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  • Basic Geological Mappingby Richard J. Lisle; John W. Barnes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    Designed to be carried in the field, this pocket-sized how-to book is a practical guide to basic techniques in mapping geological structures. In addition to including the latest computerised developments, the author provides succinct information on drawing cross-sections and preparing and presenting 'fair copy' maps and geological diagrams. Contains... more...

  • The Chronologers' Questby Patrick Wyse Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    Investigates the methods used to determine the Earth's age from those with little scientific background to scientists in earth sciences. more...

  • The Mantle and Coreby R.W. Carlson

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 118.00

    Though largely inaccessible, the geochemistry of Earth's mantle and core can be examined through a wide variety of approaches. Volume 2 focuses first on "remote" sensing using evidence from cosmochemical, seismic, petrologic and geochemical approaches. Mantle composition is then examined in detail through descriptions of mantle samples brought to Earth's... more...

  • Geology and Ecosystemsby Igor S. Zektser; B.R. Marker; John Ridgway; Liliya Rogachevskaya; Genrikh Vartanyan

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2007; US$ 199.00

    Includes the analysis of the relationship between the different geological, hydrochemical, hydrogeological, and engineering-geological processes and the processes within surface ecosystems. This book is intended for scientists and professionals interested in the Earth's environments and environmental protection. more...

  • Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountainsby William B. Bull

    Wiley 2008; US$ 108.95

    With a balance of theory and practical applications, Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains is essential reading for research geologists and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the earth sciences. This book describes how tectonic events influence geomorphic processes and explores how landscapes respond to tectonic deformation in the... more...

  • Forest Treesby Chittaranjan Kole

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    Forest trees cover one third of the global land surface, constitute many ecosystems, and play a pivotal role in the world economy. This volume details Populus trees, pines, Fagaceae trees, eucalypts, spruces, Douglas fir and black walnut, and offers a first-ever detailed review of Cryptomeria japonica. It thoroughly discusses innovative strategies... more...

  • Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europeby Gerrit W. Heil; Bart Muys; Karin Hansen

    Springer 2007; US$ 289.00

    This book sets out a series of techniques that have been developed to estimate the environmental impact of afforestation. It offers guidelines and decision support systems (DSS) to enable national and international policy makers as well as forest managers to maximize the benefits and minimize the adverse effects of afforestation. This book summarizes... more...

  • Hydrothermal Processes and Mineral Systemsby Franco Pirajno

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    Hydrothermal processes on Earth have played an important role in the evolution of our planet. This volume is suitable for scientists and researchers in Geo and Life Sciences departments, and for professionals and scientists involved in mining and mineral exploration. more...

  • Aeolian Sedimentsby Kenneth Pye; N. Lancaster

    Wiley 2009; US$ 99.95

    Studies of aeolian sediments, both ancient and modern, have exhibited a number of important conceptual advances in recent years. In particular, there has been a move away from descriptions of sediments, bedforms and sedimentary environments toward a new emphasis on the dynamics of aeolian depositional systems at different temporal and spatial scales,... more...

  • Fundamentals of Physical Volcanologyby Liz Parfitt; Lionel Wilson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 92.95

    Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology is a comprehensive overview of the processes that control when and how volcanoes erupt. Understanding these processes involves bringing together ideas from a number of disciplines, including branches of geology, such as petrology and geochemistry; and aspects of physics, such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.... more...