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Designed as an interactive learning experience for beginning geology students, GEODe II is integrated with the text, Essentials of Geology, through in-text icons that indicate a corresponding activity on the CD-ROM.

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Genre: Science
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens
Publisher:
Release: 2000-05-01
File: 449 Pages
ISBN-13: 0130282871

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An introduction to geology that weaves the theory of plate tectonics and the concept of Earth systems science into its narrative from the beginning, this book strives to create a modern, coherent image of our planet.

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Genre: Science
Author: Stephen Marshak
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2004
File: 67 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393924114

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With the renowned readability of the Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Eleventh Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to enhance both the approach and the visual presentation that has made this text a best-seller. This revision incorporates a new active learning approach throughout each chapter which offers the students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. It also includes new additions to the visual program and current issues, such as climate change, are thoroughly updated.

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Genre: Science
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 2012
File: 554 Pages
ISBN-13: 0321714725

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"The topics covered in this book have been arranged so that students can build their knowledge of geology on a foundation of overarching principles. Thus, the book starts by considering how the Earth formed, and how it is structured, overall, from its surface to its center. With this basic background, students can delve into plate tectonics, the grand unifying theory of geology. Plate tectonics appears early in the book, so that students can use the theory as a foundation from which they can interpret and link ideas presented in subsequent chapters. Knowledge of plate tectonics, for example, helps students understand the suite of chapters on minerals, rocks, and the rock cycle. Knowledge of plate tectonics and rocks together, in turn, provides a basis for studying volcanoes, earthquakes, and mountains. And with this background, students are prepared to see how the map of the Earth has changed through the vast expanse of geologic time, and how energy and mineral resources have developed. The book's final chapters address processes and problems occurring at or near the Earth's surface, from the unstable slopes of hills, down the course of rivers, to the shores of the sea and beyond. This section concludes with a topic of growing concern in society--global change, particularly climate change"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Science
Author: Stephen Marshak
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release: 2012-10-06
File: 567 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393919390

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It is supported by a complete learning and teaching package. Innovative media, such as Geotours—which take students on virtual field trips using Google Earth™—make it possible for instructors to bring real-world geology to life in the classroom.

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Genre: Science
Author: Stephen Marshak
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release: 2009
File: 518 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393932389

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This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in their neighborhood, where to look for fossils and minerals, or where best to drill a water well. In plain English, The Geology Companion sheds light on the processes that shape the earth and how geology affects people in their daily lives.

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Genre: Science
Author: Gary Prost
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2017-12-12
File: 468 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351648967

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A concise introduction to the mineralogy and petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks for all Earth Science students.

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Genre: Science
Author: B. Ronald Frost
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2019-10-31
File: 350 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781108482516

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Physicists attempt to reduce natural phenomena to their essential dimensions by means of simplification and approximation and to account for them by defining natural laws. Paradoxically, whilst there is a critical need in geology to reduce the overwhelming field information to its essentials, it often re mains in an over-descriptive state. This prudent attitude of geologists is dictated by the nature of the subjects being consi dered, as it is often difficult to derive the significant parame ters from the raw data. It also follows from the way that geolo gical work is carried out. Geologists proceed, as in a police investigation, by trying to reconstruct past conditions and events from an analysis of the features preserved in rocks. In physics all knowledge is based on experiment but in the Earth Sciences experimental evidence is of very limited scope and is difficult to interpret. The geologist's cautious approach in accepting evidence gained by modelling and quantification is sometimes questionable when it is taken too far. It shuts out potentially fruitful lines of advance; for instance when refu sing order of magnitude calculations, it risks being drowned in anthropomorphic speculation. Happily nowadays, many more studies tend to separate and order the significant facts and are carried out with numerical constraints, which although they are approxi mate in nature, limit the range of hypotheses and thus give rise to new models.

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Genre: Science
Author: A. Nicolas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-12-06
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789400937437

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ESSENTIALS OF GEOLOGY, Fifth Edition, is a shorter, less is more version of Monroe and Wicander’s PHYSICAL GEOLOGY text. In the same tradition, the authors present the material in a clear, consistent voice, appropriately focusing on the core concepts of physical geology, with an emphasis on plate tectonics and the dynamic nature of Earth. The engaging examples and images throughout the text enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of physical geology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Science
Author: Reed Wicander
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2008-02-15
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133008729

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Essentials of Medical Geology reviews the essential concepts and practical tools required to tackle environmental and public health problems. It is organized into four main sections. The first section deals with the fundamentals of environmental biology, the natural and anthropogenic sources of health elements that impact health and illustrate key biogeochemical transformations. The second section looks at the geological processes influencing human exposure to specific elements, such as radon, arsenic, fluorine, selenium and iodine. The third section presents the concepts and techniques of pathology, toxicology and epidemiology that underpin investigations into the human health effects of exposure to naturally occurring elements. The last section provides a toolbox of analytical approaches to environmental research and medical geology investigations. Essentials of Medical Geology was first published in 2005 and has since won three prestigious rewards. The book has been recognized as a key book in both medical and geology fields and is widely used as textbook and reference book in these fields. For this revised edition, editors and authors have updated the content that evolved a lot during 2005 and added two new chapters, on public health, and agriculture and health. This updated volume can now continue to be used as a textbook and reference book for all who are interested in this important topic and its impacts the health and wellbeing of many millions of people all over the world. · Addresses key topics at the intersection of environmental science and human health · Developed by 60 international experts from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) · Written in non-technical language for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from students and professional researchers to policymakers and the general public · Includes color illustrations throughout, references for further investigation and other aids to the reader

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Genre: Science
Author: Olle Selinus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-03-30
File: 805 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789400743755

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