Author: Deirdre Janson-Smith,Gordon Cressey,Andrew Fleet
Publisher: British Museum of Natural
An up-to-date introduction to the changing surface of the Earth, from the solid crust to the waters, atmosphere, and living things that interact with it How do natural forces erode and sculpt the Earth's landscape? How are solid rocks worn away and how are they recycled? What influences climate change and what effect does this have on our natural environment? This book explains in accessible language how the planet is being constantly remodeled by powerful natural forces such as wind, water, and ice. It recreates past landscapes and explains how studying the evidence of past climates is a vital part of learning about the Earth's climate system, and how and why change comes about. Packed with color photographs and diagrams, the book reveals how to recognize past events recorded in rocks and considers the challenge of predicting the Earth's future.
Landforms and Processes in Geomorphology
Author: Kenneth J Gregory
"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.
Introductory Accounts of the Universe and Its Life
Author: George H. A. Cole
Publisher: World Scientific
The Inverted Bowl is in a very real sense a companion to Wandering Stars.
Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters
Author: Ernest Zebrowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Traces the process of scientific inquiry, technological innovation, and public policy used to deal with such natural disasters as epidemics, tornadoes, and tidal waves, focusing on actual events from ancient times to the present. UP.
Solid Earth Science Working Group report
Author: United States. Solid Earth Science Working Group
Author: Krista West
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Explains how scientists use modern tools like seismology, geodesy, computer modeling, and GPS instruments to study the workings of the inner Earth.
Author: William Bryant Logan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The author of Dirt and Oak brings to life this quickest, most sustaining, most communicative element of the earth. Air sustains the living. Every creature breathes to live, exchanging and changing the atmosphere. Water and dust spin and rise, make clouds and fall again, fertilizing the dirt. Twenty thousand fungal spores and half a million bacteria travel in a square foot of summer air. The chemical sense of aphids, the ultraviolet sight of swifts, a newborn’s awareness of its mother’s breast—all take place in the medium of air. Ignorance of the air is costly. The artist Eva Hesse died of inhaling her fiberglass medium. Thousands were sickened after 9/11 by supposedly “safe” air. The African Sahel suffers drought in part because we fill the air with industrial dusts. With the passionate narrative style and wide-ranging erudition that have made William Bryant Logan’s work a touchstone for nature lovers and environmentalists, Air is—like the contents of a bag of seaborne dust that Darwin collected aboard the Beagle—a treasure trove of discovery.
Includes list of members in each vol.
The Geologic Regions of Tennessee
Author: Edward T. Luther
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Memphis is built on land once the bottom of a sea, Nashville rests within a 600-foot-depth basin eroded from a mighty arch, Knoxville and Chattanooga nestle on lands that have migrates – Knoxville's underpinning traveling all the way from the middle of Sevier County. Our Restless Earth is written for all Tennesseans who are curios about the origins of familiar landscapes. Edward T. Luther describes a state that has attracted specialists from all over the world to study its fascinating geology, a state that in its long east-west axis encompasses nine distinct geologic regions. Appearing here are phenomena such as the New Madrid earthquake that formed Reelfoot lake, the state's almost forgotten gold rush, 60-foot reptiles that once inhabited parts of McNairy County, and the contrary Tennessee River that could not decide which way to flow. The origins of the state's oil, coal, iron, marble, and famous cave country – these too are a part of Our Restless Earth. Edward T. Luther is a native Tennessean whose professional career as a geologist and personal interest in writing have pointed him toward the preparation of this book. Since receiving his advanced degree in geology from Vanderbilt University in 1951, he has come to know that state intimately – first as a team member of the Tennessee Geological Survey and more recently as supervisor of the Survey's research program. He is also an avid reader of fiction and has long been interested in applying writing skills to his technical knowledge in order to make the fascinating science of the earth available to a wider audience.
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: English literature
an illustrated voyage to planets beyond our sun
Author: Ray Villard,Lynette Cook
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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.
the geology and landforms of Scotland
Author: Alan McKirdy,Roger Crofts,John E. Gordon,Scottish Natural Heritage (Agency)
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
Scotland is justly famed for its wonderful scenery - mountains, lochs, islands, wild rocky places and sandy beaches. All this is evidence of a wonderfully exciting geological history which began 3,500 billion years ago and is not yet finished: land and sea are rising, formations are shifting and slopes are moving. The sheer diversity of Scotland's rocks and landforms are the physical reminders of a fascinating physical and chronological journey which shows that the land that makes up Scotland today has travelled the world from the Equator to the South Pole and back north again, and has not always even belonged to the same continental landmass. This book is for anyone who is interested in the natural world around them and who wishes to develop a good knowledge about the original formation of their country. It is accessible and beautifully presented, contains a huge amount of detailed information told in clear, comprehensible language and is enhanced throughout with specially commissioned illustrations, diagrams and photographs.
The Environment and Humankind
Author: Ian Douglas,Richard John Huggett,Mike Robinson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Political Science
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.
Author: Jack Ertle Oliver
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
Inside the Restless Earth
Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Category: Earth sciences
Author: Stationery Office (Great Britain)
Category: Government publications
Author: Ruth Owen
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.