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An introduction to applied and environmental geophysics
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ISBN: 9780471485353 9780471485360 Year: 2011 Publisher: Chichester Wiley-Blackwell

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"An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics provides an introduction to the theory and practice of applied geophysics. The book covers a range of applications including mineral and hydrocarbon exploration but the greatest emphasis is on the use of geophysics in civil engineering, and in environmental and groundwater investigations. Since the publication of the 1st edition of An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics the field of applied and environmental geophysics has grown with significant developments in the subject. The new edition will build on the success of the 1st edition and will include the following key developments: Greater discussion of survey design and standards in geophysical investigations iInclusion of more marine geophysical and geotechical case histories e.g. cable/pipe laying Inclusion of examples of integrated case histories inclusion of new sections dealing with thermal imaging of landfills and radioactivity investigations More information of physio-chemical properties of geological, engineering and environmental materials Greater discussion of borehole techniques especially topography" -- "The book covers a range of applications including mineral and hydrocarbon exploration but the greatest emphasis is on the use of geophysics in civil engineering, and in environmental and groundwater investigations"--


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Geology of North Africa
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ISBN: 9780415874205 Year: 2012 Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press,

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"An expanded and updated edition of the original 'Geology of Egypt and Libya'. New chapters covering the geology of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco have been added to cover all of North Africa. Moreover, the petroleum systems of North Africa are now also discussed and new chapters on the history of geological exploration in Egypt and Libya have been added. This reference volume deals reviews the tectonic elements, the geology of the Pan-African Shield, and Phanerozoic geological evolution of the five North African countries, and describes most of the lithostratigraphic units. Including over 2500 literature references, this volume is an essential information source for geologists, geophysicists, engineers and senior students in geosciences and geological engineering in North Africa and the Middle East. "-- "An expanded and updated edition of the original 'Geology of Egypt and Libya'. New chapters covering the geology of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco have been added to cover all of North Africa. Petroleum systems are now also discussed and the history of geological exploration in Egypt and Libya. Reviews tectonic elements, geology of the Pan-African Shield, and Phanerozoic geological evolution of the five North African countries; describes most of the lithostratigraphic units; contains over 2500 references"--


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An introduction to the chemistry of the sea
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ISBN: 9780521887076 Year: 2013 Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,

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"Fully updated and expanded, this new edition provides students with an accessible introduction to marine chemistry. It highlights geochemical interactions between the ocean, solid earth, atmosphere and climate, enabling students to appreciate the interconnectedness of Earth's processes and systems and elucidates the huge variations in the oceans' chemical environment, from surface waters to deep water. Written in a clear, engaging way, the book provides students in oceanography, marine chemistry and biogeochemistry with the fundamental tools they need for a strong understanding of ocean chemistry. Appendices present information on seawater properties, key equations and constants for calculating oceanographic processes. New to this edition are end-of-chapter problems for students to put theory into practice, summaries to allow easy review of material and a comprehensive glossary. Supporting online resources include solutions to problems and figures from the book"--


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Geomorphology in the Anthropocene
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ISBN: 9781107139961 9781316498910 Year: 2016 Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press

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"The Anthropocene is a major new concept in the Earth sciences and this book examines the effects on geomorphology within this period. Drawing examples from many different global environments, this comprehensive volume demonstrates that human impact on landforms and land-forming processes is profound, due to various driving forces, including: use of fire; extinction of fauna; development of agriculture, urbanisation, and globalisation; new methods of harnessing energy. The book explores the ways in which future climate change due to anthropogenic causes may further magnify effects on geomorphology, with respect to future hazards such as floods and landslides, the state of the cryosphere, and sea level. The book concludes with a consideration of the ways in which landforms are now being managed and protected. Covering all major aspects of geomorphology, this book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students studying geomorphology, environmental science and physical geography, and for all researchers of geomorphology"--


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A pictorial guide to metamorphic rocks in the field
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ISBN: 9781138026308 Year: 2014 Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands : CRC Press/Balkema,

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"This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams and examples of metamorphic features shown in thin section. The thin section photos are all at a scale and in a context that can be related to views seen in the field through a hand lens. This book will serve as a pictorial atlas of metamorphic rocks, processes, and features. Suitable for a broad range of education, background, and interests"--


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Field hydrogeology : a guide for site investigations and report preparation
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ISBN: 9781439841242 Year: 2011 Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press [Chemical Rubber Company] : Taylor & Francis,

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Antarctica : what everyone needs to know
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ISBN: 9780190641313 9780190641320 Year: 2019 Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press,

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Earthquakes : the sound of multi-modal waves
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ISBN: 1681743299 Year: 2016 Publisher: San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers,

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The 23rd cycle
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ISBN: 0231505930 9780231505932 0231120788 0231120796 9780231120791 Year: 2001 Publisher: New York Columbia University Press

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On March 13, 1989, the entire Quebec power grid collapsed, automatic garage doors in California suburbs began to open and close without apparent reason, and microchip production came to a halt in the Northeast; in space, communications satellites had to be manually repointed after flipping upside down, and pressure readings on hydrogen tank supplies on board the Space Shuttle Discovery peaked, causing NASA to consider aborting the mission. What was the cause of all these seemingly disparate events? Sten Odenwald gives convincing evidence of the mischievous-and potentially catastrophic-power of solar storms and the far-reaching effects of the coming "big one" brewing in the sun and estimated to culminate in the twenty-third cycle in the year 2001 and beyond. When the sun undergoes its cyclic "solar maximum," a time when fierce solar flares and storms erupt, fantastic auroras will be seen around the world. But the breathtaking spectacles will herald a potentially disastrous chain of events that merit greater preparation than Y2K. Is anyone listening?The 23rd Cycle traces the previously untold history of solar storms and the ways in which they were perceived by astronomers-and even occasionally covered up by satellite companies. Punctuated with an insert containing dramatic color images showing the erupting sun, the book also includes a history of the record of auroral sightings, accounts of communications blackouts from the twentieth century, a list of industries sensitive to solar storms, and information about radiation and health issues.


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The carbon code
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ISBN: 1421422549 9781421422541 9781421422534 1421422530 Year: 2017 Publisher: Baltimore

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"Modern life is destroying this ancient planet, cooking the ice caps, feeding the storms, and killing off species. How can we reconcile our competing desires to protect the planet's ecosystems and preserve our modern way of life? How can we respond to climate-change deniers who mock the fact that global-warming activists use fossil fuels? In short, how can you live in a carbon-based economy without being justifiably called a hypocrite? In The Carbon Code, conservation biologist Dr. Brett Favaro provides simple answers to each of these questions. Favaro argues that anyone who lives by the carbon code will soon find that their lifestyle is aligned with their belief system. His code is based on three R's: Reduce, Replace, and Refine. In the first section of the book, Favaro outlines the science of climate change, laying out the structure and logic of the code of conduct he prescribes. The book then describes current and emerging carbon-friendly technologies and behaviors we can adopt in our daily lives. In the book's third and final section, he acknowledges that individual action is a "necessary but insufficient" step. To achieve global sustainability, Favaro argues, individuals must make the fight against climate change 'go viral' through conspicuous conservation. Favaro's Carbon Code is a tool of empowerment. It argues that people don't need to be climate change experts to be part of the solution. It encourages people to take ownership of their carbon footprint, and it says that a lifestyle of conspicuous conservation will cause governments and corporations to do the same"-- "Our world is getting hotter, and it's our fault. Our addiction to fossil fuels is destroying not only our ancient planet, but our modern civilization. How can we protect our fragile ecosystems while preserving our way of life? How can we respond to climate change deniers who mock the fact that environmental activists use fossil fuels? In short, how can your average concerned citizen live a normal life in a carbon-based economy without being justifiably called a hypocrite? In The Carbon Code, conservation biologist Brett Favaro answers these thorny questions, offering simple strategies to help you reduce your carbon footprint--without abandoning common sense. Favaro's Carbon Code of Conduct is based on the four R's: Reduce, Replace, Refine, and Rehabilitate. After outlining the scientific basics of climate change and explaining the logic of the code he prescribes, the author describes carbon-friendly technologies and behaviors we can adopt in our daily lives. However, he acknowledges that individual action, while vital, is insufficient. To achieve global sustainability, he insists that we must make the fight against climate change "go viral" through conspicuous conservation. The Carbon Code is a tool of empowerment. People don't need to be climate change experts to be part of the solution! In this book, Brett Favaro shows you how to take ownership of your carbon footprint and adopt a lifestyle of conspicuous conservation that will spur governments and corporations to do the same. Climate-friendly action is the best decision on every dimension--economics, health and well-being, and social justice. Saving the planet is, after all, about saving ourselves. The Carbon Code provides a framework to do this, and helps you to become a hero in the fight against climate change"--

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