Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology

Stephen Marshak's bestselling text and media make geology easy for students to understand.

Author: Stephen Marshak

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393263398

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Stephen Marshak s bestselling text and media make geology easy for students to understand."
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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T.H., Press, F. & Siever, R. (2007) Understanding Earth (5th edition). Freeman and Co., New York. Lutgens, F.K. & Tarbuck, E.J. (2006) Essentials of Geology (9th edition). Pearson/Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

Author: Gary Nichols

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118687772

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers. Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to date and correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible to anyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrative material is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolution versions of these images can also be downloaded from the companion website for this book at: www.wiley.com/go/nicholssedimentology.
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Egg Marks the Spot Skunk and Badger 2

Egg Marks the Spot  Skunk and Badger 2

Badger's song “Eons” would not have been written without Stephen Marshak's textbook Essentials of Geology: Fifth Edition. Badger's expedition gear rules are Colin Fletcher's rules from The Complete Walker IV (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002).

Author: Amy Timberlake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781643752280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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When roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition, they find surprises (scary! delightful! priceless!) behind every boulder in this follow-up to Skunk and Badger, the best-selling, award-winning odd-couple title with more than 60,000 copies in print. Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake has created an instant classic that has been compared to Wallace & Gromit and Winnie the Pooh, with illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen
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Skunk and Badger 2 Egg Marks the Spot

Skunk and Badger 2  Egg Marks the Spot

Badger's song “Eons” would not have been written without Stephen Marshak's textbook Essentials of Geology: Fifth Edition. Badger's expedition gear rules are Colin Fletcher's rules from The Complete Walker IV (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002).

Author: Amy Timberlake

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9780702312694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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The reluctant odd couple from the highly-acclaimed Skunk and Badger are back in this heartfelt, funny adventure! Buried in the heart of every animal is a secret treasure. Badger's is the Spider Eye Agate, stolen years ago by his crafty and treasure-trade-dealing cousin, Fisher. Skunk's is Sundays with the New Yak Times Book Review. When Mr. G. Hedgehog threatens to take the Book Review as soon as it thumps on the doorstep, Skunk decides an adventure ('X Marks the Spot!') will solve both their problems. Badger agrees, and together they set off for his favorite campsite on Endless Lake. But all is not as it seems at Campsite #5. Harrumphs in the night. Unexpected friends. Then Fisher appears, and Badger knows something is up. Something involving secrets, betrayals, and lies! And a luminous, late-Jurassic prize. Caldecott medalist Jon Klassen and Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake take readers on a second adventure in the new series reviewers have called an instant classic. It's Wallace and Grommit meets Winnie the Pooh, the ideal read for fans of Frog and Toad and Wind in the Willows. The jacketed hardback includes full-colour plates and additional black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Most Improbable Journey A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

A Most Improbable Journey  A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

This is also the approach of Jonathan Lunine: 2013, Earth: Evolution of a habitable world, 2nd edition, Cambridge ... 5th edition, New York, W. W. Norton, 984 p.; 2016, Essentials of geology, 5th edition, New York, W. W. Norton, 575 p.

Author: Walter Alvarez

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292701

Category: Science

Page: 288

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"A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history." —Sean B. Carroll Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez—best known for the “Impact Theory” explaining dinosaur extinction—has instead championed a science-first approach to Big History. Here he wields his unique expertise to give us a new appreciation for the incredible occurrences—from the Big Bang to the formation of supercontinents, the dawn of the Bronze Age, and beyond—that have led to our improbable place in the universe.
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Minerals in Africa

Minerals in Africa

Marshak, S. Essentials of Geology, 5th edition. W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN 97803936011. 1020. Bhan, K.K., Vidale, M. & Kenoyer, J.M. (2002) Some important aspects of the Harappan technological tradition. In: Settar, S. & Korisettar, ...

Author: Francis P. Gudyanga

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000730234

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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Africa’s dire need to industrialize is universally acknowledged and it is evident that the continent’s vast mineral resources can catalyze that industrialization. This requires the promotion of local beneficiation and value addition of minerals to yield materials on which modern Africa’s industry and society can rely. This book is, therefore, about transforming Africa’s comparative advantages in minerals into the continent’s competitive edge regarding materials. Mineral beneficiation and value addition form the basis and provide opportunities for mineral-driven Africa’s industrialization. The scope of the book is three-fold with inter-connected relationships: Information, Technical, and Policy oriented. It will be a useful reference material for mining undergraduate students on beneficiation and value addition of each of the minerals found in Africa. The book, while presenting a broad overview of beneficiation and value addition of Africa’s minerals, provides crucial starting material for postgraduate research students and R&D institutions who wish to delve into more advanced methods of extraction and utilization of mineral-derived materials that are in Africa for the purpose of industrialization of the continent.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Industrial Minerals Rocks

Industrial Minerals   Rocks

Pages 89-94 in Proceedings of the 13th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals . ... 5th edition . Handbook 7. Edited by C.B. Coetzee . Pretoria : South Africa Department of Mines , Geological Survey . ... Essentials of Geology .

Author: Jessica Elzea Kogel

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873352335

Category: Science

Page: 1576

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Music Of The Earth

Music Of The Earth

The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences . New York : Dover . Ballard , R. T. , 1983. ... Dictionary of Geological Terms . Garden City , NY : Anchor Press / Doubleday . ... Essentials of Geology , fifth edition .

Author: Ron L. Morton

Publisher: Plenum Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822020644258

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Uses a musical metaphor to describe the geologic forces behind the planet's perpetually changing face
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Environmental Science and Technology

Environmental Science and Technology

What does lava manifest ? What is the origin of lava ? LITERATURE CITED 1 Chernicoff , Stanley and Chip Fox , Essentials of Geology , Worth Publishing Co. , New York , NY , 1996 . 2 Montgomery , Carla W. , Environmental Geology , 5th ed ...

Author: Stanley E. Manahan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1566702135

Category: Science

Page: 668

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This broad overview covers the four traditional spheres of the environment: water, air, earth, and life, and introduces a fifth sphere - the "anthrosphere" - which the author defines as the sphere of human activities, especially technology, that affect the earth. Environmental Science and Technology is organized into six major areas; one for each of the five spheres and one introductory section that explains the fundamentals of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry. Throughout the book, the relationships among the five spheres and their connections to the sciences are emphasized. For better or worse, technology is closely intertwined with the other four spheres. Humans utilize resources, manufacture goods, practice agriculture, and engage in other activities that have profound effects on the planet. This unique text/reference takes a realistic look at the environmental effects of human activities, and shows how constructively directed technology can have a beneficial effect on the Earth.
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Geology Applied to Engineering

Geology Applied to Engineering

Second Edition Terry R. West, Abdul Shakoor ... Essentials of Geology. New York: W. W. Norton. Mitchell, J. K. 1993. Fundamentals of Soil Behavior. ... Glossary of Geology (5th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Geologic Institute.

Author: Terry R. West

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478637226

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Geology Applied to Engineering bridges the gap between the two fields through its versatile application of the physical aspects of geology to engineering design and construction. The Second Edition elucidates real-world practices, concerns, and issues for today’s engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. Both undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from the book’s thorough coverage, as will professionals involved in assessing sites for engineering projects, evaluating construction materials, developing water resources, and conducting tests using industry standards. West and Shakoor offer expanded coverage of important topics such as slope stability and ground subsidence and significant fields in engineering geology, such as highways, dams, tunnels, and rock blasting. In order to allow for the diverse backgrounds of geologists and engineers, material on the properties of minerals, rocks, and soil provides a working knowledge of applied geology as a springboard to more comprehensive subjects in engineering. Example problems throughout the text demonstrate the practical applications of soil mechanics, rock weathering and soils, structural geology, groundwater, and geophysics. Thought-provoking and challenging exercises supplement core concepts such as determining shear strength and failure conditions, calculating the depth needed for borings, reading and analyzing maps, and constructing stratigraphic cross sections.
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