Earth's Restless Surface

Author: Deirdre Janson-Smith,Gordon Cressey,Andrew Fleet

Publisher: British Museum of Natural

ISBN: 9780565092368

Category: Science

Page: 111

View: 6324

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.

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: 2981

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: 7272

"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: 7001

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: 5982

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.

Layers of the Earth

Author: Krista West

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791097064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 564

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

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: 4405

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: 3613


Author: Ruth Owen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615338357

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9697

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.

Essex Rock

A Look Beneath the Essex Landscape

Author: Gerald Lucy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 128

View: 9362

Our Restless Earth

The Geologic Regions of Tennessee

Author: Edward T. Luther

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870492303

Category: Science

Page: 94

View: 3390

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.

The Restless Earth

Author: Jack Ertle Oliver

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 4493

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: 6820

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.

Living on a restless planet

Solid Earth Science Working Group report

Author: United States. Solid Earth Science Working Group

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 63

View: 300


Past and Present

Author: Diane Bailey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448800421

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7542

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