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Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country

by Marc S Hendrix

Although it's also known for for wolves, bison, and stunning scenery, Yellowstone National Park was established as the world's first national park in 1872 largely because of its geological wonders. In Geology...


A Crack in the Edge of the World

by Simon Winchester

Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester...


Geothermal Energy Systems: Exploration, Development, and Utilization

by Ernst Huenges & Patrick Ledru

Presenting boundary conditions for the economic and environmental utilization of geothermal technology, this is the first book to provide basic knowledge on the topic in such detail.

The editor is the coordinator...


Geology for Dummies

by John Wiley & Sons

Get a rock-solid grasp on geology

Geology is the study of the earth's history as well as the physical and chemical processes that continue to shape the earth today. Jobs in the geosciences are expected to increase...


The Changing Alpine Treeline: The Example of Glacier National Park, MT, USA

by David R. Butler, George P. Malanson & Stephen J. Walsh

The alpine treeline ecotone (ATE) is an area of transition high on mountains where closed canopy forests from lower elevations give way to the open alpine tundra and rocky expanses above. Alpine tundra is an...


Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth's Mineral Resources: A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment

by Antonio Valero Capilla & Alicia Valero Delgado

Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated...


Geology - The Key Ideas: Teach Yourself

by David Rothery

Geology - The Key Ideas is a definitive introduction to the nature and workings of the Earth. Extensively illustrated it covers everything from earthquakes and plate tectonics to the formation of rocks and minerals....


Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future

by Doug Macdougall

Volcanic dust, climate change, tsunamis, earthquakes-geoscience explores phenomena that profoundly affect our lives. But more than that, as Doug Macdougall makes clear, the science also provides important clues...


Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition

by Robert Day

A complete, up-to-date guide for forensic engineers

Fully revised and packed with current case studies, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition provides a step-by-step approach to conducting...


Volcanoes: A Beginner's Guide

by Rosaly Lopes

Whether worshiped, feared, or studied, volcanoes have always been a subject of fascination and awe. Lopes explains the importance of volcanoes in shaping worlds, the dangers of volcanic eruptions, and some of...


The Microflora of Lakes and Its Geochemical Activity

by S. I. Kuznetsov & Carl H. Oppenheimer

The geochemical processes that take place in water bodies do not stem entirely from the activity of bacteria, but are also determined by the biological activity of higher plants and animals. The Microflora of...


Modern Analytical Geochemistry: An Introduction to Quantitative Chemical Analysis Techniques for Earth, Environmental and Materials Scientists

by Robin Gill

A comprehensive handbook of analytical techniques in geochemistry which provides the student and the professional with an understanding of the wide spectrum of different analytical methods that can be applied...


Typhoon Turning Atlas

by Weihong Qian, Xiaolong Shan & Haoyuan Liang

Typhoons with unusual tracks are difficult to forecast with respect to whether, when, and where typhoon turning occurs based on traditional synoptic charts and numerical weather forecast model products. This...


Coal and Peat Fires:  A Global Perspective: Volume 1: Coal - Geology and Combustion

by Glenn B. Stracher, Anupma Prakash & Ellina V. Sokol

Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective is a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. The first of four volumes in the collection, Coal - Geology and Combustion...


Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job

by H.H. Shugart

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,” but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green”...


Magmas, Rocks and Planetary Development: A Survey of Magma/Igneous Rock Systems

by Eric A. K. Middlemost

The variety of volcanic activity in the Solar System is widely recognised, yet the majestic sequences of magmatic processes that operate within an active planet are much less well known. Providing an exposition...


Antarctic Environments and Resources: A Geographical Perspective

by J. D. Hansom & John Gordon

Antarctica is no longer a 'pole apart'. From a scientific perspective, the Antarctic ice sheet, ocean and climate systems are intimately linked with the global climate and are now seen to be of international...


Global Geomorphology

by Michael A. Summerfield

The plate tectonics revolution in the earth sciences has provided a valuable new framework for understanding long-term landform development.

This innovative text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject...


Roadside Geology of Florida

by Jonathan R Ryan, Thomas M Scott & Guy H. Means

Visitors planning a trip to Florida may envision the state's entertainment spots, amazing natural areas, and stunning beaches, but they may not consider examining Florida's remarkable geology. Yet, according...


Roadside Geology of Minnesota

by Richard W. Ojakangas

You may have heard that Minnesota's ten thousand lakes are the hoofprints of Paul Bunyan's ox, Babe. "Don't you believe it!" writes Richard Ojakangas, author of the newly released Roadside Geology of Minnesota....