An Introduction to the Earth-Life System

Author: Richard Corfield,Neil Edwards,Nancy Dise,Nigel Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521493918

Category: Science

Page: 319

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This concise textbook combines Earth and biological sciences to explore the co-evolution of the Earth and life over geological time.

Protecting Life on Earth

An Introduction to the Science of Conservation

Author: Michael P. Marchetti,Peter B. Moyle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520264320

Category: Nature

Page: 220

View: 8106


"An excellent introduction to the science and policy of conservation biology for anyone interested in becoming better informed about today's pressing environmental challenges." Wayne P. Sousa, University of California, Berkeley --

Geological Field Techniques

Author: Angela L. Coe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434823X

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.

An Introduction to Astrobiology

Author: Andrew Conway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837361

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 9589


An elementary university text about life in the universe for introductory courses in astrobiology.

The Physical Universe

An Introduction to Astronomy

Author: Frank H. Shu

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9780935702057

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 6826


This is a truly astonishing book, invaluable for anyone with an interest in astronomy. Physics Bulletin Just the thing for a first year university science course. Nature This is a beautiful book in both concept and execution. Sky & Telescope

An Introduction to the Solar System

Author: Philip A. Bland,Elaine A. Moore,Mike Widdowson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546201

Category: Science

Page: 412

View: 4353


An elementary university text about the Solar System for introductory courses in planetary science.

Earth System Science

From Biogeochemical Cycles to Global Changes

Author: Michael Jacobson,Robert J. Charlson,Henning Rodhe,Gordon H. Orians

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080530648

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 3401


Over the last decade, the study of cycles as a model for the earth's changing climate has become a new science. Earth Systems Science is the basis for understanding all aspects of anthropogenic global change, such as chemically forced global climate change. The work is aimed at those students interested in the emerging scientific discipline. Earth Systems Science is an integrated discipline that has been rapidly developing over the last two decades. New information is included in this updated edition so that the text remains relevant. This volume contains five new chapters, but of special importance is the inclusion of an expanded set of student exercises. The two senior authors are leading scientists in their fields and have been awarded numerous prizes for their research efforts. * First edition was widely adopted * Authors are highly respected in their field * Global climate change, integral to the book, is now one of the most important issues in atmospheric sciences and oceanography

Introduction to Mayans' Treatise on Astronomy

Author: M. R. Sowrirajan

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482834545

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 1997


This book is the first documentation of ancient Thamizh (Tamil, as its known) Vallhuvamviz, astronomy; calendars followed in other parts of the world; brief historical notes on Asia, wherever necessary; anthropology from creation of nature from the core; evolution of basic particles; and evolution of neutron star leading to the creation of stellar system. In addition are interlinked subjects, such as various stages of evolution of Earth from the core of sun; its age, as mentioned in Vallhuvam; and also evolution of the life system on Earth. The contents can be understood by all, and in particular, it is a useful reference book for students, scholars, and for researchers who are interested in Oriental studies.

An Introduction to the Natural System of Botany

Or, A Systematic View of the Organisation, Natural Affinities, and Geographical Distribution, of the Whole Vegetable Kingdom : Together with the Uses of the Most Important Species in Medicine, the Arts, and Rural Or Domestic Economy

Author: John Lindley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 374

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