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A Concise Geologic Time Scale

Author : J G Ogg
ISBN : 9780444594686
Genre : Science
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A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016 presents a summary of Earth's history over the past 4.5 billion years, as well as a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus. The authors have been at the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives to create an international geologic time scale for many years, and the charts in this book present the most up-to-date international standard, as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences. This book is an essential reference for all geoscientists, including researchers, students, and petroleum and mining professionals. The presentation is non-technical and illustrated with numerous colour charts, maps and photographs. The book also includes a detachable laminated card of the complete time scale for use as a handy reference in the office, laboratory, or field. Presents a summary of Earth's history over the past 4.5 billion years Includes a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus Includes full-color figures including charts, stratigraphic profiles, and photographs to enhance understanding of each geologic period Correlates regional geologic stages to the standard definitions approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy Offers an explanation of the methods used to create the time scale

Cyclostratigraphy And Astrochronology

Author : Michael Montenari
ISBN : 9780128155189
Genre : Science
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Stratigraphy and Time Scale, Volume Three in the Advances in Sequence Stratigraphy series, covers current research across many stratigraphic disciplines, providing information on the most recent developments for the geoscientific research community. This fully commissioned review publication aims to foster and convey progress in stratigraphy, including geochronology, magnetostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, event-stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy, astrochronology, climatostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, ice core chronology, cyclostratigraphy, palaeoceanography, sequence stratigraphy, and more. Updated chapters include topics such as the Cyclostratigraphy of shallow-water carbonates – limitations and opportunities, Muschelkalk ramp cycles, Orbital Control on Paleozoic Source Rock Formation, and Cyclostratigraphy in different Jurassic carbonate ramps (Iberian Basin, NE Spain). Contains contributions from leading authorities in the field Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Aims to foster and convey progress in stratigraphy, including geochronology, magnetostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, event-stratigraphy, and more

Anthropocene A Very Short Introduction

Author : Erle C. Ellis
ISBN : 9780192511393
Genre : Science
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The proposal that the impact of humanity on the planet has left a distinct footprint, even on the scale of geological time, has recently gained much ground. Global climate change, shifting global cycles of the weather, widespread pollution, radioactive fallout, plastic accumulation, species invasions, the mass extinction of species - these are just some of the many indicators that we will leave a lasting record in rock, the scientific basis for recognizing new time intervals in Earth's history. The Anthropocene, as the proposed new epoch has been named, is regularly in the news. Even with such robust evidence, the proposal to formally recognize our current time as the Anthropocene remains controversial both inside and outside the scholarly world, kindling intense debates. The reason is clear. The Anthropocene represents far more than just another interval of geologic time. Instead, the Anthropocene has emerged as a powerful new narrative, a concept through which age-old questions about the meaning of nature and even the nature of humanity are being revisited and radically revised. This Very Short Introduction explains the science behind the Anthropocene and the many proposals about when to mark its beginning: the nuclear tests of the 1950s? The beginnings of agriculture? The origins of humans as a species? Erle Ellis considers the many ways that the Anthropocene's "evolving paradigm" is reshaping the sciences, stimulating the humanities, and foregrounding the politics of life on a planet transformed by humans. The Anthropocene remains a work in progress. Is this the story of an unprecedented planetary disaster? Or of newfound wisdom and redemption? Ellis offers an insightful discussion of our role in shaping the planet, and how this will influence our future on many fronts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Environmental Science

Author : G. Tyler Miller
ISBN : 9781305544789
Genre : Science
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Inspiring people to care about the planet ... In the new edition of ENVIRONNMENTAL SCIENCE, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text that will equip you with the inspiration and knowledge you need to make a difference solving today's environmental issues. Exclusive content highlights important work of National Geographic Explorers and Grantees and features over 180 new photos, maps, and illustrations that bring course concepts to life. Using this empowering book, you will learn how nature works, how you interact with it, and how you can use various scientific principles based on how nature has sustained life on the earth for billions of years to live more sustainably. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook Of Applied Hydrology Second Edition

Author : Vijay P. Singh
ISBN : 9780071835107
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Fully Updated Hydrology Principles, Methods, and Applications Thoroughly revised for the first time in 50 years, this industry-standard resource features chapter contributions from a “who’s who” of international hydrology experts. Compiled by a colleague of the late Dr. Chow, Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers scientific and engineering fundamentals and presents all-new methods, processes, and technologies. Complete details are provided for the full range of ecosystems and models. Advanced chapters look to the future of hydrology, including climate change impacts, extraterrestrial water, social hydrology, and water security. Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers: · The Fundamentals of Hydrology · Data Collection and Processing · Hydrology Methods · Hydrologic Processes and Modeling · Sediment and Pollutant Transport · Hydrometeorologic and Hydrologic Extremes · Systems Hydrology · Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins · Applications and Design · The Future of Hydrology

Gale Directory Of Databases

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ISBN : 0787664111
Genre : Computers
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This is a guide to computer-readable databases available online, in CD-ROM format, or in other magnetic formats. Details include database descriptions, costs, and whom to contact for purchase. The material is indexed alphabetically, and by subject, vendor, and producer.

Bulletin United States Geological Survey

Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
ISBN : UCSD:31822008877458
Genre : Geology
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A Short And Concise Account Of The Eruptive Phenomena And Geology Of Monte Somma And Vesuvius In Explanation Of The Geological Map Of That Volcano Constructed During The Years 1880 1888 Classic Reprint

Author : Henry James Johnston-Lavis
ISBN : 0267988745
Genre : Science
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Excerpt from A Short and Concise Account of the Eruptive Phenomena and Geology of Monte Somma and Vesuvius in Explanation of the Geological Map of That Volcano Constructed During the Years 1880-1888 Vesuvius during many centuries has been looked upon as the type volcano, and although others have from time 'to time been ephemeral rivals, this great fire-vent of the Campanian plain still maintains its supremacy. Such can be explained as the consequence of a combination of several circumstances. In the first place, its situation, within easy access from one of the largest towns and sea ports of the Mediterranean, so that there is no part of the mountain that cannot be visited and returned from in one day's excursion from Naples; the peculiar asym metry in its shape, which, while being most striking, is very comprehensive; its beautiful lavas, pumices, fine escarp ments, and numerous and varied dykes, combined with the extraordinary, very varied, and unique series of ejected blocks and their mineral contents make it alike of pro found interest to the mineralogist as to the physical geologist. Then again, its continuous activity has enticed the chemist to investigate its emanations with as much enthusiasm as that displayed by his scientific colleagues. Mineralogists, and perhaps still more, geologists, are keen connoisseurs of beautiful scenery, and have been seduced by the charms of the locality to pay more attention eto the most important element in the beautiful land and sea-scape of the Gulf of Naples. Last, but not least, the innumerable reminiscences. Of history, and even romance, which bear engraven upon many pages the classic name of Vesuvius, which is known to almost every school boy or girl in the civilized world. Its great rival Etna, many times its size, possesses neither the bold slopes, finer precipices, or a more beautiful situation, whilst the rocks of the Sicilian volcano are monotonous in the ex treme. Still less could the solitary, little varying Strom boli, or its equally insulated sister Vulcano, aspire to the majestic and elegant proportions or enviable position of type volcano which Vesuvius is likely to continue to hold. Under such circumstances no apology is necessary for laying before the public a very detailed geological map of this unique volcano. No other geological Maps of Vesuvius have been published; the few physical maps already in existence are but of small scale, and based on defective topographical surveys, whilst their only aim has been a problematical delineation of the historic lava streams. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Geotitles

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ISBN : UOM:39015022532421
Genre : Earth sciences
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Tulsa Geological Society Digest

Author : Tulsa Geological Society
ISBN : UCAL:B4189538
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