Evidence from the Earth

Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation

Author: Raymond C. Murray

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878424986

Category: Law

Page: 226

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First published in 1975 and updated in 1992, Forensic Geology by Raymond C. Murray and John C. F. Tedrow was a classic in its field. Now Murray has thoroughly revised and updated that earlier work to produce Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and C
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Evidence from the Earth

Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation

Author: Raymond C. Murray

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425778

Category: Law

Page: 200

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Everyone who watches the latest episodes of CSI, NCIS, Bones, and similar TV shows knows that scientists help solve crimes. Now, a new edition of Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation, the primer on gathering geologic evidence has been released. This guide to forensic geology is called "intriguing, informative, and eminently readable," by well-known mystery writer, Sarah Andrews. And, according to Richard Saferstein, PhD, and author of Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, "This book is required one-stop reading for anyone seeking authoritative insights into the fascinating world of criminal investigations and soil science." Filled with information on how forensic geology is conducted and verbally illustrated with colorful details on real criminal cases, Evidence from the Earth entertains the reader while revealing the secrets of the discipline. From cases of purloined palm trees to tales of kidnapping and murder, author Ray Murray leads readers through some of the most fascinating investigations involving soil and rock evidence. Along the way readers will learn about the history of forensic geology; how geologic evidence can place a suspect at the scene of a crime; techniques used to detect mine, gem, and art fraud; specialized equipment for geoforensic investigations; and how geologic evidence is used in court.
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Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites

Emerging Legal Issues

Author: Ray Purdy,Denise Leung

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004234039

Category: Law

Page: 498

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Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites is an edited collection analysing emerging legal issues surrounding the use of satellite data as evidence. It considers whether data from satellite technologies can be a legally reliable, effective evidential tool in contemporary legal systems.
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The Age of the Earth

Author: G. Brent Dalrymple

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804723312

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 5659

A synthesis of all that has been postulated and is known about the age of the Earth
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Cataclysm!

Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 B.C.

Author: D. S. Allan,J. B. Delair

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438144

Category: History

Page: 384

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Follow this multi-disciplinary, scientific study as it examines the evidence of a great global catastrophe that occurred only 11,500 years ago. Crustal shifting, the tilting of Earth's axis, mass extinctions, upthrusted mountain ranges, rising and shrinking land masses, and gigantic volcanic eruptions and earthquakes--all indicate that a fateful confrontation with a destructive cosmic visitor must have occurred. The abundant geological, biological, and climatological evidence from this dire event calls into question many geological theories and will awaken our memories to our true--and not-so-distant--past.
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There Were Giants Upon the Earth

Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA

Author: Zecharia Sitchin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439574

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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The crowning work of the best-selling Earth Chronicles series • Reveals the existence of physical evidence of alien presence on Earth in the distant past • Identifies and describes the demigods, such as Gilgamesh, descended from these visitors • Outlines the tests of this physical evidence of alien presence that could unlock the secrets of health, longevity, life, and death In whose genetic image were we made? From his first book The 12th Planet on, Zecharia Sitchin has asserted that the Bible’s Elohim who said “Let us fashion The Adam in our image and after our likeness” were the gods of Sumer and Babylon--the Anunnaki who had come to Earth from their planet Nibiru. The Adam, he wrote, was genetically engineered by adding Anunnaki genes to those of an existing hominid, some 300,000 years ago. Then, according to the Bible, intermarriage took place: “There were giants upon the Earth” who took Adam’s female offspring as wives, giving birth to “heroes of renown.” With meticulous detail, Sitchin shows that these were the demigods of Sumerian and Babylonian lore, such as the famed Mesopotamian king Gilgamesh as well as the hero of the Deluge, the Babylonian Utnapishtim. Are we then, all of us, descendants of demigods? In this crowning oeuvre, Zecharia Sitchin proceeds step-by-step through a mass of ancient writings and artifacts, leading the reader to the stunning Royal Tombs of Ur. He reveals a DNA source that could prove the biblical and Sumerian tales true, providing conclusive physical evidence for past alien presence on Earth and an unprecedented scientific opportunity to track down the “Missing Link” in humankind’s evolution, unlocking the secrets of longevity and even the ultimate mystery of life and death.
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Author: Adam Frank

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609022

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own. Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What’s more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change. Written with great clarity and conviction, Light of the Stars builds on the inspiring work of pioneering scientists such as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan, whose work at the dawn of the space age began building the new science of astrobiology; Jack James, the Texas-born engineer who drove NASA’s first planetary missions to success; Vladimir Vernadsky, the Russian geochemist who first envisioned the Earth’s biosphere; and James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who invented Gaia theory. Frank recounts the perilous journey NASA undertook across millions of miles of deep space to get its probes to Venus and Mars, yielding our first view of the cosmic laws of planets and climate that changed our understanding of our place in the universe. Thrilling science at the grandest of scales, Light of the Stars explores what may be the largest question of all: What can the likely presence of life on other worlds tell us about our own fate?
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God's Blueprint

Scientific Evidence That Earth Was Created by Humans

Author: Christopher Knight

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780287496

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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God's Blueprint is the boldest statement yet by the popular expositor of "sacred geometry," Christopher Knight. While decidedly not in the camp of Evangelical Christians, Knight makes the case for Intelligent Design using astronomical data. Most scientists reject the notion of God because they require factual, checkable evidence in order to accept any proposition as being real. But now new evidence has became available that provides hard-nosed evidence of God's existence. Nothing less than God's blueprint appears to have been discovered - found accidentally by the author while researching the science of the Neolithic (late Stone Age) people of Western Europe. Presented in the form of an evidentiary hearing, Knight makes his case in a step-by-step manner, making you the jury. At the close of the book you are asked to make a judgment as to whether the case is proven or not. The evidence will be sure to surprise and delight you. The only question that remains is, will scientists embrace the concept of a Supreme Being, as they once did in Isaac Newton's day?
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When the Earth Nearly Died

Compelling Evidence of a World Cataclysm 11,500 Years Ago

Author: D. S. Allan

Publisher: Gateway Books (CN)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catastrophes (Geology)

Page: 370

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Historical geography.
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The Greatest Lie on Earth (Expanded Edition)

Proof That Our World Is Not a Moving Globe

Author: Edward Hendrie

Publisher: Great Mountain Publishing

ISBN: 194305603X

Category: Religion

Page: 1042

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This book reveals the mother of all conspiracies. It sets forth biblical proof and irrefutable evidence that will cause the scales to fall from your eyes and reveal that the world you thought existed is a myth. The most universally accepted scientific belief today is that the earth is a globe, spinning on its axis at a speed of approximately 1,000 miles per hour at the equator, while at the same time it is orbiting the sun at approximately 66,600 miles per hour. All of this is happening as the sun, in turn, is supposed to be hurtling through the Milky Way galaxy at approximately 500,000 miles per hour. The Milky Way galaxy, itself, is alleged to be racing through space at a speed ranging from 300,000 to 1,340,000 miles per hour. What most people are not told is that the purported spinning, orbiting, and speeding through space has never been proven. In fact, every scientific experiment that has ever been performed to determine the motion of the earth has proven that the earth is stationary. Yet, textbooks ignore the scientific proof that contradicts the myth of a spinning and orbiting globe. Christian schools have been hoodwinked into teaching heliocentrism, despite the clear teaching in the bible that the earth is not a sphere and does not move. This book reveals the evil forces behind the heliocentric deception, and why scientists and the Christian churches have gone along with it.
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Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies

The Age of Earth and Its Cosmic Surroundings

Author: G. Brent Dalrymple

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804749336

Category: Science

Page: 247

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Planet Earth and the other bodies of the Solar System are 4.5 billion years old. They reside in a galaxy (the Milky Way Galaxy) that is 12-14 billion years old, and are part of a universe that is 13-15 billion years old. In Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies, G. Brent Dalrymple, a geologist and widely recognized expert on the age of Earth, reviews the evidence that has led scientists to these conclusions and describes the methods by which this evidence has been gathered.
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Cows Save the Planet

And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

Author: Judith Schwartz

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584331

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems—climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity—there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face. In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil. Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems. For example, land can suffer from undergrazing as well as overgrazing, since certain landscapes, such as grasslands, require the disturbance from livestock to thrive. Regarding climate, when we focus on carbon dioxide, we neglect the central role of water in soil—"green water"—in temperature regulation. And much of the carbon dioxide that burdens the atmosphere is not the result of fuel emissions, but from agriculture; returning carbon to the soil not only reduces carbon dioxide levels but also enhances soil fertility. Cows Save the Planet is at once a primer on soil's pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with.
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The Social Conquest of Earth

Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871403307

Category: Science

Page: 352

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New York Times Bestseller From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career. Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends “the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first” (Discover). Refashioning the story of human evolution, Wilson draws on his remarkable knowledge of biology and social behavior to demonstrate that group selection, not kin selection, is the premier driving force of human evolution. In a work that James D. Watson calls “a monumental exploration of the biological origins of the human condition,” Wilson explains how our innate drive to belong to a group is both a “great blessing and a terrible curse” (Smithsonian). Demonstrating that the sources of morality, religion, and the creative arts are fundamentally biological in nature, the renowned Harvard University biologist presents us with the clearest explanation ever produced as to the origin of the human condition and why it resulted in our domination of the Earth’s biosphere.
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The World Without Us

Author: Alan Weisman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312347291

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 2003

A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind.
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Life on a Young Planet

The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

Author: Andrew H. Knoll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866049

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly four-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, presenting a compelling new explanation for the emergence of biological novelty. The very latest discoveries in paleontology--many of them made by the author and his students--are integrated with emerging insights from molecular biology and earth system science to forge a broad understanding of how the biological diversity that surrounds us came to be. Moving from Siberia to Namibia to the Bahamas, Knoll shows how life and environment have evolved together through Earth's history. Innovations in biology have helped shape our air and oceans, and, just as surely, environmental change has influenced the course of evolution, repeatedly closing off opportunities for some species while opening avenues for others. Readers go into the field to confront fossils, enter the lab to discern the inner workings of cells, and alight on Mars to ask how our terrestrial experience can guide exploration for life beyond our planet. Along the way, Knoll brings us up-to-date on some of science's hottest questions, from the oldest fossils and claims of life beyond the Earth to the hypothesis of global glaciation and Knoll's own unifying concept of ''permissive ecology.'' In laying bare Earth's deepest biological roots, Life on a Young Planet helps us understand our own place in the universe--and our responsibility as stewards of a world four billion years in the making. In a new preface, Knoll describes how the field has broadened and deepened in the decade since the book's original publication.
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A Journey to the Earth's Interior

Or, Have the Poles Really Been Discovered

Author: Marshall Blutcher Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cosmogony

Page: 456

View: 3096

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Creation and Evolution

Rethinking the Evidence from Science and the Bible

Author: Alan Hayward

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597520616

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Even non-Christian scientists are attacking the traditional evolutionary theory still taught in many schools as fact. In 'Creation and Evolution' British physicist Dr. Alan Hayward draws evidence solely from these non-Christian researchers to discredit gradual evolution and Darwin's mechanism of natural selection. Hayward also examines in detail young earth theories, flood geology, and geological testimony to an ancient earth. In the end he suggests a surprising interpretation of Genesis that argues for both a historical Adam and creation over eons of time. Bowing neither to theistic evolution nor scientific creationism, Hayward writes from the perspective of a Christian physicist committed both to a high view of Scripture and to rigorous honesty with scientific data.
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The Earth as a Cradle for Life

Author: Frank D. Stacey,Jane H. Hodgkinson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814508349

Category: Science

Page: 285

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This book takes a long-term view of Earth's development as a habitable planet, incorporating physical, chemical and biological processes on the early Earth, through to human perturbations of the modern world and their implications for life in the future.
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The Geology of Mars

Evidence from Earth-Based Analogs

Author: Mary Chapman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463705

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Research into the geological processes operating on Mars relies on interpretation of images and other data returned by unmanned orbiters, probes and landers. Such interpretations are based on our knowledge of processes occurring on Earth Terrestrial analog studies therefore play an important role in understanding the geological features observed on Mars. This 2007 book presents direct comparisons between locales on Earth and Mars, and contains contributions from leading planetary geologists to demonstrate the parallels and differences between these two neighboring planets. Mars is characterized by a wide range of geological phenomena that also occur on Earth, including tectonic, volcanic, impact cratering, eolian, fluvial, glacial and possibly lacustrine and marine processes. The book provides terrestrial analogs for data sets from Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Exploration Rovers and Mars Express, and will therefore be a key reference for students and researchers of planetary science.
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