Author: Eric H. ChristiansenPublish On: 2014-02-01
The text fulfills the needs of professors by offering current content and a striking illustration package, while exposing students to the global view of Earth and teaching them to view the world as geologists.
Author: Eric H. Christiansen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
New technologies has given us many different ways to examine the Earth. For example, we can penetrate deep into the interior of our planet and effectively X-ray its internal structure. With this technology comes an increased awareness of how our planet is continually changing and a fresh awareness of how fragile it is. Designed for the introductory Physical Geology course found in Geology, Earth Science, Geography, or Physical Science departments, Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology clearly presents Earth's dynamic geologic systems with their many interdependent and interconnected components. It provides comprehensive coverage of the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrologic cycle. The text fulfills the needs of professors by offering current content and a striking illustration package, while exposing students to the global view of Earth and teaching them to view the world as geologists.
Presents the online edition of the publication "This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics" (ISBN 0-16-048220-8) by W. Jacquelyne Kious and Robert I. Tilling, published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Denver, Colorado.
Author: W. Jacquelyne Kious
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Provides a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics. Highlights some of the people and discoveries that have advanced the development of the theory and traces its progress since its proposal. Fully illustrated with extraordinary color photos and maps. Chapters: historical perspective; developing the theory (ocean floor mapping, magnetic stripping and polar reversals, magnetic stripes and isotopic clocks); understanding plate motions; "Hotspots": mantle thermal plumes; some unanswered questions; plate tectonics and people. References.
This book is an attempt to put into practice these precepts of Popper and Koestler as far as they can be applied to the Earth sciences at an elementary level.
Author: T.R. Paton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is an attempt to put into practice these precepts of Popper and Koestler as far as they can be applied to the Earth sciences at an elementary level. It is felt that the time is ripe for such a presentation, for the revolution that has taken place over the past 20 years within the Earth sciences has made more people directly aware of the way science works and of the necessity of knowing its history to achieve a full understanding of the problems involved. Emerging from the revolution has been the immensely unifying and extremely fruitful concept of plate tectonics, and developments leading to its establishment form the core of the book (Chs 4, 5 & 6). However, to see plate tectonics in context, it is necessary to look at what happened before, and this is done in the first three chapters. Chapter 1 is concerned with the development of ideas about the shape, size and mass of the Earth, which led to broad concepts about the Earth's structure and finally to a model of a cooling, contracting Earth, capable of explaining geological history and the major topographic features of the Earth. Chapter 2 goes on to show how even though the acceptance of this idea gradually broke down in the first half of the 20th century, possible alternatives, which are now at the core of plate tectonics, were also rejected.
Indeed, the notion that the entire Earth's surface is continually shifting ... visual and written information in This Dynamic Planet (see Further reading), ...
Author: W. Jacquelyne Kious
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Category: Business & Economics
In the early 1960s, the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics started a revolution in the earth sciences. Since then, scientists have verified and refined this theory, and now have a much better understanding of how our planet has been shaped by plate-tectonic processes. We now know that, directly or indirectly, plate tectonics influences nearly all geologic processes, past and present. Indeed, the notion that the entire Earth's surface is continually shifting has profoundly changed the way we view our world.
Studies reported in this fascinating volume include observations of El Niño-related phenomena; fluctuating water levels of the Caspian and Aral Seas; smoke, dust, and aerosols in the atmosphere; urban land use changes; and drought in the ...
Author: Kamlesh P. Lulla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The U.S./Russian collaboration that used the Space Shuttle and the Mir Space Station as platforms for acquiring remote sensing information about the Earth between 1996 and 1998 produced significant scientific results on hydrology, land use, and changes in some of the Earth's most dynamic environments. Many of these outstanding images are presented here and compared with photographs taken during earlier missions, allowing detection of changes on the Earth's surface. Studies reported in this fascinating volume include observations of El Niño-related phenomena; fluctuating water levels of the Caspian and Aral Seas; smoke, dust, and aerosols in the atmosphere; urban land use changes; and drought in the southeastern United States and Mexico. This valuable information, and the techniques used to gather it, will form the basis for future remote sensing studies to be conducted from the International Space Station.
This is done keeping in mind the current interest in exoplanets and the evolution of the life supporting crustal composition of the Earth, much different from that of the other planets, in terms of the Earth's internal heat, density ...
Author: PATWARDHAN, A. M.
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Addressed to the undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing studies in the broad interdisciplinary field of Earth Science, this thoroughly revised book, in its Fourth Edition, is aimed at facilitating the comprehension between the pre-planetary history and the subsequent geological processes of the Earth system. This is done keeping in mind the current interest in exoplanets and the evolution of the life supporting crustal composition of the Earth, much different from that of the other planets, in terms of the Earth's internal heat, density distribution and the strong magnetic field due to the dominant presence of metallic Fe in its core. The new edition draws the attention of the reader to the different surface gravity features and the internal compositional structures of the Earth, Moon and the Sun acquired during the Hadean. Examples of lithospheric movements, rifting, subduction and the continued mantle-crust interaction from Indian and Southeast Asian geology would bring the readers close to interlinking these tectonic processes to the genesis of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks as well as to the episodes of mineralizations. Emphasizing these dynamic processes, the text focuses on the constitution of oceans, the causes of mass extinctions and the evolution of life forms, the biogeochemical cycles of elements, and also, on the life protecting ozone layer of the stratosphere, all unique to the Earth System. The student is sensitized towards the natural hazards of frequent volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and climate change besides explicating the threats posed by global warming, atmospheric and hydrosphere pollution, caused by the industrial emanations and indiscrete waste disposal. KEY FEATURES • Each chapter is replete with examples, illustrations, tables and figures to make reading more fruitful and enriching. • Chapter-end summary helps in recapitulation of the concepts discussed. • Additional Reading provided at the end of each chapter directs the readers to the vast source of information. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION Considering the growing global interest in locating a habitable exoplanet like the Earth, and in exploring the Moon and the Mars, the present edition thoroughly updates the information about • the geochemical processes, unique to the Earth System, that gave rise to the life supportive crust, oceans and the atmosphere. • the role played by plate tectonics in forming the igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, mineral deposits, and also, in the evolution of life. • the geo-environmental hazards of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, droughts and desertification. • the growing adoption of solar, hydro, wind and nuclear energy in power generation, and in management of clean environment. TARGET AUDIENCE • M.Sc. (Geology, Applied Geology, Geoinformatics, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geography, Earth Science, and Environmental Science) • B.Sc. (Geology, Applied Geology)
An illustrated introduction to the dynamic workings of the Earth furnishes a guided tour of the planet's more than four-billion-year history, revealing how Earth evolved from space dust into a life-sustaining world of oceans, weather, ...
Author: Edmond A. Mathez
Publisher: Columbia University Press
An illustrated introduction to the dynamic workings of the Earth furnishes a guided tour of the planet's more than four-billion-year history, revealing how Earth evolved from space dust into a life-sustaining world of oceans, weather, thermal energy, andmobile land masses.
Dynamic Earth, Fifth Edition introduces plate tectonics and the Earth system early in the text, giving students a sense of how earth processes and systems are interrelated.
Author: Brian J. Skinner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This authoritative and best-selling physical geology text continues to emphasize the theme of dynamic change to our environment, landscapes, climate, and resources. Dynamic Earth, Fifth Edition introduces plate tectonics and the Earth system early in the text, giving students a sense of how earth processes and systems are interrelated. Both plate tectonics and the Earth system are revisited in a boxed section at the end of each chapter. Featuring stunning new art, the Fifth Edition is also completely current, with the latest advances in the field presented in an accessible, student-friendly style. Instructors who adopt the text will have access to an electronic image bank that includes all line art from the book, numerous animations, and hundreds of photographs.
The study of geology can lead to unusual work! This book introduces you to three scientists whose occupations take them all over the world to study Earth's structure and the powerful forces that shape our planet.
Author: Anna-Maria Crum
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
Category: Earth sciences
Learn about the pursuits of three earth scientists.
In this text, Lynne Parenti and Malte Ebach address this discord and outline comparative tools to unify biogeography.
Author: Lynne Parenti
Publisher: Univ of California Press
To unravel the complex shared history of the Earth and its life forms, biogeographers analyze patterns of biodiversity, species distribution, and geological history. So far, the field of biogeography has been fragmented into divergent systematic and evolutionary approaches, with no overarching or unifying research theme or method. In this text, Lynne Parenti and Malte Ebach address this discord and outline comparative tools to unify biogeography. Rooted in phylogenetic systematics, this comparative biogeographic approach offers a comprehensive empirical framework for discovering and deciphering the patterns and processes of the distribution of life on Earth. The authors cover biogeography from its fundamental ideas to the most effective ways to implement them. Real-life examples illustrate concepts and problems, including the first comparative biogeographical analysis of the Indo-West Pacific, an introduction to biogeographical concepts rooted in the earth sciences, and the integration of phylogeny, evolution and earth history.
Author: National Geographic MapsPublish On: 2011-08-22
The new Dynamic Earth wall map illustrates plate tectonics and features new bathymetry and naturally colored relief, as well as current volcano and earthquake data.
Author: National Geographic Maps
The new Dynamic Earth wall map illustrates plate tectonics and features new bathymetry and naturally colored relief, as well as current volcano and earthquake data. Notable earthquakes and eruptions lists are updated to include the significant earthquakes in Haiti (2010) and Japan (2011) and volcanic eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland (2010) and Merapi, Java, Indonesia (2010). Like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle, tectonic plates fit together to form the earth's outer shell. The interaction of these plates causes earthquakes and volcanoes and shapes the earth's crust into mountains, valleys and deep-sea trenches. The Dynamic Earth map illustrates 17 major tectonic plates and highlights diffuse plate boundaries, convergent boundaries, spreading boundaries, fault zones, hot spots, notable earthquakes and volcanic eruptions of the 20th and 21st centuries, earthquakes with a magnitude of greater than 6.5 during the 20th and 21st centuries, and notable volcanic eruptions during the past 10,000 years. Map is printed on premium quality paper stock, laminated, rolled, and packaged in a clear plastic sleeve. The map is to 36"x22", scale is 1:45,500,000 (1"=718 miles). Sheet Size = 36.00 x 24.00 Scale = 1:45,500,000
Author: Carme Ortonobes BetriuPublish On: 2013-03-31
ACTIVITY 1: It's all about our dynamic Earth 1 Read and complete the mind map text. Version 1 Our dynamic goes through changes that happen over because of ...
Author: Carme Ortonobes Betriu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Think, do, communicate and feel Science! Discover the world of Science through a series of modules for CLIL or bilingual education programmes in Primary and Lower Secondary schools. The Teacher's Book for 'Our Dynamic Earth' provides comprehensive support for teachers in relation to content, language scaffolding and planning activities. It caters for different learning styles and provides teachers with great flexibility.
The Web site features animations, images and other features from the Museum2s extensive collection and Web site. This site will be updated and evolve to include new content. All links are keyed to the text of The Dynamic Earth, 4th Edition.
Author: Michael M. Kimberley
American Museum of Natural History John Wiley & Sons and the American Museum of Natural History have collaborated to develop a Web site linking this text to the Museum2s permanent exhibition, the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, Rose Center for Earth and Space. The Web site features animations, images and other features from the Museum2s extensive collection and Web site. This site will be updated and evolve to include new content. All links are keyed to the text of The Dynamic Earth, 4th Edition. Visit the Web site at www.wiley.com/college/skinner.