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  • The White River Badlandsby Rachel C. Benton; Jr. Dennis O. Terry; Emmett Evanoff; Hugh Gregory McDonald

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    The forbidding Big Badlands in Western South Dakota contain the richest fossil beds in the world. Even today these rocks continue to yield new specimens brought to light by snowmelt and rain washing away soft rock deposited on a floodplain long ago. The quality and quantity of the fossils are superb: most of the species to be found there are known... more...

  • Natural and Engineered Clay Barriersby Christophe Tournassat; Carl I. Steefel; Ian C. Bourg; Faza Bergaya

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 175.00

    Clays are used as barriers for the isolation of landfills and contaminated sites. They are envisioned as long-term storage media for hazardous materials and radioactive wastes, and as seals in the case of geological CO2 sequestration or energy storage. Clay properties greatly influence the integrity, efficiency, and safety of these applications.... more...

  • Thrustbeltsby Michal Nemcok; Steven Schamel; Rod Gayer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 104.00

    Comprehensive summary of research and new techniques for academic researchers, petroleum workers and graduate students. more...

  • Applied Clay Mineralogyby Haydn H. Murray

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 190.00

    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...

  • Geochemical Investigations in Earth and Space Sciencesby R.J. Hill; J. Leventhal; Z. Aizenshtat; M.J. Baedecker; G. Claypool; R. Eganhouse; M. Goldhaber; K. Peters

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • Impact Tectonicsby Christian Koeberl; Herbert Henkel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 359.00

    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...

  • Continental Riftsby K.H. Olsen

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95

    This multi-author book has been prepared by an international group of geoscientists that have been active in rift research since the late 1960s. In 1984, an informal, grass-roots study group was initiated to compare individual research results and to explore in greater depth the apparent differences and similarities in the interpretations from various... more...

  • Miocene Stratigraphyby A. Montanari; R. Coccioni; G.S. Odin

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 365.00

    Integrated stratigraphy is essential for ⧫ detailed paleoecologic studies of critical intervals in Earth history ⧫ the calibration of the time scale for global use ⧫ the establishment of Global Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSPs) for the definition of chronostratigraphic boundaries. This book constitutes an excellent and probably... more...

  • Late-Quaternary Environments of the United Statesby H.E. Wright; Stephen C. Porter

    University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 60.00

    To many, the Pleistocene Epoch, which constitutes the earlier and major part of the Quaternary Period, is synonymous with the glacial ages and is viewed as a time of dramatic environmental change. Although there now is abundant evidence that glaciations occurred not only during the Pleistocene but through much of the Tertiary Period as well, and therefore... more...

  • Minnesota’s Geologyby Richard W. Ojakangas; Charles L. Matsch

    University of Minnesota Press 1982; US$ 90.00

    Minnesota?s Geology provides a history of the past 3.5 billion years in the area?s development. In accessible language, Minnesota-based geologists Richard W. Ojakangas and Charles L. Matsch tell the story of the state?s past and offer a guide for those who want to read geological history firsthand from the rocks and landscapes of today. "Minnesota?s... more...