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  • 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...

  • Japan's Beach Erosionby Takaaki Uda

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 89.00

    Beaches in Japan have been eroding since the 1970s as a result of the artificial land alterations. Approximately 3000 fishing ports and 1000 commercial ports have been built nationwide, as well as 2532 large dams being constructed in the upstream basins of large rivers. Due to the port and dam developments, fluvial sand supply has significantly reduced... more...

  • Klimaschwankungenby C.-D. Schönwiese

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 49.99

    Was sind Klimaschwankungen? Wie lassen sie sich aufsptiren? Welches Bild zeigt uns die Geschichte der Klimaschwankungen? Welche ErkHirungen gibt es fur sie? Inwieweit kommt der Mensch als Verursacher von Klimaschwankungen in Betracht? Lassen sich Klimaschwankungen vorhersagen? Wie tiefgreifend konnen sich Klimaschwankungen auf die menschliche Gesellschaft... more...

  • Landscapes and Geomorphologyby Andrew Goudie; Heather Viles

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    What were the landscapes of the past like? What will landscapes look like in the future? Landscapes are all around us, but most of us know very little about how they have developed, what goes on in them, and how they react to changing climates, tectonics and human activities. Examining what landscape is, and how we use a range of ideas and techniques... more...

  • Lithosphere Dynamics and Sedimentary Basins: The Arabian Plate and Analoguesby Khalid Al Hosani; Francois Roure; Richard ELLISON; Stephen LOKIER

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 299.00

    This book will constitute the proceedings of the ILP Workshop held in Abu Dhabi in December 2009. It will include a reprint of the 11 papers published in the December 2010 issue of the AJGS, together with 11 other original papers. more...

  • Marine Permian of Englandby D.B. Smith

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 345.00

    This book is concerned almost wholly with a diverse suite of carbonate rocks that were formed near the margins of shallow tropical seas during the last 5-7 million years of the Permian period (300-251 Ma). These unique rocks, collectively known as the Magnesian Limestone, have been studied for more than 160 years and the names of some of the early... more...

  • Mineral Deposits of Finlandby Wolfgang Derek Maier; Raimo Lahtinen; Hugh O'Brien

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 150.00

    Mineral Deposits of Finland is the only up-to-date and inclusive reference available that fully captures the scope of Finland?s mineral deposits and their economic potential. Finland hosts Europe?s most mature rocks and large cratonic blocks, analogous to western Australia and Southern Africa, which are the most mineralized terrains on Earth. ... more...

  • Natural Gas Seepageby Giuseppe Etiope

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    The book offers a modern, comprehensive, and holistic view of natural gas seepage, defined as the visible or invisible flow of gaseous hydrocarbons from subsurface sources to Earth?s surface. Beginning with definitions, classifications for onshore and offshore seepage, and fundamentals on gas migration mechanisms, the book reports the latest findings... more...

  • The Origin of Continents and Oceansby Alfred Wegener

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Since its inception modern geology has been faced with an important group of problems: explaining parallel formations that are separated by great distances of sea; accounting for isolated life forms in widely separated areas (such as lemurs in Madagascar and India); explaining pre-pleistocene glaciations, and similar problems. The usual explanation... more...