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  • Antarcticaby Gabrielle Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    There have been many books about Antarctica in the past, but all have focused on only one aspect of the continent - its science, its wildlife, the heroic age of exploration, personal experiences or the sheer awesome beauty of the landscape, for example - but none has managed to capture whole story, till now. Gabrielle Walker, author, consultant to... more...

  • Spectrumsby David Blatner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    The universe is a mind-boggling place, full of things seemingly too big and too small to understand. How can we visualise the minuscule world of the atom and the vastness of our galaxy? How can we grasp a billionth of a second and a billion years ? Or the freezing point of Helium and the heat generated by the blast of an atomic bomb?... more...

  • Geophysical Modelling of the Polar Motionby Christian Bizouard

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    Polar motion is an important geophysical process, and difficult to understand given the various parameters involved. But it is of key importance to our climate and climate change. Understanding and modeling also has implications on key technologies such as space geodesy and satellite navigation. Additionally, long term polar motion has close links... more...

  • Sonic Wonderlandby Trevor Cox

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    As an acoustic engineer, Trevor Cox has spent his career eradicating unwanted noises ? echoes in concert halls, clamour in classrooms. Until the day he heard something so astonishing that he had an epiphany: rather than quashing rare or bizarre sounds, we should be celebrating these sonic treasures. This is the story of his investigation into... more...

  • Seismic Imaging, Fault Damage and Healby Dawei Mu; En-Jui Lee; Po Chen; Ru-Shan Wu; Jinghuai Gao; Yucang Wang; Sheng Xue; Jun Xie; Gregory De Pascale; Mark Quigley; Darren Gravely; Changsheng Jiang; Zhongliang Wu; Jiancang Zhuang; Yosihiko Ogata; David Vere-Jones; Li Ma; Huaping Guan; Yong-Gang Li; Higher Education Press

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00

    Presenting current approaches in observational and computational seismology, this book introduces advanced methods and techniques by means of case studies in earthquake research. Among others these include solving inverse seismologic problems, tomography for structure imaging, characterizing fault damage and healing, seismicity analysis... more...

  • Fault-related Rocksby Arthur W. Snoke; Jan Tullis; Victoria R. Todd

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 115.00

    This is a richly illustrated reference book that provides a unique, comprehensive, and up-to-date survey of the rocks and structures of fault and shear zones. These zones are fundamental geologic structures in the Earth's crust. Their rigorous analysis is crucial to understanding the kinematics and dynamics of the continental and oceanic crust, the... more...

  • Fieldworkby Christopher Scholz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Christopher Scholz, an internationally recognized expert in the geological fields of seismology and tectonics, here offers a captivating memoir of a three-month-long field expedition to northern Botswana. Fieldwork tracks the adventures of a group of American scientists trying to gather critical data in some of the wildest and most inhospitable... more...

  • The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciencesby Karen S. Harpp; Eric Mittelstaedt; Noé d'Ozouville; mi; David W. Graham

    Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95

    The Galápagos Islands are renown for their unique flora and fauna, inspiring Charles Darwin in the elaboration of his theory of evolution. Yet in his Voyage of the Beagle , published in 1839, Darwin also remarked on the fascinating geology and volcanic origin of these enchanted Islands. Since then, the Galápagos continue to provide scientists... more...

  • Rock Magnetic Cyclostratigraphyby Kenneth P. Kodama; Linda A. Hinnov

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.95

    Rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy merges environmental magnetism, in which rock magnetic measurements are used to detect past environmental change, and cyclostratigraphy, in which cyclic variations of lithology or a sedimentary rock’s physical properties are related to astronomically-forced paleoclimate change. In addition to providing paleoclimate... more...

  • Island Arcsby A. Sugimura; S. Uyeda

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Geotectonics, 3: Island Arcs: Japan and its Environs focuses on geophysical and geological characteristics of island arcs. The book first reviews the geophysical and geological features of island arcs, including topography, crust and upper mantle structure, seismicity, direction of principal stresses of earthquakes, crustal deformation... more...