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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This informative guide covers the five billion years of history that have given the earth its present form, including: The earth's relation to the rest of the universe The rocks and minerals of which it is made The effects of glaciers, gravity, volcanoes, and other forces Illustrated in full... more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 329.00
Understanding tensile fracture in rocks provides an important key for the interpretation of many problems in structural geology. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to tensile fracture in rocks (faulting is briefly addressed), starting with an introduction to fracture physics and progressing through tectonofractographic features, characterized... more...
- Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 185.00
This book on Applied Clay Mineralogy is comprehensive. It covers the structure, composition, and physical and chemical properties of kaolinite, halloysite, ball clays; bentonites including sodium montmorillonite, calcium montmorillonite, and hectorite; and palygorskite and sepiolite. There is also a short chapter on common clays which are used for... more...
- Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 155.00
This volume is the product of a technical session organized for the 2002 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in recognition of Isaac Kaplan's many contributions to various fields of geochemistry. As Kaplan enters his sixth decade of scientific investigation, it is fair to say that his work has touched or influenced innumerable scientists either... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 329.00
This volume is the 8th in a series of impact books resulting from the activities of the scientific program "Response of the Earth System to Impact Processes" (IMPACT), by the European Science Foundation. The book resulted from an international meeting at Mora, Sweden, which was held as part of the IMPACT program. The papers cover various... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 135.00
This is the first book entirely devoted to travertine, a material in use for over 4000 years. The single-author work is a valuable reference source for travertine, covering all aspects of travertine origins, formation, composition, flora and fauna, occurrence and utilisation, as well as covering allied continental carbonates such as lake marls, calcretes... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 129.00
Pyrometamorphism occurs at very high temperatures (800 - > 1000 [degrees]C) and low pressures (< 2 kb) and results in the formation of "burnt" and fused rocks termed buchites, paralavas, clinkers and fulgarites. It is typically associated with shallow basaltic intrusions, combustion of carbonaceous matter, and lightning strikes. more...