Computerized Modeling of Sedimentary Systems

Author: Jan Harff,Wolfram Lemke,Karl Stattegger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540641094

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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The book deals with the computerized modeling of sedimentary systems.
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Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of North American Vegetation

North of Mexico

Author: Alan Graham

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019511342X

Category: Science

Page: 350

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This account of North American vegetation and paleoenvironments over the past 70 million years reveals a history that is vast, immensely complex, and dynamic.
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Earth's Climate Evolution

Author: C. P. Summerhayes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118897382

Category: Science

Page: 416

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To understand climate change today, we first need to know how Earth’s climate changed over the past 450 million years. Finding answers depends upon contributions from a wide range of sciences, not just the rock record uncovered by geologists. In Earth’s Climate Evolution, Colin Summerhayes analyzes reports and records of past climate change dating back to the late 18th century to uncover key patterns in the climate system. The book will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about future climate change. The book takes a unique approach to the subject providing a description of the greenhouse and icehouse worlds of the past 450 million years since land plants emerged, ignoring major earlier glaciations like that of Snowball Earth, which occurred around 600 million years ago in a world free of land plants. It describes the evolution of thinking in palaeoclimatology and introduces the main players in the field and how their ideas were received and, in many cases, subsequently modified. It records the arguments and discussions about the merits of different ideas along the way. It also includes several notes made from the author’s own personal involvement in palaeoclimatological and palaeoceanographic studies, and from his experience of working alongside several of the major players in these fields in recent years. This book will be an invaluable reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in related fields and will also be of interest to historians of science and/or geology, climatology and oceanography. It should also be of interest to the wider scientific and engineering community, high school science students, policy makers, and environmental NGOs. Reviews: "Outstanding in its presentation of the facts and a good read in the way that it intersperses the climate story with the author's own experiences. [This book] puts the climate story into a compelling geological history." -Dr. James Baker "The book is written in very clear and concise prose, [and takes] original, enlightening, and engaging approach to talking about 'ideas' from the perspective of the scientists who promoted them." -Professor Christopher R. Scotese
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Paleoclimatology

Author: Thomas J. Crowley,Gerald R. North

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195105339

Category: Science

Page: 349

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Paleoclimatology is a review of the history of the Earth's climate from the time of its formation four-and-a-half billion years ago to the present. The field, according to John Imbrie, a leading paleontologist at Brown University, is "ripe for synthesis," with broad implications in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, oceanography, and the atmospheric sciences. This book addresses several topics rarely discussed in paleoclimate summaries, including the modeling of Paleozoic climates and the environmental consequences of asteroid impacts. In addition, the book identifies areas for future research and offers a frame of reference for interpreting the likely consequences of greenhouse warming. A new chapter has been added updating the information since 1991.
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21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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Förhandlingar

Author: Geologiska föreningen (Sweden)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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The Cenozoic of Southern Africa

Author: T. C. Partridge,Rodney Richard Morgan Maud

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195125306

Category: Science

Page: 406

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Other themes include Cenozoic volcanism, paleofold hydrology, periglacial features, wetlands, vegetation history as reconstructed from pollen and macro-plant remains, environmental isotopes, and the Quaternary archaeological record. In a concluding synthesis, evidence from all of these sources is used to trace the evolution of climates through the past 65 million years. This book will be an essential work of reference for students and researchers in the fields of geology, paleontology hominid evolution, and paleoclimatology.
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The Leading Edge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geophysics

Page: N.A

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Simulation of climate-sedimentary evolution

a comparison of climate model results to the geologic record for India and Australia

Author: Peter J. Fawcett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 654

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Recent Advances in Lower Carboniferous Geology

Author: Peter Strogen,Ian D. Somerville,Gareth Ll Jones

Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 463

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Apart from their intrinsic geological interest, rocks of Dinantian age are of considerable economic value. This book on these rocks covers: economic geology; research into Dinantian carbonate build-ups; nature and scale of siliclastic environments; controls on the formation and evolution of carbonate platforms, ramps and basins; and fauna and biostratigraphy.
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Himalayan Tectonics

Author: P. J. Treloar,M. P. Searle,Geological Society of London

Publisher: Amer Assn of Petroleum Geologists

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 630

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The Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiation

Author: James Badro,Michael J. Walter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118860578

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 198

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"This work is a co-publication between the American Geophysical Union and John Wiley & Sons, Inc."
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