further reading and research, and the volume is concluded with a comprehensive index. This is an invaluable resource not only for students, teachers and researchers in the academic domain but also professionals in interested commercial and public-sector organisations.

Infinite worlds

an illustrated voyage to planets beyond our sun

Author: Ray Villard,Lynette Cook

Publisher: Univ of California Pr


Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 2579

Astronomical artwork, images from the world's top observatories, and scientific findings on subjects including stellar evolution unite in this exploration of extrasolar planets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

New Scientist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6206

Essex Rock

A Look Beneath the Essex Landscape

Author: Gerald Lucy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 128

View: 8653


Author: Ruth Owen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615338357

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3340

Earth is our home, but we are always discovering new and exciting facts about it and its place in the universe. Readers will learn how our planet was formed and how it has changed across the millennia. They will gain an understanding of just how it fits into our solar system.

The Restless Earth

Author: Jack Ertle Oliver

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 2597

A study of plate tectonics that explores the way in which plates on the earth's outer shell have shaped our planet's geological development

The Planets


Author: Nigel Henbest

Publisher: Viking Adult


Category: Science

Page: 207

View: 5823

A stunning and historically unprecedented tour of the solar system, featuring full-color, state-of-the-art photographs from Voyager, Magellan, and Pioneer. With the publication of this book, the solar system has been unveiled more thoroughly than some regions of our own planet. 117 full-color and 50 black-and-white photographs.


Past and Present

Author: Diane Bailey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448800421

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4801

Presents the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Tennessee, as well as general facts about the state.

Restless Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatology

Page: 288

View: 2251

Provides information about the geologic and meteorologic processes that shape the Earth's environment, reporting on cataclysmic events such as volcanos, earthquakes, and tornadoes, and looking at some of history's most devastating natural disasters.

Global Geodetic Observing System

Meeting the Requirements of a Global Society on a Changing Planet in 2020

Author: Hans-Peter Plag,Michael Pearlman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642026877

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 5451

The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) has been established by the Int- national Association of Geodesy (IAG) in order to integrate the three fundamental areas of geodesy, so as to monitor geodetic parameters and their temporal varia- ?9 tions, in a global reference frame with a target relative accuracy of 10 or b- ter. These areas, often called ‘pillars’, deal with the determination and evolution of (a) the Earth’s geometry (topography, bathymetry, ice surface, sea level), (b) the Earth’s rotation and orientation (polar motion, rotation rate, nutation, etc. ), and (c) the Earth’s gravity eld (gravity, geoid). Therefore, Earth Observation on a global scale is at the heart of GGOS’s activities, which contributes to Global Change - search through the monitoring, as well as the modeling, of dynamic Earth processes such as, for example, mass and angular momentum exchanges, mass transport and ocean circulation, and changes in sea, land and ice surfaces. To achieve such an - bitious goal, GGOS relies on an integrated network of current and future terrestrial, airborne and satellite systems and technologies. These include: various positioning, navigation, remote sensing and dedicated gravity and altimetry satellite missions; global ground networks of VLBI, SLR, DORIS, GNSS and absolute and relative gravity stations; and airborne gravity, mapping and remote sensing systems.

Layers of the Earth

Author: Krista West

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791097064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 6313

Explains how scientists use modern tools like seismology, geodesy, computer modeling, and GPS instruments to study the workings of the inner Earth.