Dynamic Earth

Author: Brian J. Skinner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 0470897473
Release Date: 2007-03-30
Genre: Science


The dynamic earth

Author: Brian J. Skinner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015051185422
Release Date: 1995-02-07
Genre: Science

Work more effectively and gauge your progress along the way! This Student Companion that is designed to be used with Skinner's "The Dynamic Earth, 5th Edition" features access to Columbia University's Earthscape website. 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, 5th 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.

Dynamic Earth

Author: Eric H. Christiansen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449659028
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Science

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.

The Dynamic Earth Study Guide

Author: Brian J. Skinner
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471105643
Release Date: 1995-01-19
Genre: Science

A comprehensive introduction that focuses on all of the major scientific processes of physical geology. Researched and written by two eminent geologists, the third edition includes new overarching themes of environmental issues and human interaction with the earth and its resources. Each chapter begins with an essay on this subject. Each part ends with a guest essay on the good stewardship of the Earth--how we can take care of our planet. The art program has been revised with 40% new art throughout to reflect current research.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0131753045
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

The second edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the major topics within physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is designed with a range of in-text features such as case studies and reflective questions to aid study. As well as this, students have access to a rich and extensive range of online support resources such as extra weblinks, fieldwork worksheets, interactive models and new video clips of physical processes in action, all of which will help them achieve success in their Physical Geography course.

Einf hrung in die Geowissenschaften

Author: Hans-Jürgen Götze
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 9783825239251
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Science

Eine Einführung für Studierende der Geowissenschaften - modernes Layout, überzeugende Didaktik, fundierte Inhalte. Ideal für den Einstieg in das Thema. Ein interdisziplinäres geowissenschaftliches Grundstudium zählt zur Grundausbildung der verschiedenen Curricula vieler Hochschulen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Die Neuauflage des Werks ist exakt auf die Bedürfnisse der Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge ausgerichtet. Die inhaltlich und didaktisch völlig überarbeitete 2. Auflage der Einführung in die Geowissenschaften zeigt sich im modernen, leserfreundlichen Layout. Neu aufgenommen wurden wichtige Themen, wie Geoinformatik, Fernerkundung, Georisiken und die Geschichte der Erde. Auch aktuelle Schwerpunkte geowissenschaftlicher Forschungen, z. B. die Satellitenmissionen, werden angesprochen. Zahlreiche Farbfotos und Grafiken erläutern komplexe Zusammenhänge und Sachverhalte. Merkboxen fassen wichtige Inhalte der Thematik der Geowissenschaften zusammen, Fallbeispiele und Themen-Exkurse sind durch Kästen optisch vom Text separiert. Die renommierten Autoren stehen für höchste Qualität und Aktualität: hier finden Studierende der Geowissenschaften alles, was sie für ein erfolgreiches Studium benötigen! Kompakt, verständlich erklärt, mit zahlreichen Praxisbeispielen und Übungen.

Vulkane Erdbeben

Author: Ken Rubin
Publisher:
ISBN: 3789184063
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Earthquakes

Wie aus dem unruhigen Erdinneren Erdbeben und Vulkane entstehen. Attraktiv illustriert. Ab 9.

Die Stratosph re

Author: Karin Labitzke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642599897
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Science

In diesem Buch wird einerseits die spannende Entdeckung der Stratosphäre selbst und verschiedener unerwarteter Phänomene in der Stratosphäre beschrieben: ein bemannter Ballonflug im Jahr 1901 bis in 11 km Höhe; eine Expedition zum Victoriasee im Jahr 1908; die Entdeckung der Ozonschicht um 1930, des "Berliner Phänomens" im Jahr 1952, des Einflusses von Vulkaneruptionen im Jahr 1982, des Ozonlochs im Jahr 1985 und des Einflusses der Sonnenaktivität im Jahr 1987. Andererseits wird gezeigt, wie diese Erscheinungen miteinander verknüpft sind und wie sie anthropogene und natürliche Schwankungen in unserem Klimasystem verursachen. Am Beispiel der Stratosphäre soll das Buch zum Verständnis der Erforschung komplizierter Zusammenhänge in der Natur beitragen.

Geological Sciences

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781615305445
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Described as craggy, rocky, or glacial, among a host of other descriptors, the Earth’s geosphere—that is, its solid foundation—is subject to incredible variation. It is these permutations that inform the study of the geological sciences. This field involves not only the study of rocks, minerals, and landforms, but also that of glaciers, fossils, volcanoes, and other aspects of the Earth’s surface. This sweeping volume examines the various branches of the geological sciences, as well as the methods and instruments used by geologists to obtain accurate records of the planet’s geological history. Profiles of seminal earth scientists are also included.

Environmental Science and Technology

Author: Stanley E. Manahan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849395127
Release Date: 2006-10-20
Genre: Science

Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability. Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it. With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.

Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

Author: Alfred Wegener
Publisher: mach-mir-ein-ebook.de
ISBN: 9783944309002
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

Dies ist das grundlegende Werk über die Entdeckung der Kontinentaldrift und die Entstehung der Kontinente. Wegeners Theorie von der Verschiebung der Kontinente blieb zu seinen Lebzeiten immer umstritten und geriet nach seinem Tod rasch in Vergessenheit. Erst seit den 1970er Jahren ist seine Theorie allgemein anerkannt. Seit dem Jahr 1911 fand er mehrfache Belege dafür, z.B. die Ähnlichkeit der Konturen von Südamerika und Afrika, dass die bisherige Auffassung von feststehenden Kontinenten nicht richtig sein konnte. Wegener geht in seiner Theorie von einem Urkontinent aus. Aus diesem Urkontinent names "Gondwana" haben sich demnach im Laufe der Erdgeschichte durch Auseinanderbrechen des Urkontinents und anschließenden Auseinanderdriftens der Bruchteile die verschiedenen Kontinente und Ozeane gebildet. Ungeklärt ist bei Wegener allerdings die Ursache der Kräfte, die für das Auseinanderdriften sorgen. Auch deshalb fand seine Theorie zu seinen Lebzeiten nur wenig Anerkennung und führte zum späten Durchbruch der Theorie.

Earth

Author: Edward J. Tarbuck
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0321813936
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Science

With its strong focus on readability and engaging, instructive illustrations, this trusted bestseller returns in a new edition with a bold new look, new contributor Callan Bentley, interactive "SmartFigures," and a highly anticipated learning path that facilitates active learning. Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 11/e maintains its highly visual, non-technical survey and up-to-date coverage of foundational physical geology principles. The authors' emphasis on currency and relevance includes the latest thinking in the field, particularly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics.

Earth Environments

Author: David Huddart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118688120
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Science

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major topics within undergraduate study programmes in geosciences, environmental science, physical geography, natural hazards and ecology. This text introduces students to the Earth's four key interdependent systems: the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, focussing on their key components, interactions between them and environmental change. Topics covered include: An earth systems model; components systems and processes: atmospheric systems; oceanography, endogenic geological systems and exogenic geological systems, biogeography and, aspects of the Earth's Record. The impact of climate and environmental change is discussed in a final chapter which draws together Earth's systems and their evolution and looks ahead to future earth changes and environments and various time periods in the geological record. Throughout the book geological case studies are used in addition to the modern processes.