e-books in Geology category
by Karla Panchuk - University of Saskatchewan , 2019
This is an introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology, etc. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada.
by Dwight R. Crandell - U.S. Government Printing Office , 1969
Ice-clad Mount Rainier, towering over the landscape of western Washington, ranks among the great volcanoes of the world. At Mount Rainier, the ever-present possibility of renewed eruptions gives viewers a sense of anticipation and apprehension.
by Jens Götze (ed.) - MDPI AG , 2018
The book reports recent contributions from research in the field of quartz and other silica minerals. The various forms of silica represent important constituents of the Earth crust and play a central role in the composition of geological materials.
by Renaud Toussaint, et al. - arXiv.org , 2018
Stylolites are ubiquitous geo-patterns observed in rocks in the upper crust, from geological reservoirs in sedimentary rocks to deformation zones, in folds, faults and shear zones. These rough surfaces play a major role in the dissolution of rocks...
by Steven R. Brantley - US. Government Printing Office , 1996
The U.S. ranks third, behind Indonesia and Japan, in the number of historically active volcanoes. A few volcanoes have produced some of the largest and most dangerous types of eruptions in this century, while several others have threatened to erupt.
by Susan C. Loughlin, et al. - Cambridge University Press , 2015
This is the first comprehensive assessment of global volcanic hazards and risk. It examines our assessment capabilities, and considers the preparedness of the global scientific community and government agencies to manage volcanic hazards and risk.
by Carina J. Fearnley, et al. - Springer , 2018
This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of volcanic crisis research, the goal being to establish ways of successfully applying volcanology in practice and to identify areas that need to be addressed for future progress.
by Richard Blewett (ed.) - ANU Press , 2012
Presented in a refreshingly non-linear format, the book summarises much of what we know about this country's geological history, discussing the fossil record and evolution of life across the continent, describing its mineral and energy reserves.
by Shifeng Dai, Xibo Wang, Lei Zhao - MDPI AG , 2017
This volume provides research and developments in the nature and significance of the minerals and trace elements in coal, coal-mining wastes, and various byproducts derived from combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis and other related processes.
by Bradley Deline, Randa Harris, Karen Tefend - University of North Georgia , 2016
This book is a comprehensive lab manual for the core curriculum Introductory Geosciences classes. Topics include basic laws in Geology, the Earth's interior and plate tectonics, water and climate change, igneous rocks and volcanoes, and earthquakes.
by Steven Earle - BCcampus Open Textbook Project , 2015
This book is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology, etc.
by Danilo Godone (ed.) - InTech , 2017
Glaciers have always played an important role in history, and currently, they are observed as climate change sentinels. Glacier melt rate is increasing, and its mass balance is continuously negative. This issue deserves accurate and in-depth studies.
by Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel - UCL Press , 2015
The first - and only - book to synthesize the whole biostratigraphic and geological usefulness of planktonic foraminifera, unifies existing biostratigraphic schemes and provides an improved correlation reflecting regional biogeographies.
by J. D. Love, John C. Reed - Grand Teton Natural History Association , 1989
This booklet discusses how geologic phenomena are responsible for the magnificent scenery of the Teton region. It is a colorfully illustrated look at the park's geologic makeup, includes colorful back-cover fold-out geologic map of the park.
by Roselle M. Girard - The University of Texas at Austin , 1979
This booklet has been designed to serve as a brief, simple, nontechnical guide that will be of help to school children, amateur collectors, and others who are just beginning to develop an interest in the rocks and minerals of Texas.
by William A. Matthews - The University of Texas at Austin , 1983
Palo Duro Canyon contains a fascinating assortment of multicolored geologic formations. This publication discusses the geologic setting and origin of the canyon and the methods by which some of the more interesting geologic features were formed.
by Petr Ptacek (ed.) - InTech , 2016
Apatite-type minerals and their synthetic analogues are of interest of many industrial branches and scientific disciplines. This book provides a basic overview of general knowledges of this topic in order to provide the comprehensive survey ...
by S. W. Lohman - U. S. Government Printing Office , 1975
Arches National Park is located on the Colorado River 6 km north of Moab, Utah. It is known for containing over 2000 natural sandstone arches, including the famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.
by William O. Crosby - D.C. Heath & Co , 1881
Our work in this short course will be limited to dynamical and structural geology. We will sketch the forces now concerned in the formation of rocks and rock-structures and the composition and other characteristics of the common minerals and rocks.
by Edwin Dinwiddie McKee - Coconino Sun Co. , 1931
From the rim of the Grand Canyon one not only looks down through tremendous space, but also through time, glimpsing the record of vast ages, measurable not in centuries but in millions and even hundreds of millions of years.
by William J. Miller - P. F. Collier & Son Company , 1922
In the preparation of this book the author presents, in popular form, the salient points of a general survey of the whole great science of geology, the science which deals with the history of the earth and its inhabitants as revealed in the rocks.
by Louis Pakiser, Kaye M. Shedlock - U.S. Geological Survey , 1994
Today we are challenging the assumption that earthquakes must present an uncontrollable and unpredictable hazard to life and property. Scientists have begun to estimate the locations and likelihoods of future damaging earthquakes ...
by Robert I. Tilling - U. S. Geological Survey , 1982
This booklet presents a generalized summary of the nature, workings, products, and hazards of the common types of volcanoes around the world, along with a brief introduction to the techniques of volcano monitoring and research.
- Wikibooks , 2014
This book has a single purpose: to explain how it is even possible to reconstruct the history of the Earth from data available in the present. The emphasis is methodological: rather than explaining what is known, we shall look at how it is known.
by R. Aubrecht et al. - Comenius University in Bratislava , 2012
This volume summarizes the main scientific results of expeditions to the tepuis of Venezuela between 2002 and 2011. The major research described in this monograph is dedicated to the great caves discovered in Roraima and Churi tepuis.
by Ernest N. Wolff - University of Alaska, Fairbanks , 1969
This book will be of value to the experienced prospector who would like to learn something of geology; the young geologist who needs information on practical prospecting; the novice who needs a comprehensive reference; and the experienced geologist.
by J. E. Marr - Cambridge University Press , 1898
It is the aim of the Stratigraphical Geologist to record the events which have occurred during the existence of the earth in the order in which they have taken place. He tries to restore the physical geography of each period of the past ...
by Yasuto Itoh (ed.) - InTech , 2013
This book is devoted to the sedimentary basin formation on active plate margins, which show enormous diversity reflecting complex tectonic processes. Multidisciplinary approach is based on geology, sedimentology, geochronology and geophysics.
by Emilio Lorca, Margot Recabarren , 1997
Earthquakes are as inescapable as the weather. Every year there are a couple of million earthquakes strong enough to be felt. One of consequences of major impact to people is generated by big magnitude earthquakes with hypocenter located at the sea.
by Justin R. Loomis - Gould & Lincoln , 1852
In preparing the following work, it was intended to present a systematic and somewhat complete statement of the principles of Geology, within such limits that they may be thoroughly studied in the time usually allotted to this science.
by Chris King - Learning Development Institute , 2010
This book has been written as an introductory guide to geology, to interest you in the subject and to enthuse you to study geology at higher levels. This book, like the others in the Series, is written in simple English.
by M. Valaskova, G.S. Martynkova - InTech , 2012
Clay is an abundant raw material which has a variety of uses and properties. Clay minerals are inexpensive and environmentally friendly naturally occurring nanomaterials, thanks to their 1 nm thick silicate layers, in all types of sediments.
by Oliver C. Farrington - A. W. Mumford , 1903
Where do they come from? What are they made of? How can they be distinguished? What is their value? The subject as a whole has been treated from the mineralogical standpoint, as this affords the best basis for a thorough knowledge of gems.
by William Harmon Norton - Ginn & company , 1905
The author has ventured to depart from the common usage which subdivides geology into a number of departments, and to treat in immediate connection with each geological process the land forms and the rock structures which it has produced.
by Evgenii Sharkov (ed.) - InTech , 2012
This book is devoted to different aspects of modern geodynamic processes. The text covers up-to-date materials of detailed geological-geophysical investigations, which can help understand the essence of mechanisms of different tectonic processes.
by Andrea Bangert , 2002
This paper introduces and describe five species of minerals which are represented in a small collection brought out of the copper mines of Butte, Montana. The species included are native copper, azurite, malachite, rhodocrosite, and chrysocolla.
by David A. Kring - Lunar and Planetary Institute , 2007
This guidebook provides a trail-oriented geological tour of the Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona. The geological processes involved in the formation of the crater have been broken down into a series of discrete topics.
by Mike Howard, Darcy Howard - Rockhounding Arkansas , 1998
Crystallography is a fascinating division of the entire study of mineralogy. We hope to bring you to a greater appreciation of natural mineral crystals and their forms by giving you some background and understanding into the world of crystallography.
by Bevan M French - Lunar and Planetary Institute , 1998
A detailed introduction to impact processes, crater formation, and shock metamorphism. The book is intended for geoscientists of all kinds: students, professors and professional geologists who may encounter an impact structure in the field area.
by Ricardo A. Valls - Wikibooks , 2008
It is important for geologists to be aware that the usual multivariate statistical techniques are not applicable to constrained data. It's also important to have access to appropriate techniques as they become available. This is the aim of this book.
by Damien Closson - InTech , 2011
The present book is restricted to the structure and evolution of the terrestrial lithosphere with dominant emphasis on the continents. Topics: Gondwana history, the tectonics of Europe and the Near East; the tectonics of Siberia; and more.
by Thomas George Bonney - Macmillan and co , 1895
Lyell, while still a young man, determined that he would endeavour to put geology -- then only beginning to rank as a science -- on a more sound and philosophical basis. To accomplish this purpose, he spared no labour, shrank from no fatigue.
by J. Richard Wilson - BookBoon , 2010
After a brief introduction to the Rock Cycle, this text presents the properties of minerals and introduces crystallography. The most important rock-forming minerals are then dealt with in a systematic way, followed by the three main rock groups.
by Robert Fox Sorsbie - Griffin , 1911
A knowledge of geology is of the first importance to the practical engineer. The author compiled the requisite information in a clear and concise manner in one volume, in the hope that it may serve as a handy book of reference.
by Steve Glasser, at al. - US Forest Service , 2007
The effects of human activities on ground water need to be clearly understood in order to manage these systems. This guide emphasizes that disruption of ground water resources has consequences for hydrological systems and related environment.
by Dawei Han - BookBoon , 2010
This is an introductory book on hydrology that covers hydrological cycle, precipitation analysis, evaporation and evapotranspiration processes, infiltration, ground water movement, hydrograph analysis, rainfall runoff modelling, etc.
by T. L. Hudson, F. D. Fox, G. S. Plumlee - American Geological Institute , 1999
The booklet offers new tools for raising awareness and understanding of the impact and issues surrounding metal mining and the environment. It provides a geoscience perspective on metal mining and the environment and improves Earth science literacy.
by Henry Stephens Washington - Wiley , 1904
This book presents to chemists, petrologists, mining engineers and others who have not made a particular study of quantitative analysis, a selection of methods for the chemical analysis of silicate rocks, and especially those of igneous origin.
by F. H. Hatch - Whittaker , 1912
1912 edition. There are two parts, the first of which deals with the properties of minerals, and the second with the description of the more important species that either make up rocks, or occur as ores, as salts, or as gems.
by Mary Bourke, Heather Viles - Planetary Science Institute , 2007
A comprehensive image collection of rock breakdown features observed on boulders. This atlas is intended as a tool for planetary geoscientists and their students to assist in identifying surface features found on rocks on planetary surfaces.
by A.S. Walker - U.S. Geological Survey , 2000
Contents: What Is a Desert; How the Atmosphere Influences Aridity; Where Deserts Form; Types of Deserts; Desert Features; Eolian Processes; Types of Dunes; Remote Sensing of Arid Lands; Mineral Resources in Deserts; Desertification.
by James Tindall, James Kunkel - Pearson Education , 1998
This is a systematic coverage of state-of-the-art unsaturated zone hydrology. Coverage begins with the basic physical properties of clays, and moves on to contaminant transport, spatial variability, scaling, and fractals in the earth sciences.
by Don L. Anderson - Cambridge University Press , 2007
Advanced textbook on the origin, composition, and evolution of the Earth's interior: geophysics, geochemistry, dynamics, convection, mineralogy, volcanism, energetics and thermal history. A reference for all researchers in the solid Earth sciences.
by Kåre Kullerud - University of Michigan , 2003
Introductory flash-based, online book on plate tectonics - the movement of litosphere plates. Students using this book can see continents collide and watch what happens at the mid-ocean ridge. Fantastic full-color illustrations.
by Marian Ivan - Samizdat Press , 2008
This text presents some theoretical problems related to the continuum mechanics, of particular importance to applied geomechanics, geological engineering and structural geology. The theory of plates and shells is discussed in detail.
by Kenneth Wohletz, Grant Heiken - University of California Press , 1992
Practical guide for geologists and drilling engineers. It describes the potential geothermal reservoirs associated with volcanic regions and offers examples of how geological field data give evidence of the location and size of a geothermal resource.
by Don L. Anderson - Blackwell Science Inc , 1989
Textbook on the origin, evolution, structure and composition of the Earth. It treats the pertinent aspects of solid state physics, thermodynamics, geochemistry, petrology, and seismology. A text intended for exploration geologists and researchers.
by Jon F. Claerbout - Blackwell Science Inc , 1985
Prospecting for oil begins with seismic soundings. The echoes are processed into images that reveal the earth's geological history. This book describes the image-making process, it uses the wave equation directly in the image-making process.
by W.J. Kious, J.W. Kious, R.I. Tilling - United States Government Printing , 2001
Introduction to the concept of plate tectonics for all readers interested in the subject, also the source of information for science teachers at the middle or high school level. Great graphics and photos matching a well written text.